Patents Examined by Scott W Dodds
  • Patent number: 11518160
    Abstract: A method for non-contact adhesive activation and securement of a decorative skin to a part, including: applying an adhesive to a top surface of the part; applying the decorative skin to the adhesive after it have been applied to the top surface of the part; locating an upper heating element or elements of an upper heating plate or platen adjacent to the top surface of the part; locating a lower heating element or elements of a lower heating plate or platen adjacent to a bottom surface of the part, the bottom surface of the part being opposite to the top surface of the part; activating an adhesive located on the top surface of the part via the upper heating element or elements of the upper heating plate or platen and the lower heating element or elements of the lower heating plate or platen when the upper heating element or elements and the lower heating element or elements are adjacent to the part, wherein the upper heating plate or platen and the lower heating plate or platen do not contact the part and the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: INTEVA PRODUCTS, LLC
    Inventors: Robert Piccard, Gabriel Rapetti
  • Patent number: 11512423
    Abstract: Fabric items of dissimilar size and/or shape are manipulated and joined. A system includes a folding table for folding a fabric item. The folding table includes a first platen moveable relative to a second platen between a folded position and an unfolded position. The first platen is substantially coplanar with the second platen in the unfolded position. The second platen is disposed above the first platen in the folded position. The system includes a robot that includes a fold plate that is positioned with respect to a first fabric item to facilitate the folding of the first fabric item. The first fabric item is folded twice on the folding table such that first and second edges of the first fabric item can be aligned with corresponding first and second edges of a second fabric item. The first and second fabric items are joined at the respective first and second edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: CreateMe Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Nicholas Chope, Michael William Tanguay
  • Patent number: 11511499
    Abstract: A bond assembly includes a fixture having a first section movably coupled to a second section. The first section and the second section are disposed opposite one another. A bladder assembly is mounted to at least one of the first section and the second section. The bladder assembly is configured to apply controlled, localized pressure and heat to a component receivable between the first section and the second section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Sven Roy Lofstrom, Ryan Lehto
  • Patent number: 11504920
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a cuff including a first outer layer, a first intermediate layer, a second intermediate layer, and a second outer layer, the method including disposing each of two non-bridge welded sheet members between the sheet member of the first intermediate layer bridge welded with the sheet member of the first outer layer and the sheet member of the first intermediate layer bridge welded with the sheet member of the second intermediate layer and between the sheet member of the second intermediate layer bridge welded with the sheet member of the first intermediate layer and the sheet member of the second intermediate layer bridge welded with the sheet member of the second outer layer, and welding the four sheet members constituting the intermediate layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignees: OMRON CORPORATION, OMRON HEALTHCARE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshihiko Sano, Takayuki Matsuoka, Minoru Taniguchi, Yuichiro Arima
  • Patent number: 11498314
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of providing a laminated vacuum insulated glass (VIG) unit (1), wherein the method comprises: providing a lamination assembly (10) comprising a vacuum insulated glass (VIG) unit (11) comprising at least two glass sheets (11a, 11b) separated by a plurality of support structures (12) distributed in a gap (13) between the glass sheets (11a, 11b), and a lamination layer (2) arranged between one of the glass sheets (11a, 11b) of the vacuum insulated glass (VIG) unit (11) and a further sheet (3). The further sheet (3) may be subjected to a first heating temperature (T1) by means of a first heating arrangement (9a), and the glass sheet (11a) of the vacuum insulated glass (VIG) unit (11) facing away from the further sheet (3) may be subjected to a second heating temperature (T2) by means of a second heating arrangement (9b), wherein the first heating temperature (T1) is higher than the second heating temperature (T2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: VKR HOLDING A/S
    Inventors: Kristian Damholdt Jørgensen, Thomas Villiam Sejer Mikkelsen, Karsten Hansgaard Nielsen, Thomas Lind Madsen, Henrik Aslak Jensen, Willibrordus Servatius Bouwens
  • Patent number: 11498323
    Abstract: A method for producing a multilayer film including at least two layers joined by a two-component adhesive includes the following steps: spreading a first component A of a two-component adhesive on a first face of a first layer of film; spreading a second component B of the two-component adhesive on a first face of a second layer of film; bringing the first and second faces of the first and second layers into mutual contact joining the components and to form an adhesive and join the two layers in a multilayer film; and winding the multilayer film obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: NORDMECCANICA S.P.A.
    Inventors: Vincenzo Cerciello, Stefano Farina
  • Patent number: 11491765
    Abstract: The present application provides a method for preparing a composite material. The present application provides a method for preparing a composite material comprising a metal porous body and a polymer component, wherein the polymer component is formed in an asymmetrical structure, and a composite material prepared in such a manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jong Min Shin, Jin Kyu Lee, Dong Woo Yoo
  • Patent number: 11472139
    Abstract: A system and a method for manufacturing laminated composite components is described. The system may include a cutting station configured to separate component layers from a ply of composition material according to a predefined pattern, a build station configured to stack the component layers according to a predetermined orientation, and a finishing station configured to compact the stacked component layers and provide the laminated composite component to an installation station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Raviendra Sidath Suriyaarachchi, Darrell Darwin Jones
  • Patent number: 11474129
    Abstract: A method of making an array of vapor cells for an array of magnetometers includes providing a plurality of separate vapor cell elements, each vapor cell element including at least one vapor cell; arranging the vapor cell elements in an alignment jig to produce a selected arrangement of the vapor cells; attaching at least one alignment-maintaining film onto the vapor cell elements in the alignment jig; transferring the vapor cells elements and the at least one alignment-maintaining film from the alignment jig to a mold; injecting a bonding material into the mold and between the vapor cell elements to bond the vapor cell elements in the selected arrangement; removing the at least one alignment maintaining film from the vapor cell elements; and removing the bonded vapor cells elements in the selected arrangement from the mold to provide the array of vapor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: HI LLC
    Inventors: Scott Jeremy Seidman, Ethan Pratt, Jeffery Kang Gormley, Dakota Blue Decker, Micah Ledbetter
  • Patent number: 11453179
    Abstract: A method for producing a Fiber Metal Laminate component of an airplane, using a manipulator system with an end effector and a control, wherein at least one metal layer and at least one unhardened fiber layer are being stacked onto each other in a mould in a stacking sequence, wherein each stacking cycle comprises picking up a metal layer or a fiber layer from a supply stack according to the stacking sequence, transporting the layer to the mould, placement of the layer at a deposition surface in the mould and depositing the so placed layer onto the deposition surface. After being picked up from the supply stack and before being deposited onto the deposition surface the layer to be stacked can be deformed by the end effector as to adapt the form of the layer to the form of the deposition surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: Broetje-Automation GmbH
    Inventors: Raphael Reinhold, Leo Muijs, Marko Bosman
  • Patent number: 11453976
    Abstract: An impregnation system and a method for impregnating a textile fabric for composite components are described. A matrix 2 can be applied to a textile fabric 1 in such a way that the matrix 2 penetrates it at least partially and/or at least on one side. A first and a second endless belt 1 each designed as a belt loop are provided for the impregnation system. Between the first 4 and the second belt loop 5, the textile fabric 1 can guided on the mutually facing surfaces 6 of the belt loops and can be impregnated there. The deflection rollers 7 are provided in the respective belt loop 4, 5 of the respective endless belts at the deflection areas, with at least one roller being adjustable in the direction of the mutually facing surfaces 6 of the belt loops 4, 5. By adjusting the rollers 8 in the y direction, the wrap angle and thus the pressure exerted on the textile fabric during impregnation is controlled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: KARL MAYER Technische Textilien GmbH
    Inventors: Jürgen Tröltzsch, René Glöckner
  • Patent number: 11440275
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a fiber reinforced resin molded article capable of effectively increasing the strength of a fiber reinforced resin molded article, such as a high-pressure tank, and such a manufacturing device thereof. With use of a cutting core that is heated to a higher temperature than a mold, the curing of a portion of resin (thermosetting resin) to be cut in a runner is facilitated, and the portion of the resin to be cut in the runner is cut by the cutting core. The heating temperature of the cutting core is higher than the temperature of the mold and lower than the heating temperature in an aftercure step performed after removing the high-pressure tank from the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Ken Hatta
  • Patent number: 11439195
    Abstract: A garment station including a frame, a conveyor coupled to the frame, a gantry, and a folding assembly. The gantry is disposed over the conveyor and includes a tool head moveable over the conveyor. The folding assembly includes a first platen moveable relative to a second platen between a folded position and an unfolded position. The first platen is substantially co-planar with the second platen in the unfolded position. The first platen is disposed above the second platen in the folded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: CreateMe Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Michael Corliss, Nicholas Chope, Michael William Tanguay, Marietta Greene
  • Patent number: 11400659
    Abstract: A sealing profile receiving device having first and second holding units for receiving and holding first and second sealing profile elements, and a casting unit for casting a connecting portion for connecting the first and second sealing profile elements and/or for casting first and second end terminations of the first and second sealing profile elements. A first and/or second and/or third drive unit for driving at least one holding and/or clamping and/or ejector element is/are provided and includes a chain comprising a plurality of chain links arranged at least between two guide faces of a guide unit for guiding the chain and/or chain links, such that an adjusting force can be exerted in the pulling and pushing directions of the chain by the first and/or second and/or third drive unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Stefan Pfaff Werkzeug-Und Formenbau Gmbh & Co KG
    Inventors: Anton Sutter, Simon Braun
  • Patent number: 11396141
    Abstract: A repair patch is for a composite material to repair a part to be repaired which is a repair target of the composite material. The patch includes a patch main body that is formed by laminating a plurality of fiber reinforced preforms in a thickness direction, and has a bonding surface to be bonded to the part to be repaired; and a removal layer that is provided on the bonding surface to be peelable off from the patch main body. The bonding surface includes an inclined surface that is inclined with respect to the thickness direction of the patch main body. The removal layer includes a processed portion that causes the removal layer to have a shape complementary to a shape of the inclined surface of the patch main body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kodai Shimono, Koichi Hasegawa, Takuma Hirai
  • Patent number: 11390039
    Abstract: An impulse welding bar (10) for welding plastics films is provided with a detachable non-stick coating (20) which is held on lateral flanks (24) of the impulse welding bar (10). In order to facilitate the replacement of a worn non-stick coating (20), retaining elements (22) are provided which are made of two or more parts and which act in a form-fitting manner in order to detachably fasten the non-stick coating (20) to both flanks (24) of the impulse welding bar (10), wherein first parts (26) of the retaining elements (22) are arranged on the flanks (24) of the impulse welding bar (10) and second parts (36) of the retaining elements (22) are arranged on the non-stick coating (20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: TOSS GmbH & Co. KG Industrieprodukte
    Inventor: Ramon Toss
  • Patent number: 11390042
    Abstract: A method for thermally joining thermoplastic fiber composite components, including jointly covering thermoplastic fiber composite components to be joined, at least in the region of a joining zone, with a pressurization arrangement, which is flexible, at least in some section or sections, and extensive pressurization of thermoplastic fiber composite components to be joined by the pressurization arrangement, with the result that the fiber composite components are pressed against one another, at least in the joining zone. The fiber composite components are welded in the joining zone during pressurization. The pressurization is maintained by the pressurization arrangement until the joining zone solidifies. A cover is also disclosed, in particular a mold or diaphragm, for a pressurization device for thermally joining thermoplastic fiber composite components, and an apparatus for thermally joining thermoplastic fiber composite components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Premium Aerotec GmbH
    Inventors: Julian Kuntz, Thomas Geipel
  • Patent number: 11383465
    Abstract: The machine comprises a solid matrix (1), a deformable body (2) joined to the surface of said matrix (1), a shaping mould (3) and a securing system system (5) for the fibre structure (4). The matrix (1) is a solid element having a functional face, the geometry of which depends on the part to be manufactured. The deformable body (2) has an initial geometry that depends on the geometry to be given to the fibre structure (4). The shaping mould (3) has the geometry to be given to the fibre structure (4) during the process of adaptation to the shaping mould (3), and the shaping mould (3) is located such that the deformable body (2) is located between said shaping mould (3) and the matrix (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: UNIVERSIDAD POLITÉCNICA DE MADRID
    Inventors: Alejandro Abou-Assali Rodríguez, Enrique Chacón Tanarro, Juan Manuel Muñoz Gijosa, Rafael Escobar Orellana
  • Patent number: 11384420
    Abstract: An adhesion promoting layer is formed on a metallic substrate by generating a non-thermal plasma in air at atmospheric pressure, and exposing a surface of the metallic substrate to the plasma. The plasma oxidizes the metallic substrate to form metal oxide from metal atoms of the metallic substrate. The metal oxide is formed as a metal oxide layer disposed directly on an underlying bulk metallic layer of the metallic substrate. Alternatively, the plasma nitridizes the metallic substrate to form metal nitride from metal atoms of the metallic substrate. The metal nitride is formed as a metal nitride layer disposed directly on an underlying bulk metallic layer of the metallic substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: Atmospheric Plasma Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Joseph Yancey
  • Patent number: 11376834
    Abstract: Systems and methods for pressing a door assembly involve one or more die sections installed in a press, wherein the die sections each have a raised section that contacts and supports a recessed panel portion of a door skin of the assembly during the pressing operation to facilitate crushing of portions of a core of the door assembly that underlie the recessed panel portion of the door skin. The die sections may be made of plastic and readily changed out for different sizes or styles of doors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: JELD-WEN UK, LTD.
    Inventor: Trevor Cossins