Parallel Ribs And/or Grooves Patents (Class 428/163)
  • Patent number: 10539722
    Abstract: Optical film is disclosed. The optical film includes a binder, a plurality of particles, and a plurality of interconnected voids. The volume fraction of the plurality of interconnected voids in the optical film is not less than about 20%. The weight ratio of the binder to the plurality of the particles is not less than about 1:2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Encai Hao, William Blake Kolb, Brant U. Kolb, Brian W. Ostlie, Naiyong Jing, Michael Benton Free, Hui Ren, Robert L. Brott, Fei Lu, Audrey A. Sherman, Scott M. Tapio, Charles David Hoyle, John A. Wheatley
  • Patent number: 10533535
    Abstract: A spar for use in a blade of a wind turbine comprises a plurality of rods having polygonal cross-sections bundled together into a bundle having a first plurality of rods disposed along a widthwise extent of the bundle and a second plurality of rods disposed along a heightwise extent of the bundle and means to secure rods within the plurality of rods to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: KORECARBON LLC
    Inventor: Bento Massahiko Koike
  • Patent number: 10470946
    Abstract: A top sheet of a disposable diaper includes projections and depressions. The projection and the depression extend in the front-back direction, and are arranged alternately in the width direction. The top sheet includes a first region disposed at least in the rear waistline region and a second region disposed at least in a crotch region. A height of the first projection is higher than a height of the second projection. A first depression is provided with a widthwise projection configured to divide a space in a first depression extending in a front-back direction. A pitch of the first projection in the width direction is larger than a pitch of the second projection in the width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takuya Miyama, Satoru Sakaguchi, Masashi Uda
  • Patent number: 10413454
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an absorbent article having a body facing liner, a backsheet coupled to the body facing liner, an absorbent body positioned between the body facing liner and the backsheet, and a fluid acquisition layer having a body facing surface and a garment facing surface, the fluid acquisition layer being positioned between the body facing liner and the backsheet includes providing a web of body facing liner material in face-to-face relation to a web of fluid acquisition layer material, bonding the body facing liner material to the fluid acquisition layer material using an embossing roller, wherein the embossing roller has an axis and a circumferential surface having a circumferential lane, the circumferential lane having azimuthally-alternating target zone and channel zone embossing patterns, and phasing the embossing roller relative to the web to produce female products and male products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Sara Jane Wille Stabelfeldt, Georgia Lynn Zehner, Nancy Ellen Dawson
  • Patent number: 10164264
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a fuel cell electrode includes stamping an electrode workpiece (50, 50?) in a sequence configured to control and/or reduce material growth, such as stamping discrete sections of the electrode workpiece in a sequential order. The method can employ a die with a die face (18, 18?) having a plurality of projections (24, 24?), wherein each projection has a top surface (26, 26?) with a concave curve along at least one plane to control and/or reduce material growth during a stamping operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Pridgeon & Clay, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael D. Kozal, Peter Wojtas, William Kanouse, Stacey Broom, Roger L. Whitley
  • Patent number: 9873761
    Abstract: A thermosetting resin composition has particular applications in three dimensional (3-D) printing. The thermosetting resin composition exhibits high performance and is characterized by a high temperature two stage cure resin composition. The thermosetting resin composition comprises cyanate esters and other high temperature resins, photo curable monomers, photo initiator, metal catalyst or ionic liquid catalyst. The thermosetting resin composition cures at room temperature to form 3-D objects and upon further post cure these objects exhibit high temperature properties enabling use at temperatures exceeding 150 C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Novoset, LLC
    Inventors: Sajal Das, Christopher N. Das, Patrick Shipman, Benjamin G. Baxter
  • Patent number: 9873105
    Abstract: A method for enhancing sorption performance of a sorbent material includes the step of increasing a surface area of the sorbent material for adsorption of a fluid at an interface between the fluid and the sorbent material by arranging one or more apertures to be disposed on the sorbent material, wherein each of the one or more apertures is further arranged to define an interior space for absorption of the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
    Inventors: Chun Sing Lee, Yong Bin Tang, Fu Lung Wong, Chiu Yee Chan
  • Patent number: 9522489
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process to manufacture a substrate-free decorative surface covering, having a relief-like pattern, comprising a non-uniform arrangement of unfused and discrete colored polymer-based particles (9, 10), the particles are obtained by the shredding of a polymer based sheet, and the particles are non-uniformly embedded in, and principally surrounded by, a substantially transparent or translucent polymeric matrix 12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Tarkett France
    Inventors: Tommy Anderson, Stefan Karlsson, Paul Martin
  • Patent number: 9046138
    Abstract: A cylindrical ring-shaped friction disc contains a support body, at least one friction layer, and in each case an intermediate layer arranged between the support body and the friction layer. The intermediate layer has mutually adjoining flat regions with different coefficients of thermal expansion. A method teaches how to produce such a friction disc, and to the use the friction disc as parts of brake and clutch systems, in particular for motor vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: SGL Carbon SE
    Inventors: Andreas Kienzle, Ingrid Kraetschmer
  • Patent number: 9034461
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a hard film containing boron and carbon, wherein the hard film includes a plurality of concave portions and a plurality of convex portions formed on a surface of the hard film, and wherein carbon concentration in the concave portion is higher than that in the convex portion and boron concentration in the convex portion is higher than that in the concave portion. Further, disclosed herein is a method of manufacturing a sliding part having a hard film containing boron and carbon disposed over a substrate; wherein the hard film is manufactured by using at least one of an unbalanced magnetron sputtering method or a high power pulsed magnetron sputtering method, both sputtering methods using a target containing at least one of elements of silicon, chromium, titanium, and tungsten and a boron carbide target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventor: Itto Sugimoto
  • Publication number: 20150118443
    Abstract: An article includes a silicon-containing region; at least one outer layer overlying a surface of the silicon-containing region; and a constituent layer on the surface of the silicon-containing region and between and contacting the silicon-containing region and the at least one outer layer, the constituent layer being formed by constituents of the silicon-containing region and being susceptible to creep within an operating environment of the article, wherein the silicon-containing region defines a plurality of channels and a plurality of ridges that interlock within the plurality of channels are formed in the silicon-containing region to physically interlock the at least one outer layer with the silicon-containing region through the constituent layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Don Mark Lipkin, Curtis Alan Johnson, Peter Joel Meschter, Sairam Sundaram, Julin Wan
  • Patent number: 8999463
    Abstract: An anti-dazzling laminate made of an optical laminate including a light transparent base material and an anti-dazzling layer having a concavoconvex shape provided on the material. The laminate simultaneously satisfies formulae: 0?G100?15 (I), 0.1?Hs?5.0 (II), 0.3?Rz?1.8 (III) wherein G100 represents a scintillation value which is a standard deviation of a variation in brightness distribution at a resolution of 100 ppi measured on the surface of the laminate; Hs represents the surface haze value of the laminate; and Rz represents the average roughness of the concavoconvex shape of the anti-dazzling layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Koichi Mikami, Yukimitsu Iwata, Yoshihiro Nishimura, Takashi Kodama
  • Patent number: 8895134
    Abstract: A running-in coating for a compressor housing is disclosed. The running-in coating has at least two layers where a first layer is dimensionally stable and at least one additional layer has run-in capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines GmbH
    Inventors: Wilfried Smarsly, Renate Mendritzki, Horst Mueller-Wittek
  • 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: 8865289
    Abstract: Methods of incrementally stretching thermoplastic films in the machine direction include elongating the films in the machine direction without reducing the films' machine-direction tear resistance. In one or more implementations, methods of incrementally stretching thermoplastic films include reducing the gauge of the films without reducing the films' machine-direction tear resistance. The methods can involve cold stretching the films and imparting transverse-direction extending linear rib pattern into the film. The linear ribs can have alternating thick and thin gauges. Incrementally stretched thermoplastic films can have a machine-direction tear resistance that is equal to or greater than the machine-direction tear resistance of the film prior to stretching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventor: Michael G. Borchardt
  • Patent number: 8859081
    Abstract: There is described a toothed belt comprising an elastomeric material body, in which a plurality of longitudinal filiform resistant inserts is embedded, and a toothing coated by a coating fabric. A resistant layer that increases the resistance to abrasion and thus the resistance to wear of the toothed belt is adhered over the coating fabric. The resistant layer comprises a vulcanization agent and more than 75% of an elastomer formed by at least one copolymer modified with an unsaturated carboxylic acid salt and obtained from a dien monomer and a nitrile group-containing monomer. The resistant layer is advantageously separated from the fabric and is calendered on the fabric itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Dayco Europe S.r.l.
    Inventors: Carlo Baldovino, Adriano Rolando
  • Patent number: 8852720
    Abstract: An article may include an array of features formed in a substrate and may be coated by a thermal barrier coating (TBC). The array of features may mitigate thermal stress experienced by the coated article. In particular, the array of features may reduce or limit crack propagation at or above the interface of a thermally insulative layer and a bond coat in the TBC. In some embodiments, the array may be formed proximate to and substantially aligned with cooling holes formed in the substrate. In other embodiments, an article may include a first array of features formed in a first location of a substrate and a second array of features formed in a second location of a substrate. The first and second locations may be determined or selected based on a prediction of thermal stresses that the substrate will experience at the first and second locations during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventors: Ann Bolcavage, Raymond J. Sinatra
  • Publication number: 20140295142
    Abstract: A structured material includes a base member, and a mesostructured member disposed on the surface of the base member. The mesostructured member includes a wall defining cylindrically shaped portions. The base member has a plurality of grooves periodically formed in the surface thereof. The grooves each have a bottom surface and side surfaces in a shape in which a plane including the bottom surface is perpendicular to planes including the side surfaces. The cylindrically shaped portions in a region opposite to the base member with respect to an imaginary surface of the base member defined by imaginarily filling grooves to form an even surface are oriented at angles within a range of ±10° with respect to a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the grooves.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masahiko Takahashi, Wataru Kubo, Hirokatsu Miyata
  • Patent number: 8795814
    Abstract: A panel has an upper side facing the room in the use position and a lower side facing the floor. The lower side is coated, at least in sections, with a bonding layer composed of polymer. The bonding layer has an uneven surface on the outer side facing away from the panel, and has been coated at least in sections with a damping layer composed of polymer. A covering composed of panels, a process and an apparatus for producing the panels are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Kronotec AG
    Inventor: Roger Braun
  • Patent number: 8784971
    Abstract: To prepare a decorated printed matter, which excels in the visibility of the spin line or hairline pattern and which gives an appropriate metallic luster. A decorated printed matter which comprises: a plastic plate 1 with a light permeability, the plastic plate 1 is made of poly carbonate and is provided a convexo-concave pattern consists of a plurality of fine grooves 2 in the form of spin line on a rear-side surface 1b thereof; an ink coating 3 covering the convexo-concave pattern; and the ink coating 3 is formed by removing a solvent from an ink composition coated on the rear-side surface 1b of the plastic plate, the ink composition includes a carbon black and a binder; the average ratio of carbon black to binder is determined such that the distribution of the black pigment in the ink coating becomes the distribution by which an incident light incoming into the resin substrate from the front-side surface thereof reflects at an interface between the resin substrate and the ink coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Create Kabushikigaisha
    Inventors: Akinobu Konda, Yuji Ohta
  • Publication number: 20140199521
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of forming an optical element that includes a mark. The method involves, irradiating at least a portion of a surface of the optical element with laser radiation, thereby forming a plurality of substantially parallel elongated grooves in the portion of the surface, which are each aligned substantially parallel with a common longitudinal direction that extends from a center point of the plurality of elongated grooves. The plurality of elongated grooves together define the mark. A clear film is formed over at least the portion of the surface and the plurality of elongated grooves. Depending on the orientation of a source of electromagnetic radiation as viewed through the optical element relative to the common longitudinal direction of the grooves, the mark is either observable or unobservable. The present invention also relates to an optical element having a mark, as described above.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: TRANSITIONS OPTICAL, INC.
    Inventor: William D. Carpenter
  • Publication number: 20140099475
    Abstract: A multilayer construction for an array of aerodynamic riblets incorporates a first layer composed of a material with protuberances, the first layer material having shape memory and a second layer composed of a material exhibiting a second characteristic with capability for adherence to a surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Diane C. Rawlings, Terry L. Schneider
  • Patent number: 8637137
    Abstract: Microstructures and methods of fabricating microstructures are disclosed. One exemplary microstructure, among others, includes a substrate, an overcoat layer disposed upon the substrate, an air-region within at least a portion of the overcoat layer, and a framing material layer engaging at least a portion of the air-region on the inside of the framing material layer and engaging the overcoat layer on the outside of the framing material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Georgia Tech Research Corporation
    Inventors: Paul Jayachandran Joseph, Paul A. Kohl, Sue Ann Bidstrup Allen
  • 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: 20130319522
    Abstract: To provide a fine-structure layered product, and a preparation method of a fine-structure layered product using the fine-structure layered product for enabling a fine concavo-convex structure excellent in environmental resistance, weather resistance and long-term stability to be formed with a large area and high productivity, and provide a manufacturing method of a fine-structure product for enabling a large area to be made with high productivity, a fine-structure layered product of the invention is provided with a substrate, a resin layer that is formed on one main surface of the substrate and that has a fine concavo-convex structure on its surface, and an inorganic layer that is provided on the fine concavo-convex structure of the resin layer and that contains a sol-gel material having a fine concavo-convex structure in a shape associated with the fine concavo-convex structure of the resin layer, where a fluorine element concentration (Es) in a region on the inorganic layer side of the resin layer is higher
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Publication date: December 5, 2013
    Applicant: ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jun Koike, Ryuichi Ito, Fujito Yamaguchi
  • Publication number: 20130273325
    Abstract: Dielectric composite structures comprising interfaces possessing nanometer scale corrugated interfaces in interconnect stack provide enhances adhesion strength and interfacial fracture toughness. Composite structures further comprising corrugated adhesion promoter layers to further increase intrinsic interfacial adhesion are also described. Methods to form the nanometer scale corrugated interfaces for enabling these structures using self assembling polymer systems and pattern transfer process are also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 7, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Lawrence A. Clevenger, Timothy J. Dalton, Elbert E. Huang, Sampath Purushothaman, Carl J. Radens
  • Publication number: 20130260099
    Abstract: A system and method for cladding a building. The system comprises a metal mesh supported by an exterior exposed surface of the building a layer of a base coat applied over the metal mesh so as to form a matrix therearound and a finishing barrier layer applied over the matrix of the metal mesh and the base coat layer. The system may further comprise a rigid base layer of expanded polystyrene applied to the building exterior below the metal mesh wherein the metal mesh is secured to the base layer. The method comprises supporting the metal mesh by an exterior exposed surface of the building applying the cement base coat over the metal mesh so as to form a matrix therearound and applying a finishing barrier layer over the base coat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: Keith Richard Eisenkrein
  • Patent number: 8541093
    Abstract: A method for high resolution ink-jet print using a pre-patterned substrate employs an ink-jet printing device including an ink-jet head for discharging conductive ink droplets and a driving stage for supporting a substrate to which the conductive ink droplets are hit, to draw a fine line width pattern on the substrate. The method includes (A) forming a stripe pattern with repeated stripes on a substrate surface on which a fine line width pattern will be formed, thereby preparing a pre-patterned substrate; (B) loading the substrate to the ink-jet printing device; and (C) injecting conductive ink droplets to a substrate region where the stripe pattern is formed. An equivalent interval (d) of the stripe pattern and a fine line width (D) of the drawn fine line width pattern satisfy a relation of d<<D, and the hit ink droplets are flowed in an anisotropic form within the region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae-Su Kim, Jae-Jin Kim, Bu-Gon Shin, Duk-Sik Ha, Jung-Ho Park
  • Publication number: 20130240232
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stretchable protection cover to protect mainly dynamic bodies, such as transducers, from being affected by particles in the environment where the dynamic bodies operate. The protection cover is formed of composites comprising a film of an elastic material having a surface with raised and depressed surface portions, and a barrier layer positioned onto this surface in a manner where the barrier layer takes form of the film surface. In one specific embodiment such composites further are used to form ring-shaped structures utilizable as O-rings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: DANFOSS POLYPOWER A/S
    Inventor: Mohamed Yahia Benslimane
  • Publication number: 20130224441
    Abstract: An aluminum-plastic composite structure includes an aluminum portion and a plastic portion. The aluminum portion defines a plurality of micro grooves by ultraviolet lithography. The plastic portion is integrally formed on the aluminum portion and substantially filling in the micro grooves. A width of each micro groove is in a range from 0.02 millimeters to 0.05 millimeters. A depth of each micro groove is in a range from 0.2 millimeters to 0.25 millimeters.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
  • Patent number: 8512849
    Abstract: Dielectric composite structures comprising interfaces possessing nanometer scale corrugated interfaces in interconnect stack provide enhances adhesion strength and interfacial fracture toughness. Composite structures further comprising corrugated adhesion promoter layers to further increase intrinsic interfacial adhesion are also described. Methods to form the nanometer scale corrugated interfaces for enabling these structures using self assembling polymer systems and pattern transfer process are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence A. Clevenger, Timothy J. Dalton, Elbert E. Huang, Sampath Purushothaman, Carl J. Radens
  • Publication number: 20130206516
    Abstract: A rope of a lifting device, more particularly of a passenger transport elevator and/or freight transport elevator, an elevator, and a method for manufacturing the rope are disclosed. The rope includes an unbroken load-bearing part, the profile of which is essentially of rectangular shape, and the width of the cross-section is greater than the thickness and which load-bearing part comprises glass fiber reinforcements and/or aramid fiber reinforcements and/or carbon fiber reinforcements and/or polybenzoxazole fiber reinforcements and/or polyethylene fiber reinforcements and/or nylon fiber reinforcements in a polymer matrix material. The long sides of the cross-section of the load-bearing part include one or more grooves symmetrically or asymmetrically in the longitudinal direction of the rope, which grooves divide the load-bearing part into smaller parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: KONE CORPORATION
    Inventor: KONE Corporation
  • Patent number: 8507071
    Abstract: A sheet insulator is attached to an item of wearing apparel to provide thermal insulation. The sheet insulator has a fiber reinforced aerogel composite encapsulated within a plastic sheeting. The plastic sheeting is secured to the aerogel composite, surface to surface. The plastic sheeting and the aerogel composite have surface upsets such as elongated depressions or burrows positioned and oriented at a flexing position of the wearing apparel so that the sheet insulator is able to flex with the apparel enabling a more natural movement of the apparel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Zeroloft Corporation
    Inventors: David Sindall, Frank Gojny, Hyo Yul Kim
  • Publication number: 20130196114
    Abstract: A silicone structure-bearing polymer having a crosslinking group within the molecule, containing an isocyanurate structure bonded within the molecule, and having a Mw of 3,000-500,000 is provided. The polymer overcomes the stripping problem that a coating is stripped from metal wirings of Cu or Al, electrodes, and SiN substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
  • Publication number: 20130196169
    Abstract: A system and method of forming a wear resistant composite material includes placing a porous wear resistant filler material in a mold cavity and infiltrating the filler material with a matrix material by heating to a temperature sufficient to melt the matrix material, then cooling the assembly to form a wear resistant composite material. The system and method can be used to form the wear resistant composite material on the surface of a substrate, such as a part for excavating equipment or other mechanical part. One suitable matrix material may be any of a variety of ductile iron alloys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: ESCO Corporation
    Inventor: ESCO Corporation
  • Patent number: 8486505
    Abstract: A release liner formed of a polypropylene resin sheet that can be highly recyclable and that can provide an excellent performance in a wide range of operating temperature is provided. A release-lined pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) sheet constituted with the release liner is also provided. A release-lined PSA sheet 1 according to the present invention comprises a PSA sheet 20 having a support 22 and a PSA layer 24; and a release liner 10 placed on the PSA layer 24. The release liner 10 has a layered configuration formed of a layer A 12 formed of a polypropylene resin composition containing a nucleating agent; and a layer B 14 formed of a polypropylene resin composition containing no nucleating agent; wherein the two layers stacked to form the thickness of the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroichi Ukei, Yoshio Nakagawa, Osamu Degawa
  • Patent number: 8486513
    Abstract: An object structure having patterns of refractive veins thereon is provided, in which a heat insulated base plate capable of combining with object major body is provided, then a first base layer, a soft material layer, an aluminum film layer, and a second base layer being respectively build-up in this order thereon. Further, embossing process is conducted on the second base layer and then a pattern layer is printed thereon. In turn, a protection layer is overlaid on the pattern layer for protecting the colors thereof. Configuring like this, the heat insulated base plate having pattern design thereon can be combined integrally with the object major body by injection molding process, and pattern integrity can be ensured during injection molding by means of the heat-blocking effect obtained from the heat insulated base plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Teng Tsai Special Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sen-Yen Chen
  • Patent number: 8415001
    Abstract: A decorative member composing a casing includes: a resin layer (2) having a front surface (2b) and a back surface (2a); and a reflective layer (3) formed on the back surface (2a) of the resin layer (2). The back surface (2a) of the resin layer (2) includes a receding surface (21) formed therein. The receding surface recedes gradually toward the front surface (2b) to change a thickness of the resin layer (2). The receding surface (21) is a concave surface forming a depression that opens while broadening. The back surface (2a) of the resin layer (2) has a reference surface (22) around the receding surface (21), and a portion of the reference surface (22) facing an internal space of the casing is a roughened area (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Shuji Yamashita, Suguru Nakao, Takehiko Yamashita, Takashi Nagashima
  • Patent number: 8394478
    Abstract: A release liner formed of a highly recyclable polypropylene-based resin sheet and capable of assuring excellent operability over a wide range of environmental temperature is provided. A pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) sheet with release liner is also provided. A PSA sheet with release liner according to the present invention comprises a PSA sheet including a support and a PSA layer; and a release liner formed of a polypropylene-based resin sheet which is obtained by molding into a sheet a polypropylene-based resin composition containing a nucleating agent. The PSA sheet with release liner provides excellent operability even in a high temperature environment of, for example, about 35° C. The PSA sheet with release liner is preferably applicable in an attachment operation wherein the PSA sheet is attached to an adherend while the liner is released from the PSA sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2013
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroichi Ukei, Yoshio Nakagawa, Osamu Degawa
  • Publication number: 20130044162
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide materials and methods for a superoleophobic device, which can include a conformal oleophobic coating disposed on glass pillars and/or stripe-shaped glass structures on a glass substrate to provide the device with a textured superoleophobic surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2011
    Publication date: February 21, 2013
    Applicant: XEROX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hong Zhao, Kock-Yee Law, Yuanjia Zhang
  • Patent number: 8377540
    Abstract: A transfer film including a protection layer and a substrate is provided. The substrate has a first surface with a first three-dimensional pattern and a second surface. The first three-dimensional pattern has at least one protrusion portion or at least one recess portion. The protection layer is disposed on the substrate and has a third surface and a fourth surface. The third surface contacts the first surface and has a second three-dimensional pattern complementary to the first three-dimensional pattern. The second three-dimensional pattern of the third surface is formed by covering the first three-dimensional pattern of the first surface. The protection layer and the substrate are separated after transfer, so as to expose the second three-dimensional pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Compal Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ju-Chen Chiu, Yin Ta Chen
  • Patent number: 8377541
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a composite structural article exhibiting a three dimensional shape and size and including an admixture including at least one of a metal and a ceramic component, this combined with at least one polymeric component. In a further revised application, the article can include an admixture including at least one of a silver and a polymeric component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Linares Medical Devices, LLC
    Inventor: Miguel A. Linares
  • Patent number: 8347562
    Abstract: A radiant barrier rafter vent defining an elongate radiant heat reflective panel formed from a sheet of aluminum or other heat reflective material having longitudinal creases that permit compressing the panel a selected amount in a direction transverse to its length and panel strengthening spaced apart formations on the remainder of the panel. The panel have a high reflectivity and are installable in various buildings between the rafters or roof supports spaced apart from the roof and optionally coated with a sound absorbing material or include small perforations therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Inventors: Kevin D. Morris, Adam D. Morris
  • Publication number: 20130004723
    Abstract: Composite layer having a length and width and comprising a first plurality of repeating, three-dimensional structures having peaks and valleys, comprising a first polymeric material and a second plurality of repeating, three-dimensional structures having peaks and valleys that is adjacent to, and the inverse of, the first plurality of repeating, three-dimensional structures, and comprising a second polymeric material. There is a distance between adjacent peaks comprising the first polymeric material. There is an average of said distances between adjacent peaks comprising the first polymeric material. Any of said distances between adjacent peaks comprising the first polymeric material is within 20 percent of said average distance between adjacent peaks comprising the first polymeric material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Ronald W. Ausen, William J. Kopecky, Jeffrey O. Emslander, Danny L. Fleming
  • Patent number: 8323778
    Abstract: An environmentally resilient building product of a vinyl laminated formed-sheet metallic substrate wherein the vinyl laminate is adhesively attached to the formed-sheet metallic substrate to provide a durable and attractive surface. Possible decorative and resilient surfaces include, but are not limited to solid colors, metallic finishes, and graphical images or patterns, all available in a variety of textures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventors: Alan C. Webb, Stuart E. Webb, Phillip D. Webb, Charles E. Webb
  • Patent number: 8322012
    Abstract: An environmentally resilient building product of a vinyl laminated formed-sheet metallic substrate wherein the vinyl laminate is adhesively attached to the formed-sheet metallic substrate to provide a durable and attractive surface. Possible decorative and resilient surfaces include, but are not limited to solid colors, metallic finishes, and graphical images or patterns, all available in a variety of textures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2012
    Inventors: Alan C. Webb, Stuart E. Webb, Phillip D. Webb, Charles E. Webb
  • Patent number: 8288007
    Abstract: The invention relates to security glass laminates having high strength and impact resistance. The laminates consist of a pane of glass sheets with an ionomer interlayer. The ionomer consists of at least 17% by weight of acrylic acid groups which have been neutralized with a lithium salt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: AGP Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Nelson Bolton, Edwin Bolton, W. Novis Smith, Elizabeth Wimmer
  • Patent number: 8252407
    Abstract: An adhesive article and a method of making the adhesive article are described. The adhesive article includes a facestock film having a first surface, a second surface and end edges wherein the second surface has a plurality of recesses formed therein that provide a path for fluid egress to at least one end edge; and a continuous layer of adhesive adhered to the second surface of the facestock film. The adhesive layer can compress, collapse or flex into the recesses of the embossed surface in response to a force to create a path for fluid egress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventor: Michael E. Hannington
  • Patent number: 8241730
    Abstract: A skin layer is formed on sides of a resin panel along the direction of the panel thickness and both surfaces of the resin panel substantially orthogonal to the sides. An expanded layer is formed in an inner part of the panel surrounded by the skin layer to have a multiplicity of voids. Inner ribs are formed of solid layers in the expanded layer to extend along the surfaces and the direction of the panel thickness so that both the longitudinal ends of each inner rib continue out to the skin layer at the opposed sides. Reinforcing members are inserted into the inner ribs respectively, to expose both the longitudinal end surfaces thereof from the opposed sides. Both the longitudinal end surfaces of each reinforcing member are formed with engaging holes releasably engageable with a support member for supporting the reinforcing member in the cavity of the mold assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2012
    Assignee: Daikyo Nishikawa Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiki Miyachi, Shinji Gasami
  • Patent number: 8142410
    Abstract: A fluid absorption mat for use in a medical environment, the fluid absorption mat being a substantially planar mat having at least one fluid absorption layer. At least two absorption portions, presenting substantially juxtaposed projections on a principle plane of the mat, and present different absorption capacities are provided. Furthermore, use of the fluid absorption mat in a medical environment is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2012
    Assignee: Absorbest, AB
    Inventor: Rolf Rovaniemi