Patents Examined by Yogendra N. Gupta
  • Patent number: 10286577
    Abstract: A composite mandrel includes a generally elongated mandrel body comprising a resilient mandrel core and an elastomeric mandrel outer layer disposed outside the mandrel core. A method for fabricating a contoured stiffened composite panel is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Brian G. Robins, Daniel M. Rotter, Todd J. Washburn, Panagiotis E. George
  • Patent number: 10286589
    Abstract: A calibration device for the extrusion of profiles from plastics is provided. The calibration device comprises at least one tank calibrator with an opening and a running surface for the extruded profile, which can be arranged in a vacuum tank with cooling water and via whose outer surface the heat of the extruded profile can at least partly be transferred to the cooling water. The at least one tank calibrator includes at least one cooling channel for cooling the running surfaces and the axial length of the tank calibrator at least corresponds to the height and/or the width of the nominal dimension of the profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: GREINER TOOL.TEC GMBH
    Inventors: Gerhard Anders, Bernhard Fischer
  • Patent number: 10279526
    Abstract: An injection molding method that includes: (a) fitting an injection molding machine with an injection mold defining one or more molding cavities, with at least one mold plate provided with one or more channels for circulation of a tempering medium, (b) providing a feed of plastic material, (c) heating the molding cavities by circulating through the channels a first tempering medium, (d) injecting plastic material into the closed heated mold to fill the molding cavities, (e) cooling the molding cavities of the filled closed injection mold until at least partly solidifying the molded plastic parts by circulating through the channels a second tempering medium, (f) opening the injection mold by parting the injector plate from the ejector plate, (g) ejecting the at least partly solidified molded plastic parts by actuation of ejector pins of the ejector plate, and (h) repeating the cycle of steps (c)-(g).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Plastics Unbound GmbH
    Inventors: Olof Franksson, Robert Axelsson
  • Patent number: 10279531
    Abstract: Molding device (1) for molding a container starting with a parison (3) in plastic material, comprising: two half-molds (4a, 4b), which may be joined to define at least one housing cavity (5) for the parison (3); a blowing nozzle (6) applicable on the neck (3b) of the parison (3); a plasma generator (8) receiving a blowing fluid at a pressure higher than the atmospheric pressure and supplying plasma at a pressure higher than the atmospheric pressure to the blowing nozzle (6), so that the plasma is blown into the parison (3) placed in the housing cavity (5) to mold it and to decontaminate it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: GEA PROCOMAC S.P.A.
    Inventor: Paolo Pagliarini
  • Patent number: 10266967
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for fabricating a conjugate fiber. Resins having different properties, for example, resins of the same or different components including functional pigments or substances are continuously and alternatively discharged in an endless state by operating a spinning nozzle unit in a melting state, thereby fabricating the conjugate fiber having the different properties in the longitudinal direction of the fiber, and having various surface effects and patterns in the longitudinal direction of the fiber. A conjugate fiber fabricated by the above apparatus and method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: KOREA INSTITUTE OF INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Wan-Gyu Hahm, Sung Won Byun, Byeong Jin Yeang, In Woo Nam, Seung Jin Lee, Do Gun Kim, Ki Sub Lim
  • Patent number: 10265887
    Abstract: A mold for producing atomizer nozzles, wherein a mouthpiece core mold part defines an inner wall of the mouthpiece, at least in the region of a transition between the mouthpiece and the flow chamber, and is of integral design, wherein the flow chamber core mold part has a substantially smooth surface and continuous contours in the region of the transition from the flow chamber to the mouthpiece, and wherein the mouthpiece core mold part is placed against the flow chamber core mold part at the transition between the flow chamber and the mouthpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: LECHLER GMBH
    Inventor: Juergen Speier
  • Patent number: 10265901
    Abstract: The invention relates to a die for manufacturing a film by extrusion, comprising two blocks (100, 200) that define a flow duct (110) between one another, at least one (200) of the two blocks comprising a body (210) that has a deformable portion (220) for modifying the outlet opening of the die, characterized in that means (300) for subjecting the deformable portion to a force comprise at least one bearing part (310) that extends in a general direction (V) perpendicular to the direction (L) of flow at the die outlet and comprises a first end (312) bearing against the deformable portion (220), adjusting means (350, 380) in contact with the bearing part (310) modifying the position of this part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: BLUE SOLUTIONS
    Inventor: Guy Le Gal
  • Patent number: 10259144
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a laser sintering apparatus and a laser sintering method. The laser sintering apparatus includes a first laser head configured to output a laser beam at a first power level, a second laser head configured to output a laser beam at a second power level, and a driving device configured to drive the first laser head and the second laser head to move, so as to enable the first laser head and the second laser head to heat an identical region of a to-be-sintered material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., ORDOS YUANSHENG OPTOELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ang Xiao
  • Patent number: 10259139
    Abstract: An extrusion forming apparatus includes an extruding section, a chamber drum, and a forming section. The extruding section kneads a material including a ceramic raw material and extrudes a kneaded material. The chamber drum has a first space portion having a first extruding direction extending portion through which the kneaded material is allowed to flow in an extruding direction, and a second space portion which has a second extruding direction extending portion extending in the extruding direction and a direction changing portion bending from the extruding direction to a downward direction, to allow the kneaded material to flow in the downward direction changed from the extruding direction. The second space portion has a cross section obtained by isotropically decreasing a cross section of the first space portion perpendicular to a flow-through direction of the kneaded material. The forming section has a die to extrude a ceramic formed body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuichi Tajima, Ryuji Yamaguti
  • Patent number: 10259147
    Abstract: The extrusion apparatus includes a screw in a fixed barrel. The barrel has a feed inlet and an outlet with an extrusion nozzle which discharges into the nip between first and second rotary rolls that can rotate in opposite directions. The apparatus also has a first means for rotating and a first control means that are able to synchronize the speed of rotation of the first roll and the screw and has a second means that is able to rotate the second screw at a different speed of rotation than the first roll. The first control means can regulate the speed of rotation of the screw depending on the width of the strip, and a second control means can regulate the speed of rotation of the second roll depending on the thickness of the strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignees: Compagnie Generale Des Establissements Michelin, Michelin Recherche Et Technique, S.A.
    Inventors: Patrice Monnereau, Jean-Francois Verjat
  • Patent number: 10259925
    Abstract: In the manufacture of composite product, raw composite is layered on a shape or form and cured at a higher temperature. With some shapes, it is difficult or impossible to apply sufficient pressure to force and consolidate the composite material to adequately conform to the desired final shape during the curing process. The expandable tacky tape of this invention is comprised of a viscous medium incorporating thermally expandable material. Applied over the raw composite, the expandable tacky tape effectively forces the composite to conform to the desired shape during curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Matt Wallen
  • Patent number: 10254723
    Abstract: Provided is a Layered Object Manufacturing, LOM, system configured to assemble a plurality of individual media layers to form a colored three-dimensional (3D) object, the system comprising a printer configured to color print at least a portion of a first surface of each of a plurality of media layers, and color print a corresponding portion of a second surface of the media layer, the second surface being opposite to the first surface, such that on operably printing the second surface a print-through region in the media layer is provided, and a collator configured to assemble the plurality of the individual media layers to form the 3D object. Also provided is a color 3D object media layer printing module for providing a print-through region in a 3D object media layer. Also provided is an ink for use in a Layer Object Manufacturing (LOM) system including the printing module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: MCOR TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventors: James Travers, Philip Keenan, Fintan MacCormack, Conor MacCormack
  • Patent number: 10248026
    Abstract: A substrate having a protective film formed on a front surface and a recess in a back surface opposite the front surface is prepared. A resist pattern is formed on the protective film. The protective film is etched using plasma while applying a bias voltage, using the resist pattern as a mask. The bias voltage is increased according to the manner of decrease in the dielectric constant of a region of the substrate corresponding to a covered region of the front surface at which the protective film is present.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Akihiko Ohtsu
  • Patent number: 10245522
    Abstract: The present invention provides a snowman maker comprising multiple mold sections. The mold sections can be stacked on top of each other and interlocked with each other for assembling and disassembling of the snowman maker. The mold sections are sub-divided into halves that can be stacked on top of each other and interlocked with each other for assembling and disassembling of the snowman maker. Further, at least some of the mold section halves are sub-divided into two or more equal segments which are placed side-by-side and can be laterally moved for easy transportation and storage of the snowman maker. The different parts can be filled with snow and easily coupled for assembling the snowman, and later separated for disassembling of the snowman maker to reveal the snowman formed therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Brett M. Williams
  • Patent number: 10232537
    Abstract: A co-extrusion device includes at least one first inlet port to receive a first material, at least one second inlet port to receive a second material, a first combining channel arranged to receive the first material and the second material and combine the first and second materials into a first combined flow flowing in a first direction, a splitter channel arranged to receive the first combined flow and to split the first combined flow into at least two split flows in a second direction at least partially orthogonal to the first direction, wherein each split flow consists of the first and second materials, a second combining channel arranged to receive the split flows and combine the split flows into a second combined flow in the first direction, and at least one exit orifice arranged to allow the materials to exit the device as a single flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER INCORPORATED
    Inventors: David K. Fork, Karl Littau
  • Patent number: 10232603
    Abstract: A printer (106) for building a three-dimensional model by sequential deposition of a plurality of cross-sectional layers by using a thermal print head (1) movable relative to a material bed (102) over a deposited layer. A protective sheet (3) is disposed between the thermal head (1) and deposited layer. Temperature control of the material bed (102) to prevent warping of the model is provided by an independently heatable cover (52, 58) in contact with the surface of the material bed (102) e.g. via the protective sheet (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Anders ├śrnsholt Hartmann, Frederik Walsted Tjellesen
  • Patent number: 10227173
    Abstract: An aerosol container (1) is disclosed herein that can include a reservoir (2) containing a propellant and a foodproduct, operable discharge means (3) to discharge the foodproduct, a dispensing head (10) defining a foodproduct receiving space (11) to receive the foodproduct from the discharge means (3), a distal part (15) of the head (10) having foodproduct shaping projections (12), wherein the food product receiving space comprises an upstream foodproduct receiving space (11A, 11B) that widens, viewed in a foodproduct discharge direction, wherein a maximum diameter (D1) of the foodproduct receiving space of the dispensing head is larger than about 2 cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: FRIESLANDCAMPINA NEDERLAND B.V.
    Inventors: Werner Marie Camiel Clauwaert, Annick Albertine Alfons Dumon, Luc Bart Spelmans, Marcel Braakhekke
  • Patent number: 10227785
    Abstract: A robotic casting machine (RCM) provides for on-site, or near-site casting and automated production of cast components, such as concrete modular, volumetric building components. The RCM includes stationary and mobile support structures, which can be positioned in a loading configuration, a casting configuration and an ejection configuration in which the cast volumetric component may be ejected from the mold. Tipping machines located beneath the cast component facilitate ejection, rotation and loading of the ejected module onto a transport surface for transport of the module. The support structures are constructed of prefabricated frames that may include at least one standardized section, which may be utilized on every project, and may also include a customized section, which may be provided to achieve desired dimensions of the cast module on a particular project.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventor: Richard J. McCaffrey
  • Patent number: 10226886
    Abstract: An injection molding apparatus is usable in an injection machine to form an injection product. The slim injection molding apparatus includes a hot runner plate attachable to one side clamping plate of the injection machine and provided with a hot runner system; an upper core disposed in the hot runner plate; a lower core attachable to an opposite side clamping plate of the injection machine to face the upper core, the lower core configured to couple with the upper core to define a cavity corresponding to the injection product when the lower core is coupled to the upper core; and an ejecting core disposed in the lower core, the ejecting core configured to push the injection product upward when the upper core is separated from the lower core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hak-do Kim, Min-sang Park, Hwan-soo Lee
  • Patent number: 10220565
    Abstract: A process for producing at least one three-dimensional object by solidifying a solidifyable material, comprising the steps of: providing an object carrier capable of carrying the object to be produced; providing a material capable of solidifying when subjected to energy supply; bringing a solidifyable material carrier/provider in a position to carry/provide solidifyable material at least in a building region where solidifyable material is to be solidified; supplying, to the building region, energy capable of solidifying the solidifyable material; and sensing, measuring and/or controlling a condition selected from the group consisting of pressure and/or strain. Alternatively or in combination, contact pressure, fluid pressure and/or material flowability can be sensed and/or adjusted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Envisiontec GmbH
    Inventor: Ali El-Siblani