Mass Transmissive Of Light Through All Layers And Having Opaque Border (e.g., Stained Glass, Wired Glass, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/38)
  • Patent number: 10442273
    Abstract: An interior lining element, for example for a passenger compartment of a vehicle, including a single-layer or multilayer decorative covering, the front side of which faces the passenger compartment and delimits the latter physically and, via the back side thereof, is in thermally conductive contact with a printed heater, where the heater has a plurality of flat resistance elements and at least two feed lines which are electrically highly conductive as compared with the resistance elements and via which the resistance elements can be looped into an electric circuit, and where in contact-making regions of the resistance elements and of the feed lines, one feed line and one resistance element are each printed overlapping each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: IEE INTERNATIONAL ELECTRONICS & ENGINEERING S.A.
    Inventors: Thomas Wittkowski, Michael Olk
  • Patent number: 10299396
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus provide for an improved visual and optionally tactile features on a visible element of an article, such as a consumer electronic device (e.g., a mobile electronic device, a mobile phone, a smartphone, a tablet, a phablet, a notebook computer, a laptop, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Matthew John Dejneka, Matthew Wade Fenton, Yuhui Jin, Timothy James Kiczenski
  • Patent number: 10119222
    Abstract: The invention relates to a coated ironing plate comprising an ironing plate (4); and a composite coating (7) applied over the ironing plate (4). The composite coating comprises a dielectric layer (5) over the ironing plate (4) that has a surface resistance more than 109 ohms; and a static dissipative layer (6) for being in contact with a garment or fabric during ironing disposed on the dielectric layer (5) and in direct contact with the ironing plate (4). The static dissipative layer (6) has a surface resistance less than 109 ohms so that the charges generated on the static dissipative layer (6) during ironing are more easily dissipated from the static dissipative layer (6) through the ironing plate (4) compared to the dissipation of charges from the dielectric layer (5) through the ironing plate (4) in the absence of said static dissipative layer (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventor: Zheng Wang
  • Patent number: 10048784
    Abstract: The present invention provides a cover window for a touch screen panel, wherein a printing layer is formed at an edge of the transfer substrate film, and an area where the printing layer is not formed is removed from the transfer film, which forms a view area in the cover window substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Chan-Oh Yoon, Jang-Soon Kim, Sle Lee, Doo-Ho Yang
  • Patent number: 10040719
    Abstract: The invention provides low solar transmittance coatings that have particularly low solar transmittance. The coating includes three infrared-reflection film regions, which may each comprise silver. In some cases, the coating is incorporated into a laminated glass assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Cardinal CG Company
    Inventors: Eric H. Eby, Klaus H. W. Hartig
  • Patent number: 9924618
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a conductive film and a display apparatus provided with the conductive film. A conductive film is disposed on a display panel of a display apparatus, and has a base body, and a conductive section formed on one of the main surfaces of the base body. The conductive section has a mesh pattern composed of fine metal lines, and the fine metal lines have a tilt of 30-44° with respect to the alignment direction of pixels of the display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Tadashi Kuriki, Kazuchika Iwami
  • Patent number: 9914324
    Abstract: A kit for making a simulated stained glass article, having a light-transmissive molded plastic substrate with an array of ridges on one major surface, laterally defining a pattern of upwardly open spaces, and a set of light-transmissive molded plastic colored stickers that are respectively peripherally shaped to fit conformingly into the spaces of the pattern. Side walls of the ridges are beveled at an angle sufficient to enable release of the substrate from a mold but are steep enough to facilitate precise placement of the stickers in the spaces and to minimize transmission of light around the edges of the stickers. In an article made from the kit, the stickers and ridges simulate the glass pieces and lead cames of a conventional stained glass window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: MELISSA & DOUG LLC
    Inventors: Melissa Beth Bernstein, Sofia E. Dumery, Ken Weiland
  • Patent number: 9647159
    Abstract: A photovoltaic panel (10) comprising a back plate (12), a front sheet (20) and a photovoltaic cell (30) disposed between the back plate (12) and the front sheet (20), wherein the photovoltaic panel (10) comprises a protective element (22, 24) which extends along an edge of the front sheet (20) without extending beyond an uppermost surface of the front sheet (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Solar Slate Limited
    Inventor: Bruce Cross
  • Patent number: 9520010
    Abstract: The decorative glass panel for garage door is a sectional garage door with a fingerprint scanner. The sectional garage door is formed from a plurality of door panels. Each of the plurality of door panels have been formed with decorative designs intended to make each panel visually appealing. Associated with the decorative glass panel for garage door is an entry scanner that is allows for access into the garage without the use of a remote control. The decorative design of the scanner housing is coordinated with the design of each of the plurality of door panels which enhances the overall decorative appeal of the decorative glass panel for garage door. The decorative glass panel for garage door comprises a plurality of door panels and an entry scanner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Inventor: Benessa Hubbard
  • Patent number: 9452631
    Abstract: A light-emitting medium including a light-emitting image having a pattern area formed on a substrate by using a first fluorescent ink containing a first fluorescent material, a background area formed on the substrate by using a second fluorescent ink containing a second fluorescent material, and a overcoat layer formed on the first fluorescent material of the pattern area and the second fluorescent material of the background area. The first fluorescent material is made of a fluorescent material which emits light of blue color when UV-A is irradiated, and emits light of red color when UV-C is irradiated. The second fluorescent material is made of a fluorescent material which emits light of blue color or light of a color that is viewed as the same color as the blue color when the UV-A is irradiated, and emits light of green color when the UV-C is irradiated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoko Sekine, Manabu Yamamoto, Mitsuru Kitamura, Tsuyoshi Yamauchi, Akiko Kitamura, Sakurako Hatori
  • Patent number: 9394997
    Abstract: A sealing member for forming a seal in an aircraft, the sealing member comprising: a sealing material; and a stiffening element which provides structural support to the sealing material and comprises a material with a glass transition temperature below +50° C. The stiffening element is relatively flexible when the aircraft is at low altitude (high temperature) but becomes relatively stiff (increasing resistance to seal flutter) when the aircraft is at cruise altitude (low temperature).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: AIRBUS UK LIMITED
    Inventor: Colin John West
  • Patent number: 9370048
    Abstract: The invention relates to a pane, wherein an electrically conductive structure is applied to a glass pane. At least one intermediate layer is applied to the electrically conductive structure, at least one electrical connecting element is attached to the intermediate layer, and the intermediate layer, electrical connecting element and electrically conductive structure form at least one hollow space comprising an electrically conductive mass. A method for the production and use thereof is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventors: Mitja Rateiczak, Andreas Schlarb, Bernhard Reul, Stefan Ziegler
  • Patent number: 9292128
    Abstract: A touch screen protector for a portable electronic device has a front face that includes a touch screen portion and a declining outer perimeter. The touch screen protector includes: a glass sheet having front and back sides that corresponds in size to the touch screen portion; a conformable perimeter portion that corresponds to the declining outer perimeter of the front face of the portable electronic device; and an adhesive provided along at least a portion of the conformable perimeter portion facing the portable electronic device and having adhesive strength enabling repeated removal and reattachment. The touch screen portion allows a capacitive value on the touch screen portion when touched on the glass sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: AEVOE INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventor: Cheng-Su Huang
  • Patent number: 9242894
    Abstract: A window for a display device includes a display device window mother substrate; and a color layer on the display device window mother substrate. The color layer includes a transparent ink layer on the display device window mother substrate and including a pigment particulate, a solid color layer on the transparent ink layer, and a shield ink layer on the solid color layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Myung An Min, Kyong Bin Jin
  • Patent number: 9125247
    Abstract: A plastic window including a transparent plastic substrate having first and second sides. Bonded to the first side of the substrate is a plastic film, the film being thinner than the substrate. An electrically conductive grid, including at least one conductive connector location, is encapsulated between the substrate and the film. Extending into the substrate, at least one electrical connector is positioned in electrical contact with the conductive mounting so that an electrical voltage supply can be connected to the conductive mounting and an electrical current can be caused to flow through the conductive grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2015
    Assignee: EXATEC LLC
    Inventors: Chengtao Li, Juan Velasquez, Todd Adkins, Keith D. Weiss, Yana Shvartsman
  • Publication number: 20150132520
    Abstract: A flat panel display apparatus includes: a display panel which displays an image; a window facing the display panel, where a first surface of the window faces the display panel; and a black matrix on a second surface of the window opposite to the first surface of the window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyung-Woo Han, Jong-In Lee, Young-Kuil Joo
  • Patent number: 9012019
    Abstract: A card body for a portable data carrier, in particular a chip card or magnetic strip card, and a method for manufacturing a card body. The card body includes at least a coextruded foil having at least two areas with different material properties. By using coextruded foils a card body consisting of a plurality of alternating opaque and transmissive strips as well as a card body with a window can be formed in a simple fashion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventor: Josef Riedl
  • Patent number: 9012003
    Abstract: A composite seam system including a narrow weld bead joining two panels of fabric and a seam tape applied thereon. The applied seam tape comprises a top layer, a reinforcing layer and an adhesive layer melted through the reinforcing layer and connecting the top layer to the fabric panels over the weld bead. The narrow weld bead and the small seam allowance of the fabric panels it joins allows the seam tape to be secured over the weld bead to the fabric panels while lying in a flat plane. The use of a narrow reinforcing layer of woven polyester, nylon or non-woven ultra-fine fibrous material in the seam tape allows the seam tape to be flexible enough to move with the fabric it joins, reducing the incidence of tape edge abrasion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Patagonia, Inc.
    Inventor: Randy Harward
  • Publication number: 20150104600
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a touch sensor, including: a window substrate; and a bezel layer formed along an edge of the window substrate, wherein the bezel layer includes a print layer and a shield layer, wherein the print layer includes titanium dioxide TiO2 of from 60 to 95 weight %. According to the present invention, titanium dioxide TiO2 of from 60 to 95 weight % is included in the print layer, which is an element of the bezel layer of the touch sensor, so that whiteness may be improved. Further, the thickness of the print layer is 20 ?m or less, so that difficulty in forming electrical connection due to a level difference may be overcome.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kee Su Jeon, Man Sub Shin
  • Patent number: 8951620
    Abstract: A frame member includes a frame body and a sheet member. The frame body has a front surface, a back surface, an opening penetrating in a front and back direction of the frame body, and a protruding portion. One of the front surface and the back surface has an attachment groove. The sheet member constituted by a mesh-like member is stretched over the opening. The protruding portion is configured such that, after the sheet member is arranged in an area where the protruding portion is to be formed, a material for the frame body in an unsolidified state is filled and is solidified, to thereby form the protruding portion together with the frame body and fix the sheet member in a stretched state over the opening. The sheet member has reached one of the front surface and the back surface along an inner circumferential surface of the frame body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Aichi Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Taku Kumazawa
  • Publication number: 20150017368
    Abstract: The present invention provides a plate-like body with a resin frame attached thereto, which includes a highly rigid and solid thick wall part where an imaginary inscribed circle inscribed in the resin frame has a diameter of at least of 7 mm, and a process for producing the plate-like body with a resin frame attached thereto.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Takanobu KONDOU, Kunihiro Yada, Yuya Eguchi, Hiroshi Sawayama, Kunihiko Kawashima
  • Publication number: 20140363601
    Abstract: A glazing unit includes a substrate having two opposing external faces and a peripheral edge face linking the two faces, as well as a peripheral sealing arrangement added at the border of the substrate against its edge face and its two external faces, wherein the sealing arrangement includes at least two seals cooperating respectively with the two external faces of the substrate, and with the edge face of the substrate, the two seals forming a zone of overlap over one another on the edge face of the glazing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventor: Adrien Duffour
  • Publication number: 20140349040
    Abstract: A fenestration assembly is described. The fenestration assembly includes: (1) a layer of film; (2) a frame having a first surface and a second surface, which is opposite to the first surface, the first surface substantially surrounding and having secured thereon the film and the frame having a thickness such that when the second side is fitted onto a window or a window frame, the thickness of the frame defines a space between the film and the window; and (3) wherein said film is a low-emittance film having an emissivity equal to or less than 0.35.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Normand MARCHAND
  • Publication number: 20140308469
    Abstract: In the present invention a highly reliability and waterproof glass integrally molded product is manufactured by glass insert molding.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: YOSHIDA TECHNOWORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoto Aida, Tomoaki Nakayama, Junnichi Kabasawa
  • Publication number: 20140178618
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a display device includes a display module configured to display an image on a display area, a cover member including a transmissive portion opposed to the display area, and a color portion opposed to a peripheral area on an outside of the display area of the display module, and a photosensitive resin which attaches the display module and the cover member, wherein the color portion is formed of a color layer which passes light of a wavelength for curing the photosensitive resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Japan Display Inc.
    Inventors: Atsushi TANABE, Ken HIRABAYASHI
  • Publication number: 20140170357
    Abstract: A window assembly for a vehicle includes a plurality of window panels arranged with at least one pair of adjacent window panels, with adjacent edge portions of adjacent ones of the window panels joined by a respective molded joining element. The adjacent edge portions joined by a respective molded joining element are offset or non-coplanar. The molded joining element may comprise an encapsulation that at least partially receives a perimeter edge portion of at least one of the adjacent window panels. The molded joining element may at least partially receive a rear perimeter edge portion of a forward window panel and may not overlap an outer surface of the forward window panel, with the molded joining element at least partially receiving a front perimeter edge portion of a rearward window panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 16, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Troy F. Tooker, David K. Johnson, Julie L. Quinones
  • Publication number: 20140139978
    Abstract: A cover glass for an electronic display comprises a plurality of layers of sapphire material, each of the layers having a substantially single crystal plane orientation, with adjacent layers having different substantially single crystal plane orientations. One or more interface layers are defined between adjacent layers of the sapphire material, with the adjacent layers of sapphire material bonded together at the one or more interface layers. A display window is defined in the cover glass, and configured for viewing a viewable area of the electronic display through the plurality of layers of the sapphire material bonded together at the one or more interface layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 16, 2012
    Publication date: May 22, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Kelvin Kwong
  • Publication number: 20140127442
    Abstract: A window member and a method for fabricating the same. The window member includes a glass member, a semi-transparent printed layer formed on the glass member, and a metal or metal oxide layer formed on the semi-transparent printed layer. In some embodiments, the semi-transparent printed layer includes embossments formed on a surface thereof facing the metal or metal oxide layer, or contains an additive to generate virtual embossments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventors: Jong-In RYU, Myung-Gon KIM, Seung-Taek OH
  • Publication number: 20140044907
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sheet material for a window with a frame member in which a resin frame member is molded integrally on at least one of an indoor side surface and a peripheral surface of the sheet material for a window at a circumferential edge portion thereof, in which the sheet material for a window includes a chamfered surface on the circumferential edge portion, and in a plan view of the sheet material for a window, a chamfered width w of the chamfered surface and a curvature radius r of a corner portion of a non-chamfered area satisfy w?r and r<3 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: ASAHI GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Takanobu KONDO
  • Publication number: 20140002385
    Abstract: A flexible display panel and a display apparatus including the flexible display panel are disclosed. The flexible display panel includes an encapsulated panel, a first protective film on one side of the encapsulated panel, and a second protective film on another side of the encapsulated panel. The encapsulated panel includes a flexible panel and a flexible encapsulation member on the flexible panel. The flexible panel includes a first region on a first plane and that includes a display region, and a second region on a second plane that is bent with respect to the first plane and that includes a non-display region. The flexible encapsulation member encapsulates the display region. The display apparatus also includes a support unit for maintaining a shape of the flexible panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji-Hyun Ka, Won-Kyu Kwak
  • Publication number: 20130316112
    Abstract: The invention relates to a touch screen protector for a hand held electronic device having a front face that includes a touch screen portion and a non-functional band. The touch screen protector of the invention comprises a film having front and back sides, an outer perimeter that corresponds to that of the device, and a transparent window; an exposed adhesive or adhesive/spacer provided along the outer perimeter of the film surrounding the transparent window, and multiple dots arranged in a prescribed pitch and present on the back side of the film at a density which is sufficiently high to reduce interference patterns when the transparent window of the protector is pressed against the touch screen portion for operation of the electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: AEVOE INTERNATIONAL LTD.
    Inventors: Michael Leonhard, Jonathan Lin, Steven Huang
  • Publication number: 20130309433
    Abstract: The instant disclosure relates to a screen protective film structure for disposing on an outer surface of an electronic device. The electronic device has a display portion and a frame portion. The screen protective film structure has a light-permitting film and an adhesive portion. The light-permitting film is disposed on one side of the display portion. A central space is formed between the light-permitting film and the display portion. The adhesive portion is connected to the light-permitting film and having a plurality of adhesive protrusions. The adhesive protrusions are abutted to the frame portion, and a gap is formed between the adhesive protrusions. The gap is in communication with the central space and the ambient. Thus, trapped air between the screen protective film structure and the electronic device can be relieved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventor: FU-YI HSU
  • Publication number: 20130292055
    Abstract: An insulated dielectric window assembly comprising a dielectric window of an inductively coupled plasma processing apparatus; an upper polymeric ring, and a lower polymeric ring. The upper polymeric ring insulates the outer edge of the dielectric window from a cooler ambient atmosphere and the lower polymeric ring insulates the lower surface of the dielectric window from a chamber surface supporting the window.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: David Setton, Gautam Bhattacharyya, Brett C. Richardson
  • Publication number: 20130280452
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing seamlessly manufactured vehicle components, in particular vehicle flaps, having a continuous support of a thermoplastic plastics material, which vehicle components have at least one transparent region that is an integral part of the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2011
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: BAYER INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GMBH
    Inventors: Manfred Nawroth, Ulrich Grosser, Volkhard Krause, Michael Wagner
  • Publication number: 20130280463
    Abstract: Covers for consumer products and various methods are described herein. In one embodiment, a cover for a consumer product comprises a film substrate configured to cover at least a portion of a surface of the consumer product, the surface including a display screen, the film substrate being at least partially light transmissive and comprising a window portion configured to allow at least a portion of the display screen to be at least partially viewable therethrough; and an image layer on another portion of the film substrate, the image layer configured to at least partially obscure an original appearance of the surface covered by the other portion of the film substrate. The film substrate and image layer cooperate to cover and protect the display screen and decorate the consumer product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: Skinit, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter M. On, Yen F. Chang, Xin Fan, Darryl R. Kuhn, Benjamin R. Polomsky, Frank M. Tyneski
  • Publication number: 20130280464
    Abstract: The application is directed to a product or material or article made of glass where the edge of the glass is protected by the application of a solid pre-formed polymer material that is contained within the thickness of the glass. The protected glass articles have a Figure of Merit in the range of 0.4 to 20, and the edge)s) of the articles have been found to withstand impact velocities of up to 500 mm/sec. The solid pre-formed polymer material that is contained within the thickness of the glass is thus applied to the edge, and it is applied such that it does not protrude into the top and bottom viewable planes, surfaces or faces (the large surface areas) of glass. The solid pre-formed polymer material, the protective material that is contained within the thickness of the glass, may be called herein a “bumper.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventor: Douglas Miles Noni, JR.
  • Patent number: 8559110
    Abstract: Provided is an optical device that includes a substrate, a plurality of pillars arrayed on the surface of the substrate at intervals of a pitch that is equal to or less than the wavelength of incident light, and a medium that fills the gaps between the pillars and that has a different refractive index from the pillars. Each of the pillars has one or more steps that discontinuously change the transverse cross-sectional area of the pillar, along the direction perpendicular to the surface of the substrate. The transverse cross-sectional area of at least one of step portions formed by the steps of the pillar differs from the transverse cross-sectional area of an adjacent pillar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Olympus Corporation
    Inventor: Yohei Tanikawa
  • Patent number: 8541079
    Abstract: Provided is an injection-molded product manufactured of a synthetic resin having light permeability, the injection-molded product including a pattern structure formed on an inner surface of the injection-molded product and a coupling structure formed on the pattern structure, in which the coupling structure is hidden by the pattern structure from an outer surface of the injection-molded product. The injection-molded product may be manufactured of a transparent material so that the coupling structure or reinforcing structure, can be hidden visually. Various colors can be used in the surface treatment, such as painting or deposition, on the injection-molded product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yong-Wook Hwang, Hyon-Myong Song, Jong-Woo Kim, Young-Ki Kim
  • Patent number: 8518511
    Abstract: A composite seam system including a narrow weld bead joining two panels of fabric and a seam tape applied thereon. The applied seam tape comprises a top layer, a reinforcing layer and an adhesive layer melted through the reinforcing layer and connecting the top layer to the fabric panels over the weld bead. The narrow weld bead and the small seam allowance of the fabric panels it joins allows the seam tape to be secured over the weld bead to the fabric panels while lying in a flat plane. The use of a narrow reinforcing layer of woven polyester, nylon or non-woven ultra-fine fibrous material in the seam tape allows the seam tape to be flexible enough to move with the fabric it joins, reducing the incidence of tape edge abrasion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Patagonia, Inc.
    Inventor: Randy Harward
  • Patent number: 8518509
    Abstract: A decorative glass panel, and a method of production thereof, is provided for a door or window, and comprises a flat glass panel having an outer surface, an inner surface, and a thickness. A prescribed pattern is formed in at least the outer surface of the flat glass panel, the prescribed pattern including at least one substantially V-shaped groove. Each groove so formed has a width of between 9.0 mm and 19.5 mm and a depth of between 0.5 mm and 1.5 mm. An air-curable resin is applied within each substantially V-shaped groove forming the prescribed pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Glass Unlimited of High Point, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry L. Gajtka, Jr., Tina M. Robinson
  • Publication number: 20130214664
    Abstract: A vacuum insulation glass panel includes a pair of insulation glass stacked with a predetermined interval therebetween, a plurality of spacers to support the pair of insulation glass at multiple points within a support area defined in a vacuum layer between the pair of insulation glass, and a non-conductive sealing portion disposed along edges of the pair of insulation glass to make the support area air-tight from the exterior. Also, a refrigerator with the vacuum insulation glass panel is disclosed. Therefore, the non-conductive sealing portion is located at the edge portions of the pair of insulation glass, which are stacked by each other to define the vacuum layer, which allows preventing of a shape deformation due to changes in external temperature and reducing of heat transfer coefficient down to a predetermined level.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
  • Publication number: 20130189466
    Abstract: A frame member includes a frame body and a sheet member. The frame body has a front surface, a back surface, an opening penetrating in a front and back direction of the frame body, and a protruding portion. One of the front surface and the back surface has an attachment groove. The sheet member constituted by a mesh-like member is stretched over the opening. The protruding portion is configured such that, after the sheet member is arranged in an area where the protruding portion is to be formed, a material for the frame body in an unsolidified state is filled and is solidified, to thereby form the protruding portion together with the frame body and fix the sheet member in a stretched state over the opening. The sheet member has reached one of the front surface and the back surface along an inner circumferential surface of the frame body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: AICHI CO., LTD.
    Inventor: AICHI CO., LTD.
  • Publication number: 20130171398
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bulletproof glass pane for use in a motor vehicle having a plurality of panes and layers of glass, ceramics or plastics connected two-dimensionally to each other in layers to form a composite, and having an edge reinforcement that extends at the periphery of the bulletproof glass pane, wherein the edge reinforcement comprises at least two or more reinforcing elements that are in loose mutual engagement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: ISOCLIMA S.P.A.
    Inventor: Siegfried Stranner
  • Patent number: 8409308
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a polishing pad that has a high level of optical detection accuracy and is prevented from causing slurry leak from between the polishing region and the light-transmitting region includes preparing a cell-dispersed urethane composition by a mechanical foaming method; placing a light-transmitting region at a predetermined position on a face material or a belt conveyor, continuously discharging the cell-dispersed urethane composition onto a part of the face material or the belt conveyor where the light-transmitting region is not placed; placing another face material or belt conveyor on the discharged cell-dispersed urethane composition; curing the cell-dispersed urethane composition to form a polishing region including a polyurethane foam, so that a polishing sheet is prepared; applying a coating composition containing an aliphatic and/or alicyclic polyisocyanate to one side of the polishing sheet and curing the coating composition to form a water-impermeable film; and cutting the poli
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akinori Sato, Junji Hirose, Kenji Nakamura, Takeshi Fukuda, Masato Doura
  • Patent number: 8372508
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and kit adapted for installation over windows or the like. Included is a window film frame assembly that comprises a frame having a plurality of frame segments and a plurality of connector members. Pressure-sensitive adhesive strips are attached to one side of the frame and serve to attach a generally flexible film sheet structure thereto. The film sheet structure is provided so as to conform to the shape of the frame across the frame opening. The film sheet structure does not have an exterior surface coated with an adhesive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2013
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Robert J. Reuter
  • Publication number: 20130029074
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for attaching a plastic component to another component where the plastic component is bonded to the other component with an adhesive in the absence of a primer on the plastic component and the adhesive is substantially solvent free. In one embodiment, a coated transparent or translucent polycarbonate substrate is connected to a frame with a polyurethane adhesive containing silicon in the absence of a primer on the substrate; or with a substantially solvent free adhesive. The inventions also related to bonded articles made according to the disclosed methods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Publication date: January 31, 2013
    Applicant: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Syed Z. Mahdi, Marcy N. Burris, Michelle M. Henderson
  • Patent number: 8361601
    Abstract: An economical method of manufacturing a plastic glazing panel having a decorative marking and/or opaque border printed from a UV curable ink is presented. This economical method includes the steps of forming a plastic panel; printing an opaque pattern from an ink, the pattern having an A-side and a B-side with the B-side being in contact with the plastic panel; curing the ink in the shape of the printed pattern using UV radiation directed at the ink from both the A-side and B-side; applying a weatherable layer on the A side of the pattern and on the plastic panel; curing the weatherable layer; and depositing an abrasion resistant layer onto the weatherable layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Exatec LLC
    Inventors: Christophe Lefaux, Nandakumar Menon, Korey Stellmach, Sunitha K. Grandhee, Keith D. Weiss, Ken Foster
  • Publication number: 20120295051
    Abstract: A glass assembly having a first glass component, a frame overlapping the perimeter and top surface of the first glass component, a second glass component atop the frame, and a layer of adhesive interposed between the two glass components. Also disclosed is a frame for bonding two glass components. Also disclosed is a protective glass assembly for a LCD having a top surface and perimeter. The protective glass assembly having a frame which overlaps the top surface and perimeter of the LCD, a glass component placed atop the frame, and a layer of optical adhesive interposed between the LCD and the glass component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Applicant: MANUFACTURING RESOURCES INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: William DUNN, Michael LeCave
  • Patent number: 8304051
    Abstract: A decorative pane is disclosed comprising two outer panes sandwiching a plastic supporting substrate to which at least one decorative element has been applied. Also disclosed is a decorative pane comprising a plastic supporting substrate to which at least one decorative element has been press-fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Inventor: Jeremy Town
  • Publication number: 20120263903
    Abstract: An additive for alkali metal silicate solutions, comprising a quaternary ammonium compound having the general formula (1) R1R2R3R4N+OH?, wherein R1, R2, R3 and R4 which may be the same or different represent alkyl groups, hydroxy-substituted alkyl groups, alkaryl groups, hydroxy-substituted alkaryl groups comprising from 1 to 12 carbon atoms, or groups having the general formula —[CH2]n-N+R5R6R7 wherein n is an integer having a value of from 1 to 12, the group —[CH2]n may be hydroxy-substituted, and R5, R6 and R7 which may be the same or different represent alkyl groups, hydroxy-substituted alkyl groups, alkaryl groups or hydroxy-substituted alkaryl groups comprising from 1 to 12 carbon atoms; with the proviso that at least one of the groups R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6 and R7 represents a hydroxy-substituted alkyl group or a hydroxy-substituted alkaryl group comprising at least 2 carbon atoms wherein the hydroxy substituent is not located on a carbon atom which is bonded to a nitrogen atom.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: PILKINGTON GROUP LIMITED
    Inventors: Karikath Sukumar Varma, Benjamin Michael Stiefvater-Thomas