Patents Examined by Andrew L Swanson
  • Patent number: 10987857
    Abstract: An example technique may include depositing, on or adjacent a substrate, a first volume of a polymeric material using an additive manufacturing technique. The first volume of the polymeric material has a first degree of polymer orientation associated with a first deposition rate and a first temperature. The example technique may include depositing, on or adjacent the substrate or the first volume of material, at least one second volume of the polymeric material. The second volume of the polymeric material has a second degree of polymer orientation associated with a second deposition rate and a second temperature. The first volume and the second volume are configured to respond to a shape change stimulus by exhibiting a respective first change in dimension and a second change in dimension. The first change in dimension is different from the second change in dimension by a predetermined threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventor: Quinlan Yee Shuck
  • Patent number: 10967544
    Abstract: A mold separation device includes a carrying mechanism, a scraping mechanism, and two separation mechanisms. The carrying mechanism is adapted to carry a first mold and a second mold bonded to the first mold. The scraping mechanism is disposed at an edge of the carrying mechanism and is adapted to scrape off a spilled glue produced when the first mold is bonded to the second mold. The separation mechanisms are disposed at the edge of the carrying mechanism and are located on two opposite sides of the scraping mechanism. The separation mechanisms are adapted to pull open the first mold and the second mold so that the first mold and the second mold are separated from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventor: Jui-Tang Chang
  • Patent number: 10967545
    Abstract: A profiling calender includes an intermediate roll, a lower roll, and a pair of intermediate lugs. The intermediate and lower rolls are separated by a distance defining a height of a second profiling nip. The intermediate lugs are situated at ends of the intermediate and lower rolls and include two quarter-circle bearing surfaces that meet at the second profiling nip. Each end of the intermediate roll or each end of the lower roll is equipped with a collar fastened to the roll and positioned between the roll and a quarter-circle bearing surface of a corresponding intermediate lug. The collar enables a radius of the roll to be increased by a height equal to the separation distance in order to improve an appearance of edges of a profiled element produced by the calender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Quentin Urbain, Sylvain Gouteyron, Christophe Egerszegi
  • Patent number: 10968640
    Abstract: The present invention provides stone-plastic hot pressing flooring including a stone-plastic base material part which includes a middle material layer, a stone-plastic substrate layer, and a bottom material layer sequentially arranged side by side; —a color film layer, located at one side of an upper surface of the stone-plastic base material part; —a first wear-resistant layer, located at one side of an upper surface of the color film layer; and —a second wear-resistant layer, located at one side of a lower surface of the stone-plastic base material part; and wherein the middle material layer and the bottom material layer are mainly composed of polyvinyl chloride, plasticizer, stabilizer, carbon black, and stone powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: ZHEJIANG KINGDOM PLASTICS INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Huibin Dai
  • Patent number: 10967540
    Abstract: A method for moving a mold assembly from a mounted position within a concrete products forming machine includes extending an extraction assembly forwardly from a retracted position at a rear of the concrete products machine to an intermediate position so that terminal ends of the extraction assembly are positioned below a carrying surface of the mold assembly. The extraction assembly is raised at the rear portion of the concrete products machine so that the terminal ends of the extraction assembly contact and raise the carrying surface of the mold assembly up off mold mounting surfaces on the concrete products machine. The extraction assembly is then moved to a fully extended position so that the mold assembly is moved forwardly from the mold mounting surfaces to an operative position whereby the mold assembly can be removed from the extraction assembly and replaced with a replacement mold assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Columbia Machine, Inc.
    Inventors: Stacy Gildersleeve, Emerson Kneipp
  • Patent number: 10967546
    Abstract: A calender is provided for profiling a rubber mixture intended for the manufacture of tire casings, the calender having three rotating rolls, the intermediate roll and the lower roll being separated by a second distance in the vertical plane, this second distance defining the height of a second profiling nip, wherein the calender includes a table for separating the profiled mixture that is positioned downstream of the second profiling nip, making it possible to avoid cohesion defects manifested by the appearance of cracks and fissures in the profiled element leaving the calender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Quentin Urbain, Sylvain Gouteyron
  • Patent number: 10964560
    Abstract: Provided are a substrate chuck and a substrate bonding system including the substrate chuck. The substrate bonding system includes a lower substrate chuck and an upper substrate chuck disposed on the lower substrate chuck. The lower substrate chuck has a non-flat lower substrate contact surface, and the upper substrate chuck has a flat upper substrate contact surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventors: Youngbin Choi, Heebok Kang
  • Patent number: 10913565
    Abstract: The present technology provides a method for manufacturing an aircraft water tank provided with a hollow body and a fiber-reinforced resin layer covering the hollow body. A blow molding step is performed in which polyolefin resin, a thermoplastic resin exhibiting superior durability against disinfectants, is blow molded to obtain a hollow body. Next, a surface treatment step is performed in which a surface treatment is performed upon the entire surface of the hollow body, thereby improving the adhesiveness of the entire surface. Next, a filament winding step is performed in which reinforcing fibers impregnated with a thermosetting resin are wound around the surface of the hollow body and the outer surfaces of the flanges and heated in order to cure the thermosetting resin, thereby forming the fiber-reinforced resin layer on the surface of the hollow body and the outer surface of the flanges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Mitsutaka Masuda
  • Patent number: 10906256
    Abstract: A 3-D (three dimensional) printing system is provided that includes a customized matrix having suitable material properties and geometric patterning to facilitate filling and retention of one or more filler material. The customized matrix defines the geometry and shape of the object. A filler mechanism that fills the customized matrix with one or more filler materials. The one or more filler materials retained within the customized matrix are cured or solidified to produce the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventor: Kumaran Kolandaivelu
  • Patent number: 10899065
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a display apparatus includes: a first mold configured to accommodate a cover member thereon; a magnetic first guide in the first mold; a second mold arranged to face the first mold; and a magnetic shape-variable unit in the second mold. The shape-variable unit is configured to come into contact with and move a panel member toward the cover member, and a first portion of the panel member is configured to contact the cover member before a second portion of the panel member contacts the cover member due to a magnetic force between the shape-variable unit and the first guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Youngseok Seo, Cheolyun Jeong, Mugyeom Kim
  • Patent number: 10889032
    Abstract: A method for producing a laminated moulded part comprises a pressure moulding of a blank to form a moulded part in a moulding cavity between a first moulding tool unit and a second moulding tool unit, introducing of a laminating element into the moulding cavity after the pressure moulding of the blank, and a bonding of the moulded part with the laminating element in the moulding cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL AUTOMOTIVE COMPONENTS GROUP GMBH
    Inventor: Fritz Schweindl
  • Patent number: 10883516
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for fire protection (S) of a part (1) of a gas-turbine engine made of a composite material comprising a main fibrous reinforcement compregnated by a main matrix, the protection method (S) comprising the following steps: preforming (S1) a panel of prepreg (20) such as to grant same a shape corresponding to the shape of a surface (3) of the part (1) to be protected against fire, said panel of prepreg (20) comprising a secondary fibrous reinforcement compregnated by a secondary matrix; applying (S2) the panel of prepreg (20) thus preformed to the part (1); and securing (S3) the panel of prepreg (20) to the surface (3) by thermal treatment of the part (1) provided with said panel of prepreg (20) in order to obtain a fire-protection layer (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignees: SAFRAN, SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
    Inventors: Robin Mandel, Emilie Goncalves, Benedicte Marie Le Borgne-Jourdan, Helene Cecile Elise Quillent, Jean-Christophe Rietsch
  • Patent number: 10875230
    Abstract: This disclosure provides a method of manufacturing a polymer container according to a blow molding or stretch blow molding process, in which the base of the blow mold has at least one orifice for pressurized gas to enter the blow mold through the base. Introducing pressurized gas through the orifice in the blow mold base provides cooling assistance within the gas mold, much earlier than the cooling using conventional methods, which can reduce or eliminate the need for any post mold cooling. This method has been found to be applicable to non-hot fill application bottle and container manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: THE COCA-COLA COMPANY
    Inventors: Rohit Joshi, Ravi D. Mody
  • Patent number: 10864688
    Abstract: Methods and devices of fabricating a stringer for a vehicle. The stringer can be constructed from two charges that are formed together into the stringer. During fabricating, the ends of the charges can be formed in a die cavity. When the ends are misaligned in the die cavity, one of the charges can be moved in the die cavity to align the ends. The device used for fabricating the charges can include a punch with separate punch plates that move the ends of the charges into the die cavity. The punch plates can be separately moved to adjust the position of the charges and align the ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: John Makoto Shinozaki
  • Patent number: 10850453
    Abstract: A hybrid material mat for use in the manufacture of fibre-composite articles, in particular parts for wind turbine blades, is described. The mat comprises a plurality of glass fibre rovings provided on top of a relatively thin planar substrate of carbon fibres. Such a hybrid mat construction provides for an improvement in the structural properties of a component manufactured using the mat, as well as allowing for ease of handling and manufacturing of both the mat itself and the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: LM WP PATENT HOLDING A/S
    Inventors: Michael Scholearth Koefoed, Flemming Kiel Sorensen, Kim Ansholm Rasmussen, Klavs Jespersen, Morten Olesen
  • Patent number: 10814511
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems for cutting material used in fused deposition modeling systems are provided, which comprise a ribbon including one or more perforations. Material is passed through at least one perforation and movement of the ribbon cuts the material. A further embodiment comprises a disk including one or more blade structures, each forming at least one cavity. Material is passed through at least one cavity and a rotational movement of the disk cuts the material. A further embodiment comprises a slider-crank mechanism including a slider coupled to a set of parallel rails of a guide shaft. The slider moves along a length of the rails to cut the material. Yet another embodiment comprises one or more rotatable blade structures coupled to at least one rod. The rotation of the blade structures causes the blade structures to intersect and cut extruded material during each rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John C. Waldrop, III, Daniel D. Bloch, Michael W. Hayes, Loren J. Strahm, Peter A. Szostak
  • Patent number: 10807280
    Abstract: A tooling mandrel for manufacturing a composite structure may include a mandrel body having a fluid passage network formed within the mandrel body for passing a fluid medium through the mandrel body. The fluid passage network may have a passage cross-sectional area shaped to promote thermal conductance between the fluid medium and the tooling mandrel and cause a change in a mandrel cross-sectional shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Peter L. Hoffman, Peter D. McCowin
  • Patent number: 10800151
    Abstract: A method for making functionally gradient coatings by 3D printing based on electrostatic spinning and electrostatic spraying is disclosed, which uses a hybrid 3D printing system based on electrostatic spinning and electrostatic spraying including: a first injection pump, a second injection pump, a first nozzle, a second nozzle, a high voltage power supply, a core rod collector, a controller, a motor and a speed-adjusting unit. The first injection pump, the first nozzle, the high voltage power supply, the core rod collector and the controller constitute an electrostatic spinning subsystem. The second injection pump, the second nozzle, the high voltage power supply, the core rod collector and the controller constitute an electrostatic spraying subsystem. The electrostatic spinning subsystem is controlled by the controller to generate a first material coating, and the electrostatic spraying subsystem is controlled by the controller to generate a second material coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: National University of Singapore
    Inventors: Jerry Ying Hsi Fuh, Jie Sun, Yang Wu, Hui Wang, Xi Chen
  • Patent number: 10773435
    Abstract: In an injection molding system, a molded part transport apparatus and a worker share an area to perform cooperative work. When a molded part check mode is valid, conforming product identification inspection of a molded part is performed in an area where the worker works, and molded part sorting means sorts the molded part on the basis of a result of the inspection. As a result, the conforming product identification inspection of the molded part can be performed and the molded part can be sorted with the safety of the worker is maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshiaki Ichihara, Wataru Shiraishi
  • Patent number: 10765162
    Abstract: A baseball cap and method of assembling thereof is provided. The cap includes a single-panel crown that is formed from a single sheet or single piece of stretchable fabric, such as using heat pressing techniques. The single-panel crown has a hemispherical shape. The cap further includes a support layer, such as made from buckram, which is attached to an interior, front portion of the single-panel crown, and a visor and an elastic band which are attached to the single-panel crown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Shanghai Pacific Hat Manufacturing Co., LTD
    Inventor: Zhen Mao