Subsequent To Assembly Patents (Class 156/154)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9586388
    Abstract: A chip-resistant film includes a composite substrate having an ionomer layer and a polyolefin-based polymer layer, with a strength at upper yield point of 10 to 40 N/10 mm, wherein a pressure-sensitive adhesive, which may be an acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive, is placed over the polyolefin-based polymer layer. The chip-resistant film may also include an intermediate adhesive layer positioned between the ionomer layer and the polyolefin-based polymer layer. The chip resistance of an object to which the chip-resistant film has been applied is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: NICHIBAN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Syuji Ichimura, Masataka Sudo, Tomohisa Kato
  • Patent number: 9579882
    Abstract: Improved pliable print rollers for high speed drink can printing machines increase the pliable roller life five- to ten-fold at comparable ink thickness and machine speed. The improved performance results from the selection of materials utilized including a combination of elastomers, and in some case an essentially oil-free composition, and an associated manufacturing process not previously utilized to create pliable print rollers for high speed drink can printing machines. In particular a particular embodiment, the composition includes a combination of elastomers (e.g., 75% polyisoprene and 25% polybutadiene), a filler (e.g., silica), a curing agent (e.g., peroxided), and other additives (e.g., pigment, antioxidant, antiozonant) with little or no oil added as a softener. An illustrative composition including 150 parts by weight contains 100 parts elastomer, 35 parts filler, 4 parts curing agent, and 11 parts other additives (i.e., zero parts oil softener).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Pacesetter Graphic Service Corporation
    Inventors: Alan Thomason, Robert Allen
  • Patent number: 9534155
    Abstract: Hot melt adhesive compositions which have enhanced adhesion to difficult substrates, particularly at refrigerator/freezer temperatures or at elevated temperatures. The inventive compositions require a base polymer comprising an ethylene vinyl acetate-containing polymer; a tackifier; an adhesion promoting additive comprising at least one semi-crystalline polymer having a weight average molecular weight of about 30,000 daltons or less; and optional wax; and an optional antioxidant. It has been found that the adhesion promoting additive of this invention enhances the adhesion properties of a hot melt adhesive composition having ethylene vinyl acetate-containing polymer, particularly at elevated temperatures or at low refrigerator and freezer temperatures where other conventional adhesives have been unsuccessful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Arthur Knobloch, Michael Jablon, Scott Hacker, Steve Rotz
  • Patent number: 9486311
    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: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: Shifamed Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Claudio Argento, Bob Vaughan, Amr Salahieh, Tom Saul
  • Patent number: 9452445
    Abstract: A method for producing an aircraft structure component is disclosed the component having an outer skin provided with a smooth outer surface. The method includes providing an aircraft structure component having an outer skin including at least one recess, detecting the location of said at least one recess by a recess detecting device, and filling said at least one recess at the detected location with particles of a filling material, said particles of filling material being applied into said at least one recess by an ink jet printing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Eckart Frankenberger
  • Patent number: 9425418
    Abstract: There is provided a flexible display having a plurality of innovations configured to allow bending of a portion or portions to reduce apparent border size and/or utilize the side surface of an assembled flexible display.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: SeYeoul Kwon, HeeSeok Yang, Sangcheon Youn, SungWoo Kim, YoonDong Cho, Saemleenuri Lee
  • Patent number: 9381604
    Abstract: A method for placing an optical lens, with a first side and a second side, on a block piece for holding the optical lens and which has a coupling part for holding the block piece in a workpiece chuck and with a holding part for fastening the lens. The holding part has a convex or concave holding surface corresponding to a first side of the lens. The holding surface is, according to the shape of the lens to be held, provided in the form of a negative free-forming surface, and the block piece is made from a plastic that can be machined.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Schneider GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gunter Schneider, Helwig Buchenauer, Ulf Boerner, Klaus Kraemer
  • Patent number: 9381727
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing a translucent rigid substrate laminate, which method can improve position precision. Further provided is a translucent rigid substrate bonding apparatus that contributes to improvement of the position precision while increasing production efficiency of a plate-shaped product. In the method of manufacturing a translucent rigid substrate laminate and the translucent rigid substrate bonding apparatus according to the present invention, when translucent rigid substrates are bonded in a predetermined positional relationship by interposing a photo-curable fixing agent including (A) polyfunctional (meth)acrylate, (B) monofunctional (meth)acrylate and (C) a photopolymerization initiator therebetween, the entire fixing agent spreading between the both translucent rigid substrates is cured every time the translucent rigid substrates are bonded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: DENKA COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Kurimura
  • Patent number: 9324581
    Abstract: A wafer is mounted to a dicing frame using a holding tape. A plurality of semiconductor devices are provided on a center portion of a major surface of the wafer. A ring-like reinforcing section is provided on a periphery of the major surface. The holding tape is adhered to the major surface The holding tape is heated to at least 0.6 times of melting temperature of the holding tape so as to adhere the holding tape along a step of the ring-like reinforcing section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazunari Nakata, Yoshiaki Terasaki
  • Patent number: 9272502
    Abstract: A device for removing a thin outer layer from the surface of a cartridge or tubular container such as a caulk cartridge for removal of ink, contaminant, adhesive, or printed or stamped label from the outside of the cartridge. The apparatus includes cartridge hopper and a cartridge handling mandrel or plunger which automatically removes a cartridge from the hopper aligning same for insertion of the cartridge axially through the throat of a spinning ring which contains at least one and preferably a plurality of inwardly extending knifes. The spinning knife distal end trims or peels off the label, adhesive, ink, imperfections, or even a thin film from an outer layer of a selected thickness effectively reconditioning the cartridge for reuse to be filled with virgin material or to be used as uncontaminated re-ground material to be sold as scrap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Inventor: Paul J. Flood
  • Patent number: 9259859
    Abstract: A method for shaping dry preform material prior to resin infusion is disclosed. The starting material to be shaped is a preform blank (e.g. flat sheet) of dry, fibrous material. The shaping process is a vacuum forming process that relies on controlling the vacuum pressure and deformation speed to produce a shaped preform with three-dimensional configuration. The purpose of the shaping process described herein is to enable an automated process to replace the conventional hand lay-up operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Cytec Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Blackburn, James Eastbury, Samuel Hill