Including Variation In Thickness Patents (Class 428/156)
  • Patent number: 11454378
    Abstract: The present application relates to a panel structure for stamping of an integrally formed lamp panel. The panel structure for stamping of the integrally formed lamp panel at least includes a reflective film layer, an adhesion layer, a base material layer and a protective layer, wherein the reflective film layer is arranged on one surface of the base material layer through the adhesion layer, and the protective layer is arranged on the other surface of the base layer; the base material layer includes a metal layer, and a chemical treatment layer arranged on at least one surface of the metal layer, the base material layer can be integrally formed lamp panel with the reflective film layer. The present application has the following beneficial effects: the panel structure can be applied to stamping of the integrally formed lamp panel; the yield is increased and the production efficiency is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventors: Zhongxiao Hu, Gengu Huang
  • Patent number: 11439191
    Abstract: Aspects herein are directed to a textile comprising at least one compressed portion, at least one uncompressed portion, and a deposit of thermo-reflective material on at least the compressed portion. Other aspects herein are directed to a method of manufacturing a textile or garment having a deposit of thermo-reflective material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Morgan, Christopher J. Ranalli
  • Patent number: 11441608
    Abstract: Provided is a bearing for a motor-type fuel injection pump. This bearing is composed of a Cu—Ni-based sintered alloy, inexpensive and has a superior corrosion resistance and abrasion resistance. The bearing contains 10 to 20% by mass of Ni, 2 to 4.5% by mass of Sn, 0.05 to 0.4% by mass of P, 2 to 7% by mass of C, and a remainder consisting of Cu and inevitable impurities. The bearing has a metal structure where Sn is uniformly dispersed and distributed in a metal matrix, and has a porosity of 7 to 17% where a free graphite is dispersed and distributed in pores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: DIAMET CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tsuneo Maruyama, Yoshinari Ishii
  • Patent number: 11440276
    Abstract: In an aspect, there is a method of determining allowable defects for a composite component comprising identifying at least one wrinkle characteristic of a composite component wrinkle defect; making a first plurality of specimens each having a predetermined wrinkle defect representative of the composite component wrinkle defect; measuring each of the predetermined wrinkle defects in the first plurality of specimens for at least one performance metric to generate performance data; and generating an allowable wrinkle defect profile based on the performance data from the first plurality of specimens. In other aspects, there are methods of making a specimen with a predetermined wrinkle defect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Burnett, Wei-Yueh Lee, Michael Dearman
  • Patent number: 11426981
    Abstract: A polymer film comprising polyvinyl acetal and a laminated glass manufactured using the same are provided. At least one surface of the polymer film has a void volume (Vv) value at a material ratio of 10% ranging from 3 ?m3/?m2 to 34.3 ?m3/?m2, wherein the void volume (Vv) and material ratio are defined in accordance with ISO 25178-2:2012.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: CHANG CHUN PETROCHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tzu-Jung Huang, Chin-Yen Chang, Cheng-Fan Wang
  • Patent number: 11393887
    Abstract: A substrate and a display device. The substrate includes: a hole region including a plurality of holes penetrating the substrate; and a non-hole region including a plurality of connection portions and a plurality of pixel regions separated from each other. Each connection portion is between adjacent pixel regions to connect the adjacent pixel regions, wherein a straight line in any direction parallel to the substrate passes through the hole region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Pinfan Wang, Ming Che Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11390026
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing a three-dimensional object using a resin or other flowable material in a layer-by-layer technique uses a roller or other applicator to carry a layer of the flowable material to an application site, an exposure device to emit electromagnetic waves to apply the layer to the object to build the object, and optionally further including an initial exposure with emitted electromagnetic waves to at least partially solidify the layer of the flowable material prior to the roller carrying the layer to the application site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: PAXIS LLC
    Inventors: Frederick Knecht, Michael G. Littrell
  • Patent number: 11385389
    Abstract: Provided are a polarizing plate having excellent optical properties and durability, and a method for manufacturing the polarizing plate. The polarizing plate includes: a transparent substrate transparent to light in a used wavelength band; lattice-shaped protrusions arranged on the transparent substrate at a pitch shorter than the wavelength of light in the used wavelength band, extending in a predetermined direction, and having a reflective layer, a first dielectric layer, an absorbing layer, and a second dielectric layer in this order; a dielectric portion consisting of a dielectric discontinuously formed on a surface of the lattice-shaped protrusions and a surface of a bottom floor between the lattice-shaped protrusions; and a water-repellent portion formed on a surface of the dielectric portion and having water-repellent properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Shibuya, Shigeshi Sakabara, Toshiaki Sugawara, Yusuke Matsuno, Akio Takada
  • Patent number: 11373881
    Abstract: A release film satisfies formulas (I) and (II) when S1 (%) represents the maximum dimensional change rate between 30° C. and 150° C. when the temperature is raised from 30° C. to 200° C. at a rate of 10° C./min, T1 (° C.) represents the temperature at which S1 is obtained, and S0 (%) represents the dimensional change rate at 40° C. The surfaces may have a surface free energy Sa (mN/mm) at 25° C., surface free energy Sb (mN/mm) after having been subjected to a heat treatment at 180° C. for 3 minutes, and surface free energy Sc (mN/mm) after having been stretched by 50% at 180° C. that satisfy formulas (III) and (IV). 0?S1?1.5??Formula (I): 0?|S1?S0|/(T1?40)?0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideo Shoji, Teruya Tanaka, Isao Manabe
  • Patent number: 11358180
    Abstract: A workpiece collecting point unit for a machine tool, in particular for a flatbed machine tool, such as a laser cutting or punching flatbed machine tool, has a placing area for workpieces produced by the machine tool within the framework of a processing plan, a display unit adapted to display information about the workpieces, which are to be further processed and were placed on the placing area, to an operator, and a signal device adapted to output an identification signal indicating to an operator the location of the selected workpiece collecting point unit for placing the workpiece, which is to be further processed, on the placing area. The workpiece collecting point unit can be used inter alia in a process to support a sequence of processing steps for processing workpieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Manuel Kiefer, Jens Ottnad, Eberhard Wahl, Korbinian Weiss, Benjamin Schwarz, Philipp Springer
  • Patent number: 11358363
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heat-shrinkable film comprising a first polymer ply A comprising at least one dark pigment, a second polymer ply B comprising at least one white pigment, wherein the thickness ratio of the first ply A is in the range of 5:95 to 50:50, the film has a thickness of 20 ?m bis 100 ?m, the light transmission of the film is not more than 12%, and the film after 15 seconds in a water bath having a temperature of 95° C. exhibits shrinkage in a main shrinking direction in the range of 20% to 85%. The invention further relates to a hose comprising such a heat-shrinkable film and to a process for producing such a heat-shrinkable film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: KLOCKNER PENTAPLAST EUROPE GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Manuel Schurr, Christian Dux, Günther Deiringer
  • Patent number: 11351753
    Abstract: Provided is an electromagnetic wave transmissive metal member capable of being easily produced at a low production cost, with both a metallic luster and an electromagnetic wave transmissibility, an article using the electromagnetic wave transmissive metal member, and a production method for an electromagnetic wave transmissive metal film. The electromagnetic wave transmissive metal member comprises a metal layer and a crack layer, wherein the metal layer and the crack layer have, in their respective planes, a plurality of linear cracks extending substantially parallel to each other. The linear cracks in the metal layer and the linear cracks in the crack layer penetrate through their respective layers in a thickness direction, and are continuous with each other in the thickness direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hajime Nishio, Hironobu Machinaga, Kazuto Yamagata, Masaharu Arimoto, Xiaolei Chen, Rie Hayashiuchi
  • Patent number: 11338981
    Abstract: A padded mailer includes elongated air cells that provide stiffness, especially in the transverse direction. The increased stiffness helps prevent the mailer from flipping over during conveying, which would put a label on the underside of the mailer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Vasitha Nihal Obeyesekere, Kimberly Sue Houchens, Alexandra Kay Hartford, Justine Mahler
  • Patent number: 11325688
    Abstract: In an example, a composite stringer is described. The composite stringer includes a skin flange having a first gage, a top flange having a second gage, and a web having a third gage and extending between the skin flange and the top flange. The skin flange is configured to be coupled to a support structure. The support structure includes at least one of a skin of a vehicle or a base charge. The second gage of the top flange is greater than the first gage of the skin flange and the third gage of the web. The skin flange, the top flange, and the web include a plurality of plies of composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Jiangtian Cheng
  • Patent number: 11318719
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide an interlayer film for a laminated glass that can, even when having a thickness at the thickest portion of 850 ?m or more, exhibit sufficient deaeration properties in production of a laminated glass to provide a laminated glass with high transparency, and a laminated glass produced using the interlayer film for a laminated glass. Provided is an interlayer film for a laminated glass having a large number of recesses on at least one surface, the interlayer film for a laminated glass having a thickness T (?m) measured in conformity with JIS K-6732 (1996) and a maximum height roughness Ry (?m) measured in conformity with JIS B-0601 (1994) at a thickest portion, the thickness T and the maximum height roughness Ry satisfying the following expressions (1) and (1?): Ry?0.020×T+16.6??(1), T?850??(1?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Nakayama
  • Patent number: 11285703
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a laminated vacuum insulated glass (VIG) unit (1) comprising: a vacuum insulated glass (VIG) unit (11) comprising at least two thermally tempered glass sheets (11a, 11b) separated by a plurality of support structures (12) distributed in a gap (13) between the tempered glass sheets (11a, 11b), and a lamination layer (2) arranged between one of the thermally tempered glass sheets (11a, 11b) of the vacuum insulated glass (VIG) unit (11) and a further sheet (3). The thickness (Th1) of the lamination layer (2) is between 0.25 mm and 3 mm, such as between 0.4 mm and 3 mm, for example between 0.7 mm and 2.4 mm, and the lamination layer thickness varies (VAR1) with at least 0.1 mm such as at least 0.2 mm, e.g. at least 0.3 mm between the further sheet (3) and the vacuum insulated glass (VIG) unit (11). The disclosure additionally relates to use of a method and use of a system for providing laminated vacuum insulated glass (VIG) units (200).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: VKR HOLDING A/S
    Inventors: Kristian Damholdt Jørgensen, Thomas Villiam Sejer Mikkelsen, Karsten Hansgaard Nielsen, Thomas Lind Madsen, Henrik Jensen, Willibrordus Servatius Bouwens
  • Patent number: 11281048
    Abstract: A quantum dot light emitting diode (LED) backlight source which includes a light source quantum dot diaphragm, a support diaphragm, and a prism sheet which are disposed sequentially. The light source quantum dot diaphragm includes a flexible printed circuit board, a mini light emitting diode layer, and a quantum dot film layer which are disposed sequentially. The mini light emitting diode layer includes a plurality of mini light emitting diodes spaced apart, the quantum dot film layer and the mini light emitting diode layer are bonded together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: HUIZHOU CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Lianyan Song, Yongyuan Qiu
  • Patent number: 11253933
    Abstract: A new technique for making cube corner elements that involves end milling is used in the fabrication of cube corner elements having non-orthogonal dihedral angles and dihedral angle errors, and arrays of such cube corner elements. A given optical face of a cube corner element may be a compound face with two constituent faces. In some cases, the constituent faces may be parallel and coplanar such that a given dihedral angle error pertains to the entire optical face, while in other cases, the two constituent faces may not be parallel, and may be associated with different dihedral angle errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Nelson D. Sewall, Christopher S. Grinde, Todd A. Ballen, Kenneth L. Smith
  • Patent number: 11248129
    Abstract: Articles including repellent surfaces and methods of making and using these articles are disclosed. The repellant surface can comprise a polymer having a roughened surface and a fluorinated silane and a lubricating liquid deposited on the roughened surface. The repellent surface, and by extension the articles described herein, can exhibit superomniphobic properties. The methods for producing the repellant surface can comprise dissolving a polymer in a solvent to produce a polymer solution and optionally adding a non-solvent to the polymer solution to produce a casting mixture. The polymer solution or casting mixture can be deposited on a surface of a substrate and the solvent and/or the non-solvent evaporated to provide a coated-substrate having a roughened surface. A functional layer comprising a fluorinated silane followed by a lubricating liquid can be deposited on the roughened surface to form the repellant surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Ohio State Innovation Foundation
    Inventors: Philip Simon Brown, Bharat Bhushan
  • Patent number: 11248706
    Abstract: In a pair of sliding components having respective sliding faces (S) which slide relative to each other, at least one of the sliding faces (S) is provided with a plurality of dimples (10), and the dimples (10) include a concave part (15), and a peripheral edge part (11) which is located at the outer peripheral part of the concave part (15) and is shallower than the concave part (15). Accordingly, the performance of the plurality of dimples formed on the sliding face can be sufficiently exploited, thereby improving their lubrication performance and sealing performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: EAGLE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tadatsugu Imura, Hideyuki Inoue, Yuichiro Tokunaga
  • Patent number: 11245315
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a stacked stator core comprises forming a stack that comprises an annular yoke portion, a plurality of tooth portions, and a plurality of slots. The method further comprises inserting a mold core member of the plurality of mold core members into a slot of the plurality of slots, the mold core member comprising a body portion and a closing portion connected to the body portion, the body portion extending along a longitudinal direction of the slot and spaced apart from an inner wall surface of the slot, the closing portion being positioned on a slot opening side of the slot and closing an open end portion of the slot on the slot opening side. Additionally, the method comprises forming a resin portion by charging a melted resin into a filling space between the slot and the mold core member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Inventors: Iwao Myojin, Yusuke Hasuo, Yusuke Eto, Hayato Nakayama
  • Patent number: 11192338
    Abstract: Films may be used as interleaves between hard and non-compressible surfaces such as surfaces of sheets or plates made of glass, metal, such as steel, polycarbonate, and/or poly(methyl methacrylate). The films may be embossed and/or may include a foamed core layer having a plurality of micro-voids. In particular, the films may include a polyolefin, a basis weight of between about 30 gsm and about 70 gsm, an embossed thickness of between about 150 microns and 800 microns, and a stiffness of between about 150 grams and about 750 grams according to the Circular Bend Stiffness Test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: TREDEGAR SURFACE PROTECTION, LLC
    Inventors: Bankim Bhupendra Desai, Carl Douglas Ray, Ricky Santoso, Shailesh Chunilal Patel, Kevin A. Brady
  • Patent number: 11186068
    Abstract: There is provided an interlayer film for laminated glass capable of being enhanced in handling properties at the time of preparing laminated glass. The interlayer film for laminated glass according to the present invention has one end and the other end being at the opposite side of the one end, the thickness of the other end is larger than the thickness of the one end, and the glossiness on the surface of a maximum thickness part is 3% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiromitsu Nishino, Etsurou Hirota
  • Patent number: 11186110
    Abstract: According to examples, an article may include a base layer that extends along a first dimension and a second dimension, in which the second dimension is orthogonal to the first dimension. The article may also include reflective ribbons provided on an upper surface of the base layer, in which the reflective ribbons positioned along a common plane extending in the second dimension have dihedral angles that change as a function of distance across the common plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: VIAVI SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventors: Vladimir Raksha, Cornelis Jan Delst
  • Patent number: 11167580
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to producing micro-image elements on a substrate for a security document, the method comprising: producing a plurality of microstructure units comprising three-dimensionally structured formations in a clear or pale relief layer on the substrate; and applying a coloured ink fluid to the relief layer, wherein the coloured ink fluid accumulates preferentially in regions of high surface curvature on each microstructure unit to provide contrasting areas of different ink density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: CCL Secure Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Karlo Ivan Jolic, Gary Fairless Power
  • Patent number: 11167523
    Abstract: A film is described comprising a (meth)acrylic polymer and polyvinyl acetal polymer composition, wherein the film comprises a structured layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jonathan E. Janoski, Carla S. Thomas, Anthony F. Schultz, Tien Y. H. Whiting, Kevin M. Lewandowski, Duane D. Fansler, Keith R. Lyon, Arlin L. Weikel, Evan D. Brutinel, Michael W. Kobe, Taylor J. Kobe, Ronald S. Steelman, Eric D. Shockey, John W. Frank
  • Patent number: 11154117
    Abstract: A spacer textile material may include a first layer, a second layer, and a plurality of connecting members extending between and joining the first layer and the second layer. The connecting members may form a series of at least ten rows that are separated by spaces. The rows have a width that is less than a width of the spaces, and the connecting members form at least one stabilizing row with a width that is greater than the width of the spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Klaas P. Hazenberg, Kirvan L. Chao, Yu Hui Wang, Tim Chen
  • Patent number: 11158839
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a composite film including a hydrophobic film layer and a hydrophilic film layer, a manufacture method thereof, and a light-emitting display device. The hydrophobic film layer is in contact with the hydrophilic film layer, and the hydrophilic film layer forms folds under an action of water vapor. As such, it is possible to achieve real-time detection of whether water vapor enters a light-emitting display device formed subsequently, and thus the adverse effects of water vapor on the light-emitting display device can be eliminated timely.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yanqiu Li
  • Patent number: 11145960
    Abstract: A patch antenna array sensor is provided. The patch antenna array sensor includes a ceramic matrix composite body in which a patch antenna array is embedded, wherein the patch antenna array sensor is configured to detect blade tip clearance or some other aspect of one or more blades in a gas turbine engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignees: ROLLS-ROYCE NORTH AMERICAN TECHNOLOGIES INC., ROLLS-ROYCE CORPORATION
    Inventors: John Joseph Costello, Richard Joseph Skertic, Glen Steven Bishop, Geoffrey L. Gatton
  • Patent number: 11141955
    Abstract: Films may be used as interleaves between hard and non-compressible surfaces such as surfaces of sheets or plates made of glass, metal, such as steel, polycarbonate, and/or poly(methyl methacrylate). The films may be embossed and/or may include a foamed core layer having a plurality of micro-voids. In particular, the films may include a polyolefin, a basis weight of between about 30 gsm and about 70 gsm, an embossed thickness of between about 150 microns and 800 microns, and a stiffness of between about 150 grams and about 750 grams according to the Circular Bend Stiffness Test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: TREDEGAR SURFACE PROTECTION, LLC
    Inventors: Bankim Bhupendra Desai, Carl Douglas Ray, Ricky Santoso, Shailesh Chunilal Patel, Kevin A. Brady
  • Patent number: 11131792
    Abstract: The present application discloses an optical film of a double-sided structure. The optical film of a double-sided structure comprises: a body which includes a polymer, having a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other; and an accommodation mechanism, provided on the first surface and the second surface, and used for forming a graphic structure on a surface of the body. The body comprising the accommodation mechanism is an integral structure. The accommodation mechanism comprises a groove, and the accommodation mechanism accommodates a filler to form the graphic structure. The filler comprises one or more of an electrically conductive material, a coloring material, or a dyeing material. The polymer comprises thermosetting resin and/or photocurable resin. The body has a transmittance of above 0.7. The optical film provided by the present application has a thickness which is beneficial to reduce an optical film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: SHINE OPTOELECTRONICS (KUNSHAN) CO., LTD
    Inventor: Jian Zhang
  • Patent number: 11121045
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for detecting an ultra-small defect on a wafer surface, film layer having ultra-small defect that causes abnormalities on the surface of the film layer; form a photoresist pattern with a pattern defect; etching the film layer according to the photoresist pattern to form a film layer pattern with an enlarged defect; and scanning the film layer pattern by using a defect scanner to capture the enlarged defect. In this method, enlarging the size of the ultra-fine particle defect through the exposure defocusing principle; or by adding the photomask consisting of the repeating units, using the repetition pattern as the exposure pattern and combing with the repeating cell to cell comparison method, the capture ability of the detection machine is further improved. Therefore, it can be detected by amplifying the defects of ultrafine particles which cannot be detected by conventional methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Shanghai Huali Microelectronics Corporation
    Inventors: Xianghua Hu, Gaoyu Wang, Guangzhi He, Xiaofang Gu, Qiliang Ni
  • Patent number: 11122684
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a display substrate, a display device, and a method for manufacturing a display substrate. The display substrate includes: a plurality of bearing parts for supporting display assemblies; and a connecting beam located between two bearing parts and connected to the two bearing parts. The connecting beam includes at least one stretchable portion with a hollow portion provided inside the stretchable portion, so that the stretchable portion is deformable in a first direction and a second direction, and the second direction is perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bin Qin, Jintao Peng, Yanan Niu, Jinyu Ren, Fangzhen Zhang, Kuanjun Peng
  • Patent number: 11110635
    Abstract: A method of injection molding parts, including: injecting a first thermoplastic polymer into a first cavity; forming a ribbed structure comprising ribs in the first cavity, wherein each rib in the ribbed structure includes a microstructure on an outer portion of a rib; and reducing the surface imperfections in the part by overmolding a layer formed in the second cavity onto a portion of a rib by injecting a second thermoplastic polymer into the second cavity, wherein the overmolding occurs at an interface between the layer and the ribbed structure; or injecting a first thermoplastic polymer into a first cavity; forming a layer in the first cavity; and overmolding a ribbed structure comprising ribs formed in the second cavity onto a portion of the layer formed in the first cavity. In further variations gas is injected into a microchannel formed at the interface or a foaming agent is applied in the first thermoplastic polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Peter Neerincx, Ruud Heerkens
  • Patent number: 11114631
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a flexible display substrate, a manufacturing method thereof and a flexible display device. The manufacturing method includes: forming a plurality of protrusions on a base substrate; forming a base film at one side of the plurality of protrusions facing away from the base substrate; forming a display structure at a surface of the base film facing away from the base substrate; peeling off the base film along with the display structure from the base substrate, and remaining the plurality of protrusions on the base substrate; and attaching the surface of the base film facing away from the display structure onto an elastic substrate and stretching the elastic substrate so that the base film is fractured at positions of the plurality of concaves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuanzheng Guo, Pinfan Wang, Ming Che Hsieh
  • Patent number: 11097436
    Abstract: A friction control device (44) is adapted to induce a lateral strain (or stretching) within a human tissue surface to which the device is applied, in order thereby to reduce the static friction between the device and the human tissue surface. The strain is induced by means of an actuator arrangement adapted to effect a relative separation of a plurality of contact surface regions (40) of the device, such that when said regions are pressed onto the receiving surface, the relative separation induces a strain in at least the region of the receiving surface falling between the locations of the applied regions. The extent of separation matches or exceeds the minimum extent necessary to overcome static friction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Cornelis Petrus Hendriks, Daan Anton Van Den Ende, Achim Hilgers
  • Patent number: 11084250
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, a display or an electronic device comprising the same comprises: a first layer comprising a first member; a second layer which is formed beneath the first layer, the second layer comprising a second member; and a third layer which is formed between the first layer and the second layer, the third layer comprising an adhesive member. The third layer has a first area which may be formed by using a first adhesive member having a first attribute, and a second which may be formed by using a second adhesive member having a second attribute. In addition, other various embodiments are also possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventors: Song Hee Jung, Youngdo Kim, Joohyun Kim, Taesung Kim, Hyunchang Shin, Keunsik Lee
  • Patent number: 11059743
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for producing a film-coated substrate having a relatively flat distribution of film thickness such that the film thickness is suppressed from gradually increasing toward a downstream side of flow of a coating liquid even when a coating film is formed on a plate-shaped substrate by a flow coating method in which the substrate is held in raised attitude. The film-coated substrate according to the present invention is employed in particular as an openable/closable window glass of an automotive door, and is suitable for one where the substrate includes an uncoated region where no coating film is formed, wherein the uncoated region is configured to be received in a receiving part of an upper frame of the door.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Central Glass Company, Limited
    Inventors: Ryota Yoshimura, Takeyuki Kaneda
  • Patent number: 11052639
    Abstract: Thermoplastic film suitable as an intermediate layer for a laminated glass pane, wherein the thermoplastic film includes a defined region, which is provided for a camera window or an HUD (head-up display) region that has a non-zero wedge angle, and a region surrounding the defined region on all sides, in which the thermoplastic film has a substantially constant thickness, wherein the maximum thickness in the defined region of the thermoplastic film is less than the thickness in the surrounding region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Martin Arndt, Michele Cappuccilli, Wolfgang Von Avenarius, Li-Ya Yeh
  • Patent number: 11040513
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composite gypsum board comprising a board core and a concentrated layer of substantial thickness (e.g., at least about 0.02 inches). The concentrated layer includes a higher weight percentage of an enhancing additive than the board core. The board core has a thickness greater than the thickness of the concentrated layer and forms the bulk of the board volume. The concentrated layer has a higher density (e.g., at least about 1.1 times greater) than the density of the board core. Also disclosed is a method of preparing a composite gypsum board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY
    Inventors: Alfred C. Li, Weixin D. Song, Yijun Sang, Gregg G. Diefenbacher, Annamaria Vilinska, Brian J. Christ, Fredrick T. Jones, Bradley W. Todd
  • Patent number: 11033440
    Abstract: A liquid permeable substrate for an absorbent article is disclosed. The substrate includes a first layer including a hydrophobic material and a second layer including a hydrophilic material. The first layer is joined to the second layer. The substrate includes a plurality of recesses, a plurality of projections, and a plurality of land areas. The land areas surround at least a majority of the plurality of projections and a plurality of the recesses. The plurality of recesses, the plurality of projections, and the plurality of land areas together form a first three-dimensional surface on a first side of the substrate and a second three-dimensional surface on a second side of the substrate. The substrate has an overall z-directional height in the range of about 1000 ?m to about 6000 ?m according to the Overall Substrate Height Test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Olaf Erik Isele, Jörg Endres, Gueltekin Erdem, Rodrigo Rosati, Paul Thomas Weisman, Sharon Ann Young, Mike P. Purdon
  • Patent number: 11014399
    Abstract: The present disclosure proposes a method for producing a structured wear protection film. The method comprises the steps: providing a wear protection base film, applying a formable lacquer-containing cover layer onto at least a partial area of the wear protection base film, at least partial structuring the lacquer-containing cover layer by use of a digital printing process in order to produce a structure of the lacquer-containing cover layer and at least partially hardening the lacquer-containing cover layer. Moreover, a structured wear protection film, the use of a structured wear protection film and a decorative panel comprising a structured wear protection film are proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Akzenta Paneele + Profile GMBH
    Inventor: Hans-Jürgen Hannig
  • Patent number: 11015036
    Abstract: A method of reducing aldehyde concentration in a vehicle cabin air, the method includes applying a solution comprising aldehyde scavenger(s) onto an outer surface of a foam article located or to be located within a vehicle cabin to form a top layer of the article such that aldehyde species are trapped within the article and prevented from being released into the cabin air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Jennifer Haijin Zhu, Ji Zhang, Mark Allen Dearth, Timothy James Hallifax, Mica Marie Debolt, Deborah Frances Mielewski
  • Patent number: 11011322
    Abstract: Solid polymer electrolyte (SPE) having conductive filler aligned to have directional ionic conductivity. The SPE with aligned conductive filler are used in a structural supercapacitor comprising one or more plies. Each of the plies has a first and second conducting member, each with a plurality of sections with conductive filler oriented normal to the inner surface of the first conducting member. The plies also having a pair of epoxy-SPE layers with aligned conductive filler. The resin layers are between the inner surfaces of the first and second conducting members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: The Board of Regents for Oklahoma State University
    Inventors: Kunal Mishra, Raman P. Singh
  • Patent number: 11009856
    Abstract: A method for supporting a sorting process of workpieces arranged on a sorting table that have been produced on a machine tool by a processing plan, comprising providing of a processing image data set of the processing plan based on the arrangement of at least one workpiece. The method further relates to an imaging-based capturing of the sorting table having a plurality of adjacent workpieces to each other and generating a first sorting image data set, and repeated image-based capturing of the sorting table and generating of a second sorting image data set once at least one workpiece has been removed from the sorting table. The method comprises comparing of the sorting image data sets, incorporating the processing image data set, wherein a sorting signal is generated which contains information that comprises the type, the position and/or the shape of the at least one removed workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventors: Manuel Kiefer, Jens Ottnad, Eberhard Wahl, Korbinian Weiss, Benjamin Schwarz, Philipp Springer, Matthias Denecke, David Schoene, Stefan Krause, Falko Keimel
  • Patent number: 10994455
    Abstract: Provided are: an FRP sheet press molding method and device whereby yield can be improved without opening/closing adjustment of a mold after mold clamping; and an FRP molded article. The FRP sheet press molding method, whereby a press-molded article PM is molded using a fiber-reinforced plastic sheet material SM, comprises: a press step in which molds 2, 3 are closed and the heated sheet material SM is press-molded inside a cavity 5; and a filling step in which the closed state of the molds 2, 3 is maintained from the press step, a molten resin MP is pressure-injected into a gap IS that occurs between the sheet material SM and the cavity 5, and a surface of the sheet material SM and a surface of the molten resin MP are caused to come in contact with the cavity 5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motoki Sakurai, Kenji Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10987761
    Abstract: A method of creating a burst groove in a burst member is provided. The burst groove following a path, wherein: the groove is created in a plurality of laser scoring stages which are performed in succession to thereby successively increase the depth of the burst groove during each stage; each laser scoring stage involving laser scoring the burst member along at least a portion of the path. The laser scoring in each stage involves laser-energizing a respective region of the burst member with a respective energization width measured perpendicular to the path. In at least one stage the energization width is smaller than the energization width in the immediately preceding stage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Elfab Limited
    Inventor: Brian McLeod
  • Patent number: 10967105
    Abstract: Device surfaces are rendered superhydrophobic and/or superoleophobic through microstructures and/or nanostructures that utilize the same base material(s) as the device itself without the need for coatings made from different materials or substances. A medical device includes a portion made from a base material having a surface adapted for contact with biological material, and wherein the surface is modified to become superhydrophobic, superoleophobic, or both, using only the base material, excluding non-material coatings. The surface may be modified using a subtractive process, an additive process, or a combination thereof. The product of the process may form part of an implantable device or a medical instrument, including a medical device or instrument associated with an intraocular procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Inventors: Tarek Hassan, Tushar M. Ranchod
  • Patent number: 10967610
    Abstract: Laminated glass includes a first glass sheet; a second glass sheet; and an interlayer positioned between the first and second glass sheets, to bond the first and second glass sheets together. The laminated glass has a first area used by a head-up display, and a second area adjacent to the first area and not used by the head-up display. One or both of the first and second glass sheets are wedge-shaped. At one or more points in at least a part of an area of the second area, a wedge angle ?g being a sum of respective wedge angles of the first and second glass sheets satisfies Formula (1): ? g = t R ? sin ? ? ?cos? n 2 - sin 2 ? ? - ? ? cos ? ? ? 2 ? n 2 - sin 2 ? ? - ? c - ? i ( 1 ) where t, R, n, ?, ?, ?c, and ?i are as specified in claim 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventor: Shunsuke Sadakane
  • Patent number: 10964972
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a Li-rich antiperovskite-coated LCO-based lithium complex, a method of preparing the same, and a positive electrode active material and a lithium secondary battery, both of which include the LCO-based lithium complex. When a lithium complex in which a coating layer of a compound having a lithium-rich antiperovskite (LiRAP) crystal structure is formed on surfaces of LCO-based particles is applied as the positive electrode active material, the lithium complex is favorable for batteries which are operated at a high voltage, has high lithium ion conductivity, and can be applied to lithium secondary batteries which are driven at a high temperature due to high thermal stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Se Ho Park, Da Young Sung, Minchul Jang, Byoungkuk Son, Junghun Choi