Patents Examined by Forrest M Phillips
  • Patent number: 12006683
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to fiberglass panels, for example, suitable for acoustic ceiling surfaces. The present disclosure relates more particularly to an acoustic panel having a top surface, a bottom surface, and a perimeter edge. The acoustic panel includes a layered fiberglass panel body including a core fiberglass layer and a high density fiberglass layer secured to a lower face of the core fiberglass layer. The high density fiberglass layer has a higher density than the core fiberglass layer. The layered fiberglass panel body includes an outward projection at the perimeter edge of the acoustic panel that is formed by the high density fiberglass layer and a portion of the core fiberglass layer. A supporting perimeter frame extends around the outer edge of the core fiberglass layer, and the outward projection of the layered fiberglass panel body extends outward beneath the supporting perimeter frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: CertainTeed Canada, Inc.
    Inventors: Luigi Bartella, Srirathakrishna Sivapathasuntharam, Michael J. Lembo
  • Patent number: 12006874
    Abstract: In some examples, acoustic panels (such as for gas turbine engines) and techniques for forming acoustic panels. In some examples, the acoustic panel including a coversheet including an outer face, an inner face, and a plurality of apertures extend from the outer face to the inner face. The acoustic panel also includes a 3D-printed support layer including a lattice structure formed at least partially of a polymer, the lattice structure defining a plurality of cells of the support layer, wherein a first side of the support layer is coincident with the inner face of the coversheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventors: Benedict N. Hodgson, Jeff Higbie
  • Patent number: 12004924
    Abstract: Earmuffs include a bowl-shaped housing base having a first engagement portion, an annular plate-shaped base plate having a second engagement portion on one side and a third engagement portion on the other side, and is integrated with the housing base by causing the second engagement portion to be engaged with the first engagement portion, and a pad portion that includes a pad fixed on one side and a pad base having a fourth engagement portion on the other side, and is integrated with the base plate by causing the fourth engagement portion to be engaged with the third engagement portion. The base plate has a groove portion adjacent to the third engagement portion and the pad base has a rib that enters the groove portion. The rib enters the groove portion and restricts an inclination of the third engagement portion involved with an engagement with the fourth engagement portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Himuro, Hiroshi Uchida
  • Patent number: 11999142
    Abstract: An embodiment sound-absorbing material including a surface layer including low-melting (LM) fibers and melt-blown (MB) fibers and a sound-absorbing layer disposed on at least one side of the surface layer. An embodiment method of manufacturing a sound-absorbing material includes spinning melt-blown (MB) fibers, manufacturing a surface layer by mixing the melt-blown (MB) fibers with low-melting (LM) fibers, laminating a sound-absorbing layer on the surface layer, and hot-pressing a surface layer/sound-absorbing layer in which the sound-absorbing layer is laminated on the surface layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventor: Seong Je Kim
  • Patent number: 12000140
    Abstract: A method of fabricating an acoustic device includes forming a plurality of holes in a panel, disposing the panel in a support frame, and heating the panel to a temperature such that the panel sags while disposed in the support frame and each hole of the plurality of holes is modified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Michigan
    Inventors: Jonathan Wesley McGee, Cathlyn Newell, Zackery Belanger
  • Patent number: 11993907
    Abstract: A device for damping hydrosound in liquid having a frequency range emitted from a sound-emitting body in the liquid includes: a plurality of individual gas volumes distributed in the liquid in an area of the sound-emitting body and at a distance from each other, each of the individual gas volumes being operable to reduce the hydrosound through resonant oscillations; and at least one mass body disposed in the liquid, the individual gas volumes being connected to the at least one mass body so as to prevent the individual gas volumes from rising up in the liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Inventor: Karl-Heinz Elmer
  • Patent number: 11994906
    Abstract: Flexible electronic devices may be provided. A flexible electronic device may include a flexible display, a flexible housing and one or more flexible internal components configured to allow the flexible electronic device to be deformed. Flexible displays may include flexible display layers, flexible touch-sensitive layers, and flexible display cover layers. The flexible housing may be a multi-stable flexible housing having one or more stable positions. The flexible housing may include a configurable support structure that, when engaged, provides a rigid support structure for the flexible housing. The flexible internal components may include flexible batteries, flexible printed circuits or other flexible components. A flexible battery may include flexible and rigid portions or may include a lubricious separator layer that provides flexibility for the flexible battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy C. Franklin, Scott A. Myers, Benjamin M. Rappoport, Stephen Brian Lynch, John P. Ternus, Justin R. Wodrich
  • Patent number: 11987038
    Abstract: An acoustic attenuation panel including: a main layer made of a porous material and having two opposite faces; a coating layer arranged on one of the two faces of the main layer; an adhesive film, arranged at the interface between the main layer and the coating layer to assemble same. The main layer is a body made of melamine resin foam having a density between 6 and 6.8 kg/m3 and a porosity rate between 0.978 and 0.984; the coating layer is a fabric with a density between 484 and 526 kg/m3 and a porosity rate between 0.771 and 0.817; the adhesive film is a film made of a thermoplastic material provided with holes passing through and having a surface density between 40 g/m2 and 56 g/m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Inventors: Bernard Troclet, Pierre Godart
  • Patent number: 11979724
    Abstract: A speaker diaphragm includes a mixed layer. The mixed layer includes cellulose nanofibers, and polyparaphenylenebenzobisoxazole fibers. An average length of the polyparaphenylenebenzobisoxazole fibers is 0.5 mm or more and 4.0 mm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakashima, Tsunenori Sano
  • Patent number: 11974110
    Abstract: A speaker diaphragm includes a first polymer and a second polymer. The first polymer and the second polymer undergo phase separation. The first polymer is a polyolefin, and the second polymer is a thermoplastic resin being immiscible with the polyolefin. One of either the polyolefin or the thermoplastic resin constitutes a sea phase, and another one of either the polyolefin or the thermoplastic resin constitutes island phases being interspersed in the sea phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nakashima, Eiji Abe, Kunio Hiyama
  • Patent number: 11970120
    Abstract: In a soundproof member 10 including a polyurethane foam 11 and disposed apart from an engine E on a vehicle interior side of a dash panel 50 partitioning a space into an engine room having the engine E as a sound source and a vehicle interior, the polyurethane foam 11 has a surface layer 12 on at least a part of the surface thereof, a one side surface of the polyurethane foam 11 directly facing the vehicle interior side of the dash panel 50 has at least a surface layer 12A in an open cell state or a core, and a surface layer 12B of the other side surface opposite to the one side surface is a surface layer in a closed cell state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Inventors: Yosuke Hasegawa, Yasunari Kojima
  • Patent number: 11971129
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of rotary imaging, in particular to a rotary imaging system, a rotary imaging method and a rotary device. A rotary imaging system of a rotary device comprises a rotating body with a lamp belt module group; a circuit board installed on the rotating body, the circuit board rotating synchronously with the rotating body; an acceleration detection component installed at a predetermined position on the circuit board for acquiring acceleration detection data at the predetermined position when the circuit board rotates; and a control module used for obtaining an acceleration value of the predetermined position based on the acceleration detection data, further obtaining a rotation speed value of the circuit board based on the acceleration value and a position parameter corresponding to the predetermined position, and driving the lamp belt module group to realize rotary imaging based on the rotation speed value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Inventor: Yinwei Liao
  • Patent number: 11959473
    Abstract: A reciprocating piston air compressor includes a programmable logic controller, a tank, a motor, a pump, a variable speed drive, a head unloader and a cooling system. The programmable logic controller and/or variable speed drive are utilized to monitor the operating state of the air compressor and to control various operational variables, such as motor and pump speed. The air compressor can utilize the variable speed drive to operate a three phase motor on single-phase power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Eaton-Max, Inc.
    Inventor: Matthew Scott Cain
  • Patent number: 11951729
    Abstract: A laminated sheet includes a first porous layer including a plurality of fibers of at least one of inorganic fiber or carbonized fiber; and a second porous layer formed of a plurality of organic fibers, wherein the laminated sheet has a surface density of greater than or equal to 400 g/m2 and less than or equal to 1550 g/m2, wherein the second porous layer is formed of the plurality of organic fibers having a mean diameter of fibers being greater than or equal to 0.5 ?m and less than or equal to 14 ?m, and wherein, expressing a total volume of solids and voids filling a unit volume of the second porous layer as 100%, a percentage of the solids is greater than or equal to 1.0% and less than or equal to 8.0%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Inventors: Shigeki Ishiguro, Kayo Shimokawa, Tetsuya Otsuka, Hidetoshi Maikawa
  • Patent number: 11953635
    Abstract: A seismometer with high sensitivity, broadband and all-dip is provided, The which relates to the technical field of seismometer, including a first force feedback module, an insulator, a top cover, a terminal post, an upper leaf spring, a mass block, a casing, a sealing ring, an insulation gasket, a guide spring, a wire frame, a magnetic shoe, a compensation ring, a lower leaf spring, a bottom cover, a second force feedback module and a third force feedback module. It provides the broadband seismometer technology based on dynamic force balance feedback and the all-dip broadband seismometer technology based on dip angle perception, which breaks through the limitations of conventional seismometers in sensitivity, frequency band, and dip angle, and truly realizes a seismometer with high sensitivity, broadband, and all-dip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
    Inventors: Yibo Wang, Qingfeng Xue, Yikang Zheng
  • Patent number: 11945379
    Abstract: A sound-absorbing material for vehicles that is mounted to a vehicle interior and that is provided with a main body in which at least a fibrous material and a skin material are integrally molded. The sound-absorbing material for vehicles is characterized in that a sound-absorbing section provided to at least part of the main body is formed so as to be mounted to the vehicle interior within a range in which the vertical distance Elh from the lower surface of the head rests of the front seats downward is 0.1-0.4 m, and in that the air flow resistance AFR (Ns/m3) and the vertical distance Elh (m) satisfy 210<AFR+10/Elh<3020.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Inventors: Tomoyuki Hagio, Morio Suzuki, Yoshiaki Suzuki, Satoshi Shimada
  • Patent number: 11948548
    Abstract: A phonon parametric oscillator is provided. The phonon parametric oscillator comprises a laser for periodically emitting brief optical pulses (IL), an assembly for generating acoustic pulses (IA) and a medium for coupling the acoustic pulses to an object (O), the assembly for generating acoustic pulses comprising an entrance face, an exit face, a conversion medium for converting the brief optical pulses into acoustic pulses and a propagation medium for propagating said acoustic pulses, the entrance and exit faces being reflective to the acoustic pulses, the propagation medium having a defined thickness, the exit face making contact with the coupling medium. In the phonon parametric oscillator according to the invention, the round-trip time of an acoustic pulse due to reflection from the entrance and exit faces, is equal to the emission period (?) of the laser, so that the reflected acoustic pulse is in phase with the following acoustic pulse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Inventor: Arnaud Devos
  • Patent number: 11939765
    Abstract: A sound damping wallboard and methods of forming a sound damping wallboard are disclosed. The sound damping wallboard comprises a gypsum layer with a gypsum surface having an encasing layer. The encasing layer is partially removed to expose the gypsum surface and form a gypsum surface portion and a first encasing layer portion on the gypsum layer. A sound damping layer is applied to the gypsum layer to cover at least part of the gypsum surface portion and the encasing layer portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Gold Bond Building Products, LLC
    Inventors: Michael N. Blades, John M. Watt, John E. Yakowenko, Todd D. Broud, Keith R. O'Leary, Stephen A. Cusa, Mauricio Quiros, Brian G. Randall, Richard P. Weir
  • Patent number: 11931990
    Abstract: Provided is a composition for a sound insulating sheet member, a sound insulating sheet member, and a sound insulating structure body with excellent sound insulating performance. A sound insulating structure body including: a plurality of convex-shaped rubber-elastic resonant portions; and a sheet-like support that supports the resonant portions, wherein the resonant portions have a storage modulus G? obtained from a composite curve of dynamic viscoelasticity according to ISO 6721-4 of 100 MPa or less at 25° C. and 10 kHz, and the areal density of the support is 1.0 kg/m2 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Haruki Koshitouge, Daichi Okuno
  • Patent number: 11932178
    Abstract: The present invention provides a sound-absorbing material having sound absorption performance with an average sound absorption coefficient of 0.70 or more in the frequency range of 800 to 5000 Hz. The present invention provides a sound-absorbing material including: a fiber layer including a plurality of holes open to a surface thereof and having a thickness of 3 mm or more; and an inorganic material layer mainly containing a calcium-based material and having a thickness of 0.4 to 0.6 mm on the surface of the fiber layer, the holes being blind holes each penetrating through the inorganic material layer and having a bottom inside the fiber layer, each hole having a depth corresponding to 50 to 90% of the thickness of the fiber layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Inventors: Takanori Kawai, Tomoki Mabuchi