Patents Examined by Brent O'Hern
  • Patent number: 9701389
    Abstract: A method for coating a surface of an aircraft is provided. The method comprises the steps of cutting to size at least one film section from a shrinkable film material in such a manner that the film section relative to a surface section of the aircraft, which surface section is to be coated with the film section, comprises an overmeasure that is determined by the degree of shrinkage of the film material; applying the film section and a functional coating to the surface section so that the functional coating is arranged between the surface section and the film section; and shrinking the film section by heating it to a temperature that corresponds at least to the shrinkage temperature of the film section and at least to the flow temperature of the functional coating until the contours of the film section largely conform to the contours of the surface section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Isabell Gradert, Nicole Jordan, Ottmar Schramm
  • Patent number: 9702664
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multilayered material sheet comprising a consolidated stack of unidirectional monolayers of drawn polymer, whereby the draw direction of two subsequent monolayers in the stack differs. At least one monolayer comprises a plurality of unidirectional tapes of the drawn polymer, aligned in the same direction, whereby adjacent tapes do not overlap. The invention also relates to a process for the preparation of the multilayered material sheet, and to a ballistic resistant article comprising the multilayered material sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Roelof Marissen, Joseph Arnold Paul Maria Simmelink, Reinard Jozef Maria Steeman, Gijsbertus Hendrikus Maria Calis, Jacobus Johannes Mencke, Jean Hubert Marie Beugels, David Vanek, Johann Van Elburg, Alexander Volker Peters, Steen Tanderup, Marko Dorschu
  • Patent number: 9701094
    Abstract: The object of the present invention is a layered semi-finished product having a layer sequence containing at least one layer of an unconsolidated fabric of reinforcing fibers. At reduced pressure, this layer sequence is arranged between a top and a bottom film connected to each other along their periphery in a pressure-retaining manner. In advantageous modifications of the layered semi-finished product according to the invention, the preforming of the semi-finished, as well as the inclusion of metallic inserts or other components into said semi-finished is intended. Furthermore, a method for producing the layered semi-finished product according to the invention is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignees: Technische Universität Dresden, Thyssenkrupp Steel Europe AG, Leichtbau-Zentrum Sachsen GmbH
    Inventors: Torsten Krahnert, Lothar Patberg, Stefan Mayer, Marcus Knobloch, Jens Werner, Werner Hufenbach, Martin Lepper
  • Patent number: 9694557
    Abstract: A plastic component, with fiber reinforcement, for use in a motor vehicle. The plastic component comprises a number of fiber layers connected to one another by injection of plastic and by a pressing force. The plastic component comprises at least two structural parts which overlap one another a pressing direction such that the die comprises at least one upper die portion formed with a pressing unit for applying a pressing force in the pressing direction, and at least one lower die portion which cooperates with the upper die portion to form a cavity in which the plastic component is formed. A die insert is fitted in the die and can move by and with the upper die portion and is designed to transmit the pressing force to the at least one structural part of the plastic component which is overlapped by the other structural part of the plastic component in the pressing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Thomas Eifflaender, Daniel Wolf, Jens Heimann
  • Patent number: 9688056
    Abstract: Various examples are provided for polymer reinforced composite plywood and laminates. In one example, among others, polymer reinforced composite plywood includes a multilayer polymeric film bonded to a first ply of wood veneer and a second ply of wood veneer. A second multilayer polymeric film can be bonded to the second ply of wood veneer and to a third ply of wood veneer. In another example, polymer reinforced composite plywood includes a monolayer polymeric film bonded to a first ply of wood veneer and to a second ply of wood veneer. A second monolayer polymeric film can be bonded to the second ply of wood veneer and to a third ply of wood veneer. In another example, low pressure laminate includes a polymeric film layer bonded to a base layer that forms a protective lamination layer over the base layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: ENGINEERED COMPOSITE SOLUTIONS, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Peter Beuchel, Rustom Sam Kanga
  • Patent number: 9684339
    Abstract: A bendable display assembly comprises a plurality of layered elements each having two side surfaces, each having an area, the elements comprising a display element capable of displaying an adjustable visual output. Two successive elements of the plurality of layered elements have opposite side surfaces facing towards each other, the opposite side surfaces being, for a majority of their areas, in contact with a sealed sliding fluid volume extending between the successive elements, whereby the successive elements are slidably movable relative to each other when the display assembly is bent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventor: Esa Hussa
  • Patent number: 9682529
    Abstract: A sandwich panel with at least one insert for forming a local reinforcement, which insert is smaller than a distance between the cover layers of the sandwich panel. A difference between the distance between the cover layers and a length of an extension of the insert including a previously viscous expansion compound with adhesive properties, which expansion compound has solidified during the pressing of the sandwich panel, is compensated for. A sandwich panel with at least one previously elastic insert whose original extension as a result of deformation during pressing of the sandwich panel is reduced. A method for producing such sandwich panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Berend Schoke, Jens Kluesener, Michael Doecker, Werner Buck
  • Patent number: 9676593
    Abstract: A belt for an elevator system and a method for making the same is provided. The belt includes a plurality of tension members that extend along a length of the belt and a jacket. The jacket substantially retains the plurality of tension members. The jacket maintains a desired spacing and alignment of the tension members relative to each other. The jacket includes a plurality of first fibers and a plurality of second fibers. The jacket defines at least one exterior, traction surface of the belt. The first fibers are at least partially disposed between the tension members and the traction surface of the belt. The second fibers are fill fibers. The first fibers have at least one property that distinguishes them from the second fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Otis Elevator Company
    Inventors: Wenping Zhao, Gopal R. Krishnan, John P. Wesson
  • Patent number: 9677222
    Abstract: A selective dyeing method is used for dyeing a substrate, selectively within a first exposed surface portion of said substrate. For this purpose, the substrate consists of a material that is impervious to a dye with the exception of the first portion of the exposed surface. In particular, the impervious material can form a layer which covers a base portion of the substrate in a second portion of the exposed surface. The substrate is heated such that the dye penetrates a pervious material which constitutes the first portion of the exposed surface. The method is particularly useful for eliminating light diffused by the walls of a multilayer structure which is supported by means of ocular glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL (COMPAGNIE GENERALE D'OPTIQUE)
    Inventors: Samuel Archambeau, Jérôme Ballet, Jean-Paul Cano, Stéphane Perrot
  • Patent number: 9670035
    Abstract: A belt and a method for manufacturing a belt is provided. The belt includes a plurality of lengthwise-extending tension members and a jacket. The jacket substantially retains the plurality of tension members. The jacket has a first side region, a second side region, and a center region between the first and second side regions. The first and second side regions of the jacket are more fire retardant than the center region of the jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Otis Elevator Company
    Inventors: Mark F. Orelup, Brad Guilani, Kathryn Rauss Sherrick, Amir Lotfi, Hong Yang
  • Patent number: 9663950
    Abstract: A concrete component includes a fiber reinforcement structure (12), formed by a grid arrangement (15). At least some of the rods extending in the X or Y direction are preferably designed as double rods having a joined cross-section or having sub-cross-sections separated from each other by a gap (20). Such double rods can be arranged in a grid structure both at right angles to each other and at other angles to provide a triangular structure, a hexagonal structure, or the like as a grid. Fiber reinforcement structures (12) made of a plastic-impregnated fiber material, such as epoxy-resin-bonded glass fibers having long fibers (endless fibers), in the particular rod longitudinal direction and without bonding among each other (ravings) can construct an adequately load-bearing composite with the concrete body (II). The steel rods can act as reinforcement, wherein harmful effects on the concrete, in particular wedge and gap effects, do not occur.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: GROZ-BECKERT KG
    Inventors: Roland Karle, Hans Kromer, Johann Pfaff
  • Patent number: 9644700
    Abstract: An energy-absorbing member has a structure in which a plurality of fiber reinforced resin layers are layered in a thickness direction of said member and includes as the plurality of fiber reinforced resin layers, at least a plurality of unidirectional materials each including unidirectionally aligned reinforcing fibers and a resin and a plurality of cross materials each including a reinforcing fiber woven fabric and a resin, wherein lengths of the plurality of unidirectional materials in an external-loading direction are sequentially changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiroki Wakabayashi, Yoshito Kuroda, Yukitane Kimoto
  • Patent number: 9642751
    Abstract: In the present invention, one surface of a belt-shaped sheet laminate (10), in which a plurality of sheets are laminated, is pressed against a support member (21) having a light passage section (27) through which a laser beam (30) can pass, and the belt-shaped sheet laminate (10) is irradiated, from the support member (21) side via the light passage section (27), with a laser beam (30) to cut and fusion-bond the belt-shaped sheet laminate (10), thereby sealed edge sections (4) are formed by fusion-bonding the edge sections of the plurality of sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: KAO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koji Imai, Shinji Hamamoto, Makoto Kokubo, Takuo Yanashima, Akio Morita
  • Patent number: 9644653
    Abstract: A lightweight board having an upper covering layer, which extends in a longitudinal direction, a lower covering layer, which extends parallel to the upper covering layer and is spaced apart from the upper covering layer in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction, a light middle layer, which extends between the upper covering layer and the lower covering layer, and a bar, which extends between the upper covering layer and the lower covering layer and consists of wood or wood-based material. To simplify the production of a connection arrangement, the bar has a machine-worked tongue profile and/or groove profile, which is formed for mechanical locking in the longitudinal direction and in the direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction with a corresponding profile of a further component. The invention also relates to a corresponding connection arrangement and a corresponding method for producing a connection arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: Fritz Egger GmbH & Co. OG
    Inventors: Bruno Reiter, Helmut Nerf
  • Patent number: 9622624
    Abstract: Disclosed is an endothermic towel which causes an endothermic reaction with moisture of a human body to remove a thermal feeling and to simultaneously dry moisture in a short time. The towel includes: a first towel member having an exothermic function; and a second towel member having a ventilating function, wherein the first and second towel members are integrated with each other by sewing edges of the first and second towel members, so that the skin temperature may be effectively dropped down, a feeling of use may be improved and the low-temperature state may be more efficiently maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Inventor: Dae Up Sohn
  • Patent number: 9625237
    Abstract: The invention relates to a multilayered material sheet comprising a consolidated stack of unidirection monolayers of drawn ultra high molecular weight polyolefine. The draw direction of two subsequent monolayers in the stack differs. Moreover the thickness of at least one monolayer does not exceed 50 ?m, and the strength of at least one monolayer is comprised between 1.2 GPa and 3 GPa. The invention also relates to a ballistic resistant article comprising the multilayered material sheet and to a process for the preparation of the ballistic resistant article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Roelof Marissen, Joseph Arnold Paul Maria Simmelink, Reinard Jozef Maria Steeman, Gijsbertus Hendrikus Maria Calis, Jacobus Johannes Mencke, Jean Hurbert Marie Beugels, David Vanek, Johann Van Elburg, Alexander Volker Peters, Steen Tanderup
  • Patent number: 9618260
    Abstract: An air conditioner is provided. The air conditioner may include an input device that receives an input for setting an operation requirement, a fan that blows air according to the set operation requirement, an illumination system that illuminates a closed curve region, a case having the fan provided therein and at least one air outlet formed therein for discharging air outward from the closed curve, and a lighting controller that controls the illumination system to generate an indicator of a flow direction of air being discharged through the at least one air outlet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Yunjoong Kang
  • Patent number: 9616590
    Abstract: Provided are adhesive materials for fire resistant applications, methods of using these adhesive materials on lignocellulosic and other like substrates, and composite materials including lignocellulosic substrates and these adhesive materials. In addition to being fire-resistant, the composites formed from the substrates and adhesive materials may be also durable to moisture. The adhesive materials may include at least one proteinaceous-containing material and at least one magnesium oxychloride material. Other materials may be present as well, in some embodiments. For example, an adhesive material may include a solvent or a vinyl polymer. In some embodiments, water may be used as a solvent and the adhesive material may be referred to as an aqueous adhesive material. Some examples of suitable vinyl polymers include but are not limited to polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH), polyvinyl acetate (PVAc) and vinyl acetate/ethylene (VAE).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Design Adhesives Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Birkeland, Raymond Wu, Sean Somers Weaver
  • Patent number: 9593917
    Abstract: A composite laminate is made by providing at least a first composite ply and a second composite ply, each having longitudinally oriented fibers in a thermoplastic matrix. The second composite ply is disposed on, and in transverse relation to, the first composite ply. Preferably, the second ply is disposed at 90° relative to the first ply. An article can be manufactured by providing a core material and applying a reinforcing material to a portion of the core material. The reinforcing material is a reinforcing composite ply or a composite laminate as described herein. Optionally, the core material is a prepreg that may be a composite laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: PolyOne Corporation
    Inventor: Edward D. Pilpel
  • Patent number: 9593206
    Abstract: The present invention provides articles and methods related to insulation panels made from aerogels, and specifically polyimide based aerogels. Such insulation panels have a wide variety of applications, including specifically in aerospace applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: ASPEN AEROGELS, INC.
    Inventors: Shannon Olga White, Nicholas Anthony Zafiropoulos, Jimmy Lee Clark