Including Aperture Patents (Class 428/131)
  • Patent number: 10729597
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and articles of manufacture are shown for creating a soft textile expanded apertured film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: ADVANTAGE CREATION ENTERPRISE LLC
    Inventor: James W. Cree
  • Patent number: 10729598
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article is disclosed herein. The disposable absorbent article includes a topsheet forming a portion of a wearer-facing surface, the topsheet being a composite or laminate structure having a first side and an opposing second side, the composite or laminate structure having a first layer and a second layer, wherein the first layer is a nonwoven and the second layer is a film, the topsheet having a pair of edge regions at least partially disposed on the wings and a central region disposed inboard of the pair of edge regions, wherein the pair of edge regions include a first plurality of discontinuities and the central region comprises a second plurality of discontinuities, wherein the first plurality of discontinuities and the second plurality of discontinuities are different; a backsheet forming a portion of the garment-facing surface; and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Lee Hammons, Jody Lynn Hoying, Luisa Valerio Gonzalez, Sybille Fuchs
  • Patent number: 10716716
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent article may include a chassis that includes a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet; and a leg gasketing system. The leg gasketing system may include an inner cuff and an outer cuff; the inner cuff may include an inner cuff folded edge and an inner cuff material edge and the outer cuff may include an outer cuff folded edge and an outer cuff material edge such that the web of material is folded laterally inward to form the outer cuff folded edge and folded laterally outward to form the inner cuff folded edge, and the leg gasketing system further including a leg gasketing system pocket with an opening on an inboard longitudinal edge of the leg gasketing system pocket. The disposable absorbent article also includes at least one channel in the absorbent core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Jeromy Thomas Raycheck, Abhishek Prakash Surushe, Cornelia Beate Martynus, Donald Carroll Roe, Ernesto Gabriel Bianchi, Bruno Johannes Ehrnsperger
  • Patent number: 10676582
    Abstract: Polyurethane foams having a NFPA 101 Class B rating (ASTM E-84) which pass the FM 4450 Calorimeter Test are produced by reacting: (a) an organic polyisocyanate, (b) at least one polyether polyol or polyester polyol with a nominal hydroxyl functionality of at least 2.0, (c) a blowing agent composition and (d) at least one halogen-free flame retardant. The blowing agent composition includes: (1) no more than 10% by weight, based on total weight of the foam-forming composition, of one or more hydrocarbons having an LEL less than 2% by volume in air, and/or (2) a hydrocarbon having an LEL greater than 2% by volume in air, and (3) up to 1% by weight, based on total weight of foam-forming composition, of water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Covestro LLC
    Inventors: George G. Combs, Susan C. Pigott
  • Patent number: 10662070
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention generally provide compositions of crystalline zeolite materials with tailored crystal habits and the methods for forming such crystalline zeolite materials. The methods for forming the crystalline zeolite materials include binding one or more zeolite growth modifiers (ZGMs) to the surface of a zeolite crystal, which results in the modification of crystal growth rates along different crystallographic directions, leading to the formation of zeolites having a tailored crystal habit. The improved properties enabled by the tailored crystal habit include a minimized crystal thickness, a shortened internal diffusion pathlength, and a greater step density as compared to a zeolite having the native crystal habit prepared by traditional processes. The tailored crystal habit provides the crystalline zeolite materials with an aspect ratio of about 4 or greater and crystal surfaces having a step density of about 25 steps/?m2 or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON SYSTEM
    Inventors: Jeffrey D. Rimer, Manjesh Kumar
  • Patent number: 10665763
    Abstract: An equipment system for bond-packaging an LED using a thermoplastic resin photoconverter by rolling includes: a cooperative roll-shaping and roll-cutting apparatus used for performing roll-shaping and roll-cutting on a photoconversion sheet, to form a photoconversion sheet array; and a roll-bonding apparatus used for performing roll-bonding on the photoconversion sheet array and a flip chip LED array. The cooperative roll-shaping and roll-cutting apparatus and the roll-bonding apparatus are arranged sequentially to form cooperatively linked process equipment, where the cooperative roll-shaping and roll-cutting apparatus includes a first rolling device with a protrusion array and a second rolling device with a recess array that are disposed face-to-face and aligned with each other, and the roll-bonding apparatus includes a fourth rolling device with a recess array and a third rolling device with a smooth rolling surface that are disposed face-to-face and aligned with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Jiangsu Cherrity Optronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jinhua He
  • Patent number: 10643815
    Abstract: Provided are an electron emission device having a novel structure and being capable of improving characteristics and/or extending a lifetime of a related-art electron emission device, and a method of manufacturing the electron emission device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kenichiro Nakamatsu, Hidekazu Hayashi, Tokio Taguchi, Tadashi Iwamatsu, Kohji Shinkawa, Mai Takasaki, Toshihiro Kaneko, Atsushi Niinoh
  • Patent number: 10617573
    Abstract: A stretchable laminate sheet including a thermoplastic stretchable film laminated on a non-woven fabric containing thermoplastic fiber therein, wherein: the non-woven fabric and the stretchable film are welded together at a plurality of first and second welding portions; the first welding portions are longer in a first direction and are shorter in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction; and the second welding portions are longer in a third direction crossing the first direction and are shorter in a fourth direction perpendicular to the third direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: ZUIKO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Miwa Koshijima
  • Patent number: 10583228
    Abstract: Some embodiments of a multi-layered dressing system for sealed wound treatment include various components used for sealing, dressing, suctioning and irrigating that are coupled together as a single, composite unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: J&M Shuler Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Simms Shuler, Lars Runquist, Alan Carlson, Evan Leingang
  • Patent number: 10563035
    Abstract: Systems and methods for producing aerogel materials are generally described. In certain cases, the methods do not require supercritical drying as part of the manufacturing process. In some cases, certain combinations of materials, solvents, and/or processing steps may be synergistically employed so as to enable manufacture of large (e.g., meter-scale), substantially crack free, and/or mechanically strong aerogel materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Aerogel Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen A. Steiner, III, Justin S. Griffin, Benjamin H. Wunsch, John N. Schneider
  • Patent number: 10557222
    Abstract: A woven textile is provided, including at least two blocks connected with each other. Each of the two blocks has an upper layer and a lower layer which are woven and fixed by a binding thread, and the upper layer and the lower layer are respectively composed of woven braids which extend meanderingly. The textile braid of the upper layer and the textile braid of the lower layer define a plurality of meshes, and the textile braids of the two blocks have different diameters so that the meshes on the two blocks have different dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventor: Ping-Kun Lin
  • Patent number: 10548724
    Abstract: Thin, biocompatible, high-strength, composite materials are disclosed that are suitable for use in a prosthetic valve for regulating blood flow direction. In one aspect, the leaflet material maintains flexibility in high-cycle flexural applications, making it particularly applicable to high-flex implants such as a prosthetic heart valve leaflet. The leaflet material includes a coherent single layer and an elastomer, wherein the elastomer is present in the pores of the porous coherent single layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: William C Bruchman, Bill R Finney, Paul D Gassler, Cody L Hartman, Peter J Walsh
  • Patent number: 10501935
    Abstract: A layered architectural water pervious concrete is provided. The concrete assembly includes a first layer of water pervious concrete preferably having 15%-25% void space capable of channeling water to the ground and underlying water table. Poured upon the pervious concrete layer, is a non-pervious concrete layer. Joints are formed through the non-pervious concrete layer, which preferably penetrates into the pervious concrete layer at least ΒΌ inch. Water flows from the top surface of the concrete assembly through the joints and into the porous concrete layer for distribution to the ground below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: INTECRETE, LLC
    Inventor: Mike Gunther
  • Patent number: 10485664
    Abstract: An prosthetic implant replaces hyaline cartilage in a synovial joint with a flexible polymer sliding surface, preferably of hydrogel, on a segmented support with an array of adjacent segments to which the hydrogel is molded. Adjacent segments are laterally and angularly displaceable permitting the implant to conform to rounded or irregular surfaces or to be rolled or folded for arthroscopic placement. Tension cables threaded through segments along a circuit can cinch segments together for stiffening the supporting layer and/or the cable can pull the implant against a bone surface. Adjacent segments can have inter-engaged structures. In some embodiments the segments are carried on a flexible foil or fibrous sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Formae, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin A. Mansmann, Edward J. Cheal
  • Patent number: 10478026
    Abstract: A splash guard apparatus for use in a bowl of a toilet to enhance sanitation is provided. The splash guard apparatus includes a sheet assembly disposed on the water in the bowl of the toilet. The sheet assembly includes an upper sheet and a lower sheet coupled together, the upper sheet having a plurality of slits disposed therethrough, the lower sheet coupled to the bottom surface of the upper sheet and in contact with the water in the bowl of the toilet. The plurality of slits in the upper sheet of the sheet assembly deflect any fluid waste disposed thereon within the bowl of the toilet to minimize the contaminated water in the bowl from exiting the toilet. The sheet assembly in the bowl encapsulates the solid waste disposed on the upper sheet, thereby minimizing splashes of the contaminated water from exiting the bowl of the toilet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: John Michael Nemetz, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10470878
    Abstract: Thin, biocompatible, high-strength, composite materials are disclosed that are suitable for use in a valve for regulating blood flow direction. In one aspect, the composite material maintains flexibility in high-cycle flexural applications, making it particularly applicable to high-flex implants such as a prosthetic heart valve leaflet. The composite material includes a porous polymer membrane and an elastomer, wherein the elastomer fills substantially all of the pores of the porous polymer membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Bruchman, Paul D. Gassler, Cody L. Hartman, Peter J. Walsh, Charles F. White
  • Patent number: 10465274
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an implantable endoluminal graft. The implantable endoluminal graft is comprised of a microporous thin-film metal covering having a plurality of openings and a structural support element underlying and physically attached to the microporous thin-film metal covering, the microporous thin-film metal covering having shape memory properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Vactronix Scientific, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher T. Boyle, Christopher E. Banas, Denes Marton
  • Patent number: 10442104
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for making an aperture web, comprising moving a micro-textured web through a first member comprising male elements and a second member comprising discontinuous female elements, wherein the male elements are arranged in a staggered pattern, and have a shape to form quadrilateral apertures in the micro-textured web. The present invention also relates to a method for making an aperture web, comprising forming microtextures on a web, and continuously moving the web through a first member comprising male elements and a second member comprising discontinuous female elements, wherein the male elements are arranged in a staggered pattern, and have a shape to form quadrilateral apertures in the micro-textured web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Pietro Cecchetto, Xue Wang, Jihua Xie, Shihuang Li, Jan Fuhrmann-Evers, Yue Tang
  • Patent number: 10422464
    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: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventor: Jason M. Seward
  • Patent number: 10414138
    Abstract: The invention provides a thermoplastic film comprising: a base film wherein the base film comprises a stretchable polyolefin material comprising one or more layers; and a plurality of extruded fiber elements; wherein the extruded fiber elements are located on at least one surface of the base film; wherein the extruded fibers form one or more protrusions relative to the plane of the base film; wherein at the location where the fiber elements are provided on the base film, a domain of a material mixture comprising the base film material and the fiber material is present between a domain of pure base film material and a domain of pure fiber material, and wherein the average thickness of the base film is less than the average thickness of the protrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: MEGAPLAST S.A. PACKAGING MATERIALS INDUSTRY
    Inventors: Konstantinos G. Gatos, Anthony G. Karandinos
  • Patent number: 10338706
    Abstract: The present application provides a conductive structure body precursor, a conductive structure body and a method for manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Hyong Lim, Yong Chan Kim, Junghwan Yoon, Jung Il Yoon, Ki-Hwan Kim, Ilha Lee
  • Patent number: 10322038
    Abstract: A disposable absorbent having a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, is described herein. The topsheet is a two layer composite or laminate web having a first layer and a second layer. The composite or laminate has a first plurality of apertures and a second plurality of apertures, wherein the first plurality of apertures have sidewalls that extend in a first direction, wherein the second plurality of apertures have sidewalls that extend in second direction that is different than the first direction, and wherein the composite or laminate also includes a plurality of embossments which extend in a third direction opposite the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Hugh Joseph O'Donnell, Robert Haines Turner, Vincent Sean Breidenbach, Douglas Herrin Benson, Timothy Ian Mullane, Karen Denise McAffry, John Lee Hammons, Kelyn Anne Arora
  • Patent number: 10316182
    Abstract: A solventless resin composition with a low dielectric constant and a substrate structure are provided. The composition includes: (a) 20-50 parts by weight of a copolymer having the structure of Formula (I) wherein, i, j, k, l, and m are independently an integer from 1 to 10; (b) 50-80 parts by weight of a compound having the structure of Formula (II) (c) 80-100 parts by weight of a hardener; and (d) 70-100 parts by weight of an inorganic filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jyh-Long Jeng, Jeng-Yu Tsai, Wei-Ta Yang
  • Patent number: 10265653
    Abstract: A filtration medium including a polymeric netting of polymeric ribbons and polymeric strands. Each of the polymeric ribbons and strands has a length and width, with the length being the longest dimension and the width being the shortest dimension. The polymeric ribbons have a height-to-width aspect ratio of at least three to one or five to one a major surface that is intermittently bonded to a polymeric strand, and a height typically greater than the height of the one polymeric strand. A filter including the filtration medium and a method useful for making the polymeric netting are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Andrew R. Fox, Lori-Ann S. Prioleau, Ronald W. Ausen, Zhiqun Zhang, William J. Kopecky, Leigh E. Wood, Michelle L. Legatt
  • Patent number: 10213350
    Abstract: Devices, kits and methods described herein may be for treatment to skin, including but not limited to wound healing, the treatment, amelioration, and/or prevention of scars or keloids. An applicator and/or tensioning device may be used to apply a dressing to a subject. The applicator and/or tensioning device applies and/or maintains a strain in an elastic dressing, wherein at least some of the strain is out-of-plane or at a non-orthogonal, non-parallel and non-aligned orientation to other strains in the dressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Neodyne Biosciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Jasper Jackson, William R. Beasley, John A. Zepeda, Richard T. Caligaris
  • Patent number: 10214857
    Abstract: A method of controlling a paper product converting line. The method includes unwinding a paper web from a parent roll on a converting line, the converting line having a plurality of operational parameters, the paper web including a plurality of sections in a sequence, and a plurality of marks, each mark being associated with an action score, at least one action score having an action value, reading at least one of the marks, obtaining the action score associated with a second one of the marks, the second of the marks being a next mark with an action value after the one read mark, calculating a distance between the at least one read mark and the second one, changing at least one operational parameter of the converting line based upon the action score, and converting the paper web into a paper product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: GPCP IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Andrew G. Bomstad, Thomas J. Petersen, Joseph A. Schulz, Gregory T. Johnson, Mark F. Gerrits
  • Patent number: 10184997
    Abstract: Protective covers that are particularly suitable for flexible RF coils include self-sticking, releasably peelable layers of film having one sticky/tacky inner surface and one non-sticky/non-tacky smooth (outer) surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: MRI Interventions, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Piferi
  • Patent number: 10144633
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a plurality of through-holes (132) in a layer of material by subjecting the layer to directional dry etching to provide through-holes (132) in the layer of material; For batch-wise production, the method comprises after a step of providing a layer of first material (220) on base material and before the step of directional dry etching, providing a plurality of holes at the central locations of pits (210), etching base material at the central locations of the pits (210) so as to form a cavity (280) with an aperture (281), depositing a second layer of material (240) on the base material in the cavity (280), and subjecting the second layer of material (240) in the cavity (280) to said step of directional dry etching using the aperture (281) as the opening (141) of a shadow mask.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Universiteit Twente
    Inventors: Johan Willem Berenschot, Niels Roelof Tas
  • Patent number: 10141486
    Abstract: Provided is a process method for bond-packaging an LED using an organic silicone resin photoconverter by tandem rolling, including the following continuous process flow: preparation of a semi-cured photoconversion sheet, pseudo-curing of the semi-cured photoconversion sheet, preparation of a flip chip LED array sheet, forming of LED package elements by dual-roller roll-bonding, curing of the LED package elements, and cutting of the LED package elements. The present invention has a significant advantage of bond-packaging an LED by using a continuous rolling process, and can satisfy a condition requirement of bond-packaging an LED using an organic silicone resin photoconverter, thereby improving the production efficiency and yield of LED packages in industrialized batch production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Jiangsu Cherrity Optronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jinhua He
  • Patent number: 10093792
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing a biaxially stretched polypropylene film for capacitors, which has high voltage resistance and excellent breakdown properties. The present invention also addresses the problem of providing a biaxially stretched polypropylene film for capacitors, which can be used suitably in a high-capacity capacitor to which a high voltage is to be applied under a higher temperature, and which preferably has a small thickness. The present invention relates to a bi-axially stretched polypropylene film for capacitors, wherein a polypropylene resin which constitutes the polypropylene film has a number average molecular weight of 40,000 to 100,000 inclusive and a Z average molecular weight of 950,000 to 1,500,000 inclusive, wherein, in a molecular weight distribution curve, the value of the difference obtained by subtracting a differential distribution value at a logarithmic molecular weight Log (M) of 6.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: OJI HOLDINGS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuji Ishida, Masahiro Nakata, Tadakazu Ishiwata, Akihiro Kakehi, Yoshinori Matsuo, Masahiro Yoda
  • Patent number: 10064767
    Abstract: A disposable diaper is provided. The diaper comprises a topsheet comprising a first nonwoven web. The topsheet has a basis weight greater than 25 gsm, according to the Basis Weight Test herein. The diaper comprises a backsheet comprising a second nonwoven web and a film. The film has a WVTR value of less than 6,500 g/m2, according to the WVTR Test herein. The diaper comprises an absorbent core comprising an absorbent particulate polymer material disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet. The absorbent core is substantially cellulose free. The diaper has a relative humidity of less than 75%, according to the Humidity Test herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Ferrer, Sharon Ann Young, Mike P Purdon, Han Xu, Paul Thomas Weisman
  • Patent number: 10034800
    Abstract: The present invention relates to disposable absorbent articles such as sanitary napkins, panty liners, baby diapers, adult incontinence articles and sweat pads. According to the present invention the absorbent article in the region designated for liquid deposition on its wearer facing surface has a single layer topsheet onto which liquid to be absorbed is provided during use of the article. The absorbent article includes a backsheet forming the liquid barrier surface and a unitary absorbent core between the topsheet and the backsheet. Importantly the unitary core provides improved liquid handling to the absorbent article and increases the masking, i.e. ability to hide stains due to absorbed liquid, of the article. This is particularly beneficial in the context of articles for absorption of liquids with high color intensity, such as menstrual liquid or urine of older adults.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Pietro Febo, Luigi Marinelli
  • Patent number: 10023701
    Abstract: In an embodiment of the present invention, a wet gel includes a crosslinked silicone resin in which a silicone resin composition is solidified; a first liquid capable of dissolving the silicone resin composition; and one of a solid capable of being dissolved in the first liquid, and a second liquid such that a degree of swelling, when the crosslinked silicone resin is immersed in the second liquid, is less than a degree of swelling when the crosslinked silicone resin is immersed in n-dodecane, wherein the second liquid is capable of being mixed with the first liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Chihiro Urata, Atsushi Hozumi
  • Patent number: 10005077
    Abstract: Oxide materials, thin films, coatings, and methods of preparing the same are disclosed herein. In certain embodiments the oxide material can have an MWW type framework or an MFI type framework. In one embodiment, the method includes: providing a suspension of an exfoliated layered oxide material in a solvent; and filtering the suspension through a porous support to provide a film of the oxide material, optionally directly on the porous support. Secondary grown films of the oxide material and methods of preparing the same are also provided. Thin zeolite films are attractive for a wide range of applications including molecular sieve membranes and catalytic membrane reactors, permeation barriers, low dielectric constant materials for microelectronics and sensor components for selective sensing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
    Inventors: Michael Tsapatsis, Kumar Varoon Agrawal
  • Patent number: 9938666
    Abstract: A unitary deflection member. The unitary deflection member can have a backside defining an X-Y plane and a thickness in a Z-direction. The unitary deflection member can also have a reinforcing member and a plurality of protuberances positioned on the reinforcing member. Each protuberance can have a three-dimensional shape such that any cross-sectional area of the protuberance parallel to the X-Y plane can have an equal or greater area than any cross-sectional area of the protuberance being a greater distance from the X-Y plane in the Z-direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Allen Manifold, John Leslie Brent, Jr., James Michael Singer
  • Patent number: 9856589
    Abstract: A hydroformed expanded spun bonded nonwoven web has a first substantially planar surface on one side thereof and a second surface on an opposite side thereof. The second surface includes a plurality of protuberances in a pattern. The hydroformed expanded spun bonded web has an average loft of at least about 1.3 times greater than an original average loft of an original unexpanded spun bonded nonwoven web from which the hydroformed expanded spun bonded nonwoven web was created, and an air permeability of at least about 1.2 times greater than an original air permeability of the original unexpanded spun bonded nonwoven web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: TREDEGAR FILM PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew D. Maschino, Michael Estel Fisher, John Richard Renner, Todd R. Skochdopole
  • Patent number: 9850552
    Abstract: A method of processing ultra high hardness steel is provided to increase its usefulness in armor applications. The method involves slowly cooling the ultra high hardness steel to a cryogenic temperature, slowly returning the steel to an ambient temperature, slowly heating the steel, and again slowly returning it to an ambient temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: INCIDENT CONTROL SYSTEMS
    Inventor: Stephen A. Monette, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9845703
    Abstract: A turbine component surface treatment process includes passing a UV-curable maskant through one or more fluid flow passages, wherein at least a portion of the UV-curable maskant exits the one or more fluid flow passages at an exterior surface of the turbine component, applying a UV light to the exterior surface of the turbine component, wherein the UV light cures at least a portion of the UV-curable maskant exiting the one or more fluid flow passages, and, treating the exterior surface with a treatment material, wherein the portion of the UV-curable maskant cured by the UV light substantially blocks the treatment material from entering the one or more fluid flow passages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James Carroll Baummer, Thomas Robert Reid
  • Patent number: 9837803
    Abstract: Provided is a resin molded article which makes it possible to prevent breakage of a resin and collar loss at joint sections. A resin molded article (1) is formed by resin injection, and comprises a main body (2) and a joint section (3) integrally formed at an outer wall surface (4) of the main body (2) and having a cylindrical section (11) configured to insert therethrough the joint member for attaching the main body (2) to a mating member (6). The joint section (3) is formed to be asymmetric about a perpendicular plane (19) which passes through the central axis (18) of the cylindrical sections (11), and is perpendicular to the outer wall surface (4) of the main body (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Isanori Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9820448
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a multilayered polymeric film for covering an agricultural structure or greenhouse, wherein the film contains adjacent layers that are capable of delamination from one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Plastika Kritis S.A.
    Inventors: Ioannis Lempidakis, Emmanouil Lempidakis, Michail Lempidakis
  • Patent number: 9801712
    Abstract: Thin, biocompatible, high-strength, composite materials are disclosed that are suitable for use in a prosthetic valve for regulating blood flow direction. In one aspect, the leaflet material maintains flexibility in high-cycle flexural applications, making it particularly applicable to high-flex implants such as a prosthetic heart valve leaflet. The leaflet material includes a coherent single layer and an elastomer, wherein the elastomer is present in the pores of the porous coherent single layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Bruchman, Bill R. Finney, Paul D. Gassler, Cody L. Hartman, Peter J. Walsh
  • Patent number: 9789557
    Abstract: A method of providing an oxidation resistant coating is disclosed. The method includes providing a substrate having a first surface and cooling holes. A portable coating device includes electro-spark deposition (ESD) equipment and an ESD torch connected with the ESD equipment. The ESD torch has an inert gas source and a rotary electrode conductive material. The rotary electrode is positioned within the ESD torch, and is shielded by an inert gas. The rotary electrode applies a compositionally controlled protective coating to the first surface of the substrate. Then the rotary electrode is inserted into the cooling hole and generates an electrospark between rotary ESD electrode and the substrate to form a rounded edge and deposit a coating of electrode material alloy at a cooling hole edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Dechao Lin, Ibrahim Ucok, Kivilcim Onal
  • Patent number: 9789680
    Abstract: A method of adjusting the print repeat length of a print image in a multicolor rotary printing machine, particularly a flexographic printing press, having a central impression cylinder, a first plate cylinder, and a second plate cylinder, including modifying the peripheral velocity of the first plate cylinder and the peripheral velocity of the second plate cylinder during printing operation, relative to the peripheral velocity of the central impression cylinder, and adjusting the longitudinal register of the first plate cylinder having the modified peripheral velocity and the longitudinal register of the second plate cylinder having the modified peripheral velocity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: WINDMOELLER & HOELSCHER KG
    Inventors: Mario Frankenberg, Rainer Ehrenberg, Frank Westhof, Uwe Hoewelmeyer
  • Patent number: 9676132
    Abstract: Decorative films, useful for making a wide range of decorative laminates, that have a relatively deep texture on one major face and a relatively smoother, print receptive surface on the other major face. Notwithstanding the deep texture, the films have superb tracking characteristics and are compatible with a wide variety of automated printing operations. This allows automated printing equipment to print information directly onto the films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: OMNOVA Solutions Inc.
    Inventors: William R. Guillot, Jon R. Schrader, Cornelius Joseph Toomey
  • Patent number: 9675500
    Abstract: An article includes a first web and second web underlying the first web. Each of the first and second webs includes first and second end regions and first and second side regions. The first web includes a precursor web having a pattern of discrete substantially columnar protruded extensions extending only from a first surface of the precursor web, each of the protruded extensions having a sidewall defining an open proximal portion and a closed distal portion. The article further includes a bonding pattern adhering together at least one of the first end regions of the first and second webs and the second end regions of the first and second webs. The bonding pattern includes a plurality of discrete bonding points and a sized spacing between each adjacent bonding point sufficient to have inscribed therein a circle having a diameter of about 1 mm to about 12 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Digvijay Rawat, Ronda Lynn Glassmeyer, Keith Joseph Stone, Pietro Cecchetto
  • Patent number: 9617105
    Abstract: A wrinkle smoothing device for a composite body of a continuous sheet related to an absorbent article includes a first belt that moves along a first travel path while retaining the central portion of the continuous sheet, and second and third belts that move along second and third travel paths while retaining side portions of the continuous sheet. The second and third travel path are inclined from the first travel path such that a downstream side is more spaced apart from the first travel path than an upstream side. The second and third belts retain side portions of the continuous sheet while relatively sliding in the width direction of the continuous sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Akira Shinohara
  • Patent number: 9595401
    Abstract: Example embodiments relate to a method of fabricating a graphene nano-mesh by selectively growing an oxide layer on a defect site of a graphene layer and etching the oxide layer to form the graphene nano-mesh. The method includes forming a graphene layer on a catalyst layer, forming an oxide layer on a defect site of the graphene layer, forming the graphene nano-mesh including a plurality of openings by etching the oxide layer, and transferring, after removing the catalyst layer, the graphene nano-mesh onto a substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jooho Lee, Yongsung Kim, Changseung Lee
  • Patent number: 9554949
    Abstract: An apertured film with a reduced gloss through the use of light trap micro-pits uniformly distributed on the lands of the film in a random pattern and a method of making the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: TREDEGAR FILM PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Rickey J. Seyler, Paul Eugene Thomas, Andrew D. Maschino
  • Patent number: 9554900
    Abstract: Thin, biocompatible, high-strength, composite materials are disclosed that are suitable for use in a valve for regulating blood flow direction. In one aspect, the composite material maintains flexibility in high-cycle flexural applications, making it particularly applicable to high-flex implants such as a prosthetic heart valve leaflet. The composite material includes a porous polymer membrane and an elastomer, wherein the elastomer fills substantially all of the pores of the porous polymer membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: William C. Bruchman, Paul D. Gassler, Cody L. Hartman, Peter J. Walsh, Charles F. White
  • Patent number: 9517963
    Abstract: Forming holes in a material includes focusing a pulsed laser beam into a laser beam focal line oriented along the beam propagation direction and directed into the material, the laser beam focal line generating an induced absorption within the material, the induced absorption producing a defect line along the laser beam focal line within the material, and translating the material and the laser beam relative to each other, thereby forming a plurality of defect lines in the material, and etching the material in an acid solution to produce holes greater than 1 micron in diameter by enlarging the defect lines in the material. A glass article includes a stack of glass substrates with formed holes of 1-100 micron diameter extending through the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Sasha Marjanovic, Garrett Andrew Piech, Shyamala Shanmugam, Carlos Alberto Pons Siepermann, Sergio Tsuda, Zsigmond Varga, Robert Stephen Wagner