With Permanent Bending Or Reshaping Or Surface Deformation Of Self Sustaining Lamina Patents (Class 156/196)
  • Patent number: 11642866
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing structural rods to make it easier to manufacture a structural rod for an aircraft and to improve performance. Each rod includes a rod body and two end portions disposed at either end of the rod body along a longitudinal central rod axis, each end portion comprising at least one mounting lug that protrudes from the rod body along the longitudinal axis. The method includes producing a sandwich panel including two skins gripping a cellular inner body, at least one of the two outer skins having a skin extension for forming a part of the at least one mounting lug of at least one of the two end portions of the rod, and cutting the panel along parallel cutting lines to obtain the structural rods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Gautier Destombes, Benoît Penven
  • Patent number: 11626604
    Abstract: A concentration reducing apparatus for a fuel cell vehicle includes: a body having an inner flow path through which an exhaust gas containing a target fluid flows in a predetermined discharge direction, in which the body is made of a porous material that allows a selective discharge of the target fluid in order to selectively discharge the target fluid to an outside of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventor: Il Won Jung
  • Patent number: 11623385
    Abstract: There is provided a polymer fabrication method for forming 3-dimensional shapes from a sheet polymer blank (10) by machining at least one re-entrant, elongate groove forming a reduced thickness portion (25) permitting the blank to be folded and having opposed edges (12) at the surface, folding the blank about the groove to form at least a portion of the 3-dimensional shape, the re-entrant of the groove forming an elongate chamber (21) adjacent the reduced thickness portion and opening through an elongate gap (20) between the opposed edges, hot air welding the opposed edges across the gap with filler rod (22), and heating the reduced thickness portion to a selected thermo-reforming temperature via the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2023
    Inventor: Stephen Mark Gallehawk
  • Patent number: 11612210
    Abstract: Compression molded foam articles are provided having a closed cell foam structure comprising a plurality of cells having an anisotropic cell shape. The disclosed compression molded foam articles can be used as components or parts of a variety of articles, including articles of footwear and athletic equipment. Methods are disclosed for making the disclosed compression molded foam articles from a foamed preform having an elastomeric closed cell foam with substantially isotropic cell shape. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: NIKE, INC.
    Inventors: Rainer Malinowski, Joseph Thomas Muth, Christian Alexander Steinbeck
  • Patent number: 11597187
    Abstract: A method to produce a veneer element, including defects and dense portions. The method includes providing a substrate, providing a sub-layer, including a binder and coloured filler particles, applying the sub-layer on a first surface of the substrate, applying a veneer layer on the sub-layer, and applying pressure, preferably heat and pressure, to the veneer layer and/or the substrate, thereby forming a veneer element wherein, after pressing, the sub-layer is visible through a defect of the veneer element such as crack, cavity, hole and/or knot of the veneer layer. Also, a veneer element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventors: Anette Hedlund, Sofia Nilsson
  • Patent number: 11572100
    Abstract: A reinforcing element for reinforcing structural elements in vehicles includes: a support having at least one reservoir, which has an outlet opening; an adhesive, which is arranged in the reservoir; and a dispensing element having a separating element and a propulsion element; wherein, when the propulsion element is actuated, the separating element is moved through the reservoir, with the result that the adhesive is dispensed from the reservoir through the outlet opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2023
    Inventors: Hakim Benouali, Patrick Cauchie, Dimitri Marcq
  • Patent number: 11552318
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an Electricity-Generating Assembly (EGA) includes: preparing an electrolyte membrane including a central portion and a peripheral portion; providing a contact member to the peripheral portion of the electrolyte membrane; providing at least one of a first Gas Diffusion Electrode (GDE) including a reaction portion of a first Gas Diffusion Layer (GDL) and a first electrode layer or a second GDE including a reaction portion of a second GDL and a second electrode layer, on at least one central portion of the first surface of the electrolyte membrane or the second surface of the electrolyte membrane; and providing a gas diffusion portion of a respective GDL among the first and second GDLs on the contact member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Corporation
    Inventors: Young June Park, Min Jin Kim, Yu Seok Kim, Han Hyung Lee, Seung Ah Yu, Byung Gun Song, Kyu Tae Park, Ki Sub Lee, Sun Il Kim
  • Patent number: 11524470
    Abstract: A method for making a three-dimensional composite part with a thermoplastic matrix and continuous reinforcement. A pre-impregnated fibrous perform is obtained by three-dimensional knitting. The preform is placed on the punch or in the matrix of a tooling, defining between them a sealed closed cavity. The tooling is closed so as to apply a first pressure to the preform. The cavity is brought to the melting temperature of the polymer impregnating the preform by maintaining the first pressure. The cavity comprising the preform is cooled to a temperature suitable for demolding by maintaining the second pressure. The mold is opened and the part is demolded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: ROCTOOL
    Inventor: José Feigenblum
  • Patent number: 11479333
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a one-piece reinforced structure and obtained structure is provided, the method using base components made of partially-cured composite material and joining the base components together, applying a coating made of composite material on the base components, and applying heat on the assembly formed by the base components covered with the coating until a complete curing of the assembly is obtained, such that a one-piece reinforced structure made of composite material is obtained formed by the coating and the base components adhered to the coating, wherein the base components that form part of the very manufactured structure act as a mould during the manufacturing process, thus preventing the need to use moulds on which the composite material is deposited that must be subsequently removed from the final obtained structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2022
    Inventor: Manuel Torres Martinez
  • Patent number: 11375618
    Abstract: A laminate having an integrated electrical component disposed within the laminate is disclosed. The laminate includes a first paper layer having at least first and second vias through the first paper layer; a first electrically-conductive layer, comprising an electrically-conductive material, disposed over a portion of the first paper layer; a second electrically-conductive layer, comprising the electrically-conductive material, disposed over another portion of the first paper layer; an electrical component disposed over the first and second electrically-conductive layers; and an insulating layer disposed over the electrical component. The first paper layer and the insulating layer encapsulate the first electrically-conductive layer, the second electrically-conductive layer, and the electrical component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2022
    Inventors: Robert Jacob Kramer, Kevin Francis O'Brien
  • Patent number: 11359803
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments of LED lamps that are both watertight and waterproof for use in outdoor venues. The LED lamps can easily be assembled using automated or manual techniques and provide a reliable source of outdoor lighting for many years. Simple and inexpensive techniques are used to assemble the LED lamps that allow the lamps to be produced at a reasonable price.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: Ledup Manufacturing Group Limited
    Inventor: Jing Jing Yu
  • Patent number: 11331877
    Abstract: A structural reinforcement for insertion into a cavity of a vehicle structure including a base reinforcing portion, an expandable material and a localized reinforcement is disclosed. The localized reinforcement is placed within the structural reinforcement at a location of anticipated increased deformation during vehicle impact in an effort to reduce deformation and control the load distribution post-impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Zephyros, Inc.
    Inventors: Henry E. Richardson, Xuping Qian, Gary Hulett
  • Patent number: 11271224
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a membrane-electrode assembly for a fuel cell comprises the following steps: a first step during which a reinforcement (2) is deposited on a first face of an ion-exchanging membrane (1), the membrane being held on a support film; a second step during which the membrane is unglued from the support film; a third step during which the reinforcement (2?) is deposited on the second face of the ion-exchanging membrane; and a fourth step during which a chemical catalyst element is deposited on the parts left free of the first and second faces of the membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Inventors: Claude Blanc, Arnaud Grand-Jean
  • Patent number: 11141936
    Abstract: A fiber width adjusting apparatus includes a rotary body. The rotary body is configured to rotate around a rotation axis while interposing a sheet-shaped fiber, and cause, by frictional force generated between the rotary body and the sheet-shaped fiber, force to act on the sheet-shaped fiber while feeding the sheet-shaped fiber in a feed direction to vary a width and an orientation angle of the sheet-shaped fiber. The sheet-shaped fiber is impregnated with a resin or is before the impregnation with the resin. The rotation axis is parallel to a thickness direction of the sheet-shaped fiber. The force contains a component that is in a direction perpendicular to the thickness direction and to the feed direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventors: Daisuke Hirabayashi, Tamotsu Osada
  • Patent number: 11059933
    Abstract: Isocyanate-modified polyester-epoxide polymer (i-PEEP) compositions are disclosed. The i-PEEP compositions comprise a reaction product of a polyepoxide compound, a polyisocyanate, and a polyester polyol composition. The ratio of epoxy equivalents to hydroxyl equivalents is within the range of 0.2 to 2. The i-PEEP index as defined herein is within the range of 100 to 200. The i-PEEP composition has a Tg within the range of ?30° C. to 35° C. Low- and elevated-temperature processes catalyzed by bases or Lewis acids for making the i-PEEP compositions are also disclosed. In a simple yet innovative approach, a new class of polymers useful for coatings, elastomers, adhesives, sealants, and other valuable products is assembled from readily available starting materials without reliance on the polyamines typically used to cure epoxy systems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: STEPAN COMPANY
    Inventors: Warren A. Kaplan, Jennifer S. Westfall
  • Patent number: 10996459
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a transmittance-variable element. The transmittance-variable element of the present application may comprise two substrates each comprising an electrode, an electrophoresis layer provided between the substrates, and a plurality of wiring groups, and may control transmission regions of the element in a stripe form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventors: Young Sik Yoon, Tae Gyun Kwon, Moon Soo Park
  • Patent number: 10903712
    Abstract: A motor includes a rotor including a shaft extending along a central axis, a stator radially facing the rotor, a circuit board electrically connected to a coil of the stator, and a motor case. The motor case includes a first case portion with a bottomed tubular shape to accommodate the rotor, the stator, and the circuit board, and a second case portion with a bottomed tubular shape that axially faces the first case portion and is connected to the first case portion. A grounding terminal to electrically connect an inner peripheral surface of the second case portion and a grounding electrode on the circuit board is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Runxiang Mao, Makoto Yajima
  • Patent number: 10882683
    Abstract: A method of forming a shipping container includes mixing paper fibers with a binder fiber to form a mixture; disposing the mixture onto a surface to form a layer of the mixture; applying heat to form a paper fiber batt from the mixture having a fixed width and fixed length; and inserting the paper fiber batt within an interior of a corrugated box.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Pratt Retail Specialties, LLC
    Inventors: Alan B. Collison, Reid Borgman
  • Patent number: 10821695
    Abstract: A method and system for manufacturing a conical shaped acoustic structure. A sheet of acoustical material is cut to form individual pieces using a cutter system. Each individual piece in the individual pieces has a flat pattern for the conical shaped acoustic structure. An individual piece is positioned around a mandrel with a conical shape using an actuator system. Two edges of the individual piece are positioned for joining. The two edges of the individual piece positioned around the mandrel are joined to form the conical shaped acoustic structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Eric Herrera, John Scott Bauman, Peter James Oberst
  • Patent number: 10799326
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for positioning a blank (116), which after insertion in a holder is in contact therewith, wherein the holder has a structural element. The blank (16) is positioned in the holder by way of an adapter (118), which is inserted in both the holder or the structural element and the blank, wherein the adapter positively engages with the holder or the structural element and with the blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Inventors: Andreas Gebhardt, Stefan Fecher, Lothar Volkl
  • Patent number: 10786956
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for forming composite parts. One embodiment is a method that includes receiving flat unidirectional tape that is continuous and fiber-reinforced, and drawing the tape through a fixed die that heats and plastically deforms the tape into a gap filler having a non-flat cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Randall D. Wilkerson, Donald C. Besselsen, Philip P. Steinacher, Jerry Lee Newland
  • Patent number: 10773469
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide an apparatus, method, and/or system by which fiber, e.g., in the form of tow or tow, is used to create a shaped ply by facilitating drawing fiber from a supply along a fiber axis between two sets of pins; moving the pins across the fiber axis to form a fiber web in the desired ply shape; fixing the fiber web to form the shaped ply; and releasing the shaped ply. By enabling formation of shaped plies (including plies with doubly curved surfaces and simultaneous sequences of strategically shaped plies) directly from a single piece of fiber tow, various embodiments discussed herein enable substantial reductions in labor and materials costs that are conventionally associated with construction of composite preforms and accompanying composite products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SERIFORGE INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan Worthy Hollander, Eric Gregory, Marco Zvanik
  • Patent number: 10772769
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for forming a composite structure, preferably for use in an absorbent structure used within the personal hygiene industry, such as for instance feminine hygiene garments, baby diapers and pants and adult incontinence garments. The present invention preferably provides a method and apparatus for depositing and positioning particulate materials in a desired pattern onto a moving carrier layer. The method allows accurate forming of a pattern of particulate material clusters at high production speed having improved attachment properties, with reduced raw material usage and relative low cost. The present invention foresees in the need for improved thin, flexible, lightweight absorbent structure having optimal absorption, distribution and retention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Drylock Technologies NV
    Inventor: Marleen Van De Maele
  • Patent number: 10752379
    Abstract: A replacement vibration absorbing device for replacing a wear wrap on a flexbeam includes a sleeve having a plurality of layers of vibration absorbing material, wherein an edge of the sleeve is cut so that the sleeve may be installed around a generally central portion of a flexbeam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Joshua Mancher, Lewis L. Kristie, Marcus D. Cappelli
  • Patent number: 10675838
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present technology include molding processes for metallic foams, apparatuses, and products. An example method includes placing an uncompressed charge of conductive metal foam into a cavity disposed on a first tool, wherein the first tool is located on a first portion of a compression mold apparatus, translating the first portion of the compression mold apparatus towards a second portion of the compression mold apparatus so as to compress the uncompressed charge of conductive metal foam, creating a compressed charge of conductive metal foam, and overmolding around and through the compressed charge of conductive metal foam with an overmolding material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Fourté International, SDN. BHD
    Inventors: James J. Farquhar, Darryl G. McBride
  • Patent number: 10641560
    Abstract: A joint structure jointing a ceramic member and a metal member is a joint structure jointing a ceramic member and a metal member that are provided in a device provided on a portion through which gas passes. The joint structure has a joint portion that joints the ceramic member and the metal member. The joint portion includes a glass portion made of a glass and a metal solder portion having higher corrosion resistance with respect to the gas than the glass. An area where the metal solder portion contacts to the gas is larger than an area where the glass portion contacts to the gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Inventors: Rentaro Mori, Sumio Kamiya, Hitoshi Ishii
  • Patent number: 10603888
    Abstract: Filling and leveling methods and apparatus for building tight tolerance surfaces are disclosed. An example method includes applying one or more of a tape or a sealant along an interior of a recess of a vehicle to move through a fluid. The example method includes leveling the one or more of the tape or the sealant to a first height at a first edge of the recess and a second height at a second edge of the recess to modify a fluid dynamic property of a fluid flow over the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Ronald Yick Wu, Tho Ngoc Dang
  • Patent number: 10578372
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to prevent efflux of a heat storage material composition from a porous substrate in a heat reservoir. The heat reservoir of the present invention is characterized in that a porous substrate is impregnated with a latent heat storage material and a hydrogenated styrene-based thermoplastic elastomer. When the weight-average molecular weight of the elastomer is designated as X×104 and the amount of the elastomer is designated as Y parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of the latent heat storage material in the heat storage material composition, the following conditions are satisfied: 5?X?17; 5?Y?25; if 5?X<10, Y??2X+25; and if 14<X?17, Y??5X+90.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: EIDAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masanobu Kawazoe, Jiro Nishio
  • Patent number: 10479029
    Abstract: A system and method for forming a composite structure. The apparatus comprises a base, a plate, a number of movement systems, and a number of sheets. The number of movement systems move one of the base and the plate relative to the other. The number of sheets is connected to the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Tibor A. Koncz
  • Patent number: 10479126
    Abstract: A transaction instrument comprising a blended composite of metal and plastic and a method(s) for making a transaction instrument comprising a blended composite of metal and plastic. In an aspect of the invention, the blended composite of metal and plastic is a metal-filled plastic, more particularly a heavy-gravity compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
    Inventors: Paul Vittimberga, Kristine Ing, John Wright
  • Patent number: 10427722
    Abstract: In a reinforcing system for reinforcing a cavity of a structural element, a support element is connected to the structural element in the structural element for reinforcement purposes. The support element has channels, an adhesive is disposed in the cavity between the support element and the structural element, and the adhesive can be introduced into the cavity between the support element and the structural element by means of the channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventors: Norman Blank, Jürgen Finter, Vincent Belpaire
  • Patent number: 10383230
    Abstract: An electronics device, including: a printed circuit board having a first surface, a second surface opposite the first major surface, and a plurality of side surfaces disposed along a periphery of and between the first and second surfaces, each of the side surfaces being smaller in area than the first and second surfaces; and a plurality of electrical components coupled to the printed circuit board along the first surface thereof, at least some of the plurality of electrical components being electrically coupled together via the printed circuit board. The printed circuit board includes a plated aperture defined in the printed circuit board along a side surface thereof. The printed circuit board provides electrical connectivity to the plated aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Continental Automotive Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Henry Romero
  • Patent number: 10345597
    Abstract: By forming a hard coat layer on a bonding surface which is a surface of a bonding region between a first base material and a second base material, smoothing is achieved, and as a smoothing assisting treatment before forming the hard coat layer, the surfaces of the base materials are flattened by polishing on the bonding surface or a region corresponding to the bonding surface. By the synergistic effect of smoothing by formation of the hard coat layer and a flattening treatment by polishing as the smoothing assisting treatment, sufficient smoothing is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: Toshiaki Miyao, Masayuki Takagi, Takashi Takeda, Akira Komatsu
  • Patent number: 10315363
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method are provided for attaching functional elements of metal to a component, in particular to a component comprising fiber reinforced plastic, using a setting head, wherein the functional element has a contact surface (12) provided with adhesive. In this respect, the adhesive within the setting head is applied to the functional element before the attachment of the functional element to the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: Oliver Diehl, Richard Humpert
  • Patent number: 10320098
    Abstract: A connector for surface mounting with a solder reflow process with solder masses fused to mounting ends of contacts exposed in a mounting surface of the connector. The solder masses may be attached to edges of the mounting ends using a pin transfer method to apply flux to the edges. The edges may have a concave shape to both increase the length of the edge to which the solder masses are attached and position the solder masses with respect to the mounting ends. Solder paste may be omitted in attaching the solder balls to the contacts, reducing the capacitance of the contact and promoting uniformity of the impedance of the signal paths through the mounting interface of the connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: FCI USA LLC
    Inventors: Madhumitha Rengarajan, Lewis Robin Johnson
  • Patent number: 10278462
    Abstract: A luggage shell or case made from a sheet formed by compacting and heating a mat made of either a mixture of randomly oriented first discontinuous non-woven plastic fibers (42) having a first melting temperature and randomly oriented second discontinuous reinforcing non-woven plastic fiber (46) having a second melting temperature higher than the first melting temperature, or a bicomponent fiber having a first plastic portion having a first melting temperature and a second plastic portion having a second melting temperature. The non-woven mat is heated at a temperature between the first melting temperature and the second melting temperature, as well as by forming the compacted non-woven sheet (64) into the luggage shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Samsonite IP Holdings S.a r.l.
    Inventors: Mathieu Vandevelde, Pauline M. Koslowski
  • Patent number: 10245776
    Abstract: An electronic device may have a display with a bent portion such as one or more bent edge portions. The display may be formed from a flexible display layer such as an organic light-emitting-diode layer. The organic light-emitting-diode layer may include a substrate layer such as a sheet of polymer. The flexible display may be attached to a support structure such as a flexible support layer using adhesive. To facilitate bending, the display may be heated. Bending and heating equipment may simultaneously heat the display layer and the flexible support layer to form a bent edge portion for the display. The bending and heating equipment may include heated structures for pressing the display layer into a desired shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy C. Franklin, Scott A. Myers, Stephen Brian Lynch, John Raff
  • Patent number: 10162195
    Abstract: The method for manufacturing relates to an ophthalmic lens comprising a substrate and a functional film securely fastened to a curved face of said substrate. This method comprises a method for gluing the functional film, which is initially flat, to said curved face. The interferential and organic filtering film selected as said functional film filters a preset band of wavelengths and the gluing method is carried out so that the maximum of the degree of major deformation experienced by the film on a surface is lower than 3%. In the ophthalmic lens, the wavelength at which maximum filtration is observed at the center of the lens and the wavelength at which maximum filtration is observed at the periphery of the useful area of the lens differ by a less than 5%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: Christelle Marck
  • Patent number: 10086575
    Abstract: Systems and methods for smoothing a lens are disclosed herein. A monomer used to make or augment the lens according to an additive method is deposited on the lens surface to be smoothed. A film or membrane with certain elastic properties is pressed against the layered (stepped) surface, with the monomer in between the lens and the membrane. The pressure of the membrane spreads the monomer over the surface of the lens, filling the spaces between the layered (stepped) surface and the membrane. A curing agent is applied to transition the monomer into a polymer coating matching the curve of the membrane. The membrane is removed, leaving a clean, smooth lens surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Indizen Optical Technologies of America, LLC
    Inventors: Diego Rodriguez, José Alonso Fernández, Juan Antonio Quiroga, Daniel Crespo Vázquez
  • Patent number: 10091886
    Abstract: In an LC composite component, a chip capacitor is built in a multilayer substrate including base material layers made of a thermoplastic resin. The number of the base material layers in a portion overlapping the component as seen from a lamination direction is equal to the number of the base material layers in a portion around the component as seen from the lamination direction. Wiring patterns that adjust the thickness of the multilayer substrate are provided around the chip capacitor as seen from the lamination direction, and on principal surfaces of the base material layers, so as to surround the chip capacitor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventors: Kosuke Nishino, Kuniaki Yosui
  • Patent number: 10077758
    Abstract: A pre-cured laminate plate for use within a component of a wind turbine rotor blade may generally include a plate body extending in a thickness direction between a first side and a second side and in a widthwise direction between a first end and a second end. The plate body may define a plate thickness between the first and second sides. The pre-cured laminate plate may also include a plurality of channels formed in the plate body between the first and second ends. Each channel may extend in the thickness direction between a top end that is open along the first side of the plate body and a bottom end that terminates at a location between the first and second sides of the plate body such that the plate body defines a reduced thickness between the bottom end of each channel and the second side of the plate body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Aaron A. Yarbrough, Christopher Daniel Caruso, Donald Joseph Kasperski
  • Patent number: 10078197
    Abstract: A foam sandwich reflector and a method for making a foam sandwich reflector. The reflector and method incorporate a foam slab having a top and bottom surface. Each of the top and bottom surface of the foam slab have a coating of an adhesive layer. The adhesive coating on the bottom surface of the foam slab is a lower bonding layer that bonds the foam slab to the bottom high modulus layer. The adhesive coating on the top surface of the foam slab is an upper bonding layer that bonds the foam slab to the top high modulus layer; bottom high modulus layer composed of a metal, e.g., aluminum or steel. The reflector and method also include an optically smooth, highly reflective high modulus layer. The reflector is curved in one dimension, and the curve is configured to concentrate light when the reflector is in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Randall B. Olsen
  • Patent number: 10076897
    Abstract: Provided is a method for producing a granular powder-containing sheet containing a granular powder in separated container rooms between two sheet materials. After the container rooms are formed in a first sheet material, the first sheet material is transported on the circumferential surface of an anvil roller. In the process of transportation, the granular powder that is fed from a granular powder feeding hopper through a feeding passage is received in the container rooms. Thereafter, the container rooms are covered with a second sheet material, and the two sheet materials are joined to each other on the peripheries of the container rooms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Tsujimoto, Yukihiko Fujita
  • Patent number: 10046525
    Abstract: A composite radius filler include a base portion and a tip portion. The base portion is formed of composite plies varying in overall width along an overall lengthwise direction and defining a variable cross-sectional shape of the base portion along the lengthwise direction. The base portion includes at least one transition zone having a transition start and a transition end along the lengthwise direction. The composite plies of the base portion are arranged in one or more stacks each stack having a predetermined fiber orientation angle sequence and a stack width that changes within the transition zone. The tip portion includes a plurality of composite plies formed into a generally triangular cross-sectional shape and stacked on top of the base portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Gabriel Z. Forston, Benjamin Wen-Jun Su, Russell Rufino
  • Patent number: 10040269
    Abstract: A present system of the present application provides for reticulating adhesive to the surface network of cellular core. As such, the present invention allows for substantial improvements over prior systems. The present invention may be implemented with any aircraft, wind turbine, rocket, space satellite, or land vehicle, but there is nothing within the spirit and scope of the present invention limiting it to any particular application. The teachings of the present invention are useful to any composite structure utilizing cellular core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Reller, Paul Oldroyd
  • Patent number: 10015260
    Abstract: A system includes a processor configured to receive sensor data from a vehicle sensor. The processor is also configured to determine an existence of a condition for which information display has been designated. The processor is further configured to determine a non-vehicular device predesignated for receipt and display of the information and responsive to the condition determination, transfer the information to the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Donald A. Perlick, Jerry Alex James, Howard Churchwell
  • Patent number: 10005159
    Abstract: Method of trimming weld flash from a weld joint formed between a first component and a second component. The method provides a rotary shear tool having a rotary blade and a second blade. The second blade may be a fixed blade. The method further includes shearing the weld flash from the weld joint by passing the weld flash between the rotary blade and second blade of the rotary shear tool. Also provides a rotary shear tool for trimming weld flash from a weld joint formed between a first component and a second component. The rotary shear tool includes: a rotary blade; a second blade; and a mounting portion for mounting the rotary shear tool on a robotic arm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventor: Paul Philip Sweeting
  • Patent number: 10007062
    Abstract: An optical fiber assembly includes a ferrule and a plurality of optical fibers. Each optical fiber has an end portion positioned generally adjacent a front face of the ferrule. The end portion of each optical fiber has an end face for engaging a mating optical component and an enlarged portion with at least a portion thereof engaging the ferrule generally adjacent the front face of the ferrule. A method of fabricating an optical fiber assembly is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventor: Malcolm H. Hodge
  • Patent number: 9944415
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a filling container including a joint, where a side of the joint is provided with an inlet, another side of the joint is provided with a tube insertion cavity, and an inner end of the tube insertion cavity is connected to the inlet; a hollow tube bundle, including several hollow tubes, where an upper part of the hollow tube bundle is entirely inserted into the tube insertion cavity; a container, mounted at a lower end portion of a hollow tube by using an elastic fastener, where an inner cavity of the container is in communication with an inner passage of the hollow tube; and a holding mechanism, mounted on the joint at the tube insertion cavity, where the holding mechanism enables the tube insertion cavity to contract and hold the hollow tube bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventor: Hui Lin
  • Patent number: 9888837
    Abstract: A fiber optic illumination device suitable for use in medical procedures and other application requiring the delivery of light to limited access locations is disclosed. The illumination device defines a proximal terminal structure derived from the optical fiber having a greater surface area than the diameter of the optical fiber and a distal terminal structure derived from the optical fiber having a greater surface area than diameter of the optical fiber. An integral light communication path is defined between the proximal terminal structure and the distal terminal structure. A method of manufacturing the fiber optic illumination device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: I-Tek Medical Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Haley, Ronald Zimmermann, Mark Peterson