Patents Examined by Jamel M Nelson
  • Patent number: 10525618
    Abstract: A controller of a rotary compression-molding machine is configured to detect, with a sensor, an amount of stuck molded products or a flow rate of molded products at an inlet configured to receive a molded product or an outlet configured to discharge the molded product subjected to predetermined post-treatment, of a peripheral device disposed downstream of the molding machine and is further configured to apply the post-treatment to the molded product discharged from the molding machine, and to regulate a rotational speed of a turret and punches of the molding machine in accordance with the detected amount of the stuck molded products or the detected flow rate of the molded products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventors: Satoshi Shimada, Katsuhito Fujisaki, Toshihiro Nakaoka
  • Patent number: 10517325
    Abstract: This invention relates to a lyocell material for a cigarette filter and a method of manufacturing the same, wherein the lyocell material which is biodegradable and eco-friendly can be manufactured by crimping lyocell multifilaments to thus obtain a crimped tow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Inventors: Jong Cheol Jeong, Woo Chul Kim, Sang Woo Jin, Burm Ho Yang, Man Seok Seo, Kyung Joon Lee, Hyun Suk Cho, Jong Yeol Kim
  • Patent number: 10513055
    Abstract: Disclosed is a master model (1) defining a useful surface having a complex shape, including a set of juxtaposed frames (2a, 2b, 2c), each frame including a panel having a useful edge (8), the frames being disposed parallel and held rigidly connected with predefined spacings such that the useful edges of same form the useful surface. The panel of each frame includes a blind slot (10) forming an opening passing through the thickness, and the frames are rigidly connected by a spar (3, 3a, 3b, etc.) suitable for being inserted (6) in the lengthwise direction (L) of same into the slots and including transverse notches (11) for receiving and holding the frames, each notch being arranged to receive, by a relative transverse translational movement (7) of the spar relative to the frames, the part in question of the panel of each frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: IXBLUE
    Inventor: Sebastien Grall
  • Patent number: 10486337
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing a glass fibre-reinforced thermoplastic polymer composition, comprising subsequent steps of unwinding from a package of a continuous glass multifilament strand and applying a sheath of thermoplastic polymer around said multifilament strand to form a sheathed continuous multifilament strand, wherein at least two continuous glass multifilament strands together are provided within said sheath of thermoplastic polymer, wherein said sheath of thermoplastic polymer surrounds said at least two continuous glass multifilament strands in such a way that said at least two continuous glass multifilament strands are in close contact with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Inventors: Carmela Tufano, Gerard Jan Eduard Biemond
  • Patent number: 10479002
    Abstract: A molding apparatus includes two mold tools that define and bound a mold cavity therebetween, for three-dimensionally press-molding a trim component. To minimize or avoid shrinkage or pull-back recession of the edge of the trim component during the molding process, at least one of the mold tools, on its molding surface bounding an end portion of the mold cavity, includes at least one grip-enhancing structure that provides increased grip on an edge portion of the trim component. The grip-enhancing structure may be or include a rough surface, a geometric configured surface, a geometric gripping edge, a surface coating, or mechanical engagement members. The grip-enhancing structure provides increased grip on the edge portion of the trim component by narrowing the mold cavity space, by increasing the surface friction or adhesion, and/or by mechanically engaging the material of the trim component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: OLBRICH GMBH
    Inventor: Albert Van Der Linde
  • Patent number: 10456986
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a heterogeneous composite includes the steps of providing a first constituent and a second constituent, wherein the first constituent is porous or capable of developing pores when under hydrostatic pressure, and the second constituent comprises a solid having thermoplastic properties; positioning the second constituent relative to the first constituent and coupling energy into the second constituent to cause at least portions of the second constituent to liquefy and to penetrate into pores or other structures of the first constituent, whereby the first constituent is interpenetrated by the second constituent to yield a composite; and, causing an irreversible transition at least of the second constituent to yield a modified composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: WOODWELDING AG
    Inventor: Jörg Mayer
  • Patent number: 10449701
    Abstract: A molded product production system includes at least two measuring feeders configured to simultaneously adjust an amount of a discharged powdery material to a target value and feed the powdery material, a mixer configured to mix at least two powdery materials fed from the measuring feeders to obtain mixed powdery materials, a filler configured to fill, with the mixed powdery materials obtained by the mixer, a die bore of a compression-molding machine configured to compress a powdery material to mold a molded product, a sensor configured to measure a mixing degree of the mixed powdery materials obtained by the mixer, and a controller configured to adjust an amount of at least one of the powdery materials fed by the measuring feeders, or motion speed of a mixing member configured to agitate powdery materials in the mixer in accordance with the mixing degree of the mixed powdery materials measured by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventors: Naoshige Kitamura, Jun Oyama
  • Patent number: 10442115
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present technology may include a method of making a thermoplastic composite strand. The method may include melting a reactive thermoplastic resin to form a molten reactive resin. The method may also include fully impregnating a plurality of continuous fibers with the molten reactive resin in an impregnation device. The method may further include polymerizing the molten reactive resin to form a thermoplastic resin matrix. In addition, the method may include cooling the thermoplastic resin matrix to form a thermoplastic composite strand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: Mingfu Zhang, Asheber Yohannes, Michael Block, Klaus Friedrich Gleich, Daniel P De Kock, Jawed Asrar
  • Patent number: 10434681
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for casting concrete products with a substantially horizontal slipform casting process, where concrete mass is fed under pressure through a restricted cross-section defining the product to be cast, wherein the upper surface of the restricted cross-section is formed of a plurality of sections, which sections are moved in back and forth trowelling motion in the casting direction, wherein the adjacent sections are moved at different phases and/or at different speeds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Elematic Oyj
    Inventor: Janne Luotoharju
  • Patent number: 10427339
    Abstract: A mold for injection molding includes a design-surface-side mold which is capable of forming a design surface of a resin molded product and a non-design-surface-side mold which is capable of forming a mold cavity with the design-surface-side mold. A convex portion is provided in any one of the design-surface-side mold and the non-design-surface-side mold so as to protrude toward the other one. The mold for injection molding is configured to be capable of switching a first mold closing state in which the convex portion is present from any one of the design-surface-side mold and the non-design-surface-side mold over the other one and a second mold closing state in which the convex portion is not present from any one of the design-surface-side mold and the non-design-surface-side mold over the other one.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Akio Okamoto
  • Patent number: 10413396
    Abstract: A crimping tool is provided, where the tool comprises a mandrel (1) having a first portion (3) with a first outer diameter, and a second portion (5) with a second outer diameter which is greater than the first outer diameter. A chamfered abutment face (7) is provided between the first and second portions (3,5). At least one first collar (9) is mountable on the first portion (3) of the mandrel (5) and has a chamfered first end (11) which in use abuts the abutment face (7). At least one second collar (13) is mountable on the second portion (5) of the mandrel (1) and has a chamfered second end (15) which in use abuts the first end (11) of the first collar (9). A method of using the tool to form one or more crimps in a piece of fabric is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Timothy Rawden Ashton
  • Patent number: 10407565
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for extracting latex from a plant of the Asteraceae family and a method for cultivating a plant of the Asteraceae family, which allow such plants to be reused. The present invention relates to a method for extracting latex including a cutting step of cutting roots of a plant of the Asteraceae family in such a manner that the roots are partly left on the plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: Haruhiko Yamaguchi, Chiharu Tani
  • Patent number: 10403508
    Abstract: An imprint apparatus according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, the imprinting apparatus forming a pattern on a region of a substrate to be processed using a mold, the imprint apparatus including a mount portion on which the substrate is mounted, and a heating unit that heats the region to be processed. On the basis of information related to a difference in shape between a pattern area of the mold and the region to be processed and information related to a contact pressure exerted between the substrate and the mount portion, the heating unit heats the region to be processed such that the difference in shape between the pattern area of the mold and the region to be processed is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yusuke Tanaka, Takahiro Matsumoto, Tatsuya Hayashi
  • Patent number: 10399911
    Abstract: The disclosure describes techniques for forming a surface layer of an article including a CMC using a cast. In some examples, the surface layer includes three-dimensional surface features, which may increase adhesion between the CMC and a coating on the CMC. In some examples, the surface layer may include excess material, with or without three-dimensional surface features, which is on the CMC. The excess material may be machined to remove some of the excess material and facilitate conforming the article to dimensional tolerances, e.g., for fitting the article to another component. The excess material may reduce a likelihood that the CMC (e.g., reinforcement material in the CMC) is damaged by the machining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: Rolls-Royce Corporation, Rolls-Royce High Temperature Composites, Inc.
    Inventors: Sungbo Shim, Robert Wesley Thibault, Robert Shinavski, Kang N. Lee
  • Patent number: 10376421
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to methods for deforming a web comprising the steps of supplying a precursor web; weakening the precursor web at a plurality of locations to create a plurality of weakened, melt-stabilized locations in precursor web; and forming a plurality of first features and a plurality of second features throughout the first and second layers of the web in the z-direction, wherein the plurality of first and second features are formed simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Richard George Coe, Kevin Gerard Muhs, Robert Karl Isburgh, Rong Deng, Amit Kumar Kaushik, Mathias Johannes Hilpert
  • Patent number: 10350845
    Abstract: Provided are: vent pieces, which can easily be added later and with which the occurrence of spew can be suppressed without restriction in the locations where the vent pieces can be orderly arranged in vulcanized molding of a pneumatic tire; and a manufacturing method for pneumatic tire in which vulcanization molding of a raw cover is performed by using a vulcanization mold in which said vent piece has been embedded. A vent piece, which is used by being embedded in a prepared hole for air vent provided on the inner surface of a pneumatic tire vulcanization mold, is a cylinder without a hole in the axial direction and is configured to perform air vent from a gap formed between the vent piece and the side surface of the prepared hole. A vent piece has a saw cut extending in the axial direction formed on the side surface of the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventors: Naoki Sugiyama, Yuichi Nakano
  • Patent number: 10343314
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the production of prefoamed poly(meth)acrylimide (P(M)I) particles which can be further processed to give foam mouldings or composites. A feature of this process is that a polymer granulate is first heated and thus prefoamed in an apparatus by means of IR radiation of a wavelength suitable for this purpose. Said granulate can be further processed in subsequent steps, e.g. in a press mould with foaming to give a moulding or a composite workpiece with foam core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Evonik Roehm GmbH
    Inventors: Kay Bernhard, Ina Liebl, Denis Holleyn, Christoph Seipel
  • Patent number: 10342886
    Abstract: A wax melt blank is produced with an extrusion process and intended to later be cut to length into individual wax melts. The wax melt blank includes at least about fifty percent by weight of wax, a fragrance, and up to about fifty percent by weight of a filler. The wax, the fragrance, and the filler are homogeneously dispersed within the wax melt blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: S.C. JOHNSON & SON, INC.
    Inventors: Michael J. Banco, Michael J. Fischer
  • Patent number: 10342254
    Abstract: There is provided a filter for a smoking article, the filter including a hollow tube of filter material having an outer diameter and an inner diameter. The filter further includes a flow restrictor disposed in the hollow tube. At least one cross sectional dimension of the flow restrictor is larger than the inner diameter of the hollow tube, such that the flow restrictor engages with the hollow tube to retain the flow restrictor in the hollow tube. There is also provided a smoking article including such a filter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Leonardo Nappi, Clement Besso
  • Patent number: 10321708
    Abstract: Methods of modifying the tobacco-specific nitrosamine content of a tobacco material are described herein. One exemplary method comprises contacting a tobacco material with a composition comprising salt, sugar, enzyme, lactic acid bacteria, yeast, or a combination thereof to reduce the total bacterial content; curing the tobacco material; and fermenting the tobacco material in the presence of one or more microorganisms. The method can provide a fermented tobacco material having a tobacco-specific nitrosamine content that is reduced relative to a fermented tobacco material that has not been subjected to the disclosed method steps. In certain embodiments, the tobacco-specific nitrosamine content of the fermented tobacco material is no more than that of the cured tobacco material. Tobacco-containing products including such treated tobacco materials are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
    Inventors: Jerry Wayne Marshall, Anthony Richard Gerardi, Luis Monsalud, Jr., Alton Busbee, Jo Ann Hill Hart, Annett Milling