Patents Examined by John Goff
  • Patent number: 10059071
    Abstract: Methods for manufacturing an upper for a shoe, in particular a football shoe, are described. A base layer for an upper is provided. At least one profile element, which comprises a rubber material, is connected to the outer face of the base layer. The profile element is connected to the outer face of the base layer without using a seam by means of hot pressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventor: Erwin Rammig
  • Patent number: 10040247
    Abstract: A method for the sterile connection of pipes, consisting of: providing a first and a second pipe; a separating area of the first and second pipes is heated; both pipes are mechanically separated by exerting traction and/or shear force onto the pipes so that both pipes are respectively separated in the heated separating area; after the pipes are separated, a mechanical contact between the end of the first pipe section of the first pipe formed by the separation of the first pipe is established with the end of the first pipe section of the second pipe, formed by the separation of the second pipe, and mechanical contact is established such that the ends of the pipe sections still have, following heating when they come into mechanical contact with each other, a temperature such that they form a material fit connection without additional heating after separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Schwalm, Thomas Brückner
  • Patent number: 10042395
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a laminated composite work piece includes providing a first layer of carbon fiber. The first layer extends continuously across the entire area of the work piece. A second layer is placed adjacent to the first layer. The second layer includes a first fiber material extending across a first portion of the work piece, and a second fiber material extending across a second portion of the work piece. The work piece is cured and provides a case component of an information handling system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Simon Sim, Deeder M. Aurongzeb, B. Bryce Busby
  • Patent number: 10035373
    Abstract: A method for affixing a decorative object on an object that is to be decorated includes a process for causing the force holding the decorative object on an affixing film to differ locally; a process for attaching the decorative object on the surface of the affixing film on the side facing the object that is to be decorated; a process for disposing the affixing film to face the object that is to be decorated; and a process for, after air inside a cover and a vessel has been evacuated, introducing a fluid into the space between the affixing film and the cover, and applying pressure to affix the decorative object on the object that is to be decorated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaru Yoshimoto, Takuji Yamahiro, Natsuki Mamiya
  • Patent number: 10023287
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a shell element reinforced with support elements comprises providing a skin element that has an outer surface and an inner surface opposite the outer surface, providing a first support element that has an attaching side and a free side opposite the attaching side, attaching the first support element on the skin element such that the attaching side of the first support element faces the inner surface of the skin element. A first recess is introduced into the first support element that proceeds from the free side of the first support element and extends transversely to the first axis. A second support element is provided that has a support side and a front side opposite the support side. The second support element is inserted into the first recess of the first support element such that the support side faces the inner surface of the skin element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATION GMBH
    Inventors: Bernd Räckers, Martin Gerber
  • Patent number: 10011056
    Abstract: The present invention provides an imprint apparatus including an amplifier configured to amplify a signal of displacement between a mold and a substrate, and a control unit configured to perform alignment between the mold and the substrate based on the amplified signal, wherein the control unit performs the alignment through a first operation of moving the substrate with respect to the mold in a first direction and a second operation of moving the substrate with respect to the mold in a second direction that is opposite to the first direction, and in the first operation, the control unit sets the gain of the amplifier to a first gain and changes the gain of the amplifier from the first gain to a second gain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tetsuji Okada, Noriyasu Hasegawa, Tosiya Asano
  • Patent number: 10014550
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a secondary battery laminating device. The secondary battery laminating device for bonding an electrode assembly to a separator includes a transfer part transferring the electrode assembly in a state in which the electrode assembly is disposed on the separator; and a bonding part disposed on a transfer path of the transfer part to contact an entire surface of the electrode assembly and apply heat to the electrode assembly, thereby bonding the electrode assembly to the separator. Thus, a uniform pressure is applied to the electrode assembly to firmly bond the electrode assembly to the separator, thereby manufacturing a secondary battery having superior durability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Do Hwa Jung, Hyun Won Lee, Joon Sung Bae
  • Patent number: 10000050
    Abstract: A method for the manufacture of a fiber composite component with a base element, and with at least one ancillary element bonded to the base element. A reinforcement element is introduced in at least one bonding region of the base element or the ancillary element for purposes of developing a bonding surface for the ancillary element or the base element. A reinforcement element with fiber sections, the ends of which emanate from a bonding surface is provided. A fiber composite component is provided with a base element, in the bonding regions of which reinforcement elements are introduced, on the bonding surfaces of which ancillary elements are bonded with one such.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Dirk Elbracht
  • Patent number: 9995856
    Abstract: A lens array fabrication method for fabricating a lens array includes: receiving pins (16) of a film attaching instrument (jig) in second guide holes (10) of a film-containing base plate; bonding a placement area and an adhesion layer (F); removing the pins (16); causing a detachment between a first detachment film (C) and a pressure-sensitive adhesive optical film (D); separating three layers (D) to (F) from two layers (B) and (C); receiving the pins (16) in first guide holes (7) of a lens array main unit; fitting a film holding protrusion (15) in a depression part (6); bonding the film (D) to a bonding region (i); removing the pins (16); and causing a detachment between the film (D) and a second detachment film (E).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: ENPLAS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masahiro Tanazawa, Shimpei Morioka, Makoto Goto, Nobuhiro Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 9981457
    Abstract: The stack manufacturing apparatus includes a first supporting body supply unit which is configured to intermittently unroll a roll sheet-shaped first supporting body and includes one of a pair of tension applying devices capable of applying tension to the unrolled first supporting body; a first adhesive layer formation unit configured to form a first adhesive layer over the first supporting body while the first supporting body supply unit suspends unrolling of the first supporting body; a first bonding unit configured to bond the first supporting body and a sheet-shaped member using the first adhesive layer; and a control unit which is configured to hold an end portion of the first supporting body and includes the other of the pair of tension applying devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Semiconductor Emergy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshiharu Hirakata, Satoshi Seo
  • Patent number: 9978896
    Abstract: Various improved approaches to prevent solar cell motion during manufacturing of PV laminates and modules are described herein. Disclosed contactless heating methods comprise positioning a plurality of solar cells on a layer of encapsulant and heating an encapsulant bonding region within the first encapsulant layer to a temperature sufficient to adhere the plurality of solar cells to the superstrate. Compared to some heat-tacking methods and manual taping, the contactless heating methods described herein provide an accurate, high-throughput approach to inhibiting solar cell shifting during PV module manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: SunPower Corporation
    Inventors: Sunny Sethi, David Okawa
  • Patent number: 9972225
    Abstract: One exemplary goal of the disclosed inventions is to reduce the amount of waste matter in a label to be attached to an adherend with part of the label protruding. A label is to be attached to an adherend with part of the label protruding and includes a label base section and an overcoat layer provided on the front surface of the label base section, and the back surface of the label base section is provided with a first adhesive section formed from a coating of a first paste (self-adhesive paste) which remains self-adhesive after coating, and a second adhesive section formed from a coating of a second paste (adhesive paste), which cures when a predetermined time duration elapses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: WE'LL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Norikazu Kiyotomo
  • Patent number: 9969137
    Abstract: Methods include providing a plurality fabric material layers, applying a plastisol layer between each fabric material layer forming plurality fabric material layers thereby creating a belt carcass, pressing the fabric material layers together with the plastisol layer(s) at a pressure of at least 5 psi to produce a preformed fabric carcass while heating the preformed fabric carcass while heating the preformed fabric carcass to a temperature which is within the range of about 360° F. to about 450° F. for a period of at least 6 minutes, disposing a thermoplastic elastomer polyvinyl chloride alloy composition onto the upper and lower surfaces of the fabric carcass, pressing the thermoplastic elastomer polyvinyl chloride alloy composition onto the upper and lower surfaces of the fabric carcass, and splicing opposing distal ends of the belt in a stepped splice configuration. The layers may be devoid of covering strips of lattice fabric disposed adjacent an abutment of any proximally positioned fabric layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: ContiTech Transportbandsysteme GmbH
    Inventor: David Joseph Maguire
  • Patent number: 9969916
    Abstract: Provided is an aqueous polyurethane dispersion comprising (a) dispersed particles of said polyurethane, wherein said polyurethane is the reaction product of polyurethane formation reactants comprising (i) one or more polyisocyanate, (ii) a polyol component comprising one or more polyol, and (iv) one or more organometallic compound having the structure wherein n is 0 or 1, t is 0 or 1, r is 0 or 1, p is 0 to 2, q is 0 to 13, at least one of p and q is not zero, M is a metal that is not silicon, —X1 is —NH2 or —OH; and —X2 is selected from the group consisting of —SH, —NH2, —COOH, and and (b) one or more isocyanate crosslinker having two or more isocyanate groups per molecule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignees: ROHM AND HAAS COMPANY, DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Chenyan Bai, Zhaohui Qu
  • Patent number: 9944063
    Abstract: Methods for producing building materials comprising a reinforced substrate are described herein. The method can include providing a substrate having a first surface and an opposed second surface, applying a fabric material to the first surface of the substrate, applying a hydrophobic polymeric woven mesh to the fabric material, applying a coating to the hydrophobic polymeric woven mesh thereby allowing the coating to penetrate the hydrophobic polymeric woven mesh and fabric material, removing the hydrophobic polymeric woven mesh, and curing the coating thereby bonding the fabric material to the first surface of the substrate. The substrate can include a polymeric material. In some embodiments, the substrate can include a polyurethane foam. The substrate can further include a filler. The hydrophobic polymeric woven mesh used in the building materials can be derived from alkylene monomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Boral IP Holdings (Australia) Pty Limited
    Inventors: Hamed Lakrout, Amitabha Kumar, Li Ai, Russell Hill, Matthew Yatco Meneses
  • Patent number: 9944058
    Abstract: A method of making an airdam to be placed along the edge of a composite work piece during a curing process is disclosed. The method comprises forming a strip of peel ply, forming a strip of tacky putty, and automatically affixing the strip of tacky putty to the strip of peel ply without human assistance to form a laminate comprising at least one layer of peel ply and at least one layer of tacky putty.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: GE Aviation Systems Limited
    Inventor: James Hellyer-Kinch
  • Patent number: 9944062
    Abstract: Composite tooling systems and methods of manufacturing composite stringers of aircraft are provided herein. A composite tooling system includes a layup tool and an articulating stringer mandrel. The layup tool has a contoured surface with portions having different surface complexities. The articulating stringer mandrel includes two rigid mandrel elements and a cable. The first rigid mandrel element defines a first aperture, a first stringer surface, and a first bottom surface. The second rigid mandrel element is adjacent to the first rigid mandrel element and defines a second aperture, a second stringer surface, and a second bottom surface. A first length of the first rigid mandrel element cooperates with the surface complexity and a second length of the second rigid mandrel element cooperates with the surface complexity at the second rigid mandrel element so that a gap between the rigid mandrel elements does not exceed a predetermined gap threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation
    Inventor: James R. Grieco
  • Patent number: 9919506
    Abstract: The invention relates to a floor covering adhesive composition, based on an aqueous, emulsifier-stabilized polymer dispersion of vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer, containing A) tackifying resin, B) one or more fillers, and C) a vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer in the form of an emulsifier-stabilized aqueous dispersion, characterized in that the vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer is obtained by radical-initiated emulsion polymerization in an aqueous medium, of a) 60 to 89.9% by weight of vinyl acetate, b) 10 to 36% by weight of ethylene, c) 0 to 2% by weight of one or more monomers selected from the group of vinyl esters of carboxylic acids having 8 to 12 C atoms and acrylic acid alkyl esters having a C1 to C8 alkyl radical, d) 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Wacker Chemie AG
    Inventors: Florian Bauers, Stephan Kaiser
  • Patent number: 9909011
    Abstract: A method for coating the surface of inorganic solid particles in an aqueous suspension, particularly for coating titanium dioxide with SiO2 includes: a) disagglomeration of the solid particles contained in aqueous suspension, b) addition of a water-soluble precursor of the coating substance to the suspension, c) immediately following step b) homogenization of the suspension, where the temperature and pH value of the suspension do not change significantly in steps a) to c), d) feeding the slurry into a tank and precipitation of the coating substance onto the particle surface and, optionally, application of further coatings, and e) separation of the solid particles from the suspension. The method produces to a highly homogeneous and continuous skin on the particle surface, and to less separately precipitated coating substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Kronos International, Inc.
    Inventors: Heiko Frahm, Joerg Friedrich, Mark Kaminski, Erwin Schmeier, Lydia Drews-Nicolai, Volker Juergens
  • Patent number: 9902111
    Abstract: An overlay applicator can include an overlay with a top side and a bottom side. The bottom side can include an adhesive agent configured to adhere to a screen of an electronic device. The overlay applicator can include an adhesive release liner. The adhesive release liner can include a top side and a bottom side. The top side of the adhesive release liner can be removably attached to the bottom side of the overlay. The adhesive release liner can be configured to protect the adhesive agent at the bottom side of the overlay from contaminants. The overlay applicator can include a protective film removably attached to the top side of the overlay. The overlay applicator can include an alignment tab. The alignment tab can include an alignment mechanism. The overlay applicator further can include a pull tab. The pull can include a wiper. Other embodiments are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: John F. Wadsworth, Eric Beaupre