In Configured Mold Patents (Class 156/245)
  • Patent number: 11047239
    Abstract: A method of making a master cure tool for applying a texture to an aerodynamic surface includes the steps of: providing a foil which is metallic and has a textured surface; applying the foil to a forming surface of a rigid forming tool which is compound curved, and plastically deforming the foil to conform to the forming surface, so as to define a foil layer; annealing the foil layer using heat or a combination of heat and pressure; and bonding the foil layer to a support body, thereby defining the master cure tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Hannah Rice James, Kenneth Paul Zarnoch, Wendy Wenling Lin, Scott Michael Miller, Laura Liou
  • Patent number: 11027311
    Abstract: A flow aid for an infusion arrangement for infiltrating a resin into a fiber material, wherein at least two different resin-permeable plies, which lie atop one another and are joined to one another in the region of their faces lying atop one another, with one ply being a peel ply which on its exposed face is covered sectionally or over the full area with an adhesive agent, which is covered with a removable protective ply, or which can be activated after the mounting of the flow aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Eleftherios Gerolymos
  • Patent number: 11014271
    Abstract: A column or other elongate molded part is molded using an elongate tubular mold having a closed end, an open end, and a flexible sidewall. After the column or other molded part is formed, it is extracted from the mold by pulling the column or other molded part axially through the open end of the mold. The column may be extracted using an expandable plug that is inserted into the interior of the column or other molded part through the open end of the mold. The expandable plug, if used, may be expanded to engage and seal against an inner surface of the elongate molded part. A pressurized gas is introduced into the interior of the elongate molded part through the plug to expand the mold before pulling the column through the open end of the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Digger Specialties, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert Douglas Koren
  • Patent number: 11007732
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing a locally-reinforced profile component. The method includes the following steps: providing a primary profile to be reinforced which is made of fiber-reinforced plastic; providing a secondary profile made of plastic for local reinforcement of the primary profile; arranging the secondary profile on an outer surface of the primary profile to create the profile component; heating the profile component (IO); integrally-bonded connecting of the primary profile and the secondary profile by applying pressure to an outer surface and simultaneous use of a counter pressure to apply pressure to an inner surface of the profile component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Clemens Stefanziosa
  • Patent number: 10992199
    Abstract: An insulation system and method are disclosed for insulating formed coils of hydroelectric machines, such as a hydroelectric generator. The system includes strand/turn insulation that may include one or more layers of different materials, depending upon the dielectric requirements. A ground wall insulation is applied over the group of turns. The coil may be sized in a slot cell section. Additional insulation layers are provided, including a slot corona suppression insulation that extends just beyond stator slots, a voltage grading layer, and an armor layer. Time temperature profiles and preheating may be used to cure coil sections via press and heat. The resulting system is suitable for installation in situ, and affords superior resistance to degradation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Integrated Power Services
    Inventors: Mark D. Nikrant, Donald Dolence, Ray Thomas Reid
  • Patent number: 10965197
    Abstract: This invention relates to a method for composing a sleeve assembly suitable for use in containment purposes in high-speed machine that are subjected to high operational temperatures. The method has the steps of providing a composite sleeve and winding at least two layers of woven fabric on top of the composite sleeve and each other, where the woven fabric is impregnated with a thermoset resin. The method additionally has the step of optionally winding a perforated layer on top of an outermost layer of the layers of woven fabric to remove excess resin when the woven fabric is wound over the composite sleeve. The method also includes the steps of wrapping an absorption layer over the composite sleeve for absorbing the excess resin, curing the thermoset resin, and removing the absorption layer and the perforated layer after the curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: ATLAS COPCO AIRPOWER, NAAMLOZE VENNOOTSCHAP
    Inventor: Aleksandr Pulnikov
  • Patent number: 10953310
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a skateboard, includes steps of: foaming an organic polymer material with steam with a temperature at a range of 160-180° C. to produce a foam board as the internal core board; sending the organic polymer material into an oven for heating to 190-210° C. to perform foam molding; cutting the foam board into an internal core layer; cutting the foam board into an upper surface layer and a lower surface layer; and then adhering the upper surface layer and the lower surface layer with the internal core layer together by EVA resin, and wrapping the internal core layer between the upper surface layer and the lower surface layer; printing a pattern layer on a surface of the plate body by laser printing; and casting a layer of the plastic film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Inventor: Aifu Shen
  • Patent number: 10954915
    Abstract: Method of bonding a shear web (50) to a wind turbine blade shell (75) and the obtained blade, wherein the shear web (50) comprises a web and a mounting flange (56) oriented transverse to the web (50). The method involves: providing a seal (66, 68) on the mounting flange (56) of the shear web (50) such that when the mounting flange (56) is positioned against the blade shell (75), a cavity (76) is defined by the seal between the mounting flange (56) and the blade shell (75). The air of the cavity (76) is then evacuated and adhesive is injected into the cavity (76). The use of pieces (80) to keep the distance between the mounting flange (56) and the blade shell (75) is preferred.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Inventors: Jonathan Smith, Steve Wardropper
  • Patent number: 10953575
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for enhancement of vacuum bagging processes for a composite part. One system includes dispensers configured to dispense materials onto a forming tool for a composite part, and a controller. The controller is able to identify a location for placing the composite part on the tool, and to direct the dispensers to lay up a laminate of constituent material for the composite part at the location. The controller is also able to direct the dispensers to spray vacuum bag material atop the laminate to form a vacuum bag that covers the laminate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Keith Daniel Humfeld, Arthur August Rugtvedt, Jeffrey Lynn Duce
  • Patent number: 10947855
    Abstract: The invention relates to a reinforcement, containing fibers and resin, for an element made of a composite material, particularly a wind turbine blade, characterized in that the reinforcement is produced by stacking at least two parts produced by pultrusion. A reinforcement, containing fibers and resin, for an element made of a composite material, particularly a wind turbine blade, is characterized in that the reinforcement is produced by stacking at least two parts produced by pultrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: EPSILON COMPOSITE
    Inventors: Stéphane Lull, Denis Ferrer, José Portoles
  • Patent number: 10913207
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a device for producing three-dimensional models, wherein binding/bonding material is applied in layers to a building platform and media are selectively applied which delay or completely prevent the binding of the applied material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: VOXELJET AG
    Inventors: Ingo Ederer, Daniel Günther, Florian Mögele
  • Patent number: 10884163
    Abstract: The disclosed aliphatic thermoplastic polyurethane composition is well suited for use in thin, flexible light directing articles to impart flexibility, toughness, or protection to the light directing articles that contain optically active elements. The disclosed aliphatic thermoplastic polyurethanes have improved thermostability at higher temperatures. Specifically, the disclosed aliphatic thermoplastic polyurethanes have a cross-over temperature greater than 110° C. In one embodiment, the cross-over temperature is greater than 130° C. In one embodiment, the cross-over temperature is less than 170° C. and a Tg greater than 35 C and less than 70 C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Bimal V. Thakkar, Jay M. Jennen, Robert D. Hamann, Ryan M. Braun, Robert F. Watkins, Joseph D. Rule, Todd D. Jones, Charlie C. Ho
  • Patent number: 10857757
    Abstract: A reinforcing article includes a porous substrate layer separating a plurality of parallel first continuous fiber elements spaced apart from each other and extending along a first direction from a plurality of parallel second continuous fiber elements spaced apart from each other and extending along a different direction. Each first and second continuous fiber elements include a plurality of parallel and co-extending continuous fibers embedded in a thermoplastic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Integrated Composite Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Clare Hawley, Derek Joel Mazula
  • Patent number: 10850456
    Abstract: A method of fabricating an airfoil element out of composite material, comprises: making a fiber preform (300), said preform being impregnated with resin; polymerizing the resin with a matrix so as to obtain an airfoil element made of composite material comprising fiber reinforcement densified by a matrix; and fastening metal reinforcement on the composite material airfoil element, the metal reinforcement being fastened on the airfoil element by rivets. The method further comprises, prior to impregnating the fiber preform (300) with resin, inserting spacer elements (10) between the fibers of the fiber preform (300) and removing said spacer elements after the resin has been polymerized so as to form at least one passage between the fibers of the fiber reinforcement of the composite material airfoil element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
    Inventor: Eric Lucien Chassignet
  • Patent number: 10836328
    Abstract: A vehicle upholstery member includes a base member provided with a surface layer having a three-dimensional shape. An outer surface of the surface layer is formed of planar surface elements arranged without gaps therebetween, each planar surface element having a polygonal planar shape with a predetermined size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Takase, Yuki Takamura
  • Patent number: 10829942
    Abstract: A floor panel with a substrate and a top layer of laminate, which floor panel, at one or more edges, is provided with a lower edge region, wherein the laminate extends in one piece from the actual upper surface of the substrate over the lower edge region at least up to a point, wherein the laminate surface is situated at a level in a horizontal plane which intersects the substrate, and that the substrate material, at the location of the lower edge region, has the same or a lower density than at the actual upper surface of the substrate material. The invention also relates to a method for realizing such floor panels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: UNILIN, BVBA
    Inventor: Christof Vandevoorde
  • Patent number: 10814566
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a stiffened panel. Layers of composite material are placed on a surface of an inner-mold-line tool having protrusions that extend from the surface of the inner-mold-line tool. The layers of composite material laid-up on the surface of the inner-mold-line tool are compacted to form compacted layers of composite material. The compacted layers of composite material are cured to form an inner-mold-line layer having corresponding protrusions. The inner-mold-line layer is joined to an outer-mold-line layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Thomas Karl Tsotsis, Roscoe C. Litchard, III
  • Patent number: 10792884
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for fabricating a composite structure. The method comprises defining a shape for the composite structure with a first face sheet. The method places core sections on the shape defined by the first face sheet. The method places an adhesive in a group of joint cavities. The method places a second face sheet on the core sections placed on the first face sheet, wherein the first face sheet, the core sections, and the second face sheet, define a structural assembly in which the group of joint cavities are present. The method cures the structural assembly with the adhesive in the group of joint cavities to fabricate the composite structure in which the adhesive fills the group of joint cavities when the adhesive is cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Weidong Song
  • Patent number: 10773464
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an apparatus and method for manufacturing a composite component. The apparatus includes a mold onto which the composite component is formed. The mold is disposed within a grid defined by a first axis and a second axis. The apparatus further includes a first frame assembly disposed above the mold and a plurality of machine heads coupled to the first frame assembly within the grid in an adjacent arrangement along the first axis. At least one of the mold or the plurality of machine heads is moveable along the first axis, the second axis, or both. At least one of the machine heads of the plurality of machine heads is moveable independently of one another along a third axis. A second frame assembly is moveable above the mold along the first axis, the second axis, or both. The second frame assembly includes a holding device. The holding device affixes to and releases from an outer skin to place and displace the outer skin at the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James Robert Tobin, Stephen Bertram Johnson
  • Patent number: 10773463
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing a composite part, in particular a flat composite part, having a foam core that has a first and second cover layer which are bonded to the foam core on a first surface and a second surface, respectively. The method has the following steps: (a) heating the cover layers and the foam core (b) positioning the cover layers on the surfaces of the foam core, (c) positioning the foam core and the cover layers in a press or a mold which forms the completed composite part, (d) reshaping the foam core and the cover layers in the press or in the mold, wherein the cover layers can be positioned on the surfaces of the foam core, (e) cooling and bonding the cover layers and the foam core in the press or in the mold, and (f) removing the composite part from the press or from the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Maik Hammer, Michael Conze
  • Patent number: 10765469
    Abstract: A branch is produced by means of an additive 3D production process for producing a metal part, which comprises at least two parts, namely a support section and a functional section. The metal part is a single-pieced part, in which the support section and the functional section are seamlessly interconnected by means of corresponding connecting webs. After the material is applied, the connecting webs are removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: ERBE ELEKTROMEDIZIN GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Mayer, Achim Brodbeck
  • Patent number: 10743677
    Abstract: A seating structure includes a frame, a carrier, and a suspension material. The frame includes first and second side frame members spaced apart in a first direction and defining an opening therebetween. The first and second side frame members have an inner portion facing the opening and an outer portion facing away from the opening, the outer portion including a plurality of first attachment features facing away from the first and second side frame members in the first direction. The carrier includes first and second side carrier members. The first and second side carrier members include a plurality of second attachment features facing the first and second side frame members in the first direction, the plurality of second attachment features engaging the plurality of first attachment features to attach the carrier to the frame. The suspension material is attached to the carrier and extends over the opening in the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: HERMAN MILLER, INC.
    Inventors: Johann Burkhard Schmitz, Carola Eva Marianne Zwick, Roland Rolf Otto Zwick, James Slagh, Brent Tracy, Michael D. Stanton, Sr.
  • Patent number: 10737757
    Abstract: Systems and methods for assembling a structurally reinforced composite structure are disclosed herein. The methods include deforming a composite tubular skin to a deformed conformation to generate clearance to permit a frame assembly to be conveyed into an internal volume that is defined by the composite tubular skin. The methods further include conveying the frame assembly into the internal volume, permitting the composite tubular skin to deform from the deformed conformation to the target conformation, and operatively attaching the frame assembly to the composite tubular skin to form the structurally reinforced composite structure. The systems include a frame support that is configured to support the frame assembly, a frame deformation assembly, a skin support that is configured to support the composite tubular skin, and a skin deformation assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Tibor Albert Koncz
  • Patent number: 10724393
    Abstract: A seal assembly, comprising a first segment, a second segment, and a seal incorporated between the first segment and the second segment, the seal comprising a mesh. The first segment may comprise a blade outer air seal and the second segment may comprise a vane. In various embodiments, the first segment and the second segment may define a gap, and the seal may seal the gap. The seal may have a first member and a second member that enmeshes the first member. The seal may comprise a member that enmeshes a non-metallic member. The seal may comprise a ceramic fiber enmeshed by a member. The seal may comprise a non-metallic member enmeshed by a metallic member. The seal may comprise a plurality of annular connecting members, each annular connecting member extending about the seal. The seal may comprise a single annular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventor: Timothy Davis
  • Patent number: 10710314
    Abstract: A device and a method are provided for setting a press-in element into a workpiece at a predetermined location. The device includes main body; a fixing unit, which is attached to the main body and which is designed to fix the workpiece; and a processing unit, which is attached to the main body and includes: a boring unit, which is designed to create a bore in the workpiece fixed by the fixing unit; and a pressing unit, which is designed to press a press-in element into the bore. The method fixes the workpiece; creates a bore in the workpiece; positions a press-in element over the bore; and presses the press-in element into the bore, wherein a single device is used to carry out the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Fabian Fischer, Oguzhan Eroglu
  • Patent number: 10709202
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing a shoe by which an outsole, a midsole, and an upper part are integrally manufactured in first-through third-stage molds without liquid primer or adhesive processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventor: In Kwon Kang
  • Patent number: 10710482
    Abstract: A seat for vehicles including a seat cushion, a seat back, and a head rest has the following arrangement to ensure that a surface member can be relatively easily but positively removed from a urethane pad if a foam molding defect is found in the urethane pad in integral molding of the urethane pad and the surface member. In the seat for vehicles, any one of the seat cushion, seat back, and head rest has a configuration where a surface of the urethane pad is covered with the surface member. The urethane pad and the surface member are partially bonded together by integral molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TACHI-S CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takumi Hirano, Shinichi Mizuno, Tsuyoshi Tabata, Hiromi Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 10707393
    Abstract: A light emitting device package including a cell array including first, second and third light emitting devices each including a first conductivity-type semiconductor layer, an active layer, and a second conductivity-type semiconductor layer, the cell array having a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface, a light-transmissive substrate including a first wavelength conversion portion and a second wavelength conversion portion corresponding to the first light emitting device and the second light emitting device, respectively, and bonded to the first surface, and a eutectic bonding layer including a first light emitting window, a second light emitting window and a third light emitting window corresponding to the first light emitting device, the second light emitting device and the third light emitting device, respectively, and bonding the light-transmissive substrate and the first to third light emitting devices to each other may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dong Gun Lee, Yong Il Kim, Han Kyu Seong, Ji Hye Yeon, Jin Sub Lee, Young Jin Choi
  • Patent number: 10690819
    Abstract: The relates to multi-layer sealing films for microstructured articles. The multi-layer sealing film may include two or more layers. The multi-layer sealing film has an elastic modulus of at least 3.5×105 kPa and the flexural rigidity of the microstructured article is less than about 4.0×10?8 N·m2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Bimal V. Thakkar, Jeffrey O. Emslander, Bryan C. Feisel
  • Patent number: 10672744
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a three-dimensional (3D) circuit that is formed by vertically stacking two or more integrated circuit (IC) dies to at least partially overlap. In this arrangement, several circuit blocks defined on each die (1) overlap with other circuit blocks defined on one or more other dies, and (2) electrically connect to these other circuit blocks through connections that cross one or more bonding layers that bond one or more pairs of dies. In some embodiments, the overlapping, connected circuit block pairs include pairs of computation blocks and pairs of computation and memory blocks. The connections that cross bonding layers to electrically connect circuit blocks on different dies are referred to below as z-axis wiring or connections. This is because these connections traverse completely or mostly in the z-axis of the 3D circuit, with the x-y axes of the 3D circuit defining the planar surface of the IC die substrate or interconnect layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: XCELSIS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Steven L. Teig, Ilyas Mohammed, Kenneth Duong, Javier DeLaCruz
  • Patent number: 10672743
    Abstract: Some embodiments of the invention provide a three-dimensional (3D) circuit that is formed by vertically stacking two or more integrated circuit (IC) dies to at least partially overlap. In this arrangement, several circuit blocks defined on each die (1) overlap with other circuit blocks defined on one or more other dies, and (2) electrically connect to these other circuit blocks through connections that cross one or more bonding layers that bond one or more pairs of dies. In some embodiments, the overlapping, connected circuit block pairs include pairs of computation blocks and pairs of computation and memory blocks. The connections that cross bonding layers to electrically connect circuit blocks on different dies are referred to below as z-axis wiring or connections. This is because these connections traverse completely or mostly in the z-axis of the 3D circuit, with the x-y axes of the 3D circuit defining the planar surface of the IC die substrate or interconnect layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Xcelsis Corporation
    Inventors: Steven L. Teig, Ilyas Mohammed, Kenneth Duong, Javier DeLaCruz
  • Patent number: 10611099
    Abstract: A method for processing a fiber-reinforced resin material is disclosed. A fiber-reinforced resin material is disposed between an upper die having a projection and a lower die having a recess corresponding to the projection. The fiber-reinforced resin material includes reinforced fibers having alternately intersecting warp yarns and weft yarns and are impregnated with a thermoplastic resin. The fiber-reinforced resin material is then heated to soften the thermoplastic resin, and the upper die and the lower die are placed close to each other in order to insert the projection into a gap between the warp yarns and the weft yarns of the reinforced fibers such that the gap between the warp yarns and the weft yarns is expanded to form a through hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: LENOVO (SINGAPORE) PTE LTD
    Inventor: Tsunenori Yanagisawa
  • Patent number: 10590000
    Abstract: Aerogels, aerogel composites and methods of making the same are discussed. One example method can include the act of creating a boehmite colloid and adding a hydrolyzed silicon precursor to form a sol. A reinforcement can be infused with the sol and dried to form an aerogel composite. Such a method can also include the acts of performing one or more solvent exchanges and subjecting the gel composite to supercritical drying. Additionally, such a method can include the act of heat treating the aerogel composite. The aerogel composite can be used in high temperature, flexible seals capable of withstanding temperatures, pressures, and compression levels associated with aerodynamic heating generated during flight and in aerospace applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: United States of America as Represented by the Administrator of National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventor: Frances Hurwitz
  • Patent number: 10532540
    Abstract: A vehicle roof glass element having an exterior glass pane and a transparent insulating layer foamed on the inside onto the glass pane has an externally circumferential rim the runner points and the ventilation points of which are provided on the inside of the glass pane. Furthermore, a method and a tool for manufacturing a vehicle roof glass element are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: ROOF SYSTEMS GERMANY GMBH
    Inventors: Matthias Ludwig, Joachim Röder, Maximilian Kirchner
  • Patent number: 10526200
    Abstract: A semiconductor device package includes: (1) a carrier; (2) a sensor element disposed on or within the carrier; and (3) a cover including a top surface, a bottom surface and an inner sidewall, the inner sidewall defining a penetrating hole extending from the top surface to the bottom surface, and the penetrating hole exposing the sensor element. The semiconductor device package is characterized such that (i) the inner sidewall is divided into an upper portion and a lower portion, the upper portion is substantially perpendicular to the top surface, and the lower portion is tilted; or (ii) the entire inner sidewall is tilted. The lower portion of the inner sidewall or the entire inner sidewall is tilted at an angle of between about 10° to less than about 90°, relative to the top surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: ADVANCED SEMICONDUCTOR ENGINEERING, INC.
    Inventors: Ching-Han Huang, Hsun-Wei Chan, Yu-Hsuan Tsai
  • Patent number: 10525640
    Abstract: A composite structure is provided. The structure includes at least one ply of preimpregnated material formed into a curved elongated member of continuous fibers onto a mandrel. The fibers have a select orientation. The curved elongated member has a length and a cross-sectional geometry that varies along the length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Vernon M. Benson, Jason K. Slack, Todd A. Rosevear, James L. Harvey, Mark Roman, Timothy S. Olschewski
  • Patent number: 10500447
    Abstract: The inventive fiber manufacturing process is particularly adapted for demanding applications such as sports racquets. Because of the improved strength to weight ratio of components formed using the inventive method, a wide range of flexibility is achieved, allowing use of the inventive process to manufacture, for example, a fiber reinforced (for example, graphite) modular sports racquet, optionally provided with user-selectable weights and/or handle replacements. The inventive fiber (for example, graphite fiber) racquet frame is filled with a plastic foam and is formed using, for example, microencapsulation technology to time, generate and apply the pressure and gives the same or greater strength for a given size compared to conventional racquets. Advantageously, an outer tubular member may be used to form the racquet frame, with an inner tubular member extending around the head of the racquet frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: Xene Corporation
    Inventor: Hsu Chien Sheng
  • Patent number: 10501627
    Abstract: A composition for optical imprint having excellent transferability of a mold shape and giving a pattern having excellent alkali resistance at high temperature by optical imprint and subsequent heating and a method for producing a pattern using the composition. The composition includes a polysiloxane including a structural unit 1 represented by Formula (a1) and a structural unit 2 represented by Formula (a2) and a polymerization initiator. The polysiloxane has a structural unit 1 content of 30% to 85% by mole and a structural unit 2 content of 15% to 70% by mole based on the entire structural units in the polysiloxane. In the formulae, R1 represents a group containing an ethylenic double bond, and R2 represents an aryl group having 6 to 15 carbon atoms which may have a substituent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Atsushi Murota
  • Patent number: 10494953
    Abstract: The invention relates to a casing for an aircraft engine, in particular a bypass pipe or fan casing, consisting of a plurality of hardened prepreg plies in which the fibers are oriented differently, and to a method for producing a casing of said type. In order to improve the resistance properties of the casing, especially in fire resistance tests, and reduce the amount of wasted prepreg material, at least one reinforcement ply is provided that consists of a prepreg strip having several windings, and the prepreg strip of each reinforcement ply includes a lateral overlapping portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: FACC AG
    Inventors: Guenter Nelboeck, Andreas Wuertinger, Walter Fuerst
  • Patent number: 10478709
    Abstract: An oversized wheeled board and, more particularly, a wheeled board of at least 4 feet in length made of soft, flexible materials. The wheeled board includes a deck having pair of trucks and wheels mounted to an underside, much like a standard skateboard. The oversized deck has a flexible laminated construction of multiple layers that provide enhanced ridability, including fiberglass layers, and may have a layer of a softer material such as foam or urethane. The wheeled board can be ridden on the street much like a wakeboard on the water, and will accommodate carving and other such maneuvers as done when ocean surfing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: TOMMY BOARD, INC.
    Inventors: Tom Goehring, Jr., Jason Rogers
  • Patent number: 10478398
    Abstract: Discrete microstructures of predefined size and shape are prepared using sol-gel phase-reversible hydrogel templates. An aqueous solution of hydrogel-forming material is covered onto a microfabricated silicon wafer master template having predefined microfeatures, such as pillars. A hydrogel template is formed, usually by lowering the temperature, and the formed hydrogel template is peeled away from the silicon master template. The wells of predefined size and shape on the hydrogel template are filled with a solution or a paste of a water-insoluble polymer, and the solvent is removed to form solid structures. The formed microstructures are released from the hydrogel template by simply melting the hydrogel template in water. The microstructures are collected by centrifugation. The microstructures fabricated by this method exhibit pre-defined size and shape that exactly correspond to the microwells of the hydrogel template.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Akina, Inc.
    Inventors: Kinam Park, Ghanashyam S. Acharya, Haesun Park
  • Patent number: 10464244
    Abstract: An improved injection mold for forming an injection molded component. The injection mold includes a main cavity block and a main core block that are moveable with respect to one another. The main cavity block has a cavity block mating face that includes a first mold surface and the main core block has a core block mating face that includes a second mold surface. A plurality of induction heating coils extend within the main cavity block and a plurality of gas inlet channels extend through the main core block. The second mold surface includes a plurality ridges that cooperatively form a continuous gas flow path that is disposed in fluid communication with the plurality of as inlet channels. The continuous gas flow path follows a serpentine shape to provide even and uninterrupted gas flow across the second mold surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: FCA US LLC
    Inventors: Daniel Aquilina, Gregory J Finn, Ketan Shah, David V Olar, David E Compeau
  • Patent number: 10449696
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) printing systems, apparatuses, software, and methods for the production of at least one requested 3D object. The 3D printer includes a material conveyance system, filtering system, and unpacking station. The material conveyance system may transport pre-transformed material against gravity. The 3D printing described herein comprises facilitating non-interrupted material dispensing through a component of the 3D printer, such as a layer dispenser.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: VELO3D, INC.
    Inventors: Yacov Elgar, Thomas Blasius Brezoczky, James Frechman, Alan Rick Lappen
  • Patent number: 10446465
    Abstract: Provided are chip-on-film package and display device including the same. The chip-on-film package comprises: a base film; a driving chip which is disposed on a surface of the base film; and a heat radiating member which is disposed on the driving chip and comprises a first heat radiating pad portion, a second heat radiating pad portion separated from the first heat radiating pad portion in a first direction, a connecting portion disposed between the first heat radiating pad portion and the second heat radiating pad portion, and one or more protrusions extending from the first heat radiating pad portion or the second heat radiating pad portion along an oblique direction in the first direction, wherein the connecting portion at least partially overlaps the driving chip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eun Suk Kim, Moon Ju Kim, Jin Woo Park
  • Patent number: 10434710
    Abstract: The method and system for layer-wise generation of three-dimensional objects from powdered material includes sequential application of powdered material and suitable binder onto a vertically mobile worktop. Depositing is performed by a powdered material application device and a binder application device. The two application devices work in two mutually perpendicular directions along two horizontal planes parallel to each other and the worktop, performing the application in both directions of movement between their final positions. Application devices move and deposit the respective substance at a different optimal rate depending on the process. The method and the system have a wide range of applications in the casting industry for the layer-wise generation of complete sand molds and/or high precision cores directly from a three-dimensional computer model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: “PRINT CAST” LTD
    Inventors: Georgi Dimitrov Todorov, Tsvetozar Tihomirov Ivanov
  • Patent number: 10434478
    Abstract: The invention relates to a porous separation article having a fluoropolymer, polyamide, PEEK, or PEKK binder interconnecting one or more types of interactive powdery materials or fibers. The interconnectivity is such that the binder connects the powdery materials or fibers in discrete spots rather than as a complete coating, allowing the materials or fibers to be in direct contact with, and interact with a fluid. The resulting article is a formed multicomponent, interconnected web, with porosity. The separation article is useful in water purification, as well as in the separation of dissolved or suspended materials in both aqueous and non-aqueous systems in industrial uses. The separation article can function at ambient temperature, as well as at elevated temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Arkema Inc.
    Inventors: Sean M. Stabler, Thomas F. Roland, David A. Seiler, Ramin Amin-Sanayei, Walter P. Kosar
  • Patent number: 10421313
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for curing an electron-beam coating on a flexible substrate. A continuously looping master web is mated with the flexible substrate to cover the electron-beam coating when passing through an electron-beam curing unit. Curing of the electron-beam coating takes place in normal atmospheric conditions, thereby eliminating the need for nitrogen gas or the like in a curing chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventors: Richard Lavosky, Ryan McDonnell, Clarence Miller
  • Patent number: 10414487
    Abstract: An aircraft propeller blade including a streamlined structure constituted by at least one piece of fiber reinforcement obtained by three-dimensionally weaving yarns and densified by a matrix, together with a spar including an enlarged portion extending outside the fiber reinforcement and forming the root of the blade, and a shaping portion present in a housing arranged inside the fiber reinforcement. The fiber reinforcement includes a non-interlinked zone forming the housing inside the fiber reinforcement. The non-interlinked zone opens out into the bottom portion and into the rear edge of the fiber reinforcement so as to form an opening for inserting the shaping portion of the spar into the housing of the fiber reinforcement. The opening present in the rear edge of the fiber reinforcement extends over a height that is less than the height of the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
    Inventors: Adrien Laurenceau, Adrien Jacques Philippe Fabre, Matthieu Gimat
  • Patent number: 10364046
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of producing part of an airframe for attachment to a system. The method comprises: providing an initial structure; providing a reference structure; positioning the initial structure with respect to the reference structure such that its position/orientation relative to the reference structure is the same as the position/orientation relative to the system that it would have if the part of the airframe was attached to the system; specifying an inner mold line; applying, to an outer surface of the initial structure, material; and machining the material such that the position/orientation of the outer surface of the material with respect to the reference structure is the same as the position/orientation with respect to the system that the inner mold line would have if the part of the airframe was attached to the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventor: Steven Neil Sanderson
  • Patent number: 10332865
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a LED module includes preparing a circuit board, such that the circuit board includes a reflective laminate around a chip mounting region and an electrode pad in the chip mounting region, preparing a mask, such that the mask includes a protruding portion with a discharge hole, and the protruding portion is inserted into a space surrounded by the reflective laminate, dispensing solder paste onto the electrode pad using the mask, and bonding an electrode of a LED chip to the electrode pad of the circuit board using the solder paste.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sun Kim, Jae Jun Bang, Chang Ho Shin, Dong Soo Lee, Seog Ho Lim, Myoung Sun Ha