Patents Examined by Vicki Wu
  • Patent number: 11059249
    Abstract: An article of footwear including a compression molded upper is disclosed. A composite structure including several layers is placed under heat and pressure to form a laminate. One layer of the composite is an optical effect layer possessing an aesthetic that differs from one or more of the other layers of the composite structure. A plurality of holes are cut through one or more of the layers of the laminate to expose the optical effect layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: UNDER ARMOUR, INC.
    Inventor: Bradley Krichevsky
  • Patent number: 11014275
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a fiber-reinforced resin molded article by cold press molding a fiber-reinforced resin material including reinforcing fibers and a thermoplastic resin using molds containing an upper mold and a lower mold. In the method, the respective parameters for: heating temperature; charge time; air-cooling rate; pressurization time; flow-stopping temperature; and a moldable time satisfies specified numerical ranges simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Teijin Limited
    Inventors: Masaki Mitsunaga, Hodaka Yokomizo
  • Patent number: 10981309
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for manufacturing a molded product including real wood capable of forming a real wood layer on the surface of an injected molded product by using an IMD film provided with a real wood stacked body. According to the method, it is possible to manufacture the IMD film provided with the real wood stacked body on the release film, and to form the real wood layer on the surface of the injected molded product without breakage by using the IMD film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SEOYON E-HWA CO., LTD
    Inventor: Su Wan Song
  • Patent number: 10974436
    Abstract: The first aspect of the present invention provides a foamed structure, comprising: a first foamed body extending in a first direction; a second foamed body extending in the first direction and facing the first foamed body with a gap interposed therebetween; and a reinforcement disposed in the gap between the first foamed body and the second foamed body, the reinforcement having an elongated shape, wherein the first foamed body has a portion overlapping with the second foamed body in the first direction view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: KYORAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takafumi Funato, Sho Nakajima, Kazuhiko Saeki, Kenji Ishii, Ryuichi Ishida, Ryosuke Oki, Tatsuya Fukuda, Yuki Harasawa
  • Patent number: 10974484
    Abstract: A forming method of a cylindrical composite material includes layering a plurality of composite material sheets in a cylindrical shape with splices formed between ends of adjacent composite material sheets such that phases of the splices in a circumferential direction differ from each other; heating the composite material sheets layered at the layering while pressurizing the composite material sheets in a state where the layered composite material sheets are disposed along an inner surface of a composite material cylindrical mold to cause a resin included in the composite material sheets to react to combine the composite material sheets to be formed in a cylindrical shape; and performing an adhesion pretreatment that is performed before the heating and allows the inner surface of the composite material cylindrical mold to adhere to an outermost composite material sheet of the layered composite material sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Kodai Shimono, Ryoji Okabe
  • Patent number: 10960636
    Abstract: 3D fabrics have multiple layers including an outer dimensional layer of traditional fabric and a liner layer integrated with outer layer. The 3D fabrics have variable depth, typically ranging from between about 0.25 inches to about 2.0 inches. The 3D fabrics are produced from a molding process that creates the outer dimensional layer while adhering it to the liner layer. The 3D fabrics have unique visual properties which make them desirable for a variety of applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Inventor: Matthew J. Schwab
  • Patent number: 10926446
    Abstract: In various embodiments, an electrode precursor material may be flowed into a manifold extrusion die having first and second manifold inlet openings. Further, an electroactive polymer precursor material may be flowed into the manifold extrusion die via a third manifold inlet opening such that the electroactive polymer precursor material is layered between alternating layers of the electrode precursor material from the first and second manifold inlet openings. Moreover, the electrode precursor material and the electroactive polymer precursor material may be extruded through a manifold outlet opening of the manifold extrusion die. Various other methods, systems, apparatuses, and materials are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew John Ouderkirk, Christopher Yuan Ting Liao, Katherine Marie Smyth, Thomas John Farrell Wallin, Jack Lindsay, Austin Lane, Tanya Malhotra, Kenneth Diest, Yigit Menguc
  • Patent number: 10906269
    Abstract: A fibrous component for a vehicle exterior includes a skin layer having a multilayer structure comprising a laminated web including a reinforcing fiber and a binder fiber, the skin layer including pores that absorb sound; a sound absorbing pad layer disposed on an inner side of the skin layer and absorbing sound; and an adhesive layer disposed between the skin layer and the sound absorbing pad layer. The adhesive layer adheres the skin layer and the sound absorbing layer to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Dong Uk Lee, Su Nam Lee
  • Patent number: 10870200
    Abstract: A team of robots may fabricate a tubular structure. Each robot may fabricate a tube by winding resin-covered fiber around an inflated, cylindrical mandrel of the robot. The resin may cure, resulting in a hardened tube segment The robot may extend the tube by fabricating additional segments of the tube, one segment at a time. After a first segment cures, the mandrel may deflate, then the robot may move up inside the tube, then the mandrel may inflate, and the robot may begin fabricating another tube segment. After completing a tube segment, the robot may tilt relative to that segment, before starting the next segment. By doing so, the robot may cause the tube to be curved. A computer may guide the team of robots during fabrication of the tubes, by executing a flocking algorithm. The algorithm may prevent collisions with already fabricated tube segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Markus Kayser, Levi Cai, Nassia Inglessis, Sara Falcone, Neri Oxman
  • Patent number: 10865002
    Abstract: Provided are a method and an apparatus for extruding into a tube and filling the tube at a high speed and simultaneously sealing the tube. Specifically provided is a method for producing a polymer tube, containing a liquid therein and being sealed at constant intervals, the method including an extrusion step of continuously melt-extruding a polymer material through a die into at least one tube, while feeding a liquid into the tube to obtain at least one liquid-containing tube; and sealing step of discontinuously pressing the at least one liquid-containing tube between a pair of pressurizing members at constant intervals to cause pressure-bonding before the tube solidifies, while continuously taking up the extruded tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventors: Ryuichi Saguchi, Tomoaki Kaji, Masahiko Naruse
  • Patent number: 10865283
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to sheet moulding compounds (SMC) and to a method for producing composite fiber components from said SMC, based on a polyurethane reaction mixture consisting of (A) at least one aromatic isocyanate component, (B) 70 to 100 wt % of at least one polyol component having at least 70% secondary OH groups, a number average OH count of 15-500 mg KOH/g and functionality of 1.9-2.5, (C) 0-30 wt % of at least one polyol having a number average OH count of 15-500 mg KOH/g and a functionality of 1.9-2.5, (D) as applicable, short-chain polyol, (E) internal separating agent, (F) a thermolatent catalyst, and (G) as applicable, auxiliary and/or additional substances, wherein the PUR reaction mixture has an initial viscosity of 2,500-14,000 mPas at 23° C. and the ratio of NCO groups/OH groups is 1.35:1-10:1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Inventor: Marcel Schornstein
  • Patent number: 10850237
    Abstract: A method for producing a membrane filter for filtering a liquid, wherein the membrane filter includes at least one header and at least one membrane block that is connected with the at least one header, wherein the at least one membrane block includes multiple rows of hollow fiber membranes arranged substantially parallel to one another, wherein each of the hollow fiber membranes includes an open end that connects to a permeate chamber in the at least one header and a filtrate is pullable from the permeate chamber during operation of the membrane filter, wherein the at least one membrane block includes a spacer at a distance from the open end, wherein the spacer connects the hollow fiber membranes with one another and keeps them apart, and wherein the hollow fiber membranes are enveloped by a seal layer between the spacer and the open end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: MEMBION GMBH
    Inventors: Dirk Volmering, Klaus Vossenkaul
  • Patent number: 10850436
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of manufacturing an interior material, which can implement various and distinct light emission effects by disposing a light-blocking layer configured to block light emitted from a light source at a location adjacent to an inner transparent film and then allowing the component of the transparent film to fill lighting grooves formed by laser-etching. Since a tape configured to support an island is employed, stable manufacturing is possible throughout an overall process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: INTOPS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keun ha Kim, Won jae Choi, Hong il Lee
  • Patent number: 10843395
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an injection molded container includes operating an injection molding apparatus to inject one or more polymeric materials into a mold cavity to form a container. The container includes an energy director ring protruding from an inside surface of the container and extending circumferentially along the inside surface. The method includes welding a filter onto the inside surface by applying a welding force to the inside surface. The energy director ring causes the welding force to be concentrated at a location of the energy director ring, thereby forming a circumferential weld that secures the filter to the inside surface the location of the energy director ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Gateway Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel R. Frerichs, Brian W. Elflein, Joshua J. Eastman
  • Patent number: 10843399
    Abstract: A pattern forming method includes: preparing a pattern paper comprising a fiber where a pattern to be formed is formed; impregnating the pattern paper with a releasing agent; and forming the pattern on a pattern forming target by arranging the pattern paper on a mold comprising an upper mold and a lower mold, and adhering the pattern paper to the pattern forming target by using the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: ELCAM CO., LTD
    Inventor: Hong Sup Yoo
  • Patent number: 10800135
    Abstract: A method of forming a composite product is described. An example of the method comprises providing a layer (34) comprising a sheet-form moulding material and providing a substrate (36). The layer of sheet-form material is applied onto a surface of the substrate (36); and pressed to the substrate in a mould (30). In some examples, the substrate (36) is an open celled foam and gas and/or vapour can be displaced from the pressing region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventors: Aldino Albertelli, Michael Frieh
  • Patent number: 10786970
    Abstract: A structure for use in a compressible resilient pad. The structure contains both axially elastomeric strands and relatively inelastic strands co-extruded in various patterns. The structure has a high degree of both compressibility under an applied normal load and excellent recovery (resiliency or spring back) upon removal of that load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Albany International Corp.
    Inventor: Robert A. Hansen
  • Patent number: 10786956
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for forming composite parts. One embodiment is a method that includes receiving flat unidirectional tape that is continuous and fiber-reinforced, and drawing the tape through a fixed die that heats and plastically deforms the tape into a gap filler having a non-flat cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Randall D. Wilkerson, Donald C. Besselsen, Philip P. Steinacher, Jerry Lee Newland
  • Patent number: 10779610
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for manufacturing a shoe rubber outsole using a special heat and pressure stable water-based polyurethane dispersion adhesive as well as a process for manufacturing a shoe using the outsole manufactured as described herein and an PUD-based adhesive composition for the described processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Sung-Hwan Huh, Myongchul Ryu
  • Patent number: 10709202
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing a shoe by which an outsole, a midsole, and an upper part are integrally manufactured in first-through third-stage molds without liquid primer or adhesive processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: In Kwon Kang