Hollow Or Container Type Article (e.g., Tube, Vase, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/34.1)
  • Patent number: 11498318
    Abstract: Class-A components (CAC) include a first and second skin layer each having a polymer matrix and a fiber reinforcing material embedded within the polymer matrix, a third layer disposed between the first and second skin layers and including a third polymer matrix and a filler material interspersed within the third polymer matrix, and a Class-A finish coat applied to the second skin layer. The fiber reinforcing materials include a plurality of substantially aligned carbon fibers and a plurality of low strength regions staggered throughout the carbon fibers. The CAC can be integrated with a rigid vehicle frame. The CAC can be a structural component. The CAC can be a door, a roof panel, or a hood. The CAC can include a layer of woven fibers between the Class-A finish coat and the second skin layer and a portion of the woven fibers can be visible through the Class-A surface layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Selina X. Zhao, Xiaosong Huang
  • Patent number: 11499247
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a vapor-liquid reaction device including a vapor-liquid reaction chamber and a projecting member. The vapor-liquid reaction chamber holds a molten metal in a lower portion of an internal space of the vapor-liquid reaction chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignees: National University Corporation Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation, Taiyo Nippon Sanso CSE Corporation
    Inventors: Akinori Koukitu, Hisashi Murakami, Akira Yamaguchi, Kazushige Shiina, Hayato Shimamura
  • Patent number: 11492500
    Abstract: In certain embodiments, the invention is directed to apparatus comprising a liquid-impregnated surface, said surface comprising an impregnating liquid and a matrix of solid features spaced sufficiently close to stably contain the impregnating liquid therebetween or therewithin, and methods thereof. In some embodiments, one or both of the following holds: (i) 0<??0.25, where ? is a representative fraction of the projected surface area of the liquid-impregnated surface corresponding to non-submerged solid at equilibrium; and (ii) Sow(a)<0, where Sow(a) is spreading coefficient, defined as ?wa??wo??oa, where ? is the interfacial tension between the two phases designated by subscripts w, a, and o, where w is water, a is air, and o is the impregnating liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: J. David Smith, Rajeev Dhiman, Kripa K. Varanasi
  • Patent number: 11466743
    Abstract: Provided are a bracket for an anti-vibration device, and a method for manufacturing the same, in which increase of weight and peeling of a reinforcing portion are suppressed. A bracket (1) has: a reinforcing portion (20) extending in a surrounding direction of the surrounding portion (10), having ends (21) in both directions of the surrounding direction, and being fixed to an outer surface of the portion (10); and ribs (30) formed on an outer circumference of the portion (10) so as to span the ends (21) of the reinforcing portion (20) in the surrounding direction of the portion (10). The portion (10) and the ribs (30) are made of synthetic resin. A method for manufacturing the bracket (1) includes a step of injecting synthetic resin serving as the portion (10) and the ribs (30) into a mold cavity where a reinforcing member serving as the portion (20) is set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Prospira Corporation
    Inventors: Tadashi Onishi, Yukiko Abe, Kenichirou Iwasaki, Masato Kobayashi, Kei Yasui
  • Patent number: 11448672
    Abstract: A meter case used with a utility meter is disclosed. The meter shell includes a plurality of snap fit joints assembled on the meter case arranged to engage a module cover to mount the module cover to the meter shell. The module cover further includes wire housing formed along an inner periphery of the module cover that houses a wire having a first end and a second end therein. A metal shield placed behind the meter shell is electrically coupled to a first connector. A terminal electrically connected to the metal shield is arranged to discharge current to ground. An electrical contact electrically coupled to the second end of the wire is arranged to engage the first connector to establish an electrical connection to the metal shield for the discharge to ground of electrostatic currents sensed by wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Nitin Agarwal, Murali Krishna Bezawada, Murajith Menon, Krishna Mohan, Suresh Kumar Palle, Ganesh Patil, Vidyadhar Patwardhan, S Piramanayagam, Shalu Singhvi
  • Patent number: 11433375
    Abstract: Provided herein are photocatalytic carbon filters for the removal impurities such as microorganisms, organic compounds, algal toxins, and their degradation by-products from water and wastewater. The photolytic carbon filters comprise a porous titanium substrate comprising TiO2 nanotube arrays and multi-wall carbon nanotubes disposed on the TiO2 nanotube arrays. Also provided herein are methods of manufacture and methods of use of the disclosed photocatalytic carbon filters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignees: UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI, UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
    Inventors: Soryong Chae, Tahereh Noeiaghaei, Yoontaek Oh
  • Patent number: 11406789
    Abstract: The therapy device disclosed is structured and configured to be a wearable device self-controlled, remote controlled by a caregiver, and/or integrated with a downloadable application (app) from a mobile device to assist a caregiver with modifying and enforcing behaviors as aligned with olfactory sensation and personalized limbic system functionality. The device and system may also be configured and combined with another therapeutic device or medical monitoring system such that the therapy device disclosed herein is aligned to initiate when a target or monitored condition reaches a threshold value. Such configurations would allow the device to function automatically and in combination with data analytics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventor: Cynthia Bimle
  • Patent number: 11396599
    Abstract: A heat-shrinkable polyester film is made of a polyester resin composition, and has first and second crystal melting peaks at a respective one of first and second melting temperatures determined via differential scanning calorimetry. The heat-shrinkable polyester film further has a melting enthalpy in a range of larger than 0 J/g and at most 7 J/g which is calculated via integration of an area below the second crystal melting peak. The polyester resin composition includes a first polyester resin having a glass transition temperature ranging from 40° C. to 80° C., and a second polyester resin having a crystal melting temperature ranging from 220° C. to 250° C. and a melting enthalpy ranging from 40 J/g to 60 J/g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: FAR EASTERN NEW CENTURY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yow-An Leu, Li-Ling Chang, Chun-Chia Hsu
  • Patent number: 11390724
    Abstract: A cellulose-fiber dispersion polyethylene resin composite material, formed by dispersing a cellulose fiber into a polyethylene resin, wherein a proportion of the cellulose fiber is 1 part by mass or more and 70 parts by mass or less in a total content of 100 parts by mass of the polyethylene resin and the cellulose fiber, and wherein water absorption ratio satisfies the following formula; and a formed body and a pellet using the same, a production method therefor, and a recycling method for a cellulose-fiber adhesion polyethylene thin film piece. (water absorption ratio)<(cellulose effective mass ratio)2×0.01??[Formula].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jirou Hiroishi, Hidekazu Hara, Yuka Sawada, Masami Tazuke, Toshihiro Suzuki, Shingo Mitsugi
  • Patent number: 11370026
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a metallic component including the steps of providing a capsule, which defines at least a portion of the shape of the metallic component, arranging metallic material in the capsule, sealing the capsule, subjecting the capsule to Hot Isostatic Pressing for a predetermined time, at a predetermined pressure and at a predetermined temperature, and optionally, removing the capsule. The metallic material is at least one pre-manufactured coherent body, which pre-manufactured coherent body being made of metallic powder, wherein at least a portion of the metallic powder is consolidated such that the metallic powder is held together into a pre-manufactured coherent body. At least one portion of the pre-manufactured coherent body is manufactured by Additive Manufacturing by subsequently arranging superimposed layers of metallic powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: MTC Powder Solutions AB
    Inventors: Tomas Berglund, Rickard Sandberg, Martin Ostlund, Johan Sundstrom
  • Patent number: 11286957
    Abstract: An acoustic liner that may be for a turbofan engine may comprise a first sidewall, a second sidewall, wherein the first sidewall and the second sidewall define a plurality of cells disposed therebetween, and a pre-cut septum ribbon comprising a plurality of permeable septum coupled together via a plurality of connecting members, with each one of the plurality of permeable septum being generally in a respective one of the plurality of cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Rohr, Inc.
    Inventor: Jose S Alonso-Miralles
  • Patent number: 11280095
    Abstract: A rectangular panel for floor-, wall- or ceiling coverings is provided comprising a visible decorative side, wherein the decorative side comprises at least one undulated edge line, which extends along the long side edges of the panel, said undulated edge line having a different design than the rest of the decorative side. In the provided panel(s), the physical edges and the optical edges may diverge, which provides the possibility that multiple panels can be installed as floor ceiling or wall covering in a way that the physical edges in a corresponding covering become almost invisible whereas the optical edges (i.e. the undulated edge lines) are perceived as artificial optical edge of virtual panels forming the covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Xylo Technologies AG
    Inventor: Mark Bircham
  • Patent number: 11279117
    Abstract: Provided is a fuel container composed of a multilayer structure containing: an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (A) layer; an adhesive resin (B) layer; a high-density polyethylene (C) layer; and a resin composition (D) layer, wherein the ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (A) contains 15 to 44 mol % of ethylene, the adhesive resin (B) is a maleic anhydride-modified polyolefin having an acid value of 0.1 to 10 mgKOH/g and containing 1 to 8.5 ?mol/g of magnesium element, calcium element, zinc element, or a combination thereof, the resin composition (D) contains the ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (A), the adhesive resin (B), and the high-density polyethylene (C), the thickness of the (A) layer, the (B) layer, and the (C) layer satisfies specific conditions, and the ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer (A), the adhesive resin (B), and the high-density polyethylene (C) satisfies specific conditions. The fuel container is excellent in fuel barrier properties and impact resistance and enables stable production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takeyuki Igarashi, Shogo Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 11268837
    Abstract: Wireless sensor devices are described which harvest energy and provide an antenna or antennas for wireless communication on a relatively small form factor, preferably one that is co-extensive with a largest component of the device, e.g., an antenna layer or sensor layer. The devices are able to sense and/or control certain specific parameters of a system; store energy, e.g., in a supercapacitor system or battery system; transmit that as information/signals via a wireless link, e.g., RF or optical link; receive information from other devices and relay that information. Such devices accordingly may be self-powered and wireless devices, and not dependent on a separate device or form factor to provide a power source. Such devices can be entirely autonomous or substantially so, can be mobile or fixed, and may require little servicing over a period of time. The devices can be used as sensor nodes in a wireless mesh network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: FRACTAL ANTENNA SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Nathan Cohen, Alexander Shelman-Cohen
  • Patent number: 11262326
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices for determining an analyte concentration (e.g., glucose). The devices comprise a sensor configured to generate a signal associated with a concentration of an analyte and a sensing membrane located over the sensor. The sensing membrane comprises a biointerface layer which interfaces with a biological fluid containing the analyte to be measured. The biointerface layer can comprises a biointerface polymer, wherein the biointerface polymer comprises polyurethane and/or polyurea segments and one or more zwitterionic repeating units. The sensing membrane can also comprise an enzyme layer, wherein the enzyme layer comprises an enzyme and a polymer comprising polyurethane and/or polyurea segments and one or more zwitterionic repeating units. The sensing membrane can also comprise a diffusion-resistance layer, which can comprise a base polymer having a lowest Tg of greater than ?50 C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: DEXCOM, INC.
    Inventors: Shanger Wang, Robert J. Boock, Andrew Trinin Dennis, Ted Tang Lee, Jeff T. Suri, David Sze, Mark A Tapsak, Huashi Zhang, Jiong Zou
  • Patent number: 11254083
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fluid transport pipe which has an inner layer, coming in contact with a fluid, comprising at least one aliphatic polyamide and at least one impact modifier and also at least one outer layer which is connected directly to the inner layer and is formed from an aliphatic polyamide and at least one flame retardant. While the inner layer ensures the chemical resistance relative to the fluids to be transported and the mechanical resistance, the flame resistance is ensured by the outer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: EMS-Patent AG
    Inventor: Heinz Caviezel
  • Patent number: 11247481
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ink-jet printing method that is capable of obtaining good printed characters or images which are free of occurrence of white lines or streaks irrespective of irradiation with an active energy ray. The present invention provides an ink-jet printing method including the steps of ejecting at least one ink A selected from the group consisting of a black ink and chromatic inks onto a low-liquid absorbing printing medium and then ejecting a white ink thereonto, in which the ink A contains at least one pigment selected from the group consisting of a black pigment and chromatic pigments, and a polymer dispersant containing a constitutional unit derived from a polyalkylene glycol (meth)acrylate; and the white ink contains titanium oxide and a polymer dispersant containing a constitutional unit derived from a polyalkylene glycol (meth)acrylate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuta Matsumoto, Kazuki Watanabe, Azusa Kuroda
  • Patent number: 11247401
    Abstract: According to an example, density rank matrix normalization for three dimensional printing may include receiving a density rank matrix. The density rank matrix may include elements that include rank values, and the rank values may specify an order by which a voxel is to be turned on to generate an output object. A normalization specification of maximum and minimum structure sizes for structures that are to form the output object may be received. Further, each of the rank values may be converted, according to the normalization specification, to a corresponding threshold value to generate a density threshold matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Robert Ulichney
  • Patent number: 11241807
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to provide a molded article and a manufacturing method for a molded article by which it is possible to mitigate deformation of an opening. The present invention provides a molded article comprising a cylindrical base and an opening provided in the base, wherein a rib is provided adjacent to the opening. The present invention provides a manufacturing method for a molded article that includes a molded body formation step for forming a molded body having a cylindrical portion provided at one end thereof with an occlusion by molding a melted resin, and a cut-off step for cutting off the occlusion by cutting the cylindrical portion, wherein in the cut-off step, the cutting is performed in a state where a side wall of the cylindrical portion is warped in-plane by an external force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: KYORAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaaki Onodera, Naoya Kano, Yoshitaka Matsubara, Motoharu Fujii
  • Patent number: 11236256
    Abstract: A double-sided adhesive sheet has a laminate structure including a first adhesive layer containing an electrolyte, a second adhesive layer, and a conduction substrate. A double-sided adhesive sheet joined body includes, for example, an adhesive sheet having such a laminate structure, a first conductive adherend to which the first adhesive layer adheres, and a second adherend to which the second adhesive layer adheres. A method for joining/separating adherends includes joining first and second adherends to each other via the adhesive sheet, then applying a voltage to the first adhesive layer so as to generate a potential difference in a thickness direction of the first adhesive layer, and separating the first and second adherends from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaori Akamatsu, Aya Nagatomo, Atsushi Takashima
  • Patent number: 11226183
    Abstract: A paintball fill material includes water, a humectant, a thickener, and a dye.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Mezzimatic LLC
    Inventor: Briana Gardell
  • Patent number: 11180851
    Abstract: A reactor for coating particles includes one or more motors, a rotary vacuum chamber configured to hold particles to be coated and coupled to the motors, a controller configured to cause the motors to rotate the chamber in a first direction about an axial axis at a rotation speed sufficient to force the particles to be centrifuged against an inner diameter of the chamber, a vacuum port to exhaust gas from the rotary vacuum chamber, a paddle assembly including a rotatable drive shaft extending through the chamber and coupled to the motors and at least one paddle extending radially from the drive shaft, such that rotation of the drive shaft by the motors orbits the paddle about the drive shaft in a second direction, and a chemical delivery system including a gas outlet on the paddle configured inject process gas into the particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Colin C. Neikirk, Pravin K. Narwankar, Kaushal Gangakhedkar, Visweswaren Sivaramakrishnan, Jonathan Frankel, David Masayuki Ishikawa, Quoc Truong, Joseph Yudovsky
  • Patent number: 11174911
    Abstract: The present invention belongs to the technical fields of novel structure design and lattice material design, and refers to structures, lattice materials, and lattice cylindrical shells with simultaneous stretch- and compression-expanding property. First, use the local tension-compression asymmetry in the tension modulus and compression modulus generated by the contact nonlinearity of the tension springs to construct a type of 2D structures and lattice materials with stretch- and compression-expanding property. Then by assembling the 2D structures in different directions, 3D structures and lattice materials can be constructed. Meanwhile, a lattice cylindrical shell can also be constructed by using the 2D stretch- and compression-expanding structures as the unit cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: DALIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Zhan Kang, Wenjun Wu, Pai Liu
  • Patent number: 11167481
    Abstract: One example includes a three-dimensional (3D) printed object including a first lattice structure and a second lattice structure. The first lattice structure includes a first matrix having a first length, a first width, and a first height. The second lattice structure includes a second matrix having a second length, a second width, and a second height. The second length times two is a factor of the first length, the second width times two is a factor of the first width, and the second height times two is a factor of the first height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Robert Ulichney, Andrew E. Fitzhugh
  • Patent number: 11147336
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to footwear articles and a method for fabricating a footwear article. The footwear article comprises an upper and a sole that is comprised of a graphene-containing polymer composition and having one or more layers affixed to the upper. The method for fabricating the footwear article comprises forming a sole on an upper. The sole comprises a graphene-containing polymer composition and one or more layers affixed to the upper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: VORBECK MATERIALS CORP.
    Inventors: Carl F. Lettow, II, Raymond J. Sauro
  • Patent number: 11133489
    Abstract: A display device according to the present disclosure includes a first electrode, an inorganic hole injecting and transporting layer which is formed of an inorganic material and is formed on the first electrode, at least two light emitting units including a first organic light emitting unit and a second organic light emitting unit having different luminescent colors which are formed on the inorganic hole injecting and transporting layer, an electron transport layer which is formed on the at least two organic light emitting units, and a second electrode which is formed on the electron transport layer. Furthermore, a light emitting layer of the first organic light emitting unit is formed by laminating a light emitting layer of a first luminescent color and a light emitting layer of a second luminescent color, and a light emitting layer of the second organic light emitting unit is formed of the light emitting layer of the second luminescent color.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoyoshi Ichikawa, Hiroshi Fujimaki
  • Patent number: 11128037
    Abstract: A radome (10) for vehicles defining a proximal side and a distal side, comprising a base layer (1) formed of a radio transmissive resin, the base layer (1) defining a proximal face and a distal face; a decoration layer (2) applied to the proximal face of the base layer (1), the decoration layer (2) comprising a metalloid or a metalloid alloy; characterized in that the radome (10) also comprises an anti-reflective coating (4) placed proximal with respect to the decoration layer (2). The anti-reflection layer will eliminate the high reflecting disturbances introduced by the top coat, which will significantly improve radome aesthetics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Zanini Auto Grup, S.A.
    Inventors: Augusto Mayer Pujadas, Jerson Jair Peralta, Josep Maria Armengol Rocaspana
  • Patent number: 11085197
    Abstract: Provided is a pool and/or spa cover leading edge kit for use with a pool and/or spa cover system. The kit includes at least two annular shaped fiber reinforced polymer composite segments capable of being axially aligned and interconnected at their abutting ends with each annular shaped fiber reinforced polymer composite segment having an axial length of from 3 feet to 20 feet. The kit also includes at least one joiner capable of interconnecting together a pair of abutting axially aligned annular shaped fiber reinforced polymer composite segments at their axial ends to form a segmented leading edge with an overall axial length of from 6 feet to 50 feet that is capable of being coupled to a pool and/or spa cover. The at least two annular shaped fiber reinforced polymer composite segments of the segmented leading edge include at least one of continuous fibers or discontinuous fibers oriented at least partially in the axial direction and encapsulated by a thermoset or thermoplastic resin matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Priority Electric Inc.
    Inventor: Michael P. Prior
  • Patent number: 11071174
    Abstract: Articles for emitting infrared energy comprising a nanostructured member including a plurality of nanotubes, the member being configured to emit infrared energy when an electrical current is applied; a reflecting member configured to direct at least a portion of the emitted infrared energy in a desired direction for heating a remotely-situated target, and optionally a spacer situated between the nanostructured member and the reflecting member to maintain a predetermined spacing there between, the predetermined spacing selected to minimize destructive interference between the infrared energy emitted by the nanostructured member and the infrared energy reflected by the reflecting member. In alternative embodiments, a carbonaceous member may be substituted for the nanostructured member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Nanocomp Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter L. Antoinette, David Gailus, Eitan Zeira
  • Patent number: 11052594
    Abstract: The present invention relates to molded foam having no hollow space caused in a plate-shaped portion. The molded foam comprises a tube body and a plate-shaped portion joined to the outer side of the tube body. The expansion ratio of the molded foam is lower than two, and a value of a thickness B/a thickness A as a relationship between the thickness A of the tube body at the periphery of a point joined to the plate-shaped portion and the thickness B of the plate-shaped portion is less than 2.82.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Kyoraku Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiko Watanabe, Masaaki Onodera
  • Patent number: 10981364
    Abstract: A decorated sheet according to the present disclosure consists of a plurality of resin layers, wherein at least one of the resin layers comprises a nano-sized additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hisashi Ikeda, Tatsuhiko Furuta, Shinichi Miyamoto, Masamitsu Nagahama, Akira Sato, Masatoshi Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10876562
    Abstract: Panels are shown, which are provided with a mechanical locking system comprising a separate and flexible tongue allowing connection with a snap action. An outer edge part of the separate flexible tongue comprises a guiding protrusion that facilitates easy disassembly of the panels and that is deformed during locking and/or unlocking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventor: Darko Pervan
  • Patent number: 10876674
    Abstract: The iron-based piping element (1), in particular made from cast iron, for a buried pipeline, includes an outer coating (9) including: a first layer (11) having at least one porous layer of zinc/aluminum alloy containing 5 to 60 wt % of aluminum; a second layer (13) of adhesive situated on the first layer (11); and a third layer (15) situated on the second layer (13) and including a synthetic organic material. The method for manufacturing such a piping element is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN PAM
    Inventors: Pascal Alexandre, Gerard Nouail
  • Patent number: 10875996
    Abstract: A methacrylic copolymer having high thermal resistance and low water absorption and being hardly decomposed thermally is provided. The methacrylic copolymer comprises 5 to 22% by mass of a structural unit derived from a monomer represented by formula (1) (in formula (1), R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, R2 represents a 1C-4C alkyl group, and “n” is an integer of 1 to 3.) and 78 to 95% by mass of a structural unit derived from a methacrylic acid ester monomer other than the monomer represented by the formula (1), and has a saturated water absorption of not more than 1.6% by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: KURARAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taketomo Yamashita, Fumihiko Okabe, Atsuhiro Nakahara
  • Patent number: 10870505
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate to articles and methods for forming liquid surface films on the interior surfaces of containers for holding one or more products comprising one or more Bingham plastic materials. Bingham plastic materials behave as a solid under no or low shear stress, and behave as viscous liquids when an applied shear stress exceeds a yield stress. In some embodiments, a container for containing a product includes an interior surface and a liquid disposed on the interior surface. Before introduction of a product into a container, the liquid may be surrounded by air. The liquid-air interface in contact with the interior surface makes a contact angle, ?os(a), with respect to the interior surface of the container, of about 0°. After a product has been introduced to the container, the liquid is at least partially covered by the product. The liquid-product interface in contact with the interior surface, makes a contact angle, ?os(p), with respect to the interior surface, of less about 60°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: LiquiGlide Inc.
    Inventors: J. David Smith, Kripa Varanasi, Brian Jordan, Carsten Boers
  • Patent number: 10864683
    Abstract: Provided is a thermal caulking method of melting, at one time, a plurality of bosses 33 of a second member 30 protruding toward an inner circumferential surface of a conical hollow portion 11 of a first member 10 while being fitted to a plurality of holes 132 provided in the inner circumferential surface of the hollow portion 11 of the first member 10 having the substantially conical hollow portion 11 so that the plurality of bosses are joined to the first member 10, in which the plurality of bosses 33 are melted at one time by using a heat chip 51 having a continuous shape in the circumferential direction of the hollow portion 11 along the inner circumferential surface and are joined to the first member 10 while the adjacent melted bosses 33 are connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Tsurugai, Hiroshi Ishikawa, Shigeto Akahori
  • Patent number: 10829288
    Abstract: Container (1) having a container body (10) having a sealing lip (12). The container (1) comprises a bottom perforated film (20) adhered to the sealing lip (12) at a first adhesion strength (S1), a top film (30) adhered to the bottom perforated film (20) at a second adhesion strength (S2) at locations not vertically aligned with a seal end (38), and wherein the top film (30) adheres to the bottom perforated film (20) at a third adhesion strength (S3) at the seal end (38). The third adhesion strength (S3) is greater than the first adhesion strength (S1) which is greater than the second adhesion strength (S2), such that the top film (30) is peelable relative to the bottom perforated film (24) at the opening end (36), and the top film (30) is peelable with the bottom perforated film (20) relative to the container body (10) at the seal end (38).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Andre Farstad, Maria Isabel Arroyo Villan, Marcelo Tognola
  • Patent number: 10800090
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a plastic container having a curled rim (320) comprises the steps of providing a sheet of plastic material; drawing a portion thereof into a mould (120) to form a bottom and wall (310?) of the container, leaving a surrounding portion of material to form a rim (320) of the container; cutting the rim loose from a remaining portion of material; and curling the rim. In the curling step, an inner part of the rim is supported by a supporting member while an outer part is pressed by a pressing member (230) moving relative to the supporting member for the rim to be bent around the supporting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Dexter Mould Technology B.V.
    Inventor: Erik Van Tilborgh
  • Patent number: 10781023
    Abstract: A device for controlling package pressure and gas flow for a packaged good comprises a film having a first opening for exposure to the inside of a package and a second opening for exposure to the outside of a package. A channel extends between the first opening and the second opening. The dimensions of the channel are configured to control the rate of flow of CO2 (cc/min @ 1 PSI) from the inside of the package to the outside of the package and control the oxygen transmission rate (cc/day/Atm) from the outside of the package to the inside of the package so that a flow of CO2/OTR ratio is at an acceptable level for the packaged good.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: LaserSharp FlexPak Services, LLC
    Inventor: Kenneth Klann
  • Patent number: 10759624
    Abstract: A paper rewinding machine includes a rewinding assembly operable to produce coreless retail paper rolls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: JENNERJAHN MACHINE, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher B. Jennerjahn, Roger W. Vogel, Kristopher M. Kimmerling
  • Patent number: 10759623
    Abstract: A paper rewinding machine includes a rewinding assembly operable to produce coreless retail paper rolls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: JENNERJAHN MACHINE, INC.
    Inventors: Kristopher M. Kimmerling, Roger W. Vogel, Christopher B. Jennerjahn
  • Patent number: 10759625
    Abstract: A paper rewinding machine includes a rewinding assembly operable to produce coreless retail paper rolls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: JENNERJAHN MACHINE, INC.
    Inventors: Roger W. Vogel, Christopher B. Jennerjahn, Kristopher M. Kimmerling
  • Patent number: 10711816
    Abstract: Panels are shown, which are provided with a mechanical locking system comprising a separate and flexible tongue allowing connection with a snap action. An outer edge part of the separate flexible tongue comprises a guiding protrusion that facilitates easy disassembly of the panels and that is deformed during locking and/or unlocking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventor: Darko Pervan
  • Patent number: 10702922
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a metallic component including the steps of providing a capsule, which defines at least a portion of the shape of the metallic component, arranging metallic material in the capsule, sealing the capsule, subjecting the capsule to Hot Isostatic Pressing for a predetermined time, at a predetermined pressure and at a predetermined temperature, and optionally, removing the capsule. The metallic material is at least one pre-manufactured coherent body, which pre-manufactured coherent body being made of metallic powder, wherein at least a portion of the metallic powder is consolidated such that the metallic powder is held together into a pre-manufactured coherent body. At least one portion of the pre-manufactured coherent body is manufactured by Additive Manufacturing by subsequently arranging superimposed layers of metallic powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Sandvik Intellectual Property AB
    Inventors: Tomas Berglund, Rickard Sandberg, Martin Ostlund, Johan Sundstrom
  • Patent number: 10683120
    Abstract: Packaging for sterile packaging a product, comprising a bag shaped body with two main surfaces that are mutually gas tight at at least part of their peripheral edges comprising a gas non-permeable material. At least part of the main surfaces comprises a gas permeable material part of a pore size that locks out harmful organisms and comprises a gas tight material part that is positioned between two peripheral edges that extend in a longitudinal direction and between the gas permeable material part and a peripheral edge that extends in a transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: WIPAK B.V.
    Inventors: Jouni Matias Vikman, Paavo Petteri Muhonen, Kai Nieber, Michael Stephanus Terwolbeck
  • Patent number: 10675449
    Abstract: Composite fiber reinforced balloons for medical devices are prepared by applying a web of fibers to the exterior of a preformed underlayer balloon, encasing the web with a matrix material to form an assembly, and inserting the assembly into a preformed outer layer balloon to form the composite balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: Aaron Khieu, John Jianhua Chen, Ying Xiong, Joe Khammoungkhoune, Daniel James Horn, John Blix
  • Patent number: 10676602
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a material from which a golf ball having excellent resilience and durability can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Takahiro Shigemitsu
  • Patent number: 10661497
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a heat shrink tube excellent in peelability and transparency, and a method for producing the heat shrink tube. The present invention provides a peelable heat shrink tube comprising a composition containing a melt-processable fluororesin and PTFE, the PTFE lacking a heat history of its melting point or higher after polymerization and having a specific gravity, as measured according to ASTM D4894, of 2.20 or less. The content of the PTFE is 0.05 to 3.0 wt % based on the total weight of the melt-processable fluororesin and the PTFE. The present invention also provides a method for producing the tube which comprises melt-extruding the composition at a temperature lower than the melting point of the PTFE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignees: NISSEI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., DUPONT-MITSUI FLUORCHEMICALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideki Kikuchi, Tetsuto Nakajima, Daisuke Tanaka, Takao Nishio, Etsuya Taki, Hoai-Nam Pham
  • Patent number: 10647828
    Abstract: This prepreg comprises reinforcing fibers and a matrix resin composition. The matrix resin composition comprises at least an epoxy resin (component (A)), a radical polymerizable unsaturated compound (component (B)), and a polymer formed by radical polymerization of the component (B) (component (E)).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Takuya Teranishi, Manabu Kaneko, Masahiro Ichino, Teppei Miura, Tadao Samejima, Akira Miyauchi, Kiharu Numata, Shouhei Mori, Masaki Kusumi
  • Patent number: 10639866
    Abstract: The present invention relates to packaging films, more specifically to cross-linked packaging films useful in vacuum skin packaging applications characterized by versatile sealing properties, especially by unexpected versatile sealability on polyester and on different substrates, to a method of packaging by using said films and to packages obtained therewith. Said packages show high drip retention, easy openability and good performance in microwave applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Cryovac, LLC
    Inventors: Andrea Fanfani, Robert Babrowicz, Alessandra Ghirardi