Patents Examined by Cynthia L Schaller
  • Patent number: 12023878
    Abstract: Provided is a vacuum assisted resin transfer molding method for producing a component, in particular a spar cap, of a rotor blade including a lightning protection system, wherein the vacuum assisted resin transfer molding method includes the steps of: a) placing) an electrically conductive beam fiber material of an electrically conductive beam, an electrically conductive fiber mat and an electrical conductor of the component in a mold arrangement electrically connecting the electrically conductive beam fiber material to the electrical conductor by means of the electrically conductive fiber mat, wherein an electrical connection between the electrical conductor and the electrically conductive fiber mat is generated, c) subjecting the mold arrangement to underpressure, d) applying an external pressure on the electrical connection from outside the mold arrangement, e) injecting resin into the underpressurized mold arrangement, and f) applying heat to the mold arrangement for curing the resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: SIEMENS GAMESA RENEWABLE ENERGY A/S
    Inventors: Thomas Lehrmann Christiansen, Donato Girolamo, Peter Fischer Mikkelsen
  • Patent number: 12023706
    Abstract: A combined radiation and functional layer application system includes one or more radiation sources and a commonly located functional layer application unit configured to dispose a functional layer over the surface of a fixed target ahead of the radiation sources during relative motion between the target and the radiation sources/application unit. System and method embodiments include those in which the target is stationary or moving, and embodiments in which the functional layer is applied as a liquid or as a solid laminate. Embodiments relate to application of an oxygen-blocking layer of a printing plate prior to exposure to actinic radiation. Certain solid laminate embodiments include a two-roll system for positioning the laminate for cutting adjacent a trailing edge of the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Esko-Graphics Imaging GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Walter Arlt, Wolfgang Sievers
  • Patent number: 12018114
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a polymeric material including a polymerized reaction product of a polymerizable composition including components, and a thermally activatable amine curative, and has a solids content of 90% or greater. The components include a uretdione-containing material including a reaction product of a diisocyanate reacted with itself; a first hydroxyl-containing compound; and an optional second hydroxyl-containing compound having a single OH group. The first hydroxyl-containing compound has more than one OH group and the optional second hydroxyl-containing compound is a primary alcohol or a secondary alcohol. The present disclosure also provides a two-part composition, in which a polymeric material is included in the first part and the second part includes at least one liquid amine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Kolby L. White, Matthew J. Kryger, Joseph D. Rule, Michael A Kropp, Adrian T. Jung
  • Patent number: 12004969
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a breast prosthesis (1) having an adjustable volume, wherein the breast prosthesis comprises a first shell body (10), a second shell body (20) which is circumferentially connected thereto, and a fluid chamber (30) arranged between the shell bodies, wherein the method comprises the following steps: (a) peripherally connecting four plastic films to provide a template comprising three chambers; (b) filling the upper and lower chambers with a crosslinkable silicone filler; and (c) crosslinking the silicone filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: AMOENA MEDIZIN-ORTHOPÄDIE-TECHNIK GMBH
    Inventors: Nils Stelter, Helmut Wild
  • Patent number: 11999119
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for manufacturing a polarizing plate. The method includes a step of preparing a transfer type retarder laminate which has a carrier substrate, an alignment film and a retarder layer sequentially; and a step of laminating the transfer type retarder laminate on one side of a polymeric stretched film containing a dichroic substance, where a peel force at a peeling angle of 90° between the carrier substrate and the retarder layer in the transfer type retarder laminate and a peeling rate of 300 mm/min is in a range of 0.10 N/20 mm to 0.13 N/20 mm. The polarizing plate can be used as a circularly polarizing plate or an optical compensation polarizing plate in various display devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyung Il Yang, Dong Ho Ko, Seong Jin Kim, Chul In Joung, Myeong Ho Lee, Lee Won Kim
  • Patent number: 11999114
    Abstract: A welding device includes a first graphite heater and a second graphite heater that come into contact with a first member and a second member; and a first die and a second die, which sandwich the first and second graphite heaters with the first and second members interposed therebetween. The first and second graphite heaters have graphite sheets that generate heat by electric power, insulating materials, outer covers, and inner covers, and are configured such that structures of the graphite sheets covered by the insulating materials are interposed between outer covers and inner covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Ryota Ozaki, Sho Yamaguchi, Jun Matsuoka, Tomoya Iwanaga
  • Patent number: 11988809
    Abstract: Provided are a laminate including: a glass substrate; a layer (ca) including a binder; a particle (a2) having an average primary particle diameter of 100 nm to 380 nm; and a layer (b) including a pressure sensitive adhesive, in which the layer (ca) is present on a side closer to the glass substrate than the layer (b), and the particle (a2) is buried in layers obtained by combining the layer (ca) and the layer (b) and protrudes from an interface of the layer (ca) on a side opposite to an interface of the layer (ca) on the glass substrate side, an antireflection product using the laminate, and a method of manufacturing the laminate and an antireflection product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yuta Fukushima, Shuntaro Ibuki
  • Patent number: 11987035
    Abstract: A method of forming a dry floor assembly includes cleaning an upper layer with methyl ethyl ketone (MEK) prior to bonding the upper layer to a carbon wicking layer. Said cleaning removes release agent from the upper layer. The method also includes bonding the upper layer to the carbon wicking layer after said cleaning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Jamie Childress
  • Patent number: 11985762
    Abstract: A flexible laminated sheet manufacturing method includes thermocompression-bonding an insulation film formed of a liquid crystal polymer onto a metal foil between endless belts to form a flexible laminated sheet. The thermocompression bonding includes heating the flexible laminated sheet so that the maximum temperature of the sheet is in the range from a temperature that is 45° C. lower than the melting point of the liquid crystal polymer to a temperature that is 5° C. lower than the melting point. The thermocompression bonding also includes slowly cooling the flexible laminated sheet so that an exit temperature, which is a temperature of the sheet when transferred out of the endless belts, is in the range from a temperature that is 235° C. lower than the melting point of the liquid crystal polymer to a temperature that is 100° C. lower than the melting point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: UBE EXSYMO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Eisuke Tachibana, Taro Suzuki, Makoto Totani, Kouji Kondoh, Eijirou Miyagawa, Junya Kasahara, Takao Arima
  • Patent number: 11975519
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing plate-like members whereby shape defects in the plate-like members can be prevented to increase production yield and a laminate for use in the method of manufacturing plate-like members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tomomichi Kunimoto, Hideki Asano
  • Patent number: 11969980
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a decorative material, including: a preparation step of preparing sheet printed matters each including a substrate and a picture layer on one surface of the substrate and a roll of a transparent resin film having a first surface and a second surface opposing to each other, the first surface having a pattern of protrusions and depressions, the second surface having a pattern of protrusions and depressions that is shallower than the pattern of protrusions and depressions on the first surface; an application step of winding off the transparent resin film from the roll of a transparent resin film and applying an adhesive to the second surface of the transparent resin film; and a bonding step of bonding the second surface of the transparent resin film and the picture layer of each of the sheet printed matters with the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tomomi Nakajima, Yoshiaki Netsu, Toshinaru Kayahara, Yosuke Sumida, Masataka Wada
  • Patent number: 11958277
    Abstract: A method for making an expansion wall is provided. The method can include applying a matrix to a first ply and applying an expansion element to the surface of the matrix. A second ply is applied over the first ply to trap the matrix and expansion element therebetween. The applied expansion element is entrained into the applied matrix to provide an expansion material that is configured to expand to, and solidify in, an expanded condition upon activation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Pregis Innovative Packaging LLC
    Inventor: Thomas D. Wetsch
  • Patent number: 11950685
    Abstract: A method for forming a textile strap and the resulting textile strap includes forming a textile matrix by stacking in alternating order at least one first material layer on at least one second material layer. The at least one first material layer is bonded to the at least one second material layer in a manner to fix the at least one first material layer to the at least one second material layer. A plurality of apertures are cut into the formed textile matrix. The apertures are cut in from an edge of the textile matrix inward such that the resulting textile matrix with defined apertures is predictably flexible in each of two directions. The resulting textile matrix with defined apertures is sheathed in a formed stretch outer layer configured to substantially enclose the resulting textile matrix with defined apertures. The stretch outer layer is bonded to the textile matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Stumpworx LLC
    Inventors: Jonathan Kuniholm, Zachary Meyer
  • Patent number: 11952304
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to forming methods, systems, apparatuses and resulting displays that represent improvements in various key areas. The disclosed methods, systems and apparatuses can include a backing configured to support the glass substrate. In one embodiment, the backing can comprise a plurality of linkages. The one or more of the plurality of linkages are selectively moveable to interface with and correspond to a radius of curvature of the curved portion of the glass substrate. However, other embodiments contemplate segments, mesh or other construction for the backing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventor: James Edward McGinnis
  • Patent number: 11945193
    Abstract: In one aspect, a method of preparing a composite wood panel is provided herein which includes: providing a flat core formed of cellulosic material having opposing top and bottom faces, wherein a density profile is defined across the core representing density of the core at different locations between the top and bottom faces, the density profile including a first density profile portion extending from the bottom face towards the top face and including a first maximum density, a second density profile portion extending from the top face towards the bottom face and including a second maximum density, and a third density profile portion extending between, and connecting, the first and second density profile portions; removing the top face, and an adjacent layer, of the core to remove the second maximum density and to define an exposed face; and, adhering, using an adhesive, a veneer to the exposed face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: AHF, LLC
    Inventor: Travis E. Bjorkman
  • Patent number: 11942339
    Abstract: A sheet attaching apparatus includes a sheet attaching section that attaches a sheet to a workpiece, and a sheet cutting section that cuts off the sheet from the workpiece along an outer edge. The sheet cutting section includes a chuck table that holds the workpiece, a sheet holding section that detachably holds a peripheral portion of the sheet, a cutting section that cuts the sheet along the outer edge of the workpiece, and a sheet accommodating section that accommodates an unnecessary part of the sheet cut and dropped due to release of holding by the sheet holding section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: DISCO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshinori Kakinuma
  • Patent number: 11931995
    Abstract: A bonding method includes attracting and holding a first substrate by using a first holder; attracting and holding a second substrate by using a second holder; and forming a combined substrate by moving the first holder and the second holder relative to each other to bring the first substrate and the second substrate into contact with each other. The bonding method includes heating the first substrate and the second substrate or the combined substrate; and cooling the heated combined substrate by using a cooling unit. In the cooling, bending of the combined substrate is controlled by forming a temperature difference in the combined substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Kei Tashiro, Katsuhiro Iino
  • Patent number: 11934179
    Abstract: A card manufacturing system includes a locating device and a separation device. A laminate sheet comprising a plurality of cards is received by the locating device and is imaged using first and second imaging modalities. The first imaging modality identifies a location of each of the plurality of information carrying cards within the laminate sheet and the second imaging modality images at least one graphic formed on a surface of the laminate sheet. A position of the at least one graphic with respect to at least one information carrying card is determined and the plurality of cards are removed from the laminate sheet using information corresponding to the location of each of the plurality of information carrying cards when the position of the at least one graphic with respect to the information carrying cards is within a predetermined range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Idemia America Corp.
    Inventor: Mark A. Cox
  • Patent number: 11927987
    Abstract: A display device includes a window, a display module, a protection film, a circuit board, a first area adhesive member, and a second area adhesive member. The window includes a first area providing a front surface and a second area bent from the first area to provide a side surface. The display module includes a first portion coupled to the window and a second portion extending from the first portion. The protection film includes a first film portion corresponding to the first portion and a second film portion corresponding to the second portion, and is disposed below the display module. The first area adhesive member couples the first portion and the first film portion. The second area adhesive member couples the second portion and the second film portion, and has an elastic modulus greater than that of the first area adhesive member. The circuit board is coupled to the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sun Hee Lee, Sunho Kim, Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 11919261
    Abstract: There is provided an automated removal apparatus for selectively removing one or more trimmed portions of a laminated ply in a ply-by-ply fabrication process. The automated removal apparatus includes a rotatable reel having a plurality of retractable vacuum panels attached around the rotatable reel. Each retractable vacuum panel has one or more retractable vacuum pad assemblies, and each retractable vacuum pad assembly has a vacuum pad with a vacuum port and a self-sealing valve. The automated removal apparatus further includes actuator assemblies attached to the plurality of retractable vacuum panels, friction reducing elements attached around the rotatable reel, a drive assembly attached to the rotatable reel, and a pneumatic system attached to the rotatable reel and including a valve manifold operable to control an air flow to the actuator assemblies and to one or more vacuum generators to generate a vacuum flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jonathan Y. Ahn, Chace Wilcoxson, Lisa C. Carlson, Gregory R. Klempel, Austin T. McAnelly, Deborah A. Fisher, Scott E. Krajca