Patents Examined by Joseph Del Sole
  • Patent number: 9523198
    Abstract: A coalescing additive is used in the manufacturing process for gypsum wallboard. Such an additive increases the surface area and density of the slurry at the paper to core interface by coalescing the foam cells away from the paper core interface. This permits a stronger paper to core bond to form and increases the compressive strength of the gypsum wallboard as compared to standard wallboards made from slurries with reduced water levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: National Gypsum Properties, LLC
    Inventors: William C. Martin, Eli Stav, Matthew J. Plante, Maryn L. Heermann
  • Patent number: 8944801
    Abstract: A pellet press for producing pellets from material which is to be compressed. In the pellet press, the biomass is compressed through the holes of the die by at least one press device comprising a roller which rolls on the die, to form pellets. The die and/or the roller move in relation to each other during the production thereof. Provides essential machine elements or modules which are simple to access and also quick to exchange. The construction and operation of the pellet press should be modular so that the production power can be variably adjusted and/or the production is independent of the repairs of individual modules. At least one press device comprising at least one roller and/or the die is arranged inside a press frame in the pellet press, the press frame being embodied in the form of at least one C-frame and/or at least one window frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Dieffenbacher GmbH Maschinen- und Anlagenbau
    Inventors: Frank Heymanns, Gernot von Haas, Günter Natus, Detlef Kroll
  • Patent number: 8721320
    Abstract: A device for stretching a plastic ring which comprises pushing means (2) and a loading body (5) which are reciprocally slidable across a plurality of ribs (4) solidly constrained to the pushing means (2), and a plurality of grooves (6) afforded on the loading body (5). The loading body (5) exhibits a first substantially conical portion (7) exhibiting a base (7a), having an external diameter (D) and an apex (7b). The loading body (5) further comprises a second portion (8), contiguous to the first conical portion (7) and exhibiting a proximal end (8a) and a distal end (8b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: THD S.p.A.
    Inventor: Filippo Bastia
  • Patent number: 8673192
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for fabricating food items include extruding a first hot plastic food mass through multiple passages and co-extruding a second hot plastic food mass through a feed stem received in each of the multiple passages and through nozzles. Each nozzle includes a first portion in communication with the feed stem but not the passage and a second portion in communication with the passage but not the feed stem. The nozzles are rotatable in gearing relation with the drive gear of a servomotor. The co-extruded ropes are conveyed at a linear speed rate less than or equal to the discharge speed from the nozzles, cooled, and cut into individual pieces in the form of peelably separable strands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: James N Weinstein, James M Olive, Peter A Huberg, Laurie Burgess, Thomas Leuhrs, Jennifer M Mcaab
  • Patent number: 8585279
    Abstract: A device for manipulating and mixing magnetic particles (3) in a surrounding liquid medium, comprises at least one couple of magnetic poles (1,1?) facing each other across a gap, the facing poles diverging from a narrow end of the gap to a large end of the gap, the poles (1,1?) forming part of an electromagnetic circuit and being arranged to provide a magnetic field gradient in the gap region; and a reaction chamber (2) that is a part of a fluidic network for containing the said magnetic particles in suspension and placed in the gap of the said electromagnets poles (1,1?). The reaction chamber (2) preferably has at least one part which has a diverging cavity, arranged co-divergently in the diverging gap between the poles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: Spinomix S.A.
    Inventor: Amar Rida
  • Patent number: 8568639
    Abstract: In order to provide a mold and an imprint apparatus which permit adjustment of a depth of an imprint pattern after the imprint pattern is formed, the mold is constituted by a mold substrate including a first material and a surface layer, constituting a projection of the mold and including a second material, for forming a pattern on the photocurable resin material. The first material is more etchable than the second material. The first material and the second material have optical transmittances capable of curing the photocurable resin material with respect to at least a part of wavelength range of ultraviolet light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsunori Terasaki, Junichi Seki, Nobuhito Suehira, Hideki Ina
  • Patent number: 8556610
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and device for the direct production of polyester granulate from a highly viscous polyester melt with a polymerization degree of 132 to 165, as well as the granulates formed thereform. In the method, the highly viscous polyester melt is subjected to a pre-drying and drying/degassing after a hot cutting method. Hot cutting is implemented at water temperatures of 70° C. to 95° C. and with a liquid to solid ratio of 8 to 12:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignees: Uhde Inventa-Fischer GmbH, BKG Bruckmann & Kreyenborg Granuliertechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Kurt Hanimann, Eike Schulz Van Endert, Theodor Anton Bruckmann
  • Patent number: 8512613
    Abstract: This invention provides methods and devices for manufacturing moldable materials including various types of natural and synthetic clays, edible materials such as cookie dough, and modeling compound by forming a moldable billet through various techniques, and reducing the cross section of said moldable billet such that features in the moldable billet appear in a similar arrangement in the resulting extruded product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2013
    Inventors: Douglas P. DuFaux, Maurice Belisle
  • Patent number: 8507030
    Abstract: Provided is a method of forming a metal oxide film on a CNT and a method of fabricating a carbon nanotube transistor using the same. The method includes forming chemical functional group on a surface of the CNT and forming the metal oxide film on the CNT on which the chemical functional group is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yo-seb Min, Eun-ju Bae, Un-jeong Kim, Eun-hong Lee
  • Patent number: 8500438
    Abstract: A device for the stretch blowing of plastic containers in a continuous single-stage process, having at least one injection rotor, with injection molds for preforms, which are fed via controlled valves from an extruder head and by way of a melt distributor from a central extruder, wherein the axis of the extruder is placed at least essentially in the axis of the injection pipe, and at least the extruder head and the melt distributor can be permanently and synchronously rotationally driven by the injection rotor. A method where, during the manufacture of each preform in the injection mold, injection molding phases and a compression molding or dwell pressure phase are combined and superimposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Krones AG
    Inventors: Heinz Humele, Karl-Heinz Achhammer, Wolfgang Hausladen, Franz Gmeiner
  • Patent number: 8499808
    Abstract: A tire comprising a carcass-type reinforcement structure formed from reinforcing elements anchored on each side of the tire to a bead, the base of which is intended to be mounted on a rim seat, each bead being extended radially outwards by a sidewall, the sidewalls joining, radially outwards, a tread and having, beneath the tread, a crown reinforcement structure consisting of at least two layers of reinforcing elements called working layers, said reinforcing elements of the working layers being of identical nature. In a given circumferential plane, the extensional stiffness per unit width of a first working layer measured along the principal direction of the reinforcing elements of said first layer is strictly higher than the extensional stiffness per unit width of a second working layer measured along the principal direction of the reinforcing elements of said second working layer, the second working layer being radially further away from the carcass structure than said first working layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Francis Bordoz, Yannick Gerbal
  • Patent number: 8501073
    Abstract: The invention provides a device for injecting a resin into at least one fiber layer of a fiber-reinforced product (5) to be manufactured, comprising a mold (2, 3) having a mold cavity (4) that is surrounded by a mold wall for abutment of the product thereagainst in the closed condition of the mold. A rigid part (3a, 3b, 3c, 3d) of the mold wall is movable with respect to another part of the mold wall in the closed condition of the mold so as to ensure a continued abutment of the movable part of the mold wall with the products when shrinkage of the resin caused by curing thereof takes place subsequent to the injection process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Fokker Landing Gear B.V.
    Inventors: Tjaard Sijpkes, Peet Vergouwen, Bert Thuis
  • Patent number: 8475705
    Abstract: This invention describes a unique of class of nano-scale materials for use as protective coatings or barriers against heat as well as material loss due to processes such as corrosion, ablation, erosion, or oxidation. These nano-scale laminated materials are also useful as free-standing components and as substrates, especially for high temperature oxidation-resistant applications. The novel materials of this invention are known as interface-defined nano-laminates (IDnLs), and are fabricated by a new method from ceramic, metallic, and other powders. The laminate layer thickness in an IDnL is smaller than that of ordinary laminates but greater than that of superlattices. Interface-defined nano-laminates are fundamentally different from ordinary laminates in that their properties are defined by interfaces, and not by the properties of the bulk materials comprising individual layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Air Force
    Inventors: Alexander Pechenik, Wesley P. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 8465272
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for fabricating food items include extruding a first hot plastic food mass through multiple passages (14) and co-extruding a second hot plastic food mass through a feed stem (22) received in each of the multiple passages (14) and through nozzles (42). Each nozzle (42) includes a first portion (42b) in communication with the feed stem (22) but not the passage (14) and a second portion (42a) in communication with the passage (16) but not the feed stem (22). The nozzles (42) are rotatable in gearing relation with the drive gear (70) of a servomotor (72). The co-extruded ropes are conveyed at a linear speed rate less than or equal to the discharge speed from the nozzles (42), cooled, and cut into individual pieces in the form of peelably separable strands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: General Mills, Inc.
    Inventors: James N. Weinstein, James M. Olive, Peter A. Huberg, Laurie Burgess, Thomas Leuhrs, Jennifer M. Mcaab
  • Patent number: 8454874
    Abstract: A hollow conduit and process for manufacturing therefore which includes steps of extruding a first polymer conduit; cutting said conduit to a pre-determined length; inserting said length into a split mold having a cavity defined therein; inserting at least one flexible position retaining means into said mold; injection molding at least one overmolded polymer onto said plastic conduit and at least partially onto said position retaining means to form a position retaining tube, wherein a portion of the length of said position retaining means is completely embedded within said overmolded polymer and a portion of the length is not embedded within said overmolded polymer; and opening said mold and removing said position retaining tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Assignee: Mercury Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Grandin Rushlander, Richard T. Seman
  • Patent number: 8450012
    Abstract: Provided are electrode layers for use in rechargeable batteries, such as lithium ion batteries, and related fabrication techniques. These electrode layers have interconnected hollow nanostructures that contain high capacity electrochemically active materials, such as silicon, tin, and germanium. In certain embodiments, a fabrication technique involves forming a nanoscale coating around multiple template structures and at least partially removing and/or shrinking these structures to form hollow cavities. These cavities provide space for the active materials of the nanostructures to swell into during battery cycling. This design helps to reduce the risk of pulverization and to maintain electrical contacts among the nanostructures. It also provides a very high surface area available ionic communication with the electrolyte. The nanostructures have nanoscale shells but may be substantially larger in other dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Amprius, Inc.
    Inventors: Yi Cui, Song Han, Ghyrn E. Loveness
  • Patent number: 8440122
    Abstract: An introducer sheath and methods of making the introducer sheath are described. The introducer sheath may include a hub portion and a tubular portion. The hub portion may include a substantially non-planar valve portion in a relaxed state. The valve portion may include an aperture configured to receive a medical device. A hub portion may be formed using a forming device. An aperture may be formed through a distal surface of the valve portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Abbott Vascular Inc.
    Inventor: Laveille Kao Voss
  • Patent number: 8435439
    Abstract: A method of production of cement bonded agglomerated ore not depending on yard curing which can improve the environment, save labor, and improve yield is provided, that is, a method of production of cement bonded agglomerated ore which adds Portland cement as a binder to dust produced from an iron works and/or fine powder ore, treats the same by mixing, moisture adjustment, and kneading steps, then pelletizes it by a pan pelletizer and suitably thereafter cures it to produce blast furnace-use cold pellets or sintering-use minipellets having the required crushing strength, which method charges the raw pellets from the top of a vertical type container and discharges them from the bottom end to form a moving bed and cures the raw pellets in the period from charging to discharging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2013
    Assignee: Tetsugen Corporation
    Inventors: Seita Uekawa, Syuji Majima, Mitsumasa Kubo
  • Patent number: 8430142
    Abstract: An assembly for use in or on a tire. The assembly comprises an electronic device having a body and an adhesive coating on at least the body of the electronic device. The body is at least partially made of a plastic material or a fiber reinforced plastic (FRP). The adhesive coating comprises an imide-based adhesive. The adhesive coating may have a polymer bonding group comprising at least one of natural rubber, butyl rubber, a chlorinated elastomer, polybutadiene, synthetic polyisoprene, or styrene-butadiene rubber or a combination thereof. In one embodiment, the assembly further comprises a first elastomeric layer and a second elastomeric layer. The adhesive coating secures the body to the first and the second elastomeric layers. The first and second elastomeric layers may comprise a butyl-containing compound or natural rubber compound. In one embodiment, the electronic device is a radio frequency identification tag having the body and an antenna.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Joseph Alan Incavo, Warren James Busch, Gary Edwin Tubb
  • Patent number: 8431070
    Abstract: A mold forming and molding technology operable to produce a silicon ingot suitable for obtaining a solar cell substrate is disclosed. A slurry is prepared comprising particles with surface oxide layers operable to bond the particles to each other. An external force is applied to the slurry to eliminate cohesion of the particles to form a de-cohesive slurry, and an inner surface of a mold base is coated with the de-cohesive slurry to form a releasing layer that reduces defects in the silicon ingot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Masahiro Tsuchida, Shigeru Goto, Kentaro Okushima, Muneyoshi Yamatani