Patents Examined by Daniel McNally
  • Patent number: 10893712
    Abstract: Methods for bonding a seam using an inductively heated structure are provided. A three-dimensionally conformable structure is placed upon materials at a location of a desired seam for a clothing article. The structure contours to the surface and material as placed. The structure includes a conductive filling that may be inductively heated. The heated structure and conductive filling activate a heat-responsive adhesive at the location and bond the materials to one another to form the desired seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: David Turner
  • Patent number: 10889064
    Abstract: Examples herein relate generally to methods, and associated components, characterized by the laser welding of crosslinked polyethylene plumbing components so as to create a leak-proof connection with both mechanical and thermal fusion bonds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Mercury Plastics LLC
    Inventors: Donald Currey, Scott R. Gardner, William Blue
  • Patent number: 10882293
    Abstract: In the method of manufacturing an image display apparatus according to the present invention, a liquid photocurable resin composition that does not contain a thermal polymerization initiator is coated on the surface of a light-transmissive cover member including a light shielding layer or the surface of an image display member in a thickness thicker than that of the light shielding layer, and thereafter UV rays are irradiated in that state for curing to form a light-transmissive cured resin layer. Then, the image display member and the light-transmissive cover member are laminated to each other via the light-transmissive cured resin layer to obtain an image display apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Kouichi Ogawa, Yoshihisa Shinya, Naoki Hayashi, Tomoyuki Toyoda
  • Patent number: 10857427
    Abstract: A hard-point fixture placement system places a fixture that is pre-loaded with a curable adhesive by mechanically extruding the adhesive between the fixture and a target surface to which the fixture is to be attached. The placement system includes an irradiating device to cure the adhesive. The hard-point fixture stores the adhesive in a reservoir that is protected from the curing radiation. Once the curing process is complete, the fixture is released from the placement system leaving the fixture affixed to the target surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: The Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel King, Isaac Ehrenberg, Alexander Sawyer, Graham Arrick, Juliette E. Mahaffey, William McFarland, David Carter
  • Patent number: 10843413
    Abstract: A method is provided in one example embodiment and may include assembling a first component and a second component together using, at least in part, a first adhesive film on the first component and a second adhesive film on the second component, wherein the first component and the second component are fully cured and the first adhesive film and the second adhesive film are at least partially uncured; and curing the first adhesive film and the second adhesive film to form a bonded structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventor: Olivier Blanc
  • Patent number: 10835994
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for joining two components (1, 2), a first component (I) and a second component (2), in the region of a joint zone by means of at least one laser beam. In a first phase, the first component (I) is melted, and a melt lens is formed in the first component (I) from the molten material (9). In a second phase, at least one pressure pulse is applied to the melt in the direction of the second component (2) until the melt lens is deflected into the joint gap as a result of the pressure pulse, bridges the joint gap, and comes into contact with the second component (2), and energy is transmitted to the second component (2) as a result of the melt lens coming into contact with the second component. A temperature curve results in the second component (2) as a result of the energy transmission such that the melting temperature is reached on the upper face of the second component (2), and a melt film is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewadten Forschung E.V.
    Inventors: Simon Britten, Benjamin Mehlmann, Alexander Olowinsky, Arnold Gillner
  • Patent number: 10828878
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and related methods are disclosed for electromechanical transfer printing of 2D materials disposed on one substrate to another. The printing device can be configured to transfer a 2D material from a source substrate to the target substrate by applying a combination of mechanical and electrostatic forces to facilitate electromechanical adhesion between the 2D material layer and the target substrate. Some embodiments of the printing device can effect direct transfer printing of a 2D material from a source substrate to a target substrate without the use of etchants and adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Sanha Kim, Anastasios John Hart, Piran Ravichandran Kidambi, Dhanushkodi Durai Mariappan
  • Patent number: 10831033
    Abstract: Method for encapsulating at least partly a light-guide optical element in a transparent capsule, the method comprising at least: —a transparent capsule providing step during which a transparent capsule is provided, —a light-guide optical element providing step during which a light-guide optical element is provided, —an adhesive deposing step during which an adhesive is deposited on at least part of a face of the transparent capsule and/or of a face of the light-guide optical element, —a positioning step during which the transparent capsule and the light-guide optical element are positioned one relative to the other so as to form an optical system, —a bonding step during which the light-guide optical element and the transparent capsule are made integral with the adhesive, wherein the method further comprises prior to the bonding step a control step during which at least one parameter of the optical system is controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Marc Reignault, Sira Uhalte Nogues, Mathieu Meynen, Ludovic Jouard, Benoit Callier, Loic Quere
  • Patent number: 10826153
    Abstract: Systems and methods for forming a mm wave resonant filter include a lithographically fabricated high Q resonant structure. The resonant structure may include a plurality of cavities, each cavity having a characteristic frequency that defines its passband. A filter may include a plurality of resonant structures, and each resonant structure may include a plurality of cavities. These cavities and filters may be fabricated lithographically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Innovative Micro Technology
    Inventor: Christopher S. Gudeman
  • Patent number: 10814434
    Abstract: A joint structure comprising a light-absorbable member having at least one opening portion and a light-permeable member superposed on the light-absorbable member so as to cover the opening portion, wherein an annular weld part is formed so as to enclose the opening portion and join the light-absorbable member and the light-permeable member, and an area ratio of a portion at the side of the light-absorbable member to a portion at the side of the light-permeable member side is in a range of 12-35 viewing a section perpendicular to the extending direction of the annular weld part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 10814560
    Abstract: A narrow waveguide homogenizes laser light traveling from a laser light source of a laser bank through a plurality of laser delivery bundles that include at least a fiber optic bundle leg to weld a plurality of work pieces along a weld line that is narrower than the width of the fiber optic bundle leg. The narrow waveguide has a portion associated with each fiber optic bundle leg that is narrower than the fiber optic bundle leg with which that portion of the waveguide is associated. A reflective bounce plane diverts laser light of the fiber optic bundle leg that does not travel through the narrow waveguide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Branson Ultrasonics Corporation
    Inventor: Scott Caldwell
  • Patent number: 10813794
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for making specific absorbent structures with an absorbent layer with absorbent material with therein substantially longitudinally extending strips that are free of absorbent material, using or having thereto a moving endless surface with receptacle(s) with specific longitudinally extending rods; and specific absorbent structures obtained therewith, suitable for absorbent articles, such as diapers and sanitary napkins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Hans Adolf Jackels, Carsten Heinrich Kreuzer
  • Patent number: 10815394
    Abstract: Methods produce an adhesive tape, in which a fluoropolymer web and a cross-linked silicon-adhesive-mass web are supplied to a lamination gap in the same supply direction, and the cross-linked silicon-adhesive-mass web and the fluoropolymer web are laminated together with a respective first surface. The first surface of the fluoropolymer web and the first surface of the cross-linked silicon-adhesive-mass web are activated by a plasma, wherein the plasma continuously acts on the two first surfaces under atmospheric pressure, starting before the lamination gap until entering the lamination gap, and the two activated first surfaces are pressed onto one another in the lamination gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: TESA SE
    Inventor: Marcel Hähnel
  • Patent number: 10815397
    Abstract: The adhesive composition comprising emulsion polymers and microspheres and articles made therefrom are provided. The adhesive is particularly suitable for packages for consumer products that provide sufficient strength and thermal insulation while reducing the overall basis weight of the substrates.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Inventors: Tianjian Huang, Kristina Thompson, Daniel Waski, John Meccia
  • Patent number: 10808092
    Abstract: A method of imparting heat sealability includes applying a laser beam to a region on a surface of a film while scanning the region with the laser beam such that heat sealability is imparted to the region. The film is a single layer of a biaxially oriented polyester or a laminate having a biaxially oriented polyester layer on one or more surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Noriyuki Sasaki, Shunsuke Yajima
  • Patent number: 10807357
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for cold-stamping onto a three dimensional object. In a first step, an adhesive is applied to the object at a first workstation. In a second step, a transfer film is pressed onto the object by a pressing device at a second workstation. At the same time, the adhesive is cured at the second workstation. As a result, the decorative material of the transfer film adheres to the object at the positions on the object which are provided with adhesive. If, following this, the transfer film is removed from the three-dimensional object after being pressed on, the decorative material remains on the object at the desired positions. At the positions at which in the first step no adhesive has been applied to the object, the decorative material does not adhere to the object but rather remains on the carrier film of the transfer film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Wolfgang Roeder, Volker Schmitt, Franz Rauner
  • Patent number: 10800947
    Abstract: Various embodiments disclosed related to a release layer including at least one fluorosilicon compound, and to related aspects such as methods for display device substrate processing. In various embodiments is a method of processing a display device substrate. The method can include securing the display device substrate to a carrier substrate with an adhesive delamination layer and a release layer between the adhesive delamination layer and the display device substrate. The release layer includes a cured product of a precursor release layer composition. The precursor release layer composition includes at least one fluorosilicon compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Dow Silicones Corporation
    Inventors: Ginam Kim, Junying Liu
  • Patent number: 10780657
    Abstract: Methods of using and repairing seal caps as well as constructions comprising seal caps, including in some embodiments seal caps which may be useful in sealing fasteners that protrude into fuel storage cells in aircraft. In some embodiments, methods include the use of optically translucent seal cap and application of a second quantity of sealant to fill voids observed within the interior of the seal cap after cure of a first quantity of sealant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Inventors: Michael D. Swan, Larry S. Hebert, David A. Ylitalo
  • Patent number: 10773506
    Abstract: A process for applying a release agent and pressure sensitive adhesive to cut sheet media to thereby eliminate a separate release liner. A silicone oil plus additive release layer is applied during fusing on a top surface of cut media and then UV cured. A pressure sensitive adhesive layer is applied next. The cut sheets are then stacked and a compressive force is applied that transfers the pressure sensitive adhesive from one sheet to another and helps hold the stack together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Inventors: Douglas K Herrmann, Santokh S Badesha
  • Patent number: 10773503
    Abstract: A method forms an information carrying card or a core layer of an information carrying card using a radiation curing, and an apparatus configured to provide such a radiation curing. The method includes providing a carrier layer that defines at least one cavity, providing an inlay layer supporting at least one electronic component, and positioning at least a portion of the inlay layer in the at least one cavity. The method further comprises dispensing a radiation crosslinkable polymer composition over the inlay layer, and irradiating the radiation crosslinkable polymer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: X-Card Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Mark A. Cox