Patents Examined by Jeffrey M Wollschlager
  • Patent number: 11408166
    Abstract: Embodiments of a constructions system for constructing a structure atop a foundation are disclosed. In an embodiment, the construction system includes a rail assembly. The rail assembly is configured to be mounted to the foundation. In addition, the construction system includes a gantry movably disposed on the rail assembly. The gantry is configured to translate along a first axis relative to the rail assembly. Further, the construction system includes a printing assembly movably disposed on the gantry. The printing assembly is configured to translate along a second axis relative to the gantry. The second axis is orthogonal to the first axis. The printing assembly is configured to deposit vertically stacked layers of an extrudable building material onto a top surface of the foundation to construct a structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: ICON TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: Alex Le Roux
  • Patent number: 11407016
    Abstract: A method for converting municipal solid waste to a stable solid fill-material (backfill) in the form of a multiplicity of compacted pieces, the method including mechanically reducing solid-waste piece size to form a solid-waste stream, heating the solid-waste stream and thereby killing bacteria in such stream, adding an antimicrobial agent to the solid-waste stream, and pelletizing the solid-waste stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Louis Structures, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Horvat, Stephen R. Lyons
  • Patent number: 11407158
    Abstract: In order to reduce oscillations in process variables of an injection molding process, an injection molding machine may be operatively connected to a model database that stores models of injection molding machines and molds. A tuning controller may set initial gain values of a variable-gain proportional-integral-derivative (PID) controller. To set the initial gains, the tuning controller may be configured to obtain, from the model database, a model for a first and second injection molding machines and a model for a mold. The tuning controller may analyze the models to determine a correlation between injection molding machine parameters and mold cycle performance for the mold. Accordingly, the tuning controller may apply the correlation to determine an initial gain value for a least one of the first, second, and third gains of the PID controller. The tuning controller may then set the initial gain values for the PID controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: IMFLUX INC.
    Inventors: Gene Michael Altonen, Brian Matthew Burns
  • Patent number: 11407163
    Abstract: A blow molding device includes: a tubular-shaped nozzle; a tubular-shaped sealing body configured to be displaced between closing and opening positions; and a stretching rod surrounded by the sealing body. The sealing body includes a tubular wall, which has a drawing-in hole extending from one end to another end, the one end being open at a lower end of the tubular wall, and the other end being open at an outer circumferential surface of the tubular wall. The nozzle has a drawing-in path configured to communicate with the other end of the drawing-in hole when the sealing body is in the closing position. The blow molding device further includes a fluid drawing-in source configured to draw in the incompressive fluid from the drawing-in path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Shiokawa, Hideaki Hoshino, Yuichi Okuyama
  • Patent number: 11407161
    Abstract: Mold blocks of a pipe molding corrugator are provided with enhanced cooling capability due to the provision of cooling fins on the side portions of each mold block. Air can be forced between the fins and some exhaustion of the air can occur at the base of the fins adjacent the mold block cavity. With this arrangement, enhanced cooling of mold blocks is possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Inventors: Manfred A. A. Lupke, Stefan A. Lupke
  • Patent number: 11407255
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire includes: main grooves in a tread, extending in a circumferential direction in alignment in a lateral direction, defining a center land on an equatorial plane and middle lands on outer sides in the lateral direction; a sipe formed in the center land communicating with a center main groove and terminating within the center land, the sipe bending halfway through its length; a circumferential narrow groove in each of the middle lands dividing the middle lands into a rib-shaped middle inner land and a middle outer land; and lug grooves formed in the middle outer land in alignment in the circumferential direction, communicating with a shoulder main groove and the circumferential narrow groove and dividing the middle outer land into blocks. A width d1 of the middle inner land and a groove width d2 of the circumferential narrow groove satisfy a relationship of 0.1?d2/d1?0.4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiro Ebiko
  • Patent number: 11400631
    Abstract: The invention relates to an extruder system and a method for extruding cord reinforced extrudate, in particular for tire components, wherein the extruder system comprises an extruder head with flow channels for receiving an extrusion material from an extruder, a die for receiving said extrusion material from the flow channels and a cord guide for guiding cords side-by-side in a cord plane into the die, wherein the extruder head is provided with an insertion slot that extends in an insertion direction parallel to the cord plane through the extruder head, wherein the flow channels debouch into the insertion slot at a flow area, wherein the insertion slot is arranged for receiving the die and the cord guide in the insertion direction into a die position downstream of the flow area and a cord guide position upstream of the flow area, respectively, with respect to the insertion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: VMI HOLLAND B.V.
    Inventors: Gerben Mulder, Simon Benedikt Wachter
  • Patent number: 11400770
    Abstract: A pneumatic tyre (1) for decreasing running noise in a low temperature environment includes a noise damper (20) made of a porous material and fixed to a tyre inner cavity surface (16) of a tread portion (2). In the noise damper (20), hardness under a 25% compression load measured in accordance with Japanese Industrial standard JIS K6400-2 in an atmosphere of ?60 degrees Celsius is 110 kPa or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Takahiro Kawachi
  • Patent number: 11400664
    Abstract: The composite pultruded products either in “I” profile or “Plate” profile of higher cross sectional area where said products consisting essentially synthetic polyester felts as core impregnated with a resin system comprises of at least one resin, curing system comprising a curing agent and an accelerator, a filler, a thinner, pigment or any other additives; encapsulated between bi-directionally and/or uni-directionally oriented synthetic fabric selected from polyester, carbon, aramid, glass, basalt and mixtures thereof impregnated with said resin system are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: SP ADVANCED ENGINEERING MATERIALS PVT. LTD.
    Inventor: Arindam Mukherji
  • Patent number: 11400637
    Abstract: A liquid blow molding method of molding a synthetic resin preform having a mouth portion into a liquid container of a predetermined shape, including: an air-liquid replacement step of supplying a liquid into the preform from the mouth portion through a blow nozzle and discharging the air inside the preform to the outside; an air-liquid separation step of separating the air from the liquid inside the preform by vibrating the preform; and a blow molding step of molding the preform into a container of a predetermined shape by supplying a pressurized liquid into the preform from the mouth portion through the blow nozzle, after the air-liquid separation step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Shiokawa, Yuichi Okuyama
  • Patent number: 11396120
    Abstract: A rubber extrusion device includes a sensor which detects a deviation from a preset reference position of a rubber extrudate extruded from an extrusion port. Based on this detection data, a control unit provides control for correction of the deviation by adjusting a position of a die relative to a head along a leading end surface of the head or a rotational speed of a screw. A rubber material is mixed and kneaded while being extruded forward by a screw installed inside a cylinder. Resultant unvulcanized rubber is fed into an extrusion flow path and extruded from the extrusion port formed in the die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Satoru Nishio, Yuki Furubayashi
  • Patent number: 11389989
    Abstract: A mold assembly and method for molding two concrete blocks in face-to-face non-contacting relationship forms blocks having smooth front faces. The mold assembly includes a mold box having two mold cavities configured to form two blocks in face-to-face non-contacting relationship. A common partition plate separates the two mold cavities and opposite sides of the partition plate form the smooth front faces of the blocks. The two mold cavities are each configured to form a block having a raised front face with a beveled edge around its entire perimeter and a border around the entire perimeter of the beveled edge. The portions of the border at the top and the sides of the raised front face are curved and the portion of the border at the bottom of the raised front face is straight. A core bar is slidably inserted into the mold box beneath the bottom of the partition plate, and opposite sides of the core bar extend into and form the front bottom portions of the mold cavities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: E. DILLON & COMPANY
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Miller, Thomas Harris
  • Patent number: 11390016
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing of 3D objects is provided. The apparatus includes a number of material deposition heads terminated by nozzles, of which one or two nozzles are configured to deposit a first material to form a first and second pattern layers. The pattern layers are laterally shifted from each other such that when the first and second pattern layers are deposited, a space (empty volume) with a varying cross section is formed. In some examples, two or more nozzles could be used to deposit the corresponding first and second pattern layers. The nozzles could move independent of each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: MASSIVIT 3D PRINTING TECHNOLOGIES LTD.
    Inventors: Ricardo Osiroff, Moshe Uzan, Igor Yakubov, Shai Garty, Cesar Manna
  • Patent number: 11384456
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention is a method for producing microfibers comprising the steps of: (a) providing a base material; (b) forming the base material in a ring; (c) gripping opposing ends of the ring; (d) flipping one of the opposing ends relative to the other of the opposing ends, forming an upper portion and a lower portion; (e) folding the upper portion onto the lower portion; (f) stretching the folded upper and lower portions; and (g) repeating steps (d)-(f) as desired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Drexel University
    Inventors: Li-Hsin Han, Mingkun Wang, Chunxiao Cui, Alisa Morss Clyne, Momtaz Alhindi, Jeffrey Krystek, Victor Micucci, Evan Ostrow, Sabah Shafi, Lin Han, Lanziye He
  • Patent number: 11383416
    Abstract: Embodiments of an invention disclosed herein relate to devices, processes, and systems for processing one or more polymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Chemical Patents Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas R. Veariel, Yuet Meng Chu, Costas G. Gogos, Chong Peng
  • Patent number: 11370161
    Abstract: An air flow controller includes: a box-shaped body cover that is disposed above and/or below a film running surface to be adjacent to an upstream side of an entrance of a tenter oven in a film running direction and/or a downstream side of an exit of the tenter oven in the film running direction, the box-shaped body cover extending in the film running direction and having a surface facing the film running surface and being open. The box-shaped body cover includes at least one partition structural body in the box-shaped body cover, the partition structural body extending in a width direction of the film and separating inside of the box-shaped body cover into a plurality of chambers, and each of at least two of the chambers is provided with an air discharge mechanism configured to discharge air in a corresponding chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: Ryuta Abe, Toru Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 11364668
    Abstract: A weatherable, low heat build-up capstock system comprising an acrylic cap, a pigment system that is IR transparent to a greater degree than existing pigment systems, an IR reflective substrate, and an extrusion system for same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: Mikron Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul M. Wells
  • Patent number: 11364745
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire includes, in a tread portion, main grooves extending in a circumferential direction; ribs defined by the main grooves; at least one rib comprising sipes extending in a lateral direction; the sipes comprising a chamfered sipe with a chamfer portion provided on at least one edge, and a non-chamfered sipe with no chamfer portion provided on an edge; the chamfered sipe comprising one end portion terminating in the at least one rib and another end portion communicating with one of the main grooves located on either side of the at least one rib; a plurality of the chamfered sipes communicating with one of the main grooves located on either side of the at least one rib being alternately disposed in the circumferential direction; and the non-chamfered sipe being disposed close to the chamfered sipe on at least one side in the circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Masatoshi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11367959
    Abstract: A method for the manufacture of a DRA, or an array of the DRA's, each DRA including: a substrate; and, a plurality of volumes of dielectric materials disposed on the substrate comprising N volumes, N being an integer equal to or greater than 3, disposed to form successive and sequential layered volumes V(i), i being an integer from 1 to N, wherein volume V(1) forms an innermost volume, wherein a successive volume V(i+1) forms a layered volume disposed over and at least partially embedding volume V(i), wherein volume V(N) at least partially embeds all volumes V(1) to V(N?1), the method including: forming on the substrate a first volume of the plurality of volumes of dielectric materials from a first dielectric material having a first dielectric constant; and, forming over the first volume a second volume of the plurality of volumes of dielectric materials with a second dielectric material having a second dielectric constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: ROGERS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kristi Pance, Karl E. Sprentall, Shawn P. Williams, Robert C. Daigle
  • Patent number: 11358347
    Abstract: A fully impregnated fiber-reinforced thermoplastic granule includes a fiber core impregnated with a thermoplastic resin and coated with the resin and subsequently polymerized to form a thermoplastic. The granule is formed in a continuous process including a continuous fiber strand being coated and impregnated with a thermoplastic resin, curing the thermoplastic resin, and cutting the fiber and thermoplastic into granules of a desired length. The continuous process results in a uniform, fully impregnated fiber core in the granule which results in a longer reinforcing fiber for added strength in subsequently produced products formed from the granules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventor: Daniel P De Kock