Patents Examined by Jeffrey M Wollschlager
  • Patent number: 10994464
    Abstract: A fabric coated or impregnated with an elastomeric material may include a polyurethane dispersion layer combined with a sealant. The fabric may be applied in such a fashion so as to enable the elimination of solvent or fluid that is associated with the elastomer. The polyurethane dispersion layer generally comprises an elastomeric material dispersed or dissolved in a liquid medium, such as, but not limited to, water. At the same time, the integrity of the elastomeric composite which is formed from the dispersion and sealant layers may be maintained in order to minimize the presence of air voids and pockets. It has thus been realized that in doing so the performance of the self-sealing volume is dramatically improved. This method of construction usually may be accomplished without significantly adding to the weight or thickness of the volume and without affecting the outer dimension of the self-sealing volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: ROBERTSON FUEL SYSTEMS, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Matthew Whipple, Davis Lee
  • Patent number: 10994824
    Abstract: An example method for manufacturing a multicellular structure for acoustic damping is described that includes applying a porogen material to a solid support, inserting a multicellular frame into the solid support and through the porogen material so as to fill cells of the multicellular frame with the porogen material, fusing the porogen material, removing the multicellular frame from the solid support, and the multicellular frame contains a suspended fused porogen network attached to walls of the cells of the multicellular frame. The method also includes applying a solution to the suspended fused porogen network in the cells of the multicellular frame to percolate the suspended fused porogen network, curing the solution, and removing the suspended fused porogen network from the multicellular frame resulting in porous septum membranes of the cured solution in cells of the multicellular frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Erin E. Stache, Eric Herrera, Larken E. Cumberland, Shahriar Alam, Christopher S. Roper, Geoffrey McKnight
  • Patent number: 10994480
    Abstract: Disclosed are embodiments of a three-dimensional (3D) printer for building 3D objects with layer based, additive manufacturing techniques. The hot end can be moved in a horizontal plane parallel a planar printing surface of the printing bed while the printing bed can be moved perpendicular to the planar printing surface to print a 3D object. The hot end can be part of an extrusion guide assembly. The 3D printer can auto-level the printing bed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: WOLF & ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Inventors: Erick Packard Wolf, Jowell Randall
  • Patent number: 10998190
    Abstract: The present invention provides an imprint apparatus that performs an imprint process of forming a pattern of an imprint material on a processing target region on a substrate by using a mold, including a digital mirror device including two-dimensionally arrayed mirror elements and configured to irradiate the substrate with light reflected by the mirror elements, a measurement unit configured to measure, for each of a plurality of segments obtained by dividing a region in which the mirror elements are arrayed so as to include a plurality of the mirror elements, a light amount of light emitted from each segment, and a control unit configured to control the mirror elements included in each segment based on a measurement result of the measurement unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Kenji Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10981321
    Abstract: Aspects disclosed herein relate to forming on a substrate fastener elements suitable for use in touch fastener by employing vibration forming methods. The processes described provide for a greater flexibility in manufacturing than prior methods and overcome certain limitations in prior forming techniques. Further, the product made can embody a variety of different configurations suitable for a given application. Employing vibration forming methods, such ultrasonic forming methods, allows for the use of a wider variety of substrate material than materials used with convention methods of touch fastener formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventor: Gerald Rocha
  • Patent number: 10967597
    Abstract: A method and system for feeding a lubricating or releasing agent from a dosing station to one or more pressing tools arranged in a pressing chamber of a tablet press. The tablet press is configured with a feed pipe for feeding the lubricating or release agent from the dosing station to the one or more pressing tools of a pressing chamber of the tablet press and the feed pipe is configured with a shut-off valve disposed in-line with the feed pip for controlling the flow of the lubricating or release agent to the pressing chamber. The method comprises the steps of: producing a negative pressure with respect to the surroundings of the pressing chamber of the tablet press, measuring a pressure in one of the feed pipe and the pressing chamber, and issuing a signal indicative of the measured pressure and issuing an enable signal to open a valve in response to the pressure signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Fette Compacting GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Heinrich, Stefan Meisolle, Martin Schoeler
  • Patent number: 10967462
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing system and method for forming a part of dissimilar materials. The additive manufacturing system may include a build platform, a recoater for dispensing build powder onto the build platform, an energy source, a foil feed assembly, and a controller for controlling actuation of these components. The method of forming the part may include the steps of depositing a layer of build powder onto the build platform surface, melting selected portions of the layer of build powder, applying a sheet of foil over the layer of build powder, melting selected portions of the sheet of foil onto the layer of build powder, removing the sheet of foil from the layer of build powder, and then lowering the build platform surface to prepare for deposition of a next layer of the build powder. These steps are then repeated one or more times, thereby forming the part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Honeywell Federal Manufacturing & Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas Green
  • Patent number: 10960655
    Abstract: The present invention relates to articles prepared using a three-dimensional printing method, an auxiliary structure being additionally formed beyond an extension of the one or more components during the construction of components. The invention also relates to an auxiliary structure for components produced by means of three-dimensional printing methods, the auxiliary structure being constructed along with the component and extending beyond a dimension of the one or more components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: VOXELJET AG
    Inventor: Ingo Ederer
  • Patent number: 10960584
    Abstract: One general aspect includes a method of manufacturing a handle, the method including: providing a core element; providing a mold; strategically positioning the core element within the mold such that a formable material can be injected into the mold (when in a molten state) to operatively encapsulate the core element and such that the core element remains stationary while being operatively encapsulated by the formable material; and injecting the formable material (when in the molten state) into the mold to operatively encapsulate the core element and be formed, by the mold, into a handle configured to be joined to a window support pillar of a vehicle interior.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Juan Edgar Perez Fernandez, Tito Perez Guizar, Luis Miguel Del Pozo Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10952829
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of dentures. More particularly, the present invention relates to manufacturing denture teeth using fixtures to hold the teeth during a scanning, registration and milling sequence. Even more specifically, the present invention relates to using machinable wax to set denture teeth within a fixture, so that the root or crown end of the teeth may be scanned, registered with an ideal tooth model to create a milling strategy, and milled or otherwise have material removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Global Dental Science LLC
    Inventor: Scott Keating
  • Patent number: 10952497
    Abstract: Extruded components for articles of footwear and methods of making such articles of footwear are disclosed. A carrier can be formed from a first material, the carrier including an attachment surface configured to attach to an upper and a receiving surface having a plurality of receptacles. A second material can be extruded into a plurality of the receptacles to form cushioning elements of a sole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Reebok International Limited
    Inventors: Paul Davis, Dennis Gaboriault, Ricardo Vestuti, Henry Hardigan, Frank Millette, Michael Andrews
  • Patent number: 10953592
    Abstract: Aspects disclosed herein relate to forming on a substrate fastener elements suitable for use in touch fastener by employing vibration forming methods. The processes described provide for a greater flexibility in manufacturing than prior methods and overcome certain limitations in prior forming techniques. Further, the product made can embody a variety of different configurations suitable for a given application. Employing vibration forming methods, such as ultrasonic forming methods, allows for the use of a wider variety of substrate material than materials used with convention methods of touch fastener formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Gerald Rocha
  • Patent number: 10945923
    Abstract: A production line is, suitable for the production of medicinal products that include at least one active ingredient. The production line includes an extruder for producing an extrudate from the active ingredient and at least one excipient intended to form an encapsulating matrix of the active ingredient, and a cooling member for cooling the extrudate at the outlet of the extruder. The extruder includes a barrel and at least two parallel screws housed in the barrel and interpenetrating with one another to mix the or each active ingredient with the or each excipient. The barrel is oriented vertically and the footprint occupied by the production line is less than 0.5 m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Inventors: Victoire De Margerie, Donatien Bruggeman, Hans Mayer
  • Patent number: 10945365
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a manufacturing method for a mower cord and includes pressing a resin wire rod and plastically deforming at least part of the wire rod in an axis perpendicular direction. Work-hardening of a surface of the plastically deformed portion allows dramatic enhancement of mowing efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Sanyo Tegusu Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Ishikawa, Shigeki Ichikawa, Masaya Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10946582
    Abstract: A method for producing a three-dimensional shaped product based on dispersion of powder by a squeegee and irradiation of the powder layer with a laser beam or electron beam, including the steps of installing a suction device that suctions fumes generated from the powder layer, in a state surrounding the entire periphery of a shaping table, and selecting a suction reference position at the shortest distance from the irradiation reference position currently moved and worked in a prescribed time range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Matsuura Machinery Corporation
    Inventors: Kouichi Amaya, Seiichi Tomita
  • Patent number: 10945822
    Abstract: Method for producing a three-dimensional model of at least a partial jaw comprising: fully-automatic shaping of at least one recess for accommodating a laboratory analogue into the alveolar ridge of the model using three-dimensional scanning data and shaping the depth, position, and orientation of the at least one recess such that the crestal end of the laboratory analogue inserted into said recess coincides with the crestal end of the dental implant in the jaw; or fully-automatic shaping of at least one vestibular, lingual or palatinal feed-through through the model into the at least one recess using three-dimensional scanning data and arranging the feed-through such that the crestal end of a laboratory analogue coincides with the crestal end of the dental implant in the jaw when the laboratory analogue is fixed in place with a pin inserted through the feed-through in the model into an opening in the laboratory analogue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: HERAEUS KULZER GMBH
    Inventors: Yohannes Woldegergis, Stefan Hormann, Helmut Redemann, Uwe Boehm
  • Patent number: 10946443
    Abstract: Removing unfused powder from internal passages of an additive-manufacture part includes attaching piezoelectric transducers to a plurality of locations on an exterior of the part. The part is vibrated by driving the piezoelectric transducers at varying amplitudes and frequencies. An amount of the unfused powder that exits the part is monitored.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventor: Nigel Palmer
  • Patent number: 10933586
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure are drawn to additive manufacturing apparatus and methods. An exemplary additive manufacturing system may include an extruder, the extruder having an opening dimensioned to receive a material. The apparatus may also include an extruder output in fluid communication with the extruder, wherein the extruder output extends away from the extruder along a longitudinal axis. One or more heaters positioned along at least a portion of the extruder output may also be included, and, as the material passes through the extruder output, the one or more heaters may at least partially melt the material. The system may also include a gear pump in fluid communication with the extruder output for receiving the at least partially melted material, and a nozzle in fluid communication with the gear pump for depositing the at least partially melted material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Thermwood Corporation
    Inventors: Kenneth J. Susnjara, Scott G. Vaal, Brian S. Smiddy, Jonathan I. Fuquay
  • Patent number: 10932325
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for additively manufacturing a composite structure. The system may include a print head configured to receive a continuous reinforcement, and at least one of a matrix jet and a matrix bath configured to wet the continuous reinforcement with a liquid matrix during passage through the print head. The system may also include a coating mechanism configured to dispense at least one of metallic and ceramic particles onto the wetted continuous reinforcement during passage through the print head, and at least one cure enhancer configured to at least one of cure the liquid matrix and cause the at least one of metallic and ceramic particles to coalesce around the continuous reinforcement. The system may further include a support configured to move the print head in multiple dimensions during discharging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Continuous Composites Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Lyle Tyler, Ryan C. Stockett
  • Patent number: 10919205
    Abstract: A method for producing an elongated product. By an extrusion unit, a material is extruded onto a core of the elongated product as a casing having a predetermined wall strength. Downstream of the extrusion unit and while the material is still moldable, the elongated product is supplied in a conveying direction to a molding unit. A portion of the material is held by the molding unit and, from the held material, a molded part is formed in an integral manner on the casing. The formation of the molded part is thereby carried out in an advantageous manner, via a deformation of material of the casing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: LEONI Kabel GmbH
    Inventors: Christian Ernst, Sebastian Goss, Joerg Wenzel