Patents Examined by Timothy G Hemingway
  • Patent number: 12011854
    Abstract: Fiber-composite parts that incorporate a very thin electrical circuit, and a method for making the parts via compression molding, are disclosed. The electrical circuit is encapsulated by a film having a melting point that exceeds the maximum temperature to which the film is exposed during compression molding. The electrical circuit is disposed in a composite ply, in a lay-up of composite plies, and electrical leads are routed through the composite plies so that the lead are accessible in the molded fiber-composite part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2024
    Assignee: Arris Composites Inc.
    Inventors: Ethan Escowitz, Riley Reese, Andrew Mathews, J. Scott Perkins
  • Patent number: 11999831
    Abstract: An aluminum borate whisker reinforced and toughened non-metallic matrix composite is provided, which specifically includes a non-metallic material reinforced and toughened with aluminum borate whiskers. The composite exhibits a higher bending strength and fracture toughness and a higher wear resistance. A method for preparing the composite is also provided. The method includes mixing the aluminum borate whiskers and the non-metallic material to form a mixture; and sintering the mixture by a vacuum hot press method, or molding the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignees: Chongqing University of Science and Technology, Chongqing Stio Measurement & Control Tech Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Bi Jia, Jinliang Shi, Zhigang Zou, Yong Zhou, Yongjiang Di, Yin Liu, Yue Shi, Huichao He, Rong Wang, Xueyi Wang, Hao Tian, Jun Zhu, Rui Tang, Xingyu Chen, Danxia Zhang
  • Patent number: 12002942
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a rechargeable battery includes forming a mixture layer and an insulating layer on an electrode substrate having an edge extending in a specified direction so that an exposed portion where the electrode substrate is exposed extends between the edge and the insulating layer; pressing the mixture layer; and stretching an extension portion, located between the edge and the mixture layer, and the insulating layer in the specified direction. The stretching includes applying a stress greater than or equal to yield stress of the electrode substrate or greater than or equal to 0.2% proof stress of the electrode substrate and less than tensile strength of the electrode substrate to the extension portion, and applying a stress greater than or equal to yield stress of the insulating layer or greater than or equal to 0.2% proof stress of the insulating layer to the insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignees: PRIMEARTH EV ENERGY CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, PRIME PLANET ENERGY & SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Masakazu Umehara, Naomichi Ishikawa, Naoto Ooshiro, Yuuki Kudou, Hideki Hayashi, Hiroki Yamada, Naoya Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 11993031
    Abstract: A single stage OPF-to-carbon preform shape forming method includes positioning an oxidized PAN fiber preform with a female forming tool, positioning a vacuum bag over the oxidized PAN fiber preform, and vacuum forming the oxidized PAN fiber preform into a shaped body. The vacuum formed shaped body (while still in the shape forming fixture) may be loaded into a carbonization furnace and carbonized. The vacuum bag may be burned away in the carbonization furnace during carbonization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: John S. Linck, Katherine E. Waugh
  • Patent number: 11961990
    Abstract: Embodiments described in this application relate generally to a system, an apparatus and/or methods for manufacturing electrodes by infusion electrolyte into compacted electrode materials. In some embodiments, a working electrode materials can be produced using an infusion mixing and manufacturing process. In some embodiments, a single-sided finished electrode can be produced directly from a dry powder mixture using an infusion mixing and manufacturing process. In some embodiments, a double-sided finished electrode can be produced directly from a dry powder mixture using an infusion mixing and manufacturing process. The electrodes produced by an infusion mixing and manufacturing process generally perform better than those produced by non-infusion processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignees: 24M Technologies, Inc., Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Naoki Ota, Takaaki Fukushima, Yutaka Wakai, Motoi Tamaki, Sean Simon, Nicholas Varamo, Duy Le, Taison Tan, Hiromitsu Mishima
  • Patent number: 11938670
    Abstract: A method of forming a thermoplastic plastic component includes applying an amount of pigmented powder to a sheet of thermoplastic, heating the sheet of thermoplastic to a selected temperature, melting the amount of pigmented powder on the sheet of thermoplastic to form a coating, re-heating the sheet of thermoplastic to another selected temperature, positioning the sheet of thermoplastic over a pattern, and vacuum forming the sheet of thermoplastic to form the sheet of thermoplastic into the pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Thomas E. Houck, Martin Aaron Butkovich
  • Patent number: 11925569
    Abstract: A material that can be formed into a porous prosthetic sleeve liner that provides particularly useful benefits for prosthetics. The material is breathable and sweat-absorbing, thus minimizing skin morbidity when used as a prosthetic liner. The material can include hydrophilic-lined continuous pores within a hydrophobic polymer, wherein the hydrophilic lining is crosslinked together with the hydrophobic polymer via non-degradable covalent interactions using chain crosslinkers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Arrowhead Center, Inc.
    Inventors: Robyn Marks, Reza Foudazi, Neda Sanatkaran, Ryan Zowada
  • Patent number: 11929481
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a rechargeable battery includes forming a mixture layer and an insulating layer on an electrode substrate having an edge extending in a specified direction so that an exposed portion where the electrode substrate is exposed extends between the edge and the insulating layer; pressing the mixture layer; and stretching an extension portion, located between the edge and the mixture layer, and the insulating layer in the specified direction. The stretching includes applying a stress greater than or equal to yield stress of the electrode substrate or greater than or equal to 0.2% proof stress of the electrode substrate and less than tensile strength of the electrode substrate to the extension portion, and applying a stress greater than or equal to yield stress of the insulating layer or greater than or equal to 0.2% proof stress of the insulating layer to the insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignees: PRIMEARTH EV ENERGY CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA, PRIME PLANET ENERGY & SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Masakazu Umehara, Naomichi Ishikawa, Naoto Ooshiro, Yuuki Kudou, Hideki Hayashi, Hiroki Yamada, Naoya Kishimoto
  • Patent number: 11919210
    Abstract: A method of injecting potting material into at least a portion of a workpiece, comprises positioning a potting press, containing the potting material, over a target area of the workpiece. The target area contains openings, passing entirely through the workpiece. Simultaneously with positioning the potting press over the target area of the workpiece, the potting material is injected into each one of the openings within the target area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Jeffrey R. Appleyard
  • Patent number: 11919220
    Abstract: Systems and methods of indicating to a line worker when there is a defective zipper profile extruded onto a generally flat plastic web while moving in a feed direction in a re-sealable container production line. The system includes a sensor for detecting the defective zipper profile and a web distortion device that actuates in response to the sensor detecting the defect. The web distortion device keeps the web bunched together while it spools onto a roll support device located downstream thereby making it readily apparent to a line worker that the bunched segment contains the defective segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: INTEPLAST GROUP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brett Box, Collin Lansdale, Trevor Luckemeyer, Alan Mosley, William D. Santana, Clayton Crosby
  • Patent number: 11911946
    Abstract: An injection molding machine capable of changing the position of the supply hole of the resin material in a cylinder as appropriate is provided. An injection molding machine according to one aspect of the present disclosure includes: a supply hole through which a resin material is supplied to an inside of a cylinder, the supply hole being formed in a side wall part of the cylinder; and a closing part that, when a torpedo piston moves to a side of an other end part of the cylinder in order to plasticize the resin material, moves together with the torpedo piston and closes the supply hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yasuhiro Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 11872721
    Abstract: A method for producing a conductive honeycomb structure includes: a forming step of extruding a forming raw material to obtain a honeycomb formed body; a drying step of drying the honeycomb formed body to obtain a honeycomb dried body; and a firing step of firing the honeycomb dried body to obtain a honeycomb fired body. The forming step includes controlling a volume fraction of a portion that can form pores of the honeycomb formed body so that an absolute value of a difference in the volume fraction of the portion that can form the pores in predetermined regions of the honeycomb formed body relative to a previously set, predetermined porosity of the honeycomb fired body is within 0.5%. The predetermined porosity is a porosity preset for each of the predetermined regions of the honeycomb fired body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Moriaki Matoba, Masahiro Tokuda, Hiroki Kitabayashi
  • Patent number: 11872746
    Abstract: Photoresponsive materials for use with a volumetric additive manufacturing system are described herein. Some embodiments of photoresponsive materials described herein include at least one constituent selected from the group consisting of (i) a thiol-containing siloxane prepolymer, (ii) a vinyl-containing siloxane prepolymer, (iii) a reinforcing filler, (iv) a photoinitiator (v) a polymerization inhibitor. Various methods of using the same photoresponsive materials in additive manufacturing processes, such as volumetric additive manufacturing, are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDERALE DE LAUSANNE (EPFL)
    Inventors: Paul Delrot, Damien Loterie, Christophe Moser
  • Patent number: 11820882
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method for preparing a low-cost fully-biodegradable plant fiber starch tableware. A plant cellulose material containing dregs of Scutellaria baicalensis is modified to obtain a modified plant fiber starch blank. Konjac gum is subjected to pulverization and ultrafine pulverization to obtain a colloidal binder combined with a deacetylated konjac gum. The colloidal binder is mixed with the modified plant fiber starch blank to obtain a mixture. The mixture is subjected to foam molding in a forming mold to obtain the low-cost fully-biodegradable plant fiber starch tableware.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignees: CHINA YUNHONG HOLDINGS CO., LTD., Guozhong Xinghe Biomedical Technology Co., Ltd., Yunhong Environmental Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yubao Li, Jingren He, Dong Wu, Shuxin Ye, Sijia Jiang, Rui Zhang
  • Patent number: 11767643
    Abstract: A concrete finishing and forming machine adapted for rail trackbed deck construction accommodates various plinths and channels needed for light rail construction. The adjustably configurable machine comprises a rigid frame disposed above a deck by vertically upright, adjustable jack stands supported at their bottoms by wheeled, powered bogies adapted to traverse upon suitable rails on opposite sides of the deck. The jack-stands may be connected to supporting swing arms that extend from pivot sleeves enabling the jack stands to angularly swing out from the frame. A slidable carriage that is longitudinally displaceable within the frame supports at least one downwardly extending, vertically adjustable paving head having a tool that, when immersed within wet concrete and then horizontally displaced, strikes off elongated, smoothed channels resembling pathways upon the concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: Allen Engineering Corp.
    Inventor: Edward Andrew Waldon
  • Patent number: 11597812
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for preparing an ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) composite material including the following steps: providing a substrate material having medical grade ultra high molecular weight polyethylene powders, drying the substrate material to obtain fully dried UHMWPE powders, and pressing the fully dried UHMWPE powders to form a UHMWPE board; immersing the UHMWPE board into a graphene oxide solution and performing an ultrasonic induction by an ultrasonic processor such that the graphene oxide solution infiltrates into the UHMWPE substrate to obtain an ultra high molecular weight polyethylene composite material with excellent biocompatibility and tribological properties. The graphene oxide can be adsorbed and evenly spread on the surface of UHMWPE substrate by ultrasonic induction to form a lubricating film which can effectively reduce wear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: Jiangnan University
    Inventors: Xiaojin Miao, Meiping Wu, Peipei Lu, Xin Liu, Hang Wang, Xiu Ye