With Mass Application Of Nonadhesive Fibers Or Particles Between Laminae Patents (Class 156/276)
  • Patent number: 10923244
    Abstract: A phosphor screen for a Micro-Electro-Mechanical-Systems (MEMS) image intensifier includes a wafer structure, a lattice of interior walls, a thin film phosphor layer, and a reflective metal layer. The wafer structure has a naturally opaque top layer and an active area defined within the naturally opaque top layer. The lattice of interior walls is formed, within the active area, from the naturally opaque top layer. The thin film phosphor layer is disposed in the active area, between the lattice of interior walls. The reflective metal layer that is disposed atop the thin film phosphor layer. In at least some instances, the thin film phosphor layer is a non-particle phosphor layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Elbit Systems of America, LLC
    Inventors: Arlynn W. Smith, Dan CHiLCOTT
  • Patent number: 10849796
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing absorbent cores for absorbent sanitary articles, comprising: a rotating forming wheel including a plurality of forming elements defining a peripheral surface of the forming wheel, a forming chamber containing absorbent material facing a portion of the peripheral surface of the forming wheel, a first roller for feeding a first nonwoven web onto the peripheral surface of the forming wheel upstream of the forming chamber, a second roller for feeding a second nonwoven web onto the peripheral surface of the forming wheel downstream of the forming chamber, wherein each of said forming elements comprises a suction surface connected to a suction source and at least one protruding rib having a blowing surface selectively connected to a stationary blowing device, wherein said at least one blowing surface and said suction surface are spaced apart from each other in a radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: FAMECCANICA.DATA S.P.A.
    Inventors: Gabriele Sablone, Antonio Cappucci, Antonio Giansante, Alessandro Cipriani
  • Patent number: 10840166
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a semiconductor device includes a first semiconductor chip, a heat dissipation member provided on one surface of the first semiconductor chip and connected to the first semiconductor chip, and a sealing resin sealing the first semiconductor chip and the heat dissipation member. The heat dissipation member includes mutually interlaced metal fibers and a thermosetting resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignees: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba, Toshiba Electronic Devices & Storage Corporation
    Inventors: Kumiko Karouji, Morihiko Ikemizu, Yoshihisa Imori, Hiroaki Kishi, Tomohiko Imada, Akito Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10786101
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing a pillow which enables a user to sleep well. To solve this problem, this pillow uses, as a filler, magnesium (Mg) based solid metal particles which are light and have high heat conductivity to enable the user to sleep well by stably holding the user's head and by increasing heat release property from the pillow. Additionally, the user's head can be stably held and heat release property from the pillow further increases by using a pillowcase which has excellent air permeability and cushioning properties and which has a three-dimensional knit structure composed of two layers of knit fabric including an outer knit fabric and an inner knit fabric and a connecting thread that connects the two layers of knit fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: MIYAMOTO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takashi Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 10699828
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method for providing a surface, in particular a floor surface, with a layer of a magnetic and/or magnetizable cover composition, the surface having at least one layer of cementitious material, wherein the method comprises the step of spreading the layer of the cover composition onto the surface, the cover composition comprising a polymeric binder and magnetic and/or magnetizable particles, characterized in that the layer of the cover composition has a water vapor transmission rate of at least 0.25 g h?1 m?2 according to ASTM D1653, and the surface and/or the layer of cementitious material has a relative humidity of more than 75% according to ASTM F 2170-11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: !OBAC Limited
    Inventors: Ian Robinson, Wayne Jobling, Ian Spreadborough, Derek Smyth
  • Patent number: 10657931
    Abstract: A musical instrument includes a softwood core and an opening formed in the softwood core. The softwood core is formed by combining a plurality of softwood boards. A hardwood plug is disposed in the opening of the softwood core. A first hardwood plate is disposed over a first surface of the softwood core. A second hardwood plate is disposed over a second surface of the softwood core. The hardwood plug extends from the first hardwood plate to the second hardwood plate. The softwood core, first hardwood plate, and second hardwood plate are cut into an instrument body. An instrument neck is attached to the instrument body. A bridge is attached to the hardwood plug using a screw or other fastener extending through the bridge and into the hardwood plug. An opening is formed through the hardwood plug. A string is disposed through the opening of the hardwood plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Fender Musical Instruments Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy P. Shaw, Joshua D. Hurst
  • Patent number: 10611121
    Abstract: A carpet waste composite and method for making the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the method, unadulterated layers of carpet having a backing side and a tufted side are provided. An initial unfused carpet layer is made by placing two cleaned, unadulterated layers of carpet tufted side-to-tufted side with homogenous and non-adhesive, non-binding contact therebetween. Heat and pressure followed by cooling are applied to furnish an initial fused carpet layer. An iterative unfused carpet layer is created by placing two cleaned, unadulterated layers of carpet tufted side-to-tufted side with the initial fused carpet layer interposed therebetween using non-adhesive, non-binding contact. Heat and pressure followed by cooling are applied to furnish an iterative fused carpet layer. The process of adding layers may continue as required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventor: Daniel R. McIntyre
  • Patent number: 10598831
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a retroreflective film for removable application to a three-dimensional object. The film comprises a transparent film layer; a first transparent adhesive layer; a retroreflective layer comprising glass microspheres and a binder; a metalized coating layer comprising aluminum applied on the retroreflective layer; a removable adhesive layer having a peel force of 2 lbs/inch or less. When the film is elongated by 50% it retains at least 50% of its unstretched coefficient of retroreflection as measured at the 0.2 degree observation angle and ?4 degree entrance angle. When the film is elongated by 50% it retains at least 50% of its unstretched gloss when measured at a 20 degree angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Jennifer Jeannette, Andrew W. Morris
  • Patent number: 10486128
    Abstract: Heat-expandable microspheres having an expansion temperature which can be decreased by a simple means without changing the polymerizable monomer and its ratio and/or changing the blowing agent and its ratio, and applications thereof. The heat-expandable microspheres are composed of a thermoplastic resin shell and a core material encapsulated therein. The core material contains a thermally-vaporizable blowing agent which imparts a swelling degree of less than 5% as defined by the following formula (I) and a component (A) which imparts a swelling degree of 5 to 30% as defined by the following formula (I), wherein an amount of the component (A) ranges from 0.0001 to 30 parts by weight to 100 parts by weight of the blowing agent: Swelling degree (%)={(M2?M1)/M1}×100??(I) wherein M2 and M1 are as defined herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: MATSUMOTO YUSHI-SEIYAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoshi Kawanami, Yoshitsugu Sasaki
  • Patent number: 10393928
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to photogrammetry, and, more particularly, to retroreflective targets used in photogrammetry for measurement of objects being photographed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventor: Mark Wegmann
  • Patent number: 10379229
    Abstract: A radiation detector includes: a light detection panel that has a light-receiving unit, and a bonding pad that is electrically connected to the light-receiving unit; a scintillator layer that is provided on the light detection panel to cover the light-receiving unit; and a protective layer that is provided on the light detection panel to cover the scintillator layer. An outer edge portion of the protective layer has an adhesive portion that is in close contact with the light detection panel in a region between the scintillator layer and the bonding pad, and an extension that extends from the adhesive portion to an opposite side of the light detection panel in a self-supporting state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Narihiro Yoshida, Syouji Kurebayashi, Kiyotaka Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10357939
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the development of high performance light weight carbon fiber fabric-electrospun carbon nanofibers hybrid polymer composites and a process thereof. In this process continuous carbon nanofiber sheets of diameter in the range of few hundred nanometers are developed from electrospun PAN nanofibers and sandwich between the carbon fiber fabric epoxy resin prepregs to develop hybrid polymer composites by compression molding technique with low content of carbon fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
    Inventors: Sanjay Ragnath Dhakate, Anisha Chaudhary, Ashish Gupta, Rakesh Behari Mathur
  • Patent number: 10347421
    Abstract: There is provided a multilayer ceramic electronic component, including: a ceramic body having external electrodes; and internal electrodes disposed between ceramic layers within the ceramic body, the ceramic body having a width smaller than a length thereof and the number of laminated internal electrodes being 250 or more, wherein when the thickness of the ceramic layer is denoted by Td and the thickness of the internal electrode is denoted by Te, 0.5?Te/Td?2.0, and when the thickness of a central portion of the ceramic body is denoted by Tm and the thickness of each of side portions of the ceramic body is denoted by Ta, 0.9?Ta/Tm?0.97, and thus, a multilayer ceramic electronic component having low equivalent series inductance (ESL) may be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hae Suk Chung, Byoung Hwa Lee, Min Cheol Park, Eun Hyuk Chae
  • Patent number: 10279561
    Abstract: A laminated body that exhibits heat resistance, chemical resistance, good interfacial adhesion, good varnish-impregnation and also has a three-dimensional formability and results in low variability in the shapes of the products in a forming process and an excellent forming process yield. The laminated body includes a thermoplastic resin sheet layer having a heat of crystallization of 10 J/g or more and a wet-laid nonwoven layer including polyphenylene sulfide fibers and having a heat of crystallization of 10 J/g or more, the wet-laid nonwoven layer being stacked on at least one surface of the thermoplastic resin sheet layer without an adhesive therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Satoshi Naruko, Takashi Kimura, Tatsushi Kamiya, Takahiro Masegi, Shinichi Kondo
  • Patent number: 10227458
    Abstract: Methods of forming a polymeric nanocomposite are provided. The methods include combining one or more monomers to form a mixture and adding a plurality of carbon fibers to the mixture prior to or concurrently with formation of a polymer from the monomers. The methods can also include polymerizing the monomers to form the polymer and adding a hydrophobic agent and a plasticizer to the mixture to form the polymer nanocomposite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY KANPUR
    Inventors: Nishith Verma, Jayant Kumar Singh, Ajit Kumar Sharma
  • Patent number: 10225953
    Abstract: A heat transfer system includes a heat source, a first heat exchanger coupled to the heat source to remove heat from the heat source, and a second heat exchanger coupled to the first heat exchanger to remove heat from the first heat exchanger. The heat transfer system also includes a thermal doubler coupled to the second heat exchanger to remove heat from the second heat exchanger, a first heat pipe coupled to the thermal doubler to remove heat from the thermal doubler, and a second heat pipe coupled to the first heat pipe to remove heat from the first heat pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Thermal Corp.
    Inventor: Nelson Gernert
  • Patent number: 10213984
    Abstract: A curable composite material having high z-direction electrical conductivity. The curable composite material includes two or more layers of reinforcement carbon fibers that have been infused or impregnated with a curable matrix resin and an interlaminar region containing at least conductive nano-sized particles, e.g. carbon nanotubes, and a light-weight carbon veil. According to another embodiment, the interlaminar region further contains polymeric toughening particles. Methods for fabricating composite materials and structures are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: CYTEC INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventors: Carmelo Luca Restuccia, Fiorenzo Lenzi, Mark Bonneau, Josanlet Villegas, Emiliano Frulloni
  • Patent number: 10194227
    Abstract: A microphone having a housing including a bottom part and an upper part, and a transducer element which is arranged in the housing and is electrically and mechanically connected to the bottom part. For stress-free mounting of the transducer element, a flexible connecting element is proposed, which is pliable and/or compressible, is arranged between the transducer element and the upper part, and connects the transducer element to the upper part. The connecting element comprises a plastic, in which gas bubbles are distributed, the gas bubbles having a volume fraction of between 50 and 98% in the connecting element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: TDK Corporation
    Inventor: Wolfgang Pahl
  • Patent number: 10137596
    Abstract: The present invention provides a flexible high-density fiberboard which is essentially free of formaldehyde and isocyanates and comprises 70 to 90% by weight of straw fibers, and 30 to 10% by weight of a thermoplastic elastomer and one or more optional additive(s). Furthermore, the present invention provides a method for manufacturing such a flexible high-density fiberboard comprising the steps of providing straw fibers, providing a thermoplastic elastomer in powder form, optionally providing one or more additive(s), dry mixing the straw fibers, the thermoplastic elastomer powder and optionally the one or more additive(s), such that a mixture comprising 70 to 90% by weight of the straw fibers, and 30 to 10% by weight of the thermoplastic elastomer and one or more of the optional additive(s) is obtained, extruding the obtained mixture at a temperature such that the thermoplastic elastomer powder is in a molten state, and pressing the extruded mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: UNIVERSITÄT STUTTGART INSTITUT FÜR TRAGKONSTRUKTIONEN UND KONSTRUKTIVES ENTWERFEN
    Inventors: Hanaa Dahy, Jan Knippers
  • Patent number: 10130002
    Abstract: Provided are a heat-radiating adhesive member, a heat-radiating sheet using the heat-radiating adhesive member, and an electronic apparatus having the heat-radiating sheet. The heat-radiating adhesive member includes: an adhesive layer; first thermally conductive fillers that are dispersed inside the adhesive layer and spreads heat generated from a heat-generating component of an electronic apparatus in a horizontal direction of the adhesive layer; and second thermally conductive fillers that are dispersed inside the adhesive layer and transfer the heat generated from the heat-generating component of the electronic apparatus to the first thermally conductive fillers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Seung Jae Hwang
  • Patent number: 10022900
    Abstract: Provided is an application device capable of extracting an imprinting material in which impurities are mixed from a container of the application device and supplying new imprinting material to the container of the application device. An application device according to the present disclosure is used to supply an imprinting material to a substrate in an imprinting apparatus that forms a pattern on the imprinting material on the substrate by using a mold. The application device includes a container unit that contains the imprinting material, and an ejecting unit that is provided on the container unit and that ejects the imprinting material contained in the container unit toward the substrate. The application device is detachably attachable to the imprinting apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Arai, Yoshikazu Miyajima, Yutaka Mita, Akio Saito
  • Patent number: 9981857
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing low effective density TiO2 includes providing a template having a surface. The template surface is coated with a titanium-containing compound that can be reduced to TiO2 at high temperature. The template is removed, thereby forming porous TiO2 particles. The effective density of the porous TiO2 particles is less than 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Yan Zhao, Howard S. Tom, Hou T. Ng
  • Patent number: 9964783
    Abstract: A nanofiber sheet is described that is composed of a substrate and a layer of oriented nanofibers. Nanofibers of the sheet can be oriented in a common direction. In some orientations, light absorbent sheets can absorb over 99.9%, and in some cases over 99.95%, of the intensity of light incident upon the sheet. Methods for fabricating a light absorbent sheet are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: LINTEC OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Chi Huynh, Masaharu Ito
  • Patent number: 9925095
    Abstract: An absorbent article has an absorbing core and a liquid-permeable second sheet disposed on the absorbing core. The absorbing core includes a liquid-holding material and a liquid-permeable core-wrapping sheet. The core-wrapping sheet covers the liquid-holding material, but a portion of a top-side surface of the liquid-holding material is exposed. The second sheet contacts the liquid-holding material at the exposed portion. The second sheet is placed in direct contact with the cellulose fibers of the liquid-holding material, and liquid permeates from the second sheet into the liquid-holding material. Also, deformation of the liquid-holding material is prevented by the hydrophilic core-wrapping sheet covering the liquid-holding material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignees: LIVEDO USA, INC., LIVEDO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takuya Hishikawa
  • Patent number: 9919492
    Abstract: An armor panel is formed of a central layer of ballistic tiles, a support plate and a layer of high strength fiber weave. An outer layer of fiber weave formed of two plies of high strength fiber is wrapped around central layer, support plate and layer of high strength fiber weave. An inner layer of fiber weave formed of two plies of high strength fiber is wrapped around central layer. Armor panel is formed by molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Battelle Memorial Institute
    Inventors: Jay R. Sayre, Kary L. Valentine, Clarence E. Pollock
  • Patent number: 9878920
    Abstract: A white pigment dispersion includes 10 to 60 wt % of low effective density TiO2, 1 to 40 wt % of a latex, and the balance a dispersing medium. Inks using the low effective density TiO2 and methods for preparing the low effective density TiO2 are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Yan Zhao, Howard S. Tom, Hou T. Ng
  • Patent number: 9770848
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a low density inorganic powder insulator having a low density molded structure using expanded perlite without a binder and a mold machine for manufacturing the same, and more particularly, to a technology of uniformly dispersing perlite particles having a shape of irregular fragments of glass using expanded perlite to form a framework among synthetic silica to improve molding strength even at a low density, thereby reducing thermal conductivity (conduction and convection blocking) due to a low density and an increase in a specific surface area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: KYUNGDONG ONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bum Gyu Baek, Dae Woo Nam
  • Patent number: 9718093
    Abstract: The invention relates to a friction ring, in particular for wet-running clutches or transmissions, having a carrier (10) and a friction lining (12) with a friction lining starting material (20) being a mixture at least of a thermosetting binder and a filler, and with the friction lining starting material (20) having a non-flowable, pasty processing consistency and the friction lining (12) having a solid final consistency after processing on the carrier (10). The invention further relates to a method producing such a friction ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: HOERBIGER ANTRIEBSTECHNIK HOLDING GMBH
    Inventors: Andreas Ohr, Michael Bergheim
  • Patent number: 9689791
    Abstract: A testing device for testing adhesion seal strength of a tape to a substrate. The testing device includes a body defining a chamber having a first port in fluid communication with the chamber, a platform sealingly attached to the chamber and having an elongate opening or a plurality of openings therethrough as a second port of the chamber. The testing device further includes a frame removably mounted to the platform. The frame defines a perimeter that surrounds the second port and, when mounted to the platform, secures a test substrate thereunder against the platform with a fluid-tight seal. Methods for preparing a test sample and methods of operating the testing device are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: INTERTAPE POLYMER CORP.
    Inventors: John K. Tynan, Jr., Kenneth Joseph Zanon, II, Nicholas John Carter
  • Patent number: 9650484
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fire-resistant polyurethane material comprising a foamed polyurethane main body, a fire-resistant inorganic powder and a hollow structure. The density of the hollow structure is lower than about 0.1 g/cm3 and the material of the hollow structure is selected from the group consisting of polymer, glass and ceramic. The fire-resistant polyurethane material according to the invention has excellent fire-resistant effects. The invention also provides a fire-resistant structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: INOMA Corporation
    Inventors: Cheng-Dar Liu, Che-I Kao, Buh-Luen Chen, Yu-Chi Wang, Ying-Chang Su
  • Patent number: 9636922
    Abstract: Processes for manufacturing surface elements are provided. The surface elements can include a decorative upper layer and a supporting core. Processes for manufacturing such surface elements can comprise manufacturing a supporting core having a format essentially equaling the desired end user format and provided with an upper side and a lower side, providing a ground coating on the supporting core, and applying a digitally printed décor comprising inks of at least four colors directly on top of the ground coating by means of an ink-jet type printer, said four colors comprising one or more colors different from cyan, magenta, yellow and black; said digitally printed décor being one of wood or mineral, and providing and curing an at least partly translucent wear layer on the upper side of the supporting core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: PERGO (EUROPE) AB
    Inventors: Krister Hansson, Johan Lundgren, Hakan Wernersson
  • Patent number: 9556622
    Abstract: Building panels with a homogenous decorative surface having a wear layer comprising fibers, binders and wear resistant particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Darko Pervan, Kent Lindgren, Jan Jacobsson, Eddy Boucké, Göran Ziegler, Niclas Håkansson
  • Patent number: 9365023
    Abstract: An absorbent sheet manufacturing apparatus is provided with a cylinder part (21) having a plurality of through-holes (212) arranged in a circumferential direction. The cylinder part (21) is rotated, and therefore particles of high-absorbent resin are sequentially filled into the through-holes (212) from a particle storage space (217) in the cylinder part (21). In a particle supply region (210) of a lower portion of the cylinder part (21), the inner side surface (215) of the cylinder part (21) is covered with an isolation part (25) so that each through-hole (212) filled with particles is isolated from the particle storage space (217). And in this state, particles are ejected from the through-hole (212). As above, only particles filled in each through-hole (212) are ejected, and therefore a desired amount of particles can be easily supplied from the through-hole (212).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: LIVEDO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuya Maruhata
  • Patent number: 9316584
    Abstract: In a scintillator panel, a glass substrate with the thickness of not more than 150 ?m serves as a support body, thereby achieving excellent radiotransparency and flexibility. Furthermore, in this scintillator panel, an organic resin layer is formed so as to cover the entire surface of the glass substrate. This reinforces the glass substrate, whereby the edge part thereof can be prevented from chipping or cracking. Furthermore, stray light can be prevented from entering a side face of the glass substrate and, since the organic resin layer is formed on the entire surface, it becomes feasible to suppress warping of the glass substrate due to internal stress after formation of a scintillator layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: HAMAMATSU PHOTONICS K.K.
    Inventors: Hidenori Jonishi, Munenori Shikida, Yutaka Kusuyama
  • Patent number: 9283119
    Abstract: An absorbent sheet manufacturing apparatus has a cylinder part having a plurality of concave portions arranged in a circumferential direction, a particle filling part which is located above the cylinder part and which stores particles of high-absorbent resin, to sequentially fill the plurality of concave portions with particles by a particle filling opening in its lower end, and a communication part which is located adjacent to the particle filling opening. A concave portion facing a posterior edge of the particle filling opening is brought into communication with external space through the communication part. Therefore, when particles are filled into the concave portion from the particle filling part, air in the concave portion is forced out by particles entering the concave portion and is easily discharged to the external space through the communication part. As a result, it is possible to increase a density of particles filled in the concave portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: LIVEDO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kazuya Maruhata
  • Patent number: 9192550
    Abstract: There is provided a dissolvable film polymer matrix that includes a plurality of magnetically responsive kertin-like fibers for application to an individual's face or head. The dissolvable film polymer matrix product includes hairs that are magnetically oriented in a non-random plain to be applied on an individuals face or head to simulate the appearance of the individual's natural hair. Methods of manufacturing and applying the dissolvable polymer matrix product are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2015
    Assignee: Avon Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Leona Giat Fleissman, Tao Zheng
  • Patent number: 9061892
    Abstract: A method is provided for fabricating a construction (10) having a functional side (12). The method includes the steps of: supplying a flexible substrate (20); attaching one or more structures (30) to the substrate (20) on a surface or side thereof facing the functional side (12) of the construction (10); and forming one or more features, for example, such as fibrils (39), on at least one of the structures (30), wherein the features have at least one dimension which is at least one of micro-sized or nano-sized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Ali Reza Mehrabi, Nagarajan Srivatsan, Mohammad Reza Mehrabi, Christine Uyen Dang, Ekaterina Vaskova
  • Patent number: 9033018
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing an absorbent body includes: a suction member for moving a suction section along a predetermined travel path; a cover member surrounding a predetermined range of the travel path; and a supply opening through which liquid absorbent particles fall. The supply opening is provided above the travel path in a space within the cover member. Of the space within the cover member, a space located in a downstream side of a position of the supply opening in a direction along the travel path is divided into a first zone in which the liquid absorbent particle is suctioned to the suction section and a second zone in which the liquid absorbent particle is suctioned to the suction section, the second zone being adjacent to a downstream side of the first zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Ogasawara, Takanori Yano, Kazuyo Miyazaki
  • Patent number: 9034130
    Abstract: A method includes steps of carrying an air-permeable web while holding the first surface of the web on a carrying surface; dispensing powder particles onto the second surface of the web; and while drawing the first air from a plurality of suction holes in the carrying surface through the web, thereby holding the powder particles in a predetermined pattern on the second surface of the web, discharging the second air toward the web through a discharge hole open in a non-suction area, whereby the powder particles on non-suction areas are blown away by the second air, thus arranging the powder particles in a predetermined pattern on the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: ZUIKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshio Tsujimoto, Masaki Nakakado
  • Patent number: 9034131
    Abstract: A method includes steps of: carrying an air-permeable web while holding the first surface of the web on a carrying surface; dispensing powder particles onto the second surface of the web; drawing the first air from a plurality of suction holes in the carrying surface through the web, thereby holding the powder particles in a predetermined pattern on the second surface of the web; and giving at least a part of the first air flow components flowing in directions along the second surface of the web by means of an airflow deflector opposing the second surface of the web, thereby moving powder particles on non-suction areas between the suction holes on the web, thus arranging the powder particles in a predetermined pattern on the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: ZUIKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshio Tsujimoto, Masaki Nakakado
  • Patent number: 8986474
    Abstract: Methods related to forming superabsorbent composite core structures using superabsorbent materials, such as superabsorbent polymers (SAP). In one method superabsorbent material is sprayed simultaneously with an adhesive to form a superabsorbent layer adhered to a first flexible sheet of material. A second flexible sheet of material is applied to the superabsorbent layer to position the superabsorbent layer between the first and second flexible sheets of material. At least one of the first or second flexible sheets of material is liquid permeable to allow liquid to penetrate into the superabsorbent layer from outside the composite product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Hubert Kufner, Ernst Hering
  • Publication number: 20150075711
    Abstract: A method for making a disposable absorbent core comprises depositing absorbent particulate polymer material from a plurality of reservoirs in a printing roll onto a substrate disposed on a grid of a support which includes a plurality of cross bars extending substantially parallel to and spaced from one another so as to form channels extending between the plurality of cross bars. The plurality of reservoirs in the first peripheral surface are arranged in an array comprising rows extending substantially parallel to and spaced from one another. A disposable absorbent article and apparatus for making an absorbent article are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Harald Hermann HUNDORF, Miguel Brandt SANZ, Holger BERUDA, Horst BLESSING, Peter DZIEZOK, Axel KRAUSE, Mattias SCHMIDT, Lutz STELZIG
  • Patent number: 8980770
    Abstract: A composite material, the composite material comprising at least one prepreg, said prepreg comprising at least one polymeric resin and at least one fibrous reinforcement; and conducting particles dispersed in the polymeric resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Hexcel Composites Limited
    Inventors: John L. Cawse, Martin Simmons, George Green
  • Patent number: 8960122
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing an absorbent body, including a recessed form die formed on a predetermined face of a predetermined member, moving in one direction along a moving path along the predetermined face; a duct disposed in a predetermined position in the moving path, discharging a gas including fluid absorbent fibers from an opening section toward the predetermined face; and a polymer casting member disposed inside the duct, casting a superabsorbent polymer from a casting opening toward a center area of the opening section in a direction along the moving path, wherein in the case of the form die passing the duct position, by the gas being sucked through air intake holes in a bottom section of the form die, the fluid absorbent fibers and the superabsorbent polymer in the gas are stacked in the form die to form an absorbent body, wherein an air pressure inside the duct is made lower than the air pressure outside the duct because of the gas being sucked through the bottom section of the form die, wherein
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Takanori Yano, Makoto Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20150047780
    Abstract: A stabilizable preform precursor for composites is provided. The preform precursor has at least one layer of a structural fabric comprised of reinforcing fibers where at least one of the layer(s) of structural fabric has integrated therein one or more stabilizing fiber(s) that dissolves at a dissolution temperature in a resin for infusing into the structural fabric to make the composite. The stabilizing fiber stabilizes the stabilizable preform precursor when the stabilizable preform precursor is subjected to an elevated temperature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: CYTEC TECHNOLOGY CORP.
    Inventors: Carmelo LoFaro, Matt Aldridge
  • Patent number: 8956767
    Abstract: The present invention provides a composite separator for a polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) and a method for manufacturing the same, in which a graphite foil prepared by compressing expanded graphite is stacked on a carbon fiber-reinforced composite prepreg or a mixed solution prepared by mixing graphite flake and powder with a resin solvent is applied to the cured composite prepreg such that a graphite layer is integrally molded on the outermost end of the separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Inventors: Dai Gil Lee, Ha Na Yu, Jun Woo Lim, Sae Hoon Kim, Jung Do Suh, Byung Ki Ahn
  • Publication number: 20150020990
    Abstract: A press felt includes a base structure providing dimensional stability in a machine and a cross machine direction of the felt, a batt fiber structure including batt fiber layers attached to the base structure which provide a paper contacting side and a machine contacting side of the felt. The base structure includes a first and second side. Polymeric beads or strands made from a polymeric material are arranged on at least one of the two sides of the base structure. The polymeric beads or strands arranged on the at least one side have a longitudinal expansion in the machine direction of the felt and are arranged side-by-side when viewed in the cross machine direction of the felt to generate space between adjacent beads or strands. At least one of the batt fiber layers is arranged to cover both the at least one side and the polymeric beads or strands thereon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: VOITH PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Antony Morton, David Stuart Ponton, Paul Raymond Riding, Andrew Allum
  • Publication number: 20150007864
    Abstract: A solar cell assembly including a first solar cell component, a second solar cell component, an adhesive layer positioned between the first solar cell component and the second solar cell component, and a contact extending through the adhesive layer to electrically couple the first solar cell component to the second solar cell component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Philip Chiu, Eric M. Rehder
  • Patent number: 8920584
    Abstract: A manufacturing process and a highly absorbent pad for a cat litter tray, which encourages the transformation of the liquid (feline urine) into a viscous state in the form of a gel and moreover, prevents the appearance of the unpleasant odors in the room and excessive bacterial growth and thus extending the usefulness of sand in a cat litter tray. The highly absorbent pad is composed of wrapped thermoplastic non-woven textiles made of a highly absorbent powder that absorbs moisture. In contact with the liquid, the pad begins to swell. The absorbent powder transforms from the solid state in the viscous state in the form of a gel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: TT Okroglica d.d.
    Inventor: Evgen Kete
  • Patent number: 8852381
    Abstract: A method for making an absorbent article includes the steps of applying a layer of adhesive composition to a stretchable substrate and applying a layer of particulate superabsorbent material to the adhesive composition after applying the adhesive composition to the stretchable substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Davis Dang Hoang Nhan, Mark M. Mleziva, Lawrence H. Sawyer, Peiguang Zhou