Patents Examined by Jacob T Minskey
  • Patent number: 10315365
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a three-dimensional object, the method comprises, a step of forming the three-dimensional object including a structure and a support body; a step of removing the support body from the three-dimensional object; wherein the step of forming the three-dimensional object comprising: a step of generating slice data of the three-dimensional object; a step of stacking a structural material constituting the structure and a support material constituting the support body based on the slice data; and the support material which is stacked based on the slice data has weakened parts dividing the support body into a plurality of parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hidefumi Osawa
  • Patent number: 10319971
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for making a lithium-sulfur battery separator. The method comprises providing a separator substrate, and forming a functional layer on at least one surface of the separator substrate. A method for forming the functional layer comprises applying a first carbon nanotube layer on the at least one surface; dispersing a plurality of graphene oxide sheets and a plurality of manganese dioxide nanoparticles in a solvent to form a mixture; and depositing the mixture on a surface of the first carbon nanotube layer to form a first graphene oxide composite layer; applying a second carbon nanotube layer on a surface of the first graphene oxide composite layer; and forming a second graphene oxide composite layer on a surface of the second carbon nanotube layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Wei-Bang Kong, Jia-Ping Wang, Kai-Li Jiang, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 10315366
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for making reinforcement structures are provided. In one example, an apparatus for making a reinforcement structure includes a rigid mandrel and a flexible bladder. The flexible bladder at least partially surrounds the rigid mandrel for supporting a reinforcement structure-forming material during fabrication of the reinforcement structure. The flexible bladder is configured to apply a force to the reinforcement structure-forming material in a direction opposite the rigid mandrel in response to a pressure differential between inside and outside of the flexible bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
    Inventors: Brenden Autry, Charles Aitken, John McGuire, Michael McKee
  • Patent number: 10307960
    Abstract: An imaging system for a three-dimensional printer includes a light source component, at least one pattern determining element, a light splitter, a light directing component, and a lens component. The light source component emits a first light and a second light having different wavelengths. The pattern determining element provides the first light and the second light with a first pattern and a second pattern respectively. The light splitter directs the first light and the second light to different directions respectively. The light directing component guides at least one of the first light and the second light, such that the first light and the second light go to a first plane and a second plane respectively. The lens component includes a first lens group and a second lens group, configured to image the first pattern and the second pattern onto the first plane and the second plane respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Yu-Cheng Lin, Hsin-Tsung Yeh
  • Patent number: 10308075
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire includes a cylindrical annular structure disposed around a rotational axis; a carcass portion including a rubber covered cord, at least a portion of the carcass portion being disposed to the outer side of the annular structure in a direction parallel to the rotational axis; and a rubber layer including a tread portion, at least a portion of the rubber layer being disposed to an outer side of the annular structure in a radiation direction with respect to the rotational axis. In such a pneumatic tire, SW/OD?0.30 is satisfied, where SW is a total tire width and OD is a tire outer diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Kubota, Atsushi Tanno, Yuji Minami
  • Patent number: 10307934
    Abstract: A manufactured wood-based panel for furniture and interior construction. Particle sized foreign materials are irregularly distributed under a protective layer over one or both of the surfaces of the wood-based panel, covering more than 10% of the panel surface. The foreign materials, preferably natural materials such as cork or hemp shives, but also plastics, metal particles, or recycled material are incorporated so that they either protrude from the panel surface to form a relief pattern or are embedded in the wood-based material to form a uniform, smooth panel surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Xylo Technologies AG
    Inventors: Winfried Haenel, Tino Schulz
  • Patent number: 10308082
    Abstract: It is a run-flat tire 1 provided with a carcass 6 extending from a tread portion 2 through a sidewall portion 3 to a bead core 5 in a bead portion 4, and a side-reinforcement rubber layer 10 disposed inside the carcass 6 in the sidewall portion 3 and having a substantially crescent-shaped cross-section. In a tire meridian cross section including the tire rotational axis under a normal state such that the tire is mounted on a normal rim, inflated to a normal internal pressure and loaded with no load, the tire inner-cavity surface 11 includes a side inner-cavity surface 12. A distance in the tire radial direction of the side inner-cavity surface 12 from a bead toe 4e of the bead portion 4 is in a range of 0.4 times to 0.9 times the length H in the tire radial direction of the tire inner-cavity surface 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Naoki Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10300654
    Abstract: Methods include at least one sequential stretching step between circular or spiralized grooved rollers and the sequential stretching is performed according to at least one of six aspects of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Ole-Bendt Rasmussen
  • Patent number: 10300745
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire includes a tread portion provided with a land portion with a plurality of lateral grooves extending across the land portion. Each lateral groove includes a main portion with a width equal to or more than 2.0 mm and a sipe portion extending radially inwardly from a bottom of the main portion. The main portion includes a first wall located on a first side in a circumferential direction and a second wall located on a second side in the circumferential direction. The sipe portion includes a first sipe wall located on the first side and a second sipe wall located on the second side. The lateral grooves include a first lateral groove having the first wall being continuous to the first sipe wall smoothly and a second lateral groove having the second wall being continuous to the second sipe wall smoothly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Hibino, Kaori Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10300636
    Abstract: A method for producing an optical coupling element made of elastomer includes filling a free-flowing elastomer formulation or its constituents into a mold so as to produce a flat sheet whose thickness is adapted to a thickness of the optical coupling element that is to be produced. The elastomer formulation or its constituents is cured to form an inherently stable elastomer. Individual optical coupling elements are cut out of the flat sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: PMA/TOOL AG
    Inventors: Dominik Coenen, Detlef Westerburg
  • Patent number: 10301463
    Abstract: The subject matter of the present application is thermally-expandable preparations, containing (a) at least one peroxide-crosslinkable polymer, (b) at least one low-molecular, multifunctional acrylate, (c) at least one peroxide and (d) at least two different chemical propellants, the mass ratio of the at least one peroxide to the at least one low-molecular, multifunctional acrylate being at least 1:3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Rainer Kohlstrung, Manfred Rein, Karl Wesch
  • Patent number: 10301778
    Abstract: Fibrous structures that exhibit a Dry Burst of greater than 360 g as measured according to the Dry Burst Test Method and optionally, a Total Dry Tensile of less than 2450 g/76.2 mm and/or a Machine Direction (MD) Dry Tensile of less than 1520 g/76.2 mm and/or a Geometric Mean (GM) Total Dry Tensile of less than 1180 g/76.2 mm as measured according to the Tensile Strength Test Method are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Allen Manifold, Charles Chidozie Ekenga, Douglas Jay Barkey, Kathleen Diane Sands, Thorsten Knobloch
  • Patent number: 10300554
    Abstract: Wafers are aligned with one another by reference to features formed on or in each wafer. Notches are formed in each wafer, including a pivot-notch that allows for two-point contact, and a stop-notch that provides for single-point contact. A bias-notch is formed for pressing the wafers into engagement with the two-contact element when it is in the pivot-notch and with the single-contact element when it is in the stop-notch. The wafers may be bonded to one another to maintain the alignment of the referenced features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: ILLUMINA, INC.
    Inventors: Peter Mains, Anmiv S. Prabhu, Richard Capella, Kevan Samiee
  • Patent number: 10293527
    Abstract: A method for the continuous production of pre-insulated piping having an inner metal carrier pipe having an interior surface and an exterior surface and an envelope of foamed insulation surrounding the inner metal carrier pipe exterior surface. A molding apparatus is provided for forming an annulus about a pipe to be insulated into which foam can be injected. The pipe is continuously moved through the apparatus with foaming material being injected into the annulus where it is molded and cured to form a foam insulated pipe. The molding apparatus is a roller-drum having a cylindrical length and a plurality of individual rollers arranged in a series of linearly staggered, circular arrays which define the annulus where the foaming material is cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Thermacor Process, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas Joseph Keyes
  • Patent number: 10293591
    Abstract: A printer system may include a coaxial extruder head that extrudes a core, a bulk, and/or a core and bulk cladding to form complex structures without retooling. The coaxial extruder head may include a distribution channel with an entrance and an exit, a priming chamber that surrounds the distribution channel. The priming chamber may include an outlet and a first inlet, a heating element thermally connected to the priming chamber, and a nozzle connected to the outlet of the priming chamber. Further, the nozzle may converge from the outlet of the priming chamber to an orifice of the nozzle. In addition, the exit of the distribution channel may be disposed at the orifice of the nozzle. This structure facilitates extruding a core and cladding type composite from the extruder head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: ORBITAL COMPOSITES, INC.
    Inventors: Cole Nielsen-Cole, James Frei
  • Patent number: 10293640
    Abstract: An insert for a pneumatic tire including an annular member adapted to contact at least 10% of an interior surface of the pneumatic tire and provide an outward pressure thereagainst. An insert for a pneumatic tire including an annular member adapted to contact at least 10% of an interior surface of the pneumatic tire and provide an outward pressure thereagainst, and an inflatable bladder disposed adjacent to the annular member. A tire assembly including a pneumatic tire having an interior surface and an annular member contacting at least 10% of the interior surface and providing an outward pressure thereagainst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: CushCore, LLLC
    Inventor: Adam Krefting
  • Patent number: 10293525
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a threaded bolt. A blank is introduced into a threaded-bolt negative mold. The blank has a bolt-shaped portion. Fibers which are aligned in the longitudinal direction of the bolt-shaped portion are embedded in a plastics material in the blank. Pressure is exerted on the blank in order to deform the blank in the negative mold such that a threaded structure is formed on a circumferential face of the bolt-shaped portion. The invention moreover relates to a threaded bolt which is manufacturable by this method, and to a system which is conceived for carrying out the method. Lightweight and hard-wearing threaded bolts may be manufactured by the method according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Bishop GmbH
    Inventors: Oumarou Sodore, Peter Bishop
  • Patent number: 10293547
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3-D) printer includes build and support material development stations positioned to transfer layers of build and support materials to an intermediate transfer surface. The intermediate transfer surface transfers a layer of the build and support materials to a platen each time the platen contacts the intermediate transfer surface. A sensor detects the thickness of the layer on the platen, and a mechanical planer is positioned to contact and level the layer on the platen as the platen moves past the mechanical planer. Additionally, a feedback loop is electrically connected to the sensor and the mechanical planer. The mechanical planer adjusts the amount of the build material and the support material removed from the layer based on the thickness of the layer on the platen, as determined by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Robert A. Clark, Michael F. Zona, William J. Nowak, Chu-heng Liu, Jorge A. Alvarez, Paul J. McConville
  • Patent number: 10293556
    Abstract: A three dimensional object modeling apparatus that produces a three dimensional object. The apparatus including a forming unit configured to form a transfer image to be transferred on an intermediate transfer body, with the transfer image to be transferred to a laminate product that is a three dimensional object being formed. A laminating unit is provided to transfer the transfer image to the laminate product from the intermediate transfer body, and a pressing member is provided with the intermediate transfer body to take pressing power to the transfer image formed on the intermediate transfer body, in a state of contacting with the laminate product from the intermediate transfer body side for transferring the image to the laminate product. The pressing member including a plurality of high hardness portions having a high hardness and a low hardness portion having a hardness lower than that of the high hardness portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hiroshi Taniuchi
  • Patent number: 10295104
    Abstract: A pipe liner and a method of using the same are provided. The method includes inserting a pipe liner impregnated with a resinous material into a length of pipe, where the pipe liner has an outer diameter substantially equal to or greater than an inner diameter of the pipe. A bladder having an unstretched outer diameter less than the inner diameter of at least a portion of the length of pipe and capable of stretching circumferentially is inserted into the pipe liner. The bladder is expanded under fluid pressure against the pipe liner, pressing the pipe liner against an inner wall of the length of pipe. The resinous material is allowed to cure and harden, leaving a renewed pipe wall. The length of pipe may have a plurality of inner diameters, and the bladder stretches to produce a smooth interior surface of the pipe liner across the plurality of pipe diameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: LMK Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Larry W. Kiest, Jr.