Patents Examined by William P. Watkins, III
  • Patent number: 10786938
    Abstract: A heat-insulating shroud for facilitating temperature control of a heated article includes a flexible cover, made from a heat-insulating material, for covering a surface of the heated article, at least one air inlet defined in a first section of the flexible cover, and at least one air outlet defined in a second section of the flexible cover. In a cooling mode of operation, the flexible cover defines an air channel over the surface of the heated article for channeling an air stream from the air inlet(s) over the surface of the heated article towards the air outlet(s). The channeling of the air stream facilitates cooling the heated article. In a heat-conservation mode of operation, the flexible cover of heat-insulating material insulates the heated article from heat loss. Each air outlet may have a closure that opens during the cooling mode of operation and closes during the heat-conservation mode of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: SASIPA INC.
    Inventors: Harry Jay Kitz, Denis Pascal
  • Patent number: 10783805
    Abstract: A label with a microchannel for venting a package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: LaserSharp FlexPak Services, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth Klann
  • Patent number: 10781023
    Abstract: A device for controlling package pressure and gas flow for a packaged good comprises a film having a first opening for exposure to the inside of a package and a second opening for exposure to the outside of a package. A channel extends between the first opening and the second opening. The dimensions of the channel are configured to control the rate of flow of CO2 (cc/min @ 1 PSI) from the inside of the package to the outside of the package and control the oxygen transmission rate (cc/day/Atm) from the outside of the package to the inside of the package so that a flow of CO2/OTR ratio is at an acceptable level for the packaged good.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: LaserSharp FlexPak Services, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth Klann
  • Patent number: 10780672
    Abstract: A device (10) comprising a carrier material (14) and a matrix material (12) deposited onto the carrier material in a pattern that leaves a predetermined amount of space (18) between each deposition of matrix material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Zephyros, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Madaus, David Kosal, Dean Quaderer, Mark Coldren
  • Patent number: 10772195
    Abstract: A two-dimensional data matrix structure includes a first substrate, a first metal layer disposed on the first substrate, a second substrate disposed on the first metal layer, and a second metal layer disposed on the second substrate. The first metal layer has a plurality of sections and a plurality of empty regions formed according to a two-dimensional data matrix pattern. The first substrate, the second substrate, and the second metal layer commonly have a plurality of through holes, and positions of the through holes correspond to positions of the empty regions. The second substrate and the second metal layer commonly have a plurality of blind holes, and positions of the blind holes correspond to positions of the sections. The sections are exposed through the blind holes, and the configuration of the through holes and the blind holes is the two-dimensional data matrix pattern when viewed from above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: UNIMICRON TECHNOLOGY CORP.
    Inventors: Jun-Jie Chang, Shian-Tang Chang, Dung-Ying Sung
  • Patent number: 10766174
    Abstract: A failure module includes a support element. A reinforcing element is disposed on the support element. The support element is chemically compatible with the reinforcing element. A homogeneous chemical bond is formed between the support element and the reinforcing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Reliant Worldwide Plastics, LLC
    Inventor: William H. Maslakow
  • Patent number: 10760878
    Abstract: Multilayer composite materials having a camouflaged appearance. More particularly, camouflaged tactical vest covers having slots for the webless attachment of accessories. An easily colored outer fabric is provided with a colored camouflage pattern and backed with a non-colored high tenacity fabric for enhanced durability. A colored intermediate adhesive is employed to maintain a camouflaged visual appearance without the added complexity of dying the high tenacity fibers of the backing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Lori L. Wagner, Brian Duane Arvidson, Gregory A. Davis, Henry Gerard Ardiff
  • Patent number: 10759101
    Abstract: Methods and systems for co-injection molding multilayer articles having one or more molded apertures disposed between a gate region and a peripheral region of the article are disclosed. The articles include an interior layer disposed between an inner layer and an outer layer. An article has interior layer coverage over at least 98% of a perimeter of a cross-section of the article downstream of the one or more molded apertures. A method includes modifying fluid flowing past an aperture-forming region of a mold cavity to compensate for the drag of the aperture-forming region on the velocity of the fluid flowing proximal to the aperture-forming region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Milacron LLC
    Inventor: Paul M. Swenson
  • Patent number: 10737447
    Abstract: A control rod for incorporation into a composite assembly with at least a first composite preform, a second composite preform, and a cured resin includes a shaft defining an axis, wherein the shaft is disposable within an aperture in the composite assembly, and a plurality of threads disposed on at least a portion of the shaft. The shaft is made from, among other materials, a thermoplastic material. The threads define a thread pitch that encompasses more than one individual fiber layer forming at least one of the first composite layer and the second composite layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SHORT BROTHERS PLC
    Inventors: Robert Samuel Wilson, Oran Walsh
  • Patent number: 10730263
    Abstract: A trim component is provided herein, the trim component having: a first extruded TPO layer having a first show surface and a second backing surface; a second extruded TPO layer applied to the second backing surface of the first extruded TPO layer after the first extruded TPO layer is formed by an extrusion process, wherein a portion of the second extruded TPO layer is visible at the first show surface through a pattern cut in the first extruded TPO layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: INTEVA PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventor: Joseph A. Massetti
  • Patent number: 10717146
    Abstract: A dissimilar material joined body is obtained by subjecting to electrical energizing under pressure and joining with electrodes a laminated member, which is of a structure in which a first plate-shaped part and a second plate-shaped part having a higher melting point than that of the first plate-shaped part are superimposed on each other. A concave portion having a shape corresponding to the outer shape of an electrode is formed on the surface of the first plate-shaped part on a side thereof opposite to the second plate-shaped part. The first plate-shaped part includes protrusions, which are inserted into through holes formed in the second plate-shaped part. A method of joining dissimilar materials includes a hole forming step, a stacking step, a pressure energizing step, and a solidification step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuki Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 10696594
    Abstract: Acoustical tile including a dried base mat of: about 70 to about 90 wt % mineral wool; about 5 to about 15 wt % perlite; 0 to about 10 wt % starch; about 3 to about 10 wt % latex; 0 to about 5 wt % gypsum; and less than 5 wt % water. The dried base mat without including glass fibers and without a laminate layer or coating and without perforations has a NRC of about 0.70 or greater, a density of about 10 pcf to about 12 pcf, and a thickness of about ½ to about 1 inch. The acoustical tile can further include a back coating at a surface weight of about 5 grams per square foot (gsf) to about 40 gsf to the dried base mat, wherein the acoustical tile has the CAC rating of about 30 to about 35.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: USG INTERIORS, LLC
    Inventors: Wei Xu, Thomas M. Mayers, Scott C. Bakken
  • Patent number: 10688750
    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: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Vijay D. Parkhe, Roger Alan Lindley
  • Patent number: 10646382
    Abstract: A web of material having a plurality of ink droplets disposed thereon is disclosed. The ink droplets may be configured in a variety of different fashions on the web of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Atsushi Ueminami, David Christopher Oetjen, Paul Thomas Weisman
  • Patent number: 10646381
    Abstract: Nonwoven webs/nonwoven laminates for use in absorbent articles are disclosed. The nonwoven laminate includes a first nonwoven web with continuous spunbond crimped fibers and a second web joined to the first nonwoven web. A plurality of apertures extend through at least one of the first nonwoven web or the second web. The nonwoven web includes a plurality of continuous spunbond crimped fibers wherein a plurality of apertures extend through the nonwoven web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    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: 10640417
    Abstract: A thermo-electric method for texturing a glass surface including, for example, simultaneously heating a glass substrate to a temperature less than its glass transition temperature and applying a bias across the glass substrate using a template electrode. The applied bias at the processing temperature induces localized ion migration within the glass, which results in the formation in the glass surface of a negative topographical image of the pattern formed in the electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Nicholas James Smith
  • Patent number: 10626279
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides compositions comprising colloidal matter in solvent, employed for crackle formation when exposed to surface of a substrate. The said compositions crackle spontaneously without any external stimuli when exposed to the substrate surface as a film. The present disclosure also relates to substrates having a film by exposure to said composition and a method of preparing said substrate. The present disclosure also relates to patterned substrates fabricated with material or energy inputs deposited in template formed by crackling of the film and a method of preparing said patterned substrate and a kit for obtaining such substrates. The present disclosure also relates to using the said substrates for various applications specifically in the field of electronics or optoelectronics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: JAWAHARLAL NEHRU CENTRE FOR ADVANCED SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
    Inventors: Giridhar Udapi Rao Kulkarni, Kunala Durga Mallikarjuna Rao, Ritu Gupta, Boya Radha, Shanmugam Kiruthika
  • Patent number: 10604633
    Abstract: A prepreg formed from a resin and unidirectionally aligned reinforcement fibers, characterized in that: the prepreg is sheet-shaped; the prepreg has cutouts of a depth for cutting the reinforcement fibers, and includes reinforcement fibers (A) cut by the cutouts to a length of 10 to 50 mm and reinforcement fibers (B) having a length of equal to or more than 50% of the sheet length of the prepreg in the alignment direction of the reinforcement fibers; the surface area of a band section including the reinforcement fibers (B) in a plan view is 1.4% to 35.0% of the entire surface area of the prepreg in a plan view; and at least one end of the reinforcement fibers (B) is positioned at an end portion of the prepreg in the alignment direction of the reinforcement fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Hayato Ogasawara, Masahiko Nagasaka, Yasuhiko Nabeshima, Takeshi Ishikawa, Akinobu Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10603813
    Abstract: Structures for use in forming products having a wood grain appearance include, for example, a plurality of extruded layers having different colors/shades spirally wound about a longitudinal axis to an outer surface to define the structure. The plurality of extruded layers include varying thicknesses along a spiral length of the plurality of layers and/or portions of the plurality of extruded layers encircling the longitudinal axis include portions disposed at different distances from the longitudinal axis. In some embodiments, the spirally winding includes forming a cylindrical structure, and pressing the cylindrical structure into a cuboid structure having a square or rectangular cross-section across the longitudinal axis and at least a portion of the plurality of extruded layers defining a square or rectangle pattern across the longitudinal axis. Longitudinal portions may be cut from the structures to form the products having a wood grain appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Telescope Casual Furniture, Inc.
    Inventor: William M. Vanderminden
  • Patent number: 10596778
    Abstract: Briefly, a variety of embodiments of composite materials including part fabrication using composite materials is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Howard E. Crawford, III