Patents Examined by Jacob T Minskey
  • Patent number: 11685088
    Abstract: The production of multicomponent parts (4) which include a functional part (3), in particular a hollow needle, onto which a plastic molding (2), in particular a syringe barrel (2), is molded. In order to be able to convert the injection molding device quickly and conveniently, the device has a changing device (11), by which it is possible optionally to move functional part holders (7, 8, 9), matched to different types of functional parts, and/or a functional part holder (8) and a placeholder element (10) into the use position thereof in front of a mold cavity (6) of the injection mold (5) of the injection molding device (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Zahoransky Automation & Molds GmbH
    Inventors: Jurgen Schulz, Matthias Hanser, Winfried Ebner
  • Patent number: 11685110
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing a three-dimensional object by additive manufacturing includes a drive assembly operatively associated with a carrier and a window mount and configured to advance the carrier and the window mount away from one another. A first fluid switch is connected to a first fluid orifice when a window is present, or connected to the window mount and configured for connection to the window when the window is absent. A second fluid switch is connected to a second fluid orifice when the window is present, or connected to the window mount and configured for connection to the window when the window is absent. A fluid supply is connected to both the first and second fluid switch, and the fluid includes a polymerization inhibitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: Carbon, Inc.
    Inventors: Bob E. Feller, R. Griffin Price
  • Patent number: 11685082
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and systems for forming composite stringer assemblies or, more specifically, for shaping composite charges while forming these stringer assemblies. A system comprises a bladder, having a bladder core, and a bladder skin. The bladder core is formed from foam. The bladder skin is formed from an elastic material and encloses the bladder core. When a composite stringer assembly is formed, the bladder is positioned over a charge base. The charge base later becomes a stringer base, such as a fuselage section or a wing skin. A charge hat is then positioned over the bladder and is conformed to the bladder. A combination of the bladder skin and the bladder core provides support during this forming operation and later while the stringer assembly is cured. In some examples, the bladder core is collapsible for the removal of the bladder from the cavity of the stringer assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Richard Alexander Prause, Richard E. Heath, Andrew E. Modin, Byron James Autry, Ivan Gilberto Ramirez
  • Patent number: 11685084
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a mounting press for hot mounting a sample, comprising: a mounting cylinder which receives the sample and has a main cylinder axis and a cylinder opening, wherein the main cylinder axis extends inside the mounting cylinder and out through the cylinder opening, and a covering that extends around the cylinder opening, and a suction device for extracting granular material dust, granular material, or vapors, for example, wherein the suction device comprises a vacuum generator for providing a suction effect, and wherein the suction device is at least partly mounted on the covering or embedded in the covering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2023
    Assignee: ATM GmbH
    Inventor: Jochen Bongartz
  • Patent number: 11679799
    Abstract: A method includes a rotation locking step during which the rotation of the threaded hub about the central axis is blocked by heating a portion of the plug to soften, then by forcing the softened thermoplastic material to penetrate into, and then solidify in, a female cavity hollowed in the wall of the orifice to constitute a male member which fits into the female cavity. The female cavity forms, against the action of the male member, a guiding end stop preventing the male member, and therefore the hub, from rotating about the central axis to oppose any rotary screwing/unscrewing of the plug and maintaining a degree of freedom in axial translation along the central axis of the male member within the female cavity, so as not to impede a sliding of the hub and of its screw thread along the central axis against the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: JTEKT EUROPE
    Inventors: Pascal Vizier, Bruno Goujon
  • Patent number: 11673300
    Abstract: A method for making a foam component is provided and includes inserting a foam material into a cavity of a mold having a top plate and a bottom plate, heating the foam material to cause the foam material to expand, and moving one of the top plate and the bottom plate relative to the other of the top plate and the bottom plate as the foam material expands and contacts the one of the top plate and the bottom plate to cause the foam material to fold over on itself within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: To-Chun Lin, Hsiang-Wei Huang, Jian-Cing Jhou, Ying-Che Lai
  • Patent number: 11673172
    Abstract: Provided is a method that, when pulp fibers are recovered from used absorbent articles that have been put into collection bags, makes it possible to safely and sanitarily crush the used absorbent articles while suppressing costs. A method for recovering pulp fibers from used absorbent articles, the method comprising: a crushing step (S12) in which collection bags (A) in which used absorbent articles have been sealed are put into a container (65), the collection bags in the container are transferred to a crushing device (12) that communicates with the container, and, bag by bag, the crushing device crushes the used absorbent articles in the collections bags in a deactivating aqueous solution; and a separation step (S13) in which the pulp fibers, a highly water-absorbent polymer, and the deactivating aqueous solution are separated from the crushed product and deactivating aqueous solution obtained in the crushing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventors: Takayoshi Konishi, Toshio Hiraoka, Takashi Kato, Noritomo Kurita
  • Patent number: 11673340
    Abstract: A dielectric welding film capable of providing excellent adhesiveness to a variety of adherends in a short period of dielectric heating, and an welding method using the dielectric welding film are provided. The dielectric welding film is configured to adhere a pair of adherends of the same material or different materials through dielectric heating, the dielectric welding film including a first thermoplastic resin as an A1 component having a predetermined solubility parameter, a second thermoplastic resin as an A2 component having a solubility parameter larger than the solubility parameter of the first thermoplastic resin, and a dielectric filler as a B component. The welding method uses the dielectric welding film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventor: Masakazu Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 11674265
    Abstract: The invention relates to a center ring arrangeable on a refining disc of a defibrator for refining of fibrous material, wherein said center ring comprises a circumferential outer surface, a circumferential inner surface and a centrally located through-hole adapted to receive fibrous material fed from a feeding device, wherein said outer surface is provided with a circumferentially running groove opening up on the outer surface and being adapted to collect steam produced during operation of said defibrator, and wherein the center ring further comprises a plurality of wings provided on said inner surface and a number of channels extending from said groove to the positions on said inner surface where said wings are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: VALMET AB
    Inventors: Thommy Lindblom, Christer Hedlund
  • Patent number: 11674242
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing fiber with aligned porous structure, an apparatus, and applications of the fiber. The apparatus comprises: a fiber extrusion unit, a freezing unit, and a collection unit for collecting the frozen fibers, wherein fibers extruded from the fiber extrusion unit pass through the freezing unit. Continuous and large scale preparation of such fiber with aligned porous structure is achieved by combining directional freezing and solution spinning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventors: Hao Bai, Ying Cui, Yujie Wang, Weiwei Gao
  • Patent number: 11667075
    Abstract: In an apparatus for selective laser melting and/or laser sintering with a mounting base, that has at least one chamber, wherein the at least one chamber is a building chamber and/or a powder reservoir chamber for a powder, the saving of powder results in an increase in the possible uses of the apparatus, in that the apparatus further comprises at least one fitting element, wherein in operation, the at least one fitting element is located in the at least one building chamber, wherein in a first configuration the at least one fitting element is vertically movable relative to the main body and in a second configuration the at least one fitting element is fixedly connected to the mounting base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Inventor: Ralf Lampalzer
  • Patent number: 11667421
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sealing body, where heat-producing elements of a heating element are contacted from the rear side thereof. Other aspects relate to a sealing body where the site of the heat production and the site of the heat dissipation (i.e. the point of action) are as close to each other as possible. Other aspects relate to a sealing body comprising a heat element with a built-in temperature sensor. Other aspects relate to a sealing body with a defined sealing contour. Other aspects relate to a sealing body having a three-dimensionally structured contact surface. Other aspects relate to a sealing body with a circular, annular, or strip-type heat element. Other aspects relate to a sealing body with built-in electronic circuits. Other aspects relate to a sealing body that can cool the heating element as required. Other aspects relate to a sealing body that can suck up the material to be welded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: WATTTRON GMBH
    Inventors: Sascha Bach, Marcus Stein
  • Patent number: 11660817
    Abstract: Methods for removing an object from powder after forming the object in an additive manufacturing apparatus are provided. The method may include: positioning a cover over a build platform with the object being positioned within a powder; removing the build platform from the additive manufacturing apparatus with the cover positioned over the build platform; and thereafter, removing the powder from the build platform to expose the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Daniel Winiarski, Frank Schodel, Kathrin Hofmann
  • Patent number: 11660907
    Abstract: According to a processing method of a stone composite board, the two sides of a natural stone board are ground and flattened until a preset standard value of thickness variation is reached, then the surface planes and base material layers are subjected to pressure-compositing through adhesive layers, afterwards splitting is conducted, and the natural stone layer is subjected to calibrated planing with diamond roller and surface treatment to obtain the ultra-thin stone composite board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventor: Zuoxiang Li
  • Patent number: 11661688
    Abstract: The invention relates to a nonwoven fabric material having sufficient strength to be used in a pre-moistened state but also having dispersibility properties which allow the product to be flushed. The material comprises at least two nonwoven webs, at least one of which is hydroentangled. Each of the individual webs comprise 50%-95% wood pulp and 5%-50% of short cut man-made fibers and/or natural fibers and has a basis weight of 20-100 gsm. After forming the webs, the two nonwoven webs are dried and then joined together by particle binders through size press or spraying. The particle binder joined webs separate into individual webs after flushing due to the breakage of particle binder-nonwoven hydrogen bond which makes the material highly dispersible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Suominen Oyj
    Inventor: Avinav G. Nandgaonkar
  • Patent number: 11661702
    Abstract: A sheet manufacturing apparatus includes a case that accommodates raw material pieces including fibers, a rotator that rotates inside the case to stir the raw material pieces, a stirring motor that rotates the rotator, a transport apparatus that transports the raw material pieces through a transport path coupled to a side wall of the case, and a control apparatus that controls rotation states of the rotator and the transport apparatus, in which the transport apparatus includes a discharge pipe that rotates on a central axis along the transport path, and a transport motor that rotates the discharge pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Motohashi, Makoto Sato, Takashi Abe
  • Patent number: 11660963
    Abstract: Embodiments of a curved vehicle display including a display module having a display surface, a curved glass substrate disposed on the display surface having a first major surface, a second major surface having a second surface area, and a thickness in a range from 0.05 mm to 2 mm, wherein the second major surface comprises a first radius of curvature of 200 mm or greater, wherein, when the display module emits a light, the light transmitted through the glass substrate has a substantially uniform color along 75% or more of the second surface area, when viewed at a viewing angle at a distance of 0.5 meters from the second surface. Methods of forming a curved vehicle display are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Jeffrey Michael Benjamin, Jordon Thomas Boggs, Atul Kumar, Cheng-Chung Li, Yawei Sun
  • Patent number: 11660833
    Abstract: A duplex liner for a label. A method for making a label comprises providing a printable face ply. The method comprises making a duplex liner by: (a) providing a transparent first liner ply; (b) providing a second liner ply that is configured to be printable; and (c) using a binder to bind the first liner ply to the second liner ply. The method includes releasably securing the duplex liner to the printable face ply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Rekon, LLC
    Inventor: Jesse D. Crum
  • Patent number: 11660808
    Abstract: In example implementations, a powder level sensor is provided. The powder level sensor includes a capacitive sensor, a processor, and a cleaning mechanism. The processor is communicatively coupled to the capacitive sensor. The processor interprets a measurement of the capacitive sensor to detect a layer of residual build material on a surface of the powder level sensor. The cleaning mechanism may be communicatively coupled to the processor. The processor activates the cleaning mechanism to remove the layer of residual build material on the surface of the powder level sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: David Soriano, Douglas Pederson, Nicola Baldo, Steve Ringwald, Samrin Sing, Matthew Baker
  • Patent number: 11661756
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a method for accurately modifying a concrete slab on subsided ground by injecting an expandable resin below the concrete slab more than once, which also allows for easy control of the work process. The method of the present invention as a means for resolution includes performing the following steps: on a concrete slab in an area including a region where ground subsidence has occurred, determining points to drill injection holes for injecting an expandable resin at a pitch of 0.5 to 2.0 m in a grid pattern or a staggered pattern; injecting an expandable resin below a point where the subsidence of the concrete slab is severest and expanding the expandable resin to push up the concrete slab at most 30 mm more than once.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Inventors: Nobukazu Matsudo, Koji Kawaguchi