Patents Examined by Marc C Howell
  • Patent number: 11026431
    Abstract: A stuffing and molding mechanism of a dough food product processing machine includes a stationary structure inside which first and second mold rollers are arranged. At least one demolding rotary disc includes a disc body formed with a shaft hole by which a retention key is provided. The demolding rotary disc is fit to an end of a molding cutter of one of the mold rollers by means of the shaft hole for synchronous rotation therewith. At least one demolding pawl is raised from one side of the disc body that is adjacent to the molding cutter. A tubular dough skin filled with stuffing is supplied between the two molding cutters to be pressed and cut and then sealed to form a dumpling. Demolding of the dumpling is achieved by having the demolding pawl that is provided on the demolding rotary disc contact and push one side of the dumpling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: ANKO FOOD MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chien Yuan, You-Chen Tsai
  • Patent number: 11029534
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for forming a contact lens includes submerging a convex optical quality surface of a forming optic in a reservoir containing Lens Reactive Mixture, projecting a first Actinic Radiation with a first wavelength through pre-selected regions of the forming optic that correspond to increased thickness in the lens to be formed for selectively polymerize the Lens Reactive Mixture on a Voxel by Voxel basis; projecting a second Actinic Radiation with a different wavelength through the entire forming optic to selectively polymerize the Lens Reactive Mixture on a Voxel by Voxel basis, removing the forming optic and polymerized Lens Reactive Mixture from the reservoir and applying a Fixing Radiation to form the contact lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Mark Powell, Peter W Sites, Joe M Wood, Michael F Widman
  • Patent number: 11027484
    Abstract: Three-dimensional (3D) printed fluoropolymer-based energetic compositions are made using 3D printing methods. The 3D printed fluoropolymer-based energetic compositions comprise a fluoropolymer and a reactive metal or metal oxide. The total weight percentage of the fluoropolymer and the reactive metal or metal oxide is 70-100% of the 3D printed fluoropolymer-based energetic composition, and the weight percentage of the reactive metal or metal oxide is 5-85 wt % of the total weight of the 3D printed fluoropolymer-based energetic material. The 3D printed fluoropolymer-based energetic material has a thickness of at least 200 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Jeffrey Frederick Rhoads, George Tsu-Chih Chiu, Ibrahim Emre Gunduz, Trevor John Fleck, Allison Kelly Murray, Steven Forrest Son
  • Patent number: 11020921
    Abstract: A connecting member and method of forming the connecting member in an air maintenance tire is provided. The method includes providing a tire having a sidewall formed with an annular groove. The groove receives an annular air tube having a first end with a first fitting and a second end with a second fitting. A recess is formed in the tire sidewall along the annular groove at a location where the first end of the annular air tube is adjacent the second end of the annular air tube. A mold formed with a cavity is provided and the fittings are removably secured in the cavity. The mold is positioned on a surface of the tire sidewall and an elastomer or a polymer is introduced into the mold cavity. The mold is heated to form the connecting member on the tire sidewall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Robin Lamgaday, Cheng-Hsiung Lin, Dinesh Chandra, Arun Kumar Byatarayanapura Gopala, Sagar Dilip Bafana
  • Patent number: 11020954
    Abstract: A method of additive manufacturing comprises determining a first resonant frequency of an unflawed reference workpiece at a first partial stage of completion, fabricating a production workpiece to the first partial stage of completion via additive manufacture, sensing a second resonant frequency of the production workpiece in-situ at the first partial stage of completion, during the fabrication, analyzing the workpiece for flaws based on comparison of the first and second resonant frequencies, and providing an output indicative of production workpiece condition, based on the analysis. An additive manufacturing system comprises an additive manufacturing tool, a sensor, and a controller. The additive manufacturing tool is disposed to construct a workpiece via iterative layer deposition. The sensor is disposed to determine a resonant frequency of the workpiece in-situ at the additive manufacturing tool, during fabrication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: JinQuan Xu
  • Patent number: 11020717
    Abstract: Provided is a substance mixing apparatus including two or more flow paths in which orifices, from which a fluid that flows therethrough is externally discharged, are formed, oscillation devices that form droplets of the fluid discharged from each of the orifices by oscillating at least the orifice part of the flow paths at a predetermined oscillation frequency and discharge the droplets, and means for causing the droplets discharged from the orifices of the flow paths to collide with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masataka Shinoda
  • Patent number: 11014057
    Abstract: A caulk tube adapter for allowing mixing of coloring compositions into caulk is provided. The caulk tube includes baffles on the inside surface of the tube for facilitating mixing of the caulk and coloring composition. An adapter for allowing the caulk tubes to be positioned into a paint mixer is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: The Sherwin-Williams Company
    Inventor: Richard D. Hudson
  • Patent number: 11007689
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an in-mold decorative molded article includes supplying an in-mold transfer foil to a metal mold, injecting and cooling a molding resin and taking out an molded article formed of the molding resin cooled and cured in the metal mold in which a clear layer and a transfer layer having a decorative figure in the in-mold transfer foil are integrated on the surface by opening the mold, molding the molded article integrally with a cutting portion not necessary for a target product inside the metal mold by the molding resin at an outer periphery of the product and arranging a boundary of a printing region of the clear layer in the in-mold transfer foil in the cutting portion so as to be larger than the outer periphery of the product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takashi Nakagawa, Yuuki Sugino
  • Patent number: 11007574
    Abstract: An apparatus (1) for manufacturing of three-dimensional objects (2), especially SLM or SLS apparatuses (selective laser melting apparatus or selective laser sintering apparatus), significantly comprising a construction room (4) arranged in a housing (3) of the apparatus (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH
    Inventors: Frank Herzog, Florian Bechmann, Philipp Schumann, Marie-Christin Ebert
  • Patent number: 11007696
    Abstract: A method for decorative molding capable of reducing a preparation time at the time of replacing a mold and expecting improvement in positioning accuracy of a decorative pattern in a molded article includes supplying a film on which a decorative pattern is formed between a first mold and a second mold in a mold open state of a mold, imaging a mold-side alignment mark recorded in the mold and a film-side alignment mark recorded in the film by a camera, positioning the film with respect to the mold by moving the film so that the film-side alignment mark comes close to the mold-side alignment mark, injecting resin into the mold in a mold closed state in which the film is sandwiched between the first mold and the second mold and cooling the resin to form a molded article and opening the mold and taking out the molded article in which the decorative pattern of the film is transferred to the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masakazu Hiraishi, Takashi Morimoto
  • Patent number: 11001015
    Abstract: A tool for shaping non-cured reinforcement fibers into a substantially T-shaped profile, comprising a web-shaping tool and a forming tool, wherein the forming comprises an inflatable diaphragm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Alexander Gillessen, Jorve Kohls
  • Patent number: 11001014
    Abstract: Within examples, a mandrel is configured to be inserted into a cavity defined by an interior wall of a structural member to support the structural member during processing. The mandrel includes a first bladder containing a material, the material being capable of exhibiting granular jamming when air is removed from the first bladder. The mandrel further includes a second bladder configured to expand and apply a force to the first bladder. Systems and methods that relate to the mandrel are also described within examples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Justin H. Register
  • Patent number: 11005087
    Abstract: Embodiments described in this application relate generally to a system, an apparatus and/or methods for manufacturing electrodes by infusion electrolyte into compacted electrode materials. In some embodiments, a working electrode materials can be produced using an infusion mixing and manufacturing process. In some embodiments, a single-sided finished electrode can be produced directly from a dry powder mixture using an infusion mixing and manufacturing process. In some embodiments, a double-sided finished electrode can be produced directly from a dry powder mixture using an infusion mixing and manufacturing process. The electrodes produced by an infusion mixing and manufacturing process generally perform better than those produced by non-infusion processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignees: 24M Technologies, Inc., Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Ota, Takaaki Fukushima, Yutaka Wakai, Motoi Tamaki, Sean Simon, Nicholas Varamo, Duy Le, Taison Tan, Hiromitsu Mishima
  • Patent number: 10994485
    Abstract: A device for manufacturing a solid article includes a beam generation unit, a control unit, a supply unit, a container containing a raw material arranged in multiple raw material layers arranged upon each other, such that a raw material surface is exposed to a beam. The beam is emittable by the beam generation unit according to instructions of the control unit. A heating surface heats the raw material surface to form a pre-heated raw material surface. The beam generation unit is disposed with a directing unit to direct the beam onto the pre-heated raw material surface. The beam generated by the beam generation unit passes through the heating surface onto the pre-heated raw material surface. The beam generation unit and/or the directing unit is movable relative to the raw material surface, such that the angle of the beam relative to the raw material surface substantially remains constant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Sintratec AG
    Inventors: Christian Von Burg, Joscha Zeltner, Dominik Solenicki
  • Patent number: 10994575
    Abstract: A tire comprises a center land region 25 provided with center sipes 7 having open ends 7E13 connected with a first center main groove 13 and a first middle land region 23 provided with middle sipes 8 having open ends 8E13 and 8E14 connected with the first center main groove 13 and/or a first shoulder main groove 14. The center sipes 7 include hook-shaped center sipes 55 crossing the center land region 25, and the middle sipes 8 include hook-shaped middle sipes 45 crossing the first middle land region 23.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiki Horiguchi, Hiroshi Yamaoka
  • Patent number: 10987828
    Abstract: A device for supporting stripper head on a mold box of a concrete product machine mold assembly. The device includes a set of attachment hardware that connects a stand-off leg to a stripper head plate to support the stripper head with the stripper head plungers disposed in respective protected positions within respective plunger receptacles of the mold box. The hardware set comprises a ferrous metal portion configured to be carried by the stripper head plate and a magnetic portion carried by the stand-off leg in a position to magnetically engage the ferrous metal portion and allow for removable attachment of the stand-off leg to the stripper head plate when the ferrous metal portion is carried by the stripper head plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Besser Company
    Inventors: Douglas Krentz, Devin Kendziorski
  • Patent number: 10981332
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing material management station, comprising: a build material supply conduit (382, 582) with a build material supply connector (385, 585) to releasably connect between a management station body and a build material supply container to couple a flow of a fluid carrying a building material supply from within the supply container to the management station body; and a station data processor, wherein the supply connector comprises: a connector body; a suction nozzle (597) projecting from the connector body to form a mating fit with an outlet of a build material supply container in use; and a data communicator to provide data communication between the station data processor and a data memory chip (394) of the supply container (314).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Ismael Chanclon, Xavier Alonso, Jorge Castano
  • Patent number: 10981300
    Abstract: An induction heating system for molding a thermoplastic article includes a first mold and a second mold defining a mold cavity therebetween for molding the thermoplastic article, a first metallic susceptor as part of or adjacent to the first mold, a first armature-supported induction coil array in proximity to the first metallic susceptor, and a first induction generator electrically coupled with the first armature-supported induction coil array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Everette D. Gray
  • Patent number: 10974995
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a ceramic matrix composite structure. A core having an ordered structure is fabricated of a preceramic polymer and pyrolyzed. Facesheets, either uncured or cured, are placed on the core (with a bonding layer of preceramic polymer resin if the facesheets are cured) and the assembly is cured and pyrolyzed. The pyrolyzed assembly is re-infiltrated with preceramic polymer resin and re-pyrolyzed. The cycle of re-infiltration and re-pyrolyzation is repeated until the mass gain per cycle stabilizes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Christine M. Lihn, Jacob M. Hundley, Tobias A. Schaedler, Eric C. Clough, Kenneth Cante
  • Patent number: 10974434
    Abstract: The invention relates to a calibration device (1) for calibrating a blown film (6), said device comprising; —a tubular region (55) with at least one inner wall (92), through which region the blown film (6) can be passed; —a liquid reservoir which provides a liquid and which is situated above the tubular region (55); an inlet region, in which the liquid can be introduced into the space between the outer wall of the blown film (6) and the inner wall (92) of the tubular region (55); and —a scraper device (117), situated below the tubular region (55), by means of which scraper device at least part of the liquid can be removed from the outer surface. The distance of the liquid-removing regions of the scraper device (117) from the main axis of the blown film (6) can be altered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Windmöller & Hölscher KG
    Inventors: Jens Goldenstein, Henning Steuter