Patents Examined by John Blades
  • Patent number: 11969962
    Abstract: A method for repairing composite components includes positioning repair material within a repair region of a composite component formed of a composite material. Furthermore, the method includes heating the repair region to a first temperature. Additionally, the method includes heating a remaining portion of the composite component to a second temperature. Moreover, the method includes melt infiltrating the repair region with an infiltrant to densify the repair material. The first temperature is at or above a melting point of the infiltrant and the second temperature is less than the melting point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Herbert Chidsey Roberts, Timothy P. Coons, Gregory Willis
  • Patent number: 11927052
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and device for sealing insulated glass blanks, wherein the insulated glass blank is moved substantially continuously through a sealing station. When sections of the edge joint of the insulated glass blank that are oriented transverse or oblique to the conveying direction are filled with sealing mass exiting from a filling nozzle, the filling nozzle is likewise moved in the conveying direction. When sealing mass is introduced from the filling nozzle into sections of the insulated glass blank that are parallel to the conveying direction, the filling nozzle is not moved in the conveying direction or is moved in the conveying direction at a velocity V2 deviating from the velocity V1 at which the insulated glass blank is moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Inventors: Anton Walser, Leopold Mader, Markus Lininger, Erich Lang, Franz Haselmayr, Mario Eder
  • Patent number: 11920404
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing vacuum insulation glass is provided. The apparatus for manufacturing the vacuum insulation glass includes a cap frit disposed on an exhaust hole, and an exhaust finishing frit provided on a bottom surface of the cap frit and including a frit formed of a glass material. The exhaust finishing frit is dispensed, in the paste form, to the cap frit such that the exhaust finishing frit is easily aligned with the cap frit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Inventors: Sora Kim, Soyoon Kim, Yunsung Kim, Eunsoo Yang
  • Patent number: 11897243
    Abstract: A window manufacturing apparatus includes a transporting table on which a target substrate is to be mounted, the transporting table including a first portion and a second portion having a greater thickness than the first portion, a plurality of suctioning ports on a suctioning table, the plurality of suctioning ports being configured to suction the target substrate, and an attachment device configured to attach a protective film to the target substrate suctioned to the suctioning table. In a state in which the target substrate mounted on the transporting table is suctioned to the suctioning table, the plurality of suctioning ports overlap the second portion of the transporting table and do not overlap the first portion of the transporting table in a plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kitaek Kim, Jungsuk Koo, Yongwoon Byun, Leegu Han
  • Patent number: 11884049
    Abstract: A foil transfer apparatus that transfers foil of a foil film to a sheet, including: a heating member and a pressurizing member that nip the foil film and the sheet; a movable frame supporting one of the heating member and the pressurizing member and movable between a first position at which the one of the heating member and the pressurizing member is located at a contact position so as to contact the foil film in a mounted state in which the foil film is mounted on a housing body and a second position at which the one of the heating member and the pressurizing member is located at a spaced position so as to be spaced from the foil film in the mounted state; a cam that moves the movable frame between the first position and the second position; and a sensor that detects a position of the movable frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Tomoya Yamamoto, Kentaro Mori
  • Patent number: 11878474
    Abstract: This invention relates to an assembly of regions (10a, 10b) of composite parts (2a, 2b) with thermoplastic matrix, including a plurality of riveting points along regions (10a, 10) of the parts that overlap through the superposition of two faces (12a, 12b) of these regions (10a, 10b) which are positioned facing one another, each region (10a, 10b) having another, opposite, face (11a, 11b) which remains visible with the part (2a, 2b). The riveting is performed using assembly ties (6) made of thermoplastic resin-based composite material compatible with the material of the parts (2a, 2b). These ties (6), which are made up at least in part of a stitch of backstitch produced using a filament of a material selected from a fiber coated with aramid resin, a carbon fiber and a glass fiber, are embedded in said regions (10a, 10b) and passing right through the same with an orientation comprised between 30° and 90° with respect to their faces (11a, 11b; 12a, 12b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Assignee: LATECOERE
    Inventors: Christophe Perrier, Jean Michel Borlot
  • Patent number: 11878477
    Abstract: A temperature control apparatus includes: a first pressure bonding unit which includes a first flow passage and a first pressure bonding surface which is to be brought into contact with an object; a temperature control fluid supply device which supplies a temperature control fluid in form of gas to the first flow passage in such a manner that the temperature control fluid is condensed on an inner wall surface of the first pressure bonding unit that partitions the first flow passage to adjust the first pressure bonding surface to a first heating temperature; and a pressure adjustment device which lowers an internal pressure of the first flow passage to promote vaporization of the temperature control fluid in form of liquid in the first flow passage in such a manner that the first pressure bonding surface is adjusted to a temperature lower than the first heating temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2024
    Inventors: Noriyuki Unno, Kazuhisa Yuki
  • Patent number: 11791197
    Abstract: A die bonding system comprising a wafer lift and level assembly configured to allow rapid planarization of a wafer comprising a wafer frame configured to retain a wafer and be slidably retained within guide clevises and a leveling pedestal configured to support a wafer from below in a localized area where a die bonding operation is to take place, allowing the quick and repeatable planarization of die(s) to the wafer without the need for distinct planarization procedures that would slow cycle times and decrease production.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: MRSI Systems LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Samuel Celia, Jr., Cyriac Devasia
  • Patent number: 11767706
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a glass panel unit includes an adhesive disposing step, a glass composite generation step, an internal space forming step, an evacuation step, and an evacuated space forming step. The adhesive disposing step includes disposing a thermal adhesive on a second panel. The glass composite generation step includes generating a glass composite including a first panel, the second panel, and the thermal adhesive. The internal space forming step includes heating the glass composite to melt the thermal adhesive to form internal spaces (a first space and a second space). The evacuation step includes exhausting gas from the internal space to evacuate the internal space. The evacuated space forming step includes heating and applying force to part of a first portion or a second portion to deform the part to close an evacuation path to form an evacuated space hermetically closed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Inventors: Tasuku Ishibashi, Eiichi Uriu, Kazuya Hasegawa, Hiroyuki Abe, Masataka Nonaka, Takeshi Shimizu, Haruhiko Ishikawa
  • Patent number: 11752753
    Abstract: A bonding apparatus includes a support including a cavity, and a window fixing chuck facing the support. The support includes a first part including a first through hole extending from the cavity, and a second part extending in a downward direction from the first part and including a second through hole extending from the cavity. A first distance between a first inner surface of the first part and a first outer surface of the first part is less than a second distance between a second inner surface of the second part and a second outer surface of the second part. The first inner surface of the first part and the second inner surface of the second part form the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Inventors: Jungkyu Lee, Youngsu Kim, Kyungrok Ko
  • Patent number: 11738901
    Abstract: An auxiliary label device for attaching to an object, such as a container having a side wall, includes a label enclosure that includes a longitudinal slot therethrough, a bottom side, and a top side. A rotatable spool fixed within the label enclosure is fixed with a first end of a label that traverses the slot of the label enclosure. A spring connected between the label enclosure and the spool urges the spool to wind the label around the spool in a coiled configuration. A second opposing end of the label is attached to the container, and with the spool and label under tension of the spring to urge the label around the spool, the label enclosure is urged to contact the container. The label thereafter is unwound from the spool in an extended configuration for viewing when the label enclosure is manually grasped and pulled away from the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Inventors: Mehdi Pishahang, Media Sehatzadeh
  • Patent number: 11724846
    Abstract: An overhead label print and apply system includes a conveyance path, a common label applier located above the conveyance path, a first label print and dispense unit and a second label print and dispense unit. The first label print and dispense unit is positionable to feed printed labels to the common label applier. The second label print and dispense unit is positionable to feed printed labels to the common label applier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Inventors: Mark N. Bowden, Mark T. Snedecor
  • Patent number: 11702883
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a bent laminated glazing, includes manufacturing a first bent laminated glazing including at least two glass substrates locally comprising, in each of the at least two glass substrates and facing each other in all the at least two glass substrates, a zone including compressive stresses, and cutting the first bent laminated glazing through its entire thickness along a line included in the zone in order to form local cut edges and, after cutting, a second bent laminated glazing with the local cut edges having compressive edge stresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Inventors: Stéphane Berard, Alexandre Hennion, Philippe Frebourg
  • Patent number: 11697280
    Abstract: A multipart underlayment having a cap sheet and base sheet combined to form a pocket for securely holding building materials and environmentally-friendly manufacturing method for manufacturing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Roofers' Advantage Products, LLC
    Inventor: Jonny E. Folkersen
  • Patent number: 11673344
    Abstract: An insulated cooler comprises a body and a lid at least partially connected to the body, where each is comprised of soft thermoplastic material. The body includes a base comprising rigid plastic connected to the body via a first thermoplastic sealing strip heat welded to the bottom edges of the body, and sewn to top edges of the base. The lid includes a top comprising rigid plastic connected to top edges of the lid via a second thermoplastic sealing strip heat welded to the top edges of the lid, and sewn to bottom edges of the top. The cooler also includes a waterproof liner disposed along inner surfaces of the body and the lid, insulation disposed between the liner and the body and lid, and a zipper closing the lid to the body. A method of manufacturing an insulated cooler is also disclosed. This is helpful for transporting cooler conveniently and increasing the capabilities of the cooler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventor: Guoping Chen
  • Patent number: 11673704
    Abstract: A mechanism used to select a label size to be applied to a cable in a label applicator. The mechanism includes an index plate, an index arm, and a wedge carrier. The index arm is pivotably mounted to the index plate and the wedge carrier is mounted to the index plate. The wedge carrier has guide rollers that dictate a label path. The index arm moves the index plate which linearly moves the wedge carrier thereby adjusting the label path in the label applicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Panduit Corp.
    Inventors: Marc R. Obenshain, Thuc K. Vu
  • Patent number: 11654643
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an optical article including the following steps: a. providing a first substrate with a main surface, b. depositing a second substrate on the main surface with an adhesive layer so that the space between the first substrate and second substrate is filled by the adhesive layer, c. curing the adhesive layer to induce a polymerization of the adhesive layer, wherein a tension step takes place after steps a. and b., and before step c., the tension step including applying symmetrically a tension, preferentially with a central symmetry, preferentially a radial isotropic tension or an ortho-distributed symmetrical tension, on the edges of the second substrate sensibly in a tension plan parallel to a plan representative of the main surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Mathieu Meynen, Ludovic Jouard, Marc Reignault, Sira Uhalte Nogues
  • Patent number: 11648153
    Abstract: Elasticized absorbent articles containing weakened elasticized portions and methods of manufacture are disclosed. A method comprises applying a first amount of adhesive to a first portion of at least one of the first web of material and the elastic strand, applying a second amount of adhesive to a second portion of at least one of the first web of material and the elastic strand, covering the elastic strand with either the first surface of the first web of material or a first surface of a second web of material to form an elasticized web. The elasticized web comprises a heavy bonding region and a light bonding region, wherein the heavy bonding region comprises a greater area density of adhesive than the light bond region. Finally, the method may further comprise partially weakening the waist panel elastic strand at least at one location within the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Inventors: Brian K. Rhodes, Timothy A. Thorson, Qingyuan Deng, Gregory J. Rajala, Rae Leonard Kirkwood
  • Patent number: 11623436
    Abstract: A lamination device for laminating a photovoltaic stack on a profiled metallic panel, the lamination device including a lid covered on its underside with an upper flexible pressure membrane so as to form an airtight upper chamber that may be ventilated or evacuated and/or including an upper heating device whose bottom side has a crenellated profile, the device also including a chassis covered on its top with a lower flexible pressure membrane so as to form an airtight lower chamber that may be ventilated or evacuated and/or including a lower heating device whose upper side has a cross-section which differs from the crenellated profile of the bottom side of the upper heating device, wherein the lid is capable of sealably laying on the chassis so that the cavity thus formed is airtight and may be ventilated or evacuated. A corresponding process is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: ArcelorMittal
    Inventors: Renaud Vignal, Paul Wouters, Lionel Fourdrinier
  • Patent number: 11613394
    Abstract: Systems and methods include an assembly for a label wrapper to adhere a label to an elongated object, such as a wire. The assembly can include a roller having a roller axis and a compliant block with a notch. The notch can be parallel with the roller axis. The compliant block and the roller can be biased toward each other, and when the elongate object is received between the roller and the compliant block, a pressure can be applied to the elongate object whereby the compliant block at least in part conforms to the elongate object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: Brady Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Brent Bandholz