Patents Examined by Christopher T. Schatz
  • Patent number: 10854493
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a handling device includes depositing a single layer of an adhesive on a first surface of a first wafer; depositing an antiadhesive layer on a first surface of a second wafer different from the first wafer; bringing into contact the first wafer and the second wafer, the bringing into contact taking place at the level of the single adhesive layer of the first wafer and the antiadhesive layer of the second wafer; separating the first wafer and the second wafer; the first wafer including the single adhesive layer forming a handling device. The bringing into contact of the first wafer and the second wafer is carried out at a temperature TC such that TC>Tg+100° C. where Tg is the glass transition temperature of the material composing the single adhesive layer of the first wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT À L'ÉNERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ÉNERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Pierre Montmeat, Frank Fournel
  • Patent number: 10843832
    Abstract: A method and device for thermal activation of tube-shaped packaging sleeves made of cardboard/plastic composite material, wherein a hot gas is applied to the tube-shaped packaging sleeve by a heating device in order to produce the base or the head of the packaging. To achieve even heating for the activation of the contact surfaces with production using simple construction, wherein the energy required for the activation process is used as completely as possible for the heating of the surfaces to be activated, the heating device is placed into effective contact with the surfaces to be activated by the heating device being moved inside the tube-shaped packaging sleeves for activation. The heating device has at least one nozzle element with an outlet opening, the external shape of which nozzle element corresponds to the internal shape of the end of the tube-shaped packaging sleeve to be activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: SIG Technology AG
    Inventors: Martin Rüegg, Daniel Weber, Holger Pöll, Marco Plüss
  • Patent number: 10843449
    Abstract: An end effector transports, places and forms a composite ply on a tool having complex tool surfaces. The end effector includes a combination of vacuum and Bernoulli grippers for holding the composite ply while it is being transported and formed, and a set of mechanical actuators that form the composite ply down over the tool surfaces. The Bernoulli grippers allow the composite ply to slip while being held and formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Brice A. Johnson, Michael Robert Anderson, Kurtis Shuldberg Willden
  • Patent number: 10836079
    Abstract: An example of a piping structure of a tire vulcanizer to which the present invention is applied has a central mechanism 1 of the tire vulcanizer as illustrated in FIG. 1. The central mechanism 1 has a bug head 2, a hydraulic cylinder 3, and exhaust circulation path pipes 4. In addition, the central mechanism 1 has a bladder (not illustrated) which may be expanded and contracted as a vulcanizing medium is supplied into the bladder. One end of the exhaust circulation path pipe 4 is connected to an interior of the bladder, and the two exhaust circulation path pipes 4 are connected to each other through a bypass pipe 5. The other end of the exhaust circulation path pipe 4 is connected to an exterior of the central mechanism 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: ROCKY-ICHIMARU CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Naofumi Yoshimi
  • Patent number: 10836683
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of making a sink comprising: cutting out material that will constitute a bottom of the sink; making a hole for a drain in the bottom of the sink; supporting the edges of the bottom of the sink on a flat support and applying a mechanical force on the rim of the hole for the drain in the bottom of the sink; subjecting the bottom of the sink to a gradual and stepwise heating such that the mechanical force applied deforms said surface; cooling a flat slab; placing additional flat slabs around the first slab, on the sides thereof, to constitute the sides of the sink; externally coating the assembly made with a reinforcement comprising resins, glass fiber, mineral fillers, etc.; and bonding the upper part of the assembly made with the countertop where the sink is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Manufacturas Siles, S.L.
    Inventor: Jesus Perez Gomez
  • Patent number: 10828880
    Abstract: A method for fusing thermoplastic composite structures includes placing a substructure on an inner surface of a skin that is laid up on a shaping surface of a tool configured to maintain the shape of an outer mold line. The method further includes applying at least one insulation layer over a flange of the substructure and over exposed portions of the inner surface of the skin not in contact with the substructure, and applying a vacuum bag to at least partly enclose the skin and the substructure. The method yet still further includes applying heat to the shaping surface to fuse the substructure to the skin such that the skin exceeds its melting point and at least a portion of a raised segment of the substructure does not exceed its melting point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Anthony Wadsworth
  • Patent number: 10828840
    Abstract: Installation fittings for use with induction weldable pipe connectors for assembling multi-layer pipe fluid distribution systems. Induction welding pipe connectors including a major central pipe connector section and a minor lateral pipe connector section pair having reduced thickness relative to the major central pipe connector section. Induction welding pipe connectors with integral solder flow barrier for assembling fluid distribution systems. Electromagnetic induction coil reverse action pliers for use with induction weldable pipe connectors for assembling fluid distribution systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: HULIOT A.C.S. LTD
    Inventors: Gideon Hooberman, Paul Steiner, Ilan Yogev
  • Patent number: 10828881
    Abstract: A veneered element, including a substrate, a wood veneer layer having a first surface and a second surface, the first surface being opposite to the second surface, an adhesive layer adapted to adhere the first surface of the wood veneer layer to a surface of the substrate, wherein adhesive from the adhesive layer is present in a first portion of the wood veneer layer, extending from the first surface of the wood veneer layer into the wood veneer layer, and wherein the second surface of the wood veneer layer is substantially free from adhesive from the adhesive layer. Also, a method of producing such a veneered element).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Marcus Bergelin, Göran Ziegler
  • Patent number: 10821715
    Abstract: A 3D processing device configured to attach a decorative film on a surface of a 3D glass, the 3D processing device includes a decorative film pre-deformation unit and a attachment unit. The decorative film pre-deformation unit includes an upper mould and a lower mould opposite to the upper mould, wherein the upper mould engages the lower mould to press the decorative film and cause the decorative film to have a shape matching a surface of the 3D glass. The attachment unit defines a sealing chamber, and includes a mould and a gas bag within the sealing chamber, wherein the mould is configured to support the 3D glass. The present disclosure further provides a method thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: NANCHANG O-FILM OPTICAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Wei Liu, Genchu Tang, Bin Tang
  • Patent number: 10820971
    Abstract: A method of making a dental restoration has the step of providing a precursor of the dental restoration. The dental restoration has at least a first and a second surface portion which are delimited by a physical boundary structure. The method further has the steps of applying a first coloring solution associated with the first surface portion onto the first surface portion, sintering the dental restoration precursor, and removing the physical boundary structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Bastian P. Kirchner, Till Meurer, Dajana Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 10821685
    Abstract: A tensioning system that can be used with a heater blanket and a vacuum bag for heating a workpiece can include a tensioner including at least one flexible rod. The tensioner can further include an end cap positioned on one or both ends of the flexible rod. The tensioner can be inserted through one or more sleeves attached to the vacuum bag, and each end of the flexible rod can be positioned within a pocket and thereby attached to the vacuum bag. In one implementation, the flexible rod can be rotated relative to the one or more end caps to decrease or increase a length of the tensioner, and the length of the tensioner is thereby adjustable. The tension applied to the vacuum bag can mitigate sealing of a seal of the vacuum bag with a layup mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Andrew M. Hopkins, Todd S. Trujillo, John R. Henry
  • Patent number: 10822134
    Abstract: A label application system for applying paper non-pressure adhesive labels to relatively short, round, straight-walled articles is constructed and designed so that labels to be applied to passing articles are delivered to the label application zone on a vacuum conveyor in a short feed orientation, with each label being oriented lengthwise across a width of the vacuum conveyor. At the time of labeling, the label is held stationary on a flat vacuum surface, and the label is applied by spinning the articles past the vacuum surface. As a result, the system is capable of labeling articles at processing speeds of up to or exceeding 800 articles per minute.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Label-Aire, Inc.
    Inventors: Israel Vega, George Allen
  • Patent number: 10814572
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an airless tire including a spoke unit includes a first step of injection-molding a first spoke part, a second spoke part, a third spoke part and a fourth spoke part in a disc-like shape. The method further includes a second step of forming a first spoke by fusing the first spoke part and the second spoke part. The method further includes a third step of forming a second spoke by fusing the third spoke part and the fourth spoke part, and a fourth step of forming the spoke unit by fusing the first spoke and the second spoke.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: KUMHO TIRE CO., INC.
    Inventors: Gwi Seong Shin, Kee Woon Kim, Soon Wook Hwang, Chul Woo Kwark
  • Patent number: 10807349
    Abstract: A method for vacuum bag sealing a composite part including: using a composite bagging sheet including a first sealing surface and a first interlocking strip coupled to the first sealing surface of the composite bagging sheet; joining the first interlocking strip with a second interlocking strip coupled to a second sealing surface; and forming a sealed vacuum bag around an uncured composite part positioned between the first sealing surface and the second sealing surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael Louie, Kenneth M. Dull, Timothy D. Aquino
  • Patent number: 10807270
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for making a window in a thin plastic accommodating layer by inserting an insert from a thin plastic supply layer, the method including the following steps: cutting an opening in the accommodating layer according to the shape of the future window, punching the supply layer to produce an insert and inserting the insert into the opening, wherein the punching and at least one first phase of insertion are carried out in a single movement of a single punching and inserting tool, in a direction going from the supply layer to the accommodating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: IDEMIA FRANCE
    Inventor: Nicolas Lamy
  • Patent number: 10806174
    Abstract: Disclosed are a lyocell material for a cigarette filter and a method of preparing the same, wherein a crimped tow is manufactured using a lyocell multifilament including low-strength lyocell monofilaments, and thus the ultimately prepared lyocell material for a cigarette filter can exhibit low strength, thereby increasing processing efficiency during the manufacture of the cigarette filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignees: KOLON INDUSTRIES, INC., KT&G CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jong Cheol Jeong, Sang Woo Jin, Sang Mok Lee, Woo Chul Kim, Sang Yoel Lee, Jong Yeol Kim, Soo Ho Kim, Bong Su Cheong, Hyun Suk Cho, Sung Jong Ki
  • Patent number: 10806617
    Abstract: The present disclosure describes implantable medical devices comprising covers, such as a balloon cover. Such devices can comprise a first layer of a porous polymeric material, such as ePTFE, surrounded by layers of a porous polymeric material having an imbibed elastomer, such as polyurethane. The cover can be used to assist in deployment of an expandable implant, such as a stent-graft, within the body of the patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Deenu G. Kanjickal, James J. Nickerson, Thomas G. Triebes
  • Patent number: 10800074
    Abstract: An upper shell panel may be placed between first and second sections of a mold. The first section may include one or more expansion cavities and the second section may include one or more pour cavities. A foam-producing chemical mixture may be delivered into the one or more pour cavities and the mold may be closed. The delivered foam-producing chemical mixture may be allowed to expand within the closed mold and to force regions of the upper shell panel into the one or more expansion cavities. The upper shell panel may then be removed from the mold subsequent to the expansion of the delivered mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Hochdoerffer, Christopher J. Lyke, Atikom Tappatarnpornsuk
  • Patent number: 10792904
    Abstract: A method for bonding a first component to a second component includes placing the first and second components in a cavity. Each of the first and second components has a bonding portion, and the bonding portion of the first component faces the bonding portion of the second component. A supercritical fluid is then introduced into the cavity with a temperature of 40-400° C. and a pressure of 1,500-100,000 psi, and a pressure of 4-100,000 psi is applied on both the first and second components, assuring the bonding portion of the first component bond to the bonding portion of the second component. Moreover, a method for separating a first component from a second component includes placing a composite in a cavity. The composite includes the first component, the second component and a connecting layer by which the first component joins to the second component. The supercritical is then introduced into the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NATIONAL SUN YAT-SEN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ting-Chang Chang, Chih-Cheng Shih, Ming-Hui Wang, Wen-Chung Chen, Chih-Yang Lin
  • Patent number: 10787530
    Abstract: An integrating sphere includes twelve pentagonal spherical shells and twenty hexagonal spherical shells. The hexagonal spherical shell includes a first circular spherical shell having a first diameter and six first auxiliary spherical shells formed by cutting the first circular spherical shell. The pentagonal spherical shell includes a first circular spherical shell having the first diameter and five second auxiliary spherical shell formed by cutting a second circular spherical shell having a second diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science
    Inventors: Dong-Joo Shin, Ki-Lyong Jeong