Including Variation In Thickness Patents (Class 428/156)
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140356579
    Abstract: An electric conductive resin composition comprises about 0.5 to about 5 parts by weight of (C) carbon nanotubes, based on about 100 parts by weight of a base resin comprising about 50 to about 97% by weight of (A) a polycarbonate resin and about 3 to about 50% by weight of (B) a rubber-modified aromatic vinyl resin (B1), a semi-crystalline polymer resin (B2), or a mixture thereof. The electric conductive resin composition has a surface resistance of about 105?/? or less and can have excellent conductivity. Further, the composition can have excellent productivity, tensile strength and/or tensile elongation, and/or generates little dust.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Chan Gyun Shin, Jong Cheol Lim, Eun Hye Jung
  • Publication number: 20140356581
    Abstract: A hat stiffener disclosed herein that includes a web portion having locally optimized slopes. The hat stiffener may include a web portion having a relatively small slope optimized to handle a sheer force. The hat stiffener may further include a web portion having a relatively large slope optimized to handle a pull-off or interface force. The hat stiffener may include a hat cap having variable widths along the length of the hat stiffener. The hat stiffener may further include a transitional web portion to transition from a web portion having a relatively large slope to a web portion having a relatively smaller slope. The concepts disclosed herein allow for the generation of a one-piece hat stiffener, which can be locally optimized to improve structural capability and efficiency for different loading applications.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jason Lawrence Firko, Christopher Mazza
  • Publication number: 20140356566
    Abstract: Polyolefin films comprising a gloss layer, a matte layer and a support layer are provided. Use of the polyolefin films as a carrier material for self-clinging films and polyolefin films adhered to self-clinging films are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: Achilles USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Bach Nguyen, Takuo Suzuki
  • Publication number: 20140358101
    Abstract: Nonwoven web materials formed of a first outer accumulation, a second outer accumulation, and an inner accumulation of fibers are disclosed. The outer accumulations of fibers may form respective first and second macroscopic outer web surfaces. The webs may bear a pattern of thermal bonds impressed on either or both of the first and second macroscopic surfaces, at which the fibers of the first accumulation are thermally bonded to fibers of the second accumulation. Fibers of the inner accumulation may be interlaced among the fibers of the first and/or second accumulations and be present at the first and/or second macroscopic outer web surfaces. A related method for manufacturing nonwoven web materials is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Kevin Ronald Kanya, Olaf Erik Alexander Isele
  • Patent number: 8900409
    Abstract: A web product having at least two plies and having a Basis Weight, BW, value greater than 51.6 gsm and a Dry Bulk, DB, value greater than 15.5 cc/g is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Osman Polat, Jeffrey Glen Sheehan
  • Publication number: 20140349039
    Abstract: A set of convertible placemats includes a plurality of similarly shaped placemats. Each placemat may define a perimeter shape including at least a first side and a second side opposite the first side, wherein the first side includes a first complex edge pattern including multiple curved or non-parallel geometric features, wherein the second side includes a second complex edge pattern including multiple curved or non-parallel geometric features, and wherein the second complex edge pattern is geometrically complementary to the first complex edge pattern, such that the second complex edge pattern geometrically mates with the first complex edge pattern of another one of the placemats when the two placemats are arranged side-by-side with the second complex edge pattern abutting the first complex edge pattern. At least a subset of the convertible placemats may be arranged side-by-side in a row to form a table runner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 23, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Finell Company, LLC
    Inventor: Rebecca Finell
  • Publication number: 20140349074
    Abstract: An oriented plastic composition (OPC) shaped article having a length, width and thickness dimension in which the width and thickness dimensions are less than that of the length dimension, having at least one surface that can be machined so that a portion of the OPC shaped article is reduced in the width or thickness dimension along at least a portion of the length of the article and a process for making and machining an OPC shaped article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Eovations, LLC
    Inventors: Brett Birchmeier, Richard McBride
  • Publication number: 20140349059
    Abstract: The invention relates to a setting film for plasticine, which makes it possible to set any type of illustration on a plasticine figure including a first surface provided with a plurality of small blunt projections that extend away from the figure, and a second surface provided with a means for coupling with an illustration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Jose Girones Pont
  • Publication number: 20140349076
    Abstract: There is provided a method of manufacturing a plate member including preparing a base plate member having main faces, and performing etching by immersing at least part of the base plate member in an etching liquid while controlling a lowering speed of a liquid surface of the etching liquid on the main faces of the base plate member to a desired lowering speed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Toshihiro NAKAMURA
  • Publication number: 20140349075
    Abstract: An apparatus structured to contact external tissue, such as skin, of a user includes an elastomeric contacting portion that is structured to directly engage the external tissue. The contacting portion has an engineered surface (64A, 64B) that includes a plurality of non-random, predesigned surface features (70, 74B, 76B, 78B) designed to reduce friction and improve user comfort. In one implementation, the pitch (P) between each immediately adjacent pair of the surface features (70, 76B) is less than or equal to a predetermined maximum pitch value, and the height (H) of each of the surface features (70, 76B) is less than or equal to a predetermined maximum height value.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventors: Cornelis Petrus Hendriks, Rudolf Maria Jozef Voncken, Willem Potze, Nicolaas Petrus Willard, Joyce Van Zanten, Mareike Klee
  • Publication number: 20140349066
    Abstract: A composite part defining a button shaped protrusion and including fibers reinforcing a resin matrix throughout the part. The fibers may be in the form of a woven mat or in the form of loose fibers that are deposited in a mold. Methods of making the composite part with a woven mat or loose fibers being provided in the button shaped recess that defines a void in the fiber reinforced composite part at a predetermined location where a self-piercing rivet is to be inserted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Aindrea McKelvey Campbell
  • Publication number: 20140349056
    Abstract: A strip of absorbent paper product includes a first edge and a second edge defining a strip width. The strip has a centerline extending in a longitudinal direction and equidistant between the first edge and the second edge, and a central region extending in the longitudinal direction and having a central width. The central region extends laterally outwardly on each side of the centerline. The strip can have a first edge region and a second edge region that extend outward from the central region. A first design element is disposed in the central region and includes a visual center point. The strip can also have at least two second design elements. At least one of second design elements can be disposed in the central region, and another second design element can be disposed in the first edge region or the second edge region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Emma Lynn SARTINI, Kathryn Christian KIEN, Marian Frances SMITH, Lee Ann LUIPOLD
  • Patent number: 8895126
    Abstract: Unitary films and laminates thereof are provided having at least first and second film segments which extend adjacent one another and are permanently joined together. The first and second film segments are joined at an interface, wherein at the interface a tip of the second segment overlaps the first segment in the cross-direction of the film. The film has a thickness “T” at the tip of the second segment, and the second segment has a thickness “t” at a distance T in the cross direction from the tip of the second segment. The ratio T/t is suitably greater than about 3. The unitary films and laminates thereof are well suited, for example, for use as outer covers in personal care articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Wing-Chak Ng, Jose Augusto Vidal de Siqueira