Patents Examined by Timothy Meeks
  • Patent number: 9486831
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for manufacturing a waterproofing membrane comprising: a preparation of a composition dispersed in a solvent; coating a reinforcement layer by application of said composition on one side of the reinforcement layer; an evaporation of said solvent; having the coated reinforcement layer dried; and an application of a bituminous mass on another side of said reinforcement layer, characterized in that, during the preparation of the composition, the composition is dispersed in a solvent chosen in the group consisting of a solvent other than water or water. The present invention relates also to a composition for a waterproofing membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: S.A. Imperbel N.V.
    Inventors: Michel Getlichermann, Xavier Godeaux, Hans Aerts, Eric Bertrand
  • Patent number: 9296241
    Abstract: A method of forming a very small, i.e. microliter, finely detailed explosive train for the ignition of energetic munitions—which train is formed by ink jetting picoliter volume droplets of an explosive ink onto the substrate; which explosive ink is a pure liquid that will not clog the ink jet printer. The explosive ink being a solution composed of a secondary organic explosive solute, a polymeric binder solute, and a polar aprotic organic solvent. Where the ink jet printer is a commercial piezoelectric type, drop-on-demand, ink jet printer capable of precisely delivering the subject picoliter volume droplets. And, which printer is capable of heating said substrate to an elevated temperature to more rapidly evaporate the solvent, leaving the desired, finely detailed, efficacious, crystalline explosive train.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Andrew C. Ihnen, Woo Young Lee, Brian Fuchs, Anne Marie Petrock, Daniel Stec, III
  • Patent number: 9272441
    Abstract: A method of surface sealing a porous fibrous substrate is provided. According to the method, a porous fibrous substrate possessing a moisture content and a surface with pores is provided. A sealant composition is applied to a surface of the porous fibrous substrate and permitted to penetrate the surface pores of the porous fibrous substrate and undergo cure while participating in a foaming reaction with the moisture content to establish a water-resistant polymeric foam sealant impregnated into the porous fibrous substrate. The water-resistant polymeric foam sealant contains a polyurethane and/or polyurea.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventors: James Pfau, Stephen Hart
  • Patent number: 9259756
    Abstract: A method provides a layer of a first liquid on a first area of a surface using an elongate applicator, an elongate gap being formed between the applicator and the surface, the gap being filled with an elongate globule of the first liquid, and an amount of a second liquid being arranged in contact with the applicator and with the globule, the first liquid and the second liquid being immiscible and the first area having a higher wettability for the first liquid than for the second liquid. The method includes applying a relative motion between the applicator and the surface, wherein the amount of second liquid being arranged only on a trailing side of the applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John Gregory, Jansen Harco, Ivar Schram
  • Patent number: 9259762
    Abstract: A building board includes an undercoat coating, an overcoat coating having lower pigment content than the undercoat coating and having different hue from the undercoat coating and having variations in position and thickness, an inkjet coating having different hue from the overcoat coating and is applying partially, and a clear coating successively formed on surface of inorganic base material having a plurality of wood board patterns. There also is provided a method for manufacturing a building board including the steps of applying an undercoat paint to surface of inorganic base material having a plurality of wood board patterns, applying an overcoat paint having lower pigment weight concentration than the undercoat paint and having different hue from the undercoat paint, scraping off a part of the applied overcoat paint before the overcoat paint cures, partially applying inkjet painting having different hue from the overcoat paint, and applying a clear paint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Inventor: Daizou Mizuno
  • Patent number: 9255193
    Abstract: Film having liquid-water, grease, gas and water-vapor barrier properties, comprising a PVA film grafted on the surface with a fatty acid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Inventors: Nicoleta Camelia Stinga, Daniel Samain, David Guerin
  • Patent number: 9250478
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a sealant coating equipment of a liquid crystal panel which comprises a nozzle, the nozzle is used for sealant coating of substrates required to be sealant-coated, the equipment further comprises a monitoring and detecting device. When the nozzle is performing sealant coating, the monitoring and detecting device is used for instantaneously acquiring images after the sealant coating is performed by the nozzle, determining if there are defects of sealant coating according to the acquired images, and recording location data of defective sealant coatings when determining that there are the defective sealant coatings. When the nozzle finishes the sealant coating, the monitoring and detecting device is further used for displaying images of the defective sealant coatings and locations data of the defective sealant coatings. The present invention further discloses a sealant coating method of a liquid crystal panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Inventor: Chien-pang Lee
  • Patent number: 9227223
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for preparing a matte anti-fingerprint stainless steel decorative plate. The method comprises the steps of: 1) selecting a polymer coating material, wherein the polymer coating material is formed by mixing a film forming material, an inorganic nano-filler, a solvent and an auxiliary agent, wherein the film forming material comprises the following ingredients based on the weight ratio: 30-50 parts of acrylate composite resin, 5-20 parts of amino resin, and 5-15 parts of epoxy resin; and 1-8 parts of a matting agent and 1-8 parts of an anti-settling agent are added; and 2) performing a spray coating using the polymer coating material, wherein a coating film has a thickness of 1.5-2.5 ?m, the precision of the atomization air pressure of a spray gun is controlled at ±0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Inventors: Lixin Huang, Liang Hong, Zhihong Sang, Gang Chen, Hui Jiang
  • Patent number: 9205457
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of working the surface of an edge or pattern on a work piece made, at least partly, of a wooden material. The method comprising a primary production step of processing the work piece by shaping said edge or pattern on the work piece. The primary production step further comprises applying a coating of phenylpropanoid polymer to said shaped edge or pattern, said coating being a surplus to any phenylpropanoid polymer present in the wooden material before applying the coating, and heating and mechanically working said edge or pattern, resulting in respectively the coating of phenylpropanoid polymer hardening during polymerization and a finished surface of said edge or pattern on the work piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: TOOLING INVEST A/S
    Inventor: Leif Hansen
  • Patent number: 9192055
    Abstract: There is provided a method for forming a conductor pattern on a substrate in such a manner that the conductor pattern has a lead portion extending in a longitudinal direction thereof, a first conductor portion located at one end of the lead portion and a second conductor portion located at the other end of the lead portion, including a printing step of printing at least the lead portion by ink-jet printing process, i.e., scanning a print head while discharging liquid ink drops from nozzles of the prink head, wherein the scanning of the print head is performed in the longitudinal direction of the conductor pattern during the printing step; and wherein the length of each of the first and second conductor portions in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the conductor pattern is larger than the diameter of the ink drop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kentaro Mori, Daisuke Uematsu, Nobuhiro Hayakawa
  • Patent number: 9186688
    Abstract: This invention is directed to a method for producing a coating layer of a coating composition comprising two or more components. The two or more components are mixed post atomization. This invention is further directed to a method for producing a layer of a coating composition comprising a first component and a second component on a substrate using the spray gun.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventor: John Charles Larson
  • Patent number: 9186697
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods for applying wet concrete mixtures containing cement, fillers, water, one or more polymers, and possibly further admixtures or additives according to the wet-mix shotcrete method, characterized in that the wet concrete mixtures, which contain at least one polymer based on one or more vinyl esters of unbranched or branched alkyl carboxylic acids having 1 to 15 C atoms and possibly one or more further ethylenically unsaturated monomers, are put into a concrete spraying machine and are applied to a subsurface by means of the wet-mix shotcrete method with a layer thickness of ?3 cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Wacker Chemie AG
    Inventors: Klaus Bonin, Jürgen Bezler
  • Patent number: 9180487
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a flexible mineral building material and the building material obtained according to said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Frank Weinelt, Ulrich Diester, Doris Pasing
  • Patent number: 9156057
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method for controlling the viscosity of a sprayable mixture. The sprayable mixture forms a layer of a coating composition on an applied substrate and forms crosslinked network after drying and curing the layer. The dried and cured composition provides the substrate with a coating having a good appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventors: John Charles Larson, Robert John Barsotti, Laura Ann Lewin
  • Patent number: 9156194
    Abstract: A replica 3D structure is fabricated inside a multi-layered mold by patterning each mold layer to define a void/opening that matches a corresponding cross section of the structure's peripheral surface, and filling the patterned opening of each layer with a structural material (i.e., before depositing a subsequent layer of mold material). The mold material (e.g., photoresist or another dissolvable sacrificial material) is blanket deposited (e.g., by slot-die, spray coating) and then patterned using a laser or a printed mask. Each layer of modeling material (e.g., polymer, ceramic or metal, or a combination thereof) is electro-plated or otherwise deposited on the previously formed modeling material layer. High vertical resolution is achieved by utilizing relatively thin mold layers. The mold layer deposition, patterning and modeling material deposition is repeated until the replica 3D structure is entirely formed inside the multi-layered mold, and then the mold is dissolved or otherwise removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Tse Nga Ng, JengPing Lu, Eugene M. Chow, Timothy David Stowe, Janos Veres, Philipp H. Schmaelzle
  • Patent number: 9149837
    Abstract: A substrate having rod-like molecules on a surface thereof including: a substrate in which a pattern including a convex portion with a flat upper surface is formed on at least a portion thereof; and a plurality of rod-like molecules, which are formed into rod-like shape, are aligned in line in a direction crossing a molecular length direction of each of the rod-like molecules an the upper surface of the convex portion, and have liquid crystalline states, wherein the molecular length LR of the rod-like molecule is 2.0 or less times LN, which is a length of the rod-like molecule in the molecular length direction within the convex portion; and a method for producing a substrate having rod-like molecules on a surface thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignees: National University Corporation Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masanobu Naito, Yusuke Nakamura, Toshiyuki Ogata, Toshikazu Takayama, Takayuki Hosono
  • Patent number: 9138777
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to a light-colored wood component for the interior of an automotive vehicle that includes a UV additive-containing aqueous treating mixture coated onto the wood substrate at a loading ranging between about 84 to about 104 g/m2, and having a low gloss polyurethane-containing topcoat essentially free of UV additives applied to the top surface of the wood substrate. The wood component can have a 60 degree surface gloss rating no greater than about 25 gloss units measured according to ASTM D523-08 test conditions. Methods of producing the vehicle interior component are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jessica Alessandro, Corey McEnhill
  • Patent number: 9126232
    Abstract: A method of masking part of a surface of a wall of a gas turbine component including at least one area having cooling holes defined therein, the method including applying a viscous curable masking compound to the part of the surface over an entirety of each of the at least one area, including blocking access to the cooling holes from the surface by applying the masking compound over the cooling holes without completely filling the cooling holes with the masking compound, and forming a respective solid masking element completely covering each of the at least one area and the cooling holes defined therein by curing the masking compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Inventor: Philippe Saint-Jacques
  • Patent number: 9121100
    Abstract: Methods for making conducting stacks includes forming a doped or alloyed silver layer sandwiched between two layers of transparent conductive oxide such as indium tin oxide (ITO). The doped silver or silver alloy layer can be thin, such as between 1.5 to 20 nm and thus can be transparent. The doped silver or silver alloy can provide improved ductility property, allowing the conductive stack to be bendable. The transparent conductive oxide layers can also be thin, allowing the conductive stack to have an improved ductility property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: Intermolecular, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohd Fadzli Anwar Hassan, Guowen Ding, Minh Huu Le, Minh Anh Anh Nguyen, Zhi-Wen Wen Sun, Guizhen Zhang
  • Patent number: 9114425
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a mask having submillimetric openings, in which: for a masking layer, a solution of colloidal nanoparticles that are stabilized and dispersed in a first solvent is deposited, the particles having a given glass transition temperature Tg, the drying of the masking layer is carried out at a temperature below the temperature Tg until a mask having a two-dimensional network of submillimetric openings is obtained with substantially straight mask area edges, in a zone referred to as a network mask zone, a zone free of masking is formed on the face by mechanical and/or optical removal of at least one peripheral portion of the network mask zone. The invention also relates to the network mask and the grid with an electroconductive solid zone that are thus obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Inventors: Georges Zagdoun, Bernard Nghiem, Emmanuel Valentin, Svetoslav Tchakarov