Absolute Thicknesses Specified Patents (Class 428/215)
  • Patent number: 11988810
    Abstract: Implementations described herein generally relate to flexible display devices, and more specifically to flexible cover lens films. The flexible cover lens film has improved strength, elasticity, optical transmission, and anti-abrasion properties. The flexible cover lens film comprises a multi-layer hardcoat disposed on a substrate layer. The substrate layer has a thickness between 2 ?m to 100 ?m, and the multi-layer hardcoat has a thickness between 1 ?m to 10 ?m. The multi-layer hardcoat comprises a first layer deposited using a wet deposition process, a second layer deposited using a dry deposition process, and one or more adhesion promotion layers. In terms of optical properties, the multi-layer hardcoat has a total transmission greater than 88%, a haze of about 1% or less, and a yellowness index of b*<1. By combining wet and dry deposition processes to form the multi-layer hardcoat, the cover lens film is both flexible and strong with hardness between 4 H and 9 H.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Manivannan Thothadri, Harvey You, Neil Morrison, Daniel Paul Forster
  • Patent number: 11982194
    Abstract: An erosion and CMAS resistant coating arranged on a TBC coated substrate and including at least one porous vertically cracked (PVC) coating layer providing lower thermal conductivity and being disposed over a layer of MCrAlY wherein M represents Ni, Co or their combinations. At least one dense vertically cracked (DVC) erosion and CMAS resistant coating layer is deposited over the at least one PVC coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: OERLIKON METCO (US) INC.
    Inventors: Dianying Chen, Christopher G. Dambra, Mitchell R. Dorfman
  • Patent number: 11931469
    Abstract: An absorbent article comprising an absorbent member positioned between a topsheet and a backsheet is provided. The absorbent member contains at least one layer that comprises porous superabsorbent particles, wherein the particles exhibit a relative humidity microclimate of about 67% or less after being exposed to an atmosphere having a temperature of about 23° C. and relative humidity of 80% for a time period of 20 minutes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Yuriy Galabura, Mark M. Mleziva, John Gavin MacDonald, Vasily A. Topolkaraev, Michelle McBride, Karien J. Rodriguez, Matthew Valaskey, Dave Soerens, Neil T. Scholl, WanDuk Lee
  • Patent number: 11905201
    Abstract: An article includes a carrier including a carrier bonding surface, a sheet including a sheet bonding surface, and a surface modification layer disposed on at least one of the carrier bonding surface and the sheet bonding surface. The surface modification layer includes a plasma polymerized material. The plasma polymerized material planarizes the at least one of the carrier bonding surface and the sheet bonding surface. The carrier bonding surface and the sheet bonding surface are bonded with the surface modification layer so that the carrier is temporarily bonded with the sheet. A method of making an article includes depositing a surface modification layer on at least one of a carrier bonding surface and a sheet bonding surface. The method further includes bonding the carrier bonding surface and the sheet bonding surface with the surface modification layer to temporarily bond the carrier with the sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Robert Alan Bellman, Robert George Manley, Prantik Mazumder
  • Patent number: 11890839
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to multi-layer film constructions and related methods. The multi-layer film constructions can include a first layer joined to a second layer. The first layer can include one or more heat resistant materials. The second layer can include a sealant film, which can be a multi-layer film having one or more sealing layers or sublayers. The sealing layers can include a blend of one or more ionomers and polybutylene. The multi-layer film constructions can also be free from or devoid of wax.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: TRANSCONTINENTAL HOLDING CORP.
    Inventors: Marc David Sorem, Solomon O'Neil West
  • Patent number: 11712868
    Abstract: A vehicle glass sheet is provided that includes a borosilicate glass with a thickness between 1.1 mm and 5.4 mm and a two-dimensional area for a sensor assigned to this two-dimensional area. The two-dimensional area has an inclination (?) with respect to an upward direction (S) perpendicular to a main direction of movement (V) of the vehicle that is in a range between 35° and 65°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2023
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Juliane Brandt-Slowik, Thilo Zachau, Hubert Wieseke
  • Patent number: 11648755
    Abstract: Provided is an interlayer film for laminated glass capable of enhancing the sound insulating properties of laminated glass, and making foaming less likely to occur in an end part. The interlayer film for laminated glass according to the present invention includes a first layer, and a lateral covering part that covers at least part of a lateral part of the first layer, and the first layer has a shear elastic modulus at 25° C. of 0.17 MPa or less, and the lateral covering part has a shear elastic modulus at 25° C. of more than 1 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Iwamoto, Yuu Sakamoto, Yuki Ishikawa, Shinji Kawada
  • Patent number: 11559969
    Abstract: A laminated glass comprising an outer glass sheet, an inner glass sheet, and an intermediate layer between the outer and inner glass sheets. The intermediate layer has a first busbar, a second busbar, and heating wires connecting the first and second busbars, and a sheet-like substrate supporting the heating wires. The intermediate layer further comprises an adhesive layer. A distance from a centre of the wires to a surface the outer glass sheet and a distance from the centre of the wires to a surface the inner glass sheet being different; and a distance from the centre of the wires to the inside surface of the outer glass sheet and a distance from the centre of the wires to the outside surface of the inner glass sheet being different, and the adhesive layer thickness or the substrate thickness, whichever is smaller, is not more than 400 micrometres.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignees: PILKINGTON GROUP LIMITED, NIPPON SHEET GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Leigh Francis Mellor, Mark Andrew Chamberlain, Graham Siddons, Ryohei Ogawa, Kazuki Chiba, Hisashi Ogawa
  • Patent number: 11560622
    Abstract: Disclosed is a degradable film (1) in which a barrier layer (3) is disposed on a surface of a water-soluble polymer layer (2). The water-soluble polymer layer (2) is made of a water-soluble polymer such as polyvinyl alcohol or polyvinyl pyrrolidone. The barrier layer (3) is made of silicon oxide or silicon oxynitride. The barrier layer (3) is formed on the water-soluble polymer layer (2) by a CVD process with the supply of a raw material gas containing a precursor of a substance that forms the barrier layer (3), an ozone gas with an oxygen concentration of 20 vol % or higher and an unsaturated hydrocarbon gas to the water-soluble polymer layer (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: MEIDENSHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshinori Miura, Mitsuru Kekura, Naoto Kameda
  • Patent number: 11554982
    Abstract: A system and process for forming a curved glass laminate article is provided. The process and system utilizes a separation material, such as solid lubricating material and/or a spray applied separation material that Applicant has determined reduces bending dot formation during co-sagging shaping of glass sheets. The bending dot reduction provided by the separation materials discussed herein is particularly seen when the pair of glass sheets have significantly different thicknesses and/or viscosities from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Douglas Dale Bressler, Theresa Chang, Allan Mark Fredholm, Michele Marie-Louise Fredholm, Louis Mattos, Jr., Jason Scott Stewart
  • Patent number: 11518967
    Abstract: The invention relates to highly effective disinfecting or sterilising cloths with chlorine dioxide as the main active ingredient. For this, the chlorine dioxide is only generated shortly before use by bringing a cloth impregnated with a chlorite or chlorate salt in contact with a clearly defined amount of a suitable activation agent that is fluid or dissolved or admixed in a fluid, and prepackaged as a single dose, for the generation of chlorine dioxide. In a preferred embodiment, the impregnated cloth and the activation fluid are packaged in a common packaging unit and the activation occurs by breaking through a barrier separating the cloth or the cloths and the activation fluid. In a further preferred embodiment, the packaging is a moulded part having two packaging spaces separated from one another by removable barriers, which can be converted into a moulded part with only one chamber via simple pressure in one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: ALETHIA LIFE SCIENCES AG
    Inventor: Sebastian Oberwalder
  • Patent number: 11485847
    Abstract: The present invention provides a methacrylic resin composition comprising 75 to 99.8 mass % of a methacrylic resin [A], 0.1 to 15 mass % of a UV absorber [B], and 0.1 to 10 mass % of a polymer [C] having an SP value of 6.0 to 9.7 (cal/cm3)1/2 calculated by the Fedors method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shigeru Sakamoto, Takuro Niimura, Taketomo Yamashita, Atsuhiro Nakahara
  • Patent number: 11457317
    Abstract: A speaker is disclosed, which comprises a vibration system and a magnetic circuit system cooperating with the vibration system. The vibration system includes a speaker diaphragm, the speaker diaphragm comprises two surface layers compounded together and at least one intermediate layer positioned between the two surface layers, at least one of the surface layers is a thermoplastic polyester elastomer film layer, the at least one intermediate layer is an adhesive layer, the speaker diaphragm has Young's modulus of 5-700 MPa and an amplitude of 0.25 mm-1 mm, and the speaker has F0 of 150-1500 Hz. The speaker has a good sounding effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Goertek Inc.
    Inventors: Ting Wang, Guodong Zhao, Jie Zhu, Chun Li, Chunfa Liu
  • Patent number: 11437170
    Abstract: Disclosed is a self-extinguishing power cable with microcapsules and a method for manufacturing the same. A method of manufacturing a self-extinguishing power cable with a microcapsule, the method includes applying a mixed solution of water-soluble adhesive, a magnetic powder and a swellable powder on one surface of a first nonwoven fabric; magnetically treating and drying the first nonwoven fabric; pressing one surface of a second nonwoven fabric on the one surface of the first nonwoven fabric to form a single nonwoven fabric; and forming the single nonwoven fabric into a neutral conductor water blocking layer of an electrical power cable to manufacture the electrical power cable, wherein the microcapsule is provided between the first nonwoven fabric and the second nonwoven fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignees: KOREA ELECTRIC POWER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Dong-Woo Kim, Sung-Min Kim, O-Deuk Kwon, Young-Sung Kim, Il-Joo Mun
  • Patent number: 11426971
    Abstract: A composite structure including a composite body having an outer surface, wherein the composite body is elongated along a span axis, and a detection layer connected to the outer surface of the composite body, the detection layer including a plurality of strips, wherein each strip comprises a plurality of glass fibers embedded in a matrix material, is elongated along a detection axis, the detection axis being substantially aligned with the span axis, and is spaced a non-zero distance apart from adjacent strips such that a discontinuity is defined between adjacent strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Hyukbong Kwon, Khanh Mai Pham, Lisa C. Carlson, Garrett C. Hanson
  • Patent number: 11413851
    Abstract: A viscoelastic plastic interlayer intended to be arranged between two glass sheets of a glazing in order to provide it with vibroacoustic damping properties, includes two outer layers of thermoplastic adhesive, an inner layer arranged between the two outer layers, the inner layer having a loss factor tan ? greater than or equal to 1.6 at 20° C. and for a frequency range of between 2 kHz and 8 kHz, and first and second barrier layers arranged respectively between the outer layers and the inner layer 3, and composed of a viscoelastic plastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Fabien Bouillet, David Shackleford, Jocelyn Rebufa
  • Patent number: 11401389
    Abstract: In a first aspect, a transparent fluoropolymer film includes, a vinyl fluoride polymer, 2 to 8 wt % of an acrylate polymer, and 0.1 to 4 wt % of a triazine UV absorber. After heating at 100° C. for 96 hours, the transparent fluoropolymer film has a 340 nm absorbance of at least 1.5. In a second aspect, a transparent multilayer film includes a polymeric substrate film and a fluoropolymer film. The fluoropolymer film includes a vinyl fluoride polymer, 2 to 8 wt % of an acrylate polymer and 0.1 to 4 wt % of a triazine UV absorber. After heating at 100° C. for 96 hours, the transparent fluoropolymer film has a 340 nm absorbance of at least 1.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Michael T Demko
  • Patent number: 11391084
    Abstract: A window spacer may include a spacer substrate having two pane contact surfaces, an adhesive surface, and a glazing interior surface. A multilayer barrier film is in contact with the adhesive surface of the spacer substrate. The multilayer barrier film includes at least two first polymeric layers and at least two inorganic layers. The inorganic layers are separated by a second polymeric layer. The second polymeric layer has a thickness lower than 5 ?m, preferably lower than 4 ?m, more preferably having a thickness between 1 ?m and 4 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Amcor Flexibles Denmark APS
    Inventors: Peter Ettridge, Paul Schlemmer, Galina Ourieva
  • Patent number: 11390008
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semi-crystalline article from at least one pseudo-amorphous polymer including a poly aryl ether ketone, such as PEKK, including a softening step, wherein the at least one pseudo-amorphous polymer is heated to a temperature above its glass transition temperature to soften the polymer, and a crystallization step, wherein the at least one pseudo-amorphous polymer is heated to a temperature between its glass transition temperature and melting temperature, the pseudo-amorphous polymer being placed on a mold during either the softening step or the crystallization step before at least some crystallization takes place. The method results in articles demonstrating increased opacity, increased crystallinity, increased thermal resistance, improved chemical resistance, and improved mechanical properties over articles formed by traditional thermoforming processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Arkema Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Clay, Timothy A. Spahr, Philippe Bussi, Richard Audry, Jason M. Lyons, Yves Deyrail
  • Patent number: 11384013
    Abstract: An automotive laminated glass includes a thermoplastic interlayer film, a curved first glass sheet, and a curved second glass sheet. The thermoplastic interlayer film is disposed between the first and second glass sheets. The first glass sheet is a 0.7- to 3-mm thick non-chemically strengthened glass sheet including a convex-side first main surface and a concave-side second main surface facing the thermoplastic interlayer film. The second glass sheet is an ion-exchanged, 0.3- to 1.5-mm thick chemically strengthened glass sheet including a convex-side third main surface facing the thermoplastic interlayer film and a concave-side fourth main surface. The second glass sheet is thinner than the first glass sheet, and is adjusted to have a curvature equal to the curvature of the first glass sheet. A compressive stress layer on the concave-side fourth main surface is thicker than a compressive stress layer on the convex-side third main surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: CENTRAL GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Naoki Mitamura, Tatsuya Tsuzuki, Hiroki Nakamura, Naoya Hirata
  • Patent number: 11377859
    Abstract: The invention relates to a film for use in a resilient floor covering, wherein the film comprises (a) a first layer and (b) a second layer and wherein the first layer has a Shore D hardness of 60 to 80 at 20° C. and the second layer has a Shore D hardness of 40 to 65 at 20° C. Also provided is a composite laminate floor covering comprising the film of the invention. Also provided is a floor tile comprising the film of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: The Amtico Company Limited
    Inventors: Gary Wilson, Christopher Hart, Rhiann Coles, Steven Lawrence
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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