Patents Examined by Tong Guo
  • Patent number: 11432969
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of forming a laminate absorbent structure, and a resulting package containing a single continuous running web of the laminate material. Notably, formation of the material is effected by blending a curtain of adhesive fibers with a curtain of particulate material, and depositing the mixture on a moving substrate, preferably provided in the form of a tissue layer. A second substrate, also preferably comprising a tissue layer, is applied on top of the deposited mixture, and pressure applied to form the laminated structure. Notably, attendant to packaging of the laminated material, adjacent layers of the material tend to nest into one another, to form a sandwich in which the density of the material in the package is more than 1.5 times the density of the material after its removal from the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: EAM Corporation
    Inventors: Paul M. Ducker, Steven S. Harlen
  • Patent number: 11400688
    Abstract: A thermal protection barrier including a base layer having a high melting temperature granular media having free standing granules disposed within the base layer and a distributor grid layer having a plurality of spaced-apart distributors composed of a high melting temperature material disposed adjacent to the base layer. The spaced-apart distributors are dimensioned and configured to provide load bearing support to the thermal protection barrier prior to a breach of the thermal protection barrier and to divide and disperse a superheated flowing mass to the free standing granules of the base layer upon occurrence of a breach. In certain embodiments, the thermal protection barrier is positioned adjacent to a nuclear system such that, upon occurrence of a loss of containment accident, the distributor grid layer is positioned and configured to divide and disperse a superheated flowing nuclear mass to the free standing granules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC
    Inventors: Edward B. Ripley, Jacob L. Miller, Michael J. Renner, Walter Duerksen, Jonathan S. Morrell
  • Patent number: 11402544
    Abstract: One or more aspects of the present disclosure provide components for an article of manufacture, having a film with an optical element that imparts a structural color to the component. The present disclosure also provide methods for making components with the films and optical element, and articles of manufacture including the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Bee, Jeremy Gantz, Kim Kovel
  • Patent number: 11376818
    Abstract: An exemplary embodiment of the present inventive concept provides a pad including: a flat portion; and corner portions, wherein the corner portions may be positioned at four corners of the pad, and hardness of the corner portions may be greater than that of the flat portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventor: Byoung Yul Shim
  • Patent number: 11372494
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to gripping surfaces and devices comprising the same, wherein the gripping surface comprises a shape tunable surface microstructure, wherein the height, width and spatial periodicity of the microstructures corresponds to an integer multiple of Schallamach wave amplitudes and wavelengths of a target surface, wherein the device microstructures and induced Schallamach waves are entrained by applying strain to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: BVW HOLDING AG
    Inventors: Lukas Bluecher, Michael Milbocker
  • Patent number: 11365481
    Abstract: Homogeneous and transparent protective coatings for precious metals and copper alloys and techniques for forming the coatings on precious metals and copper alloys are provided. In an embodiment, ionic oxide film is deposited onto a surface of a substrate including a metal, such as a precious metal and/or a copper alloy, using pulsed chemical vapor deposition (PCVD). A homogenous and transparent solid film based on ionic oxide is formed on the surface of the substrate in response to the depositing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
    Inventors: Kwok Yan Li, Zhifeng Zhou, Po Wan Shum
  • Patent number: 11302976
    Abstract: A pressure-sensitive adhesive tape for a battery outer packaging including: a base material; and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer arranged on one surface of the base material, where a value calculated from an expression “a loss modulus of elasticity (G?) of the pressure-sensitive adhesive tape for a battery outer packaging at 70° C.×a thickness (mm) of the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer/a thickness (mm) of the pressure-sensitive adhesive tape for a battery outer packaging” is 8×103 Pa or more; a value calculated from an expression “a storage modulus of elasticity (G?) of the pressure-sensitive adhesive tape for a battery outer packaging at 23° C. ×the thickness (mm) of the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer/the thickness (mm) of the pressure-sensitive adhesive tape for a battery outer packaging” is 3×105 Pa or less; and a pressure-sensitive adhesive strength of the pressure-sensitive adhesive tape for a battery outer packaging to a stainless-steel plate at 23° C. is 2 N/10 mm or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Shimokawa, Shigeki Kawabe
  • Patent number: 11293507
    Abstract: A fiber preform defining an annulus extending along a central longitudinal axis. The fiber preform includes a plurality of layers extending in an axial direction and a circumferential direction relative to the longitudinal axis. Each layer of the plurality of layers includes a plurality of elongate fibers. The plurality of elongate fibers include a plurality of elongate axial fibers extending substantially in the axial direction and a plurality of elongate circumferential fibers extending substantially in the circumferential direction. The fiber preform also includes a plurality of radial fibers extending substantially in the radial direction. The plurality of radial fibers mechanically bind one or more adjacent layers of the plurality of layers. At least 40% of the plurality of elongate fibers extend substantially in the axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Shula
  • Patent number: 11292291
    Abstract: A method for the production of grounded panels and to a panel having a core made from a wood material board. The method includes provision of a wood material board, application of a grounding in the form of a synthetic resin layer to at least one topside of the wood material board, application of a coating to an underside, lying opposite the topside of the wood material board, of the wood material board, pressing of the layer build-up consisting of the wood material board, grounding and coating under the influence of pressure and, if appropriate, temperature, division of the grounded and coated wood material board into individual panels, cutting machining of side faces of the panels for the incorporation of connection and locking means, and transport-safe packaging of the grounded panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: FLOORING TECHNOLOGIES LTD
    Inventors: Roger Braun, Norbert Kalwa
  • Patent number: 11292919
    Abstract: An article having a nanostructured surface and a method of making the same are described. The article can include a substrate and a nanostructured layer bonded to the substrate. The nanostructured layer can include a plurality of spaced apart nanostructured features comprising a contiguous, protrusive material and the nanostructured features can be sufficiently small that the nanostructured layer is optically transparent. A continuous layer can be adhered to a plurality of surfaces of the nanostructured features to render the plurality of surfaces of the nanostructured features both hydrophobic and oleophobic with respect to fingerprint oil comprising eccrine secretions and sebaceous secretions, thereby providing an anti-fingerprinting characteristic to the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: UT-BATTELLE, LLC
    Inventors: Tolga Aytug, John T. Simpson
  • Patent number: 11292647
    Abstract: An ultraviolet (UV)-resistant roofing shingles plastic film, package, packaging roll, and methods are disclosed. The UV-resistant plastic film includes an inner surface to face roofing shingles and an outer surface. The plastic film has a UV inhibitor to obstruct UV light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: HOOD PACKAGING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Manuel Chiu, Robert Wayne Towery
  • Patent number: 11292234
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a film structure comprising an outer layer, a core and an inner layer (or sealant layer). The outer layer comprises a polyolefinic material having a Vicat softening temperature of 85° C. or greater, and a total crystallinity in the range of 25 to 45%. The core comprises a linear low density polyethylene having a density of 0.925 g/cm3 or less, and a melt index of 4.0 g/10 min or less. The inner layer comprises linear low density polyethylene having a density of from 0.865 to 0.926 g/cm3 and a melt index of less than 4.0 g/10 minutes. The films of the present invention have less than 25% of polyethylenes having a density of 0.930 g/cm3 or greater. Further, the films of the present invention can be characterized by the substantial absence of polyamide, polyester, ethylene vinyl acetate, ionomers, polyvinyl chloride, and/or cyclic olefin polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: João Gargalaka, Jr., Felipe Martinez Barreneche, Jorge Caminero Gomes, Nicolas Cardoso Mazzola
  • Patent number: 11292287
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a decal for producing a decoration, comprising a non-leafing pigment layer and a first protective layer, characterized in that the decal is designed so that the non-leafing pigment layer can be applied closer to a substrate that the first protective layer. Furthermore, the present invention describes a method for producing the decal as well as its use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Ferro GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Schulz, Marya Khan, Lutz Poth, Silke Schäfer, Francesca Torsiello, Florian Wentz
  • Patent number: 11292288
    Abstract: An article having a nanostructured surface and a method of making the same are described. The article can include a substrate and a nanostructured layer bonded to the substrate. The nanostructured layer can include a plurality of spaced apart nanostructured features comprising a contiguous, protrusive material and the nanostructured features can be sufficiently small that the nanostructured layer is optically transparent. A surface of the nanostructured features can be coated with a continuous hydrophobic coating. The method can include providing a substrate; depositing a film on the substrate; decomposing the film to form a decomposed film; and etching the decomposed film to form the nanostructured layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: UT-BATTELLE, LLC
    Inventors: Tolga Aytug, David Christen, John T. Simpson
  • Patent number: 11295934
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a member for a semiconductor manufacturing device includes an alumite base material including a concavity, and a first layer formed on the alumite base material and including an yttrium compound. The first layer includes a first region, and a second region provided in the concavity and located between the first region and the alumite base material. An average particle diameter in the first region is shorter than an average particle diameter in the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Toto Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasutaka Nitta
  • Patent number: 11283049
    Abstract: A barrier film including a first layer formed of a semicovalent inorganic material and a second layer formed of an ionic inorganic material is provided. Here, the first layer and the second layer are alternately disposed. The barrier film having an improved moisture barrier property compared to a gas-barrier plastic composite film of the prior art manufactured using only a metal oxide or nitride may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jang Yeon Hwang, Dong Ryul Kim, Seoung Lac Ma
  • Patent number: 11059261
    Abstract: A sandwich laminate, includes as a layer forming a core, a sheet-form intermediate substrate obtained by impregnating a mat composed of reinforcement fibers with a thermoplastic resin; and, as layers forming a skin, sheet-form intermediate substrates obtained by impregnating a mat composed of reinforcement fibers or continuous reinforcement fibers with a thermoplastic resin, wherein at least the sheet-form intermediate substrate used as the layer forming a core has a thermal expansibility, the usable temperature region of a thermoplastic resin (A) constituting the layers forming a skin and that of a thermoplastic resin (B) constituting the layer forming a core overlap each other over a temperature range of at least 5° C., and the thermoplastic resin (A) has a temperature region where it does not melt at a lower limit of the usable temperature region of the thermoplastic resin (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshiki Takebe, Hiroki Kihara, Noriyuki Hirano
  • Patent number: 11040643
    Abstract: A heat insulating sheet includes, a first sheet, a first heat insulator disposed on a main surface of the first sheet and including a first xerogel, a second heat insulator disposed on the main surface of the first sheet apart from the first heat insulator and including a second xerogel, and a second sheet disposed on the main surface of the first sheet to cover the first and second heat insulators. A first region of the heat insulating sheet provided between the first and second heat insulators viewing in a direction perpendicular to the main surface has an extensible rate larger than an extensible rate of each of the first and second heat insulators. The heat insulating property of this heat insulating sheet hardly degrades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Norihiro Kawamura, Kazuhiko Kubo, Yuuichi Abe, Takeshi Fujii
  • Patent number: 11027566
    Abstract: A printed media display system includes a media mounting surface carrying discrete male touch fastening elements arranged in a field extending across the surface, and print media in the form of a flexible sheet having a fastening side and a print side, the fastening side featuring engageable fibers in a fibrous field extending across a length and width of the flexible sheet. The system exhibits particularly good wrinkle propagation and engaged alignment properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Velcro IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Luis Parellada Armela, Carlos Sáez Comet
  • Patent number: 11026504
    Abstract: A blow-molded structural panel has a stiffening rib structure in which the height and width of the rib structure varies over its length. For example, the rib structure may have three tall portions separated by two short portions, with a gradual slope in height between the various portions. The rib structure is preferably wider in the short portions than it is in the tall portions. The lower height of the rib structure in some portions enhances the stiffness of the panel, while also using less material because the plastic does not have to be drawn so deeply into the mold in the short portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Dongguan Shichang Metals Factory Ltd.
    Inventor: Chen-Kang Lin