Patents Examined by Jacob T Minskey
  • Patent number: 10240254
    Abstract: A method of fabricating plates of super-hard material and cutting techniques suitable for such a method. A method of fabricating a plate (14) of super-hard material, the method comprising: •providing a substrate (4) have a lateral dimension of at least 40 mm; •growing a layer of super-hard material on the substrate (4) using a chemical vapor deposition process; and •slicing one or more plates (14) of super-hard material from the substrate using a collimated cutting beam (8), the or each plate of super-hard material (14) having a lateral dimension of at least 40 mm, wherein the collimated cutting beam (8) is collimated with a half angle divergence of no more than 5 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Element Six Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Michael Bennett, Laura Anne Hutton, Geoffrey Alan Scarsbrook
  • Patent number: 10239269
    Abstract: According to the present invention, the cycle time is reduced for a core removal step while suppressing displacement of the affixing position for the rubber member during a green-tire forming step. This rigid core has a ring-shaped core body having a tire forming surface for molding the inner surface of a pneumatic tire. The core body is formed from a plurality of core segments that are split in the circumferential direction and movable in the tire radius direction. The surface roughness (Ra) of the outer surface of the core segments forming the tire forming surface is 2.0-20.0 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES LTD.
    Inventor: Masayuki Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10234188
    Abstract: At least one puck is used to manufacture a vacuum insulated panel with a shaped opening. A pair of barrier films are positioned about an insulated core having a shaped opening such as a through bore, cutout, or relief. The puck includes a protrusion having a shape similar to that of the opening of the insulated core. With the barrier films positioned about the insulated core, the pucks are inserted into the opening from opposite sides of the insulated core to thereby compress the barrier films between the shaped protrusions of the pucks to thereby prevent wrinkles and/or creases in the barrier films. The insulated core is then subjected to a vacuum to evacuate the insulated core of any gases and the barrier films are heat sealed to maintain the insulated core in the evacuated state. Excess barrier film is then removed to provide a wrinkle and/or crease free seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: DOUBLEDAY ACQUISITIONS LLC
    Inventors: Paul A. Siudzinski, Steven R. Eakins, Ross A. Moreland
  • Patent number: 10232543
    Abstract: Provided is a thickness variation adjustment-type air ring capable of accurately and optimally controlling the volume of cooling air at all positions in the circumferential direction, and stably manufacturing a synthetic resin film having an exceptionally low thickness variation. A thickness variation adjustment-type air ring is provided on a die of an inflation film manufacturing apparatus which locally controls the volume of cooling air discharged from a cooling air passage in a circumferential direction to adjust the thickness variation of a synthetic resin film when blowing the cooling air around a molten synthetic resin tube extruded in a longitudinal direction to cool and solidify the molten synthetic resin tube to form the synthetic resin film, the thickness variation adjustment-type air ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SHONAN TRADING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akira Shimizu, Norio Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10232571
    Abstract: A system and method for forming an item from a material, which may include elongated fibers and/or stretched broken fibers. The material is placed on a first clamping portion, which is placed on a fixture. A second clamping portion is placed against the material and the first clamping portion and secured together, forming a clamping assembly. The clamping assembly is removed from the fixture and placed on a first die portion, having a first profile. A second die portion is also provided, having a second profile. In forming the item, at least one of the first die portion and the second die portion are moved toward each other such that a second surface of the first die portion and a first surface of the second die portion contact and form the material into the item generally replicating the first profile and the second profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: the boeing company
    Inventors: Mike P. Matlack, Stephen J. Morgan, Thomas K. Tsotsis, James R. Fox, Randall D. Wilkerson
  • Patent number: 10229768
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing graphene, the method including: preparing a carrier member on which the graphene is formed on one surface thereof; exposing the graphene to dopant vapor to dope the graphene; transferring the doped graphene onto a target member; and removing the carrier member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: HANWHA AEROSPACE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jong-hyuk Yoon
  • Patent number: 10226905
    Abstract: A system and method for forming an item from a material, which may include elongated fibers and/or stretched broken fibers. The material is placed on a first clamping portion, which is placed on a fixture. A second clamping portion is placed against the material and the first clamping portion and secured together, forming a clamping assembly. The clamping assembly is removed from the fixture and placed on a first die portion, having a first profile. A second die portion is also provided, having a second profile. In forming the item, at least one of the first die portion and the second die portion are moved toward each other such that a second surface of the first die portion and a first surface of the second die portion contact and form the material into the item generally replicating the first profile and the second profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: the boeing company
    Inventors: Mike P. Matlack, Stephen J. Morgan, Thomas K. Tsotsis, James R. Fox, Randall D. Wilkerson
  • Patent number: 10220560
    Abstract: A device for extruding plasticized masses and plastic powdered materials includes an extruder, a deformation element with a working channel having coaxially located profiled portions, and a forming die. The surface of each of the profiled portions includes two couples of wave-like surfaces acting in antiphase, symmetric with respect to the working channel axis and smoothly passing one into the other. The maximal increments of the distances from the channel surface to the axis thereof for one couple of these surfaces is located in a plane passing through the axis of the channel. Such maximal increments for the other couple are located in the profiled surface, the generatrices of which profiled surface are orthogonal to the axis of the channel along the entire length of the same and are orthogonal to said plane at the inlet and the outlet of each profiled portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Obshchestvo s ogranichennoy otvetstvennostyu “Avtoklavy vysokogo davleniya i temperatury”
    Inventors: Lev Anatolyevich Gubenko, Vladimir Evseevich Perelman
  • Patent number: 10222538
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a light guide plate mold includes: acquiring a deformation coefficient i, where 1<i?1.12, and a size parameter j, where 0.03 mm<j?0.05 mm; applying digital simulation software to simulate a formation process of an original three-dimensional model for a light guide plate so as to acquire a simulation deformation amount of the light guide plate; multiplying the simulation deformation amount with the deformation coefficient i to obtain a counter deformation amount of a light guide plate mold; and subtracting the size parameter j from a length and a width of the light guide plate to obtain length and width dimensions of the light guide plate mold; and forming the light guide plate mold according to the counter deformation amount of the light guide plate mold and length and width dimensions of the light guide plate mold. A light guide plate manufactured with such a mold shows relatively high flatness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Wei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10213965
    Abstract: A truss-formation apparatus comprising two truss makers and a lateral stage, wherein the truss makers create trusses and each truss maker comprises thermal dies, heaters with temperature sensors, and mandrels; wherein the truss makers form trusses that comprise parallel truss elements and battens; wherein a pultrusion actuator pulls parallel truss elements down along a mandrel; wherein a batten actuator causes a thermal die to rotate around a mandrel forming battens that connect parallel truss elements to one another; and wherein the lateral stage comprises a thermal die and traverses the gap between the parallel trusses forming cross members that connect the trusses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: TETHERS UNLIMITED INC
    Inventors: Robert Hoyt, Gregory Kirkos, Jeffrey Slostad, Gregory Jimmerson, Todd Moser, Mark Jaster, Nicholas Barsalou
  • Patent number: 10214439
    Abstract: The present invention provides a non-contact vibration suppression device comprising a first ultrasonic vibration unit and a second ultrasonic vibration unit, the device being characterized in that the first ultrasonic vibration unit and the second ultrasonic vibration unit are installed to face each other while being spaced from each other such that an object can be interposed therebetween, the first ultrasonic vibration unit and the second ultrasonic vibration unit generate ultrasonic vibrations, respectively, and apply repulsive forces, which result from the ultrasonic vibrations, to the object such that the object is constrained with no contact between the first ultrasonic vibration unit and the second ultrasonic vibration unit, thereby suppressing vibration of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Precision Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin Kim, Ki Nam Kim, Mun Hwan Seol, Dong Young Cho
  • Patent number: 10212931
    Abstract: Cyclodextrin compositions, including a hydrophobic carrier and a cyclodextrin complex, are formed and disposed on a variety of substrates using conditions that avoid substantial loss of the complexed compound from the cyclodextrin complex, even where the complexed compound is a gas a common ambient temperatures (e.g. 20° C.). Flexographic printing is particularly useful for disposing the cyclodextrin compositions on one or more substrates. Substrates treated with the cyclodextrin complexes are useful for subsequent release of the complexed compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc., Cellresin Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Willard E. Wood, Ali Yahiaoui
  • Patent number: 10207197
    Abstract: The present invention provides a process for fractionating biomass into its individual components. The process includes pretreating a biomass which may include mechanically altering the fibers and/or contacting the biomass with a solvent to provide a fluidized biomass. The pretreated fluidized biomass may be subjected to high frequency pulses and shear forces without denaturing one or more components of the biomass to provide a first liquid fraction and a first fractionated biomass. The first liquid fraction may then be isolated or separated from the first fractionated biomass. The biomass may be separated, isolated or purified into lignin, extractives for use in pharmaceuticals or nutraceuticals, cellulose, hemicellulose, and other sugars and proteins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Green Extraction Technologies
    Inventor: Melvin Mitchell
  • Patent number: 10207453
    Abstract: According to some aspects, an additive fabrication device is provided configured to form layers of material on a build platform, each layer of material being formed so as to contact a container in addition to the build platform and/or a previously formed layer of material. The additive fabrication device may comprise a container and a wiper, wherein the wiper comprises a wiper arm and a wiper blade coupled to said wiper arm using a pivoting coupling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Formlabs, Inc.
    Inventors: Ian Ferguson, Konstantinos Oikonomopoulos, Steven Thomas, Ben FrantzDale, Nicholas M. Sohn
  • Patent number: 10212829
    Abstract: A metal substrate includes a first insulating substrate, a second insulating substrate, a first metal layer and a second metal layer. The first insulating substrate has a first modified surface and a second surface opposite to the first modified surface. The first metal layer faces the second surface. The second insulating substrate is bonded on the first modified surface, such that the first insulating substrate is between the second insulating substrate and the first metal layer. The second metal layer is disposed on a side of the second insulating substrate, such that the second insulating substrate is between the first modified surface and the second metal layer. An original surface roughness of the first modified surface has a variation substantially less than 10% after the first modified surface is released from the second insulating substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: AZOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hung-Jung Lee
  • Patent number: 10208413
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a method of forming a facer includes forming a first layer of nonwoven glass fibers and positioning a second layer of reinforcement fibers atop the first layer of nonwoven glass fibers. The method also includes coating the first layer of nonwoven glass fibers and/or the second layer of reinforcement fibers with a binder composition and pressing the first layer of nonwoven glass fibers and the second layer of reinforcement fibers together between a pair of rollers. The binder composition is then dried to couple the first layer of nonwoven glass fibers and the second layer of reinforcement fibers to form the facer. The first layer of nonwoven glass fibers and/or the second layer of reinforcement fibers are free of a material coating prior to coating of the binder composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Duane Paradis, Guodong Zheng, Jawed Asrar
  • Patent number: 10203143
    Abstract: At least one puck is used to manufacture a vacuum insulated panel with a shaped opening. A pair of barrier films are positioned about an insulated core having a shaped opening such as a through bore, cutout, or relief. The puck includes a protrusion having a shape similar to that of the opening of the insulated core. With the barrier films positioned about the insulated core, the pucks are inserted into the opening from opposite sides of the insulated core to thereby compress the barrier films between the shaped protrusions of the pucks to thereby prevent wrinkles and/or creases in the barrier films. The insulated core is then subjected to a vacuum to evacuate the insulated core of any gases and the barrier films are heat sealed to maintain the insulated core in the evacuated state. Excess barrier film is then removed to provide a wrinkle and/or crease free seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: DOUBLEDAY ACQUISITIONS LLC
    Inventors: Paul A. Siudzinski, Steven R. Eakins, Ross A. Moreland
  • Patent number: 10201912
    Abstract: Manufacturing process of a stone providing for the following steps: positioning a die and a base platform under punches of a press, filling cavities of the die with a sand layer, placing a tube on the sand, actuating the actuation means to actuate the punches from the idle position to the operating position so that each punch presses the tube in the sand and presses the sand in the cavities of the die, actuating the actuation means to raise the punches, placing the stones in a drying station, extracting the solidified sand inside the tube from each stone, and placing a lighting device in the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: LUDOVICI RAFFAELE E FIGLI-S.R.L.
    Inventor: Alessandro Ludovici
  • Patent number: 10195908
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire 1 is provided in a tread portion 2 with center blocks 22 divided by a center main groove 10, middle main grooves 11, and center lateral grooves 21; middle blocks 32 divided by the middle main grooves 11, shoulder main grooves 12, and middle lateral grooves 31; and shoulder blocks 42 divided by the shoulder main grooves 12, tread edges Te, and shoulder lateral grooves 41. The groove width WA of the center lateral grooves 21 is equal to the groove width WB of the middle lateral grooves 31. The ratio WC/WA of the groove width WC of the shoulder lateral grooves 41 and the groove width WA of the center lateral grooves 21 is 1.3 to 2.3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Maehara, Kae Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10195906
    Abstract: A tire includes a tread portion having an installing direction to a vehicle so as to have an outboard tread edge. The tread portion is provided with a plurality of first inclined grooves each having an inclination to a circumferential direction of the tire and extending from at least a tire equator to the outboard tread edge, a plurality of second inclined grooves each having an opposite inclination to the inclination of the first inclined grooves and extending from at least the tire equator toward the outboard tread edge, and a plurality of blocks separated by the first inclined grooves and the second inclined grooves. Each second inclined groove includes an outboard end that terminates at one of the first inclined grooves so that a plurality of substantially trapezoidal shoulder blocks are arranged along the outboard tread edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Keita Nakano