Patents Examined by Brian R Slawski
  • Patent number: 11325767
    Abstract: A packaging container for holding contents such as fresh food. The container comprises a tray having a flange, a pre-formed scaling ring and a flexible film for sealing in the contents of the tray. The sealing ring is made from fiber, filament or tape (“FFT”) that is shaped into a shape that matches the shape of the tray flange. The sealing ring is adhered to the tray flange by heat welding or other means and the flexible film is adhered to the sealing ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard A. Schwarz
  • Patent number: 11318690
    Abstract: A process for the nanostructuring of fibers in fiber-composite plastics, where a sulfur-containing nanostructure is formed. Also, a plastics matrix with such nanostructured fibers is disclosed, and also a process for the repair of fibers in a fiber-composite plastic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
    Inventors: Benedikt Rauh, Maximilian Kolb
  • Patent number: 11312104
    Abstract: A sheath for an elongated object is made by first combining an adhesive tape comprised of a substrate strip and a first adhesive coating at least partially covering the substrate strip with an adhesive-free band to form a laminate. Then the substrate strip and the band are overlapped at least largely such that, at the overlap, the first adhesive coating is between the substrate strip and the band. Finally the first adhesive coating is formed at the overlap between the substrate strip and the band of a plurality of spaced adhesive substrips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Andreas Hohmann, Timo Leermann, Peter Rambusch, Rene Rambusch
  • Patent number: 11298899
    Abstract: A method of repairing a composite structure includes providing an assembled composite structure comprising a substantially rigid outer component, wherein the composite structure comprises a void space at least partially bounded by the outer component. The method further includes forming an injection hole through the outer component to provide a path between the void space and space external to the composite structure. The method further includes injecting foam into the void space through the injection hole while the foam is in a substantially unexpanded state and expanding the foam within the void space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Suvankar Mishra, Vance Newton Cribb, III
  • Patent number: 11298887
    Abstract: A package is provided that is formed from a packaging material, such as film, having increased adhesive in critical locations, such as adjacent folds in the end seal and other areas so that that the increased adhesive can at least partially fill voids adjacent such folds. The additional, localized sealant material is applied in a plurality of discrete locations in the end seal or other region adjacent where folds are formed and overlap with a sealant layer so as to provide additional sealant material for at least partially filling the voids without being present throughout the entirety, majority or large portions of the packaging material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Intercontinental Great Brands LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Ferris
  • Patent number: 11299212
    Abstract: A system of connected elements for a motor vehicle includes: a first element which has at least one depression on a surface; a second element which is arranged on the first element in such a manner that a surface of the second element and the depression of the first element form a cavity; a filling opening which forms an access to the cavity; and an adhesive which at least partially fills the cavity and thereby adhesively bonds the first element to the second element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventor: Philip E. Weber
  • Patent number: 11287078
    Abstract: The application relates to a method for producing a double-walled pipe (1) and a pipe (1) of this type, having an outer pipe (3) which is press-fitted with an inner pipe (2) consisting of a corrosion-resistant alloy, wherein an adhesive (4) is inserted at least in regions between the outer pipe (3) and the inner pipe (2), wherein, after adhering the inner pipe (2) with the outer pipe (3), the inner pipe (2) and the adhesive layer (4) are removed at the pipe ends, and the inner side of the outer pipe (3) is plated via an integral connection with the inner pipe (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: H. Butting GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Thomas Schüller
  • Patent number: 11283096
    Abstract: A method for fabricating an electrochemical sensor material includes positioning sheets of molded graphene nanoplatelets on each side of a proton exchange membrane and integrating graphene nanoplatelets into regions of the proton exchange membrane adjacent its surfaces by applying heat to increase the temperature of the proton exchange membrane to its glass transition temperature and applying compressive pressure to press a portion of each sheet of molded graphene nanoplatelets into the softened polymeric material of the proton exchange membrane. Following application of heat and pressure, the proton exchange membrane is cooled and excess graphene material is exfoliated. Electrochemical sensor components are cut from the material and electrochemical devices and systems are constructed therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Arborsense, Inc.
    Inventors: Girish Kulkarni, Donald Kahaian
  • Patent number: 11280092
    Abstract: A method of providing a covering element with a connection element for covering a hinge part of a roof window comprising the steps of engraving an interior surface of the covering element to provide an engraved surface with at least one cavity by subjecting the covering element to a laser beam at a polar angle, ?1, and attaching the connection element to the covering element by introducing an anchor portion of the connection element into the least one cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Inventors: Bjarne Harbo, Lucas Willemoes Hesselhof
  • Patent number: 11267222
    Abstract: This invention describes a 3-layer insulation material (10) comprising a first fabric layer (12), a second fabric layer (14) and a third fluted intermediate fabric layer (16) between the first and the second fabric layers (12, 14), the fluted intermediate fabric layer (16) being attached alternately to the first and the second fabric layer (12, 14) with longitudinal seams (18a-18n) forming longitudinal channels (20a-20n) for the insulation material (22) having individual insulation material (22) bundle in-side each longitudinal channel (20a-20n). Also disclosed are a method and an arrangement for producing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: ORIGOPRO OY
    Inventor: Veijo Tuoriniemi
  • Patent number: 11254045
    Abstract: A method and system for inserting a liner and lining pipes from inside a water main or other larger pipe. The method and system generally includes inserting a string inside the first pipe between a first end and a second end, inserting the string through a liner positioning tool, attaching a first end of the string to the liner, and then pulling the liner into the first pipe with the first string such that the liner extends from the first end to the second end of the pipe. One end of the string may be attached to the liner by a pulling insert, which may be a threaded insert that screws into an end of the liner, and which may further include a fluid passage to allow hot water or other fluid to flow through the insert while the string is connected to it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventor: Jeffrey M. Tanner
  • Patent number: 11246381
    Abstract: A method for forming a double-sided loop strap includes: receiving a continuous longitudinal strip of loop material including a strip-form base bearing a field of upstanding loops on a fastening side of the strip bounded by opposite longitudinal edges, folding each of the longitudinal edges away from the fastening side, such that the base overlaps itself, and securing the folded edges in place by permanently bonding together overlapped areas of the base to form the double-sided loop strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: Velcro IP Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Mary L. Watts, James T. Grady, Andrew Collins
  • Patent number: 11234699
    Abstract: A buttress assembly is configured to temporarily adhere to a wet surgical stapler end effector. The buttress assembly includes a buttress body and a humidity tolerant adhesive material. The humidity tolerant adhesive material is applied to at least one side of the buttress body. The humidity tolerant adhesive material is configured to hold the buttress body to an underside of an anvil or a deck of a staple cartridge for at least five minutes in an environment of 100% relative humidity at approximately 37° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Cilag GmbH International
    Inventors: Frederick E. Shelton, IV, Michael J. Vendely, Prudence A. Turner, Jackie Donners, Mark Timmer, Rao S. Bezwada, Aidan Craigwood, Caroline Hagerman, Ashley Easter, Kathrin Holtzmann
  • Patent number: 11225797
    Abstract: A hand tool has a plurality of similarly or identically shaped rollers aligned end-to-end along an axle such that the outer surface of each respective roller moves about an axis define by the axle. The hand tool may be a roofing roller tool that enables an impermeable vapor membrane or sheet to be applied to a vertical wall extending upwardly from an outer perimeter of a roof. The tool may be manipulated by an elongated pole handle coupled to a roller head or roller head frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Everhard Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Andrew J. Horner
  • Patent number: 11226061
    Abstract: A device for winding a reinforcing strip onto a repair length on either side of a portion to be repaired of a pipe, including: a carriage bearing a reel holder and a reel, means for rotating the carriage around the pipe and for translating same along the longitudinal axis of the pipe so that the strip is wound around the pipe in the form of a helix, means for reversing the direction of translation movement of the carriage so that, at each change of direction, the carriage moves in a direction opposite to the previous one and a layer of reinforcing strip is wound around the pipe, overlapping the previous layer. The means for translating the carriage include a conveying chain and the reversing means are actuated automatically without the intervention of an operator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: 3X Engineering
    Inventors: Stanislas Boulet D'Auria, Hacen Slimani
  • Patent number: 11225013
    Abstract: A repair method for a civil engineering work. The method includes the depositing, directly onto a portion of the work to be repaired, of a reinforcing structure formed from one or more successive layers of at least one reinforcing material which are each extruded in contact with the surface onto which the material is to be deposited, using a robot system, with the material being extruded in strips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventors: Jérôme Stubler, Julien Erdogan, Philippe Zanker
  • Patent number: 11225012
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for constructing a tubular assembly 40 comprising an inner portion (24) and a further portion (23) surrounding the inner portion. The inner portion (24) comprises reinforcement (37) and the further portion (23) being formed from a strip (50) of material comprising two opposed longitudinal marginal side portions (53). The apparatus comprises an assembly station (220) comprising a wall (253). The apparatus comprises means for advancing the inner portion (21) along a first path (231) extending passed the wall (253), and means for advancing the strip (50) along a second path (232) and causing the strip to encircle the wall (253) and thereby wrap about and surround the inner portion (21). The apparatus further comprises means (321) for introducing resinous binder into the reinforcement (37) as the strip (50) is being wrapped about the inner portion (21).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: LONG PIPES USA, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew Myers, Neil Deryck Bray Graham, Arthur Derrick Bray Graham
  • Patent number: 11214014
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns apparatus and methods for reinforcing composite materials by insertion of reinforcement pins. Example embodiments include an apparatus for reinforcing a composite preform, comprising: a carriage for introducing reinforcement pins into the composite preform, the carriage comprising a drill module, a pin feeder module and a tamper module, the assembly being translatable relative to the composite preform, wherein the drill module and pin feeder module are exchangeable between a common actuation position on the carriage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventors: Oliver J. Logan, Yusuf S. Mahadik, Stephen Hallett
  • Patent number: 11203163
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for making a sealing connection between two material layers containing plastic, especially in a product packing pouch (2), having at least one sealing station (3), comprising at least two sealing jaws (4a, 4b) situated opposite each other and movable between an open position and a sealing position, having respectively a sealing surface (5a, 5b) on their inner side facing toward the other respective sealing jaw (4b, 4a), wherein the sealing station (3) is configured such that in the open position at least two material layers (6, 7, 8) to be joined together by sealing can be arranged between the sealing jaws (4a, 4b) and in the sealing position the material layers (6, 7, 8) can be pressed together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Scaldopack SA
    Inventors: Harald Saelens, Henno Hensen
  • Patent number: 11192341
    Abstract: A method for producing a composite glass pane, includes placing a first glass pane having a thickness less than or equal to 1 mm on a support mould, wherein the first glass pane is curved into a shape determined by the support mould; placing at least one thermoplastic film on the first glass pane; placing a curved second glass pane having a thickness greater than or equal to 1.5 mm on the thermoplastic film; and joining the first glass pane to the second glass pane via the thermoplastic film to form a composite glass pane by lamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventors: Stephan Gier, Stefan Lücke, Uwe Van Der Meulen, Ingo Von Der Weiden, Richard Brocker