Patents Examined by Jaeyun Lee
  • Patent number: 10479030
    Abstract: A method for applying fibre material on a vertical surface is provided. The method has the following steps: spraying an adhesive on the vertical surface; applying the fibre material on the sprayed surface; spraying additional adhesive on the fibre material for another layer of fibre material; applying another layer of fibre material on the sprayed fibre material; and injecting the layers of fibre material with a resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy A/S
    Inventor: Kristian Lehmann Madsen
  • Patent number: 10471661
    Abstract: A method for forming a connection between two tubular sections having a polymeric outer surface jacket, using electrofusion to fusion bond a casing of similar, non-crosslinked polymer to the outer surface of the tubular sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Shawcor, Ltd.
    Inventors: Pawel Boczkowski, Mark Brandon, Jeremy Joseph Ellis, Dilip Tailor, Pascal Laferriere
  • Patent number: 10449726
    Abstract: A method for reinforcing joints between one or more components is presented. Adhesive is applied to joint areas of contact between the components and the components are stitched together at the joint areas to ensure that the joints are mechanically stable enough to withstand stresses such as pressurization and external manipulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventors: Julio Vergara, Andrew Padula, Lucas Restrepo
  • Patent number: 10414143
    Abstract: A method of making at least a portion of at least one microfluidic actuator having a flexible diaphragm portion and an opposite surface portion, the diaphragm and opposite surface each having opposed faces, at least one of the faces comprising surface-activated PDMS, and the opposed faces being arranged such that when the opposed faces contact each other, they form a fluidic seal, including performing repeated make-and-break-contact protocol on the contacting opposed faces until the tendency for permanent bonds to form between the contacting faces has been neutralized, thereby enabling the diaphragm portion to perform actuated movements to engage and disengage with the opposite surface portion, without the diaphragm sticking to the opposite surface portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: CyVek, Inc.
    Inventor: Martin A. Putnam
  • Patent number: 10414072
    Abstract: An apparatus for restoring a tool for fabricating a part from a composite laminate material including a contact member which includes a contact surface, wherein the contact member is adapted to be positioned within a bore of a wall of the tool such that at least a portion of the contact surface of the contact member aligns with a surface of the wall. The apparatus further includes a resilient member positioned with respect to the contact member such that an opposing side to the contact surface of the contact member, is positioned between the contact surface and the resilient member. A method is included for restoring a tool for fabricating a part from a composite laminate material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Michael Fisher
  • Patent number: 10393165
    Abstract: A method for producing an adhesive screw connection between at least one upper component and at least one lower component using a flow drill screw, and a corresponding flow drill screw are provided. In the method an adhesive is applied to at least one of the upper and lower components, the flow drill screw penetrates the upper component at the joining point through a pre-drilled hole, and the flow drill screw is screwed into the lower component to form a flow-drilled hole and to join the upper and lower components. A protective ring through which a screw shank of the flow drill screw passes during the screwing-in operation is located in the pre-drilled hole. The protective ring may be capitvely held on the screw shank of the flow drill screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Norbert Kulzer
  • Patent number: 10350134
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention include a method and a device for increasing blood flow and controlling the temperature of a mammal by applying a desired pressure to extremities of a mammal. The device generally includes a pliant body element that is adapted to receive a portion of an extremity of the mammal therein, and then apply a pressure to a portion of the extremity when a pressure is provided to a region in which the extremity is positioned within the pliant body element. By evacuating the region in which the extremity is enclosed, a contact surface area between the extremity of a mammal and the pliant body element is increased, due to the external atmospheric pressure acting on the pliant body element against the skin of the extremity of the mammal. The application of pressure assures that sufficient contact and thermal heat transfer (heating or cooling) is provided to the extremity of the mammal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventors: John Roy Kane, Scott A. Christensen, Nathan Hamilton, Stephen J. Williams
  • Patent number: 10343356
    Abstract: To reduce a time required for repairing a honeycomb core sandwich panel. A repair method according to the present invention is a repair method, in which a repair patch 20 is disposed on a repair target portion that exists on the side of a repair surface 1A of a honeycomb core sandwich panel 1, the honeycomb core sandwich panel 1 being formed by sandwiching a honeycomb structured core 10 with a plurality of cells between skins 11 and 12, the method including: a heating step of heating the repair patch 20; and a cooling step of cooling the honeycomb core sandwich panel 1 from the side of a second surface 1B opposing the repair surface 1A of the honeycomb core sandwich panel 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: Kohei Hatano, Masayoshi Suhara, Toshikazu Shigetomi, Shuhei Muto
  • Patent number: 10328602
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for finishing a wood board with an upper face and a lower face. A layer of liquid synthetic resin is first applied at least onto the upper face or the lower face, and at least one paper ply soaked with a synthetic resin is then applied. The structure is then pressed in a press under high pressure and at a high temperature, wherein the synthetic resin melts and is connected to the upper face or the lower face of the wood board. The invention is characterized in that the upper face and/or the lower face is provided while still having a press skin and in an ungrounded state, and the layer is applied so thinly that the liquid synthetic resin is completely drawn into the press skin, the layer is not actively dried, and the paper ply is positioned on the press skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventors: Ingo Lehnhoff, Frank Oldorff
  • Patent number: 10308004
    Abstract: Methods of forming laminating adhesive articles include providing a multi-layer article, an embossing tool with a structured surface, and a support surface tool. The multi-layer articles include a substrate, an adhesive layer, and a liner or may just include an adhesive layer and a liner. The multi-layer article is placed between the structured surface of the embossing tool and the support surface tool. The embossing tool is pressed against the liner and the support surface tool is simultaneously pressed against the substrate by applying pressure or a combination of pressure and heat. The pressing causes the structures on the surface of the embossing tool to distort the liner and the adhesive layer and the support surface tool modifies the surface of the substrate. The distortion in the liner is retained upon release of the applied pressure. Upon removal of the liner from the adhesive layer, the structures on the adhesive layer are unstable, but do not immediately collapse.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Frank T. Sher, Michael Benton Free
  • Patent number: 10301827
    Abstract: In a bonding structure for bonding a bonding attachment, having an insertion hole formed to allow insertion of a rebar therein, to the rebar, an application liquid mixed with a granular fine powder is previously applied on the rebar or the inside of the insertion hole of the bonding attachment, and then the bonding attachment is bonded to the rebar inserted in the insertion hole. Thereby, the granular fine powder is disposed on the contact surfaces of the bonding attachment and the rebar inserted in the insertion hole of the bonding attachment, increasing the friction force to resist against the force to pull the inserted rebar out from the insertion hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Fujio Bolt Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Fujio Yamazaki, Norio Matsubara, Ryo Shimizu
  • Patent number: 10280543
    Abstract: A method for making a zoned apertured nonwoven web comprises providing an unapertured nonwoven web having a first plurality of weakened locations in a first pattern in a first zone and a second plurality of weakened locations in a second pattern in a second zone. The method comprises applying a substantially cross machine directional tensioning force to the nonwoven web to cause the nonwoven web to rupture at some of the first and second pluralities of weakened locations. The applying step creates a plurality of first apertures in the nonwoven web coincident with the some of the first plurality of weakened locations and a plurality of second apertures in the nonwoven web coincident with the some of the second plurality of weakened locations. The cross machine directional width of the nonwoven web after the applying step is substantially the same in the first zone and the second zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Theresa Lynn Galie, James Terry Knapmeyer
  • Patent number: 10239300
    Abstract: A structural panel for an aircraft nacelle may comprise a first skin, a second skin, and a core sandwiched between them. A disbond may be present between the first skin and the core. A plurality of layers of blueprint film adhesive may be positioned over the disbond. The structural panel may be vacuum bagged, and the blueprint film adhesive may be heated. The blueprint film adhesive may flow through perforations in the first skin and bond the first skin to the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: ROHR, INC.
    Inventors: Andrew L. Joslyn, John Oum, Samadi Yoeuth
  • Patent number: 10226385
    Abstract: A process of making an absorbent article comprising providing a liquid permeable topsheet web extending substantially continuously in a machine direction. The topsheet web having a first and second surface and a backsheet web extending substantially continuously in the machine direction and an acquisition layer having a first and second surface. The process comprises aligning the topsheet web and the acquisition layer in a face to face relationship such that the second surface of the topsheet in in contact with the first surface of the acquisition layer and simultaneously mechanically deforming and combining the topsheet web together with the acquisition layer. The topsheet web and acquisition layer are nested together such that a majority of the three-dimensional protrusions formed in the topsheet web coincide with and fit together with a majority of the three-dimensional protrusions formed in the acquisition layer to provide a topsheet/acquisition layer laminate web having three-dimensional protrusions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Rodrigo Rosati, Jill Marlene Orr, Adrien Grenier, James T. Knapmeyer, Aniruddha Chatterjee
  • Patent number: 10195837
    Abstract: Surfaces 1, 2 are bonded together by a heat activated adhesive 3 that is applied to a surface 2 to cover an area greater than the area that is to form the bond, the two surfaces 1, 2 are brought together and the adhesive 3 activated so that it creates the bond and also covers the exposed edges of the surfaces to provide an aesthetically pleasing and coatable corrosion and rust protective layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Zephyros, Inc.
    Inventors: Xabier Morral, Michael Czaplicki, Ira Miller
  • Patent number: 10189235
    Abstract: A repair apparatus for an electrically conductive layer of a composite structure includes a dielectric layer, having a perimeter, secured to the composite structure, a first adhesive layer, and a conductive layer, secured over the dielectric layer and to the composite structure via the first adhesive layer around an entirety of the perimeter of the dielectric layer, the first adhesive layer being scored along a perimeter region thereof to improve a conductive path between the conductive layer and the composite structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventors: Patrice K. Ackerman, Weston K. Anderson, Russell J. Heeter
  • Patent number: 10177636
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a laminated core includes inserting permanent magnets 14 into magnet insertion holes 12, 12a of a core body 13; injecting a resin 18 into the holes 12, 12a from resin reservoir pots 17 in the die 15 (16) to fix the magnets 14; placing a dummy plate 19 between the die 15 having the pots 17 and the body 13, the plate 19 having gate holes 35, 35a guiding the resin 18 from the pots 17 into the holes 12, 12a, the hole 35 (35a) overlapping with both of a part of the hole 12 (12a) and a surface of the body 13; poring the resin 18 via the holes 35, 35a and curing the resin 18 in the holes 12, 12a; and separating the plate 19 from the body 13 to remove the resin 18 overflowed from the holes 12, 12a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUI HIGH-TEC, INC.
    Inventors: Yuichi Hirayama, Kento Aono, Naoki Isomura
  • Patent number: 10154648
    Abstract: A coiled folded pet urine pad includes a plurality of pet urine pads, wherein every two adjacent pet urine pads are laminated to each other and sequentially coiled from inside to outside to form a coiled integral body, and a lower half edge of a last single pet urine pad is pressed inside an upper half edge of the next single pet urine pad. A method and equipment for processing a coiled folded pet urine pad that includes multiple single pet urine pads, wherein every two adjacent single pet urine pads are laminated to each other and sequentially coiled from inside to outside to form a coiled integral body, and the lower half edge of the last single pet urine pad is pressed inside the upper half edge of the next single pet urine pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Jiangsu Zhongheng Pet Articles Joint-Stock Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Qiu Bin
  • Patent number: 10106929
    Abstract: To provide a method of producing scented tissue paper. The problem is solved by performing shrink wrapping in which a tissue paper housing obtained by carrying fragrance-containing microcapsules on an inner surface of a housing box using a binder is covered with a shrink film and the shrink film is exposed to hot air W so as to be attached to the tissue paper housing, causing the fragrance-containing microcapsules to be detached from the binder by heating the tissue paper housing at the time of the shrink wrapping, and providing the scent for plural sheets of tissue papers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Inventor: Norimitsu Hirata
  • Patent number: 10094220
    Abstract: A method for patching a damaged polymeric erosion coating (250) on a gas turbine engine component. The method comprises removing a portion of the coating around a damage site (200; 202; 204) and applying a pre-formed coating patch (220).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: John H. Vontell, Sr., Charles R. Watson