Patents Examined by Christopher C Caillouet
  • Patent number: 11220093
    Abstract: A high-speed lamination machine includes a hinged, clamshell lid, and clamped lamination chamber that uses localized and thermally isolated heating and stepper driven separation pin motion. Pneumatically actuated rollers in a track clamp the lamination chamber closed during operation. The clamshell design obviates the need for a hydraulic press and makes the lamination chamber easily accessible to other automated systems, so robots may be used to place lamination elements within the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Cameron T. McCalley, Ryan N. Klaassen, James D. Sampica
  • Patent number: 11213103
    Abstract: Provided is a gel nail sticker including: a lower laminated part which is a part directly attached to a nail or a toenail, and has a color or a pattern, and is formed of a flexible material to correspond to a curved surface of the nail or the toenail; and an upper laminated part which is a transparent coated layer positioned on the lower laminated part and providing glossiness to a color or a pattern of the lower laminated part, and is in a flexible semi-solid state to correspond to the curved surface of the nail or the toenail before being attached to the nail or the toenail, and is cured to a solid state while maintaining a form attached to the nail or the toenail when an ultraviolet ray is irradiated to the upper laminated part after the upper laminated part is attached to the nail or the toenail.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: GLLUGA INC.
    Inventors: Gi Hyun Yu, Tae Gyu Yoo, Jae Bak Ahn
  • Patent number: 11206924
    Abstract: A countertop assembly and method of making same. The method includes obtaining at least first and second layers that each include first and second alignment openings defined therein, disposing adhesive onto the upper surface of the first layer or the bottom surface of the second layer, stacking the second layer on the first layer, aligning the first alignment openings and aligning the second alignment openings, inserting a first alignment rod through the aligned first alignment openings, inserting a second alignment rod through the aligned second alignment openings, allowing the adhesive to dry to form a countertop stack assembly, and machining the countertop stack assembly to remove at least a portion of a surface of the first layer and at least a portion of a surface of the second layer to form a finished countertop assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: SAFRAN CABIN INC.
    Inventors: Nevenka Prijic, Jean-Francois Forest, Laura Hoinville
  • Patent number: 11161332
    Abstract: A system for cutting a web material and applying the web material on a substrate. The system comprises a feed roll configured to advance a web material. The system includes an anvil roll configured to receive the web material from the feed roll and provide a section of web material having a defined length. The system includes a cutting element configured to cut the web material to form the section of web material. The anvil roll is configured such that the anvil roll surface advances at an anvil roll surface speed. The feed roll is configured to rotate at a first feed roll surface speed that is slower than the anvil roll surface speed and a second feed roll surface speed that is substantially the same as the anvil roll surface speed when the cutting element cuts the web material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: H.B. Fuller Company
    Inventors: Jorge A. Nash, Orion A. Cavins
  • Patent number: 11155048
    Abstract: A material dispensing system including a first frame and a first application head. The first application head supported by the first frame including a first bias ply assembly comprising a bias ply roll supported on a bias ply dispenser unit, the first bias ply assembly configured to pass bias ply material along a bias path; and a first non-bias ply assembly comprising a non-bias ply roll supported by a non-bias ply dispenser unit, the non-bias ply assembly configured to pass non-bias ply material along a non-bias path; wherein the bias path and the non-bias path are substantially parallel. Another aspect provides a material dispensing system including a first frame and a first application head supported thereby; and a second frame and a second application head supported thereby; wherein the first frame and the second frame move in an X direction during operation. Another aspect includes preparing a composite article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: David G. Carlson, Paul K. Oldroyd, George R. Decker, Doug K. Wolfe
  • Patent number: 11155430
    Abstract: A method for bonding the tail of a convolutely wound log to the body is provided. The method comprises the use of a bonding material to bond the tail to the wound log. The bonding material is applied to application sites arranged in a non-uniform pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Victoria Grace Strain, Gustav Andre Mellin
  • Patent number: 11155433
    Abstract: A tape machine includes a base, one or more wheels connected to the base, one or more uprights extending upwards from the base, a roller connected to the base, and a tape roll housing connected to the uprights and configured to receive a roll of tape therein to allow for rotational unwinding of the roll of tape. A cutter connected to the base and moveable between an idle position and a cut position. A blade on the cutter is moveable to cut the tape when in cut position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Inventors: Richard Scott Fleet, Ron Sheler
  • Patent number: 11148373
    Abstract: A manufacturing system for laying up a stringer laminate includes a lamination surface and a plurality of lamination heads including a frame filler outer ply lamination head for laying up (e.g., laminating) frame filler bottom ply at a plurality of frame filler locations. Also included is at least one frame filler inner ply lamination head for laying up one or more frame filler inner plies over a protruding portion of the frame filler bottom ply at each frame filler location. Further included is at least one stringer body lamination head laying up one or more stringer body plies defining a stringer body portion extending along the lamination surface. A frame filler outer ply lamination head is configured to lay up a frame filler top ply at each frame filler location such that the frame filler inner plies are captured between a frame filler bottom ply and a frame filler top ply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Samuel J. Knutson, Raviendra S. Suriyaarachchi, Carla G. Smith, Luis F. Velasquez
  • Patent number: 11139261
    Abstract: Provided are a film-like adhesive that can prevent the back surface of a semiconductor chip, the front surface of a substrate, or the front surface of a heat sink from being partially fractured by a filler; and a method for producing a semiconductor package using the film-like adhesive. The film-like adhesive includes an epoxy resin (A), an epoxy resin curing agent (B), a phenoxy resin (C), and a heat-conductive filler material (D), in which the heat-conductive filler (D) has an average particle size of 0.1 to 10.0 ?m, a compression ratio at break in a microcompression test of 5 to 50% of the average particle size of the sample, a fracture strength in a microcompression test of 0.01 to 2.0 GPa, and a thermal conductivity of 30 W/m·K or higher, the content of component (D) is 10 to 70 vol % with respect to the total amount of the components (A) to (D), and the thermal conductivity after thermal curing is 1.0 W/m·K or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventors: Minoru Morita, Noriyuki Kirikae
  • Patent number: 11135787
    Abstract: A fiber placement head assembly for applying a plurality of composite tape segments on a mold that includes a fiber placement head configured to receive composite tape from a composite tape source and apply the composite tape to the mold. The assembly also includes one or more air-operating conveyors, coupled with the fiber placement head, each having an inlet that is configured to receive an end of composite tape from the composite tape source, an outlet configured to provide the end of composite tape to the fiber placement head, and one or more inline vacuum conveyors that are configured to receive compressed fluid from a source and direct the compressed fluid toward the outlet thereby transporting the end of the composite tape from the inlet to the outlet and into the fiber placement head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Inventors: Michael N. Grimshaw, Christopher D. Nicholson
  • Patent number: 11124380
    Abstract: A sheet binding apparatus according to an embodiment includes a tape holding section and a guide section. The tape holding section holds a tape in at least two parts. The guide section guides a sheet bundle to between the two parts of the tape. The tape holding section bends and holds the tape to be convex to a conveying direction downstream side of the sheet bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Inventor: Kikuo Mizutani
  • Patent number: 11117333
    Abstract: There is disclosed a composite material lay-up head (20) for applying elongate fibre reinforcement material (14) to a tool (12), the head (20) comprising: at least one elongate tow guide channel (32) for guiding fibre reinforcement material (14) from a tow inlet (33) to a tow outlet (35) of the channel (32); and feed apparatus (36, 38) for feeding fibre reinforcement material through the at least one channel (32); wherein the or each channel (32) is provided with at least one nozzle (60) arranged so that in use a jet of gas can be delivered into the channel (32) so as to inhibit contact between fibre reinforcement material (14) in the channel (32) and the channel (32).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce plc
    Inventor: James Tingle
  • Patent number: 11096834
    Abstract: Process for making discrete fibrous layers, comprising the steps of continuously depositing fibers in an endless series of molds, with two neighboring molds connected by a connecting section, transferring the resulting continuous fibrous layer to another endless moving surface and cutting the continuous fibrous layer at the connecting sections to form discrete fibrous layers. The molds comprise at least one raised element that prevents fiber deposition in the raised element area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Walter Pieter Hendrik Laurentius van der Klugt, Ute Fröhlich, Ernesto Gabriel Bianchi
  • Patent number: 11091288
    Abstract: The present invention is an apparatus and method for cutting individual label strips from a roll of label web utilizing a cutter assembly. A label cutter comprises a cutter assembly for continuously and independently controlling the rotational speeds of a rotating cutter shaft, a stationary shaft, and a label feed roller is provided. The length of the label strip is controlled by the distinct speed of rotation of a stationary knife, the stationary knife is rotatably coupled to the stationary shaft. At least one cutter blade is operatively associated to the rotating cutter shaft for cutting the label web. The stationary knife rotates with a to speed of rotation different from the speed of rotation of the cutter blade to produce longer or shorter label length strips. The frequency at which the cutter blade meets the stationary knife is inversely related to the length of the label strip that is produced during cut off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 17, 2021
    Assignee: Elum Inc.
    Inventors: Ranbir Singh Claire, Vinay Leeladhar Piratla, Karmen Claire
  • Patent number: 11077623
    Abstract: A device for welding thermoplastic tubes to a welding method, and to a welding knife. The device is provided for welding thermoplastic tubes, wherein the tubes are placed into tube holders and squeezed with the aid of tube clamps. A welding knife is moved between the first and the second tube holder and severs the tubes in the process. Cut ends and residual ends are thereby produced. The cut ends are aligned with one another by a relative movement of one tube holder with respect to the other tube holder and, by a horizontal movement of the two tube holders, are welded simultaneously to form continuous tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Inventors: Peter Bühler, Willy Fluder, Markus Wyss
  • Patent number: 11066204
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying self-adhesive labels includes a supporting base for at least one reel of a ribbon that supports self-adhesive labels, elements of feeding the ribbon to a head for applying the self-adhesive labels, and a device for taking up the ribbon. The application head can move on command about an orientation axis in order to vary its own direction of extension with respect to the unwinding direction of the ribbon from the reel. The feeder elements include at least one redirection roller, the rotation axis of which can rotate on command, with respect to the reel, about an adjustment axis that is substantially parallel to the orientation axis in order to bring the direction of extension of the ribbon at the application head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: SACMI VERONA S.P.A.
    Inventors: Maurizio Pedercini, Matteo Grioni
  • Patent number: 11052560
    Abstract: A vehicle is wrapped by an adhesive film which is then slit by applying first tape to the vehicle having a longitudinally extending filament carried by the tape at a position spaced from the side edges. A second tape is applied over the film at the first tape body so as to bridge to each side of the filament and pulling the filament so as to tear through the film and the first ad second tapes body with the second tape applying a force to the film acting to reduce tendency of the film to pull away from the object during the cutting by the filament as the filament is pulled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Inventor: Garry Cyrille Alfred VanDenBerghe
  • Patent number: 11052618
    Abstract: Tape layup systems and associated methods. A tape layup system includes a feed spool and an uptake spool. The feed spool is configured to carry a tape roll of tackifier tape that includes a tackifier material and a backing material, and the uptake spool is configured to carry a backing material roll of the backing material. The tape layup system further includes a torque transmission system configured to convey a torque from the feed spool to the uptake spool. The tape layup system is configured such that conveying a torque from the feed spool to the uptake spool operates to draw the backing material onto the backing material roll. A method of operating a tape layup system includes generating tension in a tackifier tape to rotate a feed spool and consequently rotating an uptake spool to draw a backing material onto a backing material roll.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Allen Halbritter
  • Patent number: 11052617
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a plank stringer for use in an aircraft includes grouping a plurality of stacked plies of reinforcing material into a plurality of charges, where each charge in the plurality of charges includes a substack of plies. The method also includes grouping the plurality of charges into two or more groups such that, for each charge in a given group, a respective substack of plies includes a sequence of orientation angles with respect to a longitudinal axis of the plank stringer corresponding to the given group. The method also includes laying up each group of charges as a continuous blanket of plies, where each continuous blanket of plies includes the respective substack of plies for each charge in the respective group. The method also includes cutting each continuous blanket of plies into the respective group of charges and stacking the plurality of charges to form the plank stringer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Scott M. Spencer, Jessica R. Hughes, Jae Dong Hwang, Joseph L. Sweetin, Kanna M. Pham, Jaime C. Garcia, Gregory P. Freed, Frederick T. Calkins, Cynthia G. Feng, Jiangtian Cheng
  • Patent number: 11020282
    Abstract: A method for producing a chassis web for a disposable pant article, the method including feeding a first continuous base web in a machine direction; attaching a continuous elastic waistband component to the first base web in an attachment area extending in the machine direction; attaching a second continuous base web to the first continuous base web and the continuous waistband component, covering at least the continuous waistband component, thereby forming a compound base web having first and second side edges, the attachment area being spaced apart from at least one of the first and second side edges of the compound base web; severing the compound base web and the attached waistband component by cutting; shifting positions of the first panel web and the second panel web in a cross machine direction; forming a coherent chassis web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Essity Hygiene and Health Aktiebolag
    Inventors: Lucas Bäck, Karin Ljungberg