Patents by Inventor Karl K. Stensvad

Karl K. Stensvad has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 8663537
    Abstract: A heatsink for use in injection molding, with at least one load-bearing path with a rearward segment, wherein at least a portion of at least one non-load-bearing, dynamic heat-transfer zone of the heatsink is laterally offset from the rearward segment of the load-bearing path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Karl K. Stensvad, Stanley Rendon, Paul A. Martinson, Samuel Kidane, Thomas Herdtle
  • Publication number: 20130307189
    Abstract: A heatsink for use in injection molding, with at least one load-bearing path with a rearward segment, wherein at least a portion of at least one non-load-bearing, dynamic heat-transfer zone of the heatsink is laterally offset from the rearward segment of the load-bearing path.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Inventors: Karl K. Stensvad, Stanley Rendon, Paul A. Martinson, Samuel Kidane, Thomas Herdtie
  • Publication number: 20130009329
    Abstract: A manufacturing system includes a sensing system that provides high-resolution feedback for web guiding and tension control. The system may be especially useful for web material that is manufactured to include micro-replicated structures with micron size scale. A micro-replication station forms a pattern of micro-replicated lenses on a web material. The sensing system illuminates a measurement area on the web material and detects an angular distribution of light exiting a set of the micro-replicated lenses within the first measurement area. A control system that adjusts at least one process control parameter of the transport system based on the detected angular distribution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Publication date: January 10, 2013
    Inventors: David L. Hofeldt, Robert L. Brott, Daniel H. Carlson, James N. Dobbs, Andrzej P. Jaworski, Glen A. Jerry, John T. Strand, Michael J. Sykora, Karl K. Stensvad
  • Publication number: 20120081908
    Abstract: Disclosed is an expandable envelope that comprises a light directing film this both transmits and reflects light. In its inflated form and along with a light source, the envelope forms a light balloon that due to the light directing film provides directed light to an area surrounding the balloon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Publication date: April 5, 2012
    Inventors: Michael R. Harms, Lance E. Behymer, Justin W. Wilhelm, Lars A. Smeenk, Mark H. Smith, Luis A. Aguirre, Felix Bierbaum, Karl K. Stensvad
  • Publication number: 20110067234
    Abstract: A method of applying a conductive pattern of metal onto a web of indefinite length material. This method includes applying a metal containing composition onto the web in a predefined pattern, providing a roll having a very low thermal mass, and conveying the patterned web around the roll while simultaneously applying heat energy to the metal containing composition thereby converting the metal to a conductive pattern. This allows for flexible circuitry to be fabricated in an inexpensive roll-to-roll process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2009
    Publication date: March 24, 2011
    Inventors: Daniel J. Theis, Brian K. Nelson, James N. Dobbs, Samuel Kidane, Ronald P. Awanson, Daniel H. Carlson, Grant F. Tiefenbruck, Karl K. Stensvad