Patents Examined by John Blades
  • Patent number: 11067887
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a pellicle includes preparing a pellicle frame having an adhesive layer coated thereon, treating a pellicle membrane with vapor under vapor atmosphere, attaching the pellicle membrane onto the pellicle frame, and drying the pellicle membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., Research & Business Foundation SUNGKYUNKWAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Mun-Ja Kim, Ji-Beom Yoo, Soo-Young Kim, Hee-Bom Kim, Hwan-Chul Jeon, Seul-Gi Kim, Tae-Sung Kim, Dong-Wook Shin
  • Patent number: 11059232
    Abstract: A portable table top welder for welding plastic material webs, the portable table top welder including a frame including a carrier housing and a support arm at which a welding device is arranged; at least one transport roller including a rotatable transport roller axle and at least one contact pressure roller that is rotatably supported at the carrier housing, wherein a weight is arranged at an eccentrical element which is rotatably connected at one side by a concentrically supported eccentrical element axle at the carrier housing and rotatably connected at another side by an eccentrically supported contact pressure roller axle at the contact pressure roller. The table top welder handles and transports easily and can be mounted on a table or on another carrier structure in a disengageable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Leister Technologies AG
    Inventors: Benedikt Rieser, Adolf Niederberger, Falko Strahl
  • Patent number: 11034536
    Abstract: A card flipper includes a frame, a receptacle, and a motor. The receptacle is supported by the frame for a rotation about a flipping axis. The receptacle is configured to support a card in a support plane and receive and discharge cards along a card feed axis. The motor is configured to drive rotation of the receptacle, the support plane and the card feed axis about the flipping axis. The flipping axis is oblique to the card feed axis and is displaced from the support plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: ASSA ABLOY AB
    Inventors: Ted M. Hoffman, Tanya Snyder, John Skoglund, Phillip Umberger, Evan Pastor
  • Patent number: 11034615
    Abstract: A process for assembling a laminated glazing includes placing an overmolded component in the interior of a window cut in a sheet of adhesive; spot bonding the overmolded component and the precut sheet of adhesive to a first glass sheet in the vicinity of the window in order that the sidewalls thereof and of the overmolded component remain contiguous; spot bonding the sheet of adhesive and a second glass sheet; and assembling the laminated glazing by implementing suitable temperatures and pressures in a conventional way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE
    Inventor: Philippe Frebourg
  • Patent number: 11034079
    Abstract: Curved heat shrink tubing and methods of making the same are described herein. An example method includes inserting heat shrink tubing into a tube, curving the tube, and deforming the heat shrink tubing, inside of the tube, to have a curved shape along a length of the heat shrink tubing where a first length of the heat shrink tubing along an outer radius of the curved shape is longer than a second length of the heat shrink tubing along an inner radius of the curved shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: James R. Sinclair
  • Patent number: 11021906
    Abstract: The objective is to propose a production method of multiple panes which can be simple and nevertheless produce a multiple pane in its finished state which does not include any undesired protrusion from an external surface of a glass panel. The production method includes: hermetically bonding, with a sealing member, peripheries of paired glass panels disposed facing each other at a predetermined distance to form a space to be hermetically enclosed between the glass panels; evacuating air from the space through an outlet to make the space be in a reduced pressure state; and dividing, after the space is made be in the reduced pressure state, the space by a region forming member into an outlet region including the outlet and a reduced pressure region other than the outlet region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Abe, Masataka Nonaka, Eiichi Uriu, Kenji Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 11008415
    Abstract: In a conventional self-healing material, although the resin properties after self-healing are restored to the same level as the initial refractoriness and strength of the resin, no further extension of life can be expected. A resin cured product according to the present invention includes: a first vinyl monomer having an ester bond; a second vinyl monomer having a hydroxyl group; a transesterification reaction catalyst; and a boron compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventors: Yuri Kajihara, Takahito Muraki, Yasuhiko Tada, Jun Nunoshige, Takeshi Kondo
  • Patent number: 10984683
    Abstract: A two-ply liner-label and liner-label-roll are provided. A front side of a liner is coated with a release coating. The liner also includes a plurality of die cut tabs that at least partially align with a second die cut label in the label. The backside of the label is coated with an adhesive material and applied to the front side of the liner to form a liner-label roll. The tabs remain affixed to their corresponding individual labels when the labels are removed for placement on packaging; thereby, leaving holes in the liner as the liner is wound into a waste-liner roll within an auto applicator machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Iconex LLC
    Inventor: Roger Francoeur
  • Patent number: 10968003
    Abstract: A labelling machine comprises a supply spool support for supporting a spool of label carrying web, a labelling station arranged to remove labels from a label carrying web supported by the supply spool, a take up spool support for supporting web from which labels have been removed, and a first motive apparatus for transporting web from the supply spool support to the take up spool support via the labelling station. The supply spool support, the labelling station and the take up spool support are mounted to a base plate. The base plate includes a first portion which supports the labelling station via a base of the labelling station such that the labelling station extends from the base plate in a first direction, and a second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: VIDEOJET TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: Steven Buckby
  • Patent number: 10968685
    Abstract: Embodiments include a method for replacing air with an interpane gas during manufacture of a sealed insulating glass unit (IGU). The method includes forming an unsealed IGU assembly defining an IGU passage for fluid communication between an interpane space and an ambient environment; positioning the unsealed IGU assembly within an enclosure and sealing the enclosure around the unsealed IGU assembly; evacuating air from the enclosure; introducing a first gas into the interpane space through the IGU passage; introducing a second gas into the enclosure, wherein the second gas has a different composition than the first gas; and closing the IGU passage to seal the interpane space. Other embodiments are also included herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: PDS IG Holding LLC
    Inventor: Paul Trpkovski
  • Patent number: 10934046
    Abstract: A vacuum blood collection tube labeling machine and a conveying and labeling method for a vacuum blood collection tube. The machine includes: a loading part of a vacuum blood collection tube, including a plurality of loading slideways disposed in parallel, each of the loading slideways includes an inclined segment and a horizontal segment extending forward from a bottom end of the inclined segment; a label printing part, including a label printer and a output channel of the vacuum blood collection tube connected to the label printer; and a robotic arm, used for grabbing and lifting up a vacuum blood collection tube located on the horizontal segment and transferring the vacuum blood collection tube to the label printer. A method for grabbing the vacuum blood collection tube, moving direction and track of grabbing the vacuum blood collection tube, the robotic arm includes a grabbing mechanism and a movement control assembly for driving the grabbing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: SHANGHAI CHUANGSIJIE MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Quan Sha, Jian Sun, Lele Fan
  • Patent number: 10918471
    Abstract: A method of increasing the tensile strength of polymer films is provided. The creation of the load distribution elements in polymer films necessary to achieve this result is described. Application of the present invention to increase suture retention in a surgical polymer film is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey C. Towler
  • Patent number: 10919233
    Abstract: A joint and a method of bonding a first member to a second member are disclosed. The joint includes a multi-layer adhesive material between the first member and the second member. The multi-layer adhesive material includes at least one adhesive material that is applied to one of the first member and the second member. The multi-layer adhesive material also includes a heating element for heating the at least one adhesive material and at least one permeable layer for allowing air to escape from between the first member and second member during heating of the at least one adhesive material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
    Inventor: Jonathan K. Garhart
  • Patent number: 10875261
    Abstract: The invention relates to a production system (1) for laying fiber tapes (2), said production system (1) comprising: a laying device (5) having at least two roll-out devices (9); an application device (6) having an application surface (32) for receiving the fiber tape (2), wherein the fiber tape (2) can be rolled out in strips onto the application surface (32); a manipulation device (7) for manipulating the fiber tape (2) applied to the application device (6), wherein the manipulation device (7) has a receiving surface (59) for receiving the fiber tape (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Fill Gesellschaft m.b.H.
    Inventors: Norbert Danninger, Gregor Wittmann
  • Patent number: 10857773
    Abstract: Transfer of nanoscale elements from a substrate on which they were manufactured or transferred to a flexible sheet may be performed by local and progressive deformation of the flexible sheet over the surface of the substrate to attach and lift the nanoscale elements from the substrate with controlled inter-element registration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
    Inventors: Kevin Thomas Turner, David Scott Grierson
  • Patent number: 10808453
    Abstract: The objective is to propose a production method of multiple panes which can be simple and nevertheless produce a multiple pane in its finished state which does not include any undesired protrusion from an external surface of a glass panel. The production method includes: hermetically bonding, with a sealing member, peripheries of paired glass panels disposed facing each other at a predetermined distance to form a space to be hermetically enclosed between the glass panels; evacuating air from the space through an outlet to make the space be in a reduced pressure state; subsequently dividing the space by a region forming member disposed inside the space to form a partial region which do not include the outlet; and subsequently cutting out the partial regions by cutting the pair of glass panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Abe, Masataka Nonaka, Hideki Yoshida, Eiichi Uriu, Kenji Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10800111
    Abstract: Composite structure fabrication systems and methods. The systems include a plurality of ply carriers, each of which is configured to support at least one ply segment, and an elongate forming mandrel, which defines an elongate ply forming surface that is shaped to define a surface contour of the composite structure. The systems further include a carrier transfer device, which is configured to selectively convey a selected ply carrier from a ply kitting area to an intermediate location, and a forming machine, which is configured to deform the selected ply carrier and a respective ply segment over a selected portion of the elongate ply forming surface. The forming machine further is configured to separate the selected ply carrier from the respective ply segment and return the selected ply carrier to the carrier transfer device. The methods include methods of operating the systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jose L. Encinosa, Samuel F. Zambrana, Daniel M. Rotter, Michael Robert Chapman, Stephen K. Halladin, Benjamin Bowen Lee, Joshua Dee Little, Douglas Alan McCarville, Jason A. Medenciy, Russell D. Chiupka, Marcin Artur Rabiega, Andrey F. Yurchik, Martin W. Hansen, Thomas P. Harper
  • Patent number: 10759157
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed towards systems and methods for transferring graphene from the surface of one substrate to another. In one particular embodiment, the graphene layer is grown on a surface of a first substrate, where the bottom of the first substrate is then affixed to the surface of a second substrate. The second substrate may include material made of a rigid or semi-rigid composition to provide structural support and backing to the first substrate. The graphene layer may then be delaminated from the first substrate and transferred to a target surface, such as the surface of an electronic device or biosensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Nanomedical Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell Lerner, Deng Pan, Brett Goldsmith, Savannah J. Afsahi
  • Patent number: 10751986
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed towards systems for transferring graphene from the surface of one substrate to another. In one particular embodiment, the graphene layer is grown on a surface of a first substrate, where the bottom of the first substrate is then affixed to the surface of a second substrate. The second substrate may include material made of a rigid or semi-rigid composition to provide structural support and backing to the first substrate. The graphene layer may then be delaminated from the first substrate and transferred to a target surface, such as the surface of an electronic device or biosensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Nanomedical Diagnostics, Inc.
    Inventors: Mitchell Lerner, Deng Pan, Brett Goldsmith, Savannah J. Afsahi
  • Patent number: 10747104
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a pellicle includes preparing a pellicle frame having an adhesive layer coated thereon, treating a pellicle membrane with vapor under vapor atmosphere, attaching the pellicle membrane onto the pellicle frame, and drying the pellicle membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignees: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD., Research & Business Foundation SUNGKYUNKWAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Mun-Ja Kim, Ji-Beom Yoo, Soo-Young Kim, Hee-Bom Kim, Hwan-Chul Jeon, Seul-Gi Kim, Tae-Sung Kim, Dong-Wook Shin