With Lamina Formation By Molding Or Casting Patents (Class 156/242)
  • Patent number: 10774173
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a thermosetting resin composition, and a prepreg and a printed circuit board using the same and, more particularly, to a thermosetting resin composition, and a prepreg and a printed circuit board using the same, wherein the thermosetting resin composition can be used for a printed circuit board which simultaneously has excellent low dielectric loss characteristics, good moisture absorption and heat resistance, low thermal expansion characteristics, and thermal stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: KOLON INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Hee Jin Cho, Do Kyung Sung, Sae Rom Nam
  • Patent number: 10773473
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to obtain a fiber-reinforced plastic that is capable of controlling anisotropy, has excellent mechanical characteristics, has little variation, has excellent heat resistance, and has good fluidity during forming. A production method for fiber-reinforced plastic, having: a step in which a material (A) (100) including a prepreg base material is obtained, said prepreg base material having cuts therein and having a thermoplastic resin impregnated in reinforcing fibers (110) arranged in parallel in one direction; a step in which a pressurizing device is used that applies a substantially uniform pressure in a direction (X) orthogonal to the travel direction of the material (A) (100) and the material (A) (100) is caused to travel in the one direction and is pressurized while being heated to a prescribed temperature (T), an angle (.theta.) of ?20-20 .degree.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Masao Tomioka, Takeshi Ishikawa, Takayuki Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10766172
    Abstract: A method of bonding a thermoplastic component to a carpeted component is provided. The method includes providing a base component, a thermoplastic component and a fibrous carpet or mat between the components. The carpet has a large number of cavities. The carpet is made of a thermoplastic material adapted to bond to the thermoplastic component in response to heat at the interface between the thermoplastic component and the carpet. The method also includes heating the thermoplastic component and the carpet at the interface between the thermoplastic component and the carpet for a period of time to soften the carpet. The method finally includes pressing the components and the softened carpet together under a pressure to cause the softened carpet to flow and at least partially fill the cavities. The carpet at the interface is transformed into a solid bonding layer to bond the components together to create a finished structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Global IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Darius J. Preisler, Christopher A. Heikkila
  • Patent number: 10759713
    Abstract: A fibrous preform (1) is produced, provided with a sandwich structure comprising an intermediate flexible core (4) and two outer fibrous frames (2, 3), respectively arranged on opposing outer faces of said flexible core (4) and assembled by sections of wire (8, 9) passing through said fibrous frames (2, 3), said preform (1) being impregnated with resin. Said preform is then hardened and the core (4) is removed, preferably by pre-densification with chemical vapour infiltration, and the structure produced is then densified with liquid-phase infiltration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignees: MBDA FRANCE, AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE GMBH
    Inventors: Marc Bouchez, Steffen Beyer, Stephan Schmidt-Wimmer
  • Patent number: 10751984
    Abstract: A method of bonding a thermoplastic component to a carpeted component and the carpeted component to cellulose-based core in a single pressing step is provided. The method includes providing a base component of a reinforced thermoplastic material, the thermoplastic component, a fibrous thermoplastic carpet or mat between the components, a sheet of thermoplastic adhesive and a core of cellulose-based material. The method also includes heating the thermoplastic component and the carpet at the interface between the thermoplastic component and the carpet for a period of time to soften the carpet. The method finally includes pressing the components, the sheet, the core and the softened carpet together under a pressure to cause the softened carpet to flow. The carpet at the interface is transformed into a solid bonding layer to bond the components together and the sheet bonds the base component and the core together to create a finished structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Global IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Darius J. Preisler, Christopher A. Heikkila
  • Patent number: 10714259
    Abstract: A method for forming an MLCC with an identification mark consisting of non-active internal electrodes which can be used to determine chip orientation for mounting or reeling. The method includes printing layers, forming a stack of the layers, sintering the stack, dicing the stack and forming external terminations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: KEMET Electronic Corporation
    Inventors: Randal J. Vaughan, Gregory L. Crosby
  • Patent number: 10688738
    Abstract: A pultrusion process for making a strip for an elongate reinforcing structure of a wind turbine blade, the process comprising drawing fibres (42) and resin through a pultrusion die (40) in a process direction to form a strip (102); and applying an infusion-promoting layer (110) to a surface of the strip down-stream from the die in the process direction. A pultrusion apparatus is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Inventor: Jonathan Smith
  • Patent number: 10668697
    Abstract: Included are removing an outermost layer or outermost layers on one side or both sides of liquid crystal polymer film; and a molding step of performing thermocompression molding on liquid crystal polymer film and metal foil stacked on the side of liquid crystal polymer film whose outermost layer is removed. A heating temperature in the molding step is in a range from a temperature equal to a melting start temperature, of the liquid crystal polymer film, measured by using a rigid body pendulum type viscoelasticity measuring device to a temperature 60° C. higher than the melting start temperature inclusive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaya Koyama, Kiyotaka Komori, Hiroaki Takahashi, Yoshinori Matsuzaki, Tadashi Mori
  • Patent number: 10667407
    Abstract: Depicted embodiments are directed to an Application Specific Electronics Packaging (“ASEP”) system, which enables the manufacture of additional products using reel to reel (68a, 68b) manufacturing processes as opposed to the “batch” processes used to currently manufacture electronic products and MIDs. Through certain ASEP embodiments, it is possible to integrate connectors, sensors, LEDs, thermal management, antennas, RFID devices, microprocessors, memory, impedance control, and multi-layer functionality directly into a product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Marko Spiegel, Victor Zaderej, Amrit Panda
  • Patent number: 10640235
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of producing an airframe component. The method comprises: providing an initial component having a first surface; providing an over press tool having a second surface complementary to the first surface; applying, to the first surface, an adhesive (94), one or more layers of a material; at least for some time during curing of the adhesive, positioning the over press tool such that the second surface is in contact with an outer surface of the material and the material is between the first and second surfaces, and forcing the over press tool against the first surface such that a normal force is exerted on the first surface; and, thereafter removing the over press tool from the one or more layers of material, thereby providing the airframe component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventors: Steven Neil Sanderson, William Smith Scott
  • Patent number: 10580679
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method comprising disposing on a first substrate a two-dimensional exfoliatable material; patterning an exfoliatable material using a photoresist in a manner such that a portion of the photoresist remains in contact with the two-dimensional exfoliatable material after the patterning; disposing a polymer layer on the two-dimensional exfoliatable material to form a printing block; contacting a substrate with the printing block; and removing the polymer layer and the photoresist from the printing block to leave behind the patterned exfoliatable material on the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS
    Inventors: Qiangfei Xia, Peng Lin
  • Patent number: 10563285
    Abstract: The method comprises the following steps: a) Providing a sonotrode (1) formed from an essentially inert material with respect to the liquid metal, such as a ceramic, and preferably a silicon nitride or a silicon oxynitride, such as SIALON, or a metal essentially inert to said liquid metal, b) Immersing at least partially the sonotrode (1) in a bath of said metal, c) Applying to the sonotrode (1) power ultrasounds, particularly ultrasounds having a power greater than 10 watts to obtain the wetting of said sonotrode by said metal, d) Applying continuously to the sonotrode (1) measurement ultrasounds, also known as testing ultrasounds, particularly ultrasounds wherein the frequency is between 1 and 25 MHz, e) Applying intermittently to the sonotrode (1) power ultrasounds, particularly ultrasounds having a power greater than 10 watts, to maintain said wetting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: CONSTELLIUM ISSOIRE
    Inventors: Jean-Louis Achard, Pierre Le Brun
  • Patent number: 10549907
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a containment structure having a floor and one or more free-standing flexible walls extending along an outer perimeter of the floor and surrounding a central portion of the floor. The floor includes one or more pieces of fabric, and each free-standing flexible wall includes one or more pieces of shape memory material and extending above the floor. The one or more pieces of shape memory material are attached to the one or more pieces of fabric via a liquid-impervious material applied to the one or more pieces of fabric along the outer perimeter of the floor. The liquid-impervious material is located on the one or more pieces of fabric and the one or more pieces of shape memory material such that the floor and the one or more free-standing flexible walls are liquid-impervious and define a space configured to retain liquid in the containment structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: TitanLiner, Inc.
    Inventor: Joshua D. Hopkins
  • Patent number: 10525655
    Abstract: A composite material for a pharmaceutical packaging is provided that includes a substrate and a protective layer. The substrate has a contact region in contact with the protective layer. The contact region includes a contact area between the substrate and the protective layer and a region of the substrate close to the surface. The substrate is made of glass or of a cyclic olefin polymer or a cyclic olefin copolymer, while the protective layer is made of ceramic material. The substrate in the contact region is different from the substrate outside the contact region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SCHOTT AG
    Inventors: Matthias Bicker, Manfred Lohmeyer, Tanja Woywod
  • Patent number: 10507638
    Abstract: An additive manufacturing method may involve: Providing a first and a second material, the second material capable of reacting with the first material to form a reaction product; forming at least the first material into a first layer; subjecting at least a portion of the first layer to energy in the presence of the second material, the energy being sufficient to initiate a reaction between at least the first and second materials to form a portion of the article, the portion of the article comprising the reaction product; forming a second layer of at least the first material on the first layer; and subjecting at least a portion of the second layer to energy in the presence of the second material, the energy being sufficient to initiate a reaction between the first and second materials to form an additional portion of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Elementum 3D, Inc.
    Inventors: Jacob S. Nuechterlein, Jeremy Joseph Iten
  • Patent number: 10511389
    Abstract: Provided is a piezoelectric module capable of attempting further miniaturization. In the piezoelectric module, a resonance point is excluded from a frequency band of a transmitted signal to avoid shortening of a signal transmission distance, thereby attempting improvement in stability of communication. In addition, since a resonance space is not provided, further miniaturization may be easily attempted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: TDK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaoru Kijima, Akira Satoh
  • Patent number: 10472478
    Abstract: A prepreg includes: a woven fabric base; and a semi-cured product of a resin composition, which fills an inside of the woven fabric base and coats a surface of the woven fabric base. The resin composition includes a thermosetting resin, an inorganic filler, a first thermoplastic resin soluble in an organic solvent, and a second thermoplastic resin insoluble in an organic solvent. With respect to 100 parts by mass of the thermosetting resin, a content ratio of the inorganic filler ranges from 50 parts by mass to 150 parts by mass, inclusive, and a total content ratio of the first thermoplastic resin and the second thermoplastic resin ranges from 20 parts by mass to 50 parts by mass, inclusive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasunori Hoshino, Shimpei Obata, Shigetoshi Fujita, Ryuji Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10433428
    Abstract: Depicted embodiments are directed to an Application Specific Electronics Packaging (“ASEP”) system, which enables the manufacture of additional products using reel to reel (68a, 68b) manufacturing processes as opposed to the “batch” processes used to currently manufacture electronic products and MIDs. Through certain ASEP embodiments, it is possible to integrate connectors, sensors, LEDs, thermal management, antennas, RFID devices, microprocessors, memory, impedance control, and multi-layer functionality directly into a product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Molex, LLC
    Inventors: Marko Spiegel, Victor Zaderej, Amrit Panda
  • Patent number: 10431783
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a battery pack that realizes miniaturization and weight reduction by minimizing the number of components of the structure, and that is suitable for pursuing dispersion of external force and structural rigidity using the shape of the structure. The battery pack according to the present disclosure is characterized to include a lower case including both inclined side walls and fixating members facing each other at the both side walls, a battery cartridge disposed between the fixating members in the lower case, and an upper case covering the lower case and the battery cartridge, wherein the battery cartridge contacts the both side walls and the fixating members in the lower case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Yang-Kyu Choi, Seong-Tae Kim, Jun-Yeob Seong, Hyuk An, Sang-Yoon Jeong
  • Patent number: 10388431
    Abstract: A method for preparing an HVDC cable for jointing or termination includes the step of providing a section of an HVDC cable comprising a conductor surrounded by a first semiconducting layer, and at least one insulation layer of a first polymer material surrounding the first semiconducting layer, where the insulation layer comprises conductive volatile by-products. A tape of a second polymer material is provided, where the additional layer comprises conductive volatile by-products. The tape is lapped onto the insulation layer thereby forming an additional layer. Heat is applied to crosslink the additional layer and redistribute the conductive volatile by-products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: NEXANS
    Inventors: Susanne Nilsson, Ramona Huuva, Staffan Josefsson
  • Patent number: 10321983
    Abstract: A valve insertable into a body lumen includes a body region extending in a distal direction away from a proximal rim. The proximal rim defines an outer perimeter of the valve at a proximal end of the valve. The body region forms a first leaflet and a second leaflet, with the first leaflet in contact with the second leaflet to provide the valve with a closed position. The first leaflet includes a first segment in contact with the proximal rim and a second segment in contact with the second leaflet. The first segment is curved to include a convex exterior surface and a concave interior surface of the valve. The second segment is curved to include a concave exterior surface and a convex interior surface of the valve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Coloplast A/S
    Inventors: Gabriel Sobrino-Serrano, Niall Behan, Anthony O'Halloran
  • Patent number: 10304594
    Abstract: The invention is related to a method of providing an insulated electric DC cable or DC termination or joint, the method comprising:—providing a polymer based insulation system (11,12,13) comprising a compounded polymer composition (12), characterized by the step of:—exposing the polymer based insulation system (11,12,13) to a heat treatment procedure while the outer surface of the polymer based insulation system (11,12,13) is covered by a cover (14) permeable to all the substances present in the polymer based insulation system (11,12,13) in a non-homogenous distribution, the permeable cover (14) having a melting and/or softening temperature greater than or equal to 120° C., thereby equalizing the concentration of the substances in the polymer based insulation system (11,12,13), the cable comprising a multi-wire conductor (10) that includes a central circular wire (101) that is surrounded by several layers of adjacent quadrangular wires (102).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NEXANS
    Inventors: Ramona Huuva, Lars Lervik, Liv Lundegaard
  • Patent number: 10260706
    Abstract: A lamp cover capable of simulating multiple images comprises an optically transparent hollow body, an opaque reflector having patterned cutouts and coupled to an inner surface of the body, wherein the opaque reflector is a metal oxide, a matte transparent protective layer formed on the opaque reflector, a polychromatic semitransparent reflector coupled to an outer surface of the body and a glossy transparent protective layer formed on the polychromatic semitransparent reflector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Inventor: Min He
  • Patent number: 10243452
    Abstract: An electromagnetic shield including a base portion and opposing recess walls extending from the base portion at an angle with respect to a plane in which the base portion extends, so as to, together with the base portion, define a recess. At least one recess wall may be arranged such that it has a distal edge with respect to the base portion, wherein the distal edge includes a cylindrical portion. In alternative or in addition, at least one recess wall may be arranged such that at least a portion thereof curves outwards or inwards with respect to the recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Dong Wu, Jing Ni, Liliana Arevalo, Raul Montano
  • Patent number: 10239242
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an emergency lamp switch is provided. The method includes printing a symbol on a film using inks of a plurality of colors and injection-molding an emergency lamp switch body on a symbol print surface of the film. The symbol print surface is transferred to the emergency lamp switch body and the film from the emergency lamp switch body is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Young Ju Lee, Keon Soo Jin, Dae Ig Jung, Kwan Woo Lee, Hye Kyung Kim
  • Patent number: 10232560
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a composite structure includes: (a) preparing: a metallic sheet(s) having a through-hole(s) penetrating throughout the metallic sheet(s) in its thickness direction; (b) setting a prepreg(s), constituting a fiber reinforced plastic sheet(s), and the metallic sheet in a pair of dies, which have a recess(es) arranged at a position(s) opposed to one side opening(s) of the through-hole(s), the recess(es) having a larger diameter than the one side opening; (c) closing the dies, wherein, upon closing, (ca) the prepreg(s) and the metallic sheet are molded to the predetermined shape, while surface-contacting therebetween, (cb) at least one of the prepreg(s) and a patch member(s) is extruded into the through-hole(s), so that the shaft part is molded, and (cc) the patch member(s) forms at least part of a head part(s) in the recess(es), the head part(s) integrated with the shaft part(s) and engaging on the metallic sheet(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: AISIN TAKAOKA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kiyohito Kondo, Yuji Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10195811
    Abstract: A device for compacting a contoured elongate composite layup includes flexible first and second fiber reinforced resin flexible sections flexible along their lengths. The first section is flexible within a first plane and the second section is flexible within the first plane as well as within a second plane. The second section includes flexible joints reinforced by a spine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Samuel Ray Stewart
  • Patent number: 10183468
    Abstract: A tolerance ring with functional layers has an annular band and an elastomeric layer. The assembly also may have a low friction layer, which may be bonded, calendared or laminated thereto. The low friction material may completely encapsulate the annular band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS PAMPUS GMBH
    Inventors: Hans-Juergen Jaeger, Dominique Burgeff
  • Patent number: 10184035
    Abstract: A system and method for producing a composite component, especially for continuous production of such composite components, includes a feeding device for feeding one or more layers of reinforcing material from a material supply along a process path, a resin application device for applying a resin matrix to the reinforcing material fed along the process path, and a forming device configured to shape or mould a profile of the reinforcing material and the resin matrix applied thereto to form a composite component as the reinforcing material is fed or conveyed along the process path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Hauke Seegel, Tassilo Witte
  • Patent number: 10160840
    Abstract: A fiber tow may include a plurality of reinforcing filaments each having a filament cross-sectional width. At least a portion of the polymer nanoparticles may be coupled to at least one of the reinforcing filaments and/or to other polymer nanoparticles. The polymer nanoparticles may have a particle cross-sectional width that is less than the reinforcing filament cross-sectional width. The polymer nanoparticles may provide a local filament spacing between the reinforcing filaments to reduce or avoid direct contact between reinforcing filaments, to allow for resin flow between the filaments, and/or to meet fiber volume fraction requirements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Mark S. Wilenski, Samuel J. Meure, Michael P. Kozar
  • Patent number: 10150250
    Abstract: A plastics molding process is provided in which a first (2) and a second plastic part (3) are molded such that a contact surface is formed between the two parts. The first part (2) is molded firstly and, while at least the contact surface is still in a liquid or plastic state, an attachment promoting powder (16) that is compatible with, and has the characteristic of attaching to, the plastic of the first part (2), is applied to it. Thereafter, the second part (3) is molded so as to contact the first part at the contact surfaces such that as it solidifies, it attaches to the attachment promoting powder (16) and thereby to the first part (2). The second part (3) may be a plastic foam filling for a hollow first part (2). The attachment promoting powder (16) may be a suitable grade of diatomaceous earth or a natural or synthetic equivalent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Inventors: Gary Wayne Ferguson, John Peter Searle
  • Patent number: 10131075
    Abstract: A system and method for bonding a protective cover to a mobile device is disclosed. A cold cast protective cover is permanently bonded to the device and provides protection against damage from dropping, impact, exposure to electric or static discharge, and exposure to liquid, gas, and dusts. The cold cast protective cover takes the shape around all or some desired portion of the outer surface of the mobile device while still providing access to the device's user interface, including display, power and volume buttons, power charging port, memory port, speaker port, camera lens, and the like. The cold cast protective cover can, with additives, increase the safety of the device for Intrinsic Safety or Hazardous environments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Aegex Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Endre Surinya, Helga T. Laborci, László Molnár
  • Patent number: 10132962
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method of manufacturing an optical sheet, including: (S1) forming a single layer by feeding a curable resin composition, (S2) obtaining the single layer having a transferred nanopattern on a surface thereof by passing the single layer formed in (S1) through a release mold having a nanopattern having a pitch of 50 to 500 nm and an aspect ratio of 1.0 to 5.0, and (S3) curing the single layer having the transferred nanopattern obtained in (S2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: KOLON INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventor: Si Wook Nam
  • Patent number: 10117738
    Abstract: An indwelling device for insertion in a biological tubular structure comprising an elongated device having a body and opposing ends. The body has a bending stiffness transverse to a longitudinal axis that is greater than a stiffness of the biological tubular structure. An atraumatic tip member, having a proximal end and a distal end, extends from the end of the elongated device. The proximal end has a first bending stiffness transverse to a longitudinal axis and the distal end has a second bending stiffness transverse to the longitudinal axis, wherein the second bending stiffness being less than the first bending stiffness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: The Regents of The University of Michigan
    Inventors: Farokh R. Demehri, Daniel H. Teitelbaum, Jonathan E. Luntz, Brent Utter, Diann Erbschloe Brei, Jennifer Freeman
  • Patent number: 10121645
    Abstract: Provided herein are capillaries for use in an electrophoretic separations. The capillaries can comprise an elongated tubular wall defining a path for fluid flow from an inlet to a tapered outlet; and a decoupler junction positioned within the elongated tubular wall upstream of the tapered outlet. The decoupler junction can comprise a plurality of microchannels penetrating through the elongated tubular wall and an ion-permeable polymer coating the plurality of microchannels. Also provided are sheathless interfaces for coupling capillary electrophoresis (CE) with mass spectrometry that employ these capillaries.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: National Institutes of Health (NIH) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), U.S. Government NIH Division of Extramural Inventions and Technology Resources (DEITR)
    Inventors: Craig E. Lunte, Ryan Tyler Johnson, Nhan To, Susan M. Lunte, Damon Osbourn
  • Patent number: 10113074
    Abstract: An aqueous composition for forming a micro-fluid jet printable dielectric film layer, methods for forming dielectric film layers, and dielectric film layers formed by the method. The aqueous composition includes from about 5 to about 20 percent by 65 weight of a polymeric binder emulsion, from about 10 to about 30 percent by weight of a humectant, from about 0 to about 3 percent by weight of a surfactant, and an aqueous carrier fluid. The aqueous composition has a viscosity ranging from about 2 to about 6 centipoise at a temperature of about 23° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiaorong Cai, Michael John Dixon, Yimin Guan, Ann P. Holloway, Jeanne Marie Saldanha Singh, Zhigang Xiao
  • Patent number: 10108027
    Abstract: Method of determining configuration of interferential filtering elements for an optical device having an optical substrate for a user, includes: providing a first set of parameters representative of at least one main line of sight of the user; determining a first selected range of angles of incidence based on the first parameters; providing a second set of parameters characterizing, for the user, a range of wavelengths to be at least partially inhibited; determining a first selected range of wavelengths of incident light to be at least partially inhibited, based on the second parameters; and configuring a first selective interferential filtering element and a first zone of a surface of the optical substrate based on the first selected range of angles of incidence and wavelengths such that the first selective interferential filtering elements inhibit, at a first rate of rejection, transmission of the first selected range of wavelengths of incident light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignees: ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL, UNIVERSITE PARIS 6 PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE
    Inventors: Denis Cohen-Tannoudji, Coralie Barrau, Thierry Pierre Villette, Jose-Alain Sahel, Serge Picaud, Emilie Arnault
  • Patent number: 10100963
    Abstract: A method and system for dispensing a material through a delivery apparatus is provided. The material initially comprises or is manipulated to comprise a low viscosity. The material either can comprise a curable material or can comprise initiators, which can be activated to raise the viscosity at a later time and position. The low viscosity material is moved through the delivery apparatus for a relatively long distance using low energy. Upon nearing an end use application, the material and/or initiators can be activated by a curing agent, such as a light or heat source, such that the viscosity of the material be raised prior to the end use application thereof. Therefore, the present invention provides a method and system for moving a material normally having a higher viscosity a long distance requiring lower energy and pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: LMK Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Larry W. Kiest, Jr., Jason M. Mathey
  • Patent number: 10098716
    Abstract: Lithium silicate glass ceramics and glasses containing specific oxides of hexavalent elements are described which crystallize at low temperatures and are suitable in particular as dental materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Ivoclar Vivadent AG
    Inventors: Christian Ritzberger, Elke Apel, Wolfram Höland, Volker Rheinberger
  • Patent number: 10079167
    Abstract: Provided is an electrostatic chucking device having high heat resistance. The electrostatic chucking device of the present invention includes a first ceramic plate which includes a first surface on which a substrate is able to be placed and a second surface on the opposite side thereof, and in which an internal electrode for electrostatic adsorption is embedded; a heating member fixed to the second surface; a second ceramic plate adhered to the first ceramic plate and the heating member via a first adhesive layer; and a cooling base portion adhered to the second ceramic plate via a second adhesive layer and cools at least the second ceramic plate. The first adhesive layer has a higher heat resistance than the second adhesive layer. The second adhesive layer has a smaller Young's modulus than the first adhesive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mamoru Kosakai
  • Patent number: 10071542
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for the production of multilayer composites and to a production plant (12, 60) for this purpose. The multilayer composites comprise at least one substrate web (64, 66), at least one bonding layer, and at least one polyurethane layer which has capillaries which extend through the entire thickness of the at least one polyurethane layer. First, at least one polyurethane layer is produced in a matrix (15), with passage through at least one coating unit (26, 30) and through a plurality of heating units (24, 28, 32). The matrices (15) thus treated are then introduced (76) into an input point (74) of a transfer section (60) for substrate web (64, 66). A structured side (78) of the matrix (15) is applied onto the substrate web (64, 66) passing continuously through the transfer section (60).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventor: Juergen Herrmann
  • Patent number: 10065359
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for forming a lining in a pipe is disclosed. A pumpable material capable of curing is dispensed about an interior wall of a damaged section of pipe between an inflatable bladder and the pipe. The pumpable material is compressed between the bladder and the pipe and allowed to cure. An assembly for forming the lining in the pipe includes a feeding pump, a static mixer, a dispensing unit and a bladder. The pumpable material is preferably dispensed rearward of an inverting face of the bladder and the dispensing unit and the bladder move substantially in sync along the interior of the pipe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: LMK Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Larry W. Kiest, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10035385
    Abstract: The present application relates to a tire (2) comprising a tread portion (4) and sidewalls (6) terminating with beads, with inner sides defining an annular cavity; a deformable structure (8) located in the annular cavity in contact with the inner side of the tread portion (4), said structure (8) comprising bendable elements (10); wherein the bendable elements (10) of the deformable structure (8) comprise a piezoelectric material (102) so as to produce electrical energy from bending of said elements (10) and comprise at least one thermoelectric material (101, 103) so as to produce electrical energy from heat of said elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
    Inventors: Sebastien Willy Fontaine, Armand René Gabriel Leconte, Frederic Ngo, Claude Ernest Felix Boes
  • Patent number: 10035416
    Abstract: The invention relates to an operating-fluid container (1) for a motor vehicle, comprising a container body which is assembled from two mutually complementary injection-molded shells (2a, 2b) which consist of thermoplastic material and are welded together in an encircling manner to form a substantially closed hollow body, wherein at least one shell (2a, 2b) is at least in regions formed from thermoplastic materials having different strengths, wherein at least one part-region consists of a thermoplastic material having a fibrous filling, wherein the shell (2a, 2b) has been obtained by way of a co-injection process during injection molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: KAUTEX TEXTRON GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Holger Luehn, Nicolai Schumacker
  • Patent number: 9988101
    Abstract: A decorative assembly (20) includes a translucent part (26) overlaying a portion of a chromed visible surface (24) of a base part (22) to define a first visible portion (28) of the chromed visible surface (24) not covered by the plastic layer and a second visible portion (30) of the chromed visible surface (24) covered by but visible through the translucent part (26) for allowing the chromed visible surface (24) to be freely exposed along the first visible portion (28) and for allowing light to pass through the translucent part (26) and reflect off the second visible portion (30) of said chromed visible surface (24). At least one of the second visible portion (30) of the chromed visible surface (24) or the translucent part (26) includes a three-dimensional texture (32) to redirect the light reflected off the second visible portion (30) of the chromed visible surface (24).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Lacks Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Lee A. Chase
  • Patent number: 9989077
    Abstract: A fuel tank includes a port and an open-cell foam. The open-cell foam is configured to retain a liquid fuel by an interfacial surface tension between the open-cell foam and the liquid fuel. The open-cell foam is configured to selectively release the liquid fuel when a surfactant is applied to the open-cell foam to reduce the interfacial surface tension between the open-cell foam and the liquid fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Elwha LLC
    Inventors: Alistair K. Chan, Jesse R. Cheatham, III, Hon Wah Chin, Roderick A. Hyde, Muriel Y. Ishikawa, Jordin T. Kare, Max N. Mankin, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Tony S. Pan, Robert C. Petroski, Clarence T. Tegreene, Nicholas W. Touran, David B. Tuckerman, Yaroslav A. Urzhumov, Lowell L. Wood, Jr., Victoria Y. H. Wood
  • Patent number: 9978139
    Abstract: The invention is a method and system for monitoring, documenting and assisting with the manual preparation and/or administration of medications. The invention accomplishes these goals via constant surveillance of the preparation/administration process using one or more digital cameras and software and hardware that processes the images and compares data from the processed images with information relative to the patient, to the drug components and composition of the medicament, and to non-drug items needed in the preparation that the system automatically or manually retrieves from various sources, e.g. internal or external data banks, from the technician/pharmacist, or by scanning the prescription.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: EQUASHIELD MEDICAL LTD.
    Inventors: Marino Kriheli, Eric Shem-Tov, Gonen Daskal
  • Patent number: 9962643
    Abstract: A method for treating a biogas containing siloxanes, includes: firstly, filtering the siloxane-containing biogas with a filter made from activated carbon fabric, such as to adsorb the siloxanes in the filter; and, secondly, regenerating the filter by passing an electric current through the filter while it is subjected to a flushing gas flow. A device carries out the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: AROL ENERGY
    Inventor: David Bossan
  • Patent number: 9914191
    Abstract: A method of machining a fibrous sheet for a composite structure is described. The sheet comprises a resin matrix having a glass transition temperature, wherein the method comprises cooling the sheet substantially to maintain the temperature of the matrix below its glass transition temperature during machining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Inventors: Yohann Bellanger, Christopher Thomson
  • Patent number: 9878118
    Abstract: A headgear for use with a mask includes a first strap being configured to engage a back of a patient's head and extend on either side of the patient's parietal bone behind the patient's ears and assume, in use, a substantially circular or oval shape. At least a portion of the first strap is substantially inextensible. The headgear also includes at least one second strap configured to removably connect the first strap to the mask. The second strap may be more extensible than the first strap. At least a portion of the first strap is self-supporting such that the headgear maintains a three dimensional shape when not in use. The substantially inextensible portion of the first strap is constructed to resiliently return to a predetermined shape when not in use. The arcuate region includes a first portion that may be arranged to align substantially parallel with a top of the patient's head and a second portion being arranged to align substantially to a rear surface of the patient's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: ResMed Limited
    Inventors: Justin John Formica, Anthony Paul Barbara, Brent James Dravitzki, Philip John Gunning