Patents Examined by Jeffrey M Wollschlager
  • Patent number: 10442361
    Abstract: A vehicle running board includes opposing vertical walls extending along a length of a tubular structure and including a carbon-fiber component. Opposing horizontal walls extend between the opposing vertical walls and include a glass component. The opposing vertical and opposing horizontal walls form the tubular structure having a generally rectilinear cross section. A polymer outer covering extends over the opposing vertical and opposing horizontal walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Paul Kenneth Dellock, Stuart C. Salter, Michael Musleh, Talat Karmo, David Brian Glickman, Harry Lobo, Joseph Myszka
  • Patent number: 10443250
    Abstract: A method for continuously extruding and depositing an unbroken layer of a slurry or mortar onto a selected work surface uses a mortar gun assembly with a chamber for receiving mortar from a remote supply hopper and an extruder configured to selectively apply a bead or ribbon of mortar of selected thickness onto the work surface. The user selectively applies mortar by controlling a rotating port valve between the hopper and the mortar gun chamber, and the rotating port valve provides a “rest state” in which the mortar is not sent to the mortar gun, but is instead re-circulated by the pump back to the hopper so un-dispensed mortar is kept moving and cannot dry or set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventor: Douglas S. Campbell
  • Patent number: 10442904
    Abstract: A method for preparing a chitosan complex film comprises: (1) reacting polyvinyl alcohol-124 with butanedioic anhydride to obtain a modified polyvinyl alcohol; (2) formulating the modified polyvinyl alcohol-124 into a 0.4 wt % aqueous solution, then adding the aqueous solution containing 0.4 wt % of modified polyvinyl alcohol-124 dropwise into an acetic acid solution at a concentration of 0.4 wt % chitosan to obtain a mixed solution; (3) adjusting the pH value of the mixed solution with a 0.01 wt % NaOH solution to pH 5.5, and removing surface bubbles after standing for one hour to obtain a casting solution; (4) pouring the casting solution into a culture dish, placing the culture dish into an oven at 60° C. and drying to a constant weight to obtain the chitosan complex film. The materials used in the method are inexpensive, and the reaction is not complicated, so the cost of the product is not high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Inventors: Caihua Ni, Lei Tao, Liping Zhang
  • Patent number: 10435526
    Abstract: A transparent polyester film has low visible light transmittance of 5-50% by JIS K7705 testing standard and a high infrared-blocking rate of at least 90% by JIS R3106 testing standard, which is extruded from a kind of polyester resins obtained from 5-40 wt % of nanoparticle-based thermal insulation slurry and/or 0.005-0.1 wt % of nanoparticle-based black pigment slurry by weight of and to react with the polymerization materials to completely perform an esterification and a polycondensation, wherein the thermal insulation nanoparticle has a chemical formula of CsXNYWO3-ZClC with an average particle size of 10-90 nm and the nanoparticle-based black contains carbon black particles having a particle size of 20-80 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventors: Te-Chao Liao, Chun-Che Tsao, Chia-Ho Cheng, Tzai-Shing Chen
  • Patent number: 10434700
    Abstract: Provided is a method of thermoforming a molding material to have a bent portion and a flat portion extending from the bent portion. The method includes: placing the molding material on a bending mold, the bending mold having a curved surface; and forming the bent portion of the molding material by heating a portion of the molding material at least to a fluidization temperature such that the portion of the molding material bends due to the weight of the flat portion of the molding material to form the bent portion according to a shape of the bending mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sungwoo Eo, Hunkyo Kim, Byoungyul Shim, Jusuk Oh
  • Patent number: 10433620
    Abstract: A waterproof fastener chain includes: a pair of fastener tapes made of polyester resin adjacent to each other at a given space between each side edge thereof, rows of elements respectively attached onto a main surface of the side edge of each of the fastener tapes, and waterproof coated films made of polyester resin respectively formed on a main surface of each of the fastener tapes. An outer surface of each of the waterproof coated films is flat at least at a position where a slider is to pass over, each of the waterproof coated films penetrates into irregularities on the main surface of each of the fastener tapes, a penetration depth of the waterproof coated films into a gap caused by the space of the pair of fastener tapes is not more than thickness of the fastener tapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kameyama, Isamu Michihata, Yui Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 10414086
    Abstract: A method of forming a thermoformed article may include melt extruding polyethylene to form an extruded sheet. The rheological breadth parameter of the polyethylene may change by no more than about 5% after extrusion relative to the rheological breadth parameter of the polyethylene prior to extrusion. The extruded sheet may be thermoformed within a mold to form the thermoformed article. During thermoforming, the extruded sheet may be subjected to solid-state stretching in one or more directions. The thermoformed article may be retrieved from the mold. The polyethylene may have a rheological breadth parameter of from 0.20 to 0.40, a multimodal molecular weight distribution, a polydispersity (Mw/Mn) of from 5 to 18, a density ranging from 0.940 to 0.970 g/cc, may exhibit tensile strain-hardening, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: Michael McLeod, Mahesh Patkar, Jon Tippet, Russell McDonald
  • Patent number: 10408225
    Abstract: Novel extruded ceiling fan blades, compositions and methods of making the blades from plastic material such as polystyrene are disclosed. The blades can be formed from two extruders so that different colors and/or finishes, such as wood grain looks can be formed on the upper and lower surfaces of the blades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Chien Luen Industries, Co., Ltd., Inc.
    Inventors: Tien S. Lowe, Eliezer E. Rivera, Zachary Zauhar
  • Patent number: 10406773
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to extrusion systems and involves a method to promote self-balancing of flow velocity while enhancing the strength of the end product by off-setting seams. This invention focuses on using a system of more than one deflector to produce multiple rings which are then quickly merged to produce a more quickly balanced ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Guillemette, Robert Peters
  • Patent number: 10392483
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a semi-finished product for producing a composite molded part (7), in particular a composite fiber molded part, wherein a higher-melting reinforcement material (8), in particular higher-melting reinforcement fibers are combined with lower-melting fibers (10) made of thermoplastic into a laminate (4), wherein the lower-melting fibers are spun and after spinning are combined at a fiber temperature TF with the higher-melting reinforcement material, in particular with higher-melting reinforcement fibers, into the laminate forming the semi-finished product. The fiber temperature TF lies in a temperature range between a temperature of 25° C. below the heat distortion temperature TW to 55° C. above the heat distortion temperature TW of the thermoplastic of the lower-melting fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: Claudio Cinquemani, Michael Nitschke, Nicolas Quick, Armin Tobay
  • Patent number: 10392481
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a process for the preparation of high strength and high modulus polyethylene products/laminates consisting of steps such as providing a pre-dried, at least 50% disentangled ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) powder, feeding the UHMWPE powder having temperature ranging from ?15° C. to 50° C., at the nip of at least one pair of heated, polished counter rotating calendaring rollers, rotating at different roller speeds to obtain at least one pre-laminate and hot stretching the pre-laminate(s) at a pre-determined temperature and pre-determined stretching speed to obtain high strength laminates. The laminates provided by the present disclosure have tensile strength ranging between 0.5 GPa and 3.0 GPa and tensile modulus ranging between 40 GPa and 200 GPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Reliance Industries Limited
    Inventors: Ajit Behari Mathur, Satya Srinivasa Rao Gandham, Uma Sankar Satpathy, Krishna Renganath Sarma, Yogesh Popatrao Patil, Nanubhai Fuljibhai Patel, Gaurang Manilal Mehta, Raksh Vir Jasra
  • Patent number: 10391685
    Abstract: Sheet having fastening elements, comprising a base strip made of thermoplastic material and at least one element made from the strip, the element consisting of a stem extending in a transverse, in particular vertical, direction to the plane of the base strip, and having a cross section which is substantially uniform or decreases from the base strip towards the apex of the stem, in particular as far as the apex of the stem, and a part forming a head which protrudes laterally from the apex of the stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: APLIX
    Inventors: Lionel Picot, Jean-Pierre Ducauchuis
  • Patent number: 10391680
    Abstract: A method include: providing a cylindrical mold made of metal, a shaped structure having a cylindrical shape, a rotation mechanism configured to rotatably support the cylindrical mold, and an electromagnetic induction coil configured to heat the cylindrical mold through electromagnetic induction; setting the shaped structure inside the cylindrical mold; and molding a cylindrical belt slab by heating the cylindrical mold by the electromagnetic induction coil, while the cylindrical mold is rotated by the rotation mechanism and the shaped structure is pressurized from inside and pressed against the cylindrical mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Inventors: Kouichi Tsujino, Hirokazu Sakurai, Hisashi Izumi, Masaki Miyanishi, Yusaku Taoshita
  • Patent number: 10384403
    Abstract: A process produces an electrical line which extends in the longitudinal direction and the line has a line core and an outer shell. In a continuous shaping process, individual shell portions of the outer shell are formed successively by surrounding the line core with a curable plastic substance. In at least one portion, the outer shell is produced having a cross-sectional geometry which can be varied in the longitudinal direction of the line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: LEONI Kabel GmbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Stadler, Joerg Wenzel
  • Patent number: 10384408
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process to make films and tapes from ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) in the solid state. The films and tapes according to the invention have an improved thickness whereby the coefficient of variation of the thickness of the film of at most 6%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Reinard Jozef Maria Steeman, Marcel Jongedijk
  • Patent number: 10369754
    Abstract: Composite fibers created by a process including vertically texturizing and impregnating resin into the fibers at controlled viscosity results in stronger fibers in which virtually no microbubbles are trapped resulting in improved tensile strength for use in reinforcing concrete and other materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Inventors: Oleksandr Biland, Robert Ferguson
  • Patent number: 10343301
    Abstract: A method for producing molded parts (16), a water-soluble casting mold (6) being produced in a first step using a layering method, in particular using a powder bed-based layering method. In a second step, the surface of the casting mold (6) is sealed with the aid of a material (9; 10). A casting of the molded part (16) is then formed by filling the casting mold (6) with a free-flowing, hardenable material (13), in particular a hydraulically setting material. After the casting has solidified, the casting mold (6) is dissolved with the aid of an aqueous solution (18), in particular a heated aqueous solution (18). The present application furthermore relates to a material system for producing a water-soluble casting mold (6), comprising at least one water-soluble material for building a casting mold (6) in a layering method, as well as comprising at least one material (9; 10) for sealing the surface of the casting mold (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: Daniel Günther, Ingo Gnüchtel, Beat Karrer
  • Patent number: 10343313
    Abstract: A structural polymeric composite includes a stiffening layer. The composite is made in a continuous extrusion process in which the stiffening layer is pulled through a cross-head die as a polymer is extruded over it. The layer includes a film or textile carrier, a filler of carbon fibers, fiberglass, organic fibers or minerals forming a mat. A binder may be dispersed over the mat and a second carrier applied. The mat is subjected to heat and pressure to soften the carriers and binder so they penetrate into the interstices of the filler and binds mechanically with them and the carriers and binder bind chemically with each other to form the stiffening layer. A polymer is then extruded over the stiffening layer, which may be used flat, provided with holes or punches for composite action with the polymer, formed into a profile, or segmented to provide spaced-apart stiffening layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Marhaygue, LLC
    Inventor: Guerry E. Green
  • Patent number: 10347889
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a microporous film and use thereof as separator with greater resistance to puncturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Treofan Germany GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Bertram Schmitz, Detlef Busch, Dominic Klein
  • Patent number: 10336929
    Abstract: A method of producing a heat conductive sheet without using a high-cost magnetic field generator. This is achieved by allowing a large amount of a fibrous filler to be contained in a thermosetting resin composition, so that good heat conductivity is obtained without applying a load that may interfere with the normal operation of a heat generating body and a radiator to the heat generating body and the radiator when the heat conductive sheet is disposed therebetween. The method includes: a step (A) of dispersing a fibrous filler in a binder resin to prepare a heat conductive sheet-forming composition; a step (B) of forming a molded block using the prepared heat conductive sheet-forming composition according to an extrusion molding method or a die molding method; a step (C) of slicing the formed molded block into a sheet; and a step (D) of pressing the sliced surface of the obtained sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventor: Keisuke Aramaki