Patents Examined by Alex B Efta
  • Patent number: 10443386
    Abstract: Methods for forming ceramic matrix composite (CMC) components are provided. In one exemplary embodiment, a method comprises automatically laying up CMC plies. Laying up plies includes transferring a CMC ply to a layup tool; applying heat to the CMC ply; and stacking the CMC ply with at least one other CMC ply. In various embodiments, CMC plies may be laid up using an automated machine. In some embodiments, a CMC ply may be transferred to a layup tool using an automated machine and the CMC ply may be stacked with at least one other CMC ply using the automated machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Roger Lee Ken Matsumoto, Nitin Garg
  • Patent number: 10399315
    Abstract: Devices, methods and systems disclosed herein relate to the application of a protective film on a surface of an electronic device that instantly reduces air bubbles and eliminates the waiting time usually required when using a wet fluid solution. In one embodiment, a flange may be configured to couple to the protective film. The flange may aid in the accurate application of the protective film to the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Shraddha Patel, Charlie LaColla, Vivian Chou
  • Patent number: 10370134
    Abstract: A hand-held handle dispenser comprising: a main frame having a handle, an adhesive tape roll provided at a rear side of the main frame for delivering an adhesive tape, an application element provided at the front side of the main frame for applying the adhesive tape on a parcel and a cutting blade for cutting the adhesive tape, a cartridge for storing an insert strip roll and transport and affixing elements for conveying the insert strip from the cartridge to the application element and affixing it against the adhesive tape to form a handle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Neopost Technologies
    Inventor: Yann Le Rigoleur
  • Patent number: 10335823
    Abstract: An applicator, for applying a glutinous substance to a seam between a first part and a second part, comprises a roller, comprising a circumferential surface, and a housing, comprising a delivery port, a scraper, and a shaper. The roller is coupled to the housing and is rotatable relative to the housing about an axis. The circumferential surface of the roller is communicatively coupled with the delivery port. The intersection of the circumferential surface and a virtual plane, passing through the axis, is a non-linear segment. The scraper is geometrically complementary at least with the non-linear segment. The shaper is communicatively coupled with the scraper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John W. Pringle, IV, Martin Guirguis
  • Patent number: 10336485
    Abstract: A binding machine for gardening includes a binding machine main body, a magazine attached to the binding machine main body and loaded with a tape, and a clincher arm rotatably attached to the binding machine main body and configured to draw the tape out of the magazine and bind an object to be bound which is wound by the tape. The magazine includes a housing in which the tape is loaded, a boss provided at a center of the housing and configured to support a reel around which the tape is wound, and an abutting member rotatably attached to the boss and abuts against an inner peripheral surface of the reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: MAX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hajime Takemura, Hiroyuki Ohkawa
  • Patent number: 10340239
    Abstract: A method for use with multiple chips, each respectively having a bonding surface including electrical contacts and a surface on a side opposite the bonding surface involves bringing a hardenable material located on a body into contact with the multiple chips, hardening the hardenable material so as to constrain at least a portion of each of the multiple chips, moving the multiple chips from a first location to a second location, applying a force to the body such that the hardened, hardenable material will uniformly transfer a vertical force, applied to the body, to the chips so as to bring, under pressure, a bonding surface of each individual chip into contact with a bonding surface of an element to which the individual chips will be bonded, at the second location, without causing damage to the individual chips, element, or bonding surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Cufer Asset Ltd. L.L.C
    Inventors: Roger Dugas, John Trezza
  • Patent number: 10308005
    Abstract: A double ended hand tool created to pick up place and position flatback crystals, gems or other tiny items is disclosed. The tool contains a hollow, conical end which securely encases each crystal allowing the operator to easily position the crystal with no slip. The tool has a first end and a second end coupled by a shaft. The first end has a wax tip which allows the user to pickup crystals or other small items. The second end has a hollow narrow extended portion which allows the users to manipulate the crystal or other small items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Kellie DeFries
  • Patent number: 10248903
    Abstract: A transaction card includes a card body that may comprise a card body comprising a ceramic material, the card body including a primary surface and a first mating surface. A card backer comprises a metallic material and includes a secondary surface and a second mating surface. A portion of the first mating surface and a portion of the second mating surface are coupled together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventors: Troy Patrick Williams, Peter Bates
  • Patent number: 10217534
    Abstract: A method for fabricating assemblies that includes providing a first component that further includes silicon carbide and that has an upper portion and a tapered lower portion; providing a second component that further includes silicon carbide and that has an upper portion that is adapted to receive the tapered lower portion of the first component; providing a predetermined amount of multiphase Al—Si braze foil; grinding the Al—Si braze foil into a powder; mixing a predetermined amount of braze paste binder with the Al—Si powder to form a slurry; uniformly applying the slurry to the tapered lower portion of the first component; uniformly applying the slurry to the upper portion of the second component and inserting the tapered lower portion of the first component into the upper portion of the second component; and heating the applied slurry to a temperature of 725° C. to 1450° C. for a predetermined period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Alber Sadek, Edward D. Herderick, Kirk E. Cooper, Nathan D. Ames
  • Patent number: 10199237
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a power-module substrate includes a lamination step of laminating a ceramic member and a copper member through an active metal material and a filler metal having a melting point of 710° C. or lower, and a heating treatment step of heating the ceramic member and the copper member laminated together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Terasaki, Yoshiyuki Nagatomo
  • Patent number: 10172384
    Abstract: A smoking article assembly apparatus is disclosed. It comprises a first cutting station configured to cut a filter rod into filter segments, a tipping station configured to join the filter segments to tobacco rods so as to form a smoking article assembly, and a second cutting station configured to cut the smoking article assembly in the region of the filter segments so as to form two smoking articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventors: Gerhard Le Roux, Arnold Leslie Herholdt
  • Patent number: 10160616
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an adhesive tape dispenser, for an adhesive tape roll having a core element, said dispenser essentially consisting of or comprising a carrier unit, in particular a housing, at least one grip member being connected, in particular via a connecting member, to the carrier unit for handling of the adhesive tape dispenser, a first bearing member essentially consisting of or comprising a rotatable bearing shaft arranged and adjusted for receiving the core element of an adhesive tape roll and for rotatably supporting said roll which is directly or indirectly arranged on and/or fastened to the carrier unit, a second bearing member essentially consisting of or comprising an, in particular non-rotatable, bearing shaft, which is directly or indirectly arranged on and/or fastened to the carrier unit, and a receiving member arranged and adjusted for receiving the core element of an adhesive tape roll that is rotatably arrangeable or supported on said second bearing shaft, an, in particular
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventors: Gerard Clayson, Daniel Brusius
  • Patent number: 10118333
    Abstract: A film application apparatus includes a first base configured to couple a film material and a second base rotatably coupled to the first base. The first base defines an opening and two through holes on opposite side of the first base, the through holes communicate with the opening. The second base defines a receiving chamber and the receiving chamber is configured for accommodating a work piece. The film application apparatus further includes a pressing component inserted through the first base, the pressing component penetrating through the opening from the two through holes for pressing the film material against to a face of the work piece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignees: SHENZHENSHI YUZHAN PRECISION TECHNOLOGY, Cloud Network Technology Singapore Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Xin-Jian Zhang, Kuo-An Hsieh, Xian-Lin Yang, Xin Hou, Ke-Feng Zhu
  • Patent number: 10117481
    Abstract: A method for forming a double-sided loop strap includes: receiving a continuous longitudinal strip of loop material including a strip-form base bearing a field of upstanding loops on a fastening side of the strip bounded by opposite longitudinal edges, folding each of the longitudinal edges away from the fastening side, such that the base overlaps itself, and securing the folded edges in place by permanently bonding together overlapped areas of the base to form the double-sided loop strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Velcro BVBA
    Inventors: Mary L. Watts, James T. Grady, Andrew Collins
  • Patent number: 10112373
    Abstract: A composite structure comprises stacked sets of laminated fiber reinforced resin plies and metal sheets. Edges of the resin plies and metal sheets are interleaved to form a composite-to-metal joint connecting the resin plies with the metal sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Kenneth Harlan Griess, Gary E. Georgeson
  • Patent number: 10106360
    Abstract: A tape dispenser includes a plastic injection molded frame with a resiliently flexible finger that helps prevent the free end of a roll of tape from accidentally retracting, falling back, and frustratingly sticking to the coiled portion of the tape. To avoid this problem, a distal end of the finger presses against the inner diameter of a cardboard or plastic spool about which the tape is wrapped. Friction between the finger's distal end and the spool's inner diameter inhibits reverse rotation of the spool. To avoid breaking the finger while forcefully loading the roll of tape into the dispenser during assembly, a lateral backstop surface on the dispenser prevents the spool from bending the finger too far in a laterally outward direction. To avoid breaking the finger during subsequent rough use, another backstop surface prevents the spool from bending the finger too far in a radially downward direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventors: Larry E. Tiedemann, Robert J. Harter