Patents Examined by Jacob T Minskey
  • Patent number: 10283815
    Abstract: A method for producing a laminate for a battery in which a first active material layer and a solid electrolyte layer are stacked, includes irradiating the laminate with a laser from a side of the laminate faced by the first active material layer to remove a part of the first active material layer. The reflectance of the laser by the solid electrolyte layer is 80% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinji Kojima
  • Patent number: 10280566
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides high bulk tissue products, as well as an apparatus and methods for manufacturing the same. The tissue products provided herein not only have high bulk, but they also have improved surface smoothness, particularly compared to tissue products of similar basis weights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Mark Alan Burazin, Lynda Ellen Collins, Jeffrey Dean Holz, Mark William Sachs, Peter John Allen, Kevin Joseph Vogt
  • Patent number: 10273050
    Abstract: A bottle or jar identification device comprising a multi-layer token that produces a permanent image when pressure is applied to a writing surface. The token may be affixed to the cap or cover or to the bottle or jar itself. The token can comprise a magic slate, ink meant to fail, lottery type rub-off material, microencapsulated ink, or any other material that produces an image when pressure is applied using a stylus, a fingernail, or any other sharp instrument. The token may also have an adhesive layer. The token having an adhesive layer may be applied to any surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventor: Glenn Gorab
  • Patent number: 10272611
    Abstract: A process and apparatus for manufacturing a mattress generally includes an automated foam layer placement apparatus for accurately securing one or more foam layers onto an innercore unit and bucket assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: DREAMWELL, LTD.
    Inventors: Vinit V. Subhedar, Gregory Fowler, Francis Jan
  • Patent number: 10272658
    Abstract: A method of forming a composite part may include positioning composite layers onto a part-supporting surface of a support tool. The composite layers combine to form the composite part. The method may also include covering the composite part on the support tool with a vacuum bag, and forming a heat transfer assembly on the vacuum bag in relation to a portion of the composite part. The method may include forming the heat transfer assembly on the vacuum bag by depositing a fluid layer of material onto the vacuum bag, inserting heat transfer promoters into the fluid, and cooling the fluid to form a solid heat transfer assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Keith Daniel Humfeld, Steven Michael Shewchuk
  • Patent number: 10259142
    Abstract: A Method for manufacturing molding elements for molds is provided herein. The molds are used for molding tires provided with a tread with a circumferential arrangement of tread pattern elements. The method includes: a step consisting in aligning a plurality of basic linings; a step consisting in generating, from the basic tread circumference portion, an intermediate support; and obtaining an unfinished molding element from the intermediate support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: Compagnie Generale Des Etablissements Michelin, Michelin Recherche Et Technique, S.A.
    Inventors: Jerome Lepretre, Patrick Andanson, Enrique Segoviano
  • Patent number: 10258085
    Abstract: A microvaporizer having a combustion heating device to vaporize stored fluids to produce vapors, including methods to supply fluid to the combustion heating device by pressure induced by a switch that releases pressure, a spring, or a negative pressure induced by a user's sucking action on a mouthpiece of the microvaporizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Westfield Limited (Ltd.)
    Inventor: Yongjie James Xu
  • Patent number: 10259208
    Abstract: A three-dimensional shaped object manufacturing device is adapted to manufacture a three-dimensional shaped object by laminating a layer formed using a three-dimensional shaping composition including three-dimensional shaping powder. The three-dimensional shaped object manufacturing device includes a shaping section configured and arranged to shape the three-dimensional shaped object, a layer forming unit configured and arranged to form the layer constituted by the three-dimensional shaping composition in the shaping section, and a distance detecting unit configured and arranged to detect a distance from a predetermined reference position to the layer forming unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Junichi Goto
  • Patent number: 10259170
    Abstract: A method for use in efficiently joining together multiple workpieces to inhibit establishment of weld material in unwanted areas. The method uses a hybrid shaping-and-energizing system having a shaping tool and an ultrasonic horn. The method positions the hybrid shaping-and-energizing system proximate a workpiece, uses the shaping tool to form at least one recess in the proximate workpiece, and applies weld energy to the proximate workpiece using the ultrasonic horn. The recess is formed and the weld energy applied such that molten workpiece material becomes disposed within the recess, thereby inhibiting formation of weld material in the unwanted areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Pei-Chung Wang
  • Patent number: 10252484
    Abstract: A dunnage conversion system includes a machine for converting a stock material (14) into a strip of relatively lower-density dunnage, a coiling mechanism (20) for winding the strip into a coil, a taping mechanism (22) for automatically securing a trailing end of the strip to the coil, and a coil ejecting mechanism (24) for automatically removing the coil from the coiling mechanism. The taping mechanism includes a guide surface (70) between an outlet of the machine and the coiling mechanism to guide the strip to the coiling mechanism and to guide tape for engagement with a trailing end of the strip and to secure the trailing end of the strip to the coil. The coil ejecting mechanism includes a lever arm (126) that pivots to push the completed coil off the coiling mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: RANPAK CORP.
    Inventors: Pedro E Winkens, Ad H Veldt
  • Patent number: 10253502
    Abstract: The apparatus and process disclosed relates to the application of a pattern on a material such as roof covering or siding where the surface is coated with media to create a three dimensional pattern. The 3-D pattern is created in multiple detailed steps so that the width of the pattern can be of an adjustable size in order to make the pattern more diverse and variable. The apparatus and method disclosed herein utilizes a series of applicator units which apply media in a pattern or without a specific pattern onto the material. The first applicator unit is designed to be the master applicator unit. Each applicator unit can include a separate drive or motor. The apparatus and process disclosed incorporates one or more slave applicator units. These slave pattern applicator units with slave pattern applicator rolls are synchronized to the master pattern applicator roll located in the master applicator unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: POLYGLASS S.P.A.
    Inventors: Louis Grube, Natalino Zanchetta
  • Patent number: 10252577
    Abstract: A tread pattern on a pneumatic tire is provided in regions of two intermediate land portions and has circumferential shallow grooves extending in the tire circumferential direction. An orientation of a groove inclination inclined with respect to a first direction in the tire circumferential direction of lug grooves provided in a region of one intermediate land portion, is the same as an orientation of a groove inclination inclined with respect to a second direction opposite to of the first direction of the tire circumferential direction of lug grooves provided in a region of another intermediate land portion, and the lug grooves provided in the respective regions of the intermediate land portions are bent so that the groove inclination approaches the tire circumferential direction at positions of intersection with the circumferential shallow grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Akashi, Takahiro Yamakawa
  • Patent number: 10252334
    Abstract: A laser sintering system and method for speeding up and reducing the cost of the build platen process also because of the interchangeability of the size in the build chamber which allows for greatly reduced cost of power materials that are required when loading the machine. The laser sintering system and method includes a build assembly including a build chamber base and a plate in communication with the build chamber base; and a wiper assembly including a planar member with opposed ends and movable bi-directionally upon the plate and having a material mover attached to the planar member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: James J. Bombardo
  • Patent number: 10245790
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing a component connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Clemens Stefanziosa, Johann Van Niekerk, Maik Hammer
  • Patent number: 10244774
    Abstract: There is provided a cotton candy preparing device, wherein an upper pot portion of a rotary pot incorporated in a main body portion is provided above the main body portion to project upwards, a pan portion surrounding the upper pot portion is mounted above the main body portion, a pot mounting base portion having an upper end bearing plate is provided at a bottom plate portion of the main body portion to support rotatably a rotation shaft of the rotary port, the rotary pot has a gear wheel plate fixed to the rotation shaft so that this gear wheel plate faces the bearing plate in parallel, electrode rings having a circumferential annular shape centered at the rotation shaft are provided on an upper surface of the bearing plate, and metallic contacts are provided on a lower surface of the gear wheel plate so as to contact the electrode rings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: AGATSUMA CO., LTD
    Inventor: Shinji Todokoro
  • Patent number: 10244773
    Abstract: To provide a cotton candy preparing device for preparing cotton candy in a good condition at all times irrespective of different heating conditions for granulated sugar and sugar candy, a cotton candy preparing device having a rotary pot formed of a pot upper portion and a pot bottom portion is provided, and the pot upper portion has a loading port at an upper end thereof and further tubular inner walls below the loading port, lower ends of the inner walls have a conically shaped expanded inclined portion that expands downwards, a plurality of plate-shaped ribs are provided on the expanded inclined portion so as to project towards a center of the rotary port, and lower ends of the ribs are brought into contact with a heating plate provided on an upper surface of the pot bottom portion or forms a slight gap between the heating plate and themselves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: AGATSUMA CO., LTD
    Inventor: Shinji Todokoro
  • Patent number: 10245120
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a dental prophy angle with a wiper assembly is described. The prophy angle comprises a neck section and the neck section has an outer surface. The method comprises the steps of manufacturing a dental prophy angle, manufacturing a wiper assembly by molding a base, the base having an undersurface, the undersurface configured to match the outer surface of the neck section, molding a shield, the shield assembly comprising a carriage and a wiper, attaching the base to the shield assembly, and attaching the undersurface to the outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Young Innovations, Inc.
    Inventor: Brian Prange
  • Patent number: 10248018
    Abstract: The present invention provides an imprint apparatus which molds an imprint material on a shot region formed on a substrate by using a mold including a pattern surface on which a pattern is formed, comprising a holding unit configured to change a position and orientation of the mold, and a control unit configured to cause the holding unit to incline the mold, and bring the mold and the imprint material into contact with each other while the mold is inclined, wherein after the control unit obtains a shift amount by which a mark on the mold shifts by inclining the mold, and changes relative positions of the mold and the substrate according to the shift amount, the control unit brings the mold and the imprint material into contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Philip D. Schumaker, Xiaoming Lu, Wei Zhang, Atsushi Kimura, Jun Ota
  • Patent number: 10239264
    Abstract: A method and system of producing a three-dimensional object with an anti-counterfeiting measure uses a processor to access a data file including a plurality of parameters for producing a three-dimensional object, wherein the parameters comprise a plurality of structural parameters. The processor may also cause a three dimensional printing device to form the three dimensional object that exhibits the structural parameters by identifying a build material, identifying a concealment material, causing the three dimensional printing device to deposit a mixture of the build material and the concealment material in a plurality of layers, and causing the three dimensional printing device to cure the build material and concealment material to form the three-dimensional object with the anti-counterfeiting measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Levine, Donald M. Pangrazio, III, David R. Vandervort, Reiner Eschbach, Jason C. Tsongas
  • Patent number: 10239267
    Abstract: Injection stretch blow molding process for preparing polyolefin containers, comprising the following steps: 1) preparing a preform by injection molding a polyolefin composition comprising a polymer (A) selected from ethylene polymers, propylene polymers and mixtures thereof, and a heat absorber (B); 2) supplying heat to reheat the preform prepared in step 1) and stretch blow molding said preform; wherein the heat absorber (B) is selected from phosphates, condensed phosphates, phosphites, and mixed hydroxide/phosphate oxanion compounds of Copper (Cu), Calcium (Ca), Tin (Sn) and/or Iron (Fe).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Basell Poliolefine Italia S.r.l.
    Inventors: Mike Rogers, Anja Gottschalk