Including Variation In Thickness Patents (Class 428/156)
  • Publication number: 20150079336
    Abstract: A processing chamber component and method for fabricating the same are provided. The processing chamber component is fabricated in the manner described herein and includes the creation of at least a macro texture on a surface of the chamber component. The macro texture is defined by a plurality of engineered features arranged in a predefined orientation on the surface of the chamber component. In some embodiments, the engineered features prevent formation of a line of sight surface defined between the features to enhance retention of films deposited on the chamber component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Jianqi WANG, William Ming-ye LU, Yukari NISHIMURA, Joseph F. SOMMERS, Sio On LO, Rajan BALESAN
  • Publication number: 20150079351
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a composition suitable for use as a release-optimized material for nanoimprint processes, process of production and uses thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: MICRO RESIST TECHNOLOGY GESELLSCHAFT FÜR CHEMISCHE MATERIALIEN SPEZIELLER PHOTORESISTSYSTEME MBH
    Inventors: Hakki Hakan Atasoy, Gabi Grützner, Marko Vogler
  • Patent number: 8980397
    Abstract: A composite sheet comprising two sheets joined by material closure provides on the one hand high global and local bending stiffness, and on the other hand very good forming behavior and very high load capacity in case of great deformations, as in case of a crash for example. Both sheets of the composite sheet comprise an at least partially structured surface and a smooth surface and both sheets are at least partially joined by material closure via the structured surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG
    Inventors: Lothar Patberg, Klaus Blümel
  • Patent number: 8980057
    Abstract: A fibrous structure. The fibrous structure can be a paper product treated with a waterborne shape memory polymer. The waterborne shape memory polymer can include structural units, wherein each structural unit comprises: a) a switching segment comprising a semicrystalline or amorphous polymer; b) a chargeable unit comprising a cationically or anionically chargeable group; and c) a cross-linkable unit comprising a monomer, wherein the cross-linkable unit connects the switchable segment to the chargeable unit, wherein the waterborne shape memory polymer is dispersible in water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Ward William Ostendorf, Patrick Thomas Mather, Pamela Tiffany Wilson, Kazuki Ishida
  • Publication number: 20150072110
    Abstract: The present invention is a method that (i) allows for creating micro and/or nanostructures on either planar or non-planar three-dimensional surfaces in a single molding step, and (ii) allows for the molded production of complex high-aspect ratio micro and/or nanostructures including but not limited to cylinders, conical structures, low aspect-ratio channels, bumps, or posts. An example of such a complex structure are high aspect ratio pillars with enlarged “mushroom-shaped” or undercut tips which demonstrate enhanced, repeatable adhesion and shear strength on a variety of substrates when compared with other micro and/or nanostructures and unstructured materials. The mold of such a material requires an “undercut” feature that cannot be produced using typical micro/nano-molding processing techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: nanogriptech, Inc.
    Inventors: Metin Sitti, Paul Samuel Glass, Burak Aksak
  • Patent number: 8974892
    Abstract: A device is provided to produce an embossed multi-ply material, comprising: a first embossing-laminating unit (3) comprising a first embossing cylinder (5) equipped with first projections (5P) defining a first pattern, a first pressure roller (7) cooperating with said first embossing cylinder (5), a first laminating roller (9) and a first glue dispenser (11), disposed between said first pressure roller (7) and said first laminating roller (9); an embossing unit comprising at least a second embossing cylinder (25) provided with second projections (25P) defining a second pattern and a second pressure roller (27) cooperating with said second embossing cylinder (25); a first path (P1) through said first embossing-laminating unit (3); a second path (P2) for at least a second ply (V2) towards and through said second embossing unit (23); a third path (P3) for said third ply (V3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Fabio Perini S.p.A.
    Inventors: Giovanni Nencioni, Romano Maddaleni, Mauro Gelli
  • Publication number: 20150064408
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a shaped product constituted by a fiber-reinforced composite material including reinforcing fibers and a thermoplastic resin. The shaped product maintains isotropy of the fibers to the end thereof even if press-molded under conditions in which charge ratio of a prepreg to a die is low. Specifically, the method includes using a specific prepreg obtained by impregnating the reinforcing fibers with thermoplastic resin, and molding-processing the prepreg under specific conditions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: TEIJIN LIMITED
    Inventors: Michiharu Taniguchi, Motoomi Arakawa, Yasunori Nagakura, Tsukasa Arai, Akihiko Obata
  • Publication number: 20150064407
    Abstract: A method for forming three-dimensional anchoring structures on a surface is provided. This may result in a thermal barrier coating system exhibiting enhanced adherence for its constituent coatings. The method involves applying a laser beam (10) to a surface (12) of a solid material (14) to form a liquefied bed (16) on the surface of the solid material, then applying a pulse of laser energy (18) to a portion of the liquefied bed to cause a disturbance, such as a splash (20) or a wave (25) of liquefied material outside the liquefied bed. A three-dimensional anchoring structure (22) may thus be formed on the surface upon solidification of the splash or wave of liquefied material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Gerald J. Bruck, Ahmed Kamel
  • Publication number: 20150056037
    Abstract: A sculpting machine, a method of sculpting a work-piece and work-products produced therefrom are described. A sculpting machine provides a cutting tool holder that is configured to hold a cutter in contact with a work-piece and move in two or more planes or axes of controlled motion about the work-piece to remove material. The cutter is non-spinning and is held in contact with the work-piece to carve away material, or sculpt the work-piece. The cutter may be held against the work-piece with the cutter in a fixed orientation relative to the surface of the work-piece being cut. The cutter may be moved along a straight line, curve or arc. The resulting product produced may have a much tighter tolerance and smoother surface finish than products machined with conventional techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventor: Alexander Wilson
  • Publication number: 20150056413
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an optical sheet used in a liquid crystal display device, and relates to an optical sheet which comprises a resin curing layer made of a curable resin composition comprising metal oxide nanoparticles, and thus is easy to handle and not liable to be damaged from external shocks, and can prevent reduction in luminance due to damage and at the same time achieve a high refractive index.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: KOLON INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Hong Gu Hwang, Kyung Jong Kim, Eui Young Shin, Chang Won Park, Tae Kyung Kim, Su Ji Kim
  • Publication number: 20150050461
    Abstract: The present invention provides a colored glazing flat glass, the melting point of the colored glazing layer with 1-10 colors on the surface of its substrate glass is 540-730° C., and the substrate glass of its product is characterized in that: calculated as per weight percentage, the said substrate glass contains B2O3 0-3.9%, Na2O 0.01-14%, Fe2O3 0.01-5%, F2O 0%, MgO 7-22.2%, and Al2O3 0.01-39%, wherein the content of SiO2 is 1.9-4.1 times that of CaO, and the content of CaO 1.0-1.8 time(s) that of MgO; the thickness difference of the said substrate glass is less than 0.3 mm; the water absorption of the said substrate glass goes between 0-0.3%; the flexural strength of the said substrate glass is up to 50-180 Mpa; the lower limit of annealing temperature of the said substrate glass goes between 550° C.-710° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Dening Yang
  • Publication number: 20150050556
    Abstract: A method of etching silicon of a material comprising silicon, the method comprising the steps of partially covering a silicon surface of the material comprising silicon with an elemental metal and then carrying out a metal-assisted chemical etching of the silicon by exposing the partially covered silicon surface to an etching composition, wherein at least some of the elemental metal for the metal-assisted chemical etching is formed by either: (a) exposing the silicon surface to a composition comprising metal ions, wherein the elemental metal forms by reduction of the metal ions and wherein the composition comprising metal ions is substantially free of HF, or (b) depositing the elemental metal directly onto the silicon surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Nexeon Ltd.
    Inventors: Fengming Liu, Yuxiong Jiang, Christopher Michael Friend, Jonathon Speed
  • Publication number: 20150047786
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a surface having a sealing groove formed therein. The sealing groove is configured to accept an elastomeric seal. The sealing groove includes a first portion having a full dovetail profile and at least on a second portion having a half dovetail profile.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Dmitry LUBOMIRSKY, Qiwei LIANG
  • Patent number: 8956721
    Abstract: A surface treatment method for metal substrate includes: a metal substrate is provided; a first color layer is deposited on the metal substrate, the first color layer being a TiC layer or a TiN layer; a second color layer is deposited on the first color layer, the first color layer being a CrC layer or a CrN layer, the color of the first color layer being different from the color of the second color layer; forming a shielding layer on partially of the second color layer; electrochemical etching the metal substrate, the second color layer not covered with the shielding layer being removed to form a recessed portion, the recessed portion being extend through the second color layer. A coated article for manufactured by the surface treatment method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignees: Shenzhen Futaihong Precision Industry Co., Ltd., FIH (Hong Kong) Limited
    Inventors: Ting Ding, Da-Hua Cao
  • Publication number: 20150043174
    Abstract: A window panel includes a first rigid part including a rigid material, a second rigid part including the rigid material, and a base substrate interposed between the first and second rigid parts and including a folding part configured to be folded by an external force. The folding part includes a first area and a second area, which are alternately arranged on a plane surface of the base substrate substantially perpendicular to a thickness direction of the base substrate. The first area includes the rigid material, and at least a portion of the second area includes a soft material. Thus, the rigidity of the window panel is maintained by the rigid material and the flexibility of the window panel is improved by the soft material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soyeon Han, Kyu Young Kim, Gui-Nam Min, Kyu-taek Lee, Jongin Lee, Kyung Woo Han
  • Publication number: 20150044426
    Abstract: A material can be locally etched with arbitrary changes in the direction of the etch. A ferromagnetic-material-including catalytic particle is employed to etch the material. A wet etch chemical or a plasma condition can be employed in conjunction with the ferromagnetic-material-including catalytic particle to etch a material through a catalytic reaction between the catalytic particle and the material. During a catalytic etch process, a magnetic field is applied to the ferromagnetic-material-including catalytic particle to direct the movement of the particle to any direction, which is chosen so as to form a contiguous cavity having at least two cavity portions having different directions. The direction of the magnetic field can be controlled so as to form the contiguous cavity in a preplanned pattern, and each segment of the contiguous cavity can extend along an arbitrary direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Eric A. Joseph, David W. Abraham, Roger W. Cheek, Alejandro G. Schrott, Ying Zhang
  • Publication number: 20150042988
    Abstract: A surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS) sensor includes a substrate with a nanostructured surface. The nanostructured surface has a quasi-periodic, anisotropic array of elongated ridge elements having a wave-ordered structure pattern, each ridge element having a wavelike cross-section and oriented substantially in a first direction. The sensor also includes a plurality of metal elements disposed, at least in part, on tops of the ridge elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2011
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: Wostec, Inc.
    Inventors: Valery K. Smirnov, Dmitry S. Kibalov
  • Patent number: 8951640
    Abstract: Disclosed is a covered member including a base material, a first intermediate layer that has a roughened surface and covers the base material, and a DLC film that covers the surface of the first intermediate layer. The first intermediate layer and the DLC film are formed in a state where the temperature of the base material is kept at 300° C. or lower. The surface of the first intermediate layer is roughened by collision of ions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: JTEKT Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Suzuki, Toshiyuki Saito, Kazuyoshi Yamakawa
  • Patent number: 8952269
    Abstract: Provided are a wiring substrate; a multi-piece wiring substrate array; and a method for reliably producing the multi-piece wiring substrate array. The wiring substrate includes a substrate main body, which has first and second main surfaces, side surfaces, a groove surface, and a fracture surface; and a notch which has a concave shape in plan view, and which is provided on a side surface on a side toward the first main surface, wherein, in the side surface having the notch, the boundary between the groove surface and the fracture surface has first curved portions on opposite sides of the notch, the first curved portions being convex toward the first main surface in side view; and also has a second curved portion on a second-main-surface side of the notch, the second curved portion being convex toward the second main surface of the substrate main body in side view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masami Hasegawa, Satoshi Hirayama, Naoki Kito
  • Patent number: 8951625
    Abstract: An optical microstructure film includes a base and multiple microstructure units. The base has at least a surface. The microstructure units are disposed in an array manner on the surface of the base. Each microstructure unit is formed to be a polygonal cone having the bottom face is attached to the surface of the base. The concave region is a surface part of a pseudo-spherical structure having a lower point on the microstructure unit. The distance from the lower point to the bottom face is defined as a second height, the sum of a radius of the spherical structure and the second height is defined as a first height, and the ratio of the second height to the first height is ranged from 0.1 to 0.8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Entire Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hsin-Yuan Chen, Yu-Yun Hsieh, Cheng-Lun Liao
  • Publication number: 20150036975
    Abstract: A substrate is composed of a first material. A photonic structure is composed of the first material connected to one or more support structures composed of the first material between the photonic structure and a surface of the substrate, with at least one of the support structures supporting a first section of a strip of the photonic structure. The first section has a width that is wider than a width of a second section of the strip and has a length that is at least about twice the width of the second section of the strip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Michael J. Burek, Marko Loncar
  • Patent number: 8945699
    Abstract: Disclosed is a sheet that comprises protrusions comprising a first portion extending from a base by a second portion where a second portion diameter is less than a first portion diameter. Also disclosed is a sheet that comprises a first portion and a second portion extending from a symmetry plane, where the protrusions repeat across a length of the sheet along the symmetry plane where the first portion has a first portion diameter and the second portion has a second portion diameter and where the second portion diameter is less than the first portion diameter. A sheet comprising a plurality of cavities across a width of the sheet where each cavity extends the length of the sheet and the cavity has an opening diameter that is smaller than a body diameter is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Sabic Global Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Chinniah Thiagarajan, Frans Adriaansen
  • Publication number: 20150030796
    Abstract: Described herein are release layers formed via solventless extrusion. The release layers include a polyolefin and an alkyl dimethicone. The release layers exhibit tailorable release properties from pressure-sensitive adhesives. The release layers are simple to make and require no post-treatment in order to impart the observed release properties. The release layers are adaptable to multilayer extrusion, blown film formation, and cast film formation techniques.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Larry D. Boardman, Jeffrey O. Emslander, Bryan C. Feisel, David S. Hays, David J. Kinning, Richard L. Peloquin, David J. Yarusso
  • Publication number: 20150030812
    Abstract: A wrappable protective sleeve for providing protection to an elongate member contained therein and method of construction thereof is provided. The sleeve includes a textile wall having opposite edges extending lengthwise along a longitudinal axis between opposite ends. The edges are wrappable to overlap one another to form an enclosed cavity. At least one reinforcement rib extends along at least a portion of the wall. The at least one reinforcement rib is formed of material fused and bonded on and/or in the wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Jimmy E. Teal
  • Patent number: 8940383
    Abstract: The invention relates to compressed blocks of wood agglomerate, comprising wood particles and a hydraulic binder, produced by a method in which an initial mixture comprising wood particles and a hydraulic binder is held under pressure for the duration of the hardening of the binder. The invention further relates to a method for production of said blocks and the use thereof in particular, as construction elements for buildings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Inventor: Stephane Vogel
  • Patent number: 8940384
    Abstract: A colored web material comprising a plurality of discrete extended elements. The colored web material comprises a colorant incorporated in the material itself or a colorant disposed on at least one surface of the web material. The discrete extended elements comprise thinned portions at the distal ends and/or along the sidewalls of the discrete extended elements. In one embodiment, the discrete extended elements have a diameter of less than about 500 microns. In one embodiment, the colored web material comprises at least about 95 discrete extended elements per square centimeter. In one embodiment, the discrete extended elements have an aspect ratio of at least about 0.2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Keith Joseph Stone, Roger Dale Young
  • Publication number: 20150017390
    Abstract: According to a molding method for a fiber reinforced composite material, a cavity forming surface 13 of a second mold 12 with a recessed portion 14 for molding a thick portion is brought into contact with a fiber reinforced composite material 15. The fiber reinforced composite material 15 is heated in a state in which the temperature of the cavity forming surface 13 is higher than that of a cavity forming surface 11 of a first mold 10. After that, the first mold 10 and the second mold 12 are closed with a pressure to the fiber reinforced composite material 15 so as to pass the fiber reinforced composite material 15 into the recessed portion 14. This can integrally mold the thick portion with the main body of a molded component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Hideo MINE, Takeshi KIRITOSHI, Kazuyuki HARADA
  • Publication number: 20150017479
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a production method for a glassy carbon mold, and, more specifically, relates to a production method for a glassy carbon mold including the steps of: placing a mixture having a thermosetting resin, a curing agent, and a viscosity adjusting solvent between a thermosetting resin substrate and a master pattern formed by a micro-nano process; pressing either the master pattern or the thermosetting resin substrate and applying heat to form a cured thermosetting resin pattern part on the substrate; and removing the master pattern, and subjecting the substrate and the cured thermosetting resin pattern.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Seok Min Kim, Jong Won Seok, Tae Hyoung Kim, Jong Hyun Ju
  • Publication number: 20150017389
    Abstract: A mask including a light-blocking area, a transparent area and a partial-transparent area is disclosed. The partial-transparent area protrudes from edges of the light-blocking area to admit some of the UV rays to pass through. In addition, a glass substrate and the manufacturing method thereof are disclosed. By arranging the partial-transparent area on the edges of the light-blocking, area, the mask is formed with the slope having the small angle after the lithography process. As such, in the etching process, the edge of the thin film is formed with the slope having the small angle, which contributes to the formation of the second thin film. The thin films are prevented from being fragmented around the slope and the ITO layer is also prevented from fragmented around the periphery of the through hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Li Chai
  • Publication number: 20150017367
    Abstract: Bioplastic compositions having favorable mechanical and molding characteristics. Methods of forming these compositions and also workpieces formed from these compositions. The compositions comprising a polylactic acid; a polyhydroxyalkanoate; a plurality of clay particles; a plurality of talc particles; and a modifier capable of facilitating mixing between the clay particles and the talc particles. The compositions suitably include a polylactic acid, a polyhydroxyalkanoate, a plurality of clay particles, a plurality of talc particles. The compositions also suitably include a modifier capable of facilitating mixing between the clay particles and the talc particles. The clay particles may have an average diameter in the range of from about 2 nm to about 100 nm; a diameter of 8 nm is considered suitable.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Scott Sanderson
  • Publication number: 20150017388
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a material for surface treatment, including: a main body made of a flexible raw material with capability of adsorbing liquid, and a plurality of protrusions vertically disposed on and protruding from a surface of the main body, wherein the protrusions are presented as polygonal columns and internal angles of the polygonal columns are between 90 to 180 degrees, and a tunnel for discharging is formed among the polygonal columns. The main body is allowed to adsorb polishing agent to facilitate the protrusions treating a surface to be processed. The designs of polygonal shape and discharging tunnel are favorable for discharging particle waste produced from surface treatment, thereby preventing the surface to be processed from being damaged.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: HEA-NUH CHU
  • Publication number: 20150016033
    Abstract: A substrate is for use in a display device. The substrate may include a plurality of non-uniform surface portions, the non-uniform surface portions being spaced from each other and including a first non-uniform surface portion and a second non-uniform surface portion. The substrate may further include a plurality of substantially uniform surface portions having a molecular structure that is more uniform than a molecular structure of the plurality of non-uniform surface portions, the substantially uniform surface portions being spaced from each other and including a first substantially uniform surface portion that abuts each of the first non-uniform surface portion and the second non-uniform surface portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Jin Woo CHOI
  • Patent number: 8932422
    Abstract: A sandwich structure based on a composite panel made of a thermoplastic core layer connected to at least one fiber-reinforced thermoplastic layer, in particular in-situ manufactured sandwich panels, comprises a thermoplastic core, which is arranged between two cover layers, in which the core is reinforced with fiber-reinforced thermoplastic reinforcing ribs which extend between the cover layers. Preferred methods for the manufacture are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: FITS Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Martin Theodoor de Groot
  • Publication number: 20150010733
    Abstract: A process for producing a fluid transfer surface, which process comprises: providing a titanium or titanium alloy surface; subjecting the titanium or titanium alloy surface to surface hardening by interstitial element absorption to provide a hardened surface; and, if required engraving the hardened surface to provide a desired surface topography.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventors: Peter Christopher King, Mahnaz Zehtab Jahedi, Justin Patrick Holland, Yu He Shi, Alexander Carl Engel
  • Publication number: 20150010732
    Abstract: A method for producing a plastics product consisting of a support (30) having protruding stem parts (36) which have at their free end a head part (38) having a wider diameter compared with the respective stem part (36), wherein the stem parts and the head parts are formed in cavities (16) of a moulding screen (12) that are formed, on their sides facing away from the support (30), in a shaping zone of the moulding screen (12), is characterized in that the shaping zone is sealed off from the environment by means of a counter-surface (20) such that a predefinable amount of air enclosed in the shaping zone exerts a counter-pressure on the plastics material introduced into the respective cavity (16) of the shaping zone in order to support the shaping process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Inventor: Jan Tuma
  • Patent number: 8927087
    Abstract: Bonding of substrates including metal-dielectric patterns on a surface with the metal raised above the dielectric, as well as related structures, are disclosed. One structure includes: a first substrate having a metal-dielectric pattern on a surface thereof, the metal-dielectric pattern including: a metal having a concave upper surface; and a dielectric having a substantially uniform upper surface, wherein the metal on the first substrate is raised above the dielectric on the first substrate; and a second substrate bonded with the first substrate, the second substrate including: a dielectric; and a metal positioned substantially below the dielectric of the second substrate, wherein the first substrate and the second substrate are bonded only at the metal from the first substrate and the metal from the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kuan-Neng Chen, Bruce K. Furman, Sampath Purushothaman, David L. Rath, Anna W. Topol, Cornelia K. Tsang
  • Publication number: 20150004335
    Abstract: Various methods and apparatuses for creating a visual effect on a rubber article are disclosed. In one embodiment, a rubber article having a visual effect is provided, the rubber article comprising: a surface having at least one surface feature; and wherein the at least one surface feature comprises a plurality of linear elements creating a camouflage-shaped appearance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Richard S. Parr, Kevin E. Scheifele, Jon I. Stuckey
  • Publication number: 20150004342
    Abstract: A number of variations may include a product including an extrusion having an extruded profile including a first section having a first thickness and a second section having a second thickness wherein the second thickness is greater than the first thickness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: ROBERT N. SAJE, JOHN C. JOHNSON
  • Patent number: 8920905
    Abstract: A fibrous product (10, 20, 20b, 30), especially tissue paper product, non-woven products or a hybrid thereof, and preferably hygiene and cleaning product has at least one first ply (42; 62; 84; 104) with at least one embossing pattern including embossed depressions starting from a base plane of the ply; the embossed pattern being characterized by the following features: the embossing pattern has a minimum motive surface area of at least 3 cm×3 cm; the pattern includes a high number of embossed depressions which are sized and/or positioned such as to form a motive element covering the motive surface area; wherein at least some of the embossed depressions are sized and/or positioned such that minimum distances between pairs of consecutively arranged embossed depression vary. A method for producing such a fibrous product is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventors: Jurgen Sauter, Philippe Albouze
  • Patent number: 8920907
    Abstract: A resin molded article according to the present invention includes a base portion and an erected wall which is erected from the base portion, wherein, in an upper end surface of the erected wall, there is exposed a gate portion formed through an injection of a resin material during resin molding. Further, in an inner surface of the erected wall which is opposite from an externally-appearing side thereof, at opposite portions beside the gate portion, there is formed a reduction surface which gradually reduces the erected wall in wall thickness toward the upper end surface of the erected wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignees: SANYO Electric Co., Ltd., Kyowa Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Take, Tsuneo Matsui
  • Patent number: 8920909
    Abstract: The invention relates to anti-ballistic articles comprising a stack of sheets, each sheet having one or more mono-layers of polyethylene anti-ballistic fibers and a thermoplastic binder, wherein the specific energy absorption (SEA) of the anti-ballistic article is greater than 145 J/kg/m2 and the maximum % thickness increase, measured at about 90° C., is less than 8% after storing the article for 160 hours at 90° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Hen H. Hoefnagels, Albert A. Vunderink
  • Patent number: 8920906
    Abstract: A removable molding tab facilitates loading component parts into a mold by providing a body with holding configurations suitable to releasably secure the component parts in mold ready positions. The component parts are loaded into a mold as a preassembly with the removable tab. The tab is removed after the component parts are placed into the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald M. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140377505
    Abstract: A tool head capable of introducing deep recesses into hard and brittle material such as glass and glass ceramics is provided. The tool head includes a hollow cylindrical abrasive body merging into a hollow shank. The hollow cylindrical abrasive body has an end face with a central abrasive area at the location of a cylinder axis. The central abrasive area is connected with the inner wall surface of the hollow cylindrical abrasive body by at least one web. The end face of the abrasive body, the web, and at least a portion of the outer wall surface of the abrasive body are covered with abrasive. The hollow shank has at least one opening to the interior between the at least one web and the inner wall surface of the abrasive body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Stefan Mischke, Thomas Werner, Marco Weisenburger
  • Publication number: 20140375009
    Abstract: A recreational sports board includes an engraved upper surface providing an attractive detailed image having recessed portions with sufficient depth so as to also provide a suitable grip surface for the rider's feet. A depth of the recessed portions may vary across the board from one location to another location relative to the top side of the board.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Gabriel Ray Willis
  • Publication number: 20140370243
    Abstract: Polydiorganosiloxane polyoxamide, linear, block copolymers and methods of making the copolymers are provided. The method of making the copolymers involves reacting a diamine with a precursor having at least one polydiorganosiloxane segment and at least two oxalyamino groups. The polydiorganosiloxane polyoxamide block copolymers are of the (AB)n type.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Charles M. Leir, Karl E. Benson, Richard G. Hansen, Mark D. Purgett, Albert I. Everaerts, Audrey A. Sherman
  • Publication number: 20140370218
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to thermoformed articles having one or more deep undercuts and to processes for making such articles. The undercuts produced using the process described herein exhibit superior properties compared to undercuts present in conventional articles. The thermoformed articles can be produced using a foamed polyester-containing material which facilitates the production of undercuts exhibiting superior properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventor: Gary Stuart Hawkins
  • Patent number: 8911850
    Abstract: Three-dimensional web materials, more particularly, a three-dimensional web material having a first side and a second side are disclosed herein. The first side comprises at least one region having a plurality of spaced elongate three-dimensional protrusions extending outwardly from the first side which are preferably unitarily formed from the web material. The elongate protrusions form an amorphous pattern of a plurality of elongate two-dimensional geometrical shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Kathryn Christian Kien, Michael Scott Prodoehl, Ward William Ostendorf, Robert Stanley Ampulski, Osman Polat
  • Publication number: 20140363622
    Abstract: A ceramic matrix composite seal is disclosed. The ceramic matrix composite seal including a ceramic matrix and a number of ceramic fiber fabrics embedded in the ceramic matrix. The ceramic matrix composite seal is formed into a strip with a desired geometry such that the seal strip is configured to be assembled with a number of components to create a seal between the components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Andrew J. Lazur
  • Publication number: 20140363608
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to laser-based processes for forming features on the surface of a part. The feature may include a geometric element, a color element, and/or a surface finish element. In some cases, the laser-formed features are formed as a pattern of textured features that produce an aesthetic and/or tactile effect on the surface of the part. In some cases, the texture features may be sufficiently small that they may not be discerned by the unaided human eye. Also, in some cases, a multiple laser-based processes are combined to form a single feature or a finished part having a specific aesthetic and/or tactile effect.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 6, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Peter N. Russell-Clarke, Michael S. Nashner, Houtan R. Farahani
  • Patent number: 8906485
    Abstract: Processes for the production of high strength polyethylene tape articles from high strength ultra-high molecular weight multi-filament yarns, and to the tape articles, fabrics, laminates and impact resistant materials made therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International
    Inventors: Thomas Tam, Ashok Bhatnagar, Mark Benjamin Boone, Steven Correale