Distinct Layers Patents (Class 138/140)
  • Patent number: 11952169
    Abstract: Various aspects of the disclosure generally relate to a collapsible storage container with multiple sleeves. In some implementations a two-sleeve variant is described. In some implementations a three-sleeve variant is described. Both variants may be used to contain appropriately sized and shaped objects, for example bread, maps, posters, blueprints, plans, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Inventor: Stephen A. Smith
  • Patent number: 11885068
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an encapsulated duct cable with identification tags and a manufacturing method thereof. The logging encapsulated duct cable comprises an encapsulation layer. The cross section of the encapsulation layer is polygonal or arc-shaped. At least one cable protective tube and at least one oil-liquid tube are arranged in the encapsulation layer. A cable is arranged in the cable protective tube. Identification tags with different color identifiers are respectively arranged on one side of the cable protective tube and one side of the oil-liquid tube in one to one correspondence. The manufacturing method of the logging encapsulated duct cable mainly comprises three steps of machining the cable protective tube and paving the cable pavement, machining the oil-liquid tube, and machining the encapsulation layer. The present invention has double functions of conveying the oil and the liquid and transmitting the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventors: Jianliang Duan, Jian Dong
  • Patent number: 11867544
    Abstract: The present invention relates to magnetic flowmeters. More particularly, the present invention relates to a magnetic flowmeter specifically designed for the hydraulic fracturing industry that is capable of withstanding a variety of corrosive slurries, acids, bases, and solvents including a liner including partially stabilized magnesium zirconia (MgPSZ).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: THOMPSON EQUIPMENT COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Todd C. Thompson, Thomas Meacham, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11813784
    Abstract: An apparatus for starting an extrusion process, including at least a drawing device having a main frame, a platform arranged on the main frame, a cable winch arranged on the platform and having a drum, and a wire cable that can be wound up on the drum of the cable winch and pulls an extruded plastics pipe in an extrusion line by way of deflection rolls until the pipe is taken over by a take-off device, wherein the platform is movable transversely to an extrusion direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Assignee: BATTENFELD-CINCINNATI GERMANY GMBH
    Inventors: Tobias Hus, Carsten Deppe
  • Patent number: 11774115
    Abstract: An air conditioner includes: a turbo compressor that compresses a heat medium; a heat exchanger that exchanges heat of the heat medium supplied from the turbo compressor with an atmosphere; and a supply flow path and a discharge flow path that connect the turbo compressor and the heat exchanger. At least one of the supply flow path and the discharge flow path includes piping, and the piping includes a gas barrier layer that covers a surface of a synthetic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaki Chiba, Kunihiko Ishihara, Minoru Yoshikawa, Junichi Miyamoto, Yoshinori Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 11724298
    Abstract: A forming method of a nickel aluminum (NiAl) alloy tubular part with micro flow channels including preparing a laminated tube blank. A step of fixing aluminum wires to an outer surface of the laminated tube blank to prepare a middle tube blank. A step of winding a nickel (Ni) flexible substrate and an Al flexible substrate on an outer surface of the middle tube blank to prepare a composite tube blank. A step of carrying out hot gas forming on the composite tube blank to prepare a composite tubular part. A step of carrying out in-mold first-stage reaction synthesis to make the Ni flexible substrate chemically react with the aluminum (Al) flexible substrate. A step of carrying out in-mold second-stage reaction synthesis to melt all the aluminum wires. A step of carrying out hot isostatic pressing treatment to prepare the NiAl alloy tubular part with the micro flow channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: DALIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Ying Sun, Shijian Yuan
  • Patent number: 11680674
    Abstract: An insulating jacket for enclosing a pipe fitting includes an elbow housing configured to envelop and cover a pipe elbow and a pair of coupling housings each configured to envelop couplings mounted to the elbow. Each of the housings is made from a pair of housing halves which are made from a block of rigid insulating material. Each pair of housing halves can be mated together by interlocking tongue in groove connection elements formed on the housing halves. The rigid insulating material is soft enough to be carved by hand and resilient enough to be deform sufficiently to allow the housing halves to be mated over the pipe fitting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Inventor: Ken Perry
  • Patent number: 11622871
    Abstract: A vascular graft having a sealing layer and a tapered length portion. The sealing layer provides the vascular graft with low bleed characteristics subsequent to a needle puncture such as with a dialysis needle or a suture needle. The sealing layer in the tapered length portion has varying wall thickness along the tapered length portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc A. Schlaud, Timothy T. Stringer
  • Patent number: 11608270
    Abstract: According a first aspect of the invention, there is provided an arrangement for manufacturing a roll of graphene. The arrangement comprises a supply reel configured to hold a strip of graphene film; a winding reel configured to wind a strip of graphene film into a roll of graphene film; a motor controlling the winding reel; and a dispenser configured to dispense a fluid adhesive on a graphene film running from the supply reel to the winding reel. There is also provided a method form manufacturing a graphene film using sing the described arrangement, where the method comprises cutting the manufactures graphene roll into sheets of graphene film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: SHT SMART HIGH-TECH AB
    Inventors: Johan Liu, Peng Su
  • Patent number: 11608398
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for production of copolymers, in particular for the polymerization of propylene, and another monomer chosen from a group comprising ethylene and a C4-C12 ?-olefin in a horizontal stirred reactor comprising an agitated bed and several reaction zones for forming polymer particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Erik Delsman, Henrica Norberta Alberta Maria Steenbakkers-Menting, Gopala Krishna Surisetty
  • Patent number: 11583961
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for assembling a suspension. In one embodiment, a method includes altering a temperature of a first suspension component and then pressing the first suspension component and a second suspension component into engagement while the temperature remains substantially altered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Assignee: Fox Factory, Inc.
    Inventors: William M. Becker, Derek D. Beich
  • Patent number: 11560982
    Abstract: A system for powering a vehicle is provided. The system can include an engine or power generation system to be powered by a fuel and a housing. The housing can be configured to couple to one or more frame rails of the vehicle, receive and protect a cylinder configured to store the fuel to be used by the engine or power generation system. The housing can have one or more access panels allowing access to an interior of the housing. The cylinder can include a first end portion, a second end portion, a central body forming an enclosed cavity for storing pressurized gas, a reinforcement structure disposed over the central body, and a metal foil interposed between the reinforcement structure and central body. The metal foil can be configured to reduce permeation of contents of the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Agility Fuel Systems LLC
    Inventors: Michael Gregory Volkmer, Dustin Joseph John, Chad Alvin Cederberg, David Neil Morgan, John David Makinson
  • Patent number: 11555474
    Abstract: A pipe section of a common rail line is provided for the high-pressure injection of a fluid. The pipe section has at least a first pipe and an adapter in which the first pipe has a wall and extends at least along an axial direction. The wall has an inner circumferential surface and an outer circumferential surface and encloses a first line. The adapter has a connector piece and a second pipe. The connector piece extends annularly around the first pipe and is situated on the outer circumferential surface. A second line that is formed by the second pipe is fluidically connected to the first line via a first opening in the first pipe and a second opening in the connector piece. At least the adapter is manufactured by a metal powder injection molding process. Two methods for manufacturing a pipe section are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: GKN Sinter Metals Engineering GmbH
    Inventors: Antonio Casellas, Jack Schwarz, Wolfgang Schütz
  • Patent number: 11536042
    Abstract: A boom system for a concrete-delivery device includes a plurality of booms which are pivotably interconnected. At least one of the booms has a recess along its length, the recess configured to at least partially receive an adjacent boom when the boom system. is in a retracted position. Side walls of the boom are extended to define the recess in the form of a channel. The recess may have a depth greater than or equal to a height of the adjacent boom so that the adjacent boom is received within the recess when the boom system is in the retracted position. Alternatively, the recess may have a depth less than a height of the adjacent boom so that the adjacent boom is only partially received in the recess when the boom system is in the retracted position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Putzmeister Engineering GmbH
    Inventors: Jens Häfner, Peter Mögle, Ansgar Müller, Knut Kasten
  • Patent number: 11519526
    Abstract: The present invention discloses an extensible flexible hose comprise one elastic inner layer, one elastic textile reinforcement layer and one elastic outer layer, where the elastic textile reinforcement layer placed on the outer surface of the elastic inner layer, the elastic outer layer disposed on the elastic textile reinforcement layer, while the elastic inner layer and the elastic textile reinforcement layer are reciprocally coupled, the elastic outer layer and the uncovered surface area of the elastic inner layer are reciprocally joined to form a unitary tubular member. The elastic textile reinforcement layer comprising a twill weave textile layer, with stretch yarns longitudinally distributed among. The objective of the present invention is to improve the phenomenon that the telescopic water pipe is liable to be damaged due to strong friction between inner core and outer sheath, to prolong the service life of the extensible flexible hose.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: YANGJIANG NEW SPORTS TECHNOLOGY PRODUCTS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhiqiang Zhang, Song Chen
  • Patent number: 11485845
    Abstract: New C2C3 random copolymers, which combine low sealing initiation temperature (SIT), high hot-tack, low C6-solubles, good optical properties and an improved stiffness/impact balance, which are particularly suited for preparing blown films. The present invention is furthermore related to the manufacture of said copolymers and to their use, as well as to the blown films comprising such C2C3 random copolymers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Borealis AG
    Inventors: Jingbo Wang, Markus Gahleitner, Klaus Bernreitner, Pauli Leskinen, Cornelia Tranninger
  • Patent number: 11485588
    Abstract: The invention provides a pneumatic conveying system having a series of supply lines with at least portions of the lines being wear resistant to extend the useful lifespan of an agricultural product delivery applicator. The wear resistant supply line(s) may be made from a hard material and have a curve(s) defined by angled or mitered segments that are welded or otherwise joined to collectively provide the curve(s) The wear resistant supply lines may be at least partially reinforced by way of, for example, welded or other build up wear resistant material(s) at high wear zones of the supply lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: CNH INDUSTRIAL AMERICA LLC
    Inventors: Rex LeRoy Ruppert, John Paul Honermann
  • Patent number: 11485105
    Abstract: A tubular structure for transporting heat transfer fluid including at least: i) a layer (1) in contact with the fluid including at least one thermoplastic polymer P1 that is semicrystalline with Tm1 greater than or equal to 160° C., as determined according to the standard 1 1357-3 (2013) or amorphous with Tg1 greater than or equal to 100° C., as determined according to the standard 1 1357-2 (2013), said layer (1) containing no fibers, ii) a layer (2) including at least: (a) a thermoplastic polymer P2 that is semicrystalline, in particular a polyamide with Tm2 greater than or equal to 170° C. or amorphous with Tg2 greater than or equal to 100° C., or a polyolefin with Tm greater than 100° C.; (b) optional continuous fibers, the polymer P2 being identical to P1 or different from P1 in which case the polymers P1 and P2 adhere at least partially to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: ARKEMA FRANCE
    Inventors: Benoit Brule, Nicolas Dufaure, Estelle Meurice Pierrat
  • Patent number: 11486747
    Abstract: The present invention relates to magnetic flowmeters. More particularly, the present invention relates to a magnetic flowmeter specifically designed for the hydraulic fracturing industry that is capable of withstanding a variety of corrosive slurries, acids, bases, and solvents including a liner including partially stabilized magnesium zirconia (MgPSZ).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: THOMPSON EQUIPMENT COMPANY, INC.
    Inventors: Todd C. Thompson, Thomas Meacham, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11454068
    Abstract: A casing may have a tubular body formed by a wall extending axially from a first end to a second end, the tubular body having a bore therein throughout. The wall may radially extend from an inner surface of the tubular body to an outer surface of the tubular body. The wall may include a base layer and one or more secondary layers attached to the base layer. The one or more secondary layers may be a rubber or smart foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Assignee: SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY
    Inventors: Abdullah Hassan Al-Oqaili, Ahmad Mohammad Al-AbdulJabbar, Ali J. Shaikh
  • Patent number: 11364626
    Abstract: A 6-dof parallel robot with a double-gyroscopic component comprises a fixed platform (1), a moving platform (2) and two modules of 3-dof translational robotic component (3); wherein two modules of 3-dof translational robotic component (3) are connected between the moving platform (2) and the fixed platform (1). The 6-dof parallel robot with a double-gyroscopic component provided by the present invention has the following advantages: excellent dynamic performance, compact structure, six degrees of freedom motion with no singularity, high rigidity, high precision, good stability, a large rotational workspace, etc., thus having a broad prospect in both scientific research and industrial application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: HRG INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH & INNOVATION
    Inventors: Longhai Zhao, Linsong Zhang, Zhenzhong Yu, Wenxing Li, Wen Cui, Xinze Lu
  • Patent number: 11268355
    Abstract: Downhole hanger systems and methods for hanging a first structure from a second structure in downhole environments are described. The systems include a first structure and a second structure, with the first structure disposed within the second structure. A composite joint is arranged on an outer surface of the first structure. The composite joint is formed of a material configured to be fused to both the first structure and the second structure and form a hanger joint having a shear strength of at least 2 ksi when the material is fused to the outer surface of the first structure and an inner surface of the second structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES OILFIELD OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventors: Zhiyue Xu, Guijun Deng, Oleksandr Kuznetsov, Deepak Kumar
  • Patent number: 11173763
    Abstract: A component part for a motor vehicle having a hollow profile portion of a fiber-reinforced plastic and a load introduction element of a metal material. The hollow profile portion and the load introduction element are connected in a common connection portion via a nondetachable, glued plug-in connection in which an end portion of the load introduction element and an end portion of the hollow profile portion engage in one another by positive engagement. The end portion of the load introduction element has a spline with teeth extending in longitudinal direction of the common connection portion so that the stiffness of the end portion of the load introduction element reduced in longitudinal direction of the common connection portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: ZF Friedrichshafen AG
    Inventors: Andre Stieglitz, Thomas Schwarz, Ingolf Müller
  • Patent number: 11161324
    Abstract: Corrosion-resistant coated articles and a thermal chemical vapor deposition coating processes are disclosed. The article includes a metallic material having a first composition including a first iron concentration and a first chromium concentration, the first iron concentration being greater than the first chromium concentration, a surface of the metallic material having a second composition including a second iron concentration and a second chromium concentration, the second chromium concentration being less than the first chromium concentration, an oxide layer on the surface of the metallic material having a third composition including an iron oxide concentration and a chromium oxide concentration, the chromium oxide concentration being greater than the iron oxide concentration and being devoid of precipitates, and a thermal chemical vapor deposition coating on the oxide layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: Silcotek Corp.
    Inventor: Min Yuan
  • Patent number: 11103913
    Abstract: A system comprising a protective jacket for insulating pipe is provided. The protective jacket comprises a first metal shell comprising an interior surface and an exterior surface, wherein the interior surface comprises a moisture protective coating, and the exterior surface comprises a film adhered to the exterior surface by an adhesive, and wherein the adhesive provides for a toolless removal of the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: Johns Manville
    Inventors: James Martin Roberts, Johnny Dale Angel
  • Patent number: 11085706
    Abstract: A double tube includes an inner tube having a corrugated petal shape in a wave form in an outer tube. The double tube is manufactured by a method including: inserting the inner tube into the outer tube and coaxially disposing the inner tube and the outer tube; inserting a plurality of petal forming bars into a space between the outer tube and the inner tube and arranging the petal forming bars along a circumferential direction at predetermined intervals; disposing an assembly of the outer tube, the inner tube, and the petal forming bars in a mold of a hydroforming machine; supplying a fluid in the inner tube while applying a pressure to the inner tube in an axial direction to expand the inner tube; and separating the petal forming bars from the space between the outer tube and the inner tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: PUSAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPERATION FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Young-Hoon Moon, Sangwook Han, Taewoo Hwang, Youngyun Woo, Ilyeong Oh
  • Patent number: 11059258
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a multilayer tubular structure (MLT) intended for transporting fluids such as air, oil, water, a urea solution, a cooling liquid made from glycol, a transmission oil cooler (TOC), or an air conditioning liquid, or a fuel such as petrol, in particular bio-petrol, or diesel, in particular bio-diesel, comprising at least one layer (1) and at least one layer (2), said layer (1) comprising a composition comprising: -a) at least 50% by weight of at least one semi-aromatic polyamide of formula W/ZT, -b) at least 10% by weight, preferably at least 15%, of an impact modifier, -c) between 0 and 20% by weight of at least once plasticiser, -d) between 0 and 40% by weight of at least one additive, the sum of a) +b) +c) +d) being equal to 100%, said layer (2) comprising a composition comprising a?) at least 50% by weight of at least one short-chain semi-crystalline polyamide referred to as (A), said short-chain aliphatic polyamide (A) being of formula X Y/Z, or formula V/Z, -b?) between 0 and
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Thibaut Montanari, Alexandre Vermogen, Philippe Blondel
  • Patent number: 10941885
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing a multilayer pipe (1) from a tubular element having a metallurgical bond comprising at least one outer pipe (10) of metallic material and one inner pipe (20) of metallic material arranged within the outer pipe, the inner surface of the outer pipe (10) being mechanically bonded to the outer surface of the inner pipe (20) at least in parts of their interface, in which, in a production line, the tubular element is simultaneously heated and drawn, wherein each portion of the tubular element is submitted to heating by induction and then to hot-drawing, wherein the tubular element is drawn with a mandrel located therein. Through this process, the existing mechanical connection between the pipes is trans-formed in a metallurgical connection. The invention also relates to a multilayer pipe (1) produced for this process, wherein the outer pipe (10) is made of a carbon manganese steel alloy and the inner pipe (2) is made of a corrosion-resistant alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: VALLOUREC SOLUÇÕES TUBULARES DO BRASIL S.A.
    Inventors: Julio Marcio Silveira E Silva, Timo Ebeling, Hezick Da Silva Perdigao, Danielle Granha Giorgini, Antonio Wagner Da Silva Penna
  • Patent number: 10919212
    Abstract: A system and method for efficiently and safely installing a pipe liner is provided, as well as methods of using the same. The system and method for efficiently and safely installing a pipe liner may provide an inverter configured to invert the pipe liner by introducing pressure into the pipe liner; provide a top roller, provide an assist system located between the inverter and the top roller, the assist system comprising: a main housing having a main housing top and a main housing bottom, and each of the main housing top and the main housing bottom having an opening; a first interior roller; a second interior roller; and a first motor; and feed the pipe liner onto the top roller, wherein the assist system feeds the pipe liner from the top roller to the inverter in an efficient and controller manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: SAK CONSTRUCTION LLC
    Inventors: Steve Hirtz, Scott Campbell, Jeff Hirtz, Jason Laney, Kyle Presley
  • Patent number: 10914125
    Abstract: A riser for a subsea well comprises a first riser section that may be similar to conventional risers in design and material specifications. A second riser section comprises a passive fracture section that is specifically designed to shear or fracture under design conditions, such as extreme events (e.g., extreme weather or waves, loss of control of a rig or vessel, a rig or vessel moving from a desired position). The passive fracture section is designed to fracture first to prevent or minimize damage to other well equipment, such as at the seabed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventor: Mitchell Z. Dziekonski
  • Patent number: 10605398
    Abstract: An example embodiment includes a remotely controlled pipeline section internal repair device. In some embodiments, the repair apparatus comprises elastomer seal rings that expand between an apparatus internal metal sleeve and the inner diameter of the pipe. The mechanical pressure exerted by the elastomer rings is such that the apparatus contains the internal fluid, as well as prevents ingress of external fluid when the pipeline is submerged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Stress Engineering Services, Inc.
    Inventor: Armando Rebello
  • Patent number: 10508325
    Abstract: An extrudable aluminum alloy for a micro channel and round tube heat exchanger application including silicon in an amount that ranges between 0.15 and 0.30 wt %, iron in an amount that is less than or equal to 0.15 wt %, manganese in amount that ranges between 0.50 and 0.90 wt %, zinc in amount of no greater than 0.03 wt %, copper in amount of no greater than 0.03 wt %, and nickel in an amount of no greater than 0.01 wt %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Brazeway, Inc.
    Inventors: Vikas Somani, Alfred Wang, Scot Reagen
  • Patent number: 10480255
    Abstract: A tubular string for a subterranean well comprises a first string that is located in the well and that can access or traverse horizons of interest, such as during drilling, completion, or workover. A second tubular string is assembled above this first tubular string and is selected so that only this second tubular string normally traverses a blow out preventer during periods when there is an elevated risk that the blow out preventer will be actuated. The second tubular string is made of a more easily shearable material than the first tubular string, such as a titanium alloy, an aluminum alloy, or a composite material. A third or further tubular strings may be assembled above the second tubular string, such as in subsea applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Inventor: Mitchell Z. Dziekonski
  • Patent number: 10427380
    Abstract: The methods including applying a corrosion resistant alloy to a metal substrate to create a bimetal blank. The bimetal blank can undergo a variety of shaping and machining operations to form the net shape and internal structures of the part. Further, the part can undergo a finishing operation (e.g. polishing) to create the desired cosmetic appearance on the exterior surfaces and remove any surface imperfections resulting from the shaping and machining operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Charles J. Kuehmann, Christopher M. Werner, Colin M. Ely, James A. Wright
  • Patent number: 10314353
    Abstract: Waterproof, breathable garments and methods of making are provided. The garments may include a laminate of a seamless ePTFE membrane and at least one textile. The garment is conformable over a range of sizes, and may be shaped to fit numerous sizes and shapes of forming molds. The ePTFE membrane may shrink to fit, or, alternatively, be stretched to fit, a mold having a desired size to form a garment. Such a conformable ePTFE membrane may allow for forming multiple sizes of garments with various sizes and shapes of molds. In embodiments where the ePTFE membrane is seamless and continuous, the garment eliminates the need for a waterproof seam tape, which is conventionally used to make garments waterproof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: John E. Bacino, Norman E. Clough, Orlando Collazo, Jean Norvell, Franz Shelley
  • Patent number: 10221989
    Abstract: A double wall steel tube includes an inner tube wall and an outer tube wall. The inner and outer tube walls are formed from a tubing material including an inner layer of iron steel, first and second outer layers of an alloy of aluminum and silicon, a first intermediate layer disposed between the inner layer and the first outer layer, and a second intermediate layer disposed between the inner layer and the second outer layer. The first and second intermediate layers include aluminum, silicon and iron. The inner and outer tube walls are brazed together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: COOPER-STANDARD AUTOMOTIVE INC.
    Inventors: Jose Reyes Flores Ramirez, Krishnamachari Gopalan, Lyle Otremba
  • Patent number: 10213514
    Abstract: Methods for functionalizing the surface of nanofiber substrates, including electrospun fibers and non-woven or woven mats of fibers are described. Functionalized nanofiber substrates presenting biologically active moieties such as biotin and saccharides are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Nicolai Bovin, Stephen Henry, Iain Hosie, Stephen Parker
  • Patent number: 10215460
    Abstract: A refrigeration system including a suction line heat exchanger having a first conduit including a refrigerant liquid which flows inside of the first conduit from the condenser to the evaporator. Also the refrigeration system includes a second conduit in thermal communication with the first conduit and includes a refrigerant fluid, typically a vapor, which flows inside of the second conduit in an opposite direction of flow from the first conduit from the evaporator to the compressor. Additionally, at least one heating device is in thermal communication with at least one of the first conduit and second conduit and is configured to communicate with a refrigeration control system to apply heat along a portion of both the first conduit and the second conduit adjacent to the heating device thereby regulating the flow rate of the refrigerant liquid in the first conduit and the second conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Guolian Wu
  • Patent number: 10208157
    Abstract: A vinyl ester resin composition comprising a reaction product of: (a) a polyepoxide resin; (b) an unsaturated carboxylic acid; and (c) a reactive carboxyl group terminated amphiphilic block copolymer, a reactive epoxy group terminated amphiphilic block copolymer, or a mixture thereof; and a cured thermoset composite product produced from the above vinyl ester resin composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Blue Cube IP LLC
    Inventors: Yanli Feng, Qiubai Peng, Wei Du, Zhidong Sheng
  • Patent number: 10132441
    Abstract: Insulated pipe systems or assemblies include a particulate, composite or monolithic insulating aerogel material. Techniques for installing or manufacturing such systems or assemblies are described, as are components useful in the installation or manufacture processes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Cabot Corporation
    Inventors: Jason J. Koravos, Andries J. Du Plessis, Matthew B. Greenfield, Aaron H. Johnson, Thomas Michael Miller
  • Patent number: 10040086
    Abstract: A liquid ejection dispenser includes: a sleeve ring; and a tube, extending from one end of the sleeve ring. One end of the tube is provided with a liquid output end, while on an end surface of the sleeve ring is provided with a first positioning point and a second positioning point. In the sleeve ring is provided with a penetrating and trumpet shape hole, one end of the hole is in communication with the tube. As such, through fixing and sealing the sleeve ring on a press ejection head of a perfume bottle, and aligning the nozzle of the press ejection head with a position between the first positioning point and the second positioning point, in pressing down the press ejection head, the perfume in the perfume bottle will flow from the nozzle into a dispenser bottle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: LA VENDI INC.
    Inventor: Sheng-Chin Ho
  • Patent number: 10039568
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for guiding a medical needle, including said medical needle (1) and an insert (2) that is rotatably, translatably, and slidably arranged in the needle (1), wherein said device is characterized in that the insert (2) has, in the free state thereof, a curved distal portion (21), and in that the needle has at least two regions (11, 12), the mechanical behaviors of which are different, wherein the mechanical behaviors of each region (11, 12) and of the curved distal portion (21) of the insert are selected such that a movement of the insert (2) into the needle (1) causes a local deformation of the needle and/or of the insert. The invention also relates to a method for manufacturing said device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: UNIVERSITE GRENOBLE ALPES
    Inventors: Denis Favier, Thierry Alonso, Gregory Chagnon, Yinong Liu, Alexandre Moreau-Gaudry
  • Patent number: 9981342
    Abstract: Provided are a method for assembling a fuel supply pipe of which a joint portion between a pipe body and a short cylindrical member has a high strength and which has high anti-corrosion performance, and a device for assembling the pipe. Specifically, while a laser beam in a defocused state is being emitted to impinge on an end portion of the pipe body that overlaps the short cylindrical member, the pipe body and the short cylindrical member are rotated through one complete turn relative to the laser beam, thereby melting the entire periphery of the end portion. While the laser beam in a defocused state is being emitted to impinge on the melted end portion, the pipe body and the short cylindrical member are rotated through at least one further complete turn, thereby joining by welding the end portion to the outer periphery of the short cylindrical member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: KEYLEX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshimasa Yamane, Satoshi Tagawa
  • Patent number: 9849746
    Abstract: A strut assembly including a spring to help absorb impacts and a shock absorber to help control motion of the spring is disclosed. The shock absorber includes a base assembly and is mounted between a top mount assembly and a knuckle. The top mount assembly mounts to the body of the vehicle and helps support the spring. An upper spring seat is adjacent the top mount assembly and receives one end of the spring. A lower spring seat formed of a composite material is supported by the base assembly and is adapted to support another end of the spring. The lower spring seat includes at least one reinforcing element having a plurality of reinforcing cords disposed between an upper surface and a lower surface for improving impact resistance thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: TENNECO AUTOMOTIVE OPERATING COMPANY INC.
    Inventor: Julien Wilkin
  • Patent number: 9851027
    Abstract: Submarine flexible pipe includes a metal flexible carcass, an inner polymeric liner arranged in a radially outer position with respect to the metal flexible carcass, a protective polymeric outer sheath and a mechanical armor structure arranged in a radially inner position with respect to the protective polymeric outer sheath, the mechanical armor structure being potentially exposed to water contact. The mechanical armor structure includes a pressure resistant armor and a tensile armor arranged in a radially outer position with respect to the inner polymeric liner. The mechanical armor structure includes a plurality of carbon steel elongated elements, each of the carbon steel elongated elements being coated by an aluminum cladding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: PRYSMIAN S.P.A
    Inventors: Pietro Anelli, Rodolfo Sica, Gabriele Perego, Carlos Alberto Ferreira Godinho
  • Patent number: 9814786
    Abstract: Methods of preparing a functionalized nanofiber preparing a dispersion of a polymer and a water soluble synthetic construct of the structure F-S-L in admixture in a liquid medium; and then electrospinning the polymer from the liquid medium to provide the functionalized nanofiber. F is the functional moiety, L is a lipid and S is a spacer linking F to L via covalent bonds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Inventors: Nicolai Bovin, Stephen Henry, Iain Hosie, Stephen Parker
  • Patent number: 9779452
    Abstract: The APPARATUSES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR REMOTE DEPOSIT CAPTURE WITH ENHANCED IMAGE DETECTION (hereinafter “RDC-Detection”) provides a platform for remote deposit by submitting captured images of a check via a user device, wherein the RDC-Detection transforms captured check images and/or entered check deposit information inputs via RDC-Detection components into deposit confirmation outputs. For example, in one embodiment, a financial institution may receive a check image captured by a scanner, a camera, and/or the like, and process the check image to extract deposit information to process the deposit request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: UNITED SERVICES AUTOMOBILE ASSOCIATION (USAA)
    Inventors: Reynaldo Medina, Bharat Prasad
  • Patent number: 9668432
    Abstract: A subsurface irrigation mat includes at least one perforated tube, a web made of a first capillary textile, and a casing made of a second capillary textile. The casing surrounds substantially an entire circumference of the perforated tube along at least a portion of a length of the tube. At least one attachment secures the casing to the web so that the casing extends across the web. Water leaving through the holes in the perforated tube can saturate the casing, seep into the web from the casing, and then be carried across the web by capillary action. The result is a substantially uniform discharge of water from the web into a root zone of plants growing in a layer of a growing medium located above the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Hunter Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas H. Roess, Todd D. Polderman, La Monte D. Porter
  • Patent number: 9651312
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and systems are disclosed for flexible thermal ground planes. A flexible thermal ground plane may include a support member. The flexible thermal ground plane may include an evaporator region or multiple evaporator regions configured to couple with the support member. The flexible thermal ground plane may include a condenser region or multiple condenser regions configured to couple with the support member. The evaporator and condenser region may include a microwicking structure. The evaporator and condenser region may include a nanowicking structure coupled with the micro-wicking structure, where the nanowicking structure includes nanorods. The evaporator and condenser region may include a nanomesh coupled with the nanorods and/or the microwicking structure. Some embodiments may include a micromesh coupled with the nanorods and/or the microwicking structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: KELVIN THERMAL TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ronggui Yang, Yung-Cheng Lee, Victor M. Bright, Chen Li, Christopher Oshman, Bo Shi, Jen- Hau Cheng, George P. Peterson
  • Patent number: 9458820
    Abstract: A wind turbine and to a method for installing a generator for a wind turbine, in which a nacelle and a mainframe for installation of, e.g., a generator and a main shaft, is installed on top of a tower. The nacelle further has a nacelle cover extending over the main frame from the hub and to a rear end, covering components installed on the main frame. The nacelle cover has at least a first part and a second part, the first part having a interface for engagement with a corresponding interface on the second part, the second part of the nacelle cover housing a generator as one unit. By having the generator and the second part of the nacelle cover as a single unit, installation can be performed in one go and then only one hoist with a crane is needed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Envision Energy (Denmark) ApS
    Inventors: Henning Moestrup, Per Langfeldt