Patents Examined by Monica A. Huson
  • Patent number: 10472529
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an ink composition containing a multifunctional adhesive suitable for a three-dimensional (3D) printer and the use thereof. The multifunctional adhesive of the present invention contains a compound with a catechol group and exhibits excellent adhesion to various materials (e.g. dry plaster powders, polymers, metals, ceramics, and composite materials). The use of the ink composition of the present invention containing the multifunctional adhesive enables the processing of various functional materials that were difficult to fabricate into a 3D structure. Therefore, it is highly likely that the ink composition of the present invention can effectively create a market for functional materials for a 3D printer and find new areas of application (e.g. automotive, medical, fashion, aviation/aerospace, construction, consumer electronics, entertainment, etc.).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Heonju Lee, Myoungwoon Moon, Wonjin Jo, Sangsoo Han, Haeshin Lee, Intaek Song
  • Patent number: 10471699
    Abstract: Described herein are methods and apparatus for the production of a three-dimensional object by “bottom up” additive manufacturing, in which a carrier (112) is vertically reciprocated with respect to a build surface, to enhance or speed the refilling of the build region with a solidifiable liquid. In preferred embodiments, the three-dimensional object is produced from a liquid interface by continuous liquid interface production (i.e., “CLIP”).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Carbon, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Ermoshkin, David Shirvanyants, Nordstrom Kirk Phelps, Nikita Ermoshkin, Edward T. Samulski, Joseph M. DeSimone
  • Patent number: 10471823
    Abstract: A method for forming a welding spout of a plastic tank from a multilayer parison, during blowing of the parison for manufacturing the tank. The method includes, in a blowing mold including two cavities and an insert, one of the cavities delimiting a recess for forming the welding spout, the recess having a mouth opening opposite the insert: providing a push member on the insert opposite the mouth of the recess of the cavity, capable of assuming a first position set back from the recess and a second position in which the push member occupies a portion of the mouth of the recess; positioning the push member in the first position thereof; blowing the parison to match a shape of the cavities; during creeping of the parison towards the inside of the recess, moving the push member into the second position thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: PLASTIC OMNIUM ADVANCED INNOVATION AND RESEARCH
    Inventors: Jean-Francois Coing, Sebastien Jouie, Yvonnig Guezennec, Philippe Coulon, Andre George, Jozef Franko
  • Patent number: 10471642
    Abstract: A process is provided for making a blow-molded PET container comprising a wall having a density of between about 1.370 g/cc and 1.385 g/cc, a heat-induced crystallinity of from about 18% to about 25%, and a strain-induced crystallinity of from about 55% to about 75%, wherein the PET container, when filled with a liquid having a temperature of from about 100° C. to about 132° C. or when subjected to a pasteurization or retort process, will not experience a change in volume of greater than 3%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Graham Packaging PET Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Kerry W. Silvers, Mark D. Schneider, Sergey B. Bobrov, Samuel E. Evins
  • Patent number: 10464743
    Abstract: A tank including a single tank body made as a single piece of a composite material using a closed molding process with a first portion of the tank body having an outside surface corresponding to a first molding surface of a first mold and a second portion of the tank body having an outside surface corresponding to a second molding surface of a second mold. The tank body has an opening disposed therein with the opening being substantially smaller than the tank body. The tank further includes a fitting member mounted to a portion of the tank body surrounding the opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Glen Aylward
  • Patent number: 10456973
    Abstract: A blow molding apparatus that supplies a pressurized liquid into a bottomed tubular preform fitted to a mold used for blow molding and molds the preform into a shape conforming to a cavity of the mold, the blow molding apparatus including: a blow nozzle fitted to a mouth tubular portion of the preform; a plunger pump configured to supply the pressurized liquid into the preform through the blow nozzle; and a control device configured to change an actuation rate and an actuation force of the plunger pump during the supply of the pressurized liquid into the preform to regulate a peak pressure of the liquid supplied into the preform to be from 3.5 MPa to 5.0 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: DISCMA AG
    Inventors: Kenichi Suyama, Mitsuru Shiokawa, Shinichi Tabata
  • Patent number: 10456980
    Abstract: An exemplary method for determining a set of additive manufacturing parameters includes, a) determining a nominal parameter of at least one surface of a component, b) determining at least a second order variation in the nominal parameter, c) predicting an actual resultant dimension based at least in part on the nominal parameter and the second order variation, and d) adjusting at least one additive manufacturing process parameter in response to the predicted actual resultant dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: John P. Rizzo, Jr., Adam Z. Doherty, Jesse R. Boyer
  • Patent number: 10457002
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for treating an object manufactured from a material having a defined melting temperature, by subjecting the object to hot isostatic pressing to reduce porosity and increase a density thereof. The method comprises arranging the object in a pressure chamber interior cavity, submerged in a liquid partially filling the cavity, heating the liquid to a below melting temperature, pressurizing the liquid by pressurizing gas above a liquid surface in the cavity, then moving the object out of the liquid, but still within the cavity, subsequently heating the liquid to an above melting temperature, and resubmerging the object in the liquid. Subsequently, the object is withdrawn from the liquid and moved above the liquid. The apparatus comprises the pressure chamber, a movable object support in the cavity, a liquid heater, and a gas inlet and outlet selectively introducing gas into and venting gas from the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Tobias Ender, Alexander Bruns, Oliver Seack
  • Patent number: 10456997
    Abstract: A laminate apparatus for engaging a fluid includes a structural medium made from plies bonded together with a resin. The structural medium defines a fluid facing surface. The laminate apparatus further includes a liner membrane bonded to the fluid facing surface of the structural medium with the resin. The liner membrane has one or more of a desired barrier characteristic and a desired chemical compatibility characteristic with respect to the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: GLOYER-TAYLOR LABORATORIES LLC
    Inventor: Zachary R. Taylor
  • Patent number: 10449695
    Abstract: An apparatus is provided for heating plastic preforms, having a plurality of resonator units, into which in each case plastic preforms can be introduced in order to heat the latter, having at least one microwave generating unit for generating microwaves, and having a feed device for feeding to at least one resonator unit the microwaves generated by the microwave generating unit, and having at least one rectifier unit for providing a rectified voltage. Further, at least one rectifier unit provides voltage for operating at least two resonator units.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventors: Martin Kammerl, Andreas Kursawe, Konrad Senn, Johann Zimmerer
  • Patent number: 10450675
    Abstract: An ultrafine fiber production device has a first heating unit, a nozzle unit, a hot air heating unit, a hot air blowing unit, a second heating unit, and a fiber collecting unit. The first heating unit melts a thermoplastic resin. The nozzle unit discharges the thermoplastic resin melted by the first heating unit. The hot air blowing unit performs fiber forming by blowing high-temperature gas produced by the hot air heating unit to the melted thermoplastic resin discharged by the nozzle unit and by extending the thermoplastic resin. The second heating unit further heats, extends, and fines produced fibers. The fiber collecting unit collects the thermoplastic resin in a fibrous form which is fined by the second heating unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshifumi Nagino, Noboru Masuda, Motoi Hatanaka, Yoshie Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10449714
    Abstract: A process for producing an object from a precursor comprises the steps of: depositing a free-radically crosslinked resin atop a carrier to obtain a ply of a construction material joined to the carrier which corresponds to a first selected cross section of the precursor; depositing a free-radically crosslinked resin atop a previously applied ply of the construction material to obtain a further ply of the construction material which corresponds to a further selected cross section of the precursor and which is joined to the previously applied ply; repeating step II) until the precursor is formed; wherein the depositing of a free-radically crosslinked resin at least in step II) is effected by exposure and/or irradiation of a selected region of a free-radically crosslinkable resin corresponding to the respectively selected cross section of the object and wherein the free-radically crosslinkable resin has a viscosity (23° C., DIN EN ISO 2884-1) of ?5 mPas to ?100000 mPas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Dirk Achten, Thomas Büsgen, Jörg Tillack, Michael Ludewig, Christoph Tomczyk, Roland Wagner
  • Patent number: 10451367
    Abstract: A method and device for supplying an inert gas in a beverage filling plant are provided. The method includes feeding surplus process heat from the beverage filling plant to a heat exchanger, feeding an inert gas from an inert gas source to the heat exchanger, heating the inert gas in the heat exchanger, and supplying the heated inert gas for use in the beverage filling plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventor: Ulrich Buchhauser
  • Patent number: 10442002
    Abstract: This relates to a method for manufacturing a shell-like structural component for a vehicle using additive layer manufacturing. In a step of the method, a first material is applied to a region of the shell-like structural component. In another step of the method, the region of the shell-like structural component is heated by a laser beam such that the first material is added to the shell-like structural component. The shell-like structural component comprising the first material is cooled in another step such that an internal stress is generated within the shell-like structural component resulting in a bending of the shell-like structural component. This further relates to a shell-like structural component which is manufactured by a method using additive layer manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Hermann Benthien, Matthias Hegenbart
  • Patent number: 10442104
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for making an aperture web, comprising moving a micro-textured web through a first member comprising male elements and a second member comprising discontinuous female elements, wherein the male elements are arranged in a staggered pattern, and have a shape to form quadrilateral apertures in the micro-textured web. The present invention also relates to a method for making an aperture web, comprising forming microtextures on a web, and continuously moving the web through a first member comprising male elements and a second member comprising discontinuous female elements, wherein the male elements are arranged in a staggered pattern, and have a shape to form quadrilateral apertures in the micro-textured web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Pietro Cecchetto, Xue Wang, Jihua Xie, Shihuang Li, Jan Fuhrmann-Evers, Yue Tang
  • Patent number: 10435821
    Abstract: The invention is directed to melt-processable carbon fiber precursors which have the capability of thermal stabilization in air followed by carbonization in inert atmosphere which make them cost effective and widen their applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: BOARD OF REGENTS, THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM, KOREA INSTITUTE OF CARBON CONVERGENCE TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Duck J. Yang, Benjamin Batchelor, Samsuddin Faisal Mahmood, Dennis W. Smith, Wenjin Deng, Hyunkyu Shin, Minhye Jung
  • Patent number: 10428166
    Abstract: Molded articles are prepared from propylene-ethylene copolymers and exhibiting improved clarity and strength properties. Articles prepared include bottles and other thin-walled articles. The articles are prepared using an isotactic propylene-ethylene random copolymer resin having an ethylene content of from about 0.5 to about 3 percent by total weight of copolymer, with a xylene solubles content of less than about 1.5 percent. The injection molded article may exhibit less than about 20 percent haze, as determined by ASTM D1003, at a thickness of about 0.08 inch (2.03 mm). Articles may also be prepared from similar copolymers having an ethylene content greater than about 3 percent by total weight of copolymer, with a xylene solubles content of less than about 4 percent by total weight of copolymer. These articles may exhibit less than about 13 percent haze, as determined by ASTM D1003, at a thickness of about 0.08 inch (2.03 mm).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: FINA TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Douglas Burmaster, Owen Hodges, J. Layne Lumus, Lu Ann Kelly, Mark Murphy
  • Patent number: 10429140
    Abstract: A method and device for supplying an inert gas in a beverage filling plant are provided. The method includes feeding surplus process heat from the beverage filling plant to a heat exchanger, feeding an inert gas from an inert gas source to the heat exchanger, heating the inert gas in the heat exchanger, and supplying the heated inert gas for use in the beverage filling plant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventor: Ulrich Buchhauser
  • Patent number: 10414084
    Abstract: Described are devices and containers that are scalable, modular, and lockable laterally and vertically with other like containers for a variety of applications. A container is formed by a wall attached at first end to a top end section with an opening and attached at a second end by a bottom end section. A container may have one or more of a tongue, formed on the wall, having and interconnecting mechanism to be received and interlocked by a groove. Vertical interconnectivity is accomplished with mechanisms to stack containers and prevent swivel using a ridge and channel interlocking arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Friendship Products LLC
    Inventors: B. Everett Hendrickson, Timothy J. Carlson, A. Irene Hendrickson, Craig Severn, Ottmar Brandau, Michael Frederick
  • Patent number: 10414883
    Abstract: A method for producing a molded article of the present invention includes a step of preparing a pellet raw material containing a resin and raw fibers, a step of cutting the pellet raw material to obtain a plurality of pellets each containing the resin and fibers produced by cutting the raw fibers, a step of opening the fibers contained in each pellet; and a step of molding the pellets after being opened to obtain the molded article. According to the present invention, it is possible to easily produce a molded article (e.g., a back plate of a brake pad) having excellent mechanical strength. Further, According to the present invention, it is also possible to provide a molded article and a back plate each having excellent mechanical strength, and a brake pad having high reliability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO BAKELITE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hideaki Inokuchi, Shinya Yamamoto, Koji Koizumi