Patents Examined by Jacob T Minskey
  • Patent number: 11328201
    Abstract: A low-cost, multi-function tracking system with a form factor that unobtrusively integrates the components needed to implement a combination of different localization techniques and also is able to perform a useful ancillary function that otherwise would have to be performed with the attendant need for additional materials, labor, and expense. An example tracking system is implemented as an adhesive product that integrates tracking components within a flexible adhesive structure in a way that not only provides a cost-effective platform for interconnecting, optimizing, and protecting the components of the tracking system but also maintains the flexibility needed to function as an adhesive product that can be deployed seamlessly and unobtrusively into various tracking applications and workflows, including person and object tracking applications, and asset management workflows such as manufacturing, storage, shipping, delivery, and other logistics associated with moving products and other physical objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventor: Ajay Khoche
  • Patent number: 11324585
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a breast implant includes producing a silicone shell of the breast implant by rotating a mold containing a silicone material to evenly spread the silicone material over an inner surface of the mold. Subsequently, an elastic filler material including silicone foam is formed in the shell by (i) injecting into the mold a mixture comprising silicone gel and gas bubbles and (ii) rotating the mold to homogenize the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Inventors: Yehuda Algawi, Assaf Govari
  • Patent number: 11325425
    Abstract: A tyre for a motorcycle for rough terrain comprises a tread portion. In a region between at least one of tread edges and a tyre equator, the tread portion is provided with middle blocks, shoulder blocks, and tie bars each connecting between one of the middle blocks and its adjacent one of the shoulder blocks. The shoulder blocks include first shoulder blocks forming the one of the tread edges and second shoulder blocks arranged on an inner side in a tyre axial direction of the one of the tread edges. The tie bars include first tie bars each connecting between one of the middle blocks and one of the first shoulder blocks and second tie bars each connecting between one of the middle blocks and one of the second shoulder blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuya Shirakami
  • Patent number: 11318644
    Abstract: A method of producing a composite article is disclosed that includes generating composite plies from a low tack composite prepreg material, connecting, by an ultrasonic welding device, two or more of the composite plies by increasing their tackiness to form a composite stack, and forming, by a compression molding device, a composite article from the composite stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Jeffrey Scott Dahl, Michael Cacovic
  • Patent number: 11318686
    Abstract: A manufacturing method for a pressure tank includes disposing a preform, in which a fiber layer is formed on an outer surface of a liner that forms an internal space of a pressure tank, within a mold, and rotating the preform in a circumferential direction within the mold with a central axis of the preform as a rotation center while resin is injected toward the preform disposed within the mold from a gate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ken Hatta
  • Patent number: 11318645
    Abstract: A distributor device is arranged for controlling a plurality of actuators, each of which is intended to open or close a corresponding mould. The distributor device comprises a rotary part rotatable about an axis and connectable to the actuators, and a stator part in fluid communication with the rotary part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Alessandro Boffelli, Maurizio Borgatti, Davide Baldisserri, Matteo Fazziani, Gianluca Aldigeri
  • Patent number: 11318638
    Abstract: A forming-material connecting device includes a cutter that cuts a forming material constituted by plural continuous fiber bundles being impregnated with a resin material and supplied in a supply direction corresponding to an extending direction of the plural continuous fiber bundles. The cutter cuts at least a portion of the plural continuous fiber bundles. The forming-material connecting device also includes a joining portion joining portions of the forming material, which are cut by the cutter at a cutting point in the forming material, on a downstream and upstream side with respect to the cutting point in the supply direction by heating to join the resin materials of the portions of the forming material, or the joining portion joins a preceding forming material's trailing end portion and a leading end portion of a following forming material by heating to join resin materials of the preceding forming material and following forming material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventors: Taichi Yamada, Wataru Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11313082
    Abstract: This invention relates to a sheet material comprising fiber and nano-microscale organic fibrillated filler, wherein the nano-microscale organic fibrillated filler comprises microfibrillated cellulose and starch granule in such a way that the microfibrillated cellulose is dispersed with starch granule, and the nano-microscale organic fibrillated filler has starch granule at least 15 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Kasinee Thitiwutthisakul, Prakan Leerapongnun, Saowanee Arpawasin, Suebthip Pongpaiboon, Chairat Pongtongcharoen
  • Patent number: 11312059
    Abstract: A molding unit for the manufacturing of a container from a blank made of plastic material includes: a mold equipped with a wall and a movable insert; and at least one boxing system including a cylinder that is integral with the insert. The boxing system includes: at least one solenoid valve mounted on a primary fluid circuit, with this solenoid valve including a fluid outlet connected to a primary chamber and that defines a variable passage section based on an electric control signal applied to the solenoid valve; and a processing unit connected to the solenoid valve and programmed to vary the electric control signal applied to the latter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventor: Mikaƫl Derrien
  • Patent number: 11314167
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus which is advantageous in view of reduction of consumption of a replacement gas. An apparatus for forming a pattern on a substrate using a mold includes a gas supply unit, a positioning unit and a controller. The controller controls a gas supply unit and a positioning unit and, causes second contact between a second shot region different from a first shot region and the mold after first contact between a first shot region having a material supplied thereon among the plurality of shot regions and the mold and controls the positioning unit so that a second gap which is the distance at the time of changing a relative position between the mold and the substrate in a surface direction from the first shot region to the second shot region is shorter than a first gap which is the distance at the time of gas supply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Yosuke Murakami, Zenichi Hamaya
  • Patent number: 11312094
    Abstract: An assembly of a pneumatic tire and of a wheel, the pneumatic tire (10) being fitted to the wheel. The assembly comprises first and second self-sealing products housed in the internal volume (V) of the pneumatic tire (10). The first self-sealing product, referred to as solid self-sealing product (OS), covers a predetermined part of the internal surface of the pneumatic tire (10). The relative position of this predetermined part in the pneumatic tire (10) does not substantially vary under the effect of gravity. The second self-sealing product, referred to as liquid self-sealing product (OL), is in the liquid form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Inventors: Remi Bruant, Christopher Careme, Simona Ceccia, Jose Merino Lopez
  • Patent number: 11312070
    Abstract: The object of the invention is a print head for three-dimensional printing comprising an extrusion assembly (1) functionally coupled to a drive assembly (3), and a nozzle assembly (2), functionally coupled to the extrusion assembly (1), providing filament (10) transfer, wherein there is a cooling assembly (18) disposed between the extrusion assembly (1) and the drive assembly (2), containing a fluid cooling system, comprising an inlet (15), an outlet (17) and a system of cooling ducts (14) disposed inside the cooling assembly (18), distributing the cooling medium (11), providing maintenance of the preset temperature of the extrusion assembly (1) and the drive assembly (3). The object of the invention is also a print head assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: OMNI3D SP. Z.O.O.
    Inventors: Piotr Sydow, Tomasz Michalski, Piotr Maslej, Piotr Nawrocki, Kamil Wojtko, Krzysztof Kardach, Konrad Sierzputowski
  • Patent number: 11305461
    Abstract: A small piece supplying apparatus includes: a raw material supplying section that supplies a raw material sheet; a coarse crushing section that coarsely crushes the raw material sheet supplied from the raw material supplying section to produce small pieces; and a reservoir section in which the small pieces produced by the coarse crushing section are accumulated. The raw material supplying section includes a feeder roller that feeds out the raw material sheet, and a contact section that changes a course of the raw material sheet by contact with an edge of the raw material sheet fed out by the feeder roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Takashi Abe, Makoto Sato, Koji Motohashi
  • Patent number: 11305496
    Abstract: A system for applying a fastening material to a substrate is provided. The system may include a first material source including the substrate. The substrate may define a first length extending from a first edge to a second edge and the first material source may feed the substrate in a first direction transverse to the first length. The system may additionally include a second material source including the fastening material. The fastening material may define a second length extending from a third edge to a fourth edge, whereby the second length is substantially equal to the first length and the second material source feeds the fastening material in a second direction transverse to the second length. The system may also include an applicator system that secures the fastening material to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Kellogg Company
    Inventor: John Joseph Michels
  • Patent number: 11309146
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method to manufacture a keycap for keys of a keyboard, including: providing a top fabric layer and a molding film disposed beneath the top fabric layer; molding the molding film and the top fabric layer to form a film structure having an inner surface; and providing a keycap body having an upper surface, wherein the outline of the upper surface matches with that of the inner surface to form the keycap. In the present invention, the keycap is formed using the film structure and the keycap body by plastic injection or adhesion agent, the keycap is further manufactured as keys, and a symbol is engraved on the upper surface of the film structure by laser. Because the backlit device's light transmits through the keycap, users can recognize the symbols on the keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Acrox Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Steve Ore-Yang
  • Patent number: 11305495
    Abstract: An adhesive injection method is for injecting an adhesive that bonds an outer plate and a reinforcing member. The reinforcing member has through holes bored through the reinforcing member in a direction intersecting a bonding surface facing the outer plate. The method includes positioning the outer plate and the reinforcing member; disposing a sealing material covering a gap between the outer plate and the reinforcing member; and injecting the adhesive into the through holes in order from one end to the other end of the bonding surface. At the injecting, while the adhesive is injected into the through hole, when the adhesive is recognized through another through hole formed adjacent to the through hole into which the adhesive is being injected, a through hole into which the adhesive is to be injected is shifted from the through hole into which the adhesive is being injected to the other through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: Kiyoka Takagi, Jun Ishida, Sota Kamo, Katsuya Yoshino, Tetsuya Kato
  • Patent number: 11305470
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods of manufacturing moulded products, for example building panels, and in particular, but not exclusively, to manufacturing a panel comprising natural stone or rock set into a polymeric layer. The method of manufacturing a moulded product as described herein comprises at least one article being set into a polymeric layer, followed by placing the at least one article and particulate ferrous material in a container so that at least a portion of the or each article is embedded in the particulate ferrous material, introducing a polymeric material into the container to form the moulded product, and removing the moulded product from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: David John Salenius
  • Patent number: 11306433
    Abstract: A composition and process for making the composition by co-refining: fibrillated virgin cellulose fibers, waste/recycle cellulose fibers, or both; co-refined cellulose ester (CE) staple fibers having a denier per filament (DPF) of less than 3 and the weight percent of CE staple fibers is less than 30 wt. %, based on the weight of CE staple fibers and said cellulose fibers; and water. The composition can be co-refined to obtain lower Canadian standard freeness yet improved drainage and wet laid products having good tensile strength, air permeability, stiffness, burst strength, and bulk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Charles Stuart Everett, Melvin Glenn Mitchell, Kenny Randolph Parker, Koushik Ghosh, Mounir Izallalen
  • Patent number: 11306413
    Abstract: A spinneret assembly for spinning polymeric fibers, including: (a) a cap provided with an inlet port and a flared lower surface that flares outwardly from the inlet port in the direction of flow; (b) a spinneret having numerous spinning flow channels through its thickness; (c) a filter freely resting on the spinneret; and (d) a flow guide with a tapered geometry mounted in a cavity defined by the cap and the spinneret. The flow guide has an apex facing the inlet port, a base facing the filter, and one or more side surfaces tapering up to the apex. A diverging flow passage is defined by the tapering side surface(s) of the flow guide and the cap's flared lower surface. The base of the flow guide is spaced apart from an upper surface of the spinneret, creating a space that is in fluid communication with the divergent flow passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Cytec Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Baker Taylor
  • Patent number: 11297841
    Abstract: A rotary dough molding machine (10). The machine has a frame (6), a die roller (4) and a feed roller (5) rotatably mounted to the frame (6) and an adjuster that adjusts the gap between die roller (4) and feed roller (5), wherein one of the rollers (4, 5), is an adjustable roller, which is movable relative to the frame (6) by the adjuster. The adjusting has a first drive (1) acting on the first end (51) of the adjustable roller (5) causing a movement of said first end (51) in a first direction (x) transverse to the rotational axis (50) of the adjustable roller (5), and a second drive (2) acting on the second end (52) of the adjustable roller (5) causing a movement of said second end (52) in a second direction (x?) that is essentially parallel to the first direction (x). The first drive (1) and the second drive (2) can be actuated independently of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: Snorre Krogh Biehe, Hans Henrik Jochumsen, Tomas Eg Kjersgaard, Stefan Jiraschek