Edge Feature Patents (Class 428/192)
  • Patent number: 11473251
    Abstract: A contrast road marking apparatus can apply contrasting thermoplastic markings to a roadway in a single pass. The contrast road marking apparatus includes two or more ribbon guns configured to apply a first thermoplastic marking to a roadway location and a second thermoplastic marking, which comprises a color that contrasts with a color of the first thermoplastic marking, to another roadway location. The resulting contrast road marking has no visible or substantially negligible overlap or gap between the individual thermoplastic markings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: Mark S. Bjorklund
  • Patent number: 11453620
    Abstract: A SiC coat having an outer surface including a back face, a front face opposite to the back face, a first side face extending in a direction from the back face toward the front face, and a first R-surface between the back face and the first side face, the SiC coat including: an overcoat configured to include a first upper layer side-face portion that forms the first side face and the first R-surface of the outer surface; and an undercoat configured to include a backface portion that forms the back face of the outer surface and a first lower layer side-face portion covered by the first upper layer side-face portion of the overcoat, wherein the first upper layer side-face portion and the backface portion form a first interface, and the first interface appears on the first R-surface of the outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: ADMAP INC.
    Inventor: Shimpei Chida
  • Patent number: 11434095
    Abstract: Novel materials and devices can remove small defects from long rolls of flexible electronics material while they are in continuous motion. The cleaning materials are designed to remove small particles without transferring defects or damaging the flexible electronics. The device generally consists of variable speed, motor-driven cylinders mounted on moveable brackets. The cylinders are capable of matching the speed of the cleaning material such that the cleaning material is always in contact with the web roll to be cleaned. The brackets are capable of rotating so the same material can be used more than once. Another material is used to remove debris from the cleaning material. A similar device consisting of motor-driven cylinders and moveable is used to apply the debris removal film to the cleaning film, allowing the cleaning film to be used multiple times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: International Test Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Mark M. Stark, Alan E. Humphrey
  • Patent number: 11427502
    Abstract: A light transmissive substrate having a coating is disclosed. The coating is formed of an adhesion promoter that includes a metal, a metal oxide, or a metal nitride. A laminate including a coated substrate is also disclosed. A method of coating a substrate is further disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Apogee Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Bergers, Brad Erickson
  • Patent number: 11359889
    Abstract: A metalized textile containing a textile, a first metalized layer at least partially covering a first side of the textile, and a second metalized layer at least partially covering the first metalized layer. The first metalized layer covers at least a portion of the surfaces of the plurality of yarns of the textile, where the first metalized layer contains a metal. The second metalized layer is adjacent to the first metalized layer at least partially covering the first metalized layer and contains a plurality of metallic particles, binder, and a pigment. The second metalized layer comprises a pattern of at least 2 colors, where at least one of the colors contains a plurality of metallic particles and a pigment. At least two colors have a difference in reflectivity of at least 20% in each of the following regions: 1 ?m, 2 ?m, average over 3-5 ?m, and average over 8-12 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Nathan B. Emery, Michael C. Gillespie
  • Patent number: 11362277
    Abstract: A method of forming a phase change random access memory (PCRAM) device includes forming a phase change element over a bottom electrode and a top electrode over the phase change element, forming a protection layer around the phase change element, and forming a nitrogen-containing sidewall spacer layer around the protection layer after forming the protection layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Inventors: Yu-Chao Lin, Yuan-Tien Tu, Shao-Ming Yu, Tung-Ying Lee
  • Patent number: 11318365
    Abstract: The invention concerns a mat system comprising a plurality of individual mats, each with a top side, a bottom side, and at least one rectilinear side edge. The rectilinear side edges each have at least one undercut recess, corresponding to connecting means which enable, by engagement of each one of their halves in an undercut recess, a connecting of two mats along their rectilinear side edges. The individual mats and the connecting means each comprise at least one layer of foam material. In order to equal out even large tolerances in the orienting of the individual mats to each other, the connecting means each comprise two interconnected circular segment regions with a radius R, R?, wherein for the spacing A of the centre points of the circular segment regions the following relation applies: (I) 0.8*(R+R?)<A<1.3*(R+R?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Paolo Florian
  • Patent number: 11306022
    Abstract: A casing includes a plate-shaped cover glass for use in an exterior portion of an article; an inorganic coating which covers an end surface of the cover glass; and a resin coating which is at least partially overlaid on the inorganic coating, and which forms an outer edge of the cover glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: Koji Omote, Koichi Kimura
  • Patent number: 11268236
    Abstract: The present invention provides an article, in particular for solar protection, comprising at least one metal-coating layer and a textile layer having an outside face comprising at least one polymer mixed with at least one plasticizer to form a first matrix. Advantageously, the bonding between said first matrix and the metal-coating layer is provided by an intermediate polymer layer comprising at least one coupling polymer, said coupling polymer being bonded by chemical bonds firstly to the first matrix and secondly to the metal-coating layer. The present invention also provides a method of fabricating such an article including a step of metal coating by depositing metal vapor under reduced pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: MERMET
    Inventors: François-Xavier Damour, Alain Crouzet
  • Patent number: 11258402
    Abstract: A double glass module, including a front panel glass (10), a first adhesive film (20), a solar cell pack group (30), a second adhesive film (40), aluminum foil (50), a third adhesive film (60) and a rear panel glass (70) successively stacked. The aluminum foil is added in front of the rear panel glass of a double glass module, and since the aluminum foil has a high light reflectivity, the reflection effect for transmitted light energy is improved, so that the power of the double glass module is significantly enhanced. Meanwhile, since the aluminum foil has a better heat conductivity, the heat generated by the solar cell pack group can be conducted and dissipated in time, so that the temperature of the double glass module is reduced in time, thereby reducing a temperature coefficient impact factor, and prolonging a daily mean efficient power output time of the double glass module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventors: Junzhe Huang, Zhigang Zhao, Hongming Liu, Delin Yan, Jiahui Lin, Xiaolong Huang, Wenbing Cao
  • Patent number: 11101437
    Abstract: A display substrate motherboard has at least one display region and a peripheral region disposed at a periphery of the at least one display region, and the peripheral region includes cutting regions. The display substrate motherboard includes a base substrate and at least one inorganic film layer disposed on a side of the base substrate. Each inorganic film layer includes at least one first opening located in each cutting region. The display substrate motherboard further includes a first organic material filled in each first opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Inventors: Zeyu Li, Ting Wang, Qilin Lei, Zhiliang Jiang
  • Patent number: 10988080
    Abstract: A light guide plate integrated trim panel for a vehicle is provided and includes, in the trim panel for the vehicle mounted to an interior trim of the vehicle, a light guide plate configured to diffuse light emitted from a light source; and a base formed to surround the circumference and the bottom surface of the light guide plate, wherein the side surface of the light guide plate is formed to be stepped to be fixed by the base holding the circumference of the light guide plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Hong-Chan Jeon, Mi-Jung Yun, Kwang-Mo Seong, Oh-Deok Kwon, Kwang-Seub Kim
  • Patent number: 10961722
    Abstract: A panel suitable for constructing a waterproof floor or wall covering is disclosed, wherein the panel has a substantially planar top surface, a substantially planar bottom surface, and at least four substantially linear side edges and further relates to a process for producing the panel and the panel produced by said process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Thomas Luc Martine Baert, Anthony Drevet, Tom Van Poyer
  • Patent number: 10953632
    Abstract: An aluminum composite panel, containing an aerogel, includes an aerogel composite using a silica aerogel and a thermoplastic resin. A method for manufacturing the same includes providing an aluminum composite panel containing an aerogel, by molding an aerogel composite from a mixture of 1-90 wt % of a silica aerogel and 10-99 wt % of a thermoplastic resin, and then attaching aluminum plates on an upper surface and a lower surface of the aerogel composite, respectively, while an adhesive resin is coated on the upper surface and the lower surface. The aluminum composite panel containing an aerogel, manufactured according to the present invention, has a lower hygroscopic property than the conventional aluminum composite panel, due to the silica aerogel, and thus has an effect of exhibiting excellent adiabatic property and flame retardancy, retains excellent moldability, is light, and has an effect of facilitating a construction work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventors: Young Chul Joung, Myung Je Roh, Jong Chul Park, Min Woo Kim, In Chang Cha
  • Patent number: 10921095
    Abstract: A metalized textile containing a textile, a first metalized layer at least partially covering a first side of the textile, and a second metalized layer at least partially covering the first metalized layer. The first metalized layer contains a metal and the second metalized layer contains a plurality of metallic particles, binder, and a pigment. The present invention is primarily directed towards metalized textiles for use in multispectral camouflage products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: MILLIKEN & COMPANY
    Inventors: Nathan B. Emery, Michael C. Gillespie
  • Patent number: 10858290
    Abstract: A synthetic stone for decorative purposes, countertops, flooring, and the like comprises, as a major component, magnesium compounds, and includes diamond or quartz sand. It is formed via a vibro-compression process that is conducted under vacuum and at ambient temperature. The synthetic stone slab is very hard, waterproof, mildew-proof, insect-proof, environmentally friendly, and low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: MagneStone Limited
    Inventors: Eddie Wai Ho Chu, Shiu Ming Chu
  • Patent number: 10836143
    Abstract: There is provided an interlayer film for laminated glass capable of being enhanced in handling properties at the time of preparing laminated glass. The interlayer film for laminated glass according to the present invention has one end and the other end being at the opposite side of the one end, has two or more uniform thickness parts where the thickness is uniform in a direction connecting the one end and the other end, and has one or more thickness increasing part where the thickness is made to increase in the direction connecting the one end and the other end, the thickness of the other end is larger than the thickness of the one end, and the thickness in the uniform thickness part positioned nearest to the other end side is larger than the thickness in the uniform thickness part positioned nearest to the one end side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Inventor: Etsurou Hirota
  • Patent number: 10808398
    Abstract: A system for creating a joint filler or seal in the gap between adjacent panels or assemblies. An expansion joint seal system includes multiple bodies of differing sizes and compressibilities, which when compressed provide water resistance and localized areas of increased density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Schul International Co., LLC
    Inventor: Steven R. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10767368
    Abstract: Disclosed are composite building boards and associated manufacturing methods. The composite boards may include, for example, one or more slurry layers with embedded fibrous mats. An exterior plastic coating is mechanically adhered to the underlying slurry layer. The plastic layer chemically bonds and cross-links with polymer additives within the slurry layer. The result is an integrated polymer matrix with greatly improved durability and surface strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: CertainTeed Gypsum, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Hauber, Gerald D. Boydston
  • Patent number: 10710876
    Abstract: A quantum dot glass plate includes a first glass substrate, a second glass substrate correspondingly parallel with the first glass substrate, and a glue layer arranged between the first glass substrate and the second glass substrate, where the glue layer includes at least one glue frame arranged in a line. A shape of the first glass substrate is same as a shape as the second glass substrate, and edges of the glue layer correspond to edges of the first glass substrate and the second glass substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Shenzhen China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., ltd.
    Inventor: Quan Li
  • Patent number: 10704173
    Abstract: A process for forming a high loft, nonwoven web is disclosed. The process includes introducing a single molten polymer to a die having a plurality of nozzles. Emitting the molten polymer through the nozzles to form a plurality of filaments. Using air streams to facilitate movement and drawing of the filaments. Directing the filaments, which are transformed into fibers, towards a pair of heated moving surfaces. The pair of heated moving surfaces forming a convergent passage having an entry and an exit. Depositing the fibers into the entry of the convergent passage and routing the fibers between the pair of heated moving surfaces in a machine direction to form a high loft, non-woven web. The web having a fiber size distribution of from 0 ?m to about 15 ?m with at least about 25% of the fibers being above 4 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Biax-Fiberfilm Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas B Brown, Jeffrey D Stark, Mohammad A. Hassan
  • Patent number: 10698539
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a UV film sensor, a preparation method therefor, and a corresponding touch screen. The UV film sensor comprises a film substrate (A) containing a printing surface (a) and an attaching surface (b), and a UV adhesive layer (1), an electroplated color developing particle layer (2), an ink layer (3), a hardened layer (4), an index matching layer (5) and a transparent conducting layer (6) for constructing a touch function structure are sequentially formed on the printing surface of the film substrate from one side close to the film substrate to the other side away from the film substrate. The touch screen is obtained after adhering a cover glass to the attaching surface of the film substrate in the UV film sensor via an optical grade transparent double-sided adhesive. The obtained touch screen only contains one layer of substrate. The touch screen can be thinner as a whole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Lens Technology (Changsha) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwan Fei Chau, Qiaobing Rao, Zhong Cao
  • Patent number: 10678081
    Abstract: A cover glass for covering a display panel of a display device, includes a front surface not to be faced to the display panel, a back surface to be faced the display panel, a front-side chamfered part which is a chamfered part on the side of the front surface, and a back-side chamfered part which is a chamfered part on the side of the back surface. The front-side chamfered part has a surface roughness Ra of more than 100 nm. The back-side chamfered part has a surface roughness Ra of 100 nm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: AGC INC.
    Inventors: Atsushi Inoue, Yasuhiro Inoue, Takeaki Ono, Kyohei Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10618209
    Abstract: A two-color molded article includes a first resin part, and a second resin part in contact with the first resin part so as to at least partially overlap the first resin part. The second resin part includes a single layer region provided between a first region and a second region and provided in a penetrating portion formed between a first portion and a second portion. The single layer region has a joint portion in contact with a bent portion. The joint portion is formed in a convex shape with respect to the bent portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Inventors: Kenichi Matsunaga, Katsuhisa Yorimasa
  • Patent number: 10600998
    Abstract: The present disclosure is related to a method of manufacturing a display apparatus. The method of manufacturing the display apparatus may include providing a polarizer and a display panel, aligning and bonding the second reserved portion of the display panel with the first reserved portion of the polarizer, and cutting at least the polarizer along a boundary of the second reserved portion. The polarizer may include a first reserved portion and a first to-be-removed portion. The display panel may include a second reserved portion and a second to-be-removed portion. The width of the first to-be-removed portion may be not smaller than a first width, and the width of the second-to-be-removed portion is smaller than the first width.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., Chengdu BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongqiang Luo, Jianjun Wu
  • Patent number: 10589495
    Abstract: Polymeric interlayers for use in making multiple layer panels having a unique balance of properties are provided. Single and multiple layer interlayers according to various embodiments of the present invention can be used to form multiple layer panels that exhibit both enhanced rigidity and improved impact resistance, while still retaining desirable optical performance. Interlayers and multiple layer panels of the present invention may be particularly suitable for use in a wide range of applications, including, for example, in many indoor and outdoor architectural and structural applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Solutia Inc.
    Inventors: Aristotelis Karagiannis, Yalda Farhoudi, Yinong Ma, Megan Lee Szlosek, Pu Zhang
  • Patent number: 10577475
    Abstract: In described embodiments, a highly visible epoxy compound having photoluminescent and traction properties is provided. The compound includes between about 10% and about 25% by weight photoluminescent material having granular size between about 50 microns and about 250 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: RGF Materials Company
    Inventor: Robert G Finkenaur, III
  • Patent number: 10493678
    Abstract: Disclosed is a two-color molded front cover of a vehicular lamp. The front cover includes a light transmissive resin portion, and a black resin portion integrally molded on a part of a peripheral edge portion (first surface) of the light transmissive resin portion. A cover portion formed by a part of the black resin portion is formed on a peripheral side portion (second surface) of the light transmissive resin portion which is adjacent to the peripheral edge portion. Since a non-uniform black resin portion is not formed on the peripheral side surface of the light transmissive resin portion, the appearance of the light transmissive resin portion of the front cover is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventor: Kenichi Matsunaga
  • Patent number: 10494548
    Abstract: Adhesive tape for the on-the-fly roll changeover of flat web material wound up into rolls, comprising a carrier layer having a first surface and a second surface, a first layer of adhesive on the side of the first surface over at least part of the area, and a second layer of adhesive on one or more areas of the second surface, wherein the adhesive tape has regions suitable for areal splitting, at least those areal regions of the second surface on which the second layer of adhesive is provided being surface coated, the forces of adhesion of the lower layer of adhesive to the surface coating being greater than the forces of adhesion of the surface coating to the carrier layer, and/or the forces of adhesion of the lower layer of adhesive to the surface coating being greater than the forces of cohesion within the surface coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: TESA SE
    Inventors: Niels Czerwonatis, Kerstin Götz, Jens Nootbaar, Marco Walper
  • Patent number: 10498116
    Abstract: An electrical power distribution system for a mobile platform, and a method for making such, includes a forming a substrate having a first panel connected to a second panel. The first panel resides in a first plane that differs from a second plan in which the second panel resides. One or more bus bars are arranged on the first panel, with one or more power electronic devices arranged on the first panel and connected to the one or more bus bars. One or more connectors are arranged on the second panel and electrically connected to the one or more bus bars. Finally, one or more thermal relief devices are arranged in contact with the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventors: Debabrata Pal, Michael Krenz, John Horowy, Eric Karlen
  • Patent number: 10480199
    Abstract: The invention relates to a floorboard for a flooring system comprising a plurality of mechanically connectable floorboards. The floorboard comprises a first connecting profile along a first side and a second connecting profile along a second side that is parallel to the first side. The first connecting profile is configured for locking engagement with the second connecting profile of another floorboard both horizontally and vertically. The first connecting profile comprises a protruding strip at the bottom face of the floorboard, the protruding strip terminating outwardly in a locking element projecting towards the top face of the floor board. The second connecting profile comprises an overhanging tongue delimiting at its bottom a recess for receiving the protruding strip, the recess comprising a locking groove configured for cooperating with the locking element so as to provide a horizontal locking effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Tarkett GDL S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Yves Simon
  • Patent number: 10472751
    Abstract: A thermofusible sheet material which can be used as a fusible interlining in the textile industry, has a carrier layer made from a textile material to which a polyurethane foam coating is applied. The polyurethane foam has a pore structure in which more than 50% of the pores have a diameter, measured according to DIN ASTM E 1294, which is in the range of 5 to 30 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Inventors: Steffen Traser, Steffen Kremser
  • Patent number: 10467350
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for composite part design. One embodiment is an apparatus that designs a composite part. The apparatus includes a controller configured to generate a design for the part. The controller subdivides the part into blocks that each comprise a contiguous stack of layers within the part, identifies rules that constrain how layers that have different fiber orientations are stacked within the part, generates a guide for a block that prescribes a fiber orientation for each layer of the block, and identifies sublaminates comprising that are compatible with the guide for the block. The controller subdivides the part into panels, and selects one of the compatible sublaminates for one of the panels of the block, based on compatible sublaminates for neighboring panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Laura Sumi Kang, Adriana Willempje Blom
  • Patent number: 10422127
    Abstract: A water resistant expansion joint system for installation into a building joint in vertical and horizontal configurations is designed such that it can be used for either an inside or outside corner. According to an aspect, the system comprises open celled foam having a water-based acrylic chemistry infused therein. A layer of an elastomer is disposed on the open celled foam and is tooled to define a profile to facilitate the compression of the expansion joint system when installed between coplanar substrates. The system is delivered to a job site in a pre-compressed state ready for installation into the building joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventors: Lester Hensley, Bill Witherspoon
  • Patent number: 10385565
    Abstract: A foam-based expansion joint seal system packaging which facilitates transport and reduces the need for internal splices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Schul International Co., LLC
    Inventor: Steven R. Robinson
  • Patent number: 10376425
    Abstract: On a wearer's body contact surface of a sanitary napkin, an emboss is provided in such a pattern that a plurality of straight portions and arc-shaped portions which protrude outwardly in the direction of the width of the napkin, with the ends of the straight portions being base points, are alternately arranged. A plurality of arc-shaped portions are arranged, and thus the resistance to a leg pressure from the outside in the width direction is increased, with the result that the absorber is unlikely to be wrinkled and leakage caused by the wrinkle is unlikely to occur. The flow of a body fluid diffused from the center in the width direction toward the outside in the longitudinal direction of the napkin along the straight portion is produced, and thus the diffusion in the width direction is reduced, with the result that side leakage is unlikely to occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Daio Paper Corporation
    Inventor: Megumi Yoshiba
  • Patent number: 10377069
    Abstract: An injection molded part for a motor vehicle includes a film having a scratch-resistant layer, a plastic substrate molded to the film, wherein the plastic substrate is at least partially transparent or translucent, and a scratch-resistant coating molded to the plastic substrate on a side opposite the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventors: Scott Sharron, Christopher Stvartak
  • Patent number: 10343249
    Abstract: Thin glass elements with improved edge strength are provided—from a sheet glass element that has two opposite parallel faces and an edge connecting the faces. The sheet glass element has a thickness of at most 700 ?m. At least a portion of the edge is defined by an edge surface portion that is convexly curved, so that at least one of the faces merges into the edge surface portion, wherein a curved arc of the edge surface portion has a length that is at least 1/30 of the thickness of the sheet glass element. In the region of the convex curvature, the edge surface portion has indentations in the form of furrows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Matthias Jotz, Markus Heiss-Chouquet, Hauke Esemann, Clemens Ottermann, Claudia Stolz
  • Patent number: 10256047
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a dye-sensitized solar cell including a working electrode (1), a first conducting layer (3) for extracting photo-generated electrons from the working electrode, a porous insulation substrate (4) made of a microfibers, wherein the first conducting layer is a porous conducting layer formed on one side of the porous insulation substrate, a counter electrode including a second conducting layer (2) arranged on the opposite side of the porous substrate, and electrolyte for transferring electrons from the counter electrode to the working electrode. The porous insulation substrate comprises a layer (5) of woven microfibers and a layer (6) of non-woven microfibers disposed on the layer of woven microfibers. The present invention also relates to a method for producing a dye-sensitized solar cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Exeger Operations AB
    Inventors: Henrik Lindström, Giovanni Fili
  • Patent number: 10252500
    Abstract: Multilayered interlayers comprising stiff skin or outer layers and a soft core layer(s) are disclosed. The multilayered interlayers comprise: a first polymer layer (skin layer) comprising plasticized poly(vinyl butyral) resin; a second polymer layer (core layer) comprising a blend of two (or more) plasticized poly(vinyl butyral) resins having different residual hydroxyl content; and optionally a third polymer layer (skin layer) comprising plasticized poly(vinyl butyral) resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Solutia Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Lu
  • Patent number: 10226912
    Abstract: An interlayer film for laminated glass that can improve a sound insulation property of an obtained laminated glass when the interlayer film for laminated glass is used for configuring the laminated glass is provided. The interlayer film for laminated glass according to the present invention includes a first layer and a second layer laminated on a first surface of the first layer. The first layer includes a polyvinyl acetate resin and a plasticizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventors: Michio Shimamoto, Shota Matsuda, Sinyul Yang
  • Patent number: 10184253
    Abstract: A roof construction method using expanded metal lath laid on top of corrugated metal roof deck for the purpose of creating ventilation ducts in the valleys of the corrugated metal deck. The ventilation ducts created are vented to the building space below through vent slots in the valleys of the metal roof deck. A concrete slab with finished rubber roof poured in top of this roof deck with ventilation ducts will have enhanced ability to release moisture trapped from the concrete curing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventor: Kevin Patrick Ryan
  • Patent number: 10179435
    Abstract: A method and assembly for reshaping an elongated plasticized article including a pair of first and second spaced apart fixtures adapted to supporting extending ends of an elongated article. The fixtures each exhibit a contoured upper surface upon which the elongated article is adapted to being supported in adhering fashion. A heated airflow is delivered in communication with at least one surface of the article and, upon cooling, the article exhibits an extending profile matching the contoured upper surface. A pre-heat station pre-softens at least an extending subset portion of the article prior to transfer to the fixture. Pluralities of gripping fingers communicate with an underside of the contoured upper surface and are adapted to engage at least underside accessible cross sectional profile locations of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: U.S. Farathane Corporation
    Inventors: Steve Porter, Gerald N. Strich
  • Patent number: 10162083
    Abstract: Methods and systems for depositing a thin film are disclosed. The methods and systems can be used to deposit a film having a uniform thickness on a substrate surface that has a non-planar three-dimensional geometry, such as a curved surface. The methods involve the use of a deposition source that has a shape in accordance with the non-planar three-dimensional geometry of the substrate surface. In some embodiments, multiple layers of films are deposited onto each other forming multi-layered coatings. In some embodiments, the multi-layered coatings are antireflective (AR) coatings for windows or lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Que Anh S. Nguyen, Matthew S. Rogers
  • Patent number: 10155691
    Abstract: Described herein are various antimicrobial glass articles that have improved resistance to discoloration when exposed to harsh conditions. The improved antimicrobial glass articles described herein generally include a glass substrate that has a low concentration of nonbridging oxygen atoms, a compressive stress layer and an antimicrobial silver-containing region that each extend inward from a surface of the glass substrate to a specific depth, such that the glass article experiences little-to-no discoloration when exposed to harsh conditions. Methods of making and using the glass articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Inventors: Jaymin Amin, Nicholas Francis Borrelli, Timothy Michael Gross, Odessa Natalie Petzold, Wageesha Senaratne
  • Patent number: 10131995
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a preparation method of a low-pH controlled-release intelligent corrosion inhibitor. The low-pH controlled-release intelligent corrosion inhibitor comprises a hydrogel with low pH responsiveness and a corrosion inhibiting substance having the capacity of corrosion inhibition. That is, a corrosion inhibiting substance is wrapped in a low-pH sensitive hydrogel. The swelling degree of the pH sensitive hydrogel may be changed according to the amounts of monomers and crosslinking agents so as to control the releasing speed of the corrosion inhibiting substance. By the soaking experiment and the measurements of electrochemical polarization curves and alternating impedance spectra, the sensitive and long-lasting features of the low-pH controlled-release intelligent corrosion inhibitor are indicated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Xiaogang Li, Chaofang Dong, Xuequn Cheng, Cuiwei Du, Kui Xiao
  • Patent number: 10081427
    Abstract: A Galley container (1) for use in an aircraft, includes at least two container sidewalls (6), a container floor element (7) and a container ceiling element (8), forming a hollow inner shell casing (2) with a circumferential first rim (12) and a circumferential second rim (12?). The composite tape (11) is spun around the inner shell casing and along the circumference of the rims, forming at least part of a construction layer (5) of the galley container. The composite tape includes at least one fiber and a matrix material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Zodiac Aircatering Equipment Europe B.V.
    Inventor: Laurentius Petrus Joseph Van Loon
  • Patent number: 10041255
    Abstract: A roofing membrane may include a main body, a first material, and a second material. The first material may be bonded to the main body and positioned toward a first edge thereof. The second material may be bonded to the main body and positioned toward a second edge thereof. The second edge may be positioned opposite the first edge such that the first and second materials are positioned toward opposite edges of the main body. At least one of the first material or the second material may include a first reactive material of a chemically reactive two-part cure system that is configured to chemically react upon contact of the first reactive material with a second reactive material of the chemically reactive two-part cure system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Jonas Houchin, Eric Alden Olson, Zebonie Sukle, Bradley Robert Crume, Richard F Gustin, Jr., Jordan Kortmeyer
  • Patent number: 10026549
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electronic component includes: a coil forming step of forming a winding coil by a wire-shaped conductor; a press fitting step of embedding the winding coil into a plate-shaped composite magnetic material in a state in which the plate-shaped composite magnetic material is softened, the plate-shaped composite magnetic material being a composite magnetic material that is formed in a plate shape and in which magnetic particles and a resin are mixed; a covering step of covering a part of the winding coil with another plate-shaped composite magnetic material that is softened, the part of the coil being a part remaining uncovered in the press fitting step; a pressurizing step of pressurizing and molding an entirety; and, a hardening step of hardening the composite magnetic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takao Kawachi, Yoshiharu Sato, Takahiro Ogawa, Isao Ida
  • Patent number: 10017662
    Abstract: Mosaic tesserae comprising a substrate having a visible face covered with a coating layer of transparent material are provided. This coating layer has a fire resistance of at least CLASS B according to standard EN ISO 11925, improved abrasion resistance and transmittance of radiation with a wavelength between about 400 and about 800 nm equal to at least 80%. Methods of making mosaic tesserae which exhibit these features are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: S.E. SPECIAL ENGINES S.R.L.
    Inventors: Maurizio Gastaldi, Alberto Menozzi, Silvia Gastaldi