Patents Examined by John L Goff, II
  • Patent number: 11458718
    Abstract: The present invention provides methods for uniform growth of nanostructures such as nanotubes (e.g., carbon nanotubes) on the surface of a substrate, wherein the long axes of the nanostructures may be substantially aligned. The nanostructures may be further processed for use in various applications, such as composite materials. For example, a set of aligned nanostructures may be formed and transferred, either in bulk or to another surface, to another material to enhance the properties of the material. In some cases, the nanostructures may enhance the mechanical properties of a material, for example, providing mechanical reinforcement at an interface between two materials or plies. In some cases, the nanostructures may enhance thermal and/or electronic properties of a material. The present invention also provides systems and methods for growth of nanostructures, including batch processes and continuous processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Brian L. Wardle, Anastasios John Hart, Enrique J. Garcia, Alexander H. Slocum
  • Patent number: 11457658
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a bobbin comprising a plurality of wounds of a laminated sheet, the method comprising the steps of: •providing a continuous sheet of alkaloids containing material having a free surface; •providing a continuous sheet of a first protective material having a free surface; •adhering the free surface of the continuous sheet of the first protective material to the free surface of the continuous sheet of alkaloids containing material to form a continuous laminated sheet comprising at least one layer of alkaloids containing material and at least one layer of a first protective material, wherein said at least one layer of alkaloids containing material and said at least one layer of a first protective material define an adhesion surface between them; •feeding said laminated sheet to a rotatable center core; •rotating the center core so as to wind said continuous laminated sheet around it in such a way to form said bobbin comprising a plurality of wounds of a continuous la
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Ivan Prestia, Michele Del Borrello, Yorick Klipfel
  • Patent number: 11453178
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a window member, a display module, and a photocured adhesive layer. The window member includes a base member and a bezel layer overlapping a partial region of a rear surface of the base member, the bezel layer including a photosensitive material having a reduced transmittance with an increased amount of irradiated light. The display module is disposed on the lower side of the window module. The photocured adhesive layer is configured to bind the window member to the display module, and overlaps with the bezel layer on a plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ju-hyun Shin
  • Patent number: 11440309
    Abstract: A method for trim preparation of car interior parts includes the steps of cutting out templates of natural jute or linen fabric primer and a second natural cotton fabric or fiber paper, and impregnation of the fabrics with a water-based adhesive resin in each of the fabrics and drying thereof. The method also includes the steps of fabric pressing, forming a structure by adding an adhesive layer and a decorative sheet, applying primer on the decorative layer and drying it, and applying at least one layer of varnish onto the primer layer and drying it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Inventor: Aurelio Dieguez Garcia
  • Patent number: 11433656
    Abstract: A production method for laminated glass: loading laminated glass into a vacuum inlet chamber, evacuating to a first vacuum pressure, and transferring the glass at a high speed; transferring the glass to a vacuum inlet buffer chamber, and evacuating to a second vacuum pressure; transferring the glass to a vacuum inlet transfer chamber, reducing the transfer speed, and evacuating to a third vacuum pressure; transferring the glass to a vacuum heating chamber, maintaining a third vacuum pressure, and heating; transferring the glass to a vacuum cooling chamber, maintaining a third vacuum pressure, and cooling; transferring the glass to a vacuum outlet transfer chamber, maintaining a third vacuum pressure, and increasing the transfer speed; transferring the glass to a vacuum outlet buffer chamber, and dropping a vacuum pressure to a second vacuum pressure; transferring the glass to a vacuum outlet chamber, dropping a vacuum pressure to a first vacuum pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Qingdao Glorious Future Energy-saving Glass Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yiping Fan, Qingbo Lv
  • Patent number: 11420381
    Abstract: A machine can include a base including a first cradle. The first cradle can include a device slot being configured to securely hold a first electronic device. The machine also can include an alignment piece hingedly attached to the base at a hinge. The alignment piece can include an alignment base configured to engage with an alignment mechanism of an overlay applicator. The machine additionally can include a pulling piece movably attached to the base. The pulling piece can be configured to remove an adhesive release liner of the overlay applicator to expose an adhesive agent of an overlay of the overlay applicator when the alignment piece is rotated relative to the base around the hinge from a first alignment piece position to a second alignment piece position. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: BELKIN INTERNATIONAL, INC.
    Inventors: Steven Lane, John Wadsworth
  • Patent number: 11420399
    Abstract: An assembly to connect together first and second sheet members. The assembly includes a pressure device that applies pressure to the sheet members while the sheet members are in an overlapping arrangement and positioned on a support platform. A sensing system that includes one or more thin film pressure sensors detects the positions of the leading and trailing edges. A connection device connects the members together in an overlapping arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Jack William Henry
  • Patent number: 11384001
    Abstract: In some embodiments, a process comprises fixing a first portion of a flexible glass substrate into a first fixed shape with a first rigid support structure and attaching a first display to the first portion of the flexible glass substrate or to the first rigid support structure. After fixing the first portion and attaching the first display, and while maintaining the first fixed shape of the first portion of the flexible glass substrate and the attached first display, cold-forming a second portion of the flexible glass substrate to a second fixed shape and fixing the second portion of the flexible glass substrate into the second fixed shape with a second rigid support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael Timothy Brennan, Atul Kumar, Michael James McFarland, Yawei Sun
  • Patent number: 11383457
    Abstract: A method for operating a tubular bag machine with a drive control system and multiple electronic drive units controlled independently of each other for driving functional elements of the packing machine in a cycle time-synchronous manner through predefined motion sequences, one drive unit being a transverse sealing unit with a drive motor driving two transverse sealing jaws for transversely sealing a film tube, and at least conversion functions for converting the drive torque and the position of the drive motor into the sealing force between the transverse sealing jaws being stored or calculated in the drive control system, the method including determining the operating temperature of the transverse sealing jaws, selecting or calculating a conversion function as a function of the operating temperature, using the temperature-dependent conversion function in calculating the drive torque of the drive motor required to reach a desired target sealing force between the transverse sealing jaws.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: ROVEMA GMBH
    Inventor: Gerhard Kuss
  • Patent number: 11383503
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composite sandwich panel that includes a first face portion with fully consolidated comingled first fibers and a first thermoplastic matrix. The composite sandwich panel also includes a second face portion with fully consolidated comingled second fibers and a second thermoplastic matrix. Additionally, the composite sandwich panel includes at least one core portion with partially consolidated comingled third fibers and a third thermoplastic matrix. The at least one core portion is interposed between the first and second face portions. The first thermoplastic matrix is melded with the third thermoplastic matrix and the second thermoplastic matrix is melded with the third thermoplastic. A density of the fibers across a thickness of the composite panel is non-uniform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Hardik Dalal, Panagiotis E. George, Kelsi M. Hurley, Ashley C. Tracey
  • Patent number: 11370573
    Abstract: A method for testing a tubular bag machine, the tubular bag machine having multiple electronic drive units controlled independently by a drive control system for driving functional elements of the packing machine in a cycle time-synchronous manner during predefined motion sequences, one drive unit being a transverse sealing unit comprising a motor and two transverse sealing jaws for transversely sealing a film tube, the drive torque being measured using a drive controller, and the position of the drive motor measured using a position sensor, by removing the film tube from the sealing zone between the transverse sealing jaws, closing the jaws according to a predefined target torque stored in the drive control system; measuring the actual position of the drive motor at the target torque; and comparing the measured actual position to a target position stored in the drive control system and associated with the predefined target torque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Assignee: ROVEMA GMBH
    Inventor: Timo Gartmann
  • Patent number: 11351769
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for the production of synchronous-pore layered materials. Also disclosed is a device for the conduct of the process. In further aspects, the invention relates to layered materials which can be produced by the process, and also to wood-composite boards equipped with the layered materials produced by the process of the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: Flooring Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Norbert Kalwa, Joachim Hasch, Bernd Stiewe
  • Patent number: 11345097
    Abstract: A sealing device configured to create a frangible seal in a sample processing device is described. Methods of using the device to create one or more frangible seals in a sample processing device are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Roche Molecular Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Allen C. Dennison, Jervis P. Lynch, Colby C. Spencer
  • Patent number: 11345136
    Abstract: A resin molded article is equipped with a resin base material layer, a cover layer, and a design layer. The design layer is provided on a design side end surface of the resin base material layer, whereas the cover layer is provided on a cover side end surface which is a rear surface of the design side end surface. Further, the cover layer includes a first end surface facing toward the cover side end surface, and a second end surface which is a rear surface of the first end surface. The first end surface is covered by a first coating layer, and the second end surface is covered by a second coating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignees: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., Continental Automotive GmbH, SUNARROW LTD
    Inventors: Seonghun Lee, Ryo Sato, Tomoomi Kiyomiya, YoungJin Hyun, Takezo Takahata
  • Patent number: 11345095
    Abstract: The invention discloses a manufacturing process of a display screen cover, and a display screen. The manufacturing process includes the following steps: S1, providing a lamp panel provided with LED lamp beads; S2, arranging a glue barrier; S3, filling the hollow region of the glue barrier with glue I, and covering the LED lamp beads with the glue I; S4, providing a press plate; S5, curing the glue I; and S6, removing the press plate and the glue barrier. The cover does not need to be additionally assembled on the lamp panel, so that the lamp beads are protected against damage from the cover, and the yield of display screens is increased; and gaps between the lamp beads are completely filled with the cover, so that the lamp beads are fully protected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: ROE Visual Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jinbo Yang, Longjun Liu, Zhongjin Wang, Guobin Zhang, Tong Chen, Jiantao Gao, Chen Lu
  • Patent number: 11338500
    Abstract: Systems and methods for applying a protective layer to an outer surface of a mobile device. A system may include a protective layer for an outer surface of a mobile device and an alignment layer coupled to the protective layer. A frame may define a cavity configured to receive the mobile device. The frame may include a surface positioned outside of the cavity and configured to support the alignment layer and configured to be depressed relative to the mobile device to reduce a distance between the protective layer and the outer surface of the mobile device when the mobile device is positioned in the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: SUPERIOR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Vivian Wei-Fen Chou, Eugene Chun
  • Patent number: 11331863
    Abstract: A method of joining overlapping thermoplastic membrane components in which a first thermoplastic membrane component and a second thermoplastic membrane component are positioned in overlapping relationship between a pair of complementary molding surfaces, with at least one of the complementary molding surfaces being defined by an electrically conductive metal susceptor. Heat is generated in the metal susceptor and transferred by thermal conduction from the metal susceptor to overlapping portions of the first and second thermoplastic membrane components to locally melt and coalesce at least a portion of the thermoplastic material of the first thermoplastic membrane component and at least a portion of the thermoplastic material of the second thermoplastic membrane component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: CRITICAL POINT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mitchell L. Gilbert, Crint A. LaBrosse
  • Patent number: 11325364
    Abstract: The invention relates to a litho laminating machine (10) having a frame (18), an accelerator table (20) mounted to the frame (18) so as to be pivotable around a pivot axis (P), a plurality of accelerator rollers (24) mounted on the table (20), and a motor (42) for driving the accelerator rollers (24), characterized in that the motor (42) is mounted to the frame (18), with a rotatable transmission element (30, 36) being mounted so as to have an axis of rotation which coincides with the pivot axis (P), both the motor (42) and the accelerator rollers (24) being connected to the transmission element (30, 36).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: BOBST GRENCHEN AG
    Inventors: Zheng Yuan, Thuc-Binh Phan, Maurizio Gugel
  • Patent number: 11318664
    Abstract: The adhering device of the present application includes a chamber; a carrying platform having a groove formed thereon; a pressing block assembly for supporting the flexible display panel, and fitting the flexible display panel toward the curved cover plate at a preset rising speed; a clamp assembly for holding the flexible display panel, and when the flexible display panel is adhered to the curved cover plate at a preset ascending speed, the clamp assembly starts to rotate until the flexible display panel and the curved cover plate completely adhere together with the display panel separation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Wuhan China Star Optoelectronics Semiconductor Display Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Shimin Chen
  • Patent number: 11305521
    Abstract: A thermal transfer apparatus includes a controller to control a transfer tool and a pressing body conveyor. The controller controls the pressing body conveyor to press a predetermined region of a transfer object, and controls the transfer tool and the pressing body conveyor to press at least a portion of thermal transfer foil placed on the predetermined region pressed by the transfer tool and a light absorption film having a light absorption property and placed on the thermal transfer foil and to apply light to the light absorption film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: DGSHAPE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fumihiro Takahashi, Hiroshi Oe, Tsutomu Kuno