Differential Nonuniformity At Margin Patents (Class 428/157)
  • Patent number: 11363807
    Abstract: A leader 10 for fly fishing proposed herein is formed of a single monofilament line. The leader 10 for fly fishing includes a tippet section 11 to which a fly is tied, a butt section 12 to which a fly line is tied, and an intermediate section 13 provided between the tippet section 11 and the butt section 12. Herein, the butt section 12 is thicker than the tippet section 11. The intermediate section 13 includes a front tapered portion 13a having a thickness that gradually increases from the tippet section 11, a rear tapered portion 13b having a thickness that gradually increases from the butt section 12, and a thicker portion than the butt section 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Varivas Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Seiji Tanaka, Ichiro Arai
  • Patent number: 11318708
    Abstract: A panel and a method of making a panel are provided. The panel comprises a cured polymeric foam layer that is formed by application of a foam composition to an edge surface of the panel and then shaped and cured. The panel comprises man-made vitreous fibre or wood wool cement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: ROCKWOOL INTERNATIONAL A/S
    Inventors: Kristian Skovgaard Jørgensen, Kenn Christensen
  • Patent number: 11229543
    Abstract: Devices for insertion into a stoma formed in a patient's body are provided, comprising a tube having distal and proximal ends and defining a path for movement of waste. To retain the device in the stoma and seal the stoma, the tube includes a retention mechanism located on the distal end and/or a sealing mechanism extending along a length of the tube between the proximal and distal ends. Collection apparatus for collecting waste from a patient's body also are provided, comprising a waste pouch and a connector for connecting the collection apparatus to a device inserted into a stoma. Additionally, waste collection systems for collecting waste from a patient's body are provided, comprising a tube for insertion into a stoma and a waste pouch. Each system may comprise a separate tube and waste pouch or the tube and waste pouch may be formed as an integral, inseparable component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Avent, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Cesa, Nathan C. Griffith, Benone Tarcau, James Zacha, Donald McMichael
  • Patent number: 11191662
    Abstract: Devices for insertion into a stoma formed in a patient's body are provided, comprising a tube having distal and proximal ends and defining a path for movement of waste. To retain the device in the stoma and seal the stoma, the tube includes a retention mechanism located on the distal end and/or a sealing mechanism extending along a length of the tube between the proximal and distal ends. Collection apparatus for collecting waste from a patient's body also are provided, comprising a waste pouch and a connector for connecting the collection apparatus to a device inserted into a stoma. Additionally, waste collection systems for collecting waste from a patient's body are provided, comprising a tube for insertion into a stoma and a waste pouch. Each system may comprise a separate tube and waste pouch or the tube and waste pouch may be formed as an integral, inseparable component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Avent, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph A. Cesa, Nathan C. Griffith, Benone Tarcau, James Zacha, Donald McMichael
  • Patent number: 11180405
    Abstract: Provided is a sheet glass production process for properly producing sheet glass having a convex shape in section in a width direction orthogonal to the advancing direction of a glass ribbon. A glass ribbon G2 advancing on molten metal 22 is heated so as to have both edge portions G2B heated more intensely than a central portion G2A in a width direction thereof in an upstream zone of the molten metal bath, and a plurality of rolls 23 are rotated in contact with both edge portions G2B of the glass ribbon G2 such that upstream rolls 23A in an advancing direction F1 have a lower peripheral speed than downstream rolls 23B in the advancing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Takamitsu Yamato, Kouhei Sunaga, Akira Hasegawa, Akira Sugahara
  • Patent number: 11020283
    Abstract: A manufacturing device is provided, within a range in the rotation direction of the upper half of an anvil roll, in the order from the upstream side in the rotation direction of the anvil roll, with a first sheet feeding unit, a recess forming unit, a particulate material feeding device, and a second sheet feeding unit and further a welding unit provided on the downstream side of the second sheet feeding unit in the rotation direction. The anvil roll has a large number of concaves, projections provided in a portion among the concaves, so as to surround each of the concaves, and a unit to suck air in the concaves. For each concave, the projections are minute dot-shaped projections arranged only in one row at intervals in the direction surrounding the concave.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: DAIO PAPER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sadanao Manabe, Ryoichi Ochi
  • Patent number: 10955693
    Abstract: A display device includes first and second substrates each including a short side and a long side, ground parts located on at least one of the short and long sides of each of the first and second substrates and including at least one first ground surfaces, which are perpendicular to opposing surfaces of the first and second substrates, and at least one second ground surfaces, which are provided at at least one edge of the second substrate to define an obtuse angle with reference to the first ground surfaces, and unevenness disposed on the first ground surfaces along a first direction, where the unevenness defines an acute angle with reference to a normal line to the opposing surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kang Bin Yi, Dong Rak Ko, Sung Ho Kim, Eun Ji Seo, Sung Hun Son, Hee Kyun Shin, Seok Lyul Yoon, Jeong Seok Lee, Sung Wook Jung, Hwan Kyeong Jeong
  • Patent number: 10947742
    Abstract: Provided are a recyclable synthetic resin tile to be laid contributing to establishment of a recycling-oriented society, and a method of manufacturing the same. A recyclable synthetic resin tile to be laid wherein a main constituent resin includes an olefinic thermoplastic resin and/or thermoplastic elastomer, and the tile includes a base part in which a decorative layer, two or more intermediate layers, and a balance layer are laminated in this order, and a layer of the intermediate layers includes an inorganic fiber layer, and the decorative layer and the balance layer are shaped to be concave-convex.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignees: Shinko Kasei Co., Ltd., Dongshin Polymer Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eitoku Yasuda, Masataka Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10934208
    Abstract: A strengthened article (and methods for making it) is provided that includes a glass, glass-ceramic or ceramic, having a plurality of primary surfaces, side edges, and a thickness. The article also includes a compressive stress region extending from one of the primary surfaces to a first selected depth in the article; a central region extending from a boundary located at a depth of 200 ?m from the primary surfaces and the edges to the centroid of the article; and an outer region extending between the primary surfaces and edges to the boundary. Further, the maximum principal stress within the outer region is no more than two times the maximum principal stress within the central region. The primary surfaces and side edges may define a plurality of corners, and the corners may be defined by a chamfer, a fillet, or a curved shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Izhar Zahoor Ahmed, Guangli Hu, Rostislav Vatchev Roussev, Po-Jen Shih, Irene Marjorie Slater, Vijay Subramanian, Bin Zhang, Sam Samer Zoubi
  • Patent number: 10903289
    Abstract: A display device according to an embodiment includes a substrate having a display area, and a peripheral area outside the display area including a first peripheral area adjacent to the display area, a first bending area extending from the first peripheral area, and a second peripheral area extending from the first bending area, and overlapping the first peripheral area, a display member at the display area, and including a first display area, and a second display area around the first display area, and a plurality of align keys on the substrate, wherein the first peripheral area includes a flat peripheral area corresponding to an area between the first display area and the first bending area, and a second bending area between the second display area and an end of the substrate, and wherein the plurality of align keys include a first align key at the flat peripheral area, and a second align key at the second peripheral area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki Wook Kim, Won Kyu Kwak, Kwang-Min Kim, Dong Soo Kim, Joong-Soo Moon, Hyun Ae Park, Ji-Eun Lee, Chang Kyu Jin
  • Patent number: 10829411
    Abstract: A rectangular glass substrate has a front surface, a back surface, four side surfaces, and eight chamfered surfaces, and a thickness of at least 6 mm. A first curved surface along the edge line between the front surface and the chamfered surface disposed adjacent thereto has an average gradient of up to 25% in a range from the front surface to a position of 50 ?m below the front surface when the substrate is rested horizontal with the front surface facing upward. A second curved surface along the edge line between at least one of four side surfaces and the chamfered surface disposed adjacent to the front surface has an average gradient of at least 30% in a range from the at least one side surface to a position of 50 ?m below the at least one side surface when the substrate is rested horizontal with the at least one side surface facing upward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daijitsu Harada, Masaki Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10767296
    Abstract: A multi-denier nonwoven composite fabric having a nested structure is hydraulically treated by particular process parameters to improve softness and tactile feel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: PFNONWOVENS LLC
    Inventors: Karthik Ramaratnam, Paul DeNoia, John C. Parsons, Peter Zajaczkowski
  • Patent number: 10717348
    Abstract: A plastic glazing of a tailgate of a vehicle is provided, the plastic glazing comprising: a translucent component, wherein a portion of the translucent component forms a rear window of the vehicle; a non-transparent component molded onto the translucent component, wherein an overlapping portion of the translucent component and the non-transparent component forms a blackout region proximate to the rear window, wherein the plastic glazing is of one-piece molded plastic construction, wherein the translucent component comprises a first textured surface in a region adjacent to the blackout region, where the first textured surface is configured to conceal a component of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: SABIC Global Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Geert Jan Schellekens, Matteo Terragni
  • Patent number: 10711109
    Abstract: A semifinished product for making a composite fiber molded part is made by first spinning from a row of orifices of a spinning nozzle low-melting fibers of a thermoplastic. These low-melting fibers are then combined into a laminated semifinished product with high-melting reinforcement fibers of the same thermoplastic but having a melting temperature higher than the melting temperature of the low-melting fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: REIFENHAUSER GMBH & CO. KG MASCHINENFABRIK
    Inventors: Claudio Cinquemani, Michael Nitschke, Nicolas Quick, Armin Tobay
  • Patent number: 10697578
    Abstract: A method for assembling a rigid pipe intended to be placed in a body of water, the rigid pipe including a metallic inner tube, a thermally insulating insulation jacket formed from an assembly of insulating parts and an outer layer. The method includes the steps of providing the metallic inner tube, forming the insulation jacket, and forming the outer layer around the insulation jacket. The method includes a step for providing a plurality of helical insulating parts and a step of mounting the helical insulating parts around the inner tube in order to form the insulation jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: François Gooris, Sébastien Viale, Philippe Espinasse, Olivier Rageot, Laure Boustany
  • Patent number: 10562259
    Abstract: A structural object includes a substrate integrally clad with a metallic glass sheet by adhering, welding or joining the metallic glass sheet on the substrate for a low-cost, flexible and convenient fabrication, assembly, processing or construction of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Taichi Metal Material Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kuan-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 10562273
    Abstract: A cover glass lamination structure includes: a glass substrate having opposed first and second surfaces; a frame ink layer disposed on the first surface, wherein the glass substrate is divided into a visible region and a peripheral region by an inner edge of the frame ink layer; an ultraviolet (UV) textured layer disposed on the frame ink layer, wherein an inner edge of the UV textured layer falls within between the inner edge and an outer edge of the frame ink layer; and a coating layer disposed on the UV textured layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: NANCHANG O-FILM OPTICAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Wei Liu, Genchu Tang, Bin Tang
  • Patent number: 10545537
    Abstract: Disclosed in various embodiments of the present invention are a display device and an electronic device having same, the display device comprising: a display element having at least one portion which can be changed into a curved shape; and a flexible window member stacked onto the display element, wherein the thickness of a portion of the window member is less than that of the other portions. The display device and the electronic device having same may vary according to embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung-Ho Ahn, Sung-Gwan Woo, Ki-Ju Kwak
  • 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: 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: 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: 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