Patents Examined by Melody Tsui
  • Patent number: 10368961
    Abstract: A method of making a transfer tray includes providing a physical mockup having a shape that corresponds to a positive shape of a patient's dental arch and a positive shape of one or more bracket analogs. A transfer tray may be formed over the physical mockup, with the transfer tray representing a negative replica of at least a portion of the mockup. One or more receptacles are accordingly formed in the ray, each receptacle approximating a least a portion of the shape of a bracket analog. A bracket associated with a bracket analog is placed into a receptacle of the one or more receptacles and a filler material is introduced into at least one receptacle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ralf M. Paehl, Dietmar Blees
  • Patent number: 10369743
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) continuous color printer includes one or more cartridges each with a building material stored therein, a mixer coupled to each cartridge, and a single printhead coupled to a mixer output, wherein the building material stored in the cartridge is transported to the mixer and the single print head to form a continuous color object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: San Draw Inc.
    Inventor: Kai-Jui Chang
  • Patent number: 10343319
    Abstract: An injection molding machine is provided, wherein a display device displays screens requesting an operator to manipulate the injection molding machine in order in accordance with a manipulation procedure for the injection molding machine from automatic setting of initial molding conditions until actual molding of a molded article, and a guidance showing the manipulation procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Sodick Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinya Yamamoto, Hideo Shimamoto
  • Patent number: 10343457
    Abstract: A multi-chamber tire, comprising an outer layer portion and an flexible ring body in an annular fashion; the outer layer portion is arranged on the external side of the flexible ring body; the flexible ring portion is provided with chambers arranged around the flexible ring portion; the chambers are provided with a plurality of partitioned gussets; each of the partitioned gussets is arranged around the flexible ring body and extends along the axial and radial directions, and the plurality of partitioned gussets are arranged around the flexible ring body alternately, dividing the chambers into a plurality of isolating chambers isolated from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Chengdu Youyang Electromechanical Product Design Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shugang Gong, Wen Zhang, Xingyin Wu, Zhihua Hu, Dandan Luo
  • Patent number: 10335889
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a system for printing at least a portion of a three-dimensional (3D) object. The system may comprise a source of at least one feedstock, a support for supporting at least a portion of the 3D object, a feeder for directing at least one feedstock from the source towards the support, and a power supply for supplying electrical current. The system may comprise a controller operatively coupled to the power supply. The controller may receive a computational representation of the 3D object. The controller may direct the at least one feedstock through a feeder towards the support and may direct electrical current through the at least one feedstock and into the support. The controller may subject such feedstock to Joule heating such that at least a portion of such feedstock may deposit adjacent to the support, thereby printing the 3D object in accordance with the computational representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: DIGITAL ALLOYS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Paul Burke, Mateo Pena Doll
  • Patent number: 10328651
    Abstract: A technique for easily taking out a main body of a core mold is proposed. An annular core-mold main portion 11 having a molding surface 18 for shaping an inner surface of a pneumatic tire is included, and the core-mold main portion 11 is composed of a plurality of segments each of which is taken out toward the inside in a radial direction. In the molding surface 18 of the core-mold main portion 11, a ratio Bd/W of a maximum width W lying in regions for shaping sidewall portions and a width Bd in the tire axial direction measured at toe-end shaping positions 18e for shaping toe ends of bead portions is not less than 0.80. In an inside zone 30 from the toe-end shaping position 18e of the molding surface 18 to the position of the maximum width W, the angle ? of a tangent T drawn to the molding surface 18 is not more than 15 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Masayuki Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10322574
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a platen and a dispensing system overlying the platen. The dispensing system includes a powder source. The dispensing system further includes a powder conveyor extending over the top surface of the platen, rings arranged coaxially along a longitudinal axis of the powder conveyor, and a cap plate extending along a length of the tube. The powder conveyor is configured to receive powder from the powder source. The powder conveyor is configured to move the powder. The rings form a tube surrounding the powder conveyor to contain the powder. Each concentric ring includes a ring opening. Each ring is configured to be independently rotatable. The cap plate includes a cap plate opening. The powder is dispensed from the tube through the ring opening and the cap plate opening when the ring opening and the cap plate opening are aligned.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Hou T. Ng, Raanan Zehavi, Nag B. Patibandla
  • Patent number: 10308082
    Abstract: It is a run-flat tire 1 provided with a carcass 6 extending from a tread portion 2 through a sidewall portion 3 to a bead core 5 in a bead portion 4, and a side-reinforcement rubber layer 10 disposed inside the carcass 6 in the sidewall portion 3 and having a substantially crescent-shaped cross-section. In a tire meridian cross section including the tire rotational axis under a normal state such that the tire is mounted on a normal rim, inflated to a normal internal pressure and loaded with no load, the tire inner-cavity surface 11 includes a side inner-cavity surface 12. A distance in the tire radial direction of the side inner-cavity surface 12 from a bead toe 4e of the bead portion 4 is in a range of 0.4 times to 0.9 times the length H in the tire radial direction of the tire inner-cavity surface 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Naoki Sugiyama
  • Patent number: 10308075
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire includes a cylindrical annular structure disposed around a rotational axis; a carcass portion including a rubber covered cord, at least a portion of the carcass portion being disposed to the outer side of the annular structure in a direction parallel to the rotational axis; and a rubber layer including a tread portion, at least a portion of the rubber layer being disposed to an outer side of the annular structure in a radiation direction with respect to the rotational axis. In such a pneumatic tire, SW/OD?0.30 is satisfied, where SW is a total tire width and OD is a tire outer diameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayoshi Kubota, Atsushi Tanno, Yuji Minami
  • Patent number: 10307960
    Abstract: An imaging system for a three-dimensional printer includes a light source component, at least one pattern determining element, a light splitter, a light directing component, and a lens component. The light source component emits a first light and a second light having different wavelengths. The pattern determining element provides the first light and the second light with a first pattern and a second pattern respectively. The light splitter directs the first light and the second light to different directions respectively. The light directing component guides at least one of the first light and the second light, such that the first light and the second light go to a first plane and a second plane respectively. The lens component includes a first lens group and a second lens group, configured to image the first pattern and the second pattern onto the first plane and the second plane respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Yu-Cheng Lin, Hsin-Tsung Yeh
  • Patent number: 10300745
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire includes a tread portion provided with a land portion with a plurality of lateral grooves extending across the land portion. Each lateral groove includes a main portion with a width equal to or more than 2.0 mm and a sipe portion extending radially inwardly from a bottom of the main portion. The main portion includes a first wall located on a first side in a circumferential direction and a second wall located on a second side in the circumferential direction. The sipe portion includes a first sipe wall located on the first side and a second sipe wall located on the second side. The lateral grooves include a first lateral groove having the first wall being continuous to the first sipe wall smoothly and a second lateral groove having the second wall being continuous to the second sipe wall smoothly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Hibino, Kaori Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10293547
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3-D) printer includes build and support material development stations positioned to transfer layers of build and support materials to an intermediate transfer surface. The intermediate transfer surface transfers a layer of the build and support materials to a platen each time the platen contacts the intermediate transfer surface. A sensor detects the thickness of the layer on the platen, and a mechanical planer is positioned to contact and level the layer on the platen as the platen moves past the mechanical planer. Additionally, a feedback loop is electrically connected to the sensor and the mechanical planer. The mechanical planer adjusts the amount of the build material and the support material removed from the layer based on the thickness of the layer on the platen, as determined by the sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Robert A. Clark, Michael F. Zona, William J. Nowak, Chu-heng Liu, Jorge A. Alvarez, Paul J. McConville
  • Patent number: 10293640
    Abstract: An insert for a pneumatic tire including an annular member adapted to contact at least 10% of an interior surface of the pneumatic tire and provide an outward pressure thereagainst. An insert for a pneumatic tire including an annular member adapted to contact at least 10% of an interior surface of the pneumatic tire and provide an outward pressure thereagainst, and an inflatable bladder disposed adjacent to the annular member. A tire assembly including a pneumatic tire having an interior surface and an annular member contacting at least 10% of the interior surface and providing an outward pressure thereagainst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: CushCore, LLLC
    Inventor: Adam Krefting
  • Patent number: 10293525
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a threaded bolt. A blank is introduced into a threaded-bolt negative mold. The blank has a bolt-shaped portion. Fibers which are aligned in the longitudinal direction of the bolt-shaped portion are embedded in a plastics material in the blank. Pressure is exerted on the blank in order to deform the blank in the negative mold such that a threaded structure is formed on a circumferential face of the bolt-shaped portion. The invention moreover relates to a threaded bolt which is manufacturable by this method, and to a system which is conceived for carrying out the method. Lightweight and hard-wearing threaded bolts may be manufactured by the method according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Bishop GmbH
    Inventors: Oumarou Sodore, Peter Bishop
  • Patent number: 10286452
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing processes, apparatuses, software, and systems for the production of at least one desired 3D object. The 3D printer system (e.g., comprising a processing chamber, build module, or an unpacking station) described herein may retain a desired (e.g., inert) atmosphere around the material bed and/or 3D object at multiple 3D printing stages. The 3D printer described herein comprises one or more build modules that may have a controller separate from the controller of the processing chamber. The 3D printer described herein comprises a platform that may be automatically constructed. The invention(s) described herein may allow the 3D printing process to occur for a long time without operator intervention and/or down time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: VELO3D, INC.
    Inventors: Benyamin Buller, Zachary Ryan Murphree, Richard Joseph Romano, Thomas Blasius Brezoczky, Alan Rick Lappen, Robert Michael Martinson
  • Patent number: 10286736
    Abstract: An insert for a pneumatic tire including an annular member adapted to contact at least 10% of an interior surface of the pneumatic tire and provide an outward pressure thereagainst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: CushCore, LLC
    Inventor: Adam Krefting
  • Patent number: 10283815
    Abstract: A method for producing a laminate for a battery in which a first active material layer and a solid electrolyte layer are stacked, includes irradiating the laminate with a laser from a side of the laminate faced by the first active material layer to remove a part of the first active material layer. The reflectance of the laser by the solid electrolyte layer is 80% or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shinji Kojima
  • Patent number: 10259208
    Abstract: A three-dimensional shaped object manufacturing device is adapted to manufacture a three-dimensional shaped object by laminating a layer formed using a three-dimensional shaping composition including three-dimensional shaping powder. The three-dimensional shaped object manufacturing device includes a shaping section configured and arranged to shape the three-dimensional shaped object, a layer forming unit configured and arranged to form the layer constituted by the three-dimensional shaping composition in the shaping section, and a distance detecting unit configured and arranged to detect a distance from a predetermined reference position to the layer forming unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Junichi Goto
  • Patent number: 10252577
    Abstract: A tread pattern on a pneumatic tire is provided in regions of two intermediate land portions and has circumferential shallow grooves extending in the tire circumferential direction. An orientation of a groove inclination inclined with respect to a first direction in the tire circumferential direction of lug grooves provided in a region of one intermediate land portion, is the same as an orientation of a groove inclination inclined with respect to a second direction opposite to of the first direction of the tire circumferential direction of lug grooves provided in a region of another intermediate land portion, and the lug grooves provided in the respective regions of the intermediate land portions are bent so that the groove inclination approaches the tire circumferential direction at positions of intersection with the circumferential shallow grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasutaka Akashi, Takahiro Yamakawa
  • Patent number: 10252334
    Abstract: A laser sintering system and method for speeding up and reducing the cost of the build platen process also because of the interchangeability of the size in the build chamber which allows for greatly reduced cost of power materials that are required when loading the machine. The laser sintering system and method includes a build assembly including a build chamber base and a plate in communication with the build chamber base; and a wiper assembly including a planar member with opposed ends and movable bi-directionally upon the plate and having a material mover attached to the planar member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventor: James J. Bombardo