Interlaminar Spaces Patents (Class 428/166)
  • Patent number: 10731344
    Abstract: A sandwich construction element (100) is disclosed. The sandwich construction element comprises a first element (101) with a face, extending in a longitudinal direction with a thickness and a height being smaller than the longitudinal length, and a second element (102) with a face, extending in the same longitudinal direction as the first element with a thickness and a height being smaller than the longitudinal length, wherein the second element is facing the flat face of the first element (101). The sandwich construction element further comprises an open core structure (103) arranged between, and operatively connected to the first element (101) and the second element (102), wherein the open core structure comprises a plurality of close packed tetraeder structures (201).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: NITIU AB
    Inventor: Michail Stockfelt
  • Patent number: 10687566
    Abstract: A modular protective structure may be formed from an impact absorbing material formed into a repeating pattern of one or more geometrical shapes that may be assembled to a size, shape, and/or configuration desired to protect an athlete from impact. The thickness of the structure may vary in a repetitive fashion along at least a first axis of the structure, and may further vary in a repetitive fashion along a second axis of the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, INC.
    Inventor: Baron C. Brandt
  • Patent number: 10661495
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is presented. Layers of composite material are laid down on a forming tool. A respective bend is formed in each of the layers to form the composite filler comprising bent layers on the forming tool. The composite filler comprising the bent layers is placed into a gap formed by at least one composite structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael R. Chapman, Khanh Mai Pham, Derek Paul Vetter
  • Patent number: 10453681
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention describe methods for selective vertical growth of dielectric material on a dielectric substrate. According to one embodiment, the method includes providing a planarized substrate containing a first material having a recessed feature that is filled with a second material, selectively depositing a graphene layer on the second material relative to the first material, selectively depositing a SiO2 film on the first material relative to the graphene layer, and removing the graphene layer from the substrate. According to one embodiment, the first material includes a dielectric material and the second material includes a metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Tokyo Electron Limited
    Inventors: Kandabara N. Tapily, Takashi Matsumoto, Yusaku Kashiwagi, Gerrit J. Leusink
  • Patent number: 10370280
    Abstract: A method of making an optical fiber with multiple openings comprising the steps of fabricating an extrusion die using additive manufacturing such that the extrusion die has a plurality of channels that combine inside the die into another set of channels, extruding a glass, forming a fiber optic preform having a plurality of longitudinal openings that run the entire length, attaching a barrier layer for pressure application, and stretching the preform into an optical fiber with multiple openings. An extrusion die comprising an additive manufactured material, having a proximal side having openings and having a distal side having openings, wherein the openings of the proximal side are of feed channels, wherein the openings of the distal side are of forming channels, and wherein in side the body of the die, two of the feed channels combine the forming channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Daniel J. Gibson, Rafael R. Gattass, Daniel L. Rhonehouse, Shyam S. Bayya, L. Brandon Shaw, Jasbinder S. Sanghera
  • Patent number: 10322568
    Abstract: A shaped product of a fiber-reinforced composite material includes a well-shaped part and a surface-shaped part, in which the well-shaped part includes a fiber-reinforced composite material C including both discontinuous reinforcing fibers and a thermoplastic resin, and the surface-shaped part includes a thermoplastic-resin-based material, and the shaped product includes no irregular-shape portion in the well-shaped part and no weld at a boundary edge between the well-shaped part and the surface-shaped part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Teijin Limited
    Inventors: Yukino Oosawa, Hidenori Aoki, Hodaka Yokomizo
  • Patent number: 10307975
    Abstract: A resin-infusion system for manufacture of a composite part includes an inflatable rigid bladder defining at least one infusion-flow medium and a preform lay-up formed on the bladder such that the infusion-flow medium defines space between the bladder and preform lay-up. The system also includes a mold into which the bladder and preform lay-up are placed such that the preform lay-up is constrained against the mold a resin injection system configured to feed resin into and to flow along the infusion-flow medium and then be infused into the preform lay-up. The bladder is configured to expand against the infused preform lay-up during curing such that the infusion-flow medium is smoothed resulting in a smooth surface of the finished part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ROHR, INC.
    Inventor: John W. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10265928
    Abstract: A fiber reinforced composite material structure comprises a thin sheet that includes a first surface and a plurality of convex portions which protrude and are regularly arranged on the first surface and each of which includes a top face; and a surface material that includes a second surface and is bonded to the top faces on the second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuneo Takano, Yuuji Kazehaya, Mitsushi Nishimura, Akihiro Maeda
  • Patent number: 10220736
    Abstract: A seat impact energy absorbing system having an energy absorbing module that manages forces emanating from, for example, a land mine detonation. The module has frustoconical structures joined by hollow interconnecting ribs that create support pillars there between. At least some of the support pillars have tops that underlie an occupant-supporting surface. To receive forces associated with detonation, an impact-receiving surface underlies the energy absorbing module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: VICONIC DEFENSE INC.
    Inventors: Joel M. Cormier, Richard F. Audi, Donald S. Smith, Ryan J. Brooks
  • Patent number: 10155098
    Abstract: New medical circuit components and methods for forming such components are disclosed. These components include microstructures for humidification and/or condensate management. The disclosed microstructures can be incorporated into a variety of components, including tubes (e.g., inspiratory breathing tubes and expiratory breathing tubes and other tubing between various elements of a breathing circuit, such as ventilators, humidifiers, filters, water traps, sample lines, connectors, gas analyzers, and the like), Y-connectors, catheter mounts, humidifiers, and patient interfaces (e.g., masks for covering the nose and face, nasal masks, cannulas, nasal pillows, etc.), floats, probes, and sensors in a variety of medical circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventor: Laith Adeeb Hermez
  • Patent number: 10017425
    Abstract: Methods and materials for forming in-situ features in a ceramic matrix composite component are described. The method of forming a ceramic matrix composite component with cooling features, comprises forming a preform tape, laying up said preform tape to a desired shape, placing a high-temperature resistant fugitive material insert of preselected geometry in the preform tape of the desired shape, compacting the preform tape of the desired shape, burning out the preform tape of the desired shape, melt infiltrating the desired shape, removing the high-temperature resistant insert to form the cooling features during one of the burning out or the melt infiltrating or following the burning out or the melt infiltrating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michael Ray Tuertscher, Mark Eugene Noe, Glen Harold Kirby, Sheena Kum Foster Walker
  • Patent number: 10015297
    Abstract: An electronic device having a cover glass secured with a frame is disclosed. The electronic device includes a masking layer positioned between the cover glass and the frame. The masking layer may include several ink layers. The pigment composition of one of the ink layers may be altered in order to improve an adhesive bond between the ink layer and the cover glass. The frame can be modified to enhance an adhesive bond between the masking layer and the frame. For example, the frame can be altered to include a porous region to increase the surface area of the frame such that the adhesive can bond to the additional surface area. The frame may also include an extension, or rib, that may increase the surface area of the frame that receives an adhesive. The frame may include an opening or a cavity that assists in assembly between an insert-molded feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lee E. Hooton, Daniel W. Jarvis, Marwan Rammah, Ian A. Spraggs, Nicholas G. Merz
  • Patent number: 9974922
    Abstract: New medical circuit components and methods for forming such components are disclosed. These components include microstructures for humidification and/or condensate management. The disclosed microstructures can be incorporated into a variety of components, including tubes (e.g., inspiratory breathing tubes and expiratory breathing tubes and other tubing between various elements of a breathing circuit, such as ventilators, humidifiers, filters, water traps, sample lines, connectors, gas analyzers, and the like), Y-connectors, catheter mounts, humidifiers, and patient interfaces (e.g., masks for covering the nose and face, nasal masks, cannulas, nasal pillows, etc.), floats, probes, and sensors in a variety of medical circuits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Limited
    Inventor: Laith Adeeb Hermez
  • Patent number: 9923142
    Abstract: A method and structure for providing uniform, large-area graphene by way of a transfer-free, direct-growth process. In some embodiments, a SAM is used as a carbon source for direct graphene synthesis on a substrate. For example, a SAM is formed on an insulating surface, and a metal layer is formed over the SAM. The metal layer may serve as a catalytic metal, whereby the SAM is converted to graphene following an annealing process. The SAM is deposited using a VPD process (e.g., an ALD process and/or an MLD process). In some embodiments, a CNT having a controlled diameter may be formed on the surface of a nanorod by appropriately tuning the geometry of the nanorod. Additionally, in some embodiments, a curved graphene transistor may be formed over a curved oxide surface, thereby providing a band gap in a channel region of the graphene transistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignees: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd., National Taiwan University
    Inventors: Miin-Jang Chen, Samuel C. Pan, Chung-Yen Hsieh
  • Patent number: 9841199
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a self-cleaning evaporation type humidification apparatus. The self-cleaning humidification apparatus is a floating drop evaporation type humidification apparatus of a new concept using a super hydrophobic surface, which provides safe humidification and does not require maintenance and repair, such as cleaning, by naturally or forcedly evaporating floating drops through control of the floating drops in the super hydrophobic surface based on the self-cleaning function, virus reproduction inhibition function, and water-repellant function of the super hydrophobic surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: FEMTOFAB CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sanghyun Lee
  • Patent number: 9770793
    Abstract: A linear construction truss comprising a hollow shell with a square cross section and a core composed of linked tetrahedra, and a method of manufacturing of said linear construction truss comprising the steps of bending sheet metal strips to create a tetrahedral core such that the faces of the tetrahedral alternate between approximately 109.5 degrees and approximately 289.5 degrees throughout the length of the sheet metal strips. Strips of sheet metal are further bent to form a hollow shell with a square cross section rigidly attached to the core in a spiral pattern. The triangular faces are chamfered to better enable the connection between the core and hollow shell. The sheet metal is cut in such a way such that the perforations do not impinge on the edges of the tetrahedral.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Inventor: David Joseph Kawecki
  • Patent number: 9759700
    Abstract: Technologies are generally described for gas filtration and detection devices. Example devices may include a graphene membrane and a sensing device. The graphene membrane may be perforated with a plurality of discrete pores having a size-selective to enable one or more molecules to pass through the pores. A sensing device may be attached to a supporting permeable substrate and coupled with the graphene membrane. A fluid mixture including two or more molecules may be exposed to the graphene membrane. Molecules having a smaller diameter than the discrete pores may be directed through the graphene pores, and may be detected by the sensing device. Molecules having a larger size than the discrete pores may be prevented from crossing the graphene membrane. The sensing device may be configured to identify a presence of a selected molecule within the mixture without interference from contaminating factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventors: Angele Sjong, Kraig Anderson, Gary L. Duerksen, Seth Adrian Miller
  • Patent number: 9714478
    Abstract: A method to produce a unidirectional reinforcement for fiber reinforced composites by a resin transfer or vacuum infusion molding process include: laying continuous rovings unidirectionally side by side in one layer for forming a unidirectional web, applying thermoplastic or thermoset binder on the web, activating the binder for bonding the rovings together to form a unidirectional reinforcement, and forming flow passages for resin in a direction transverse to the direction of the unidirectional rovings by laying thin discrete flow passage having, under compression, an aspect ratio of equal or less than 2 on the continuous unidirectional rovings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: AHLSTROM CORPORATION
    Inventor: Rainer Bergstrom
  • Patent number: 9615476
    Abstract: This disclosure relates generally to an apparatus and/or system for housing a device. The apparatus includes a housing that is configured such that a device may be fitted within the housing and thereby be protected, such as from shocks and/or liquid. The housing may include top and bottom members that may be removably coupled together so as to form the housing. Each top and bottom member includes a perimeter portion. The perimeter is defined by proximal and distal ends as well as opposing sides. The top and bottom members may include respective clasping mechanisms that extend along the perimeter of the top and bottom members and may be configured for engaging a third clasping mechanism, such as a locking comb or wedge feature. The clasping mechanisms are configured for coupling the top and bottom members with one another thereby sealing the housing, for instance, in a shock-proof and/or water tight seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: TREEFROG DEVELOPMENTS, INC.
    Inventors: Gary Rayner, George Popa, III
  • Patent number: 9549889
    Abstract: The compositions and methods of this invention relate to a rinse-off skin care composition containing hydrophobic, linear cellulose particles having an average length of from about 1 to about 1000 ?m, a particle aspect ratio from about 1000 to about 2 and a thickness of from about 1 to about 500 ?m; at least one cleansing agent selected from the group consisting of a saponified fat and a surfactant; and a cosmetically acceptable carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
    Inventors: Patricia Bonner, Claudia Kaminski, Danielle Lima Lorenzetti, Prithwiraj Maitra, Juliana Salles Moscardi, Jeffrey M. Wu
  • Patent number: 9546558
    Abstract: A resonance chamber (42) has an outer wall (32) with coolant inlet holes (34A-C), an inner wall (36) with acoustic holes (38), and side walls (40A-C) between the inner and outer walls. A depression (33A-C) in the outer wall has a bottom portion (50) that is close to the inner wall compared to peaks (37A-C) of the outer wall. The coolant inlet holes may be positioned along the bottom portion of the depression and along a bottom portion of the side walls to direct coolant flows (44, 51) toward impingement locations (43) on the inner wall that are out of alignment with the acoustic holes. This improves impingement cooling efficiency. The peaks (37A-C) of the outer wall provide volume in the resonance chamber for a target resonance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: SIEMENS ENERGY, INC.
    Inventors: Ching-Pang Lee, Danning You, Reinhard Schilp, Chander Prakash
  • Patent number: 9505508
    Abstract: The present disclosure is concerned with packages formed from thermoformable webs with improved puncture resistance suitable for use in semi-automatic horizontal form fill and seal (HFFS) packaging machines and a process for packaging hard food items with sharp angular surfaces using such webs in such machines. The webs have a double wall partially laminated structure. The structure is conveniently formed by adhesively laminating two component films in a face to face configuration using a pattern of adhesive which leaves a substantial portion of the two facing surfaces unlaminated. The lamination just needs to be sufficient that the two component films will hot form together when they are vacuum drawn into a die to form a cavity for packaging the food items. The lamination pattern can vary from just edge strips to the edge strips and a honey comb pattern or a pattern of dots over the facing surfaces between the edge strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Bemis Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Otacilio T. Berbert
  • Patent number: 9487334
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improvements for the manufacturing of a wave-cut bag, more specifically a wave-cut bag with improved tie-flaps. Disclosed is a process for intermittently incrementally stretching and imparting a rib-like pattern to a collapsed tube of a blown film extrusion process. The incrementally stretched collapsed tube is particularly well suited for constructing wave-cut trash bags with a rib pattern on the tie-flaps of the trash bags. Further disclosed is a wave-cut trash bag with a rib pattern on its tie-flaps and surrounding area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Poly-America, L.P.
    Inventors: Brad A. Cobler, Anthony H Bertrand
  • Patent number: 9162820
    Abstract: A conveyor device includes a conveyor belt with a surface oriented towards the outer face of the conveyor belt. The surface has a plurality of microstructures with protruding regions such that an object adheres to the surface when the object comes into contact with the surface on the basis of the resulting van der Waals forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Hanisch, Laura Boehm
  • Patent number: 9114593
    Abstract: A method of thermally insulating an object that requires a Class A standard insulation material, said method comprising suitably locating a metallized polymeric reflective insulation material adjacent said object, wherein said polymeric material is selected from a closed cell foam, polyethylene foam, polypropylene foam, expanded polystyrene foam, multi-film layers assembly and a bubble-pack assembly. The object is preferably packaging, a vehicle or a residential, commercial or industrial building or establishment. The polymeric material may contain a fire-retardant and the bright surface of the metallized layer has a clear lacquer coating to provide anti-corrosion properties, and which meets commercial reflectance criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Promethean Insulation Technology LLC
    Inventor: Furio Orologio
  • Patent number: 9079140
    Abstract: A mixing assembly includes an inlet, an outlet and a mixing chamber, the inlet is fluidly connected to the outlet through a plurality of micro fluid flow paths in a direction perpendicular from the inlet. The micro fluid flow paths fluidly connect to the perpendicular inlet via a transition portion. The micro fluid flow paths are constructed radially inwardly to a concentration area in the mixing chamber. By directing multiple fluid flows to a concentrated area within the mixing chamber at high speeds, the energy dissipated at the point of collision is maximized, which helps to increase consistency and quality of mixing, and to reduce particle size of the fluid in the mixing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: MICROFLUIDICS INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Renqiang Xiong, John Michael Bernard
  • Publication number: 20150110993
    Abstract: A flame resistant composite fabric includes a first flame resistant fabric layer, a second flame resistant fabric layer, and a barrier layer that bonds the first flame resistant fabric layer to the second flame resistant fabric layer. The barrier layer is capable of withstanding temperature of 500° F. for at least 5 minutes without substantial change in the integrity of the flame resistant composite fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Shawn Flavin, David Costello, Jane Hunter, Michael Batson, Gadalia Vainer, Heidi Carlone
  • Publication number: 20150104613
    Abstract: The present application provides systems, apparatus, and methods for providing high quality printed corrugated sheets and webs through the use of a variable sleeve offset press. In one embodiment a method is provided comprising the steps of: printing a paperboard web to provide ink to the linerboard web. The printing step may comprise using an offset printing press having variable repeat length. The method may further comprise rewinding the printed paperboard web onto a roll; providing the printed paperboard web to a high speed corrugation machine via the roll; laminating the printed paperboard web to a fluted web thereby producing a printed corrugated web. The method may further comprise applying heat to at least one of the printed paperboard web and the fluted web which causes heating of the ink on the paperboard web printed thereon by the offset printed press.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Sergio Morales Garcia de la Vega, Alex Norman Green
  • Patent number: 8999498
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for releasably attaching support members to microfeature workpieces to support members are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, for example, a method for processing a microfeature workpiece including a plurality of microelectronic dies comprises forming discrete blocks of material at a first side of a support member. The blocks are arranged on the support member in a predetermined pattern. The method also includes depositing an adhesive material into gaps between the individual blocks of material and placing a first side of the workpiece in contact with the adhesive material and/or the blocks. The method further includes cutting through a second side of the workpiece to singulate the dies and to expose at least a portion of the adhesive material in the gaps. The method then includes removing at least approximately all the adhesive material from the support member and/or the workpiece with a solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: David Pratt, David R. Hembree
  • Patent number: 8974891
    Abstract: Methods of forming ceramic matrix composite structures include joining at least two lamina together to form a flexible ceramic matrix composite structure. Ceramic matrix composite structures include at least one region of reduced inter-laminar bonding at a selected location between lamina thereof. Thermal protection systems include at least one seal comprising a ceramic matrix composite material and have at least one region of reduced inter-laminar bonding at a selected location between lamina used to form the seal. Methods of forming thermal protection systems include providing one or more such seals between adjacent panels of a thermal protection system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: COI Ceramics, Inc.
    Inventor: James A. Riedell
  • Publication number: 20150044494
    Abstract: A sandwich structure is provided that includes a corrugated layer with at least one core layer (structure) made of a periodic array of adjacent truncated upward facing peaks and truncated downward facing valleys. Each truncated peak has a bonding land of an area A1. Each truncated valley has a bonding land of an area A2. A ratio of A1/A2 is less than 2. A distance D is between neighboring peaks, and a distance D is also between neighboring valleys. The corrugated layer is made from an initially flat sheet thickness of t. A first sheet layer is physically coupled to bonding lands of the truncated peaks. A second sheet layer is physically coupled to bonding lands of the truncated valleys.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: CELLTECH METALS, INC.
    Inventor: Fabien Ebnoether
  • Publication number: 20150027410
    Abstract: A component is described as including a base part, a sealing element, and an extrusion coat, which extends at least partially around the base part and at least partially around the sealing element, the extrusion coat keeping the sealing element in an elastically deformed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Ralf Kromer
  • Publication number: 20150030266
    Abstract: Implementations described herein include films with maintained or decreased light transmittance despite a reduction in gauge. In particular, one or more implementations include a multi-layer film with each layer having differing opacity agents. The combination of the two different opacity agents in two different layers can have a synergistic effect that provide decreased light transmittance. Indeed, in one or more embodiments a multi-layer film with differing opacity agents in each layer has a decreased light transmittance despite a reduction in gauge and opacity agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventor: Michael G. Borchardt
  • Patent number: 8940377
    Abstract: Multi-layer bags may be formed to include first and second sidewalls joined along a first side edge, an opposite second side edge, and a closed bottom edge. The first and second layers may be non-continuously laminated together in discrete sections to include bonded regions in which the layers are bonded and unbonded regions in which the layers are not bonded. Such a bag may be described as a “bag-in-a-bag” type configuration in which the inner bag is non-continuously bonded to the outer bag. The inventors have surprisingly found that such configurations of non-continuous bonding provides increased and unexpected strength properties to the multi-layer films and bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Robert W. Fraser, Michael G. Borchardt, Jack A. MacPherson, Robert T. Dorsey, Scott Binger, Shaun T. Broering
  • Publication number: 20150022983
    Abstract: A method includes depositing a thin film on a first surface of a first substrate and moving a second surface of a second substrate into contact with the thin film such that the thin film is located between the first and second surfaces. The method further includes generating electromagnetic (EM) radiation of a first wavelength, the first wavelength selected such that the thin film absorbs EM radiation at the first wavelength. Additionally, the method includes directing the EM radiation through one of the first and second substrates and onto a region of the thin film until the first and second substrates are fused in the region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: David A. Ruben, Michael S. Sandlin
  • Patent number: 8936845
    Abstract: A multiply thin paper sheet having a press-to-bond structure is disclosed, including a first thin paper layer having a first stacking surface and at least one second thin paper layer having a second stacking surface. The first and second stacking surfaces are partially overlapped with each other to define a stacking zone provided between the first thin paper layer and the second thin paper layer. After the stacking zone is subjected to a rolling operation by a rolling pressure, a plurality of first pressed sections are formed on the first thin paper layer, having a predetermined height extended according to a given direction, and a plurality of second pressed sections are formed on the second thin paper layer according to the given direction and respectively corresponding to the first pressed sections of the first thin paper layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Chan Li Machinery Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Tung-I Tsai
  • Publication number: 20150014841
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a first substrate having a first surface, a second substrate having a second surface facing the first surface and an array of metallic raised features being in contact with the first surface to the second surface, a portion of the raised features having a mechanical bend or buckle plastic deformation produced therein via a compressive force. One or more of the metallic raised features has one or more surface singularities therein prior to the mechanical bend or the buckle plastic deformation produced by the compressive force.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Roger Scott Kempers, Shankar Krishnan, Alan Michael Lyons, Todd Richard Salamon
  • Patent number: 8927088
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composite structure for deflecting and spreading kinetic energy transmission after various types of impacts utilizing foam structures having graded properties. The structure has a first composite layer, composed of a discrete reinforcement and a continuous binder. The helmet receives contact of an object that transfers kinetic energy to a first composite layer. The helmet uses a second composite layer adjacent to the first composite layer designed such that the second composite layer compresses and expands into an expansion zone in the second composite layer. The second composite layer has expansion structures with a graded modulus such that the material at the tip of an expansion structure has a low modulus and the modulus in the expansion structure increases as it moves from the tip to the base of the expansion structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: KineticShield, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Ira Faden, Thomas E. Twardowski, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8910379
    Abstract: Methods of fabricating coated components using multiple types of fillers are provided. One method comprises forming one or more grooves in an outer surface of a substrate. Each groove has a base and extends at least partially along the outer surface of the substrate. The method further includes disposing a sacrificial filler within the groove(s), disposing a permanent filler over the sacrificial filler, disposing a coating over at least a portion of the substrate and over the permanent filler, and removing the first sacrificial filler from the groove(s), to define one or more channels for cooling the component. A component with a permanent filler is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Raul Basilio Rebak, Renee Bushey Rohling, Scott Andrew Weaver, Ronald Scott Bunker, Don Mark Lipkin, Lawrence Bernard Kool
  • Publication number: 20140362556
    Abstract: A quantum rod sheet includes: a first support layer including a plurality of grooves which extends substantially in a predetermined direction; a plurality of quantum rods arranged substantially in the predetermined direction along the grooves of the first support layer; and a second support layer which covers the first support layer and the quantum rods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Chi-O CHO, Dong Hoon KIM, Sang Woo HA
  • Patent number: 8900393
    Abstract: A high bulk laminated board is produced using one or more embossed plies. A method of producing the laminated board comprises: embossing first and second plies to produce first embossed projections extending from first sides of the first and second plies; placing adhesive on the first embossed projections on the first side of each of the first and second embossed plies; bringing the first and second plies together such that the first embossed projections on the first and second embossed plies are aligned; applying pressure to the first side of each of the first and second embossed plies to cause the first and second embossed plies to adhere together to form a composite ply; and adhering first and second flat outer plies onto first and second sides of the composite ply. Corresponding apparatus is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: 3A Composites GmbH
    Inventor: Victor Adie
  • Publication number: 20140346451
    Abstract: There is provided an adhesive film and an organic light emitting display using the same. The adhesive film includes a first protective layer, an adhesive layer and a second protective layer. The adhesive layer is formed on the first protective layer and has a pattern formed in one surface thereof, the pattern including one or more openings shaped and sized to accommodate particulate matter. The second protective layer is formed on the adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Hyun-Joon OH
  • Patent number: 8889248
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a multiwall sheet that comprises a first wall, a second wall, an intermediate wall disposed between the first wall and the second wall, a first set of ribs disposed between the first wall and the intermediate wall, and a second set of ribs disposed between the second wall and the intermediate wall. No ribs are in direct vertical alignment so as to align from the first wall to the second wall and no ribs are on a side of the first wall opposite the intermediate wall or on a side of the second wall opposite the intermediate wall. Also disclosed is a method for making a multiwall sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: SABIC Global Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Chinniah Thiagarajan, Frans Adriaansen
  • Publication number: 20140329050
    Abstract: A hybrid graphene-silicon optical cavity for chip-scale optoelectronics having attributes including resonant optical bistability for photonic logic gates and memories at femtojoule level switching per bit, temporal regenerative oscillations for self-pulsation generation at record femtojoule cavity circulating powers, and graphene-cavity enhanced four-wave mixing at femtojoule energies on the chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Tingyi Gu, Chee Wei Wong
  • Patent number: 8877323
    Abstract: A semiconductor structure is provided. The semiconductor structure includes a first substrate, a second substrate opposite to the first substrate, a plurality of spacers disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, and an adhesive material bonded with the first substrate and the second substrate within the two adjacent spacers. The invention also provides a method for fabricating the semiconductor structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Himax Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Tsung-Chieh Chang, Ching-Hung Ko, Mu-Jia Liu
  • Patent number: 8878100
    Abstract: Methods are provided for joining two panels by welding together a seam formed at a flange of each panel using a welding tractor adapted to travel along the seam to be welded. A welding tractor adapted for use in the methods is also provided, as is a welded panel product fabricated using the methods provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: John Bean Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Larry D. Martin, Brian E. Lone, James P. Gast
  • Publication number: 20140322492
    Abstract: A cover structure of a touch panel includes a cover plate, a patterned shielding layer, and a decoration layer. The cover plate has a visible region and a peripheral region including a mark region. The patterned shielding layer is disposed on the cover plate, and the patterned shielding layer is disposed in the peripheral region. The patterned shielding layer includes at least one hollow structure disposed in the mark region. A circumscribed region surrounding the hollow structure is defined in the mark region. A frame edge of the circumscribed region overlaps a most prominent circumscribed edge of the hollow structure. The decoration layer is disposed in the peripheral region and covers the hollow structure. An area of the decoration layer is larger than an area of the circumscribed region. A shape of the decoration layer corresponds to a shape of the frame edge of the circumscribed region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: TPK Touch Solutions (Xiamen) Inc.
    Inventors: Qunfeng Lin, Wenxin Ye, Huilin Ye, Zhuanyuan Zhang
  • Publication number: 20140313452
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments disclosed herein provide a glass assembly having a bottom sheet of glass which is substantially planar, bonded to a top sheet of glass which is substantially concave. A layer of adhesive is preferably interposed between the bottom and top sheets of glass. In an exemplary embodiment, the amount of adhesive used would be less than the amount required to hold both sheets of glass in a parallel planar arrangement. The layer of adhesive may be contained between the two sheets of glass by a perimeter of adhesive tape, also interposed between the top and bottom sheets of glass. The assembly can be used with an electronic display where the display is positioned adjacent to the top sheet of glass, and due to its concavity, the electronic display can bow towards the top sheet of glass without actually contacting the glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: MANUFACTURING RESOURCES INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: William Dunn, Michael LeCave, Martin Jarl
  • Publication number: 20140263983
    Abstract: An interference filter includes a first substrate on which a fixed reflection film is provided, a second substrate which faces the first substrate and on which a movable reflection film is provided, a first bonding film that bonds the first substrate and the second substrate to each other, and a sealer that is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate in a first interspace that allows a first internal space sandwiched between the first substrate and the second substrate to communicate with a space outside the interference filter, the sealer sealing the first internal space, and an inter-substrate distance between the first substrate and the second substrate in the first interspace decreases in a direction from outer circumferential edges of the substrates toward an inner portion of the first interspace in a plan view viewed in a substrate thickness direction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Nozomu Hirokubo
  • Patent number: 8834992
    Abstract: A thermoplastic laminate plank is described wherein the thermoplastic laminate plank comprises a core, a print layer, and optionally an overlay. The core comprises at least one thermoplastic material and has a top surface and bottom surface wherein a print layer is affixed to the top surface of the core and an overlay layer is affixed to the top surface of the print layer. Optionally, an underlay layer can be located and affixed between the bottom surface of the print layer and the top surface of the core. A method of making the thermoplastic laminate plank is further described which involves extruding at least one thermoplastic material into the shape of the core and affixing a laminate on the core, wherein the laminate comprises an overlay affixed to the top surface of the print layer and optionally an underlay layer affixed to the bottom surface of the print layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Valinge Innovation AB
    Inventors: Hao A. Chen, Richard Judd