Parallel Ribs And/or Grooves Patents (Class 428/167)
  • Patent number: 11135805
    Abstract: A non-fibrous film has at least one film body that is non-fibrous, and at least one film element that is non-fibrous. The film element is coupled to the film body at an interface that is non-continuous across a film width of the non-fibrous film. The non-fibrous film has at least one of the following characteristics: the interface has at least one mechanical property having a value that is different than the value of the mechanical property of at least one of the film element and the film body, and/or the film element has at least one mechanical property having a value that is different than the value of the mechanical property of the film body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael P. Kozar, Mark S. Wilenski
  • Patent number: 11129752
    Abstract: A breathable structural web includes a layered structure having at least a layer of a non-woven material. The layered structure includes a base layer portion that has opposite first and second sides, a plurality of hollow protrusions that are disposed at the first side and that protrude and that are tapered from the base layer portion in a first direction, and a plurality of indented portions that are disposed at the second side, that extend from the base layer portion in a second direction opposite to the first direction, and that respectively define a plurality of recesses which open in the first direction. The hollow protrusions are scattered among the indented portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Inventors: Chen-Cheng Huang, Pao-Hao Huang, Pao-Han Huang
  • Patent number: 11061173
    Abstract: Disclosed is a prism sheet, a prism assembly, and a display device. The prism assembly includes a first prism sheet and a second prism sheet stacked with the first prism sheet. The first prism sheet includes a plurality of first subareas, and each first subarea includes at least one first sub-prism; the second prism sheet includes a plurality of second subareas, and each second subarea includes at least one second sub-prism. An orthographic projection of each first subarea on the second prism sheet corresponds to one of the plurality of second subareas one to one; an extending direction of the at least one first sub-prism in a first subarea is perpendicular to an extending direction of the at least one second sub-prism in a second subarea corresponding to the first subarea.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignees: BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Desheng Xiang, Xi Chen, Jianye Tang, Fuan Zhu, Yanchao Zhang, Dawei Wang, Jiaqiang Wang, Yanming Wang, Cheng Chang
  • Patent number: 11059071
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for finishing a wood-based board with an upper face and a lower face, having the following steps: a) applying a undercoat made of a liquid melamine resin onto the upper face, the melamine resin at least partly penetrating into the upper edge layer of the wood board, b) drying the undercoat into an undercoat layer, c) applying a base color onto the undercoat layer, d) drying the base color into a base color layer, e) applying a base color onto the base color layer in order to produce a decorative element, f) drying the decorative element into a decorative layer, g) applying a liquid melamine resin onto the dried decorative layer, h) drying the melamine resin into a melamine resin layer, and i) applying a liquid medium with a proportion of isocyanate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: FLOORING TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventor: Frank Oldorff
  • Patent number: 11039544
    Abstract: This is directed to systems and methods for coupling sections of an electronic device together. Sections of an electronic device can be coupled together via “knuckles.” The particular shape and structure of the knuckles can be based on various design considerations. For example, in some embodiments each section can function as an individual antenna. In this case, the knuckles can be designed in order to provide electrical isolation between the sections, thus allowing proper operation of the antennas. For example, the knuckles can be formed from a dielectric material, etc. As another design example, the knuckles can be designed in order to provide increased strength in areas of high strain, and/or to counteract torsional twisting in areas of high impact. As yet another design example, the knuckle can be designed in a manner that is aesthetically pleasing or which otherwise meets cosmetic requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas Merz, Daniel Jarvis
  • Patent number: 11014029
    Abstract: Nanofiber filter media ribbons are flexible elongate strips of polymeric material having a surface on which is formed an array of nanofibers. Ribbons are formable into woven or non-woven mats. The array of nanofibers can be configured to filter a predetermined contaminant from a fluid stream passing through the mats. Filter ribbons are formable by applying a moldable polymer to a first angular location of a rotating cylindrical roll having an array of nanoholes formed in a circumferential surface thereof so that the polymer covers the surface of the roll and infiltrates the nanoholes; cooling the polymer while rotating the polymer-covered roll to a second angular position; and removing the cooled polymer from the roll as an elongate film having an array of nanofibers formed on a surface thereof by the polymer that infiltrated the nanoholes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: ULTRA SMALL FIBERS, LLC
    Inventors: William H. Hofmeister, Robert A. Van Wyk, Collin Anderson
  • Patent number: 10987960
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to counterfeit detection and deterrence using advanced signal processing technology including steganographic embedding and digital watermarking. Digital watermark can be used on consumer products, labels, logos, hang tags, stickers and other objects to provide counterfeit detection mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Kristyn R. Falkenstern, Alastair M. Reed, Tomas Filler
  • Patent number: 10978668
    Abstract: An organic light emitting diode (OLED) display includes a first substrate, a second substrate facing the first substrate, a sealing member interposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, the sealing member including a siloxane material, a semiconductor layer on the first substrate, a planarization layer on the semiconductor layer, and a barrier rib on the planarization layer. The planarization layer or the barrier rib may also include the siloxane material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Gwui-Hyun Park, Pil Soon Hong, Chul Won Park, Jeong Min Park, Hyun Jin Son
  • Patent number: 10856083
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a diaphragm and a miniature speaker comprising the diaphragm. The diaphragm has a multi-layer composite structure comprising alternately stacked thermoplastic elastomer layers and adhesive film layer(s). The diaphragm and the miniature speaker comprising the same solve the technical problems such as an unstable F0 and high total harmonic distortion of the miniature speaker in the prior art. The diaphragm and the miniature speaker according to the invention have low total harmonic distortion, low damping coefficient, higher F0 stability and high sound quality, satisfying requirements for high sound quality of an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: GOERTEK INC.
    Inventors: Zhenzhen Cheng, Jianhua Gu, Zengxun Wu
  • Patent number: 10795297
    Abstract: A fuser may include a rotatable member, a belt, a pressure member, and a sliding member. The belt and rotatable member may form a nip portion. The sliding member may be sandwiched between an inner peripheral surface of the belt and the pressure member. The sliding member may include a front surface, which faces the inner peripheral surface of the belt. The front surface may include a plurality of dimples designed to catch lubricant that moves along ridges between the dimples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tokifumi Tanaka, Hideki Kanada
  • Patent number: 10676004
    Abstract: A floor mat is provided, including a mat body having an upper surface, and a heel pad disposed on the upper surface with a heel pad upper surface and an underside from which depend a plurality of isolated support members projecting generally perpendicularly from the underside such that the heel pad provides compressive strength and enhanced flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: THERMOFLEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael J. Milella, Jr., Karl J. Mazur, Robert A. Price
  • Patent number: 10577451
    Abstract: Thermally stable microstructured layers comprising polyurethane, polyurea and/or polyurethane/urea semi-IPN materials are provided which have microstructured surfaces which are highly durable, erosion resistant, and thermally stable. The microstructured layer comprises a semi-IPN of a polymer network selected from the group consisting of urethane acrylate polymer networks, urethane/urea acrylate polymer networks and urea acrylate polymer networks and a linear or branched polymer that is a thermoplastic polymer selected from the group consisting of thermoplastic polyurethanes, thermoplastic polyurethane/polyureas, thermoplastic polyureas, and combinations thereof. The microstructures are thermally stable at temperatures above the crossover point of the thermoplastic polymer, despite comprising a majority of such thermoplastic material. In another aspect, the present disclosure provides methods of making microstructured layers according to the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ryan E. Marx, David A. Ylitalo
  • Patent number: 10471466
    Abstract: The disclosure herein provides an active anti-ice coating, which is capable of releasing an anti-ice agent, which includes anti-ice agent reservoirs, which are embedded in a UV curable matrix material, for providing an effective anti-ice coating with an active anti-ice agent release over a long period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
    Inventors: Tobias Strobl, Dominik Raps, Khalid Zahouily, Gerard Riess
  • Patent number: 10464336
    Abstract: A diaphragm pump includes a pump chamber, a diaphragm, and a diaphragm deformer. The pump chamber is box-shaped and includes at least an inlet opening, an outlet opening, and a diaphragm attaching opening. The pump chamber is provided with an inner space. A diaphragm is made of an elastically deformable material, and is provided in the pump chamber so as to cover the diaphragm attaching opening. The diaphragm deformer elastically deforms the diaphragm to change a capacity of the inner space. The outlet opening is located at a highest position in the inner space of the pump chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: ROLAND DG CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hidetoshi Atsumi
  • Patent number: 10439271
    Abstract: Two shot knuckles include a first shot component and a second shot component. Both shot components are composed of different dielectric materials, where the first shot is composed of a relatively high strength structural material and the second is composed of a cosmetic material. The first shot component can physically couple two conductive sections together by interfacing with a coupling structure of that section. The first shot component includes second shot retaining regions and a cosmetic region. The second shot component occupies the cosmetic region and anchors itself to the first shot component using the second shot retaining regions. The second shot may be the only part of the two-shot knuckle visible to a user of an electronic device and can exhibit any desired color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventor: Daniel William Jarvis
  • Patent number: 10433442
    Abstract: This is directed to systems and methods for coupling sections of an electronic device together. Sections of an electronic device can be coupled together via “knuckles.” The particular shape and structure of the knuckles can be based on various design considerations. For example, in some embodiments each section can function as an individual antenna. In this case, the knuckles can be designed in order to provide electrical isolation between the sections, thus allowing proper operation of the antennas. For example, the knuckles can be formed from a dielectric material, etc. As another design example, the knuckles can be designed in order to provide increased strength in areas of high strain, and/or to counteract torsional twisting in areas of high impact. As yet another design example, the knuckle can be designed in a manner that is aesthetically pleasing or which otherwise meets cosmetic requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Nicholas Merz, Daniel Jarvis
  • Patent number: 10428534
    Abstract: A panel for forming a covering, more particularly a floor panel for forming a floor covering, which at least at two opposite edges, comprises coupling parts arranged to couple two of such panels to each other by means of a downward movement of one panel in respect to the other. The coupling parts form a first locking system arranged to lock in the plane of the panels and perpendicularly to the edges, as well as form a second locking system, which effects a locking perpendicularly to the plane of the panels. At least one of the coupling parts is formed at least partially in soft PVC (polyvinyl chloride), as well as at least partially formed from a milled profiled part of this soft PVC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventor: Mark Cappelle
  • Patent number: 10427777
    Abstract: An aerofoil shaped body includes a plurality of longitudinal spars, an upper aerofoil cover, and a lower aerofoil cover. The spars and the covers are made of composite laminate material. One of the spars is integrally formed with one of the covers to form a spar-cover such that the composite laminate material of the spar extends continuously into the cover through a fold region created between the spar and the cover. The fold region has a fold axis extending substantially in the longitudinal direction, and the fold axis projected onto two orthogonal planes has curvature in both those planes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
    Inventor: Geoffrey Richard Williams
  • Patent number: 10400398
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention provides a pad including: a substrate; a first plurality of parallel ridges extending from a first side of the substrate, the first plurality of parallel ridges terminating in longitudinal alternating bevels; and a second plurality of parallel ridges extending from a second side of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Enplast Technology LLC
    Inventor: Giovanni Capra
  • Patent number: 10384421
    Abstract: A laminatable magnetic pouch provides the ability to easily create custom magnets. A laminatable cover sheet is connected at one end to a magnetic backing. A document, such as a photograph or other media substrate, is inserted between the cover sheet and the magnetic backing. Using heat and pressure, the layers of the magnetic pouch are laminated into a single structure capable of adhering to a magnet accepting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Inventor: Dale Sanford Schaefer
  • Patent number: 10377865
    Abstract: A printable biodegradable polymer composite includes PGSA, a biodegradable photo-initiator and material selected from the group consisting PCL-DA and PEG-DA uniformly blended together. By adjusting the blending ratio, the elasticity, mechanical properties and degradation patterns may be adjusted for producing a tissue, organ or related bio-product by 3D-printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Jane Wang, Yih-Lin Cheng, Yi-Wen Chen, Ming-You Shie
  • Patent number: 10371984
    Abstract: A color filter includes a substrate including a first surface having a first pixel area and a second pixel area spaced apart from each other and a light blocking area positioned between the first pixel area and the second pixel area. The light blocking area includes a trench. The color filter further includes a first color converter disposed on the first pixel area and configured to convert incident light to light of a first color, a second color converter disposed on the second pixel area and configured to convert the incident light to light of a second color, and a light blocker disposed in the trench.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dokeun Song, Joonyong Park, Sangwon Shin, Dongmin Lee
  • Patent number: 10350926
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to counterfeit detection and deterrence using advanced signal processing technology including steganographic embedding and digital watermarking. Digital watermark can be used on consumer products, labels, logos, hang tags, stickers and other objects to provide counterfeit detection mechanisms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Digimarc Corporation
    Inventors: Kristyn R. Falkenstern, Alastair M. Reed, Tomas Filler
  • Patent number: 10230088
    Abstract: An electrode assembly for a high cycling battery is disclosed. The electrode assembly includes a separator envelope comprising a backweb of material. The backweb has opposing sides, a contact area including a plurality of vertical, continuous major ribs of substantially the same height spaced across the contact area and projecting from one of the opposing sides forming acid conduits therebetween. A rim area is provided on each respective end of the contact area and has a plurality of vertical shoulder ribs. The backweb of material is folded and each rim area, aligned by the folding of the backweb, at least partially secured to itself to form the separator envelope. A negative electrode is received in the separator envelope and a positive electrode is positioned adjacent to the negative electrode, separated from the negative electrode by the separator envelope. A separator and plate assembly and a lead-acid battery are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Technology Company
    Inventors: Joseph E. Liedhegner, Wilson Sturm Filho, Eduardo J. Arenas, James S. Symanski, Feng Xue
  • Patent number: 10189209
    Abstract: The present disclosure encompasses three-dimensional articles comprising flexible composite materials and methods of manufacturing said three-dimensional articles. More particularly, the present system relates to methods for manufacturing seamless three dimensional-shaped articles usable for such finished products as airbags/inflatable structures, bags, shoes, and similar three-dimensional products. A preferred manufacturing process combines composite molding methods with specific precursor materials to form flexible fiber-reinforced continuous shaped articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Roland Joseph Downs, Christopher Michael Adams, Jon Michael Holweger, Wesley Edward Hatcher, Keith Joel McDaniels, Heiner Meldner
  • Patent number: 10106659
    Abstract: A molding film is high in both windability during film production and also excellent in appearance quality and moldability. The molding film includes cyclic olefin based resin, has roughened regions in side edge parts of the molding film, is non-oriented, and satisfies (1) to (3): (1) one of the surfaces has a surface roughness SRa of 2 nm or more and 30 nm or less in the central region, which is defined as the region outside the roughened regions, whereas the other surface has a surface roughness SRa of 100 nm or more and 800 nm or less, (2) the ratio h/t where h represents the height (in ?m) of the roughened regions while t represents the thickness (in ?m) of the central region is 5/100 or more and 30/100 or less, and (3) the width of the roughened regions is 5 mm or more and 20 mm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Shinji Maeda, Toshiya Ieki, Shinji Takauchi
  • Patent number: 10066391
    Abstract: Embodiments include method, systems and computer program products for adjusting a hardness of a floor covering. Aspects include monitoring a user on the floor covering and detecting a triggering event associated with the user. Aspects also include adjusting a parameter of the floor covering, wherein the adjustment decreases the hardness of the floor covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minkyong Kim, Min Li, Clifford A. Pickover, Valentina Salapura
  • Patent number: 10018247
    Abstract: A fabric for reinforcing a power transmission belt including fibers of polyarylene sulfide and a belt utilizing the fabric. The fabric may have textured or elastic core wrapped stretch yarns in the longitudinal direction. Longitudinal yarns may include PPS and textured transverse yarns include nylon. Yarns may include blends of high performance fibers and nylon or other fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Gates Corporation
    Inventors: Shawn Xiang Wu, Clifford Walker, Kevin Ward
  • Patent number: 10006515
    Abstract: An impact energy absorber with desired absorbing properties while being capable of avoiding the incidence of warpage. The impact energy absorber produced by a formation of a plate-shaped resin material, has a planar portion, and at least one projection projecting from one surface of the planar portion. The planar portion has a plurality of groove-shaped peripheral ribs in an opposite surface at a periphery thereof. The plurality of groove-shaped peripheral rib extends in a direction intersecting with a circumferential direction of the planar portion, and is aligned in the circumferential direction of the planar portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: KYORAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Teruo Tamada
  • Patent number: 9950143
    Abstract: An intravenous splint cover may include a main body, a pair of opposing securing members, and a splinting member. The main body may be rectangular shaped and have a bottom portion and a top portion. The pair of opposing securing members may be rectangular shaped and be connected to and extend outwardly from the main body and have a bottom portion and a top portion. The splinting member may be rectangular shaped and be carried by the bottom portion of the main body and extend outwardly from the main body to create an elevated portion of the main body. The bottom portions of the pair of opposing securing members may have an adhesive material applied thereto. The bottom portion of the main body that does not carry the splinting member may have an adhesive material applied thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventor: Marie-Andrea I. Wilborn
  • Patent number: 9856403
    Abstract: The present application relates to a method of preparing a pressure-sensitive adhesive product and the pressure-sensitive adhesive product. According to the present application, the pressure-sensitive adhesive product having different physical properties on both surfaces, for example, having different peeling strengths on both surfaces, or having a structure in which a pressure-sensitive adhesive and a support are sequentially formed may be efficiently provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Rok Jeon, Se Woo Yang, Joon Hyung Kim, Yong Sung Goo, Suk Ky Chang
  • Patent number: 9855719
    Abstract: The invention relates to a shim for insertion between the facing surfaces of two parts, in which the separation between the parts is variable with position along the facing surfaces. The shim includes sections that are juxtaposed in a direction transverse to the separation, at least some of the sections are strippable shim sections that include a stack of sheets which are adhered to one another by an adhesive. Slits between individual strippable shim sections allow selective removal of sheets from respective sections, altering shim thickness with position along the facing surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Inventor: Daniel Andre Gastel
  • Patent number: 9830941
    Abstract: An optical recording medium includes a transmissive recording layer containing an oxide of a metal MA, an oxide of a metal MB, and an oxide of a metal MC. The metal MA is at least one kind selected from the group consisting of Mn and Ni. The metal MB is at least one kind selected from the group consisting of W and Mo. The metal Mc is Zr. An atomic ratio (MA/MB) of the metal MA to the metal MB is not less than 0.37 and not more than 1.31. The metal MC is contained in the transmissive recording layer at not less than 0.9 atomic % and not more than 27.5 atomic %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Sone
  • Patent number: 9797146
    Abstract: An underlayment for use between a veneer material and a foundation surface includes a base layer and a series of individual supports extending upwardly from the base layer. The supports are configured to create voids in a layer of bonding material used to adhere the veneer material to the underlayment. Each support includes at least one outer wall extending upwardly from the base layer and terminating at an upper lip, a bowl area defined adjacent a center of each of the individual supports, and an internal wall extending downwardly and inwardly from the upper lip toward the center of each of the individual supports to at least partially define the bowl area within each of the individual supports, the internal wall comprising a plurality of surfaces extending from the upper lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Schluter Systems L.P.
    Inventors: Werner Schluter, Stefan Weige
  • Patent number: 9756764
    Abstract: A system for managing heat transfer is provided by the present disclosure, which in one form includes a cavity having an inner wall portion, at least one heat-generating component disposed within the cavity, and a plurality of heat conducting members disposed adjacent one another. Each heat conducting member includes a resilient core and an outer shell wrapped around at least a portion of the resilient core. The outer shell is made of a material having a relatively high thermal conductivity, and the plurality of heat conducting members are positioned between the heat-generating component and the inner wall portion of the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: AeroVironment, Inc.
    Inventors: Uchenna Ofoma, Bart Dean Hibbs
  • Patent number: 9718910
    Abstract: Provided is an article having high scratch resistance and satisfactory fingerprint wipeability. Disclosed is an article having a microrelief structure containing a cured product of a resin composition on the surface, in which the indentation elastic modulus (X) [MPa] and the creep deformation ratio (Y) [%] of the cured product satisfy the following formulas (1) and (2): 80?X?560??(1) Y?(0.00022X?0.01)×100??(2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Go Otani, Seiichiro Mori, Masashi Ikawa, Yusuke Nakai, Keiko Yasukawa, Shinji Makino
  • Patent number: 9704626
    Abstract: A grain-oriented electrical steel sheet has low iron loss properties obtained though magnetic domain refining treatment by a chemical means. The steel sheet has a linear groove extending in a direction forming an angle of 45° or less with a direction orthogonal to a rolling direction of the steel sheet, in which presence frequency of fine grains with a length in the rolling direction of 1 mm or less in a floor portion of the groove is 10% or less, including 0% indicative of the absence of fine grains, the groove is provided with a forsterite film in an amount of 0.6 g/m2 or more in terms of Mg coating amount per one surface of the steel sheet, and an average of angles (? angles) formed by <100> axes of secondary recrystallized grains facing the rolling direction and a rolling plane of the steel sheet is 3° or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Kunihiro Senda, Hirotaka Inoue, Seiji Okabe
  • Patent number: 9663684
    Abstract: A hand-tearable masking tape, comprising a plastic backing with a low adhesion backsize on the first major side of the backing and a pressure-sensitive adhesive on the second major side of the backing; wherein the second major side of the backing comprises a microstructured hand-tear pattern and wherein the low adhesion backsize comprises the reaction product of a mercapto-functional silicone macromer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Joseph T. Bartusiak, Ramesh C. Kumar
  • Patent number: 9665175
    Abstract: An input device, especially for a motor vehicle, has a display for the visual representation of information, a touch screen arranged above the display for the input of commands by touching an operating surface of the touch screen, and a layer having adjustable transparency arranged between the display and the touchscreen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AG
    Inventors: Michael Prados, Sven Strohband
  • Patent number: 9636941
    Abstract: An embossing die is created by printing multiple ink layers (530, 540) in superposition thereby to build up a printed relief pattern (510) in accordance with received design data specifying a design to be embossed. The design data is modified after receipt to introduce into the printed relief pattern to be built, one or more channels (610) which extend depth-wise through multiple ink layers of the printed relief pattern (510) and serve to fully or partially segment the printed relief pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Indigo B.V.
    Inventors: Eyal Peleg, Shahar Stein
  • Patent number: 9630580
    Abstract: The present invention provides a back beam for vehicle, which includes: a back-beam body formed in an arcuate shape and having a predetermined length; and reinforcement parts protruding from a plurality of portions of a front surface of the back-beam body and spaced apart from each other with intervals gradually varying toward both ends from a central portion of the back-beam body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung Hoon Lee, Hee June Kim, Yong Kil Kil
  • Patent number: 9611656
    Abstract: Flooring material comprising sheet-shaped floor elements with a mainly square or rectangular shape. The floor elements are provided with edges, a lower side and an upper decorative layer. The floor elements are intended to be joined by means of joining members. The floor elements are provided with male joining members on a first edge while a second edge of the floor elements are provided with a female joining member. The male joining member is provided with a tongue and a lower side groove while the female joining member is provided with a groove and a cheek. the cheek being provided with a lip. The floor elements are provided with a male vertical assembly joining member on a third edge while a fourth, opposite. edge is provided with female vertical assembly joining member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: PERGO (EUROPE) AB
    Inventors: Jorgen Palsson, Ake Sjoberg
  • Patent number: 9566863
    Abstract: An ornamental structure for a vehicle upholstery member provides a plurality of surface patterns by using a single vehicle upholstery member. The surface of the upholstery member is formed with a first emboss pattern and a second emboss pattern different from the first emboss pattern in a mutually superimposed relationship. Depending on the viewing angle of a vehicle occupant, the first emboss pattern obscures the light reflected from the profiles of the second emboss pattern or the second emboss pattern obscures the light reflected from the profiles of the first emboss pattern, and one of the patterns is more visually emphasized than the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoko Tajima, Mayumi Asaka
  • Patent number: 9567757
    Abstract: Disclosed is a laminated floor using a poly lactic acid (PLA) resin, of which a surface layer is formed of the PLA resin, thereby being environment-friendly and providing soft feeling and excellent workability. The laminated floor using a PLA resin, which is constructed on floor, includes a bottom layer formed of a HDF or MDF; and a surface layer comprising a reinforcement layer, a printed layer, a transparent layer and a surface treatment layer which are stacked on the bottom layer, wherein one or more of the reinforcement layer, the printed layer, the transparent layer and the surface treatment layer are formed of the PLA resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: LG Hausys, Ltd.
    Inventor: Gyu Yull Kim
  • Patent number: 9557457
    Abstract: An image display according to an embodiment includes a first image-displaying portion that displays first information about a certain object as a first image of object color, and a second image-displaying portion that displays second information about the object as a second image of structural color provided by a relief structure, the relief structure including at least one structure selected from the group consisting of diffraction grating, hologram, and light-scattering structure having an anisotropic light-scattering property. According to an example, the object is a person, and the first image includes a facial image of the person. A labeled article according to another embodiment includes the image display, and a substrate supporting the image display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD
    Inventors: Satoshi Gocho, Takayoshi Hayashi, Yasushi Kishimoto, Toshiki Toda, Akira Nagano
  • Patent number: 9550921
    Abstract: A hand-tearable masking tape with a primary microstructured hand-tear pattern and at least one secondary hand-tear pattern oriented so that the tape exhibits multi-directional tear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Graham M. Clarke, Joseph T. Bartusiak
  • Patent number: 9551100
    Abstract: A light source carpet includes a light source and a tufted carpet. The tufted carpet includes a primary backing layer having top and bottom faces. The primary backing layer further includes yarns integrated in the primary backing layer with tufts protruding from the primary backing layer at the top face, where the tufts form a carpet top face. The light source is configured to illuminate the primary backing layer. The intensity of the light at the carpet top face is smaller than the intensity of the light at the top face. The light source is further configured to generate light having a wavelength in the range of 200-400 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Maarten Marinus Johannes Wilhelmus Van Herpen
  • Patent number: 9551147
    Abstract: Building block for forming a wall construction, including insulating material and vertical load-bearing walls extending from one longitudinal side towards another longitudinal side of the building block, where the insulating material is provided with recesses for accommodating and holding the load-bearing walls in position, where inner part of the insulating material and the load-bearing walls are provided with recesses for accommodating at least one longitudinal reinforcing element binding the load-bearing walls together in longitudinal direction of the building block for forming an inner core where the vertical load-bearing walls, insulating material and the at least one reinforcing element together form the basic load-bearing in the building block, and that the building block includes at least one outer core formed by parts of insulating material and load-bearing walls outside the at least one reinforcing element, where the at least one outer core has supplementing and reinforcing properties for the inner
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Inventor: Vidar Marstein
  • Patent number: 9528280
    Abstract: A modular energy absorbing system sandwiched between an impact-receiving upper surface and a lower foundation. The energy absorbing system has one or more interconnected modules that cooperate to absorb and distribute impact forces applied thereto. Each module has one or more frustoconical support structures. At least some of the frustoconical support structures have bases that underlie the upper impact-receiving surface such as a football field or a basketball court.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Viconic Sporting LLC
    Inventors: Joel M. Cormier, Donald S. Smith, Richard F. Audi, Dane R. Winbigler
  • Patent number: 9502475
    Abstract: Disclosed is an organic light emitting device. The organic light emitting device includes a first emission unit configured to include a first red emission layer which emits red light, a first green emission layer which emits green light, and a first blue emission layer which emits blue light, a second emission unit configured to include a second red emission layer which emits red light, a second green emission layer which emits green light, and a second blue emission layer which emits blue light, a charge generation layer disposed between the first emission unit and the second emission unit, a first electrode formed as a reflective electrode, and configured to supply an electric charge having a first polarity to the first emission unit and the second emission unit, and a second electrode configured to supply an electric charge having a second polarity to the first and second emission units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Se Hee Lee