Composite Web Or Sheet Patents (Class 428/137)
  • Patent number: 12035840
    Abstract: A packaging device allowing for the distribution, storage and cooking of various food products, such as perishable or frozen food product(s). The packaging device includes a plurality of micro-perforations that may promote the extended shelf-life of the perishable food product and the maintenance of the quality of the perishable food product or be configured to maintain the integrity of a frozen food product. The packaging device also includes a venting system that allows the cooking of the perishable or frozen food products within the packaging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2024
    Inventor: Nazir Mir
  • Patent number: 12030242
    Abstract: A method of fabricating an article by fused filament fabrication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventor: Amir Rezai
  • Patent number: 12016757
    Abstract: An absorbent article (1) of the present invention has, in at least one of a front portion and a rear portion thereof, an elasticized portion (G) that is stretchable and contractible in an article lateral direction (Y). The elasticized portion (G) has an outer sheet (22) to be disposed on a side that is away from the skin of a wearer, an inner sheet (23) to be disposed on a side that is closer to the skin of the wearer than the outer sheet (22) is, and a plurality of elastic members (24) that are arranged between the outer and inner sheets in a state in which the elastic members are stretched in the article lateral direction (Y). The outer sheet (22) and the inner sheet (23) are partially joined to each other at a joined region (26). The joined region (26) is sandwiched between non-joined regions (36) where the outer sheet (22) and the inner sheet (23) are not continuously joined to each other in an article longitudinal direction or the article lateral direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Inventors: Kyoko Ishibashi, Yuko Fukuda, Yasuyuki Okuda, Jun Kajiwara
  • Patent number: 12016320
    Abstract: A multipurpose compostable absorption mat serves to receive and encapsulate organic matter for compostable disintegration of the mat and organic matter simultaneously. The mat comprises at least three portions: a first portion facing the organic matter defined by a parchment paper or parchment-like material having multiple pinholes or other openings or porosity sized and dimensioned to enable passage of greases and/or liquids; a second portion outboard of the first portion defined by a deliquescent material, and is able to absorb the greases and/or liquids from the first portion through a capillary mechanism; and a third portion outboard of the second portion defined by an impermeable plant/corn starch-based plastic-like material. The third portion looks and feels like plastic film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: UPZ GLOBAL LLC
    Inventors: Kimberly Kozlowski, John Jun Cai, Joseph Curcio
  • Patent number: 12004933
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a nonwoven substrate comprising a plurality of apertures that form a pattern and define a plurality of discrete non-aperture zones. Each of the plurality of discrete non-aperture zones has a periphery formed by a continuous line of apertures, with adjacent apertures being spaced apart by an edge-to-edge distance of no more than 3 mm, while each of the plurality of discrete non-aperture zones is substantially free of apertures within the periphery. Particularly, the area ratio of such plurality of discrete non-aperture zones over the nonwoven substrate ranges from 60% to 90%, and at least some of said plurality of discrete non-aperture zones have an area of 100 mm2 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Sijia Wang, Fancheng Wang, Yuhan Wang, Meng Chen, Xiaoxin Liu
  • Patent number: 11992980
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are a foamed resin molded body that has excellent impact resistance and rigidity and that is hardly fractured even when subjected to high impact, and a method for manufacturing the same. The foamed resin molded body is made of an olefin-based resin composition containing an olefin resin and a polyamide resin, the olefin-based resin composition has a continuous phase containing the olefin resin and a dispersed phase dispersed in the continuous phase and containing the polyamide resin, and the dispersed phase contains a melt-kneaded product of the polyamide resin and an elastomer having a reactive group that reacts with the polyamide resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Inventors: Masayuki Kito, Goro Takahashi, Toshihiro Suzuki, Yasuyuki Shimizu, Kosuke Tamaki
  • Patent number: 11983586
    Abstract: A ceramic circuit board includes a ceramic base material, a metal layer (first metal layer), and a marker portion. The marker portion is formed on the surface of the first metal layer. The surface of the metal layer (first metal layer) may be plated. When the surface of the metal layer (first metal layer) is plated, the marker portion may be formed on the plating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Inventors: Daisuke Goto, Hiroaki Ota
  • Patent number: 11974925
    Abstract: A stemless humeral anchor (10) includes a first end (12) configured to be embedded in a proximal portion of a humerus and a second end (14); a mating portion (16) for an articular component; a transversely extending collar (20); and a rotation control feature (22, 22A) for resisting rotation when the stemless humeral anchor is implanted. A void filling protrusion (24) can extend circumferentially from rotation control feature and can include a porous shell (26), in which a void filling component (28) can be disposed. The rotation control feature can comprise arms. One or more arms (22A) can have a larger radial extent than the others (22). A prosthesis assembly includes a base member (104) that has a helical structure (224) and one or more pathways (300). The pathway is accessible from a proximal end and is directed distally through the helical structure. The pathway is located inward of an outer periphery of the helical structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Inventors: Kevin P. Knox, Shawn M. Gargac, Markus Scheibel
  • Patent number: 11969978
    Abstract: A film, a manufacturing method of the film, a cover film, and a multi-layered electronic device include an elastic layer having a storage modulus index KSM of 20 to 350 Mpa represented by Equation 1 below and a haze of 3% or less, thereby providing the film having substantially low storage modulus variations over a wide temperature range, with good mechanical properties such as excellent elastic recovery force and good optical properties such as low haze, and provide the cover film or the multi-layered electronic device including the same. K SM = ( SM - 40 × SM 80 SM 20 ) - SM 80 [ Equation ? 1 ] Where SMn is a storage modulus (Mpa) measured at a temperature of n° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignees: SK microworks Co., Ltd., Arkema France
    Inventors: Kwangho Jang, Kweonhyung Han, Jinwoo Park, Atsushi Yoshitake, Sebastien Merzlic
  • Patent number: 11958642
    Abstract: A method of wrapping a palletized load includes providing an apparatus with a first wrapping system and a second wrapping system, banding a top edge and bottom edge of stretch film from each of the first wrapping system and the second wrapping system, overlapping the stretch film from the first wrapping system with the stretch film from the second wrapping system to create a composite stretch film, and wrapping the composite stretch film around the palletized load. The edges of the stretch film may be banded by passing the stretch film through a set of adjustment arms. The composite stretch film may have a plurality of sections, where each section is separated from adjacent section by a banded border, a first section and third section each has one layer of stretch film, and a second section between the first section and third section has two layers of stretch film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Inventor: Darrel Bison
  • Patent number: 11926489
    Abstract: A vacuum plate which may be used in a system in which sheet material articles are handled by a vacuum plate. The vacuum plate comprises a first wall, a plurality of bores in the first wall, and at least one air outlet for connection to a source of vacuum pressure for applying a vacuum pressure to the bores. The first wall provides, in use, a vacuum lifting surface for pulling and holding the sheet material article to the vacuum surface when vacuum pressure is applied to the bores. Each bore comprises a flared opening terminating at the vacuum surface for admitting air pulled through the bore by the applied vacuum pressure, and opposite this opening, an exit for the air pulled through the bore, this exit being surrounded by a rim that extends above a surrounding surface of the second side of the first wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Kongsberg Precision Cutting Systems Belgium BV
    Inventor: Colin Maxwell Wade
  • Patent number: 11911939
    Abstract: The invention is directed to an overmolded two-component friction element in a plastic pallet and to a method for forming the pallet. The friction element includes a rigid outer carrier member and an elastomeric material that is exposed at one or more ends. The friction element is first formed in an injection mold, and then is placed in a pallet mold. Resin is injected into the pallet mold around the sides of the friction element leaving the exposed elastomeric material form part of the pallet surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: ORBIS Corporation
    Inventor: Joachim Banik
  • Patent number: 11904069
    Abstract: The invention relates to biomimetic, biodegradable composites including a magnesium (Mg) alloy mesh and a polymer/extracellular matrix (ECM). These hybrid composites, more particularly, are useful for the fabrication of medical implant devices, e.g., scaffolds, and are effective for bone regeneration. The fabrication process includes creating the Mg alloy mesh, and concurrently electrospinning the polymer and electrospraying the ECM onto the mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventors: William R. Wagner, Sang-Ho Ye, Yingqi Chen, Vesselin Shanov
  • Patent number: 11905088
    Abstract: In the preferred embodiments, the present invention provides substantially improved slit sheet cushioning products by advantageously combining novel paper properties with novel slit patterns for improved features and characteristics. In some illustrative and non-limiting example embodiments, cushioning products of the present invention can include, e.g., a novel slit sheet material in combination with extensible paper employed as, e.g., a cushioning pad or as cushioning within an envelope product, wherein the cushioning product can be substantially more resilient, but, yet, e.g., thinner for better utilization of space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventor: David Paul Goodrich
  • Patent number: 11903802
    Abstract: In order to prevent degradation of appearance, prevent a decrease in flexibility, and improve non-elasticity in a non-stretchable region in an elastic film stretchable structure, the invention is characterized by having an elastic film stretchable structure (20X) formed by stacking an elastic film (30) between a first sheet layer (20A) and a second sheet layer (20B), wherein a region having the elastic film stretchable structure (20X) includes a non-stretchable region (70) and a stretchable region (80) provided at least at one side of the non-stretchable region (70) in a stretching and contracting direction, the stretchable region (80) being stretchable in the stretching and contracting direction, the first sheet layer (20A) and the second sheet layer (20B) are joined via through holes (31) penetrating the elastic film (30) at the large number of sheet bond portions (40) arranged at intervals, and the non-stretchable region (70) does not have a section in which the elastic film (30) linearly continues along t
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventor: Syunsuke Sakai
  • Patent number: 11887852
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a lateral transistor is described. The method includes providing a semiconductor substrate. A dielectric layer is formed over the semiconductor substrate. A gate layer is formed over the dielectric layer. A photoresist layer is applied over the gate layer. The photoresist layer is opened by lithography to form a first opening of a first opening size in the photoresist layer. The first opening is transferred into a second opening of a second opening size, the second opening being either formed in the photoresist layer or in an auxiliary layer. A body region is formed in the semiconductor substrate by dopant implantation. Further the gate layer is structured to form a gate edge. An overlap between the structured gate layer and the body region is controlled by an offset between the first opening size and the second opening size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies Dresden GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Achim Gratz, Juergen Faul, Swapnil Pandey
  • Patent number: 11866149
    Abstract: A blanket for insulating an aircraft structure comprises an insulating portion, comprising a first edge and a second edge, perpendicular to the first edge. The blanket also comprises a tab portion, extending from the insulating portion, and a formable coupler, attached to the insulating portion. The tab portion is thinner than the insulating portion. The insulating portion fully overlaps the formable coupler. The formable coupler is parallel to the second edge of the insulating portion and is perpendicular to the first edge of the insulating portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Inventors: Steven A. Scott, John C. Osborne
  • Patent number: 11869474
    Abstract: A sound absorbing light fixture comprising at least one light emitting element comprising light emitting diodes (LEDs) extending along a first side with at least one perforated panel comprising perforations selected to create an acoustic resonance condition within a cavity of the light fixture comprising a sound absorbing core. The perforated panels are additionally configured to conceal at least a portion or an entirety of the sound absorbing core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Inventors: Michael Evan Simla, Timothy Ernest Gulsrud
  • Patent number: 11855580
    Abstract: A roofing system with interlocking structural panels that have an outer, exterior side surface adapted to be exposed to weather, and an inner side that faces the interior of a structure when installed. The roofing system generally can include a first plurality of structural panels and a second plurality of structural panels, with at least one of the pluralities of structural panels including roofing panels, and the other plurality of structural panels including photovoltaic modules or solar panels that can be mounted in series with the roofing panels to form the roof structure. The structural panels of the roofing system are configured to act as structural components for construction of a roof structure, and are further adapted and/or constructed to be easily handled and installed by individual installers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: BMIC LLC
    Inventor: James A. Svec
  • Patent number: 11851379
    Abstract: A method of plugging a honeycomb body is disclosed herein, the method comprising: contacting a first end of the honeycomb body comprising a plurality of channels with a light curable sealing mixture such that an infiltrate of the light curable sealing mixture flows into the plurality of channels proximate the first end; emitting a light toward a first portion of the infiltrate within the plurality channels of the filter; and curing the first portion of the infiltrate within the channels with the light to form a plurality of seals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Kevin Eugene Elliott, Christina Marie Laskowski, Michael George Shultz, John Christopher Thomas, Kevin Lee Wasson, Calvin Jay Winder
  • Patent number: 11812817
    Abstract: A knitted foot garment including an upper, heel, toe, and sole knitted fabric portions integrally woven together to define a chamber. A plurality of encapsulated polymer pads are attached to and protrude from an outer surface of at least one of a heel, toe, ball and arch portion of the garment. The polymer pads contain gas infused gel to provide increased cushioning to the sole of the foot garment. A method for treating a knitted foot garment that provides added cushion to the knitted material of the sock includes the steps of heating a liquid polymer gel mixture, forcing gas into the mixture, agitating the mixture to create a gas infused mixture, injecting the gas infused mixture into a polymer template including a plurality of pads, attaching the polymer pads to the outer sole of a knitted foot garment, and cooling the gas infused polymer mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventor: Arnold Bookoff
  • Patent number: 11808787
    Abstract: A probe card testing device includes a first sub-circuit board, a second sub-circuit board, a connecting structure layer, a fixing plate, a probe head and a plurality of conductive probes. The first sub-circuit board is electrically connected to the second sub-circuit board by the connecting structure layer. The fixing plate is disposed on the second sub-circuit board and includes an opening and an accommodating groove. The opening penetrates the fixing plate and exposes a plurality of pads on the second sub-circuit board. The accommodating groove is located on a side of the fixing plate relatively far away from the second sub-circuit board and communicates with the opening. The probe head is disposed in the accommodating groove of the fixing plate. The conductive probes are set on the probe head and in the opening of the fixing plate. One end of the conductive probes is in contact with the corresponding pads, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Unimicron Technology Corp.
    Inventors: Tzyy-Jang Tseng, John Hon-Shing Lau, Kuo Ching Tien, Ra-Min Tain
  • Patent number: 11795618
    Abstract: A method for producing a paper machine clothing includes the following steps: a) providing a film-like substrate having an upper face and a lower face opposite the upper face; b) forming a pattern of holes in the substrate by boring a multiplicity of holes, which connect the upper face to the lower face, into the substrate by way of at least one laser light source. A bore hole strategy is applied which ensures that, in temporal sequence between the forming of a first hole and an immediately adjacent second hole in the pattern of holes, at least one further hole of the pattern of holes is formed in the substrate which is not immediately adjacent either the first hole or the second hole in the pattern of holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Voith Patent GmbH
    Inventor: Michael Straub
  • Patent number: 11794144
    Abstract: A CO2 concentration device has an adsorbent body formed from sheet material. Solid adsorbent particles are adhered onto at least a single surface of the sheet material and then the sheet material is wound onto itself or laminated in layers. The adsorbent body is divided into at least into a processing zone and a regeneration zone. CO2 is adsorbed in the processing zone when the processing zone is wet with water and a CO2 containing gas is passed through. The regeneration zone desorbs CO2 when saturated steam is passed through. Condensation heat from the steam condensing causes CO2 desorption. The solid adsorbent particles may be aligned in a linear or a staggered arrangement when the solid adsorbent particles are adhered to the sheet material to follow a gas flow and form gas introduction paths between adjacent layers of the sheet material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: SEIBU GIKEN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Okano
  • Patent number: 11780031
    Abstract: A method for laser processing a packaging box is provided, which includes feeding a paper material printed with a pattern on the front side thereof to a cutting machine by back feeding using an automatic paper feeder; performing edge finding on the rear side of the paper material, and forming indentations on the rear side of the paper material corresponding to where the pattern is on the front side; conveying the paper material to a laser cutting machine to perform registration marking on the rear side of the paper material before laser cutting; and finally performing laser cutting based on the registration markings to obtain a packaging box with the pattern printed on the front side and the indentations formed on the rear side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Inventors: Liang Shih, Heng-Kuan Lin, Chia-Liang Lu
  • Patent number: 11781224
    Abstract: Discussed is a deposition mask including a metal plate having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, wherein the metal plate including an invar, wherein the metal plate includes a plurality of through-hole, wherein the through-hole includes a first surface hole forming in the first surface, a second surface hole forming in the second surface, and a connecting part through which the first surface hole and the second surface hole communicate with each other, and wherein an angle formed by a virtual line connecting the end of the connecting part and the end of the second surface hole, and a virtual line extending in a direction parallel to the second face from the end of the second surface hole is 30 to 60 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jee Heum Paik, Yoon Tai Kim
  • Patent number: 11766746
    Abstract: A method for processing a transparent workpiece that includes directing a laser beam the transparent workpiece. The laser beam incident to the impingement surface has an oblong angular spectrum and portion of the laser beam directed into the transparent workpiece is a laser beam focal line and generates an induced absorption to produce a defect within the transparent workpiece. The laser beam focal line includes a wavelength ?, a spot size wo, a Rayleigh range ZR that is greater than F D ? ? ? ? w o 2 ? , where FD is a dimensionless divergence factor comprising a value of 10 or greater, and an internal beam angle of greater than 10° relative to a plane orthogonal to an impingement surface at an impingement location, such that the defect has a defect angle within the transparent workpiece of greater than 10° relative to a plane orthogonal to the impingement surface at the impingement location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Viacheslav Viacheslavovich Ivanov, Nikolay Alekseyevich Kaliteevskiy, Nickolaos Savidis, Petr Mikhaylovich Sterlingov, Ralf Joachim Terbrueggen, Craig John Mancusi Ungaro
  • Patent number: 11754249
    Abstract: A lighting device for a vehicle, comprising a housing, an illuminant arranged in the housing and comprising a light panel for the passage of light generable by the illuminant, wherein a frame is provided, which is molded onto the light panel at least on the edge side in an at least sectionally circumferential fashion using a plastic injection molding process, and wherein the frame is joined to a connection portion of the housing by means of a plastic welded seam. The invention further relates to a method for producing a lighting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA
    Inventor: Odo Karger
  • Patent number: 11758657
    Abstract: A printed circuit board includes a first insulating layer; a first wiring layer disposed on one surface of the first insulating layer and including a pad; a second insulating layer disposed on the one surface of the first insulating layer and covering the first wiring layer; a second wiring layer disposed on one surface of the second insulating layer and including a metal pattern; a third insulating layer disposed on the one surface of the second insulating layer and covering the second wiring layer; and a cavity extending through each of the second and third insulating layers, and having a bottom surface and a sidewall respectively exposing the pad of the first wiring layer and the metal pattern of the second wiring layer. The cavity includes a non-through groove in the one surface of the first insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Inventors: Eun Sun Kim, Jin Uk Lee, Young Hun You
  • Patent number: 11717418
    Abstract: Novel articles of manufacture based comprising lattices based on trabecular bone, having a plurality of plates and interconnecting rods. The trabecular bone-inspired lattice may be designed based on the general alignment of plates and rods found in trabecular bone, including anisotropic lattices having one or more predominant axes of mechanical strength. Lumbar fusion implants and other implants are provided having a trabecular bone inspired lattice in which bone graft material may be packed and providing a scaffold for bone fusion and growth. The implants may be based on bone structures having a predominant axis of mechanical strength and may be deployed in sites with the predominant axis of mechanical strength aligned with the primary axis of mechanical stress, such as in the the spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignees: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Alan Dang, Alexis Dang, Wenhan Chang, Alfred Li
  • Patent number: 11712816
    Abstract: A method for forming grooves in a board element. An exemplary method includes arranging the board element in contact with a support member, and forming at least one groove in a rear side of the board element by removing material, such as chips, from the board element by rotating one or more cutting devices including a plurality of tooth elements configured to rotate around a rotational axis. A method further includes counteracting, such as preventing, a displacement of the board element away from the support member during forming of the at least one groove, wherein the counteracting, such as preventing, includes arranging at least a portion of the board element between an obstruction element and the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Inventors: Per Josefsson, Richard Jolfson
  • Patent number: 11708649
    Abstract: A color-changing product includes a fabric. The fabric includes a first layer and a second layer. The first layer is arranged using at least one fiber. The at least one fiber includes (a) an electrically conductive core and (b) a coating disposed around and along the electrically conductive core. The second layer is printed onto the first layer. The second layer includes a foreground thermochromic pigment that is selectively activatable by providing an electrical current to the electrically conductive core of the at least one fiber to change at least one of a foreground color or a pattern of the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Inventors: Ayman Abouraddy, Joshua Kaufman, Felix Tan, Morgan Monroe
  • Patent number: 11701217
    Abstract: A composite scaffold having a highly porous interior with increased surface area and void volume is surrounded by a flexible support structure that substantially maintains its three-dimensional shape under tension and provides mechanical reinforcement during repair or reconstruction of soft tissue while simultaneously facilitating regeneration of functional tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Biorez, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin A. Rocco, Bhavana Mohanraj, Jeffrey Ott, Justin Bendigo, Jacob Edward Komenda, Mark Theodore Aronson, Andrew James Carter
  • Patent number: 11697438
    Abstract: An emergency exit window for a public transport vehicle, comprising a pane, characterized in that the pane comprises at least one first zone with variable opaqueness, at least one second breakable zone, which may be broken in order to allow the passage of people through the window, and at least one third transparent or translucent zone with fixed opaqueness and withstanding breaking of the pane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: SpeedInnov
    Inventors: Christophe Pailler, Bastian Simoni
  • Patent number: 11688904
    Abstract: A multi-module battery pack includes a battery tray defining multiple battery tray compartments, battery modules each disposed within a corresponding one of the compartments, and a thermal barrier arranged in a predefined heat transfer path through the tray between an adjacent pair of the battery modules. The thermal barrier has a thickness of at least about 1 mm and a thermal conductivity of less than about 4 W/m-K, such that the thermal barrier blocks the heat transfer path to mitigate a thermal runaway event of one of the adjacent pair of battery modules. An electric powertrain system includes a rotary electric machine having phase leads and an output member, a driven load coupled to the output member, and the multi-module battery pack. A method includes providing the tray, identifying the heat transfer path, and arranging the thermal barrier in the heat transfer path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Cara A. Koepele, Su Jung Han, Raviraj U. Nayak
  • Patent number: 11681305
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a fluid transfer component for transferring thermal energy comprises a film comprising a polymer with a thickness less than 5 millimeters, an input side constructed to receive fluid that flows from the input side to an active region of the film, more than 20 fluid channels defined by interior surfaces within the film, each fluid channel separated spatially in at least 1 row in a thickness direction of the film, the more than 20 fluid channels have a channel density across the active region greater than 5 fluid channels per centimeter, wherein the thermal energy is transferred to or from an environment and the fluid in the active region. The film may be an extruded microcapillary film or interior surfaces may comprise a surface modified to produce a surface relief profile. The active region may cool or warm the environment, which may comprise an individual.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Inventor: Zane Coleman
  • Patent number: 11678827
    Abstract: A composite wiring includes a plurality of pieces of wiring accommodated and gathered together within an elastic sheath, wherein at least one of the pieces of wiring is elastic wiring including an elastic tube, a conductor wire arranged within the tube, and fixing portions for fixing the conductor wire and the tube at both ends of the tube in the lengthwise direction thereof, the length of the conductor wire between the fixing portions when the tube is in an unextended state being longer than the length of the tube between the fixing portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Inventors: Shingo Tsukada, Hiroshi Nakashima
  • Patent number: 11676882
    Abstract: To provide a method of manufacturing power module substrate board at high productivity and a ceramic-copper bonded body in which warps are reduced. In a bonded body-forming step, a circuit layer-forming copper layer consisting of a plurality of first copper layers is formed by arranging and bonding a plurality of first copper boards on a first surface of a ceramic board, and a metal layer-forming copper layer consisting of a second copper layer with a smaller arrangement number than that of the first copper layers is formed by bonding a second copper board having a larger planar area than that of the first copper board and a smaller thickness than that of the first copper board so as to cover at least two of adjacent substrate board-forming areas on a second surface of the ceramic board among the substrate board-forming areas partitioned by the dividing groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventors: Takeshi Kitahara, Tomoya Oohiraki, Yoshiyuki Nagatomo
  • Patent number: 11642266
    Abstract: A patient support apparatus is provided with selective stiffening features. The patient support apparatus may include a support substrate defining a patient support surface. The support substrate may include a magnetorheological material providing selective reinforcement support of at least a portion of the patient support surface to redistribute pressure about a surface of a patient. The magnetorheological material may include a distribution of ferromagnetic particles disposed within a polymeric material and exhibits a shape conforming, variable stiffness in response to exposure to a magnetic field. A controller may be provided and configured to create a correlation of patient specific data with an optimal stiffness or inflection force deflection (IFD) of the patient support surface, and generate a strength of the magnetic field based on the correlation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Justin Raymond, Patrick Lafleche, Kevin Patmore
  • Patent number: 11626352
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a semiconductor element, a mount portion, and a sintered metal bond. The semiconductor element includes a body and an electrode pad. The body has an obverse surface facing forward in a first direction and a reverse surface facing rearward in the first direction. The electrode pad covers the element reverse surface. The mount portion supports the semiconductor element. The sintered metal bond electrically bonds the electrode pad and the mount portion. The sintered metal bond includes a first rear edge and a first front edge spaced forward in the first direction from the first rear edge. The electrode pad includes a second rear edge and a second front edge spaced forward in the first direction from the second rear edge. The first front edge of the metal bond is spaced rearward in the first direction from the second front edge of the pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: ROHM CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Motoharu Haga
  • Patent number: 11619387
    Abstract: A liner for a combustor includes a support member, an intermediate member, and a liner member. The intermediate member is positioned intermediate the support member and the liner member and has a plurality of protrusions and a plurality of recesses. The support member is coupled to the intermediate member at a tangent of each protrusion. Additionally, the liner member is comprised of a ceramic matrix composite material. The liner member is coupled to the intermediate member at a tangent of each recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignees: Rolls-Royce Corporation, Rolls-Royce North American Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Ted Joseph Freeman, Bruce E. Varney, Adam L. Chamberlain
  • Patent number: 11612823
    Abstract: This waterslide system or assembly that may allow for easy expansion of waterslides and more particularly an assembly and method for fixing a waterslide to a planar surface, or ground. The assembly may include reinforced portions of the waterslide which include apertures are allow for piercing of the reinforced portions to create apertures. The system may include a first sheet of material and subsequent sheets of material that may be the same or separate materials. A plurality of anchors may pass through the reinforced portions including the first sheet and subsequent sheets and fix the sheet(s) to the planar surface. The reinforced portions may be fixed to the sheet(s) through adhesion, sewing, weaving, welding, or other means. The reinforced portions may further include a flap that may comprise the same material as the reinforced portion itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Frustration Free Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Nathan Thompson, Jimmy Morrison
  • Patent number: 11603454
    Abstract: A static discharge device is formed of an electrical conductor to dissipate static charge from materials including fabrics, clothing and hair. The static discharge device can be used in a clothes dryer. Electrons can migrate to the electrical conductor to dissipate the static charge from materials. The static discharge device can be formed of a conductive thermoplastic material including a polymer and strands of metal or carbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Inventor: Albert Santelli, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11606487
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus includes a substrate having a first surface on which a semiconductor element is mounted and a holding member configured to adhere to a second surface of the substrate which is a surface opposite to the first surface and to hold the substrate. The second surface of the substrate includes a first region to which the holding member is fixed via an adhesive, a second region in which a conductive portion that conducts heat of the semiconductor element from the first surface to the second surface of the substrate is disposed, and a third region at which a portion of the holding member and the substrate come into contact with each other. The second region is provided between the first region and the third region in a plane direction of the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Satoshi Kawase
  • Patent number: 11590033
    Abstract: An absorbent article includes a chassis comprising a topsheet, a backsheet, and an absorbent core disposed between the topsheet and the backsheet, and at least one elastically elongatable panel joined to the chassis. The elastically elongatable panel includes a stretch laminate having layers that are joined by ultrasonic bonding. The stretch laminate has at least one cover layer, an elastomeric film attached to the cover layer, the elastomeric film having two surfaces and a skin on at least one of the surfaces. The stretch laminate has at least one anchoring zone and at least one stretch zone. A portion of the skin is located in the anchoring zone and has a plurality of wrinkles, and the wrinkles have furrows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2023
    Inventors: Marcus Schonbeck, Henner Sollmann, Georg Baldauf, Urmish Popatlal Dalal, Miguel Alberto Herrera, Erica Lynne Locke
  • Patent number: 11547514
    Abstract: A disposable, multiple layer surgical drape is provided. The surgical drape includes a bottom layer configured as a fluid impervious layer, a middle layer configured as a fluid absorbent layer, and a top layer configured as a fluid repellent layer. The middle layer is disposed between the top and bottom layers and has varying thickness. The top layer includes one or more continuity breaks exposing the middle layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: DRMA Group International LLC
    Inventor: Zoran Drmanovic
  • Patent number: 11548263
    Abstract: A thermal barrier configured to be rolled and unrolled while providing a thermal value of greater than about R=3. The thermal barrier comprises multiple layers including a first layer comprising a fiber mesh core and material selected from the group comprising: polyurethane, rubber, and polyvinylchloride, a second layer bonded to the first layer, the second layer comprising material selected from the group comprising: polyolefin foam, polyurethane foam and rubber based foam, and a third layer bonded to the second layer, the third layer comprising a thin film or fabric material selected from the group comprising: polyester, polyolefin, polyurethane and nylon, wherein the composite material maintains a consistent linear dimension within about 1% of total length in a coiled configuration compared with a linear configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Inventor: Jeffrey Thomas Malinowski
  • Patent number: 11535570
    Abstract: Asphalt packets and methods of making and using asphalt packets are provided. For example, an asphalt packet can be provided that include asphalt that comprises an inner volume and a polymer film outer coating that encapsulates the inner volume of the asphalt. The polymer film outer coating can be non-tacky at ambient temperatures to permit stacking of a plurality of asphalt packets under weight without causing the packets to agglomerate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: NiTech Corporation
    Inventor: Steve A. Fox
  • Patent number: 11511683
    Abstract: The vehicle headliner includes a base layer, a skin layer disposed on one side of the base layer, and an infrared reflecting layer and a protection layer, in this order, disposed on the other side of the base layer. The base layer contains thermoplastic resin and fiber. The protection layer is a non-stretched resin layer containing a thermoplastic resin having a melting point of 200° C. or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Inventors: Takayuki Kumamoto, Tsutomu Takagi, Atsuhiro Hattori
  • Patent number: 11498306
    Abstract: A sound-absorbing panel to be used affixed to a jet engine of an aircraft, provided with: a resin core layer having a first surface, a second surface disposed on the side opposite from the first surface, and multiple partitions extending between the first surface and second surface so as to partition multiple cells; a resin first skin layer laminated on the first surface of the core layer; and a resin second skin layer laminated on the second surface of the core layer. The first skin layer is disposed so as to face the external space while in use, and has multiple through-holes for providing communication between internal spaces of the multiple cells and external space faced by the first skin layer. The core layer has openings for providing communication between the internal spaces of the multiple cells and external space of the core layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventors: Tsutomu Oishi, Masahiro Hojo, Shingo Shibagaki