Parallel Ribs And/or Grooves Patents (Class 428/167)
  • Patent number: 11518072
    Abstract: An automated manufacturing method and system and in-mold coated plastic article produced thereby are provided. The system includes a combination compression and injection mold and a plurality of program-controlled manipulators. An automatic sprayer supported on a first manipulator sprays at least a portion of a mold surface with an in-mold coating composition. An end effector supported on a second manipulator picks up a heated blank of moldable plastic sheet material from an oven and places the heated blank in the mold. An inner portion of the heated blank is forced into an article-defining cavity of the mold and into contact with at least a portion of the composition. The composition and the inner portion cure and bond to one another and a plastic compatible with the plastic of the sheet is injected into the mold so as to form the coated plastic article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Global IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher A. Heikkila, Steven A. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 11473176
    Abstract: Provided are: an oriented electrical steel sheet having a high tension applied to a steel sheet and excellent adhesion to a film; and a method for producing the same. This oriented electrical steel sheet includes: a steel sheet; a film A containing a crystalline material disposed on the steel sheet; and a film B containing a vitreous material disposed on the film A, wherein an element profile, which is obtained by using a high-frequency glow discharge light-emission surface analysis method, in the direction from the film B to the steel sheet satisfies formulae (1) and (2). 0.35?(tA/tFe/2)?0.75 . . . (1), 0.25?(tA/2/tFe/2)?1.00 . . . (2), where tA represents the peak time of an alkali metal element profile, tA/2 represents the half time of an alkali metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: JFE Steel Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Terashima, Karin Kokufu, Toshito Takamiya
  • Patent number: 11476543
    Abstract: An alkaline storage battery includes a plurality of foil electrodes that each have a metal foil and an active material layer. The active material layers are arranged in such a manner that adjacent two of the active material layers face each other. Separators which are each interposed between the adjacent two of the active material layers. The separators are each a nonwoven fabric including fibers as protruding portions. The active material layers have a large number of active material particles which adhere to each other, and spaces formed between the active material particles, as fitting portions. The fibers are engaged with the spaces while the fibers enter the spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA JIDOSHOKKI
    Inventors: Satoshi Kono, Motoaki Okuda, Atsushi Minagata
  • Patent number: 11427966
    Abstract: Fibrous structures that exhibit a Geometric Mean Elongation of greater than 14.85% as measured according to the Elongation Test Method are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Allen Manifold, Charles Chidozie Ekenga, Douglas Jay Barkey, Kathleen Diane Sands, Thorsten Knobloch, Robert Lenord Powers, Christopher Gerald Donner
  • Patent number: 11373929
    Abstract: A cooling plate assembly and electronic device having the same are provided which utilize active and passive cooling devices for improved thermal management of one or more chip package assemblies included in the electronic device. In one example, a cooling plate assembly is provided that includes a cooling plate having a first surface and an opposing second surface, a first active cooling device coupled to the first surface of the cooling plate, and a first passive cooling device coupled to the second surface of the cooling plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: XILINX, INC.
    Inventors: Gamal Refai-Ahmed, Chi-Yi Chao, Suresh Ramalingam, Hoa Lap Do, Anthony Torza, Brian Philofsky, Arun Kumar Varadarajan Rajagopal
  • Patent number: 11358348
    Abstract: A mold insert and method of using a mold insert to make a composite part. The mold insert is configured to make a composite part from composite material. The mold insert is configured to be attached to a mandrel. Once attached, the composite material is applied to the mandrel over the mold insert, stringers, and bladders. The composite material is then cured on the mandrel. The mold insert can then be removed from the mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Byron James Autry
  • Patent number: 11340481
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a backlight module, a method for preparing the same, a driving method and a display device. The backlight module includes a backlight source and a light guide structure arranged on a light emitting surface of the backlight source; the backlight source includes a substrate and a plurality of light emitting units arranged on the substrate at intervals; the light guide structure includes a first medium layer and a second medium layer, the first medium layer includes a plurality of first medium structures corresponding to the plurality of light emitting units respectively, and an orthogonal projection of each light emitting unit on the substrate is located within an orthogonal projection of a corresponding first medium structure on the substrate; and the second medium layer includes a plurality of second medium structures, the plurality of second medium structures and the plurality of first medium structures are arranged alternately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignees: CHONGQING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xinyu Wang, Wei Chen, Wencheng Luo, Jinhong Zhang, Meilong Hu, Guanglin Kang, Wenqi Quan, Shuai Hou
  • Patent number: 11326665
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a transmission belt which is provided with: a rubber layer that is formed from a vulcanized product of a rubber composition which contains a rubber component containing an ethylene-?-olefin elastomer, a filler containing silica, a vulcanizing agent containing a sulfur-based vulcanizing agent, and a curable resin containing an amino resin; and a fiber member that is in contact with the rubber layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshiki Ozaki, Yorifumi Hineno, Shunsuke Isoe
  • Patent number: 11293411
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wind turbine tower comprising a tower vibration damper (100) with a tuned mass damper and one or more impact damping units (113, 114, 115, 200, 300, 400). The tuned mass damper comprises a pendulum structure (101, 208), a chamber connecting a friction media (112) to the pendulum structure (101, 208) is at least partly immersed, and a suspension arrangement (103-111) suspending the pendulum structure (101, 208) inside the wind turbine tower such that the pendulum structure (101) is allowed to displace from a neutral position towards the outer boundary (102) of the chamber. The impact damping units (113, 114, 115, 200, 300, 400) are positioned between the pendulum structure (101, 208) and the outer boundary (102), such that the outer boundary (102) of the chamber and the pendulum structure (101, 208) may collide via the impact damping units (113, 114, 115, 200, 300, 400).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Peter Sigfred Mortensen, Miroslava Vastlová
  • Patent number: 11278457
    Abstract: An incontinence detection pad for detecting incontinence events includes a moisture absorbent layer that has non-embossed areas and embossed areas. The non-embossed areas have a first density of fibers of the layer, and the embossed areas have a second density of fibers of the layer that is greater than the first density. The incontinence detection pad further includes a plurality of electrodes positioned beneath the moisture absorbent layer and a transmitter connected to the plurality of electrodes and configured to transmit a signal indicative of a status of the moisture absorbent layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Hill-Rom Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric D. Benz, Charles A. Lachenbruch, Gavin M. Monson, Ryan S. Severns, Dan R. Tallent, Bryan Weidman, Joshua A. Williams
  • Patent number: 11191675
    Abstract: An absorbent member manufacturing method of the invention is a method for manufacturing an absorbent member (100) for an absorbent article and including synthetic fibers (10b). The method involves: a cutting step of cutting a continuous synthetic fiber sheet (10bs) at predetermined lengths in a first direction and a second direction intersecting with the first direction, and forming sheet fragments (10bh) including the synthetic fibers (10b); a transporting step of transporting the formed sheet fragments (10bh) to an accumulating portion (41); and an accumulating step of accumulating, in the accumulating portion (41), the sheet fragments (10bh) transported in the transporting step, and obtaining an accumulation (100a) which is a constituent member of the absorbent member (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki Kato, Tomoyuki Motegi
  • Patent number: 11181137
    Abstract: Fastener systems may be used to couple a part to a composite structure such that at least a portion of the fastener system is embedded within the composite structure, and such that the fastener system may be installed via access to just one side of the composite structure. Examples of fastener systems include a receptacle that is inserted through at least one layer of the composite structure and a torque nail that is inserted into the receptacle, thereby expanding the receptacle into a collar plate, which is configured to distribute the forces from insertion of the torque nail. The collar plate is enclosed between respective laminates of the composite structure, such that the fastener system is configured to couple the part to the composite structure, either directly or via a structural connector, without the use of conventional drilling and bolting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Paul L. Rohlinger
  • Patent number: 11173636
    Abstract: A molded boat with a seat drain. The boat includes a molded hull having been molded using a first material to cause the boat to have a front portion and a rear portion. The boat is molded with a bench, having been molded together with the hull using the first material. The bench includes a drain hole formed through, an otherwise solid face of the bench allowing water to flow from the front portion of the boat to the rear portion of the boat, wherein the drain hole formed through the bench is formed by using a tube molded into, and under the bench, the tube comprising a material having a higher melting point than the first material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: H.I. BOAT WORKS
    Inventors: C. Ray Coleman, John St. John
  • Patent number: 11173999
    Abstract: An aircraft cabin floor structure which makes it possible to avoid the appearance of blisters in the carpets covering the floor panels in an aircraft cabin is disclosed. The aircraft cabin floor structure comprises a rigid carpet that is impermeable to air having a top face and a bottom face, an adhesive layer having an adhesive top face and an adhesive bottom face, said top face adhering to the bottom face of the carpet, and a floor panel that is impermeable to air having a top face and a bottom face, the bottom face of the adhesive layer adhering to the top face of the floor panel. The bottom face of the carpet comprises grooves and at least one air evacuation channel over its periphery. The adhesive layer comprises a plurality of through holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: AIRBUS CANADA LIMITED PARTNERSHIP
    Inventor: Angelo Coluni
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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