Patents Examined by Philip C. Tucker
  • Patent number: 11955106
    Abstract: An acoustic system is disclosed. The acoustic system includes a sound absorptive substrate, and a rigid polyester shell configured to be positioned over the sound absorptive substrate. The rigid polyester shell is configured to be mounted on an interior surface of a building such that at least some sound waves pass through the rigid polyester shell. The shell is configured to provide aesthetic features to the acoustic system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Auralex Acoustics Inc
    Inventors: Benjamin A. Carlisle, Mark A. Kauffman, Mark Henderson, Andrew Symons, Eric T. Smith
  • Patent number: 11953139
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus or equipment and systems for lining conduits, e.g., preferably subterranean pipelines and passageways, such as sewers, with a liner impregnated with a curable resin in order to secure the conduit against ingress or egress of liquids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Perma-Liner Industries, LLC
    Inventor: Kevan Taylor
  • Patent number: 11951690
    Abstract: A method for processing massive fiber bundles includes massive fiber-bundle formation and massive materials handling, wherein plural small-diameter bundles are unified, while more or less preserving their legacy cross-sectional form. It also includes bending, such as to create non-linear preforms, and preform-charge fabrication. Embodiments of the invention operate to help preserve a desired fiber alignment throughout a part fabricated from relatively large-diameter fiber bundles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Arris Composites Inc.
    Inventors: J Scott Perkins, Bert D. Mannhalter, Riley Reese
  • Patent number: 11955605
    Abstract: To improve durability of an all-solid-state battery, a method of manufacturing an all-solid-state battery includes: obtaining a stack having an anode active material layer, a cathode active material layer, a first solid electrolyte layer, and a second solid electrolyte layer, the first solid electrolyte layer and the second solid electrolyte layer being disposed between the anode active material layer and the cathode active material layer, the second solid electrolyte layer containing a sublimational filler; densifying the stack; and subliming the sublimational filler from the second solid electrolyte layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Inventor: Ippei Goto
  • Patent number: 11946170
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a deodorant and antibacterial protective cloth includes: providing a first fiber thread and a second fiber thread, where the first fiber thread is a core-spun yarn formed by a blended slurry, a nano metal solution, a plurality of inorganic particles, and a plurality of thermoplastic polyurethane colloidal particles, the thermoplastic polyurethane colloidal particles are hot melted and then wrapped around a peripheral side of a core thread of the core-spun yarn for isolation from an outer wrapping layer of the core-spun yarn, and the second fiber thread is the same as the first fiber thread or is a single-thread yarn formed by the blended slurry and the nano metal solution; and intersecting and laminating the first fiber thread and the second fiber thread to form a plurality of bonding layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Inventor: Hsing-Hsun Lee
  • Patent number: 11946689
    Abstract: A vacuum insulated refrigerator structure includes an outer wrapper having a first opening and a first edge extending around the first opening. A liner has a second opening and second edge extending around the second opening. The liner is disposed inside the wrapper with the first and second edges being spaced apart to form a gap therebetween. An insulating thermal bridge extends across the gap, and an airtight vacuum cavity is formed between the wrapper and the liner. The thermal bridge includes elongated first and second channels having sealant disposed therein, and the first and second edges are disposed in the first and second channels, respectively. Porous core material may be disposed in the vacuum cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Whirlpool Corporation
    Inventors: Abhay Naik, Lorraine J. Westlake, Lakshya J. Deka
  • Patent number: 11938702
    Abstract: A method for laminating glass sheets is disclosed. A sandwich structure sheet moving in a heating furnace on rollers is heated by two-sided hot air blasting which is carried out by several successive blowing aperture sections, and, to reduce or prevent the formation of air bubbles in finished laminated glass, the heating of the rear end of the sandwich structure sheet is prevented by cutting off the hot air blasting of at least one blowing aperture section when the rear edge of the sandwich structure sheet approaches the blowing aperture section. An apparatus for laminating glass sheets is also disclosed, comprising a heating furnace, a pair of press rolls and means for establishing location data on the sandwich structure sheet. The heating furnace is provided with a roller track, a blower, a heating resistor, an air distribution conduit, and several successive blowing boxes with closing means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Inventor: Jussi Niemioja
  • Patent number: 11938685
    Abstract: Disclosed is a welding machine for synthetic resins. The welding machine for synthetic resins performs welding of fabrics using ultrasonic waves and through preheating sufficient not to burn off a coating solution on the surfaces of the fabrics using hot air so as to achieve rapid and firm welding due to concentrated molecular decomposition and melting on the bonding surface between the fabrics, allows both an ultrasonic horn and a welding wheel to be rotated vertically so as to achieve rapid and stable entry of the fabrics and welding of the fabrics while preventing the fabrics from slipping, and achieves stable welding of various fabrics through adjustment of pressing force of the welding wheel depending on the thickness or the material of the fabrics, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Inventor: Han-na Seo
  • Patent number: 11938693
    Abstract: A machine for disassembling a lens mold assembly including a first mold part, a second mold part, and a molded-lens sandwiched therebetween. The machine includes a centering unit to center the lens mold assembly. The machine includes a disassembling module having a mold engagement mechanism to engage the first and second mold parts to clamp and move the lens mold assembly. The disassembling module includes a molded-lens holder mechanism having at least two clamping members to clamp the molded-lens of the lens mold assembly. The machine includes an alignment guidance module to detect relative positions between the molded lens of the lens mold assembly and the molded-lens holder mechanism to align the molded lens for clamping by the molded-lens holder mechanism. The mold engagement mechanism is configured to hold the first and second mold parts individually and to separate the first and second mold parts from the molded lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Essilor International
    Inventors: Wimon Kidwas, Nelson Morales
  • Patent number: 11931948
    Abstract: A device for thermosetting a knitted fabric includes a first tool half and a second tool half. The first tool half and the second tool half in a closed position enclose a cavity in which the knitted fabric is receivable. Each of the first tool half and the second tool half have a respective shape-imparting effective surface by way of which an external form of the knitted fabric is determinable. The device further includes a heating installation where thermal energy is introducible into the knitted fabric via the heating installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Thomas Aumann, Florian Dechant, Johann Gasslhuber
  • Patent number: 11931960
    Abstract: An illumination module includes a light emitting unit, an optical lens with positive refractive power, and a concave mirror. At least one of an object-side surface and an image-side surface of the optical lens is an asymmetrical surface, and the light emitting unit is provided at an object side of the optical lens. The concave mirror is provided at an image side of the optical lens, and the concave mirror acts as an optical path folding element. Light emitted by the light emitting unit passes through the optical lens and is reflected by the concave mirror to be a parallel light ray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: PHROZEN TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang Hsien Li, Yi Jen Wu
  • Patent number: 11931942
    Abstract: In a method for controlling or regulating a closing mechanism of a moulding machine, a first trajectory for the controlled or regulated movement of the movable platen is calculated using a first algorithm based on operator inputs relating to the desired movement of the movable platen, and the movable platen is moved in a controlled or regulated manner at least once according to the first trajectory. At least one dynamic or kinematic variable of the closing mechanism is measured during at least one of the movements of the movable platen according to the first trajectory, and an estimate of at least one parameter value is generated based on the measurement. A second trajectory for the controlled or regulated movement of the movable platen is calculated based on the estimate, and the movable platen is moved in a controlled or regulated manner according to the second trajectory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Inventors: Klemens Springer, Friedrich Johannes Kilian
  • Patent number: 11935768
    Abstract: To satisfactorily apply a protective tape to a bump wafer, an application apparatus (1) for applying a protective tape (PT) to a wafer (W) includes: an application table (60) configured to support the wafer (W); a tape holding body (30) capable of holding the protective tape (PT) and configured to supply the protective tape (PT) held by the tape holding body (30) onto the wafer (W); and a pressing member (62) configured to press the protective tape (PT) from above. The pressing member (62) includes a protective layer outer periphery retainer (620) configured to press a peripheral portion of a protective layer (PL), which is laminated on the protective tape (PT) and has an outer diameter smaller than an outer diameter of the wafer (W), to apply the protective tape (PT) to the wafer (W).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Inventors: Karl Heinz Priewasser, Ken Ikehata, Yoshinori Kakinuma, Yosuke Ishimatsu
  • Patent number: 11926107
    Abstract: A display protector attachment apparatus for a foldable electronic device according to the present disclosure includes: a frame unit including a frame-first end member at one end and a frame-second end member at another end and configured to support and accommodate the foldable electronic device between the frame-first end member and the frame-second end member; and an inclination-forming fixing unit connected to the frame-second end member and configured to align a protector film assembly to be arranged inclinedly with respect to the foldable display unit of the foldable electronic device by varying mounting heights for both ends of the protector film assembly including a display protector that is to be attached to the foldable electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: WHITESTONE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jae Yong Jeong, Jin Ho Seok
  • Patent number: 11927052
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and device for sealing insulated glass blanks, wherein the insulated glass blank is moved substantially continuously through a sealing station. When sections of the edge joint of the insulated glass blank that are oriented transverse or oblique to the conveying direction are filled with sealing mass exiting from a filling nozzle, the filling nozzle is likewise moved in the conveying direction. When sealing mass is introduced from the filling nozzle into sections of the insulated glass blank that are parallel to the conveying direction, the filling nozzle is not moved in the conveying direction or is moved in the conveying direction at a velocity V2 deviating from the velocity V1 at which the insulated glass blank is moved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Inventors: Anton Walser, Leopold Mader, Markus Lininger, Erich Lang, Franz Haselmayr, Mario Eder
  • Patent number: 11929356
    Abstract: A method is provided for the selective harvest of microLED devices from a carrier substrate. Defect regions are predetermined that include a plurality of adjacent defective microLED devices on a carrier substrate. A solvent-resistant binding material is formed overlying the predetermined defect regions and exposed adhesive is dissolved with an adhesive dissolving solvent. Non-defective microLED devices located outside the predetermined defect regions are separated from the carrier substrate while adhesive attachment is maintained between the microLED devices inside the predetermined defect regions and the carrier substrate. Methods are also provided for the dispersal of microLED devices on an emissive display panel by initially optically measuring a suspension of microLEDs to determine suspension homogeneity and calculate the number of microLEDs per unit volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: eLux, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenji Sasaki, Kurt Ulmer, Paul J. Schuele, Jong-Jan Lee
  • Patent number: 11919277
    Abstract: A method for repairing window laminates in which two plies have become separated to create a void, and wherein moisture may have entered through an edge of the window laminate and into the void. The method includes the steps of: placing the window laminate in a vacuum bag and inserting the vacuum bag containing the window laminate into an oven or autoclave for a minimum of ten minutes at a minimum temperature of 120 degrees Fahrenheit to remove the moisture between the plies; removing the vacuum bag and window laminate from the oven, and removing the window from the vacuum bag; forcing a needle on a syringe through the edge of the window laminate in the area of the void; and injecting an adhesive in the syringe into the void to fill the void with the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Inventor: Rangel Fernandez
  • Patent number: 11920404
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing vacuum insulation glass is provided. The apparatus for manufacturing the vacuum insulation glass includes a cap frit disposed on an exhaust hole, and an exhaust finishing frit provided on a bottom surface of the cap frit and including a frit formed of a glass material. The exhaust finishing frit is dispensed, in the paste form, to the cap frit such that the exhaust finishing frit is easily aligned with the cap frit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Inventors: Sora Kim, Soyoon Kim, Yunsung Kim, Eunsoo Yang
  • Patent number: 11919253
    Abstract: A welding assembly is disclosed. The welding assembly includes a plurality of separately controllable actuators (e.g., pneumatic, having an axially movable ram) to press a corresponding portion of a first workpiece (e.g., a discrete flange of a first stiffener) against a second workpiece (e.g., an outer skin) for welding operations (e.g., via induction welding).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: ROHR, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan S. Huang, Michael van Tooren, Dominic J Elliott, Jeffrey D. Woods
  • Patent number: 11911843
    Abstract: A method for integrally bonding a cast aluminum component to a joining partner. The method includes laser-treating a region of the cast aluminum component that is to be connected to the joining partner. The laser treatment is carried out via a pulsed laser system having a pulse duration of 100 to 200 ns, and an impulse frequency of 10 to 80 kHz. The method also includes integrally bonding the cast aluminum component and the joining partner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Manuel Anasenzl, Jean-Marc Segaud