Including Nonapertured Component Patents (Class 428/138)
  • Patent number: 11919190
    Abstract: Described is a process for introducing perforations in a laminate that comprises a silicone gel. The process includes the following steps: bringing an array of perforating elements in contact with a deformable layer of a laminate that at least includes a substrate layer, a layer comprising a silicone gel and a deformable layer, wherein said deformable layer covers said layer including the silicone gel; applying ultrasonic energy to said laminate in order to simultaneously introduce a plurality of perforations into said laminate, while providing deformed portions in said deformable layer, wherein said deformed portions penetrate into the plurality of perforations in said laminate; after having introduced said plurality of perforations into said laminate, keeping said deformable layer in contact with said layer including the silicone gel, such that said deformed portions remain penetrating into said plurality of perforations, for at least 12 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: M├Âlnlycke Health Care AB
    Inventor: Ulf Johannison
  • Patent number: 11908592
    Abstract: A flexible electrode and a fabrication method therefor are provided. The flexible electrode is formed by mixing organic-soft-matrix with inorganic-hard-material. The inorganic-hard-material is composed of silicate lamellar blocks and electrochemically active materials. Each of the silicate lamellar blocks is formed by multiple stacked nano-scaled sheet-like silicate lamellae. The organic-soft-matrix includes conductive polymer and binder. The binder is water-soluble and ionically conductive. The flexible electrode has a floor-ramp like opened-perforated layer structure formed by hierarchically aggregated inorganic silicate lamellar blocks, and pores of the opened-perforated layer structure are filled with the organic-soft-matrix, so as to form a network channel structure having organic phase and inorganic phase interlaced with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Inventors: Wei-Tsung Chuang, Rong-Hao Guo, Ming-Jay Deng
  • Patent number: 11884573
    Abstract: A method is provided that includes producing filamentary damages in a volume of a glass or glass ceramic element adjacently aligned along a separation line and extend obliquely relative to a surface of the glass or glass ceramic element; and separating a portion from the glass or glass ceramic element along the separation line. The step of producing the filamentary damages includes directing laser pulses of an ultrashort pulse laser obliquely on the surface so that the laser pulses have a light propagation direction that extends obliquely relative to the surface and so that the filamentary damages resulting from the laser pulses have the longitudinal extension that extends obliquely relative to the surface; generating a plasma within the volume with the laser pulses; and displacing the laser pulses at points of incidence over the surface along the separation line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Andreas Ortner, Albrecht Seidl, Frank-Thomas Lentes, Fabian Wagner
  • Patent number: 11886949
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of radio frequency identification, in particular, to the one containing a radio frequency tag in printing paper for typographical printing. The technical result is the creation of the technical solution as an alternative to the known one. The sheet material with the radio frequency identification is characterized in by the fact that it is made in the form of a rectangular sheet with a layer for printing, a length of 480 mm and a width of 325 mm, and it contains an antenna and a chip placed inside the sheet, what's more one of the sheet angles is made with a 45┬░ bevel and a length of 10 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: RFID PAPER SDN BHD
    Inventor: Ivan Sergeevich Demidov
  • Patent number: 11745468
    Abstract: Provided is a protection film including a plurality of layers, including a first carrier layer having a plurality of electrically conductive fibers; a metal layer; and a second carrier layer having a plurality of electrically conductive fibers. Each of the first and second carrier layers has a void volume at least partially filled with a hardenable composition. Also provided is a protection film including a first metal layer, a carrier layer, and a second metal layer, in which the carrier layer is at least partially filled with a hardenable composition. These films can provide lightning strike protection with suitable tensile, rigidity and tack properties for automatic tape layup and automatic fiber placement applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2023
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Larry S. Hebert, Scott A. Boyd
  • Patent number: 11700483
    Abstract: A sound masking system according to the invention is disclosed in which one or more sound masking loudspeaker assemblies are coupled to one or more electronic sound masking signal generators. The loudspeaker assemblies in the system of the invention have a low directivity index and preferably emit an acoustic sound masking signal that has a sound masking spectrum specifically designed to provide superior sound masking in an open plan office. Each of the plurality of loudspeaker assemblies is oriented to provide the acoustic sound masking signal in a direct path into the predetermined area in which masking sound is needed. In addition, the sound masking system of the invention can include a remote control function by which a user can select from a plurality of stored sets of information for providing from a recipient loudspeaker assembly an acoustic sound masking signal having a-selected sound masking spectrum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Cambridge Sound Management, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Horrall, John C. Heine
  • Patent number: 11686105
    Abstract: A double plate floor panel is provided. The double plate floor panel includes a first panel, a second panel, and a plurality of connectors. The first panel has a first plurality of recesses on a first surface, and the second panel has a second plurality of recesses on a second surface. Each connector of the plurality of connectors inserts into a recess of the first plurality of recess and a recess of the second plurality of recesses. The connectors are sandwiched between the first surface of the first panel and the second surface of the second panel. A method of assembling the double plate floor panel is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Mercer Mass Timber LLC
    Inventors: Todd Beyreuther, Daniel Koeberl, Gary Fong
  • Patent number: 11674040
    Abstract: Provided is: a thermally conductive silicone gel composition which has a high thermal conductivity, and has excellent gap-filling ability and repairability; a thermally conductive member comprising the thermally conductive silicone gel composition; and a heat dissipation structure using the same. The thermally conductive silicone gel composition comprises: (A) an alkenyl group-containing organopolysiloxane; (B) a straight-chain organohydrogenpolysiloxane containing an average of 2 to 4 silicon-bonded hydrogen atoms per molecule, at least two of the hydrogen atoms are being located on a side chain of the molecular chain, wherein the amount of silicon-bonded hydrogen atoms in component (B) is 0.2 to 5 mol with respected to 1 mol of an alkenyl group contained in component (A); (C) a catalyst for hydrosilylation reaction; (D) a thermally conductive filler; and (E) an alkoxysilane having an alkyl group with 6 or more carbon atoms per molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: DOW TORAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji Ota
  • Patent number: 11649823
    Abstract: The invention relates to a screw compressor comprising a compressor housing (11) having two rotor screws (1, 2) mounted axially parallel therein, which mesh with each other in a compression space (18), can be driven by a drive and are synchronized with each other in their rotational movement, wherein the rotor screws (1, 2) each have a single-part or multi-part base body (24) with two end faces (5a, 5b, 5c, 5d) and a profiled surface (12a, 12b) extending therebetween, and shaft ends (30) projecting beyond the end faces (5a, 5b, 5c, 5d), wherein at least the profiled surface (12a, 12b) is formed in multiple layers, comprising a first, inner layer (3) and a second, outer layer (4), wherein the first, inner layer (3) and the second, outer layer (4) both comprise or are formed from a thermoplastic synthetic material, wherein particles (25) or pores (32) supporting a running-in process are embedded in the second, outer layer (4) and the thermoplastic synthetic material defines a matrix for receiving the particles
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Inventors: Andreas Foerster, Gerald Weih
  • Patent number: 11523695
    Abstract: A sticky napkin is disclosed. The sticky napkin includes a first surface and an opposing second surface, a first fold line extending from the first side to the second side, a second fold line extending from the first side to the second side, a first adhesive strip overlaying the second surface of the first end section panel and extending in a direction from the first side to the second side, and a second adhesive strip overlaying the second surface of the second end section panel and extending in a direction from the first side to the second side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Inventor: Andrew William Fathollahi
  • Patent number: 11479013
    Abstract: A laminate comprises a wicking fabric and a polymeric film adhered to both sides of the wicking fabric, wherein the wicking fabric comprises a plurality of holes, the polymeric films on both sides of the wicking fabric are fused together at each hole, and the laminate functions as an air barrier when measured in accordance with ASTM E2178-13, and allows the passage of liquid water as per ASTM E2273-18.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventors: James Dean Katsaros, Christopher E. Fetterman, Mark Stender
  • Patent number: 11368791
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a speaker vibration diaphragm. The speaker vibration diaphragm comprises: a vibration diaphragm body, and a graphene film used as a conductive layer and compounded to one side surface of the vibration diaphragm body. The present invention further discloses a method for manufacturing the speaker vibration diaphragm, and a moving-coil speaker provided with the speaker vibration diaphragm. The speaker vibration diaphragm of the present invention comprises a vibration diaphragm body and a graphene film compounded to one side surface of the vibration diaphragm body. The speaker vibration diaphragm has the advantages of good conductivity, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: GOERTEK INC.
    Inventors: Xiaodong Guo, Wenhai Wang
  • Patent number: 11359693
    Abstract: A pseudo feature for a suspension and method of manufacture are described. The pseudo feature for a suspension includes a first constraining layer; a second constraining layer; and a damping layer arranged between the first constraining layer and the second constraining layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Magnecomp Corporation
    Inventor: Kuen Chee Ee
  • Patent number: 11318725
    Abstract: An absorbent paper laminate, having an absorbent paper layer, a nonabsorbent high-density paper layer and an adhesive applied in a layer between the absorbent and nonabsorbent layers forming a laminate. The laminate has a surface which is provided with an array of perforations formed by needle punctures or a series of slits sized to allow steam to pass therethrough while retaining grease and oil in the absorbent paper layer. The preferred adhesive layer is selectively in a cellular pattern. A paper board food container can be formed having an absorbent paper laminate body defining a cavity for receiving a food item and absorb grease and oil. Optionally an exterior surface of the container is sized to be held in the hands of a user having an exterior surface with a second absorbent layer that can act as a napkin absorbing grease and oil from the hands of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: P34E, LLC
    Inventors: Bradley Farrell, Charles E. Marlin
  • Patent number: 11301742
    Abstract: A Smart Patch comprising a label layer, an adhesive layer, a release liner layer and a RFID inlay, wherein the release liner comprises a separable inner release liner portion and a separable outer release liner portion; and the RFID inlay is adhered to a back surface of the inner release liner portion. The Smart Patches for uses including mounting to tires and other rubber materials. Methods of manufacturing including subjecting a release liner of the label to a die cut slightly larger than the size of an intended RFID inlay to form the separable inner release liner portion and outer release liner portion and applying a RFID inlay to a back surface of a release liner within the die cut inner release liner portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: Christopher A. Jones, Edward J. Kmet
  • Patent number: 11289263
    Abstract: An electronic structure may be fabricated comprising an electronic substrate having at least one photo-imageable dielectric layer and an inductor embedded in the electronic substrate, wherein the inductor comprises a magnetic material layer disposed within a via formed in the at least one photo-imageable dielectric layer and an electrically conductive via extending through the magnetic material layer. The electronic structure may further include an integrated circuit device attached to the electronic substrate and the electronic substrate may further be attached to a board, such as a motherboard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Sai Vadlamani, Prithwish Chatterjee, Lauren A. Link, Andrew J. Brown
  • Patent number: 11270679
    Abstract: A waterproof sound-transmitting sheet, which forms a reinforcement member on a waterproof sound-transmitting layer, thus maintaining waterproof performance and sound-transmitting performance by minimizing the displacement amount while maintaining stretch-shrinkage performance at a water pressure of about 1 atm or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: In-Yong Seo
  • Patent number: 11247907
    Abstract: According a first aspect of the invention, there is provided an arrangement for manufacturing a roll of graphene. The arrangement comprises a supply reel configured to hold a strip of graphene film; a winding reel configured to wind a strip of graphene film into a roll of graphene film; a motor controlling the winding reel; and a dispenser configured to dispense a fluid adhesive on a graphene film running from the supply reel to the winding reel. There is also provided a method form manufacturing a graphene film using sing the described arrangement, where the method comprises cutting the manufactures graphene roll into sheets of graphene film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Inventors: Johan Liu, Peng Su
  • Patent number: 11220614
    Abstract: Barriers for improved vapor mitigation are contemplated, such barriers being formed as a cured latex-asphalt mixture applied to the metal surface of a metallized substrate. The latex-asphalt mixture, prior to curing, comprises an emulsion of an asphalt component, a latex component, and water. Such barriers may be seen to substantially mitigate diffusion of chemical contaminants across the barriers in the form of gas or liquids. Also contemplated are methods for forming such barriers, whether fabricated off-site for installation on site, fabricated in-situ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Inventors: Kristen A. Thoreson, Hieu Nguyen, Scott B. Wilson
  • Patent number: 11160407
    Abstract: A floor protection apparatus for use under parked snowmobiles or the like. The apparatus features a mat having longitudinally opposing first and second ends, and laterally opposing first and second sides. Longitudinally channeled areas reside respectively adjacent the sides of the mat at a topside thereof, and each feature a set of longitudinally running channels separated from one another by longitudinal ribs. One or more collection areas reside between the channeled areas at the topside of the mat and are of recessed elevation relative to the longitudinal ribs. A laterally ribbed central area resides between the first and second channeled areas and comprising a series of lateral ribs spaced from one another in the longitudinal direction. The mat is assembled from sections that fastened together through raised, abutted boundary edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Inventor: Ward Omichinski
  • Patent number: 11124015
    Abstract: A method for producing a decal with at least one decoration includes: providing a transfer paper, printing, by means of inkjet printing, a primer onto the transfer paper and/or onto a stamping film having a carrier ply and a decorative ply, and applying, at least in areas, the stamping film to the transfer paper by means of hot or cold stamping. A decal includes a transfer paper and a decoration that can be separated from the transfer paper, wherein the decoration has a primer printed by means of inkjet, a decorative ply of a stamping film and optionally an ink and/or ink layer printed by means of inkjet and/or a protective varnish printed by means of inkjet. A device for producing a decal and a method for decorating surfaces of object, in particular three-dimensional objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventors: Uwe Reuther, Oliver Jankewitz
  • Patent number: 11090210
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a disposable absorbent pad comprising multiple layers. In particular, the absorbent pad of the present invention maintains skin dryness by absorbing moisture while preventing leakage to the skin or the bed linens, allowing air circulation at the surface of the patient's skin to prevent heat buildup, and is strong enough to allow the patient to be repositioned, even when the pad is wet. In a particular embodiment the first layer is comprised of a fluid-permeable, porous material, the second layer is disposed under the first layer and is comprised of at least one super absorbent material, and a base layer disposed under the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Love, Scott A. Smith, Steve A. Maskrey, Paul I. Bottcher
  • Patent number: 11083639
    Abstract: Three-dimensional laminates and methods for making the same are provided. The three-dimensional laminates may be apertured and may have welds between various substrates. The three-dimensional laminates may be used in absorbent articles, such as diapers and pants, for example, as topsheets, as topsheets and acquisition layers, or as outer cover materials, for example. The three-dimensional laminates may be produced on an absorbent article manufacturing line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Uwe Schneider, Farihah Ibrahim, Kyle James Raabe, Jan Michael Trinkaus, Hans Adolf Jackels, Gueltekin Erdem
  • Patent number: 11028578
    Abstract: An exterior insulation panel for installation in an exterior building envelope of a building. The insulation panel has an interior face for facing toward an interior space of the building, an exterior face lying opposite the interior face for facing away from the interior space of the building, and a foam core laminated with a perforated exterior facer on one or both faces of the panel, at which the exterior facer defines an uncovered outermost layer of the panel. Each perforated facer comprises openings therein through which moisture is migratable into the foam core during moisture-rich environmental conditions, for temporary holding of the excess moisture until such conditions subside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Quik-Therm Insulation Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Bernard Ted Cullen
  • Patent number: 11022039
    Abstract: A method for applying a coating to a substrate having a plurality of holes. The method comprises: applying a braze material to a substrate having a plurality of holes; heating the substrate to melt the braze material to form a melt; cooling the substrate to solidify the melt to form plugs in the respective holes; applying a coating to the substrate; and further heating the substrate to melt the plugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin L. Zacchera, Thomas N. Slavens
  • Patent number: 11001309
    Abstract: A method and apparatus includes a substrate, a foam that is applied to the substrate to form a least a portion of an interior trim part, at least one holder fixed to the substrate, and at least one reinforcement member supported by the at least one holder such that, when the foam is applied, the at least one reinforcement member is suspended within the foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Peter Vitale, Curtis Wright, Louis Thomas
  • Patent number: 10918532
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to methods of manufacturing elastic belts for absorbent articles. The elastic belts may be used as waist bands, or portions thereof, in absorbent articles. The elastic belts may define a first nonwoven substrate, a second nonwoven substrate, and a plurality of elastic strands positioned intermediate the first and second nonwoven substrates. The elastic belts may define a plurality of apertures therethrough to create breathability in the elastic belts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Uwe Schneider, Farihah Ibrahim, Nicholas Goyette, Masaharu Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 10912204
    Abstract: An electronic device and rigid-flexible substrate module includes a rigid-flexible substrate having a first region and a second region more flexible than the first region and having a first laterally extended region extending in a first lateral direction further than the first region, an integrated circuit (IC) disposed in a position lower than a position of the first region of the rigid-flexible substrate, a signal line electrically connected to the IC and extending to a lateral end of the second region of the rigid-flexible substrate, and a first heat dissipation ground layer including a first portion that overlaps the first region when viewed in a vertical direction, and a second portion different from the portion that overlaps the first laterally extended region when viewed in a vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Won Gi Kim
  • Patent number: 10858785
    Abstract: Fibrous structures that exhibit a pore volume distribution such that greater than about 50% of the total pore volume present in the fibrous structure exists in pores of radii of from about 101 ?m to about 200 ?m, and methods for making such fibrous structures are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Steven Lee Barnholtz, Paul Dennis Trokhan, Michael Donald Suer
  • Patent number: 10863620
    Abstract: A bendable circuit board includes a first rigid wiring board, a first flexible film, a circuit substrate, a second rigid wiring board, a second flexible film, and a third rigid wiring board which are stacked in said order. The circuit substrate is a rigid double-sided circuit board. The first rigid wiring board defines a first window area in which the first flexible film is exposed, and the third rigid wiring board defines a second window area in which the second flexible film is exposed. The present disclosure further provides a method for manufacturing the bendable circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignees: Avary Holding (Shenzhen) Co., Limited., QING DING PRECISION ELECTRONICS (HUAIAN) CO., LTD
    Inventors: Ming-Jaan Ho, Hao-Wen Zhong, Biao Li, Man-Zhi Peng
  • Patent number: 10828069
    Abstract: A reusable surgical implement is provided that is formed of a core positioned within an enclosure. The core is formed of a suitable flexible material to enable the implement, which can be any suitable device such as a reusable surgical trial implant, rod template or flex driver, among others, to be bent to conform to the desired shape for an actual implant to be placed in the location of the implement. The material forming the enclosure is also flexible to accommodate the flexing of the core, and is biologically inert to enable the implement to be sterilized after use for use in subsequent surgical procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Gauthier Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Gauthier, Michael Scherer
  • Patent number: 10811162
    Abstract: Provided are method for healing defect of conductive layer, method for forming metal-carbon compound layer, 2D nano materials, and transparent electrode and method for manufacturing the same. According to an embodiment of present invention, the method for healing defect of conductive layer comprises: forming a conductive layer on a first metal substrate; contacting the first metal substrate with a salt solution containing a second metal in an ionic form, and forming a second metal particle at least in a portion of a conductive area, the second metal having greater reduction potential than a first metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignees: Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation, Yonsei University, Incheon University Industry Academic Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Taeyoon Lee, Jong Hyun Ahn, Juree Hong, Jae-Bok Lee, Han-Bo-Ram Lee
  • Patent number: 10807345
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a construction material, to a method for preparing a construction material, and to the use of a construction material. The construction material of the invention comprises a perforated sheet of metal and on at least one side of the perforated sheet of metal a thermoplastic layer comprising poly(vinyl butyrate), wherein said thermoplastic layer has i) a modulus of elasticity as measured according to ISO 527 of 0.6-2.0 MPa, preferably in the range of 0.8-1.8 MPa, ii) a shore A hardness as measured according to ISO 7619-1 in the range of 25-65, preferably in the range of 35-50, and iii) an elongation at break as measured according to ISO 527 of 250-400%, preferably 275-375%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Redeahold Apeldoorn B.V.
    Inventors: Lawrence Fabian Batenburg, Henricus Johannes Maria Van Tilburg
  • Patent number: 10792870
    Abstract: The application relates to a process for forming a nonwoven composite. The process includes forming a lofty nonwoven layer, obtaining a thermoplastic polymer, and applying the thermoplastic polymer to the second surface of the nonwoven layer, where the thermoplastic polymer is in the form of a molten polymer, semi-molten polymer, or solid film. Next, pressure and optionally heat is applied to the nonwoven layer and thermoplastic polymer, where the thermoplastic polymer and the second surface of the nonwoven layer are subjected to a textured surface forming a plurality of peak regions and a plurality of valley regions in the second surface of the nonwoven layer and embedding a portion of the primary fibers from the nonwoven layer into the thermoplastic polymer within the valley regions. The thermoplastic polymer is cooled forming a thermoplastic film and the nonwoven layer which together form the nonwoven composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Sara A. Arvidson, Ryan W. Johnson, Randolph S. Kohlman, Patrick A. Petri
  • Patent number: 10772472
    Abstract: A loofah includes an inner core and an outer portion. The inner core includes a natural material. The outer portion includes a natural material. A water absorbency of the inner core is less than a water absorbency of the outer portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Martin Weinberg
  • Patent number: 10779067
    Abstract: A grille configured for shielding a microphone cavity. The grille includes a first side. The first side includes a first plurality of parallel slats defining a first plurality of channels extending along a first direction. The grille includes a second side opposite the first side. The second side includes a second plurality of parallel slats defining a second plurality of channels extending along a second direction at a first angle relative to the first direction. The first plurality of parallel slats and the second plurality of parallel slats define a lattice having a plurality of openings extending through the grille. The openings are configured to diffuse air moving across the lattice. The channels and slats are configured to induce capillary action on water coming in contact with the lattice to drain water from the openings and the microphone cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Charles B. Harmke, Oleg G. Harizanov, Geng Xiang Lee, Kuang Eng Lim, Michael Page, William Robertson
  • Patent number: 10723098
    Abstract: A composite sandwich panel comprises a top layer, a bottom layer, and a honeycomb core layer sandwiched between the top layer and the bottom layer. The honeycomb core layer includes an array of hollow cells formed between vertical walls. This array of hollow cells is recessed in the form of a channel network running from a first side face of the sandwich panel through the honeycomb core layer to a second side face, opposite to the first side face of the sandwich panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Inventors: Nabankele Martial Somda, Inge Sanders, Bastian Schaefer
  • Patent number: 10710335
    Abstract: A sheet component in layered construction, having a supporting body bounded by two flat sides and at least one cover ply bonded by a mineral type of adhesive layer to the supporting body on the latter's flat side. The cover ply has an air transmission rate between 6.0 and 21 l/dm2/min in the uninstalled state, while the adhesive layer bonded to the cover ply forms a watertight composite. The composite forms a barrier to the still uncured particles of adhesive and ensures that the air is capable of escaping through the structure of the cover ply not only during the step of laying on the cover ply but also in the early curing process of the adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: wedi GmbH
    Inventor: Stephan Wedi
  • Patent number: 10703068
    Abstract: A fiber-bound engineered material is provided that imparts an intended characteristic at an intended relative location. A fiber layer is entangled with additional fibers in a manner to create a non-uniform engineered material. The lack of uniformity of a fiber-bound engineered material may be accomplished through manipulation of the fibers and/or through fiber binding a scrim. The fiber layer binds with additional fibers through entanglement such that a mechanical connection between the entangled fibers is provided. This entanglement allows the fibers to bind without supplemental adhesives, interlacing, or connections. Variations in the fibers and/or inclusion of scrim materials prior to entanglement allows for an intended characteristic (e.g., a functional characteristic) at an intended relative location (e.g., a position determined by an article to be formed therefrom).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Bhupesh Dua, Pamela S. Greene, Bruce J. Kilgore, Thomas J. Rushbrook
  • Patent number: 10687986
    Abstract: A wound closure device and a method of its use are disclosed. The wound closure device comprises a wound closure strip, the wound closure strip comprising a wound-facing side and a top side, the wound-facing side comprises an adhesive applied over at least a portion of the wound facing side of the wound closure strip and a non-symmetric, two-part release liner assembly detachably adhered to the adhesive, the release liner assembly comprising a first section and a second section with the second section comprising a wound closure strip-free portion forming a tab. In an alternate embodiment, the device is multi-segmented and the wound closure strip may be coextensive with the release liner assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Ethicon, Inc.
    Inventor: Julian Quintero
  • Patent number: 10676351
    Abstract: A NEMS device structure and a method for forming the same are provided. The NEMS device structure includes a substrate and an interconnect structure formed over the substrate. The NEMS device structure includes a dielectric layer formed over the interconnect structure and a beam structure formed in and over the dielectric layer, wherein the beam structure includes a plurality of strip structures. The NEMS device structure includes a cap structure formed over the dielectric layer and the beam structure and a cavity formed between the beam structure and the cap structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsin-Ping Chen, Carlos H. Diaz, Ken-Ichi Goto, Shau-Lin Shue, Tai-I Yang
  • Patent number: 10668991
    Abstract: A mat storage system including a shaft that is configured to be coupled to a mat. The shaft is configured to rotate to wrap the mat around the shaft. The mat is preferably inflatable, and a motor is preferably coupled to the shaft for rotating the shaft. The mat storage system is preferably used with a watercraft, and the shaft is preferably coupled to a portion of the watercraft. The shaft is preferably positioned in a mat compartment, and the mat compartment is preferably positioned adjacent a stern of the watercraft. The mat compartment is preferably defined by a deck of the watercraft and positioned beneath at least a portion of a floor of the deck. The mat compartment is preferably sized for receiving an inflatable mat that is deflated and wrapped around the shaft. A method for using the mat storage system is also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: COBALT BOATS, LLC
    Inventors: Brett L. Champlin, Michael J. Turner, Timothy W. Kaiser
  • Patent number: 10633775
    Abstract: Deformed web materials are disclosed. The web materials have discrete deformations formed therein. The deformations may be features in the form of portions of a web with apertures therein, protrusions, depressed areas, and combinations thereof. These features may extend out from the surface on one side of the web, or from both of the surfaces of the web. Different features may be intermixed with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Lee Hammons, Jill Marlene Orr, John Joseph Curro, John Brian Strube, Keith Joseph Stone
  • Patent number: 10600726
    Abstract: A leadframe includes first and second surfaces, a plurality of leads, and a hole-defining wall unit including a plurality of first-hole defining walls each defining a first through hole and a plurality of second-hole defining walls each defining a second through hole. Each of the first and second through holes is formed between two adjacent ones of the leads. Each of the first hole-defining walls has top and bottom edges respectively forming arcuate and burr regions with the first and surfaces at junctions therebetween. Each of the second hole-defining walls has top and bottom edges respectively forming burr and arcuate regions with the first and second surfaces at junctions therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventor: Chia-Neng Huang
  • Patent number: 10583051
    Abstract: A method of creating a topsheet for an absorbent article is disclosed. The method includes the steps of: obtaining a pre-cursor web of material, the pre-cursor web of material having a first surface and an opposing second surface, wherein the pre-cursor web of material is a composite or laminate web having a first layer and a second layer, wherein the first layer is a film and the second layer is a nonwoven material having a plurality of fibers; forming a first plurality of apertures having sidewalls extending in a first direction from the pre-cursor web of material; forming a second plurality of apertures having sidewalls extending in a second direction from the pre-cursor material, wherein the first direction and the second direction are different; and forming a plurality of embossments in the pre-cursor web of material, wherein the embossments are oriented in a third direction opposite the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    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: 10557061
    Abstract: An adhesive tape including a particular foam base is provided. An average bubble diameter in a machine direction (MD) and an average bubble diameter in a cross-machine direction (CD) of the foam base are each 150 ?m or less, the ratio of the average bubble diameter in the machine direction/an average bubble diameter in a vertical direction (VD) and the ratio of the average bubble diameter in the cross-machine direction/the average bubble diameter in the vertical direction are each 6 or less, and the foam base has an interlaminar strength of 20 N/cm or more. With this adhesive tape, good followability to an adherend and excellent impact resistance can be realized. The adhesive tape of the present invention can be suitably used in portable electronic devices, such as smartphones, tablets, notebooks, and game machines, whose screen size has been increasing and for which a requirement for flexible design is high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventors: Yuki Komatsuzaki, Takeshi Iwasaki, Hideaki Takei
  • Patent number: 10500104
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to sanitary articles such as disposable diapers, adult incontinent pads, feminine hygiene products, and sanitary napkins comprised of biodegradable polymers with higher biobased content. The sanitary articles include a topsheet, an absorbent core, and a backsheet. The topsheet is comprised of biodegradable polyester polyol polymer foam which may be configured to wick liquid away from a wearer's body and may be impregnated with superabsorbent polymer. The absorbent core may be comprised of superabsorbent polymer including a cross-linked and/or partially neutralized polyacrylic acid polymer, cross-linked polyacrylic acids or cross-linked starch-acrylic acid graft polymers. The backsheet may be comprised of poly-lactone polymers having generally hydrophobic characteristics. In preferred embodiments, the polymeric materials comprising the topsheet, absorbent core, and backsheet are formed from raw materials with high biobased content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Novomer, Inc.
    Inventor: Sadesh H. Sookraj
  • Patent number: 10421259
    Abstract: Multi-layer, perforated polyolefin films comprising at least one polyolefin layer having a high visible light absorbance and at least one polyolefin film having a high opacity, a support layer interposed between the first and second layers, a plurality of perforations penetrating from the first and second layers, a shore D hardness of at least (35) and wherein at least one of the first two layer has a surface tension of at least (34) dyne/cm are provided. Methods for preparation and use of the poly olefin films are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Achilles USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Bach Nguyen, Vince Dean, Frank He, Anthony R. Elfeghih
  • Patent number: 10368716
    Abstract: A foam panel for use in a dish treating appliance having a door. The foam panel comprises areas of differing densities. The foam panel comprises uncompressed and compressed areas to form at least some of the areas of differing densities. The foam panel also comprising at least one wiring attachment provided with the foam panel wherein the wiring attachment comprises at least one rib formed in the foam panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Venkata S. Dirisala, Aaron P. Bennett, Amirkhan A. Modi
  • Patent number: 10356511
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a ultrathin acoustic impedance converter belonging to the acoustic field, which is characterized by comprising one or a plurality of impedance conversion units, wherein each impedance conversion unit is composed of a frame, a plurality of prestressed membranes or prestressed string nets, and multiple layers of acoustic materials, wherein a through cavity is fabricated in the frame, the prestressed membranes or string nets and the acoustic materials are alternately arranged in the cavity, i.e., a prestressed membrane or string net is arranged, and then a layer of acoustic materials is arranged, and so on until the through cavity is fully filled. The cavity can be designed in different shapes either with a variable cross section or a uniform cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventors: Yulin Mei, Xiaoming Wang, Yixuan Mei, Yuanxiu Wang