Density Or Compression Of Components Patents (Class 428/218)
  • Patent number: 11441023
    Abstract: A film, preferably, a multi-layered film, including a polymer composition, wherein the polymer composition includes: within a range from 1 wt % to 25 wt % of a cyclic olefin copolymer based on the weight of the polymer composition, and within a range from 75 wt % to 99 wt % (the remainder of material) of a polyethylene based on the weight of the polymer composition, wherein the cyclic olefin copolymer has a glass transition temperature (T.sub.g) of at least 80.degree. C. The films may be used in shrink packaging application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Keran Chen, Yong Yang, Ling Ge, Xiao-Chuan Wang, Zhen-Yu Zhu, LeiLei Ma, Xin Hao Cai, Gregory K. Hall, Caiguo Gong, Jean-Marc C. De Koninck, Robert J. Wittenbrink
  • Patent number: 11426740
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are adhesive splitter systems and methods for using the same. The adhesive splitter systems comprise a multi-nozzle adapter configured to dispense multiple streams of adhesive onto a substrate. The splitter system can also include an attached adhesive dispenser for providing adhesive to the multi-nozzle adapter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Daltile Corporation
    Inventor: Felipe Giannazzo
  • Patent number: 11420429
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed herein include multilayer cast films having a cling layer and a release layer, wherein the cling layer comprises (i) a first polyethylene composition, and (ii) ultra-low density polyethylene, very low density polyethylene, ethylene/alpha-olefin elastomer, propylene-based elastomer, or combinations thereof; and the release layer comprises a second polyethylene composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Mustafa Bilgen, Teresa P. Karjala, Jon W. Hobson, Hrishikesh R. Munj, Mehmet Demirors
  • Patent number: 11413197
    Abstract: The present invention relates to acquisition layers for use in absorbent articles, preferably of the disposable personal hygiene type. It discloses absorbent articles (7) comprising a liquid permeable topsheet (8), a liquid impermeable backsheet (9), an absorbent core (1) between the topsheet (8) and the backsheet (9) and an acquisition layer (2) between the topsheet (8) and the absorbent core (1), said acquisition layer (2) having a width (w) and a length (l) along an acquisition plane and a thickness (t) extending perpendicular thereto. The absorbent core (1) comprises at least one absorbent material selected from the group consisting of fibrous absorbent materials and highly absorbent polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignees: ONTEX BV, ONTEX GROUP NV
    Inventors: Annemie Houben, Miguel Angel Rodríguez Pérez, Alberto López Gil, Josias Tirado Mediavilla, Javier García González, Lieven Dhooge, Ainas Weber
  • Patent number: 11401718
    Abstract: A building panel including a carrier, and a surface layer arranged on the carrier, wherein the surface layer includes a mix of refined fibres and a resin, wherein the weight ratio of resin to refined fibres is higher than about 120%, wherein the surface layer is applied as a dry powder layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Goran Ziegler, Kent Lindgren
  • Patent number: 11395550
    Abstract: Mattress toppers for mattress assemblies generally includes a convoluted foam layer including a convoluted upper surface and a bottom planar surface. The convoluted upper surface includes multiple raised rectangular-shaped foam sections and a plurality of raised spaced apart hemispherical-shaped foam spheres within each of the raised rectangular shaped foam sections; and at least one overlying foam layer including a bottom planar surface in contact with an uppermost surface of the multiple raised rectangular-shaped foam sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: DREAMWELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Lindsey B. Sieber, Sheri McGuire
  • Patent number: 11382482
    Abstract: A cleaning sheet that is replaceably attached to a flat head section of a cleaning tool; forms a cleaning surface covering the bottom surface of the head section; is bent along a longitudinal edge of the head section and locked to the upper surface of the head section; and has an embossed section having a sheet compressed in the thickness direction and an uncompressed non-embossed section that are arranged alternately along a bent section bent along the longitudinal edge. As a result, a cleaning sheet can be provided that maintains sheet strength and has excellent collection properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: DAIO PAPER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Shintani, Asako Fushimi
  • Patent number: 11365158
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure has a plurality of cells formed by a plurality of partition walls. The partition walls are formed of a porous material composed predominantly of cordierite. Each partition wall includes surface layer portions having a porosity of 50% or more and an inside portion having a porosity of 50% or more, the surface layer portions being portions ranging respectively from opposite surfaces to a depth corresponding to 25% of the thickness of the partition wall, and the inside portion being the other portion. The surface layer portions and the inside portion both include pores having axial pore widths of less than 30 ?m and pores having axial pore widths of 30 ?m or more. A mean axial pore width in the surface layer portions is smaller than a mean axial pore width in the inside portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toru Hayase, Shinji Suzuki, Shinpei Oshima, Takahiro Tomita
  • Patent number: 11333213
    Abstract: A wet running friction lining includes a plastic matrix, which contains at least one filler. The wet running friction lining contains bentonite as a filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG
    Inventors: Markus Hesse, Stefan Steinmetz, Juergen Efing
  • Patent number: 11278931
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for treating a grained material. A nonlimiting example of the method includes the operations of providing a workpiece having grains, exasperating a surface of the workpiece to open the grains, applying at least one coat of a base paint to the exasperated surface, applying at least one layer of clear coat on the base paint, applying at least one of a glaze and a paint on the clear coat, and surface treating to reveal grains of the workpiece. Disclosed also are items of furniture and sheet materials treated by the aforementioned process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: ARONSON WOODWORKS LLC
    Inventor: Clayton Thomas Aronson
  • Patent number: 11267169
    Abstract: A processing method for molding a foamed polymer, which includes molding a mixture of a polymer material and a foaming agent in a space of a mould chamber into a molded article having a predetermined shape. The shape of the entire space of the mould chamber is an injection molding shape that is different from the shape of the molded article before the mould chamber is fully filled with the mixture, and a shape of at least one local part of the mould chamber is changed after the space of the mould chamber is fully filled with the mixture. An exterior peripheral surface of a substrate of a movable portion and an adjustment end face are located in a center portion of a first mould surface and are spaced apart from all outer edges of the first mould surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: OTRAJET INC.
    Inventor: Ching-Hao Chen
  • Patent number: 11261549
    Abstract: Articles of wear having one or more textiles that include a low processing temperature polymeric composition and a high processing temperature polymeric composition, and methods of manufacturing the same are disclosed. The low processing temperature polymeric composition and the high processing temperature polymeric composition can be selectively incorporated into a textile to provide one or more structural properties and/or other advantageous properties to the article. The textile can be thermoformed to impart such structural and/or other advantageous properties to the article of wear. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Giovanni Adami, Sam Amis, Sergio Cavaliere, Jessica Green, Stephen Hipp, John Hurd, James Molyneux, Thomas J. Rushbrook, Timothy J. Smith, Christianna Wincek
  • Patent number: 11220034
    Abstract: Multi-layered blocked shrink bundling films include at least one layer that contains a blocking polymer. Materials and methods for forming multi-layered blocked shrink bundling films via a blown film extrusion process are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Berry Global, Inc.
    Inventor: Jason M. Sontag
  • Patent number: 11214047
    Abstract: The present invention provides uniaxially oriented films and packages formed from such films. In one aspect, a uniaxially oriented film comprises (a) a first layer including (i) a first composition including an ethylene-based polymer prepared in the presence of a single-site catalyst, wherein the first composition has a density of 0.935 g/cm3 to 0.965 g/cm3, a melt index (I2) of 0.5 to 6 g/10 minutes, and a MWD of 6.0 or less, and (ii) a Ziegler-Natta catalyzed ultra low density polyethylene having a density of 0.880 g/cm3 to 0.912 g/cm3, a melt index (I2) of 0.5 to 6 g/10 minutes, and a MWD of 6.0 or less, (b) a second layer including at least one polyolefin, and (c) at least one inner layer between the first layer and the second layer including a high density polyethylene. The film is oriented in the machine direction at a draw ratio of between 4:1 and 10:1, and can exhibit a machine direction 2% secant modulus of 85,000 psi or more when measured as per ASTM D882.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Felipe Martinez Barreneche
  • Patent number: 11142140
    Abstract: A noise insulation element (14) for the bulkhead (12) of a vehicle body (10) is provided with a mass-spring element (20) which has a plastic support layer (22) as the heavy layer with a front side facing away from the bulkhead (12) when the mass-spring element (20) is installed and with a rear side facing towards the bulkhead (12), and a noise damping layer (24) made from a noise insulating material connected to the rear wall as the spring layer. The support layer (22) is provided on its rear side with an integrally designed hollow fixing projection (16) which is formed on an edge recess with a recess edge which recess is open towards an outer limiting edge section (28) of the support layer (22) and a side wall (30) projecting from the rear side of the support layer (22) and extending along the recess edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Adler Pelzer Holding GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Riederer, Thomas Karcz, Volkmar Schulze, Michael Johler, Wolfgang Riedisser
  • Patent number: 11002330
    Abstract: A thermosetting resin composition for a friction material includes a thermosetting resin and a lignocellulose nanofiber dispersed in the thermosetting resin. A method for producing a thermosetting resin composition for a friction material includes a first step and a second step. In the first step, a plant-based biomass containing a lignocellulose is mixed with a dispersion medium to obtain a mixture thereof, and the mixture is subjected to a defibration treatment to obtain a slurry of a lignocellulose nanofiber. In the second step, phenol is reacted with an aldehyde in the presence of an acid catalyst to obtain a thermosetting resin, and the slurry is added to the thermosetting resin. The lignocellulose nanofiber is dispersed in the thermosetting resin while removing the dispersion medium and unreacted phenol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: AKEBONO BRAKE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Motoki Kuroe, Kanami Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10927495
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing an eco-friendly artificial leather by treating a polyurethane artificial leather with an aqueous stain resistant coating agent, and an aqueous stain resistant coated polyurethane artificial leather produced thereby. Without organic solvents in the stain resistant treatment process therefor, the artificial leather is eco-friendly and exhibits a uniform stain resistant effect thereacross uniformly due to the uniform and rapid drying of the stain resistant coating layer even in the absence of heating at a high temperature, and thus the coating layer is not thermally strained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignees: Soon Kie Jung, Maeng Sang Cho
    Inventors: Soon Kie Jung, Maeng Sang Cho
  • Patent number: 10919460
    Abstract: A vehicle is provided that includes a dash panel that partitions a power unit room, arranged on a vehicle front side and a vehicle interior from each other, an instrument panel that covers the dash panel from a vehicle rear side and at a portion of which, on a driving seat side and a vehicle lower side an opening section through which an arm section of a pedal is insertable is formed, and a sound insulating section that is installed along a surface on the vehicle rear side of the dash panel, in which the sound insulating section includes a driving seat side sound insulating section that is configured including a driving seat side sound absorbing material that is arranged along a portion on the driving seat side of the dash panel and is made of an elastically deformable material and a high density material that is arranged along and closely attached to a surface on the vehicle rear side of the driving seat side sound absorbing material and is made of a material that has a higher density than the material of th
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Naoyuki Ishii
  • Patent number: 10900156
    Abstract: A nonwoven fabric has a volume-giving material, in particular fiber balls, down and/or fine feathers, and has a maximum tensile strength, measured according to DIN EN 29 073 at a mass per unit area of 50 g/m2 in at least one direction, of at least 0.3 N/5 cm, in particular of 0.3 N/5 cm to 100 N/5 cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: CARL FREUDENBERG KG
    Inventors: Peter Grynaeus, Gunter Scharfenberger, Thomas Sattler
  • Patent number: 10894894
    Abstract: Cyclic olefin copolymer (COC) is useful as a build material for 3D printing, especially desktop 3D printing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignees: Avient Corporation, Spyder3D LLC
    Inventors: Joseph Bloomfield, Roger W. Avakian, Yannan Duan
  • Patent number: 10882470
    Abstract: A structure for suppressing noise into a vehicle passenger compartment includes: a dash panel that separates a vehicle passenger compartment and a power unit chamber that is disposed at a vehicle front side; an instrument panel that covers the dash panel from a vehicle rear side, and that has a lower wall portion which extends toward a vehicle front side and forms an opening portion with the dash panel; and a sound insulating member that is disposed so as to cover the opening portion or is disposed so as to partition a space portion, which is between the dash panel and the instrument panel, in a vehicle transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Naoyuki Ishii
  • Patent number: 10814305
    Abstract: Polymer-filled ceramic apatites and their uses are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Jiali Liao, Christopher Belisle
  • Patent number: 10806640
    Abstract: An absorbent core and an absorbent article respectively with improved properties, especially rewet performance, are disclosed. The absorbent core has at least two layers, wherein each layer comprising from 0 to 10% by weight fibrous material and from 90 to 100% by weight water-absorbent polymer particles, based on the sum of water-absorbent polymer particles and fibrous material. The surface-postcrosslinked water absorbent polymer particles within the upper layer have a sphericity of at least 0.89 and a CRC of at least 34 g/g. Preferably the water-absorbent polymer particles have a sphericity of at least 0.89 and the sum of the CRC and AUL (0.3 psi, 21 g cm?2) (EDANA 442.2-02) of the water absorbent polymer particles is at least 65 g/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Norbert Herfert, Somjate Sonkaew, Thomas Daniel, Tanyatorn Sitkhunthod
  • Patent number: 10786969
    Abstract: Disclosed is a support article containing a first non-woven layer and a second non-woven layer. The first non-woven layer contains a blend of fibers of about 15-70% by weight fire resistant (FR) rayon fibers, 10-30% by weight hollow conjugated siliconized fibers, and 20-40% by weight binder fibers. The second non-woven layer contains a blend of FR rayon fibers, hollow conjugated siliconized fibers, and binder fibers. The amount of FR rayon fiber is within 15 percentage points of the weight percentage of FR rayon fiber in the first non- woven layer. The lower surface of the first non-woven layer is adhered to the upper surface of the second non-woven layer. The density of the first non-woven layer is at least 10% less than the density of the second non-woven layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Jeffrey Strahan, Sumit Phalak, Will Ringo, Brandon Roberts
  • Patent number: 10730797
    Abstract: Material, use thereof and method to manufacture said material; wherein the material is porous and has: a total porosity ranging from 50% to 80%, in particular from 60% to 70%; interconnected pores; at least a part made of a hydrophilic material, in particular at least a part of the inner surfaces of the pores is made of a hydrophilic material; a permeability coefficient greater than 10?6 m/sec; and wherein, in a given volume of the material, the total volume of pores with a diameter ranging from 0.1 ?m to approximately 0.3 nm is at least greater than 15% of the total volume of the pores, preferably it ranges from 15 to 36%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SIGNA LABS S.R.L.
    Inventor: Patrizio Signanini
  • Patent number: 10696463
    Abstract: A package includes a container and a closure. The container includes a body formed to include a product-storage region adapted to store products therein and a brim coupled to the body and formed to include a mouth opening into the product-storage region. The closure is coupled to the brim of the container by melting a portion of the closure together with a portion of the brim to block access to the products stored in the product-storage region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Berry Plastics Corporation
    Inventor: Jay S Swamy
  • Patent number: 10563273
    Abstract: A method of making stretch leather composites is provided. The method includes providing a semi-finished leather. The semi-finished leather is split to obtain a final split having a thickness of from 0.10 mm to about 1.25. The final split is dried to obtain a crust. The crust is laminated with a stretch fabric impregnated with a stiffener, e.g., starch, to prepare a laminate. The starch is removed from the stretch fabric after preparing the laminate, for example, by dissolving the starch in a liquid solution naturally present in another laminate processing step liquid. Laminating the crust can include the use of an adhesive. A method of manufacturing an article of footwear can include providing a stretch leather composite, cutting the stretch leather composite to conform to a predetermined shape, and manufacturing the footwear using the stretch leather composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Wolverine Outdoors, Inc.
    Inventors: Balaji Velu, Sylvain Yves Bussiere
  • Patent number: 10478563
    Abstract: A container having a barrier layer is provided. The container may be of thermoplastic and the barrier may inhibit materials from leaching from the thermoplastic material or from extraction of compounds from medicants by the thermoplastic. A process is also described that allows for molding thin barrier layers as container lines and for forming thermoplastic containers with barrier liners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Edgar G. Ashmead, Edward C. Gunzel, Michael P. Moritz
  • Patent number: 10471212
    Abstract: A pre-filled syringe having containing therein at least one therapeutic is provided. The syringe contains a silicone free barrel and an elastomeric syringe stopper that is covered with an expanded polytetrafluoroethylene barrier layer. The presence of a barrier layer that is at least partially porous on the outside of the syringe stopper improves the seal between the stopper and syringe barrel and minimizes the sliding force. In some embodiments, the barrel is formed of a glass material such as a borosilicate glass, that is free of silicone or other lubricants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Edgar G. Ashmead, Edward C. Gunzel, Michael P. Moritz
  • Patent number: 10427979
    Abstract: Gypsum panels and methods of making gypsum panels are provided. A method of making a gypsum panel includes combining gypsum stucco and a halide salt sequestration agent with water to form a gypsum slurry and setting the gypsum slurry to form at least a portion of a gypsum core, wherein the halide salt sequestration agent is present in an amount effective to sequester at least a portion of halide salt present in the gypsum stucco. A gypsum panel includes a gypsum core that comprises set gypsum and a halide salt sequestration agent, wherein the halide sequestration agent sequesters at least a portion of halide salt present in the gypsum core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Gypsum LLC
    Inventors: Charles R. Harrison, Stuart Brandon Gilley
  • Patent number: 10370286
    Abstract: To provide glass to be used for chemically tempered glass, of which the strength is less likely to be reduced even when indentations are formed thereon. Glass for chemical tempering, which comprises, as represented by mole percentage based on oxides, from 62 to 68% of SiO2, from 6 to 12% of Al2O3, from 7 to 13% of MgO, from 9 to 17% of Na2O, and from 0 to 7% of K2O, wherein the difference obtained by subtracting the content of Al2O3 from the total content of Na2O and K2O is less than 10%, and when ZrO2 is contained, its content is at most 0.8%. Chemically tempered glass obtained by chemically tempering such glass for chemical tempering. Such chemically tempered glass has a compressive stress layer formed on the glass surface, which has a thickness of at least 30 ?m and a surface compressive stress of at least 550 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Endo, Shusaku Akiba, Kazutaka Ono, Tetsuya Nakashima
  • Patent number: 10357945
    Abstract: A method for forming a laminated glass article with a ceramic phase, such as a beta-spodumene phase, located at least at the junctures between a glass core and directly adjacent glass clad layers, and in some embodiments located throughout the laminated glass article. In some embodiments, a method is disclosed herein for forming a beta-spodumene glass-ceramic sheet, or a laminated glass article having a ceramic phase, or a laminated glass article having a beta-spodumene glass-ceramic, is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: George Halsey Beall, Heather Debra Boek, Natesan Venkataraman
  • Patent number: 10329193
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a tempered glass sheet of the present invention includes: subjecting a glass sheet to be tempered having a sheet thickness of 2.0 mm or less to ion exchange treatment; and performing heat treatment at a temperature of 50° C. or more and less than a strain point of the glass sheet to be tempered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Yasuda, Kozo Kobayashi, Takuji Oka, Naoki Toyofuku, Shigeru Sera
  • Patent number: 10199613
    Abstract: The purpose of the first invention is to provide a packaging material for batteries, which has excellent resistance to electrolyte solution. A packaging material for batteries, which is composed of a laminate that sequentially comprises at least a base layer, an adhesive layer, a metal foil layer and a sealant layer in this order. This packaging material for batteries is able to have excellent resistance to electrolyte solution by disposing an acid-reactive resin layer containing an acid curable resin between the adhesive layer and the metal foil layer and/or between the metal foil layer and the sealant layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yohei Hashimoto, Rikiya Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10188563
    Abstract: Disposable absorbent articles comprising absorbent cores are presented. In one embodiment, an absorbent core may comprise a riffled substrate comprising a plurality of peaks and a plurality of troughs, a flat substrate coupled to the riffled substrate, and superabsorbent polymer disposed between the riffled substrate and the flat substrate, wherein the footprint of the riffled substrate is substantially the same as the footprint of the flat substrate, and wherein the surface area of the riffled substrate is greater than the surface area of the flat substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: DSG Technology Holdings Ltd.
    Inventor: Charles F. Schroer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10167635
    Abstract: A cementitious composite material for in-situ hydration includes a mesh layer, a cementitious material, a sealing layer, and a containment layer. The mesh layer has a first side and a second side. The mesh layer includes a plurality of discontinuous fibers arranged in a nonwoven configuration and coupled with one another. The cementitious material is disposed within the mesh layer. The cementitious material includes a plurality of cementitious particles. The sealing layer is disposed along the first side of the mesh layer and coupled to the plurality of discontinuous nonwoven fibers. The containment layer is disposed along the second side of the mesh layer and configured to prevent the plurality of cementitious particles from migrating out of the mesh layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: CORTEX COMPOSITES, INC.
    Inventors: Curren E. Krasnoff, Neal S. Berke
  • Patent number: 10144367
    Abstract: A molded and shaped acoustical insulating vehicle panel having a dry-laid needled fibrous composite composed of a first portion of about 50 to 80 percent meltable binder fibers and about 20 to 50 percent stable fibers and having a second portion of about 20 to 50 percent meltable binder fibers and 50 to 80 percent of staple fibers. The meltable binder fibers are in a molded and resolidified state such that the resolidified binder fibers of the first portion form a substantially continuous, semi-impervious, densified skin integrally associated with and bonded to a surface of the first portion. The molded composite is in such a heat and pressure molded state that the composite has over a predominance of its area a density of from about 12 to 22 lbs./cubic foot (192 to 352 kg/cubic meter) and the panel is sufficiently rigid as to be self-supporting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: LYDALL, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Borchardt, Brian Jarrard
  • Patent number: 10143599
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a sanitary napkin that is thin, highly absorbent and has resiliency properties that are selected to provide good comfort potential and at the same time reduce the likelihood of deformation and breaking. In a specific example, the sanitary napkin comprises a cover layer, an absorbent system and a barrier layer. The absorbent system includes an absorbent core and a reinforcement layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Fempro Consumer Products ULC
    Inventors: Jeannine Cardin, Mélanie Farley, Helmut Georgi
  • Patent number: 10125565
    Abstract: A wellbore isolation device comprising: a material that dissolves via corrosion when in contact with a wellbore fluid, a surface of the material, wherein the surface of the material is altered via a surface treatment, and wherein the altered surface delays corrosion of the material for a desired amount of time. A method of removing the wellbore isolation device comprising: contacting or allowing the wellbore isolation device to come in contact with a wellbore fluid; and causing or allowing at least the portion of the material to dissolve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Fripp, Zachary W. Walton, Zachary R. Murphree
  • Patent number: 10005692
    Abstract: A phase-separated glass for chemical strengthening has a total light reflectance of 10% or more in a wavelength range of 380 nm to 780 nm and a value obtained by dividing a maximum value of the total light reflectance by a minimum value of the total light reflectance of 4.2 or less, when measured in a form of a plate having a thickness of 1 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Junko Miyasaka, Seiki Ohara
  • Patent number: 9995762
    Abstract: Provided is a highly reliable acceleration sensor that keeps production costs low and has low zero point drift initially and over time even when used in a poor installation environment. In this acceleration sensor, a weight that rotates when acceleration is applied in the z-direction is disposed in a cavity surrounded by a support substrate and a cap layer. The cap layer is formed such that both sides thereof across the axis of rotation of the weight have different masses per unit area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Masahide Hayashi, Heewon Jeong
  • Patent number: 9975805
    Abstract: Glass articles with infrared reflectivity and methods for making the same are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, glass article having infrared reflectivity includes a first surface, a second surface and a body extending between the first and second surfaces. A plurality of discrete layers of metallic silver are formed in the body creating at least one optical cavity in the body. Each discrete layer may have a thickness T such that 100 nm?T?250 nm and may be spaced apart from adjacent layers of metallic silver by a spacing S?500. The glass article reflects at least a portion of electromagnetic radiation incident on the glass article having a wavelength from 800 nm to 2500 nm and transmits at least a portion of electromagnetic radiation incident on the glass article having a wavelength from 390 nm to 750 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Nicholas Francis Borrelli, Karl William Koch, III, Joseph Francis Schroeder, III
  • Patent number: 9902845
    Abstract: The invention relates to linear low density polyethylene having a density in the range from about 900 kg/m3 to less than about 940 kg/m3 as determined using IS01872-2, having a molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn) in the range from 2.5 to 3.5, having an area under the peak in the temperature range from 20 to 40° C. determined using an analytical temperature rising elution fractionation analysis using 1,2-dichlorobenzene and a heating rate of 1° C./min, wherein the area is in the range from 5 to 20% of the sum of the areas under all peaks determined with the analytical temperature rising elution fractionation analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bart Albertus Hubertus van den Esschert, Maria Johanna Willems, Abdulaziz Hamad Al-Humydi, Yahya Banat, Said Fellahi
  • Patent number: 9839579
    Abstract: The present invention is based, at least in part, on the identification of a pharmaceutical container formed, at least in part, of a glass composition which exhibits a reduced propensity to delaminate, i.e., a reduced propensity to shed glass particulates. As a result, the presently claimed containers are particularly suited for storage of pharmaceutical compositions and, specifically, a pharmaceutical solution comprising a pharmaceutically active ingredient, for example, Victoza (liraglutide), Tresiba (insulin degludec), Ryzodeg (insulin degludec/insulin aspart), IDegLira (liraglutide and insulin degludec), NovoSeven (recombinant human coagulation factor VIIa), NovoSeven RT (recombinant human coagulation factor VIIa), or Turoctocog alfa (third-generation recombinant coagulation factor VIII).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Wendell P. Weeks, Robert Anthony Schaut, Steven Edward DeMartino, John Stephen Peanasky
  • Patent number: 9828496
    Abstract: The invention provides a composition comprising a first ethylene-based polymer, formed by a high pressure, free-radical polymerization process, and a second ethylene-based polymer, formed by a high pressure, free-radical polymerization process, such composition comprising the following properties: a) a melt index (12) from 2.0 to 10 dg/min; b) a density from 0.922 to 0.935 g/cc; and wherein the second ethylene-based polymer is present in an amount from 60 to 95 weight percent, based on the sum of the weight of the first polymer and the second polymer; and wherein the second ethylene-based polymer has a density greater than, or equal to, 0.924 g/cc; and wherein the first ethylene-based polymer has a melt index less than 2.5 dg/min.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Cornelis F. J. den Doelder, Karl Zuercher, Otto J. Berbee, Jian Wang, Teresa P. Karjala
  • Patent number: 9818609
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of an epitaxial silicon wafer including a silicon wafer doped with boron and having a resistivity of 100 m?·cm or less and an epitaxial film formed on the silicon wafer includes: growing the epitaxial film on the silicon wafer; and applying a heat treatment on the epitaxial silicon wafer at a temperature of less than 900 degrees C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: SUMCO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhisa Torigoe, Toshiaki Ono
  • Patent number: 9809455
    Abstract: A conductive material including a first element selected from a transition metal, a platinum-group element, a rare earth element, and a combination thereof, a second element having an atomic radius which is 10 percent less than to 10 percent greater than an atomic radius of the first element, and a chalcogen element, wherein the conductive material has a layered crystal structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sung Woo Hwang, Kyoung-Seok Moon, Youngjin Cho, Yoon Chul Son, Kimoon Lee, Doh Won Jung
  • Patent number: 9783932
    Abstract: A tie resin is provided that is an extrudable blend of anhydride modified polypropylene and anhydride modified polyethylene suitable for use as a tie resin in coextrusions of polypropylene, polyethylene, nylon and EVOH materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: EVERGREEN PACKAGING, INC.
    Inventor: Yong Zheng
  • Patent number: 9695306
    Abstract: A multilayer heat shrink film including a core layer having an alpha-olefin polymer and at least one skin layer having a cyclic olefin copolymer (COC), process for its preparation and uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Jindal Films Europe Virton SPRL
    Inventor: Benoit Ambroise
  • Patent number: 9672991
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of preparing purified carbon nanotubes (CNTs) comprising mixing starting CNTs with an organic solvent in the presence of sonication; substantially removing the organic solvent to obtain a CNT composition; and heating the CNT composition at 200° C. or higher to obtain the purified carbon nanotubes. The present invention further relates to the purified CNTs and cohesive CNT assemblies prepared from the method described herein, and articles (e.g. capacitor, energy storage device or capacitive deionization device) comprising the purified CNTs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yongan Yan, Nissim Ray