Patents Examined by Alex Efta
  • Patent number: 10093582
    Abstract: Process for the moderately refractory assembly of at least two articles made of silicon carbide-based materials by non-reactive brazing in an oxidizing atmosphere, in which the articles are placed in contact with a non-reactive brazing composition and the assembly formed by the articles and the brazing composition is heated in an oxidizing atmosphere at a brazing temperature sufficient to melt the brazing composition so as to form a moderately refractory joint, wherein the non-reactive brazing composition is a composition A composed of silica (SiO2), alumina (Al2O3) and calcium oxide (CaO), or alternatively a composition B composed of alumina (Al2O3), calcium oxide (Cao) and magnesium oxide (MgO). Brazing suspension, paste comprising a powder of said brazing composition and an organic binder. Refractory joint and assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Olivier Mailliart, Valérie Chaumat, Fiqiri Hodaj
  • Patent number: 10086560
    Abstract: A tape applicator assembly for securing tape to a surface includes a body and may include a centering and locking assembly configured to automatically center and lock a tape assembly within the body for dispensing. The tape applicator assembly may further be configured for securing tape to at least one cable and a surface, wherein the body includes a tape-receiving cavity defined for receiving a tape assembly having tape with a tape center longitudinal axis. A tape applying assembly may be defined within the body that is configured to adhere the tape to both the at least one cable and the surface. A cable alignment assembly may also be defined within the body that is configured to receive at least one cable positioned against the surface and substantially align the at least one cable with the tape center longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: GaffTech, LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Harkless, Daniel T. Kretz, Jason P. Covey
  • Patent number: 10072329
    Abstract: A method to transfer a layer of harder thin film substrate onto a softer, flexible substrate. In particular, the present invention provides a method to deposit a layer of sapphire thin film on to a softer and flexible substrate e.g. PET, polymers, plastics, paper and fabrics. This combination provides the hardness of sapphire thin film to softer flexible substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Hong Kong Baptist University
    Inventors: Kok Wai Cheah, King Fai Li, Hoi Lam Tam, Ka Suen Lee, Guixin Li, Wing Yui Lam, Yu Wai Chan
  • Patent number: 10071537
    Abstract: A method of forming a ceramic matrix composite component is provided. The method includes applying a first amount of adhesive across a surface of a release film, providing a first ceramic foam panel including a plurality of channels formed on a first side of the first ceramic foam panel, contacting the first ceramic foam panel and the release film such that adhesive transfers to the first side of the first ceramic foam panel, and coupling the first ceramic foam panel to a second ceramic foam panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Brian Lee Muench, Morris Dahmen
  • Patent number: 10064428
    Abstract: A tobacco product tip assembly. The tobacco product tip assembly includes a tip portion comprising a tip wall defining an inhalation chamber; the tip portion extending into a body portion comprising a body wall defining an insertion chamber, the insertion chamber being in communication with the inhalation chamber; the body wall comprising a mechanical fastener. A tobacco product assembly and a process for producing a tobacco product assembly are also included.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Swepston, Marc D. Belcastro, Christopher L. Simpson, John D. Thomson, Patrick S. McElhinney
  • Patent number: 10069240
    Abstract: The invention is related to an electronic cigarette comprises an atomizer and a battery rod connected with each other, a first connector and a second connector connect the atomizer and the battery rod, a fastener is arranged on the first connector, a butting groove is arranged on the second connector, a guide groove extending axially of the battery rod and a clamping groove extending circumferentially of the battery rod and communicated with the guide groove are arranged on the sidewall of the butting groove, the fastener is clamped into the clamping groove, a first magnetic member is arranged on the second connector, and a second magnetic member for attracting the first magnetic member to prevent the fastener-from being rotated back into the guiding groove is arranged on the first magnetic member. The electronic cigarette is firm in connection and simple in operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: HUIZHOU KIMREE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. SHENZHEN BRANCH
    Inventor: Qiuming Liu
  • Patent number: 10032527
    Abstract: A method for fabricating assemblies includes providing first and second components that include ceramic, metal, or composite; positioning a multiphase joining interlayer between the first and second components, wherein the joining interlayer includes a first phase that melts at a first temperature and a second phase interspersed throughout the first phase, and wherein the second phase melts at a second temperature that is lower than the melting temperature of the first phase; and heating the joining interlayer to a temperature in the range of 725° C. to 1450° C. for a predetermined period of time to soften the first phase and melt the second phase, wherein the first phase remains in a solid or a semi-solid state, and wherein the second phase segregates to the boundaries of the first phase and transforms the joining interlayer into a substantially porosity-free adherent material that joins the first component to the second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: EDISON WELDING INSTITUTE, INC.
    Inventors: Edward D. Herderick, Kirk E. Cooper, Nathan D. Ames
  • Patent number: 9974331
    Abstract: The invention relates to a water pipe head (2) comprising a capsule (12) including smokable material (10), a first sealing element (6) being detachably attached to a first surface of the capsule and a second sealing element (3) being detachably attached to a second surface of the capsule for sealing the capsule, a guiding element (8) having a first opening in which the capsule is held, an opposing second opening and an intermediate passage connecting the first opening and the second opening, and a longish element (7) being attached to the first sealing element and extending from the first sealing element (6) through the intermediate passage and through the second opening to the outside of the guiding element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: The Shisha Company Limited
    Inventors: Michael Portz, Willem Stephanus Malherbe
  • Patent number: 9972438
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a laminated ceramic capacitor having a laminated body including a plurality of stacked ceramic layers and internal electrodes located between the ceramic layers. The laminated body has a pair of mutually opposed principal surfaces extending in the direction in which the ceramic layers extend, a pair of mutually opposed side surfaces and a pair of mutually opposed end surfaces which respectively extend in directions orthogonal to the principal surfaces. The internal electrodes are 0.4 ?m or less in thickness, and are located in an area defined by a width-direction gap of 30 ?m or less interposed with respect to each of the pair of side surfaces and an outer layer thickness of 35 ?m or less interposed with respect to each of the pair of principal surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshito Saito, Yosuke Hirata, Takashi Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 9963317
    Abstract: A tape dispenser system includes a monolithic plastic injection molded frame with an integral anti-reverse rotation pawl. To help prevent the free end of a roll of tape from accidentally retracting, falling back, and frustratingly bonding onto the coiled portion of the tape, the pawl engages the inner diameter of a cardboard spool that holds the roll of tape. Strategically located mold parting lines and certain air gaps allow injection molding of a dispenser frame that has two spool-supporting sidewalls plus the integral pawl.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Inventors: Larry E. Tiedemann, Robert J. Harter
  • Patent number: 9955729
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette capable of protecting the functional element on the surface of the main body of the electronic cigarette is provided. The main body of the electronic cigarette is provided with a functional element, a protection mechanism and a magnetic locating member; the protection mechanism is slidably connected to the main body of the electronic cigarette and is configured to cover the functional element; and the magnetic locating member is connected to the protection mechanism magnetically, and is configured to prevent the protection mechanism from randomly sliding on the main body of the electronic cigarette in a case that the functional element is exposed or covered by the protection mechanism. The present application avoids the exposure of the functional element, which prevents the functional element from being touched by mistake when the electronic cigarette is carried by the user, and allows the electronic cigarette to operate normally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: HUIZHOU KIMREE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. SHENZHEN BRANCH
    Inventor: Qiuming Liu
  • Patent number: 9949510
    Abstract: An electronic cigarette includes an electronic cigarette body. The electronic cigarette body is provided with an atomizer assembly for atomizing a cigarette liquid; a battery assembly for supplying power to the atomizer assembly; an airflow sensing assembly for sensing a smoking action; and a control module for controlling the battery assembly to supply power to the atomizer assembly. An accommodating space is formed between the atomizer assembly and the battery assembly, and a lamp assembly electrically connected to the battery assembly is accommodated in the accommodating space. A light-transmittable portion for transmitting light emitted from the lamp assembly to the outside of the electronic cigarette body is provided on the sidewall of the electronic cigarette body at a position corresponding to the accommodating space, and a fluorescent layer is provided on the outer surface of the electronic cigarette body at an area corresponding to the light-transmittable portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: HUIZHOU KIMREE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD. SHENZHEN BRANCH
    Inventor: Qiuming Liu
  • Patent number: 9931818
    Abstract: A method for forming a CMC article is disclosed, including forming a CMC precursor ply assembly. Forming the CMC precursor ply assembly includes laying up a plurality of CMC precursor plies and entraining a melt infiltration agent to form an entrained agent supply. Each of the plurality of CMC precursor plies includes a matrix precursor and a plurality of ceramic fibers. The plurality of CMC precursor plies and the entrained agent supply are arranged to form the CMC precursor ply assembly, which includes an article conformation. The method further includes carbonizing the CMC precursor ply assembly, infusing the melt infiltration agent from the entrained agent supply into the plurality of CMC precursor plies, and densifying the CMC precursor ply assembly with the melt infiltration agent to form the CMC article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Jason Robert Parolini, Jon Conrad Schaeffer, Arthur S. Peck, Srikanth Chandrudu Kottilingam, Canan Uslu Hardwicke
  • Patent number: 9936590
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a biocompatible hermetic housing including electrical feedthroughs, the method comprises providing a ceramic sheet having an upper surface and a lower surface, forming at least one via hole in said ceramic sheet extending from said upper surface to said lower surface, inserting a conductive thick film paste into said via hole, laminating the ceramic sheet with paste filled via hole between an upper ceramic sheet and a lower ceramic sheet to form a laminated ceramic substrate, firing the laminated ceramic substrate to a temperature to sinter the laminated ceramic substrate and cause the paste filled via hole to form metalized via and cause the laminated ceramic substrate to form a hermetic seal around said metalized via, and removing the upper ceramic sheet and the lower ceramic sheet material from the fired laminated ceramic substrate to expose an upper and a lower surface of the metalized via.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Second Sight Medical Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jerry Ok, Robert J Greenberg
  • Patent number: 9931823
    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: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: SUPERIOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Shraddha Patel, Charlie LaColla, Vivian Chou
  • Patent number: 9918418
    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 roller apparatus may be used to apply the protective film on the surface of the electronic device. The roller apparatus may include an opening for receiving a display peg.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: SUPERIOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Vivian Chou
  • Patent number: 9908735
    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: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Inventors: Larry E. Tiedemann, Robert J. Harter
  • Patent number: 9912014
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention generally relate to solid state battery structures, such as Li-ion batteries, methods of fabrication and tools for fabricating the batteries. One or more electrodes and the separator may each be cast using a green tape approach wherein a mixture of active material, conductive additive, polymer binder and/or solid electrolyte are molded or extruded in a roll to roll or segmented sheet/disk process to make green tape, green disks or green sheets. A method of fabricating a solid state battery may include: preparing and/or providing a green sheet of positive electrode material; preparing and/or providing a green sheet of separator material; laminating together the green sheet of positive electrode material and the green sheet of separator material to form a laminated green stack; and sintering the laminated green stack to form a sintered stack comprising a positive electrode and a separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Subramanya P. Herle, Joseph G. Gordon, II
  • Patent number: 9901120
    Abstract: The present invention provides an electronic cigarette with a battery rod disposed inside. The electronic cigarette comprises an inhalation rod and a battery rod which are mutually connected to form an integral. A connecting end of the inhalation rod disposes a first connector. A connecting end of the battery rod disposes a second connector. The battery rod stretches into the inhalation rod from the connecting end of the inhalation rod, and is accommodated and fixed in the inhalation rod. The connecting end of the inhalation rod and the connecting end of the battery rod are threadedly connected by using the first connector and the second connector to be screwing connected. The electronic cigarette has a shorter length, the structure is more compact, and the assembly is convenient, and the electronic cigarette has a greater amount of aerosol, facilitating to observe the balance of the e-liquid and being able to reduce or avoid users to inhale in e-liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: HUIZHOU KIMREE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., SHENZHEN BRANCH
    Inventor: Qiuming Liu
  • Patent number: 9891195
    Abstract: A flame ionization detector having at least one combustion chamber, at least one conduit for directing a gas or gas mixture, and at least one electrode structure, and a process for forming the flame ionization detector by providing two or more green ceramic films, forming geometric structures in said green ceramic films, depositing at least a portion of an electrically conductive structure on at least one of said green ceramic films, stacking said green ceramic films, laminating said green ceramic films, and sintering said laminated green ceramic films to form said flame ionization detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: KROHNE Messtechnik GmbH
    Inventor: Winfried Kuipers