Including Variation In Thickness Patents (Class 428/156)
  • Patent number: 8642150
    Abstract: A shim set comprising at least two shims of different thickness, the shims of the set being integrally formed as a one-piece plastic moulding, the shims of the set being connected in adjacent relationship by a connection which permits an individual shim to be separated from the set but which is flexible to permit a shim while connected to an adjacent shim to be folded over so that the two shims lie in face-to-face relation and thereby form a shim combination of increased thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Urquhart Connell
  • Patent number: 8637136
    Abstract: Articles enabled by an injection molding process that molds parts on a carrier web located between mold halves and uses ultrasonic energy to assist flow of polymer melt into the mold cavity. One such article is a carrier web having a high density of molded parts, i.e., bearing an array of molded articles adhered to the web in rows and columns, the articles being spaced closer (center-to-center or edge-to-edge) than the diagonal spacing between articles in the next adjacent row and next adjacent column. Another such article is a microneedle array on a land no more than 250 ?m thick on which at least 60% of the microneedles across the array are filled (i.e., completely formed).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Dennis E. Ferguson, Satinder K. Nayar, Stanley Rendon, Donald L. Pochardt, James N. Dobbs
  • Publication number: 20140023827
    Abstract: An etching paste includes an acid compound, an organic binder, a nitrogen-containing component, the nitrogen-containing component including one or more of an amine compound or an ammonium compound, a cobalt aluminum oxide, and a solvent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventor: Jae Joon SHIM
  • Publication number: 20140020759
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a film that is used as one layer of a multilayer structure articles such as a laminated glass, and a solar cell module, and prevents the intrusion of bubbles and the generation of unfilled portions at the edge portions of the film; and a multilayer structure articles obtained with the use of the film. A polyvinyl acetal resin film, having a thickness distribution in the width direction of 10% or less, and a volatile matter content of 1.0 mass % or less, in which as to a portion of 5% of the total width inside from each of both edges in the width direction, when each portion is heated at 150° C. for 30 minutes, the larger value of the heat shrinkage in the flow direction that is parallel to the film and perpendicular to the width direction is referred to as heat shrinkage MD1, and the other value is referred to as heat shrinkage MD2, and when central portion in the width direction of the film is heated at 150° C.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hidemasa Oda, Takashi Mukose, Makio Tokoh
  • Publication number: 20140023807
    Abstract: A biodegradable component for a package for storing and dispensing a cosmetic product or a beauty care product is made from compressed fibrous biomass bound by a cosmetically compatible and compostable binder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Agostinho Martins, Eliot Drangeid McGuire
  • Publication number: 20140023821
    Abstract: A magnetic composite including a magnetic material; and a binder including a metallic glass, a glass frit, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Soon-Jae KWON, In-Gyu KIM, Eun-Sung LEE, Se-Yun KIM
  • Publication number: 20140021343
    Abstract: An apparatus, method and products thereof provide an accelerated neutral beam derived from an accelerated gas cluster ion beam for processing materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: EXOGENESIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sean R. Kirkpatrick, Allen R. Kirkpatrick
  • Publication number: 20140016244
    Abstract: A biaxially stretched polypropylene film includes protrusions on both surfaces, in which the biaxially stretched polypropylene film has a thickness t1 of 1 ?m to 3 ?m, has a tensile strength in the machine direction of 120 MPa to 250 MPa, has a tensile strength in the transverse direction of 250 MPa to 400 MPa, has a minimum protrusion height Pmin of 100 nm or greater and a maximum protrusion height Pmax of 1,600 nm or smaller for either surface, and satisfies all of Formulae (1) to (3) when one of the surfaces is surface A and the other is surface B: 0.5 Pa250-450/Pa?1.0 (1), 0.5?Pb450-1600/Pb?1.0 (2), and 600?Pa+Pb?1,200 (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Toray Industries, Inc,
    Inventors: Teruo Monno, Tetsuya Asano, Masami Sugata, Takanori Nakatsuka
  • Publication number: 20140017444
    Abstract: There are provided a transparent conductive film, as well as a heater, a touch panel, a solar battery, an organic EL device, a liquid crystal device, and an electronic paper that are provided with the transparent conductive film, the transparent conductive film being capable of easing a decline in optical transmittance when graphene is laminated, and of achieving optical transmittance higher than an upper limit of optical transmittance of a single layer of graphene. The transparent conductive film includes a single-layered conductive graphene sheet. The single-layered conductive graphene sheet includes a first region and a second region, the first region being configured of graphene, and the second region being surrounded by the first region and having optical transmittance that is higher than optical transmittance of the first region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Keisuke Shimizu, Toshiyuki Kobayashi, Nozomi Kimura, Kyoko Izuha
  • Publication number: 20140010997
    Abstract: A process for the production of pyrolytic carbon comprising the steps of: (A) depositing pyrolytic carbon on a substrate, and (B) controlling the structure of the deposited pyrolytic carbon through use of a Volmer-Weber island growth model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
    Inventors: Jim PATEL, James GUNNING
  • Publication number: 20140007322
    Abstract: The present shock absorbing layer for a helmet includes a base plate and a plurality of spaced apart, independently and elastically collapsible, shock absorbing members. These hollow shock absorbing members define a closed perimeter wall extending upwardly from the base plate to an open top end sized to cause negligible reduction of fluid flow exiting the shock absorbing member. The closed perimeter wall includes a first portion with opposed inner and outer surfaces each having the shape of a frustum, and a second portion with opposed inner and outer surfaces each also having the shape of a frustum. These inner surfaces are interconnected through relatively radially wider ends of their respective frustums to define an inner angle therebetween of less than 180 degrees. These outer surfaces are interconnected through relatively radially wider ends of their respective frustums to define an outer angle therebetween of greater than 180 degrees.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: CORTEX ARMOUR INC.
    Inventors: Michael Marz, Jeffrey Dalzell
  • Publication number: 20140010994
    Abstract: Inverted Nanocone Structures and Its Fabrication Process. The method of fabricating nanotextured structures includes making a master mold having an array of tapered structures to be replicated. The master mold is pressed into a curable polymer supported on a substrate and the polymer is cured. Thereafter, the mold is detached from the cured polymer to form the nanotextured structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Hyungryul Choi, Jeong-gil Kim, Kyoo Chul Park, Robert E. Cohen, Gareth H. McKinley, George Barbastathis
  • Patent number: 8623495
    Abstract: A method of producing a carbon nanotube film structure having a substrate and a carbon nanotube layer, comprises a placing step of placing a carbon nanotube film comprising a plurality of carbon nanotubes aligned in one direction within a film plane on the substrate; and a densifying step of applying a densifying treatment to the carbon nanotube film thereby forming the carbon nanotube layer having the weight density of the carbon nanotube to 0.1 g/cm3 or more. Thus, a problem of island-like shrinkage caused while a highly densified CNT layer is being manufactured is solved, and a high-quality CNT film structure wherein the aligned CNT layer having a high density and uniform thickness is deposited on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
    Inventors: Kenji Hata, Yuuhei Hayamizu, Takeo Yamada
  • Patent number: 8623494
    Abstract: Disclosed is a protective cover for an electronic device that is made from an elastomeric material that simultaneously provides cushioning that would otherwise be provided by a softer, thicker material, while utilizing a single, denser material that provides a slim profile and has sufficient density to conform well to the electronic device and prevent the transmission of impacts with hard surfaces directly to the electronic device. Although a denser material is used for the protective cover, recesses are formed in thicker portions at impact points that create compressible ribs. The ribs provide softer, cushioned portions of the cover in the impact areas, which are capable of absorbing the shock and energy of impacts. Other protective covers have a uniform thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Otter Products, LLC
    Inventors: Curtis R. Richardson, Jamie L. Johnson, Alan V. Morine, Stephen Willes, Matthew M. Glanzer
  • Publication number: 20140004306
    Abstract: A substrate surface comprises at least partially at least one elongated structure, wherein each elongated structure comprises a plurality of channels, said channels extending in the direction of the longitudinal axis of the elongated structure, wherein said at least one elongated structure comprises silicon dioxide. The structures are manufactured by: a) providing a reaction solution comprising a silicate, a micelle forming agent, an alkane, a salt, and at least 1.5 M HCl, having a pH of 2 or lower, b) stirring not more than 10 minutes, c) bringing the reaction solution into contact with a substrate surface and d) treating the obtained material with one method selected from a) heat treating the material above 300° C., b) treating the material with at least one selected from H2O2, and H2SO4, c) treating the material with microwaves to digest the micelle forming agent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: Nanolith Sverige AB
    Inventors: Magnus Odén, Emma Björk
  • Publication number: 20140004307
    Abstract: A fibrous web structure includes a first broad outer macroscopic surface and a second broad outer macroscopic surface opposite the first broad outer macroscopic surface thereby defining an absorbent fibrous region extending lengthwise in a longitudinal direction between the first and second broad outer macroscopic surfaces. The absorbent fibrous region has a thickness extending in a transverse direction that is perpendicular to the longitudinal direction. A formed fibrous feature defines a cavity extending at the first broad outer macroscopic surface. The formed fibrous feature has a wave formed of the fibrous region extending into a mouth of the cavity and a pocket defined by the cavity extending beyond the wave such that the wave overhangs the pocket.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Astrid Annette Sheehan
  • Publication number: 20140004308
    Abstract: A molded product, including a fiber-reinforced composite material containing reinforcing fibers having an average fiber length of 5 mm to 100 mm and a thermoplastic resin, wherein the molded product has thickness gradient, an amount of the thermoplastic resin is 10 to 1,000 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of thee reinforcing fibers, and the reinforcing fibers have a fiber areal weight of from 25 g/m2 to 3,000 g/m2 and are substantially two-dimensionally randomly oriented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 7, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: TEIJIN LIMITED
    Inventors: Michiharu Taniguchi, Masaru Sato, Koji Suzuki, Toru Sugiyama, Yasunori Nagakura, Motoomi Arakawa
  • Patent number: 8617689
    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 method includes providing a first substrate having a metal-dielectric pattern on a surface thereof; providing a second substrate having a metal-dielectric pattern on a surface thereof; performing a process resulting in the metal being raised above the dielectric; cleaning the metal; and bonding the first substrate to the second substrate. A related structure is also disclosed. The bonding of raised metal provides a strong bonding medium, and good electrical and thermal connections enabling creation of three dimensional integrated structures with enhanced functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Kuan-Neng Chen, Bruce K. Furman, Sampath Purushothaman, David L. Rath, Anna W. Topol, Cornelia K. Tsang
  • Patent number: 8618208
    Abstract: Disclosed are a resin composition for laser engraving, including an acrylic block copolymer; a relief printing plate precursor for laser engraving comprising a relief-forming layer formed from the resin composition on a support; a process for producing the relief printing plate precursor; a process of making a relief printing plate using the relief printing plate precursor; and a relief printing plate having a relief layer which is manufactured by the process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Atsushi Sugasaki
  • Patent number: 8613995
    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: March 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Keith Joseph Stone, Roger Dale Young
  • Publication number: 20130337207
    Abstract: A method for the manufacture of an integrally reinforced lightweight structure with a fiber-reinforced plastic by a molding tool, the structure having stiffening ribs crossing one another at node points and a skin attached to the stiffening ribs. The molding tool has channel-type depressions for creating the stiffening ribs. The steps include laying down into the depressions at least one intermediate layer and at least one reinforcement layer, repeating the laying down until the depressions are at least partially filled with intermediate layers and reinforcement layers to form the stiffening ribs with integral connecting feet, populating the molding tool with intermediate layers and reinforcement layers for manufacturing the skin, and curing and/or solidifying the intermediate layers and reinforcement layers. A resulting lightweight structure and a device for the manufacture of the lightweight structure are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Markus Mueller, Paul Joern, Tobias Stroehlein, Steffen Niemann, Christian Huehne, Markus Kleineberg
  • Publication number: 20130337230
    Abstract: A film for a composite article may include a non-weakened portion and a weakened portion. The weakened portion may have at least one property that may be lower than the property of the non-weakened portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark S. Wilenski, Michael P. Kozar
  • Publication number: 20130337498
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sensor including a detection unit having a detection electrode and a polymer layer that is disposed on the detection electrode and includes a mold having a three-dimensional structure complementary to a steric structure of a microorganism to be detected. The sensor detects the microorganism based on a state of capturing the microorganism in the mold. The polymer layer is formed by a manufacturing method including: a polymerization step of polymerizing a monomer in the presence of the microorganism to be detected, to form the polymer layer having captured the microorganism on the detection electrode; a destruction step of partially destroying the microorganism captured in the polymer layer; and a peroxidation step of peroxidizing the polymer layer to release the microorganism from the polymer layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicants: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, OSAKA PREFECTURE UNIVERSITY PUBLIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shiho Tokonami, Hiroshi Shiigi, Tsutomu Nagaoka, Mugihei Ikemizu, Mari Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20130337231
    Abstract: Provided are a substrate with an etching mask which enables high definition patterning and a method of manufacturing the same. A photosensitive material is applied on a surface of a substrate, exposure and development of the photosensitive material are carried out to form a resist pattern, a DLC coating film is formed on the surface of the substrate and a surface of the resist pattern, and the DLC coating film formed on the resist pattern is separated together with the resist pattern to form a DLC pattern on the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: THINK LABORATORY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaku Shigeta, Shintaro Sugawara, Tatsuo Shigeta
  • Publication number: 20130337235
    Abstract: The invention relates to a fibrous tape comprising fused polymeric fibers, said fibrous tape having a tape thickness and a tape width and being characterized by a coefficient of variation (CV) of the tape thickness across the tape width of at most 6%.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Roelof Marissen, Koen van Putten, Antoon Maria Verspagen
  • Publication number: 20130337372
    Abstract: A surface manufactured using variable shaped beam (VSB) shots is disclosed, where either: 1) the left edge of a first VSB shot intersects the top edge of a second VSB shot, and the bottom edge of the first VSB shot intersects the right edge of the second VSB shot; or 2) the left edge of the first VSB shot intersects the bottom edge of a second VSB shot, and the top edge of the first VSB shot intersects the right edge of the second VSB shot; and where neither shot crosses a field boundary of the VSB charged particle beam writer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Applicant: D2S, INC.
    Inventors: Akira Fujimura, Lance A. Glasser
  • Patent number: 8609225
    Abstract: The object of the present invention to provide an ethylene-unsaturated ester copolymer film used for forming a laminate, which is provided with emboss having effect on prevention on blocking during storage of the film, and which has good tackiness that is required for alignment in a laminating step. A film 40 for forming a laminate, which is formed from a composition comprising an ethylene-unsaturated ester copolymer and has emboss only on one surface 41 of the film, wherein a surface 42 opposite to the surface having emboss is provided with a fine asperity 43, the surface 42 provided with the fine asperity 43 having a surface roughness profile with a mean spacing between peaks (Sm) of 600 to 1600 ?m and an arithmetical mean roughness (Ra) of 1.2 to 2.2 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Inoue, Tetsuro Ikeda
  • Patent number: 8609214
    Abstract: A combination handheld device and anti-slip film is produced by combining a thin, dimensionally stable plastic film having a smooth surface finish with a silicone elastomer having a low durometer and a textured and polished surface finish. The film includes adhesive means for adhering the film to objects such as a handheld device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Inventor: Fred A. Antonini
  • Publication number: 20130330515
    Abstract: A method of processing a cover glass. The method includes forming mask layers on opposite surfaces of an original glass substrate for a display; cutting the original glass substrate into a plurality of unit glass substrates each including an opening; chemically etching exposed processing surfaces only by dipping the unit glass substrate in an etching solution; and removing the mask layers by dipping the unit glass substrate in a cleaning solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ju-Suk OH, Hyoung-Suk ROH, Kwan-Young HAN
  • Publication number: 20130330516
    Abstract: A manufacturing plant for non-woven web including: a hydro-embossing device and a thermo-embossing device for treating the non-woven web, a drive system for advancing the non-woven web along the hydro-embossing device and the thermo-embossing device system, and a control and command unit operatively connected to the hydro-embossing device and the thermo-embossing device, such that respective treatments are carried out on dedicated portions of the non-woven web.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: December 12, 2013
    Inventor: Roberto PEDOJA
  • Patent number: 8603607
    Abstract: A covering material of an instrument panel includes an infrared reflecting layer, which is a lower layer, and a design layer, which is an upper layer. The design layer is applied to the infrared reflecting layer and has a small thickness. An undulating pattern is formed on the outer surface of the infrared reflecting layer. The design layer has a small thickness, so that an undulating pattern that is similar to that of the infrared reflecting layer is formed on the design layer. The design layer contains a black pigment that is transmissive to infrared radiation. Incident infrared radiation passes through the design layer, is reflected by the infrared reflecting layer, and is diffused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Fuji Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Mitsuhiro Akuzawa, Masae Yamanaka
  • Patent number: 8603601
    Abstract: A turf underlayment layer for supporting an artificial turf assembly includes a plurality of panels assembled together, each panel being made from a plurality of polyolefin beads bonded together, each panel further including a core, a top side having a plurality of projections, and a bottom side having a plurality of projections, the top projections forming top side water drainage channels and the bottom projections forming bottom side water drainage channels, the panels having edges, at least one of the panel edges having at least one drainage projection, the drainage projection spacing the abutting panel edges apart, with the resultant spacing of the edges of abutting panels forming a drainage path at the intersection of the abutting panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2013
    Assignee: Brock USA, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Lee Sawyer, Daniel C. Sawyer, Richard R. Runkles
  • Publication number: 20130323437
    Abstract: Provided is a pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet for optical use which less suffers from a misoperation-causing change in capacitance upon application to an optical member. The pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet for optical use includes a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer and has a dielectric constant of from 2 to 8 at a frequency of 1 MHz and a dielectric loss tangent of more than 0 and 0.2 or less at a frequency of 1 MHz. The pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet for optical use preferably has a dielectric constant at a frequency of 1.0×106 Hz being 60% or more of that at a frequency of 1.0×104 Hz. In addition, the pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet for optical use preferably has an absolute value of difference between the dielectric loss tangent at a frequency of 1.0×106 Hz and that at a frequency of 1.0×104 Hz of 0.15 or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohide Banba, Hiroaki Kishioka, Takahiro Nonaka, Masatomo Natsui, Hiroaki Fumoto, Shou Takarada, Takashi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 8597767
    Abstract: To provide an optical element having excellent adhesion to a lamination film, a roller nanoimprint apparatus, and a production method of a mold roller are disclosed. In at least one embodiment of the present invention, an optical element includes a nanostructure film including recesses and protrusions in nanometer size formed continuously on a surface of the nanostructure film and a lamination film laminated on the nanostructure film. The nanostructure film includes a nanostructure-free region free from the recesses and protrusions in nanometer size in both ends along a longitudinal direction of the nanostructure film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Nobuaki Yamada, Akiyoshi Fujii, Tokio Taguchi, Hidekazu Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8597766
    Abstract: A process for the manufacture of a decorative surface element, which element comprises a base layer, a decor and a wear layer of a UV or electron beam curing lacquer. One or more structured surfaces, forming embossing surfaces of one or more rollers or moulds, are positioned on top of the decorative lacquered surface, possibly after having cured the lacquer to a desired viscosity, and are continuously or discontinuously pressed on to this. The lacquer will be provided with a surface structure which enhances the decorative effect of the decor. The wear layer is then completely cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Pergo (Europe) AB
    Inventors: Magnus N. Nilsson, Lars Ohlsson, Magdalena Christiansson, Krister Hansson, Jan Ericsson
  • Patent number: 8597754
    Abstract: A turf underlayment layer for supporting an artificial turf assembly includes a plurality of panels assembled together, each panel being made from a plurality of polyolefin beads bonded together, each panel further including a core, a top side having a plurality of projections, and a bottom side having a plurality of projections, the top projections forming top side water drainage channels and the bottom projections forming bottom side water drainage channels, the panels having edges, with the abutment of the edges of adjacent panels defining a water flow connector slot at the intersection of abutting panels, thereby providing a path for the flow of water from the bottom side water drainage channels of one panel to the bottom side water drainage channels of an abutting panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Brock USA, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Lee Sawyer, Daniel C. Sawyer, Richard R. Runkles
  • Patent number: 8597768
    Abstract: A laminated foam article contains at least two foam boards having mating peak and groove surface profiles where surface skin remains on at least a portion of the profiles and wherein the foam boards are laminated to one another in a mating orientation with the peaks of one foam surface within the grooves of the adjoining foam surface with an adhesive between the mating surfaces of the foams and wherein the laminated foam article has a thickness that exceeds 200 millimeters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: John Gordon-Duffy, Anett Borgwardt
  • Publication number: 20130316142
    Abstract: In order to obtain glass or glass ceramic materials having increased strength, a method is provided for producing glass or glass ceramic articles, which comprises: producing an initial glass body, mounting the initial glass body on a gas cushion between a levitation support and the initial glass body, and at least partially ceramizing the initial glass body on the levitation support. The levitation support comprises at least one continuous surface region having at least one gas feed region where levitation gas for the gas cushion is fed out from the levitation support, and at least one gas discharge region where gas from the gas cushion is at least partially discharged into the levitation support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: Schott AG
    Inventors: Sybill Nuettgens, Wolfgang Schmidbauer, Roland Dudek, Friedrich Georg Schroeder, Gerhard Hahn, Markus Borrmann, Helga Goetz
  • Patent number: 8592023
    Abstract: Ballistic resistant sheets and molded articles formed thereof are disclosed, wherein a ballistic resistant sheet includes a stack of at least 4 monolayers, each monolayer containing unidirectionally oriented reinforcing fibers with a tensile strength of between 3.5 and 4.5 GPa, and at most 20 mass % of a matrix material, the areal density of a monolayer is at least 25 g/m2 and with the fiber direction in each monolayer being rotated with respect to the fiber direction in an adjacent monolayer. When a plurality of the ballistic resistant sheets are formed into a pile and subjected to curved molding conditions, a homogenous curved ballistic resistant molded article is formed without irregular folding of the ballistic resistant sheets in the pile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: DSM IP Assets B.V.
    Inventors: Martin Antonius M. A. Es Van, Marcel M. Jongedijk, Roelof R. Marissen, Hen H. Hoefnagels
  • Publication number: 20130302568
    Abstract: A method for producing a film comprising feeding a composition comprising a crystalline thermoplastic resin having a temperature of higher than the crystallization temperature Tc of the resin to between a first nip-pressing surface and a second nip-pressing surface of a nip-pressing unit, and leading the composition to pass through the nip-pressing surfaces while the nip-pressing unit gives a pressure of from 5 to 1000 MPa to the composition, to thereby form the composition into a film continuously.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventor: Ryuta TAKEGAMI
  • Publication number: 20130302567
    Abstract: Disclosed are a substrate with a microstructure and a method for producing the same. In this method microparticles of a random allocation by means of a natural self-assembly mechanism are used to coat on a master mold. Firstly, hollow micro glass particles within a specific size range are mixed with a UV-curable adhesive to become a mixed solution. Afterwards, the master mold is dip-coated in the mixed solution and the microparticles coated on the master mold are self-assembled. To fix the microparticles on the master mold to form a sphere array microstructure with a three dimensional random allocation, a UV light source is used to radiate the master mold for curing. Afterwards, an inverse mold with the corresponding microstructure is fabricated by electroforming or polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) casting the master mold. Thus, the inverse mold can be applied to the fabrication of a substrate with the corresponding microstructure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology
    Inventor: Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology
  • Publication number: 20130298980
    Abstract: A photovoltaic device includes a substrate having a plurality of hole shapes formed therein. The plurality of hole shapes each have a hole opening extending from a first surface and narrowing with depth into the substrate. The plurality of hole shapes form a hole pattern on the first surface, and the hole pattern includes flat areas separating the hole shapes on the first surface. A photovoltaic device stack is formed on the first surface and extends into the hole shapes. Methods are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: KEITH E. FOGEL, AUGUSTIN J. HONG, JEEHWAN KIM, DEVENDRA K. SADANA
  • Patent number: 8580373
    Abstract: Embossed decorative boards having first and second opposite edges with a third and a fourth adjacent edge. The board includes an upper side decorative surface an upper side embossing and a base layer. The embossing is comprised by surface structure areas of which at least four are first and second outermost surface structure areas. The first outermost surface structure area has each one end edge coinciding with the first edge of the board while the second outermost surface structure area has each one end edge coinciding with the second edge. At least two surface structures having different visual characteristics are used, wherein two adjacent outermost surface structure areas within the same board have different surface structures. The end edge of the outermost surface structure areas with the same ordinal number of the first edge and the second edge has mainly the same length while the surface structure is similar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Pergo (Europe) AB
    Inventor: Ake Sjoberg
  • Patent number: 8580370
    Abstract: An adhesive assembly includes a first member, a second member, and an adhesive. The first member includes a first surface, a receiving groove defined in the first surface, a flowing groove defined in the first surface apart from the receiving groove, an injecting inlet defined in the bottom surface of the receiving groove, and an outlet defined in the bottom surface of the flowing groove. The flowing groove partially communicates with the receiving groove. The adhesive is injected in the receiving groove through the injecting inlet to adhere the first member to the second member. A method for making the adhesive assembly is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Bin Dai
  • Patent number: 8580372
    Abstract: The present invention provides an optical film comprising a substrate having a first optical surface and a second surface and a micro structure layer on the first optical surface of the substrate, wherein the micro structure layer comprises a plurality of first light-adjusting structures selected from the group consisting of prism columnar structures, conical columnar structures, solid angle structures and orange-segment like structures and a combination thereof and a plurality of second light-adjusting structures selected from the group consisting of arc columnar structures, lens-like structures, and capsule-like structures and a combination thereof, wherein at least a portion of the second light-adjusting structures has a height greater than those of all the first light-adjusting structures. The optical film of the present invention will not suffer the damage caused on the microstructure layers while achieving a light-gathering effect and effectively reducing optical interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Eternal Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ting-Yuang Wu, Hsung-Hsing Wang, Yi-Chia Wang
  • Publication number: 20130295324
    Abstract: A modular panel intended for variable-geometry formwork, made up of at least one connecting plate featuring, on its surface, a plurality of engaging teeth and/or recesses and at least one panel body featuring one upper surface and one lower surface both of them delimiting such body, at least one of such connecting plates being suited to be connected on one such upper surface or one such lower surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: Michele Caboni
  • Publication number: 20130292885
    Abstract: A method for making a wind turbine member wherein a plurality Of components are arranged in a mold. The inner side of the mold determines a surface of the wind turbine member. The components are connected to one another. At least one of the components is a prefabricated structural element which has a fixed geometry with an outer surface. The prefabricated structural element has a positioning projection protruding out of the outer surface and the mold has, on its inner side, a positioning receptacle. The positioning projection is inserted positively into the positioning receptacle to determine the disposition of the prefabricated structural element in the mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: Nordex Energy GmbH
    Inventors: Dirk Austinat, Marco Frankowski
  • Patent number: 8574399
    Abstract: The present invention provides tissue products having increased CD stretch, which may be manufactured using a process in which the nascent web is subjected to two distinct rush transfers. The first rush transfer occurs when the web is transferred from the forming fabric to the transfer fabric, i.e., the “first position,” and the second occurs when the web is transferred from the transfer fabric to the through-air drying fabric (TAD) fabric, i.e., the “second position.” The overall speed differential between the forming fabric and the TAD fabric may be, for example, from about 10 to about 50 percent, with the amount of rush transfer being divided between the first and second position in a manner sufficient to achieve the desired CD stretch and other sheet properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Alan Hermans, Samuel August Nelson, Mark William Sachs
  • Patent number: 8574706
    Abstract: The present invention is in the field of polymer interlayers and multiple layer glass panels comprising polymer interlayers, and, more specifically, the present invention is in the field of wedge shaped polymer interlayers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Solutia Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Lu, Brian James Daer
  • Publication number: 20130285259
    Abstract: A method and system is provided by which multiple semiconductor die stacks can be assembled in a batch manner, and which also provides for die alignment tolerances required by microelectromechanical systems and other system-in-package applications. The batch process and accuracy is provided, in part, by an intermediate die attach carrier that has multiple die pockets fabricated to hold a set of die with an alignment required for the application. Die are placed in each pocket using a die sorting process. Then a batch process operation is performed in which wafer or strip-level alignment and bonding tools are used to join the die in the intermediate die attach carrier in stacks with a second set of die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: Caleb C. Han