Patents Examined by William A. Krynski
  • Patent number: 6565948
    Abstract: A laminated ornamental glass suitable for indoor and outdoor use. The glass includes a first coating layer having a pattern of opaque regions applied to one side of the glass, a second coating layer having a pattern of white regions disposed on the pattern of opaque regions of the first coating layer, and a third oil ink coating layer with a pattern of black or grey regions disposed on the pattern of white regions of the second coating layer. The first, second and third coating layers leave transparent coating-free crevice portions between the regions thereof, wherein said coating layers permit visibility through said glass when viewed from one side of said glass, without reflection and virtual or static images, but not when viewed from an other side of said glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 1995
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2003
    Inventor: Chii-Hsiung Lin
  • Patent number: 6511949
    Abstract: An ophthalmic composition having regulated viscosity characterized in that it contains polyoxyethylene polyoxypropylene glycol or polyoxyethylene-polyoxypropylene-substituted ethylenediamine in association with a pharmaceutically acceptable thickener and has a viscosity ranging from 1 cps to 8 cps at 200° C., which is useful as contact lens wetting solution, eye drops, cleaning agent, and preservative for contact lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 1998
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2003
    Assignee: Rohto Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroo Nitta, Kaori Ogawa
  • Patent number: 6344272
    Abstract: The present invention is for particulate compositions and methods for producing them that can absorb or scatter electromagnetic radiation. The particles are homogeneous in size and are comprised of a nonconducting inner layer that is surrounded by an electrically conducting material. The ratio of the thickness of the nonconducting layer to the thickness of the outer conducting shell is determinative of the wavelength of maximum absorbance or scattering of the particle. Unique solution phase methods for synthesizing the particles involve linking clusters of the conducting atoms, ions, or molecules to the nonconducting inner layer by linear molecules. This step can be followed by growth of the metal onto the clusters to form a coherent conducting shell that encapsulates the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 1998
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2002
    Assignee: Wm. Marsh Rice University
    Inventors: Steven J. Oldenburg, Richard D. Averitt, Nancy J. Halas
  • Patent number: 6337149
    Abstract: A lanthanum aluminate (LaAlO3) substrate on which thin films of layered perovskite copper oxide superconductors are formed. Lanthanum aluminate, with a pseudo-cubic perovskite crystal structure, has a crystal structure and lattice constant that closely match the crystal structures and lattice constants of the layered perovskite superconductors. Therefore, it promotes epitaxial film growth of the superconductors, with the crystals being oriented in the proper direction for good superconductive electrical properties, such as a high critical current density. In addition, LaAlO3 has good high frequency properties, such as a low loss tangent and low dielectric constant at superconductive temperatures. Finally, lanthanum aluminate does not significantly interact with the superconductors. Lanthanum aluminate can also be used to form thin insulating films between the superconductor layers, which allows for the fabrication of a wide variety of superconductor circuit elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 1994
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2002
    Assignee: TRW Inc.
    Inventors: Randy Wayne Simon, Christine Elizabeth Platt, Alfred Euinam Lee, Gregory Steven Lee
  • Patent number: 6329048
    Abstract: A product capable of absorbing unwanted odors and unpleasant flavors, is sealed from said odors and flavors by being sealingly overwrapped with a film comprising an oriented film of a blend of polypropylene and a polymerized polyterpene selected from the group consisting of polymerized d-limonene, polymerized beta-pinene, polymerized synthetic approximation of d-limonene and beta-pinene and mixtures thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 1994
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Assignee: Mobil Oil Corporation
    Inventors: Riccardo Balloni, Michael T. Heffelfinger, Mark W. Lockhart, Robert G. Peet, Eileen A. Stetter
  • Patent number: 6329041
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hard coat film used for various types of displays, wherein cracking and peeling of the hard coat layer is prevented, hardness reduction of the hard coat film is suppressed and the pencil hardness of the hard coat film is in the range of 4H-8H. The hard coat film includes a buffer layer (2) with a thickness of 3-50 &mgr;m, formed on at least one side of a plastic base film (1), which has a buffer function against deformation of the hard coat layer in response to deformation of the plastic base film (1), and a hard coat layer (3) with a thickness of 3-15 &mgr;m additionally formed over the buffer layer. The hard coat film (9) is designed so that the pencil hardness of the plastic base film (1), the pencil hardness of the buffer layer and the pencil hardness of the hard coat layer increase in that order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2001
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Tsuchiya, Takahiro Niimi
  • Patent number: 6294256
    Abstract: A composition of matter for use as dielectric shield in an electric power cable having insulation of XLPE, EPR or EPDM comprises: a base polymer which is a copolymer of ethylene with a mono-unsaturated ester; conductive carbon black in an amount to give the composition an electrical resistivity below 500 Am; and as an adhesion-adjusting additive, 1-20% by weight of the base polymer of a copolymer which consists essentially of ethylene and a comonomer having in its molecule at least one carbon-oxygen dipole, said copolymer having a molecular weight less than 20,000 Daltons but a melting point higher than 30° C. This new class of additive permits use of EVA's with lower vinyl acetate content than prior art additives and so enables the composition to have less rubbery physical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 1999
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2001
    Assignee: BICC General Cable Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Richard Easter
  • Patent number: 6270893
    Abstract: A fiber product of discontinuous fibers coated with a binder containing carboxyl groups and solid particles of superabsorbent material adhered to the fibers by the carboxyl group containing binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 1994
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2001
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser Company
    Inventors: Richard H. Young, Sr., Amar N. Neogi, Michael R. Hansen
  • Patent number: 6265065
    Abstract: A corrosion-resistant joint for use on concrete reinforcing rods and a method to create such a joint are provided. Metal reinforcing bars are typically coated to resist corrosion. However, cutting, welding and mechanical joining of these rods disturbs the anticorrosion coating and introduces sites of potential corrosion. The corrosion-resistant joint comprises a first rod joined to a second rod with a two-layered plastic sleeve slid over the joint. A corrosion-resistant joint is created by heating the joint, causing the inner layer of the sleeve to liquefy while the outer layer shrinks, forcing the liquid inner layer into the intricacies of the joint creating a corrosion barrier. Ends of rods and regions of a rod from which the anticorrosion coating has been accidentally removed can also be protected from corrosion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 1993
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Inventor: James P. McCallion
  • Patent number: 6265368
    Abstract: A thickened, aqueous detergent composition having an aqueous phase containing foaming surfactant, carrageenan and water. Conveniently, the carrageenan is at least half kappa or iota carrageenan, or a mixture of the two.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: Lever Brothers Company, division of Conopco, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Paul Aronson, Charles Rupert Brown, Robert James Chatfield, Edwin Willis
  • Patent number: 6265052
    Abstract: A wiping implement suitable for use as a bath tissue can be formed into sheets, each sheet comprising at least one ply of a paper web having a basis weight of at least about 25 lb/3000 square feet. The sheet can have a width of at least about 4.5 inches and temporary wet tensile properties. The sheet of the present invention can have an area of at least about 30 square inches. In a multiple ply embodiment, the sheet can have an optimized basis weight of at least about 42 lb/3000 square feet while maintaining nearly the same amount of actual total fiber usage per cleaning task as current premium bath tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Mark John Steinhardt, Michael William Tafuri, Jr., Paul Thomas Weisman, Thomas Hoerner, Bernhard Maier, Paul Dennis Trokhan, Kenneth Douglas Vinson
  • Patent number: 6265067
    Abstract: A multilayer sheet made of an outer layer comprising polyethylene, a finely granulated material and a pigment, a middle layer comprising polyethylene, which may contain a finely granulated material and a pigment, and an inner layer which contains a polyethylene and which may also contain a filler and a pigment. The multilayer sheet feels like and has at least some of the properties of paper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 1999
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2001
    Assignee: Glopak Inc.
    Inventors: Connie J. Nucci, Jean-François Dalpé
  • Patent number: 6261687
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention relates to a substrate for an electrical device including a coating, wherein the coating comprises an oxygen plasma resistant polymer prepared from a mixture containing a polymerization material and a polycondensation product of a partially hydrolyzed chelated metal oxide precursor. In another embodiment, the present invention relates to a component for an electrical device comprising an oxygen plasma resistant polymer prepared from a mixture containing a polymerization material and a polycondensation product of a partially hydrolyzed chelated metal oxide precursor. In yet another embodiment, the present invention relates to a microelectronic device comprising an oxygen plasma resistant polymer prepared from a mixture containing a polymerization material and a polycondensation product of a partially hydrolyzed chelated metal oxide precursor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2000
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2001
    Assignee: Reliance Electric Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Hong-Son Ryang, Young Jin Chung, Joseph T. Snyder, II, An-Min Jason Sung
  • Patent number: 6258446
    Abstract: A masking sheet for masking film work to be plated comprises a thin, generally rectangular sheet of material such as vinyl in a color, such as orange or red, which is opaque with respect to ultraviolet light. The masking sheet has a cross-hatched grid adhered to one face which is used to position and align film work on a light table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 1995
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2001
    Inventor: Daniel M. Russo
  • Patent number: 6254969
    Abstract: A shelf life indicating structure including a substrate printed with an oxygen sensitive ink in combination with an oxygen scavenging layer is disclosed. The oxygen scavenging layer prevents oxygen reaching the substrate for a predetermined interval. Once the finite oxygen scavenging capability of the layer is exhausted, oxygen reaches the substrate, thereby activating a visible indication such as a color change, in the ink. The substrate and layer may be formed into a patch or label for a package, and covered with an oxygen impermeable layer, such as a strip of aluminum foil which can be peeled off to initiate a shelf life indication structure. A method associated with the shelf life indicating structure is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 1998
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2001
    Assignee: Crown Cork & Seal Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Theodore F. Eberle
  • Patent number: 6251530
    Abstract: A thin-film of a high temperature superconducting compound having the formula M1-xCuO2-y, where M is Ca, Sr, or Ba, or combinations thereof, x is 0.05 to 0.3, and x>y. The thin film has a Tc (zero resistivity) of about 40 K. Also disclosed is a method of producing the superconducting thin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 1992
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2001
    Assignee: Varian, Inc.
    Inventors: Ivan Bozovic, James N. Eckstein
  • Patent number: 6248706
    Abstract: The preparation of an activity-stable and low-dust enzyme granulate for washing and cleaning applications, e.g. for use in granular washing and cleaning agent compositions, is described. Also described are the activity-stable and low-dust enzyme granulates obtained in accordance with the method of preparation as well as their use in washing and cleaning applications. In addition, in a special aspect of the invention, the use of specially selected flours as auxiliary agents for the preparation of enzyme granulates for diverse application purposes is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 1999
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2001
    Assignee: Genencor International, Inc.
    Inventors: Hubert A. Herrmann, Rolf Spannagl
  • Patent number: 6242092
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a powder and an external preparation for skin using the same which has good spreadability and does not spoil fatty acid-solidity ability of zinc oxide. A zinc oxide-coated material characterized as coating an amorphous state of zinc oxide on a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 1998
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2001
    Assignee: Shiseido Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Katsuyama, Asa Kimura, Naoko Watanabe
  • Patent number: 6238774
    Abstract: A high temperature oxide superconductor is efficiently protected from the affects of water and acids by forming a passivation layer of a fluoride. The fluoride layer comprises a fluoride composed of one or more elements composing the oxide superconductor and/or one or more elements that can compose an oxide superconductor by replacing at least in part one or more elements composing the oxide superconductor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 1994
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Kyung-ho Park, Nagisa Ohsako
  • Patent number: 6238791
    Abstract: The present invention provides fiber strands and products coated with a blend of a hydrophobic fluoroalkylacrylate polymer and an amine-reactive material or a polymerization reaction product of a hydrophobic fluoroalkylacrylate and a amine reactive monomeric material which are useful as reinforcements for nylon composites to inhibit hydrolysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 1998
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2001
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip L. Schell, Shrirang Ranade