Patents Examined by Virak Nguon
  • Patent number: 10821690
    Abstract: Provided are: a tire including: a tire frame; and a reinforcing metal cord member that is wound at least on the outer circumference of the tire frame, wherein at least a portion of the reinforcing metal cord member is coated with a coating composition via an adhesion layer that contains a polyamide-based adhesive and has a melting point of from 160° C. to 200° C., the coating composition containing at least one thermoplastic material selected from polyamide-based thermoplastic resins having a melting point of from 160° C. to 240° C. and polyamide-based thermoplastic elastomers having a melting point of from 160° C. to 240° C.; and a method of producing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukinori Nakakita, Kunio Machida
  • Patent number: 10821513
    Abstract: A device (1) for producing three-dimensional objects (2) by successive solidifying of layers of a structural material (3) that can be solidified by means of radiation at the locations corresponding to the respective cross-section of the object (2), comprising a housing (4) surrounding a process chamber (5), a structure holder (6) arranged therein, an applicator device (7) for applying layers of the structural material (3) onto a supporting device (8) in the structure holder (6) or a previously formed layer, comprising a coating element (9) guided in a coating application direction over a structure surface of the structure holder (6), a metering unit for feeding the structure material (3) to the application device (7), an irradiation device (12) for irradiating layers of structural material (3) at the locations corresponding to the respective cross-section of the object (2) with a focused energy beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH
    Inventor: Frank Herzog
  • Patent number: 10814536
    Abstract: A mold assembly includes a mold body configured to mold an insert molded article, and a support member including at least two support pieces configured to support an insert part in a direction substantially orthogonal to a mold opening and closing direction. The insert part is disposable within the mold body, the support pieces are each configured to be movable between a supporting position and a non-supporting position, and the support pieces are each configured to support the insert part at the supporting position, and not to support the insert part at the non-supporting position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RIKA DENKI SEISAKUSHO
    Inventor: Shohei Mano
  • Patent number: 10807282
    Abstract: It is provided a fiber-reinforced-plastic producing device, a movable stage, a shaped fabric producing method, and a fiber-reinforced-plastic producing method, with which when a fabric is bent in a resin transfer molding method, wrinkles can be prevented from being formed in the vicinity of the bent portion. The fiber-reinforced-plastic producing device includes a molding die having a first placement surface on which a fabric is placed, and a formation surface having a predetermined angle with respect to the first placement surface; and a movable stage having a second placement surface on which an end section of the fabric is placed, and located adjacent to the molding die, wherein the movable stage is configured so as to be movable below the first placement surface after the second placement surface forms a continuous plane with the first placement surface and is inclined with respect to the first placement surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroshi Tokutomi
  • Patent number: 10786866
    Abstract: An inspecting and repairing device of additive manufacturing technology and a method thereof are provided. The inspecting and repairing device has a powder bed unit, a repairing unit, and an inspection unit. The powder bed unit has a powder platform, a powder spreading mechanism and a laser unit. The repairing unit has a processing mechanism. The inspection unit has a camera and a controller. According to an image of the powder platform captured by the camera, the controller can determine whether spreading powders, whether being overcome a powder spreading defect, or whether driving the processing mechanism to repair a surface of a workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: TONGTAI MACHINE & TOOL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yi-Hsien Chen, Hsin-Pao Chen, Jui-Hsiung Yen
  • Patent number: 10759125
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for producing components from fiber-reinforced thermoplastic on the basis of fiber tapes impregnated with matrix material. The method includes manufacturing a multitude of semi-finished products, each of which has a plurality of non-consolidated layers of fiber tapes. The semi-finished products are placed in a consolidation device in such a way that the semi-finished products are in direct contact with one another. The semi-finished products are then consolidated using the consolidation device and the semi-finished products are at least partially joined to one another during the consolidation process. The joined semi-finished products are then cut apart using a cutting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Juergen Beck, Daniel Heim
  • Patent number: 10751923
    Abstract: An employed rear mold is comprised of a plurality of mold pieces. The plurality of mold pieces include a first mold piece which forms a first partial internal surface of the internal surface of the rear mold along the entire circumference of the internal surface, and a second mold piece which is located axially forward of the first mold piece and forms a second partial internal surface of the internal surface of the rear mold along the entire circumference of the internal surface. Releasing the molded body includes starting to move the first mold piece rearward in relation to a rear molded portion, and, subsequently to starting to move the first mold piece, starting to move the second mold piece rearward in relation to the rear molded portion, thereby disassembling the rear mold into the plurality of mold pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Kurono, Hironori Uegaki, Toshitaka Honda, Hiroyuki Hazama, Kuniharu Tanaka, Hiroyuki Kawaji
  • Patent number: 10730219
    Abstract: To provide a method for producing a fluororesin film, whereby defects due to deterioration (such as fish-eyes due to gelation) of a melt-processable fluororesin are less likely to occur during the production. A method for producing a fluororesin film, which comprises extruding a fluororesin material containing a melt-processable fluororesin through an extruder die, wherein the temperature of the extruder die is from 305 to 355° C., and the average flow velocity v0.95 of the fluororesin material as obtained by v0.95=Q0.95/A0.95, is at least 1×10?4 m/sec. Here, when the distance from the flow inlet 22 of the extruder die to the end of the manifold 24 of the extruder die is set to be x=1, Q0.95 is the flow rate (m3/sec) of the fluororesin material flowing in the manifold 24 at a position of x=0.95 from the flow inlet 22, and A0.95 is the cross-sectional area (m2) of the manifold 24 at a position of x=0.95 from the flow inlet 22.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Higuchi, Seigo Kotera
  • Patent number: 10723075
    Abstract: A system and method for autonomously creating subsequent physical objects using a 3-dimensional printer. The system includes a build platform that melts or sublimates at a lower temperature and pressure than the glass-transition temperature of the printed object, allowing the printed object to become detached and removed from the build area with minimal force.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: R3 Printing, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Sieradzki
  • Patent number: 10717327
    Abstract: Tire tread comprising elongate block (3) of rubbery material extending in a circumferential direction of the tire. Elongate block (3) comprises ground contact surface (5) delimited by first and second lateral walls (7, 9). Elongate block (3) comprises successive sets of cutouts (6) in the circumferential direction, each set extending in an oblique direction and opening onto the first and second lateral walls, and distributed over the ground contact surface such that, when a set of cutouts reaches second lateral wall (9), another set of cutouts starts out from first lateral wall (7) at the same circumferential level. Each set of cutouts comprises two cutouts, each one extending as far as a cutout end (13a, 13b) which does not open onto a lateral wall. Ends such two cutouts are disposed at the same circumferential level. Cutouts of the same set of cutouts do not overlap in a transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: Olivier Muhlhoff, Benoit Durand-Gasselin
  • Patent number: 10717240
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a hat stiffener which includes a step of positioning two or more reinforcement fiber layers about a mandrel. The method further includes a step of cutting through the two or more reinforcement fiber layers forming a first stack of first end portions of the two or more reinforcement fiber layers and a second stack of second end portions of the two or more reinforcement fiber layers wherein the first and second stacks are in overlying relationship with respect to the mandrel. In addition, the method further includes moving the first stack of the first end portions and the second stack of the second end portions of the two or more reinforcement fiber layers out of overlying relationship with respect to the mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Andrew Kenneth Glynn, Max Marley Osborne, Peter J. Lockett
  • Patent number: 10717220
    Abstract: An injection machine which includes a mold falling prevention device that prevents a mold fixed to a mold fixing surface from falling off from the mold fixing surface and in which are provided a bottom edge restriction member at a lower portion of said mold fixing surface so that its vertical position is variable, for implementing restriction so that the bottom edge portion of the mold does not separate from the mold fixing surface, first and second intermediate restriction members at intermediate level portions of the mold fixing surface so that their horizontal positions are variable, for respectively implementing restrictions so that a one edge portion of the mold and an other edge portion thereof in the horizontal direction do not separate from the mold fixing surface, and a vertical direction position determination mechanism that receives and stops a bottom edge surface of the mold and determines a position of the mold in the vertical direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: PASCAL ENGINEERING CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ichiro Kitaura
  • Patent number: 10710302
    Abstract: A system and method for autonomously creating subsequent physical objects using a 3-dimensional printer. The system includes a build platform which is ejected with a printed object adhered to it, with a replenishing mechanism to place a blank build platform into the expected build area such that printing a subsequent object may occur autonomously. The replenishing mechanism may draw from a plurality of stored blank build platforms which may be reusable in some embodiments and disposable in others.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: R3 PRINTING, INC.
    Inventor: Paul Sieradzki
  • Patent number: 10703043
    Abstract: A shaping apparatus includes a table, at least one first discharging part that moves in one direction relative to the table and shapes an object by discharging droplets of a shaping liquid from nozzles and stacking plural layers each formed by curing the droplets, a second discharging part that moves in one direction relative to the table and forms a coating member coating an end surface of the object by discharging droplets of a coating liquid from nozzles and stacking plural layers each formed by curing the droplets, and a controller that controls the second discharging part so that a thickness of the coating member decreases toward an upper side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Naoki Hiji, Torahiko Kanda
  • Patent number: 10688833
    Abstract: A tyre tread (1) having a sculptured external surface including see-through sipes (71, 72, 73) at an intermediate land region (4), wherein each of such sipes extends according to a straight line defining a low inclination angle (?, ?, ?) with respect to a tread width direction (W), such sipes being also surrounded by respective chamfered areas (81, 82, 83) (FIG. 1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Marco Colletti, Marco Del Duca, Nello Palomba, Daniele Cristadoro, Emiliano De Rosa
  • Patent number: 10675791
    Abstract: A plurality of molded cover members are manufactured by first singulating a single sheet of cover material, such as glass, into a plurality of separate, discrete cover members, placing the cover members in spaced-apart positions on a releaseable carrier, and applying a molded material to the perimeter of each cover member. The molded material can be applied by a blanket molding technique whereby gaps between adjacent cover members are filled, and then the cover members are singulated, leaving a portion of the cover material on the perimeter of each cover member, and then the singulated, molded cover members are released from the releasable carrier. Alternatively, the molded material is applied by a patterned molding technique whereby molding material is applied to the perimeter of each cover member without fully filling the gaps between adjacent cover members, and then the molded cover members are released from the releasable carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: IDEX Biometrics ASA
    Inventors: David N. Light, Anne L. McAleer
  • Patent number: 10675826
    Abstract: The present technology provides a pneumatic tire that can improve air dispersibility during vulcanizing at the interfaces of a plurality of types of rubber layers integrally formed by rolling or extruding, and that can effectively suppress blister defects. In a pneumatic tire where a plurality of types of rubber layers integrally formed by rolling or extruding, at least one strand of thread is provided at an interface of the plurality of types of rubber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: The Yokohama Rubber Co., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuaki Kishihata