Absolute Thicknesses Specified Patents (Class 428/215)
  • Patent number: 11298920
    Abstract: A laminated product (10) comprises at least: a layer (1) of silicone rubber, in particular of the high temperature crosslinking type, such as, for example, a silicone rubber of VMQ or PVMQ grade the said layer (1) of silicone rubber being sandwiched between two layers (2) of fibre-resin composite comprising filaments (3) of an inorganic substance (4), in particular glass, embedded in a thermoset resin (5), such as, for example, a vinyl ester resin. The silicone layer has a thickness, denoted T1, of between 1.5 and 3 times the thickness T2 of each layer of fibre-resin composite, which is between 0.25 and 2 mm. Such a laminate may be used in the manufacture of a finished article, in particular of a non-pneumatic wheel or tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Antonio Delfino, Philippe Berguerand, François Pozo, Pascal Schroeter
  • Patent number: 11280096
    Abstract: The cushioning preform comprises two layers of foam material, e.g. polyethylene foam, laminated together in a laterally offset relation to one another, with or without a polyethylene film therebetween. Each of the foam layers is of rectangular cross-section has a surface section of greater density than the remaining section thereof. Rolls of the preform may be unrolled into a flattened condition on a substrate, such as a concrete floor, with a stepped edge of each unrolled preform overlaid by an adjacent unrolled preform and adhered thereto by a glue on the stepped edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventors: Harry Bussey, Buddy Harry Bussey, III
  • Patent number: 11273624
    Abstract: An automotive glazing unit includes a glazing and a system for allowing the glazing to be moved translationally with respect to a door of the vehicle. The glazing is curved and laminated and includes an exterior and an interior glass sheet and a plastic sheet between the exterior and interior glass sheets, each sheet having a peripheral edge face. The edge face of the interior glass sheet is located beyond the edge face of the plastic sheet and beyond the edge face of the exterior glass sheet over a portion of the length of the edge face of the interior glass sheet. The edge face of the interior glass sheet includes a protective layer on a portion of the length of that edge face of the interior glass sheet which is located beyond the edge face of the plastic sheet and beyond the edge face of the exterior glass sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Vincent Sauvinet, Vincent Jamet
  • Patent number: 11260632
    Abstract: A multilayer film comprises (a) two or more non-plasticized layers comprising lactic acid polymer and (b) one or more plasticized layers comprising lactic acid polymer and plasticizer sandwiched between the two or more lactic acid polymer layers; wherein the thickness of the one or more plasticized layers comprises from about 60% to about 70% of the total thickness of the multilayer film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Ignatius A. Kadoma, Stewart W. Campbell, David M. Peterson
  • Patent number: 11260630
    Abstract: Provided is a strand board with improved strength and water resistance. Reduction in productivity is prevented and characteristics of the strand board can be varied as desired while achieving certain strength and water resistance of the strand board. A strand board B is formed by stacking and laminating five strand layers 1 each formed by a large number of strands 5. The strand board B has substantially constant density distribution in the lamination direction of the strand layers 1. Three of the five strand layers 1 of the strand board B are high-density strand layers 1a having a higher density than the other strand layers 1, and the other strand layers 1 are low-density strand layers 1b.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: DAIKEN CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuhito Oshima, Kazuki Sakamoto, Kazuhiro Hirata, Koji Nagaoka, Yasushi Sugio
  • Patent number: 11256006
    Abstract: There are provided a multilayer light-blocking film and the like whose front and back surfaces are easy to discriminate while they have light-blocking layers having high optical density whose front and back are usually difficult to discriminate. A multilayer light-blocking film 100 has a multilayer structure comprising at least a substrate film 11, a light-blocking layer 21 provided on one major surface 11a side of this substrate film 11, and a light-blocking layer 31 provided on the other major surface 11b side, the light-blocking layer 21 and the light-blocking layer 31 have an optical density of 2.5 or more in total, and the difference between the 60-degree glossiness of the light-blocking layer 21 and the 60-degree glossiness of the light-blocking layer 31 is 0.1% or more and 9.9% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: KIMOTO CO, LTD.
    Inventor: Tsuyoshi Nagahama
  • Patent number: 11248083
    Abstract: The present invention provides an aircraft window including a polyurethane including a reaction product of components including (a) about 1 equivalent of at least one polyisocyanate; and (b) about 1 equivalent of 1,4-cyclohexane dimethanol based upon the about 1 equivalent of the at least one polyisocyanate, and other aircraft window compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas G. Rukavina
  • Patent number: 11242285
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of manufacturing a curved joined glass sheet having excellent optical quality by adjusting a radius of curvature of a curved thick glass sheet and a radius of curvature of a curved thin glass sheet. The method includes preparing a curved thick glass sheet having a first radius of curvature, manufacturing a curved thin glass sheet having a second radius of curvature by heating and molding a flat plate thin glass sheet, providing a joining film or an adhesive agent between a concave surface of the curved thick glass sheet and a convex surface of the curved thin glass sheet, and elastically deforming the curved thin glass sheet to join the elastically deformed curved thin glass sheet so as to match with the concave surface of the curved thick glass sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Hyuk Yoon, Jun Hak Oh, Ho Seong Kang, Chang Hee Lee
  • Patent number: 11225065
    Abstract: A system and method for producing a heat-sealable composite liquid impervious, moisture-eliminating membrane with a metallic antimicrobial surface treatment including a compatibilized thermoplastic laminate structure, an integral inductive-welding element, and a metallic antimicrobial surface treatment. The method is provided with at least one scrim, a film exudate, a quantity of primary adhesive, at least one susceptor, and a quantity of flocking material, wherein the scrim, film exudate, and flocking material are composed of a compatibilized thermoplastic compound. The method is further provided with an optional metallic slurry, defining a thermoplastic-particulate emulsion configured to coat and embed into a subjected membrane section and fibrous materials when exposed to heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventor: Joel Martz
  • Patent number: 11219785
    Abstract: The disclosed subject matter relates to chemical and biological protective garments and ensembles (i.e., two-part garments that when worn together cover most of the human body) and composite fabrics used therein. The composite fabrics include embodiments having a fabric cover layer combined with a vapor protective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: U.S. Government as Represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Natalie L Pomerantz, Stephanie M Tew
  • Patent number: 11207869
    Abstract: A laminated glazing for a vehicle or a building, includes an inner structural glass sheet having a surface compressive stress of between 400 and 1000 MPa with exchange depths of between 100 and 500, for example at least equal to 150 ?m and an outer structural glass sheet having a surface compressive stress of between 50 and 300 MPa with exchange depths of between 50 and 100 ?m, on condition that the product of the two is at most equal to 25 000 MPa·?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Thomas Tondu, Cyril Lago-Gomez
  • Patent number: 11198651
    Abstract: The disclosure describes a method for forming a surface layer of a ceramic matrix composite (CMC) article. The technique includes depositing a slurry on a surface of an infiltrated CMC. The slurry includes a carrier material, a binder, a plasticizer, and solid particles. The solid particles include a plurality of fine ceramic particles defining a fine particle average size less than about 5 micrometers. The method further includes drying the slurry to form an article having an outer surface layer that includes the solid particles on the infiltrated CMC. The method further includes machining at least a portion of the outer surface layer of the article. The method further includes infiltrating the article with a molten infiltrant to form a composite article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE HIGH TEMPERATURE COMPOSITES, INC.
    Inventors: Sungbo Shim, Camila Bortoluzzi, Andrew Phillip Kao
  • Patent number: 11193619
    Abstract: A fibre-reinforced polymer component is provided which comprises a main portion comprising fibre-reinforced polymer and at least one surface and at least one raised feature extending from said surface. The at least one raised feature consists of non-reinforced polymer and is shaped to incur visually perceptible damage when the component is subject to an impact with an energy above a predetermined impact energy threshold and to resist an impact with an energy below the predetermined impact energy threshold. The at least one raised feature thus provides a clear visual aid as to when a component has experienced an impact with an energy above the impact energy threshold. Because the raised feature consists of polymer without fibre reinforcement, it is more fragile than the fibre-reinforced polymer main portion 204 and thus reduces the energy at which impacts may be detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: CROMPTON TECHNOLOGY GROUP LIMITED
    Inventors: James William Bernard, Paul Daniel Liddel
  • Patent number: 11186704
    Abstract: Provided is a process for producing a polymer composite film, comprising the steps of: (a) mixing a phthalocyanine compound with a polymer or its precursor and a liquid to form a slurry and forming the slurry into a wet film on a solid substrate, wherein the polymer is preferably selected from the group consisting of polyimide, polyamide, polyoxadiazole, polybenzoxazole, polybenzobisoxazole, polythiazole, polybenzothiazole, polybenzobisthiazole, poly(p-phenylene vinylene), polybenzimidazole, polybenzobisimidazole, and combinations thereof; and (b) removing the liquid from the wet film and, in some embodiments, converting the precursor to the polymer to form the polymer composite film comprising from 0.1% to 50% by weight of the phthalocyanine compound dispersed in the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Global Graphene Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Aruna Zhamu, Bor Z. Jang
  • Patent number: 11175497
    Abstract: A laminated glass includes an interlayer between an exterior glass plate and an interior glass plate; an information acquisition area; and a test area A specified in JIS R3212. The information acquisition area is positioned above the test area A. At least a part of a periphery of the information acquisition area is surrounded by a shielding layer formed of a colored ceramic layer. One of the exterior and interior glass plates is thicker at an upper end than at a lower end. Denoting a degree of thickness difference of the information acquisition area by ? and a degree of thickness difference of the test area A by ?, a ratio ?/? is greater than or equal to 1.01, where ? or ? is the ratio of thicknesses of the exterior and interior glass plates at the center of gravity of the corresponding area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Shunsuke Sadakane, Masayuki Takahara, Yoshinobu Morita, Shingo Wakahara
  • Patent number: 11135808
    Abstract: A multilayer release liner for use in a roofing system, that includes a roofing membrane and an asphalt or bitumen adhesive. The multilayer release liner contains a core layer including PET, surrounded by several outer layers including at least two tie layers adhered to the core layer, and at least two polyolefin layers adhered to the tie layers. The multilayer release liner of the present invention is highly compatible with silicone and does not contain any ingredients that may interfere with the adhesion or cure of a silicone coating. The liner of the present invention also provides an effective oil barrier and minimizes oil migration and discoloration of the multilayer release liner from the adhesives used in roofing systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Inteplast Group Corporation
    Inventor: George Orlych
  • Patent number: 11123950
    Abstract: An artificial leather sheet includes a substrate layer, a foaming layer formed on upper surfaces of the substrate layer, a surface layer formed on upper surfaces of the foaming layer, and a surface treatment layer formed on upper surfaces of the surface layer. The foaming layer includes a polyvinyl chloride resin, a plasticizer, a foaming agent, and a stabilizer. The surface layer includes the polyvinyl chloride resin, the plasticizer, and the stabilizer. The plasticizer is bis-(2-propylheptyl) phthalate (DPHP) and di-isononyl adipate (DINA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Kolon Giotech, Inc.
    Inventors: Minho Kim, Junsoo Kim
  • Patent number: 11124627
    Abstract: The invention relates to a plasticizing composition comprising a vinyl chloride resin and a plasticizing agent which comprises at least one diester having the general formula (I), derived from a diacid selected from succinic acid, glutaric acid, adipic acid, ethylsuccinic acid, methylglutaric acid and mixtures thereof wherein: A is a C4 to C6 linear or branched aliphatic chain, and R is an alkyl, a cycloalkyl or an aryl. The plasticizing agent according to the present invention has a good performance for different types of formulations (foam, film and paste). Said plasticizer gels rapidly, has a very low viscosity, and ages very well. Efficient debubblizing is one of the key properties thereof. The foams prepared with said plasticizer have very low densities, a high expansion rate, and excellent qualities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Performance Polyamides, SAS
    Inventors: Bouchra Rhers, Daniel Martinz
  • Patent number: 11097980
    Abstract: A transparent, burglary-resistant fire protection glazing includes at least one centrally arranged, burglary-resistant composite that includes at least one transparent plastic pane, at least two fire protection units arranged on both sides of the centrally arranged, burglary-resistant composite, and two outer surfaces opposite one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Ulrich Hermens, Rolf Kochs, Marcus Neander, Olaf Kowalke
  • Patent number: 11084257
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multi-layered, opaque, biaxially-oriented polyolefin film with a thickness of less than 150 mum and which comprises f. a base layer that contains vacuoles and at least one polymer of at least one olefin, g. an inner intermediate layer that contains at least one polymer of at least one olefin, h. an outer intermediate layer that contains at least one polymer of at least one olefin, i. an inner cover layer which is in contact with the inner intermediate layer and contains 5-70 wt. % of at least one polyethylene and 30-95 wt. % of at least one propylene polymer, and j. an outer cover layer which is in contact with the outer intermediate layer and contains 5-70 wt. % of at least one polyethylene and 30-95% of at least one propylene polymer, each amount indication relating to the weight of the layer in question, and characterised in that said outer intermediate layer has a thickness of 0.5 to 5 mum and contains 4.5 to 30 wt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Inventor: Yvonne Düpre
  • Patent number: 11084517
    Abstract: A steering wheel cover has an inner core and an outer casing. The inner core has a tubular body portion and a pair of spaced-apart spines. The tubular body portion and spines together define an open-ended hollow channel that can be placed over a vehicle steering wheel via a gap between the spines. The inner core also has a plurality of crush ribs extending inwardly from an inner surface of the body portion. The crush ribs allow the inner core to be easily placed over multiple different sized steering wheels without slipping or otherwise moving on the steering wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Hopkins Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Lynn Curtis Strong, Kyle M. Bennett
  • Patent number: 11072147
    Abstract: A structural member including a lightweight core, one or more skins, and a crosslinking nanolayer interposed therebetween that results in significant mechanical strength in the structure. The core is a polymer of reduced density by way of included voids, such as an open or closed cell foam, honeycomb, or corrugated structure. The core polymer has a lower density and may have a higher softening or melting temperature than the polymer skin materials. The core may be discontinuous at the interface with the skin such that only a small percentage of the core surface is actually in contact with the skin compared to the overall area of the interface. The skin may be a thermoplastic layer that attaches to the core material. The skin may be a composite material including non-thermoplastic reinforcements. The crosslinking nanolayer is covalently bonded to the surface of the core material and provides molecular compatibility with the skin material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Altum LLC
    Inventors: Greg A. Karst, Kyle T. Gaines, Dominic P. Grandominico
  • Patent number: 11060307
    Abstract: Provided is a decorative building material and a method of manufacturing the same, and more particularly to a decorative building material which is manufactured by a simple process and has a print layer excellent in sharpness, realism, and stereoscopic effect as well as having a functional layer such as an impact absorbing property and a manufacturing method thereof. The method of manufacturing a decorative material includes the steps of: (S1) preparing a transfer film on which a pattern is printed; (S2) preparing a substrate comprising polyvinyl chloride resin, a white film comprising polyvinyl chloride resin, and a transparent film comprising polyvinyl chloride resin; (S3) laminating the white film, the transparent film, and the transfer film on the substrate in order and at the same time performing a heat treatment under pressure; and (S4) peeling off the transfer film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Inventor: Gye Hyun Lee
  • Patent number: 11047094
    Abstract: There is described a panel assembly to be laid over a base surface and under a carpet-like top layer to install a multi-layered sports-playing field. The padding assembly comprises a panel comprising a top face and a bottom face, with the top face of the panel facing the carpet-like top layer and the panel further comprising drainage holes fluidly connecting the top face to the bottom face. The padding assembly also comprises a drain mat affixed to the bottom face of the panel with the drain mat operating as a fluid-permeable layer distancing the bottom face from the base surface. A method of installing a multi-layered sports-playing field is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: 4427017 CANADA INC.
    Inventor: Frederic Vachon
  • Patent number: 11034058
    Abstract: A silicon carbide ingot is cut using a wire. The silicon carbide ingot has a polytype of 4H—SiC. The silicon carbide ingot includes a top surface, a bottom surface opposite to the top surface, and a side surface between the top surface and the bottom surface. A direction from the bottom surface toward the top surface is a direction parallel to a [0001] direction or a direction inclined by less than or equal to 8° relative to the [0001] direction. In the cutting of the silicon carbide ingot, the silicon carbide ingot is cut from the side surface at a (000-1) plane side along a straight line parallel to a direction within ±5° relative to a direction that bisects an angle formed by a [1-100] direction and a [11-20] direction when viewed in the direction from the bottom surface toward the top surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Matsumoto, Kyoko Okita
  • Patent number: 11007668
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for the treatment of wood strands suitable for the manufacture of OSB boards, in which the wood strands are treated with steam without drying after extraction, the steam being passed over the wood strands at a temperature between 80° C. and 120° C. and a pressure between 0.5 bar and 2 bar. Also disclosed is a process for the production of OSB wood-based boards including the steps of a) producing wood strands from suitable wood logs; b) treating at least part of the wood strands with steam; c) drying the steam-treated wood strands; d) gluing the steam-treated and dried wood strands and gluing the non-steam-treated wood strands with at least one binder; e) scattering the glued wood strands onto a conveyor belt; and f) pressing the glued wood strands into an OSB wood-based board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: SWISS KRONO Tec AG
    Inventor: Norbert Kalwa
  • Patent number: 11007757
    Abstract: Molded multilayer polymer compositions and structures are provided, including a body portion having a body wall. The body wall has a first layer comprising a copolymer HDPE, a second layer comprising a homopolymer HDPE, and a third layer comprising a mix of the copolymer HDPE of the first layer and the homopolymer HDPE of the second layer, wherein the third layer is disposed between the first layer and the second layer, and a total weight content of the homopolymer HDPE is at least about 30 wt-% of the body wall. The body wall has an overall wall thickness T, the first thickness is about 10% of the overall wall thickness T, the second thickness is about 20% of the overall wall thickness T, and the third layer has a third thickness of about 70% of the overall wall thickness T.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY, L.P.
    Inventors: Marie Sink, Yang Zhong
  • Patent number: 10967616
    Abstract: A protective film has a soluble polyimide polymer base layer and an exterior layer directly containing the base layer exterior surface. The base layer is less than 12 microns thick, and is at least 2 meters long. The exterior layer includes at least one of a fluorinated polymer, a dielectric layer, one or more metallic layers, a metalloid layer, or a plurality of dielectric layers where each dielectric layer has a dielectric layer thickness that varies no more than 3%. The exterior layer or the as layer can also include additives, as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: NeXolve Holding Company, LLC
    Inventors: James D. Moore, Brian G. Patrick, Brandon S. Farmer, Garrett D. Poe, David L. Rodman, Lonnie F. Bradburn, Jr., Amy S. Davis
  • Patent number: 10962147
    Abstract: The present invention may manufacture a composite pipe by forming an adhesive layer and a resin layer on an outer surface of a metal pipe, and although the composite pipe is wound in a ring shape after the composite pipe is manufactured, a circular cross sectional shape may be maintained without deformation, and after the composite pipe is straightened for the purpose of construction, separation or buckling may be prevented, resulting in excellent transportability and constructability of a product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: KUMKANG CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Manhyuk Bang
  • Patent number: 10954397
    Abstract: A curable photochromic composition can include: (a) a first component having a first compound with at least two active hydrogen-functional groups and an active hydrogen-functional group equivalent weight of at least 1000; (b) a second component having at least one of a polyisocyanate and a blocked polyisocyanate; and (c) at least one photochromic compound. The ratio of total isocyanate and blocked isocyanate equivalents of the second component to total active hydrogen-functional group equivalents of the first component is at least 4:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Transitions Optical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Frank Haley, Anthony Thomas Gestrich, Dave Knowles, Stephen Robinson, Feng Wang, Elizabeth A. Zezinka, Linda K. Anderson
  • Patent number: 10941484
    Abstract: An article may include a substrate defining at least one at least partially obstructed surface. The substrate includes at least one of a ceramic or a ceramic matrix composite. The article also may include a multilayer, multi-microstructure environmental barrier coating on the at least partially obstructed substrate. The multilayer, multi-microstructure environmental barrier coating includes a first layer comprising a rare earth disilicate and a substantially dense microstructure; and a second layer on the first layer. The second layer includes a columnar microstructure and at least one of a rare earth monosilicate or a thermal barrier coating composition comprising a base oxide comprising zirconia or hafnia; a primary dopant comprising ytterbia; a first co-dopant comprising samaria; and a second co-dopant comprising at least one of lutetia, scandia, ceria, gadolinia, neodymia, or europia.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventors: Kang N. Lee, Matthew R. Gold
  • Patent number: 10934624
    Abstract: The aim of the present invention lies in inexpensively providing a thin-film laminated film having excellent barrier properties. A further aim of the present invention lies in providing a method for producing a thin-film laminated film in which a plurality of thin films are coated on a plastic film by means of atmospheric-pressure plasma CVD which has low equipment costs and running costs, and also in providing a thin-film laminated film production apparatus which is able to operate continuously for a long period of time and can produce high-speed coating. A thin film according to the present invention includes a plastic film, a first silicon oxide-based thin film containing silicon oxide as the main component, and a first amorphous carbon-based thin film. The first amorphous carbon-based thin film is formed on the first silicon oxide-based thin film. The first silicon oxide-based thin film has pinholes with a diameter in the range of 10-200 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignees: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A., Keio University
    Inventors: Tetsuya Suzuki, Yuya Futagami, Akira Shirakura, Kazuya Ono
  • Patent number: 10927046
    Abstract: A coated component, along with methods of making and using the same, is provided. The coated component includes a ceramic matrix composite (CMC) substrate comprising silicon carbide and having a surface; a mullite/NOSC bondcoat on the surface of the substrate; and an environmental barrier coating on the mullite/NOSC bondcoat. The mullite/NOSC bondcoat comprises a non-oxide silicon ceramic (NOSC) phase contained within a mullite phase, with the mullite/NOSC bondcoat comprising 60% to 95% by volume of the mullite phase, such as 65% to 93% by volume of the mullite phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Krishan Lal Luthra, Julin Wan
  • Patent number: 10927047
    Abstract: Polymeric compositions useful for use with solid or liquid phosphate fertilizers include one or more first copolymers having at least two repeat units selected from maleic, itaconic, and sulfonate repeat units, and one or more second copolymers having maleic and olefinic repeat units. The compositions are capable of synergistically reducing or eliminating phosphate fixation, and are relatively low in cost. The compositions may also be supplemented with product-marking dyes and second copolymers having high and low molecular weight profiles in order to control fines or dust during handling and application of solid phosphate fertilizers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Verdesian Life Sciences U.S., LLC
    Inventors: Jacob Mazo, Grigory Mazo
  • Patent number: 10889979
    Abstract: A habitation block including habitation levels that are arranged on top of each other, wherein at least one of the habitation levels includes adjacent habitation units including an outer shell formed from a cuboid container that includes a placement surface, a cover, up to two lateral walls and up to two face walls, a cuboid interior space which has an edge length of at least 2 m, a walkable base with step soundproofing, a room ceiling, and room walls, wherein the room walls are dry walls with an intermediary space formed between the cover and the up to four lateral walls and between the room ceiling and the room walls, and a monolithic thermal insulation in the intermediary space, wherein the thermal insulation fills the intermediary space completely and is glued together with the room ceiling and with the room walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: WERK eins GmbH
    Inventor: Ivan Mallinowski
  • Patent number: 10884333
    Abstract: A method of design or verification for a self-assemblable block copolymer feature, the block copolymer feature including a first domain having a first polymer type and a second domain having a second polymer type, the method including, based on the length of the second polymer type or on an uncertainty in position of the first domain within the block copolymer feature calculated based on the length of the second polymer type, adjusting a parameter of the self-assembly process of a block copolymer feature or verifying a placement of a block copolymer feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Sander Frederik Wuister, Bart Laenens, Davide Ambesi
  • Patent number: 10882259
    Abstract: An aesthetic structural product is provided that incorporates high structural strength and high-gloss finish through a streamlined manufacturing process combining hybrid molding with an overlay of decorative film. The method includes preheating a composite sheet, applying a decorative film to the composite sheet through hot stamping, thermoforming the composite sheet to a desired shape, and overmolding desired features using a resin which is compatible with the composite of the composite sheet. The method may be performed in varying order, such as overmolding and/or thermoforming the composite sheet prior to hot-stamping the decorative film to the composite sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Thermo King Corporation
    Inventor: Selvam Packiarajan
  • Patent number: 10877590
    Abstract: Provided are a contact sensitive device, a display apparatus including the same, and a method of manufacturing the same. The contact sensitive device includes an electroactive layer formed of an electroactive polymer having a plurality of nano pores and an electrode disposed on at least one surface of the electroactive layer. The electroactive layer has a ?-phase structure and improved piezoelectricity without performing a stretching process or a polling process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seulgi Choi, Yong-Su Ham, Taeheon Kim, YongWoo Lee, YuSeon Kho, MyungJin Lim
  • Patent number: 10870994
    Abstract: A floor panel has a rectangular and oblong shape, and includes a substrate and a top layer provided on the substrate and forming a decorative side of the floor panel. The top layer is composed of a print provided on a carrier sheet and a transparent thermoplastic layer situated above the print. The substrate has a thickness from 2 to 10 millimeter and forms at least half of the thickness of the floor panel. The substrate is a polyurethane-based substrate and the transparent thermoplastic layer is polyurethane-based. The floor panel has a length of more than 1.1 meters and has a plurality of reinforcing layers situated outside the center line of the substrate. A reinforcing layer may be provided in combination with the substrate and the top layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED SARL
    Inventors: Laurent Meersseman, Martin Segaert, Mark Cappelle
  • Patent number: 10828876
    Abstract: A mechanochromic system comprising a first inorganic/polymer composite layer; and a first elastomer layer bonded to the composite layer to form a composite/elastomer assembly, methods of making, and methods of use thereof are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT
    Inventors: Luyi Sun, Songshan Zeng
  • Patent number: 10800143
    Abstract: Embodiments of a glass laminate structure comprising a non-strengthened glass sheet, a strengthened glass sheet, and at least one polymer interlayer intermediate the external and internal glass sheets are disclosed. The strengthened glass sheet can have a thickness ranging from about 0.3 mm to about 1.5 mm, the non-strengthened glass sheet can have a thickness ranging from about 1.5 mm to about 3.0 mm, and the polymer interlayer can have a first edge with a first thickness and a second edge opposite the first edge with a second thickness greater than the first thickness. The glass laminate structures provide advantageous optical properties. The glass laminate structure can be employed to provide a transparent display screen that minimizes image offset between two images formed by two reflections at two surfaces of the strengthened internal glass sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Thomas Michael Cleary, Douglas Edmon Goforth, Richard Sean Priestley, ChuanChe Wang, Aramais Zakharian
  • Patent number: 10787391
    Abstract: A ceramic component is provided that includes a silicon-based layer comprising a silicon-containing material (e.g., a silicon metal and/or a silicide) and a boron-doped refractory compound, such as about 0.001% to about 85% by volume of the boron-doped refractory compound (e.g., about 1% to about 60% by volume of the boron-doped refractory compound). A coated component is also provided that includes a CMC component defining a surface; a bond coating directly on the surface of the CMC component, with the bond coating comprises a silicon-containing material and a boron-doped refractory compound (e.g., about 0.1% to about 25% of the boron-doped refractory compound); a thermally grown oxide layer on the bond coating; and an environmental barrier coating on the thermally grown oxide layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Glen Harold Kirby, Julin Wan
  • Patent number: 10773500
    Abstract: A laminated composite article having a core component and laminate sheet. The laminate sheet is disposed and overlying at least a portion of the core component. The laminate sheet includes a wear layer and an ink layer. The laminate sheet includes UV absorbers. The UV absorbers are arranged and disposed to provide ink stability to the ink layer. Methods for forming the laminated composite article are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: TREX COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Jason Patrick McDonald, Darren W. Garrison
  • Patent number: 10737473
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a transparent film for flooring comprises a polyvinyl chloride resin and a polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hae-Seung Ko, Woo-Kyung Jang
  • Patent number: 10738208
    Abstract: The present disclosure refers to an inkjet ink composition comprising an ink vehicle including water; a white metal oxide pigment dispersed in the ink vehicle; and a latex binder, dispersed in the ink vehicle. The latex binder includes a first heteropolymer including two or more aliphatic (meth)acrylate ester monomers or two or more aliphatic (meth)acrylamide monomers; and a second heteropolymer including a cycloaliphatic monomer and an aromatic monomer. The present disclosure refers also to a printing method using such inkjet ink composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David Michael Ingle, Phillip C. Cagle, Paul J. Bruinsma, Howard Doumaux, Timothy C. Mauldin
  • Patent number: 10710342
    Abstract: A biodegradable laminate, wherein a polyvinyl alcohol resin layer is laminated on at least one surface of an aliphatic polyester resin layer through an adhesive layer, which is excellent in biodegradability and gas barrier properties, and also excellent in interlayer adhesiveness, is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaoru Inoue, Yasuhiro Hirano, Kaname Kida
  • Patent number: 10711369
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing an SiC single crystal, enabling obtaining an SiC single crystal substrate in which a screw dislocation-reduced region is ensured in a wide range, and an SiC single crystal substrate. The SiC single crystal substrate is produced using a seed crystal having an off angle in the off orientation from a {0001} plane by a production method wherein in advance of a growth main step of performing crystal growth to form a facet {0001} plane in the crystal peripheral part on the crystal end face having grown thereon the bulk silicon carbide single crystal and obtain more than 50% of the thickness of the obtained SiC single crystal, a growth sub-step of growing the crystal at a higher nitrogen concentration than in the growth main step and at a growth atmosphere pressure of 3.9 to 39.9 kPa and a seed crystal temperature of 2,100° C. to less than 2,300° C. is included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: SHOWA DENKO K.K.
    Inventors: Shinya Sato, Tatsuo Fujimoto, Masakazu Katsuno, Hiroshi Tsuge, Masashi Nakabayashi
  • Patent number: 10698136
    Abstract: An optical member includes a substrate and a thin film that is disposed on the substrate and contains inorganic particles and a resin. The resin has a volume occupancy of less than 5% in a region up to at least 60 nm in depth from a surface of at least a part of the thin film, the surface being opposite from a substrate-end surface of the thin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Uchiyama, Tomokiyo Yamada, Hiroshi Adachi
  • Patent number: 10696021
    Abstract: An asymmetric glazing laminate (34) that includes an outer transparency (36) and an inner transparency (50) that are maintained together by an interlayer (44). Outer transparency (36) has a nominal thickness (42) of 2.1 mm and inner transparency (50) has a nominal thickness of 1.2 mm. The asymmetric glazing has greater stone impact resistance and lower per unit weight than symmetric glazing laminate (10) in which the outer and inner transparencies (12 and 26) each have nominal thickness of 2.1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Pittsburgh Glass Works, LLC
    Inventors: DeWitt Lampman, Michael Ulizio
  • Patent number: 10689494
    Abstract: A polymeric sheet having low density and comprising a low to non-existent amount of cyclic olefinic polymers (COP) and/or cyclic olefinic copolymers (COC). The overall density of the sheet may be lower than water. The sheet may be stretched and then heat shrinked onto an article. The sheet may be used as a label or package to wrap articles therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: POLYSACK FLEXIBLE PACKAGING LTD.
    Inventors: Maor Segal, Yoav Guthman, Aharon Ben-Soussane, Yiftach Nir