Composite Having Voids In A Component (e.g., Porous, Cellular, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/304.4)
  • Patent number: 11432085
    Abstract: An apparatus for a hearing instrument, the hearing instrument being configured to be at least partially placed in an ear canal of a wearer of the hearing instrument, the apparatus comprising: a sealing element configured to seal off the ear canal when the hearing instrument with the apparatus is at least partially positioned in the ear canal, wherein operation of the sealing element is controlled by an electric control signal, the sealing element being at least partially made from an electroactive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: GN HEARING A/S
    Inventor: Jonathan Boley
  • Patent number: 11383242
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a flow path structure of a cartridge for nucleic acid extraction comprising: a plurality of elongated grooves formed on the surface of the cartridge body; and a shaft hole formed in the center of the body, wherein the plurality of grooves have a starting point formed around the shaft hole and an ending point extending from the starting point toward the outer region of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Inventors: Young Shik Cho, Hyo Guen Lee, Hae Joon Park, Sun Young Lee, Kwan Hun Lim, In Ae Kim, Jae Young Kim, Hyo Lim Park, Dong Hun Kim
  • Patent number: 11371477
    Abstract: An engine cover covers an engine; and an intake pipe through which the air is introduced into the engine. An intake silencer is provided adjacent to the intake pipe and suppresses air pressure fluctuations of air in the intake pipe to reduce intake sound. A portion of the intake silencer is covered with the engine cover, and a remaining portion is exposed with respect to the engine cover. An advantage is that secondary noise generated by the intake silencer and a temperature increase of air suctioned into the engine are simultaneously suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuta Takamura, Motohiro Ariki, Masakazu Kikuchi, Chizuki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11364325
    Abstract: A method for promoting growth of bone, periodontium, ligament, or cartilage in a mammal by applying to the bone, periodontium, ligament, or cartilage a composition comprising platelet-derived growth factor at a concentration in the range of about 0.1 mg/mL to about 1.0 mg/mL in a pharmaceutically acceptable liquid carrier and a pharmaceutically-acceptable solid carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: BioMimetic Therapeutics, LLC
    Inventor: Samuel E. Lynch
  • Patent number: 11364123
    Abstract: An orthopaedic prosthetic component is provided. The orthopaedic prosthetic component comprises a porous three-dimensional structure shaped to be implanted in a patient's body. The porous three-dimensional structure comprises a plurality of unit cells. At least one unit cell comprises a first geometric structure having a first geometry and comprising a plurality of first struts, and a second geometric structure having a second geometry and comprising a plurality of second struts connected to a number of the plurality of first struts to form the second geometric structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Inventors: Weidong Tong, Andrew T. Rosenberger, Robert J. Kane, Bryan J. Smith, Luke C. Ice, Fionnán Aodhán McNamara, Edward Patrick Kavanagh
  • Patent number: 11319257
    Abstract: An improved ceramic heat shield for a gas turbine is provided. The ceramic heat shield has a porous ceramic body and according to the embodiments an infiltration coating that is provided in a surface layer of the porous ceramic body and contains an infiltration coating material designed to gas-tightly seal pores of the ceramic body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Marco Reinger, Werner Stamm
  • Patent number: 11319040
    Abstract: A system and process for removing rigid unconsolidated buoyancy material from a subsea facility, disposing rigid unconsolidated buoyancy material to a subsea facility, and recovering said rigid unconsolidated buoyancy material for reuse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: SAFE MARINE TRANSFER, LLC
    Inventors: James E. Chitwood, Art J. Schroeder, Jr., Tom A. Gay
  • Patent number: 11318230
    Abstract: A method for promoting growth of bone, periodontium, ligament, or cartilage in a mammal by applying to the bone, periodontium, ligament, or cartilage a composition comprising platelet-derived growth factor at a concentration in the range of about 0.1 mg/mL to about 1.0 mg/mL in a pharmaceutically acceptable liquid carrier and a pharmaceutically-acceptable solid carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: BIOMIMETIC THERAPEUTICS, LLC
    Inventor: Samuel E. Lynch
  • Patent number: 11312825
    Abstract: Provided is a structure having excellent flexibility represented by elastic restoring from compression or tensile elongation at break, and excellent lightness. A structure according to the present invention includes reinforced fibers, first plastic, and second plastic that exhibits rubber elasticity at room temperature, the reinforced fibers being discontinuous fibers, and the first plastic and/or the second plastic coating a crossing point between the reinforced fibers in contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yoshiki Takebe, Takashi Fujioka, Masato Honma
  • Patent number: 11302991
    Abstract: A battery separator for a lead/acid battery is resistant to oxidation arising from the use of water or acid containing contaminants, for example chromium (Cr), manganese (Mn), titanium (Ti), copper (Cu), and the like. The separator is a microporous membrane including a rubber. The rubber is no more than about 12% by weight of the separator. The rubber may be rubber latex, tire crumb, and combinations thereof. The rubber may be impregnated into the microporous membrane. The microporous membrane may be a microporous sheet of polyolefin, polyvinyl chloride, phenol-formaldehyde resins, cross-linked rubber, or nonwoven fibers. A method for preventing the oxidation and/or extending battery life of the separator is also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Daramic, LLC
    Inventors: Eric H. Miller, J. Kevin Whear, Jeffrey K. Chambers
  • Patent number: 11289272
    Abstract: A multilayer ceramic electronic component includes a ceramic element body formed by alternately laminating dielectric layers and internal electrode layers. The dielectric layers include a main component containing barium titanate and a sub-component containing boron oxide and/or lithium oxide. The internal electrode layers include a main component of copper and/or silver. A coverage ratio of the internal electrode layers to the dielectric layers is 98% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventor: Toshihiro Iguchi
  • Patent number: 11279809
    Abstract: The invention relates to flame-proofed polyurethane hard foam material or polyurethane/polyisocyanurate hard foam material (designated below individually or jointly also as “PUR/PIR hard foam material”) comprising phosphinates (also hypophosphite), and to a method for producing PUR/PIR hard foam materials through the implementation of a reaction mixture containing A1 an isocyanate-reactive component, A2 propellant, A3 catalyst, A4 optionally additive, A5 flame-proofing agent, B an isocyanate component, characterised in that the flame-proofing agent A5 contains a phosphine according to the formula (I)M[(R)2PO2]n, where R=in each case stands for H, C1- to C4-(hydroxy-)alkyl group or benzyl group, M=an element of the main groups 1 to 3, wherein hydrogen is excepted, and n=the number of the main group of M, and the proportion of the phosphine according to the formula (I) is 0.1 to 15 wt %, based on the total mass of components A1 to A5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Covestro Intellectual Property GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Rolf Albach, Torsten Hagen, Torsten Heinemann, Nicole Welsch
  • Patent number: 11273436
    Abstract: A polysulfone membrane is modified so that monomers are grafted onto the surface of the membrane. The polysulfone membranes can be grafted by contacting the membrane with a grafting solution and exposing the membrane to electromagnetic radiation, typically within the ultraviolet portion of the spectrum. The monomers that are grafted are typically anionic or cationic. The grafted membranes can be used for filtering impurities, such as positively and negatively charged particles, from a liquid. Anionic membranes provide improved filtration of negatively charged impurities, while cationic membranes provide improved filtration of positively charged impurities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: ENTEGRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Jad Ali Jaber, Alketa Gjoka, Saksatha Ly
  • Patent number: 11260626
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sandwich panel and a method of manufacturing the same. The sandwich panel according to the present invention has high density and improved physical properties such as flexural strength, flexural modulus, bending strength and lightening weighting ratio and is suitable for use in various consumer products or industrial materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventors: Won Kim, Myung Lee, Dayoung Yu, Jiwon Lim, Sang Hyun Rho, Dongmin Song, Seongmoon Jung
  • Patent number: 11253916
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing a three-dimensional object that includes an external skin, a 3D mesh enclosed in the skin and having a portion that penetrates at least a part of a thickness of the skin, and an unmelted portion enclosed in the skin. The object is formed from superposed layers each including an outer edge and an inner mesh, with the superposed outer edges forming the skin, and with the superposed inner meshes forming the 3D mesh. Each superposed layer is formed by scanning a powder layer using an energy beam to form micro-connections between grains of the powder without melting the metal powder. First and second melting and solidifying steps are performed using the energy beam to form the outer edge in one of the first and second steps and the inner mesh in the other of the first and second steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: ADDUP
    Inventor: Philippe Vannerot
  • Patent number: 11230652
    Abstract: A self-healing hydraulic seal is provided. The self-healing hydraulic seal is prepared from a water-swellable elastomeric composition comprising a base polymer and a plant-based polysaccharide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2022
    Assignee: Danfoss Power Solutions II Technology A/S
    Inventors: James Patrick Barnhouse, Aaron David Clark, Kelly Ann Williams
  • Patent number: 11224871
    Abstract: The present invention provides a phosphate adsorbing agent for blood processing comprising a porous formed article comprising an organic polymer resin and an inorganic ion adsorbent and having a most frequent pore size of 0.08 to 0.70 ?m measured with a mercury porosimeter, the phosphate adsorbing agent for blood processing having a biocompatible polymer in the surface of the porous formed article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: ASAHI KASEI MEDICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Morita, Hiroshi Tajima, Masashi Kogawa
  • Patent number: 11220827
    Abstract: The invention relates to a floor underlayment comprising a first layer, a second layer, and an inner layer between the first layer and the second layer, wherein the inner layer has one layer of foam beads, and the floor underlayment has a thickness from 0.8 mm to 1.5 mm. The invention further relates to a method for manufacturing a floor underlayment, a flooring system and a use of a floor underlayment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Jackon Finland Oy
    Inventors: Mikko Järvinen, Hannu Kainulainen, Seppo Laikko, Jukka Mälkönen
  • Patent number: 11214796
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and/or means for collecting and analyzing an individual cell in a tissue, and at the same time, quantitatively monitoring the expression levels of various genes while keeping two-dimensional information in the tissue. Specifically, the present invention provides a method comprising preparing a cDNA library from mRNA while keeping two-dimensional cellular distribution information and obtaining the gene expression levels at any site or all sites at a level of single cell. More specifically, the present invention provides a method comprising preparing a cDNA library in a sheet-form from mRNA while keeping two-dimensional cellular distribution information and repeatedly using the cDNA library in the detection of the gene expression, thereby allowing measurement of the expression distribution for a number of genes at a high accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Masataka Shirai, Hideki Kambara, Kiyomi Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 11198277
    Abstract: A wooden decorative board includes: an uneven board made of natural wood and including a plurality of uneven portions provided on a surface due to xylem vessels; and a hard coat layer or a protective layer having uneven portions different in size provided on a surface of the uneven board, wherein concave portions and a plurality of concave portions smaller than the concave portions are provided on a surface of the hard coat layer or the protective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Kaneuchi, Tomonori Sugiyama, Hideaki Nakagawa, Takeshi Kiritoshi
  • Patent number: 11180607
    Abstract: A polyester with ultra-high flowability and good stability over time is provided. The polyester can be polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) or another aliphatic polyester, whose intrinsic viscosity (IV) is less than 0.6 dL/g and a carboxylic end group (CEG) content is 15 meq/kg or less, and characterized by having a melt volume rate (MVR) of greater than 400 cm3/10 min at 250° C. A resin composition of this polyester is provided, which can be meltblown into microfibers of a uniform diameter and a concentrated diameter distribution, forming a fabric with a uniform small pore size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Chang Chun Plastics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bo-Fan Xue, Tsai-Pang Huang, Yung-Sheng Lin
  • Patent number: 11180412
    Abstract: Aqueous cementitious slurries including predominantly Type I Portland cement containing an aluminate additive. The aluminate additive is an aluminate salt other than calcium aluminate or calcium sulfoaluminate, preferably sodium aluminate. Cementitious reactive powders of the slurry include the Type I Portland cement and 0.1-10 wt. % of the aluminate additive as an accelerator. The slurries may have a set time of about 10 minutes or less. Due to the short set time, the cementitious reactive powders may facilitate cement board fabrication by continuous manufacturing processes. Methods for making cement boards may include disposing the aqueous cementitious slurry including the cementitious reactive powders in a continuous layer, preferably upon a porous support, and setting the aqueous cementitious slurry with a set time of about 10 minutes or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY
    Inventors: Qinghua Li, Yanfei Peng
  • Patent number: 11173070
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to homogeneous or heterogeneous polymer foam structures having a graphic printed thereon. As discussed herein, foam structures, such as for example High Internal Phase Emulsion (HIPE) foam structures may include a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, and one or more graphics may be printed directly on the first and/or second surfaces of the foam. The graphic may comprise ink positioned on the first and/or second surface, wherein the ink may penetrate into the foam structure below the surface on which the ink is applied. As such, the ink may reside on the foam structure and/or within the foam structure at various depths below the first and/or second surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Paul Thomas Weisman, Hui Yang, Alrick Vincent Warner, David Christopher Oetjen
  • Patent number: 11130277
    Abstract: Systems, apparatus and methods for producing objects with cryogenic 3D printing with controllable micro and macrostructure with potential applications in tissue engineering, drug delivery, and the food industry. The technology can produce complex structures with controlled morphology when the printed 3D object is immersed in a liquid coolant, whose upper surface is maintained at the same level as the highest deposited layer of the object. This ensures that the computer-controlled process of freezing is controlled precisely and already printed frozen layers remain at a constant temperature. The technology controls the temperature, flow rate and volume of the printed fluid emitted by the dispenser that has X-Y positional translation and conditions at the interface between the dispenser and coolant surface. The technology can also control the temperature of the pool of liquid coolant and the vertical position of the printing surface and pool of coolant liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Boris Rubinsky, Michal Adamkievicz, Ze'Ev Shaked
  • Patent number: 11123446
    Abstract: A cleaning, sanitizing or disinfecting scrubbing device includes a body, a non-thermal plasma generator and damp wipe. Generated plasma activates fluid in the wipe. The device may include spacer posts between the body and wipe and a conductive mesh between the body and wipe or embedded in the wipe. Another embodiment includes a reservoir for holding a water-based fluid, a fluid delivery element connected to the reservoir by a tube through which the fluid can flow and a non-thermal plasma geneator. The non-thermal plasma generator activates the fluid. In one embodiment the scrubbing device is a mitt. In another embodiment the scrubbing device is a glove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Louis, Tsung-Chan Tsai, Daphne Pappas Antonakas, David Petrak, Sameer Kalghatgi, Robert L. Gray
  • Patent number: 11106084
    Abstract: A light source device, a backlight module and a liquid crystal display device are provided. The backlight module includes a prism structure, wherein the prism structure includes a substrate, prismatic tooth portions and a transparent sealing portion which are arranged in a stacked manner; and the transparent sealing portion seals the prismatic tooth portions, and the space between the prismatic tooth portions and the transparent sealing portion is a vacuum space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignees: Hefei Xinsheng Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bo Yang, Fengzhen Lv, Xinxia Zhang, Xiao Guo, Qun Li, Huan Ni
  • Patent number: 11084895
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide a modified polytetrafluoroethylene fine powder capable of providing a stretched body having high strength, a small pore size, and excellent homogeneity. The modified polytetrafluoroethylene fine powder of the present invention has non-melt-processability, has a standard specific gravity of 2.155 or lower, includes 0.015 mol % or more of a polymer unit derived from perfluoro(methyl vinyl ether) in all the monomer units, is obtained by emulsion polymerizing tetrafluoroethylene and at least the perfluoro(methyl vinyl ether) in the presence of a fluorosurfactant having a LogPOW value of 3.4 or lower, and has an extrusion pressure of 20.0 MPa or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Taku Yamanaka, Makoto Ono, Kohei Yasuda, Masahiko Yamada, Shinichi Chaen, Yasuhiko Sawada, Takahiro Taira, Hirotoshi Yoshida, Taketo Kato
  • Patent number: 11081758
    Abstract: A cover for a battery housing of a high-voltage vehicle battery. The cover includes a composite material which for its part comprises a polymer matrix and an at least fire retardant material embedded in said polymer matrix. In addition, the cover includes an electrically conductive layer which forms an electromagnetic shield.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Marvin Czech, Christoph Kreutzer, Andreas Deindl
  • Patent number: 11078338
    Abstract: Generally spherical resin particles formed of a thermoplastic resin, having a sphericity of 0.90 to 1.00, a light scattering index of 0.5 to 1.0 and a linseed oil absorption of 30 to 150 mL/100 g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: SEKISUI PLASTICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kaori Kuwagaki, Akiyoshi Kusaka
  • Patent number: 11040486
    Abstract: According to a first aspect of the present disclosure, there is provided an additive manufacturing method. In the method, regions of successively-deposited layers of granular construction material are bound together so as to form a three-dimensional structure of bound material extending through and between the layers. The method comprises depositing a first granular construction material as a layer into a build region. The method comprises selectively binding regions of the first granular construction material together to form bound regions within the layer. The method comprises removing unbound granular construction material from the layer so as to provide at least one void in the layer. The method comprises depositing a second granular construction material into the build region so as to fill the at least one void. The method comprises selectively binding regions of the second granular construction material together to form bound regions within the layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: DIGITAL METAL AB
    Inventors: Hans Kimblad, Niclas Malm
  • Patent number: 11005089
    Abstract: A method of preparing a porous sheet includes mixing a matrix material dispersion including a matrix material dispersed in a first dispersion medium with a microorganism dispersion including microorganisms in a second dispersion medium, to form a mixture. The first and the second dispersion media are removed from the mixture to form a matrix sheet, and the microorganisms are decomposed from the matrix sheet to form the porous sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignees: International Business Machines Corporation, Aselsan
    Inventors: Esin Akca, Cagla Akgun, Gokhan Demirci, Ho-Cheol Kim, Hareem T. Maune, Dahyun Oh, Loza F. Tadesse, Leslie E. Thompson
  • Patent number: 11001035
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sandwich panel and a method of manufacturing the same. The sandwich panel according to the present invention has high density and improved physical properties such as flexural strength, flexural modulus, bending strength and lightening weighting ratio and is suitable for use in various consumer products or industrial materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Inventors: Won Kim, Myung Lee, Dayoung Yu, Jiwon Lim, Sang Hyun Rho, Dongmin Song, Seongmoon Jung
  • Patent number: 10974963
    Abstract: The present invention provides a zirconium nitride powder comprising zirconium, nitrogen, and oxygen as main components, wherein the zirconium concentration is 73 to 82% by mass, the nitrogen concentration is 7 to 12% by mass, and the oxygen concentration is 15% by mass or less; in the transmission spectra of a dispersion having a powder concentration of 50 ppm, a light transmittance X at 370 nm is at least 12% and a light transmittance Y at 550 nm is 12% or less; and the ratio (X/Y) of the light transmittance X at 370 nm to the light transmittance Y at 550 nm is at least 1.4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS ELECTRONIC CHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kensuke Kageyama, Takashi Konishi
  • Patent number: 10967482
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a polishing pad using an additive manufacturing system includes dispensing a first plurality of first layers from a first plurality of successive layers by, for each respective first layer of the first plurality of first layers, ejecting droplets of polishing layer precursor into gaps between projections from a support to form the respective first layer, and curing the respective first layer before depositing a subsequent first layer, and dispensing a second plurality of layers from the first plurality of successive layers over the first plurality of layers by, for each respective second layer of the second plurality of layers, ejecting droplets of the polishing layer precursor to form the respective second layer, each respective second layer spanning the projections and the gaps, and curing the respective second layer before depositing a subsequent second layer, and removing the polishing layer from the support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel Redfield
  • Patent number: 10962435
    Abstract: A breathable waterproof sheet, which interposes a support layer having a plurality of holes formed therein, thus preventing a waterproof air-permeable layer from colliding with a pressure sensor by a water pressure. The breathable waterproof sheet includes a waterproof air-permeable layer formed of a film having elasticity, an adhesive layer having one surface adhered to one surface of the waterproof air-permeable layer, and a support layer having a plurality of air-permeable holes formed therein and having one surface adhered to the other surface of the adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: In-Yong Seo
  • Patent number: 10954319
    Abstract: The present invention relates to novel types of PMMA foams and also to the production thereof. The recipes used in the production process include particularly crosslinkers and chain transfer agents as recipe constituents, mostly in low concentrations, in addition to suitable blowing agents. It was found that, surprisingly, the invention provides a simple-to-produce stable PMMA foam having very good properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Evonik Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Richter, Christoph Seipel, Kay Bernhard, Sivakumara K Krishnamoorthy, Sebastian Buehler
  • Patent number: 10946599
    Abstract: A method bilayer composite thin-film beam structure is described. The structure incorporates a bulk phase change material as small inclusions in one layer of a bimorph. The structure, also referred to as a “phase change composite bimorph” or “PCBM”, curls abruptly, and reversibly, at a phase transition temperature. Large curling and effective expansion coefficients are demonstrated. The PCBMs may be employed in various self-assembly mechanisms and actuators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: GENUINE IDEAS LLC
    Inventor: Greg E. Blonder
  • Patent number: 10944087
    Abstract: Improved battery separators, base films or membranes and/or a method of making or using such separators, base films or membranes are provided. The preferred inventive separators, base films or membranes are made by a dry-stretch process and have improved strength, high porosity, high charge capacity and high porosity to provide excellent charge rate and/or charge capacity performance in a rechargeable battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Celgard, LLC
    Inventors: Xiaomin Zhang, Gerald P. Rumierz, Karl F. Humiston, Charles E. Haire, Tyrone S. Fields, Michael A. Braswell, Ronald A. Proctor, Ronnie E. Smith
  • Patent number: 10926290
    Abstract: A method for printing ink on a substrate comprising the steps of coating a glass substrate with an adhesion promoter, depositing one or more layers of ink on the coated substrate, and laminating the imaged substrate. The substrate can be a glass substrate, and the adhesion promoter can include a silane material, powder coating, organophosphate primer suspended in isopropanol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Jeffrey John Domey, Matthew Wade Fenton, Govindarajan Natarajan, Paul John Shustack, Jian-Zhi Jay Zhang
  • Patent number: 10897894
    Abstract: Exemplary methods of and system for generating an antimicrobial wipe to clean and disinfect a surface contaminated with bacteria, viruses, spores, fungi, or combinations thereof. In some embodiments, the method includes applying non-thermal plasma to a moistened wipe to activate a liquid in the wipe. In some embodiments, the method includes applying non-thermal plasma to a liquid and then applying the activated liquid to a wipe. In one embodiment of a system for generating an antimicrobial wipe the system includes a housing having an opening; a supply of wipes disposed within the housing; a non-thermal plasma generator disposed within the housing; a power supply electrically coupled to the non-thermal plasma generator; and a feed system disposed within the housing, wherein the feed system moves one or more wipes from the supply of wipes past the plasma generator and out of the opening. As the feed system moves the wipes past the plasma generator, the plasma generator applies non-thermal plasma to the wipes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: GOJO Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Tsung-Chan Tsai, Jeffrey S. Louis, Daphne Pappas Antonakas, Sameer Kalghatgi, Robert L. Gray
  • Patent number: 10894399
    Abstract: A method of additive manufacturing of a three-dimensional object is disclosed. The method comprises sequentially forming a plurality of layers in a configured pattern corresponding to the shape of the object. Each layer is formed by dispensing at least one modeling material to form an uncured layer, and curing the uncured layer by radiation. In various exemplary embodiments of the invention the method comprises, for at least one layer, forming a stack of sacrificial radiation-protective layers to cover an exposed portion of the layer, such that an upper layer of the stack remains exposed during formation of any subsequent layer of the plurality of layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Stratasys Ltd.
    Inventors: Diana Ravich, Eduardo Napadensky
  • Patent number: 10895284
    Abstract: A bearing unit includes: an impregnated bearing that rotatably supports a shaft of a rotor; a storage part which is formed in a manner that an end surface of a housing incorporating the rotor in an axial direction becomes convex toward an outer side and which stores the impregnated bearing in a non-rotatable manner; and an oil return washer which is placed to face an end surface of the impregnated bearing stored in the storage part and which integrally rotates with the shaft. The storage part has a bottom tubular shape, and includes an inner surface and a bottom surface, and the oil return washer is placed in a manner that the facing surface overlaps with the inner surface of the storage part when viewed from a radial direction, and includes a circulation part that receives oil leaked from the impregnated bearing and returns the oil to the impregnated bearing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: MABUCHI MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinya Iio, Yoshinobu Katsuta, Satoshi Shimuzu
  • Patent number: 10883459
    Abstract: A motor vehicle fuel pump cover is provided for covering a fuel guide region of a motor vehicle fuel pump by way of a cover housing. A phase change core is received in the cover housing. The phase change core is designed to change the phase state thereof while receiving thermal energy from the fuel guide region. The phase change core is designed for phase change at a temperature of more than 60° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Daniel Hanke, Henryk Freund, Erika Duschl
  • Patent number: 10870452
    Abstract: A fiber-reinforced plastic component includes a three-dimensional component plastic member and at least one reinforcement fiber rod. The three-dimensional component plastic member determines at least parts of a shape of the plastic component. The three-dimensional component plastic member has at least one void which is open to at least one side and in which the at least one reinforcement fiber rod is placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Thomas Hogger
  • Patent number: 10864704
    Abstract: A molded product includes a body including a flat part and a projection protruding from the flat part, a design member including a design surface, and an adhesive member sticking the design member to the body. The adhesive member includes a buffer portion formed by cutting off a part of the adhesive member at a position corresponding at least to the projection. Thus, the adhesive member negates differences in level on the body, allowing the design surface to be smooth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignees: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., SUNARROW LTD
    Inventors: Seonghun Lee, Yuichi Takahashi, Tomoomi Kiyomiya
  • Patent number: 10858846
    Abstract: A panel comprises a swellable sealing lip. The panel comprises a panel top side and a panel bottom side and at least four panel edges arranged mutually facing each other in pairs, with complementary retaining profiles provided in pairs at the mutually facing panel edges, wherein the retaining profiles are configured such that at a retaining profile of one panel further panels with a complementary retaining profile can be mounted. In this case, at least one retaining profile comprises a swellable sealing lip at least partially along its longitudinal axis. Moreover, an arrangement of such panels and a method for producing such panels are proposed. In summary, the above-described panel has the advantage that panel joints can be protected against ingress and penetration of liquids in a particularly good and easy way without applying permanent, additional stresses to the connection of joined retaining profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Akzenta Paneele + Profile GMBH
    Inventor: Arne Loebel
  • Patent number: 10850425
    Abstract: A reduced weight, reduced density gypsum panel that includes high expansion vermiculite with fire resistance capabilities that are at least comparable to (if not better than) commercial fire rated gypsum panels with a much greater gypsum content, weight and density.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: United States Gypsum Company
    Inventors: Qiang Yu, Srinivas Veeramasuneni, Weixin D. Song, Wenqi Luan
  • Patent number: 10851231
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polymeric processing aid its composition and its process of preparation and its use. In particular, the present invention relates to a polymeric processing aid and its use for filled halogen containing thermoplastic polymers. More particularly, the present invention relates to a filled halogenated containing polymer composition with a polymeric processing aid, its composition and its process of preparation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Philippe Hajji, Rosangela Pirri, Alexandre Vermogen, Alain Wilhelm
  • Patent number: 10837010
    Abstract: A method for rapidly isolating a biological molecule for a nucleic acid amplification reaction from a biological sample, the method comprising: putting a cubical shaped-porous solid phase having a plurality of pores varied in size in contact with a biological sample to get the biological molecule present in the biological sample sucked into pores of the cubical shaped-porous solid phase, wherein the cubical shaped-porous solid phase is made of ceramic having oxide material, which is selected from the group consisting of Al2O3, Fe2O3, low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC), PbO, and ZnO.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: BIO CUBE SYSTEM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daeho Park, Junsung Shin, Jung-Heon Han, Guem Suk In, Jeong Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 10822752
    Abstract: An artificial turf system has polymeric turf fibers resembling grass, and infill particles interspersed among said turf fibers. At least some of the infill comprises synthetic composite particles containing a thermoplastic polymer and cellulosic fibers, in which thermoplastic polymer is a matrix that binds together the other components of each synthetic particle into a composite particle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Board of Supervisors of Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College
    Inventor: Qinglin Wu