Patents Examined by Daniel McNally
  • Patent number: 11325366
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and apparatus for activating an adhesive for composing veneers. A method for activating an adhesive for composing veneers according to an aspect of the invention comprises providing the adhesive on a surface of a veneer, and radiating the adhesive on the surface of the veneer. The method may comprise providing a reinforcing material on the adhesive; or providing an adhesive tape on the surface of the veneer, wherein the adhesive tape comprises adhesive coated or impregnated with a reinforcing material. The method may further comprise radiating the adhesive between the surface of the veneer and the reinforcing material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Lemtapes Oy
    Inventor: Sami Liponkoski
  • Patent number: 11318687
    Abstract: A waveguide for plastic welding has an entry end, an exit end as well as a first and a second inner face arranged between the entry end and the exit end, which are arranged opposite to each other and by means of which laser light can be reflected. A first distance between the entry end and the exit end defines a length of the waveguide and a second distance between the first and the second inner face defines a thickness of the waveguide. The exit end may be arranged opposite to the entry end and a central plane of the waveguide may extend centrally from the entry end to the exit end. The first inner face comprises a continuously curved, concave shape so that a third distance between the first inner face and the central plane varies continuously from the entry end in the direction of the exit end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: BRANSON Ultraschall Niederlassung der Emerson Technolocles GmbH & Co. OHG
    Inventors: Marian Blasko, L'udovít {hacek over (S)}ípo{hacek over (s)}
  • Patent number: 11312152
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for a liquid flow-path member including a flow path between a first substrate and a second substrate layered together, the method including a welding step for welding the first substrate and the second substrate together, in which in the method, the first substrate is formed of a material that blocks ultraviolet light and absorbs laser light, the second substrate is formed of a material that blocks ultraviolet light and transmits laser light, and in which the welding step includes melting, with laser light passing through the second member, a joint surface where the first member and the second member are joined to weld the first member and the second member together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Wataru Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11305380
    Abstract: A method for sensing intensity of laser light in a simultaneous laser welding system includes placing a smart part in a weld area. The smart part includes at least a laser light intensity sensor for sensing laser light directed at it. Laser light intensity is sensed by the laser light intensity sensor of the smart part which provides an output signal indicative thereof to a controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Branson Ultrasonics Corporation
    Inventors: Scott Caldwell, Christopher Almonte
  • Patent number: 11299601
    Abstract: A UV-photocured resin layer (and an image display device including the UV-photocured resin layer), the UV-photocured resin layer including the following cured components: an acrylate-based oligomer component selected from the group consisting of a polyisoprene-based (meth)acrylate oligomer, a polybutadiene-based (meth)acrylate oligomer, and a polyurethane-based (meth)acrylate oligomer; an acrylic-based monomer component; a plasticizer component; and a photoradical polymerization initiator component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoki Hayashi, Tsukasa Nakamura
  • Patent number: 11292625
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a positioning unit for positioning a container element in a container body, comprising a base plate of a rigid material, and a plunger skirt of a resiliently deformable material. A footprint surface of the base plate has a circumferential edge with a side edge portion comprising an inwardly curved segment. The plunger skirt is transformable between an unexpanded state and an expanded state by relative movement in relation to the base plate. The disclosure further relates to an attachment unit for attaching a container element to a container body and to an apparatus for attaching container elements to container bodies in a flow of containers. In addition, the disclosure relates to a method of positioning a container element in a container body by means of the positioning unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Simon Holka, Per Hagelqvist
  • Patent number: 11285658
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for a high pressure tank, includes preparing a liner, and forming a helical layer by helical-winding fiber bundles around the liner, wherein a plurality of layers included in the helical layer include: base turnback layers formed by winding the fiber bundles while a base section of each of caps projecting outward of the liner is used as a winding turnback position where the fiber bundles are turned back in the axial direction; and distant turnback layers formed by winding the fiber bundles while a distant position distant from each base section is used as the winding turnback position, and in the distant turnback layers, the helical-winding is performed such that gaps are generated between adjacent fiber bundles of the fiber bundles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hirokazu Otsubo
  • Patent number: 11267763
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a CMC structure includes infiltrating a porous substrate with a composite material and performing a first densification on the infiltrated porous substrate, forming a first densified porous substrate, wherein the first densification includes techniques selected from the group of techniques comprising photonic curing, photonic sintering, pulsed thermal heating, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Wayde R. Schmidt, Paul Sheedy
  • Patent number: 11267072
    Abstract: Method for structuring a substrate (11) and comprising the following steps: —providing a device (100) comprising a light source (33), an optical system (2) for obtaining an outgoing light beam (7) spatially offset in relation to the incoming light beam (1), and capable of modifying this spatial offset, focusing means (9) for focusing the outgoing light beam (7), a substrate holder (59), a movement device (60) for generating a movement (41) between the outgoing light beam (7) and the substrate (11); —providing and placing the substrate (11) on the substrate holder (59); —etching the substrate with the focused outgoing light beam (7) having an angle of attack (107) greater than 1° for any spatial offset between outgoing light beam (7) and incoming light beam (1) imposed by the optical system (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: LASER ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS
    Inventors: Paul-Etienne Martin, Anne Henrottin, Sébastien Estival, Axel Stefan M. Kupisiewicz, Jose Ramos De Campos
  • Patent number: 11254064
    Abstract: Described is a heating means for thermally connecting two objects each having a plastic material, wherein, in the connecting, a first inner object is surrounded at least partially by a second outer object, and the heating means is located between the first inner object and the second outer object. The heating means has a ribbon-type structure, in which a plurality of openings is formed. These openings are dimensioned such that molten-on plastic material of the first inner object and/or of the second outer object can intrude and can connect to molten-on plastic material of the respective other object. Alternatively or in combination, the openings are filled with a plastic material, which can connect to molten-on plastic material of the first inner object and/or of the second outer object. The ribbon-type structure has a ferromagnetic material, which is inductively heatable and which has a Curie temperature that is lower than 460° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Brugg Rohrsystem AG
    Inventors: Karl Rametsteiner, Urs Hunziker
  • Patent number: 11254063
    Abstract: Described is a heating means for thermally connecting two objects each having a plastic material, wherein, during the connecting, a first inner object is surrounded at least partially by a second outer object, and the heating means surrounds the first inner object at least partially along a complete circumferential course around the first inner object, and is located between the first inner object and the second outer object. The heating means has a ribbon-type structure. The ribbon-type structure has an auxiliary heating material, which is inductively heatable, wherein the auxiliary heating material is spatially distributed or arranged along the circumferential course such that an electrical conductivity is interrupted at at least one position along the complete circumferential course around the first inner object. Further described are an arrangement and a system each having such a heating means as well as a method for thermally connecting two plastic objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Brugg Rohrsystem AG
    Inventors: Karl Rametsteiner, Urs Hunziker
  • Patent number: 11247407
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a container which consists of a thermoplastic at least to some extent and comprises at least a first compartment element and at least a second compartment element joined to the first compartment element in a joining region by thermoplastic welding. The invention also relates to a plastic container which can be, and preferably is, produced according to said method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: GREINER BIO-ONE GMBH
    Inventors: Lutz Staemmler, Andreas Thumm
  • Patent number: 11242167
    Abstract: A welding head comprises a welding element for welding a lid to an opening device of a container, a supporting body for supporting the welding element and a compensating device for compensating a possible mutual mispositioning of the welding element and the lid during welding of the lid to the opening device, the compensating device being interposed between the supporting body and the welding element, the compensating device comprising a planar spring arrangement provided with at least one planar spring element having a first member and a second member mutually connected by deformable elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: TETRA LAVAL HOLDINGS & FINANCE S.A.
    Inventors: Federico Corazza, Marco Germinario, Maurizio Montorsi
  • Patent number: 11235536
    Abstract: A protrusion on a first member made of synthetic resin wherein a laser beam is applied to a side surface of the protrusion in a state in which a top surface of the protrusion of the first member is abutted against a second member made of synthetic resin, so as to melt at least the entire top surface of the protrusion and melt a portion of the second member in contact with the protrusion by heat of the melted top surface of the protrusion, followed by solidification of the melted portions, whereby the first member and the second member are welded together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignees: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPORATION NAGOYA UNIVERSITY, ISHIKAWA PREFECTURE, TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC., MITSUBISHI JIDOSHA KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA, SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION, TEIJIN LIMITED
    Inventors: Takayuki Mori, Kenichi Hirosaki, Wataru Okumura, Daisuke Mori, Yoshihiro Iwano, Kazuaki Amaoka
  • Patent number: 11235535
    Abstract: Provided is a welding joining method for joining end portions of first and second pipes made of polyamide resin by bonding the end portions to each other by pressure in a molten state. The welding joining method includes: a placing step of placing an infrared radiation lamp between the first and second pipes placed to face each other at an interval; a heating and melting step of heating and melting the end portions of the first and second pipes by emitting infrared; and a pressure bonding step of cooling down the molten end portions in a state where the molten end portions are bonded to each other by pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Youichiro Baba
  • Patent number: 11225032
    Abstract: A device for producing tubular bags sealed on multiple sides, the device including a forming shoulder for deforming a plane film web into an envelope web and a forming tube surrounded by the envelope web, the forming tube having, adjacent to a forming shoulder outlet, fins for forming film overlap areas, and a film guide having first and second film guide elements, each of which is associated with one of the fins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: HASTAMAT VERPACKUNGSTECHNIK GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Ivan Essen, Olaf Piepenbrock
  • Patent number: 11214015
    Abstract: An approach is provided for separating a selected component from a plurality of components in a multi-component medium. A multi-component medium is created, including thermally conductive layer into which a template of patterned thermally conductive elements that are thermally separated from each other, a thermally active adhesion layer in thermal communication with the thermally conductive template, and a set of components attached to the thermally active adhesion layer in substantially the same pattern as thermally conductive template. The medium allows a selected component to be released by applying energy to a selected thermally conductive element corresponding to the selected component, inducing a temperature differential reducing the adhesion of the thermally active adhesion layer, without releasing non-selected components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SELFARRAY, INC.
    Inventors: Clinton Ballinger, Michael Conward, Pei-I Wang
  • Patent number: 11214016
    Abstract: A device for thermally welding workpieces including a heating element and a shielding gas supply is provided. The device includes a heating plate consisting of a thermal insulating material in which a groove is formed, said groove includes a heating element, relative to which a surface of a workpiece to be welded is positioned in close proximity to the heating element. A feed channel for a shielding gas is formed in the heating plate and communicates with the groove via at least one through-channel, and the feed channel for supplying shielding gas can be connected to a shielding gas source via a feed line and a valve. The device may further include an assembly for welding a first and a second workpiece, said assembly includes a first and second movement device for moving the workpieces towards one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Inventor: Roland Barkhoff
  • Patent number: 11214013
    Abstract: A connecting arrangement includes a first plastic component, a second plastic component, and a closed induction ring that is arranged between the first and second plastic components in a joining gap that is partially filled with molten plastic. The first plastic component has a first joining region that is configured as a stepped receiving opening with a first joining contour. The second plastic component has a second joining region that is configured as a stepped shoulder with a second joining contour. The second joining region is inserted into the first joining region to form the joining gap. The first and second joining contours are adapted to one another so as to center the first joining region, the second joining region, and the induction ring in the joining gap with respect to one another. A method in one embodiment includes welding the first and second plastic components of the connecting arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Frederic Cousin, Werner Steinberger
  • Patent number: 11214017
    Abstract: An ultrasonic vibration welding apparatus includes an air cylinder that is coupled to an ultrasonic welding head unit and executes a pressurizing operation of pressurizing on the ultrasonic welding head unit, and a lifting-lowering servomotor that executes a lifting-lowering operation including a lowering operation of lowering the ultrasonic welding head unit and the air cylinder at once, as components separate from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshihito Yamada, Akihiro Ichinose