Patents Examined by Travis M Figg
  • Patent number: 11684153
    Abstract: A hollow table top comprises a top plate and a bottom plate stacked together. The edge of the bottom surface of the table top is disposed with a metal frame. The edge of the top plate is disposed with a downwardly extending top plate side. The metal frame is disposed with a protruding portion in the horizontal direction extending out of the top plate side. The protruding portion protects the joint of the top plate and the bottom plate. The external edge of the table top has double-layer appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Inventor: Luhao Leng
  • Patent number: 11649331
    Abstract: Provided herein are polyethylene films made of the polyethylene blends having improved properties, particularly in Elmendorf tear and puncture resistance. The polyethylene blends include two primary polyethylene blends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Ching-Tai Lue, Dongming Li, Hasnain Rangwalla, Matthew F. Yott
  • Patent number: 11648755
    Abstract: Provided is an interlayer film for laminated glass capable of enhancing the sound insulating properties of laminated glass, and making foaming less likely to occur in an end part. The interlayer film for laminated glass according to the present invention includes a first layer, and a lateral covering part that covers at least part of a lateral part of the first layer, and the first layer has a shear elastic modulus at 25° C. of 0.17 MPa or less, and the lateral covering part has a shear elastic modulus at 25° C. of more than 1 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Inventors: Tatsuya Iwamoto, Yuu Sakamoto, Yuki Ishikawa, Shinji Kawada
  • Patent number: 11634903
    Abstract: A sheathing panel includes a barrier overlay secured to a panel; wherein the sheathing panel is bulk water resistant and has at least one of the following properties: a water vapor transmission rate of at least 7.0 grams per square meter per 24 hours (grams/m2/24 hours) as determined by ASTM E96-15 procedure A at 73° F. and 50% relative humidity (RH), a water vapor permeance of at least 1.3 perms as determined by ASTM E96-15 procedure A at 73° F. and 50% relative humidity (RH), or an air infiltration rate of less than 0.2 liters per second per square meter (L/s-m2) at 75 pascals (Pa) as determined by ASTM E2357-11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Panel Products LLC
    Inventors: Richard D. Jordan, John L. Bennett, Robert W. Burkhardt
  • Patent number: 11618828
    Abstract: A flexible window stack structure includes a substrate, a first hard coating layer formed on a surface of the substrate and a second hard coating layer formed on an opposite surface of the substrate. The first hard coating layer has a curing contraction greater than that of the second hard coating layer, and the second hard coating layer is disposed at an elongated side when the window stack structure is folded. Cracks may be prevented by a curl property of the first hard coating layer when being bent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Inventors: Geo San Lim, Seung Hee Kim
  • Patent number: 11600254
    Abstract: A noise attenuating trim part for a vehicle, with acoustic mass-spring characteristics comprising a mass layer comprising at least an impervious barrier layer, and a decoupling layer consisting of open cell foam and wherein the decoupling layer has a first surface adjacent to the mass layer and a second surface facing away from the mass layer, and wherein the decoupling layer and mass layer are laminated together and wherein the decoupling layer has at least one region with a plurality of indentations wherein each indentation comprises a round base area wherein the round base areas are situated in plane with the second surface and wherein the total surface area of the round base areas is between 10 and 40% of the total surface area of the second surface of the decoupling layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventors: Michael Scheinhardt, Marco Seppi
  • Patent number: 11584041
    Abstract: A reinforced pultruded profile having a top edge, a bottom edge spaced along a vertical axis extending between the top edge and the bottom edge, a transverse axis oriented perpendicular to the vertical axis, and a machine axis oriented along a length of the profile. The pultruded profile includes a first reinforcing layer spaced along the vertical axis and oriented along the transverse axis, a second reinforcing layer spaced along the vertical axis and oriented along the transverse axis, and a first structural layer located between the first reinforcing layer and the second reinforcing layer, the first structural layer having a modulus of elasticity of at least 175 GPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventors: Todd A. Bernhagen, Christopher D. Smith
  • Patent number: 11571874
    Abstract: A multi-layer article of woven fabric includes a woven base layer; a woven mesh layer, disposed above the base layer, the mesh layer utilizing a first common warp for each one of a plurality of stacked wefts; and a woven binding layer, disposed above the mesh layer. The base layer and the binding layer share a second common warp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Inventor: Elizabeth Whelan
  • Patent number: 11548261
    Abstract: A stiffness control and systems for the same are disclosed herein. A first plate and a second plate can be connected with rigid support, a hydraulic actuator and a high roughness surface. Upon actuation, the actuator can force the high roughness surface against the first plate, thus increasing rigidity through hydraulic pressure against the first plate and the second plate. Thus, the stiffness of the surface can be altered in a variable and reversible fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Umesh N. Gandhi, Danil V. Prokhorov, Michael Paul Rowe, Ryohei Tsuruta
  • Patent number: 11535005
    Abstract: Provided is a functional laminate including a porous intermediate layer having air permeability laminated between a porous surface layer and a resin foamed layer, the porous intermediate layer having an affinity to a foaming resin forming the resin foamed layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventor: Daiji Katsura
  • Patent number: 11530307
    Abstract: A stretchable film is made of, at least as a top surface of the stretchable film, a cured product of a stretchable film material containing a silicone polyurethane resin. The top surface of the stretchable film has a repeated uneven pattern formed with depths of 0.1 ?m to 2 mm and pitches of 0.1 ?m to 5 mm. Thus, the present invention provides a stretchable film having excellent stretchability, with the film top surface being excellent in water repellency and free from sticking; and a method for forming the stretchable film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Inventor: Jun Hatakeyama
  • Patent number: 11529763
    Abstract: A laser-welded body includes at least three of resin members, which contain a thermoplastic resin including: a first resin member which is a laser-irradiated subject, has an absorbance a1 of 0.01 to 0.12; a second resin member which has an absorbance a2 of 0.1 to 0.9 and includes a butted part where ends of one or more resin members are brought into contact with each other; and a third resin member which has an absorbance a3 of 0.2 to 3.8, and the absorbances a2, a3 exhibited by the second resin member and the third resin member are attributed to the inclusion of nigrosine as a laser beam absorbent therein, and the resin members are overlapped in the above mentioned to form contacted parts at these interfaces, at least a part of the butted part and/or the contacted parts are laser-welded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Inventors: Tetsuji Kihara, Satoshi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11522154
    Abstract: A flexible display apparatus includes a first functional layer, a second functional layer above the first functional layer, a third functional layer above the second functional layer, a first adhesive layer between the first functional layer and the second functional layer, and having a first recovery rate, and a second adhesive layer between the second functional layer and the third functional layer, and having a second recovery rate that is lower than the first recovery rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yongkwan Kim, Sangwol Lee, Taehyeog Jung, Dongwoo Seo, Ahram Lee, Jangdoo Lee
  • Patent number: 11491760
    Abstract: The breathable sheet of the present invention is comprised of a 4-methyl-1-pentene-based polymer or a resin composition containing the 4-methyl-1-pentene-based polymer as a main component. In addition, the breathable sheet of the present invention is preferably selected from the group consisting of a net, a mesh, a non-woven fabric, a woven fabric, and a perforated sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventors: Shigeo Nishikawa, Katsuyuki Kajihara, Satoshi Noma
  • Patent number: 11472165
    Abstract: A plate-like composite material in which peeling of a conductor layer and the like serving as wiring is less liable to occur is provided. The plate-like composite material includes: a pore-containing layer, which contains a fluororesin and a filler, and which contains pores; and a resin layer containing a fluororesin bonded to one surface, or each of both surfaces, of the pore-containing layer, wherein the pore-containing layer includes, in a vicinity of an interface with the resin layer, a high resin content region, which contains the fluororesin in a content higher than a content in a remaining region of the pore-containing layer, and which contains the pores in a content lower than a content in the remaining region, and wherein the high resin content region has a thickness starting from the interface of from 0.20 ?m to 10 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventors: Shunji Imamura, Shimpei Yakuwa, Kou Uemura, Tomoyuki Kasagi, Yuya Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 11426000
    Abstract: A protective strip for protecting a fixture includes a piece of flexible material having a first edge and a second edge, and a plurality of magnets spaced along the first edge. In another example, a system for protecting a fixture includes a protective strip having a plurality of magnets spaced along a first edge, and a cart. The cart has a vertical member configured to hold the protective strip when the protective strip is rolled. A method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Ryan Joseph Klacking
    Inventor: Ryan Joseph Klacking
  • 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
    Inventors: Tasuku Ishibashi, Eiichi Uriu, Kazuya Hasegawa, Hiroyuki Abe, Masataka Nonaka, Takeshi Shimizu, Haruhiko Ishikawa
  • 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
    Inventors: Vincent Sauvinet, Vincent Jamet
  • 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
    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
    Inventor: Yaning Li