Patents Examined by Nathan T Leong
  • Patent number: 11517937
    Abstract: The method of painting flowers with a makeup brush or a specially made brush utilizes a brush with a plurality of attached bristles (conical or cylindrical) forming peripheral arcuate bristle segments. Bristle segments are cut/trimmed to form arcuate voids forming bristle fence slats (spaced apart). Central bristles are trimmed/cut to form a central void in the bristle head, forming a bristle fence about the void. The slats, loaded with petal flower color paint, are placed gently at a nascent flower location on a substrate. Sometimes prior, a dollop of ovary flower color is placed at the nascent center flower location before the loaded bristle fence slats are pressed about the ovary flower center. The special brush with the central void and the bristle fence slats may be made by the painter or manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventor: David Johansson
  • Patent number: 11522348
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus lubricating a wire or cable during manufacturing, wherein the wire is aligned with an entry to a spraying enclosure and passes through a first seal of the spraying enclosure. Lubricant is sprayed onto the wire inside of the spraying enclosure while the unapplied, but sprayed, lubricant is collected at the bottom of the spraying enclosure. The wire passes through a second seal of the spraying enclosure, is aligned, and exits from the spraying enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Encore Wire Corporation
    Inventors: Mark D. Bennett, William T. Bigbee, Jr., Ramon V. Hernandez
  • Patent number: 11512379
    Abstract: In one example, a method for forming a coating system including a bond coat and an environmental barrier coating on a ceramic or CMC substrate, e.g., with an abradable coating on the environmental barrier coating. The method may include depositing a bond coat on a ceramic or ceramic matrix composite (CMC) substrate to form an as-deposited bond coat; heat treating the as-deposited bond coat following the deposition of the as-deposited bond coat on the substrate to form a heat treated bond coat; depositing an environment barrier coating (EBC) layer on the heat treated bond coat to form as deposited EBC layer; and heat treating the as-deposited EBC layer to form a heat treated EBC layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventors: Li Li, Taylor K. Blair, Stephanie Gong
  • Patent number: 11504912
    Abstract: In the present disclosure, systems and apparatuses for enabling modular attachment of a plurality of devices are described. In one aspect, an apparatus may include a center rail having a distal end and a proximal end. The apparatus may further include a first flange coupled with the proximal end and a second flange coupled with the distal end. The apparatus may further include a collar disposed around the center rail and between the first flange and the second flange. The apparatus may further include at least one arm connected with the collar, and the at least one arm may be configured to connect with a modular attachment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: DIVERGENT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Oussama Rawas
  • Patent number: 11504738
    Abstract: A coating is formed on a surface of a base material of a furnace, and includes a base layer and a sliding material layer that is formed on a surface of the base layer and contains an oxide ceramic and a compound having a layered crystal structure. The sliding material layer causes the collided ashes to be slipped and facilitates the drop off of the adhered ashes. The base material forms a heat transfer tube or a wall surface of the furnace. The coating is also applied to a coal gasification furnace, a pulverized coal fired boiler, a combustion apparatus, or a reaction apparatus containing a furnace.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignees: IHI Corporation, TOCALO Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Naoki Sato, Nobuhiko Kubota, Koki Hamada, Tatsuo Suidzu, Kazuhiro Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 11508929
    Abstract: A conductor includes a plurality of metal nanostructures and an organic material, where a portion of the organic material surrounding each of the metal nanostructures is selectively removed, and the conductor has a haze of less than or equal to about 1.1, a light transmittance of greater than or equal to about 85% at about 550 nm, and a sheet resistance of less than or equal to about 100 ?/sq. An electronic device includes the conductor, and a method of manufacturing a conductor includes preparing a conductive film including a metal nanostructure and an organic material, and selectively removing the organic material from the conductive film using a cluster ion beam sputtering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dongjin Yun, Sunghoon Park, Seong Heon Kim, Hyangsook Lee, Woon Jung Paek, Youngnam Kwon, Yongsu Kim, Jaegwan Chung
  • Patent number: 11498224
    Abstract: Disclosed is a fully automatic intelligent spraying robot. The robot includes a chassis, a driving device, a sliding device, a clamping device, a detection device and a control device; the driving device is fixedly connected to the chassis, and the driving device drives the chassis to move freely on the ground; the sliding device is fixed on the chassis; one end of the clamping device is used to fix a spray gun, and the other end of the clamping device is connected to the sliding device, and the clamping device can freely slide along the height direction of the sliding device; the detection device is fixed on the chassis, and the control device is also fixed on the chassis; and the control device is respectively in signal connection with the driving device, the sliding device, the clamping device and the detection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology
    Inventors: Lijun Song, Huan Guo, Zhe Li, Jiajie Hou, Yijie Liu, Yun Yan, Yunlong Li, Hang Liu, Fengxiu Liu, Ting Gan
  • Patent number: 11499239
    Abstract: Provided are an anode for electrolysis, which includes a metal base, and a catalyst layer disposed on at least one surface of the metal base, wherein the catalyst layer includes a composite metal oxide of ruthenium, iridium, titanium, and platinum, and a metal in the composite metal oxide does not include palladium, wherein, when the catalyst layer is equally divided into a plurality of pixels, a standard deviation of iridium compositions of the plurality of equally divided pixels is 0.40 or less, and a method of preparing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hun Min Park, Jung Ho Choi, In Sung Hwang, Kwang Hyun Kim, Jung Up Bang, Dong Chul Lee, Gyo Hyun Hwang
  • Patent number: 11498272
    Abstract: A device that can be attached to most 3D printers to allow various materials and filaments to be used in a controlled manner. This device allows enhanced control while using flexible materials and filaments by using a belt, a compression wheel comprising a groove for said filament and comprising teeth for traction of said filament. The movement of the belt is controlled by a stepper motor connected to a knurl gear which drives the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Inventors: Michael Patrick Paul, Michael Gilbilterra, Ryan Hutchinson
  • Patent number: 11491728
    Abstract: An optimal printing speed and orientation for an object to be manufactured using an additive manufacturing process in which a photo-curable resin is cured through exposure to radiation are estimated by determining, for pixel maps defining cross-sections of the object, a critical size of a convolution kernel which provides an activation map having a maximum activation pixel value less than or equal to a predetermined threshold value. For each respective pixel map, a printing time is estimated as a function of adjusted base lift velocity and base lift height of the printing apparatus. The optimal printing speed and orientation are then estimated as a minimum value of a sum of a function of printing times for all respective pixel maps of the cross-sections of the object at each of a plurality of possible orientations of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: NEXA3D INC.
    Inventors: Izhar Medalsy, Itay Barel
  • Patent number: 11495202
    Abstract: A single-step method of generating a three dimensional (3D) printed article includes: selecting a first metastructure and a second metastructure; designing and constructing a first transitional metastructure that transitions from the first metastructure to the second metastructure; depositing a first layer comprising the first metastructure; seamlessly connecting the first and first transitional metastructures by depositing a first transitional layer comprising the first transitional metastructure on the first layer; and seamlessly connecting the first transitional and second metastructures by depositing a second layer comprising the second metastructure on the first transitional layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
    Inventor: Jun Amano
  • Patent number: 11495714
    Abstract: Solid state light emitting micropixels array structures having hydrogen barrier layers to minimize or eliminate undesirable passivation of doped GaN structures due to hydrogen diffusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Ostendo Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hussein El-Ghoroury, Kameshwar Yadavalli, Andrew Teren, Qian Fan
  • Patent number: 11492708
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a cold spray metal process for imparting electromagnetic interference (EMI) resistance or lightning protection to the surface of a polymer, and a polymer with surface EMI resistance, or lightning protection, articles coated therefrom, and methods of reducing or eliminating electrochemical interactions between the metallic coating and components of the polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Eric A. Bruton, Stephen P. Gaydos
  • Patent number: 11478992
    Abstract: A material processing and associated additive manufacturing system and method that utilizes high intensity light to fuse an entire layer of material, at one time, to create a three-dimensional component. The system and method of the present invention allows for each layer to be created in a fraction of the time, thereby reducing the overall time for a three-dimensional component to be created, thereby increasing control over the properties achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Assignee: University of South Florida
    Inventors: Nathan Brad Crane, Justin Troy Nussbaum
  • Patent number: 11465174
    Abstract: A surface with selective wetting properties is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Evelyn Wang, Kyle Wilke, Zhengmao Lu, Youngsup Song
  • Patent number: 11453790
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present application discloses a photo-cleavable surface binding compound of the Formula I and Formula II: wherein the variables EG, EG1, SP1, SP2, SP3, Ar and BG are as defined herein. In another embodiment, the application discloses a method for forming a coating on a surface of a substrate using the surface binding compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: ENVISTA
    Inventors: Byung Jun Ahn, Bruce H. Lipshutz, Sam L. Nguyen, Roscoe Linstadt
  • Patent number: 11450844
    Abstract: A battery electrode composition is provided that comprises composite particles. Each composite particle may comprise, for example, active fluoride material and a nanoporous, electrically-conductive scaffolding matrix within which the active fluoride material is disposed. The active fluoride material is provided to store and release ions during battery operation. The storing and releasing of the ions may cause a substantial change in volume of the active material. The scaffolding matrix structurally supports the active material, electrically interconnects the active material, and accommodates the changes in volume of the active material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: SILA NANOTECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Gleb Yushin, Bogdan Zdyrko, Alexander Jacobs, Eugene Berdichevsky
  • Patent number: 11444440
    Abstract: A system, method, and apparatus lubricating a wire or cable during manufacturing, wherein the wire is aligned with an entry to a spraying enclosure and passes through a first seal of the spraying enclosure. Lubricant is sprayed onto the wire inside of the spraying enclosure while the unapplied, but sprayed, lubricant is collected at the bottom of the spraying enclosure. The wire passes through a second seal of the spraying enclosure, is aligned, and exits from the spraying enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Encore Wire Corporation
    Inventors: Mark D. Bennett, William T. Bigbee, Jr., Ramon V. Hernandez
  • Patent number: 11441227
    Abstract: A method for forming a metallic structure having multiple layers includes providing a main tool having a main formation surface corresponding to a desired shape of a first layer of material. The method also includes depositing the first layer of material on the main formation surface using a cold-spray deposition technique. The method also includes positioning a secondary tool having a secondary formation surface in a portion of a first volume defined by a first surface of the first layer of material. The method also includes depositing a second layer of material on the secondary formation surface using the cold-spray deposition technique. The method also includes removing the secondary tool such that the first volume is positioned between the first layer of material and the second layer of material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: William J. Brindley, Gary D. Roberge
  • Patent number: 11439978
    Abstract: A solid adsorbent fiber includes a solid support fiber that is enveloped by a solidified polymeric binder and also adsorbent particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: L'Air Liquide, Societe Anonyme Pour L'Etude Et L'Exploitation Des Procedes Georges Claude
    Inventors: Philippe A. Coignet, Dean W. Kratzer