Patents Examined by Nathan L Van Sell
  • Patent number: 11454026
    Abstract: A lightweight roofing shingle comprising a saturated mat having an exposed side and an unexposed side wherein a fabric reinforcing layer substantially replaces the bottom asphalt coating and the backing aggregate on the unexposed side of a conventional shingle. The lightweight shingle will have a top asphalt layer applied to the exposed side of the mat and a layer of granular material applied to the top asphalt layer opposite the mat per conventional construction, and the fabric reinforcing layer is adhered directly to the unexposed side of the saturated mat. In one embodiment, the fabric reinforcing layer covers an entire area of the unexposed side of the saturated mat. The reinforcing layer may preferably be a nonwoven fabric made from PET or polypropylene. The lightweight roofing shingle may also include a release tape layer applied to the reinforcing layer opposite the saturated mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: TAMKO Building Products LLC
    Inventor: David Humphreys
  • Patent number: 11453940
    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: September 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sumika Tamura, Mikio Shinno, Daisei Fujito, Kiyoaki Nishitsuji, Takehiro Nishi, Naoko Mikami
  • Patent number: 11453614
    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: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED LLC
    Inventors: Tracy H. Panzarella, Ryan Koseski, Todd P. Dinoia, Bojana Lante
  • Patent number: 11440292
    Abstract: A polypropylene film exhibits a high breakdown voltage even in a high temperature environment and can exhibit a voltage resistance and reliability even in a high temperature environment when used as a capacitor, and a metal layer laminated film and a film capacitor using the polypropylene film. For the polypropylene film, at least one surface of the film has an elastic modulus of 2.6 GPa or more, measured by nanoindentation measurement, and the sum of heat shrinkage rates is in the film longitudinal and width directions 5% or less in a heat treatment at 130° C. for ten minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Imanishi, Masatoshi Ohkura, Yuta Nakanishi
  • Patent number: 11427503
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a chemically-strengthened glass exhibiting both surface strength and abrasion-resistant anti-fingerprint (AFP) properties. The present invention relates to a plate-shaped chemically-strengthened glass which has a compressive stress layer provided to a glass surface layer, a glass surface hydrogen concentration profile in a specific range, and a surface strength and abrasion-resistant anti-fingerprint (AFP) properties which are in specific ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Michinori Suehara, Yusuke Fujiwara, Lilin Zhou
  • Patent number: 11420413
    Abstract: The present invention provides a laminate of a void-containing layer and a pressure-sensitive adhesive/adhesive layer that achieves both a pressure-sensitive adhesive force or an adhesive force and a reduction of a tendency of a pressure-sensitive adhesive or an adhesive to penetrate into voids. The first laminate of the present invention includes: a void-containing layer (20); and a pressure-sensitive adhesive/adhesive layer (30), wherein the pressure-sensitive adhesive/adhesive layer (30) is directly laminated on one or both sides of the void-containing layer (20), the void-containing layer (20) has a void fraction of 35 vol % or more, and, after a heat/humidification durability test of holding at a temperature of 85° C. and a relative humidity of 85% for 500 hours, a void remaining ratio of the void-containing layer (20) is 50 vol % or more before the heat/humidification durability test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Hattori, Ryota Morishima, Atsushi Kishi, Akiko Sugino
  • Patent number: 11414864
    Abstract: An example plasterboard includes a layer of hardened plaster material having a first surface and an opposed second surface and a layer of molded material having a surface that faces away from the layer of hardened plaster material. The surface of the layer of molded material has one or more raised features. The plasterboard also includes a liner between the first surface of the layer of hardened plaster material and the layer of molded material. Other examples include a method of forming such plasterboards and a method for installing such plasterboards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: CertainTeed Gypsum, Inc.
    Inventors: Mithun N. Kamath, Choung-Houng Lai, Michael J. Lemberger, Gerald Boydston, Bryan Wiltzius, Eric Dong, Nathan Frailey
  • Patent number: 11407196
    Abstract: Article comprising a first, microstructured layer comprising a first material, and having first and second opposed major surfaces, the first major surface being a microstructured surface, and the microstructured surface having peaks and valleys, wherein the peaks are microstructural features each having a height defined by the distance between the peak of the respective microstructural feature and an adjacent valley; and a second layer comprising at least one of a crosslinkable or crosslinked composition, wherein at least a portion of the second major surface of the second layer is directly attached to at least a portion of the first major surface of the first, microstructured layer. Articles described herein are useful, for example, for optical film applications. For example.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Solomon, Michael Benton Free, Steven J. McMan, Martin B. Wolk, Elisa M. Cross
  • Patent number: 11402548
    Abstract: According to various aspects and embodiments, a system and method for providing an optical element is disclosed. In one example, the optical element includes a substrate formed from a Nanocomposite Optical Ceramic (NCOC) material that includes a first oxide nanograin material dispersed in a second oxide nanograin material, and a compressive layer of the NCOC material formed on a surface of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: RAYTHEON COMPANY
    Inventors: Ralph Korenstein, Christopher S. Nordahl
  • Patent number: 11390777
    Abstract: A sheet for heat bonding, having a pre-sintering layer that becomes a sintered layer by being heated, and a component migration prevention layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Honda, Yuki Sugo, Mayu Shimoda
  • Patent number: 11383504
    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 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: FIBERWEB, LLC
    Inventor: Mehdi Afshari
  • Patent number: 11383495
    Abstract: Disclosed are an elastic silicone cotton structure and its preparation method. The elastic silicone cotton structure includes a cotton body, a silicone nest body and at least one glue layer. The silicone nest body is embedded into the cotton body and extended to a surface of the cotton body; the silicone layer is bonded to an upper surface and/or a lower surface of the cotton body. The novel elastic silicone cotton structure and the silicone nest body embedded into the cotton body improve the softness, resilience, pressure resistance, supportability, toughness, and anti-deformation performance of the cotton body. The portion of the structure protruding from the surface of the cotton body can be bonded with the glue layer stably to further improve the interlayer stability of the elastic silicone cotton structure and the bonding stability with other materials and prevent interlayer separation, so that the structure has a high practical value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Baikai (Shenzhen) New Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Zhongcheng Huang
  • Patent number: 11365333
    Abstract: The present invention provides a layered coating adhered to a substrate surface which conforms to a surface topography defined by the anisotropic chain-like silica nanoparticles on the substrate. The layered coating comprises a layer of anisotropic chain-like silica nanoparticles. The anisotropic chain-like silica nanoparticles comprise linked arrays of silica net-negatively charged nanoparticles, each linked array having at least one linear dimension of about 100 nm to about 1200 nm and the anisotropic chain-like silica nanoparticles each have a diameter of about 20 nm to about 80 nm. The substrate surface comprises surface active moieties carrying a net positive charge and the chain-like anisotropic silica nanoparticles are held to the surface by electrostatic charge. Advantageously, the layered coatings are transparent and superhydrophobic. Also provided are articles containing these layered coatings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: The Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
    Inventors: Shu Yang, Gaoxiang Wu, Dengteng Ge, Yubo Zhao
  • Patent number: 11357124
    Abstract: A flexible cover board, a manufacturing method thereof, and a display device are provided. The flexible cover board includes a flexible substrate, a buffer layer, a first hardened layer, an organic layer, and a second hardened layer. The buffer layer is disposed on a side surface of the flexible substrate, and at least one through-hole penetrating the buffer layer is filled with a nanomaterial. The first hardened layer, the organic layer, and the second hardened layer stacked in sequence are disposed on a side surface of the buffer layer away from the flexible substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chao Zhu
  • Patent number: 11346983
    Abstract: An optical thin film provided on a base substrate, includes a layer whose main component is ytterbium oxide, and a layer whose main component is magnesium fluoride. The layer whose main component is magnesium fluoride disposed on the layer whose main component is ytterbium oxide. The layer whose main component is magnesium fluoride is positioned opposite from the base substrate with respect to the layer whose main component is ytterbium oxide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Seiken Matsumoto, Osamu Akutsu, Kazuhiro Hoshino
  • Patent number: 11335936
    Abstract: A ceramic sheet including a principal surface having particle marks is disclosed. The average width of the particle marks is 0.2 to 50 ?m, the average depth of the particle marks along the sheet thickness direction is 0.1 to 25 ?m, and the coefficient of variation of the widths of the particle marks is 0.23 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norikazu Aikawa, Katsuhiko Sakamoto, Kazuhisa Murakami
  • Patent number: 11326065
    Abstract: A versatile silicone resin reflective substrate which exhibits high reflectance of high luminance light from an LED light source over a wide wavelength from short wavelengths of approximately 340-500 nm, which include wavelengths from 380-400 nm near lower limit of the visible region, to longer wavelength in the infra-red region. The silicone resin reflective substrate has a reflective layer which contains a white inorganic filler powder dispersed in a three-dimensional cross linked silicone resin, the inorganic filler powder having a high reflective index than the silicone resin. The reflective layer is formed on a support body as a film, a solid, or a sheet. The silicone resin reflective substrate can be easily formed as a wiring substrate, a packaging case or the like, and can be manufactured at low cost and a high rate of production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: ASAHI RUBBER INC.
    Inventors: Masutsugu Tasaki, Naoto Igarashi, Akira Ichikawa, Tsutomu Odaki, Maimi Yoshida
  • Patent number: 11326348
    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: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: CertainTeed LLC
    Inventors: Choung-Houng Lai, Mithun N. Kamath, Jia Liu, Liyan Ma, Gregory F. Jacobs
  • Patent number: 11318703
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide, for use in living environments, a decorative sheet that has excellent, easy cleanability and excellent impact resistance and from which dirt due to the adherence of a daily used contaminant, such as fine particle powder, that is not easy to clean is easily removed. The present invention provides a decorative sheet having a surface-protecting layer on the uppermost surface thereof, wherein (1) Ra(i)/Ra(ii) is 0.62 or more and 1.63 or less, the Ra(i)/Ra(ii) being calculated using an arithmetic average roughness Ra(i) measured along an arbitrary direction on the surface of the surface-protecting layer, and an arithmetic average roughness Ra(ii) measured along the perpendicular direction to the arbitrary direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuuhei Shinbara
  • Patent number: 11312100
    Abstract: Article comprising a first microstructured layer comprising a first material, and having first and second opposed major surfaces, the first major surface being a microstructured surface, and the microstructured surface having peaks and valleys, wherein the peaks are microstructural features each having a height defined by the distance between the peak of the respective microstructural feature and an adjacent valley; and a second layer comprising an adhesive material, and having a first and second opposed major surfaces, the adhesive material comprising a reaction product of a mixture comprising (meth)acrylate and epoxy in the presence of each other, wherein at least a portion of the second major surface of the second layer is directly attached to at least a portion of the first major microstructured surface of the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey L. Solomon, Saswata Chakraborty, Robert J. Devoe, Wayne S. Mahoney, Eric W. Nelson, Kundapur Raveesh Shenoy