Patents Examined by Timothy Kennedy
  • Patent number: 11325831
    Abstract: CNT foams and methods are provided. The methods may include forming, in a non-solvent liquid, a suspension of CNTs and particles of a pyrolytic polymer; removing the non-solvent liquid; and removing the particles of the pyrolytic polymer to produce a CNT foam having cells that at least substantially correspond to the dimensions of the particles of the pyrolytic polymer. CNT foams having porous structures also are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: The Florida State University Research Foundation, Inc.
    Inventor: Mei Zhang
  • Patent number: 11325309
    Abstract: A three-dimensional printing system for manufacturing a three-dimensional article includes a chassis, a door, and a plurality of latches. The chassis defines an internal process chamber and a vertical opening for accessing the internal process chamber. A peripheral seal surrounds the vertical opening. The plurality of latches are arranged around the peripheral seal. The latches individually include a hook. The vertical door is mounted to the chassis by a linkage. The door includes a plurality of laterally extending pins individually corresponding to the latches. The pins have locations along the door to be individually engaged by the latches when the door is positioned in the closed position. The latches are individually configured to rotate the hooks around a second lateral axis (Y) when the door is positioned in the closed position with the door closing over the opening to secure the door with respect to a first lateral axis (X).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Layerwise NV
    Inventors: Luc Cuyt, Brawley Valkenborgs, Jonas Van Vaerenbergh, Jan Van Rompay
  • Patent number: 11325293
    Abstract: An insert molding includes a lithium-ion battery, temperature measurement element and a pressure measurement element disposed close to the lithium-ion battery to sense temperature and pressure around the lithium-ion battery during insert molding; and a molding resin that covers the lithium-ion battery, the temperature measurement element, the pressure measurement element and a cover member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Takanori Ishihama
  • Patent number: 11318798
    Abstract: A wheel for a racing bicycle including a rim with a rim body having a rim well and lateral rim flanks provided with rim flanges, the rim flanges showing bulges protruding inwardly, each defining an undercut at the pertaining rim flange. A tire with two circumferential tire beads is accommodated on the rim body between the rim flanges, the tire beads bearing against the inside of the rim flanges and entering the undercut at the bulges of the rim flanges. A tire retaining device is included which is disposed in the internal space between the tire and the rim well. The tire retaining device includes an insert member having a hollow space that extends between the tire beads and contains a radially outwardly peripheral wall and a radially inwardly peripheral wall, wherein at least the radially inwardly peripheral wall extends continuously across an inner axial width of the insert member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: DT SWISS INC.
    Inventors: Matthias Meier, Paul Schuler, Andreas Tschanz, Martin Walthert
  • Patent number: 11318722
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing a polymer film, the method comprising the steps of: drying a polymer precursor to form a precursor film; and curing the precursor film to form a polymer film, wherein the drying is performed such that the content of a solvent remaining in the precursor film after the drying is 30% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Seung-Min Jeon, Weon-Jung Choi, Sang-Yoon Park, Jin-Hyung Park
  • Patent number: 11322901
    Abstract: An injection mold for molding an electrical connector assembly which includes a plurality of terminals, a clamping component located above the plurality of the terminals, and a base body fastened to the plurality of the terminals and the clamping component. The injection mold includes a lower mold and an upper mold. The lower mold has a plurality of lower terminal grooves. Lower portions of the plurality of the terminals are placed in the plurality of the lower terminal grooves. The clamping component is placed on the lower mold. The upper mold is engaged with and mounted on the lower mold. A molding cavity is formed between the upper mold and the lower mold. The upper mold has a plurality of upper terminal grooves. Upper portions of the plurality of the terminals are placed in the plurality of the upper terminal grooves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventors: Yun-Feng Zhang, Zhi-Bin Dong, Feng Zhu
  • Patent number: 11312044
    Abstract: The invention relates to a casting apparatus (1) for the production of a cast sheet (10) of homogenized tobacco material, said casting system comprising: ?a casting box (4) adapted to contain a slurry of the homogenized tobacco material; ?a movable support (7); ?a casting system adapted to deposit the slurry contained in the casting box (4) onto the movable support (7) so as to form the cast sheet (10); ?a sensor (30) to detect a thickness of the cast sheet (10); ?wherein the sensor (30) includes a slider (33) comprising a planar surface (36) adapted to be in contact to a top surface of the cast sheet and a height detector (38) adapted to measure the height of the planar surface (36) so as to derive the thickness of the cast sheet (10). The invention also relates to a method to measure the thickness of a homogenized tobacco sheet (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Philip Morris Products S.A.
    Inventors: Michel Borloz, Yann Richard
  • Patent number: 11305584
    Abstract: Crown of a tire for a heavy vehicle that is desensitized to attacks. The tire (1) comprises tread (2) having a median degree of surface siping TLC, expressed in m/m2, equal to the ratio between the cumulative length LDC of the cuts (21), present in a median portion of tread of axial width WC, and the median area AC of the radially outer surface (23) of the tread (2), and protective reinforcement (4) comprising at least two protective layers (41, 42) that are formed of elastic metallic reinforcers and have a maximum breaking strength Rmax, expressed in daN/m, such that the median degree of surface siping TLC of tread (2) is at least equal to 5 m/m2 and a coupling ratio CC, equal to the ratio between the maximum breaking strength Rmax and the median degree of surface siping TLC, is at least equal to 18 000 daN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: Alain Domingo, Olivier Spinnler
  • Patent number: 11305478
    Abstract: A multi-sheet component for a utility vehicle that includes at least one gap between at least two of the sheets, thereby providing a component that enhances worker safety by increasing component stiffness and reducing component thickness. The component is manufactured through multi-sheet thermoforming and uses a conical frustum corrugation to increase stiffness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventors: Ryan J. McKinney, Brad Harju
  • Patent number: 11305586
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire includes a plurality of main grooves extending in a tire circumferential direction, and a plurality of land portions that are partitioned by the plurality of main grooves; the plurality of land portions include at least one shoulder land portion arranged in outwardmost fashion in a tire width direction; the at least one shoulder land portion comprises a plurality of width grooves of groove width not less than 2 mm; and at least one of the plurality of width grooves extends as far as an outside end in the tire width direction of the at least one shoulder land portion and comprises, at a location toward the exterior in the tire width direction from a contact patch end, a wide portion at which groove width increases toward a groove bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Shingo Kuwano
  • Patent number: 11305503
    Abstract: A method of producing a wind turbine rotor blade. The wind turbine rotor blade has at least an inner blade portion and an outer blade portion, as well as a connecting element. The inner blade portion is wound on a winding form having a first and a second winding portion. The first and second winding portions are releasably fixed to each other by way of a screw connection. The second winding portion is of a conical configuration so that after winding of the inner blade portion a sleeve is produced at an end of the inner blade portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Wobben Properties GmbH
    Inventor: Falko Bürkner
  • Patent number: 11291247
    Abstract: The invention provides an illuminating handheld smoking article that generally includes a handheld body, an LED cover, an LED assembly, an LED activation assembly, and a self-contained power source. This article overcomes the disadvantages of detection, short battery life, and difficulties presented with holding small objects by incorporating illumination, activation upon airflow sensing, and a larger gripping surface into the design, respectively. The smoking article enables safe and effective coupling with an item to be smoked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Highlightz International, Inc.
    Inventor: Louis Oliver, III
  • Patent number: 11292241
    Abstract: Items may be packaged for shipping or storage using additive manufacturing techniques, also known as three dimensional (3-D) printing. 3-D printed packaging systems of one or more entities may be transmitted to an aggregator and used for, among other things, optimizing shipping and fulfillment of packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Shay C. Colson, David A. Divine, David S. Thompson
  • Patent number: 11292173
    Abstract: According to the invention an apparatus for extrusion of a structured extrudate, which can be introduced into a human or animal body, is provided. This apparatus comprises an extrusion apparatus with a housing, whereas the housing has a revolving lateral wall which at a front end in the direction of production is provided with a nozzle wall with an outlet nozzle, and in the direction of production prior to that with a global sleeve, whereas the space in the housing between the global sleeve, the lateral wall and the outlet nozzle confines an extrusion space, and the housing in the region of the extrusion space can be connected to a polymer feeding appliance. In the global sleeve at least one guide channel extending in the direction of production is provided in order to be able to insert at least one rod-shaped body from a feeding appliance for rod-shaped bodies into the extrusion space, whereas the at least one guide channel is arranged in about straight alignment to the outlet nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: MaRVis Interventional GmbH
    Inventors: Arelí Graciela Luttmann, Nasib Dlaikan-Campos, Klaus Düring
  • Patent number: 11292198
    Abstract: A material deposition process including in situ sensor analysis of a component in a formation state is provided. The material deposition process is implemented in part by a sensor device of an additive manufacturing machine producing the component. The material deposition process includes sensing, by the sensing device, in situ physical properties of an area of interest of the component during a three-dimensional object production. Compliance to specifications or defects are then detected in the in situ physical properties with respect to pre-specified material requirements. The defects are analyzed to determine corrective actions, and an updated three-dimensional object production, which includes the corrective actions, is implemented to complete the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Joseph V. Mantese, Abhijit Chakraborty
  • Patent number: 11285535
    Abstract: A press-tool for manufacturing a cutting insert green body includes a first and a second punch movable along a first pressing axis. A first and a second die member are movable towards an end position. The first and the second die members are configured to form, in the end position, a die cavity. A core extends between and through the die cavity when the first and the second die member are in the end position. At least a first core portion is arranged to form the core, wherein the at least first core portion is arranged in the first or the second die member such that the at least first core portion is moved together with the first or the second die member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: SECO TOOLS AB
    Inventor: Dirk Sterkenburg
  • Patent number: 11287716
    Abstract: Methods and materials to fabricate electrochromic including electrochemical devices are disclosed. In particular, emphasis is placed on the composition, fabrication and incorporation of electrolytic sheets in these devices. Composition, fabrication and incorporation of redox layers and sealants suitable for these devices are also disclosed. Incorporation of EC devices in insulated glass system (IGU) windows is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignees: Polyceed Inc., Huntsman International LLC
    Inventors: Anoop Agrawal, Lori L. Adams, John P. Cronin, Zarif Farhana Mohd Aris, Lan Cao
  • Patent number: 11285759
    Abstract: In a pneumatic tire, one end of a first lug groove opens to an edge of an inner second land on the ground contact edge side, and at the other end terminates within the inner second land. One end of the second lug groove opens to the edge of the inner second land on a equatorial plane edge side, and the other end terminates within the inner second land. The first and second lug grooves are alternately arranged in the circumferential direction. In a region on the outer side in the width direction, a circumferential main groove on the equatorial plane side defining the outer second land has a bent shape with an amplitude in a lateral direction, and includes an acute angle bend bending at an edge on the equatorial plane side. The outside second land includes a lug groove opening to a position facing the bend.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventors: Ryosuke Nukushina, Isamu Kishizoe
  • Patent number: 11284674
    Abstract: A method of forming an upper for an article of footwear includes providing a first material layer over a shoe last, providing a second material layer over the first material layer such that the first and second material layers adhere to each other at an interface between the first and second material layers, where one or both of the first material layer and second material layer is provided by spray forming a polymer material onto the last. The material layers are removed from the last and turned inside out such that the first material layer includes an exposed surface that forms an exterior surface of the upper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: UNDER ARMOUR, INC.
    Inventor: James Webster
  • Patent number: 11285228
    Abstract: An instrument produces clean and/or sterile products or compounds. The instrument includes a housing defining a clean interior. The housing has an inlet and a first HEPA filter for filtering an inflow through the inlet to create filtered air. A plurality of UV-C lights irradiate the interior. A 3D printer is in the interior to produce clean products. Preferably, the interior is CGMP compliant. The instrument may also have micro spray nozzles for spraying a sterilizing agent within the interior. A pressure pump can create a pressure differential, positive or negative, within the housing. Typically, the housing has an outlet with a second HEPA filter for filtering an outflow through the outlet to create environmentally safe air. An air circulator can create a laminar air flow through the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Vitae Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel John DeCiccio, Jeanine Sinanan-Singh