Patents Examined by Brent T. O'Hern
  • Patent number: 10556691
    Abstract: Provided are seat tracks comprising composite frames and methods of fabricating such seat tracks. A composite frame comprises two sets of fibers having different orientations. The first fibers may extend parallel to the principal axis of the track, while the second fibers may extend within planes perpendicular to that axis. Various characteristics of these fibers may be specifically selected such that the mechanical strength of the frame in the principal axis direction is greater than other directions. In other words, the composite frame may have anisotropic properties. This difference ensures that adequate support is provided during both normal conditions and extreme conditions. Specifically, during the normal operating conditions, most loads may be directed vertically, while at the extreme conditions most loads may be directed horizontally. Aligning the fiber orientation of the composite frame with various directions of expected load allows forming a very light yet sufficiently supportive seat track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Khambrel A. Simpson
  • Patent number: 10556664
    Abstract: Disclosed is a panel for an aircraft structure, including a laminated skin of layers of metal of which in each case two are joined together by a fibre-reinforced adhesive layer, as well as a laminated doubler of layers of metal and at least one fibre-reinforced adhesive layer in each case between two layers of metal, wherein the doubler has a smaller size of perimeter than the skin and is bonded to an outermost layer of metal of the laminated skin by a fibre-reinforced supplementary adhesive layer, with the feature that at least one part of the perimeter of the fibre-reinforced supplementary adhesive layer is staggered inwards relative to the corresponding perimeter of the doubler and that that part of the inwards-staggered perimeter of the fibre-reinforced supplementary adhesive layer is delimited by a glued edge. Also disclosed is a method for manufacturing such a panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: FOKKER AEROSTRUCTURES B.V.
    Inventors: Abdoel Faziel Rajabali, Pim Tamis
  • Patent number: 10557010
    Abstract: A method of reducing aldehyde concentration in a vehicle cabin air, the method includes applying a solution comprising aldehyde scavenger(s) onto an outer surface of a foam article located or to be located within a vehicle cabin to form a top layer of the article such that aldehyde species are trapped within the article and prevented from being released into the cabin air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Jennifer Haijin Zhu, Ji Zhang, Mark Allen Dearth, Timothy James Hallifax, Mica Marie Debolt, Deborah Frances Mielewski
  • Patent number: 10543657
    Abstract: In one example, a housing for an electronic device may be disclosed which may include a first multi-layer structure. The first multi-layer structure may include a first layer and a second layer formed on the first layer. Each of the first layer and the second layer may include a plurality of protruding features and a plurality of recessing features on an edge of the first layer and the second layer. At least one of the plurality of recessing features of one layer may intersect at least one of the plurality of protruding features of other layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Hsiu-Pen Lin, Kun-Cheng Tsai, Chienchih Chiu
  • Patent number: 10543646
    Abstract: The illustrative embodiment comprises the sewing of fibers into a sewing substrate, which is then overmolded, to enable the manufacture of strong and lightweight articles with complex geometries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Arevo, Inc.
    Inventor: Hemant Bheda
  • Patent number: 10538456
    Abstract: A building product in the form of an internal lining board (10) made up of a mixture of hemp shiv (14) and a binder which may be clay based or lime based. The mixture is located between two layers (12) of lining paper (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: ADAPTAVATE LTD.
    Inventor: Thomas James Christopher Robinson
  • Patent number: 10538928
    Abstract: The present protective barrier is similar to those commonly installed beneath ceilings during construction work being performed on ceilings or roofs of buildings, wherein two or more sections are sewn together to construct the protective barrier. However, the present protective barrier also comprises a dustcover, which covers the seam entirely preventing dust from passing through holes created when the seam is sewn using a thread or similar means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventor: David Landis Campbell, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10532536
    Abstract: A panel assembly is disclosed, and includes at least one panel that defines a finished surface and a covering that is removeably adhered to the finished surface of the panel. The covering includes a plurality of patch sections that are defined by lines of demarcation, and each of the plurality of patch sections are frangible with respect to adjacent patch sections at the lines of demarcation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Sean Richard Cysewski, Nicholas Van Den Handel
  • Patent number: 10531640
    Abstract: A teat opening protection patch is stuck to portions inclusive of the teat openings of livestock, and includes a laminate 1 of an elastic sheet 2 and an adhesive layer 3 laminated on one surface of the elastic sheet 2, the laminate 1 having a double-stretched tensile stress in a range of 0.1 to 5 N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: TOKUYAMA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoji Inui, Hitoshi Kondo, Katsuhiro Shirai
  • Patent number: 10532537
    Abstract: A sandwich structure which is configured of skin layers each including at least one layer selected from among a metal layer, a fiber-reinforced resin layer (X) that includes continuous fibers and a matrix resin (A), and a fiber-reinforced resin layer (Y) that includes discontinuous fibers and a heat-curable matrix resin (B) and of a core layer including a flowable core layer that includes discontinuous fibers and a matrix resin (C), wherein the skin layers are constituted of a material which has a flexural modulus higher than that of the core layer, and a through part has been formed in a region that lies in at least some of the skin layers. In the sandwich structure, an upright part which projects in an out-of-plane direction of skin layer and which has high strength and a complicated shape such as a rib is obtained by an easy method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideaki Sasaki, Hideki Nudeshima, Takayuki Onishi
  • Patent number: 10525672
    Abstract: Provided are a window member and a method for fabricating a display device. A window member may include: a base substrate, and a printed pattern along a periphery of a surface of the base substrate; and a first protective film on the surface of the window and including a first film layer, a first adhesive layer on the first film layer, and a first edge masking pattern on the first adhesive layer along an edge of the first adhesive layer. A method may include: preparing a window member in which a protective film is attached to a surface of a window; and peeling off the protective film from the window, the protective film including a film layer, an adhesive layer on the film layer, and an edge masking pattern on the adhesive layer along an edge of the adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung A Lee, Dong Sup Kim, Ju Suk Oh
  • Patent number: 10525658
    Abstract: A method for producing a mesh including a resin mesh main body, and a resin reinforcing member configured to reinforce the mesh main body includes: a step of forming a plurality of through-holes using a laser beam in a mesh formation region of a first film material made of resin; a step of forming an opening portion in a second film material made of resin; a step of layering the first film material and the second film material so that the mesh formation region and the opening portion are arranged at positions that conform to each other; and a step of joining the first film material and the second film material to each other through laser welding at a portion surrounding the opening portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignees: OMRON Corporation, OMRON HEALTHCARE Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Satoshi Hirono, Yuka Tanioka, Junji Kawamoto, Makoto Tabata, Akio Sumiya
  • Patent number: 10525659
    Abstract: A vehicle component has at least one sandwich part which forms a crash element that absorbs kinetic energy. The at least one sandwich part has a layer structure of at least two fiber-reinforced and one synthetic resin matrix-containing cover layer elements and at least one core layer element provided between two adjacent cover layer elements. The at least one core layer element has channels which pass transversely through each cover layer element and/or the core layer element. The at least one core layer element is made of a hard foam material or a softwood, and the channels provided in the core layer element form predetermined breaking points for the core layer element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Dirk Lukaszewicz
  • Patent number: 10520135
    Abstract: A vacuum heat-insulating material includes: an outer cover material; and a core material which is sealed in a tightly closed and decompressed state on the inside of the outer cover material. Outer cover material has gas barrier properties and satisfies at least one of a condition that a linear expansion coefficient is 80×10?5/° C. or lower when a static load is 0.05 N within a temperature range of ?130° C. to 80° C., inclusive, a condition that an average value of a linear expansion coefficient is 65×10?5/° C. or higher when a static load is 0.4 N within a temperature range of ?140° C. to ?130° C., inclusive, a condition that an average value of a linear expansion coefficient is 20×10?5/° C. or higher when a static load is 0.4 N within a temperature range of ?140° C. to ?110° C., inclusive, and a condition that an average value of a linear expansion coefficient is 13×10?5/° C. or higher when a static load is 0.4 N within a temperature range of +50° C. to +65° C., inclusive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Michihiro Shima, Akiko Yuasa
  • Patent number: 10518489
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a composite structure, comprises applying a first composite layer to a tooling surface of a tool positioning an additive manufactured component over at least a portion of the first composite layer, and applying a second composite layer over at least a portion of the composite layer and at least a portion of the additive manufactured component, wherein at least a portion of the additive manufactured component is embedded between the first and second composite layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Aurora Flight Sciences Corporation
    Inventors: P. Graves H. Riley, Daniel S. Campbell, Daniel Cottrell
  • Patent number: 10518514
    Abstract: A liquid-proof seamed article including an elastic laminated panel and a corrugated elastic laminated panel joined at the sealing regions of the laminated panels is provided. In exemplary embodiments, both of the laminated panels are corrugated. The laminated panels each include a textile layer and a protective layer. At least one of the textile layer and protective layer is elastic. An adhesive pre-treatment may be applied to the elastic laminate panel and/or the corrugated laminate panel along respective sealing regions prior to forming a seam. Additionally, the laminate can be stretched to substantially flatten the corrugations prior to forming a seam. By substantially flattening the surface of the corrugated laminated panel(s), an adhesive may be applied such that there are no gaps in the adhesive. The corrugated laminates may be used as material for making garments. An apparatus and a method for making a liquid-proof seamed article are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Francis E. McCann, III, Andrea Biro, Michael V. Edwards
  • Patent number: 10513806
    Abstract: A spike resistant package containing a pouch, a first grouping of spike resistant textile layers, and a slip layer. Each of the textile layers within the first grouping of textile layers contains a plurality of interwoven yarns or fibers having a tenacity of about 14 or more grams per denier. The slip layer has a thickness of less than about 0.1 mm, a stiffness of less than about 0.01 N-m, and a static coefficient of friction (COF) between the slip layer and the second side of the first grouping of less than about 0.40. The pouch essentially fully encapsulates the grouping of spike resistant textile layers and the slip layer and the slip layer and the inner surface of the pouch are in direct and intimate contact. An article containing the package is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Yunzhang Wang, Heather J. Hayes
  • Patent number: 10513805
    Abstract: A spike resistant package containing a pouch, a first grouping of spike resistant textile layers, and a slip layer. Each of the textile layers within the first grouping of textile layers contains a plurality of interwoven yarns or fibers having a tenacity of about 5 or more grams per denier. At least a portion of the spike resistant textile layers comprise about 10 wt. % or less, based on the total weight of the spike resistant textile layer, of a coating comprising a plurality of particles having a diameter of about 20 ?m or less on at least one of the surfaces of the spike resistant textile layer. The slip layer has a stiffness of less than about 0.01 N-m and a static coefficient of friction (COF) between the slip layer and the second side of the first grouping of less than about 0.40. The pouch encapsulates the grouping of textile layers and slip layer. An article containing the package is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Milliken & Company
    Inventors: Yunzhang Wang, Heather J. Hayes
  • Patent number: 10513084
    Abstract: The illustrative embodiment comprises the sewing of fibers into a sewing substrate, which is then overmolded, to enable the manufacture of strong and lightweight articles with complex geometries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Arevo, Inc.
    Inventor: Hemant Bheda
  • Patent number: 10507750
    Abstract: A magnetic auto upholstery panel has an upholstery fabric layer. A foam layer has a first side and a second side. The first side of the foam layer is adhered to the upholstery fabric layer. At least a magnet (or several) is attached to the second side of the foam layer. The magnetic auto upholstery panel is then placed in the desired position within the vehicle and the magnets attached to exposed metal surfaces. This is much faster than prior art methods and therefore saves the customer money, but it also is much easier to correct any mistakes made when installing auto upholstery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventor: Ian M Horgan