Patents Examined by Brian R Slawski
  • Patent number: 10328669
    Abstract: A method is provided for assembling a stack-up including a first workpiece with a clearance hole and a second workpiece. The method comprises adhering an adhesive to a first face of the first workpiece so as to completely cover and close the clearance hole and securing the second workpiece to a second face of the first workpiece with an adhesive. A stack-up and the method of capturing adhesive squeeze-out during a stack-up assembly process are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Garret Sankey Huff, Amanda Kay Freis
  • Patent number: 10322552
    Abstract: A method of repairing a contoured structure is provided. The method includes forming and curing on the contoured structure an armature formed of materials that are curable at a temperature lower than a service limit temperature of materials of the contoured structure and removing the armature from the contoured structure and placing the armature with prepregs laminated thereon in an oven to heat cure the armature and the prepregs to form a repair patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: Jonathan K. Garhart
  • Patent number: 10314349
    Abstract: A sleeve for a protective garment, such as a medical gown, includes a knit, woven, or non-woven layer and a seamless layer that are laminated together. The knit, woven, or non-woven layer can be a circularly knit seamless layer, or alternatively can have seams. The seamless layer can be water or vapor impermeable or resistant so as to prevent microorganisms, pathogens, liquids, or other substances from passing through the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Medline Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Megan Walsh
  • Patent number: 10307937
    Abstract: A method for implementing a channel (56) includes providing a preform (20) having a recess (22) therein and heating a channel implementation element (30?) to a temperature greater than a melting temperature of a material of the preform (20). An external contour of the channel implementation element (30?) at least regionally corresponds to an internal contour of the channel (56) to be implemented. The method then moves the heated channel implementation and/or the preform (20) in relation to one another so that the heated channel implementation element (56) at least regionally moves into the recess (22) in a moving-in direction. The material of the preform (20) is at least partially melted in a region around the recess (20) and is at least partially displaced by the channel implementation element (30?), wherein at least a part of the channel (56) to be implemented is thus implemented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Sartorius Stedim Biotech GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Regen, Sebastian Purmann, Nikoloudis Paschalis, Christian Grimm
  • Patent number: 10307977
    Abstract: A method for patching a hole in a composite parent structure. The method comprises: inserting an insert in the hole; placing a composite patch having a multiplicity of curved flexible members on one side of the composite parent structure in a position where a central portion of the composite patch overlies the insert and the flexible members confront opposing portions of the composite parent structure providing adhesive between the composite patch, the insert, and the composite parent structure; pressing the composite patch against the composite parent structure with sufficient pressure to force the flexible members to conform to the shape of the composite parent structure; and while the flexible members are in a stressed state, curing the adhesive in a manner that causes the flexible members to bond to the parent structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Gary E. Georgeson, Kenneth H. Griess
  • Patent number: 10307976
    Abstract: A method of repairing a first automotive part that includes providing a connector tab and applying a fluidic thermoplastic material to the connector tab and/or the first automotive part to attach the connector tab to the first automotive part. The connector tab comprises: a retainer portion sized to attach to the first automotive part, wherein the retainer portion has a plurality of holes formed therethrough, and wherein the plurality of holes is configured to receive the fluidic thermoplastic material to secure the retainer portion to the first automotive part; and a coupler portion defining a shape corresponding to a portion of the first automotive part, the coupler portion forming a coupler, which is configured to operably engage another coupler of a second automotive part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventors: Dustin Harrier, Jason Milazzo
  • Patent number: 10302238
    Abstract: A lining drum which has a tubular body having open ends, an inlet for compressed air and an outlet for liner is disclosed. The lining drum has end pieces removably attached to the tubular body for closing the open ends of the tubular body, a rotatable shaft inside the tubular body and a crank for rotating the shaft. The end piece has a spring-loaded flange mounting, wherein bias of springs pushes the flange mounting towards the tubular body and a closed position of the flange mounting, and air pressure inside the lining drum pushes the flange mounting away from the tubular body and towards an open position of the flange mounting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Innotia Eesti Oü
    Inventor: Mika Lokkinen
  • Patent number: 10288554
    Abstract: A moisture detecting bleeder material includes a fiberglass material and a moisture absorption indicator material. The moisture absorption indicator material is a component of the fiberglass material and undergoes a color change from a first color to a second color when exposed to moisture. The color change may be thermally irreversible below a threshold temperature (e.g., below a temperature of 450° F.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Megan N. Watson, Justin H. Register, Meredith M. Bird
  • Patent number: 10279575
    Abstract: A method for bonding a contact surface of a first substrate to a contact surface of a second substrate comprising of the steps of: positioning the first substrate on a first receiving surface of a first receiving apparatus and positioning the second substrate on a second receiving surface of a second receiving apparatus; establishing contact of the contact surfaces at a bond initiation site; and bonding the first substrate to the second substrate along a bonding wave which is travelling from the bond initiation site to the side edges of the substrates, wherein the first substrate and/or the second substrate is/are deformed for alignment of the contact surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventors: Thomas Wagenleitner, Markus Wimplinger, Friedrich Paul Lindner, Thomas Plach, Florian Kurz
  • Patent number: 10265914
    Abstract: A method for forming a hybrid structure is provided. The method includes applying a sealant to a first component fabricated from a first material, coupling an isolation sheet to the sealant, and coupling a second component to the isolation sheet. The isolation sheet and the second component are fabricated from a second material that is different than the first material to facilitate preventing formation of a galvanic cell within the hybrid structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Marcus Alexander Erickson
  • Patent number: 10266292
    Abstract: Systems and methods for reinforcing structures with composite reinforcement systems are disclosed herein. According to aspects of the present disclosure, a carrier of a composite reinforcement system for repairing and/or reinforcing a physical structure is disclosed. The carrier includes a plurality of carbon fibers. Each carbon fiber has a longitudinal axis and a length extending in a generally 0 degree direction. The carrier further includes at least one fiberglass fiber having a longitudinal axis and a length extending in a generally 90 degree direction across the plurality of carbon fibers. The plurality of carbon fibers constitute at least about 70 wt % of the carrier and the at least one fiberglass fiber constitutes at most about 30 wt % of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Neptune Research, LLC
    Inventors: Christopher J. Lazzara, Richard J. Lazzara, Venkatachala S. Minnikanti, Davie Peguero, Tony Anderson, Armand Herold
  • Patent number: 10259148
    Abstract: In one embodiment of an apparatus for manufacturing a rubber sheet, a continuous rubber material is supplied onto a supply conveyor in a meandering state by supplying the continuous rubber material onto the supply conveyor while moving rubber supply device in a reciprocating manner in a roll axial direction. The rubber supply device has a full width moving mode in which the rubber supply device moves in the roll axial direction such that the continuous rubber material has a meandering shape of a width corresponding to a width of a rubber sheet, and a partial width moving mode in which the rubber supply device moves in the roll axial direction such that the continuous rubber material has a meandering shape of a width obtained by excluding widths of both edge portions of the rubber sheet from the width of the rubber sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventors: Takuya Ishida, Junji Itakura
  • Patent number: 10252263
    Abstract: Microfluidic devices are provided for conducting fluid assays, for example biological assays, that have the ability to move fluids through multiple channels and pathways in a compact, efficient, and low cost manner. Discrete flow detection elements, preferably extremely short hollow flow elements, with length preferably less than 700 micron, preferably less than 500 micron, and internal diameter preferably of between about 50+/?25 micron, are provided with capture agent, and are inserted into microfluidic channels by tweezer or vacuum pick-and-place motions at fixed positions in which they are efficiently exposed to fluids for conducting assays. Close-field electrostatic attraction is employed to define the position of the elements and enable ready withdrawal of the placing instruments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: CyVek, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin A. Putnam, Jeffrey T. Branciforte, Charles O. Stanwood
  • Patent number: 10245788
    Abstract: A method for thermal compensation during an additive manufacturing process. In some aspects, the method may include receiving, at a CNC machine, information relating to a material used in the additive manufacturing process, wherein the received information includes at least a Coefficient for Thermal Expansion (CTE) for the material. The method may further include modifying a distance of travel for a first pre-programmed tool path based on at least the Coefficient for Thermal Expansion (CTE).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Thermwood Corporation
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Susnjara
  • Patent number: 10239285
    Abstract: A spin fastening system includes a first member and an adhesive layer applied to the first member. A second member is positioned in contact with the adhesive layer. At least a portion of the adhesive layer is cured after the second member is positioned in contact with the adhesive layer to render at least the portion of the adhesive layer substantially rigid. At least one spin fastener is inserted successively through each of the second member, the cured portion of the adhesive layer, and the first member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: Bradley J. Blaski, Steven Cipriano, Richard C. Janis, Pei-chung Wang
  • Patent number: 10231504
    Abstract: Articles of apparel including an encapsulated insulation panel with a plurality of spaced apart insulation sections, methods of making the encapsulated insulation panels, and methods of making the articles of appeal are provided. Methods of making articles of apparel may include bonding an encapsulated insulation panel to a first fabric layer with an adhesive film. Methods of making articles of apparel may also include coupling the encapsulated insulation panel to a second fabric layer with an adhesive tape to form a multilayer fabric. The bonding and coupling of an encapsulated insulation panel to the fabric layers may be performed with using one or more presses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Reebok International Limited
    Inventors: Patrick Schuller O'Sullivan, Emily Stableford
  • Patent number: 10232318
    Abstract: Each cell is pressurized with gas from outside of the cell, the amount of permeation of the gas permeated into each cell is measured, and a cell having the amount of permeation greater than (average value of all cells+A) (wherein A is a predetermined value of ? to 6?, where ? is the standard deviation) is considered to be defective. Alternatively, pressure is reduced for each cell, the degree of vacuum in each cell is measured, and a cell having the degree of vacuum worse than (average value of all cells+A) is considered to be defective. Then, a polymer compound is poured into the defective cells of the monolithic separation membrane structure and cured so that the defective cells are sealed. Alternatively, the polymer compound formed in advance as the sealing member is inserted into the defective cells to seal the defective cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Makoto Miyahara, Makiko Ichikawa, Kenji Yajima, Shinji Nakamura, Ryujiro Nagasaka
  • Patent number: 10220574
    Abstract: A composite housing and a method of assembling a composite housing for a scanning assembly. A body of the housing defines an opening of a first perimeter. A polymethylpentene scanning plate is provided which has lip with a marginally larger perimeter than the first perimeter. During assembly of the composite housing, at least a part of scanning plate is thermally contracted to allow it to be positioned within the opening such that the peripheral side surface of the scanning surface faces the edge of the body. When the scanning plate returns to ambient temperature and expands at least a portion of the side surface of the scanning plate engages the edge of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: CapeRay Medical (Pty) Ltd
    Inventor: Raphael V Smith
  • Patent number: 10205134
    Abstract: A packaging method and a display device are disclosed. The packaging method includes: packaging a display element on a substrate having the display element disposed thereon to form a package covering the display element, wherein a first substance is disposed on at least a part of the substrate inside the package, the first substance including thermite; and initiating the first substance to obtain a second substance including a product of the thermite reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventor: Weifeng Zhou
  • Patent number: 10195782
    Abstract: A foam twin-sheet formed air filled gasket is provided. The foam sheets need not be covered with one or more layers of air impermeable materials before, during or after the twin-sheet forming process. Methods for manufacturing the air filled gaskets are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Bianchi, Bradley J. Hazen