Patents Examined by Travis M Figg
  • Patent number: 11400799
    Abstract: An automotive glazing unit includes a glazing and a system for allowing the glazing to be moved translationally with respect to a door of the vehicle. The glazing is curved and laminated and includes an exterior and an interior glass sheet and a plastic sheet located between the exterior and interior glass sheets. Each sheet has a peripheral edge face. The interior glass sheet is a glass sheet that has undergone a chemical tempering operation and has a thickness included between 0.40 and 2.10 mm and the edge face of the interior glass sheet is located beyond the edge face of the plastic sheet and beyond the edge face of the exterior glass sheet over at least one portion of the length of the edge face of the interior glass sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Vincent Sauvinet, Vincent Jamet
  • Patent number: 11401211
    Abstract: The method for manufacturing the gas adsorption unit includes a preparation step, an activation step, and a sealing step. The preparation step is a step of wrapping a getter with a package material. The activation step is a step of heating the getter wrapped with the package material to activate the getter. The sealing step is a step of melting the package material by heating the package material so as to seal, with the package material, the getter activated in the activation step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tasuku Ishibashi, Eiichi Uriu, Kazuya Hasegawa, Hiroyuki Abe, Masataka Nonaka, Takeshi Shimizu, Haruhiko Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 11383411
    Abstract: A shoe component includes a foam member including a thermoplastic material and a mixed material mixed to each other, wherein the weight percentage of the thermoplastic material is 90 wt % to 99 wt %, and the weight percentage of the mixed material is 10 wt % to 1 wt %. A manufacturing method of the shoe component is also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: FENG TAY ENTERPRISES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsung-Lin Yang, Yu-Ta Chang
  • Patent number: 11383486
    Abstract: The present invention is directed at materials and methods for their formation having wavy network structures dispersed in a second and relatively harder phase. The materials can be designed to exhibit auxetic properties (e.g. a negative Poisson's ratio) in response to an application of force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE
    Inventor: Yaning Li
  • Patent number: 11339285
    Abstract: A multilayer body includes at least one layer (C) including a resin composition; and at least one layer (D) including a thermoplastic resin, in which the resin composition includes a polycarbonate resin (A) and an acrylic resin (B) in a weight ratio of 40:60 to 99:1, the polycarbonate resin (A) includes, as main repeating units, a unit (a-1) represented by the following formula (a-1): and a unit (a-2) represented by the following formula (a-2): wherein W represents an alkylene group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms or a cycloalkylene group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, R represents a branched or linear alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, or a cycloalkyl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms and optionally having a substituent, and m represents an integer of 0 to 10, and the molar ratio of the unit (a-1) and the unit (a-2) (a-1/a-2) is 40/60 to 95/5. The multilayer body has excellent transparency, chemical resistance, surface hardness, and adhesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: TEIJIN LIMITED
    Inventors: Kenta Imazato, Shoichi Maekawa, Katsuhiro Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 11332405
    Abstract: A glass-ceramic includes SiO2 in a range of 40 mol. % to 80 mol. %; Al2O3 in a range of 5 mol. % to 20 mol. %; MgO in a range of 5 mol. % to 20 mol. %; and at least one of B2O3, ZnO, and TiO2, each in a range of 0 mol. % to 10 mol. %, such that the glass-ceramic further comprises a magnesium aluminosilicate crystalline phase at a concentration in a range of 5 wt. % to 80 wt. % of the glass-ceramic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: George Halsey Beall, Heather Debra Boek, Ling Cai, Mark Owen Weller
  • Patent number: 11318721
    Abstract: A formable biaxially-oriented film includes a first layer. The first layer includes from about 10 to about 90 wt. % crystalline polyester and from about 10 to about 90 wt. % of a formability enhancer to assist in increasing the polymeric chain flexibility. The formability enhancer has a melting point less than about 230° C. The film has a MD and a TD Young's Modulus of at least 10% lower than a crystalline polyester film in the absence of the formability enhancer. The film may further include a second layer, which includes an amorphous copolyester. The second layer may be adjacent to or attached to the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventors: Stefanos L. Sakellarides, Paige Manuel, Jan Moritz
  • Patent number: 11322339
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sample plate for laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry, comprising: a hydrophilic thin film capable of absorbing a laser ray; and a water-repellent thin film comprising surface-hydrophobized nanoparticles and being stacked in a region other than a region to be a sample spot on a surface of the hydrophilic thin film, wherein a water contact angle of the water-repellent thin film is 120° or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA CHUO KENKYUSHO
    Inventors: Norihiro Mizoshita, Masakazu Murase, Yuri Sasaki, Yasutomo Goto
  • Patent number: 11305513
    Abstract: The invention relates to a laminate liner for sealingly engaging a container in an associated container and closure assembly. The liner can include at least first, second, third, and fourth layers, respectively, and have a thickness between 0.0060-0.0120 inches. The first and bottom layer, can comprise a plastic polymeric material, and have a thickness between 0.0005-0.0015 inches. The second layer can comprise a metallic material and have a thickness between 0.0005-0.0010 inches. The third layer can comprise a chip board material, and have a thickness between 0.0045-0.0055 inches. The third layer can prevent the liner from curling or deforming from its preferably flat shape. The fourth and top layer can comprise a plastic polymeric material and have a thickness between 0.0005-0.0015 inches. An adhesive bonding layer, having a thickness between 0.0003-0.0005 inches, can be located between first, second, third, and fourth layers, to bond adjacent layers together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: PHOENIX CLOSURES, INC.
    Inventor: Jeffrey John Roddy
  • Patent number: 11298897
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a cured composite structure includes inserting a plurality of radius filler segments into a radius cavity extending along a length of an uncured composite base member to form an uncured structural assembly. The plurality of radius filler segments are placed in end-to-end arrangement within the radius cavity and each having opposing segment ends and being formed of a thermoplastic material. The method additionally includes heating the structural assembly at least to a base member cure temperature that causes the segment ends of end-to-end pairs of the plurality of radius filler segments to fuse together and form a continuous radius filler element that extends along the length of the composite base member. The method also includes allowing the structural assembly to cure to form a cured composite structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: Devin Knowles, Stanley Stawski
  • Patent number: 11267747
    Abstract: Embodiments of a transparent glass-based material comprising a glass phase and a second phase that is different from and is dispersed in the glass phase are provided. The second phase may comprise a crystalline or a nanocrystalline phase, a fiber, and/or glass particles. In some embodiments, the second phase is crystalline. In one or more embodiments, the glass-based material has a transmittance of at least about 88% over a visible spectrum ranging from about 400 nm to about 700 nm and a fracture toughness of at least about 0.9 MPa·m1/2, and wherein a surface of the glass-based material, when scratched with a Knoop diamond at a load of at least 5 N to form a scratch having a width w, is free of chips having a size of greater than 3w.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: George Halsey Beall, Marie Jacqueline Monique Comte, Paulo Jorge Gaspar Marques
  • Patent number: 11261125
    Abstract: Embodiments of a transparent glass-based material comprising a glass phase and a second phase that is different from and is dispersed in the glass phase are provided. The second phase may comprise a crystalline or a nanocrystalline phase, a fiber, and/or glass particles. In some embodiments, the second phase is crystalline. In one or more embodiments, the glass-based material has a transmittance of at least about 88% over a visible spectrum ranging from about 400 nm to about 700 nm and a fracture toughness of at least about 0.9 MPa·m1/2, and wherein a surface of the glass-based material, when scratched with a Knoop diamond at a load of at least 5 N to form a scratch having a width w, is free of chips having a size of greater than 3 w.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: George Halsey Beall, Marie Jacqueline Monique Comte, Paulo Gaspar Jorge Marques
  • Patent number: 11254104
    Abstract: A multilayer fluoropolymer film comprising, in order: a first layer comprising a first polymer, the first polymer comprising at least 35 mol percent tetrafluoroethylene comonomer, at least 15 mole percent vinylidene fluoride comonomer, and at least 5 mol percent hexafluoropropylene comonomer, based on the total mol percent of the first polymer; a second layer comprising a second polymer, the second polymer comprising at least 50 mol percent vinylidene fluoride comonomer, based on the total mol percent of the second polymer; and a third layer comprising a third polymer, the third polymer comprising at least 50 mol percent methylmethacrylate comonomer, based on the total mol percent of the third polymer. The multilayer fluoroplymer films are useful for example, in multi-layer film applications (e.g., traffic sign protection, commercial graphic protection, paint protection, windows, windshields, building exteriors, and photo voltaics).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Timothy J. Hebrink, Joseph A. Richie, Jacob D. Young
  • Patent number: 11242438
    Abstract: A cover window includes: a base film, and a coating layer positioned on the base film, and the coating layer includes a thermosetting coating layer and a photocurable coating layer. A display device includes: a display panel, and a cover window positioned on the display panel, and the cover window includes a base film, and a coating layer positioned on the base film, and the coating layer includes a thermosetting coating layer and a photocurable coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seung Wook Nam
  • Patent number: 11230681
    Abstract: A system and method for forming at least one of graphene and graphene oxide on a substrate and an opposed wear member. The system includes graphene and graphene oxide formed by an exfoliation process or solution processing method to dispose graphene and/or graphene oxide onto a substrate. The system further includes an opposing wear member disposed on another substrate and a gas atmosphere of an inert gas like N2, ambient, a humid atmosphere and a water solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: UChicago Argonne, LLC
    Inventors: Anirudha V. Sumant, Ali Erdemir, Junho Choi, Diana Berman
  • Patent number: 11230087
    Abstract: Provided are heat insulating sheets that may include a resin film having a metal layer and a nonwoven fabric including resin fiber, wherein the resin film and the nonwoven fabric are joined by through holes penetrating the resin film and the nonwoven fabric, and wherein a ratio (La/Lb) of an average distance (La) between the through holes in the resin film to an average distance (Lb) between the through holes in the nonwoven fabric is 1.001 or more and 1.10 or less. Further provided are manufacturing methods of a heat insulating sheet that may include a resin film having a metal layer and a nonwoven fabric including a resin fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignees: KANEKA CORPORATION, TOCHIGI KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuaki Matsumoto, Hiroyuki Kikuchi, Shuzo Imai
  • Patent number: 11220125
    Abstract: A printed composite including a substrate layer having an upper substrate surface for printing; an ink layer having an upper ink surface and an opposed lower ink surface, the lower ink surface being disposed on the upper substrate surface; and a protective layer covering the upper ink surface is disclosed. During use, the protective layer prevents the ink layer from being damaged, such as removal or discoloration, as could otherwise happen by exposure to sunscreen location. A method for preparing the printed composite is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: BESTWAY INFLATABLES & MATERIAL CORP.
    Inventors: Shuiyong Huang, Weiwei He
  • Patent number: 11194426
    Abstract: A polymer foam adhesive tape including: a substrate film; a polymer foam layer provided on one surface of the substrate film; a first adhesive layer provided on the polymer foam layer; and a second adhesive layer provided on the other surface of the substrate film, in which the polymer foam adhesive tape has a minimum compression load of 30 g to 300 g, a compression rate of the polymer foam adhesive tape is increased in proportion to a linear function according to an increase in pressure when pressure, which is equal to or more than the minimum compression load, is applied, and a thickness recovery rate of the polymer foam adhesive tape after pressure is removed is increased in proportion to a linear function as time passes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventors: Woo Joo Han, Min Kyeong Pyo, Hong Jun Choi, Jang Soon Kim, Kyung Jun Yoon
  • Patent number: 11180627
    Abstract: Disclosed are cellulose-based flexible gels containing cellulose nanorods, ribbons, fibers, and the like, and cellulose-enabled inorganic or polymeric composites, wherein the gels have tunable optical, heat transfer, and stiffness properties. The disclosed gels are in the form of hydrogels, organogels, liquid-crystal (LC) gels, and aerogels, depending on the solvents in the gels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Colorado, a body corporate
    Inventors: Andrew J. Hess, Qingkun Liu, Ivan I. Smalyukh
  • Patent number: 11167528
    Abstract: A glass laminate includes a glass core layer having a core coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) and a glass cladding layer adjacent to the core layer and having a cladding CTE that is less than the core CTE such that the core layer is in tension and the cladding layer is in compression. A stress profile of the glass laminate includes a compressive peak disposed between an outer surface of the cladding layer and an inner surface of the cladding layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jason Thomas Harris, Guangli Hu, John Christopher Mauro