Absolute Thicknesses Specified Patents (Class 428/215)
  • Patent number: 10519340
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a two-component coating composition comprising (1) a paint base component comprising (A) at least one polycarbonate diol, (B) at least one diamine having secondary amino groups and having an aliphatic group (b1) between the nitrogen atoms of the amino groups, and also (2) a hardener component comprising (C) at least one polyisocyanate-modified polyester having an isocyanate content of 4% to 15%. The present invention also relates to a method for coating substrates by applying the coating composition, and to the use thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: BASF Coatings GmbH
    Inventors: Dieter Hohnholz, Dirk Seeger, Christoph Piecha
  • Patent number: 10508059
    Abstract: A method of depositing abradable coating on an engine component is provided wherein the engine component is formed of ceramic matrix composite and one or more layers, including at least one environmental barrier coating, may be disposed on the outer layer of the CMC. An outermost layer of the structure may further comprise a porous abradable layer that is disposed on the environmental barrier coating and provides a breakable structure which inhibits blade damage. The abradable layer may be gel-cast on the component and sintered or may be direct written by extrusion process and subsequently sintered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Glen Harold Kirby
  • Patent number: 10494822
    Abstract: The present invention provides an elastic plastic layer that is moisture proof and sound insulation and its production method. The elastic plastic layer that is moisture proof and sound insulation comprises a wear resistant layer, a decoration layer, a first backing material layer and a moisture proof and sound insulation layer. The adjacent layers are connected in turn by the order. The present invention provides the floor that is not only with the function of sound insulation, sound absorption, moisture proof, heat preservation, slightly flipping feet, resistance to press, acid and alkali resistance, but also with the positive effect that is low cost, easy molding, good in mechanical properties, and it is also good in laying effect, inflaming retarding, anti-skidding, easily laying, except that, since the wear resistant layer of the floor is coated with the ultraviolet-curable coating, so that it further improves the scratch-resistant property of the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: ZHANGJIAGANG ELEGANT PLASTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jincheng Song
  • Patent number: 10486451
    Abstract: A printable overlaminate for attachment to a substrate permits application of decorative and/or informative printing on materials that normally are not receptive to ordinary inks. The overlaminate has a release liner releasably attached to a protective layer. On the protective layer is an ink acceptable adhesive, the exposed surface of which receives ordinary ink. After printing the ink acceptable layer is transferred to a substrate through the use of heat and pressure. Then the release liner is removed, leaving the ink visible through the protective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Transcendia, Inc.
    Inventors: Herbert M. Drower, Mushtaq Anarwala, Timothy W. Albert
  • Patent number: 10442154
    Abstract: A composite structure including a composite body having an outer surface and a detection layer connected to the outer surface, the detection layer being discontinuous and including glass fibers embedded in a matrix material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Hyukbong Kwon, Kanna M. Pham, Nicholas A. Brigman, Charles Everson
  • Patent number: 10414116
    Abstract: A sandwich component has a first cover layer, a second cover layer, and a core disposed therebetween. In the sandwich component, the cover layers are each formed from an outer layer made of a fiber-reinforced thermoplast material having greater resistance to a certain solvent and, fused therewith, an inner layer made of a thermoplast material having lower resistance to the solvent. The core has outer layers, each of which is formed from a thermoplast material having lower resistance to the solvent, and an inner structure, which is formed entirely or partially from a thermoplast material having greater resistance to the solvent. The inner layers of the cover layers were each fused with one of the outer layers of the core with the use of the solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
    Inventors: Jonas Gruenewald, Patricia Parlevliet, Thomas Meer
  • Patent number: 10415244
    Abstract: Methods of manufacturing wall structures having high racking strength are described in this specification. The methods include spray applying a foam-forming composition into a cavity of a wall structure, wherein the wall structure is disposed in a climate-controlled spray application station and allowing the foam-forming material to expand within at least a portion of the cavity to form a foam layer deposited in the cavity. In the methods, the foam layer is formed in-situ during the manufacturing method, and the density of the foam layer is selected and the relative humidity and dew point of the air in the climate-controlled spray application station throughout the spray applying is selected so that the wall structure has a racking strength of at least 500 pounds per linear foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: COVESTRO LLC
    Inventors: Eric C. Giles, James L. Lambach, David M. Baily
  • Patent number: 10392519
    Abstract: Described is a composition suitable for the preparation of an electroconductive transparent layer, said composition comprising silver nanowires and fibers of crystalline cellulose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Herve Dietsch, Thomas Sturm, Danny Seyfried
  • Patent number: 10378135
    Abstract: A glass fiber mat comprises glass fibers of a first kind, glass fibers of a second kind and a binding agent. Glass fibers of the first kind in this case are characterized by a mean fiber diameter of under 6 ?m and compliance with the EC Protocol “ECB/TM/27 rev. 7” and glass fibers of the second kind by a mean fiber diameter of over 6 ?m. The ratio between the weight component of glass fibers of the first kind and the weight component of glass fibers of the second kind is between 0.01 and 0.15. And the surface weight of the glass fiber mat is between 25 g/m2 and 80 g/m2. In a CV floor covering comprising a usable layer and a structural layer, the structural layer comprises a glass fiber mat of this kind provided with impregnation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventor: Thomas Grassl
  • Patent number: 10295310
    Abstract: Body armor includes a first armor plate having a concave rear surface, a second plate having a convex front surface. Contours of the second layer are formed by conforming the contours between the polymer plate and the armor plate into a shape that fills gaps or voids between the concave rear surface of the armor plate, such that the armor plate and the polymer plate form a matched set. In operation, the ceramic armor plate can be used alone, the polymer plate can be used alone, or the hard armor layer and the polymer plate can be used together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Ronald L. Holtz, Alex E. Moser, James L. Pelland, Flora M. Jordan, James R. Dade, III, John K. Wilcox
  • Patent number: 10292260
    Abstract: The present invention provides an insulating layer for printed circuit boards having a difference of within 20% between the flexural modulus at 25° C. and the flexural modulus under heat at 250° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Katsuya Tomizawa, Tomo Chiba, Meguru Ito, Eisuke Shiga
  • Patent number: 10276469
    Abstract: A method for forming a semiconductor device structure is provided. The method includes performing a first process over a surface of a semiconductor substrate. The method includes forming a protective layer over the surface of the semiconductor substrate in a first chamber after the first process. The method includes performing a first transferring process to transfer the semiconductor substrate from the first chamber into a substrate carrier. The method includes performing a second transferring process to transfer the semiconductor substrate from the substrate carrier into a second chamber. The semiconductor substrate is located in the substrate carrier during a substantially entire first time interval between the first transferring process and the second transferring process. The method includes removing the substantially entire protective layer in the second chamber. The method includes performing a second process over the surface of the semiconductor substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD
    Inventors: Weibo Yu, Jui-Ping Chuang, Chen-Hsiang Lu, Shao-Yen Ku
  • Patent number: 10240014
    Abstract: A film having an A/B/A structure comprising an layer A and a layer B. The layer A is present in an amount ranging from 25 to 65 wt. %, based upon the total weight of the A/B/A structure, and the layer A comprises a first A layer and a second A layer each independently comprise linear low density polyethylene. The layer B is present in an amount ranging from 35 to 75 wt. %, based upon the total weight of the A/B/A structure, and the layer B, which comprises high density polyethylene, is positioned between the first A layer and the second A layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Equistar Chemicals, LP
    Inventor: Thomas Schwab
  • Patent number: 10240253
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a large-scale single crystal monolayer of hBN including: preparing a single crystal copper substrate of (111) face in a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) apparatus; removing impurities of the single crystal copper substrate of (111) face; forming a plurality of hBN crystal seeds by depositing a vaporized ammonia borane or a vaporized borazine on the surface of the single crystal copper substrate from which the impurities are removed; and forming a large-scale single crystal monolayer of hBN grown by mutual coherence between the hBN crystal seeds, an apparatus for manufacturing the same, and a substrate for a monolayer UV graphene growth using the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Korea Reseach Institute of Standards and Science
    Inventor: ChanYong Hwang
  • Patent number: 10214921
    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: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventors: Laurent Meersseman, Luc Vanhastel
  • Patent number: 10209414
    Abstract: Infrared reflecting film includes, on a transparent film substrate, a metal oxide layer, an infrared reflecting layer mainly made of silver, and a light absorptive metal layer, in this order. No metal layer is disposed between the transparent film substrate and the infrared reflecting layer. The metal oxide layer is preferably formed of a composite metal oxide including zinc oxide and tin oxide. The light absorptive metal layer has a thickness of 2 nm to 10 nm and includes at least one selected from the group consisting of nickel, chromium, niobium, tantalum, and titanium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yosuke Nakanishi, Yutaka Ohmori, Masahiko Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10208490
    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: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventors: Laurent Meersseman, Luc Vanhastel
  • Patent number: 10195823
    Abstract: A composite component has a continuous-filament reinforced thermoplastic material (1) and a metallic insert (2), which is obtainable in that (a) a metallic insert (2) having pin structures (3) attached to the surface is provided, (b) firstly the pinned metallic insert (2) is inserted into a forming tool, (c) subsequently an optionally pre-heated organic sheet (1) manufactured from the continuous-filament reinforced thermoplastic (1) is disposed thereon, (d) the forming tool is closed and subsequent to a dwell time is optionally cooled to room temperature, and finally (e) the composite component (4) thus obtained is removed, is proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Dominic Roemer
  • Patent number: 10196881
    Abstract: A subterranean screen assembly comprises a base pipe with end connections to attach to a pipe string and a portion that is perforated or slotted; and a coated screen radially outwardly disposed of the base pipe. The coated screen comprises a screen substrate and a coating disposed on a surface of the screen substrate; the coating comprising an amorphous diamond like carbon doped with about 10 to about 30 atomic percent of silicon, about 10 to about 20 atomic percent of oxygen, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing dopants, or a polymer comprising a fluoropolymer, a silicone, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventors: Deepak Kumar, Tarik Abdelfattah, Adriana Hightower, Zhiyue Xu
  • Patent number: 10190323
    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: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventors: Laurent Meersseman, Luc Vanhastel
  • Patent number: 10166744
    Abstract: Laminated structures comprise a metal sheet including a first face and a second face with a thickness of from about 0.5 mm to about 2 mm extending between the first face and the second face. The laminated structure further includes a first chemically strengthened glass sheet including a thickness of less than or equal to about 1.1 mm and a first interlayer attaching the first chemically strengthened glass sheet to the first face of the metal sheet. In further examples, methods of manufacturing a laminated structure comprise the steps of laminating with a metal sheet and a first chemically strengthened glass sheet together with an interlayer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Gordon Charles Brown, Jeffrey Scott Cites, William Keith Fisher, Mark Stephen Friske, Chunhe Zhang
  • Patent number: 10161846
    Abstract: A method of constructing a model of permeation to mixtures of solvents of a multilayer polymer structure with n monolayers and its associated computer program. For example, selecting several initial compositions of solvent mixture E1 to Ey, carrying out a sorption measurement and a measurement of diffusion, discretizing said multilayer structure in space and time, estimating partial fluxes of each of the compounds of said composition of solvent mixture between each elementary slice of said multilayer structure, estimating on the one hand a maximal sorption ceiling of said downstream monolayer B and on the other hand the composition of solvent mixture at inlet of said downstream monolayer B, performing a mass balance from slice to slice as a function of time, adjusting the profile of concentrations, storing the concentration profiles and the partial fluxes obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Benoît Brule, Jing Zhao, Anne Jonquieres, Robert Clement
  • Patent number: 10137660
    Abstract: Provided is a water-repellent, thermoplastic resin sheet provided with a textured layer having a microtexture on one surface side, and a water repellent layer formed with an approximately constant thickness on the aforementioned one surface side of the textured layer, wherein at least the surface region on the one surface side of the textured layer is a cross-linked material which maintains the microtexture even after heated drawing, and the water-repellent layer is formed from an olefin copolymer resin containing hydrophobic oxide particles. Also provided is a molded article, such as a molded container, formed by thermoforming the thermoplastic resin sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Denka Company Limited
    Inventors: Junpei Fujiwara, Tomohiro Osawa, Shogo Hoshino, Toshio Nagano, Atsushi Takei
  • Patent number: 10133176
    Abstract: A hardmask composition includes a plurality of graphene nanosheets doped with boron (B) and/or nitrogen (N) and a solvent. A size of the graphene nanosheet may be in a range of about 5 nm to about 1000 nm. The hardmask composition may include an aromatic ring-containing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Minsu Seol, Sangwon Kim, Hyeonjin Shin, Seongjun Park, Yeonchoo Cho
  • Patent number: 10059259
    Abstract: The invention relates to an interior trim component for a motor vehicle, which comprises: a carrier component, which determines the contour of the interior trim component, a cover layer, which is applied to a front side of the carrier component, and a light-emitting layer, which is applied to a back side of the carrier component, wherein the carrier component and the cover layer are transparent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: International Automotive Components Group GmbH
    Inventors: Carter Scott Cannon, Michael Behnke
  • Patent number: 10023724
    Abstract: A nanocomposite is provided including spherical pyrogenic silica nanoparticles dispersed in a curable resin or a curing agent. The nanocomposite contains less than 2% by weight solvent and less than 0.5% by weight dispersant based on the nanoparticle weight. A composite is also provided including from about 4 to 70 weight percent of spherical pyrogenic silica nanoparticles dispersed in a cured resin, and a filler embedded in the cured resin. Optionally, the composite further contains a curing agent. Further, a method of preparing a nanoparticle-containing curable resin system is provided including mixing from 10 to 70 weight percent of aggregated spherical pyrogenic silica nanoparticles with a curable resin to form a mixture. The mixture contains less than 2% by weight solvent and less than 0.5% by weight dispersant based on the nanoparticle weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Peter D. Condo, James E. Thorson, Jeremy O. Swanson, Kristin L. Thunhorst
  • Patent number: 10005259
    Abstract: A packaging device comprising: i) at least one flexible sheet delimiting at least in part a housing, the flexible sheet forming a multilayer complex (1) comprising: a) at least one metal layer (4); b) at least one layer of at least one bonding agent (5) comprising a copolymer comprising at least 7% by weight of at least one units chosen from carboxylic units and carboxylate units, wherein the carboxylic units may optionally be in acid form or in salt form, and c) at least one layer (6) of a non-metallic material bonded to the at least one metal layer via the at least one bonding agent; and ii) at least one cosmetic composition positioned inside the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: L'OREAL
    Inventors: Jean-Marie Julien, Vincent De La Forcade
  • Patent number: 9994001
    Abstract: A viscoelastic plastic interlayer can be incorporated between two glass sheets to form a laminated glazing with vibro-acoustic damping properties. The interlayer includes at least one layer made of viscoelastic plastic with vibro-acoustic damping properties. The interlayer is tinted in the bulk at least on a part of its surface. The interlayer is such that the resonant frequency f2 of the second resonance mode of a laminated glazing bar with a surface area of 25 mm×300 mm composed of two glass sheets each 2.1 mm thick, between which is incorporated the interlayer, determined by measuring the mechanical impedance (MIM) at 20° C. according to standard ISO 16940, is between 760 Hz and 1000 Hz and the loss factor ?2 of the second resonance mode of the bar, determined by MIM under the same conditions, is greater than or equal to 0.25.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Corinne Payen, David Fournier
  • Patent number: 9969150
    Abstract: A multilayer film comprising (a) a biaxially-oriented polyethylene furanoate (BO-PEF) polymer layer, (b) an optional ink layer, (c) a bonding layer, and (d) a sealant layer, wherein the BO-PEF polymer has an O2 gas permeability of less than 0.25 cc-mil/100 in.2 24 hrs atm at 80% relative humidity, or a moisture permeability of less than 0.5 g-mil/100 in.2 24 hrs atm at 38° C., or both. The film may be formed from microlayers of BO-PEF-based polymer and polymer with a melting point of at least 5° C. greater than the melting point of the BO-PEF-based polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Debkumar Bhattacharjee, Steven R. Jenkins, Kalyan Sehanobish
  • Patent number: 9945021
    Abstract: A low friction top coat over a multilayer metal/ceramic bondcoat provides a conductive substrate, such as a rotary tool, with wear resistance and corrosion resistance. The top coat further provides low friction and anti-stickiness as well as high compressive stress. The high compressive stress provided by the top coat protects against degradation of the tool due to abrasion and torsional and cyclic fatigue. Substrate temperature is strictly controlled during the coating process to preserve the bulk properties of the substrate and the coating. The described coating process is particularly useful when applied to shape memory alloys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: G&H TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Vladimir Gorokhovsky, Brad B. Heckerman, Yuhang Cheng
  • Patent number: 9908311
    Abstract: Provided is a water-repellent, thermoplastic resin sheet including a textured layer which is formed from a polyethylene resin composition comprising a water repellent agent and which has a microscopic texture on one surface side, wherein at least the surface region of the textured layer is a cross-linked material which maintains the microscopic texture even after heated drawing. Also provided is a molded article, such as a molded container, formed by thermoforming the thermoplastic resin sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: DENKA COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Junpei Fujiwara, Atsushi Takei, Tomohiro Osawa
  • Patent number: 9908810
    Abstract: Chemically strengthened glass articles having at least one deep compressive layer extending from a surface of the article to a depth of at least about 45 ?m within the article are provided. In one embodiment, the compressive stress profile includes a single linear segment extending from the surface to the depth of compression DOC. Alternatively, the compressive stress profile includes two linear portions: the first portion extending from the surface to a relatively shallow depth and having a steep slope; and a second portion extending from the shallow depth to the depth of compression. The strengthened glass has a 60% survival rate when dropped from a height of 80 cm in an inverted ball drop test and an equibiaxial flexural strength of at least 10 kgf as determined by abraded ring-on-ring testing. Methods of achieving such stress profiles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jaymin Amin, Benedict Osobomen Egboiyi, Jonathan David Pesansky, Kevin Barry Reiman, Rostislav Vatchev Roussev, Brian Paul Strines
  • Patent number: 9879946
    Abstract: Body armor includes a first armor plate having a concave rear surface, a second plate having a convex front surface, and optionally, a separate coupling layer configured to fit between the first ceramic armor plate and the polymer plate. The contours of the coupling layer are formed by pressing the coupling layer between the polymer plate and the armor plate into a shape that fills gaps or voids between the concave rear surface of the armor plate and the convex front surface of the polymer plate, such that the armor plate, the polymer plate, and the coupling layer form a matched set. In operation, the ceramic armor plate can be used alone, the polymer plate can be used alone, or the hard armor layer and the polymer plate can be used together with the optional coupling layer positioned between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Ronald L. Holtz, Alex E. Moser, James L. Pelland, Flora M. Jordan, James R. Dade, III, John K. Wilcox
  • Patent number: 9877496
    Abstract: The invention relates to a piping bag (1) for applying foodstuffs (18) to a substrate (2), this piping bag (1) comprising a bag of plastic foil material, which bag is provided with a filling opening (4) and a dispensing opening (6), and wherein at least one portion of an outer side of the bag (1) comprises a rubber composition. The invention also relates to a method for manufacturing a piping bag (128, 129), comprising of forming the piping bag by co-extrusion of at least one plastic (101, 102) and one rubber (103) composition, wherein the rubber composition forms an outer side (22) of the piping bag (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: ONE WAY PLASTICS B.V.
    Inventor: Jan Cornelis Van Der Stratten
  • Patent number: 9844913
    Abstract: An apparatus and a process for manufacturing a three-dimensional object by successive layer-by-layer consolidation of selected zones of a powder stratum, the consolidated zones corresponding to successive sections of the three-dimensional object, each layer being divided into a central internal portion and an external border, said process comprising the following steps in order: a—depositing a powder layer on a holder; b—fusing the external border of said powder layer by means of a laser beam originating from a first energy source by moving the laser beam of said first energy source relative to the object along a preset path that follows the contour of said external border corresponding to the contour of the cross section of the object so as to selectively fuse said layer; and c—fusing the central internal portion of the powder layer by means of an electron beam originating from a second energy source, by moving the electron beam of said second energy source relative to the object so as to sweep it over sa
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignees: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin, Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Christophe Bessac, Frédéric Pialot, Gilles Walrand
  • Patent number: 9836575
    Abstract: According to one implementation, a method of making design information of an aircraft structural object, executed by a computer, includes: setting at least one parameter as a variable for an optimization calculation which minimizes a weight of the structural object composing an aircraft; setting at least one allowable range for at least a strength of the structural object corresponding to the at least one parameter; and calculating an optimal value of the weight of the structural object and a value of the at least one parameter by the optimization calculation. The at least one parameter expresses the design information of the structural object. The at least one allowable range is set as at least one constraint condition of the optimization calculation. The value of the at least one parameter corresponds to the optimal value and meets the at least one allowable range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kousaburou Akiba
  • Patent number: 9815263
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a thin film structural system including a thin film structure includes depositing a reinforcing material in a liquid form in a predefined pattern on a thin film membrane, and transforming the reinforcing material in the predefined pattern to form a reinforcing element connected to the thin film membrane. The reinforcing material may be deposited in a melted form and solidified by cooling, may be transformed by a light or laser induced chemical reaction, or may be deposited and solidified such that the reinforcing element is at least partially embedded in the thin film membrane. The predefined pattern may redistribute loads around a damaged portion of the thin film structure, or define a hinge, a folding line, a stiffening feature. The reinforcing element may be electrically, optically or thermally conductive, to communicate with a device included in the system. The system may be a space structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AS REPRESENTED BY THE ADMINISTRATOR OF NASA
    Inventors: Wendell Keith Belvin, David W. Sleight, John W. Connell, Thomas J. Burns, Nancy M. H. Holloway, Frank L. Palmieri, Gary A. Wainwright, Robert C. Andrews, Martin Eckhard Zander
  • Patent number: 9797037
    Abstract: An article comprises a body and a conformal protective layer on at least one surface of the body. The conformal protective layer is a plasma resistant rare earth oxide film having a thickness of less than 1000 ?m, wherein the plasma resistant rare earth oxide has a composition of 40-45 mol % of Y2O3, 5-10 mol % of ZrO2, 35-40 mol % of Er2O3, 5-10 mol % of Gd2O3, and 5-15 mol % of SiO2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Jennifer Y. Sun, Vahid Firouzdor, Biraja Prasad Kanungo, Tom K. Cho, Vedapuram S. Achutharaman, Ying Zhang
  • Patent number: 9789691
    Abstract: A joining method includes a process of applying a joining material including a thermosetting resin to a member. The joining material includes an addition-type silicone resin. The joining material includes one or more kinds selected from the group consisting of a methyl-based straight silicone resin, a phenyl-based silicone resin, and a modified silicone resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tsuchiya, Yasuhide Matsuo, Kenji Otsuka, Minehiro Imamura, Tomohiro Hayashi, Kei Tadachi
  • Patent number: 9777399
    Abstract: A method for producing a SiC single crystal, comprising using a Si—C solution having a temperature gradient in which the temperature decreases from the interior toward the surface to grow a SiC single crystal from a seed crystal substrate, wherein the Si—C solution includes Si and Cr, the boron density difference Bs?Bg between the boron density Bs in the seed crystal substrate and the boron density Bg in the growing single crystal is 1×1017/cm3 or greater, the chromium density difference Crg?Crs between the chromium density Crs in the seed crystal substrate and the chromium density Crg in the growing single crystal is 1×1016/cm3 or greater, and the nitrogen density difference Ng?Ns between the nitrogen density Ns in the seed crystal substrate and the nitrogen density Ng in the growing single crystal is 3.5×1018/cm3 to 5.8×1018/cm3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Katsunori Danno
  • Patent number: 9758854
    Abstract: An electrically conductive resistive layer is produced by thermally spraying an electrically conductive material onto the surface of a non-conductive substrate. Initially, the material layer arising therefrom has no desired shape. The material layer is then removed in certain areas so that an electrically conductive resistive layer having said desired shape is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: WATLOW ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING COMPANY
    Inventor: Elias Russegger
  • Patent number: 9726785
    Abstract: Photochromic polyurethane laminates and methods for the formation of same wherein the photochromic polyurethane layer of the laminate has been crosslinked with a isocyanate-active prepolymer using a crosslinking agent. The crosslinking agent is formulated to have at least three functional groups that are reactive with functional groups of the polyurethane or of the isocyanate-active prepolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: VISION EASE, LP
    Inventors: Ping Fan, Hannah Vu
  • Patent number: 9716055
    Abstract: A thermal interface material (TIM) includes a modified release layer having an organosilane-coated surface covalently bound to a TIM formulation layer. The modified release layer may be formed by applying an organosilane (e.g., vinyltriethoxysilane) to the surface of a thermally conductive release layer (e.g., aluminum foil). The organosilane reacts with hydroxyl groups on the surface of the thermally conductive release layer. The TIM formulation layer may be formed by applying a TIM formulation (e.g., a graphite TIM formulation) containing an unsaturated monomer (e.g., methyl acrylate) to the organosilane-coated surface of the modified release layer, and then curing the TIM formulation so that the unsaturated monomer of the TIM formulation reacts with the organosilane-coated surface of the modified release layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dylan J. Boday, Joseph Kuczynski, Jason T. Wertz, Jing Zhang
  • Patent number: 9669601
    Abstract: Multilayer polymeric films which may be useful for protecting the leading edges of aircraft from rain and sand erosion are presented. Typical surface protection films comprising two or more layers of a first material alternating with one or more layers of a second material, wherein the first and second materials are different materials, wherein the first and second materials comprise first and second polymers, wherein the first and second materials have a first and second Shore hardness, and wherein the first Shore hardness is greater than the second Shore hardness by more than 5 A or more typically more than 10 A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ryan E. Marx, Jay M. Jennen, Daniel E. Meyer, William J. Schultz, Wendy L. Thompson
  • Patent number: 9670345
    Abstract: Optical cable components fabricated from an extrudable polymeric blend of crystalline polypropylene modified with one or more impact-modifying polymers. The impact-modifying polymers are crosslinked and can be selected from a polyolefin elastomer, an olefin multi-block interpolymer, an olefin block composite, and combinations thereof. Optionally, the polymeric blend can further comprise a compatibilizer. The polymeric blend may also contain one or more additives. The optical fiber cable components can be selected from buffer tubes, core tubes, and slotted core tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mohamed Esseghir, Gangwei Sun, Jeffrey M. Cogen, Gary R. Marchand
  • Patent number: 9668303
    Abstract: Embodiments include a flexible fabric heater. The fabric heater has a conductive base fabric having elastic properties. The base fabric may be coupled to electrical terminals. A elastomeric layer may be applied on the base fabric. The elastomeric layer may have elastic properties and includes a liquid-resistant material. A first thermal layer may be applied proximate edges along the electrical coupling between the fabric heater and the electrical terminals. The first thermal layer can have heat-resistant properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: Augustine Biomedical and Design, LLC
    Inventors: Scott D. Augustine, Randall C. Arnold, Rudolf Andreas Deibel, Scott A. Entenman
  • Patent number: 9539795
    Abstract: Matte substrates comprising a water based coating composition and a base substrate. The water based coating composition comprises either no or only small amounts of mineral filler, refractory filler and/or organic filler and no other matting agents. The water based coating composition is typically applied to the base substrate at a coating weight of less than or equal to about 3 dry pounds of the water based coating composition per about 3,000 square feet of the base substrate. The matte substrate generally has a 60° gloss less than about 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: ASHLAND LICENSING AND INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LLC
    Inventors: Dennis J. Oscar, Charles J. Wasserman
  • Patent number: 9518163
    Abstract: A cellular foamed article is provided, including a polymeric foam material and a micro- or nano-sized reinforcement material embedded in the foam material. Also, methods of making a reinforced cellular foamed articles are provided, including preparing a dispersion comprising a reinforcement material and a polymer precursor; processing the reinforcement material so that it has a volume average length ranging from about average cross sectional diameter of from about 1 to about 500 nm and a volume average length of from about 10 nm to about 10 ?m; reacting the polymer precursor to form a foamable polymer; and foaming the foamable polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Semmes, Inc.
    Inventor: Edmund Bernard Semmes
  • Patent number: 9499438
    Abstract: Windows for attenuating radio frequency (RF) and infrared (IR) electromagnetic signals, so as to prevent or reduce such signals from emanating from secure facilities (e.g., government and/or military facilities). Example embodiments relate to a window including at least first and second glass substrates, at least first and second low-emissivity (low-E) coatings for blocking at least some IR and RF signals, and at least one transparent conductive oxide (TCO) inclusive coating for blocking at least some RF signals. The TCO inclusive coating may include a layer of or including indium-tin-oxide (ITO) located between at least first and second dielectric layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventors: Jason E. Theios, John M. Mitchell, Vijayen S. Veerasamy
  • Patent number: 9493647
    Abstract: The instant invention provides a thermoplastic composition, method of producing the same, and articles made therefrom. The thermoplastic composition according to present invention comprises the melt blending product of: (A) from 55 to 95 percent by weight of a thermoplastic matrix comprising one or more thermoplastic polymers; and (B) from 5 to 45 percent by weight of a dispersed phase which comprises a crosslinked (meth)acrylate copolymer, wherein the (meth)acrylate copolymer comprises at least 95 percent by weight derived from methyl methacrylate units and from greater than zero to less than 0.5 percent by weight derived from one or more multifunctional cross-linking monomers and/or graft-linking agents; wherein the difference in refractive index between components (A) and (B) is greater than 0.08.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Company
    Inventors: Yannick Saint-Gerard, Veera Nelliappan, Yannick Chiquet, Eric G. Lundquist