Patents Examined by Christopher T. Schatz
  • 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
    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
    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
  • Patent number: 10906287
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a core layer for an information carrying card, resulting information carrying card, and methods of making the same. A core layer for an information carrying card comprises at least one thermoplastic layer having at least one cavity, an inlay layer, and, and a crosslinked polymer composition. At least one portion of the inlayer layer is disposed inside the at least one cavity of the at least one thermoplastic layer. The crosslinked polymer composition is disposed over the at least one thermoplastic layer and contacting the inlayer layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: X-Card Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Mark A. Cox
  • Patent number: 10907888
    Abstract: A method of making a liner for an appliance is provided. The method includes mixing a polymeric capping layer precursor and a pigment additive to form a color capping layer. The method also includes extruding a polymeric base resin to form a polymeric base layer at a base layer formation temperature. The method further includes laminating the polymeric base layer and the color capping layer to form the liner at about the base layer formation temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Vincent D. Csapos, Mario J. Godinho, Muhammad Khizar
  • Patent number: 10899084
    Abstract: A method is provided in one example embodiment and may include forming a ply stack comprising a plurality of uncured composite plies, wherein one or more uncured composite ply of the plurality of uncured composite plies comprises a plurality of perforations that extend, at least partially, through a thickness of the one or more uncured composite ply; and compacting the ply stack to form a composite structure. The plurality of perforations may provide paths for volatiles to be removed through the thickness of the one or more uncured composite ply of the ply stack during the compacting. Volatiles may also be removed through edges of the ply stack during the compacting. In some instances, all uncured composite plies of the ply stack may include a plurality of perforations that extend, at least partially, through the thickness of each uncured composite ply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Suvankar Mishra, Jesse J. Wrabel, Vance N. Cribb, III
  • Patent number: 10899035
    Abstract: Disclosed is a tire building apparatus and a method for joining or cutting tire components. The tire building apparatus includes a rocking member that is movable in a rocking plane in a rocking motion along a rocking line, a translation guide extending parallel to the rocking line and a carriage that is displaceable along the translation guide, wherein the rocking member has a convex edge that defines a minor arc of a circle and extends up to a rotation center, wherein the rocking member is supported by the carriage at the rotation center and is angularly displaceable with respect to the carriage about a rotation axis extending through the rotation center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Gerardus Johannes Catharina Van Laar, Gerrit Roy Nijland, Cornelis-Jan Otto, Dries Vis
  • Patent number: 10894409
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing a liquid ejection head, which is capable of patterning a dry film while suppressing deformation of the dry film caused by a pressure. The method of manufacturing a liquid ejection head includes: preparing a substrate including an ejection orifice member on a first surface; forming, on an ejection orifice surface of the ejection orifice member, a protection film having communicating holes for allowing ejection orifices to communicate to outside; closing an opening of a supply port on a second surface on a side opposite to the first surface of the substrate with a dry film; and patterning the dry film by irradiating the dry film with light under a state in which the protection film is formed on the ejection orifice surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventors: Jun Yamamuro, Kazuhiro Asai, Keiji Matsumoto, Kunihito Uohashi, Keiji Watanabe, Masahisa Watanabe, Tetsushi Ishikawa, Yasuaki Tominaga, Manabu Otsuka
  • Patent number: 10890026
    Abstract: An automatic machine and an automatic method for the alternating application of a plurality of flexible spacer profiles, preferably made of expanded synthetic material, on a glass sheet in order to compose the insulating glazing, where a dynamic magazine, which contains a plurality of reels of flexible spacer profile is paired with an application head and the path of the flexible spacer profile lies around the rotation axis of the application head, thus rendering feeding from the magazine compatible, thereby allowing the alternability of the reels, with the functionality of the application head, which requires a 360° freedom of rotation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: FOR.EL S.P.A.
    Inventor: Fortunato Vianello
  • Patent number: 10882262
    Abstract: A composite manufacturing system for aircraft structures is provided. The composite manufacturing system comprises a tool for forming a composite structure, a vacuum bag, and a tool base. The tool comprises cured composite planks and layers of flexible material. The cured composite planks run parallel to each other. The layers of flexible material are positioned between and bonded to the cured composite planks. The vacuum bag surrounds the tool and is configured to apply pressure to the tool during curing of the composite structure. The tool is configured to deform in response to the pressure and prevent poor quality laminate and/or anomalies from developing in the composite structure during curing. The tool base is configured to hold the tool in place as it deforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael A. Lee, Jennifer Sue Noel, John Dempsey Morris
  • Patent number: 10882299
    Abstract: A method for applying, in particular for evenly pressing across a surface, a component to a construction part by way of a manipulator, by receiving the component to be applied by means of a first vacuum pressure in a first interstice between a supporting member and the component, displacing the manipulator with the component towards the construction part, disposing the component at at least one partial surface of the construction part by way of the manipulator, where, during disposing, a second vacuum pressure is generated in a second interstice between the supporting member and the construction part, and mounting the component at the construction part by increasing the difference between the first and second vacuum pressures, where the manipulator continuously maintains the first vacuum pressure until completion of arrangement and at least partial attachment of the component at the construction part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Ernst Hotz, Wolf-Peter Sander
  • Patent number: 10875251
    Abstract: A method and a connecting element for joining two components, at least one of which is made of a fiber-reinforced composite, are proposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: EJOT GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Dieter Kittel
  • Patent number: 10875262
    Abstract: This patent application focuses on the cutting, laying and impregnating the fiber tape using a tape laying and cutting head. The head contains a stationary or moving laser system with an in-situ mixing of resin and hardener, rollers (1,2) and a spreader (6) for pressing. The head enables manufacturing of small fiber reinforced parts avoiding the problems in manufacturing them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Qiongge Tai, Pravin Luthada, Emir Goletic, Oriol Ala Puig, Vaibhav Shah
  • Patent number: 10875286
    Abstract: Various embodiments of multilayer polymer films and multilayer structures with enhanced tear strength are provided. Also disclosed are processes and systems for producing the disclosed multilayer polymer films. The disclosed films comprise a first polymer that may be cross-linkable upon exposure to radiation, and a second polymer that is cleaved or broken when exposed to irradiation. Layers comprising the first polymer are referred to as bulk layers, and layers comprising the second polymer are referred to as scission layers. Scission layers are positioned between bulk layers. The bulk and scission layers may comprise one or more sublayers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Clysar LLC
    Inventors: Guangda Shi, Kurt Bormann
  • Patent number: 10875279
    Abstract: A method for autoclave-free lamination of a composite pane. A stack sequence of a substrate pane, at least one intermediate layer, and a cover pane is produced, a vacuum ring or a vacuum bag is placed around the stack sequence, the stack sequence is deaerated for a period of t?8 min and at a temperature T from 0° C. to 30° C. by application of a negative pressure of p?0.3 bar to the vacuum ring or the vacuum bag, the stack sequence is heated to a temperature T of 70° C. to 115° C., the stack sequence is deaerated for a period t of t?8 min by application of a negative pressure of p?0.3 bar to the vacuum ring or the vacuum bag, the stack sequence is cooled to a temperature T<70° C., the vacuum ring or the vacuum bag is aerated and removed, the stack sequence is heated to a temperature T from 40° C. to 120° C., the stack sequence is pressed together between at least two opposing calender rollers of a first calender unit over the entire width b of the stack sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Stephan Gier, Stefan Luecke, Wojciech Kluczewski
  • Patent number: 10870779
    Abstract: The present application provides a re-releasable aqueous pressure-sensitive adhesive composition containing: as a main component, an emulsion [A] of a (meth)acrylic acid-based ester copolymer, an emulsion [B] of a (meth)acrylic acid-based ester copolymer, and a crosslinker [C]. The emulsion [A] contains a constituent unit that has a carboxy group or a hydroxy group and reacts with a crosslinker. The emulsion [B] is included in the composition in an amount of 0.6 parts by mass or more in terms of a solid content based on 100 parts by mass of a solid content of the emulsion [A] and functions as a crosslinking assistant. The emulsion [B] has a peculiar structure dissolving in water upon neutralization and is unmeasurable in a particle diameter distribution analysis at pH from 6.5 to 7.5. The crosslinker [C] is a hydrazide-based compound that is soluble or dispersible in water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventors: Kentaro Miyazawa, Shuji Kawamura, Hirokazu Umemiya
  • Patent number: 10857093
    Abstract: Devices and methods for manufacturing and using microstructure arrays are described. In the methods, formulation is introduced into cavities of a microprojection array mold by means that include a vacuum to achieve a more efficient and uniform filling of the cavities and/or reduce bubble formation in the cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Corium, Inc.
    Inventors: Ashutosh Shastry, Adrian Faasse, Parminder Singh