In Configured Mold Patents (Class 156/245)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 10329201
    Abstract: A method for forming a ceramic matrix composite article includes laying up a first group of plies; laying up a second group of plies, the first and second groups of plies being adjacent to each other; compacting the first group of plies and the second group of plies in the same processing step; and performing a first infiltration process on the first group of plies. The method also includes performing a second infiltration process on the second group of plies, the first infiltration process being one of a melt infiltration process or a chemical vapor infiltration process, and the second infiltration process being the other of the melt infiltration process or the chemical vapor infiltration process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James Dale Steibel, Suresh Subramanian, Suresh Viswanathan, Jared Hogg Weaver
  • Patent number: 10330074
    Abstract: A wind turbine blade having a transition between two reinforcement fiber types is described. A gradual transition is provided by a combined double-tapered thickness section with a first type of reinforcement fibers sandwiched between a second type of reinforcement fibers or vice versa. The double-tapering is provided during layup and the reinforcement material is impregnated with a polymer resin and then cured or hardened so that the two types of reinforcement fibers are embedded in a common polymer matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: LM WP PATENT HOLDING A/S
    Inventors: Jeppe Bjorn Jorgensen, Casper Kildegaard, Klavs Jespersen
  • 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
  • Patent number: 10300632
    Abstract: A method of producing a preform, having a step for preparing a sheet-shaped prepreg and a preform mold having a forming surface and a separable portion constituting at least a portion of the forming surface, forming the prepreg using the preform mold, and then removing the preform together with the separable portion from the preform mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshihide Kakimoto
  • Patent number: 10279987
    Abstract: A method for producing an element of a capsule, the capsule being intended to contain a product having at least one component that can be extracted by means of an extraction fluid, comprises the step of obtaining at least one preparatory zone intended to define, during use of the capsule, a passage for the extraction fluid, so that the extraction fluid can pass through the capsule in order to extract said component. The preparatory zone is obtained by means of a cutting operation carried out before the capsule is filled with the product and after the capsule element has been formed. The cutting operation is carried out by means of a blade element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SACMI COOPERATIVA MECCANICI IMOLA SOCIETA′ COOPERATIVA
    Inventors: Fiorenzo Parrinello, Fabrizio Pucci
  • Patent number: 10201959
    Abstract: Composite laminate parts are made using a gradient cured subset of fiber reinforced thermoset resin plies. A portion of the subset is cured to rigidity to thereby maintain the shape of a part layup, while other plies in the subset are actively cooled to prevent them from curing. Additional plies are laid up on the uncured plies of the subset to complete the layup. The completed layup is then fully cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Keith Daniel Humfeld, Samra S. Sangari
  • Patent number: 10179428
    Abstract: A formation assembly for use in manufacturing a reinforced insulation panel including a foam material and a reinforcing structure includes a back plate including a first surface configured to receive the foam material, and a first support sheet spaced from the first surface to form a gap therebetween, wherein the first support sheet supports the reinforcing structure. The formation assembly also includes a second support sheet spaced from the first support sheet, wherein the second support sheet defines an upper boundary of the reinforced insulation panel. A rigid structure is coupled to the second support sheet, wherein the rigid structure restricts movement of the reinforced insulation panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Christopher S. Roper, David Page, Randall Schubert, Keith Y. Chong, Eric Clough, Angela M. Iler, Faizal K. Barnes
  • Patent number: 10172408
    Abstract: A method for protecting the human head during and after an impact. This is accomplished by fabricating a layer of material that fits precisely on each individual wearer's head, and yet is so rigid that upon impact, the head will not be allowed to significantly change shape or volume, even temporarily. The structure and properties of this protective layer can be easily adapted to most helmet designs. The preferred method of forming this protective layer is to map each wearer's head shape with laser scanning, and then form the layer by means of 3D printing. Said fitted and rigid layer in very close and uniform contact with each wearers head is called an SPDI shield. The SPDI label stands for “Shape Preservation During Impact”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: John G. Kelly
  • Patent number: 10161381
    Abstract: Rotor blades and methods for joining blade components of rotor blades are provided. A method includes positioning an insert between and in contact with a first blade component and a second blade component. At least one of the first blade component or the second blade component includes a thermoplastic resin. The insert includes a thermoplastic resin and an energy absorptive pigment. The method further includes heating the thermoplastic resin of the at least one of the first blade component or the second blade component and the thermoplastic resin of the insert. The method further includes cooling the thermoplastic resin of the at least one of the first blade component or the second blade component and the thermoplastic resin of the insert. The heating step and the cooling step join the first blade component, the second blade component and the insert together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: James Robert Tobin, Christopher Daniel Caruso, Aaron A. Yarbrough, Daniel Alan Hynum
  • Patent number: 10151297
    Abstract: Rotor blades and methods for joining shear clips in wind turbine rotor blades are provided. A method includes positioning the shear clip adjacent a shear web of the rotor blade, the shear clip including a thermoplastic resin, the shear web including a thermoplastic resin. The method further includes welding the thermoplastic resin of the shear clip and the thermoplastic resin of the shear web together. The method further includes positioning the shear clip adjacent a spar cap of the rotor blade, the spar cap including a thermoplastic resin. The method further includes welding the thermoplastic resin of the shear clip and the thermoplastic resin of the spar cap together. The method further includes joining the shear web and the spar cap together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Christopher Daniel Caruso, Aaron A. Yarbrough, Daniel Alan Hynum, James Robert Tobin
  • Patent number: 10137941
    Abstract: A vehicle body component includes a basic element reinforced with a reinforcing element of fiber-reinforced plastics material. The basic element reinforced with the reinforcing element is a basic element of a pillar of a vehicle body or a roof element. The reinforcing element has a constant thickness or a variable thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Selahattin Türel Memili, Raphael Koch, Igor Licko
  • Patent number: 10107258
    Abstract: A wind turbine blade comprises a profiled contour having a pressure side and a suction side, a leading edge and a trailing edge with a chord extending between the leading edge and the trailing edge. The profiled contour generating a lift when being impacted by an incident airflow is formed by a hollow shell body. The hollow shell body is formed by at least a first shell body part and a second shell body part, which are mutually connected at least at the trailing edge and/or the leading edge. An edge stiffener is arranged within the hollow shell body at a first part of the edges, a first surface part of the edge stiffener being connected to an inner side of the first shell body part, and a second surface part of the edge stiffener being connected to an inner side of the second shell body part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: LM GLASFIBER A/S
    Inventors: Peter Quiring, Rocco Prete, Torben Lindby
  • Patent number: 10105939
    Abstract: A support mandrel for producing curved composite components includes a prismatoid mandrel body formed from a flexible material, the mandrel body having two polygonal bases and an upper support surface extending between the two polygonal bases of the mandrel body, and a reinforcement bar enclosed within the mandrel body and extending between the two polygonal bases of the mandrel body substantially parallel and near to the upper support surface of the mandrel body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Tassilo Witte, Johann-Christian Koerbelin
  • Patent number: 10090180
    Abstract: A package assembly for thin wafer shipping using a wafer container and a method of use are disclosed. The package assembly includes a shipping container and a wafer container having a bottom surface and a plurality of straps attached thereto placed within the shipping container. The package assembly further includes upper and lower force distribution plates provided within the shipping container positioned respectively on a top side and bottom side thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Damyon L. Corbin, Charles F. Musante
  • Patent number: 10059036
    Abstract: A tool for impregnating a reinforcing fiber material with plastic comprising a support element supporting face facing and spaced from a cover element covering face. A receiving space, between the supporting and covering faces, is connected to an injection channel for supplying the plastic into the space and comprises an inlet opening for continuously feeding the fiber material into the space, as well as an outlet opening for continuously removing plastic impregnated fiber material. The distance between the supporting and covering faces is constant, perpendicular to a feed direction of the fiber material and parallel to a plane defined by at least one of the supporting and covering faces. The support and cover elements are movable relative to one another such that the distance between the supporting and covering faces in the feed direction is adaptable to a varying thickness of the fiber material fed through the receiving space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Sascha Backhaus, Krzysztof Lenartowicz, Robert Gaitzsch
  • Patent number: 10052851
    Abstract: The fiber-reinforced plastic member includes a continuous variation layer which includes a synthetic resin constituting a base and a plurality of reinforcement fibers embedded in the synthetic resin, and a reinforcing layer which is attached to the continuous variation layer to constitute the fiber-reinforced plastic member for a vehicle and is composed of a synthetic resin constituting the base and a plurality of reinforcement fibers. In particular, the plurality of reinforcement fibers in the continuous variation layer are arranged so as to be inclined with respect to a longitudinal direction of the fiber-reinforced plastic member for a vehicle and angles of the reinforcement fibers with respect to the longitudinal direction of the fiber-reinforced plastic member progressively varying along the longitudinal direction and the plurality of reinforcement fibers in the reinforcing layer are embedded in the synthetic resin and intersecting each other in a reticular pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Jeong Min Cho, Chi Hoon Choi, Hae Hoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10052842
    Abstract: A composite structure having a laminated structure made of fiber reinforced plastic and metallic material comprises a base member(s) made of metallic material; and a reinforcement member(s) made of fiber reinforced plastic, the reinforcement member(s) comprising: a first reinforcement part(s) made of fiber reinforced plastic including reinforcement fibers which are aligned in a uni-direction, and a second reinforcement part(s) made of fiber reinforced plastic including at least reinforcement fibers which are aligned in a crossing direction relative to the uni-direction in which the reinforcement fibers of the first reinforcement part(s) are aligned, and interposed between the base member(s) and the first reinforcement part(s), the reinforcement member(s) further comprising a thermosetting resin included in a bonding site with the base member(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignees: AISIN TAKAOKA CO., LTD., TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yuji Yamashita, Kiyohito Kondo, Takeki Matsumoto, Hirokazu Kawabe, Yoshiteru Inamoto
  • Patent number: 10023699
    Abstract: There is provided herein a curable polysiloxane composition comprising a reactive polysiloxane having the general structural formula (I): as described herein. There is provided a method of making the polysiloxane. In addition, there is provided a curable composition including the polysiloxane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Momentive Performance Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Anuj Mittal, Raveendra Mathad, Sumi Dinkar, Indumathi Ramakrishnan, Manav Gupta
  • Patent number: 10016939
    Abstract: A three-dimensional modeling method having a high degree of flexibility in selecting sheet materials, and capable of performing modeling with high accuracy is provided. In each of a plurality of sheets used for the three-dimensional modeling method in one aspect of the disclosure, a body layer 2 to be cut in a cutting step and an adhesive layer 3 formed on at least a partial region of a surface of the body layer 2 and serving for adhesion to another sheet are stacked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaru Ohnishi
  • Patent number: 10005898
    Abstract: Composition for producing films with low amount of gels and good haze, wherein said composition comprises a polypropylene and a high density polyethylene powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignees: ABU DHABI POLYMERS CO. LTD (BOROUGE) L.L.C., BOREALIS AG
    Inventors: Daniel Van Houcke, Niraj Dixit, Raghvendra Singh
  • Patent number: 10000663
    Abstract: A protective flowable or spreadable composition. The protective composition optionally and preferably features a base material according to various embodiments and aerogel, dispersed in an acrylic dispersion. Preferably the protective composition further comprises one or more of chopped glass fibers and titanium dioxide. Water or an aqueous solution is preferably added to determine the degree of viscosity, for example to apply the composition in flowable form (paint, sprayable material, coating and so forth) or in spreadable form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventors: Daniel Jammer, Joseph Labock
  • Patent number: 9999574
    Abstract: A method for producing a pacifier teat, and a pacifier teat with a teat section which forms a hollow space and which is adjoined by a stem, wherein an elastic hollow body comprising the teat section and the stem is injection molded or pre-formed by a dipping method, and opposite wall sections of the pre-formed hollow body are connected to each other in the region of the stem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: MAM BABYARTIKEL GESELLSCHAFT M.B.H.
    Inventor: Peter Rohrig
  • Patent number: 9993947
    Abstract: A stiffened composite panel is fabricated using modular tooling. Composite pre-preg is laid up and formed over forming block modules each of which is assembled by co-linearly arranging a plurality of forming block segments. The formed stiffeners are respectively transferred to individual cure tool modules that are assembled by co-linearly arranging a plurality of cure tool module segments. The stiffeners are assembled by arranging the cure tool modules side-by-side, and a composite skin is placed on the assembled stiffeners. The panel is vacuum bagged using a segmented vacuum bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Martin Wayne Hansen
  • Patent number: 9981444
    Abstract: A composite stiffener is fabricated using preforms of laminated, unidirectional composite tape. The stiffener includes a void that is reinforced by a filler wrapped with a structural adhesive. The surfaces of the preforms surrounding the void include a layer of composite fabric which is bonded to the filler by the adhesive, thereby increasing the toughness of stiffeners around the void and improving pull-off strength of the stiffener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Lyle R. Deobald, John D. Morris, Karl B. Lee, Jeffery L. Marcoe, Mark C. Iden, Christopher G. Harris