Patents Examined by Shibin Liang
  • Patent number: 11433616
    Abstract: Apparatus (1) for additively manufacturing three-dimensional objects (2) by means of successive layerwise selective irradiation and consolidation of layers of a powdered build material (3) which can be consolidated by means of an energy beam (4), the apparatus (1) comprising a process chamber (8) and a stream generating device (9) configured to generate a gaseous fluid stream at least partly streaming through the process chamber (8), the gaseous fluid stream being capable of being charged with non-consolidated particulate build material, particularly smoke or smoke residues generated during operation of the apparatus (1), while streaming through the process chamber (8), wherein the stream generating (9) device comprises at least two separate stream generating units (13, 14) each being configured to generate a respective gaseous fluid stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: CONCEPT LASER GMBH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Lauer, Christian Diller, Viktor Engel, Andreas Ullrich, Jens Stammberger
  • Patent number: 11427935
    Abstract: A passive intermittent rotating assembly can automatically adjust a part of a cleaning material when the cleaning material cleans a spinning jet each time and that can stably operate in a high-voltage environment. The passive intermittent rotating assembly includes a plurality of first abutment members and second abutment members being arranged respectively at an inner side and outer side of the main wheel along the circumferential direction, and being separated from each other to form gaps for a push portion of a push member to pass through. Each of the first abutment members includes a first inner-side abutment portion and a first outer-side abutment portion provided for abutting against the push portion. Each of the second abutment members includes a second inner-side abutment portion and a second outer-side abutment portion provided for abutting against the push portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: TAIPEI MEDICAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: How Tseng
  • Patent number: 11427032
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a tire tread comprising a tread cap comprising at least one tread cap rubber compound, at least three circumferential grooves, wherein at least portions of the sidewalls and the bottom of each of said grooves are formed by a circumferential groove reinforcement, and wherein a first groove reinforcement of a groove laterally next to the equatorial plane of the tire comprises a first reinforcement rubber compound which has a higher hardness than the tread cap rubber compound, and wherein a second groove reinforcement of a groove with a larger lateral distance to the equatorial plane of the tire than the first groove, comprises a second reinforcement rubber compound which has a higher hardness than the tread cap rubber compound and a lower hardness than the second reinforcement rubber compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: THE GOODYEAR TIRE & RUBBER COMPANY
    Inventors: Claude Schweitzer, Jean-Louis Marie Felicien Thomas, Bodo Ahrens
  • Patent number: 11426922
    Abstract: Systems and methods for simultaneously forming and filling a container are provided where a pressure source is accelerated from an initial state to attain a predefined process speed while applying pressure to a volume of fluid. The volume of fluid is fluidly coupled to a preform upon attaining the predefined process speed, the pressure source directs at least a portion of the volume of fluid into the preform and stretching the preform to form the container, where the container includes at least the portion of the volume of fluid. The volume of fluid is fluidly decoupled from the container and the pressure source is then decelerated from the predefined process speed toward the initial state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: DISCMA AG
    Inventors: Richard Sieradzki, G. David Lisch, Jr., Gregory Carpenter
  • Patent number: 11420390
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing system is disclosed for use in fabricating a structure. The additive manufacturing system may include a support, and a print head configured to discharge a material and being operatively connected to and moveable by the support in a normal travel direction during material discharge. The print head may include a module located at a trailing side of the discharging material relative to the normal travel direction and being configured to compact the material and expose the material to a cure energy at a tool center point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Continuous Composites Inc.
    Inventors: Marcus Raye Vincent Brodie, Kyle Frank Cummings, Andrew Michael Stulc, Nathan Andrew Stranberg, Brock Jahner, Stephen Tyler Wilson
  • Patent number: 11407163
    Abstract: A blow molding device includes: a tubular-shaped nozzle; a tubular-shaped sealing body configured to be displaced between closing and opening positions; and a stretching rod surrounded by the sealing body. The sealing body includes a tubular wall, which has a drawing-in hole extending from one end to another end, the one end being open at a lower end of the tubular wall, and the other end being open at an outer circumferential surface of the tubular wall. The nozzle has a drawing-in path configured to communicate with the other end of the drawing-in hole when the sealing body is in the closing position. The blow molding device further includes a fluid drawing-in source configured to draw in the incompressive fluid from the drawing-in path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Shiokawa, Hideaki Hoshino, Yuichi Okuyama
  • Patent number: 11407255
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire includes: main grooves in a tread, extending in a circumferential direction in alignment in a lateral direction, defining a center land on an equatorial plane and middle lands on outer sides in the lateral direction; a sipe formed in the center land communicating with a center main groove and terminating within the center land, the sipe bending halfway through its length; a circumferential narrow groove in each of the middle lands dividing the middle lands into a rib-shaped middle inner land and a middle outer land; and lug grooves formed in the middle outer land in alignment in the circumferential direction, communicating with a shoulder main groove and the circumferential narrow groove and dividing the middle outer land into blocks. A width d1 of the middle inner land and a groove width d2 of the circumferential narrow groove satisfy a relationship of 0.1?d2/d1?0.4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Masahiro Ebiko
  • Patent number: 11400651
    Abstract: According to one example there is provided a method for three-dimensional printing. The method comprises forming a pile of build material on a heatable plate adjacent a spreader, heating the pile of build material by contact with the heatable plate, and spreading the heated pile of build material on a support platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Adrien Chiron, Esteve Comas, Diego Javier Mostaccio
  • Patent number: 11400762
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire includes: a center lug groove extending in a lateral direction in a center land portion, the center lug groove connecting to two main groves at both ends; an outer middle lug groove extending in the lateral direction in an outer middle land portion, the outer middle lug groove connecting to two main groves at both ends; and an inner middle lug groove extending in the lateral direction in an inner middle land portion, the inner middle lug groove including an end connecting to the main groove of the two main grooves located inward in the lateral direction and the other end terminating within the inner middle land portion; and the center lug groove and the outer middle lug groove each including a central region in a length direction including a sipe portion, the sipe portion including a sipe with a chamfered opening portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Masatoshi Kuriyama
  • Patent number: 11400631
    Abstract: The invention relates to an extruder system and a method for extruding cord reinforced extrudate, in particular for tire components, wherein the extruder system comprises an extruder head with flow channels for receiving an extrusion material from an extruder, a die for receiving said extrusion material from the flow channels and a cord guide for guiding cords side-by-side in a cord plane into the die, wherein the extruder head is provided with an insertion slot that extends in an insertion direction parallel to the cord plane through the extruder head, wherein the flow channels debouch into the insertion slot at a flow area, wherein the insertion slot is arranged for receiving the die and the cord guide in the insertion direction into a die position downstream of the flow area and a cord guide position upstream of the flow area, respectively, with respect to the insertion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: VMI HOLLAND B.V.
    Inventors: Gerben Mulder, Simon Benedikt Wachter
  • Patent number: 11400770
    Abstract: A pneumatic tyre (1) for decreasing running noise in a low temperature environment includes a noise damper (20) made of a porous material and fixed to a tyre inner cavity surface (16) of a tread portion (2). In the noise damper (20), hardness under a 25% compression load measured in accordance with Japanese Industrial standard JIS K6400-2 in an atmosphere of ?60 degrees Celsius is 110 kPa or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Takahiro Kawachi
  • Patent number: 11400637
    Abstract: A liquid blow molding method of molding a synthetic resin preform having a mouth portion into a liquid container of a predetermined shape, including: an air-liquid replacement step of supplying a liquid into the preform from the mouth portion through a blow nozzle and discharging the air inside the preform to the outside; an air-liquid separation step of separating the air from the liquid inside the preform by vibrating the preform; and a blow molding step of molding the preform into a container of a predetermined shape by supplying a pressurized liquid into the preform from the mouth portion through the blow nozzle, after the air-liquid separation step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mitsuru Shiokawa, Yuichi Okuyama
  • Patent number: 11396145
    Abstract: Provided are a method and a device for producing a pultruded material that improve the homogeneity of a thermosetting resin. The device for producing a pultruded material comprises a first opening section, a second opening section, a closing section, a tension-applying section, an impregnating section, and a mold. The first opening section and the second opening section open a bundle of reinforcing fibers and thereby obtain a bundle of reinforcing fibers. The closing section closes the bundle of opened reinforcing fibers and thereby obtains a bundle of reinforcing fibers. The tension-applying section applies tension along the direction in which the reinforcing fibers extend to the bundle of reinforcing fibers that pass through the closing section. The impregnating section impregnates the bundle of reinforcing fibers with a thermosetting resin. The mold pultrudes the bundle of reinforcing fibers that have been impregnated with the thermosetting resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Shunichi Morishima, Toshio Kozasa, Masatake Hatano, Kazuaki Kishimoto, Yukio Takeuchi, Masayuki Yamashita, Hitoshi Ojika
  • Patent number: 11390008
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semi-crystalline article from at least one pseudo-amorphous polymer including a poly aryl ether ketone, such as PEKK, including a softening step, wherein the at least one pseudo-amorphous polymer is heated to a temperature above its glass transition temperature to soften the polymer, and a crystallization step, wherein the at least one pseudo-amorphous polymer is heated to a temperature between its glass transition temperature and melting temperature, the pseudo-amorphous polymer being placed on a mold during either the softening step or the crystallization step before at least some crystallization takes place. The method results in articles demonstrating increased opacity, increased crystallinity, increased thermal resistance, improved chemical resistance, and improved mechanical properties over articles formed by traditional thermoforming processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Arkema Inc.
    Inventors: Bruce Clay, Timothy A. Spahr, Philippe Bussi, Richard Audry, Jason M. Lyons, Yves Deyrail
  • Patent number: 11390121
    Abstract: Provided is a tire in which a tread half portion has a circumferential groove and land portions, an outline of a tread surface of the tread half portion includes circular arcs, the circular arc having a minimum radius of curvature is present within the outline of the land portion adjacent to a tread edge, the tread half portion has a base rubber layer, and a cap rubber layer, the base rubber layer has a lower storage modulus than the cap rubber layer, and an end of the layer in a tire width direction on a tread edge side is located in a region extending as much as 0.06 times a ground contact width of the tread half portion on each of both tire widthwise sides of a center of a tire widthwise length of an outline portion occupied by the circular arc having the minimum radius of curvature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventor: Tomohiro Hiraishi
  • Patent number: 11365028
    Abstract: A method of injection molding a test tube-shaped preform for biaxial stretch blow molding includes supplying a major material resin from outer and inner flow paths to a combined flow path for a predetermined time and rate. For a period of time within a range of the predetermined time period during which the major material resin is supplied, the intermediate layer resin is simultaneously supplied from the middle flow path to the combined flow path at a second predetermined supplying rate. A columnar laminated molten resin is injected into a cavity of a metal mold connected to a tip of the nozzle through a gate to fill the cavity, the columnar laminated molten resin being composed of the major material resin and the intermediate layer resin formed in the major material resin in a laminated manner that are combined into a columnar shape at the combined flow path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: YOSHINO KOGYOSHO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Hosokoshiyama, Junichi Chiba, Seiji Iso
  • Patent number: 11364745
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire includes, in a tread portion, main grooves extending in a circumferential direction; ribs defined by the main grooves; at least one rib comprising sipes extending in a lateral direction; the sipes comprising a chamfered sipe with a chamfer portion provided on at least one edge, and a non-chamfered sipe with no chamfer portion provided on an edge; the chamfered sipe comprising one end portion terminating in the at least one rib and another end portion communicating with one of the main grooves located on either side of the at least one rib; a plurality of the chamfered sipes communicating with one of the main grooves located on either side of the at least one rib being alternately disposed in the circumferential direction; and the non-chamfered sipe being disposed close to the chamfered sipe on at least one side in the circumferential direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Masatoshi Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11358331
    Abstract: A system is disclosed for additively manufacturing a composite structure. The system may include a print head configured to discharge a continuous reinforcement that is at least partially coated in a matrix, and a compactor configured to compact the continuous reinforcement and the matrix. The system may also include a cure enhancer configured to direct a path of cure energy toward the matrix after discharge, wherein the path of cure energy passes through at least a portion of the compactor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Continuous Composites inc.
    Inventors: Kyle Frank Cummings, Marcus Raye Vincent Brodie, Samuel VanDenBerg, Ryan C. Stockett
  • Patent number: 11351712
    Abstract: A blow molding method includes: performing a primary blowing on a resin preform to form an intermediate molded product; and performing a final blowing on the intermediate molded product to form a final molded product, and at least one step of performing the primary blowing and the final blowing includes a thinning step of continuously repeatedly performing, within a predetermined time, steps of: stretching an object by blowing; and contracting stretched parts of the object by exhausting blown air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiteru Oike, Daizaburo Takehana, Yasuo Ozaki
  • Patent number: 11339247
    Abstract: This disclosure provides new methods, compositions, containers, preforms, and designs for refillable carbonated soft drink bottles having improved caustic stress cracking resistance. The method of this disclosure combine the use of PET-based co-polyester resin that incorporates a cyclic hydrocarbon diacid co-monomer and/or a cyclic hydrocarbon diol comonomer, with a bottle design incorporating a petaloid base, for unexpectedly enhanced performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: The Coca-Cola Company
    Inventors: Ronald D. Moffitt, Yu Shi, Jasmeet Kaur