With Destruction Of Solid Transitory Material; E.g., Dissolving, Melting, Etc. Patents (Class 156/155)
  • Patent number: 10301770
    Abstract: Provided is an environmentally friendly process for producing a sheet-shaped material having both an elegant, napped appearance and a soft texture, which qualities have not been achieved concurrently, and also exhibiting good abrasion resistance. The process of the present invention for producing a sheet-shaped material includes the successive steps of (a) adding a polyvinyl alcohol having a degree of saponification of 98% or more and a degree of polymerization of 800 to 3,500 to a fibrous substrate in an amount of 0.1 to 50% by mass relative to the total mass of fibers in the fibrous substrate; (b) adding a waterborne polyurethane to the fibrous substrate with the added polyvinyl alcohol; and (c) removing the polyvinyl alcohol from the fibrous substrate with the added waterborne polyurethane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Gen Koide, Shunichiro Nakai, Satoshi Yanagisawa, Makoto Nishimura, Takahiro Tsuchimoto
  • Patent number: 10278871
    Abstract: An adhesive elastomeric tape comprising 90 grade cheesecloth that is knitted with a medium gauge elastic yarn through a stitch bonding machine. The cloth is then coated with a petroleum base adhesive using a unique strike through method that allows a adhesive to pass through while coating both sides. A style of athletic tape that is flexible, durable, and adhesive simultaneously.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Inventor: John Broz
  • Patent number: 10265661
    Abstract: A mixed powder and a material for molding have polytetrafluoroethylene as a main component. Each includes polytetrafluoroethylene that can be fibrillated, a non-hot melt processable component that is not fibrillated, and a hot melt processable component with a melting point of lower than 320° C. that is not fibrillated. The non-hot melt processable component that is not fibrillated is contained in a range of 20 to 40% by weight of the total weight. The hot melt processable component is contained at equal to or more than 0.1% by weight but less than 20% by weight of the total weight. A drawn porous body includes a plurality of fibrils, and a plurality of knotted portions that are connected to each other by the fibrils.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinichi Chaen, Hideyuki Kiyotani, Kunihiko Inui, Taku Yamanaka, Li Bao, Yoshiyuki Shibuya, Seigo Yamamoto, Makoto Kobayashi, Shunji Kasai, Hitoshi Niinuma
  • Patent number: 10227515
    Abstract: Methods and compositions, and components comprising the compositions, are disclosed relating to improved resin-based adhesives comprising encapsulating at least a catalyst compound. Further methods and compositions are disclosed relating to encapsulated catalysts in uncured resin-based adhesives, said encapsulated catalysts configured to release the catalyst compound and cure the uncured resin-based adhesive on-demand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Keith Daniel Humfeld, Gwen M. Gross
  • Patent number: 10220566
    Abstract: A method and an arrangement for producing a workpiece using additive manufacturing techniques involve in-process measurement in order to determine individual characteristics of one or more workpiece layers. In particular, dimensional and/or geometrical characteristics of a workpiece layer are measured before the next workpiece layer is produced. Advantageously, the measurement results are fed back into the production process in order to increase accuracy and precision of the production process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignees: Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH, Carl Zeiss Industrial Metrology, LLC
    Inventors: Marcin B. Bauza, Richard H. Knebel, Thomas Engel, Nils Haverkamp, Rainer Sagemueller, Dominik Seitz, Tobias Held
  • Patent number: 10189558
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure are directed to a nacelle of an aircraft, comprising a surface that is profiled such that during cruise flight operation lines of constant static pressure of a boundary layer around the nacelle in a given region are substantially contained within a plane that is normal to an engine axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Rohr, Inc.
    Inventor: Ann E. Khidekel
  • Patent number: 10183376
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure include carriers for a row bar or stack of row bars to be lapped. In some embodiments, the ratio of the coefficient of thermal expansion of at least the bridge of a carrier to the coefficient of thermal expansion of the slider row bar or stack of slider row bars is less than 1.6. In some embodiments, a carrier can include a bridge having a length longer than the row bar or stack of row bars. In some embodiments, one or more bridge bending members can have junction centerlines offset from the corresponding bridge bending members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Yuhong Xiong, Joel W. Hoehn, Yeoh Hooi Sze, Ng Kok Cheong
  • Patent number: 10175473
    Abstract: A micromirror array is provided having a mirror membrane, including a first supporting element, including for each first supporting element, a first coupling element that is located between the mirror membrane and the particular first supporting element and is formed to mechanically couple the particular first supporting element to the mirror membrane; having at least one second supporting element that is mechanically coupled to the at least one first supporting element; and having a second coupling element for each second supporting element that is formed to be mechanically contacted. Also a method for manufacturing a micromirror array according to the present inventions described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventors: Joerg Muchow, Rainer Straub, Johannes Baader
  • Patent number: 10166909
    Abstract: An optical sensor disposition structure for a saddle riding vehicle includes an optical sensor, and an airflow guide member disposed in front of a head pipe and configured to cover a front section of a vehicle body and in which an introduction port configured to guide traveling air rearward is formed, wherein the optical sensor overlaps the introduction port when seen in a front view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Suzuki, Kiyoshi Katagiri, Manabu Ichikawa
  • Patent number: 10153546
    Abstract: Composite radome wall structures (10) exhibit both antiballistic and radar transparency properties and include an antiballistic internal solid, void-free core (12) and external antireflective (AR) surface layers (14-1, 14-2) which sandwich the core. The antiballistic core can be a compressed stack of angularly biased unidirectional polyethylene monolayers formed of tapes and/or fibers. Face sheets (16-1, 16-2) and/or one or more impedance matching layers (27, 28) may optionally be positioned between the antiballistic core and one (or both) of the external AR layers so as to bond the core to the AR surface layer(s) and/or selectively tune the radome wall structure to the frequency of transmission and reception associated with the radar system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Lewis Kolak, Mark Mirotznik
  • Patent number: 10134696
    Abstract: A center pad or paddle that is shaped with three or more curved spires which are symmetrical in form about axis that radiate from the center of the integrated circuit package, which takes advantage of the surface tension of solder to produce increased rotational align forces and increased centering forces during package soldering when aligned to a matching shaped pad on the surface of a circuit board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Myron Walker
  • Patent number: 10092911
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a centrifuge filtration tube comprising a centrifuge tube (2) and a centrifuge tube (1) housed in the centrifuge tube (2). One or more constant-volume vents (7) and multiple pores (4) are provided on a sidewall of the centrifuge tube (1). The one or more constant-volume vents (7) are located above the pores (4). The pores (4) are covered with a filtering membrane (3). The disclosed centrifuge filtration tube has the advantages of being simple, easy to use, highly efficient, and inexpensive, which can save large amounts of labor and time in analyses of large number of samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventor: Yuemeng Liu
  • Patent number: 10062962
    Abstract: Composite radome wall structures (10) exhibit both antiballistic and radar transparency properties and include an antiballistic internal solid, void-free core (12) and external antireflective (AR) surface layers (14-1, 14-2) which sandwich the core. The antiballistic core (12) can be a compressed stack of angularly biased unidirectional polyethylene monolayers formed of tapes and/or fibers. Face sheets (16-1, 16-2) and/or one or more impedance matching layers may optionally be positioned between the antiballistic core (12) and one (or both) of the external AR layers (14-1, 14-2) so as to bond the core to the AR surface layer(s) and/or selectively tune the radome wall structure to the frequency of transmission and reception associated with the radar system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Lewis Kolak, Mark Mirotznik
  • Patent number: 10060273
    Abstract: A component for a gas turbine engine includes an airfoil section including a free end and an abrasive coating sprayed onto the free end, the abrasive coating including a polymer matrix and an abrasive filler, the abrasive filler between about 50%-75% by volume of the abrasive coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Christopher W. Strock
  • Patent number: 10064284
    Abstract: Disclosed is a drilling method for PCBs with high hole position precision, comprising: step 1 of fixing a PCB on a workbench; step 2 of pre-drilling a to-be-drilled portion of the PCB by using a short-blade drilling tool; and step 3 of deeply drilling the to-be-drilled portion which has been machined in step 2 by using along-blade drilling tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignees: YIXING SILICON VALLEY ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., GUANGZHOU FASTPRINT CIRCUIT TECH CO., LTD., SHENZHEN FASTPRINT CIRCUIT TECH CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaolang Ren, Bei Chen, Zhijun Zeng, Wenjiao Xie
  • Patent number: 10030137
    Abstract: An intermediate for a resin molded article includes a curable epoxy resin, a reinforcing fiber, and a resin including at least one of an amide bond and an imide bond.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masayuki Okoshi, Tsuyoshi Miyamoto
  • Patent number: 10020087
    Abstract: A crystal monochromator is manufactured by heating a crystal having an original thickness to a temperature of over about 850° C. The crystal is compressed for a duration of approximately 1-5 minutes with a force of about 5-10 metric tons while the crystal is maintained at the temperature of over about 850° C. to plastically deform the crystal along an axis, wherein the compressing causes a plastic deformation of about 0.5%-1.5% of the original thickness. The crystal may be sliced to form crystal monochromators having a mosaicity of between about 15-28 arcminutes and a slow neutron reflectivity of over 70% at a rocking curve peak.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Michael Kozhukh
  • Patent number: 9996789
    Abstract: A frangible single-use cutaneous information device is printed on a support sheet captured by an adhesive layer and adhered to the skin by the adhesive layer. A skin safe contrasting printed dye is deposited onto a release paper layer allowing the dye construct to be released from the paper and applied to the skin. A clear coat layer can also be applied before or after the dyes are deposited on the paper to protect the outer layer. A single apparatus to be applied at point of service using variable data make such a device includes a means for receiving a perforated sheet, an electrostatic image forming and transferring device, a member for fusing the image to the perforated sheet, an adhesive applicator positioned to apply adhesive to the image, and a transport and joining structure that transports the perforated protective sheet and joins it to the perforated sheet at a position overlying the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Cutaneous Information Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Peter Costantino, Michael Gilvary
  • Patent number: 9997547
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method of fabricating a display apparatus, comprising providing a carrier substrate comprising a base substrate and an adhesive layer over the base substrate, wherein the base substrate comprises a plurality of fluid passages between the base substrate and the adhesive layer, and a plurality of fluid inlets connected with the plurality of fluid passages; forming a product substrate on a side of the adhesive layer distal to the base substrate; dispensing a detaching agent through the plurality of fluid inlets to the plurality of fluid passages, and contacting the detaching agent with the adhesive layer through the plurality of fluid passages; and detaching the product substrate from the carrier substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yueping Zuo, Chien Hung Liu, Liangjian Li, Yinghai Ma
  • Patent number: 9987025
    Abstract: A sheathed tubular semi-rigid balloon catheter for performing probing, irrigation, dilation, suction and potential intubation of the nasolacrimal system or paranasal sinus system to treat for stenosis or obstruction. The catheter includes a sheathed tubular probe portion through which a tracer fluid can be injected and through which suctioning of blood or other material can be conducted. The sheath portion of the device can have a distal segment that is inflated in order to dilate parts the nasolacrimal or paranasal sinus system. The high axial load accommodating catheter tool includes a more secure and inexpensively manufactured bond between the metallic semi-rigid tube of the probe portion and the plastic hand-manipulable, multi-connector hub using an enlarged bonding collar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Inventor: Bruce B. Becker
  • Patent number: 9933213
    Abstract: A method of forming a three-dimensional (3D) composite structure includes: securing a mask between a collimated light source and a volume of a photo-monomer; directing a collimated light beam from the collimated light source to the mask for a period of exposure time such that a portion of the collimated light beam passes through the mask and is guided by a plurality of apertures into the photo-monomer to form a plurality of waveguides through a portion of the volume of the photo-monomer; removing any uncured photo-monomer to leave behind a three-dimensional ordered open-cellular microstructure to define an open volume and a structure of a first continuous material of the three-dimensional composite material; and placing a second continuous material in the open volume, wherein the second continuous material and the first continuous material share an interface between each other, and wherein the interface is everywhere continuous.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Alan J. Jacobsen, William B. Barvosa-Carter, Adam F. Gross, Robert Cumberland, Kevin W. Kirby, David Kisailus
  • Patent number: 9915168
    Abstract: A turbofan engine has a fan having a circumferential array of fan blades. A fan case encircles the fan. There is at least one compressor section, a combustor, and at least one turbine section. The fan case comprises a containment case and a cartridge liner carried therein. A ballistic liner encircles at least a portion of the cartridge liner and is attached thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Thomas J. Robertson, Jr., Steven Clarkson
  • Patent number: 9884227
    Abstract: A sport ball may include a casing that forms an exterior surface of the sport ball. The casing may incorporate a plurality of joined panels, including a closure panel. In addition, the ball may include a backing layer located radially inward of the closure panel, the backing layer extending beyond a peripheral boundary of the closure panel and at least partially overlapping with one or more panels adjacent to the closure panel. The backing layer may also include an opening located radially inward of the closure panel, the opening being smaller than the surface area of the closure panel. Also, the ball may include a bladder located radially inward of the backing layer, the bladder including a valve for introducing fluid into the ball, the valve extending through the opening and through the closure panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott R. Berggren, Scott W. Johnson, Vincent F. White
  • Patent number: 9879112
    Abstract: The present invention is related to novel preparative methods to a novel class of polymer network materials with a highly branched poly(glycidyl ether) (PGE) structure. Said polymer networks are prepared by a simple procedure involving ring-opening polymerisation and the method is applicable to a wide range of glycidyl ether containing monomers. The method comprises the step of copolymerising (A) at least one multi-topic glycidyl ether comprising at least three glycidyl ether groups with (B) at least one glycidyl ether component comprising at least one glycidyl ether group by ring opening polymerisation, wherein the multi-topic glycidyl ether (A) is glycerol glycidyl ether (GGE) having the Formula (I) and the glycidyl ether component (B) is selected from monoglycidyl ethers comprising one glycidyl ether group and diglycidyl ethers comprising two glycidyl ether groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: HELMHOLTZ-ZENTRUM GEESTHACHT ZENTRUM FUER MATERIAL—UND KUESTENFORSCHUNG GMBH
    Inventors: Adam Sisson, Duygu Ekinci, Andreas Lendlein, Friedrich Alfons Jung, Nan Ma
  • Patent number: 9882130
    Abstract: An apparatus for patterning an article that comprises a first layer of a first material. The apparatus includes a thread, at least one thread guide for guiding the thread such that at least a portion of the thread engages with the article, a unit for moving the thread relative to the at least one thread guide means, and a unit for applying a solvent to the thread before the thread contacts the article, wherein the first material is soluble in the solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignees: Cambridge Enterprise Limited, Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Angewandten Forschung E.V.
    Inventors: Hans-Frieder Schleiermacher, Birger Zimmerman, Michael Niggemann
  • Patent number: 9868641
    Abstract: Implementations and techniques for conforming a layer of graphene to a target substrate are generally disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Thomas A. Yager
  • Patent number: 9862146
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for additive fabrication which provides a substrate which helps the newly hardened resin layer to separate from the substrate while providing a substrate of appropriate strength and durability. In an embodiment, the substrate is a multi-layer substrate comprising a transport layer and a structural layer, the transport layer comprising a polyolefin or a fluoropolymer, and the structural layer comprising a semi-crystal line thermoplastic polymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Marco Marcus Matheus Driessen, Michelle Elizabeth Seitz, Paulus Antonius Maria Steeman, John Edmond Southwell, Jigeng Xu, Richard Thomas, Micha Sandor Nicolaas Hubert Mulders
  • Patent number: 9862122
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a reinforced bladder are provided. The reinforced bladder comprises a bladder with a cross-sectional shape formed of a polymeric material and a number of reinforcements. Each of the number of reinforcements covers only a portion of the cross-sectional shape such that part of the cross-sectional shape remains uncovered by the number of reinforcements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Jonathan A. Santiago, Charles William Thomas
  • Patent number: 9815224
    Abstract: A method of processing a carbon fiber tow includes the steps of providing a carbon fiber tow made of a plurality of carbon filaments, depositing a sizing composition at spaced-apart sizing sites along a length of the tow, leaving unsized interstitial regions of the tow, and cross-cutting the tow into a plurality of segments. Each segment includes at least a portion of one of the sizing sites and at least a portion of at least one of the unsized regions of the tow, the unsized region including and end portion of the segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: UT-Battelle, LLC
    Inventors: Soydan Ozcan, Felix L. Paulauskas
  • Patent number: 9774047
    Abstract: A pressure vessel for the storage of pressurized fluids for a fuel cell system, a liner for the pressurized vessel and a method of making. The method of manufacturing a pressure vessel includes forming a lost core assembly, a reinforcement structure around the assembly and removing the core from said assembly to define an internal compartment. The lost core assembly includes a first sacrificial material used to define the shape of the pressure vessel's internal compartment, boss attachable to the first material for the introduction and removal of the fluid into the pressure vessel, and a second material for placement around the first material and at least a portion of the boss such that upon removal of the first material, the second material defines the liner. The reinforcement structure is wound around the liner to give the pressure vessel a unitary, composite structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Joerg Schulze
  • Patent number: 9765968
    Abstract: A combustor is provided for a turbine engine. The combustor includes a first liner having a first side and a second side and a second liner having a first side and a second side. The second side of the second liner forms a combustion chamber with the second side of the first liner, and the combustion chamber is configured to receive an air-fuel mixture for combustion therein. The first liner defines a plurality of effusion cooling holes configured to form a film of cooling air on the second side of the first liner. The plurality of effusion cooling holes including a first effusion cooling hole extending from the first side to the second side with a non-linear line of sight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Raymond Gage, Nagaraja S. Rudrapatna
  • Patent number: 9752247
    Abstract: An electroplating method that includes: a) contacting a first substrate with a first article, which includes a substrate and a conformable mask disposed in a pattern on the substrate; b) electroplating a first metal from a source of metal ions onto the first substrate in a first pattern, the first pattern corresponding to the complement of the conformable mask pattern; and c) removing the first article from the first substrate, is disclosed. Electroplating articles and electroplating apparatus are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: University of Southern California
    Inventor: Adam L. Cohen
  • Patent number: 9744345
    Abstract: An electrical stimulation lead includes a lead body; electrodes disposed along the distal portion of the lead body or on a paddle body coupled to the lead body; terminals disposed along the proximal portion of the lead body; and conductors coupling the terminals to the electrodes. The lead also includes a conductor guide disposed within the lead body and extending from the proximal portion of the lead body. The conductor guide defines a central lumen and a plurality of conductor lumens disposed around the central lumen. The lead further includes a stiffening agent disposed within at least one of the conductor lumens. The stiffening agent includes a) a material formed from a granular particulate material, b) a polymeric material having a durometer at least 10% greater than the durometer of the conductor guide, or c) a continuous epoxy layer within which discrete epoxy particles are also disposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Neuromodulation Corporation
    Inventor: Jacob B. Leven
  • Patent number: 9723722
    Abstract: A method for printing on a substrate, the method may include determining actual locations of substrate holes; printing a first ink on an object at locations that correspond to the actual locations of the substrate holes and curing the first ink to provide a holes mask; and wherein after the substrate is positioned on the object so that holes mask seals bottoms of the substrate holes then printing the second ink on the substrate thereby forming a predefined pattern on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: CAMTEK LTD.
    Inventors: Yehuda Ben-Abu, Yair Ozeri
  • Patent number: 9714729
    Abstract: A method of forming complex structures in a ceramic-, glass- or glass-ceramic-body microfluidic module is disclosed including the steps of providing at green-state refractory- material structure (140) comprising least a portion of a body of a microfluidic module, providing a removeable insert (120) formed of a carbon or of a carbonaceous material having an external surface comprising a negative surface (122) of a desired surface to be formed in the microfluidic module, machining an opening (132) in the green-state structure (140), positioning the insert (120) in the opening (132), firing the green-state structure (140) and the insert (120) together, and after firing is complete, removing the insert (120). The insert (120) is desirably a screw or screw shape, such that interior threads are formed thereby. The insert (120) desirably comprises graphite, and the structure desirably comprises ceramic, desirably silicon carbide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: Paulo Gaspar Jorge Marques
  • Patent number: 9669692
    Abstract: Corner structure of a hollow chamber seal includes a filler piece which is situated in a corner area of the hollow chamber seal. Filler piece supports the hollow chamber seal, with deformation, and diverts supporting forces into a component on which the hollow chamber seal is situated. Corner structure reliably prevents deformation of the hollow chamber seal, even after extended use, is easy to manufacture, and is aesthetic. Filler piece has a base which is adjoined by a T-shaped head made of an elastomeric material, and the head of the filler piece when installed protrudes into the hollow chamber seal through a slit which is introduced into the hollow chamber seal, and is supported on a wall of the hollow chamber seal oppositely situated from the component, with deformation. Base is supported on the component and diverts the supporting forces on the head into the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Jäger Automobil-Technik GmbH
    Inventor: Heiko Ranzau
  • Patent number: 9643685
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for mounting a prefabricated deck (31) on a boat deck (36), said prefabricated deck comprising one or more deck elements (02) and the method comprising the following steps: setting a target height profile (11) for the upper face of the prefabricated deck (01); generating a mounting height profile (22), which is spaced apart from, in particular spatially parallel to, the target height profile (11) in the direction of the boat deck (36) by the thickness of the deck element (02); measuring the upper face of the boat deck (36) as the actual height profile (21); determining the height difference (23) between the actual height profile (21) and the mounting height profile (22); producing at least one leveling means (38) per deck element (02), said leveling means having a material thickness that corresponds to the height difference (23); mounting, in particular gluing, the leveling means (38) and the deck element (02) to the boat deck (36), the surface of the mounted prefabricated de
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: WOLZ NAUTIC GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Andreas Wolz, Michael Wolz
  • Patent number: 9636745
    Abstract: Various embodiments include methods and related systems for laser-assisted casting. Some embodiments include a method including: performing laser ablation to a preliminary wax casting model to form a modified wax model including at least one surface texture element absent from the wax casting substrate; coating the modified wax model to form a mold shape around the modified wax model; and removing the modified wax model to leave a casting mold including the at least one surface texture element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Zhaoli Hu
  • Patent number: 9630374
    Abstract: The invention relates to a substantially laminary manufacture comprising 2 substantially laminary layers in contact, wherein the layers comprise a woven, hydrophilic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Ynze Mengerink, Johannes Helena Michael Mommers, Jun Qiu
  • Patent number: 9611149
    Abstract: There are a method and an apparatus for modifying a graphene, and more specifically, a method and an apparatus for modifying a graphene capable of obtaining the graphene having a desired crystallite size by repeating a process for modifying the graphene using subcritical or supercritical carbon dioxide several times. According to the method and the apparatus for modifying the graphene of the present invention, the graphene having excellent electrical conductivity and dispersibility may be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: HANWHA CHEMICAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seung Hoe Do, Jin Seo Lee, Seong Yun Jeon, Jung Ho Kong
  • Patent number: 9599756
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing a light weight optical mirror or a monolithic mirror comprising at least one cooling channel, the method comprising forming a mirror body by iteratively depositing a metallic powder in layers and applying, for each of the layers, heat at least in a subarea of this layer, thereby fusing or sintering the powder in this subarea and bonding it to a previously deposited layer, the powder remaining in an unfused state in at least one region, the method further comprising forming at least one cavity within the carrier by removing the unfused powder from said region and producing a mirror surface at a closed surface of the mirror body. The invention further relates to an optical mirror and to an optical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Sebastian Scheiding, Andreas Gebhardt, Christoph Damm, Michael Scheiding, Stefan Risse
  • Patent number: 9586371
    Abstract: Feedstocks for additive manufacturing are provided. The feedstock may include a matrix material, and one or more capsules disposed in the matrix material, wherein the one or more capsules are configured to be removable from a surface portion when the matrix material is solidified to form one or more cavities in the surface portion. Methods of depositing the feedstocks and objects formed from the feedstocks are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT LLC
    Inventor: Christopher J. Rothfuss
  • Patent number: 9574301
    Abstract: An ink jet etching method according to the invention includes an etching step of etching fabric by using an ink set including first etching ink containing an etching agent, and second etching ink containing the etching agent in which a concentration of the etching agent is lower than a concentration of the etching agent in the first etching ink, in which etching fabric includes ejecting the first etching ink is ejected from two or more nozzle arrays among a plurality of nozzle arrays included in a recording head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuhiko Kitamura
  • Patent number: 9554469
    Abstract: An array of chip sockets defined by an organic matrix framework surrounding sockets through the organic matrix framework and a method of fabrication, the chip sockets are characterized by being rectangular with smooth walls that meet at corners that have radii of curvature of less than 100 microns thereby facilitating a close fit of each socket to the intended chip size, enabling compact chip packaging and miniaturization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Zhuhai Advanced Chip Carriers & Electronic Substrate Solutions Technologies Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Dror Hurwitz, Alex Huang
  • Patent number: 9527730
    Abstract: Methods and devices for preparing microscale polymer relief structures from a thin polymer layer on an absorbing substrate are described. The described methods are ultrafast (about 8 nanoseconds) and allow formation of patterned microstructures having complex morphologies and narrow line widths that are an order of magnitude smaller than the masks used in the methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignees: Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
    Inventors: Ashutosh Sharma, Ankur Verma, Giridhar U. Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 9517506
    Abstract: Various embodiments include methods and related systems for laser-assisted casting. Some embodiments include a method including: performing laser ablation to a preliminary wax casting model to form a modified wax model including at least one cooling hole absent from the wax casting substrate; coating the modified wax model to form a mold shape around the modified wax model; and removing the modified wax model to leave a casting mold including the at least one cooling hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Zhaoli Hu
  • Patent number: 9517503
    Abstract: Various embodiments include methods and related systems for laser-assisted casting. Some embodiments include a method including: performing laser ablation on a preliminary wax casting model to form a modified wax model including at least one additional feature absent from the preliminary wax casting model; coating the modified wax model to form a mold shape around the modified wax model; removing the modified wax model to leave a casting mold including the at least one additional feature; forming a shape from a casting material using the casting mold having the at least one additional feature; and scanning the modified wax model to image the at least one additional feature after the performing of the laser ablation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Zhaoli Hu
  • Patent number: 9510446
    Abstract: A printed circuit board is disclosed having a substrate with an insulating layer, aluminum foil layers disposed on both sides of the insulating layer, and a through-hole formed in the insulating layer and aluminum foil layers. A metal layer is disposed over an exposed surface of the insulating layer positioned along an inner surface of the through-hole. A zinc film is positioned on a surface of the aluminum foil. A metal film is disposed over the zinc film. A plating film is disposed on a surface of the metal film. A circuit pattern is etched through the aluminum foil and the plating film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics AMP Korea Ltd.
    Inventors: Yang Yun Choi, Maeng Goun Youn
  • Patent number: 9491890
    Abstract: A thermally conductive body includes an insulating sheet, a first graphite sheet provided on a first surface of the insulating sheet, and a second graphite sheet provided on a second surface that is a reverse side of the first surface of the insulating sheet. Compressibility of the insulating sheet is lower than compressibility of the first graphite sheet and compressibility of the second graphite sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Kubo, Masafumi Nakayama
  • Patent number: 9481136
    Abstract: A vacuum barrier system for curing a composite part may include a bag carrier and a compliant, relatively thin film bladder formed over the bag carrier to function as a vacuum barrier. The bag carrier may be configured complementary to the composite part. The bladder may seal the bag carrier therewithin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Brett I. Lyons, Robert G. Albers