Patents Examined by Jacob T Minskey
  • Patent number: 10195833
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a pre-coated bottom cover combination machine for tile carpet comprising a carpet surface pre-coated processing line and a back bottom cover processing line. The back bottom cover processing line includes drive device for driving the carpet belt to move, black material feeding and automatic control device, scraper, white material feeding and automatic control device, composite device of bottom back and carpet surface, bottom back plasticizing and heating line, embossing device, carpet body water-cooled plate, carpet body water-cooled roller, carpet storage rack, deviation correction device, dicing machine, inspection table. The present invention can meet the requirements of reducing the manufacturing cost of tile carpets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Inventor: Fushun Ma
  • Patent number: 10195783
    Abstract: An expanding tool comprising: an actuator comprising a cylindrical housing that defines an actuator housing cavity; a primary ram disposed within the actuator housing cavity, the primary ram defining an internal primary ram cavity; a secondary ram disposed within the internal primary ram cavity; a cam roller carrier coupled to a distal end of the secondary ram; a drive collar positioned within a distal end of the actuator housing cavity; a roller clutch disposed within an internal cavity defined by an inner surface of the drive collar; a shuttle cam positioned between the roller clutch and a distal end of the primary ram; an expander cone coupled to the primary ram; and an expander head operably coupled to the drive collar. When triggered, the actuator first rotates the expander head and then the actuator expands the expander head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventors: Corey Dickert, Alex Huber, Jarrod Kotes, Will Didier, Ian Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 10189206
    Abstract: A custom weld-repair tool, for use in repairing a discrepant weld between workpieces, including an extended portion and a cavity adjacent the extended portions. The discrepant weld includes an insufficient primary portion and the tool is configured to, when the extended portion is in contact with a proximate one of the workpieces, channel welding energy, received at or generated at the tool, to the proximate workpiece via the extended portion, to form or enlarge a weld at a periphery of the primary portion or directly adjacent the primary portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Pei-Chung Wang
  • Patent number: 10189312
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire that makes steering stability, rolling resistance performance, and noise performance compatible includes a carcass toroidally extending between two bead portions; an inclined belt, with inclined belt layer(s) including cords that extend at an inclination relative to a tire circumferential direction, and a circumferential belt, with circumferential belt layer(s) including cords that extend along the tire circumferential direction, radially at an outer side of a crown portion of the carcass; and a tread at an outer side of the circumferential belt in the tire radial direction. An inclination angle of the cords in the inclined belt layers is 35° to 90°, the circumferential belt has a higher tire circumferential direction rigidity per unit width in a central region including a tire equator than in other regions, and in a surface region including the tire equator, the tread includes a land portion continuous in the tire circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Isao Kuwayama, Shintaro Hatanaka
  • Patent number: 10188126
    Abstract: A cotton candy preparing device is provided that has a rotary pot dividable into a pot upper portion and a pot bottom portion, a plurality of legs extending downwards from near a circumferential edge portion of a lower end of the upper pot portion and including a leg end portion expanding outwards at a lower end thereof, a heating plate provided on an upper surface of the pot bottom portion, and leg receiving holes provided near a circumferential edge portion of the upper surface of the pot bottom portion to allow the legs to be inserted individually, and the leg receiving holes each have an inserting portion permitting the passage of the leg end portion and a leg stopping portion connecting continuously to a side of the inserting portion and whose width to an outer circumferential direction of the rotary pot is made narrower than the inserting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: AGATSUMA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinji Todokoro
  • Patent number: 10184215
    Abstract: A reinforced composite panel and method of making the composite panel uses processed natural fibers such as bamboo along with a polymeric material. The method includes the steps of: treating a plant source comprising natural fibers with a solvent and processing the treated plant source. The processing step can include arranging the natural fibers into a sheet-like orientation in a variety of ways. A polymeric material is then applied to the natural fibers to form a composite sheet, and the composite panel can be formed from one or more composite sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: The Regents of The University of Michigan
    Inventors: Mihaela Banu, Shixin Jack Hu, Tae Hyung Kim, Song Ling Young
  • Patent number: 10183430
    Abstract: A method for injection molding of thermoplastic pole parts utilizes a mold to fix at least one vacuum interrupter and contact terminals during a molding process. At least one injection opening or gate for injection of thermoplastic material is formed into the mold. The mold is applied with multiple injection openings at least along its long axis, for injection of hot thermoplastic material, and the injection openings or gates can be steered in such a way that they inject thermoplastic material simultaneously or with a defined time dependent injection pattern. This process alleviates the issue of a pressure gradient along the long axis of the molded pole part, shortens process times, and achieves a homogenous dissipation of material during the molding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Arne Klaska, Dietmar Gentsch, Dariusz Bednarowski, Lukasz Malinowski, Wenkai Shang
  • Patent number: 10183471
    Abstract: A metal transfer film of thermoplastic polymer includes a polymeric carrier film, a layer of metal to be transferred onto an article, and a layer of retention adhesive suitable for bonding the transferred metal layer to a surface of the article. The transferable metal layer is adjacent between the carrier film and the retention adhesive layer. Optionally, the carrier film has a releasably adhesive layer on the side in contact with the metal. The retention adhesive is a polyvinyl amine crosslinked with citric acid. The retention adhesive is deposited on the metal layer from a liquid solution and dried to a non-tacky, solid coating enabling handling of the metal transfer film in conventional film processing unit operations. The dry retention adhesive can be activated by the metal transfer operator remotely from the adhesive application process and provides significant oxygen, moisture and aroma barrier properties to the metal covered article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventors: Tracy A. Paolilli, Jan Moritz, G. Vincent Sharps, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10179481
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire includes a tread portion, carcass, inclined belt, and circumferential belt. The inclined belt is formed by inclined belt layer(s) including cords inclined relative to the tire circumferential direction. A circumferential main groove is provided in the tread portion. The inclined belt includes a high-angle inclined belt layer in which the cords are at an inclination angle of 35° to 90° relative to the tire circumferential direction. In at least one tread half portion, an edge of the high-angle inclined belt layer in the tire width direction is positioned further outward in the tire width direction than the circumferential main groove disposed furthest outward in the tire width direction. The interval in the tire width direction from the edge to the center of the circumferential main groove is 0.2W1 to 0.35W1, where W1 is the width of the high-angle inclined belt layer in the tire width direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shintaro Hatanaka, Isao Kuwayama
  • Patent number: 10172696
    Abstract: A method for making ceramic fixed partial dentures comprising separating the as-sintered partial denture structure, rejoining the retainers and pontic with glass, which forms a strong joint between the retainers and pontic after sintering. This method may produce ceramic long-span fixed partial dentures with a better fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Firas Khalid Alqarawi
  • Patent number: 10176921
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for producing a rare earth sintered magnet and a molding device therefor that can stably mold molded bodies with less variation in unit weight. The method includes: 1) preparing a slurry including an alloy powder and a dispersion medium, the alloy powder containing a rare earth element; 2) disposing an upper punch and a lower punch in respective through holes provided in a die, thereby preparing a plurality of cavities; 3) applying a magnetic field in each of the cavities by an electromagnet in a direction substantially parallel to a direction in which at least one of the upper punch and the lower punch is movable, and then supplying the slurry into the plurality of cavities; 4) producing a molded body of the alloy powder in each of the cavities by press molding in the magnetic field; and 5) sintering the molded body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Tsukada, Takuya Nansaka, Satoru Kikuchi
  • Patent number: 10174458
    Abstract: Embossed fibrous structures that exhibit a Dry Burst of greater than 270 g as measured according to the Dry Burst Test Method and more particularly to embossed fibrous structures that exhibit a Dry Burst of greater than 270 g as measured according to the Dry Burst Test Method and a Total Dry Tensile of less than 2375 g/76.2 mm and/or a Geometric Mean Total Dry Tensile of less than 1130 g/76.2 mm as measured according to the Tensile Strength Test Method are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: John Allen Manifold, Charles Chidozie Ekenga, Douglas Jay Barkey, Kathleen Diane Sands, Thorsten Knobloch
  • Patent number: 10174801
    Abstract: A brake disc manufactured by a method of manufacturing a brake disc according to the present invention includes a carbon fiber Cf, silicon Si, silicon carbide Sic, and a silicon-copper alloy SixCuy. The carbon fiber Cf, silicon Si, carbon C, and silicon carbide SiC make a disc light and provide high thermal shock resistance, anti-oxidation, wear resistance, strength, and friction coefficient. The copper Cu and silicon-copper alloy SixCuy increase heat capacity at constant volume of a disc, so a large increase in temperature of the disc is prevented and a changing range of the friction coefficient is reduced in braking. Accordingly, the brake disc according to the present invention has all of the advantage of a brake disc made of a carbon fiber-reinforced ceramic composites without thermal deformation and deterioration of a pad, a hat part, and a caliper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: DACC CARBON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Won Im, Yeon Ho Choi, Kang Yoo, Nam Cheol Lee
  • Patent number: 10172391
    Abstract: A tobacco baking device, comprising a mouthpiece component, a baking component, and a filter component, where the filter component is located below a baking component; the mouthpiece component is located above the baking component; the baking component is detachably connected to the filter component; where there is sealed connection on the butted terminal portions of the mouthpiece component, the filtration component and the baking component; an air flow channel is provided between the mouthpiece component, the filter component, and the baking component. Vapor goes down along the air flow channel to the filtration component, and goes up after being filtered by the filter component and is released via the mouthpiece component. As the vapor is filtered by the filter component, harmful substances in the vapor are greatly reduced, and also cool the vapor and the whole device, so as to enable the device to be more suitable for using.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Smiss Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiatai Chen, Xinyun Hu
  • Patent number: 10174866
    Abstract: A submersible mixing and sampling apparatus with submersible supply systems (12, 14) for first and second liquid components such as a thermoset resin and a curing agent is disclosed. Each supply system has a respective submersible tank (24) for holding a respective one of the liquid components. Submersible mixers (46, 48, 50) downstream of the supply systems mix the liquid components underwater to form a curable mixture for injection into a subsea chamber such as a tee (102). Submersible sampling devices downstream of the mixers take samples (94) of the mixture underwater before, during and after injection, and optionally also at the surface. The samples may be cured and tested underwater or may be lifted to the surface for testing. The apparatus may be mounted on a subsea skid (100) or basket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Subsea 7 Limited
    Inventors: Mick Fowkes, Paul Booth, Dan Quoc Vu, Stewart John Sinclair Munro, Catriona Rachel Ogg
  • Patent number: 10173369
    Abstract: An article of manufacture that has at least three layers of heat sealable material. There is at least one first heat seal between at least two of the layers in a first area effected at a first temperature. There is also at least one second heat seal between at least two more layers, where at least one of these two layers is distinct from the at least two layers joined by the first heat seal, in a second area effected at a second temperature, where the second temperature is different than the first temperature, thereby allowing for heat sealing of discrete areas of the article in discrete steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Trlby Innovative LLC
    Inventor: Robert J. Mileti
  • Patent number: 10173371
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming a bonded joint on a composite structure is presented. An apparatus carrying a first workpiece is positioned relative to a second workpiece. A vacuum is applied to the first workpiece and a portion of the second workpiece. A bladder on a first surface of a housing of the apparatus is deflated. Deflating the bladder positions the first workpiece such that adhesive having a desired thickness is positioned between the first workpiece and the second workpiece. The adhesive positioned between the first workpiece and the second workpiece is cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael Walter Evens, John F. Spalding, Megan Nicole Watson, Allan Joshua Slocum, Joel Patrick Baldwin
  • Patent number: 10173384
    Abstract: This manufacturing method of a pneumatic tire having a tread reinforcing layer reduces tire mass while maintaining the durability performance of the tire. A tread reinforcing layer formation step includes a winding step for winding belt-shape plies around an approximately cylindrical winding surface. The winding step involves: a first winding step in which, with the side edges of the belt-shape plies spaced from one another, said belt-shape plies are spirally wound from a first end located on one side of the tire in the axial direction, to a second end located on the other side of the tire in the axial direction; and a second winding step in which, with the side edges of the belt-shape plies spaced from one another, said belt-shape plies are spirally wound from the second end to the first end in the direction opposite that in the first winding step. A lattice-form tread reinforcing layer is formed that has gaps substantially rhombic in shape and bounded by the belt-shape plies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Masafumi Otani
  • Patent number: 10173477
    Abstract: A tire includes a pair of beads, a carcass, chafers, an insulation, and cushion layers. Each bead includes a core positioned inward of the bead in a radial direction. At an inside of the core in the radial direction, the insulation is laminated on the chafers so as to be located outward of the chafers in the radial direction. Each cushion layer is laminated on the insulation so as to be located outward of the insulation in the radial direction. The insulation and the cushion layer are formed from respective crosslinked rubbers different from each other. A compressive elastic modulus E?* of the crosslinked rubber of the cushion layer is smaller than a compressive elastic modulus E?* of the crosslinked rubber of the insulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Kenji Ueda
  • Patent number: 10166718
    Abstract: A three-dimensional fabrication apparatus includes a fabrication chamber, a supply chamber, a flattening unit, and a powder collector. The powder collector is disposed forward from the flattening unit in a transfer direction of the flattening unit. The powder collector is movable with movement of the flattening unit. The powder collector includes a body container, a collection port, and a discharge port. When the flattening unit transfers and supplies powder, the powder collector collects a portion of the powder from the collection port and contains the portion of the powder in the body container. When the flattening unit returns to the supply chamber, the powder collector discharges and supplies the powder from the body container to the supply chamber through the discharge port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Soyoung Park, Yasukazu Ono