Patents Examined by Virak Nguon
  • Patent number: 10933700
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire includes a band-like sound absorbing member adhered on an inner surface of a tread portion along the tire circumferential direction. Cuts are formed on the band-like sound absorbing member mutually intersecting such that angles ?1, ?2 with regard to the tire width direction are within a range where 0°??1?90° or 0°??2?90°. The cuts are locally disposed in a region adjacent to an end portion on a vehicle inner side of the band-like sound absorbing member. A width of the placement region of the cuts is from 10% to 80% with regard to a width of the band-like sound absorbing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Tatsuro Shinzawa, Takashi Hoshiba, Masahiro Naruse
  • Patent number: 10927633
    Abstract: A new resin blend is disclosed, which may be referred to as a hybrid resin. The resin blend includes an effective amount of benzoxazine resin or benzoxazine derivative mixed with at least one of epoxy resin, phenolic resins and other thermosetting polymers at varying ratios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: CCDI Composites, Inc.
    Inventor: Dennis Sherlin
  • Patent number: 10928744
    Abstract: An imprint lithography method for positioning substrates includes supporting first and second substrates respectively atop first and second chucks, pneumatically suspending the first and second chucks laterally within first and second bushings, supporting the first and second chucks vertically within the first and second bushings, maintaining the first and second chucks respectively in first and second fixed rotational orientations, and forcing the first and second chucks in a downward direction independently of each other respectively against first and second vertical resistive forces until first and second top surfaces of the first and second substrates are coplanar, while maintaining the first and second chucks suspended laterally within the first and second bushings and while maintaining the first and second chucks in the first and second fixed rotational orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Molecular Imprints, Inc.
    Inventors: Roy Matthew Patterson, Charles Scott Carden, Satish Sadam
  • Patent number: 10906359
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire is provided with sipes, at least some of which have an open top end to the surface of the tread block. An intersection of the sipe with a surface that is geometrically congruent and parallel with the surface of the tread block and arranged a depth apart from the surface of the tread block into the tread block forms a curved line. A first sipe is shaped in such a way, that at all depths (d) within a range from the open top of the first sipe to a first transition depth, the curved line includes at least one deflection point having an inner corner that has a radius of curvature under 0.3 mm. A lamella plate for manufacturing the pneumatic tire, the tread band, or the tread block. Use of the lamella plate for manufacturing a tread block, a tread band, or a pneumatic tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIAN RENKAAT OYJ
    Inventors: Tomi Korkama, Niko Haanketo
  • Patent number: 10899079
    Abstract: Provided is an optical shaping apparatus that includes a light source that outputs diffusion light or converging light as outgoing light, an optical function section that is disposed in an optical path of the outgoing light and modulates the optical path or a phase of the outgoing light, and a sensor that acquires positional data of an object surface. The optical shaping apparatus further includes a controller that controls operation of the optical function section on the basis of the positional data and coordinate data of a shaped article, to apply modulated light generated by the optical function section to the object surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomomasa Watanabe, Yoshiyuki Ishii, Yoshiaki Tashiro, Fumiko Shiga
  • Patent number: 10894350
    Abstract: An extrusion device that produces plastic film includes at least two feed units that feed feedstock to an extruder, wherein each feed unit has at least one discharge opening including a discharge closure to open and close the discharge opening, and a container interface that reversibly fastens a discharge container that accommodates feedstock discharged from the respective feed unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Windmöller & Hölscher KG
    Inventors: Ansgar Avermeyer, Tobias Kulgemeyer, Markus Bussmann, Martin Backmann
  • Patent number: 10889031
    Abstract: The present invention is related to a method and an apparatus for curing a polymeric form. The method includes arranging an uncured polymeric form within a curing chamber (60) formed by a base member (20) and a constraining member (40). A thermal expansion member (30) is additionally positioned within the curing chamber (60) with the uncured polymeric form (70) such that the thermal expansion member and the uncured polymeric form are positioned between the base member (20) and the constraining member (40). The thermal expansion member (30) is heated to expand in size into an expanded state. In the expanded state the thermal expansion member (30) applies pressure to the uncured polymeric form (70) within the curing chamber. The expansion of the thermal expansion member (30) is maintained to maintain the application of pressure to the uncured polymeric form while the uncured polymeric form is being cured to form a cured polymeric form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Timothy Brett Rhyne, Brian D. Wilson, Adib Tony Chebli, Steven M. Cron
  • Patent number: 10889915
    Abstract: Systems and methods can be used to produce fibers with external corrugations, internal corrugations, or both. These fibers can be used, for example, in hollow fiber membrane modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Saudi Arabian Oil Company
    Inventors: Seung-Hak Choi, Sarah N. Almahfoodh
  • Patent number: 10882110
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for applying fluids, particularly in a method for producing three-dimensional shaped parts, wherein a coating device comprising a blade, a fluid outlet and a reservoir is provided, and the blade is displaced across the working field such that it can implement a rotational movement type vibration, said vibration occurring as the result of a stroke by a linear actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: VOXELJET AG
    Inventors: Bastian Heymel, Josef Grasegger, Ingo Ederer
  • Patent number: 10882253
    Abstract: In example implementations, an apparatus includes a housing, a movable base, a tab portion and a coupling mechanism. The housing is comprised of a microwave transparent material. The movable base is coupled to the housing to receive build material that is digitally printed. The tab portion is coupled to a bottom portion of at least one wall of the housing. The tab portion stops the movable base. The coupling mechanism is coupled to the housing to removably attach the apparatus to a three dimensional printer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: James Elmer Abbott, Jr., David A. Champion, Chris Paul Schodin
  • Patent number: 10875227
    Abstract: A transparent resin molded product and a mold for molding the product are provided in which occurrence of silver streak in the resin molded product is prevented. The resin molded product includes a design portion and a non-design portion, at least a part of the design portion is molded by transparent resin, and a gate trace (a gate arrangement position during the resin molding) is disposed in the non-design portion (runner portion). A foreign matter restraining portion for restraining foreign matters and bubbles contained in the transparent resin is disposed in the vicinity of the gate trace of the non-design portion. The foreign matters and bubbles are restrained by the foreign matter restraining portion and are prevented from flowing to the design portion, and therefore the occurrence of silver streak on the design portion can be prevented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroya Ito, Takatoshi Inoue
  • Patent number: 10871710
    Abstract: An imprint apparatus performs imprint processing of supplying a second composition having a property of being cured onto a substrate to which a first composition not having a property of being cured in an uncured state is supplied, bringing a mold into contact with a mixed layer of the first composition and the second composition, which is formed by the supplying, curing the mixed layer, separating the mold from the cured mixed layer, and forming a pattern on the mixed layer. When unloading the substrate outside the apparatus before completion of the imprint processing for all shot regions of the substrate, the apparatus supplies the second composition to a portion on the substrate in which the first composition is in an uncured state and performs curing processing of curing the mixed layer formed in the portion before the unloading.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yuji Sakata
  • Patent number: 10870223
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a needle-like array sheet includes supplying a first needle-like array-forming solution consisting of an aqueous solution on a first mold having a first recess; interrupting drying in a wet state and forming a needle-like distal end part; supplying a second needle-like array-forming solution consisting of an aqueous solution on a second mold having a second recess; peeling a sheet part molding product, which is dried and solidified and has a protrusion corresponding to the second recess, after the sheet part molding product is formed; inserting the protrusion of the sheet part molding product into the first recess of the first mold; drying and solidifying the needle-like distal end part and the sheet part molding product after inserting the protrusion, bonding the needle-like distal end part and the protrusion of the sheet part molding product together, and forming a needle-like array sheet having the needle-like array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shotaro Ogawa, Keio Okano
  • Patent number: 10864775
    Abstract: A tire tread is provided with a crown main groove, and outboard and inboard shoulder main grooves to divide the tread portion into an outboard crown land portion, an inboard crown land portion, an outboard shoulder land portion and an inboard shoulder land portion. The inboard shoulder land portion is provided with inboard shoulder lateral grooves connecting an inboard tread edge and the inboard shoulder main groove. The outboard shoulder land portion is provided with outboard shoulder lateral grooves extending axially inwardly from an outboard tread edge and terminating within the outboard shoulder land portion. The inboard crown land portion is provided with inboard crown lateral grooves extending from the inboard shoulder main groove and terminating within the inboard crown land portion. The outboard crown land portion is provided with outboard crown lateral grooves extending from the crown main groove and terminating within the outboard crown land portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Ryo Oba
  • Patent number: 10864677
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing system may include a head configured to discharge a matrix-coated reinforcement, a support configured to move the head during discharging, and a cure enhancer configured to cure the matrix as the matrix-coated reinforcement discharges from the head. The additive manufacturing system may also include a controller in communication with the head, the support, and the cure enhancer. The controller may be configured to receive specifications for a structure to be fabricated, and to determine an anchor point from which the matrix-coated reinforcement will be pulled during fabrication of the structure. The controller may also be configured to regulate operation of the head, the support, and the cure enhancer to manufacture the structure and the anchor point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Continuous Composites inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Tyler, Ryan C Stockett
  • Patent number: 10859912
    Abstract: An imprint apparatus includes a mold holder for holding a mold, a substrate holder for holding a substrate, a dispenser for arranging imprint material on the substrate, and a scope for capturing an image of a mark. The substrate holder includes a reference plate having a reference mark whose image is captured by the scope, the dispenser is arranged in a first direction when viewed from the mold holder, and the reference plate is arranged between a virtual straight line which is parallel to a second direction perpendicular to the first direction when viewed from the mold holder and passes through a center of the substrate holder, and an edge of the substrate holder located in the first direction when viewed from the virtual straight line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Ken-ichiro Shinoda, Masahiro Tamura
  • Patent number: 10836212
    Abstract: Provided is a pneumatic tire with an annular-shaped tread portion extending in a tire circumferential direction, a pair of sidewall portions disposed on both sides of the tread portion, and a pair of bead portions disposed inward of these sidewall portions in a tire radial direction. This pneumatic tire is also provided with a reinforcing member which includes a plurality of reinforcing cords oriented in at least three directions, and has a mesh-like structure with at least three of the reinforcing cords oriented in different directions joined together at at least a portion of intersecting locations of the reinforcing cords.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi Tanno
  • Patent number: 10828939
    Abstract: A pneumatic tire comprises a tread portion; four main grooves extending in a tire circumferential direction in a tread surface of the tread portion, each having a wave-like shape with periodic oscillation; a center land portion, middle land portions adjacent to the center land portion on either side in a tire lateral direction, and shoulder land portions outwardly adjacent to the middle land portions in the tire lateral direction formed by the main grooves; a plurality of lug grooves that intersect the tire circumferential direction disposed in a row in the tire circumferential direction in the land portions, the plurality of lug grooves each being disposed on a smooth, continuous curved line that crosses the land portions between the outer ends of the tread portion in the tire lateral direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Masatoshi Kuriyama
  • Patent number: 10821782
    Abstract: Present disclosure provides a tread for a tire having a plurality of contact element having a height H, and at least one connecting member connecting a transverse face of the contact element to the transverse face of the circumferentially adjacent contact element extending continuously through two transverse faces of the same contact element, a distance h between one of the connecting member in a groove and a radial position of the contact face being at most equal to 50% of the height H, and a material of the connecting member being different from a material of the contact element, a young modulus of the material of the connecting member being higher than that of the contact element, a distance h? between one of the connecting member in the contact element and the contact lace in tire radial direction is greater than the distance h of the same connecting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventor: Takashi Tezuka
  • Patent number: 10821645
    Abstract: The devices relate to the nuclear, metallurgical, mining, machine-building and food industries and may be used in producing semi-finished products and items made via the extrusion of powders of composite, polymer and other plastic masses. A device for producing semi-finished products or items made of composite, or polymer, or plasticized powder materials includes a screw press with a housing and a screw within the housing. The housing and the screw each have at least one deformational portion with protrusions and may each be formed integrally with the protrusions or may be formed compositionally, having special insertable rings which are provided with protrusions. In carrying out all three device variants, the housing and the screw are formed compositionally, and have provided, on the deformational portions of a ring, stators, which are secured to neighboring portions of the housing, and rotors, which are secured to neighboring portions of the screw.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Obshchestvo s ogranichennoy otvetstvennostyu “Avtoklavy vysokogo davleniya i temperatury”
    Inventors: Lev Anatolyevich Gubenko, Vladimir Evseevich Perelman