Differential Nonuniformity At Margin Patents (Class 428/157)
  • Patent number: 10399305
    Abstract: A cover glass lamination structure includes: a glass substrate having opposed first and second surfaces, wherein the glass substrate has a visible region in a middle portion thereof and a peripheral region located at a peripheral of the visible region; an ultraviolet (UV) textured layer disposed on the first surface and within the peripheral region, wherein the UV textured layer comprises a plurality of protrusions, the protrusion has a height of about 5 ?m to about 200 ?m, and a width of about 20 ?m to about 200 ?m; and a coating layer disposed on the UV textured layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: NANCHANG O-FILM OPTICAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Wei Liu, Genchu Tang, Bin Tang
  • Patent number: 10246374
    Abstract: Provided are a glass film layered body and a method for manufacturing a glass film layered body whereby glass film yield and nondefective product rate are enhanced while handling properties of the glass film are enhanced. A method for manufacturing a glass film layered body fabricated by layering a glass film on a support glass, the method provided with an ultrasonic wave application step for applying ultrasonic waves to at least peripheral parts of the glass film and the support glass, a cleaning step for cleaning the glass film and support glass which have undergone the ultrasonic wave application step, and a layering step for layering the glass film on the support glass which has undergone the cleaning step and fabricating a glass film layered body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Naotoshi Inayama, Mutsumu Fukada
  • Patent number: 10220595
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a plate with a printing layer containing a plate having a first main surface, a second main surface and an edge face, and a printing layer provided on a periphery of the first main surface, in which the plate has an outer circumferential part corresponding to an outer circumferential part of the printing layer and an inner circumferential part corresponding to an inner circumferential part of the printing layer, in which the outer circumferential part of the plate has, in at least a part of the whole circumference, an outer circumferential region, and the inner circumferential part of the plate contains an inner circumferential region corresponding to the outer circumferential region, and in which the outer circumferential region has a surface roughness R2 and the inner circumferential region has a surface roughness R1, and R2>R1 is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Shinji Kobune, Keiko Koyama
  • Patent number: 10209405
    Abstract: An electronic device comprising a cover plate is disclosed. The cover plate comprises one or more thin sapphire layers having a thickness of from about 50 microns to about 500 microns. Also disclosed are methods for preparing these thin sapphire layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: GTAT Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas Gutierrez, Vikram Singh
  • Patent number: 10159942
    Abstract: The present invention provides a separation membrane and a separation membrane element capable of exhibiting a good water production performance even at a high temperature and also excellent handleability and quality. The separation membrane of the present invention includes a separation membrane main body having a feed-side face and a permeate-side face; and a permeate-side channel member fixed onto the permeate-side face of the separation membrane main body, and the permeate-side channel member includes polypropylene as a main component and satisfies the following requirements (a) to (c): (a) a softening point temperature is 60° C. or higher; (b) a tensile elongation in a standard state is 10% or more; and (c) a yield point stress under a wet condition at 50° C. is 2 MPa or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshie Marutani, Hiroyuki Yamada, Hiroho Hirozawa, Kentaro Takagi, Yoshiki Okamoto, Shunsuke Tabayashi, Hiroshi Umetani, Akira Katayama, Takao Sasaki, Masahiro Kimura
  • Patent number: 9962301
    Abstract: A closure element comprising a composite web comprising: a nonwoven web; an elastically extensible film strip joined to the top surface of the nonwoven web; a nonwoven material disposed on top of the film strip; and a strip of a fastening material disposed on top of the nonwoven web, wherein the nonwoven material overlaps the edges of the strip of fastening material and the strip of fastening material at its edges overlapped by the nonwoven material has projections which extend into the nonwoven material, as well as absorbent articles that include closure elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Herbert Bader, Marcel Groβmann
  • Patent number: 9849709
    Abstract: A printing pad (2) having a double structure comprising a roughly quadrangular pyramid-shaped elastic body (2a) and a coating layer (2d) which covers a definite range of a side face (2b) including an apex (2c) of the elastic body (2a), wherein said elastic body (2a) and the coating layer (2d) contain a silicone oil to ensure ink transfer (receiving and delivering) and impart elasticity (flexibility), and the coating layer (2d) is made harder (i.e., containing the silicone oil in a smaller amount) than the elastic body (2a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: SHUHOU CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kouji Muraoka
  • Patent number: 9835858
    Abstract: An image displayed on an image display unit is illuminated by an image illumination unit, and the image is displayed for a driver using a display optical system having at least one concave mirror element. The image illumination unit has a light emitting surface that emits an illumination light, and a lens array that divides and focuses an entrance pupil of an eye box onto the light emitting surface. With the above configuration, since the light emitting surface and the eye box have a conjugate relationship through the lens array and the display optical system, the light emitted from the light emitting surface can efficiently reach the eye box. As a result, since the light can be efficiently used for illumination, the image having high luminance can be displayed without any increase in the luminance of a light source and any reduction in the number of displayable colors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Takahiro Nambara
  • Patent number: 9833970
    Abstract: A marine vessel floor mat for attachment to the deck of a boat to provide enhanced cushioning to stand on. In one embodiment, the marine vessel floor mat comprises a cushion layer shaped to fit the dimensions of the bow of a conventional marine vessel or other target section of such a marine vessel with a non-slip layer shaped as the cushion layer, or with an additional front section, and/or additional rear section permanently attached to the top surface of the cushion layer. The cushion layer additionally includes a tapered edge on its top surface and a plurality of fastener strips for enabling removable attachment to the surface of the boat deck on its bottom surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Inventor: James Brewer
  • Patent number: 9783998
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a joint tape for finishing a joint between boards comprising a nonwoven substrate that does not swell substantially in the presence of water. The invention further provides a method of finishing a joint between boards comprising (i) applying a joint tape of the invention to a joint between boards by embedding the joint tape in a first coat of joint compound, (ii) applying a second coat of joint compound over the tape, wherein step (ii) is carried out before the joint tape and joint compound applied in step (i) have substantially dried, and optionally (iii) applying a third fill or finish coat of joint compound over the tape, wherein step (iii) is carried out before the joint tape and second coat have substantially dried.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventors: Paul H. Neill, Salvatore C. Immordino, Richard B. Stevens, Charles J. Miller
  • Patent number: 9662862
    Abstract: A glass substrate strip is provided includes a large number of thin-glass segments, which have been positioned and fixed on an adherent foil. The thin-glass segments have been fixed on the adherent foil by one of their entire area, their entire edge region, or their edge regions. The glass substrate strip can include lateral transport bands or coding fields. For storage, glass substrate strip is plated in undulating fashion or is rolled up, and it serves not only for transport and storage but also as carrier strip in processing steps for the thin-glass segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Ulrich Neuhaeusler, Juergen Vogt, Stephan Zachmann, Christian Göricke
  • Patent number: 9545764
    Abstract: A method of making a device housing involves providing a transparent lens with a front surface and a rear surface, and a stepped flange along at least a portion of the lens perimeter. The method includes injecting plastic onto the transparent lens perimeter, including the stepped flange, the plastic forming a plastic feature that has a front surface that is tangent to the front surface of the transparent lens, a rear surface that is tangent to the rear surface of the transparent lens, and that extends outward from the sides of the transparent lens away from a device width center line. The plastic feature is molded to the rear surface of the transparent lens at at least one of two ends of the device housing, and the plastic encapsulates a stepped middle surface of the transparent lens flange. A device housing that is made by this method is also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Joseph L Allore, Michael J. Formenti, Michael J. Lombardi, Michael L Neau
  • Patent number: 9488011
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of manufacturing a polycrystalline diamond (PCD) cutting element used as drill bit cutting elements (10). The method includes leaching a PCD body formed from diamond particles (202) using a binder-catalyzing material so as to remove substantially all of the binder-catalyzing material from portions of a cutting surface of the PCD body. A portion (24) of the cutting surface is identified as a cutting area which, in use of the cutting element to cut material, is heated by the cutting action of the cutting element. Leaching of the PCD body includes performing a relatively deep leach in the portion of the cutting surface identified as the cutting area and performing a relatively shallow leach in at least the portion (26) of the cutting surface surrounding the identified cutting area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Malcolm E. Whittaker
  • Patent number: 9358071
    Abstract: A method of sterilizing an article is provided. The method includes providing sterilization wrap system with which to wrap the article to be sterilized. The sterilization wrap system comprises a plurality of wrap units configured in a stack, at least one wrap unit in the stack being detachably attached to at least one other wrap unit in the stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kevin D. Landgrebe, Susan K. Reed, Heather M. Webb
  • Patent number: 9205797
    Abstract: An airbag unit for a motor vehicle safety device includes an inflatable airbag formed of flexible material and provided in a rolled and/or folded package. The package is held under compression by a cover which extends around at least part of the package. The cover is formed from a ductile fabric material including polymeric fibers, at least some of the fibers fused to one another to impart a predetermined stable shape to the unit. A method of packaging the airbag includes providing an inflatable airbag formed of flexible sheet material; rolling and/or folding the airbag and at least partially wrapping it with an initially flexible cover to form an intermediate package, the cover formed from a ductile fabric material including polymeric fibers; simultaneously heating and pressing the intermediate package to form a compressed package in which at least some of the fibers are fused to one another, the compressed package having a stable shape defined by the fused fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB
    Inventors: Martin Östman, Mats Berntsson, Karin Ydrén, Magdalena Wingren
  • Patent number: 9062167
    Abstract: A glass article is provided. The glass article may comprise: a glass body with convex-concave and/or via hole structures formed on at least a part of periphery of the glass body; a plastic layer adhered to the periphery of the glass body with adhesive coated therebetween. The plastic layer may be adhered to the glass body via the convex-concave and/or via hole structures. A method of forming the glass article as described above is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: BYD COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Ligang Sun, Zhiyuan Fan, Xiaoman Li, Hongzhi Guo, Taoyong Deng, Mingzhu Chang, Jiaxin Zhang
  • Patent number: 9040428
    Abstract: Hemispheres and spheres are formed and employed for a plurality of applications. Hemispheres are employed to form a substrate having an upper surface and a lower surface. The upper surface includes peaks of pillars which have a base attached to the lower surface. The peaks have a density defined at the upper surface by an array of hemispherical metal structures that act as a mask during an etch to remove substrate material down to the lower surface during formation of the pillars. The pillars are dense and uniform and include a microscale average diameter. The spheres are formed as independent metal spheres or nanoparticles for other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Augustin J. Hong, Woo-Shik Jung, Jeehwan Kim, Jae-Woong Nahum, Devendra K. Sadana
  • Publication number: 20150121611
    Abstract: Some embodiments concern a lens for protection of one or more eyes of a user. The lens can include: a first surface; and a second surface spaced apart from the first surface such that the lens has a variable thickness between the first surface and the second surface. The first surface can include substantially an arc. The second surface can include a substantially elliptical curve and the lens can be a smooth, arcuate, substantially plano lens. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Paul Isabelle
  • Publication number: 20150110991
    Abstract: Provided is a laminate (1) obtained by integrally laminating glass sheets (4) on both surfaces of a resin sheet (2). The glass sheets (4) have a thickness of 300 ?m or less and end surfaces (4a) of the glass sheets (4) are chamfered.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Miwa, Yoshinori Hasegawa, Takayuki Noda, Hiroki Mori, Michiharu Eta
  • Publication number: 20150111000
    Abstract: A carrier-attached metal foil includes a plate-shaped carrier, a metal foil laminated on at least one of surfaces of the carrier, and a fixing unit configured to fix a periphery of the carrier and a periphery of the metal foil to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Freesia Macross Corporation
    Inventor: Beji Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20150101765
    Abstract: An overhead roll-up door assembly for a vertically moving door to permit and prohibit access to an opening, the door assembly having a pair of spaced apart, parallel side columns for vertically guiding a door panel, the door panel having at least one wind lock attached proximate each marginal edge of the door panel, each of the wind locks having an angled portion facing the interior of the opening having a first durometer and a substantially rectangular portion having a second durometer different from the first durometer, the wind locks engaging the side column to prevent disengagement of the door panel from the side columns when a wind load is applied to the door panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Brian Norbert Drifka
  • Patent number: 8999486
    Abstract: A composite molded article comprising: a main body portion including, a bottom wall portion formed of an elastically deformable polymer material, and a peripheral wall portion protruding so as to surround a peripheral edge of the bottom wall portion and formed of an elastically deformable polymer material; a vent hole passing through the bottom wall portion; and a gas permeable membrane integrally connected to the main body portion and is permeable to gas but is impermeable to liquid, wherein the gas permeable membrane is arranged to the bottom wall portion so as to cover the vent hole and connected to the bottom wall portion at a periphery of the vent hole, and wherein the bottom wall portion includes at least one rigid body portion which is more difficult to be deformed than the bottom wall portion at an outer peripheral part of the gas permeable membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Tokai Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Kamikawa
  • Patent number: 8986813
    Abstract: The present invention provides an SN plate capable of being formed in a large size while using a highly corrosion resistant and highly thermally expansible refractory product. In the SN plate of the present invention, a specific refractory member 1a having a thermal expansion rate as measured at 1500° C. of 1.15 to 2.50% due to addition of aluminum for improving corrosion resistance is arranged as a part of the SN plate to cover at least a practically critical region of the SN plate. A thickness of the specific refractory member is set in a range of 15 to 25 mm. A portion of the SN plate other than the specific refractory member is made up of an unburned or burned refractory product consisting primarily of an alumina-carbon composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Krosakiharima Corporation
    Inventors: Kento Furukawa, Yuji Nakamoto, Shoji Kikukawa, Zenta Oomaru
  • Publication number: 20150075103
    Abstract: A modular construction system for quick and convenient construction of buildings, comprising construction panels generally in the order of 600 m wide. The modular construction system includes construction panels, framed construction panels, lintel panels, and framed lintel panels, that together allow a wide variety of building configurations to be assembled. The construction panel includes a cast cement wall member and partially embedded channel shaped sheet steel support members, with the wall member defining an extended portion that extends from the support member to the edge of a major face of the wall member. The framed construction panels is 600 mm wide and includes shaped sheet steel support members extending from a major face at least partially around its periphery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: RCP Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Reginald Arthur Richards
  • Publication number: 20150072102
    Abstract: Waterproof engineered floor and wall planks have a wear layer, an underlayer about an extruded dust and plastic composite core and a click-lock edge fastening system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: US Floors, Inc.
    Inventors: Piet V. Dossche, Philippe Erramuzpe
  • Patent number: 8975537
    Abstract: A circuit substrate includes a resin layer; and an inorganic insulating layer including a groove portion penetrating the inorganic insulating layer in a thickness direction thereof. A part of the resin layer is in the groove portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventor: Katsura Hayashi
  • Patent number: 8963269
    Abstract: A light-transmissive member has a first principal face, a second principal face, and side faces. The first principal face has a first portion including a center of the first principal face and a second portion between the first portion and the side face sides. The member includes a plurality of altered portions formed between the first principal face and the second principal face so that the plurality of altered portions do not appear on the first principal face, the second principal face, and the side faces. Orthogonal projections of the plurality of altered portions onto the first principal face are included in the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Miyake
  • Publication number: 20150044422
    Abstract: A silicon wafer is manufactured by subjecting a silicon wafer sliced from a silicon single-crystal ingot grown by the Czochralski process to a rapid thermal process in which the silicon wafer is heated to a maximum temperature within a range of 1300 to 1380° C., and kept at the maximum temperature for 5 to 60 seconds; and removing a surface layer of the wafer where a semiconductor device is to be manufactured by a thickness of not less X [?m] which is calculated according to the below equations (1) to (3): X[?m]=a[?m]+b[?m]??(1); a[?m]=(0.0031×(said maximum temperature)[° C.]?3.1)×6.4×(cooling rate)?0.4[° C./second] . . . (2); and b[?m]=a/(solid solubility limit of oxygen) [atoms/cm3]/(oxygen concentration in substrate) [atoms/cm3]??(3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Koji ARAKI, Tatsuhiko AOKI, Haruo SUDO, Takeshi SENDA
  • Publication number: 20150038334
    Abstract: A tape-shaped superconducting film-forming substrate is disclosed, which includes a film-forming face for forming a laminate including a superconducting layer thereon, a rear face that is a face at a side opposite to the film-forming face, a pair of end faces connected to the film-forming face and the rear face, and a pair of side faces connected to the film-forming face, the rear face, and the pair of end faces, in which each of the pair of side faces includes a spreading face that spreads toward an outer side in an in-plane direction of the film-forming face from an edge part of the film-forming face toward the rear face side. A superconducting wire and a superconducting wire manufacturing method are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Yoshinori Nagasu, Masaru Higuchi, Hisaki Sakamoto
  • Publication number: 20150030788
    Abstract: A substrate suitable for use with digital imaging systems such as large-scale digital flatbed printers is provided. This substrate includes a first layer that further includes a durable material suitable for receiving a printed image; a second layer that is attached to the first layer, wherein the second layer further includes a material that is different than the material of the first layer, and wherein the second layer is operative to provide structural support to the first layer. The first layer may include a variety of papers, canvas or canvas-like material, or unbleached, uncoated, high-strength paperboard. The second layer may include a substantially rigid polystyrene core or other rigid or semi-rigid material. A third layer may be attached to the second layer and may include some or all of the components of the first layer. This printing substrate may include an integrated frame for providing structural support to the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Elmer's Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher J. DOMANSKI, Constance HENSHAW, Candace L. OVERCASH, Gail Moore NELLIS
  • Patent number: 8940385
    Abstract: The present invention relates to films with reinforced borders and edges which have a lower risk of the edges tearing during processing, to a method for producing such films, to a device for producing such films and to the use of such films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Duo-Plast AG
    Inventor: Norbert Jäger
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20140377496
    Abstract: A composite material component is described which comprises a core impregnated by and embedded within a matrix material to define a main portion and a radially outwardly extending bead encircling the main portion, the bead being separated from the main portion by a reduced thickness neck, wherein the neck is structurally weaker than the bead.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Ian Thomas Chase, Paul Anthony Lewis
  • Publication number: 20140374736
    Abstract: A gas barrier substrate including a first gas barrier layer, a substrate, and a second gas barrier layer is provided. The first gas barrier layer has a central bonding surface bonded with the substrate and a peripheral boding surface surrounding the central bonding surface. The second gas barrier layer entirely covers the substrate and the first gas barrier layer. The second gas barrier layer is bonded with the substrate and the peripheral boding surface of the first gas barrier layer, wherein a minimum distance from an edge of the substrate to an edge of the first gas barrier layer is greater than a thickness of the first gas barrier layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Hsiao-Fen Wei, Liang-You Jiang, Pao-Ming Tsai, Yu-Yang Chang
  • Patent number: 8900688
    Abstract: To provide a grain oriented electrical steel sheet that can securely suppress propagation of lateral strain, and can make a product even from a portion where the lateral strain occurs. A grain oriented electrical steel sheet of the present invention has a linearly altered portion 14 generated in a glass coating film 12 at one of side edges of a steel sheet 11, in a continuous line or in a discontinuous broken line in a direction parallel with a rolling direction of the steel sheet, and having a composition different from a composition in other portions of the glass coating film. An average value of a deviation angle of a direction of an axis of easy magnetization of crystal grains relative to the rolling direction is 0° or more and 20° or less in a base metal iron portion of the steel sheet 11 at a position along a width direction of the steel sheet, the position corresponding to the linearly altered portion 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation
    Inventors: Tatsuhiko Sakai, Yoshio Nakamura, Kazuyuki Tashiro, Shohji Nagano, Shuichi Yamazaki, Koji Hirano
  • Publication number: 20140349077
    Abstract: A core member for a sandwich panel and a method of forming the core member for the sandwich panel which are capable of attaining a desired profile, a desired pattern on their surfaces, and a desired inner structure in accordance with an application of the sandwich panel. There is provided a thermoplastic resin core member interposed between two resin skin sheets comprising a closed hollow portion located to be inside of a desired position in accordance with an application of the sandwiched panel, and it is formed by clamping parison of a molten thermoplastic resin positioned to be between two split molds so as to exhibit a desired profile and/or a surface shape, two surfaces against each of which the molten parison is pressed to form an adhesive surface on which the corresponding resin skin sheet is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: KYORAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takehiko Sumi, Tadatoshi Tanji
  • Publication number: 20140341747
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of cutting off laminate layers for use in a fibre-reinforced laminate object comprising a number of combined laminate layers, wherein, along a section of the at least one rim of the laminate layer, a tapering cut is performed through the thickness of the laminate layer, whereby the thickness of the laminate layer is reduced. Since not only the number of laminate layers, but also the thickness of the individual laminate layers are reduced, a laminate layer is accomplished that can be used in a laminate object, by which both the issues of areas rich in resin, air pockets and the risk of delamination are reduced. The invention also relates to a laminate layer for use in a fibre-reinforced laminate object comprising a number of combined laminate layers and a fibre-reinforced laminate object in the form of the blade of a wind turbine, wherein the blade of the wind turbine comprises a number of combined laminate layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: LM GLASFIBER A/S
    Inventors: Torben Krogsdal JACOBSEN, Morten DAHL
  • Patent number: 8889246
    Abstract: A plastic-molded trim panel component has a substrate having a Class A contoured surface for facing a vehicle interior and a Class B rear surface defining a maximum sheet thickness. The substrate has a plurality of mounting extensions extending from the Class B rear surface in a die-draw direction. A flexible skin is wrapped over the Class A surface and bonded to the Class B surface. The Class A surface includes a flange surface having an outer-pointing normal extending less than 90° from the die-draw direction. The flange surface has an edge-to-edge width greater than the maximum sheet thickness. The substrate includes a plurality of ribs substantially aligned with the die-draw direction having rib edges defining at least one mouth opening, wherein the rib edges and mouth opening conform to the flange surface. The flexible skin is suspended over the mouth opening and against the rib edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Dennis M. Surdu
  • Patent number: 8883290
    Abstract: A floor marking tape has a structure that retains the adhesive under the tape to prevent the adhesive from being squeezed out from under the tape when the tape is in use on a floor. In one embodiment, the structure is a shoulder that defines a recess that holds the bulk of the adhesive. The shoulder prevents the adhesive from flowing out to the outer edge of the tape. The tape may have beveled edges that limit the unintentional lifting and delamination of the tape from the floor. The upper surface of the tape may be curved from edge-to-edge to limit dirt retention on the tape as well as allowing objects to slide over the tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Inventor: Clifford A. Lowe
  • Publication number: 20140318662
    Abstract: An elongate tape and method of producing an elongate tape are disclosed. The tape is suitable for forming a helically wound layer of interlocked windings in a flexible pipe body, and is configured for interlocking with adjacent windings, wherein the tape has a cross-sectional profile including: a first surface that in use forms a radially inner surface of the helically wound layer; a further surface, in use forming a side wall extending radially outwards, away from the first surface, and for forming a contact surface with a region of an adjacent winding; and a transition surface joining the first surface and further surface, wherein the transition surface comprises a curved surface, and wherein the curved surface has a larger radius of curvature in a region proximate the first surface than in a region proximate the further surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Geoffrey Stephen Graham
  • Patent number: 8859080
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laminated glass panel including two sheets of glass connected by an adhesive interlayer, wherein in that in at least one direction, the thickness of the adhesive interlayer is sequentially increasing and decreasing or decreasing and increasing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Saint-Gobain Glass France
    Inventors: Hervé Thellier, Simon Le Moal, Cédric Marguerite
  • Publication number: 20140302235
    Abstract: A polymer workpiece is described. The workpiece has an upper main surface, a lower main surface, an injection-mold separating surface and a flow attack edge surface. The flow attack edge surface is formed in the region between the injection-mould separating surface and the lower main surface as a planar surface with an angle ? with respect to the injection-mould separating surface of 20° to 70°, and/or deviates by an amount a from 0.0 mm to 0.5 mm from the planar surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Wolfgang Fleischmann, Marcus Guldan, Dominic Gueldner, Thomas Lux
  • Publication number: 20140291699
    Abstract: A ceramic/copper circuit board of an embodiment includes a ceramic substrate and first and second copper plates bonded to surfaces of the ceramic substrate via bonding layers containing active metal elements. In cross sections of end portions of the first and second copper plates, a ratio (C/D) of an area C in relation to an area D is from 0.2 to 0.6. The area C is a cross section area of a portion protruded toward an outer side direction of the copper plate from a line AB, and the area D is a cross section area of a portion corresponding to a right-angled triangle whose hypotenuse is the line AB. R-shape sections are provided at edges of upper surfaces of the first and second copper plates, and lengths F of the R-shape sections are 100 ?m or less.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Keiichi YANO, Hiromasa KATO, Kimiya MIYASHITA, Takayuki NABA
  • Publication number: 20140295141
    Abstract: Processes that make the surface of an article comprising a semi-crystalline polymer substrate and vapor deposited with metal visibly line free and having a diffuse reflectance less than 2 percent. Articles metalized by these processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Juan Carlos Figueroa
  • Publication number: 20140290172
    Abstract: A presence detection system for detecting presence of a living being (2) within an area (4), the system comprising a first light source (6a) providing light of a first spectrum, a first sensing means (8a; 10a) which is arranged to filter the light of the first spectrum. The first sensing means produces a first presence detection signal (12a) based on the light of the first spectrum originated from the first light source and reflected from the living being (2). The presence detection system comprises a processor device (14) for concluding the living being's presence within the area (4) based on the first presence detection signal (12a). The processor device provides a position (22a) of the living being (2) within the area based on the intensity of the first presence detection signal (12a) and based on the known position of the first light source (6a) within the area (4). The invention further relates to a lighting system comprising the above described presence detection system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: RCP Holdings Limited
    Inventor: Reginald Arthur Richards
  • Publication number: 20140272449
    Abstract: A block suitable for use in paving, edging or wall applications comprises a lower portion having parallel, substantially vertical side faces that are spaced apart by a first width, and an upper portion having parallel, substantially vertical side faces that are spaced apart by a second width. The second width is smaller than the first width of the lower portion, and the side faces of the upper portion are angled relative to the side faces of the lower portion. The block further comprises a transition portion between the upper and lower portions, having at least one slanted side extending between one or more sides of the lower portion and one or more sides, respectively, of the upper portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Keystone Retaining Wall Systems LLC
    Inventors: Robert A. MacDonald, Thomas S. Riccobene
  • Publication number: 20140242342
    Abstract: A floor panel has a core, a print and a wear resistant layer. The core is assembled at least from a plurality of paper sheets, or other carrier sheets, impregnated with a thermosetting resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: UNILIN, BVBA
    Inventors: Christof Vandevoorde, Christophe Naeyaert
  • Patent number: 8814080
    Abstract: An aerodynamic aft fairing of an engine pylon ensuring the mounting of an engine underneath a wing of an aircraft is provided. The aerodynamic aft fairing includes an outer lateral panel and an inner lateral panel assembled together at least by a bottom panel, the bottom panel comprising, on either side of the lateral panels, an extension forming an aerothermic barrier capable of channeling hot air flows leaving the engine. The inner lateral panel and the outer lateral panel are attached to the bottom panel by a first angle bar and a second angle bar, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Jean-François Dumont, Marc Lefort
  • Publication number: 20140234755
    Abstract: A mask blank substrate is provided with a substrate mark comprising an oblique section. The inclination angle of the substrate mark with respect to a main surface is greater than 45° and less than 90° and the distance from the boundary between the main surface and the substrate mark to the outer periphery of the mask blank substrate is less than 1.5 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: HOYA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuya Sasaki, Takahito Nishimura
  • Patent number: 8808413
    Abstract: An abrasive tool having a body including an abrasive portion having abrasive grains contained within a matrix material and porosity characterized by a bimodal distribution of pores including large pores having an average large pore size (Pl) and small pores having an average small pore size (Ps), wherein Pl>Ps. The body of the abrasive tool further includes a first reinforcing member contained within the abrasive portion, and a percent thermal expansion over a temperature range for 25° C. to 450° C. of not greater than about 0.7%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignees: Saint-Gobain Abrasives, Inc., Saint-Gobain Abrasifs
    Inventors: Emmanuel C. Francois, Konstantin S. Zuyev, Muthu Jeevanantham, Anne M. Bonner, Michael W. Klett, Dean S. Matsumoto