Including Aperture Patents (Class 428/131)
  • Patent number: 11390015
    Abstract: A monolayer multi-axial integral geogrid suitable for stabilizing aggregate includes a plurality of interconnected oriented strands and partially oriented junctions forming a repeating pattern of outer hexagons having an array of openings therein. Oriented ribs extending inwardly from each of said outer hexagons support and surround a smaller inner hexagon having oriented strands thus forming a plurality of trapezoidal openings and a single hexagonal opening. The oriented strands and partially oriented junctions of the outer hexagons form a plurality of linear strong axis strands that extend continuously throughout the entirety of the geogrid and form additional triangular openings. The geogrid thus includes three different repeating geometric shapes. The inner hexagons preferably also can move up and down, out of the plane of the geogrid. The multi-axial integral geogrid thus provides a geometry configured to engage with, confine and stabilize a large variety and quality of aggregates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: TENSAR INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew Curson, Tom-Ross Jenkins, Andrew Edward Waller, Daniel John Gallagher, Daniel Mark Baker, Manoj Kumar Tyagi, Joseph Cavanaugh
  • Patent number: 11369527
    Abstract: A topsheet for an absorbent article is provided and has at least a first layer. The first layer comprises at least 15% by weight of natural fibers by total weight of the first layer. The first layer has a plurality of apertures. The first layer comprises land areas between a majority of the apertures. The contact angle on the land areas of the first layer between the majority of the apertures is more than 70° according to the contact angle test method. The topsheet has a run-off of less than 40% according to the run-off test method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Rodrigo Rosati, Gueltekin Erdem, Cornelia Sprengard-Eichel, Luigi Di Girolamo-Galasso, Andrea Lieselotte Benner
  • Patent number: 11306437
    Abstract: A clothing for a machine for producing a fibrous web, more particularly a paper or cardboard web, is substantially formed from a film-shaped material having a first surface facing the fibrous web and a second surface facing away from the fibrous web. The clothing includes a plurality of through openings each extending along a central axis from the first surface to the second surface. The central axes of at least some of the through openings in the covering enclose an angle with the first surface which differs from 90°. A machine for producing a fibrous web, more particularly a paper or cardboard web, includes the clothing. A method for producing the clothing includes making the through openings in the film-shaped material by using a laser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Straub
  • Patent number: 11251334
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing light emitting devices, the method including: providing a first structure, the providing a first structure including: providing a lead frame, the providing a lead frame including: providing a metal plate having a plurality of pairs of first and second metal parts, each of the first and second metal parts including at least one first region and at least one second region; using an electrodeposition technique, disposing a mask of a resist film on the at least one first region; disposing a first plating containing silver or silver alloy on the at least one second region; and removing the resist film; molding a resin molded body in one piece with the lead frame with parts of a lower surface of the lead frame being exposed, in which, the first structure includes an upper surface defining a plurality of recesses each having an upward-facing surface, at least parts of the first plating being located at the upward-facing surface of each of the plurality of recesses; providing a second struct
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: NICHIA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tanaka, Yasuo Kato, Kazuya Matsuda
  • Patent number: 11205540
    Abstract: A shield sheet comprises a collar magnetic sheet and a center magnetic sheet. The collar magnetic sheet is provided with a hole adapted to the center magnetic sheet. The center magnetic sheet has one end fixed in the hole and the other end protruding out of the collar magnetic sheet. The collar magnetic sheet comprises at least one first magnetic permeable layer, which is a nanocrystal strip, an amorphous strip or a metallic soft magnetic strip. The center magnetic sheet comprises at least two second magnetic permeable layers stacked one on another, which are fragmented nanocrystal strips, fragmented amorphous strips or fragmented metallic soft magnetic strips. Fewer nanocrystal strips are stacked for the collar magnetic sheet in the shield sheet of the invention, facilitating the miniaturization of the shield sheet and increasing charging efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: SUNWAY COMMUNICATION (JIANGSU) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhihua Pang, Lei Wang, Jiahong Li, Laili Kang, Shuai Wang, Kaihuang Liu
  • Patent number: 11171102
    Abstract: A multi-layer pillar and method of fabricating the same is provided. The multi-layer pillar is used as an interconnect between a chip and substrate. The pillar has at least one low strength, high ductility deformation region configured to absorb force imposed during chip assembly and thermal excursions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Virendra R. Jadhav, Krystyna W. Semkow, Kamalesh K. Srivastava, Brian R. Sundlof
  • Patent number: 11164726
    Abstract: A gas supply member according to an embodiment includes: a base material that has a gas flow path capable of flowing a gas from an upstream side to a downstream side, a main surface arranged on the downstream side of the gas flow path in a direction intersecting an extending direction of the gas flow path, and a discharge port connecting the gas flow path and the main surface; and a film that contains at least one of yttria, yttrium oxyfluoride, yttrium fluoride, alumina, and aluminum nitride and covers the main surface and a surface of the discharge port of the base material. The film covers the main surface and the surface of the discharge port such that a surface of the film does not have a surface orientation portion of which a normal intersects a normal of the main surface at 45° to 75°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventors: Tetsuyuki Matsumoto, Makoto Saito, Hisashi Hashiguchi
  • Patent number: 11131068
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for making shock absorbing pads utilizing reclaimed artificial turf and reclaimed carpet materials. It is demonstrated that the artificial turf systems comprising inventive pads exhibit improved Head Impact Criteria (HIC) and cradle-to-cradle score.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: COLUMBIA INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: Philipe Aldahir, Tom Odum, Jim Burns
  • Patent number: 11122910
    Abstract: Convoluted foam layers for mattresses, cushions and the like include at least one convoluted surface including at least one convolution that is structurally heterogeneous. The convoluted foam layer is formed of at least two foam layers fixedly attached to one another, wherein the foam layers are of different materials and/or have different properties. Also disclosed are processes for forming the convoluted foam layer and convoluted foam layers having multiple zones of a convoluted surface pattern that includes at least one convolution that is structurally heterogeneous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: DREAMWELL, LTD.
    Inventor: Christopher F. Chunglo
  • Patent number: 11084187
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to obtain a fiber-reinforced composite material molded article having high adhesive strength in a boundary portion between an insert portion comprising a fiber-reinforced resin substrate and an integrally molded portion molded integrally with the insert portion. A fiber-reinforced composite material molded article (1) containing reinforcing fibers and a thermoplastic resin and being provided with a first layer (23), a second layer (22), and a third layer (21) in this order, the thickness of each layer, the ratio of the total volume of reinforcing fibers (x2) having a fiber length of 3 mm to less than 100 mm with respect to the total volume of reinforcing fibers present in the layer, the ratio of the total volume of reinforcing fibers (y2) having a fiber length of 0.02 mm to less than 3 mm with respect to the total volume of reinforcing fibers present in the layer, and the volume content of fibers in each layer being controlled so as to be in specific ranges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Masao Tomioka, Takeshi Ishikawa, Akinobu Sasaki
  • Patent number: 11041389
    Abstract: A hot gas path component of an industrial machine includes an adaptive cover for a cooling pathway. The component and adaptive cover are made by additive manufacturing. The component includes an outer surface exposed to a working fluid having a high temperature; an internal cooling circuit; and a cooling pathway in communication with the internal cooling circuit and extending towards the outer surface. The adaptive cover is positioned in the cooling pathway at the outer surface. The adaptive cover may include a heat transfer enhancing surface at the outer surface causing the adaptive cover to absorb heat faster than the outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Benjamin Paul Lacy, Victor John Morgan
  • Patent number: 10994046
    Abstract: A hemostatic material, a preparation method thereof, and a pharmaceutical composition containing the same are introduced. The hemostatic material includes 200 to 1600 parts by weight of water-insoluble gelatin and 100 to 1000 parts by weight of hydrating material. The preparation method for the hemostatic material includes the steps of (a) providing 200 to 1600 parts by weight of water-insoluble gelatin and 100 to 1000 parts by weight of hydrating material; and (b) combining the water-insoluble gelatin with the hydrating material to form a hemostatic material. The pharmaceutical composition includes an aforementioned hemostatic material and active pharmaceutical ingredients. Through the aforementioned hemostatic material, hemostatic products can increase the blood absorption capacity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: GENE'E TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chung-Hao Wang, Shu-Jyuan Yang, Li-Cheng Pan
  • Patent number: 10987258
    Abstract: An absorbent of a disposable diaper is formed of a lower layer absorbent and an upper layer absorbent, wherein a pair of left and right slits is extended in a front-rear direction region including a crotch portion, wherein the left slit and the right slit are spaced apart in a width direction, wherein a top sheet includes a depressed portion that falls into the slits, and wherein, in at least a region located between the slits in the top sheet, a large number of convex portions is arranged in a zigzag manner while being spaced apart by an interval, and the interval between the adjacent convex portions in the width direction is shorter than each of sizes in the width direction of the convex portions located at the front side and at a rear side of a part of the interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: DAIO PAPER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aya Oshima, Aya Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10968581
    Abstract: Provided are a magnetic marker and a magnetic marker detection system with a reduced magnetic force. The magnetic marker detection system (1S) in which magnetism generated from the magnetic marker (1) laid on a road surface (53) is detected by a magnetic sensor (2) attached to a vehicle's body floor (50) of a vehicle (5) is a system with the magnetic marker (1) and the magnetic sensor (2) in combination, the magnetic marker having a surface with a magnetic flux density equal to or smaller than 40 mT and the magnetic sensor using a magneto-impedance element including an amorphous wire as a magneto-sensitive body with impedance in a high-frequency region changing in accordance with an external magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AICHI STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michiharu Yamamoto, Tomohiko Nagao, Hitoshi Aoyama
  • Patent number: 10921279
    Abstract: In a general aspect, an apparatus can include a substrate and a post disposed on the substrate. The post can include a plurality of nanotubes and extend substantially vertically from the substrate. The post can have an aspect ratio of a height of the post to a diameter of the post of greater than or equal to 25:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Brigham Young University
    Inventors: Guohai Chen, Robert C. Davis, Richard Vanfleet
  • Patent number: 10912682
    Abstract: An absorbent article (200) includes an absorbent body (23) provided at a front and rear direction range including a crotch portion (C2), and a topsheet (22) that covers a top side of the absorbent body (23), wherein a slit (40) with a predetermined width is formed in the absorbent body (23) at least at the crotch portion (C2) to extend in a front and rear direction, and wherein the topsheet (22) includes a fall-in portion (30) that is fallen in the slit (40) of the absorbent body (23), and convex portions (31) are provided at least at a part of the fall-in portion (30).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: DAIO PAPER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Aya Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10864124
    Abstract: An adhesive cover and method of use in which the cover is well-suited to effectively cover a temporary tattoo utilized in radiation therapy treatments. The cover includes a transparent, flexible layer with an optional rigid layer releasably adhered thereto. The first, flexible layer has a lower adhesive surface, an upper low-adhesion surface and a predefined peripheral edge. The second, rigid layer has a lower surface releasably adhered to the upper low-adhesion surface of the first layer, an opposing upper exposed surface, and a peripheral edge cooperative with the predefined peripheral edge of the first layer to preserve the integrity of the first layer during handling and application. The second layer is removed from the first layer only after the first layer is adhered to a patient's skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Beekley Corporation
    Inventor: Mark Broyles
  • Patent number: 10857042
    Abstract: Disclosed is a nonwoven laminate having a texture for improved absorption and distribution of body liquids in sanitary products. The absorption and distribution effect is caused by perforations distributed in a pattern-like manner in combination with elevations present on one side of the nonwoven laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: SANDLER AG
    Inventors: Andreas Burger, Uwe Bernhuber, Wolfgang Höflich
  • Patent number: 10857759
    Abstract: Disclosed is waterproofing sheeting that uses a polyester layer that provides high lateral stability and puncture resistance. The waterproof sheeting can be used in many applications including waterproof roof underlayments waterproof sheeting for foundations, underlayment for tile and flooring and various other applications. The waterproof sheeting can be manufactured without many of the problems associated with the granular coatings of existing waterproof sheeting that create excessive wear and environmental hazards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: TAMKO Building Products, LLC
    Inventors: David C. Humphreys, Michael Shifferd
  • Patent number: 10859182
    Abstract: A shaft-integrated gear includes a rotational shaft formed of a resin material; and a cylindrical gear that is formed of a metal material, wherein the cylindrical gear fits around a gear support part of the rotational shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignees: Jeco Co., Ltd., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hikoshi Izumi, Kazuya Sato, Taiki Miyokawa, Tomoki Mabuchi, Youichiro Ogata
  • Patent number: 10842124
    Abstract: Provided herein are compositions and methods that facilitate animal enrichment and breeding in animal containment environments. Provided in certain embodiments are animal containment enrichment compositions that include one or more sheets, where at least one of the one or more sheets comprises an array of scores defining a flat array of strips in the sheet. Provided in certain embodiments are animal containment enrichment compositions that include one or more sheets, where at least one of the one or more sheets comprises an array of scores defining a flat array of sections of the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: INNOVIVE, INC.
    Inventors: Gilles Speter, Leroy Jenson
  • Patent number: 10822815
    Abstract: The circular perforated drywall tape comprises a joint tape, a pipe, and a drywall panel. The drywall panel further comprises a pipe aperture. The pipe passes through the pipe aperture. The circular perforated drywall tape seals the joint between the drywall panel and the pipe. The circular perforated drywall tape is perforated such that a removable knock out sizes the joint tape to match the size of the joint between the drywall panel and the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Inventor: Paul Vance
  • Patent number: 10814707
    Abstract: A wind deflector assembly for use in an open roof construction for a vehicle includes an upper elongate element which is movably connected to a stationary part and a flexible wind deflecting material that extends at least along the front of the roof opening, being attached at a lower end to the stationary part and at an upper end to the upper elongate element to keep the wind deflecting material taut in at least the effective position. The wind deflecting material is folded at the upper end in a folded part, said folded part having a hinge part and an opposite first outer end part and wherein the folded part is mounted inside a first cavity whereby the first outer end part is being supported on the upper surface of the protruding part in the first cavity at least when the wind deflector assembly is in an effective position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: INALFA ROOF SYSTEMS GROUP B.V.
    Inventors: David Keller, Ian Schornak
  • Patent number: 10786024
    Abstract: A water proof moisture management garment and a method of constructing such a garment in accordance with the present invention utilizes at least three layers. An outer layer may comprise a stretch woven textile treated with a durable water repellant finish. The outer layer may be micro-perforated to permit perspiration to evaporate through the micro-perforations. An inner layer may comprise a moisture management textile to facilitate the transport of perspiration away from the skin of a wearer. An intermediate layer may bond the outer layer to the inner layer. The intermediate layer may provide holes to permit the evaporation of perspiration from the inner layer through the micro-perforations of the outer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Luke A. Pezzimenti
  • Patent number: 10758431
    Abstract: A formed film includes a first surface generally located in a first plane, a second surface generally located in a second plane parallel to and spaced from the first plane, and a third surface generally located in a third plane parallel to and spaced from the first plane and the second plane, in between the first plane and the second plane. A porous structure extends between the second surface and the third surface. A plurality of raised areas have sidewalls that extend between the first surface and the third surface, and top portions that define the first surface. The plurality of sidewalls, the porous structure, and the first plane define a plurality of gathering volumes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: TREDEGAR FILM PRODUCTS LLC
    Inventors: Antonietta Splendiani, Brian C. Loomis, John Richard Renner, Todd R. Skochdopole
  • Patent number: 10760189
    Abstract: A fabric for use in arc and flame protection, and a process for producing a fire resistant fabric are provided. The fabric is made from at least 70 weight percent (wt %) aramid fiber; less than 40 wt % modacrylic; 8 wt % nylon; and 2 wt % anti-static. The aramid fiber is made from recycled aramid fiber from recycled fire resistant garments, and virgin aramid fiber. The fabric may be used to produce fire-resistant garments worn by workers in many industries such as the oil and gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Inventors: Edward (Ted) Parker, David Kasper
  • Patent number: 10752336
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a first composite support structure and a second composite support structure. The first and second composite support structures are in a predetermined position relative to one another. The apparatus further includes an uncured pre-preg ply, wherein: the uncured pre-preg ply overlies at least a portion of the first composite support structure; the uncured pre-preg ply overlies at least a portion of the second composite support structure; and the first and second composite support structures are each stiffer than the uncured pre-preg ply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Keith D. Humfeld, Scott D. Hartshorn
  • Patent number: 10757806
    Abstract: A ceramic circuit board and a method of making are provided. The ceramic circuit board includes a substrate and a composite material layer. The composite material layer is formed on the substrate and comprises metal oxide powders and ceramic powders. The composite material layer has an interface layer which is transformed from the metal oxide powders by reduction and includes comprises zero-valent metal, lower-valent metal oxide and eutectic mixture reduced from the metal oxide powders of the composite material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventor: Meng-Hsiu Hsieh
  • Patent number: 10752415
    Abstract: Disclosed is a pouch (also called a flexible container) for holding fluid, the pouch including: (a) a first polymeric sheet including a first inner body and a first outer surface, the first inner body including a first inner surface and inner microstructure extending from the first inner surface, the first inner body defining an aerial microstructure surface area density (AMSAD) between 5% and 15%; (b) a second polymeric sheet including a second inner surface and a second outer surface. The second polymeric sheet may be joined with the first polymeric sheet such that the first inner body and the second inner surface form an air-tight fluid chamber therebetween. The second polymeric sheet may lack microstructure extending from the second inner surface. The first inner surface, the first outer surface, the second inner surface, and the second outer surface may be smooth and non-recessed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: HAVI Global Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Neil Darin, Dominic Neisen, Ralph Hulseman, Cameron McPherson
  • 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: 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: 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: 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 ¼ 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