Patents Examined by Christopher T. Schatz
  • Patent number: 11001043
    Abstract: A composite product comprising a metakaolin-based mineral polymer. The composite product has a number of applications including use as a fire resistant material, use as a thermally insulating material and use as an impact resistance material. Methods of preparing a composite product according to the present invention and a kit of parts for preparing the composite product are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: ALSITEK LIMITED
    Inventor: Harun Ihsan
  • Patent number: 11004720
    Abstract: A system and method for cleaning and inspecting ring frames is disclosed here. In one embodiment, a ring frame processing system includes: a cleaning station configured to remove a first tape on a first surface of a ring frame using a first blade, clean first adhesive residues from the first tape on the first surface of the ring frame using a first wheel brush, and remove second adhesive residues from a second tape on a second surface of the ring frame using a second blade; and an inspection station, wherein the inspection station comprises an automated optical inspection system configured to determine the cleanness of the first and second surfaces of the ring frame after cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chien-Fa Lee, Hsu-Shui Liu, Jiun-Rong Pai, Shou-Wen Kuo, Jian-Hung Chen, Meng-Chen Lin, Chung-Hsin Chien, Hsuan Lee, Boris Huang
  • Patent number: 10994466
    Abstract: A blow molding machine includes a support member and a moving mechanism that moves the support member to a projecting position a storing position. The blow molding machine includes a first fixed fulcrum shaft, and the support member includes a base end portion rotatably supported by the first fixed fulcrum shaft and a free end portion provided with a first movable fulcrum shaft. The moving mechanism includes a plurality of links connected rotatably to each other, one of the plurality of links being rotatably supported by the movable fulcrum shaft of the support member, and, when the support member is set at the projecting position, the plurality of links are maintained linearly by a first angle fixing tool, thereby enabling the plurality of links to serve as a leg portion that supports the free end portion of the support member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Horigome, Toshio Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10996808
    Abstract: The present application relates to a method for producing a laminated film. The present application further relates to a laminated film and to the uses thereof. The present invention further relates to a touch sensitive film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: CANATU OY
    Inventors: Ilkka Varjos, Liam O'Suillebhain, Dewei Tian, Elisa Koponen
  • Patent number: 10988340
    Abstract: A method of forming a fracking tool, such as a frac ball or a frac plug mandrel, may include: applying a resin to wet a filament; winding the wetted filament to form a cylinder; placing the cylinder in a cylindrical mold; increasing a pressure in the cylindrical mold to at least 3,000 psi; curing the resin at the pressure and a temperature of at least 250° F.; and extracting the cylinder from the mold. In some instances, the method may further include adding the resin and/or another resin into the cylindrical mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel B. Hannula, Cody J. Janes, Randall J. Philpot, Carlton J. Sudbury
  • Patent number: 10988974
    Abstract: A high speed parallel manufacturing line for manufacturing insulated glass units, the manufacturing line including a front conveyor system, a back conveyor system, a shuttle mechanism that distributes glass lites to the front conveyor system and the back conveyor system, an insulated glass unit spacer applicator having a spacer dispensing head configured to apply perimeter spacer material to one of the glass lites, the spacer head being proportionally movable relative to the glass lite as the glass lite is conveyed on the front conveyor mechanism to apply the perimeter spacer material to create a spacer applied lite and a gas press. A secondary edge sealing unit has a first secondary edge sealing head and a second secondary edge sealing head, each of the first secondary edge sealing head and the second secondary edge sealing head applying edge sealant to portion of a perimeter of an insulated glass unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Erdman Automation Corporation
    Inventor: Morgan Donohue
  • Patent number: 10986727
    Abstract: According to an exemplary embodiment of the present invention, by providing an apparatus for fabricating a stretchable electronic element including a chamber, a plurality of sample portions loaded into the chamber and spaced apart from each other, while the chamber is maintained at atmospheric pressure, and a movable member moving the plurality of sample portions and compressing each of the plurality of sample portions together while the chamber is kept under vacuum, it is possible to fabricate variable stretchable electronic elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Jong Tae Lim, Seung Youl Kang, Jae Bon Koo, Seongdeok Ahn, Jeong Ik Lee, Bock Soon Na, Hyunkoo Lee, Sung Haeng Cho
  • Patent number: 10981354
    Abstract: A carpet waste composite and method for making the same are disclosed. In one embodiment of the method, unadulterated layers of carpet having a backing side and a tufted side are provided. An initial unfused carpet layer is made by placing two cleaned, unadulterated layers of carpet tufted side-to-tufted side with homogenous and non-adhesive, non-binding contact therebetween. Heat and pressure followed by cooling are applied to furnish an initial fused carpet layer. An iterative unfused carpet layer is created by placing two cleaned, unadulterated layers of carpet tufted side-to-tufted side with the initial fused carpet layer interposed therebetween using non-adhesive, non-binding contact. Heat and pressure followed by cooling are applied to furnish an iterative fused carpet layer. The process of adding layers may continue as required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventor: Daniel R. McIntyre
  • Patent number: 10968527
    Abstract: Systems and method for fabricating a metal core truss panel with seamlessly embedded features in accordance with embodiments of the invention are illustrated. One embodiment includes a method for producing a metal core truss panel composite, the method including fabricating a sacrificial core truss panel including a plurality of interconnected truss members and at least one embedded feature, and plating the sacrificial core truss panel with a layer of metal forming a metal core truss panel including a plurality of interconnected metal truss members and at least one seamlessly embedded metal feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Douglas C. Hofmann, Scott N. Roberts
  • Patent number: 10967623
    Abstract: A method for producing elasticized composite side panels and non-elasticized side panels, comprising: feeding a continuous web of a first non-extensible material having longitudinal side edges along a first direction parallel to a longitudinal axis of said web, forming in said web, in a position within said longitudinal edges, and at a pitch, a plurality of oblong openings having a major axis substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of said web, each opening having a maximum transverse dimension with a first length, a maximum longitudinal dimension with a second length, and two longitudinal end zones, forming a plurality of rectangular elements of elastic material having in a relaxed condition two minor sides with a first dimension greater than said first length and two major sides with a second dimension at least equal to said second length of said oblong openings, said elements of elastic material being elastically extensible at least along the first dimension, transferring each of said rectangular e
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: FAMECCANICA.DATA S.P.A.
    Inventors: Gabriele Sablone, Alessandro D'Andrea
  • Patent number: 10960610
    Abstract: Provided is a production method for a film laminate by which a tough film can be bonded to a brittle film while the breakage of the brittle film is prevented. The production method for a film laminate of the present invention includes bonding a tough film having an elongated shape to a brittle film having an elongated shape while conveying the brittle film, wherein the method includes bonding the tough film and the brittle film to each other by bringing the tough film close to the brittle film, followed by blowing of a gas from a side of the tough film opposite to the brittle film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junichi Inagaki, Takeshi Murashige, Kazuhito Hosokawa, Toshihiro Kanno, Kota Nakai
  • Patent number: 10960609
    Abstract: A method of making a window assembly having an electrically heated portion includes providing a glass pane having a major surface. An electrically conductive material is disposed over at least a portion of the major surface of the glass pane. One or more wire assemblies are attached to the electrically conductive material. A light curable potting material is disposed over the one or more wire assemblies. The potting material covers a portion of each of the one or more wire assemblies and adheres to a portion of the major surface of the glass pane. The light curable potting material flows over the one or more electrical wire assemblies and the major surface of the glass pane such that in 1 minute or less the light curable potting material has an outer surface that is in a parallel relationship with the major surface of the glass pane. Also, the light curable potting material is dimensionally stable in 5 minutes or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Pilkington Group Limited
    Inventor: Julia Bronwen Maclachlan
  • Patent number: 10953560
    Abstract: A system for converting and attaching material strips to a substrate includes a dispenser configured to advance an elongated tape having length l1 and width w1 with l1>w1 relative to a surface of a substrate. A cutting tool cuts the elongated tape transversely along the width w1 of the tape to produce a strip having length l2 and width w2. During the cutting, a portion of the cutting Stool pushes a first surface of the strip against a gripper while cutting the tape. The gripper holds the first surface of the strip against the gripper while moving to position an opposing, second surface of the strip over the surface of the substrate. The gripper releases the strip after positioning the strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark J. Votava, Paul J. Cobian, Jiaying Ma, Waldo L. Lopez, Dagny M. Joffre
  • Patent number: 10953611
    Abstract: A blade mould and a method for manufacturing a blade shell part of a wind turbine blade is disclosed. The blade mould comprises a first mould frame; a mould shell supported by the first mould frame and provided with a moulding surface that defines an outer shape of the blade shell part, wherein the mould shell has a longitudinal direction and comprises a root end mould part at a first end thereof; and a first deformation device for deforming the root end mould part of the mould shell. The method comprises arranging reinforcement material on the moulding surface of the root end mould part; deforming the root end mould part to a receiving configuration; inserting the root end insert in the root end mould part; and bringing the root end mould part to a moulding configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: LM WP PATENT HOLDING A/S
    Inventor: Kristian Lehmann Madsen
  • Patent number: 10952905
    Abstract: A pulpless core is provided with flexibility for superabsorbent expansion by using elastic strands stretched and coupled to a nonwoven layer, and then relaxed partially to create receiving valleys (puckers) and the puckers are provided with superabsorbent polymer, and then a layer of nonwoven or acquisition film can be coupled on top of nonwoven/elastic/sap carrier layers to create an absorbent core laminate. A tubular core can be created and placed into a product with or without additional absorbent material between adjacent tubular members. A printed back sheet corresponding to either the tubular core shape, or void spaces between tubular members can be provide. A forming drum pocket can be profiled to match tube or tube shaped zones and elastic placements between adjacent tubes, if desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Curt G. Joa, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey W. Fritz, Gottfried Jason Hohm, Cory Veldman, Daniel A. Peterson
  • Patent number: 10950480
    Abstract: An adhesive tape sticking apparatus includes a chamber includes a lower chamber and an upper chamber. The lower chamber includes a first inner space and the upper chamber includes a second inner space. An adhesive tape sheet is positioned between the upper chamber and the lower chamber. A substrate support is movable upward and downward within the lower chamber and is configured to support a substrate. A differential pressure generator is configured to generate a differential pressure between the first inner space and the second inner space. A tape support plate positioned between a first sidewall of the lower chamber and a circumferential edge of the substrate. The tape support plate is configured to contact at least a portion of the adhesive tape sheet when the adhesive tape sheet bends downward toward the first inner space when the differential pressure is generated between the first and second inner spaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Young-Min Kim, Joo-Hyung Lee, Hae-Gu Lee
  • Patent number: 10933617
    Abstract: A method for producing a metal composite material with an embedded functional structure, in which a build-up of layers comprising a number of layers that are arranged one on top of the other in the vertical direction is produced and pressed, may involve producing the build-up of layers by providing a lower layer comprising a metal substrate, arranging at least in certain portions over the lower layer in a vertical direction an intermediate layer that is in contact with the lower layer, and arranging one or more functional structures respectively in a portion of the build-up of layers. To reduce the risk of increased degradation, before the pressing, the build-up of layers may have the same thickness in the respective portion with the functional structure as in the remaining build-up of layers. Further, a metal composite material with an embedded functional structure may be produced by such a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignees: THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE AG, thyssenkrupp AG
    Inventors: Jan-Eric Ehlers, Roman Glass, Bernd Schuhmacher
  • Patent number: 10926522
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an electronic device, and more particularly, to an electronic device with laminated structure and a manufacturing method thereof. The electronic device comprises: a first substrate; a second substrate; and a solid-state adhesive layer, wherein the adhesive layer is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate. The solid-state adhesive layer reacts with the first substrate and the second substrate to form a chemically linked chain for bonding the first substrate and the second substrate. The present disclosure further selects a solid-state adhesive with both physical and chemical cohesiveness to laminate the two substrates; thereby making an electronic device more firm with higher shock resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: TPK TOUCH SOLUTIONS (XIAMEN) INC.
    Inventors: Yuezhan Lin, Xu Zhang, Wei Huang
  • Patent number: 10919237
    Abstract: An end effector comprises a plurality of vacuum ports. The plurality of vacuum ports is formed from a plurality of hollow protrusions extending from a face of the end effector. The plurality of vacuum ports is connected to a vacuum chamber receiving a vacuum from a vacuum source interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Paul R. Stone, William R. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10919246
    Abstract: A fluid chamber (20) for a shoe may be formed using pressure channels (190) in a forming mold (100A), eliminating the need to insert a nozzle or needles into the chamber for inflation. A fluid chamber so formed may have a smaller seal area than a chamber formed using an inflation needle, making the chamber more visually pleasing. Apparatus and methods for forming a fluid chamber in this fashion are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric L. Fliss, Kenneth William Fricke, Samuel Heinzman, Samuel Peter Levno