Patents Examined by Yogendra Gupta
  • Patent number: 9986785
    Abstract: A method of insert molding comprises placing in a first mold a curable rubber composition comprising a reactive species; placing on a surface of the rubber composition a first thermoplastic material in a film or layer comprising a group reactive with the reactive species of the rubber composition; curing the rubber composition in the mold to form a first molded article of cured rubber having a first thermoplastic material layer covalently bonded through reactive of the reactive species and the group; placing the first molded article as an insert into a second mold, the cured rubber contacting an inside surface of the second mold and the thermoplastic layer facing into the second mold cavity; closing the second mold and injecting into the second mold a second thermoplastic material that to form a second molded article comprising the first molded article thermally welded and/or covalently bonded to the second thermoplastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: N. Spencer Stone, Sui-Chieh Yu, Denis Schiller, Ruzica Krstic
  • Patent number: 9924762
    Abstract: A method of insert molding comprises placing in a first mold a curable rubber composition comprising a reactive species; placing on a surface of the rubber composition a first thermoplastic material in a film or layer comprising a group reactive with the reactive species of the rubber composition; curing the rubber composition in the mold to form a first molded article of cured rubber having a first thermoplastic material layer covalently bonded through reactive of the reactive species and the group; placing the first molded article as an insert into a second mold, the cured rubber contacting an inside surface of the second mold and the thermoplastic layer facing into the second mold cavity; closing the second mold and injecting into the second mold a second thermoplastic material that to form a second molded article comprising the first molded article thermally welded and/or covalently bonded to the second thermoplastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: N. Spencer Stone, Sui-Chieh Yu, Denis Schiller, Ruzica Krstic
  • Patent number: 9889593
    Abstract: A calibration device for calibrating a film hose produced via a blow-extrusion film device, by which the film hose can be brought into a desired diameter, has at least one film guiding element, by which the film hose can be guided. The film guiding element includes at least one elastically deformable element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: WINDMOELLER & HOELSCHER KG
    Inventor: Jens Goldenstein
  • Patent number: 9877876
    Abstract: A breathable structural web includes a layered structure having at least a layer of a non-woven material. The layered structure includes a base layer portion that has opposite first and second sides, a plurality of hollow protrusions that are disposed at the first side and that protrude and that are tapered from the base layer portion in a first direction, and a plurality of indented portions that are disposed at the second side, that extend from the base layer portion in a second direction opposite to the first direction, and that respectively define a plurality of recesses which open in the first direction. The hollow protrusions are scattered among the indented portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventors: Chen-Cheng Huang, Pao-Hao Huang, Pao-Han Huang
  • Patent number: 9873214
    Abstract: The extrusion device of a solid film comprises a cell provided with an input opening of a material designed to form the solid film, and an output opening of the solid film from the cell. The device comprises a first heat exchanger for applying a first temperature to the output opening and a second heat exchanger for applying a second temperature in a first zone of the cell distinct from the output opening and a control circuit imposing first and second sets of first and second temperatures. The first set enables a volume of the material in solid phase to be formed. The second set enables a temperature gradient to be generated in the volume so as to generate a pressure forcing extrusion of the solid film via the output opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT À L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Denis Chatain, Jean-Paul Perin, Marc Chichoux
  • Patent number: 9868244
    Abstract: A large concentric co-extrusion die (1) is described having a plurality of annular or conical die mandrel layers (201-205). Each layer is formed between a pair of adjacent annular or conical die mandrels (101-106) defining between them a flow path for molten thermoplastics material from an inlet to an annular extrusion outlet (110) through which a thermoplastics tubular extrusion is formed in use. Extrusion takes place through the multiple annular layer outlets (301-305) to form a multi-layered product. At least one layer (203) of the annular or conical die mandrels has a plurality of molten material inlets arranged around the external circumference of the co-extrusion die with each inlet being connected to a feed channel (403) which has plural bifurcations (403.1, 403.2, 403.3) providing 2n subsidiary outlet feed channels (503) where n is the number of bifurcations. Each subsidiary outlet feed channel being connected to a corresponding helical outlet channel (703).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Plastika Kritis S.A.
    Inventors: Emmanouil Lempidakis, Ioannis Melas, Minas Kalarakis
  • Patent number: 9868241
    Abstract: An extrusion system for the production of polymeric tubes and a method of extruding polymeric tubes which reduce or obviate deformation or collapse of the polymeric tube upon egress from a die of an extruder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: WilMarc Holdings, LLC.
    Inventor: William A. Coulson
  • Patent number: 9865370
    Abstract: A composite material for the realization of a component or a structural part, in particular for installation on-board a vehicle, adapted to integrate electrical devices and connections, includes a non-conductive polymeric matrix; a dispersed phase including at least one promoter of carbonization adapted to form carbonaceous conductive structures; and a reinforcing-fiber filler adapted to direct the distribution and orientation of the dispersed phase in the polymeric matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: PLASTIC COMPONENTS AND MUDULES AUTOMOTIVE S.p.A.
    Inventors: Enrico Parola, Pasquale Iacobone, Etienne Valentin
  • Patent number: 9849625
    Abstract: The invention utilizes temperature sensing to measure the internal temperature of an underground structure, such as a pipe, for the purpose of determining a proper cure interval and/or mix ratio of a resin system during a lining operation. A temperature sensor is placed within a pipe or other underground structure to be rehabilitated and at least one temperature measurement is taken within the structure prior to or simultaneously with the installation of a liner. Once the temperature of an internal aspect of the structure is taken, a cure schedule is utilized to determine the appropriate curing time based on test data obtained from baseline tests performed under simulated conditions in a soil cell apparatus. A computer program may be utilized such that upon entering the type of resin, the lowest recorded temperature of the structure, and the initial resin temperature, a cure schedule is supplied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: LMK Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Larry W. Kiest, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9833956
    Abstract: A feedblock including a first packet creator that forms a first packet including a first plurality of polymeric layers, the first plurality of layers including at least four first individual polymeric layers; and a second packet creator that forms a second packet including a second plurality of polymeric layers, the second plurality of layers including at least four second individual polymeric layers, wherein the first and second packet creators are configured such that, for each packet creator, respective individual polymeric layers of the plurality of polymeric layers are formed at approximately the same time. The feedblock may include a packet combiner that receives and combines the first and second primary packets to form a multilayer stream. In some examples, at least one of the first and second primary packets may be spread in the cross-web direction prior to being combined with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Terence D. Neavin, Robert M. Biegler, William T. Fay
  • Patent number: 9827704
    Abstract: The invention relates to an extrude unit for a dryer (2) for biomass, in particular slurry, wherein the extruder unit (1) has a surface section (4) for the biomass to pass through and a plurality of apertures (3), wherein the extruder unit (1) comprises a base support (5) which is connected by means of a connecting section (6) to a driving element (7) and can be driven by means of the driving element (7) about an axis of rotation (8) and relative to the surface section (4), wherein the base support (5) comprises at least one support arm (9) having at least one scraper blade (10) which during a rotation of the base support (5) follows the shape of the face of the surface section (4) facing the scraper blade (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: HUBER SE
    Inventors: Sven Penkwitt, Karl-Heinz Bechtl
  • Patent number: 9828483
    Abstract: A microconduit network structure and methods for making the same. One aspect of the invention relates to a microconduit network structure, including: a solid or semi-solid matrix having at least one interconnected web of filaments formed within the matrix; and wherein at least one interconnected web of filaments having diameters of about 10 nm to about 1 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: The United States of America as Represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Andrew J. Guenthner, David Michael Hess
  • Patent number: 9827703
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods and systems for manufacturing rotational spun materials. The rotational spun materials are medical appliances or other prostheses made of, constructed from, covered or coated with rotational spun materials, such as polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Merit Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: John William Hall, Randal Boyd, Dylan Neyme, F. Mark Ferguson
  • Patent number: 9815237
    Abstract: An extrusion die with adjustable land channel can be formed of a die body that includes a first die body portion and a second die body portion, a first lip body, a second lip body, and a land channel body. The extrusion die can have a flow channel that includes a land channel terminating in an outlet orifice. The flow channel may be bound on one side by the first die body portion, the land channel body, and the first lip body. The flow channel may be bound on an opposite side by the second die body portion and the second lip body. In some examples, the length of the land channel is adjustable by configuring the land channel body and/or first lip body to move across the width of the flow channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventors: Salvatore G. Iuliano, Michael K. Truscott
  • Patent number: 9808980
    Abstract: The invention provides a coextrusion feedblock having a flow adjuster, a viscosity compensation device, an actuator, a central extrusion conduit, and a coextrusion conduit. The invention also provides a coextrusion profiling insert assembly constructed to be mounted in a coextrusion feedblock. The insert assembly has a flow adjuster, a viscosity compensation device, and an actuator. The insert assembly when mounted in the feedblock has a coextrusion conduit extending between the flow adjuster and the viscosity compensation device. The actuator is adjustable to apply force to bend the viscosity compensation device and thereby adjust a gap height of the coextrusion conduit. Also provided is a method of operating a feedblock having a viscosity compensation device comprising a flex region, a central extrusion conduit, and a coextrusion conduit. Force is applied to bend the flex region of the viscosity compensation device and thereby adjust a gap height of the coextrusion conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Nordson Corporation
    Inventor: Michael K. Truscott
  • Patent number: 9808986
    Abstract: A printing head assembly including a fixing member, two nozzle heads, two driving units, two position-limiting members, and two position-restoring members is provided. Each nozzle head has a filament connection tube and a material extrusion port respectively penetrating through the fixing member, wherein the filament connection tube has a position-limiting portion. The driving units drive the corresponding filaments to feed into the corresponding nozzle heads. The position-limiting members are respectively disposed between the corresponding driving unit and the fixing member, and are connected to the corresponding filament connection tubes. The position-restoring members are respectively disposed between the corresponding position-limiting member and the fixing member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignees: ZYZprinting, Inc., Kinpo Electronics, Inc., Cal-Comp Electronics & Communications Company Limited
    Inventors: Wei-De Toh, Yi-Chin Tang
  • Patent number: 9801397
    Abstract: The apparatus (100) includes a die head (118) for extruding a main comestible material to form an extrudate body. A plurality of nozzles (160, FIG. 7) is located within the die head for introducing a comestible fluid into the extrudate body to form a plurality of filled capillaries. A control system (182) is capable of selectively connecting at least one of the nozzles to any one of at least two different fluid filling sources (150A, 15 OB). The control system may be capable of connecting each of the nozzles independently to different fluid sources or the nozzles may be arranged into two or more groups of flu idly interconnected nozzles that can each be independently switched between different fluid sources. The apparatus can be used to form products in which the fillings in the capillaries are varied or in which an image is formed in cross section. The apparatus can also be used to switch production between products having different fillings without stopping extrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: CADBURY UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Peter Clarke, Sarah Marshall, Clive R T Norton
  • Patent number: 9802345
    Abstract: Injection molding machine comprising at least one first and one second injection unit having a chamber for injecting a plasticized molding material and a piston for advancing a predetermined amount of plasticized molding material along a first axis from the chamber into a cavity of a mold, the machine including a form tool comprised of at least a first tool portion and a second tool portion, a tool cavity being at least partially disposed in the first tool portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: OTTO MÄNNER INNOVATION GMBH
    Inventor: Alexander Gehring
  • Patent number: 9796145
    Abstract: An apparatus (1;2) for removing an ophthalmic lens from a mold half (3;4), comprises a ring member (10;20) movable towards and away from the mold half (3;4), the ring member (10;20) comprising a central opening (103;203) and a plurality of nozzles (100;200) circumferentially distributed about the ring member (10;20), each nozzle (100;200) having an outlet opening directed towards the mold half (3,4) as the ring member (10;20) is placed on the mold half (3;4), and a gripper member (11;21) arranged to be movable towards and away from the mold half (3:4) through the central opening (103;203) of the ring member (10;20).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: NOVARTIS AG
    Inventors: Roger Biel, Günter Lässig
  • Patent number: 9759850
    Abstract: Curved lenses and methods for making curved lenses are described. One embodiment of a method of making a curved lens includes curving a lens blank made of a linear polarizer layer laminated together with a plurality of polymeric layers. The lens blank is curved by heating and pressing the lens blank between a curved rigid member and a flexible member at a pressure and maintaining the pressure for a time sufficient to allow the lens blank to conform to the shape of the curved rigid member. Methods of the invention may be used to make curved lenses with different polarization properties and curvatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: SAFILO S.P.A.
    Inventors: Eric Boinard, Pascal Boinard