Patents Examined by Shaun R Hurley
  • Patent number: 11457689
    Abstract: Sports shoe with a pattern facilitating ball handling, wherein the surface of the upper of the sports shoe is divided into a plurality of shooting zones, and at least one of said shooting zones comprises a plurality of parts that extend out from the basic surface (21) of the upper and having elevated outer surfaces (22) that have increased grip to the ball, and these parts are spaced from each other and designed as directing isles (20) that have elongated shapes resembling to a rhombus or an almond shape and each has a longitudinal central axis (27) at the end of which respective apexes (25, 26) are formed that have angles smaller than 45°, each directing isle (20) has a transverse axis (28) extending where the isle has the highest width, and said apexes (25, 26) are connected with the ends of the transverse axis (28) by respective sides (a1, a2 and b1, b2) of the directing isle (20), the oppositely located sides (a1, a2 and b1, b2) are either straight or being slightly curved but their main directions are ei
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Inventors: Lászió Oroszi, Mihály István Lantos, István Márton, Béla Tóth Balogh, Miklós Koszta
  • Patent number: 11459625
    Abstract: A system and method for fresh bovine hide splitting includes a hide splitting machine configured to split a fresh bovine hide into a top grain and a collagen sheet. The top grain may be used for leather products. The collagen sheet may be processed with at least one of a maceration process or a drying process to produce a fresh bovine hide raw material product without the addition of a liming or bluing process. The fresh bovine hide raw material product may not include residues remaining following a liming process or bluing process. The fresh bovine hide raw material product may be usable in downstream products for human consumption including gelatin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Scientific Life Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: Bart McCoy, Wade Rosen
  • Patent number: 11459676
    Abstract: Automatic operation of a ring spinning system containing a ring spinning machine having spinning positions and a winding machine having winding positions. Yarn is spun at one of the spinning positions and wound up to a cop. Values of a parameter characteristic for the operation of the spinning position are determined during the winding of the cop and stored as spinning data that is assigned to the cop. The spinning data assigned to the cop is taken into account when deciding whether to feed the cop after it has been set down to one of the winding positions. The assignment is based on an identification of a point in time of winding of the cop and an identification of the spinning position at which the cop was wound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Uster Technologies AG
    Inventors: Vasileios Archontopoulos, Sivakumar Narayanan, Peter Schmid, Kurt Eggimann, Paul Geiter
  • Patent number: 11458772
    Abstract: A two-layer multi-strand cord (60) comprises an internal layer (CI) of the cord made up of J>1 internal strands (TI) and an external layer (CE) of the cord made up of L>1 external strands (TE). The cord satisfies the relationship 95?MC?175, where MC=(J×MI+L×ME)/(J+L); MI=200×cos4(?)×[Q×(D1/2)2×cos4(?)+N×(D2/2)2×cos4(?)]/[Q×(D1/2)2+N×(D2/2)2]; and ME=200×cos4(??)×[Q?×(D1?/2)2×cos4(??)+P?×(D2?/2)2×cos4(??)+N?×(D3?/2)2×cos4(??)]/[Q?×(D1?/2)2+P?×(D2/2)2+N?×(D3?/2)2], where D1, D1?, D2, D2?, and D3? are in mm, ? and ?? are the helix angle of each internal and external strand (TI), ? and ?? are the helix angle of each internal thread (F1, F1?), ?? is the helix angle of each intermediate thread (F2?) and ? and ?? are the helix angle of each external thread (F2, F3?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Emmanuel Clement, Romain Barbat, Marianna Chevalley, Alexandre Gianetti, Stephane Laurent
  • Patent number: 11452331
    Abstract: A sole for article of footwear includes a midsole component having an inner surface and an outer surface opposite the inner surface. A plurality of blind holes each extends from the outer surface toward the inner surface. The plurality of blind holes are arranged in an auxetic configuration in the outer surface. Each hole in the plurality of holes extends towards the inner surface. The plurality of blind holes is arranged in a pattern that provides a tunable performance characteristic. The patterns of blind holes vary between different regions of the midsole component to provide different types of responses in the different regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Tory M. Cross, Bryan N. Farris, Elizabeth Langvin
  • Patent number: 11447900
    Abstract: An apparatus for making surgical braids comprises a plurality of bobbin carrier assemblies. An active track engages at least some of the bobbin carrier assemblies. A passive track arranged to selectively engage at least one of the bobbin assemblies, and a gate positioned between the active track and the passive track. The gate defines an inter-track path and an intra-track path. The gate has an open position wherein the inter-track path is aligned between the active and passive tracks. The gate further has a closed position wherein the intra-track path is aligned with the active track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: EverestMedica LLC
    Inventor: Brock P. Allen
  • Patent number: 11447901
    Abstract: A method of making a surgical braid. The method comprises moving a plurality of bobbins along an active track, the active track being an endless track; and selectively moving a bobbin to a passive track while continuing to move the remaining bobbins along the active track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: EverestMedica LLC
    Inventor: Brock P. Allen
  • Patent number: 11439206
    Abstract: A method of making an article of footwear with a braided upper is disclosed. The method includes overbraiding a last to form a braided upper and cutting a bottom opening in the braided upper to remove the last. The bottom opening is cut so as to leave a bottom peripheral portion on the bottom side of the braided upper. A midsole is attached directly to the bottom peripheral portion using a bonding agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Under Armour, Inc.
    Inventor: Craig Santos
  • Patent number: 11432616
    Abstract: A method of customizing the sole structure of an article of footwear includes providing a sole structure with a sole component having an inner surface and an opposite-facing outer surface. The sole component includes a plurality of inner recesses extending from the inner surface and a plurality of outer recesses extending from the outer surface, the plurality of inner recesses include a blind-hole inner recess, the plurality of outer recesses include a blind-hole outer recess, and the blind-hole inner recess is generally aligned with the blind hole outer recess along a vertical direction. The method further includes adjusting the flexibility of the sole component by selectively cutting or removing material from one or both of the blind-hole inner recess and the blind-hole outer recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Tory M. Cross, Kevin W. Hoffer, David P. Jones, Patrick B. Kirschner, Elizabeth Langvin, James C. Meschter
  • Patent number: 11434590
    Abstract: A protective braided sleeve and method of construction are provided. The braided sleeve includes a seamless, circumferentially continuous, tubular wall extending lengthwise along a central longitudinal axis between opposite ends. The wall includes a plurality of yarns braided with one another. At least one of the yarns is activatable to lock the plurality of yarns in fixed relation with one another to inhibit the expansion of the wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Powertrain LLC
    Inventor: David A. Harris
  • Patent number: 11425952
    Abstract: A helmet having a cheek pad is provided. The helmet for use with the cheek air pad includes an outer shell having an inside surface, an inner liner surrounding the head of the user and operatively mounted to the helmet outer shell, a chin bar disposed below the face visor, the chin bar having an inside surface facing toward the person when wearing the helmet and a breath guard. The inner liner generally has an inner face and a transparent face visor is attached to the helmet outer shell. The cheek pad is preferably embodied as a deformable element extending upwardly and/or inwardly from the helmet inner liner on the right and/or left inner side of the face visor or goggles. The deformable element is configured to be in contact with the face of the user and the inner edge of the breath guard and the inner liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: KIMPEX INC.
    Inventors: Robert Handfield, Nicolas Bouchard-Fortin
  • Patent number: 11427958
    Abstract: A braided structure that includes a core and a sheath is provided. The core includes a yarn formed at least in part from an aromatic polymer (e.g., an aromatic polyester/liquid crystalline polymer or an aramid polymer), and the sheath, which includes a plurality of ultra high molecular weight polyolefin yarns, is braided around the core. The sheath has an overall diameter ranging from about 60 micrometers to about 650 micrometers. Despite its small diameter, the braided structure can be creep resistant and abrasion resistant while at the same time exhibiting low elongation, a high load at break, and high stiffness. The braided structure can be used in medical applications such as sutures, load bearing orthopedic applications, artificial tendons/ligaments, fixation devices, actuation cables, components for tissue repair, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: ATEX Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Wesley Jessup, Paul Louis Van Hulle
  • Patent number: 11427959
    Abstract: A rubber-reinforcing cord (10) includes a first fiber strand (11) and a plurality of second fiber strands (12) disposed around the first fiber strand (11). The second fiber strand (12) has a tensile elastic modulus higher by 20 GPa or more than that of the first fiber strand (11).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: NIPPON SHEET GLASS COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Shinya Katagiri
  • Patent number: 11414792
    Abstract: In the method according to the invention, a wire (11) provided with teeth (15) passes sequentially through a first inductor (16) and a second inductor (18). The inductors (16, 18) function at different frequencies and generate different temperatures. The first inductor (16) heats in particular the base section (17), which is not to be hardened, to a high temperature below the austenitizing temperature range. The second inductor (18) heats the teeth (15) to a still higher second temperature within the austenitizing temperature range. Defined, hardened teeth of consistently high quality result at quenching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Groz-Beckert KG
    Inventors: Johannes Bruske, Peter Meinert, Carmen Goltermann, Bernd Binder
  • Patent number: 11414793
    Abstract: A method is provided for manufacturing an elastic core yarn in which a core comprises an elastic fiber and a continuous yarn arranged along the elastic fiber, and in which a covering yarn of such a natural material as flax, hemp, ramié, bamboo, jute, is helically wrapped about the core. A step of helically wrapping the core with the covering yarn is carried out in such a way that a number T of coils covering yarn is formed about a length unit of the elastic fiber larger than a predetermined minimum value depending on the linear mass density Nm of covering yarn, and that the covering yarn becomes twisted with a final twist direction “S” or “Z” that is opposite to an initial twist direction “Z” or “S”, respectively. The step of wrapping is performed in a wrapping space enclosed within a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Inventor: Paolo Benelli
  • Patent number: 11399982
    Abstract: Goggles and eyewear with various features may be described herein. Such goggles and eyewear may include lenses that allow for the installation of larger roll-off films, adjustable nose sections to increase comfort of a wearer, sweat management systems that include a permeable gasket and a gutter, lens attachment systems, and co-molded frames of multiple different materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Inventors: Michael D. Young, Dennis C. Tan, Ludovic Francis Boinnard
  • Patent number: 11401656
    Abstract: A two-layer multi-strand cord (60) comprises an internal layer (CI) of the cord made up of J>1 internal strands (TI) and an external layer (CE) of the cord made up of L>1 external strands (TE). The cord satisfies the relationship 100?MC?175, where MC=(J×MI+L×ME)/(J+L); MI=200×cos4(?)×[Q×(D1/2)2×cos4(?)+N×(D2/2)2×cos4(?)]/[Q×(D1/2)2+N×(D2/2)2]; and ME=200×cos4(??)×[Q?×(D1?/2)2×cos4(??)+N?×(D2?/2)2×cos4(??)]/[Q?×(D1?/2)2+N?×(D2?/2)2], where D1, D1?, D2, D2? are in mm, ? and ?? are the helix angle of each internal and external strand (TI), ? and ?? are the helix angle of each internal thread (F1, F1?), and ? and ?? are the helix angle of each external thread (F2, F2?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Emmanuel Clement, Romain Barbat, Marianna Chevalley, Alexandre Gianetti, Stephane Laurent
  • Patent number: 11401657
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for filling in a tension member in particular for conveyor belts, in particular a tension member which is configured as a steel cable. The method is intended to allow the full penetration of the tension member structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: ContiTech Transportbandsysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Florian Lotz, Marius Dreier, Harald Koch, Iordanis Pavlidis
  • Patent number: 11390968
    Abstract: A drawing apparatus for air spinning machines with multiple feeds includes independent introducer elements that feed simultaneously at least two separate slivers of textile fiber. A first drive roller intercepts a first sliver and a second drive roller intercepts the second sliver. The drive rollers may be operated at different speeds of rotation, to perform different degrees of drawing of the two slivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Inventors: Fabio D'Agnolo, Luca Deotto, Luca De Vecchi, Luigi Gorgatti
  • Patent number: 11384454
    Abstract: A drawing and spinning apparatus of mixed yarns for air spinning machines with multiple feeds comprises at least a first and a second introducer element, an air spinning device, a drawing device, interposed between the introducer elements and the air spinning device, an air spinning chamber, an introducer nozzle shaped to receive the webs from the drawing device into respective insertion channels and introduce the webs into the spinning chamber according to a longitudinal feeding direction. With respect to a cross-section plane perpendicular to the longitudinal feed direction, groove bottoms of each of the two insertion channels of the webs into the chamber are aligned along a segment which is offset by an eccentricity with respect to a geometric centre of the chamber itself, through which a symmetry axis of the spinning chamber passes, the eccentricity being less than 5% of a maximum diameter of the spinning chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: SAVIO MACCHINE TESSILI S.P.A.
    Inventors: Fabio D'Agnolo, Luca Deotto