With Destruction Of Solid Transitory Material; E.g., Dissolving, Melting, Etc. Patents (Class 156/155)
  • Patent number: 10695847
    Abstract: A table saw includes a table assembly having a top surface, a cutting assembly, and an adjustment assembly. The cutting assembly is arranged below the table assembly and is movable relative to the top surface. The adjustment assembly is operably connected to the cutting assembly and includes an input member, an output member, and a flexible shaft. The output member is operably connected to the cutting assembly and is configured such that rotation of the output member causes the cutting assembly to move relative to the table top surface. The flexible shaft has a nonlinear central axis, a first end operably connected to the input member, and a second end operably connected to the output member. The flexible shaft is configured such that rotation of the input member causes rotation of the first and second ends, and rotation of the second end causes rotation of the output member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignees: Robert Bosch Tool Corporation, Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Eric R Laliberte
  • Patent number: 10676319
    Abstract: A belt for suspending and/or driving an elevator car includes a tension member extending along a length of the belt, the tension member including a plurality of fibers bonded in a first polymer matrix, the plurality of fibers extending parallel to and discontinuous along a length of the belt and arranged with one or more lengthwise extending gaps between lengthwise adjacent fibers. A jacket substantially retains the tension member. A method of forming a tension member for an elevator system belt includes arranging a plurality of fibers into a fiber bundle. The plurality of fibers extend parallel to a length of the belt and have one or more lengthwise extending gaps between lengthwise extending fibers. The plurality of fibers is bonded to a first polymer matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Mark R. Gurvich, Wenping Zhao, John P. Wesson
  • Patent number: 10661690
    Abstract: A vehicle seat including: a seat pad capable of elastically supporting an occupant, the seat pad having a seating portion that allows the occupant to seat on a front surface thereof, and the seating portion is divided in a seat width direction into a first region, a second region, and a central region formed between the first and the second region, the first region and the second region being capable of being concave-deformed toward a back surface of the seat pad opposite to the front surface when pressed by the occupant in a seating state, and in a free state where the seating portion is not pressed, a central region part in the central region arranged between the first and the second region that are to be concave-deformed has a shape concaved toward the back surface of the seat pad as compared to the first and the second region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuki Goto, Yoshihide Ito, Shogo Ishii, Akira Kaneko
  • Patent number: 10654230
    Abstract: A method of forming a cored composite laminate, the method including forming a first recess in a first coupling surface of a first layer of the cored composite laminate, forming a second recess in a second coupling surface of a second layer of the cored composite laminate so that when the first layer of the cored composite laminate and the second layer of the cored composite laminate are coupled, the first recess and the second recess form a cavity through the cored composite laminate, and disposing a shape memory alloy member in the cavity, so that the shape memory alloy member supports the cored composite laminate during curing of the cored composite laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: William Lindhardt
  • Patent number: 10653858
    Abstract: A catheter includes a tubular inner layer, a reinforcement body disposed around the outer periphery of the inner layer, a protective layer covering the outer periphery of an end of the reinforcement body, and an outer layer covering at least the outer periphery of the protective layer. The protective layer covers the outer periphery of at least one end of reinforcement body, and the end of the reinforcement body covered with the protective layer is buried deeper in a side of the inner layer relative to a portion of the reinforcement body not covered with protective layer. The reinforcement body is prevented from lifting away from the inner layer when the catheter is bent even without increasing the outer diameter of the reinforcement body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: ASAHI INTECC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuta Kubo, Takeharu Katsurada, Moritaka Ogido
  • Patent number: 10654021
    Abstract: An autoclave for welding thermoplastic composite parts comprises a sealed process chamber, a pressure source, a microwave source and a workpiece supporting member configured to support at least two thermoplastic composite parts which contact each other in an abutting section within the process chamber. The pressure source is configured to generate positive pressure in the process chamber which is higher than an ambient pressure surrounding the process chamber while the microwave source emits microwaves towards the abutting section in order to locally melt the thermoplastic composite parts and weld them together in the region of the abutting section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventor: Peter Linde
  • Patent number: 10633084
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method may comprise coupling a plurality of reinforcement fibers to a plurality of spherical components; inserting the plurality of spherical components into an enclosure; and heating the enclosure to cause the plurality of spherical components to expand, wherein the plurality of spherical components expands to form a geodesic structure, wherein the geodesic structure comprises a plurality of polyhedron components configured in a geodesic arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC.
    Inventors: Dalton T. Hampton, Timothy Kent Ledbetter, Drew A. Sutton, Bryan W. Marshall, Paul Sherrill, Frank B. Stamps, James Donn Hethcock, Andrew Paul Haldeman, Paul K. Oldroyd
  • Patent number: 10625337
    Abstract: A 3D printer includes a build plate providing a surface on which an object is printed. Prior to printing, a sheet is fixed to the surface of the build plate. The sheet is composed of a material that adheres to a binder component of the feedstock used to print the object. During printing, the first layer of the printed object forms a bond with the sheet, which secures the location of the first layer and resists movement of the object during printing. Following printing and the object gaining sufficient rigidity, the object and sheet can be removed together from the printer. The sheet may then be peeled from the object, and the object can undergo debinding and/or sintering to create a finished object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: Desktop Metal, Inc.
    Inventors: Tomek Brzezinski, Michael A. Gibson, Michael Kelly
  • Patent number: 10586817
    Abstract: A technique is described in which a transistor formed using an oxide semiconductor film, a transistor formed using a polysilicon film, a transistor formed using an amorphous silicon film or the like, a transistor formed using an organic semiconductor film, a light-emitting element, or a passive element is separated from a glass substrate by light or heat. An oxide layer is formed over a light-transmitting substrate, a metal layer is selectively formed over the oxide layer, a resin layer is formed over the metal layer, an element layer is formed over the resin layer, a flexible film is fixed to the element layer, the resin layer and the metal layer are irradiated with light through the light-transmitting substrate, the light-transmitting substrate is separated, and a bottom surface of the metal layer is made bare.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hideaki Kuwabara, Hiroki Adachi, Satoru Idojiri
  • Patent number: 10543641
    Abstract: A 3D printer has a dual stage structure and includes: a frame; an extrusion unit having a nozzle configured to extrude a raw material; a stacking base unit positioned under the extrusion unit and configured to receive the raw material on a surface thereof so that an object is formed in a layer-by-layer manner on the surface; and a cutting unit positioned between the stacking base unit and the extrusion unit and configured to grind or cut the object formed on the surface of the stacking base unit, wherein the frame is configured to be connected to outer sides of the stacking base unit, the extrusion unit, and the cutting unit, the stacking base unit and the cutting unit are configured to be vertically movable along the frame, and the nozzle is configured to be movable on a plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Foundation of Soongsil University-Industry Cooperation
    Inventor: Dong Hun Lee
  • Patent number: 10525502
    Abstract: This invention discloses a method for controlling nanoscopic wetting near or at a molecular scale for synthetic material applications. In particular this invention relates to a method for preparing a monolayer or thin film with a patterned nanoscopic wetting surface using a ‘sitting’ phase of polymerizable amphiphile, wherein hydrophobic alkyl chains of the amphiphile extend along the supporting surface and the amphiphile molecules align side-to-side, effectively forming a repeating cross-section of bilayer with alternating hydrophilic and hydrophobic stripes of a ˜6 nm pitch tunable based on the chain length of the amphiphile. Products prepared according to the methods disclosed herein are within the scope of this invention. In some embodiments, monolayers or thin films so prepared are transferable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Purdue Research Foundation
    Inventors: Shelley A Claridge, Shi Wah Choong, Jae Jin Bang, Shane Richard Russell
  • Patent number: 10494893
    Abstract: A technique for manufacturing a millable bridge plug for plugging of a wellbore during, for example, a fracturing operation. A bridge plug is constructed with an obstructed internal passage. The obstructed internal passage is formed by winding a composite material about a wrapping mandrel having at least one cylindrical part and a solid part coupled thereto. The cylindrical part is removed after a curing process leaving a mandrel with a plugged internal passageway upon which a seal member combined with a plurality of slips for engaging a surrounding wall, e.g. a surrounding wellbore wall, may be coupled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyle Tse, Colby Jarrett
  • Patent number: 10485304
    Abstract: The utilization of heat in the manufacturing of footwear may be accomplished through microwave energy. The microwave energy is conveyed to the footwear components through a microwave transparent window of a tool. The microwave transparent tool window forms as least a portion of a part-contacting surface of the tool. Another surface of the tool is formed from a microwave reflecting material, such as aluminum. The footwear component(s) are exposed to microwave energy while within the tool such that the microwave energy passes through the tool window to cause a dielectric heating of one or more materials within a tool cavity of the tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Jeffrey E. Darland
  • Patent number: 10462885
    Abstract: Provided is a method for making a composite structure with exposed conductive fibers. The exposed conductive fibers can be used for static dissipation. In the present method, a liquid, gum, gel, or impermeable film mask is applied to the conductive fiber material. The mask functions to prevent infiltration of curable liquid resin into the conductive fiber material. The masked conductive fiber material is incorporated into the composite structure, along with structural fiber material. The liquid resin is cured. The mask material and cured resin are removed from the masked areas, thereby exposing the conductive fiber material. The exposed conductive fiber material can collect and drain electrostatic charges. The present method can be used to make storage tanks and other objects that require electrostatic charge dissipation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Petro Guardian, L.L.C.
    Inventors: Dan Steinberg, Robert Franklin Morris, III, Benjamin Allen Hearst
  • Patent number: 10457228
    Abstract: A cable includes a plurality of electric wires, and a tape member spirally wound around an assembled article that is formed by twisting the plurality of electric wires. The thickness of the tape member is not less than 0.028 mm and not more than 0.090 mm, a width of the tape member is not less than 18 mm and not more than 35 mm, the tape member is spirally wound with an overlap of not less than ¼ and not more than ½ of the width thereof, and a tensile strength of the tape member is different between the longitudinal direction and the width direction and is smaller in the width direction than in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Hayakawa, Tomoyuki Murayama, Hirotaka Eshima, Takahiro Futatsumori
  • Patent number: 10446132
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments relate to a portable ultrasound device. Specifically, the disclosed embodiments relate to an acoustic lens positioned at an ultrasound probe. The acoustic lens may be configured for impedance matching and signal attenuation. In one embodiment, ultrasound signal attenuation is provided by forming an acoustic lens as a solid admixture of signal attenuating particles in a polymer matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Butterfly Network, Inc.
    Inventors: Susan A. Alie, Jaime Scott Zahorian, Christopher Thomas McNulty, Paul Francis Cristman
  • Patent number: 10429662
    Abstract: Polarizing beam splitter plates and systems incorporating such beam splitter plates are described. The polarizing beam splitter plate includes a first substrate and a multilayer optical film reflective polarizer that is disposed on the first substrate. The polarizing beam splitter plate includes a first outermost major surface and an opposing second outermost major surface that makes an angle of less than about 20 degrees with the first outermost major surface. The polarizing beam splitter plate is adapted to reflect an imaged light received from an imager towards a viewer or screen with the reflected imaged light having an effective pixel resolution of less than 12 microns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Andrew J. Ouderkirk, Joseph C. Carls
  • Patent number: 10407269
    Abstract: A tape application and removal device for edge painting includes a frame, a pair of spools, and a roll of tape. Each spool is rotatably coupled to the frame proximate to a respective top corner of the frame. The roll of tape is positioned on one spool with the tape coupled to the other spool so that a section of the tape extends between the spools. The frame is configured to position the spools proximate to an intersection of a first surface and a second surface and to motivate the spools along the intersection so that the tape is applied to the first surface by the one spool and removed by the other spool as the spools are rotated along the first surface. The section of the tape is configured to protect the first surface from paint that is applied to the second surface between the spools.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Laura Tommaso
  • Patent number: 10344899
    Abstract: A hose assembly, preferably a garden hose assembly, including a fabric jacketed tube that is lightweight, durable and versatile. The tube is radially expandable when pressurized by a fluid, such as water, but does not increase in length. The two layer construction of the hose assembly allows for storage in relatively compact spaces, similar flow rates, approximately one-half the weight, and improved maneuverability when compared to conventional hose constructions. In one embodiment the jacket is formed around the tube in a continuous process that welds a fabric, preferably using hot air, into the jacket. The welded joint forms a region of jacket that is preferably about twice the thickness of the rest of the jacket. This thicker region results in a stiffer section of jacket that makes the hose more controllable and consistent in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: TEKNOR APEX COMPANY
    Inventors: Gil Blanchette, Michael Melo, Steve Correa, Timothy L. Chapman, Marlon Van Beek, John W. Parker, Jr., Paul Burke, Ron Eilertson
  • Patent number: 10335877
    Abstract: A method may include positioning a multilayer braze tape at a joint between a first part comprising a ceramic or CMC and a second part comprising at least one of a ceramic, a CMC, a metal, or an alloy. The multilayer braze tape may include at least one layer comprising a silicon-containing braze material and at least one layer comprising a reinforcement material. The method also may include applying pressure to compress the multilayer braze tape between the first part and the second part, and heating the multilayer braze tape to melt the silicon-containing braze material and join the first part and the second part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventors: Andrew James Ritchey, Sean E. Landwehr, Scott Nelson, Sungbo Shim
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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