Patents Examined by Jeff H. Aftergut
  • Patent number: 7943001
    Abstract: A process for producing a multilayer board includes the steps of applying a bonding ink to the terminal of the first substrate, the bonding ink including a thermosetting resin containing a filler and a curing agent, the filler being formed of metal particles plated with solder, the metal particles each having a first melting point, and the solder having a second melting point lower than the first melting point; bonding the second substrate to a bonding sheet composed of a thermosetting resin and having a through hole disposed in a portion corresponding to the terminal of the second substrate; and heating and pressurizing the first and second substrates with the bonding sheet in such a manner that the terminals are opposite each other to effect curing of the bonding sheet and the bonding ink and to form an integral structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Takashi Nakagawa, Seiichi Sugano, Kenji Iida, Yasutomo Maehara, Hitoshi Suzuki, Kaoru Sugimoto, Kenji Fukuzono, Takashi Kanda, Hiroaki Date, Tomohisa Yagi
  • Patent number: 7942993
    Abstract: In a method, multilayer tailored fiber placement (TFP) preforms of any desired thickness may be easily produced without fixing threads or intermediate layers interfering. Reinforcing fibers are sewn onto a substrate using a chemically or thermally meltable fixing thread thus resulting in the formation of a reinforcing fiber structure. The fixing thread firstly serves to fix the reinforcing fibers on the substrate and is subsequently melted so that the fixing thread disintegrates while pre-fixing the reinforcing fibers and may not influence the mechanical properties of the reinforcing fiber structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2001
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2011
    Assignee: EADS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Gessler, Juergen Filsinger
  • Patent number: 7938926
    Abstract: In a method of and apparatus for manufacturing a filtering screen, a frame of plastics coated metal or reinforced plastics material is located in a jig and at least two sheets of wire cloths are placed over the frame and their edges gripped by pneumatically operated clamps carried by the jig. The clamps are pneumatically driven outwardly of the frame to tension each cloth in orthogonal directions. The tensioned cloths are pressed against the frame and heated in order to bond the cloths to the frame. The heated material is allowed to cool, and after completion of the bonding step the clamps a released, allowing the frame to be removed from the jig. Where necessary the cloths are trimmed back to the edges of the frame. A separate set of pneumatically operated clamps may be provided for gripping all four edges of each wire cloth layer to allow each layer to be individually tensioned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: United Wire Limited
    Inventors: Andrew Hughes, Morton Barrowmore Auld
  • Patent number: 7935204
    Abstract: A printhead assembly includes a molded ink manifold, a plurality of printhead integrated circuits, and an adhesive film sandwiched between the ink manifold and the printhead integrated circuits. A manifold bonding surface of the molded ink manifold includes a polymer coating. The polymer coating plugs fissures resulting from a molding process used to mold the ink manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Silverbrook Research Pty Ltd
    Inventors: Seung Jin Lee, Susan Williams, Jan Waszczuk, Kia Silverbrook
  • Patent number: 7931769
    Abstract: A method of forming a temporary carrier structure is disclosed which includes forming a plurality of recesses in a carrier structure, the recesses extending to a depth that is less than a thickness of the carrier structure, forming a dissolvable material in the recesses and above a first surface of the carrier structure, securing a thin substrate above the first surface of the carrier structure using the dissolvable material to secure the thin substrate in place, performing at least one process operation on a second surface of the carrier structure to expose the dissolvable material in the recesses and contacting the exposed dissolvable material with a release agent so as to dissolve at least a portion of the dissolvable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2011
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Kyle Kirby
  • Patent number: 7927443
    Abstract: A non-compliant medical balloon, where the non-compliant medical balloon may be changed from a deflated state to an inflated state by increasing pressure within the balloon, is made with a first fiber layer, a second fiber layer over said first fiber layer such that the fibers of the first fiber layer and the fibers of the second fiber layer form an angle and a binding layer coating the first fiber layer and said second fiber layer. The interior surface area of the non-compliant medical balloon remains unchanged when the balloon changes from a deflated state to an inflated state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventor: James P. Beckham
  • Patent number: 7927446
    Abstract: Multicolored film composites are produced by laminating a support film with at least two different-colored top films. The surface of the top films or of the film composite is provided with a surface structure. The support film is a film of thermoplastic foam material, and the top films are laminated on in temporal succession and in overlapping relationship onto the support film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Benecke-Kaliko AG
    Inventors: Eberhard Rost, Siegfreid Höfchen, Matthias Reik
  • Patent number: 7927442
    Abstract: In a method and apparatus for producing a plate-type insulation support provided with an adhesive layer for a gradient coil for a magnetic resonance device, an adhesive film forming the adhesive layer is used, which has a number of openings distributed over its surface to allow the passage of air and which is applied to the insulation support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Johann Schuster, Lothar Schoen, Stefan Stocker
  • Patent number: 7918955
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a flexible tubular duct includes a mandrel, and a substrate feeding assembly for feeding a strip of flexible substrate material to the mandrel. Apparatus is provided for bending the strip of substrate material to have a rounded encapsulating portion, into which is fed a stream of loose fibrous insulating material. A mechanism is further provided for delivering an elongate reinforcing element onto the strip of flexible substrate material. In operation, the rounded encapsulating portion and the reinforcing element are wound in a helical path around the mandrel so that the loose fibrous material is encapsulated as a core in the helically wound rounded encapsulating portion the reinforcing element is also encapsulated by the strip of substrate material, whereby to form a reinforced flexible tubular duct.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Nova-Duct Technologies Pty Ltd
    Inventor: William James Donnelly
  • Patent number: 7909954
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided, for forming a filter element including a media pack in the form of a coiled fluted filter media, by winding the web of fluted filter media around a pair of tools of a mandrel. The tools engage the sides of the filter media. The tools define a major to provide the media pack with a oblong or elongated shape. The web may be fed at constant linear speed, and/or a motor may be controlled in a manner to provide constant driving torque to maintain a constant tension on the web. The winding apparatus and methods may include apparatus or methods to modify the feed path of the web to adjust the tension of the web as it is being wound. Further, the coiled media packs can be fixtured to prevent relaxation. A method may form various shaped media packs with the same apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2011
    Assignee: Baldwin Filters, Inc.
    Inventors: Stan Johnston, Brian T. Ehrenberg, Kyle Swanson, Steven J. Merritt
  • Patent number: 7905972
    Abstract: Methods for making articles having a substantially cylindrical body including providing a substantially cylindrical tool, providing at least one ply of a material, the material being a weave fabric, a non-crimp fabric, or a combination thereof, wrapping the at least one ply of material about the tool to produce an article preform having a plurality of circumferential layers, applying a resin to the article preform, and curing the article preform to produce an article having a substantially cylindrical body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ming Xie, Michael Scott Braley, Curt Brian Curtis, Warren Rosal Ronk
  • Patent number: 7905970
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for separating a multi-strand elastic feed (1) comprising: an apparatus for separating a multi-strand elastic feed (1) comprising: a feed roll (2); a series of pins (3) for separating the feed located downstream from the feed roll said series extending laterally to the machine direction (9), the series comprising a first feed pin (4) and a subsequent set of separator pins (5); and wherein the spacing of the pins in the series is such that the separation of adjacent pins in the cross direction is less than the diameter of a separator pin, wherein in use, the multi-strand elastic feed is threaded manually around the feed pin and is then separated such that the strands pass around the separator pins in a direction opposite to that traveled round the feed pin with the result that the multi-strand elastic feed is separated into strands separated in the cross direction and a tensioning means to facilitate the initial threading of the feed around the pins; and a means for passing the separate
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2011
    Assignee: The Moore Company
    Inventor: Victor Spencer Day
  • Patent number: 7901528
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a wiring substrate having a sheet, including: (a) arranging a wiring substrate and a sheet between a board and a tool in a manner that a resin layer comes between the wiring substrate and the sheet, one surface of the wiring substrate being a concave/convex surface and the other surface being flat, and both surfaces of the sheet being flat; (b) pressing the wiring substrate, the resin layer, and the sheet using the board and the tool so as to adhere the resin layer to both the wiring substrate and the sheet, in that: the board having a flat surface is arranged in a manner that the flat surface faces the tool; the tool contains an elastic body having a projecting part projecting in a direction of the board; the resin layer is arranged so as to overlap with a concave part and a convex part of the concave/convex surface; and the pressing step (b) starts with a tip of the projecting part of the tool and the flat surface of the board and proceeds while expanding a pressing surface of the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Munehide Saimen
  • Patent number: 7896998
    Abstract: A pipe is wrapped with a composite to form a pre-stressed interface to facilitate load sharing between the materials. Prior to being wrapped, the pipe is placed in tension via hydraulic devices or the like. Alternatively, a combination of cured and uncured composite wraps is used in proximity to each other to apply compressive stress to the pipe. In addition, the pipe may be subjected to cold temperatures to change its dimensions prior to being wrapped with a composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Vetco Gray Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph W. Pallini, Fife B. Ellis, Danny L. Havelka, Brian N. Munk
  • Patent number: 7892381
    Abstract: A fiber optic faceplate fabricated using a series of stacked ribbon structures. Each ribbon structure comprises optical fiber segments that run from an input edge to an output edge with fixed input and output fiber-to-fiber spacing. Input and output edge spacers may be used to provide spacing between stacked ribbon structures. Ribbon structures may be provided individually or as one or more sheets of ribbon structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Eastman Kodak Company
    Inventors: Roger S. Kerr, Ronald S. Cok, David Kessler
  • Patent number: 7892384
    Abstract: A stretch releasing adhesive tape with an improved pull tab is disclosed. Methods are provided by which a single tab film may be adhered to an elongated strip of stretch releasing adhesive tape to form a manually engageable pull tab at a selected location. Such a pull tab may be foldable so as to comprise an unobtrusive visual appearance and may also be extendable so that the pull tab may be grasped to activate the stretch release.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Joseph T. Bartusiak
  • Patent number: 7892377
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a raschel knit net having square meshes is provided. The method consists of providing a raschel knit net having diamond meshes, and cutting diagonally across the net from selvedge to selvedge. Multiple pieces of cut net are rotated and aligned, selvedge to selvedge, such that the meshes are square shaped with the mesh strands running generally lengthwise and widthwise. The aligned selvedges are then joined together, creating a net having square meshes, such that the dimensions of the net are fixed lengthwise and widthwise. The joined selvedges create a dimensional control portion extending diagonally between lengthwise edges of the net.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2011
    Assignee: Plantra, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph F. Lais, Christian E. Siems, Stephen J. Tillmann
  • Patent number: 7887659
    Abstract: A reuse method for utilising reject rolls being produced in paper and cardboard factories, wherein from the reject rolls (1) there are made straight roll cores (8) having the same size in their inner and external diameter and varying in length, the straight roll cores being defined by the width of each reject roll (2); the straight roll cores are joined end-to-end to form a long, continuous core tube (12), and the core tube is cut to size to form roll cores (14) of paper and cardboard industry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Oy Core Handling Ltd.
    Inventors: Ari Piispanen, Pekka Amto
  • Patent number: 7887661
    Abstract: Embodiments include an infusion-occlusion system having a delivery catheter, a guide catheter adapted to receive the delivery catheter, and a guidewire with an occlusion device adapted to be received within the guide catheter. The guide catheter of the catheter kit may be provided with an occlusion device at the distal end of the guide catheter. The delivery catheter may have an accessory lumen, coaxial or co-linear lumen, a supporting mandrel, or an occlusion device at its distal end. Moreover, according to some embodiments, occlusion devices may be a single material or a composite balloon having an inner liner and an outer layer of different materials, a high compliance low pressure balloon, or a filter device that restricts particles from passing through but does not restrict fluid, such as blood. An inflation device with a large volume and low volume syringe can be used to inflate the balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Jessica G. Chiu, Gregory Waimong Chan, Gabriel Asongwe, Robert C. Esselstein, Douglas Gesswein, Srinivasan Sridharan, Nianjiong Joan Bei, William E. Webler, Stephen G. Schaible, Mina Chow, Yan Shen, Hongzhi Bai, Mark J. Bly, Thomas R. Hatten
  • Patent number: 7883656
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a solenoidal magnet having one or more coils wound onto a cylindrical former, and an annular end coil (20), mounted onto an end of the former such that no part of the former is present on the radially inner (A1) or axially outer (B2) sides of the end coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Siemens Plc
    Inventor: Simon James Calvert