Hardness Patents (Class 428/217)
  • Patent number: 10770678
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present disclosure provides a cover for a flexible display panel, including an organic film including a recessed portion, a reinforcing layer disposed in the recessed portion, and a first and second rigid structure adjacent to each other disposed on the organic film, the first rigid structure includes a first joint portion, and the second rigid structure includes a second joint portion, the first joint portion and the second joint portion being configured to be separated from each other when the reinforcing layer is bent, and to be joined to form a one-piece structure when the reinforcing layer is not bent. In an embodiment of the present disclosure, by providing on the organic film a reinforcing layer and rigid structures that can be joined and separated, the cover may exhibit enhanced surface hardness, impact resistance and user's feel while the bending of the cover can be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., CHENGDU BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yao Hu
  • Patent number: 10670147
    Abstract: Provided is a sliding member having a hard carbon coating that makes high wear resistance compatible with a low coefficient of friction and that has excellent peeling resistance. A sliding member (100) includes a base member (10) and a hard carbon coating (12) formed on the base member (10). The indentation hardness of the hard carbon coating (12) decreases gradually from the base member side to the surface side. The hard carbon coating (12) has an indentation hardness distribution at 0?T/Ttotal?0.6 approximated by a first line and an indentation hardness distribution at 0.9?T/Ttotal?1 approximated by a second line, and the intersection between the first line and the second line (T2/Ttotal, H2) satisfies Expression (1), (H3?H1)×T2/Ttotal+H1<H2?0.9×H1, and Expression (2), 0.6?T2/Ttotal?0.9.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA RIKEN
    Inventors: Kazuya Kameda, Hiroshi Maruyama, Yuuichi Ishida, Takuma Sekiya
  • Patent number: 10589318
    Abstract: A method for mechanically classifying polycrystalline silicon chunks or granules with a vibratory screening machine, involves setting silicon chunks or granules present on one or more screens each comprising a screen lining in vibration such that the silicon chunks or silicon granules perform a movement which causes the silicon chunks or silicon granules to be separated into various size classes, wherein a screening index is greater than or equal to 0.6 and less than or equal to 9.0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: WACKER CHEMIE AG
    Inventors: Andreas Schneider, Peter Gruebl, Rainer Hauswirth, Reiner Pech
  • Patent number: 10570311
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a laminate including a coating layer, which includes an Si—O group-containing material and an intermediate interface layer, and to a method for producing the same, and more specifically, to a laminate which includes an intermediate interface layer, which is a mixture of materials constituting a substrate and materials constituting a coating layer, between the substrate and the coating layer, which includes an Si—O group-containing material, and thus can significantly improve bending capabilities, transparency, and adhesion between the substrate and the coating layer, and further enhances scratch resistance, water repellent properties, anti-fouling properties, fingerprint resistance, thermal stability, gloss properties, and surface hardness by a silsesquioxane coating, and a method for producing the laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: DONGJIN SEMICHEM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young Min Yoon, Ho Jong Kim, Sung Hyun Lee, Sung Gun Shin
  • Patent number: 10525675
    Abstract: Multiple layer panels including a pair of substrates and an interlayer disposed therebetween are provided. In some cases, the multiple layer panels may utilize substrates having different thicknesses, and such configurations may help reduce glass thickness and overall panel weight. However, panels of the present invention may still exhibit sufficient strength, rigidity, and acoustic performance and can be suitable for use in a wide range of automotive, aeronautical, and/or architectural applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Solutia Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Lu
  • Patent number: 10294031
    Abstract: Provided is a conveyor belt. The upper cover rubber has a configuration in which a wear resistance layer and an impact resistance layer are layered in this order from an outer peripheral side of the conveyor belt. The wear resistance layer has a loss coefficient of from 0.03 to 0.25 and a loss elastic coefficient of from 0.20 MPa to 6.50 MPa at 20° C. The impact resistance layer has a loss coefficient of from 0.15 to 0.70 and a loss elastic coefficient of from 1.5 MPa to 30.0 MPa at 20° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Gang Hou
  • Patent number: 10286635
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multi-layer, preferably co-extruded, plastic film with improved modulus properties, which is suitable, in particular, for producing three-dimensionally shaped articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Heinz Pudleiner, Klaus Meyer, Juergen Winkler, Wolfgang Braeuer, Joerg Nickel, Craig Pehlert, Chunhua Li, Yan Chen
  • Patent number: 10248165
    Abstract: Provided are a foldable plate and a foldable display device with the same. A foldable plate includes: a first area including a first material having a first elastic modulus, a second area including the first material, the second area being separate from the first area, a third area including a second material having a second elastic modulus lower than the first elastic modulus, the third area being interposed between the first area and the second area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Noh Jin Myung, Se Jin Jang, Tae Hyoung Kwak
  • Patent number: 10239292
    Abstract: Disclosed is a biodegradable sheet comprising at least one layer which is a direct contact layer, intended to successfully contact materials, such as liquids, while maintaining the mechanical properties of the sheet and to extend the biodegradable sheet shelf life. The direct contact layer may comprise a hydrophobic polymer selected from poly(epsilon-caprolactone) (PCL) polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB), Polydioxanone (PDO) polyglycolic acid (PGA), polybutylene succinate (PBS), polybutylene succinate adipate (PBSA), poly lactic acid (PLA), polybutylene adipate terphtalate (PBAT), polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA), such as polyhydroxybutyrates (PHB), polyhydroxyvalerates (PHV), and polyhydroxybutyrate-hydroxyvalerate copolymers (PHBV) or any mixture thereof. The biodegradable sheet may further comprise surface treated nanoclay particles, PVOH grafted with a crosslinker and PBS or PBSA The biodegradable sheet may further include at least one metalized, biodegradable, laminate layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Tipa Corp. Ltd.
    Inventors: Daphna Nissenbaum, Tal Neuman, Dori Pelled, Shai Garty, Nili Konieczny
  • Patent number: 10101772
    Abstract: An information handling system includes a flexible display screen, first and second display platforms, and a coating. The flexible display screen includes first and second surfaces, and has a first hardness level. The flexible display screen movably mounted to the first and second display platforms along the first surface. The coating is in physical communication with the second surface of the flexible display screen and includes a first region having a second hardness level greater than the first hardness level of the flexible display screen; and a second region having a third hardness level, the third hardness level being greater than the second harness level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Deeder M. Aurongzeb, John Trevor Morrison, Lawrence E. Knepper
  • Patent number: 10029743
    Abstract: An insulating panel for a commercial vehicle superstructure, with an outer top layer and an inner top layer, including more than two plies, and with a core layer in a thermally insulating material between the top layers. At least one of the top layers is constructed as an at least three-ply sandwich, including an outer ply in light metal material associated with the respective outside of the insulating panel, an inner ply in light metal material associated with the core layer and a core ply having an integrally joined connection to the outer ply and the inner ply, including a core ply material having a higher strength than the light metal material of the outer and inner ply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Schmitz Cargobull AG
    Inventors: Michael Schlumm, Reinhard Beelmann, Peter Schmitz
  • Patent number: 9975143
    Abstract: Chemical vapor deposition articles and processes include a chemical vapor deposition functionalization on a material, the material including an sp3 arrangement of carbon. The chemical vapor deposition functionalization is positioned to be contacted by a process fluid, a hydrocarbon, an analyte, exhaust, or a combination thereof. Additionally or alternatively, the chemical vapor deposition functionalization is not of a refrigerator shelf or a windshield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Silcotek Corp.
    Inventors: David A. Smith, Paul H. Silvis
  • Patent number: 9949380
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of an electronic component including a circuit component provided with plural first electrodes in an end, and a substrate provided with plural second electrodes includes: pressing a part of a second surface of an inside of a second edge of the circuit component in the end to the substrate by a press attaching surface of the press attaching tool with an adhesive arranged between the circuit component and the substrate; making a part of the adhesive reach the second surface to cover at least a part of the second edge by the pressing; and curing the adhesive between the end and the substrate and the part of the adhesive covering the at least the part of the second edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Eifuku, Wanyu Tie, Hironori Munakata
  • Patent number: 9763893
    Abstract: The invention relates to a monopolymer multifunctional sequenced cast polyurethane matrix produced simply and efficiently, by sequentially pouring various isocyanate/polyol complex phase solutions successively into a mould with alternating solidification of said phase solutions according to a defined order and respecting the polymerisation stage (after the pot life and before the demoulding time) of the sequence preceding the one being cast, so as to end with the casting of the last phase solution that will go up to the demoulding time thereof and thereby finish the polymerisation of the whole of the matrix. It is loaded, in its “reservoir” sequences, with naturally originating or synthesised transdermally penetrating or volatile active substances. They are medicating and therapeutic, cosmetic, phytosanitary or wellness substances, repellents, attractants, pheromones, biocides, perfumes or deodorants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: AB7 INNOVATION S.A.S.U.
    Inventors: Aurelie Alba, Arnaud Vilbert, Rene Chelle
  • Patent number: 9616296
    Abstract: A golf ball includes an inner core layer formed from a thermoset rubber composition. The inner core layer has a first outer surface Shore D hardness and an outer diameter of about 0.8 to 1.40 inches. A thermoplastic outer core layer is formed around the inner core layer, has a second outer surface Shore D hardness, and is formed from a copolymer of ethylene and an ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid, a magnesium salt of oleic acid, and sufficient cation source to fully-neutralize the acid groups of the copolymer. The golf ball includes an inner cover layer and an outer cover layer. The first outer surface Shore D hardness is greater than the second outer surface Shore D hardness and the outer core layer has a thickness of about 0.01 inches to 0.05 inches.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Murali Rajagopalan, Michael J. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 9610832
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is, even when the design of a weather strip body with a specific gravity of about 0.5 to 0.85 is improved using a nonwoven fabric, to provide a weather strip with excellent trackability and excellent adhesiveness between the weather strip body and the nonwoven fabric. The weather strip of the present invention comprises a weather strip body having a specific gravity of 0.5 to 0.85 and made of an ethylene-propylene copolymer rubber, an adhesive resin sheet comprising random polypropylene and a polypropylene-based thermoplastic elastomer, and a nonwoven fabric, said nonwoven fabric being attached to the weather strip body via the adhesive resin sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignees: JAPAN VILENE COMPANY, LTD., TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tatsuhiko Tsumura, Hirofumi Otsuka, Kazuhiro Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9457233
    Abstract: A golf ball includes an inner core layer formed from a thermoset rubber composition. The inner core layer has a first outer surface Shore D hardness and an outer diameter of about 1.0 to 1.6 inches. A thermoplastic outer core layer is formed around the inner core layer, has a second outer surface Shore D hardness, and is formed from an acid copolymer of ethylene and an ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid, optionally including a softening monomer, such as alkyl acrylates and methacrylates; a plasticizer; and a cation source present in an amount sufficient to neutralize about 70 to 100% of the acid groups present in the material. The golf ball an inner and outer cover layers. The second outer surface Shore D hardness is greater than the first outer surface Shore D hardness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Michael J. Sullivan, Brian Comeau
  • Patent number: 9441110
    Abstract: Polymer composition (C) containing (i) a poly(aryl ether sulfone) material (M12) composed of a poly(biphenyl ether sulfone) (P1) and, optionally in addition, a poly(aryl ether sulfone) (P2) containing recurring units with arylene groups linked to each other via a secondary, ternary or quaternary carbon atom, and (ii) a per(halo)fluoropolymer material (M34), composed of a per(halo)fluoropolymer (P3) of which at least 2.0 wt. % of the recurring units are derived from a per(halo)fluoromonomer other than tetrafluoroethylene, and a polytetrafluoroethylene (P4). Shaped article, especially aircraft interior component, comprising the polymer composition (C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS USA, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Shari A. Weinberg
  • Patent number: 9284509
    Abstract: The lubricated environment incorporates a friction modifier, and a coating is applied to the part. The coating is chromium nitride and the friction modifier is MoDTC. The chromium nitride presents an NaCl-type crystallization and a microhardness of 1,800+/?200 HV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: H.E.F.
    Inventors: Philippe Maurin-Perrier, Christophe Heau
  • Patent number: 9079689
    Abstract: A flexibly multilayer composite comprising at least one barrier layer of high hardness TPU having a Shore D hardness of at least 80, a soft segment content of less than 5%, and a low gasoline vapor transmission rate of less than 1 g/M2/day. The composite also has at least one layer of soft TPU static dissipative polymer having a surface resistivity of less than 1.0×1012 ohms/square a Shore durometer of form 60 A to 60 D, and a gum residue of less than 20 mg per 100 ml of gasoline after 1 week exposure. The composite may have an optional third layer of an abrasion resistant TPU. The abrasion resistant TPU layer may contain reinforcement material, such as fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Victor Leng, Qiwei Lu, Joseph J. Vontorcik, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150147545
    Abstract: An armor system is formed of a substrate including an underlying substrate layer of less hard material and including a thin layer of harder material at a first face of the substrate, and an elastomeric material layer positioned at the first face of the substrate. The increased hardness of the thin hard layer increases the penetration resistance of the armor by increasing the elastomer's contribution to penetration resistance. The properties of the substrate can be independently selected, allowing the use of substrates with lower hardness, increasing the armor's ballistic performance, and lowering the weight of the armor.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: The Government of the US, as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Charles M. Roland, Andrew Saab, Raymond M. Gamache, Daniel M. Fragiadakis
  • Publication number: 20150140300
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multi-layer, preferably co-extruded, plastic film with improved modulus properties, which is suitable, in particular, for producing three-dimensionally shaped articles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Heinz Pudleiner, Klaus Meyer, Juergen Winkler, Wolfgang Braeuer, Joerg Nickel, Craig Pehlert
  • Patent number: 9034461
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a hard film containing boron and carbon, wherein the hard film includes a plurality of concave portions and a plurality of convex portions formed on a surface of the hard film, and wherein carbon concentration in the concave portion is higher than that in the convex portion and boron concentration in the convex portion is higher than that in the concave portion. Further, disclosed herein is a method of manufacturing a sliding part having a hard film containing boron and carbon disposed over a substrate; wherein the hard film is manufactured by using at least one of an unbalanced magnetron sputtering method or a high power pulsed magnetron sputtering method, both sputtering methods using a target containing at least one of elements of silicon, chromium, titanium, and tungsten and a boron carbide target.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventor: Itto Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 9034466
    Abstract: Slide member is provided with an Cu-based bearing alloy layer including hard particles, and DLC layer laminated over Cu-based bearing alloy layer. At least some of the hard particles included in Cu-based bearing alloy layer are exposed on DLC layer side surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: DAIDO METAL COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Zushi, Shigeru Inami, Yukihiko Kagohara
  • Publication number: 20150125682
    Abstract: A fuse molded modeling three dimensional article having areas of dissimilar or different hardness is described, wherein one of said areas is hard and is plastic, metal, glass, wood, concrete, rock, or mixtures thereof, and another of said areas is a less hard area comprising a controlled distribution hydrogenated styrenic block copolymer composition. Although the metal, glass, wood, concrete, and rock are not fuse moldable material, the plastic and the controlled distribution hydrogenated styrenic block copolymer composition are. Thus the scope of the invention is meant to include articles where only one area or layer of the article is fuse molded, or wherein both the hard area/layer and the soft area/layer is formed via a fuse molded technique.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: KRATON POLYMERS U.S. LLC
    Inventor: Marcus GREGER
  • Publication number: 20150111016
    Abstract: A new laminated glass structure for automotive glazing, architectural window and other applications that includes two sheets of relatively thin, optionally chemically strengthened glass, such as Corning® Gorilla® Glass, with a composite interlayer structure that includes at least one relatively stiff layer having relatively high Young's modulus of 50 MPa or higher and a relatively softer polymer layer having a relatively low Young's modulus of 20 MPa or lower.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: William Keith Fisher, Mark Stephen Friske, Anurag Jain
  • Publication number: 20150099103
    Abstract: The present disclosure includes composite materials and/or aircraft components. A method is disclosed for fabricating a composite component with varying properties for at least one of the following: along its length, through its thickness, radially, or in isolated areas. The embodiments may be used with Vacuum Assisted Resin Transfer Molding (VARTM), Resin Film infusion (RFI), and/or Pre-Impregnated Fabric (Pre-Preg).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: Rohr, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey Allen Duncan, Donald Rodger Hudson
  • Patent number: 8998094
    Abstract: An ID document includes a document core and a multi-layer laminate. The multi-layer laminate includes at least three layers: a top layer, a middle layer, and a bottom layer. The top layer, in combination with other layers, provides durability to the ID document. The top layer can be made of a material with strong intrusion or scratch resistance and a high thermal softening/deformation point and can also have high resistance to solvents. The middle layer may be made of a material with a low melting point, and may also have high resistance to solvents. The bottom layer helps to facilitate strong binding to the document core or inlay and may be made of a material with a relatively high melting point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: L-1 Secure Credentialing, LLC
    Inventors: Daoshen Bi, Robert L. Jones
  • Patent number: 8999486
    Abstract: A composite molded article comprising: a main body portion including, a bottom wall portion formed of an elastically deformable polymer material, and a peripheral wall portion protruding so as to surround a peripheral edge of the bottom wall portion and formed of an elastically deformable polymer material; a vent hole passing through the bottom wall portion; and a gas permeable membrane integrally connected to the main body portion and is permeable to gas but is impermeable to liquid, wherein the gas permeable membrane is arranged to the bottom wall portion so as to cover the vent hole and connected to the bottom wall portion at a periphery of the vent hole, and wherein the bottom wall portion includes at least one rigid body portion which is more difficult to be deformed than the bottom wall portion at an outer peripheral part of the gas permeable membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Tokai Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Kamikawa
  • Publication number: 20150093559
    Abstract: A multilayered composite shape memory material includes a coextruded first polymer layer of a first polymer material and a second polymer layer of a second polymer material. The composite shape memory material after thermomechanical programming being capable of undergoing at least one temperature induced shape transition from a temporary shape to a permanent shape. The first polymer layer defines a hard segment of the shape memory material that provides the shape memory material with the permanent shape, and the second polymer layer defines a switching segment of the shape memory material that provides the shape memory material with the temporary shape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Eric Baer, Shannon Armstrong, Deepak Langhe
  • Patent number: 8993098
    Abstract: A modular plastic floor tile has a body of a first polymer compound and at least one upper feature overmolded onto an upper surface of the body from a second polymer compound which is injected from a gate adjacent the lower surface of the body. At least one through-hole communicates the gate to the upper feature. At least one vent hole, spaced from the through-hole, communicates the upper feature to the lower surface of the body. The vent hole allows any gas in the polymer flow path to be displaced from the upper feature, thereby preventing or minimizing defects that can affect adhesion and appearance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: MacNeil IP LLC
    Inventors: Frederick W. Masanek, Jr., Thomas Malewig, David S. Iverson, Allan R. Thom
  • Patent number: 8986821
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sliding element for an internal combustion engine, especially a piston ring having a DLC coating of ta-C, which has at least one residual stress gradient, a negative residual stress gradient being present in the center region of the coating, when seen from the outside to the inside, said gradient being preferably smaller that the inner region, and the inner region having smaller thickness that the center region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Burscheid GmbH
    Inventors: Steffen Hoppe, Manfred Fischer, Marcus Kennedy
  • Publication number: 20150079373
    Abstract: This disclosure is related to the field of polymer interlayers for multiple layer panels and multiple layer panels having at least one polymer interlayer sheet. Specifically, this disclosure is related to the field of high rigidity interlayers and light weight laminated multiple layer panels incorporating high rigidity interlayers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Solutia Inc
    Inventor: Jun Lu
  • Publication number: 20150079366
    Abstract: This disclosure is related to the field of polymer interlayers for multiple layer panels and multiple layer panels having at least one polymer interlayer sheet. Specifically, this disclosure is related to the field of high rigidity interlayers and light weight laminated multiple layer panels incorporating high rigidity interlayers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Solutia Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Lu
  • Publication number: 20150049973
    Abstract: A rolling bearing component (2, 3, 4) has the following features:—a nitrided surface zone (5), with a nitrogen content decreasing from the outside inwards, and a core zone (6),—internal compressive stresses decreasing from the outside inwards in the surface zone (5),—a surface hardness of 870 to 2000 HV 0.3 at a depth of 0.04 mm, wherein—the hardness at a depth of 0.3 mm is not more than 250 HV 0.3 less than the surface hardness.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: Schaeffler Technologies GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Edgar Streit, Oskar Beer
  • Publication number: 20150037555
    Abstract: A thin self-supporting adhesive film is claimed that includes a first polyurethane and a solid surface-deactivated isocyanate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: FELIX D. MAI, BRIAN W. CARLSON
  • Publication number: 20150036312
    Abstract: Provided are a film for a display apparatus and a display apparatus including the film. The film may include a substrate layer, a self-restoration layer disposed on the substrate layer and being configured to restore its original state after being damaged by an external impact, and a fiber network layer disposed in at least a portion of the self-restoration layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ho-seong SEO
  • Publication number: 20150037553
    Abstract: Low CTE glass compositions and glass articles formed from the same are described. In one embodiment, a glass composition includes from about 60 mol. % to about 66 mol. % SiO2; from about 7 mol. % to about 10 mol. % AI2O3; and from about 14 mol. % to about 18 mol. % B2O3 as glass network formers. The glass composition may further include from about 9 mol. % to about 16 mol. % alkaline earth oxide. The alkaline earth oxide includes at least CaO. The CaO may be present in the glass composition in a concentration from about 3 mol. % to about 12 mol. %. The glass composition is free from alkali metals. The glass composition has a coefficient of thermal expansion which is less than or equal to 40×10?7/° C. averaged over the temperature range from about 20° C. to 300° C. The glass composition is particularly well suited for use as a glass cladding layer in a laminated glass article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 28, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: John Christopher Mauro
  • Publication number: 20150037554
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provide for: a substrate having first and second opposing surfaces, and an elastic modulus; and layer(s) having a thickness between first and second opposing surfaces thereof, the first surface of the layer contacting the second surface of the substrate, forming an interface. The layer may exhibit one or more of: a first elastic modulus proximate to the first surface thereof and a second elastic modulus proximate to the second surface thereof, the second elastic modulus being substantially higher than the elastic modulus value, the first elastic modulus being lower than the elastic modulus of the substrate, the second elastic modulus being higher than the elastic modulus of the substrate, and the layer exhibiting an increasing elastic modulus gradient through the thickness thereof from the first elastic modulus to the second elastic modulus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Zhanjun Gao, Guangli Hu, Ralph Edward Truitt
  • Publication number: 20150034654
    Abstract: Shape memory insulators comprising a first layer of core material, such as polymeric insulative material, and a second, shape memory layer of elastomeric material, for attachment to objects. The shape memory layer may comprise silicone rubber, silicone gum, silicon crepe, and/or silicone gel, for example. The shape memory insulator may be part of a handle for an object, such as a pot or pan, for example, or other objects and devices requiring continuous and/or repetitive manual operation. The shape memory polymeric material may conform to the shape of the user's hand when the handle is gripped by a user's hand. When the grip is released, the shape memory material returns to its original shape. The shape memory insulators provide insulation as well as improving comfort and/or control over the engagement and use of objects, while decreasing arm and hand wear and/or strain of those using the objects.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventor: Rick Lapine
  • Publication number: 20150024184
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a glass pane construction, particularly bullet proof glass pane, to be used in a motor vehicle, having several transparent panes and layers made of glass, ceramic or synthetic material, which are connected in a layered manner connected to each other in a laminate, electrical controllable or switchable electrochromic layer means for electrical controlling or switching of the light transparency of the glass pane construction or of the bullet proof pane, wherein a laminar transparent UV filtering layer means for filtering of striking ultraviolet (UV) radiation is provided so that none or only a part of the UV radiation passes to the electrochromic layer means.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Alberto Bertolini
  • Patent number: 8927088
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composite structure for deflecting and spreading kinetic energy transmission after various types of impacts utilizing foam structures having graded properties. The structure has a first composite layer, composed of a discrete reinforcement and a continuous binder. The helmet receives contact of an object that transfers kinetic energy to a first composite layer. The helmet uses a second composite layer adjacent to the first composite layer designed such that the second composite layer compresses and expands into an expansion zone in the second composite layer. The second composite layer has expansion structures with a graded modulus such that the material at the tip of an expansion structure has a low modulus and the modulus in the expansion structure increases as it moves from the tip to the base of the expansion structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: KineticShield, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Ira Faden, Thomas E. Twardowski, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8911875
    Abstract: A sliding element, particularly a piston ring for an internal combustion engine, includes a substrate, and a wear-protection layer, obtained by thermal spraying of a powder comprising the element proportions 2-50 percent by weight iron, FE; 5-60 percent by weight tungsten, W; 5-40 percent by weight chrome, Cr; 5-25 percent by weight nickel, Ni; 1-5 percent by weight molybdenum, Mo; 1-10 carbon, C and 0.1-2 percent by weight silicon, Si; and a running-in layer, obtained by thermal spraying of a powder comprising the element proportions 60-95 percent by weight nickel; 5-40 percent by weight carbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Burscheid GmbH
    Inventors: Marcus Kennedy, Michael Zinnabold, Marc-Manuel Matz
  • Publication number: 20140363652
    Abstract: An interlayer comprised of a thermoplastic resin, at least one high refractive index plasticizer and, optionally, a conventional plasticizer. The use of a thermoplastic resin, a high refractive index plasticizer, and, optionally, a conventional plasticizer reduces or minimizes the optical defects caused by different refractive indices without sacrificing other characteristics of the interlayer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: SOLUTIA INC.
    Inventors: JUN LU, WENJIE CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140362444
    Abstract: Methods and articles are provide for: a substrate having first and second opposing surfaces; an intermediate layer substantially covering the first surface of the substrate, the intermediate layer being between about 1-5 microns in thickness and having a hardness of at least 15 GPa; a first outer layer substantially covering the intermediate layer; and a second outer layer substantially covering the first outer layer, and having a hardness of at least 15 GPa.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Charles Andrew Paulson
  • Publication number: 20140363650
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a cushion and a cushion structure are disclosed. The manufacturing method includes employing a first sheet structure that is the cross-linked foamed polyethylene (PE) or cross-linked foamed polypropylene (PP) in material with the first sheet structure serving as an inner layer and an outer layer of the cushion structure. The method further includes crushing PU foam and adding an adhesive to the crushed PU foam before compressing the crushed PU foam and the adhesive to a second sheet structure, which is called “synthetic foam” functioning as an intermediate layer of the cushion structure. The multi-layer cushion structure may be prepared after having the outer layer, the intermediate layer and the inner layer integrated together using laminating, before being placed in an oven for heating until the inner layer and the outer layer are tendered and in a shape-mold of a molding machine for pressurizing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: Forsound Corp.
    Inventor: Fu-Chieng CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140363651
    Abstract: An interlayer comprised of a thermoplastic resin, at least one high refractive index plasticizer and, optionally, a conventional plasticizer. The use of a thermoplastic resin, a high refractive index plasticizer, and, optionally, a conventional plasticizer reduces or minimizes the optical defects caused by different refractive indices without sacrificing other characteristics of the interlayer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: SOLUTIA INC.
    Inventors: JUN LU, WENJIE CHEN
  • Publication number: 20140363649
    Abstract: A double-sided transparent conductive film and a method for manufacturing the same that may not only promote simplification of a touch panel structure and simplification of processes but also having an excellent visibility characteristic is presented. A double-sided transparent conductive film having excellent visibility in accordance with the present invention comprises a transparent base film; a first and a second hard coating layers respectively formed on both sides of the transparent base film; a first and a second undercoating layers sequentially laminated on the first hard coating layer; a third and a fourth undercoating layers sequentially laminated on the second hard coating layer; and a first and a second transparent conductive layers respectively formed on the second and fourth undercoating layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: LG Hausys, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kyung Taek Kim, In Sook Kim, Jung Cho, Keun Jung, Min Hee Lee
  • Publication number: 20140315007
    Abstract: A window for a display device is disclosed. The window for a display device includes a polymer resin layer including a first polymer resin and a light transmittance film positioned on at least one side of the polymer resin layer, the light transmittance film including a hard coating layer and an auxiliary layer positioned under the hard coating layer, the auxiliary layer including a second polymer resin having surface hardness of at least about 2H and a glass transition temperature (Tg) of at least about 85° C., and a display device including the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Ju-Suk OH, Yuki HONGO, Hun-Kyo KIM
  • Publication number: 20140308467
    Abstract: A glass substrate protective pad which protects a glass substrate in close contact with the glass substrate. The glass substrate protective pad has multiple layers, the rear layer of the multiple layers which is to be in close contact with the glass substrate containing foamed polymer. A glass substrate packing container for packing a plurality of glass substrates loaded therein, in which the above-described glass substrate protective pad is in close contact with the front surface of the plurality of glass substrates.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Corning Precision Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: BumRo Lee, Seok-Woong Kim, Sangku Moon, Kyu-Hwan Lee