Patents Examined by John L Goff, II
  • Patent number: 10730277
    Abstract: A composite sheet material includes a cover sheet, a substrate and an adhesion promoting layer. The cover sheet has a cover sheet material. The substrate has a substrate material. The adhesion promoting layer is disposed between the cover sheet and the substrate. A first side of the adhesion promoting layer disposed towards the cover sheet has an affinity to bond with the cover sheet material. A second side of the adhesion promoting layer disposed towards the substrate has an affinity to bond with the substrate material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Inventors: Robert G. Markowski, Martin J. Weinberg, James Yuan
  • Patent number: 10723036
    Abstract: A parallel veneer standby step, a cross veneer moving step, a cross veneer positioning step, a cross veneer standby step, a parallel veneer returning step, a parallel veneer positioning step, a superimposing step, and a superimposed veneer gluing step are included. Accordingly, a superimposed veneer is obtained in which the parallel veneer and the cross veneer are bonded with a high degree of adhesion and corresponding edges of the parallel veneer and the cross veneer substantially align with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Taihei Machinery Works, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takuya Okumura, Yuki Kochi, Takuji Murakami
  • Patent number: 10720816
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing a laminated core for stably fixing a thin core piece while suppressing reduction in production efficiency, and an inner core and an outer core with core pieces stably fixed. A method of manufacturing a laminated core for manufacturing an inner core 10 includes: a step A of laminating a plurality of core pieces 11 and temporarily fixing each of the core pieces to another core piece 11 to obtain a core piece group 16; a step B of fitting the core piece group 16 to a holder 17; a step C of applying an uncured curable resin P to an outer peripheral region of the core piece group 16; and a step D of curing the curable resin P applied to the core piece group 16 and fully fixing each of the core pieces 11 to another core piece 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Yoshikawa Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yuji Mori
  • Patent number: 10710350
    Abstract: The present invention provides a nanometer wire grid structure fabrication method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: Minghui Li
  • Patent number: 10688768
    Abstract: A glass and polymer film assembly including a glass film and a polymer film bonded to a surface of the glass film. The polymer film is directly bonded to the glass film by applying the polymer to the glass film when the glass film is above a bonding temperature of the polymer film. The glass film may have a thickness less than about 1 mm and the polymer film may be an oriented semicrystalline homopolymer which is permanently bonded to a major surface of the glass film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Andrew J. Ouderkirk
  • Patent number: 10675817
    Abstract: An overlay applicator tray can include a cradle including a device slot. The device slot can be configured to securely hold an electronic device in the cradle. The overlay applicator tray also can include an overlay applicator. The overlay applicator can include an overlay layer and an adhesive release liner. The overlay layer can include a top side and a bottom side. The bottom side can be configured to be adhered to a screen of the electronic device. The adhesive release liner can be removably attached to the bottom side of the overlay layer. The overlay applicator tray additionally can include an alignment piece coupling the cradle to the overlay applicator. The alignment piece can align the overlay layer of the overlay applicator with the screen as the overlay layer is applied to the screen when the electronic device is securely held in the device slot. Other embodiments are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Belkin International, Inc.
    Inventors: Eric A. MacDonald, John Wadsworth, Mitchell Suckle, David A. Kleeman
  • Patent number: 10661543
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a lamination machine and lamination process for laminating a membrane to a three-dimensional (3D) target surface of an article, such as a footwear article, glove, clothing article, backpack, or other article. The lamination machine may include an inflatable former that is permeable to air. The inflatable former may have a shape that generally corresponds to a shape of the target surface. The membrane and target surface may be arranged on the former, with a heat-activated adhesive disposed between the membrane and the target surface. The lamination machine may further include a pump to pump heated compressed air into the former. The heated compressed air may inflate the former to press the membrane against the target surface and to activate the adhesive to bond the membrane to the target surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Outdry Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Matteo Morlacchi
  • Patent number: 10639874
    Abstract: A process for laminating a polyester film onto a major surface of a metal strip and to a laminated metal strip produced thereby, or a can produced therefrom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventors: Jan Paul Penning, Andrew John Fagan
  • Patent number: 10640235
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of producing an airframe component. The method comprises: providing an initial component having a first surface; providing an over press tool having a second surface complementary to the first surface; applying, to the first surface, an adhesive (94), one or more layers of a material; at least for some time during curing of the adhesive, positioning the over press tool such that the second surface is in contact with an outer surface of the material and the material is between the first and second surfaces, and forcing the over press tool against the first surface such that a normal force is exerted on the first surface; and, thereafter removing the over press tool from the one or more layers of material, thereby providing the airframe component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventors: Steven Neil Sanderson, William Smith Scott
  • Patent number: 10632724
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a base board of a high-speed rail equipment cabin using a composite material is disclosed. The composite material includes: aramid honeycomb, PET foam, 3K twill carbon fiber flame retardant prepreg, unidirectional carbon fiber flame retardant prepreg, glass fiber flame retardant prepreg, aramid flame retardant prepreg, and 300 g/cm2 single component medium temperature curing blue epoxy adhesive. The process includes manufacturing a base-board main plate (1), a base-board handle (2) and two base-board sliders (3). While installation, the base-board handle (2) is stuck to one side of the base-board main plate (1), and the two base-board sliders (3) are respectively stuck to another two opposite sides of the base-board main plate (1). The weight of the base board made from the composite material is 35%-40% lower than the base board made from the aluminum alloy material, which leads to a good prospect of application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventors: Jiaqiang Zhu, Bin Wang, Sishun Zhang, Ming Wang, Changzhi Xie, Jianlan Luo
  • Patent number: 10596753
    Abstract: Methods are provided for printing a three-dimensional structural component onto a base. For example, a method of printing is provided, including receiving a set of predetermined thicknesses for the three-dimensional structural component. The set of predetermined thicknesses has a first thickness and a second thickness. The first thickness is greater than the second thickness. The method further includes instructing a printing device to print a single layer for the three-dimensional structural component using the set of predetermined thicknesses. The method further includes printing a first portion of the single layer onto the base so that the first portion has the first thickness. The method further includes printing a second portion of the single layer onto the base so that the second portion has the second thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Todd W. Miller
  • Patent number: 10597559
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a composite panel with lauan or another moisture-carrying or moisture-absorbing material, and the panel so made, are provided. A layer of gel coat is formed on a mold surface, a wet laminate containing a resin is applied to the layer of gel coat on the mold surface, a substrate of lauan or another moisture-carrying or moisture-absorbing material is placed on the wet laminate, and the combination is cured. Prior to curing, there is provided a layer of a bonding promoter at the interface of the substrate with the wet laminate, additional to any amount of promoter(s) present in the resin of the wet laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Crane Composites, Inc.
    Inventor: James G. Bledsoe
  • Patent number: 10583642
    Abstract: A honeycomb structural body includes multiple cores, at least face sheet, and at least one reinforcement sheet. The multiple cores each have a honeycomb structure, and are bonded to each other with foamed adhesive in a direction in which the number of multiple pores formed by the honeycomb structure increases. The at least one face sheet is adhered to the multiple cores so as to cover the multiple pores. The reinforcement sheet is placed between the multiple cores and the at least one face sheet, at a position where the reinforcement sheet covers the foamed adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Inventor: Yasunori Sugihara
  • Patent number: 10577521
    Abstract: The present application provides compositions, methods of making the compositions, methods of using the compositions, and kits having instructions for using the compositions for providing a bond between synthetic polymers or between a synthetic polymer and another type of substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Inventor: Donald W. Meyers
  • Patent number: 10569478
    Abstract: A method is described for opening a heat bonded sterile connection that includes a skin of material blocking flow between the connection site. The method includes applying external pressure to the connection site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Fresenius Kabi Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Schwalm, Thomas Bruckner
  • Patent number: 10575411
    Abstract: According to one aspect, the invention provides a method of providing conductive structures between two foils in a multi-foil system. The system comprises at least two foils, from which at least one foil comprises a terminal. The method comprises the steps of (in any order) providing at least one solid state adhesive layer, patterning adhesive layer with through-holes; filling the through-holes with conductive material, so as to form the conductive structure, connected to the terminal; and bonding the at least two foils. One advantage of the invention is that it may be used in a manufacturing process for multi-foil systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Nederlandse Organisatie voor toegepast-natuurwetenschappelijk onderzoek TNO
    Inventors: Andreas Heinrich Dietzel, Jeroen van den Brand
  • Patent number: 10562242
    Abstract: There is provided a method for applying thermosetting tape on contoured resilient surfaces off an object which comprises biasing selected section(s) of the resilient member to minimize tape and object distortion. There is also provided a tape laying apparatus configured to enable the optimization of automatic tape application on resilient contoured surfaces and minimize tape and object distortion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: MI INTEGRATION S.E.N.C.
    Inventors: Yves Martin, Claude Houle, Yannick Longpré, Nicolas Nadeau
  • Patent number: 10556715
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device (1) for labelling individual products (2), in particular packages or goods, with a feed device (3) for transporting a respective product (2) along a transporting path, with a label application device (4) with a blower head (5) for applying a label (6) to the surface of the product (2), wherein the blower head (5) has holding means (7) for fixing the label (6) in a blow-off position (II) and blow-off means (8) for producing a blast of compressed air directed in a blow-off direction (A) from the blow-off position (II) to the feed device (3), and with a label dispensing device (9) for providing a label (6) in a dispensing position (I).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Espera-Werke GmbH
    Inventors: Winfried Vicktorius, Peter Wolff, Ulrich Jung
  • Patent number: 10559799
    Abstract: A cutting method is disclosed for cutting a continuous separator sheet material in a cutting zone comprised between two non-rectangular electrodes using a laser arrangement of solid state type, executing on the material a first cutting line that is then intersected by a second cutting line at an intersection point located in an intermediate portion of the first cutting line, with an intersection direction that is perpendicular to the first cutting line at the intersection point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: MANZ ITALY S.R.L.
    Inventors: Claudio Lanciotti, Marco Liberati, Massimiliano Sale, Marco Vivarelli
  • Patent number: 10518474
    Abstract: A method and system for printing 3D structures using 2D monochromatic images (for example, greyscale images) is provided. The method can include instructing a printing device to print a 2D monochromatic image using print material in a reservoir known to contain a structural print material. Greater amounts of print material are printed in locations corresponding to relatively darker regions of the 2D monochromatic image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Todd W. Miller