Patents Examined by Adam Krupicka
  • Patent number: 10537946
    Abstract: A rod, a cutting tool and a method for manufacturing a cutting tool are disclosed. In an embodiment, the rod may include a cemented carbide member containing WC and Co. The cemented carbide member may be elongated and include a first end portion and a second end portion in a longitudinal direction. The first end portion may have a Co content CoAC smaller than a Co content CoBC of the second end portion. The cemented carbide member may include a first portion on a side of the first end portion and a second portion on a side of the second end portion. The first portion may have a gradient S1 representing a change in a Co content per millimeter. The second portion may have a gradient S2 representing a change in a Co content per millimeter. The gradient S1 may be greater than the gradient S2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Fujimoto, Shigeru Matsushita
  • Patent number: 10533366
    Abstract: A compressible pillar is disclosed for the preparation of a vacuum insulated glazing (VIG) unit, having a longitudinal extent in a longitudinal direction when in an uncompressed state, and comprising: a deformable part comprising an open structure, wherein the open structure at least partially collapses under a compression force acting in the longitudinal direction of the compressible pillar, the compression force being of at least one value selected within the range of 60 N to 320 N such as a value of the compression force being selected from the range of 60 N to 140 N, from the range of 140 N to 230 N, or from the range of 230 N to 320 N, wherein the longitudinal extent of the compressible pillar decreases to a compressed longitudinal extent when the compressible pillar is subjected to the compression force, and wherein the compressed longitudinal extent of the compressible pillar increases to an expanded longitudinal extent when the compression force is released, wherein the increase in the longitudinal
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: VKR HOLDING A/S
    Inventors: Utku Ahmet Özden, Simon Johnsen, Annette Johncock Krisko
  • Patent number: 10532422
    Abstract: This clad material includes a first layer made of a Mg—Li base alloy, a second layer made of an Al base alloy, and a first bonding portion arranged on a bonding interface between the first layer and the second layer in a section view when cut in a thickness direction and made of a Cu base alloy. The clad material has a specific gravity of 2.10 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Shinji Yamamoto, Ryoji Inoue
  • Patent number: 10512988
    Abstract: The present invention provides a coated solder material that is capable of preventing the advancement of oxidation of the surface during long-term storage and when melted, and that has excellent wetting extendability and bondability, without the occurrence of gaps in the bonded areas. A coating film is formed on the surface of a solder material; the coating film including a carbon compound that is formed by introducing an organic compound having a carbon number of 8 or less together with a carrier gas into a reaction gas that has been plasmatized under atmospheric pressure, and after a radicalized organic compound has been formed by radicalizing the organic compound, causing the radicalized organic compound to react with the metal on the surface of the solder material; the thickness of the coating film is 4 nm to 200 nm, and when heated at 150° C. to 300° C. and melted, the mass-reduction rate is 60% or greater.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Kobayashi, Hidetoshi Yamabe, Kyoko Miyauchi
  • Patent number: 10504814
    Abstract: A device can comprise a plurality of layers stacked and bonded on one another, wherein at least one layer of the plurality of layers comprises: a first active region comprising first pin portions positioned in a first planar arrangement; and a second active region comprising second pin portions positioned in a second planar arrangement, wherein the second planar arrangement is different from the first planar arrangement. The device can also comprise a conformable layer adjacent to at least one of the plurality of layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Mark Delorman Schultz
  • Patent number: 10500666
    Abstract: A tooth which is an example of a wear-resistant component includes a base made of a first metal, and an overlay disposed in contact with the base to cover a covered region that is a part of a surface of the base. In an overlay edge portion corresponding to a boundary between the covered region and an exposed region other than the covered region on the surface of the base, the exposed region and a surface of the overlay are flush with each other to form a forged surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Ohishi, Masaharu Amano
  • Patent number: 10479010
    Abstract: There is provided a metal product having an internal space formed therein, allowing for improvements in the flow of a coolant in the internal space, such as a cooling channel and an increase in cooling efficiency, and a method of manufacturing thereof. The metal product includes a body part having a first space formed therein; a space formation member having a second space formed therein, mounted on the body part to be communicated with the first space; and a finishing part forming an exterior by covering the space formation member in a state in which the space formation member is mounted on the body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: INSSTEK, INC.
    Inventor: Jeong-Hun Suh
  • Patent number: 10471679
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a metal graphic formed on a surface (2), wherein said graphic comprises discrete wire elements (1) that are attached to said surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Wire Art Switzerland SA
    Inventors: Young-Kyu Song, Robert Lyn
  • Patent number: 10471530
    Abstract: A brazed part includes two or more components that are brazed together and has related method of making. Using a method of locating parts relative to one another, an inter-component gap between the components may be formed. Subsequently, during brazing, flow control features formed along the inter-component gap may then be used to assist in the retention of the braze material between the components during brazing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: GKN Sinter Metals, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Lemke, Ian W. Donaldson, John D. Gurosik
  • Patent number: 10457998
    Abstract: A steel wire for a non heat-treated mechanical part includes, as a chemical composition, by mass %, a predetermined amount of C, Si, Mn, Cr, Mo, Ti, Al, B, Nb, and V, and limited P, S, N, and O and a remainder of Fe and impurities; in which a structure includes, by volume %, a bainite of greater than or equal to 75×[C %]+25, and a remainder of one or more of a ferrite and a pearlite when an amount of C is set to [C %] by mass %; when an average aspect ratio of a bainite block in a second surface layer area of the steel wire is set as R1, the R1 is greater than or equal to 1.2; when an average grain size of a bainite block in a third surface layer area of the steel wire is set to PS3 ?m, and an average grain size of a bainite block in a third center portion of the steel wire is set to PC3 ?m, the PS3 satisfies Expression (c), and the PS3 and the PC3 satisfy Expression (d), a standard deviation of a grain size of the bainite block in the structure is less than or equal to 8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Makoto Okonogi, Daisuke Hirakami, Tatsusei Tada
  • Patent number: 10449590
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a pressed component including an elongated top plate, a wall having one end connected to a short direction end portion of the top plate, that curves with a convex shape bowing toward an opposite side to the top plate as viewed from an upper side of the top plate, and that includes a sharp curve portion, and a flange that is connected to another end of the wall, and that extends in a plate thickness direction of the wall toward the opposite side to the top plate side. The manufacturing method includes pressing to form an intermediate formed component including a preliminary flange and pressing to deform the preliminary flange to form the preliminary flange into the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Kubo, Hiroshi Yoshida, Takashi Miyagi
  • Patent number: 10421120
    Abstract: A cast work piece includes a cast metal component section and a sprue section connected to the cast metal component section. The cast metal component section and a portion of the sprue section have a first grain orientation and another portion of the sprue section has a second grain orientation such that there is a microstructural discontinuity where the first grain orientation meets the second grain orientation in the sprue section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lea Dynnette Castle, Steven J. Bullied, Maria Arceo Herring
  • Patent number: 10400348
    Abstract: In one example, an article including a composite soft substrate defining an outer edge of the substrate, wherein the composite soft substrate includes a soft substrate portion, and a reinforcement insert partially surrounded by the soft substrate portion and extending through the soft substrate portion adjacent the outer edge of the substrate, wherein the reinforcement insert forms a portion of the outer edge of the composite substrate, wherein the reinforcement member increases resistance to compression of the composite substrate at the location of the reinforcement insert compared to the soft substrate portion, and wherein the reinforcement insert defines an aperture extending through the composite substrate adjacent the outer edge of the composite substrate. The article further includes a hard coating on an outer surface of the composite soft substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventor: Zachary D. Pebley
  • Patent number: 10392708
    Abstract: Metalized plastic substrates, and methods thereof are provided herein. The method includes providing a plastic having a plurality of accelerators dispersed in the plastic. The accelerators have a formula ABO3, wherein A is one or more elements selected from Groups 9, 10, and 11 of the Periodic Table of Elements, B is one or more elements selected from Groups 4B and 5B of the Periodic Table of Elements, and O is oxygen. The method includes the step of irradiating a surface of plastic substrate to expose at least a first accelerator. The method further includes plating the irradiated surface of the plastic substrate to form at least a first metal layer on the at least first accelerator, and then plating the first metal layer to form at least a second metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: BYD COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Qing Gong, Liang Zhou, Weifeng Miao, Xiong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10384301
    Abstract: A piston shoe as a sliding component includes a base section, which is made of steel, and a sliding section having a sliding surface, which is made of copper alloy and joined to the base section. The base section and the sliding section are joined, with a base section joint region being formed in the base section, the base section joint region including a base section joint surface that is a surface joined to the sliding section and having smaller grains than other regions in the base section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: KOMATSU LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshitaka Shibata, Masaharu Amano, Takuya Tsumura, Kazuhiro Nakata
  • Patent number: 10388492
    Abstract: A semiconductor processing member is provided, including a body and a plasma spray coating provided on the body. The coating is an ABO or ABCO complex oxide solid solution composition, where A, B and C are selected from the group consisting of La, Zr, Ce, Gd, Y, Yb and Si, and O is an oxide. The coating imparts both chlorine and fluorine plasma erosion resistance, reduces particle generation during plasma etching, and prevents spalling of the coating during wet cleaning of the semiconductor processing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: FM Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Mahmood Naim, David Hammerich
  • Patent number: 10378164
    Abstract: A corrugated plate structure includes a plurality of corrugated plates connected together to form a corrugated structure having a corrugation direction and a cross-corrugation direction. A reinforcement system includes: a first bracket and a second bracket, where the first bracket extends substantially parallel to the cross-corrugation direction and mounted to side-by-side first and second corrugation crests so as to pass over a corrugation valley that joins the first and second corrugation crest, and where the second bracket is spaced in the corrugation direction from the first bracket, and the second bracket extends substantially parallel to the cross-corrugation direction and mounted to the first and second corrugation crests so as to pass over the corrugation valley. An elongated reinforcing member extends substantially parallel to the corrugation direction and mounted to both the first bracket and the second bracket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: CONTECH ENGINEERED SOLUTIONS LLC
    Inventors: Brian N. Flint, Darrell J. Sanders, Timothy J. Cormier
  • Patent number: 10380926
    Abstract: A team support display assembly includes a panel that has a front side, a back side and a perimeter edge. A plurality of perimeter wall sections is attached to the perimeter edge and extends rearward of the panel. The perimeter wall sections are spaced from each other such that a plurality of gaps is defined between the perimeter wall sections. At least two of the perimeter wall sections have one of a plurality of couplers mounted thereon. Each of the couplers releasably engages a key ring such that the panel is mounted on the key ring. The gaps expose portions of the key ring. A band is extended around and releasably attached to the key ring. The band is positioned in one of the gaps and a clip is attached to the band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Inventor: Bart Bartlett
  • Patent number: 10369629
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing methods, apparatuses, systems and/or software to form one or more three-dimensional objects, some of which may be complex. The three-dimensional objects may be formed by three-dimensional printing using one or more methodologies. In some embodiments, the three-dimensional object may comprise an overhang portion, such as a cavity ceiling, with diminished deformation and/or auxiliary support structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Veo3D, Inc.
    Inventors: Kimon Symeonidis, Rueben Joseph Mendelsberg, Tasso Lappas, Nina Cathryn Bordeaux, Gregory Ferguson Brown, Peter Robert Stone, Benyamin Buller, Brian Charles Spink, Zachary Ryan Murphree
  • Patent number: 10362822
    Abstract: A locking artificial tree trunk including a first generally cylindrical, hollow trunk portion including an upper end, the upper end defining a notch, and a second generally cylindrical trunk portion including a body portion, a lower end having an insertable portion, and an upper end. The locking artificial tree trunk also includes a coupling mechanism having a body portion and an upper portion having a tab, and defining a channel for receiving the insertable portion of the lower end of the second trunk portion. The body portion is inserted substantially into the upper end of the first trunk portion with the tab of the upper portion aligned with the notch, thereby preventing rotation of the coupling mechanism within the upper end of the first trunk portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Willis Electric Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Johnny Chen