Patents Examined by Brent O'Hern
  • Patent number: 9499930
    Abstract: An elevator cover assembly having a cover pad and a trim with openings for receiving a hanging knob inside the elevator is disclosed. The trim is a separate piece attached to the elevator cover after openings are made in the trim. The trim slits formed therein are sized and positioned to receive hanging knobs. The trim is made of a flexible material that can be deformed to broaden the openings to more easily position the openings over the knobs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Harry Miller Company
    Inventors: Harry Miller, Michael Frisch, Ray Metcalfe
  • Patent number: 9487958
    Abstract: A composite engineered wood material piece, such as a floor board or wood material sheet, is comprised of a thin top quality wood material layer bonded onto a high density fiber board (HDF) material which is itself bonded onto a thick bottom substrate oriented strand board (OSB) material layer. The OSB material layer has its particle orientation in the top surface disposed parallel to the grain orientation in the top quality wood material layer. The HDF layer resists to the stress exhibited in the top layer and acts has a transition layer to secure the top layer to the bottom layer. It also strengthens the composite floor board or wood material sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: BOA-FRANC S.E.N.C.
    Inventor: François Roy
  • Patent number: 9475238
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a repair method using a pre-cured repairing patch, and a repaired product obtained from repairing using the repairing patch, and the present invention securely bonds a repairing patch, where an out-of-plane stiffness is required, to a repair target. In order to cover a repair target portion 23 formed in an outer panel 2 with a repairing patch 30, and bond the repairing patch 30 to a repair target, repairing plates 31, 32 that are formed of fibers and thermosetting resin, and pre-cured before repairing are used as the repairing patch 30, and a laminating step S4 of laminating the repairing plates 31, 32, and a bonding step S7 of bonding the repairing plates 31, 32 to each other are performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Inventors: Masayoshi Suhara, Toshikazu Shigetomi, Hideaki Tanaka, Morimasa Ishida, Shuhei Muto
  • Patent number: 9469990
    Abstract: A restructured, recycled or repurposed slab such as stone, wood or the like which includes a primary component and a secondary component which fills a fissure, crack or break in the slab. The secondary component being configured to restore the structural integrity and/or providing a continuous surface. The secondary component configured to provide a noticeable contrast in appearance to the primary component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: Restructured Surfaces, LLC
    Inventor: Danyelle Dirkson
  • Patent number: 9464445
    Abstract: A composite structural element is provided herein, which comprises a basal member having voids of a predefined shape that are open to a surface thereof; and filling elements designed to fit into the voids. The predefined shape of the voids and/or an interface between the filling elements and the voids are arranged to maintain the filling elements within the voids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Sigment Design Metals Ltd.
    Inventor: Albert Ben-Ezri
  • Patent number: 9457991
    Abstract: The object of the invention is a traction sheave elevator and a rope that contains metal as a load-bearing material, such as the suspension rope of an elevator, which rope comprises at least one or more strands laid from metal wires and which rope is lubricated with a lubricant. Another object is the use of the aforementioned lubricant for lubricating the rope. The lubricant comprises at least oil and thickener, which thickener in the lubricant comprises at least 10% or more of the mass of the lubricant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Inventors: Esko Aulanko, Raimo Pelto-Huikko, Sakari Korvenranta, Jarmo Myllynen, Heli Torenius
  • Patent number: 9457537
    Abstract: Methods of embedding at least one fastener in a sandwich structure having an ordered three-dimensional microstructure core provided between a pair of facesheets. The method includes attaching the at least one fastener to a first facesheet. The method also includes irradiating a volume of photo-monomer in a reservoir with light beams to form an ordered three-dimensional microstructure core around the at least one fastener. The method also includes attaching a second facesheet to the ordered three-dimensional microstructure core to form the sandwich structure. The fasteners embedded in the sandwich structure are configured to facilitate attachment of the sandwich structure to another structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Jacob M. Hundley, Eric C. Clough, Alan J. Jacobsen
  • Patent number: 9452587
    Abstract: Material composites are provided that have improved shock and impact resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: David Kisailus, Garrett Milliron
  • Patent number: 9452462
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention there is provided a method of making a metal part assembly, the method comprising: —providing a first metal part and a second metal part wherein at least one of the first and second metal part comprises a metal panel; —providing an adhesive sheet having a first portion near a first end of the adhesive sheet and a second portion near a second end opposite to the first end of the adhesive sheet, the adhesive sheet comprising a thermosettable composition that comprises a mixture of a first and second epoxy compound and an epoxy curing agent, wherein the first epoxy compound has a weight average molecular weight of at least 1000 g/mol and has an amount of epoxy groups of between 5 and 10 mole % and the second epoxy compound has a weight average molecular weight of not more than 400 g/mol and wherein the weight ratio of first to second epoxy compound is between 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Sohaib Elgimiabi
  • Patent number: 9445650
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a male surface fastener member configured for being molded onto a surface of a foaming resin mold body. The male surface fastener member includes a plurality of male surface fastener strips connected with each other in an end-to-end relationship via a connecting portion that is integrally formed with at least the end portions of each male surface fastener strips. Each male surface fastener strip includes a base material having a first surface from which a plurality of engaging elements extend upwardly and first and second substantially lateral resin intrusion prevention walls that upwardly from the first surface along a width direction of the base material between the first and second longitudinal resin intrusion prevention walls. Each of the lateral resin intrusion prevention walls comprises a plurality of engaging elements that are arranged in series in a width direction of the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventors: Ryuichi Murasaki, Yasutoshi Nozawa, Wolfgang E. Coronel, Hisashi Yoneshima, Shinichi Imai
  • Patent number: 9440414
    Abstract: A composite, radius filler noodle for a co-cured spar or stringer used in aircraft construction has a unidirectional composite core and pluralities of pre-preg fabric strips stacked in layers surrounding the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Joshua Zarfos, Vladislav Andryukov, Darrell Campbell
  • Patent number: 9440725
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a stringer, particularly to a stiffening and structural longitudinal element for skin of aircraft airfoil surfaces, characterized in that it incorporates two separate and independent reinforcement areas, one in the foot and the other at the end of the web (head) of the stringer, where the reinforcement areas are obtained by a widening of the section of the stringer, the widening being formed by a localized stack of reinforcing plies of composite material which are embedded within the stringer. The invention also relates to the method of manufacture and is particularly applicable to stringers having an L-shaped or T-shaped section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Inventors: Ignacio Outon Hernández, Yolanda Miguez Charines, Oscar Miguel Macías Jareño, Juan José Pastrana Bermejo, Antonio Torres Esteban
  • Patent number: 9440418
    Abstract: Wood-based composites, and methods for their manufacture, are provided. The composites include oriented wooden strands and cured bonding resin connecting adjacent strands. The composites are relatively low-density, having an average dry density of the wooden composites of about 15-28 pounds per cubic foot (pcf). The unique composition of the composites provide improved structural and insulating (thermal and acoustic) properties when compared to traditional engineered wood products (e.g., oriented strandboard).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Weyerhaeuser NR Company
    Inventors: Jack G. Winterowd, Glen Robak, Travis E. Bjorkman
  • Patent number: 9434126
    Abstract: An odor controlling device includes a panel structure to which an adjustable holding component is detachably secured. The panel structure includes at least one layer. The at least one layer includes double woven activated charcoal fiber cloth. The panel structure may have another layer which includes a flexible foam material positioned below the charcoal fiber cloth. The foam material may be incorporated with a suitable and effective odor absorbing, neutralizing, controlling, removing and/or adsorbing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventor: Erwin B. Williams
  • Patent number: 9434652
    Abstract: The disclosure provides an infrared absorption material, a method for fabricating the same, and a thermal isolation structure employing the same. The infrared absorption material includes a tungsten bronze complex having a formula of M1xM2yWOz, wherein 0.6?x?0.8, 0.2?y?0.33, 0.8?x+y<1, and 2?z?3; M1 is Li, or Na; and, M2 is K, Rb, or Cs. In particular, the tungsten bronze complex consists of a cubic tungsten bronze (CTB) and a hexagonal tungsten bronze (HTB).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventors: Yu-Chun Chen, Pei-Hsin Yang, Chin-Ching Lin, Yi-Chen Chen, Hung-Chou Liao, Mei-Ching Chiang
  • Patent number: 9434136
    Abstract: Approaches herein describe reinforced wood plywood panels comprising multiple layers of wood veneer alternated by wire mesh bonded with glue, epoxy or other approved adhesive via pressure and heat. The number of wire mesh layers number greater than two and separated by wood veneer layers. By creating alternating directions of wire mesh the rigidity and weight barring capabilities of the plywood is greatly enhanced while keeping its weight to a minimum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventor: Monte Phillip Dauer
  • Patent number: 9427942
    Abstract: A method of making a sandwich-type composite panel having a living hinge from a stack of material is provided. The stack includes first and second reinforced thermoplastic skins heated to a softening temperature and a thermoplastic cellular core disposed between the skins. The first skin is stretchable when heated to the softening temperature. A pressure is applied to the stack after the step of heating to form the composite panel. A portion of the composite panel is crushed at a predetermined location simultaneously with the step of applying to locally compact and separate the cellular core at the predetermined location to form two side portions of the panel and a crushed portion of the panel between the two side portions. The first skin stretches during the step of crushing while remaining intact between the two side portions. The skins bond together at the predetermined location to form the living hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Global IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Darius J. Preisler, Christopher A. Heikkila
  • Patent number: 9427923
    Abstract: Provided is an food packing material, manufacturing method and mold thereof having hydrophobicity including a number of columns formed in one side of food packing material. The disclosure may provide food packing material, manufacturing method and mold thereof in which an amount of contents off a wall of the food packing material may be minimized by hydrophobicity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Inventors: Jin Hwan Lee, Kyoung Sik Jo, Sang Wook Lee, Min Young Park, Sang Eon Lee, Kang Won Lee, Jin Ha Kim, Heon Kwang Lim, Seung Seob Lee
  • Patent number: 9422460
    Abstract: Provided is an adhesive film capable of being used to encapsulate or capsulate an OED. The adhesive film includes an adhesive layer whose surface has at least one groove for exhausting air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun Jee Yoo, Suk Ky Chang, Jung Sup Shim, Yoon Gyung Cho, Seung Min Lee
  • Patent number: 9421746
    Abstract: A method for joining parts to be joined which are subject to tolerance in the aerospace sector. The method involves determining the geometric data of a first and second part to be joined, determining the joining gap dimensions of the first and second parts from the determined geometric data and arranging a plurality of shape elements which can be connected together in planar manner in a first region of a surface of the first part. The method moreover comprises application of a first adhesive layer onto the plurality of shape elements and in a second region of the surface of the first part. The method finally involves joining the first and second parts, the first adhesive layer being brought into contact with the surface of the second part. A corresponding apparatus is provided for joining parts which are subject to tolerance in the aerospace sector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Hans Otto, Rainer Schildt