Patents Examined by William P. Watkins, III
  • Patent number: 11566813
    Abstract: An air-permeable cover includes a substrate having a plurality of holes. The substrate has a first surface on which one end of each of the plurality of holes is open, and the first surface has a plurality of first protruding portions. The plurality of first protruding portions is arranged in regions between the plurality of holes on the first surface in accordance with an arrangement of the plurality of holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryouichi Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 11545707
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a pouch-shaped battery case configured to receive an electrode assembly having a separator interposed between positive and negative electrodes, together with an electrolytic solution, the pouch-shaped battery case including an outer coating layer defining an outer surface of the battery case and configured to protect the electrode assembly from an outside of the battery case, the outer coating layer made of a polymer resin, a metal barrier layer located between the outer coating layer and an inner surface of the battery case, the metal barrier layer having high moisture-blocking efficiency and high thermal conductivity, and an inner sealant layer located between the metal barrier layer and an inner surface of the battery case, the inner sealant layer made of a polymer resin that has high thermal fusibility, the metal barrier layer includes a first metal that has high formability and a second metal that has high rigidity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Inventors: Sang Hun Kim, Yong Kim, Yong Su Choi, Hyung Kyun Yu, Soo Ji Hwang, Na Yoon Kim, Min Hyeong Kang
  • Patent number: 11534975
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a part having an opening for receiving an insert, including forming the opening having an internal surface wherein the internal surface has a polygonal cross-section including a plurality of sides. The polygonal cross-section comprises a polygon having an area larger than a cross-section of the insert, and the sides constrain the insert so as to locate the insert in the opening when the insert is inserted into the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Ian Ribble, Nicholas A. Norman
  • Patent number: 11535015
    Abstract: To provide a molded product, a metal-clad laminate and a printed wiring board, each of which contains a tetrafluoroethylene type polymer, whereby an decrease in electrical characteristics is inhibited and a hole can be easily bored with UV-YAG laser; and methods for their production. A molded product containing a tetrafluoroethylene type polymer, in which the content of components other than the tetrafluoroethylene type polymer is at most 0.9 mass %, and which has a wavelength range where the extinction coefficient becomes to be from 1.2 to 4.5 at from 200 to 380 nm; and a method for its production. A metal-clad laminate having a conductive metal layer and a layer of the molded product; and a method for its production. A printed wiring board provided with the metal-clad laminate and having through-holes in the thickness direction of the polymer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Wataru Kasai, Tomoya Hosoda
  • Patent number: 11529788
    Abstract: A waterproof sound-transmitting sheet, which interposes an adhesive layer composed of a material having micropores formed therein, thus smoothing the flow of the air between a waterproof sound-transmitting layer and a support layer. The waterproof sound-transmitting sheet includes a waterproof sound-transmitting layer formed of a film having elasticity, an adhesive layer having one surface adhered to one surface of the waterproof sound-transmitting layer, and a support layer having one surface adhered to the other surface of the adhesive layer; and the adhesive layer includes a substrate having a pore formed therein and an adhesive agent formed on both surfaces of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: In-Yong Seo
  • Patent number: 11518063
    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: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: TELESCOPE CASUAL FURNITURE, INC.
    Inventor: William M. Vanderminden
  • Patent number: 11513560
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a support substrate for a flexible display device, and a flexible display device, the support substrate comprises a bending area, a transition area, and a non-bending area, wherein the transition area is located between the bending area and the non-bending area, the bending area has a plurality of first through holes and the transition area has a plurality of second through holes, wherein an area ratio of the plurality of first through holes in the bending area is greater than an area ratio of the plurality of second through holes in the transition area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing BOE Technology Development Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liming Dong, Haoran Wang, Fangxu Cao, Zhao Li
  • Patent number: 11497275
    Abstract: The present invention generally relates to methods of printing articles using three-dimensional printing and other printing techniques, and to articles formed from such techniques, including the printing of articles of footwear containing particles. Certain embodiments are generally directed to composites comprising particles (e.g., reinforcing particles), for example, rubber particles. The particles may be used, for example, to increase slip or abrasion resistance. The composites may also contain polyurethanes or other compounds, e.g., to facilitate fabrication, e.g., using three-dimensional printing and other printing techniques. Other embodiments are directed to methods of making or using such articles. For example, in some embodiments, a composite may be prepared by mixing particles (e.g., reinforcing particles) with at least a first fluid and a second fluid within a nozzle, such as a microfluidic printing nozzle, which may be used to direct the resulting product onto a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Kornit Digital Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Travis Alexander Busbee, Avin Dhoble, Noah Tremblay, Clara H. Rhee, Sean Christopher Troiano
  • Patent number: 11498318
    Abstract: Class-A components (CAC) include a first and second skin layer each having a polymer matrix and a fiber reinforcing material embedded within the polymer matrix, a third layer disposed between the first and second skin layers and including a third polymer matrix and a filler material interspersed within the third polymer matrix, and a Class-A finish coat applied to the second skin layer. The fiber reinforcing materials include a plurality of substantially aligned carbon fibers and a plurality of low strength regions staggered throughout the carbon fibers. The CAC can be integrated with a rigid vehicle frame. The CAC can be a structural component. The CAC can be a door, a roof panel, or a hood. The CAC can include a layer of woven fibers between the Class-A finish coat and the second skin layer and a portion of the woven fibers can be visible through the Class-A surface layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Selina X. Zhao, Xiaosong Huang
  • Patent number: 11498311
    Abstract: A barrier material for a containment system comprising: a first portion of polymeric material having an open structure defined by a plurality of small openings to function as a fine screen, the first portion of polymeric material being formed from a plurality of fibrous materials and being configured to form a static structure having a display surface; and a second portion attached to a second surface of the first portion, the second portion having an open structure defined by a plurality openings to function as a reinforcing member for the first portion; wherein the display surface of the first portion is configured to receive and retain a printed image thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: ASG ENTERPRISES (AUST) PTY. LTD
    Inventor: Daniel Wheeler
  • Patent number: 11491057
    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: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    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: 11495368
    Abstract: A process of forming a hydrophobic, conductive barrier on a metallic surface includes coating the metallic surface with an organic, conductive material. The organic, conductive material includes a conductive group having two or more alkyne groups and a dithiocarbamate group to bind the organic, conductive material to the metallic surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Brandon M. Kobilka, Joseph Kuczynski, Jacob T. Porter, Jason T. Wertz
  • Patent number: 11479012
    Abstract: An elastic film has a perforation formed by perforation holes that are elongated along a preferred expanding direction in the unexpanded state, wherein the ratio of the length of the perforation holes determined along the preferred expanding direction to a width of the perforation holes determined perpendicular thereto amounts to at least 3:2. The elongation at break along the preferred expanding direction is at least twice as high as the elongation at break determined perpendicular thereto along the width of the perforation holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: Mondi AG
    Inventors: Henner Sollmann, Peer Brolund, Ralf Schwering
  • Patent number: 11479013
    Abstract: A laminate comprises a wicking fabric and a polymeric film adhered to both sides of the wicking fabric, wherein the wicking fabric comprises a plurality of holes, the polymeric films on both sides of the wicking fabric are fused together at each hole, and the laminate functions as an air barrier when measured in accordance with ASTM E2178-13, and allows the passage of liquid water as per ASTM E2273-18.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignees: DUPONT SAFETY & CONSTRUCTION, INC., MOISTURE MANAGEMENT LLC.
    Inventors: James Dean Katsaros, Christopher E. Fetterman, Mark Stender
  • Patent number: 11465332
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a multilayered tape comprising a first layer; where the first layer comprises a first surface and second surface; the first surface of the first layer having a surface texture; a second layer; the second layer having a first surface and a second surface; where the first surface of the second layer is closer to the second surface of the first layer than the second surface of the second layer; where the second surface of the second layer contains at least one partition that is parallel to a longitudinal direction of the multilayered tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignees: SHARKLET TECHNOLOGIES, INC., COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Ryan E. Stoneberg, Walter S. Thielman
  • Patent number: 11459718
    Abstract: A device for melting snow includes a snow melting sheet formed of a plurality of particles of a snow and ice melting compound. The sheet is coated with a water-soluble adhesive coating applied to the particles of the snow and ice melting compound to bind the particles to form a sheet. After an area of ice and snow is melted with the sheet, the sheet simply dissolves. The sheets are presented in either a roll with perforations for tearing or a stack of connected or disconnected sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventor: Kenneth M. Nass
  • Patent number: 11440301
    Abstract: A vehicle interior panel includes a decorative layer formed from a material that blocks transmission of a range of wireless communication frequencies. Perforations are formed through the material so that the decorative layer permits wireless communication through the panel. The perforations may be formed in a pattern so that an illuminated pattern is displayed at a decorative side of the panel when backlit. The perforations can be made non-visible and enable the use of carbon fiber and other conductive materials in the decorative layer without sacrificing wireless communication capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Faurecia Interior Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Hugo Piccin, Julien Mohy-Paci
  • Patent number: 11401087
    Abstract: A vented grooved foam liner cap system for attachment to a container, including a vented foam liner having a grooved distal side that can be actuated from an open state to a sealed state within a cap of a container by a sealing mechanism. A method of equilibrating pressure and sealing a container, by venting contents of a container through the vented grooved foam liner cap system attached to the container, and after the contents have cooled to a desired temperature, stopping venting, thereby providing pressure equilibration to the container, and sealing the container by activating a sealing mechanism in the vented grooved foam liner cap system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Selig Grand Rapids LLC
    Inventor: Stephen Bernard Kleyn
  • Patent number: 11376767
    Abstract: A mechanical interlock pin assembly includes a shaft having a first end and a second end. The mechanical interlock pin assembly includes a set of helical spline elements disposed at the first end of the shaft, the set of helical spline elements extending along a longitudinal axis of the shaft. The mechanical interlock pin assembly includes a bearing rotatably coupled to the second end of the shaft, the bearing configured to allow rotation of the shaft between a first rotational position and a second rotational position relative to a mold cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: NyproMold, Inc.
    Inventor: Tuan H. Nguyen
  • Patent number: 11377722
    Abstract: A coating method for a component with at least one aperture includes providing a component having at least one aperture formed in a surface thereof; additively manufacturing a hollow member on a portion of the surface to define a space above each aperture, the portion of the surface being adjacent to the aperture, the hollow member having an inner peripheral geometry complementary to a peripheral geometry at least one of aperture; applying at least one coating over the surface of the component and around hollow member to form an applied coating having an applied coating thickness; and removing at least a portion of the hollow member to make a top portion of the hollow member coplanar with the applied coating to expose the space through the applied coating; wherein a lower portion of the hollow member remains to define the space through the applied coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: David Allen Singletary, John Thomas Zanetti, Kassy Moy Hart, William Clifford Ross, Jose Troitino Lopez, Anderson Viaro Mattos, Fernando Jorge Casanova