Density Or Compression Of Components Patents (Class 428/218)
  • Patent number: 11832681
    Abstract: A fiber bound engineered material is provided that imparts an intended characteristic at an intended relative location. A fiber layer is entangled with additional fibers in a manner to create a non-uniform engineered material. The lack of uniformity of a fiber bound engineered material may be accomplished through manipulation of the fibers and/or through fiber binding a scrim. The fiber layer binds with additional fibers through entanglement such that a mechanical connection between the entangled fibers is provided. This entanglement allows the fibers to bind without supplemental adhesives, interlacing, or connections. Variations in the fibers and/or inclusion of scrim materials prior to entanglement allows for an intended characteristic (e.g., a functional characteristic) at an intended relative location (e.g., a position determined by an article to be formed therefrom).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: Bhupesh Dua, Pamela S. Greene, Bruce J. Kilgore, Thomas J. Rushbrook
  • Patent number: 11834841
    Abstract: A cladding element, for use in a building envelope, comprising a first face, a second face and a plurality of edges. One or more of the plurality of edges includes a mating feature configured to resist moisture passage between cladding elements when the cladding elements are installed on a wall or other structure. The mating features of each cladding element including one or more concave arcuate bevelled edges designed to improve the overall aesthetic appearance of the mating interface between adjacent cladding elements when installed on a wall or other structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2023
    Assignee: James Hardie Technology Limited
    Inventor: Thomas Edward MacPherson
  • Patent number: 11788377
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a funnel, a core, a first coating, a second coating, and a third coating. The funnel includes multiple inlet ports and an outlet port. The core is disposed within the funnel. The first coating is disposed on and surrounds an outer surface of the core. The first coating is configured to dissolve in response to being exposed to water. The second coating is disposed on and surrounds an outer surface of the first coating. The second coating is configured to dissolve in response to being exposed to water. The third coating is disposed on and surrounds an outer surface of the second coating. The third coating is configured to dissolve in response to being exposed to a hydrocarbon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Ahmed A. Al Sulaiman, Suresh Jacob
  • Patent number: 11760058
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a reinforcement material including at least one fiber reinforcement associated on at least one of its faces with a porous layer, the porous layer(s) representing no more than 10% of the total weight of the reinforcement material, preferably from 0.5 to 10% of the total weight of the reinforcement material, and most preferably from 2 to 6% of the total weight of the reinforcement material, characterized in that the porous layer contains a partially cross-linked thermoplastic polymer. Another object of the invention is a precursor material of such a reinforcement material, as well as their preparation method and the methods for manufacturing a preform or a composite part from such materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: HEXCEL REINFORCEMENTS SASU
    Inventors: Andréa Viard, Thibaut Benethuiliere
  • Patent number: 11753531
    Abstract: The present invention provides: a sealant film for packaging liquid contents, which is excellent in manufacture suitability, exhibits the effect of being highly adsorptive against an eluting organic substance that a packaging material inherently contains, and odors generated by decomposition of a package-constituting resin and the like, at the time of sterilization/disinfection treatment, and is excellent in resistance to an odor-taste change for the liquid contents; and a package for liquid contents, produced using the sealant film. A sealant film for packaging liquid contents includes at least an odor adsorption layer, wherein the sealant film is formed from a resin composition containing low-elution polyethylene, the odor adsorption layer is formed from a resin composition containing the low-elution polyethylene and an odor adsorbent, a concentration of eluting TOC contained in a film formed from the low-elution polyethylene is 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Inventors: Naoya Takeuchi, Shin Yamada, Yoshihiko Suzuki, Tomohiro Yonemoto
  • Patent number: 11730637
    Abstract: A disposable wearable article includes an elastic film stretchable structure in which an elastic film is laminated between a first sheet layer and a second sheet layer. The first sheet layer and the second sheet layer are bonded to each other through holes passing through the elastic film with many bonded portions arranged at intervals. A region having the elastic film stretchable structure includes a stretchable region that elastically stretches and contracts together with the elastic film. The stretchable region includes a plurality of elastic films disposed so as to have an overlapping portion. The number of laminated layers of the elastic film in a region located in an intermediate portion of the stretchable region in an orthogonal direction (XD) orthogonal to a stretchable direction (ED) is different from that in each of second regions adjacent to both sides of the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Daio Paper Corporation
    Inventor: Arika Tsunoda
  • Patent number: 11696973
    Abstract: This invention discloses an implant for regeneration of tissue with lesions, comprising a mixture with different types of cells, particularly, mesenchymal stem cells (MSC), endothelial cells, and specific functional cells according to the nature and function of the tissue, included into the biocompatible polymeric matrix, where the cells may or may not be organized in a specific way. This innovation also discloses a method to manufacture the implant. The implant of the present invention is useful for replacement or regeneration of animal and human tissues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignees: UNIVERSIDAD DEL VALLE, UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE OCCIDENTE
    Inventors: Paola Andrea Neuta Arciniegas, Alvaro Jose Rojas Arciniegas, Jose Oscar Gutierrez Montes
  • Patent number: 11685144
    Abstract: Multilayer Films have a first skin layer that is prepared from a high density polyethylene and a second skin layer (also referred to as the sealant layer) that is prepared from a linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE) having a density of from 0.90 to 0.92 g/cc and a Dilution Index, Yd, of greater than 0°. Seals can be prepared by placing two pieces of this film against each other such that the sealant layers are in contact with each other, then applying heat to at least one high density skin layer such that heat is transmitted/conducted through the multilayer film in a sufficient amount to melt the sealant layer and form a seal. The use of LLDPE having a Dilution Index of greater than 0° has been found to improve the sealing performance of multilayer films in comparison to multilayer films where the sealant layer is a conventional LLDPE having a Dilution Index of less than 0°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: NOVA Chemicals (International) S.A.
    Inventor: Robert Clare
  • Patent number: 11649541
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a PVD coating process for producing a multifunctional coating structure comprising the steps of producing a HEA ceramic matrix on a substrate and the targeted introduction of a controlled precipitate structure into the HEA ceramic matrix to generate a desired specific property of the coating structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: Oerlikon Surface Solutions AG, Pfäffikon
    Inventor: Siva Phani Kumar Yalamanchili
  • Patent number: 11643367
    Abstract: A composite material fabrication method includes stacking a plurality of fiber layers and a first binder and curing the first binder to form a three-dimensional structure with a plurality of mesh openings, and filling the plurality of mesh openings with a plurality of fiber filaments of a fiber array and a second binder and curing the second binder. A plurality of first mesh openings of the plurality of mesh openings are connected in a first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Mau-Yi Huang, Hao-Chung Hsiao
  • Patent number: 11613098
    Abstract: Provided is a laminate for a non-aqueous secondary battery that, in transfer of a functional layer onto a substrate for a non-aqueous secondary battery, enables easy peeling of the functional layer from a releasable substrate while also enabling good adhesion of the functional layer to the substrate for a non-aqueous secondary battery. The laminate for a non-aqueous secondary battery includes a releasable substrate and a functional layer containing a binder. The functional layer is formed in a dotted form on a surface A at one side of the releasable substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: ZEON CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Wakizaka, Masanobu Sato, Hiroshi Koga, Kouichirou Maeda
  • Patent number: 11613635
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a resin composition for manufacturing a medical storage container that has improved oxygen permeability and that tends not to have excessively lower transparency. To this end, the present invention pertains to a resin composition for manufacturing a medical storage container, the composition including polyethylene (a) and polymethylpentene (b). The resin composition contains, as polyethylene (a), a first polyethylene (a-1), which is a main component of the polyethylene (a), and a second polyethylene (a-2) having a lower density than the first polyethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: SB-KAWASUMI LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventor: Noriaki Shirahama
  • Patent number: 11578959
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a bullet with a negative Poisson's ratio effect and a method of designing thereof. The bullet includes a cylindrical section of the bullet having a negative Poisson's ratio design, and a conical tail of the bullet and a tip of the bullet each with a matching design; the cylindrical section of the bullet is a tubular structure having periodically alternating transverse and vertical holes; the tubular structure includes a plurality of holes, with a center axis of one hole being axially perpendicular to a center axis of another adjacent hole, that is, the axis of each hole being structurally orthogonal to an adjacent hole; and the holes in rows and columns are periodically arranged into the tubular structure, which is a tubular structure having the negative Poisson's ratio effect.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: NANJING TECH UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Xin Ren, Chuanzhen Han, Shilong Wang, Xiangyu Zhang
  • Patent number: 11550183
    Abstract: A light control film comprises a light input surface and a light output surface opposite the light input surface; alternating transmissive regions and absorptive regions disposed between the light input surface and the light output surface, wherein the absorptive regions comprise a core having a first concentration, C1, of a light absorbing material sandwiched between cladding layers having a second concentration, C2, of the light absorbing material, wherein C2<C1, and wherein the cores have an aspect ratio of at least 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Daniel J. Schmidt, Kevin W. Gotrik, Nicholas A. Johnson, Raymond J. Kenney, Caleb T. Nelson, Kenneth A. Epstein
  • Patent number: 11518151
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses multilayer barrier (F) comprising: (a) at least one polyolefin core layer (A); (b) at least one barrier layer (B) on both the sides of the core layer; and (c) at least one polyolefin layer (C) adjacent to the at least one barrier layer, wherein the at least one barrier layer individually has thickness in the range of 1 ?m-25 ?m. It also discloses a process of preparing the multilayer barrier film. Additionally, a laminate comprising the multilayer barrier film of the present disclosure and a process of preparing the laminate is discussed. Furthermore, an article comprising the multilayer barrier film or the laminate of the present disclosure is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventor: Hariharan Krishnan Nair
  • Patent number: 11473885
    Abstract: A compressive structural element including: an enclosure having a top, a bottom, and inner wall and an outer wall, a first cavity defined between the inner and outer walls and a second cavity defined by the inner wall; and a non-compressible material disposed in the first cavity; wherein the outer wall has at least a portion thereof inwardly shaped toward the first cavity and the inner wall has at least a portion outwardly shaped towards the first cavity such that a first compressive force acting on the top and/or bottom tending to compress the element by a first deflection causes an amplified second deflection, relative to the first deflection, of the inner and/or outer walls into the non-compressible material, thereby exerting a second compressive force against the non-compressible material, resulting in a resistance to the first deflection and the first compressive force tending to compress the element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: OMNITEK PARTNERS LLC
    Inventors: Thomas Spinelli, Jahangir S Rastegar
  • Patent number: 11458714
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a packaging material free from aluminium in the form of a continuous foil or film, comprising a layer of microfibrillated cellulose (MFC), wherein the layer comprising MFC has been laminated or coated on at least one side with a heat-sealable material. The MFC layer contains at least 60% by weight of microfibrillated cellulose. The present invention is also directed to a method for induction sealing, wherein a packaging material to be heat-sealed by induction is placed against an induction heating surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Stora Enso OYJ
    Inventors: Kaj Backfolk, Isto Heiskanen, Esa Saukkonen, Jukka Kankkunen
  • 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