Subsequent To Assembly Patents (Class 156/154)
  • Patent number: 11396615
    Abstract: A protective film 10 of the present invention is used by being attached to a resin substrate 21 at the time of performing heat bending on the resin substrate 21 while heating the resin substrate 21. The protective film 10 includes a base material layer and a pressure sensitive adhesive layer which is positioned between the base material layer and the resin substrate 21 and is adhered to the resin substrate 21. The base material layer is formed of a laminate having a first layer which is positioned on the opposite side of the pressure sensitive adhesive layer, contains a thermoplastic resin, and has a melting point of 150° C. or higher and a second layer which is positioned on the pressure sensitive adhesive layer side, contains a thermoplastic resin, and has a melting point of lower than 120° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: SUMITOMO BAKELITE CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazufusa Onodera
  • Patent number: 11274234
    Abstract: Disclosed is an adhesive composition for temporarily bonding a semiconductor workpiece and support carrier pair with improved adhesive film properties. The adhesive composition may include one or more polymer resins, solvents, and a small but critical quantity of surfactants, among others. In operation, the one or more surfactants may improve film continuity, leveling, and reduce voids and defects. Sample semiconductor workpiece includes a semiconductor silicon wafer and sample support carrier includes rigid semiconductor silicon or glass, sapphire or other rigid materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: CHENGDU ESWIN SIP TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chunbin Zhang, Xiaotian Zhou, Minghao Shen, Yijiang Hu, Shaolin Zou
  • Patent number: 11267219
    Abstract: A system for additive manufacturing of a three-dimensional object, comprising: a controller for identifying a set of planar cross-sectional shapes of the three-dimensional object, the set extending in a sequence from a first end of the three-dimensional object to a second end of the three-dimensional object; a three-dimensional scanner, associated with the controller, configured to scan a prototype of the three-dimensional object to generate a computer-aided design model; at least one cutting station for cutting at least one barbed metal sheet into a plurality of individual planar barbed metal pieces corresponding to the cross-sectional shapes; and for cutting at least one substrate sheet into a plurality of individual planar substrate pieces corresponding to the cross-sectional shapes, wherein the at least one substrate is penetrable by the barbs; and a binding station for receiving and pressing the individual barbed metal pieces and the individual substrate pieces together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: GRIPMETAL LIMITED
    Inventor: Ray Arbesman
  • Patent number: 11198245
    Abstract: A method of layerwise solid freeform fabrication is disclosed. The method comprises, for each of at least a few of the layers, dispensing and hardening at least a first modeling material and a second modeling material to form a core region and one or more envelope regions at least partially surrounding the core region. In some embodiments, the ratio between the elastic moduli of adjacent regions, when hardened, is from about 1 to about 20.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Stratasys Ltd.
    Inventors: Daniel Dikovsky, Avraham Levy, Eduardo Napadensky
  • Patent number: 11135793
    Abstract: A filling method for filling surface imperfections on a surface of a wing comprising a scanning step in which a control unit controls a movement of a scanner past the surface of the wing to scan the surface and transmit the collected data to the control unit, a computation step in which the control unit computes a digitized surface from the data, a determination step in which the control unit determines each surface imperfection by comparing the reference surface and the digitized surface, a generation step in which the control unit generates a digital model of the patch intended to fill the surface imperfection, and a printing step in which the control unit controls the movement of a 3D printer past each surface imperfection and commands the activation of the 3D printer in order to make it print the patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignees: AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS, AIRBUS SAS
    Inventors: Daniel Kierbel, Mathias Farouz-Fouquet, Laurent Malard
  • Patent number: 11132945
    Abstract: A display device includes a display module, a first adhesive member including a thermal initiator and directly disposed on a rear surface of the display module, a sensor unit directly disposed on the first adhesive member, and a second adhesive member including a photoinitiator and directly disposed on at least a portion of the first adhesive member and the rear surface of the display module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sohyun Kim, Muhyun Kim, Yanghan Son, Kyungsu Lee
  • Patent number: 11062969
    Abstract: A wafer level chip scale package (WLCSP) structure and a manufacturing method are disclosed. The WLCSP structure comprises a semiconductor die and a stack. The stack comprises a protective tape and a molding compound. A portion of a first interface surface between the molding compound and the protective tape is curved. The manufacturing method comprises the steps of forming a semiconductor structure; attaching the semiconductor structure on a dummy wafer; performing a first dicing process using a first cutting tool; depositing a molding compound; removing the dummy wafer; performing a second dicing process with a second cutting tool. A first aperture of the first cutting tool is larger than a second aperture of the second cutting tool. The portion of the first interface surface being curved reduces the possibility of generation of cracks in the WLCSP structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: ALPHA AND OMEGA SEMICONDUCTOR (CAYMAN) LTD.
    Inventors: Cheow Khoon Oh, Ming-Chen Lu, Xiaoming Sui, Bo Chen, Vincent Xue
  • Patent number: 10969359
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of fabricating an electrode array, in which an underlying handle wafer is removed to provide a planar device having the electrode array. Also provided are wafers including a plurality of planar devices having an electrode array, as well as sensors including such an electrode array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: Eric John Schindelholz, Patrick Sean Finnegan
  • Patent number: 10960493
    Abstract: A machine for additive manufacturing positions a film having additive material relative to a substrate. The additive material is melted onto the substrate or previously formed layers of a workpiece using a laser. The substrate/workpiece and/or the film can be positioned in multiple axes so that complex shapes can be formed without extraneous supporting structures. The film-based delivery of the additive material allows deposition in orientations other than horizontal as is required for powder-only additive manufacturing and also avoids the inconvenience of collecting and recycling unused loose powdered metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: DMG Mori USA
    Inventors: Gregory A. Hyatt, Gideon N. Levy, Makoto Fujishima, Michael J. Panzarella, Masahiko Mori
  • Patent number: 10948000
    Abstract: A structural component includes at least one wall surrounding a component interior space. The structural component also includes a first cellular structure positioned within the component interior space. The first cellular structure includes a plurality of cells each having a twelve-cornered cross section including twelve sides and twelve corners creating nine internal angles and three external angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Tau Tyan
  • Patent number: 10940682
    Abstract: A photosensitive stencil includes a porous stencil carrier that can be a sheet of woven material with crisscrossing filaments. The stencil carrier is coated with a photopolymer emulsion that is water based to form a stencil blank. In use, a light mask is disposed atop the stencil blank. The light mask can be contained on a sheet of paper or a transparent film. Alternatively the stencil blank is fed through an inkjet printer and the light mask is printed directly onto the stencil blank using common inks. The stencil blank is then exposed to light for a few minutes, which cross-links the photopolymer emulsion in unmasked regions. After exposure, the stencil blank is developed by being washed out with water. The water removes emulsion and adhesive, where present, within areas that were masked by the light mask, revealing open or open regions through which ink or paint can be applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Procraft Development B.V.
    Inventor: Dirk Jan van Heijningen
  • Patent number: 10912904
    Abstract: A system includes a nasal cannula having a flexible tube configured to transmit oxygen gas to a user, an optical fiber coupled to the nasal cannula and configured to transmit light having a frequency spectrum range at least including that of light resulting from combustion of the nasal cannula while transmitting the oxygen gas to the user, a detector operatively coupled to the optical fiber and configured to detect the light transmitted through the optical fiber, and a valve. The valve is configured to be actuated to interrupt the transmission of the oxygen gas to the user through the nasal cannula in response to a signal from the detector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Gary Nathan Holder
  • Patent number: 10910268
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing chip package is disclosed. The method includes providing a wafer having a first surface and a second surface, in which the wafer includes conductive bumps disposed on the first surface; thinning the wafer from the second surface toward the first surface; dicing the wafer to form chips, in which each chip has a third surface and a fourth surface, and at least one of the conductive bumps is disposed on the third surface; disposing the chips on a substrate, such that the conductive bumps are disposed between the substrate and the third surface, in which any two adjacent of the chips are spaced apart by a gap ranging from 50 ?m to 140 ?m; forming an insulating layer filling the gaps and covering the chips; and dicing the insulating layer along each gap to form a plurality of chip packages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: COMCHIP TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chien-Chih Lai, Hung-Wen Lin
  • Patent number: 10866367
    Abstract: A method for forming lenses for a fiber optic connector includes forming a mask on a photosensitive glass, the mask defining a plurality of covered portions of the photosensitive glass and a plurality of open portions of the photosensitive glass that are positioned between the plurality of covered portions, exposing the photosensitive glass and the mask to electromagnetic energy, removing the mask from the photosensitive glass, forming wafer-level lenses at the plurality of covered portions of the photosensitive glass by exposing the photosensitive glass to thermal energy, and applying an anti-reflective coating to an upper surface of the photosensitive glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Research & Development Corporation
    Inventors: Nicholas Francis Borrelli, Andrey Kobyakov, Joseph Francis Schroeder, III, Mark Owen Weller
  • Patent number: 10780638
    Abstract: A platform structure of 3D printer includes a movable platform (1), a work carrier (2), an electromagnet (3) and a positioning structure (4). Either of the movable platform (1) and the work carrier (2) has a magnetically attractable portion (20). The electromagnet (3) is installed on another of the movable platform (1) and the work carrier (2) and is capable of magnetically attracting the MAP (20) to make the work carrier (2) removably connect to the movable platform (1). The positioning structure (4) includes a first positioning portion (41) formed on the movable platform (1) and a second positioning portion (42) formed on the work carrier (2). The first positioning portion (41) and the second positioning portion (42) engage with each other. Thereby, the platform structure (10) is convenient to use and has a function of fast assembling and dissembling the work carrier (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignees: XYZPRINTING, INC., KINPO ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chi-Wen Hsieh, Chi-Chieh Wu
  • Patent number: 10705440
    Abstract: Provided is an electrophotographic photosensitive member that can suppress the generation of both an interference fringe and a streaky uneven part in a circumferential direction on an image. The generation of the interference fringe and the generation of the streaky uneven part in the circumferential direction on the image are suppressed by defining a length of a line-shaped groove of a support in a circumferential direction, and defining roughness parameters of a support in an axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takanori Ueno, Kumiko Takizawa, Ikuyo Kuroiwa, Tsuyoshi Shimada, Wataru Kitamura, Eileen Takeuchi
  • Patent number: 10660205
    Abstract: A circuit device formed from a functional substrate. The circuit device comprises a functional substrate component and printed electronic elements formed on the functional substrate component. The printed electronic elements formed on the functional substrate component interact with the substrate component to perform a function and to modify the functional substrate component. The circuit device typically needs a passive base material that takes no functional part in the device operation except mechanical support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: AVERY DENNISON RETAIL INFORMATION SERVICES, LLC
    Inventor: Ian J. Forster
  • Patent number: 10634171
    Abstract: In an elastic tube as a driving force source of a fluid pressure actuator that is driven by supplying and discharging fluid such as air or liquid, a wear-resistant flocked layer is provided on an entire outer circumferential surface of the elastic tube, and the wear-resistant flocked layer being formed by an electrostatic flocking process in which short fibers made of synthetic resin are flocked to be perpendicular to the outer circumferential surface, and the wear-resistant flocked layer being further formed by the electrostatic flocking process in which the short fibers made of the synthetic fiber are flocked in a number of strips along an axial direction or in a number of dots on the entire outer circumferential surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: FUYUKI ACADEMY
    Inventor: Masanori Fuyuki
  • Patent number: 10546225
    Abstract: A metal contactless smart card includes a first metal layer having a first slit, a second layer, a radio-frequency integrated circuit chip module, and an inlay having an antenna. A nonconductive insert may be fitted in the slit. The first metal layer may include an inlay recess where the inlay may be received and a through-hole where the chip may be inserted. The second layer of the smart card may be made of metal and may also include a slit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventors: Soo Hyang Kang, Nam Joo Kim
  • Patent number: 10532522
    Abstract: A method for molding a fiber-reinforced plastic member involves disposing a reinforced-fiber base material 2 inside a molding space S, which is created between a mold 1 and a bag film 6, and then depressurizing the inside of the molding space S and curing a resin composition R contained in the reinforced-fiber base material 2, wherein a flat pressure plate 5 made of spring steel is disposed between the reinforced-fiber base material 2 and the bag film 6. The pressure plate 5 elastically deforms along the shape of the reinforced-fiber base material 2 while the inside of the molding space S is being depressurized, and returns to its original flat shape when depressurization is stopped and the bag film 6 is removed after curing of the resin composition R.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tomohiro Murai
  • Patent number: 10522526
    Abstract: A method includes forming a release film over a carrier, forming a polymer buffer layer over the release film, forming a metal post on the polymer buffer layer, encapsulating the metal post in an encapsulating material, performing a planarization on the encapsulating material to expose the metal post, forming a redistribution structure over the encapsulating material and the metal post, and decomposing a first portion of the release film. A second portion of the release film remains after the decomposing. An opening is formed in the polymer buffer layer to expose the metal post.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yi-Jen Lai, Lin Chung-Yi, Hsi-Kuei Cheng, Chen-Shien Chen, Kuo-Chio Liu
  • Patent number: 10493710
    Abstract: Systems and methods for improving tire uniformity, for instance to reduce cavity noise and other effects caused by localized tire surface anomalies are provided. The localized tire surface anomaly can be manifested as a local peak of radial nm out or other uniformity parameter (e.g. radial force variation) for the tire. The local peak of radial run out can be within uniformity tolerances for radial run out, but can still contribute to cavity noise through the high harmonic effects caused by the local peak. According to aspects of the present disclosure, the location and/or other identifiable characteristics of a localized tire surface anomaly can be identified. An ablation device can be used on the tread of the tire to remove tire material at an azimuthal location associated with the localized tire surface anomaly to improve the uniformity of the tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventor: Dan D. Frelicot
  • Patent number: 10479032
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a vacuum barrier system includes fabricating a soluble forming mandrel, laying up composite material over the soluble forming mandrel, and applying a forming mandrel vacuum bag over the composite material and curing the composite tooling material to form a cured composite bag carrier. The method also includes de-bagging and trimming the cured composite bag carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Brett I. Lyons, Robert G. Albers
  • Patent number: 10369744
    Abstract: Layers of build and support material on an intermediate transfer surface are exposed to a solvent using a solvent application station to make the build material tacky, without affecting the support material. Then, the intermediate transfer surface moves past a transfuse station (the transfuse station is positioned to receive the layers after exposure to the solvent) and a platen moves relative to the intermediate transfer surface to contact the platen to one of the layers on the intermediate transfer surface. The intermediate transfer surface transfers a layer of the build material and the support material to the platen each time the platen contacts the layers on the intermediate transfer surface at the transfuse station to successively form a freestanding stack of the layers of build and support material on the platen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: James A. Winters, Erwin Ruiz, Paul J. McConville, Jason M. LeFevre, Chu-heng Liu
  • Patent number: 10369772
    Abstract: A method of making a core-stiffened structure includes the steps of providing a honeycomb core having an adhesive disposed on first and second surfaces thereof, providing a first skin and a second skin, and assembling the first skin, the second skin, and the honeycomb core to form the core-stiffened structure. The method further includes the steps of curing the core-stiffened structure and inhibiting at least one of the first skin and the second skin from protruding into at least one cell of the honeycomb core during the step of curing the core-stiffened structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Hethcock, Jr., Kenneth E. Nunn, Jr., Carl A. May
  • Patent number: 10363468
    Abstract: A sports shaft having an elongated body having a perimeter defined by a plurality of main walls with adjacent ones of the main walls being interconnected through a corresponding one of a plurality of edge walls, the edge walls being spaced apart around the perimeter. A respective bumper extends along at least part of length of at least one of the edge walls. The main and edge walls without the respective bumper have a first stiffness along a longitudinal direction of the shaft, and a combination of the respective bumper with the at least one of the edge walls has a stiffness along the longitudinal direction greater than the first stiffness. A method of making a sports shaft is also discussed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: SPORT MASKA INC.
    Inventors: Simon Bergeron, Travis Downing, Eric Allard, Jacques Chiasson
  • Patent number: 10350057
    Abstract: An accommodating intraocular lens comprises a first lens component, a second lens component, and an adhesive between portions of the two lens components. The cured adhesive bonds the lens components to form a fluid chamber. The lens components are bonded to one another along a seam which extends circumferentially along at least a portion of the lens components. The lens components may comprise the same polymer material. The cured adhesive also comprises the polymer or a prepolymer of the polymer to provide increased strength. The polymer is hydratable such that the lens components and the cured adhesive therebetween can swell together to inhibit stresses between the lens components and the cured adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Shifamed Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Claudio Argento, Bob Vaughan, Amr Salahieh, Tom Saul
  • Patent number: 10307934
    Abstract: A manufactured wood-based panel for furniture and interior construction. Particle sized foreign materials are irregularly distributed under a protective layer over one or both of the surfaces of the wood-based panel, covering more than 10% of the panel surface. The foreign materials, preferably natural materials such as cork or hemp shives, but also plastics, metal particles, or recycled material are incorporated so that they either protrude from the panel surface to form a relief pattern or are embedded in the wood-based material to form a uniform, smooth panel surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Xylo Technologies AG
    Inventors: Winfried Haenel, Tino Schulz
  • Patent number: 10301006
    Abstract: An eco-wood formulation finds new uses as construction materials. A rigid polymer material sheet for use in building construction comprises a polymer mixture of ultrafine particles of polyvinylchloride (PVC) impact modifier, plant fiber, coupling agent, smoke suppressant, activated clay, lubricant, an activator, environmentally friendly flame retardant, heat stabilizers, odorless crosslinking agent, foaming agent, desmopressin agent. Alternatively, the rigid polymer material sheet is composed of: a polymer mixture of PVC, plasticizer, nitrile rubber, PCC, stearate, zinc oxide, retardant heat, heat stabilizers, crosslinking agent, vesicant; whereby said rigid polymer material sheet provides enhanced thermal resistance and sound attenuation properties for use in building construction, aviation and marine industries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventor: Michael A. Pero, III
  • Patent number: 10286633
    Abstract: A method of producing a veneered element, the method including providing a substrate, applying a sub-layer on a surface of the substrate, applying a veneer layer on the sub-layer, and applying pressure to the veneer layer and/or the substrate, such that at least a portion of the sub-layer permeates through the veneer layer. Also, such a veneered element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Christer Lundblad, Per Nygren, Thomas Meijer, Göran Ziegler
  • Patent number: 10274860
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a light scanning apparatus, including: forming an optical box having a plurality of protrusions arranged along a longitudinal direction of a reflection mirror and provided at positions corresponding to one end side and the other end side of the reflection mirror in the longitudinal direction, respectively; processing protrusions except protrusions that are used for supporting the reflection mirror so that the protrusions except the protrusions that are used for supporting the reflection mirror on the one end side and on the other end side of the reflection mirror are out of contact with the reflection mirror; placing the reflection mirror on the protrusions that have not been processed in the processing; and fixing the reflection mirror, which has been placed on the protrusions that have not been processed in the placing, to the optical box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yasuaki Otoguro, Yuichiro Imai, Yuta Okada, Daisuke Aruga, Takehiro Ishidate
  • Patent number: 10245775
    Abstract: Embodiments of the provided technology relate to methods, devices, and systems that drive a transfer of the digital profile of residual limb contours to a thermoplastic article such as a prosthetic socket strut. A method of reforming a thermoplastic article to assume a desired shape, such as a contour that replicates or is complementary to the contour of a body portion, may include heating a thermoplastic article to render the article malleable. The method may further include placing the thermoplastic article against a molding surface having a desired shape that replicates the portion of the body part. Next, the thermoplastic article may be pressed against the molding surface with a compliant molding press to reform at least a portion of the article into the desired shape. The reformed thermoplastic article may then be removed from the molding surface, the article retaining the desired shape after removal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: LIM Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Adam Geshlider, Fred S. Williams, Jesse Robert Williams, Garrett Ray Hurley, Andrew C. Pedtke
  • Patent number: 10207072
    Abstract: A respiratory apparatus may employ ultrasonic welds. The ultrasonic welding may be used to join a variety of headgear, mask and accessory components. This process may enhance comfort, fit and/or performance of the joined components and/or overall mask assembly. A component may be a single layer component such as a textile or fabric, or a composite or multiple layer component such as fabric and foam composites, or outer fabric layers and inner spacer fabrics. Further, a component may be a strap, some other headgear component, a mask component, an accessory component or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Jessica Lea Dunn, Grant Milton Ovzinsky, Anthony Paul Barbara, Kirrily Michele Haskard, Justin John Formica, Michael Charles Laguzza
  • Patent number: 10053206
    Abstract: A rigid polymer porous material sheet is produced by feeding a slurry of polymer mixture comprising ultrafine polyvinylchloride particle, non-phthalate plasticizer, foaming agent and thermal stabilizer, polymer chips, fillers and fire retardant chemicals into a heated mold and pressing the mixture with high applied pressure. The temperature of the mold is below 190° C. to soften the polymer mixture and decompose the foaming agent forming the closed cell polyvinylchloride foam with 10 to 40% density with closed air cells. The thermal resistance of the rigid polymer porous sheet and sound attenuation properties are significantly improved. The rigid polymer porous sheet can be bent at sharp angles without crack formation facilitating its use as wall boards. The sheets produced may be embossed or molded to produce decoration boards, advertising boards, cabinet doors and furniture with decorative features. They can also be used in aeronautical applications as acoustic thermal insulation systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Michael A. Pero, III
  • Patent number: 10022956
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing decorative surfaces includes the steps of inkjet printing a color pattern with one or more aqueous inkjet inks including a polyurethane based latex binder; impregnating a paper substrate with a thermosetting resin; and heat pressing the thermosetting resin impregnated paper substrate carrying the inkjet printed color pattern into a decorative surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignees: AGFA NV, UNILIN BVBA
    Inventors: Roel De Mondt, Laurent Meersseman
  • Patent number: 10005314
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of producing three-dimensional structural surfaces based on synthetic resin-impregnated materials applied to the surface, in particular of wood-based panels. The method is characterized in that before the impregnation, at the stage of pattern printing, a mixture is applied to the decor paper, consisting of printing ink, whether with pigment or not, and a swelling agent in the form of microspheres, being encapsulated gas bubbles of sizes ranging from 2 pm to 180 pm, increasing its volume under the influence of rising temperature, wherein the mixture of the ink and the swelling agent contains from 0.3% to 45% by weight of the swelling agent, and after exiting the printing press and after the impregnation, the decor paper with the formed final pattern with a coded three-dimensional structure is pressed onto the surface, in particular of a wood-based panel, using a heated press plate with any working surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: SCHATTDECOR SP. Z.O.O.
    Inventor: Jerzy Szejwian
  • Patent number: 9993970
    Abstract: The invention relates to a cross seam joining device for a flexible packaging having at least one ultrasonic applicator (13a-13c), which is rotatably mounted on a shaft (13d) and can be rotated about an axis (13e) of the shaft (13d) arranged longitudinally to the cross seam (110, 111). The ultrasonic applicator (13a-13c) is designed to produce and bundle ultrasounds in a frequency range of 0.1 MHz-0.5 MHz, preferably from 0.5 MHz-2 MHz.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Wieduwilt, Lukas Oehm, Marko Liebler, Sascha Bach
  • Patent number: 9993967
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for joining a sealing seam of a tubular bag packaging by means of an ultrasonic applicator (10), characterized in that said ultrasonic applicator (10) generates ultrasonic waves at a frequency of between 0.1 MHz and 5 MHz, preferably between 0.5 MHz and 2 MHz. The invention also relates to a longitudinal seal joining device of a tubular bag machine for use with said claimed method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Lukas Oehm, Ulrich Wieduwilt, Marko Liebler, Sascha Bach
  • Patent number: 9982734
    Abstract: A composite coil spring includes a coil body that has a core and fiber layers impregnated with a polymer material. The fiber layers are wound around the core. The fiber layers extend around the coiled axis at oblique fiber angles. Each of the fiber layers includes a number of fibers that is a product of a common base number of fibers multiplied by a positive non-zero integer from a set of positive non-zero integers from 1 to 20. The positive non-zero integer of at least one of the fiber layers is different from the positive non-zero integer of at least one other of the fiber layers. At least one of the fibers layers is glass fibers and another of the fiber layers is carbon fibers, and each of an innermost fiber layer and an outmost fiber layer of the fiber layers is independently selected from glass fibers and carbon fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI STEEL MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jun Yoshioka
  • Patent number: 9925640
    Abstract: The present invention provides, in at least one embodiment, a memorial process in the memorial industry utilizing a novel photo resist process and novel state of the art design ordering software. The software allows the customer to create and order a design online with the family present. The software solves problems including that the conventional process requires an approval of a layout or requires a professional draftsman on site to draw the customer's design. The software also allows for barcode label tracking throughout the process. Finely detailed engravings are achieved using the photo resist engraving process in the memorial industry, where the photo resist is repositionable prior to being applied to the memorial.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventors: Randy Willis, Roderick Geis, Josh Willis
  • Patent number: 9919379
    Abstract: Disclosed are a friction rivet for joining a non-steel material and a steel material and a joining method using the same, wherein inserts are applied to the friction rivet and, thus, the friction rivet doesn't need to be replaced according to materials of a lower plate and damage to an upper plate caused by penetration into the upper plate by the friction rivet may be repaired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Jun Ho Jang, Shin Hu Cho, Jong Kook Lee, Hoon Mo Park
  • Patent number: 9908269
    Abstract: A formed ligneous body having a highly original and excellent design and exhibiting a novel handsome appearance is provided, and a method of making the formed ligneous body. The formed ligneous body includes a translucent base portion, and decorative spot portions whose degree of translucency is different from that of the base portion and which are integrated with the base portion. The base portion and the decorative spot portion are formed of respective resin-impregnated ligneous materials having respective different color tones. The base portion is formed with a predetermined thickness, while the decorative spot portions are integrally embedded within and/or exposed on at least one of front and back surfaces of the base portion in a predetermined pattern of local arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Kojima Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Kimihiro Nagase, Kozo Kanayama, Tsunehisa Miki, Ichinori Shigematsu, Masako Seki
  • Patent number: 9909028
    Abstract: A ligneous decorative design part having a high degree of originality and excellent design, and exhibiting a novel handsome appearance, due to properties of a ligneous material which has translucency when impregnated with a resin material. The ligneous decorative design part has a surface layer portion including a ligneous sliced veneer which is impregnated with a resin material and disposed on a side of a front surface of the surface layer portion, and which defines a decorative design surface, and a base layer portion superposed on a back surface of the surface layer portion, and formed integrally with the surface layer portion. The surface layer portion has translucency, and the ligneous decorative design part further includes another material interposed between the surface layer portion and the base layer portion and which is visible on a side of the front surface of the surface layer portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Kojima Industries Corporation
    Inventors: Kimihiro Nagase, Kozo Kanayama, Tsunehisa Miki, Ichinori Shigematsu, Masako Seki
  • Patent number: 9881106
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for contactless determining a behavior of a loaded tire or wheel, comprising the steps of determining a contour of at least a portion of the tire or wheel; simulating loading of the tire or wheel with a virtual loading element bearing against the tire for at least one rotary position of the wheel on the basis of the determined contour, a displacement of the determined contour caused by the virtual loading element and at least one parameter associated to the tire or wheel or to a part of the tire; and determining the behavior of the loaded wheel using the simulation results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: SNAP-ON EQUIPMENT SRL A UNICO SOCIO
    Inventors: Paolo Sotgiu, Francesco Braghiroli, Marco Tralli
  • Patent number: 9773660
    Abstract: Wafer processing methods are provided. The methods may include cutting respective edges of a wafer and an adhesive a predetermined angle before grinding a back surface of the wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tae-yeong Kim, Pil-kyu Kang, Byung-lyul Park, Jin-ho Park
  • Patent number: 9694897
    Abstract: A rigid polymer porous material sheet is produced by feeding a slurry of polymer mixture comprising ultrafine polyvinylchloride particle, non-phthalate plasticizer, foaming agent and thermal stabilizer, polymer chips, fillers and fire retardant chemicals into a heated mold and pressing the mixture with high applied pressure. The temperature of the mold is below 190° C. to soften the polymer mixture and decompose the foaming agent forming the closed cell polyvinylchloride foam with 10 to 40% density with closed air cells. The thermal resistance of the rigid polymer porous sheet and sound attenuation properties are significantly improved. The rigid polymer porous sheet can be bent at sharp angles without crack formation facilitating its use as wall boards. The sheets produced may be embossed or molded to produce decoration boards, advertising boards, cabinet doors and furniture with decorative features. They can also be used in aeronautical applications as acoustic thermal insulation systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventor: Michael A. Pero, III
  • Patent number: 9656344
    Abstract: A method of forming an object includes installing multiple foil drums within a processing chamber of an ultrasonic consolidation system. The multiple foil drums each include different materials than the other foil drums. The multiple foil drums are positioned so that one of the foils is selected to be placed on top of the build platform. The selected foil is welded onto the build platform or onto a previously processed layer. A portion of the welded foil is then cut. The multiple foil drums are retracted away from the build platform. The portion of the welded foil that was just cut is then consolidated to the object. The build platform is incrementally lowered before the process is repeated to form the next layer of the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Lexia Kironn, Sergey Mironets, Wendell V. Twelves, Jr., Agnes Klucha
  • Patent number: 9623646
    Abstract: The described embodiments relate to a method for embedding one or more electrical components in a flexible substrate. The method includes receiving a substrate of a flexible material, wherein the substrate includes a cosmetic surface and an opposing surface. The method further includes applying a carrier form to the substrate to create a carrier assembly, wherein the carrier form includes one or more positive images representative a design to be transferred to the opposing surface of the substrate. The method further includes removing or cutting a portion of material from the opposing surface of the substrate to form a new opposing surface. Subsequently, the carrier form is removed from the substrate to reveal one or more embedding cavities extending into the substrate at the new opposing surface. In some embodiments, the embedding cavities can thereafter receive one or more electrical components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Harry W. Smith, IV, Peter F. Coxeter, Jonathan T. Mechak, Adam L. Nekimken, Julio C. Quintero
  • Patent number: 9613749
    Abstract: A manufacturing device for a field pole magnet body includes a reference jig having reference surfaces in the lengthwise direction, width direction, and thickness direction for positioning a plurality of cleaved and divided magnet fragments in an aligned state. The manufacturing device further includes a first pressing means that presses the plurality of magnet fragments to the thickness direction reference surface from the thickness direction of a magnet body to align them in the thickness direction, and a second pressing means that presses the plurality of magnet fragments to the width direction reference surface from the width direction of the magnet body to align them in the width direction. An operational axis line of a pressing part of at least one of the first and second pressing means is arranged to be tilted such that it approaches the lengthwise direction reference surface at the side that abuts the magnet fragments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yasushi Matsushita, Hideki Watanabe, Takashi Sekikawa, Kimio Nishimura, Kazuhiro Takaichi, Akihisa Hori, Takumi Ohshima, Michito Kishi, Kunitomo Ishiguro
  • Patent number: 9595485
    Abstract: Methods for fabricating microelectronic packages and microelectronic packages are provided. In one embodiment, the microelectronic package fabrication method includes producing a molded panel containing a sidewall substrate. The molded panel is singulated to produce a Fan-Out Wafer Level Package core including a molded body having a fan-out region in which the sidewall substrate is embedded. A side connect trace is printed or otherwise formed on a sidewall of the Fan-Out Wafer Level Package core and extends at least partially across the embedded sidewall substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: NXP USA, INC.
    Inventors: Michael B. Vincent, Scott M. Hayes