Uniting To Separate Core Patents (Class 156/185)
  • Patent number: 11345494
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for unitizing groups of individual packages into pallet loads, stabilizing the loads and facilitating general movement of the pallets, including the loading and unloading of pallets into and out of transport vehicles, includes wrapping the loads with stretchable crepe paper, rather than conventional plastic wrap material. Crepe paper can be produced and recycled with less environmental impact than plastic wrap. These methods involve a new use for crepe paper, and a new use for conventional plastic-wrapping equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Seaman Paper Company of Massachusetts, Inc.
    Inventors: Peter Jones, Dave Dexter, Bernd Firmbach, Chris Killay, James B. Jones
  • Patent number: 10801582
    Abstract: A retention assembly for captivating a shackle assembly on a loop of a conventional wire rope sling assembly and preventing removal of the shackle assembly. A thimble member has first and second legs forming a loop, and at least one aligned transverse bore extending through each of the first and second legs of the thimble member. A shackle member is partially installed through the loop of the thimble member. Thereafter, a retaining member is secured within the aligned bores of the first and second leg, extending across the loop, and preventing withdrawal of the shackle member from the loop without observable damage to the shackle, thimble, retaining member , sling assembly or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventors: R. Carter Askew, Marty Lynn Monnin
  • Patent number: 10774474
    Abstract: A transfer method for carbon nanotube array is provided. A carbon nanotube array is located on a first substrate. A pressure is applied to the carbon nanotube array to form a carbon nanotube paper. A second substrate with a bonding layer is placed on the carbon nanotube paper, and the bonding layer is located between the second substrate and the carbon nanotube array. The second substrate is peeled off, and the carbon nanotubes of the carbon nanotube paper vertically aligned and form the carbon nanotube array under forces of the first substrate and the second substrate. The carbon nanotubes of the carbon nanotube array are substantially perpendicular to the surface of the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Guang Wang, Yang Wei, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 10710880
    Abstract: A method for uplifting a carbon nanotube structure including a fixture sheet and a carbon nanotube array, wherein in the carbon nanotube array, a plurality of carbon nanotubes removed from a growth substrate are aligned in a predetermined direction, and at least a portion of the plurality of carbon nanotubes is embedded in or bonded to the fixture sheet, the method including the steps of: preparing a carbon nanotube structure, in which at least a portion of the plurality of carbon nanotubes is fallen down so as to lie one above another relative to the fixture sheet, attaching an adhesive tape to the carbon nanotube array, and removing the adhesive tape from the carbon nanotube array to uplift the plurality of carbon nanotubes relative to the fixture sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Maruyama, Tetsuya Inoue
  • Patent number: 10611073
    Abstract: A machine and method of forming an article generally comprising extruding a molten bead of thermoplastic material along x, y and z axes in forming an article consisting of a strata of such material, and passing a roller over each applied portion of such molten bead to compress such bead portion, enhancing the fusion of engaging plies of such extruded material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Thermwood Corporation
    Inventor: Kenneth J. Susnjara
  • Patent number: 10571052
    Abstract: Mining methods and systems are disclosed for In-Situ Leaching (ISL) of the mineral ores. ISL extraction is conducted by injecting a suitable leach solution into the ore zone below the water table; oxidizing, complexing and mobilizing the minerals; recovering the pregnant (loaded) solutions through production wells (extraction wells or recovery wells); and, finally, pumping the minerals bearing solution to the surface for further processing. In these methods strips of fabrics saturated with resin are helically or non-helically wrapped around desired shape vertical mandrels, located over the wells, and the partially cured pipes are lowered into the wells to line the wells. These onsite manufactured pipes/linings are used to pump chemical solutions into the ores and subsequently to recover the pregnant (loaded) solutions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventor: Mohammad R Ehsani
  • Patent number: 10544338
    Abstract: Tape adhesives suitable for impregnating processes for insulation systems are described. Embodiments of the tape adhesives include solid insulation material such as mica, anhydride-free impregnating resins and accelerators for the anhydride-free impregnating resins. The tape adhesives may be adjusted with respect to the reactivity of the accelerators for the anhydride-free impregnating resins in relation for the storage stability of the overall insulation systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventors: Juergen Huber, Irene Olbrich, Dieter Schirm, Matthias Uebler
  • Patent number: 10461591
    Abstract: A stator winding is formed by mounting winding bodies individually into pairs of slots of a stator core separated by a predetermined number of slots, the winding bodies each being formed by winding a jointless, continuous conductor wire coated with insulation for m turns into a helical shape such that end portions of rectilinear portions are linked by coil ends, where m is a natural number that is greater than or equal to two, and the coil ends include a top portion that displaces by a predetermined amount in a radial direction at an approximately central portion between the linked rectilinear portions, the radial displacement at the top portions is approximately a×d, where a is a natural number that is greater than or equal to 1 and less than or equal to (m?1), and d is a radial thickness of the rectilinear portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Inventors: Atsushi Sakaue, Hiroyuki Akita, Hironori Tsuiki, Masaya Inoue
  • Patent number: 10260669
    Abstract: An electric wire protection member capable of suppressing the occurrence of breakage and swelling of a resin coating and separation of the resin coating from a metal pipe for a long period of time, and a wire harness including the electric wire protection member. The electric wire protection member includes a metal pipe into which an electric wire is to be inserted, and a resin coating that covers an outer surface of the metal pipe. The resin coating has at least one of a glass transition point of 40° C. or higher and a water vapor permeability coefficient of 260 g·mm/m2·24 hr or less, and has a thickness of 30 ?m or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Hironobu Rachi
  • Patent number: 10227132
    Abstract: A rotorcraft rotor blade assembly includes an upper skin portion extending substantially a full span of the rotor blade assembly and a lower skin portion extending substantially the full span of the rotor blade assembly. Each of the upper skin portion and the lower skin portion is configured to carry at least substantially 30% of rotor blade assembly loads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Inventors: Drew Sutton, Paul K. Oldroyd, James Braswell, Jr., Scott Wolthuis, Paul Sherrill
  • Patent number: 10215155
    Abstract: A method of making a root end of a wind turbine blade is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Inventor: Chris Davey
  • Patent number: 10006198
    Abstract: Frame wall constructions are strengthened against lateral forces. A fiber mesh is applied to one side of the stick members as the wall is constructed. A rigid polymer foam is applied between the stick members. It encapsulates the fiber mesh and upon curing adheres to the stick members. No rigid sheathing material such as oriented strand board is needed to produce a frame wall construction having excellent racking strength resistance. The rigid polymeric foam also insulates and seals the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: DowGlobal Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Gary D. Parsons, Anthony D. Mazurowski
  • Patent number: 9970575
    Abstract: A composition comprising: (a) a thermoplastic polymer; (b) a plurality of particles, each said particle comprising (i) a core comprising one or more magnetic materials and (ii) a shell comprising silicon dioxide; and (c) structural fibers, wherein the composition comprises particles (b) in an amount from 1 to 30 wt % based on the weight of the thermoplastic polymer (a) is provided. Further provided is a tape comprising the composition, a pipe comprising the tape and a method of making such pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Dane Chang
  • Patent number: 9746046
    Abstract: A leaf spring made of a fiber composite material having integrated bearing holes and a method for producing is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of cutting prepreg strips of a predetermined length from a prepreg strand, removing cut-outs from the particular prepreg strip in the axial ends where a bearing hole should be formed, laying a plurality of prepreg strips one over the other in a prepreg stack in alternation so that the surfaces of the prepreg strips are flush to form a raw leaf spring forming a bearing hole by deforming an axial end of the prepreg stack in a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal extension (L) and perpendicular to the transverse extension (B) of the prepreg stack, setting the raw sheet spring to form the finished leaf spring in a mold with a suitable setting pressure and a suitable setting temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: IFC Composite GmbH
    Inventors: Matthias Voigt, Maik Schreier, Heiko Kempe, Dirk Neyer
  • Patent number: 9724904
    Abstract: A system is provided for producing components of composite material, and especially elongate or continuous components of fiber-reinforced polymer. The system comprises a winding mechanism for winding an elongate sheet of composite material about a winding axis that is at an angle to a perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the elongate sheet so as to form a helical coil of wound sheet a mechanism is provided for drawing or conveying the helical coil of wound sheet along a process path, wherein the process path is preferably substantially parallel to the winding axis. A shaping mechanism forms or shapes the coil of wound sheet as it is drawn or conveyed along the process path. A corresponding method of producing a composite component is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventor: Tassilo Witte
  • Patent number: 9705144
    Abstract: A hydrogen generator includes a hydro-desulfurizer, a reformer, a reactor and an electric heater. The hydro-desulfurizer is operative to remove a sulfur compound in a raw material and including a tubular first wall. The reformer is operative to generate a hydrogen-containing gas by using the raw material supplied from the hydro-desulfurizer. The reactor includes a tubular second wall provided coaxially with the first wall so as to be opposed to the first wall. The electric heater is annularly provided in a gap between the first wall and the second wall so as to extend in an axial direction of the first wall and turn back in the axial direction of the first wall. The electric heater includes a first portion contacting the first wall and a second portion contacting the second wall. A connecting portion, which connects the first portion and the second portion, has elasticity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Inventor: Hiromi Kita
  • Patent number: 9539481
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a selectable weight assemblies for insertion into a golf club shaft. An embodiment of the selectable weight assembly includes a plug, a sleeve, a socket, a primary weight, and a bushing coaxially assembled in order along a major axis corresponding to the central axis of the golf shaft interior. The plug includes a flange and threaded shaft, the flange including a circumferential lip portion operative to contact the upper surface of the shaft and provide a positive lock for securely keeping the selectable weight assembly secured to the golf club. The threaded shaft extends downwardly and distally from the flange section. The sleeve section is adjacent the plug and substantially cylindrical, with an opening extending therethrough. The sleeve further includes at least one slot extending longitudinally generally in the same direction as the primary axis, facilitating radial expansion of the sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Inventor: Gisle Solhaug
  • Patent number: 9331536
    Abstract: A rotator coil is provided that includes a coil conductor and a mica tape wound a plurality of times around an outer periphery of the coil conductor. The mica tape includes mica paper and a reinforcing member, and has an adhesive resin layer containing an acryloyl-based component and a cyanate ester-based component between the mica paper and the reinforcing members. The reinforcing member, the mica paper, or both, are impregnated with a thermosetting resin composition, and hardened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Takahiro Mabuchi, Shigeyuki Yamamoto, Masahiro Yoshioka, Tomohiro Kojiya
  • Publication number: 20150148206
    Abstract: A roller is particularly suited for use in a machine for manufacturing and/or finishing a fibrous web, such as a paper web or cardboard web. The roller includes a roller core and, configured thereon, a roller covering. The covering has at least one layer of a resin material with at least one fiber material embedded therein. The at least one layer has an outer surface that is suitable for coming into direct or indirect contact with the fibrous web. The at least one fiber material here comprises fibers having a linear weight from 0.5 to 5 dtex, preferably from 0.5 to 2 dtex.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: VOITH PATENT GMBH
    Inventors: Hubert Bischof, Martin Breineder, Franz Grohmann
  • Publication number: 20150136310
    Abstract: The invention provides a novel method for producing a composite member by fixing a surface member to the outer peripheral surface of a core member. A method for producing a composite member having a core member and a surface member fixed to the outer peripheral surface of the core member includes the surface member providing step of providing the surface member having magnetism lower than magnetism of the core member made of a conductive material on the outer peripheral surface of the core member, and the fusing step of electromagnetic induction heating the core member from outside the surface member to melt at least one of facing regions between the surface member and the core member with heat of the heated core member and fuse the surface member to the core member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Kouji Kudora, Syouichi Tsukada, Shuhei Ogami, Satoshi Mukai
  • Publication number: 20150136441
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus directed towards communication cables and barrier tapes for use in communication cables are disclosed herein. In an embodiment, the present invention employs conductive segments within the communication cables and/or on the barrier tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Ronald A. Nordin, Masud Bolouri-Saransar, Royal O. Jenner, Timothy J. Houghton, II, Thomas G. McLaughlin, Kenneth E. Cornelison, David P. Camp, II
  • Publication number: 20150133016
    Abstract: A composite panel includes a support layer including a first plurality of prepreg plies wrapped around at least one mandrel; a mid-plane impact layer including a second plurality of prepreg plies, the mid-plane impact layer adjacent to the support layer; a upper skin layer including a third plurality of prepreg plies, the upper skin layer adjacent to the mid-place impact layer; and a lower skin layer including a fourth plurality of prepreg plies, the lower skin layer adjacent to the support layer; whereby each of the first, second, third, and fourth plurality of prepreg plies are co-cured to form the composite panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Bremmer, Darryl Mark Toni, William E. Hovan, III, Allan R. Macallister, JR., Jeffrey G. Sauer, Christian A. Rogg, Robert A. Lacko, David M. Lent, Andrew Varga
  • Publication number: 20150129751
    Abstract: A distributed sensing apparatus and system including one or more optical fibers disposed in a channel on the surface of a central member. A layer of film adhesive is disposed between the central member and a sheath. The film adhesive is circumferentially wrapped around the central member prior to arranging the sheath around the central member. The film adhesive is then cured and expanded to firmly attach the optical fiber to the sheath.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Paul F. Wysocki, Christopher H. Lambert, Carl W. Stoesz
  • Publication number: 20150132523
    Abstract: A spool of traverse wound double-sided PSA tape and method of making same. The PSA tape includes an adhesive body with an upper adhesive surface releasably adhered to a bottom side of a release liner having a release value. At least one reinforcing strand is disposed longitudinally through the adhesive body. The PSA tape is traverse wound onto a core in successive winding layers with each successive winding layer producing an outer winding layer with the bottom side of its adhesive body crossing at an angle over the top side of the release liner of a preceding inner winding layer. The tensile strength of the at least one reinforcing strand is greater than a Resistance Bond of the outer winding layer to the preceding inner winding layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Rayven, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph S. Heinemann
  • Publication number: 20150122807
    Abstract: A Galley container (1) for use in an aircraft, includes at least two container sidewalls (6), a container floor element (7) and a container ceiling element (8), forming a hollow inner shell casing (2) with a circumferential first rim (12) and a circumferential second rim (12?). The composite tape (11) is spun around the inner shell casing and along the circumference of the rims, forming at least part of a construction layer (5) of the galley container. The composite tape includes at least one fibre and a matrix material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Laurentius Petrus Joseph Van Loon
  • Publication number: 20150126327
    Abstract: A continuously variable transmission includes a driving member rotating about a first axis, a driven member rotating about a second axis, and an intermediate member interposed between the driving and driven members and rotating about a third axis configured to intersect the first and second axes. The intermediate member transfers torque from the driving member to the driven member. A method for forming a torque transfer member includes providing a base structure, wrapping a needle assembly around the base structure such that the needles extend outwardly therefrom, and affixing the needle assembly to the base structure. A method of manufacturing a needle assembly includes forming a series of pockets on a side of a ribbon, organizing a series of needles into a series of pockets, and affixing the series of needles into the series of pockets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Douglas MAGYARI
  • Publication number: 20150107758
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a flexible composite panel having a plurality of reservoirs connected by at least one capillary includes forming a capillary assembly by winding a flexible, deformable capillary base web partially around a rotating cylinder that has a plurality of recessed features formed therein; drawing the capillary base web into the recessed features to form the capillaries in the capillary base web; filling the capillaries; and laminating a capillary barrier web over the capillary base web. A flexible reservoir assembly is formed by cutting the perimeter of the at least two reservoirs and associated catchments into a flexible reservoir web; removing the waste cut interiors of the reservoirs and the catchments from the reservoir web; securing the reservoir web to a base layer; overfilling each reservoir; and laminating the capillary assembly over the reservoir assembly, driving excess filler from the reservoirs into the catchments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Kevin Stone Manes, John Robinson
  • Publication number: 20150096127
    Abstract: A mattress (22) having a core structure (8) wherein side walls (15) are compressed inward and held in place using a preferably non-woven strip of fabric (21) or similar non-elastic or non-stretchable material that is wrapped around the side walls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Stephen J. Schiller
  • Patent number: 8999504
    Abstract: When a bridge pier is reinforced or repaired by wrapping a reinforcement around the pier, a waterproof sheet having a sufficient flexibility to attach to and cover the interface between the pier and the reinforcement in a liquid-tight manner is useful. The waterproof sheet is attached to the interface between the pier and the reinforcement to prevent water from penetrating into the interface for thereby preventing the reinforcement from deterioration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takao Uno, Yoshiyuki Shiono, Akihiro Endo, Takeshi Nakajima, Hisaharu Yamaguchi, Masahiro Yoda
  • Publication number: 20150083735
    Abstract: A composite material comprises of at least first and second layers, each comprising a polymeric matrix material and wound tows for reinforcement. The tows are wound in opposite directions in each of the first and second layers such that overlapping tows form crossover regions. The wound tows in the second layer are arranged such that the crossover regions are formed to be laterally offset from the crossover regions in the first layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
  • Publication number: 20150053478
    Abstract: Provided is a wire harness sheet that can be stored in an overlapping manner without using release paper and can be wound in a spiral shape around an electric wire bundle. A wire harness sheet 11 includes a first self-adhesive layer 15 of a sheet base material 13, the first self-adhesive layer 15 being is formed on one surface of a first common region 27, and the other surface of the first common region 27 becoming a first adhesive layer unformed portion 29; and a second self-adhesive layer 17 that is formed on at least part of one surface of a second common region 31.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Kenichiro Kawaguchi, Mitsunori Tsunoda
  • Publication number: 20150027621
    Abstract: This document discusses, among other things, a lead assembly including a porous polyethylene cover. In an example, the cover includes sections that have differing pore sizes. In an example, a section of the cover near a distal end portion of a lead assembly includes pores that are large enough to allow tissue ingrowth. In another example, a lead assembly includes two or more polyethylene covers having different porosities.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Rebecca Aron, Mohan Krishnan, Kevin J. Ely
  • Publication number: 20140353000
    Abstract: A system and a method are presented. The system includes an electrically conducting material and an electrical insulation system. The electrical insulation system includes a layered insulation tape that has a first layer and a second layer. The first layer includes a mica paper and a binder resin in a range from about 5 wt % to about 12 wt % of the insulation tape. The second layer includes a composite of layered nanoparticles dispersed in a polyetheretherketone (PEEK) matrix. The second layer laminates the first layer. The method includes attaching the first layer and the second layer with or without the addition of further resin; using the layered insulation tape as a turn insulation and ground wall insulation for an electrically conducting material; and impregnating the system with a nanofiller-incorporated resin by a vacuum pressure impregnation method, to form an insulation system within the system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Weijun Yin, Lili Zhang, Lionel Durantay, Jean François Grignard
  • Patent number: 8900392
    Abstract: A method is disclosed of directing bias tows of a fabric to be wrapped around a form to create a fabric preform. The fabric includes at least a first set of bias tows that are generally parallel with one another and a second set of bias tows that are generally parallel with one another but that are not parallel with the first set of bias tows. An edge strip is attached to ends of the first set of bias tows at a first lateral edge of the fabric relative to a feed direction of the fabric onto the form. The edge strip is moved to direct the first set of bias tows. The fabric is wrapped around the form by rotating the fabric and form relative to one another about the central axis of the form to create the fabric preform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: GKN Aerospace Services Structures, Corp.
    Inventor: Steven Robert Hayse
  • Publication number: 20140349861
    Abstract: A method for encoding and identifying biological materials is disclosed. The method may include encoding and identifying plants from which controlled substances may be derived and other materials for which movement and distribution may need to be tracked. The biological material may be first encoded using DNA oligomers. A spray method or the use of an encoded substrate, both using these DNA oligomers for encoding the biological material, may be employed. The biological material, or a part of the biological material, may be first encoded by atomizing a solution containing DNA oligomers onto it and then dried by an appropriate method. Thereafter, the part of the encoded biological material, or the nitrocellulose substrate, may be dissolved with a buffer solution for extracting the DNA oligomers. Then, the dissolved solution may be used for generating a barcode by a suitable detection scheme.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Sunpower Technologies LLC
    Inventor: Travis Jennings
  • Patent number: 8887367
    Abstract: A cell for fabricating a part having reinforcing fibers embedded in a matrix, includes a clean section for performing clean operations including laying up the reinforcing fibers on a mandrel tool. The clean section satisfies clean room requirements for processing uncured composite materials. The cell further includes an adjacent dirty section for performing dirty operations including machining the layup after curing; a common end effector positioning system movable between the clean and dirty sections; and means for preventing contaminants in the dirty section from entering the clean section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Jeffrey L. Miller
  • Publication number: 20140335391
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a packaging for a cable-type secondary battery, surrounding an electrode assembly in the cable-type secondary battery, the packaging having a moisture-blocking layer comprising sealant polymer layers on both outer surfaces of a moisture-blocking film and a moisture-blocking film disposed between the sealant polymer layers, wherein the moisture-blocking layer is a tube form surrounding the electrode assembly, and the sealant polymer layers in both ends of the moisture-blocking layer are overlapped and adhered with each other in a predetermined part. The packaging according to the present disclosure can be used in a cable-type secondary battery to block moisture from being infiltrated into an electrode assembly, thereby improving the life characteristics of the battery and preventing the deterioration of battery performances.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Yo-Han Kwon, Byung-Hun Oh, Sang-Hun Kim, Je-Young Kim, Hyo-Mi Kim
  • Publication number: 20140324143
    Abstract: The present invention relates to active implantable medical stimulation devices. An active implantable medical stimulation device comprises an electrically non-conductive support member, one or more electrically conductive stimulation electrodes disposed on the support member and a cover covering the support member and the one or more electrodes. At locations where the cover covers the electrodes, the cover comprises one or more openings dimensioned such that the one or more openings which facilitate electrical conduction to allow stimulation of tissue and/or measurement of electrical signal s by the electrodes while preventing tissue ingrowth. The support member can be of an advantageous structure, that would not be usable without the cover since tissue ingrowth would not allow the removal of the implant. At the same time, the cover still allows the stimulation of the tissue so that the functionality of the device is not prevented by the cover.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: David Robinson, Mark Fretz, David Thomas, John Luis Parker
  • Publication number: 20140311163
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention is a unique method of manufacturing a component for a turbomachine, such as an airfoil. Another embodiment is a unique airfoil. Yet another embodiment is a unique gas turbine engine. Other embodiments include apparatuses, systems, devices, hardware, methods, and combinations for cooled gas turbine engine components. Further embodiments, forms, features, aspects, benefits, and advantages of the present application will become apparent from the description and figures provided herewith.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Richard Christopher Uskert, Ted Joseph Freeman, David John Thomas, Jay E. Lane, Adam Lee Chamberlain, John Alan Weaver
  • Publication number: 20140302384
    Abstract: A secondary battery and a method of insulating outer surfaces of a secondary battery. A secondary battery includes an electrode assembly including a first electrode plate, a separator, and a second electrode plate; a case having an internal space in which the electrode assembly is accommodated; a cap plate covering the case; a terminal penetrated through the cap plate and electrically connected to the electrode assembly; and an adhesive tape adhered on outer surfaces of the case.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: SAMSUNG SDI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Se Jong Park, Yong Sam Kim, Sung Kab Kim
  • Publication number: 20140272320
    Abstract: A universal barrier system includes universal barrier components that may be assembled together to shield floors and walls from moisture and provide a thermal break in an operational area of the universal barrier component. A lap zone of the universal barrier component may allow universal barrier components to be assembled and installed to protect floors, walls, ceilings, footings and the like from moisture and heat gain or loss by minimizing the need for tapes and other joining methods. The universal barrier system may also act as a sound deadening material. The operational area and lap zone of the universal barrier component may be disposed on a vapor block layer to provide some rigidity. The operational area of the universal barrier component may include a thermal break disposed upon the vapor block layer. The thermal break may include an outer protective layer. In addition, universal barrier tape and universal barrier edging may be provided to couple adjoining universal barrier components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Juan Garcia
  • Publication number: 20140255174
    Abstract: A vane assembly for a gas turbine engine is disclosed and includes a plurality of individual vane segments forming an annular ring. Each of the plurality of vane segments is formed of a ceramic matrix composite including at least one airfoil extending between an inner platform and an outer platform. An outer wrap is disposed about an outer periphery of the annular ring and over an interface between outer platforms of adjacent ones of the plurality of vane segments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Inventor: United Technologies Corporation
  • Patent number: 8828169
    Abstract: A hollow composite bicycle component is provided that basically provided with a hollow metallic member, a fiber-reinforced polymer member and a heat-ductile member. The fiber-reinforced polymer member is positioned inside the hollow metallic member. The heat-ductile member is positioned inside the fiber-reinforced polymer member, with the fiber-reinforced polymer member being adhered to an inner surface of the hollow metallic member. The fiber-reinforced polymer member is preferably adhered to the inner surface of the hollow metallic member by disposing the heat-ductile member with the fiber-reinforced polymer member disposed on the heat-ductile member within the hollow metallic member, and then heating heat-ductile member to expand the fiber-reinforced polymer member into contact with the inner surface of the metallic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventor: Tetsu Nonoshita
  • Publication number: 20140245913
    Abstract: A method of mounting a flexographic printing plate with structured patterned backing tape includes attaching a first end of a structured patterned backing tape to a printing plate cylinder at a scribe line. The structured patterned backing tape is wrapped around the printing plate cylinder. A second end of the structured patterned backing tape is cut at the scribe line. A first end of a flexographic printing plate is attached to the printing plate cylinder at an offset seam location ahead of the scribe line. The flexographic printing plate is wrapped around the printing plate cylinder. A second end of the flexographic printing plate is cut at the offset seam location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 4, 2013
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: Uni-Pixel Displays, Inc.
    Inventors: Terry P. Kennair, Evan M. Goldberg
  • Publication number: 20140245914
    Abstract: A method of mounting a flexographic printing plate includes disposing a backing tape on a printing plate cylinder forming a taped printing plate cylinder. A transverse center of the flexographic printing plate is attached to the taped printing plate cylinder at a mount line offset relative to a scribe line of the printing plate cylinder. A first portion of the flexographic printing plate is wrapped around a first portion of the taped printing plate cylinder from the mount line outward in a first direction away from the mount line. A second portion of the flexographic printing plate is wrapped around a second portion of the taped printing plate cylinder from the mount line outward in a second direction away from the mount line. The mount line is offset relative to the scribe line at a distance that ensures banding occurs in a non-patterned non-printing area of the flexographic printing plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: Evan M. Goldberg, Christopher Derichs, Kevin J. Derichs, Terry P. Kennair
  • Patent number: 8808482
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing flexible insulated duct includes wrapping a substantially flexible tubular core with a layer of insulation. A substantially flexible outer layer is wrapped about the layer of insulation such that longitudinal edges of the outer layer circumferentially overlap to define a longitudinally extending seam. The overlapping longitudinal edges of longitudinally extending seam in the outer layer are bonded together, thereby forming the flexible insulated duct. The flexible insulated duct is then cut to a discrete length and installed at a job site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Owens Corning Intellectual Capital, LLC
    Inventor: Weigang Qi
  • Publication number: 20140215758
    Abstract: The described embodiment relates generally to the field of press-fit technology. Press-fit technology results in deformation of one component to lock another component in place. This deformation commonly causes surface strain to occur on the deforming component. When a component is anodized surface strain can result in anodization cracking; this ruins the finished appearance of cosmetic surfaces, generally resulting in ghosting lines and splotches appearing on the surface of a component. The described embodiment achieves a careful balance between component deformation and surface strain. By utilizing specific press-fit geometries and assembly methods, surface strain can be sufficiently limited to eliminate anodization cracking while also achieving a durable press-fit joint.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy C. Franklin, Andrew D. Lauder, Brian Bentrim, Alan Zhu
  • Publication number: 20140204706
    Abstract: A streamer usable underwater for a marine seismic survey has a portion adjacent to a protuberance covered by an adhesive antifouling tape or substrate. The tape, which may be made of copper or copper alloy is configured to be fast fastened, may be applied when the streamer is deployed and may be covered by a protective jacket during recovery.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: CGG SERVICES SA
    Inventors: Raphaël MACQUIN, Hélène TONCHIA
  • Publication number: 20140203014
    Abstract: A method includes wrapping one or more pieces of fabric around at least one piece of shape memory material. The method also includes attaching outer edges of the one or more pieces of fabric to other portions of the one or more pieces of fabric. The method further includes depositing liquid-impervious material onto the one or more pieces of fabric to form free-standing flexible walls and a floor of a containment structure. The floor is formed seamlessly with the walls. The wrapping could include attaching a bottom of the at least one piece of shape memory material to the one or more pieces of fabric at locations spaced apart from the outer edges of the one or more pieces of fabric. The wrapping could also include attaching sides of the at least one piece of shape memory material to the one or more pieces of fabric.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Applicant: TITANLINER, INC.
    Inventor: Joshua D. Hopkins
  • Publication number: 20140190623
    Abstract: A protective wrap for application to a wooden baseball bat to prevent the release of fragments should the baseball bat shatter during use is formed of an elongated piece of polymeric film that has a first end and an opposite second end, a first side edge, and an opposite second side edge. The piece has a first tapered region terminating at the first end and a second tapered region terminating in the second end. Within each of the first and second tapered regions, the first and second side edges converge. The piece also includes a main section located between the first and second tapered regions. The first and second side edges are parallel to one another along the length of the main section. A back surface of the polymeric film includes an adhesive for adhering the polymeric film to the baseball bat and to any underlying polymeric film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2013
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicant: Major League Baseball
    Inventors: Stephen Bradford, Tylor Garland, Matthew Paprocki