Patents Examined by Philip R Smith
  • Patent number: 10538071
    Abstract: Provided is a flooring tile manufacturing apparatus includes: a lower sheet supply unit configured to form and supply a lower sheet; a middle sheet supply unit configured to supply a middle sheet joined to an upper side of the lower sheet; a raw material supply unit configured to supply materials having different contents of a filler to the lower sheet supply unit and the middle sheet supply unit; a main roller configured to join the lower sheet and the middle sheet that have been received; a first sheet supply unit configured to supply a print sheet having a color or a pattern to the main roller; a second sheet supply unit configured to supply a transparent sheet to the main roller; and an ultraviolet (UV) coating unit configured to form a UV coating layer on a surface of the transparent sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Inventor: Jung Soo Seo
  • Patent number: 10532503
    Abstract: An optical fiber re-coating device of the invention includes an optical fiber coater that includes: a pair of glass members having grooves formed thereon; and two bases on which the respective glass members are provided, wherein at least one of the paired glass members has a cross section in a direction vertical to a mounting surface of the bases, the cross section is formed in a trapezoidal shape, the groove is provided on a short side of the trapezoidal shape, and an inclined surface of the glass member including an inclined side of the trapezoidal shape is pressed, and the glass member is thereby fixed to the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIKURA LTD.
    Inventors: Noriyuki Kawanishi, Koichi Yokota, Ryo Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 10507612
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composite material including a black pigment, carbon fibers, and a resin, wherein marking is applied with a laser having a wavelength of 100 to 2,000 nm on the composite material having 1) an area proportion of the carbon fibers in its topmost surface layer of 10 to 90%, 2) a proportion of the black pigment contained in the composite material of 0.2 to 20% by mass, and 3) an average fiber length of the carbon fibers of 1 mm or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Teijin Limited
    Inventors: Shuji Koike, Takashi Goto
  • Patent number: 10507962
    Abstract: A glass screen film applicator includes a carrier, a positioning member integrally formed as a one-piece structure, and a clamping mechanism fastened to the carrier. The carrier includes a mounting slot and an accommodating trough, and the accommodating trough includes a rail hole recessed in a bottom thereof. The positioning member includes an L-shaped structure and a plurality of positioning pillars extending from the L-shaped structure, and the L-shaped structure has a positioning corner arranged on an inner side thereof. The clamping mechanism includes a holder and a moving unit. The holder and the positioning corner respectively clamp two diagonal corners of a mobile device by the moving unit, and the positioning pillars allow the glass screen film structure to be disposed on and aligned with the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventor: Chia-Ching Lin
  • Patent number: 10501662
    Abstract: A method is provided for adhering prescribed adherend rubbers to one another using a rubber for adhesion obtained from a rubber composition for adhesion containing an ethylene-?-olefin copolymer (X2) and an organic peroxide (Y2) at the adhesion interface between the adherend rubbers. The ethylene-?-olefin copolymer (X2) contained in the rubber composition for adhesion contains an ethylene-1-butene copolymer. The ethylene-1-butene copolymer satisfies prescribed values of the number average molecular weight and the molecular weight distribution. The content of the ethylene-1-butene copolymer is from 60 to 100 mass % of the total mass of the ethylene-?-olefin copolymer (X2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Deqing Zou
  • Patent number: 10471636
    Abstract: A plastic carrier for sealing a mold cavity during the production of a multicomponent plastic part, wherein at least one component flows over a plastic element and the carrier, with the carrier becoming an integral part of the multicomponent plastic part. The carrier has a central region sealing the mold cavity when the plastic element is inserted into the mold cavity, a first main face facing the mold cavity and a second main face facing away from the first main face. The carrier has a peripheral edge extending beyond the central region and the outer circumference of the mold cavity, allowing the at least one component to flow over the first main face of the peripheral edge. The carrier also has a first edge region forming a fold-over projection and a second edge region arranged between the central region and the first edge region for forming a film hinge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Kraus Maffei Technologies GmbH
    Inventor: Stefan Bayer
  • Patent number: 10457037
    Abstract: The invention relates to a 3-D printing apparatus including a tank, a platform, a fixture, a solidifying module and a control module. The tank is flexible and filled with a liquid-state forming material. The platform is disposed in the tank. The control module drives the fixture to deform the tank, so as to form a first gap between the platform and a bottom of the tank for the liquid-state forming material to flow in. The solidifying module in controlled by the control module to solidify the liquid-state forming material between the platform and the bottom of the tank, so as to form a solidified layer. The invention can effectively reduce a processing time for manufacturing each solidified layer, such that an overall processing time can be reduced to achieve preferable molding efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignees: XYZprinting, Inc., Kinpo Electronics, Inc.
    Inventor: Peng-Yang Chen
  • Patent number: 10449752
    Abstract: A screen film applicator includes a seat, a positioning member, and a first mechanism, the latter two of which are disposed on the seat. The seat has a track and a positioning portion arranged beside the track. The positioning member is movable with respect to the positioning portion for clamping a communication device. The first mechanism includes a top fixing member disposed on the seat, a moving carriage movable along the track, a bottom fixing member synchronously movable with the moving carriage, and a roller movable with the moving carriage. The top and the bottom fixing members are configured to respectively fix a top releasing film and a bottom releasing film respectively adhered on two opposite sides of a soft screen film. When the moving carriage is moved away from the top fixing member, the roller can gradually press the soft screen film onto the communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Inventor: Chia-Ching Lin
  • Patent number: 10434749
    Abstract: A method of bonding includes using a bonding layer having a fluorinated oxide. Fluorine may be introduced into the bonding layer by exposure to a fluorine-containing solution, vapor or gas or by implantation. The bonding layer may also be formed using a method where fluorine is introduced into the layer during its formation. The surface of the bonding layer is terminated with a desired species, preferably an NH2 species. This may be accomplished by exposing the bonding layer to an NH4OH solution. High bonding strength is obtained at room temperature. The method may also include bonding two bonding layers together and creating a fluorine distribution having a peak in the vicinity of the interface between the bonding layers. One of the bonding layers may include two oxide layers formed on each other. The fluorine concentration may also have a second peak at the interface between the two oxide layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Invensas Bonding Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Qin-Yi Tong
  • Patent number: 10422959
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for fabricating a metallic micro/nanostructure at an optical fiber end-facet by the glue-and-strip method, wherein, firstly a metallic micro/nanostructure is fabricated on a substrate which has a relatively low binding force with it, then an optical fiber end-facet is applied with an adhesive, or a surface of the metallic micro/nanostructure is applied with the adhesive, after that, the optical fiber end-facet and the metallic micro/nanostructure are glued at a predetermined angle, and finally, the adhesive is cured and the optical fiber end-facet and the metallic micro/nanostructure are stripped off the substrate to complete the fabrication. The present invention is based on the idea in the glue-and-strip method that a noble metal is stripped off a weakly bound substrate, and thus demonstrates a new method which enables fabricating a metallic micro/nanostructure at an optical fiber end-facet with high quality, and the process of which is simple, fast, and low cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventor: Tian Yang
  • Patent number: 10399248
    Abstract: A spacer mold and method for producing a hip spacer, the spacer mold comprises a base element (1), in which a hollow mold is provided as negative image of one side of a femoral stem of the spacer to be generated, whereby a recess connected to the hollow mold is arranged on the proximal end of the hollow mold in the base element. The spacer mold further comprises a semi-spherical insert (2) comprising a femoral head mold as negative image of one side of a femoral head of the spacer to be generated, whereby the semi-spherical insert (2) is to be arranged in the recess in the base element (1). Further, the spacer mold comprises an adapter insert (3) that is designed as a hollow body that is open on two sides and that is or can be arranged in the recess of the base element (1) between the semi-spherical insert (2) and the hollow mold such that the recess exerts a pressure onto the adapter insert (3) and the semi-spherical insert (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventors: Edgar Wüst, Sebastian Vogt
  • Patent number: 10392727
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a nanofiber manufacturing-apparatus nozzle head includes a plurality of holes. A solution is ejected from the holes. The holes are arranged from a center of the nozzle head toward an end portion of the nozzle head. An interval of adjacent holes decreases away from the center.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Yasutada Nakagawa, Tomomichi Naka, Ikuo Uematsu
  • Patent number: 10384389
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) printer is disclosed. The 3D printer can print viscous material such as plastisol, polymer clay, melted sugar and melted chocolate. The 3D printer utilizes an extruder that can prevent dripping of viscous material from a nozzle. The 3D printer includes a control circuit for controlling the movement of the extruder and the air flow within a pneumatic system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: BeeHex, Inc.
    Inventor: Anjan Contractor
  • Patent number: 10363688
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a technique for improving the ionic conductivity by introducing an electric field concept to a process for preparing an ion exchange membrane and deflecting an ion channel within an ion exchange membrane in one direction, and specifically to a device for fabricating an ion exchange membrane and a method therefor in a roll-to-roll manner and a casting manner with a deflected ion channel which can improve the ionic conductivity of the ion exchange membrane by reducing a travelling distance of the ions in the deflected ion channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventors: Seung-Hyeon Moon, Ju-Young Lee, Jae-Hun Kim, Ju-Hyuk Lee
  • Patent number: 10355176
    Abstract: In accordance with certain embodiments, phosphor arrangements are formed via adhering phosphors to activated regions on a substrate and transferring them to a different substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventors: Michael A. Tischler, Calvin W. Sheen
  • Patent number: 10353149
    Abstract: An optical fiber coating stripper includes a pair of electrodes, each of which having a discharge head portion and an electrode portion, and a gliding plasma (GP) head housing the electrodes therein. The GP head includes internal airflow channels. The pair of electrodes are disposed at a front end of the GP head and form an air gap therebetween. Each of the discharge head portion includes a curved portion with a rib-shaped protrusion extending in a longitudinal direction of the discharge head portion. In operation, the electrodes are connected to non-alternating electrically positive and negative polarities. When a gas flows through the internal airflow channels in a direction a back end of the GP head toward the front end, a tongue-shaped GP flow is formed in the air gap between the rib-shaped protrusions of the discharge head portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventors: Hsuan-Chieh Chang, Shangyuan Huang
  • Patent number: 10328609
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing impregnated fiber bundle includes: a step of feeding material including feeding at least one fiber bundle to a feeding wheel assembly; a step of resin molding including feeding resin to the fiber bundle in a high pressure manner to make the resin infiltrate the fiber bundle and to form an outer resin layer on the outer surface of the fiber bundle, so as to make the fiber bundle become a resin impregnated fiber bundle; a step of semi-cured molding including semi curing the resin inside and outside the resin impregnated fiber bundle by controlling temperature and pressure; and a step of reeling including reeling up the resin impregnated fiber bundle which is to be woven into a fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Ching-Long Ong
    Inventor: Ching-Long Ong
  • Patent number: 10332816
    Abstract: Provided is a circuit device in which encapsulating resin to encapsulate a circuit board is optimized in shape, and a method of manufacturing the circuit device. A hybrid integrated circuit device, which is a circuit device according to the present invention includes a circuit board, a circuit element mounted on a top surface of the circuit board, and encapsulating resin encapsulating the circuit element, and coating the top surface, side surfaces, and a bottom surface of the circuit board. In addition, the encapsulating resin is partly recessed and thereby provided with recessed areas at two sides of the circuit board. The providing of the recessed areas reduces the amount of resin to be used, and prevents the hybrid integrated circuit device from being deformed by the cure shrinkage of the encapsulating resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Hideyuki Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 10316225
    Abstract: A thermoset adhesive for bonding two materials having different linear expansion coefficients with reduced warping and without spaces being formed therebetween. The thermoset adhesive of the present invention comprises an epoxy resin, a core-shell rubber, thermally expansive microparticles, and a curing agent. The thermally expansive microparticles can have at least one or any combination of an average particle size of from 9 to 19 ?m, an expansion initiation temperature of from 70 to 100° C., and a maximum expansion temperature of from 110 to 135° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Kengo Imamura
  • Patent number: 10286619
    Abstract: A method and corresponding arrangement for customization of footwear, more particularly sports footwear, comprising an element made of a thermoplastic material, are provided. The method includes heating the element made of thermoplastic material until its temperature rises above a predetermined threshold and locally applying, from the outside of the footwear, a traction force to the element made of thermoplastic material, the traction force being oriented towards the outside of the footwear, so as to locally deform the thermoplastic material to adapt it to the morphology of the particular user. Correspondingly, the system comprises heating means, intended to heat the element made of thermoplastic material, and shaping means, arranged outside the footwear and intended to locally engage the outer surface of the element made of thermoplastic material and to apply a traction force to the element made of thermoplastic material, the traction force being oriented towards the outside of the footwear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: TECNICA GROUP S.P.A.
    Inventors: Giorgio Grandin, Dino Maccari