With Permanent Bending Or Reshaping Or Surface Deformation Of Self Sustaining Lamina Patents (Class 156/196)
  • Patent number: 11938682
    Abstract: In a method for producing a three-dimensional mold and a three-dimensional shaped object by means of layer-by-layer material application, geometry data for the shaped object, a support part having a base surface for holding the three-dimensional shaped object, and a first and a second material that can be solidified are made available. In the solidified state, the second material includes at least one main component that can be cross-linked by means of treatment with energy, and a latent hardener that can be thermally activated, by means of which chemical cross-linking of the main component can be triggered by means of the effect of heat. To form a negative-shape layer, the first material is applied to the base surface and/or to a solidified material layer of the three-dimensional shaped object situated on this surface, in accordance with the geometry data, in such a manner that the negative-shape layer has at least one cavity that has a negative shape of a material layer of the shaped object to be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: 3D Systems GmbH
    Inventor: Hans Mathea
  • Patent number: 11932373
    Abstract: In an example, a method for installing a decoration panel in a ceiling assembly in an aircraft is disclosed. The method comprises removing a generic panel from the ceiling assembly to produce an opening in the ceiling assembly. The method also comprises inserting the decoration panel through the opening in the ceiling assembly. The method also comprises coupling the decoration panel to the ceiling assembly using a plurality of fasteners such that the decoration panel extends across the opening in the ceiling assembly. The plurality of fasteners includes a first type of fastener and a second type of fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jordan R. Brunner, Justin L Tabora
  • Patent number: 11884048
    Abstract: A decorative sheet includes a base material and a concave portion. The concave portion is provided on a front face of the base material. In the concave portion, a depth direction coincides with a thickness direction of the base material. The concave portion includes a first concavo-convex pattern and a second concavo-convex pattern. The first concavo-convex pattern is provided in a first region of an inner surface of the concave portion. The second concavo-convex pattern is a concavo-convex pattern different from the first concavo-convex pattern. The second concavo-convex pattern is provided in a second region of the inner surface of the concave portion which is different from the first region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2024
    Inventor: Shigeru Nakajima
  • Patent number: 11858229
    Abstract: Tooling for manufacturing multi-spar torsion boxes with different web heights, the tooling includes a mandrel module having a hollow beam geometry which comprises a first base and a second base opposite to the first base, and two walls extending between said first base and said second base, and at least one spacer module configured for coupling with the mandrel module, wherein the web height of a multi-spar torsion box is defined by the coupling between the mandrel module and at least one spacer module. A method for manufacturing multi-spar torsion boxes with different web heights.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignees: Airbus Operations, S.L.U., Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Francisco Javier Honorato Ruiz, Eugenio Piñeyroa De La Fuente, Alfonso González Gozalbo, Ángel Pascual Fuertes, Jorge Juan Galiana Blanco, Diego García Martín, Alfonso Parra Rubio, Jorge Martin Beato, Carlos Delgado Alcojor, Eduardo González Hernando, Alberto Gallegos Elvira, José Francisco Alonso Rodríguez, René Schröder
  • Patent number: 11849802
    Abstract: A cushioning article comprises a first and a second polymeric sheet bonded to one another and enclosing an interior cavity. The polymeric sheets retain a gas in the interior cavity. A tensile component disposed in the interior cavity includes a first tensile layer, a second tensile layer, and a plurality of tethers spanning the interior cavity and connecting the first tensile layer to the second tensile layer. An inwardly-protruding bond joins the first polymeric sheet to the first tensile layer, protrudes inward from the first polymeric sheet toward the second polymeric sheet, and partially traverses the plurality of tethers. The first polymeric sheet is displaced from the first tensile layer adjacent to the inwardly-protruding bond by the gas. A method of manufacturing a cushioning article is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Page J. Bailey, Jeremy L Connell, Jason R. Meeker
  • Patent number: 11826930
    Abstract: A method for applying a sealing compound to a lid base and an inside of an annular wall of a lid comprises applying a first annular structure to the lid base with an applicator. The first annular structure comprises the sealing compound. The first annular structure of sealing compound is pressed against the lid base to form a second annular structure. The pressing is performed using an annular first press ram surrounding an inner forming part. The second annular structure of sealing compound is pressed into a transition area with an end face of the first press ram. The sealing compound is pressed through a gap defined between the end face of the first press ram and the lid base. The second annular structure is pressed flat against the lid base and into the gap between the lid wall and the first press ram using a second press ram.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Saeta GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Carsten Lenz
  • Patent number: 11826632
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing individualized protective gear such as pads based on a body scan, and the resulting pads, are disclosed herein. A body scan is taken of a wearer-defined area for a desired set of pads. The scan is converted to a mesh model. The mesh model is used to define a first surface of the pad shell and then translationally or orthogonally offset to provide a second surface of the pad shell. The mesh is also flattened to provide a liner for the pad. The shell may be manufactured using additive printing technology. The shell and the liner are then attached, such as by adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: Auburn University
    Inventors: Michael Edgar Zabala, Vitale Kyle Castellano, Jacob Stuart Larson, Austin J. Harris
  • Patent number: 11826998
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the technical field of display product preparation, and in particular discloses a flexible display panel lamination device which is used for laminating a to-be-laminated flexible display panel onto a cover plate, and includes a base and an elastic lamination part arranged on the base. The elastic lamination part is provided with a first surface for bearing the to-be-laminated flexible display panel and a second surface opposite to the first surface; the second surface is symmetrically provided with two supporting protruding ribs; the two supporting protruding ribs are respectively fixed in two fixation grooves formed on the base; a gap is formed between a portion, located between the two supporting protruding ribs, of the second surface of the elastic lamination part and the base; and a portion, close to the edge, of the second surface of the elastic lamination part is supported on the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignees: Chengdu BOE Optoelectronics Technology Co., Ltd., BOE Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shaokui Liu, Wei Qing, Zhihui Wang, Xingguo Liu, Zuquan Chen, Wei Zeng, Danping Shen, Yue Wei, Ce Wang, Qiang Tang
  • Patent number: 11820086
    Abstract: In a preform shaping method, a fiber stack that has a plurality of fiber layers by stacking sheet-form fibrous components is manufactured and a preform that has a configuration in which a first surface and a second surface one or both of which are curved surfaces are coupled is manufactured by bending the sheet-form fibrous components after or while stacking the sheet-form fibrous components. A first sheet-form fibrous component and a second sheet-form fibrous component fiber length directions of which are set to such different directions before a bending process as to be target fiber length directions after the bending process and which form the first surface and the second surface, respectively, after the bending process are disposed in order to form at least one fiber layer of the plurality of fiber layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Inventors: Naoyuki Sekine, Yuta Inoue
  • Patent number: 11820100
    Abstract: A laminated metallic structure includes preformed metallic sheets of graduated three-dimensional sizes. The preformed metallic sheets have a three-dimensional shape and are nested together to form a preform. The preformed metallic sheets in the preform are bonded together to form a three-dimensional body, having a near-net three-dimensional shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Kenneth H. Griess, Gary E. Georgeson
  • Patent number: 11812980
    Abstract: Mechanical thrombectomy apparatuses, and particularly knitted rolling tube mechanical thrombectomy apparatuses configured to have improved tracking for delivery through tortious vessels are described herein. Also described herein are methods of removing clots using a mechanical thrombectomy apparatuses in which the clot is larger than the tractor portion of the mechanical thrombectomy apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2023
    Inventors: Michael P. Wallace, Robert Garabedian, Roy Leguidleguid, E. Skott Greenhalgh
  • Patent number: 11806950
    Abstract: A mold assembly for manufacturing a composite part with a stiffener, the mold assembly includes a bottom mold configured to form a first surface of the composite part, wherein the bottom mold has at least one elongated recess configured to form a stiffener in the composite part; a feeder unit having a shape corresponding to the at least one elongated recess, wherein the feeder unit is configured to fit at least partially into the at least one elongated recess; and a top mold configured to form a second surface of the composite part opposite to the first surface. Also a method of manufacturing a composite part using such a mold assembly, which includes draping a flat laminate over the bottom mold and pushing portions of the laminate into the at least one elongated recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Alexei Vichniakov, Remo Hinz, Jörg Schwickert
  • Patent number: 11794429
    Abstract: A hose extrusion mandrel for manufacturing rubber hoses includes: a solid thermoplastic, elongate core; and a rubber compound outer layer covering a surface of the elongate core. A ratio between a diameter of the core and a thickness of the rubber compound layer may be between 8 and 11.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Inventors: Gökhan Özcan, Recep Muco, Muslum Eren, Bjoern Theberath, Dipak Gopal Singh, Mumin Yelman
  • Patent number: 11731379
    Abstract: The invention is used to manufacture a drive belt. To this end, mould core (1) and outer mould (20) of a casting tool (G) are provided. In the case of mould core (1) inserted into the outer mould (20), a cavity (22) is formed in the casting tool (G). The mould core (1) or the outer mould (20) are provided with a geometry (2) to be represented on the drive belt. Said geometry has projections (3a, 3b) protruding from a base surface (8) and arranged spaced apart from one another, which have a head surface (7) and lateral surfaces (5, 6) which each delimit a gap (4) of the geometry (2) with in each case a base surface (8) present between two adjacent projections (3a, 3b). A textile layer (12) is laid on the geometry (2), which is supported on the head surfaces (7) and in each case extends with a section (13) over the gaps (4). A tension member (13) is laid on the textile layer (12) such that the textile layer (12) is fixed between the tension member (14) and the respective head surface (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: Walther Flender GmbH
    Inventor: Andreas Scholzen
  • Patent number: 11723478
    Abstract: A child enclosure including a hub member including a crank link, a substantially four bar articulated link operably connected to the crank link, a push rod connected to the substantially four bar articulated link so that linear movement of the crank link effects, through the substantially four bar articulated link, a linear driving motion of the push rod, and a slide wedge coupled to the push rod, the slide wedge includes a slider and a pivot surface biasing the slider transverse to the linear driving motion of the push rod, where the linear driving motion of the push rod extends and retracts the slider.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Thorley Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Richard Juchniewicz, Michael Laude, Jared Rosenthal
  • Patent number: 11701918
    Abstract: A bicycle rim comprising a circumferential outer portion adapted to receive a tire and a spoke bed. The spoke bed may comprise a pattern of spoke attachment segments at varying tilt angles and spaced by intermediate segments. Each spoke attachment segment may comprise an inner surface, an outer surface and a spoke opening extending from the inner surface to the outer surface. The spoke opening may be sized to accommodate a spoke nipple. The spoke opening may have a central axis angled at a complex angle that is a combination of a respective camber angle and a respective crossing angle. The complex angle may be selected to achieve a respective spoke angle. The outer surface of the spoke attachment segment adjacent to the spoke opening may extend perpendicular to the central axis of the spoke opening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Hed Cycling Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher Andrew Edin
  • Patent number: 11667114
    Abstract: An apparatus configured to manufacture a display device and a method of manufacturing a display device include a stage configured to place a process target object on an upper surface thereof; a bending head in contact with the process target object to bend the process target object; a distance measurement sensor installed above the stage to be movable in a horizontal direction; and a cylinder configured to adjust a vertical position of the bending head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myung Gil Choi, Jung Min Lee, Min Ha Yun, Sang Moo Lee
  • 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: 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: 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: 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