Patents Examined by Atul Khare
  • Patent number: 8017051
    Abstract: The artificial marble with good natural pattern and color in accordance with the present invention is prepared mixing ununiformly at least two liquid resins through a line mixer 1, feeding the ununiformly mixed resin on a moving steel belt 4 at a constant speed through a flexible hose 2 and an exit nozzle 3, and reciprocating the exit nozzle perpendicularly to the steel belt by a predetermined program for the exit nozzle to stop at different positions for different durations. The line mixer used in this invention is a Kenics type and has inner elements of eight or less than eight. A line mixer with four to eight elements can be more preferably used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Cheil Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Sung Mook Choi, Dong Choon Chung
  • Patent number: 7972549
    Abstract: A process, and related structure, uses conventional pelletized compositions to form the elements of a non-textile fabric by coining a single pellet or briquette of a polymer into an individual element in a single forming step. The steps of the process generally include: a) positioning a pellet in or adjacent to a mold cavity, and b) forcing the pellet into contact with the mold surfaces of the mold cavity to plastically deform the pellet to the shape of the mold cavity. The forcing step preferably uses an energy and speed where the pellet superplastically deforms to substantially fill the mold cavity. This process is repeated with the elements being formed in the appropriate order to form a non-textile fabric. The elements thus formed can have a variety of shapes, and can form base units for the formation of the non-textile fabric of two, three or more elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: Samsonite IP Holdings S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Gregory W. O'Connor, James S. Gregg
  • Patent number: 7968036
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method for introducing a helical formation (11) into a flexible tubular material (12). The material (12) is supported together with a surrounding helical former (13) so as to deform the material (12) to have a helical indentation (11) corresponding to the shape of the former (13). The material (12) is then set in that configuration and the former (13) is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Tayside Flow Technologies Limited
    Inventors: John Graeme Houston, Peter Arno Stonebridge, John Bruce Cameron Dick, Robert Gordon Hood, Allana Johnstone, Christophe Emmanuel Sarran, Craig McLeod Duff
  • Patent number: 7964130
    Abstract: A guide anchor for a seat belt, and a method for manufacturing the same are disclosed. The guide anchor comprises a guide plate having a latching hole and a slide guide hole formed therein, a guide piece engaged with a lower circumference of the slide guide hole, and a first molded part for coupling the guide plate and the guide piece. The guide piece comprises a cover, and a second molded part injected into a lower surface of the cover. The second molded part has a recess formed in a longitudinal direction at a lower surface. The cover has cover eaves extending from a lower portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: Autoliv Development AB
    Inventor: Byoung-Gae You
  • Patent number: 7939002
    Abstract: A method of producing a long roll retardation film comprising the sequential steps of: (a) casting a film forming material on an endless support to form a long roll film; (b) stretching the long roll film in a lateral direction of the long roll film while both edges of the long roll film are held employing a plurality of clips for each of the edges in a tenter (First Process); (c) reducing distances in the lateral direction between the clips holding the both edges of the long roll film while the edges of the long roll film are held continuously from First Process with the clips (Second Process); (d) enlarging the distances in the lateral direction between the clips holding the both edges of the long roll film while the edges of the long roll film are held continuously from Second Process with the clips (Third Process).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Opto, Inc.
    Inventors: Shinji Inagaki, Takahiro Takagi, Koichi Saito
  • Patent number: 7922954
    Abstract: Building wall panels having lightweight hollow core interiors include embodiments suitable for interior and exterior walls, for industrial, commercial or residential buildings, and for multi-story structures. Various methods for making these wall panels are disclosed, including the formation of cast gypsum firewall layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2011
    Inventor: Carl R. Marschke
  • Patent number: 7906056
    Abstract: A cup-shaped closing material having a convex section is fitted on a protrusion-like engagement section of a distal end of a mandrel with a gap from the engagement section of the mandrel, a molten resin is then disposed in a cavity of a molding die and a holepin having an outer peripheral section of a distal end that is smaller than an outer periphery of the distal end surface of the convex section of the closing material is pressed against the distal end surface of the convex section of the closing material, whereby the distal end surface of the convex section of the closing material is pleated to form an annular protrusion section at the outer peripheral section, and the molten resin is caused to envelope the annular protrusion section, while being pushed and charged into the cavity, whereby the head part with the closing material attached thereto is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: Kansai Tube Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuo Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 7875226
    Abstract: A method of making an armrest that is mountable between adjacent left and right passenger seats includes: separately forming two receptacle parts by molding a prepreg in a first mold assembly, the receptacle parts being adapted to hold personal objects and each having a looped wall surrounding a slot; forming an armrest frame by molding a prepreg in a second mold assembly, the armrest frame including a lower frame portion having a plurality of downwardly extending legs, and an upper frame portion disposed on top of and bridging the legs; and positioning the receptacle parts within the second mold assembly and combining the receptacle parts with the upper frame portion during the forming of the armrest frame in the second mold assembly, thereby providing a one-piece unitary structure having the receptacle parts and the armrest frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 25, 2011
    Assignee: Advanced International Multitech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ping-Hui Ma, Yu-Lung Chen, Ching-Kun Lee
  • Patent number: 7799259
    Abstract: A two-color molding method with a short cycle time and a multicolor molding method including that two-color molding method, whereby, by performing an elastomer molding step using a time Z from a time t2 to t7 in the range of the time Y needed for the shaped article takeout step (A and B) and mold closing step (C) in the time t1 to t9, it becomes possible to effectively use the time of the shaped article takeout step (A and B) and mold closing step (C) which could not be utilized at all for the molding process in the past for the molding process, whereby the cycle molding time X can be shortened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2010
    Inventors: Hisashi Sawada, Shuichi Tamaki, Yukinori Narita
  • Patent number: 7785517
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides novel methods of producing a composition, such as, but not limited to, a polyimide composition. The methods in their most general form comprise providing a workpiece, suspending the workpiece and subjecting the suspended workpiece to processing such that the workpiece undergoes a transformation from a first state to a second state. By maintaining the workpiece in a suspended state during processing, processing-related defects are reduced or eliminated. Using such methods, the present disclosure provides compositions that are have no or reduced processing-related defects. In addition, the compositions are more consistent in chemical and physical properties and are cheaper and more economical to produce (since less product is rejected as unsuitable).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2010
    Assignee: NeXolve Corporation
    Inventors: Garrett D. Poe, Brian G. Patrick
  • Patent number: 7780430
    Abstract: To provide an apparatus and method for producing a resin film product from a thermoplastic resin in a stable manner without damage to the product, wherein the resin film product is thin and has a uniform, flat surface. A mandrel 7 that comes into proximity or contact with the surface of a moving resin film to guide the movement of the resin film when a resin film in continuous form is continuously produced, the mandrel comprising: a mandrel main body 71 having an opening; and a guide part 72 that is composed of an elastic member attached to the opening 71a and that can advance and retract relative to the resin film, and an apparatus and method for producing a resin film using the mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Sumitomo Bakelite Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Takeuchi, Shingo Yoshida
  • Patent number: 7763204
    Abstract: A manufacturing process that comprises placing an article within a particulate medium (4), the article being provided with a molded body (8) of small ceramic particles. On application of heat and pressure the small ceramic particles are pushed between the particulate medium (4) to permit localized deformation of the article (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2010
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce plc
    Inventors: Wayne E. Voice, Nicholas Wain
  • Patent number: 7695662
    Abstract: A macrocell structure 20 having a honeycomb form is preheated to cure to a cure depth falling within a range where a flexibility of prepregs in the macrocell structure remains. Subsequently, prepregs 31, 32 are arranged along a side wall of the preheated macrocell structure 20, so as to make a preliminary structure 40. Then, the preliminary structure 40 is heated while the inside of the prepregs 31, 32 in the preliminary structure 40 is vacuumed. Thereafter, the preliminary structure 40 is heated while imparting an internal pressure thereto within a mold 5, so as to be cured, whereby a resin structure 1 is produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2010
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Oyama
  • Patent number: 7665983
    Abstract: A microcontact printing tool having a print unit including a stamp head with a stamp and a wafer chuck for retaining a substrate. The stamp contained by the stamped head movable relative to the substrate by an actuator and a stage. A plurality of sensors detect the position of the stamp relative to substrate. A method of using the printing tool that includes a real-time feedback for consistent and accurate application of force during the printing of the substrate. The stamp head includes a pressure chamber carrying the stamp. The stamp backing is deflected prior to contact of the stamp with the substrate to form a minimum point and the stamp backing and the stamp is returned to a plane to create a printing propagation contact. An apparatus has a master backing and a stamping backing in close proximity and the stamp material drawn in through a vacuum. The stamp is separated from the master by use of a parting fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2010
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Amar Maruti Kendale, David L. Trumper