Thickness (relative Or Absolute) Patents (Class 428/213)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 10438831
    Abstract: A base film for dicing sheets that is used in a dicing sheet comprising the base film and a pressure sensitive adhesive layer laminated on one surface of the base film. The base film comprises at least a first resin layer that is in contact with the pressure sensitive adhesive layer of the dicing sheet and a second resin layer that comes into contact with the first resin layer when the base film for dicing sheets is wound up. The second resin layer has a crystallinity of 28% to 45%. The ratio of a tensile elastic modulus of the first resin layer to a tensile elastic modulus of the second resin layer is 1.2 to 3.0. The ratio of a thickness of the first resin layer to a thickness of the base film for dicing sheets is 25% to 80%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: LINTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Taya, Yuki Nito, Yusuke Miyatake
  • Patent number: 10418617
    Abstract: A laminate-type power storage element, including an exterior body that is formed in a flat bag shape, and an electrode body that has a sheet-shaped positive electrode and a sheet-shaped negative electrode layered via a separator and that is sealed inside the exterior body together with an electrolytic solution, wherein electrode terminal plates of the positive electrode and the negative electrode are guided in an identical direction from a predetermined margin of the exterior body to an outside of the exterior body, and a support part that is made with a film shaped resin having insulating and heat-resistant properties is formed on principal surface sides of the electrode terminal plates at a region that is along the predetermined margin and covers up to tip ends of the electrode terminal plates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: FDK Corporation
    Inventors: Tsukasa Mano, Daisuke Hirata, Naoaki Nishimura, Yuya Iida, Ryuji Ito
  • Patent number: 10350140
    Abstract: A laminate film includes a substrate layer; and a metal oxide layer which is provided on one surface or both surfaces of the substrate layer and contains a metal oxide. Further, the oxygen permeability measured under defined conditions is 20 ml/m2·day·MPa or less and the water vapor permeability measured under conditions of a temperature of 40° C. and a humidity of 90% RH is 2.5 g/m2·day or greater. In addition, when the K? beam intensity of a metal constituting the metal oxide which is obtained by performing fluorescence X-ray analysis on the metal oxide layer is set to A and the K? beam intensity of the metal which is obtained by performing fluorescence X-ray analysis on a metal layer formed of the metal constituting the metal oxide is set to B, A/B is equal to or greater than 0.20 and equal to or less than 0.97.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUI CHEMICALS TOHCELLO, INC.
    Inventors: Daisuke Matoba, Masako Kidokoro, Akira Nomoto, Aiko Shimakage
  • Patent number: 10345499
    Abstract: A solar control coating includes at least four phase adjustment layers and at least four metal functional layers. At least one of the metal functional layers can be a continuous layer. At least one of the metal functional layers can be a subcritical layer. The solar control coating provides reference IGU values of luminous transmittance no greater than 64%, SHGC of no greater than 0.5, and LSG of at least 1.85.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Vitro Flat Glass LLC..
    Inventors: Paul A. Medwick, Andrew V. Wagner, James P. Thiel
  • Patent number: 10343352
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a fiber-reinforced resin material having minimal directionality of strength as well as excellent productivity, a method and device for manufacturing a fiber-reinforced resin material whereby a molded article is obtained, and a device for inspecting a fiber bundle group. A method for manufacturing a sheet-shaped fiber-reinforced resin material in which a paste (P1) is impregnated between cut fiber bundles (CF), the method for manufacturing a fiber-reinforced resin material including a coating step applying a coating of a paste (P1) on a first sheet (S11) conveyed in a predetermined direction, a cutting step for cutting a long fiber bundle (CF) using a cutter (113A), a scattering step for dispersing the cut fiber bundles (CF) and scattering the cut fiber bundles (CF) on the paste (P1), and an impregnation step for pressing a fiber bundle group (F1) and the paste (P1) on the first sheet (S11) and impregnating the paste (P1) between the fiber bundles (CF).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Iwata, Nobuyuki Yamamoto, Hajime Okutsu, Ryuichi Ishikawa, Koichi Akiyama, Takayuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10322024
    Abstract: An ostomy appliance includes a multilayer composite film comprising at least one foam layer. An outer foam layer can function as a skin contact layer providing comfort and softness characteristics that are comparable to a nonwoven comfort layer. Preferably, at least one foam layer includes a vinyl-bond rich triblock copolymer and provides sound absorbing properties. The multilayer composite film can also include at least one layer comprising a filler to further enhance sound absorbing properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Hollister Incorporated
    Inventor: Moh-Ching Oliver Chang
  • Patent number: 10307999
    Abstract: Disclosed are multilayer films which can provide desired low-temperature bag drop performance suited for laminate freezer film packaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Zhen-Yu Zhu, Zhi-Yi Shen
  • Patent number: 10300666
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a fiber-reinforced resin material having minimal directionality of strength as well as excellent productivity, a method and device for manufacturing a fiber-reinforced resin material whereby a molded article is obtained, and a device for inspecting a fiber bundle group. A method for manufacturing a sheet-shaped fiber-reinforced resin material in which a paste (P1) is impregnated between cut fiber bundles (CF), the method for manufacturing a fiber-reinforced resin material including a coating step applying a coating of a paste (P1) on a first sheet (S11) conveyed in a predetermined direction, a cutting step for cutting a long fiber bundle (CF) using a cutter (113A), a scattering step for dispersing the cut fiber bundles (CF) and scattering the cut fiber bundles (CF) on the paste (P1), and an impregnation step for pressing a fiber bundle group (F1) and the paste (P1) on the first sheet (S11) and impregnating the paste (P1) between the fiber bundles (CF).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Iwata, Nobuyuki Yamamoto, Hajime Okutsu, Ryuichi Ishikawa, Koichi Akiyama, Takayuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10293571
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multilayer lining plate for essentially horizontal support surfaces such as floors or floor coverings, comprising a main layer having at least two longer sides and two shorter sides, including at least one part, and a ductile upper decorative layer, wherein the lining plate comprises along an outer edge of each of the longer sides of the main layer a ductile machinable portion that can be machined to form a connecting profile for connection of the lining plate with other plates; wherein the at least one part of the main layer is more rigid than the upper decorative layer; and wherein the at least one part of the main layer is made of magnesium oxide, fibrocement or mortar with perlite and/or vermiculite and/or cellulose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: EURO TRADE FLOORING, S.L.
    Inventors: David Granados Pelaez, Luis Fernandez Lopez
  • Patent number: 10278873
    Abstract: An objective of the present invention is to provide an absorbent article with which, both when dry, prior to absorbing blood, and when wet, after absorbing blood, is provided with a fit in a wearer's excretory orifice, especially the labia minora, and which is not prone to leaking. Provided is an absorbent article, including a liquid-permeable top sheet, a non liquid-permeable back sheet, and an absorbent body between the liquid-permeable top sheet and the non liquid-permeable back sheet. The absorbent article further comprises a center high part which protrudes in the thickness direction of the absorbent article in an excretory orifice contact region. The center high part further includes a portion of the top sheet, and a cushion part which is positioned between the top sheet and the absorbent body. The center high part further includes a central part, and an outer circumference part which surrounds the central part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki Noda, Tatsuya Tamura, Akira Hashino
  • Patent number: 10280539
    Abstract: The apparatus (1) for making a fibrous-containing and/or particle-containing nonwoven (NW) comprises a spinning unit (10) with a spinning head (104), a forming surface (11a) that is movable in a conveying direction (MD), and a channel (13) positioned between the spinning head (104) and the movable forming surface (11a), and formed between at least two transverse walls (14a; 14b), that extend transverse to the conveying direction (MD) and that are in the vicinity of the movable forming surface (11a), or that are in frictional contact with the movable forming surface (11a). The spinning unit (10) is adapted for spinning a stream of polymeric filaments or fibers (F) passing through said channel (13) and deposited onto said forming surface (11a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: BOMA ENGINEERING S.P.A.
    Inventor: Galliano Boscolo
  • Patent number: 10279512
    Abstract: A method of making a laminated trim component at a molding station 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 at the molding station. 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. A plastic compatible with the plastic of the composite sheet is molded around the composite sheet to form at least one component at the inner surface of the composite sheet at the molding station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Global IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Darius J Preisler, Christopher A. Heikkila, Steven A. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10275062
    Abstract: According an embodiment of the disclosure, a flexible electronic device is provided. The flexible electronic device may include a flexible substrate, a device layer, and a barrier planarization layer. The device layer is located on the flexible substrate and has an upper surface. The upper surface has a maximum height difference less than or equal to 900 nm in a film stacking direction. The barrier planarization layer covers the device layer and the flexible substrate and has a covering surface and a planarization surface opposite to the covering surface. The barrier planarization layer has a water vapor transmission rate lower than or equal to 10?2 g/m2-day.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Hsiao-Fen Wei, Kun-Lin Chuang, Chao-Jen Wang
  • Patent number: 10271442
    Abstract: Glass-based article including a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface defining a thickness (t), and a stress profile are disclosed having a thickness (t) of about 3 millimeters or less, and wherein all points of the stress profile between a thickness range from about 0·t up to 0.3·t and from greater than 0.7·t, comprise a tangent with a slope that is less than about ?0.1 MPa/micrometers or greater than about 0.1 MPa/micrometers. Also disclosed are glass-based articles having a thickness (t) in a range of 0.1 mm and 2 mm; and wherein at least one point of the stress profile in a first thickness range from about 0·t up to 0.020·t and greater than 0.98·t comprises a tangent with a slope of from about ?200 MPa/micrometer to about ?25 MPa/micrometer or about 25 MPa/micrometer to about 200 MPa/micrometer, and wherein all points of the stress profile in a second thickness range from about 0.035·t and less than 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Timothy Michael Gross, Xiaoju Guo, Pascale Oram, Kevin Barry Reiman, Rostislav Vatchev Roussev, Vitor Marino Schneider, Trevor Edward Wilantewicz
  • Patent number: 10263223
    Abstract: A secondary battery with an exterior body having a novel sealing structure, and a structure of a sealing portion that relaxes a stress of deformation are provided. The secondary battery includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, an electrolyte solution, and an exterior body enclosing at least part of the positive electrode, at least part of the negative electrode, and the electrolyte solution. The exterior body includes a first region having a shape with a curve, a shape with a wavy line, a shape with an arc, or a shape with a plurality of inflection points, and a second region having the same shape as the first region. The first region is in contact with the second region. Alternatively, the first region has a shape without a straight line. The secondary battery may be flexible, and the exterior body in a region having flexibility may include the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minoru Takahashi, Ryota Tajima
  • Patent number: 10263187
    Abstract: An example provides a method for forming an apparatus including a substrate imprinted with a pattern for forming isolated device regions. A method may include imprinting an unpatterned area of a substrate with a pattern to form a patterned substrate having a plurality of recessed regions at a first level and a plurality of elevated regions at a second level, and depositing a first layer of conductive material over the patterned substrate with a plurality of breaks to form a plurality of bottom electrodes. The method may include depositing a layer of an active stack, with a second layer of conductive material, over the plurality of bottom electrodes to form a plurality of devices on the plurality of recessed regions isolated from each other by the plurality of elevated regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: James A. Brug, Lihua Zhao, Carl P. Taussig
  • Patent number: 10202685
    Abstract: There is provided a thin film manufacturing method which allows both a reduction in the carbon impurity concentration and a high film forming speed, as well as allows separate formation of stable crystal structures. There is provided a method for manufacturing an oxide crystal thin film. The method includes carrying raw material fine particles to a film forming chamber by means of a carrier gas, the raw material fine particles being formed from a raw material solution including water and at least one of a gallium compound and an indium compound, and forming an oxide crystal thin film on a sample on which films are to be formed, the sample being placed in the film forming chamber. At least one of the gallium compound and the indium compound is bromide or iodide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: FLOSFIA INC.
    Inventors: Masaya Oda, Toshimi Hitora
  • Patent number: 10189999
    Abstract: A compound capable of increasing the scratch resistance of, for instance, a hard-coat agent and a resin composition for a coating agent containing the compound are shown. The resin composition for a coating agent of the present application contains: a silicon compound (a) represented by formula (I) of the specification; and a curable resin (b). In formula (I), R1 is a C3 or C4 alkylene group, and X is a group represented by formula (II) of the specification having a urethane skeleton and having a (meth)acryloyl group at an end. In formula (II), R2 is hydrogen or a methyl group, and n is an integer of 0 or 1. The molecular weight of the silicon compound (a) is 500 to 699.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: JNC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Akiko Yoda, Koji Ohguma, Mikio Yamahiro
  • Patent number: 10166704
    Abstract: A method of making a laminated trim component at a pair of spaced first and second molding stations 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 composite sheet at the first molding station. 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. The bonded sheets are transferred to the second molding station where a plastic compatible with the plastic of the composite sheet is molded around the composite sheet to form at least one component at the inner surface of the composite sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Global IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Darius J Preisler, Christopher A. Heikkila, Steven A. Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10094954
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a one-side-protected polarizing film having a transparent protective film on only one surface of a polarizer, wherein: the polarizer contains a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin, has a thickness of 10 ?m or less, and is designed to have a single-body transmittance T and a polarization degree P representing optical properties satisfying the condition of the following formula: P>?(100.929T?42.4?1)×100 (provided that T<42.3) or P?99.9 (provided that T?42.3); and the other surface of the polarizer has a transparent layer having a compressive elastic modulus at 80° C. of 0.1 GPa or more. Even when the polarizer has prescribed optical properties and the thickness is 10 ?m or less, this one-side-protected polarizing film is capable of suppressing the occurrence of through cracks and nano-slits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jingfan Xu, Tomonori Ueno, Satoshi Mita, Yusuke Motegi, Atsushi Kishi
  • Patent number: 10093079
    Abstract: A reinforced safety glass and its manufacturing procedure are presented. The invention uses a vehicle's original glass, which is generally tempered, eliminating need for a new specific glass. The invention utilizes films of diverse reinforcing materials to increase the final resistance of the product and therefore reinforcing the original glass. During its manufacturing process, an autoclave is used for applying pressure and temperature to bond the reinforcing films to the original glass and between each other. The invention comprises the original glass to which at least one PU film and one C-PET film are orderly applied, ate least to the interior face of the glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Alberto Oscar Fontela
  • Patent number: 10084191
    Abstract: An object is to provide a solid electrolyte laminate that allows a large amount of gas to be supplied to a fuel electrode while having improved strength and a method for manufacturing such a solid electrolyte laminate. A solid electrolyte laminate 1 includes a solid electrolyte layer 2, a first electrode layer 3 disposed on one side of the solid electrolyte layer, and a second electrode layer 4 disposed on another side of the solid electrolyte layer. At least the first electrode layer, which forms a fuel electrode, includes a bonding layer 3a bonded to the solid electrolyte layer and a porous layer 3b having continuous pores and integrally formed on the bonding layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Chihiro Hiraiwa, Masatoshi Majima, Atsushi Yamaguchi, Naho Mizuhara
  • Patent number: 10067268
    Abstract: A one-side-protected polarizing film having a transparent protective film on only one surface of a polarizer, wherein: the polarizer contains a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin, has a thickness of 10 ?m or less, and is designed to have a single-body transmittance T and a polarization degree P representing optical properties satisfying the condition of the following formula: P>?(100.929T?42.4?1)×100 (provided that T<42.3) or P?99.9 (provided that T?42.3); and the other surface of the polarizer has a transparent layer thereon satisfying formula 1 (F?3) and formula 2 (C?e?0.7F), given that the thickness thereof is F (?m) and the compressive elastic modulus thereof at 80° C. is C (GPa). Even when the polarizer has prescribed optical properties and the thickness is 10 ?m or less, this one-side-protected polarizing film is capable of suppressing through cracks and nano-slits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoshi Mita, Tomonori Ueno, Yusuke Motegi, Yasutaka Ishihara, Ayami Nakato, Atsushi Kishi
  • Patent number: 10043998
    Abstract: A display apparatus and an apparatus for and method of manufacturing the display apparatus. The display apparatus includes: a substrate; a display unit formed on the substrate; and a thin film encapsulation layer formed on the display unit. The thin film encapsulation layer includes an inorganic layer, and the inorganic layer includes a first sub-inorganic layer including a compound oxide including at least two of aluminum (Al), zinc (Zn), zirconium (Zn), and hafnium (Hf).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignees: Samsung Display Co., Ltd., Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University
    Inventors: Myungsoo Huh, Sungmin Cho, Dongkyun Ko, Sungchul Kim, Inkyo Kim, Cheollae Roh, Sangjoon Seo, Seungwoo Seo, Choelmin Jang
  • Patent number: 10026565
    Abstract: A switch contact element, having a layered structure comprising three layers: the bottom layer is silicone rubber, the middle layer is a continuous base metal sheet layer, and the upper layer is a discontinuous (stripe-shaped, raised-point-shaped or lattice-shaped) precious metal plated layer or a double-metal composite layer of a discontinuous base metal plated layer and a precious metal plated layer. The thickness of the bottom layer is greater than that of the middle layer, the thickness of the middle layer is greater than that of the upper layer, and the thickness of the upper layer meets the conditions that the conductive current is greater than safe current of conductive contacts on a circuit board, and the service life of a switch for the design is ensured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: NANTONG MEMTECH TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Huisheng Han, Hongmei Zhang, Yuan Chen, Yang Ding, Guoqiang Wu
  • Patent number: 10012480
    Abstract: A ballistic resistant panel can be configured to be quickly and easily installed in a vehicle door. The ballistic resistant panel can include a plurality of ballistic sheets arranged in a stack. The stack can have an outer perimeter sized to fit within a cavity of the vehicle door. The panel can include a cover disposed over the stack, and the cover can be sealed around a perimeter of the stack to form a waterproof barrier that prevents moisture from reaching and altering the performance of the ballistic sheets. At least one anti-wear strip can be adhered to an outer surface of the cover. The anti-wear strip can provide a low friction surface that protects the panel from damage caused by moving internal door components, such as moving window components that repeatedly rub against the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Angel Armor, LLC
    Inventors: Adam L. Wibby, Alan V. Morine, Eric B. Strauss