Glass Or Ceramic (i.e., Fired Or Glazed Clay, Cement, Etc.) (porcelain, Quartz, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/325)
  • Patent number: 10651546
    Abstract: A multi-beam antenna includes a plurality of radiating elements and a lens that is positioned to receive electro-magnetic radiation from at least one of the radiating elements, the lens comprising a composite dielectric material. The composite dielectric material comprises a foamed base dielectric material having particles of a high dielectric constant material embedded therein, the high dielectric constant material having a dielectric constant that is at least three times a dielectric constant of the foamed base dielectric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Gangyi Deng
  • Patent number: 10570056
    Abstract: Superhydrophilic and antifogging non-porous TiO2 films for glass substrates and methods of providing the TiO2 films are provided. The TiO2 films may maintain a water contact angle less than 5° in the dark for five days after an annealing treatment, and the water contact angle of the TiO2 films may stabilize at less than 20° after ten days from the annealing treatment. The TiO2 films may have a thickness of about 20 nm and may be transparent. The methods may include depositing a TiO2 film on a glass substrate using e-beam evaporation. The methods may further include annealing the TiO2 film after depositing the TiO2 film on the glass substrate. The methods may not include UV radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Khalifa University of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Giovanni Palmisano, Corrado Garlisi
  • Patent number: 10573768
    Abstract: The present invention(s) is directed to novel conductive Mn+1Xn(Ts) compositions exhibiting high volumetric capacitances, and methods of making the same. The present invention(s) is also directed to novel conductive Mn+1Xn(Ts) compositions, methods of preparing transparent conductors using these materials, and products derived from these methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Drexel University
    Inventors: Michael J. Ghidiu, Michel W. Barsoum, Yury Gogotsi, Aaron Thomas Fafarman, Andrew DeVries Dillon
  • Patent number: 10543094
    Abstract: An orthopaedic implant can replace a joint in a patient. The orthopaedic implant includes a first component having a first component surface and a second component having a second component surface. The first component surface and the second component surface mate at an interface. The first component surface includes a metal substrate, a nanotextured surface, a ceramic coating, and a transition zone. The nanotextured surface is disposed directly upon the metal substrate and has surface features in a size of 10?9 meters. The ceramic coating conforms to the nanotextured surface and includes a plurality of bio-active sites configured to attract and retain calcium and phosphorous cations. The transition zone is disposed between the metal substrate and the ceramic coating. The transition zone includes a concentration gradient transitioning from the metal substrate to the ceramic coating and there is no distinct interface between the metal substrate and the ceramic coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Beamalloy Reconstructive Medical Products, LLC
    Inventors: Arnold H. Deutchman, Robert J. Partyka, Robert J. Borel, Stephen White
  • Patent number: 10538432
    Abstract: Coated diamond particles have solid diamond cores and at least one graphene layer. Methods of forming coated diamond particles include coating diamond particles with a charged species and coating the diamond particles with a graphene layer. A composition includes a substance and a plurality of coated diamond particles dispersed within the substance. An intermediate structure includes a hard polycrystalline material comprising a first plurality of diamond particles and a second plurality of diamond particles. The first plurality of diamond particles and the second plurality of diamond particles are interspersed. A method of forming a polycrystalline compact includes catalyzing the formation of inter-granular bonds between adjacent particles of a plurality of diamond particles having at least one graphene layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Baker Hughes, a GE company, LLC
    Inventors: Soma Chakraborty, Anthony A. DiGiovanni, Gaurav Agrawal, Danny E. Scott, Vipul Mathur
  • Patent number: 10479058
    Abstract: Provided is a PSA sheet that shows high peel strength to low polar adherends while having excellent flexibility. This invention provides a PSA sheet that comprises a PSA layer (A) constituting an adhesive face and a viscoelastic layer (B) supporting the PSA layer (A). In the PSA sheet, the viscoelastic layer (B) comprises hollow particles or have bubbles. The PSA layer (A) comprises an acrylic polymer (a) as the base polymer. The copolymerization ratio of an acidic group-containing monomer in the acrylic polymer (a) is 5% by weight or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventors: Kenichi Nishikawa, Takuma Ogawa
  • Patent number: 10458011
    Abstract: The invention describes a method for producing ternary and binary ceramic powders and their thermal spraying capable of manufacturing thermal sprayed coatings with superior properties. Powder contain at least 30% by weight ternary ceramic, at least 20% by weight binary molybdenum borides, at least one of the binary borides of Cr, Fe, Ni, W and Co and a maximum of 10% by weight of nano and submicro-sized boron nitride. The primary crystal phase of the manufactured thermal sprayed coatings from these powders is a ternary ceramic, while the secondary phases are binary ceramics. The coatings have extremely high resistance against corrosion of molten metal, extremely thermal shock resistance and superior tribological properties at low and at high temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Mesocoat, Inc.
    Inventors: Evelina Vogli, Andrew J. Sherman, Curtis P. Glasgow
  • Patent number: 10427973
    Abstract: A fired hybrid enamel coating is provided. The hybrid enamel coating is formed by firing an enamel composition on a substrate. The enamel composition includes at least a first glass frit, which is sintered to form the hybrid enamel coating. The hybrid enamel coating can be cleaned using aqualytic or pyrolytic cleaning methods, and does not discolor or lose gloss when subject to typical pyrolytic cleaning methods. The hybrid enamel coating does not require the application of highly caustic cleaners to remove the baked-on soils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Ferro Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew Gorecki, Charles A. Baldwin, Brad Devine, Albert L. Benford, Jr., Ralph Villoni, Karine Sarrazy, Alain Aronica, Teddy Colombe, Angélique Leseur
  • Patent number: 10426043
    Abstract: A circuit board comprising a substrate and a circuit trace. The substrate includes a surface etched via ion milling over a circuit area such that the surface has an increased roughness. The circuit trace forms portions of an electronic circuit and may be created from a thin conductive film deposited on the surface within the circuit area. The circuit trace adheres more strongly to the roughened substrate surface, which prevents the circuit trace from peeling or becoming delaminated from the substrate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Michael Girardi
  • Patent number: 10407777
    Abstract: A coated cutting tool includes a substrate of cemented carbide, cermet, ceramics, steel or cubic boron nitride, a multi-layered wear resistant coating and at least two refractory coating layers deposited. The at least two refractory coating layers include a first coating layer and a second coating layer deposited on top of each other. The first coating layer is titanium aluminum nitride or carbonitride Ti1-uAluCvNw, with 0.2?u?1.0, 0?v?0.25 and 0.7?w?1.15 deposited by CVD. The second coating layer is titanium carbonitride TixCyN1-y, with 0.85?x?1.1 and 0.4?y?0.85, and is deposited on top of the first coating layer by MT-CVD. The second TixCyN1-y coating layer has a columnar grain morphology and the overall fiber texture of the TixCyN1-y coating layer is characterized by a texture coefficient TC (1 1 1)>2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: WALTER AG
    Inventors: Dirk Stiens, Thorsten Manns, Sakari Ruppi
  • Patent number: 10391482
    Abstract: Methods for making photocatalyst compositions and elements exhibiting desired photocatalytic activity levels and transparency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Fukumura, Guang Pan, Ekambaram Sambandan, Rajesh Mukherjee
  • Patent number: 10369553
    Abstract: A suspended-bed hydrogenation catalyst and a regeneration method are disclosed. A composite support comprises a semi-coke pore-expanding material, a molecular sieve and a spent catalytic cracking catalyst. The hydrogenation catalyst for heavy oil is obtained through mixing the semi-coke pore-expanding material, the molecular sieve and the spent catalytic cracking catalyst, followed by molding, calcining and activating, and then loading an active metal oxide to the composite support. According to the composite support, a macropore, mesopore and micropore uniformly-distributed structure is formed, so that full contact between all ingredients in the heavy oil and active ingredients in a hydrogenation process is facilitated, and the conversion ratio of the heavy oil is increased. The hydrogenation catalyst integrates adsorption, cracking and hydrogenation properties. According to a regeneration method, the loading performance of an active-metal-loaded support in a spent hydrogenation catalyst cannot be destroyed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: Lin Li, Ke Lin, Chuntao Li
  • Patent number: 10327903
    Abstract: An artificial femoral ball head having a multilayer shell-core composite structure includes a spherical shell layer, a transition layer and an inner core. The inner core is made of a toughened ceramic, the spherical shell layer is made of a ceramic material, and the transition layer is made of a composite material comprising materials of the inner core and the spherical shell layer. The artificial femoral ball head is manufactured through sintering a green body of successively stacked layers of the spherical shell layer, the transition layer and the inner core, and the green body of successively stacked layers is obtained through a powder co-injection molding process. The spherical shell layer of the artificial femoral head has a high rigidness, corrosion-proof and wear-proof performance. The inner core of the artificial femoral head has a high toughness and shockresistant performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventors: Yadong Li, Yajun Li
  • Patent number: 10329430
    Abstract: A low-reflection coated glass sheet of the present invention includes a glass sheet and a low-reflection coating. The low-reflection coating is formed on at least a portion of one principal surface of the glass sheet, and contains a binder containing silica as a main component, fine silica particles bound by the binder, and fine titania particles bound by the binder. For the low-reflection coated glass sheet, a transmittance gain is 1.7% or more. The low-reflection coating contains 25 mass % to 43 mass % of the silica which is the main component of the binder, 40 mass % to 64 mass % of the fine silica particles, and 10 mass % to 20 mass % of the fine titania particles, based on the total mass of the low-reflection coating. As such, the low-reflection coated glass sheet of the present invention has high abrasion resistance and is capable of exhibiting photocatalytic properties and hydrophilicity when irradiated with light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventors: Mizuho Koyo, Mitsuhiro Kawazu
  • Patent number: 10253209
    Abstract: A paint replacement film comprising a polymer layer comprising a polyurethane produced from a formulation comprising at least one blocked isocyanate. The paint replacement film comprises a liner layer and the formulation comprises at least two polyols in OH weight equivalent ratio in the range 4.5:1 to 1:4.5. The formulation may comprise a colorant and the polyurethane may have a glass transition temperature (Tg) below 42° C. Also disclosed is a method of producing a paint replacement film, by providing a backing layer, providing the liquid formulation, cast-coating the backing layer with the liquid formulation, and gelling the liquid formulation, thereby forming a polymer layer comprising polyurethane. The paint replacement films are useful for replacing paint on surfaces especially in automotive applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: Iris L. Fuchs
  • Patent number: 10137537
    Abstract: A system for producing chemicals, such as, ethylene or gasoline, at high temperature (above 1100 degrees C.) having a feedstock source. The system includes a chemical conversion portion connected with the feedstock source to receive feedstock and convert the feedstock to ethylene or gasoline. The conversion portion includes a coil array and a furnace that heats the feedstock to temperatures in excess of 1100° C. or 1200° C. or even 1250° C. or even 1300° C. or even 1400° C. A method for producing chemicals, such as ethylene or gasoline, at high temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Frederick M. Mako
    Inventor: Frederick M. Mako
  • Patent number: 10125274
    Abstract: An article comprises a substrate, a coating disposed on a surface of the substrate. The coating comprises a carbon composite dispersed in one or more of the following: a polymer matrix; a metallic matrix; or a ceramic matrix. The carbon composite comprises carbon and a binder containing one or more of the following: SiO2; Si; B; B2O3; a filler metal; or an alloy of the filler metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Lei Zhao, Zhiyue Xu, Bennett M. Richard
  • Patent number: 10106708
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pressure sensitive adhesive foam comprising a rubber-based elastomeric material, at least one hydrocarbon tackifier and a crosslinking additive selected from the group of multifunctional (meth)acrylate compounds. The present disclosure also relates to a method of manufacturing such a pressure sensitive adhesive foam and uses thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventors: Pierre Reinhard Bieber, Petra M. Stegmaier, Siegfried R. Goeb
  • Patent number: 10100403
    Abstract: A surface-coated cutting tool includes a base material and a coating formed on a surface of the base material. The coating includes a first hard coating layer including crystal grains having a sodium chloride-type crystal structure. The crystal grain has a layered structure in which a first layer composed of nitride or carbonitride of AlxTi1?x and a second layer composed of nitride or carbonitride of AlyTi1?y are stacked alternately into one or more layers. The first layer each has an atomic ratio x of Al varying in a range of 0.76 or more to less than 1. The second layer each has an atomic ratio y of Al varying in a range of 0.45 or more to less than 0.76. The largest value of difference between the atomic ratio x and the atomic ratio y is 0.05?x?y?0.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Inventors: Anongsack Paseuth, Shinya Imamura, Satoshi Ono, Hideaki Kanaoka
  • Patent number: 10072174
    Abstract: Described is a hard coating composition composed of a silazane compound, a polyfunctional (meth)acryl-based dendrimer compound or a polyfunctional urethane (meth)acrylate having a cyclohexyl group, a photoinitiator and a solvent, and to a hard coating film, a window film, and a display device including the same, thus exhibiting superior scratch resistance, hardness and flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Dongwoo Fine-Chem Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Seung-Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 10066145
    Abstract: Diverting agent compositions comprising polymeric diverting agents and surface polymeric brushes, and methods of use in subterranean formations, are provided. In one embodiment, the diverting compositions comprise: a first component comprising polymeric particles; and a second component comprising polymeric particles having a plurality of surface polymeric brushes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Janette Cortez, Corneliu Stanciu
  • Patent number: 10065886
    Abstract: The invention comprises a composition comprising hyaloclastite having a volume-based mean particle size of less than or equal to 40 ?m. The invention also comprises a cementitious material comprising a hydraulic cement and hyaloclastite, wherein the hyaloclastite has a volume-based mean particle size of less than or equal to approximately 40 ?m. The invention further comprises a cementitious-based material comprising aggregate, a cementitious material comprising a hydraulic cement and hyaloclastite, wherein the hyaloclastite has a volume-based mean particle size of less than or equal to approximately 40 ?m and water sufficient to hydrate the cementitious material. A method of using the composition of the present invention is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Romeo Ilarian Ciuperca
  • Patent number: 9946001
    Abstract: A phase difference element has a transparent substrate and a birefringent film with tantalum oxide and titanium oxide obliquely deposited on one surface of the transparent substrate. The birefringent film has a first photorefractive film and a second photorefractive film laminated to each other and having different oblique deposition directions. The ratio of titanium atoms to the total of titanium atoms and tantalum atoms in the birefringent film is 4.0 atomic % or higher to 30 atomic % or lower.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Koike
  • Patent number: 9845463
    Abstract: Provided are methods and columns employing a solid support comprising silica and silicon carbide for the isolation and purification of nucleic acids, and in particular, the isolation and purification of both high and low molecular weight RNA.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Inventor: Yousef Haj-Ahmad
  • Patent number: 9840444
    Abstract: A method for producing a ceramic honeycomb structure comprising a ceramic honeycomb body having large numbers of longitudinal cells partitioned by porous cell walls having porosity of 50% or more, and a peripheral wall formed on a peripheral surface of the ceramic honeycomb body, comprising the steps of extruding moldable ceramic material to form a honeycomb-structured ceramic green body; machining a peripheral portion of the green body or a sintered body obtained from the green body to remove part of cell walls in the peripheral portion to obtain a ceramic honeycomb body having longitudinal grooves on a peripheral surface; applying colloidal metal oxide to a peripheral surface of the ceramic honeycomb body and drying it, and then applying a coating material comprising ceramic aggregate having an average particle size of 1 ?m or more to form the peripheral wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventor: Shunji Okazaki
  • Patent number: 9836125
    Abstract: Provided is a multilayer transformable device with enhanced driving displacement and a display device including the same. The multilayer transformable device, for example, includes a plurality of unit transformable devices, each of the unit transformable devices that includes a lower electrode, an upper electrode, and a transformable layer including an electro-active polymer (EAP) and a sub-transformable layer disposed between the plurality of unit transformable devices, the sub-transformable layer including a sub-EAP different from the EAP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: MyungJin Lim, SuSeok Choi, Yong-Su Ham, Taeheon Kim, YongWoo Lee, Seulgi Choi
  • Patent number: 9806291
    Abstract: Provided is a cover window includes a first layer including a polymer material, a second layer above a first surface of the first layer and including an oxide of a first metal, and an intermediate region between the first layer and the second layer, wherein the intermediate region includes the oxide of the first metal where the first metal binds to a dangling bond of oxygen of the polymer material, and the oxide of the first metal included in the second layer has a different composition ratio than the oxide of the first metal included in the intermediate region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myungsoo Huh, Sungchul Kim, Choelmin Jang, Cheollae Roh, Jaihyuk Choi
  • Patent number: 9701576
    Abstract: Disclosed are articles that are provided with a haptically-perceptible surface. The articles include a coated glass or glass ceramic substrate which is provided with a layer with haptic properties so that the layer has a haptically perceptible texture. The layer includes texturing inorganic and/or polysiloxane-based particles which are fixed on the substrate by a layer-forming material. The particles cause protrusions on the layer and so produce the haptically perceptible texture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Matthias Bockmeyer, Andrea Anton, Angelina Milanovska, Sven Rebsamen, Birgit Doerk
  • Patent number: 9696139
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system and method for providing an improved protective coating for a substrate that may be inspected using the unaided eye or other apparatus under available light. The protective coating is mixed with an additive comprising flakes or particles that, when applied to the substrate as part of the protective coating, allow the user to empirically determine if the surface has received an adequate protective coat. The determination of whether or not any defects exist may include comparing the observed appearance of the specialty pigment particles with a comparative standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventor: Sergey G. Ponomarev
  • Patent number: 9688835
    Abstract: A thermoplastic composition including a) a thermoplastic resin and b) a laser direct structuring (LDS) additive in an amount of at least 1 wt. % with respect to the weight of the total composition, wherein the LDS additive includes a mixed metal oxide including at least tin and a second metal selected from the group consisting of antimony, bismuth, aluminum and molybdenum, wherein the LDS additive includes at least 40 wt. % of tin and wherein the weight ratio of the second metal to tin is at least 0.02:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Inventor: Bernardus Antonius Gerardus Schrauwen
  • Patent number: 9662706
    Abstract: A lining plate for lining a mould chamber in a sand molding machine. A base unit, is equipped with functional openings for injection of particle material, an air exhaust and fasteners. A layer of a synthetic resin material which is cast integrally onto the base unit faces the abrasive areas of said mould chamber. A method of manufacturing a lining plate comprising a base unit equipped with functional openings for injection of particle material, and/or air exhaust openings and fasteners. A method of refurbishing a lining plate in a sand molding machine comprising a base unit equipped with functional openings for injection of particle material, air exhaust openings and fasteners.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventors: Torben Hansen, Allan Joergensen, Mogens Hansen
  • Patent number: 9637608
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a plastic composition which is biodegradable, and which does not discharge contaminants during incineration or leave plastic fragments after decomposition. According to the invention the composition comprises: (i) 30-50% by weight of a polyester which is biodegradable and/or decayable; (ii) 20-40% by weight of starch from vegetable oil origin from corn, potatoes, and/or sunflower; (iii) 20-40% by weight of a filler composition comprising dolomite and/or calcium carbonate, wherein the filler composition particles have a polished surface; and (iv) 1-5% by weight of a binding agent comprising a resin ester of vegetable origin; wherein said polyester and said starch together form a bioplastic base composition and together comprise 55-79% by weight of the total weight of said plastic composition. The present invention further concerns a method for preparing said plastic composition; a plastic film prepared of said plastic composition; and a waste bag prepared of said plastic film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventor: Ake Rosen
  • Patent number: 9556505
    Abstract: A coating comprising a first surface and a second surface is provided. The coating includes a plurality of growth domains. An orientation of at least one growth domain of the plurality of growth domains is non-vertical with respect to the first surface of the coating. One or more growth domains of the plurality of growth domains comprise a plurality of at least partially melted and solidified particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Larry Steven Rosenzweig, James Anthony Ruud, Shankar Sivaramakrishnan
  • Patent number: 9518160
    Abstract: Composite materials are augmented with functionalized graphene having added amine groups, benzoxazine groups, imide groups, or a combination of amine groups and imide groups on a surface of the graphene, epoxide groups formed on at least one edge of the graphene and/or holes formed through the graphene. The functionalized graphene is integrated into a composite material as a supplement to or as a replacement for either the carbon reinforcement material or the resin matrix material to increase strength of the composite materials, and may be in the form of a functionalized graphene nanoplatelet, a flat graphene sheet or film, or a rolled or twisted graphene sheet or film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Keith Daniel Humfeld
  • Patent number: 9517406
    Abstract: Apparel is disclosed that can be worn to assist an interactive game in tracking the movement of the wearer. More particularly, the apparel may include one or more tracking marks formed of designs, patterns, or reflective materials that can be easily tracked by an interactive game employing one or more cameras or other detectors for detecting a change in position of an object. The apparel may take the form of, for example, hats, shirts, jackets, pants, gloves, and shoes. The apparel may use reflective materials, and the interactive game can employ a camera and a light source configuration where the camera is located within the observation angle of a player employing retroreflective materials reflecting light from the light source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Albert Shum, Thomas Foxen, James Meschter
  • Patent number: 9409815
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are opaque glass-ceramics comprising at least one nepheline crystal phase and comprising from about 30 mol % to about 65 mol % SiO2, from about 15 mol % to about 40 mol % Al2O3, from about 10 mol % to about 20 mol % (Na2O+K2O), and from about 1 mol % to about 10 mol % (ZnO+MgO). Also disclosed herein are opaque-glass ceramics comprising at least one nepheline crystal phase and at least one spinel-structure phase doped with at least one colorant chosen from transition metals and rare earth elements. Further disclosed herein are methods for making these opaque glass-ceramics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Inventors: Adam James Ellison, Lisa Anne Moore, Taheisha Linette Werner
  • Patent number: 9410319
    Abstract: A wood fiber based panel with surfaces layer with lower parts which has less binders than the upper parts. Also, a method of manufacturing a building panel having a structured surface with a design that has color variation in register with the structure obtained by a varying pressure distribution applied on the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Inventors: Goran Ziegler, Kent Lindgren
  • Patent number: 9377569
    Abstract: Ophthalmic systems are provided that include both a photochromic component and a blue-blocking component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: High Performance Optics, Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew W. Ishak, Joshua N. Haddock, William Kokonaski, Dwight P. Duston, Venkatramani S. Iyer, Ronald D. Blum, Sean P. McGinnis, Michael B. Packard
  • Patent number: 9353264
    Abstract: The present invention provides a polymer particle comprising a polymer and a filler contained therein, wherein the polymer is soluble in an organic solvent and is also water insoluble, and wherein the polymer particle contains from 5 to 500 parts by weight of filler per 100 parts by weight of polymer, and a mean particle size of 75 ?m or less. The invention also provides an aqueous dispersion including this particle; an aqueous fluororesin coating composition that uses this aqueous dispersion; and a fluororesin laminate or layered coating having a layer obtained from this fluororesin coating composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Inventor: Yuqing Liu
  • Patent number: 9341066
    Abstract: A gas turbine engine having an engine casing extending circumferentially about an engine centerline axis; and a compressor section, a combustor section, and a turbine section within said engine casing. At least one of said compressor section and said turbine section includes at least one airfoil and at least one seal member adjacent to the at least one airfoil, wherein a tip of the at least one airfoil is metal having a thin film ceramic coating and the at least one seal member is coated with an abradable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew E. Bintz, Christopher W. Strock
  • Patent number: 9302418
    Abstract: A resin film comprising a multilayer structure of a print layer (A), a gloss-imparting layer (B) and a substrate layer (c) as laminated in that order, wherein the print layer (A) comprises from 90 to 100% of a propylene random copolymer or the like and from 0 to 10% of an inorganic fine powder or the like, the gloss-imparting layer (B) comprises from 70 to 100% of a thermoplastic resin and from 0 to 30% of an inorganic fine powder or the like, the substrate layer (C) comprises a thermoplastic resin, the resin film has a glossiness, as measured on the surface side of the print layer (A), of from 70 to 110%, the resin film has an oxygen atom concentration, as measured through X-ray photoelectron spectrometry on the surface side of the print layer (A), of from 5 to 20%. The printed matter of the resin film with a UV-curable ink has extremely good weather resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Inventors: Nobuhiro Iwatani, Hisao Ochiai
  • Patent number: 9257239
    Abstract: An object of the invention is to provide an electrode material slurry for preparation of lithium-ion secondary batteries favorable in properties and superior in storage stability and an aqueous binder composition for lithium-ion secondary batteries that can be used for production of lithium-ion secondary batteries superior in discharge rate characteristics and cycle characteristics. Provided is a binder composition for lithium-ion secondary battery electrode, comprising polymer particles containing (a) an ethylenic unsaturated carboxylic ester compound and (b) an ethylenic unsaturated sulfonic acid compound at a (a)/(b) mass ratio of (98 to 91)/(2 to 9) in a total (a) and (b) amount of 70 mass % or more, based on the monomeric raw materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Inventors: Hironori Konishi, Daisuke Shimiya, Kazuhiro Kote, Takehiko Sawai, Shinji Saito, Jun Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 9249283
    Abstract: The invention relates to a hollow glass microsphere and polymer composite having enhanced viscoelastic and rheological properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Tundra Composites, LLC
    Inventors: Kurt E. Heikkila, Rodney K. Williams, John S. Kroll
  • Patent number: 9243491
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method comprising disposing in a formation fracture, a proppant and/or a fracturing fluid that comprises a radiation susceptible material that comprises indium and/or vanadium; irradiating the radiation susceptible material with neutrons; measuring gamma-radiation emitted from the radiation susceptible material in a single pass; wherein the single pass does not involve measuring of background radiation from previous or subsequent logging passes; and determining formation fracture height from the measured gamma-radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: HEXION INC.
    Inventors: Robert R. McDaniel, Scott M. McCarthy, Michael Smith
  • Patent number: 9214281
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for creating extremely high permittivity dielectric materials for use in capacitors and energy storage devices. High permittivity materials suspended in an organic non-conductive media matrix with enhanced properties and methods for making the same are disclosed. Organic polymers, shellac, silicone oil, and/or zein formulations are utilized to produce thin film low conductivity dielectric coatings. Transition metal salts as salt or oxide matrices are formed at low temperatures utilizing mild reducing agents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Carver Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Carver, Robert G. Carver
  • Patent number: 9189112
    Abstract: Provided is a touch panel device which prevents a problem such as generation of Newton's rings even if an air layer between the touch panel device and a display device has a small thickness. This capacitance type touch panel device (100) includes: a protective transparent base (10) having an observation-side surface and a display device-side surface; and two polymer films with position detection electrode layers (20b, 22; 30b, 32) which are arranged on the display device-side surface of the protective transparent base. The difference between the minimum value and the maximum value of the linear expansion coefficients in the surface direction of all the polymer films (20b; 30b) arranged on the display device-side surface of the protective transparent base is 10.0×10?6 cm/cm·° C. or below. Furthermore, the display device with a touch panel device (100, 200, 300) according to the present invention has such a touch panel device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventors: Koichi Imamura, Haruhiko Ito, Koki Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9175529
    Abstract: The present invention provides for methods of treating a fluid loss zone in a wellbore in a subterranean formation including providing interlocking notched particulates having an outer face comprising at least one notch therethrough; wherein the at least one notch has a shape and an inner perimeter value; providing interlocking protruding particulates having an outer perimeter portion that protrudes in an approximate equivalent to the shape and value of the inner perimeter of the at least one notch; introducing the interlocking protruding particulates and the interlocking notched particulates into the wellbore in the subterranean formation; interlocking the interlocking protruding particulates and the interlocking notched particulates through the at least one notch to form an interlocking network of at least one interlocking protruding particulate and at least one interlocking notched particulate; sealing at least a portion of the fluid loss zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Dale E. Jamison, Sharath Savari
  • Patent number: 9079801
    Abstract: A low viscosity filler boron nitride agglomerate particles having a generally spherical shape bound together by an organic binder and to a process for producing a BN powder composition of spherically shaped boron nitride agglomerated particles having a treated surface layer which controls its viscosity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials Inc.
    Inventors: David Lodyga, Joseph W. Tereshko, Ajit Sane, Thomas Fox, Paulo Meneghetti
  • Patent number: 9051176
    Abstract: Producing composite structures includes dispersing a first plurality of objects, a second plurality of objects, and a third plurality of objects in a fluid, the third and second plurality of objects having an average maximum dimension that is smaller than the first plurality of objects The first plurality of objects comprise a first, a second, a third and a forth object, each having mating surface regions The first and second objects' mating surfaces are complimentary and the third and forth objects' mating surfaces are complementary The first and second object aggregate together in response to the dispersing of the second plurality of objects in the fluid due to a depletion attraction between the first and the second object The third and forth object aggregate together in response to dispersing the third plurality of objects in the fluid due to a depletion attraction between the third and the fourth object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2015
    Inventor: Thomas G. Mason
  • Patent number: 9034456
    Abstract: Medical devices, such as, for example, endoprosthesis, and related methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Eric Nielson, Dan VanCamp