Thickness (relative Or Absolute) Patents (Class 428/213)
  • Patent number: 11013126
    Abstract: A connection structure: a first electronic component having a terminal pattern in which a plurality of terminals are arranged side by side in a radial form and a second electronic component having a terminal pattern corresponding to the terminal pattern of the first electronic component are anisotropically conductively connected using an anisotropic conductive film, (i) the effective connection area per terminal is 3000 ?m2 or more, and the number density of conductive particles in the anisotropic conductive film is 2000 particles/mm2 or more and 20000 particles/mm2 or less, (ii) as the anisotropic conductive film, adopted is an anisotropic conductive film in which the conductive particles are arranged in a lattice form, and the arrangement pitch and the arrangement direction are configured such that each terminal captures three or more conductive particles, or (iii) as the anisotropic conductive film, adopted is an anisotropic conductive film having a multiple circular region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuta Araki
  • Patent number: 10980661
    Abstract: A multilayer film includes an outer foam layer and a gas barrier layer. The multilayer film may also include at least one tie layer and at least one inner layer, and can be configured to have various film layer constructions. For example, the multilayer film can be configured as a five-layer, six-layer, or seven-layer films. The multilayer film can provide unique texture, softness, quietness, gas barrier properties, light weight and low cost per volume. Further, one or more layers of the multilayer film can contain a vinyl-bond rich triblock copolymer to provide sound absorbing properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: HOLLISTER INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Moh-Ching Oliver Chang
  • Patent number: 10973376
    Abstract: A paper product has a plurality of individual paper sheets with a moist center section impregnated with a liquid and dry outer sections that bound the moist center section. The paper product includes a core element and the plurality of individual paper sheets that are wound around the core element. Each paper sheet has a top surface, a bottom surface, the moist center section impregnated with the liquid, a first dry outer section bounding a first edge of the moist center section, a second dry outer section bounding a second edge of the moist center section, a first moisture impermeable barrier at the first edge of the moist center section, a second moisture impermeable barrier at the second edge of the moist center section, and a water impermeable membrane extending laterally between the first and second moisture impermeable barriers for dividing the moist center section into a first region and a second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Gehane Triarsi, Shaun Heusen
  • Patent number: 10967619
    Abstract: A stretch-modified elastomeric multilayer film comprising a core layer comprising a first ethylene-?-olefin block copolymer, wherein the first ethylene-?-olefin block copolymer comprises at least 50 mol. % ethylene, has a melt index (I2) from 0.5 g/10 min to 5 g/10 min, and has a density of 0.850 g/cc to 0.890 g/cc, and at least one outer layer independently comprising a second ethylene-?-olefin block copolymer and from 2.5 to 30 wt. % of an antiblock agent, wherein the second ethylene-?-olefin block copolymer comprises at least 50 mol. % ethylene, has a melt index (I2) from 0.5 g/10 min to 25 g/10 min, and has a density of 0.850 g/cc to 0.890 g/cc, wherein the density of the first ethylene-?-olefin block copolymer is equal to or greater than the density of the second ethylene-?-olefin block copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Andy C. Chang, Jacquelyn A. Degroot, Kate R. Brown, Aleksandar Stoiljkovic, Gert J. Claasen, Barbara Bonavoglia, Carlos E. Ruiz
  • Patent number: 10961124
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to graphene. In particular, the present disclosure relates to a method for continuously preparing thermally conductive graphene films. A graphite oxide containing 40-60 wt % of moisture is directly stripped at a high temperature; and then, procedures such as dispersion, defoaming, coating, stripping, trimming, and reduction are performed to prepare thermally conductive graphene films with high thermal conductivity coefficient and strong electromagnetic shielding effectiveness. In the method, because of directly stripping the graphite oxide containing 40-60 wt % of moisture at a high temperature, the procedure of drying the graphite oxide is omitted, achieving low energy consumption and low manufacturing costs. Compared with preparing slurry by directly dispersing the graphite oxide, the concentration of the slurry after high temperature stripping is higher, and can reach 3-20 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Changzhou Fuxi Technology Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Bucun Zhou, Renjie Zhou, Feng Li, Jing Lu
  • Patent number: 10947352
    Abstract: Provided is a mountain-shaped structure material being excellent in stiffness and lightness. The present invention is a structure material including a resin, reinforced fibers and voids. The structure material has a specific bending stiffness represented as Ec1/3·??1 being 2.5 or more where a bending modulus is Ec and a density is ?. The structure material has a mountain shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Takashi Fujioka, Yoshiki Takebe, Masato Honma
  • Patent number: 10946630
    Abstract: Improved dental appliances and polymeric sheet compositions are disclosed. The polymeric sheet compositions are useful for making dental appliances having outer layers comprised of a material having a modulus of from about 1,000 MPA to 2,500 MPA (“hard”) and an inner core comprised of elastomeric material or materials having a modulus of from about 50 MPa to 500 MPa (“soft”), which exhibit improved flexibility and strength, and better stain and tear resistance than currently available materials and dental appliances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Bay Materials, LLC
    Inventors: Ray F. Stewart, John Lahlouh
  • Patent number: 10948643
    Abstract: An optical film for a cover plate of a flexible display, which is disposed on the display side of the flexible display, is disclosed. The optical film sequentially includes an optical substrate layer adjacent to the flexible display, a first adhesive layer, a polarizing layer, a second adhesive layer and a surface functional film which is disposed on the folding side of the flexible display. The optical film having excellent bending resistance and recovery property can be obtained by adjusting the ratio of the integrated bending modulus of the optical substrate layer, the polarizing layer, and the surface functional film to the total thickness of the optical film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: BenQ Materials Corporation
    Inventors: Chen-Kuan Kuo, Kuo-Jui Huang, Wei-Sheng Cheng
  • Patent number: 10941067
    Abstract: A shaped glass article is provided that is ultrathin, has two surfaces and one or more edges joining the two surfaces, and a thickness between the two surfaces. The shaped ultrathin glass article has at least one curved area with a non-vanishing surface curvature with a minimal curvature radius R if no external forces are applied. A method for producing a shaped glass article is also provided that includes providing an ultrathin glass with two surfaces and one or more edges joining the two surfaces, having a thickness between the two surfaces and shaping the ultrathin glass to a shaped ultrathin glass article by forming at least one curved area having a non-vanishing surface curvature with a minimal curvature radius R if no external forces are applied to the shaped ultrathin glass article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: SCHOTT GLASS TECHNOLOGIES (SUZHOU) CO. LTD.
    Inventors: Feng He, Ning Da, Pengxiang Qian
  • Patent number: 10935008
    Abstract: A bending actuator and methods for making and using the same. A beam of anisotropic polymer material, such as nylon, characterized by a greater degree of molecular orientation along a longitudinal axis than transverse to the longitudinal axis, has a heating element in thermal contact with at least one of a pair of opposing faces parallel to the longitudinal axis of the beam. The heating element in certain embodiments provides for photothermal activation of the bending actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Seyed M. Mirvakili, Ian W. Hunter
  • Patent number: 10928553
    Abstract: One or more aspects of the present disclosure provide optical element transfer structures that include an optical element releasably coupled with a transfer medium and methods of making and using the optical element transfer structures. The optical element transfer structures can be used to dispose an optical element onto an article, whereby the optical element imparts a structural color to the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Bee, Jeremy Gantz, Kim Kovel
  • Patent number: 10923698
    Abstract: A laminate-type power storage element includes a flat plate-shaped electrode body and an exterior body. The electrode body is configured by stacking a sheet-shaped positive electrode and a sheet-shaped negative electrode on either side of a separator. The exterior body is formed in a flattened bag-shape by thermocompression bonding peripheral edge regions of two opposing laminated films, to seal the electrode body inside the flattened bag-shape of the exterior body together with an electrolyte. The separator has a sheet-shaped substrate and at least one bonding layer formed on at least one surface of the substrate. A peripheral edge portion of the separator is sandwiched between and bonded by the two laminated films at a peripheral inside of the peripheral edge regions of the two laminated films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: FDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuya Iida, Yasuaki Egawa, Daisuke Hirata, Ryuji Ito, Akihiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10913842
    Abstract: A formulation of a poly(propylene-co-ethylene) elastomer copolymer and a poly(ethylene-co-1-octene) block copolymer; a method of making the formulation; a manufactured article comprising or made from the formulation; and a method of using the manufactured article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Manish Talreja, Jeffrey M. Cogen, Haiyang Yu, Jeffrey C. Munro, Lisa S. Madenjian, Susan R. Gill
  • Patent number: 10894393
    Abstract: Disclosed are multilayer films with high toughness performance, where the films have an elastic ethylene copolymer in the core layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Achiel J. M. Van Loon, Danny Van Hoyweghen
  • Patent number: 10875286
    Abstract: Various embodiments of multilayer polymer films and multilayer structures with enhanced tear strength are provided. Also disclosed are processes and systems for producing the disclosed multilayer polymer films. The disclosed films comprise a first polymer that may be cross-linkable upon exposure to radiation, and a second polymer that is cleaved or broken when exposed to irradiation. Layers comprising the first polymer are referred to as bulk layers, and layers comprising the second polymer are referred to as scission layers. Scission layers are positioned between bulk layers. The bulk and scission layers may comprise one or more sublayers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Clysar LLC
    Inventors: Guangda Shi, Kurt Bormann
  • Patent number: 10864668
    Abstract: A composite film material usable in a data carrier card body includes a first outer plastic layer, an inner plastic layer and a second outer plastic layer, all the layers together forming a co-extruded composite. The plastic material of the first outer layer is a polyethylene terephthalate glycol copolymer (PETG) or contains a PETG, the plastic material of the inner layer is a thermoplastic copolyester elastomer (TPC) or contains a TPC, and the plastic material of the second outer layer is a PETG or contains a PETG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: GIESECKE+DEVRIENT MOBILE SECURITY GMBH
    Inventors: Josef Riedl, Cordula Regensburger, Andreas Braun
  • Patent number: 10829193
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a structural assembly comprising at least two assembly components interconnected by means of a thermoplastic plastics material, and useful in the field of aviation or space travel. First, a first assembly component and a second assembly component are provided and arranged so as to form an arrangement. Second, the arrangement is subjected to creep forming at a temperature which is selected in such a way that the thermoplastic plastics material melts at least in part during the creep forming so as to connect the first assembly component and the second assembly component. The invention further relates to structural assemblies, in particular for an aircraft or spacecraft, and to an aircraft or spacecraft comprising a structural assembly of this type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Marco Pacchione, Paulin Fideu
  • Patent number: 10822463
    Abstract: A resin supply material is used for molding a fiber-reinforced resin and includes a continuous porous material and a resin. The continuous porous material has a bending resistance Grt of 10 mN·cm or more at 23° C., and a bending resistance ratio Gr of 0.7 or less, the bending resistance ratio Gr being expressed by the formula: Gr=Gmt/Grt Gmt: bending resistance of continuous porous material at 70° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomohiro Takehara, Satoshi Seike, Masato Honma, Takashi Fujioka, Satomi Hiasa
  • Patent number: 10773430
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a continuous compression molding machine. The continuous compression molding machine comprises a tooling die, extending through a heating zone and a cooling zone, a tooling sleeve, and a biasing system. The tooling sleeve corresponds to the tooling die and is for use in forming a thermoplastic composite part from a thermoplastic composite charge when the tooling sleeve with the thermoplastic composite charge is moved with respect to the tooling die through the heating zone and the cooling zone. The biasing system is configured to hold the thermoplastic charge at a first angle within the heating zone and hold the thermoplastic composite charge at a second angle within the cooling zone, as the tooling sleeve moves through the heating zone and the cooling zone with the thermoplastic composite charge. The first angle is different from the second angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Philip P. Steinacher, Randall Dow Wilkerson, James Rodney Fox, Michael Palmore Matlack, Ryan Joseph Merriman, Donald C. Besselsen, David Phillip Bruk
  • Patent number: 10774541
    Abstract: The invention provides a high strength stone plastic floor and manufacturing method thereof. The stone plastic floor comprises a PVC substrate and a surface layer on a surface of the PVC substrate. Compositions of PVC substrate comprise: PVC powder from 20 to 35 weight percent, calcium carbonate from 60 to 70 weight percent, stabilizer from 1 to 3 weight percent, flexibilizer from 1 to 3 weight percent, lubricants from 0.4 to 1 weight percent, and colorant from 0.4 to 1 weight percent. The high strength stone plastic floor does not contain plasticizer so environmental risks are completely avoided. The contractility is good. The high strength stone plastic floor is resistant to high temperature and direct sunlight. Compared with conventional stone plastic floor, lifespan of the present invention is prolonged. The PVC substrate of the floor can be combined with different layers and can integrate different advantages of other floors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventor: Xiaoling Zhang
  • Patent number: 10738220
    Abstract: The adhesive tape of this application comprises a layer of polymeric material, particularly a polyvinyl chloride, having a Shore A Hardness of between 92 and 100 and a layer of adhesive material attached to a surface of the layer of polymeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: ShieldMark, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas R. Goecke
  • Patent number: 10723108
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein include multilayer films having at least an outer layer that includes 1) polyethylene elastomer and 2) ULDPE or VLDPE and that has a purge fraction greater than 20 percent as determined by Crystallization Elution Fractionation (CEF) test method. Embodiments disclosed herein also include related compositions to make such films and methods of making such films. The ULDPE or VLDPE can be made via Ziegler-Natta catalyst reaction techniques to provide the desired purge fraction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Jong Young Lee, Yijian Lin, Rajen M. Patel
  • Patent number: 10716713
    Abstract: An absorbent core for use in an absorbent article, the absorbent core including a first absorbent layer comprising a first substrate, a layer of first superabsorbent polymer particles deposited on the first substrate on a deposition area and a fibrous layer of thermoplastic adhesive material covering the layer of first superabsorbent polymer particles, and a second absorbent layer comprising a second substrate and a mixed layer comprising a mixture of second superabsorbent particles and cellulosic fibers deposited on the second substrate. The first and second absorbent layers are combined together such that at least a portion of the fibrous thermoplastic adhesive material of the first absorbent layer contacts at least a portion of the mixed layer of the second absorbent layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Birgit Wirtz, Walter Pieter Hendrik Laurentius Van Der Klugt, Rodrigo Rosati, Ernesto G Bianchi, Aniruddha Chatterjee, Carsten Heinrich Kreuzer, Holger Beruda
  • Patent number: 10709806
    Abstract: A biodegradable, disposable absorbent article, such as a diaper, having a non-woven inner layer of natural fibers and a non-woven outer layer of natural fibers and a treatment applied to at least one surface thereof. The treatment includes at least one compound selected from the group consisting of waxes, urethanes, silicones, fluorocarbons, and non-fluorochemical repellents. The absorbent article has a core of natural fibers or fibrous material, and optionally polyacrylate superabsorbent particles, positioned between the inner layer and the outer layer. The article may contain polylactic acid films between the layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Everyone's Earth Inc.
    Inventors: Nicole M. Richards, Thomas C. Kallish
  • Patent number: 10703860
    Abstract: An insulating coating material including a polyimide film, and an adhesion layer on at least one side of a polyimide film. The polyimide film has a weight of 23.5 g or less per 1 m2 and a loop stiffness value of 0.45 g/cm or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: KANEKA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasutaka Kondo, Makoto Tawada, Kazuhiro Ono
  • Patent number: 10688752
    Abstract: Light weight composites with high flexural strength comprise epoxy foam sandwiched between two layers of facing material have high strength and low weight and can be used to replace steel structures. The facing layer may be fibrous material especially glass or carbon fibres, the facing material is preferably embedded into the epoxy matrix. Alternatively they may be matching box structures or concentric metal tubes. The sandwich structures may be prepared by laying up the fibre; coating and/or impregnating the layer with epoxy resin, laying a layer of heat activatable foamable epoxy material, providing a further layer of the fibrous material optionally coated and/or impregnated with epoxy resin on the foamable material and heating to foam and cure the epoxy materials. Alternatively they may be formed by extrusion of the foamable material between the surface layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Zephyros, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric Le Gall, Frederic Ostrowsky, Denis Souvay
  • Patent number: 10676262
    Abstract: A sealing label for sealing a snuff container may include a structural layer and having first and second side edges extending in a length direction and first and second end edges extending in a width direction. The sealing label may be divided in the width direction into a container lid attachment area and a container base attachment area. A tear strip area may be arranged between the container lid attachment area and the container base attachment area and may be terminated by a pull tab arranged at the first end edge. The structural layer of the sealing label may be a single structural layer of the sealing label and may consist of a mono oriented polymer film having a direction of orientation coinciding with the length direction of the sealing label. A snuff container provided with the sealing label is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Swedish Match North Europe AB
    Inventor: Philip Beardsall
  • Patent number: 10670884
    Abstract: A spectacle lens contains, starting from the object-sided front surface of the spectacle lens to the opposite rear-side of the spectacle lens, at least a) one component A including an ultrathin glass, b) one component B including at least one polymer material and/or at least one mineral glass, c) one component C, including at least one functional layer and/or an ultra-thin glass. A method for producing such a spectacle lens is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Vision International GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Glöge, Jeremias Gromotka, Bernhard von Blanckenhagen, Ralf Meschenmoser, Michael Totzeck, Markus Haidl
  • Patent number: 10634887
    Abstract: A protective film placed on an upper part of a metal film for protecting the metal film placed on a glass substrate. The protective film includes a silica film. The silica film has an extinction coefficient “k” less than or equal to 1×10?4, a refractive index “n” greater than or equal to 1.466 at a wavelength of 632 nm, and a carbon content less than or equal to 3 atomic %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Naoko Okada, Nobutaka Aomine, Hiroshi Hanekawa, Hirotomo Kawahara
  • Patent number: 10627557
    Abstract: Thermoplastic birefringent multilayer optical films are described. More particularly, thermoplastic multilayer films having alternating first and second layers having a linear layer profile where both outer layers are thinner than 350 nm but thicker than 150 nm are described. Thermoplastic birefringent multilayer optical films with thinner outer protective boundary layers are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Matthew B. Johnson, Adam D. Haag, Martin E. Denker
  • Patent number: 10618203
    Abstract: A method of making a trimmed, laminated trim component is provided. A heated plastic composite sheet is pressed against a heated laminated sheet to bond a plastic cushioning layer of the laminated sheet to the plastic composite sheet. The step of pressing compresses a portion of the laminated sheet spaced inwardly from an outer periphery of the laminated sheet to locally compact and thin the cushioning layer at the portion to form a compressed portion of the cushioning layer. Unwanted portions of the laminated sheet are trimmed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Global IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Darius J Preisler, Christopher A. Heikkila, Steven A. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10622575
    Abstract: Provided is a display apparatus where: a red light-emitting layer is formed as a layer that is common to a first subpixel, a second subpixel, and a third subpixel; a blue light-emitting layer is formed as a layer that is common to the first subpixel and the second subpixel; and the green light-emitting layer is formed only in the second subpixel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yuto Tsukamoto, Shinichi Kawato, Manabu Niboshi, Hiroshi Imada, Tokiyoshi Umeda, Bai Zhang, Tomoaki Jo
  • Patent number: 10611132
    Abstract: In order to provide a polyethylene sealant film having great strength and good heat sealability, despite being thin, a multilayer polyethylene sealant film is produced by a method including coextruding and stretching a sealant layer formed of a low density polyethylene resin or linear low density polyethylene resin and an orientation layer including a polyethylene resin having a melting point higher than the sealant layer, by an inflation method at a temperature higher than the melting point of the sealant layer and higher than the Vicat softening temperature, but lower than the melting point of the orientation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: HOSOKAWA YOKO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yukio Kobayashi, Yohei Kageyama, Munenori Miyazaki, Yoshihiro Kojima, Yoshikazu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10603884
    Abstract: A multi-layer film includes a first-seal layer and a second-seal layer. The multi-layer film may be used to form a package for consumer-care products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: Martin F. Hoenigmann
  • Patent number: 10579106
    Abstract: Embodiments of this disclosure pertain to a strengthened glass article including a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface defining a thickness (t) of about less than about 1.1 mm, a compressive stress layer extending from the first surface to a depth of compression (DOC) of about 0.1·t or greater, such that when the glass article fracture, it breaks into a plurality of fragments having an aspect ratio of about 5 or less. In some embodiments, the glass article exhibits an equibiaxial flexural strength of about 20 kgf or greater, after being abraded with 90-grit SiC particles at a pressure of 25 psi for 5 seconds. Devices incorporating the glass articles described herein and methods for making the same are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Steven Edward DeMartino, Michelle Dawn Fabian, Jeffrey Todd Kohli, Jennifer Lynn Lyon, Charlene Marie Smith, Zhongzhi Tang
  • Patent number: 10569502
    Abstract: A method of forming an article and associated article are provided. Multi-fiber cellulose strips are interacted with a bonding agent and layered in a plurality of layers, the layered cellulose strips collectively defining opposed major surfaces. A porous sheet member, interacted with a fire-retarding solution, is engaged with at least one of the major surfaces of the layered cellulose strips, such that the porous sheet member substantially covers the at least one major surface. The layered cellulose strips and the porous sheet member are collectively exposed to an actuating element, configured to actuate the bonding agent to facilitate cohesion of the layered cellulose strips and the porous sheet member, to form a board member, wherein the at least one major surface cooperates with the porous sheet member engaged therewith, in response to the actuating element, such that the porous sheet member forms a substantially smooth and uniform surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: BLH Technologies Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Baroux
  • Patent number: 10556826
    Abstract: Methods for regenerating poisoned salt bath comprising providing a salt bath comprising at least one of KNO3 and NaNO3, providing an ion-exchangeable substrate comprising lithium cations, contacting at least a portion of the ion-exchangeable substrate with the salt bath, whereby lithium cations in the salt bath diffuse from the ion-exchangeable substrate and are dissolved in the salt bath, and selectively precipitating dissolved lithium cations from the salt bath using phosphate salt. The methods further include preventing or reducing the formation of surface defects in the ion-exchangeable substrate by preventing or reducing the formation of crystals on the surface of the ion-exchangeable substrate upon removal from the salt bath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Jaymin Amin, Xiaoju Guo, Todd LeRoy Heck, Hongmei Hu, Yuhui Jin, Pascale Oram, Ljerka Ukrainczyk
  • Patent number: 10546700
    Abstract: A laminate-type power storage element has a flat body and an interior layered flat plate-shaped electrode body. A positive electrode terminal plate is mounted to a positive electrode of the electrode body and is guided outside from a predetermined margin of the body. A negative electrode terminal plate is mounted to a negative electrode of the electrode body and guided in the same direction. A film member spans across both electrode terminal plates. The film member is made by layering an insulating heat-resistant film and an adhesive to thermocompression bond the heat-resistant film to a matter to be adhered to. The film member is thermocompression bonded to the electrode terminal plate at a region facing principal surfaces of the positive and the negative plates, and is thermocompression bondable to the matter to be adhered to in a region that does not face the respective principal surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: FDK Corporation
    Inventors: Daisuke Hirata, Tsukasa Mano, Naoaki Nishimura, Ryuji Ito, Akihiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10543667
    Abstract: Composite film structures for packaging use. The composite film structures have easy open, clean peel and hermetic seal characteristics stemming from good caulkability characteristics when a region of the composite film structures are folded over and sealed to form a seal on a bag, pouch or package. The composite film structure includes a base film which includes a biaxially-oriented film and a vacuum-deposited metal layer and a heat-sealant structure comprising a low density polyethylene and a linear low density polyethylene. The metal layer is between the biaxially-oriented film and the heat-sealant structure. The heat-sealant structure thickness is from about 50 to about 100 gauge, the adhesion strength between the biaxially-oriented film and the metal layer is less than about 800 g/in, and the seal strength when a region of the composite film structure is folded onto a composite film structure region is from about 500 to about 1500 g/in.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Hanks, Joshua R. Cloutier, Keunsuk P. Chang
  • Patent number: 10547034
    Abstract: Provided is a sealing apparatus of a pouch-type secondary battery, capable of preventing electrolyte leakage by constantly positioning a lead on a sealing groove so as to completely seal the secondary battery. A sealing apparatus according to the present disclosure is a sealing apparatus of a pouch-type secondary battery which seals a pouch case in which an electrode assembly is installed. The sealing apparatus includes upper and lower sealing blocks, wherein at least one sealing block of the upper and lower sealing blocks has a sealing groove having a slanted step portion which is formed at a position corresponding to the lead of the pouch-type secondary battery and a lead guide for seating the lead on the sealing groove is installed in front of the sealing block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Seong-Yoon Lim, Ji-Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 10538070
    Abstract: A non-polyvinylchloride (non-PVC) surface covering is provided. The non-PVC surface covering includes a bottom material layer. A middle layer is disposed on the bottom material layer, wherein the middle layer includes a middle material layer. A transparent abrasion-resistant layer is disposed on the middle layer, wherein the transparent abrasion-resistant layer includes a polyolefin of 40˜94.95 wt %, a polyolefin elastomer (POE) or a polyolefin plastomer (POP) of 5˜50 wt %, and a processing agent of 0.05˜10 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: HANDSOME PLASTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chen-Lung Lin, Henn-Sheng Hsia, Wan-Hui Lin
  • Patent number: 10532499
    Abstract: A method of making a laminated trim component is provided. A heated plastic composite sheet is pressed against a heated laminated sheet to bond a plastic cushioning layer of the laminated sheet to the plastic composite sheet. The step of pressing compresses a portion of the laminated sheet spaced inwardly from an outer periphery of the laminated sheet to locally compact and thin the cushioning layer at the portion to form a compressed portion of the cushioning layer. Interior portions of the sheets stretch during the step of pressing while remaining intact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Global IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Darius J Preisler, Christopher A. Heikkila, Steven A. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10525676
    Abstract: An interlayer film for a laminated glass includes a thermoplastic resin and a plasticizer. The ratio of a high molecular weight component with an absolute molecular weight of 1000000 or more in the thermoplastic resin is 7.4% or higher, or the ratio of a high molecular weight component with a polystyrene-equivalent molecular weight of 1000000 or more in the thermoplastic resin is 9% or higher. A first multilayer interlayer film for a laminated glass includes an interlayer film for a laminated glass and an interlayer film for a laminated glass that contains a thermoplastic resin and a plasticizer, and is laminated on one face of the interlayer film for a laminated glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Iwamoto, Kohei Kani
  • Patent number: 10493733
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to films particularly suitable for stretch hood applications. More particularly, this disclosure relates to multi-layer films particularly suitable for stretch hood applications comprising an inner layer that includes a blend of a propylene-based elastomer and a polyethylene having long-chain branching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Paul M. German, Jr., Wen Li, Jianya Cheng
  • Patent number: 10480192
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of a thermoplastic polyolefin membrane are provided. The colored TPO membrane can have a cap layer having a top color layer and a white sub-layer having a solar reflectance underneath the top color layer, and a core layer underneath the cap layer. The colored TPO roofing membrane can have a reinforcing polyester scrim between the cap layer and the core layer. The white sub-layer can be made up of one or more layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: BUILDING MATERIALS INVESTMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Linlin Xing, Thomas John Taylor
  • Patent number: 10474264
    Abstract: A display device, including: a substrate; an electrode unit provided on the substrate; an emission layer driven by the electrode unit; a capacitive touch sensor provided on the electrode unit; and a conductive layer provided on the touch sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwan Ho Kim, Ja Seung Ku, Jin Hee Park, Ho Seok Son, Jang Doo Lee, Sung Yeon Cho, Jae Hyung Cho
  • Patent number: 10472378
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is to attain water repellency as well as the heat resistance and the light resistance. the transparent film of the present invention comprises: a polysiloxane backbone; and a trialkylsilyl containing molecular chain bonded to a part of silicon atoms forming the polysiloxane backbone, wherein alkyl groups in the trialkylsilyl containing molecular chain may be replaced by fluoroalkyl groups, and the transparent film satisfies at least one of the relationships of: (BH?A0)/A0×100(%)??27(%); and (BL?A0)/A0×100(%)??15(%), provided that A0 is an initial contact angle of a liquid droplet on the transparent film, BH is a contact angle of a liquid droplet on the transparent film incubated at 200° C. for 24 hours, and BL is a contact angle of a liquid droplet on the transparent film irradiated by a xenon lamp with an intensity of 250 W for 100 hours.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Sayaka Sakurai, Tomonori Miyamoto, Ryu Takeko
  • Patent number: 10457828
    Abstract: A laminate includes a base having a surface; an atomic layer deposition film that covers the surface of the base and has a film thickness of about 3 nm to about 500 nm (inclusive); and an overcoat layer that covers the atomic layer deposition film. A relationship of ta<toc<50 ta is met, where ta denotes the thickness of the atomic layer deposition film and toc denotes the thickness of the overcoat layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takahumi Horiike, Jin Sato, Nao Takashima
  • Patent number: 10457026
    Abstract: A device for producing a strip-shaped composite sheet may comprise at least two outer metal cover sheets and at least one plastic layer disposed between the two outer metal cover sheets. The device may further comprise at least one first laminating device for laminating the metal cover sheets with the at least one plastic layer arranged between the metal cover sheets, with the first laminating device comprising at least two laminating rolls forming a laminating gap. One object of the present disclosure is to provide methods and devices for producing composite sheets, with which the economy, in particular the production speed, of the production method can be significantly increased and at the same time the risk of delamination of the composite sheets during the further processing can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignees: ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG, ThyssenKrupp AG
    Inventors: Walter Mühlhause, Oliver Kleinschmidt, Klaus Peter Koch, Klemens Heermann
  • Patent number: RE48200
    Abstract: The invention relates to glass articles suitable for use as electronic device housing/cover glass which comprise a glass ceramic material. Particularly, a cover glass comprising an ion-exchanged glass ceramic exhibiting the following attributes (1) optical transparency, as defined by greater than 90% transmission at 400-750 nm; (2) a fracture toughness of greater than 0.6 MPa·m1/2; (3) a 4-point bend strength of greater than 350 MPa; (4) a Vickers hardness of at least 450 kgf/mm2 and a Vickers median/radial crack initiation threshold of at least 5 kgf; (5) a Young's Modulus ranging between about 50 to 100 GPa; (6) a thermal conductivity of less than 2.0 W/m° C., and (7) and at least one of the following attributes: (i) a compressive surface layer having a depth of layer (DOL) greater and a compressive stress greater than 400 MPa, or, (ii) a central tension of more than 20 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jaymin Amin, George Halsey Beall, Charlene Marie Smith