With Stretching Patents (Class 156/229)
  • Patent number: 10988584
    Abstract: Provided is a resin for foam molding excellent in foam molding property and low-temperature impact resistance. According to the present invention, provided is a resin for foam molding including a component A, a component B and a component C. The component A is a long-chain branched homopolypropylene, the component B is a long-chain branched block polypropylene, the component C is a polyethylene-based elastomer, and when a total of the components A to C is 100 parts by mass, content of the component A is 20 to 70 parts by mass, content of the component B is 20 to 70 parts by mass, and content of the component C is 1 to 20 parts by mass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: KYORAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takaaki Someya, Takeru Sano, Yoshinori Ono, Tadatoshi Tanji
  • Patent number: 10945874
    Abstract: Disclosed is a dental appliance composed of a thermo-plastic polymer with low compressibility, high toughness, and high tensile strength, with a low softening point. The appliance has perforations that enable it to be easily custom-fitted by the user or a health professional. The appliance begins as a generally U-shaped, unformed dental tray that is significantly thinner than existing dental appliances. Once fitted, the dental appliance provides superior protection against damage to the enamel of the teeth and abrasion of the teeth due to bruxism or other mechanism leading to biomechanical wear of dental surfaces. The perforations facilitate the custom-fitting process by allowing the user to suck air through the perforations, thus applying a negative pressure between the material and the teeth while the material is still soft and pliable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Akervall Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Akervall, Charlotte Akervall, Johann W. Schwank
  • Patent number: 10927239
    Abstract: A resin composition includes cellulose acetate propionate and polymethyl methacrylate, in which a weight ratio (A)/(B) of a weight (A) of the cellulose acetate propionate to a weight (B) of the polymethyl methacrylate is 0.45 or more and 100 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: Eastman Chemical Company
    Inventors: Kenji Yao, Ryo Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10913199
    Abstract: A stretcher for processing a film is described. In particular, stretcher receives a film, graps edge portions of the film, conveys the film in a machine direction, and moves the opposing edge portions along diverging; substantially parabolic paths to form a stretched film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: William W. Merrill, Jeffery N. Jackson, Andrew T. Ruff, John A. Wheatley, Dennis L. Krueger
  • Patent number: 10896840
    Abstract: Implementations of a method of increasing the adhesion of a tape. Implementations may include: mounting a tape to a frame, mounting a substrate to the tape, heating the tape after mounting the substrate at one or more temperatures for a predetermined period of time, and increasing an adhesion of the tape to the substrate through heating the tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventor: Michael J. Seddon
  • Patent number: 10825613
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method of etching anode foil in a non-uniform manner which minimizes thermal oxidation during foil cutting. Having less oxide improves the ability to cut through aluminum anodes with lower energy rates. In aluminum foils, it has been found that a masking step before etching reduces conversion of boehmite aluminum oxide to alpha-phase corundum during laser cutting of anodes, which increases edge quality and productivity. Additionally, the non-etched anode frame allows for less surface area to form during the aging process. As a result, the leakage current is reduced by the proportion of edge to anode surface area, and the aging process will be faster, leading to higher productivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Pacesetter, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas F. Strange, Ralph Jason Hemphill, David R. Bowen, Kurt J. Erickson
  • Patent number: 10800073
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to an article (e.g., a vapor-permeable, substantially water-impermeable multilayer article) that includes a nonwoven substrate and a film supported by the nonwoven substrate. The film includes a polyolefin, a nanoclay, and a pore-forming filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Fiberweb, LLC
    Inventor: Mehdi Afshari
  • Patent number: 10782245
    Abstract: A health monitoring system for monitoring a lifecycle of an additively manufactured component having a microcrystalline structure that can be subjected to a cyclic operational stress is disclosed. The health monitoring system includes a plurality of additively manufactured health monitoring coupons disposed on the component in a representative position that is subjected to the cyclic operational stress, with the health monitoring coupons configured to be individually removable from the health monitoring system by precision machining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Lawrence Binek, Aaron T. Nardi
  • Patent number: 10781333
    Abstract: Coating adhesion promotors and methods of coating a substrate are provided. In an exemplary embodiment, a method of coating a substrate includes applying an adhesion promotor over a primer, where the primer overlies the substrate. The adhesion promotor includes water. A first colored coat is applied over the adhesion promotor, and the first colored coat is flash dried. Tape is applied in a pattern over the first colored coat prior to the first colored coat fully curing. A second colored coat is applied over the first colored coat and over the tape, and the tape is removed from the first colored coat prior to the first colored coat fully curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS IP CO., LLC
    Inventor: Samuel J. Kincaid
  • Patent number: 10751751
    Abstract: A method for treating a metal substrate surface before coating or printing thereof, the method including: preheating to 40° C. or above a specific metal substrate having a thermal conductivity of 10 W/mK or higher, and thereafter continuously performing a flame treatment on the substrate surface, prior to coating or printing of the surface of the substrate with a coating material or an ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: NISSHIN STEEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Satou, Seiju Suzuki, Masaru Hiraku, Shuichi Sugita
  • Patent number: 10737293
    Abstract: A method for treating a metal substrate surface before coating or printing thereof, the method including preheating to 40° C. or above a specific metal substrate having a thermal conductivity of 10 W/mK or higher, and thereafter performing a flame treatment on the substrate surface, prior to coating or printing of the surface of the substrate with a coating material or an ink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: NISSHIN STEEL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki Satou, Seiju Suzuki, Masaru Hiraku, Shuichi Sugita
  • Patent number: 10709619
    Abstract: A fastening tape, mechanical fastener, methods of making them, and personal hygiene articles including them are disclosed. The fastening tape includes a tape backing having a fastening portion, an adhesive disposed on the fastening portion, and a release surface for the adhesive. The release surface is a either a release tape attached along one of its edges to the tape backing or a release coating disposed on at least a portion of a surface of the tape backing. At least one of the tape backing or the release surface comprises a microporous film having an opaque, microporous region and at least one see-through region of lower porosity within the opaque, microporous region. The mechanical fastener includes such a microporous film and mechanical fastening elements on at least one surface. The at least one see-through region extends through the thickness of the microporous film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Neelakandan Chandrasekaran, Robert L. W. Smithson, Timothy V. Stagg
  • Patent number: 10704266
    Abstract: A roofing component formed of polyethylene thermoplastic treated to prevent degradation due to exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light and an apparatus and method of forming the same. The UV treatment may include one or more of a UV absorber and a UV inhibitor. In one embodiment, the UV absorber comprises carbon black that is mixed with the polyethylene thermoplastic. The roofing component can comprise step flashing or a shingle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Inventor: Michael John McDonough
  • Patent number: 10647535
    Abstract: Methods for manufacturing printed laminates or elastic printed laminates are disclosed. The printed laminates may have a first extensible material and a second extensible material. The first extensible material may have a plurality of repeating graphic sets each having a repeating graphic set length. The first extensible material may have a first strain and the second extensible material may have a second, different strain. The second strain may be constant. The first strain may be variable to correspond to the repeating graphic set lengths to a predetermined laminate pitch. The first and second extensible material may be joined together at a point of joinder. An elastic member, such as a plurality of elastic strands, for example, may be positioned intermediate the first and second extensible materials to form an elastic laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventor: Eva G. Nellenbach
  • Patent number: 10650173
    Abstract: A design support apparatus supporting designing of a product which uses a fiber material includes a processor that creates a predicted shape model by predicting a shape of the product before a deformation processing. The processor: creates a 3-dimensional shape model of the product; creates curved shape models by separating the 3-dimensional shape model into two or more fiber layers; sets a correspondence relationship between the curved shape models; creates an orientation vector field in the curved shape models; and predicts the shape of the product before the deformation processing by developing the curved shape models on a flat surface based on the correspondence relationship between the curved shape models and the orientation vector field in the curved shape models, and creates the predicted shape model based on the predicted shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignees: IHI CORPORATION, THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Hishida, Koichi Inagaki, Takeshi Nakamura, Fumiaki Watanabe, Kotaro Morioka, Yutaka Ohtake, Hiromasa Suzuki, Yukie Nagai
  • Patent number: 10624800
    Abstract: A fixing member including a sheet-like base member 21 and a surface fastener 30 provided on the base member 21 is disclosed. The surface fastener 30 covers a surface of the base member 21 at a position separated from a tip end 21E1 of the base member 21 in a wrap-around direction, and minimum bending stiffness of the fixing member 20 as determined via a bending test using a Gurley tester being 150 mgf or less when measured using a test piece cut from a portion where the surface fastener 30 is provided. The surface S1 on the surface fastener 30 side of the portion 21a on the tip end 21E1 side of the surface fastener 30 of the base member 21 is a surface with reduced engagement with the surface fastener 30.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Matsuda, Kristopher K. Biegler, Ryan M. Luepke, Thomas J. Gilbert, Hiroshi Sakurai
  • Patent number: 10611563
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improvements for the manufacturing of a wave-cut bag, more specifically a wave-cut bag with improved tie-flaps. Disclosed is a process for intermittently incrementally stretching and imparting a rib-like pattern to a collapsed tube of a blown film extrusion process. The incrementally stretched collapsed tube is particularly well suited for constructing wave-cut trash bags with a rib pattern on the tie-flaps of the trash bags. Further disclosed is a wave-cut trash bag with a rib pattern on its tie-flaps and surrounding area. The process is further well suited for constructing wave-cut trash bags with a rib pattern on a central body of the trash bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Poly-America, L.P.
    Inventors: Brad A. Cobler, Anthony H Bertrand
  • Patent number: 10577799
    Abstract: A roof system and related methods for installing the roof system. The roof system includes a roof diaphragm including a nail board and an insulating panel connected to the nail board, wherein the insulating panel is adapted to be positioned between the nail board and a roof frame so that the insulating panel engages the roof frame. In several exemplary embodiments, the nail board comprises one or both of: oriented strand board (OSB) and plywood. In several exemplary embodiments, the insulating panel comprises one or both of: a closed-cell rigid polyisocyanurate (polyiso) foam core and a polystyrene foam core. In several exemplary embodiments, the roof system further includes a plurality of nail board fasteners connecting the roof diaphragm to the roof frame, the nail board fasteners each extending through the nail board, through the insulating panel, and into the roof frame to a depth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG
    Inventor: Laurie Hill
  • Patent number: 10571637
    Abstract: In one example embodiment, an optoelectronic assembly includes an electronic substrate, a transparent component coupled on a first side of the electronic substrate, and a first component coupled to a second side of the electronic substrate opposite the first side. The electronic substrate, the transparent component, and the first component may define a hermetically sealed enclosure. A laser array or a receiver array may be mechanically coupled to the transparent component inside of the enclosure and oriented to transmit or receive optical signals through the transparent component. The laser array or the receiver array may be electrically coupled to the electronic substrate. A second component may be positioned between the first component and the transparent component in the hermetically sealed enclosure with a thermal interface material forming a first interface between the second component and the transparent component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Finisar Corporation
    Inventors: Idan Mizrahi, Stephen John Macica
  • Patent number: 10522572
    Abstract: Provided is a method to manufacture a liquid crystal display device in which a contact hole for the electrical connection of the pixel electrode and one of the source and drain electrode of a transistor and a contact hole for the processing of a semiconductor layer are formed simultaneously. The method contributes to the reduction of a photography step. The transistor includes an oxide semiconductor layer where a channel formation region is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Kaoru Hatano
  • Patent number: 10465381
    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: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Juan Garcia
  • Patent number: 10414153
    Abstract: Force for biasing a roller member is changed according to the contact state of first and second plate-like bodies during the travel of the roller member. By that, the pressing force per unit area given from the second plate-like body to the first plate-like body during travel is suppressed. An object to be transferred is satisfactorily transferred despite a change in the contact state of the plate-like bodies during the travel of the roller member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Itsuki Kajino, Mikio Masuichi, Hiroyuki Ueno, Kazuhiro Shoji
  • Patent number: 10398609
    Abstract: Provided is a method for manufacturing a stretchable elastic member excellent in appearance and reduced in manufacturing cost by applying a first adhesive to an inner surface of a sheet at one side at predetermined intervals, applying a second adhesive to elongated resilient and elastic members at predetermined intervals, forming first application regions in which the first adhesive is applied and first non-application regions between the first application regions and the adjacent first application regions, forming second application regions in which the second adhesive is applied over a large number of the first application regions and second non-application regions between the second application regions and the adjacent second application regions, fixedly installing, on an inner surface of the sheet at the one side, the elongated resilient and elastic members and a sheet at the other side at the outer side of the elongated resilient and elastic members, and cutting the elongated resilient and elastic member
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Daio Paper Corporation
    Inventors: Kento Fujima, Shunji Seno
  • Patent number: 10371612
    Abstract: A prepreg includes a resin layer constituted by a half-cured product of a thermosetting resin composition, and a fibrous substrate provided in the resin layer. A prepreg test piece that is a cured product obtained by heat curing the thermosetting resin composition has a maximum value of 400 kPa or less for thermal shrinkage stress measured by a predetermined thermal stress test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Keiko Kashihara, Hiroharu Inoue, Shingo Yoshioka, Takashi Hoshi
  • Patent number: 10364016
    Abstract: A method of bonding two components at a joint interface using a UV-curable substance. The method comprises incorporating a UV radiation emitting device in the joint interface between the components together with said substance and supplying power to said UV radiation emitting device to generate UV radiation and cure the substance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
    Inventor: Stephen J. Mason
  • Patent number: 10350847
    Abstract: There is provided an apparatus configured to adhere a belt-shaped tire member onto a mold drum including: a feeding device including the belt-shaped tire member arranged so as to be capable of being fed and a transferring and adhering device configured to transfer the belt-shaped tire member from the feeding device side to the mold drum side and adhere the belt-shaped tire member onto the mold drum, wherein the transferring and adhering device includes: a transferring device configured to circulate between the feeding device side and the mold drum side and transfer the belt-shaped tire member sucked on the feeding device side to the mold drum side; and a separating unit configured to separate the transferred belt-shaped tire member on the mold drum side from the transferring device and adhere the belt-shaped tire member onto the mold drum.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TOYO TIRE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Katsuhiro Nakatani, Tomoyuki Kobayashi, Yasuhisa Masuda, Makoto Komo, Taizo Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10290622
    Abstract: A method for expanding spacings in a light-emitting element array includes the following steps of: providing a light-emitting element array unit including a stretchable supporting film, and a plurality of light-emitting elements disposed on the stretchable supporting film and arranged into a two-dimensional array; stretching the stretchable supporting film along a first direction and a second direction. The first direction and the second direction respectively correspond to a row direction and a column direction of the two-dimensional array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: PlayNitride Inc.
    Inventors: Yu-Chu Li, Yu-Hung Lai, Tzu-Yang Lin
  • Patent number: 10265908
    Abstract: A blank sheet including a plurality of main fibers arranged in parallel with each other, auxiliary fibers and a resin that consolidates the fibers is heated to a temperature at which the resin softens, and then pressed against a fan blade mold with the direction of the main fibers aligned with the longitudinal direction of the fan blade mold. The fan blade mold is shaped so that the length thereof in the longitudinal direction along the surface of a center part thereof in the width direction is shorter than the length thereof in the longitudinal direction along the surface of end parts thereof in the width direction. When the blank sheet is pressed against the fan blade mold, a center part in the width direction of the blank sheet at an end part in the longitudinal direction is pulled with a greater force than end parts in the width direction of the blank sheet at the end part in the longitudinal direction, thereby preventing occurrence of wrinkling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignees: IHI Corporation, IHI AEROSPACE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takaomi Inada, Hideo Morita, Hiroyuki Yagi, Tsutomu Murakami, Shinichi Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10246284
    Abstract: A machine for producing coils of prestretched extendible film has a prestretching unit (10) for prestretching the film (F) and a winding unit (100) for winding the film in a coil provided with a series of rollers around which the advancing film winds partially; the winding unit comprises a winding roller (104) in pressing contact against the coil (R) of the prestretched film in winding progress; to obtain coils of constant diameter and high winding quality the final contact position is varied of the winding roller (104) against the coil (R) according to the length of the wound film and according to the required diameter of coil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: NO.EL. S.R.L.
    Inventor: Roberto Pellengo Gatti
  • Patent number: 10244619
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing a circuit board including preparing a board structural body (11) and covering a conductor circuit element (13) on an outermost layer of the board structural body (11) with a cover film (14), wherein a heat treatment is performed while having a release material (15) interposed between the cover film (14) and a heat-processing device. The release material (15) is a laminate at least including, sequentially from the cover film toward the heat-processing device, a low friction film (16) selected from an ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene film and a polytetrafluoroethylene film, a first aluminum foil (17), a first high-density polyethylene film (18a), a second high-density polyethylene film (18b), and a second aluminum foil (19). The first high-density polyethylene film (18a) and the second high-density polyethylene film (18b) are positioned such that respective MD directions are perpendicular to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: KURARAU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuyuki Ohmori, Tatsuya Sunamoto
  • Patent number: 10173833
    Abstract: Provided is a glass substrate package (1), including a plurality of disc-shaped glass substrates (2) packaged in a box (3), in which the plurality of disc-shaped glass substrates (2) are stacked and packaged in a horizontal posture under a state in which slip sheets (4) are interposed between the plurality of disc-shaped glass substrates (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON ELECTRIC GLASS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroki Katayama
  • Patent number: 10138054
    Abstract: The present invention relates to improvements for the manufacturing of a wave-cut bag, more specifically a wave-cut bag with improved tie-flaps. Disclosed is a process for intermittently incrementally stretching and imparting a rib-like pattern to a collapsed tube of a blown film extrusion process. The incrementally stretched collapsed tube is particularly well suited for constructing wave-cut trash bags with a rib pattern on the tie-flaps of the trash bags. Further disclosed is a wave-cut trash bag with a rib pattern on its tie-flaps and surrounding area. The process is further well suited for constructing wave-cut trash bags with a rib pattern on a central body of the trash bags.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Poly-America, L.P.
    Inventors: Brad A. Cobler, Anthony H Bertrand
  • Patent number: 10092430
    Abstract: A coil-reinforced medical device delivery mechanism including a stiff proximal end for enhanced pushability and a soft distal end, including a free floating tip portion, for increased maneuverability and decreased breakage. The system utilizes a non-compliant balloon mounted on a flexible, single lumen shaft device with a support mandrel construction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Micro Medical Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Gregory Sullivan, Stephen Griffin
  • Patent number: 10096508
    Abstract: In various embodiments, an assembly for handling a semiconductor die is provided. The assembly may include a carrier with a surface. The assembly may also include an adhesive tape fixed to the surface of the carrier. The adhesive tape may be configured to adhere to the semiconductor die. The adhesive tape may include adhesive, the adhesion of which can be reduced by means of electromagnetic waves. The assembly may further include an electromagnetic source configured to apply electromagnetic waves to the adhesive tape to reduce adhesion of the adhesive tape to the semiconductor die. The assembly may additionally include a die pick-up component configured to pick up the semiconductor die from the adhesive tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Ronald Paramio Joves, Thanabal Ganesh Kunamani, Kuang Ming Lee, Avelino Oliveros Sumagpoa, Kian Heong Tan, Nestor Vergara Bicomong, Jagen Krishnan, Soon Hock Tong
  • Patent number: 10071212
    Abstract: An endotracheal tube apparatus and method includes a tube with a first end and a second end and an inside and an outside. Dual inflatable balloons are connected in spiral relation with the outside of the second end and a suction tube with more than one suction port is connected with the tube such that the more than one suction port captures secretions from the outside of the tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventor: Michael V. Riesberg
  • Patent number: 10024002
    Abstract: A multi-axial geogrid possesses a series of interconnected strands or ribs that are arranged along at least two different axes within the plane of the structure. The strands or ribs have an aspect ratio, defined as the ratio of the thickness to width, of greater than 1.0, thickness being the direction normal to the plane of the structure. The geogrid can be manufactured by modifying the process parameters in order to create high aspect ratio ribs, using any of the various known methods for producing geogrids. A reinforced civil engineering structure, and method therefor, is formed by embedding in soil one or more horizontal layers of geogrid having high aspect ratio ribs. The reinforced structure shows improved rutting performance when subjected to vehicular traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: TENSAR TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
    Inventor: Anthony T. Walsh
  • Patent number: 9993527
    Abstract: The present invention provides processes for producing porous silk fibroin scaffold material. The porous silk fibroin scaffold can be used for tissue engineering. The porosity of the silk fibroin scaffolds described herein can be adjusted as to mimic the gradient of densities found in natural tissue. Accordingly, methods for engineering of 3-dimensional tissue, e.g. bone and cartilage, using the silk fibroin scaffold material are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignees: TRUSTEES OF TUFTS COLLEGE, MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: David L. Kaplan, Rina Sears, Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, Lorenz Meinel
  • Patent number: 9991052
    Abstract: Provided is a biaxially stretched polypropylene film for capacitors which has high withstand voltage characteristics when used as a dielectric for capacitors and which has highly suitable processability into elements. The biaxially stretched polypropylene film for capacitors has projections on both surfaces and has a thickness (t1, ?m) of 4-20 ?m. When one of the surfaces is expressed by surface A and the other by surface B, all of the following relationships are satisfied. 800?SRzB?1,300 (nm) 0.1?SRzA/SRzB?0.8 PBmin?100 (nm) PBmax?1,500 (nm) 0.4?PB450-750/PB?0.7.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Takanori Nakatsuka, Masami Sugata, Tetsuya Asano
  • Patent number: 9984927
    Abstract: An embodiment method for separating semiconductor devices from a wafer comprises using a carrier which acts an adjustable adhesive force upon the semiconductor devices and removing the semiconductor devices from the carrier by applying a mechanical or acoustical impulse to the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Mathias Vaupel, Kurt Gehrig, Kian Pin Queck
  • Patent number: 9947431
    Abstract: An anisotropic composite film includes a plurality of effectively parallel lines of particles with a polymeric or other solid matrix. The composite films are prepared by dispersion of the particles within a precursor to the matrix, such as a monomer, and acoustically stimulating the dispersion to form effectively parallel lines of the particles that are fixed by polymerizing the monomer or otherwise solidifying a matrix. The composite film is anisotropic and the transmittance of the composite film can exceed 50%. The composite films can be rigid or flexible. The composite film can be electrically conductive. The composite films can be employed as transparent electrodes for, displays, solar cells, and wearable devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: THE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY BOARD OF TRUSTEES
    Inventors: Bilal El-Zahab, Kamran Moradi
  • Patent number: 9944007
    Abstract: A multifunctional BOPP cigarette packaging film comprises an upper layer (1), a middle-upper layer (2), a middle layer (3), a middle-lower layer (4) and a lower layer (5). The upper layer (1) is a binary copolymerized polypropylene surface layer, both the middle-upper layer (2) and the middle-lower layer (4) are homopolymerized polypropylene antibacterial agent layers, the middle layer (3) is a homopolymerized polypropylene stiffening agent layer, the lower layer (5) is a binary copolymerized polypropylene bottom surface layer. Also disclosed is a manufacturing method for the multifunctional BOPP cigarette packaging film. The packaging film acts as an effective barrier, has slip property and relatively low moisture permeability as well as low cost, and is suitable for a high-speed packing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Zhejiang Great Southeast Packaging Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuishou Huang, Jiayi Guo
  • Patent number: 9898045
    Abstract: A curved display apparatus includes an upper panel, a lower panel coupled to a lower portion of the upper panel, and a first stress reducing layer deposited on a panel facing surface of at least one of the upper panel and the lower panel to generate a force which bends the upper panel or the lower panel downward.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hyung Gi Jung
  • Patent number: 9894851
    Abstract: A piece insertion method for a pipe, for example an irrigation pipe, including: ejecting at least one piece, for example a dripper, from an ejection unit, advancing the at least one dripper inside the irrigation pipe by a dripper advancing unit, lifting the dripper towards the inner surface of the irrigation pipe by using a lifting device such that the dripper is parallel or substantially parallel to this inner surface of the irrigation pipe on impact with this inner surface. The method according to the invention allows also coordination between the lifting device, the ejection unit and the dripper advancing unit such that the dripper spacing can be maintained in tight tolerances.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: MAILLEFER SA
    Inventors: Philippe Desarzens, Elmar Mock, Florian Kaufmann, Samuel Malzach, Andre Klopfenstein
  • Patent number: 9880329
    Abstract: An x-ray fluorescence analysis device, including an x-ray source for irradiating a sample with x-ray radiation, an x-ray detector for measuring x-ray fluorescence radiation emitted by the sample, and a camera for producing an optical control image of the irradiated measurement point of a sample by means of an optical mirror arranged at an angle in the beam path of the x-ray source, which optical mirror includes a carrier having a mirror layer provided on the carrier. In order to create an x-ray florescence device by means of which realistic control recordings of the sample to be analyzed, in particular of the sampled surface point, the optical mirror has a passage window for the x-ray radiation, which is formed by an opening in the carrier and a foil forming the mirror layer and covering the opening on an outer surface of the carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Inventor: Volker Rossiger
  • Patent number: 9864101
    Abstract: Provided a polarizing film which comprising a substrate and a PVA-based resin, wherein it has good adhesion between the substrate and the PVA-based resin to allow the PVA-based resin to become less likely to be peeled off from the substrate during stretching and/or conveyance, and exhibits excellent appearance, wherein the polarizing film is obtained by providing a layer of a PVA-based resin on a substrate and stretching the substrate and the PVA-based resin layer together. The PVA-based resin contains a modified PVA, wherein the modified PVA exists in an amount allowing a modification rate with respect to the entire PVA-based resin to be in a range of 0.04 mol % to 1.4 mol %.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: NITTO DENKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Haida, Shusaku Goto, Takeharu Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 9854962
    Abstract: A visualization instrument comprising a display support component removably coupled to a component insertable into a target space. The insertable component includes a camera providing images of the target space. The images are presented in a display device supported by the display support component. The insertable component may be discarded after a permitted number of uses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: King Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas W. McGrail, Michael S. Pargett, David J. Miller, Yun Siung Tony Yeh, Randal B. Chinnock, George Grubner, Elizabeth Powell Goodrich, Paul Crosby Gregory, Gary Vincent Palladino, Brian Hack, Kristin Jugenheimer Size, Richard L. Miller
  • Patent number: 9790012
    Abstract: Methods of enhancing one or more physical properties of a thermoplastic film include incrementally stretching thermoplastic films in the machine direction and/or transverse direction. In one or more implementations, methods of incrementally stretching thermoplastic films include reducing the gauge of the films while maintaining or increasing a ratio of the machine direction to transverse direction resistance to tear. The methods can involve cold stretching the films and imparting rib patterns into the film. The linear ribs can have alternating thick and thin gauges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: The Glad Products Company
    Inventors: Carl L. Bergman, Kyle R. Wilcoxen, Michael G. Borchardt, Stacie A. Palmer, Robert T. Dorsey, Jason R. Maxwell
  • Patent number: 9764956
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for manufacturing graphene, said graphene, and an apparatus for manufacturing same. The method for manufacturing graphene comprises the steps of: loading a catalytic metal layer into a chamber; applying tensile force to the catalytic metal layer; and forming graphene on the catalytic metal layer by supplying a carbon source into the chamber while the tension is applied to the catalytic metal layer. Therefore, the size of the grains on the catalytic metal layer can be increased by applying tension to the catalytic metal layer, and high quality uniform graphene can be grown through the use of the catalytic metal layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignees: LG ELECTRONICS INC., SNU R&DB FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Jinsan Moon, Jonghyun Rho, Subeom Park, Taehyeong Kim, Byunghee Hong, Wonbae Park, Myunghee Jung
  • Patent number: 9754808
    Abstract: A method for automatically transferring multiple semiconductor devices from a first substrate to a second substrate comprises steps of providing a first substrate on which the semiconductor device is formed, providing a second substrate directly under the first substrate, automatically moving the first substrate toward the second substrate such that the semiconductor devices are close to the second substrate; connecting the semiconductor devices to the second substrate by exerting force to the second substrate, and taking out the semiconductor devices simultaneously from the first substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: EPISTAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chih-Wei Wei, Chia-Liang Hsu
  • Patent number: 9752376
    Abstract: Insulating glazing unit containing at least one spacer for the spacing of glass panes received in a frame, wherein a barrier film is applied to the spacer, at least on the side directed towards the frame. The barrier film is a composite film, which, on the side directed towards the spacer, has an adhesive or sealing layer as the internal layer and, on the side directed towards the frame, a barrier layer containing oriented EVOH and a thin adhesive layer of metal or metal oxide located on the outside and directed towards the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Amcor Flexibles Kreuzlingen Ltd.
    Inventor: Wolfgang Lohwasser