Patents Examined by John Goff
  • Patent number: 9889602
    Abstract: A laminating device includes a first jig on which a first member is seated, a second jig facing the first jig, and a second member between the first jig and the second jig. The second jig includes a pad part having a top surface on which the second member is seated, the pad part having elasticity, a pad deformation part configured to support a rear surface of the pad part, and a support part to support the pad deformation part. The pad deformation part couples the pad part to the support part, and a portion of the pad deformation part has a recessed plate shape with respect to the pad part to correspond to a position thereof coupled to the support part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Choongsik Kim, Yudeok Seo, Jaeyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 9882234
    Abstract: An all-solid battery having stacked therein, in order, a positive electrode laminate, an intermediate solid electrolyte layer, and a negative electrode laminate is manufactured by a first pressing step (i) of applying pressure to the positive electrode laminate, a second pressing step (ii) of applying pressure to the negative electrode laminate, and a third pressing step (iii) of applying pressure to the positive electrode laminate, the intermediate solid electrolyte layer, and the negative electrode laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Daichi Kosaka, Norihiro Ose, Kengo Haga, Tomoya Suzuki, Hajime Hasegawa, Keisuke Omori
  • Patent number: 9878505
    Abstract: A tool for forming a C-section beam made of carbon fiber includes a straight elongated mandrel with a rectangular or trapezoidal cross-section. The mandrel has three consecutive outer faces, with a planar face configured to form a surface of the web of the C-section beam, and two opposing lateral faces, configured to form two respective surfaces of the flanges of the C-section beam. The mandrel has a distributed perforation on at least one of the three outer faces and an inlet/outlet connection to connect the mandrel to an external source of vacuum and/or compressed air. Passages are formed inside the mandrel to establish a fluid communication between the distributed perforation and the inlet/outlet connection. Through the distributed perforation, a vacuum is applied to the interface between the mandrel and the C-section beam to retain the C-section beam on the mandrel while lifted and turned by 180° for coupling to a similar C-section beam to assemble an H-beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: ALENIA AERMACCHI S.p.A.
    Inventors: Daniela Carretti, Gianni Iagulli, Gianpiero Lembo, Alberto Russolillo, Carmine Suriano
  • Patent number: 9861237
    Abstract: A tacky mat is made from a tacky elastomeric polymer composition for releasably securing a portable roll dispenser to a surface and a portable roll dispenser on which a tacky mat is arranged, preferably on the bottom of the dispenser, wherein the mat is made from a tacky elastomeric polymer composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: SCA Hygiene Products AB
    Inventor: Gunnar Bredahl
  • Patent number: 9862175
    Abstract: A method of forming a molybdenum composite hybrid laminate is disclosed. The method includes treating a surface of each of a plurality of molybdenum foil layers. The method further includes interweaving the surface treated molybdenum foil layers with a plurality of composite material layers. The method further includes bonding with an adhesive layer each of the surface treated molybdenum foil layers to adjacent composite material layers to form a molybdenum composite hybrid laminate having improved yield strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Marc R. Matsen, Mark A. Negley, Marc J. Piehl, Kay Y. Blohowiak, Alan E. Landmann, Richard H. Bossi, Robert L. Carlsen, Gregory Alan Foltz, Geoffrey A. Butler, Liam S. Cavanaugh Pingree, Stephen G. Moore, John Mark Gardner, Robert A. Anderson
  • Patent number: 9855732
    Abstract: An adhesive-applying method is disclosed herein. The method comprises: providing a film comprising pressure sensitive adhesive coated on a major surface thereof; heating the film to a softening point of the film; and pressing the film against a substrate with an application device, the application device comprising a film-contacting portion, the film-contacting portion comprising a foam material and having a thermal conductivity of less than 1.8 BTU in/(hr ft2° F.); wherein the pressure sensitive adhesive on the major surface of the film adheres to the substrate. Application devices and kits that may be used in conjunction with the method are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ronald S. Steelman, John R. David
  • Patent number: 9856009
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a reinforcing structure includes: preparing a stringer having a fiber exposure surface; arranging an insulation protection material to cover at least a part of the fiber exposure surface; arranging the stringer on a skin having an uncured resin component; and curing the skin after the arranging the stringer. The insulation protection material includes a composite material having a resin component and an insulative fiber component. The curing the skin includes curing the skin and the insulation protection material at the same time. In the manufacturing method of a reinforcing structure, an edge glow discharge can be prevented without increasing a manufacturing process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Taku Yamamori
  • Patent number: 9855711
    Abstract: ABSTRACT OF THE DISCLOSURE A method of manufacturing a composite panel comprises the steps of: a) Providing a first textile layer (10); b) Applying a first adhesive to at least a portion of the first textile layer (10); c) Placing a plurality of first profiles (11) adjacent to each other onto at least a portion of the first textile layer which has been contacted with the first adhesive, wherein each of the first profiles (11) comprises a foam core (12) and a reinforcement fabric (13) located on the foam core (12) and wherein each of the first profiles (11) is obtained by bonding a respective foam core (12) to a respective pre-formed reinforcement fabric (13); d) Applying a second adhesive to at least a portion of the reinforcement fabrics (13) of the first profiles (11); e) Placing, at least once, at least one second profile (14) between two first profiles (11); and f) Providing a second textile layer (15) onto the at least one second profile (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventors: Dirk Passmann, Kim Klausen, Karsten Schibsbye
  • Patent number: 9849965
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a reinforced structure includes a step of preparing a stringer that has a fiber exposed surface, a step of disposing an electrically conductive protection member on the fiber exposed surface to cover at least a part of the fiber exposed surface, a step of arranging the stringer on a skin having an uncured resin component, and a step of curing the skin after the arranging. The electrically conductive protection member includes a composite material made of combination of a resin component and an electrically conductive fiber component. The step of curing includes curing the skin and the electrically conductive protection member simultaneously. The manufacturing method can prevent edge glow without increasing the number of production steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Taku Yamamori
  • Patent number: 9840042
    Abstract: A method of making a cabinet for refrigerators and the like. The method includes forming a liner and a wrapper. The method further includes providing a vacuum insulated core that includes a filler material disposed inside a substantially impermeable envelope that is evacuated to form a vacuum inside of the envelope. The vacuum insulated core includes a first wall and a second wall extending transversely relative to the first wall. The core is adhesively secured to the wrapper, and the liner is adhesively secured to the core. The wrapper and the liner are sealed together at the peripheries thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Paul B. Allard, Abhay Naik, Andrea Olivani
  • Patent number: 9827147
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for mechanically deforming a substrate assembly. The substrate assembly may be advanced in a machine direction at a first velocity toward a bonder apparatus. The bonder apparatus may rotate about an axis of rotation and include a support surface between each of a first and a second member. The first member and the second member may be separated by a repitch angle. The second member may be repositioned such that the first member and the second member are separated by a product angle. The first member may receive a leading portion and second member may receive a trailing portion of the substrate assembly and each member may rotate at the first velocity. The leading portion and the trailing portion are separated by a product arc length, which may be equal to a process product pitch. The substrate assembly may then undergo one or more processes such as bonding, cutting, and/or scoring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Uwe Schneider, Michael Devin Long, David C. Ordway
  • Patent number: 9821513
    Abstract: A polar functional group is added onto a surface of a metallic member. A resin member contains an adhesive functional group. The adhesive functional group and the polar functional group attract each other. A method for joining the metallic member and the resin member to each other includes: heating a junction between the metallic member and the resin member while pressing the metallic member and the resin member against each other with a first load; maintaining temperature of the junction higher than melting temperature of a resin that structures the resin member while pressing the metallic member and the resin member with each other with a second load smaller than the first load; and cooling the junction to temperature lower than the melting temperature while pressing the metallic member and the resin member against each other with a third load larger than the second load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hideo Nakamura, Yoshinori Shibata, Tooru Sugiyama, Yu Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9814626
    Abstract: In a method for producing bandages such as support bandages for knee and elbow joints, an elastic fabric material layer is provided on which reinforcement elements are placed and an uncured elastomer is applied to the fabric material in several layers or sprayed onto the fabric material layer so as to completely cover and embed the reinforcement elements which are firmly engaged thereby with the fabric material layer and form three-dimensional stabilizing structures projecting from the surface of the fabric material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: NTT NEW TECHNOLOGIES GMBH
    Inventor: Hans Bauer
  • Patent number: 9815247
    Abstract: A system (100) for making a prepreg composite sheet (300) comprising contoured charges (308) comprises first means (102) for forming precursor outline regions (206) in a resin film layer (200). The system (100) also comprises second means (106) for impregnating a fiber reinforcement (220), comprising fibers (222), with the resin film layer (200), comprising the precursor outline regions (206), to form the prepreg composite sheet (300). The prepreg composite sheet (300), as so formed, comprises non-impregnated outline regions (310) that define the contoured charges (308). The non-impregnated outline regions (310) in the prepreg composite sheet (300) correspond to the precursor outline regions (206) in the resin film layer (200). The system (100) further comprises third means (104) for guiding the fiber reinforcement (220) and the resin film layer (200) to the second means (106). The resin film layer (200) comprises the precursor outline regions (206) formed by first means (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Keith Daniel Humfeld
  • Patent number: 9796167
    Abstract: A method of fabricating an artifact (15) includes treating natural fibers (110) with a non-halogenated flame retardant agent (120), the fibers (110) also being treated with a smoke suppressant (120). At least one pre-preg is formed (170, 180) from the treated natural fibers and from a resin composition (160) including a smoke suppressant (150) admixed therein (160). An uncured artifact is formed from a core or substrate (12) and the pre-preg, which provides a skin, and is cured (210). A non-fibrous silicate fire resistant material (190, 230) is introduced by: (i) admixing the fire resistant material with the resin composition, and/or (ii) applying the fire resistant material to an outer surface of the pre-preg or an outer surface of the skin of the uncured artifact, and/or (iii) applying the fire resistant material to an outer surface of the skin of the cured artifact. The invention extends to a flame-proofed artifact (15).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: CSIR
    Inventors: Rajesh Anandjiwala, Stephen Anthony Chapple, Maya Jacob John, Hans-Jürgen Schelling, Wilfried Michaelis, Michael Döcker, Berend Schoke
  • Patent number: 9789646
    Abstract: A method for surface preparation of composite substrates prior to adhesive bonding. A curable surface treatment layer is applied onto a curable, resin-based composite substrate, followed by co-curing. After co-curing, the composite substrate is fully cured but the surface treatment layer remains partially cured. The surface treatment layer may be a resin film or a removal peel ply composed of resin-impregnated fabric. After surface preparation, the composite substrate is provided with a chemically-active, bondable surface that can be adhesively bonded to another composite substrate to form a covalently-bonded structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Cytec Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Leonard MacAdams, Dalip Kohli
  • Patent number: 9775749
    Abstract: A method for mechanically deforming, such as by bonding, a substrate assembly. The substrate assembly may be advanced at first velocity toward a bonder apparatus. The bonder apparatus may rotate at a second velocity, which is less than or equal to the first velocity. The bonder apparatus may include a support surface and a process assembly. The substrate assembly may be contracted prior to advancing onto the bonder apparatus. A first process assembly may receive a leading portion of the substrate assembly and a subsequent process assembly may receive a trailing portion. The leading portion and the trailing portion define a product arc length, which is less than or equal to a process product pitch. One or more processes may be performed on the substrate assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Uwe Schneider, Michael Devin Long, David C. Ordway
  • Patent number: 9775748
    Abstract: A method for mechanically deforming a substrate assembly. The substrate assembly may advance at a first velocity toward a bonder apparatus. The bonder apparatus may rotate about an axis of rotation and include a support surface between a first member and a second member. The first and second members may rotate at the first velocity and may be separated by an initial angle. The first member may receive a leading portion and the second member may receive a trailing portion of the substrate assembly. The first member may decelerate to a second velocity, and, subsequently, the second member may decelerate to the second velocity. The first member and the second member may be separated by a process angle, which may be different than the initial angle. A central portion of the substrate assembly may be relaxed while the leading and trailing portion may be held at a process tension. The substrate assembly may then undergo one or more processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Plaza
    Inventors: Uwe Schneider, Michael Devin Long, David C. Ordway
  • Patent number: 9757898
    Abstract: A method of bonding a vulcanized elastomer is provided comprising the steps of; providing an adhesive comprising a primary acrylate monomer, a reactive flexibilizing monomer, and further optionally comprising a toughener, an adhesion promoter and a free radical initiator, then depositing the adhesive on at least one surface of an elastomer or a second substrate, wherein the elastomer is a vulcanized elastomer, then bringing the elastomer substrate and second substrate together with the adhesive disposed therebetween, and allowing the adhesive to cure and bond the elastomer and second substrate together at a temperature of less than about 100° C. to produce a bonded structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: LORD Corporation
    Inventors: Jian-Piang Huang, Ernest B. Troughton, Jr., Norah Bate
  • Patent number: 9738061
    Abstract: A heat transfer device includes a first and second substrate, and a heat transfer layer. The first substrate includes a first plate and a first adhesive layer that is formed on the first plate. The second substrate includes a second plate and a second adhesive layer that is formed on the second plate. The heat transfer layer is sandwiched between the first adhesive and second adhesive layers, and includes a plurality of carbon flakes that is made from one of graphene or graphite. The carbon flakes lies on the first adhesive layer with partial overlap of the carbon flakes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: HONMOUNTECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yi-Fan Liang