Patents Examined by William P. Watkins, III
  • Patent number: 11225048
    Abstract: The present invention provides a laminated nonwoven fabric achieving both handling properties during manufacturing and use and adherence to a skin surface at a high level particularly when used for a face mask. The laminated nonwoven fabric includes a nonwoven fabric layer (A) and a nonwoven fabric layer (B). The nonwoven fabric layer (A) is formed from a fiber A having a single fiber diameter of 50 nm or more and 800 nm or less, and the nonwoven fabric layer (B) is formed from a fiber B having a single fiber diameter of 3 ?m or more and 30 ?m or less. The nonwoven fabric layer (B) includes 15 to 40% by mass of a fiber B1 to all of the fibers constituting the nonwoven fabric layer (B), the fiber having tensile strength of 2.0 cN/dtex or less as measured based on JIS L 1015: 2010 8.7.2. The nonwoven fabric layer (B) Includes a fiber B2 having tensile strength exceeding 2.0 cN/dtex as measured based on JIS L 1015: 2010 8.7.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Kumi Oyama, Makoto Nakahara, Hiroshi Kajiyama
  • Patent number: 11225057
    Abstract: A method for making a bonded article, wherein a thin glass substrate is bonded on a support substrate in the absence of any interlayer by an electrostatic adhesion process with the assistance of external pressure, the pressure is applied constantly or stepwise during the adhesion process by use of a tool such as a roll or a wheel or other movable device with curved surface. The bonded article has no defects, e.g. bubbles or inclusions, in the bonded interface, which benefits transportation of the thin glass substrate and its post-processing as well. Such defect-free bonded article is also disclosed. Pressure supported electrostatic adhesion, initiated by electrostatic charges adhesion of a two members, e.g. a substrate member and a support member, is enabled to minimize, prevent and exclude defects, distortion between the adhered surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventors: Pengxiang Qian, Chong Wang, Feng He, Yunfei Hou, Rainer Liebald
  • Patent number: 11220088
    Abstract: There is provided a thin glass elongated body having a small amount of air bubbles between a thin glass and a resin film. A thin glass elongated body of the present invention includes: a thin glass having an elongated shape; and a resin film bonded onto at least part of the thin glass, wherein the resin film has, in a portion in which the thin glass and the resin film are laminated, a plurality of cutting lines and/or holes each penetrating through the resin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventors: Takeshi Murashige, Junichi Inagaki, Seong Jin Ryu, Hiroyuki Takemoto
  • Patent number: 11215311
    Abstract: An exemplary insulator for a flue of a residential oven includes a bendable insulating body having a first end, a second end, and a bending portion. A first cut is disposed between the bending portion and the first end and a second cut is disposed between the bending portion and the second end. The first cut is expandable to form a first opening and the second cut is expandable to form a second opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventor: Jason M. Seward
  • Patent number: 11202725
    Abstract: Nonwoven webs/nonwoven laminates for use in absorbent articles are disclosed. The nonwoven webs/nonwoven laminates are useful in leg cuffs of absorbent articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kelyn Anne Arora, Stephanie Niezgoda Moss, Shirdish Poondru, Timothy Ian Mullane, Nathan Ray Whitely, John Lee Hammons
  • Patent number: 11198634
    Abstract: A curved cover glass includes a plate-like glass body having a first surface, a second surface facing the first surface and at least one end face. The plate-like glass body has an average thickness of 5 mm or less. Among tangential directions on the first surface at an arbitrary point, when an X-axis is assumed to be a direction in which a first curvature radius R1 in cross-section of the first surface in an XZ plane is minimum, the first surface has a curvature part in which the surface is bent in the X-axis direction at least at one point on the first surface. The first curvature radius R1 is 10,000 mm or less. The curvature part includes at least one opening or concave part extending from the first surface to the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Koki Moriya, Takeaki Ono
  • Patent number: 11192323
    Abstract: The present disclosure is a method of bonding an electrostatic chuck to a temperature control base. According to the embodiments, a bonding layer is formed between a dielectric body comprising the electrostatic chuck and a temperature control base. A flow aperture extends through the dielectric body and is aligned with a flow aperture in the temperature control base. The bonding layer is also configured with an opening that aligns with apertures in the dielectric body and the temperature control base. In one aspect, a porous plug may be disposed within the flow aperture to protect the bonding layer. In another aspect, a seal is disposed within the flow aperture to seal off the boding layer from gases in the flow aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Vijay D. Parkhe, Roger Alan Lindley
  • Patent number: 11191982
    Abstract: A fire protection element includes a mat of intumescent material, a reinforcing liner and ventilation holes. Furthermore, a fire protection wrap is used as a fire protection element of this type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christoph Aubauer, Egon Berghofer
  • Patent number: 11185128
    Abstract: An article of apparel includes a base layer defined by a Poisson's ratio, and a polymer structure coupled to the base layer. The polymer structure is configured to lower the Poisson's ratio of the base layer. The polymer structure includes a plurality of interconnected members forming an array of cell units. The plurality of interconnected members form cell walls with interior recesses defined within the cell walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Toronjo, David McManus, John Acevedo, Alan Guyan
  • Patent number: 11134747
    Abstract: A shoe or apparel, including a first material layer with a first plurality of protrusions, a flexible layer with a plurality of apertures, and a second material layer. The flexible layer is positioned between the first material layer and the second material layer. Each protrusion of the first plurality of protrusions of the first material layer extends through at least one aperture of the plurality of apertures of the flexible layer and is connected to the second material layer. The flexible layer is not connected to the first material layer and the second material layer, and thereby can freely move between the first material layer and the second material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Stephen John Russell, Jessica Dorothy Janine Hymas
  • Patent number: 11130362
    Abstract: A device for providing attachment points for a folder has a layer of material with an inside surface and an outside surface. The inside surface folds onto itself to form a doubled layer having a folded edge and a cut out section. A supporting segment at or near the folded edge closes the cut out section into an aperture for receiving a closing mechanism of a binder. The device is adhered to the inside of a folder at the folder openings arranged to receive the binder's closing mechanism. When the reinforced folded folder is mounted into a binder, both sides of the folded folder press against the attachment device to contain the attachment device in the folder, and the supporting segment presses against the closing mechanism to contain the folder in the binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventor: Philip J. Berlinsky
  • Patent number: 11109629
    Abstract: An article of apparel has at least one panel including a first material having a first modulus of elasticity and a second material having a second modulus of elasticity, the first modulus of elasticity being greater than the second modulus of elasticity. An auxetic structure is provided by the first material on the panel, the auxetic structure comprising a pattern of reentrant shapes. A fill portion is provided by the second material on the panel, the fill portion formed by a plurality of stitches positioned inside of each reentrant shape of the auxetic structure, and the fill portion substantially filling an interior area defined by each reentrant shape. The fill portion is a base layer of the at least one panel and the auxetic structure is an auxetic layer positioned on the base layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Sanders Blakely, Alan Toronjo
  • Patent number: 11111175
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a hydrophobic window. The hydrophobic window includes a frame; a glass embedded in the frame; and a hydrophobic film on a surface of the glass. The hydrophobic film comprises a flexible substrate and a hydrophobic layer. The flexible substrate comprises a flexible base and a patterned first bulge layer on a surface of the flexible base. The hydrophobic layer is on the surface of the patterned first bulge layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuan-Hao Jin, Qun-Qing Li, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 11090904
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a stretchable film and a fabricating method thereof, and a display device including the same. The stretchable film is composed of at least two layers, where each layer includes a first portion and a plurality of second portions. The first portion is a grid-like structure having a plurality of openings, and the second portion is an island-like structure in the opening. Any one of the plurality of second portions in any one layer does not completely overlap with any one of the plurality of second portions in other layers. The first portions of adjacent layers are partially overlapped, and the overlapped portions are adhered together. The first portion has an elasticity modulus that is less than an elasticity modulus of the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Inventors: Pinfan Wang, Hejin Wang
  • Patent number: 11091383
    Abstract: A plate-like glass element including a pair of opposite side faces and at least one channel introduced into the glass of the glass element. The at least one channel joins the side faces and opens into the side faces. The at least one channel has a rounded wall and a transverse dimension of less than 100 ?m. The at least one channel extends in a longitudinal direction that runs transverse to the side faces. The rounded wall of the at least one channel has a plurality of rounded, substantially hemispherical depressions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Andreas Ortner, Andreas Roters, Frank-Thomas Lentes, Lutz Parthier, Markus Heiß-Choquet, Ulrich Peuchert, Fabian Wagner, Florian Resch, Laura Brückbauer, Matthias Jotz, Vanessa Hiller
  • Patent number: 11085150
    Abstract: The invention provides calendered tissue webs and products produced by passing a tissue web through a calender nip created by a patterned roll having a first pattern and a second pattern thereon and a substantially smooth roll. As the web is transported through the nip it is subjected to variable calender loads that impart variable cross-machine (CD) direction properties to the resulting calendered web. CD properties that may be varied according to the present invention include sheet caliper, sheet bulk and surface smoothness. The variable CD property may be preserved in the web as it is further converted, such as winding about a core, resulting in tissue products having physical properties that vary along at least one dimension of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventors: Maurizio Tirimacco, Christopher Steven LeCount, Daniel John Schultz
  • Patent number: 11072432
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing of a part made of composite material including pre-compacting to a predetermined shape of a mixture of a first thermosetting resin with discontinuous long fibers so as to form a first preform, pre-curing the first preform until an intermediate conversion stage corresponding to a solidification of said first resin, contacting the first preform with a second preform including a fiber structure of continuous fibers impregnated with a second thermosetting resin, polymerizing the first and second preforms so as to form a part made of composite material including a body made of composite material including reinforcement made of continuous fibers consolidated by an organic matrix provided with a portion made of composite material including reinforcement made of discontinuous long fibers consolidated by an organic matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: SAFRAN
    Inventors: Robin Mandel, Patrick Dunleavy, Emilie Trousset
  • Patent number: 11065836
    Abstract: The present invention provides a glass plate module to be attached to a vehicle. The glass plate module includes laminated glass in which an outer glass plate, an interlayer, and an inner glass plate are layered in this order; a mask layer that is provided on the laminated glass and blocks a field of vision from outside; and an attachment member that is attached to a portion corresponding to the mask layer on the inner glass plate with at least a first adhesion means and a second adhesion means and configured to support an information acquisition device for acquiring information from outside of a vehicle. The first adhesion means includes adhesive at at least one location. The second adhesion means is configured such that the adhesive conducts preliminary fixing prior to curing. The attachment member includes a fixation portion that faces the mask layer and has a bonding surface provided with the adhesion means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Inventor: Masafumi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 11059267
    Abstract: The present invention is a laminate sheet having two laminae. The first lamina is a relatively hard material having first and second surfaces. The first surface has a plurality of raised and generally pointed piercing structures, each structure having a tip. The second lamina is graphite foil material, which is mated to the relatively hard material, such that at least some of the piercing structures pierce the graphite foil material. In one embodiment, the first lamina has no performations and is uniformly smooth. In another embodiment, the second surface also has a plurality of piercing structures and a third lamina comprising graphite foil is mated to the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Gripmetal Limited
    Inventor: Ray Arbesman
  • Patent number: 11047129
    Abstract: An intumescent mesh has a flexible grid with a plurality of strands that form a series of openings in the flexible grid, and an intumescent coating applied to the flexible grid. The intumescent coating is made of an expandable graphite and a polymer-based carrier as ingredients and having an activation temperature above which the intumescent coating swells. The grid is sized such that the intumescent coating permits airflow through the flexible grid until the intumescent coating is exposed to temperatures at or above the activation temperature, whereupon the intumescent coating swells to seal the openings and prevent air flow through the flexible grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Canadian Borax Inc.
    Inventors: Wesley James Wall, Adam Wall, Shekaib Adab