Laterally Noncoextensive Components Patents (Class 428/189)
  • Patent number: 11710731
    Abstract: Provided is a technique suitable for multilayering thin semiconductor elements via adhesive bonding while avoiding wafer damage in a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, the method in which semiconductor elements are multilayered through laminating wafers in which the semiconductor elements are fabricated. The method of the present invention includes bonding and removing. In the bonding step, a back surface 1b side of a thinned wafer 1T in a reinforced wafer 1R having a laminated structure including a supporting substrate S, a temporary adhesive layer 2, and the thinned wafer 1T is bonded via an adhesive to an element forming surface 3a of a wafer 3. A temporary adhesive for forming the temporary adhesive layer 2 contains a polyvalent vinyl ether compound, a compound having two or more hydroxy groups or carboxy groups and thus capable of forming a polymer with the polyvalent vinyl ether compound, and a thermoplastic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naoko Tsuji
  • Patent number: 11676956
    Abstract: Provided is a technique suitable for multilayering thin semiconductor elements via adhesive bonding while avoiding wafer damage in a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, the method in which semiconductor elements are multilayered through laminating wafers in which the semiconductor elements are fabricated. The method of the present invention includes bonding and removing. In the bonding step, a back surface 1b side of a thinned wafer 1T in a reinforced wafer 1R having a laminated structure including a supporting substrate S, a temporary adhesive layer 2, and the thinned wafer 1T is bonded via an adhesive to an element forming surface 3a of a wafer 3. A temporary adhesive for forming the temporary adhesive layer 2 contains a polyvalent vinyl ether compound, a compound having two or more hydroxy groups or carboxy groups and thus capable of forming a polymer with the polyvalent vinyl ether compound, and a thermoplastic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naoko Tsuji
  • Patent number: 11646304
    Abstract: Provided is a technique suitable for multilayering thin semiconductor elements via adhesive bonding while avoiding wafer damage in a method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, the method in which semiconductor elements are multilayered through laminating wafers in which the semiconductor elements are fabricated. The method of the present invention includes bonding and removing. In the bonding step, a back surface 1b side of a thinned wafer 1T in a reinforced wafer 1R having a laminated structure including a supporting substrate S, a temporary adhesive layer 2, and the thinned wafer 1T is bonded via an adhesive to an element forming surface 3a of a wafer 3. A temporary adhesive for forming the temporary adhesive layer 2 contains a polyvalent vinyl ether compound, a compound having two or more hydroxy groups or carboxy groups and thus capable of forming a polymer with the polyvalent vinyl ether compound, and a thermoplastic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: DAICEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Naoko Tsuji
  • Patent number: 11551594
    Abstract: A display panel and a display device are provided. The display panel includes a module layer and a protective layer, a stiffness of the protective layer corresponding to a non-display area of the display panel is greater than a stiffness of the protective layer corresponding to a display area, and the display panel is further provided with a reinforcing layer in the non-display area at a same time. The present disclosure can effectively support the protective layer in the non-display area and prevent dents of the display panel by the reinforcing layer, thereby improving reliability and quality of the display panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Semiconductor Display Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hai Huang
  • Patent number: 11522159
    Abstract: A protection film for a window of a display device is capable of preventing or substantially preventing damage to a securing unit of the window. A protection film for a window of a display device includes: a protection layer; and a barrier wall on the protection layer, the protection layer having a groove at an edge of the protection layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soonsung Park, Jeongjin Kim, Jooil Kim, Dohyeon Kim
  • Patent number: 11347269
    Abstract: A display device includes a display panel for displaying an image, and including a folding area configured to be folded about a folding axis, and a non-folding area adjacent to the folding area, and also includes a window on the display panel, including a flexible material, and configured to be folded along the display panel, wherein a side surface of the window has a first surface roughness in the non-folding area, and has a second surface roughness in the folding area that is less than the first surface roughness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Geunwoo Yug, Muhyun Kim
  • Patent number: 11343927
    Abstract: A display module and an electronic device including the same are provided. The display module includes a display panel including a first edge and a second edge facing the first edge, a support plate on a rear surface of the display panel, and an adhesive layer between the display panel and the support plate. The adhesive layer includes first and second areas providing a first adhesive force and a third area providing a second adhesive force different from the first adhesive force and disposed between the first area and the second area, the third area extending from the first edge to the second edge. The third area has a first width in a central area between the first edge and the second edge and a second width in areas adjacent to the first edge and the second edge, the second width being different from the first width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jonghwan Choi
  • Patent number: 11342097
    Abstract: A dual axial cable includes first and second signal conductors and a shield. The first and second signal conductors transmit a differential signal. The shield includes a foil wrap spirally wrapped around the first and second conductors to form a plurality of foil wrap sections. Each of the foil wrap sections overlaps an adjacent foil wrap section. The periodicity of a pitch of each of the overlaps varies along a length of the dual axial cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Sandor Farkas, Bhyrav M. Mutnury
  • Patent number: 11241863
    Abstract: Provided is a glass film-resin composite body which makes it possible to obtain a long-length (e.g., 500 m or more-long) glass roll. The glass roll with resin film comprises a glass film, and a resin film laminated to at least one surface of the glass film through an adhesive, wherein a creep amount a of the adhesive is 50 ?m or less, as measured after applying a tensile shear load per unit area of the adhesive of 5 g/mm2, to the resin film for 48 hours, in a state in which the glass film is fixed in 23┬░ C. and 50% RH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takeshi Murashige, Junichi Inagaki, Kazuhito Hosokawa, Kota Nakai, Toshihiro Kanno
  • Patent number: 11192743
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for a glass roll includes cutting a glass ribbon along a longitudinal direction thereof in a cutting region on a conveyance path while conveying the glass ribbon, and taking up the cut glass ribbon around a roll core at a downstream end of the conveyance path. A conveyance-mode changeable region is provided between the cutting region and the downstream end of the conveyance path. The conveyance-mode changeable region enables a change in conveyance mode between a first mode of conveying the glass ribbon in a tensioned state and a second mode of conveying the glass ribbon in a loosened state. After the leading end portion of the glass ribbon is wound around the roll core in the first conveyance mode, the conveyance mode is shifted from the first conveyance mode to the second conveyance mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroki Mori, Yohei Kirihata, Koji Ishichi
  • Patent number: 11124965
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are plaster boards that include first and second layers of hardened plaster material, a liner attached to the first layer of hardened plaster material, and a first material (e.g., a polymer material such as a viscoelastic polymer) adhered between the liner and the second layer of hardened plaster material. The liner includes one or more structurally weakened regions each extending substantially from a first edge to a second opposing edge of the plaster board. The structurally weakened regions of the liner may facilitate creation of a fissure that propagates substantially within a plane within the plaster board. Methods for making the plaster boards may involve drying wet plaster material while it is in contact with a liner having structurally weakened regions, processing a liner to form its structurally weakened regions while in contact with wet plaster material, or processing a liner to form its structurally weakened regions while in contact with hardened plaster material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: CertainTeed Gypsum, Inc.
    Inventors: James Dimitrakopoulos, Vincent Infante, John Bridenstine, David William Pugh, David Hagelgans, Ying Wang, Xuejuan Xu
  • Patent number: 11091919
    Abstract: A floor panel with a substrate and a decoration provided thereon. The substrate includes at least a foamed layer of thermoplastic material and at least a reinforcement layer. Additionally, a method for manufacturing such floor panels with a substrate and a decoration, where the substrate includes at least a foamed layer of thermoplastic material and at least a reinforcement layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventors: Kristof Van Vlassenrode, Paul Brusseel, Nick Vanhulle, Jochen Bossuyt
  • Patent number: 10995492
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are plaster boards that include first and second layers of hardened plaster material, a liner attached to the first layer of hardened plaster material, and a first material (e.g., a polymer material such as a viscoelastic polymer) adhered between the liner and the second layer of hardened plaster material. The liner includes one or more structurally weakened regions each extending substantially from a first edge to a second opposing edge of the plaster board. The structurally weakened regions of the liner may facilitate creation of a fissure that propagates substantially within a plane within the plaster board. Methods for making the plaster boards may involve drying wet plaster material while it is in contact with a liner having structurally weakened regions, processing a liner to form its structurally weakened regions while in contact with wet plaster material, or processing a liner to form its structurally weakened regions while in contact with hardened plaster material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: CertainTeed Gypsum, Inc.
    Inventors: James Dimitrakopoulos, Vincent Infante, John Bridenstine, David William Pugh, David Hagelgans, Ying Wang, Xuejuan Xu
  • Patent number: 10953433
    Abstract: Methods for modifying contours of substrate surfaces are disclosed. Methods include depositing filler material on a critical mating surface of a substrate so as to render the mating surface more mateable with a matching substrate. The filler material can be deposited within or around features or defects on the mating surface such that a final desired surface contour is achieved. In some cases, the final surface contour of the mating surface is planar. This can prevent gaps associated with the features or defects from forming between the substrate and the matching substrate when they are joined together. The final surface contour of the mating surface can be determined by comparing dimensions of the mating surface to dimensions of a reference surface. In some cases, ink jet printing techniques are used to deposit the filler material accurately in prescribed locations and with precise thickness control.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: William F. Leggett, Ming Kun Shi, Christopher Bruni, Simon Regis Louis Lancaster-Larocque
  • Patent number: 10919282
    Abstract: The present application provides a flexible display module including a touch panel and a polarizer. The polarizer is disposed on the touch panel and connected to the touch panel by a first optical adhesive layer. The first optical adhesive layer includes an uncured optical adhesive in a bending region and a cured optical adhesive in a non-bending region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS SEMICONDUCTOR DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ming Xie
  • Patent number: 10882289
    Abstract: A barrier film substrate includes a first layer including a polymer and a transition metal having chemical sequestering properties such that, upon exposure of the barrier film substrate to one or more chemical vapors, a reaction occurs between the transition metal and the one or more chemical vapors. A second layer is aligned with the first layer. The second layer includes a polymer having impeding properties such that, upon the exposure of the barrier film substrate to the one or more of the chemical vapors, the second layer substantially blocks passage of the one or more of the chemical vapors through the barrier film substrate. One or more additional layers is aligned with at least one of the first layer or the second layer to provide structural support for the first layer and the second layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Engineered Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith W. Donaldson, Marshall Grove, Joe Marks
  • Patent number: 10688218
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a hydroxyapatite obtained from porous wood, having high compressive strength and dimensions suitable for clinical applications. The porous wood has a porosity of between about 60% and about 95%, said porosity being measured after subjecting the wood to a step of pyrolysis, and is selected from among rattan, pine, abachi, balsa, sipo, oak, rosewood, kempas and walnut wood. The hydroxyapatite may be substituted with one or more ions such as magnesium, strontium, silicon, titanium, carbonate, potassium, sodium, silver, gallium, copper, iron, zinc, manganese, europium, gadolinium. Also disclosed is a bone substitute comprising hydroxyapatite obtained from porous wood. The bone substitute is utilized for the substitution and regeneration of a bone or a bone portion, preferably for bones subjected to mechanical loads, such as long bones of the leg and arm, preferably the tibia, fibula, femur, humerus and radius.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: GREENBONE ORTHO S.R.L.
    Inventors: Anna Tampieri, Simone Sprio, Andrea Ruffini
  • Patent number: 10618837
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rolled up thin glass composite comprising a thin glass film and at least one further layer (10, 11, 20, 30) applied over the surface of one side of the thin glass film, wherein the at least one further layer (10, 11, 20, 30) is applied to a radially outer side of the rolled up thin glass film and the at least one further layer (10, 11, 20, 30) contains a desiccant which protects the thin glass film against stress corrosion cracking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: TESA SE
    Inventors: Christian Schuh, Klaus Keite-Telgenb├╝scher, Tanita Czeski
  • Patent number: 10518506
    Abstract: Provided are a laminate that has high smoothness, planar homogeneity, and substrate adhesion and undergoes little change in physical properties even if degradation of surface quality due to physical contact in use has occurred, and a method for producing the homogeneous laminate in a convenient manner in a small number of steps. A laminate includes a substrate made of a polymer material and a partially oxidized thin layer graphite piece layer including partially oxidized thin layer graphite pieces and having an average thickness to of 3.0 nm to 10,000 nm, the layer being formed on the substrate and bonded to the substrate via a chemical bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Koki Miyazono, Yutaka Katayama, Yusuke Kawabata, Eiichiro Tamaki, Yasuo Kubota
  • Patent number: 10490769
    Abstract: A window member includes a cover glass including a transmission area configured to pass a light therethrough and a bezel area surrounding the transmission area; a bottom layer arranged in the bezel area and having a color; an inorganic layer between the cover glass and the bottom layer; a pattern layer in the bezel area and contacting the cover glass; and a resin layer covering the pattern layer, at least a portion of the resin layer contacting the cover glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Myungan Min
  • Patent number: 10476029
    Abstract: A package structure of an organic electroluminescent device and a manufacture method thereof, and a display device are provided. The package structure of the organic electroluminescent device includes a base substrate; an organic electroluminescent unit disposed on the base substrate; and a first inorganic protection layer, disposed on the organic electroluminescent unit. The first inorganic protection layer is provided with a first opening penetrating the first protection layer along a thickness direction, and the first opening is filled with a first organic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kui Gong, Xianxue Duan, Wangwang He
  • Patent number: 10391676
    Abstract: A fiber-reinforced multilayered pellet includes a sheath layer and a core layer, the sheath layer being made of a resin composition containing a thermoplastic resin (a1) and a fibrous filler (b1), wherein the fibrous filler (b1) has a weight-average fiber length (Lw) of 0.1 mm to less than 0.5 mm and a weight-average fiber length/number-average fiber length ratio (Lw/Ln) of 1.0 to less than 1.8, the core layer being made of a resin composition containing a thermoplastic resin (a2) and a fibrous filler (b2), wherein the fibrous filler (b2) has a weight-average fiber length (Lw) of 0.5 mm to less than 15.0 mm and a weight-average fiber length/number-average fiber length ratio (Lw/Ln) of 1.8 to less than 5.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Akiyoshi Tamai, Kimihiko Hattori, Kenichi Utazaki
  • Patent number: 10369756
    Abstract: A system for manufacturing a composite article may include a resin-wetting control layer configured to be placed in contact with a composite ply of a composite preform. The resin-wetting control layer may be configured complementary to a ply surface of the composite ply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Karl R. Bernetich, James W. Kohlbrenner, Mark S. Wilenski
  • Patent number: 10300682
    Abstract: An interlayer structure having a cellulose ester layer for use in structural laminates is described herein. The cellulose ester layer provides rigidity and support to multilayer interlayers comprising an array of different layers. Due to the diverse properties of the cellulose ester layers, the present interlayers can be useful in producing structural laminates having high stiffness and which possess good optical clarity for a variety of applications, including outdoor structural applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Solutia Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Edward Wade, Aristotelis Karagiannis, Michael Eugene Donelson, Khanh Duc Tran
  • Patent number: 10293584
    Abstract: An interlayer structure having a cellulose ester layer for use in structural laminates is described herein. The cellulose ester layer provides rigidity and support to multilayer interlayers comprising an array of different layers. Due to the diverse properties of the cellulose ester layers, the present interlayers can be useful in producing structural laminates having high stiffness and which possess good optical clarity for a variety of applications, including outdoor structural applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Solutia Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Edward Wade, Aristotelis Karagiannis, Michael Eugene Donelson, Khanh Duc Tran
  • Patent number: 10293580
    Abstract: An interlayer structure having a cellulose ester layer for use in structural laminates is described herein. The cellulose ester layer provides rigidity and support to multilayer interlayers comprising an array of different layers. Due to the diverse properties of the cellulose ester layers, the present interlayers can be useful in producing structural laminates having high stiffness and which possess good optical clarity for a variety of applications, including outdoor structural applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Solutia Inc.
    Inventors: Aristotelis Karagiannis, Bruce Edward Wade, Weihong Cui, Michael Eugene Donelson, Khanh Duc Tran
  • Patent number: 10293582
    Abstract: An interlayer structure having a cellulose ester layer for use in structural laminates is described herein. The cellulose ester layer provides rigidity and support to multilayer interlayers comprising an array of different layers. Due to the diverse properties of the cellulose ester layers, the present interlayers can be useful in producing structural laminates having high stiffness and which possess good optical clarity for a variety of applications, including outdoor structural applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Solutia Inc.
    Inventors: Aristotelis Karagiannis, Bruce Edward Wade, Michael Eugene Donelson, Khanh Duc Tran
  • Patent number: 10293583
    Abstract: An interlayer structure having a cellulose ester layer for use in structural laminates is described herein. The cellulose ester layer provides rigidity and support to multilayer interlayers comprising an array of different layers. Due to the diverse properties of the cellulose ester layers, the present interlayers can be useful in producing structural laminates having high stiffness and which possess good optical clarity for a variety of applications, including outdoor structural applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Solutia Inc.
    Inventors: Aristotelis Karagiannis, Bruce Edward Wade, Michael Eugene Donelson, Khanh Duc Tran
  • Patent number: 10293585
    Abstract: An interlayer structure having a cellulose ester layer for use in structural laminates is described herein. The cellulose ester layer provides rigidity and support to multilayer interlayers comprising an array of different layers. Due to the diverse properties of the cellulose ester layers, the present interlayers can be useful in producing structural laminates having high stiffness and which possess good optical clarity for a variety of applications, including outdoor structural applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Solutia Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Edward Wade, Aristotelis Karagiannis, Michael Eugene Donelson, Khanh Duc Tran
  • Patent number: 10226891
    Abstract: Methods systems and apparatuses for reducing or substantially eliminating distortion in a transparent substrate in situ are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Tyler R. Sterling, Garrett Murdock Myhre, Thanh Dac Tran, John Robert Lesh, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10090565
    Abstract: Thermally responsive materials, porous membranes comprising the thermally responsive materials, and batteries incorporating the porous membranes as thermally responsive separation membranes are provided. Also provided are methods of making the thermally responsive materials. The thermally responsive materials comprise upper critical solution temperature (UCST) polymers covalently bound to a support substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Northwestern University
    Inventors: Harold H. Kung, Jingmei Shen, Mayfair C. Kung, Cary M. Hayner
  • Patent number: 10027276
    Abstract: A two-piece rooftop photovoltaic mounting system. A fixed base portion is attached directly to a roof surface via a lag bolt or other mechanical fastener. A movable portion is attached to and pivots about the base portion providing freedom of movement radially and axially with respect to the base portion. A photovoltaic module coupler is attached to the movable portion to support at least two photovoltaic modules at a location dictated by positioning of the movable portion. A locking nut locks the movable portion to the base portion at the desired location. A sheet of sealant material under the base portion helps prevent ingress of water into the roof surface via the lag bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: SolarCity Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Almy, Tyrus Hudson, David Molina, Jack West
  • Patent number: 9975605
    Abstract: Decking comprises: a support selected from the group consisting of: polymeric materials; marine engineering polymers, fiber reinforced polymers, polymer metal composites, metal or wood sheets or marine superstructure; an array of strips of polymer treated wood secured to the support by means of an adhesive; the adhesive being selected from the group consisting of: polyurethane adhesives, modified silyl polymer adhesives and epoxy resin adhesives; wherein the polymer treated wood comprises a wood species selected from the group consisting of: maple species impregnated with a wood compatible polymerizable monomer, preferably selected from furfuryl alcohol, bis hydroxymethyl furan and mixtures thereof and subsequently dried and cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Kebony ASA
    Inventors: Mats Westin, Stig Lande, Per Brynildsen
  • Patent number: 9906188
    Abstract: A two-piece rooftop photovoltaic mounting system. A fixed base portion is attached directly to a roof surface via a lag bolt or other mechanical fastener. A movable portion is attached to and pivots about the base portion providing freedom of movement radially and axially with respect to the base portion. A photovoltaic module coupler is attached to the movable portion to support at least two photovoltaic modules at a location dictated by positioning of the movable portion. A locking nut locks the movable portion to the base portion at the desired location. A sheet of sealant material under the base portion helps prevent ingress of water into the roof surface via the lag bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: SolarCity Corporation
    Inventors: Charles Almy, Tyrus Hudson, David Molina, Jack West
  • Patent number: 9902840
    Abstract: A molded article includes 10 to 40% by mass of reinforcing fibers (A); and 60 to 90% by mass of a matrix resin (B) mainly including a polyarylene sulfide, the molded article satisfying conditions (I) to (IV) and having a tensile strength of 240 MPa or more in a main orientation direction of the reinforcing fibers (A) in the molded article, wherein (I) strand tensile strength of the reinforcing fibers (A) is 1.5 to 5.5 GPa, (II) number average fiber length of the reinforcing fibers (A) is 0.4 to 10 mm, (III) tensile elongation of the matrix resin (B) is 1.5 to 10%, and (IV) interfacial shear strength between the reinforcing fibers (A) and the matrix resin (B) is 20 MPa or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Naokichi Imai, Kentaro Sano, Keisuke Inose
  • Patent number: 9803358
    Abstract: A flooring product includes a first oriented strand board layer, an acoustic barrier layer, and a second oriented strand board layer, where the acoustic barrier layer is secured between the first and second oriented strand board layers to form the flooring product. The plurality of flooring products can be positioned adjacently to comprise a complete flooring assembly. Such a flooring assembly can be facilitated by including features along edges of the flooring product for securing or engaging one flooring product to adjacent flooring products. For example, the flooring product can be arranged with one edge as a tongue and an opposing edge as a groove, where the tongue of one flooring product can be fitted into the groove of an adjacent flooring product to secure or engage the two flooring products together. In another example, edges of the flooring products can be arranged to form lap joints upon engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Innovative Construction Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Edmonds, Brian Siers
  • Patent number: 9796155
    Abstract: Adhering systems for magnetizable laminates to assist preventing delamination of magnetizable laminates exposed to direct sunlight; and, relating to preventing fouling of cutting blades during cutting of magnetizable laminates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Magnum Magnetics Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas William Rummer, Bernard F. Ball, Sr.
  • Patent number: 9771726
    Abstract: A flooring product includes a first oriented strand board layer, an acoustic barrier layer, and a second oriented strand board layer, where the acoustic barrier layer is secured between the first and second oriented strand board layers to form the flooring product. The plurality of flooring products can be positioned adjacently to comprise a complete flooring assembly. Such a flooring assembly can be facilitated by including features along edges of the flooring product for securing or engaging one flooring product to adjacent flooring products. For example, the flooring product can be arranged with one edge as a tongue and an opposing edge as a groove, where the tongue of one flooring product can be fitted into the groove of an adjacent flooring product to secure or engage the two flooring products together. In another example, edges of the flooring products can be arranged to form lap joints upon engagement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Innovative Construction Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Edmonds, Brian Siers
  • Patent number: 9658729
    Abstract: A touch panel is configured so that a lower glass substrate with a very low thermal expansion coefficient, as its lower substrate, projects outwardly from outer edges of an upper film substrate. Since a front design sheet is secured to the lower glass substrate, a housing, which is a molded article, need not be provided with any area for the fixation of the front design sheet. Thus, the distance from the contour of a display unit to a display area can be reduced, so that the display unit can be reduced in size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hideki Okamura
  • Patent number: 9469084
    Abstract: A sheet entity, in particular for use as a skin panel for an aircraft fuselage, with a carbon fiber-reinforced plastic laminate and an aluminum-based metal laminate in the edge region, which are connected with one another by means of an adhesive bond, and thereby are electrically insulated from one another, and are stepped back by layers. Also disclosed is a fuselage cell of an aircraft with at least one sheet entity of this type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas Beumler
  • Patent number: 9446566
    Abstract: Provided is a laminate (1) obtained by integrally laminating glass sheets (4) on both surfaces of a resin sheet (2). The glass sheets (4) have a thickness of 300 ?m or less and end surfaces (4a) of the glass sheets (4) are chamfered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Miwa, Yoshinori Hasegawa, Takayuki Noda, Hiroki Mori, Michiharu Eta
  • Patent number: 9259895
    Abstract: A flexible substrate and corresponding method of manufacturing are described. The flexible substrate includes a substrate, a first buffer layer, a second buffer layer and a third buffer layer. The first buffer layer, positioned on the substrate, has a plurality of first buffer segments. The second buffer layer, positioned on the first buffer layer, has a plurality of second buffer segments. The third buffer layer, positioned on the second buffer layer, is connected to the first buffer layer via a contact hole between two adjacent second buffer segments. Because the first buffer layer is patterned to include buffer segments, cracking in the first buffer layer is reduced. Because the third buffer layer is connected to segments of the first buffer layer via a contact hole between two adjacent second buffer segments, moisture permeation paths from the substrate into the second buffer layer are blocked, suppressing moisture permeation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: JaeHee Park, Binn Kim
  • Patent number: 9050424
    Abstract: An apparatus (e.g., nebulizer) for aerosol delivery of a substance (e.g., a drug to a patient) has a mouthpiece (36); a chamber (34) holding a substance; a flexible membrane (38) having a plurality of apertures; and a vibrator (44) for vibrating the flexible membrane to form a flow of aerosol droplets of the substance that are ejected through the apertures and to the mouthpiece. The vibrator may be a piezoelectric element. A magnetic member (54) is provided on the flexible membrane and is configured to magnetically couple the flexible membrane to the vibrator. The magnetic member allows replacement of the membrane, without wasting the piezoelectric element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Martinus Bernardus Van Der Mark
  • Patent number: 9050425
    Abstract: An apparatus (e.g., nebulizer) for aerosol delivery of a substance (e.g., a drug to a patient) has a mouthpiece (36); a chamber (34) holding a substance; a flexible membrane (38) having a plurality of apertures; and a vibrator (20) for vibrating the flexible membrane to form a flow of aerosol droplets of the substance that are ejected through the apertures and to the mouthpiece. The vibrator may be a piezoelectric element. A magnetic member (54) is provided on the flexible membrane and is configured to magnetically couple the flexible membrane to the vibrator. The magnetic member allows replacement of the membrane, without wasting the piezoelectric element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Martinus Bernardus Van Der Mark
  • Publication number: 20150147535
    Abstract: A laminate is disclosed, which includes: a core layer having an adhesive property; an isolation layer directly adhered to the core layer; and a metal layer attached onto the isolation layer such that the isolation layer is sandwiched between the metal layer and the core layer. Therein, the metal layer is directly adhered to the core layer through an outer peripheral portion thereof and not attached to the isolation layer. As such, during fabrication of a packaging substrate, the metal layer and the isolation layer can be automatically separated from each other by removing the bonding portions of the metal layer and the core layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Lee-Sheng Yen
  • Publication number: 20150147536
    Abstract: A skin component for a vehicle for use as a roof module, an engine compartment hood or a trunk lid is disclosed. The skin component includes at least one supporting layer and a protective layer. The protective layer includes a fiber-reinforced band that is installed along at least one outer edge of the skin component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Dirk Lungershausen, Tino Jacob
  • Patent number: 9040148
    Abstract: The invention relates to method for obtaining a part made of a composite of fibers embedded in a resin matrix which comprises a body and an edge. The method comprises a first step of stacking plies of fibers and further comprises a step of curing the plies. The method further comprises prior to the curing step, the step of covering the edge with at least one additional ply, in order to compensate for the migration of the resin during curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Freddy Favreau, Denis Brossard
  • Patent number: 9040137
    Abstract: A printable reusable gel film formed of a polyvinyl acetic acid (PVA) or polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) layer, a carrier layer, an acrylic adhesive layer, an elastic plastic sheet layer, an elastomer layer and a strippable plastic film is disclosed. The polyvinyl acetic acid (PVA) or polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) layer and the carrier layer each have a protruding portion for guidance in printing. The strippable plastic film has perforations for ventilation to prevent accumulation of air during printing, assuring a high level of printing quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Inventors: Chia-Chen Chen, Hasting Genan Chen
  • Publication number: 20150136631
    Abstract: An overlapping wrap-around label for adhesively attaching around the circumference of an article has a first indicator component and a second indicator component, which by being brought into contact with one another form an indicator arrangement. The first indicator component is arranged in a first portion of the area of the overlapping wrap-around label and the second indicator component is arranged in a second portion of the area of the overlapping wrap-around label. The second portion is offset from the first portion along a first direction and is thereby arranged separately from the first indicator component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: Schreiner Group GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Peter Seidl
  • Publication number: 20150137109
    Abstract: Provided are a substrate for an organic electronic device (OED), an organic electronic system, and a light. The substrate capable of forming an OED ensuring excellent performances and reliability because it may have excellent performances including light extraction efficiency, permeation of moisture or a gas from an external environment may be inhibited, and growth of dark spots may be controlled may be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Min Choon PARK, Se Hwan SON, Yeon Keun LEE, Yong Sik AHN, Jung Doo KIM, Ji Hee KIM, Sang Jun PARK, Yong Nam KIM