Subsequent To Assembly Of Laminae Patents (Class 156/253)
  • Patent number: 11707851
    Abstract: An arm-shaped structure body including an elongated first portion formed of resin, the first portion having a groove-shaped recessed section that opens in one direction intersecting a longitudinal direction thereof, and a second portion that is disposed so as to cover an opening of the recessed section and that is joined to the first portion in a state in which an elongated hollow section extending in the longitudinal direction is formed between the first portion and the second portion, where the second portion includes a pair of mounting sections that are disposed at both ends in the longitudinal direction, the pair of mounting sections being fixed to respective other parts constituting a robot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Inventor: Kazutaka Nakayama
  • Patent number: 11581125
    Abstract: A coil component includes a body having a molded portion and a cover portion disposed on one surface of the molded portion, and including magnetic metal powder; a winding coil disposed between one surface of the molded portion and the cover portion and embedded in the body, and including a coating layer surrounding a surface of each of a plurality of turns; and a first protective film disposed between the one surface of the molded portion and the cover portion and between at least a portion of the surface of the winding coil and the cover portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Inventors: Jeong Gu Yeo, Young Il Lee, Byeong Cheol Moon
  • Patent number: 11541620
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an apparatus and method for manufacturing spouted pouch containers. The method includes arranging an upper and lower strip with their inner sides on top of each other, folding at least one longitudinal edge of the upper strip away from the lower strip to expose both an inner side portion of the folded longitudinal edge of the upper strip and an inner side portion of the lower strip, arranging a spouted cover strip on top of the exposed inner side portions, sealing pairs of side walls of the upper and lower strip to each other and sealing the spouted cover strip to the exposed inner side portion of the lower and upper strips, and cutting the upper strip and lower strip into individual pouch containers. The apparatus is provided for carrying out the manufacturing method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Fuji Seal International, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeroen Gerrit Anton Gebbink, Masahiro Kaminaga
  • Patent number: 11426097
    Abstract: An example breath collection and sampling device disclosed herein comprises a cartridge housing having a breath capture module, and a rotary valve operatively coupling a mouthpiece with the breath capture module. The rotary valve can have an open position where breath of a user can pass through the rotary valve, across capture sites of the breath capture module, and into a vacuum port, and a closed position for sealing the breath capture module from fluid passing through the rotary valve, while allowing the breath capture module to be exposed to a reagent for subsequent analysis of contents within the captured breath.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Hound Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Scott Lynn, Joseph A. Heanue, Kevin M. Limtao, Jeffrey A. Schuster, Peter A. Holst
  • Patent number: 11345094
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for attaching a branch polymeric fitting to a host polymeric pipe in which a flexible heating blanket is inserted between and used to heat the respective branch and host pipe surfaces. When the parts reach the appropriate temperature, the pipes are separated a small distance and the heating blanket is removed. The branch fitting and host pipe are then fused by placing the heated pipe ends in contact and applying pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: Harvey E. Svetlik
  • Patent number: 11270608
    Abstract: A graphic, includes a substrate and a printed pattern disposed over the substrate. The substrate is configured to attach to a mounting surface, and is transparent. The printed pattern exposes a nonprinted pattern. The printed pattern is a geometric projection of a graphic design on the mounting surface from a first viewpoint, and the nonprinted pattern is a geometric projection of a transparency design on the mounting surface from a second viewpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: BIGGIE INC.
    Inventors: Gordon Handelsman, Ken Milhous
  • Patent number: 11246768
    Abstract: Three-dimensional laminates and methods for making the same are provided. The three-dimensional laminates may be apertured and may have welds between various substrates. The three-dimensional laminates may be used in absorbent articles, such as diapers and pants, for example, as topsheets, as topsheets and acquisition layers, or as outer cover materials, for example. The three-dimensional laminates may be produced on an absorbent article manufacturing line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Uwe Schneider, Farihah Ibrahim, Kyle James Raabe, Jan Michael Trinkaus, Hans Adolf Jackels, Gueltekin Erdem
  • Patent number: 11203111
    Abstract: A robot includes a base, a first arm coupled to the base and rotating about a first rotation axis, and a second arm coupled to the first arm and rotating about a second rotation axis, wherein the first arm has a first portion coupled to the base, a second portion coupled to the second arm, and a third portion located between the first portion and the second portion and having an internal space, and a liquid exhaust hole communicating between the internal space and an outside of the first arm and exhausting a liquid entering the internal space to the outside of the first arm is provided in the third portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Inventor: Kotaro Sekine
  • Patent number: 11172572
    Abstract: A multilayer electronics assembly and associated method of manufacture are provided. The multilayer electronics assembly includes a plurality of stacked substrate layers. Each of the substrate layers is fusion bonded to at least an adjacent one of the plurality of substrate layers. A first discrete electrical circuit component is bonded to a first layer of the plurality of layers. A bonding material is interposed between the discrete electrical circuit component and the first layer. The bonding material has a reflow temperature at which the bonding material becomes flowable that is higher than a fusion bonding temperature of the substrate layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Crane Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Ernest Clyde Parker, Philip Joseph Lauriello
  • Patent number: 11096827
    Abstract: In one aspect, the invention provides protective eyewear comprising at least one removable filter assembly allowing ambient air to circulate to the eye while filtering out pathogens and other particles. In another aspect, the protective eyewear is adapted to removably receive and secure multiple PPE accessories, including for example face shields and face masks. Together with the protective eyewear, the PPE accessories are fastened to the user through a single head strap. The eyewear can accommodate normal or prescription lenses and is configured with a rigid frame and flexible seal to provide a snug, airtight fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
  • Patent number: 10845927
    Abstract: A touch panel includes a touch sensing layer, a flexible circuit board and an anisotropic conductive film. The touch sensing layer includes sensing pads and a reserved room, and the reserved room is arranged outside the sensing pads. The flexible circuit board includes conductive pads, the outermost conductive pad is provided with a virtual pattern, and the position of the virtual pattern corresponds to the position of the reserved room. The anisotropic conductive film is arranged between the touch sensing layer and the flexible circuit board, and the sensing pads are respectively electrically connected to the conductive pads through the anisotropic conductive film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignees: Interface Technology (Chengdu) Co., Ltd., Interface Optoelectronics (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., General Interface Solution Limited
    Inventors: Po-Lin Chen, Hsuan-Man Chang, Min-Hui Yin, Chu-Jung Lin, Mei-Hua Chou
  • Patent number: 10806243
    Abstract: Disclosed is a concept of a synthetic fiber substitute for pony hair, for use in cosmetic brushes or the like, made of PBT, with a mix of two diameters of fibers, 0.05 mm diameter and 0.07 mm diameter, with the ratio of the blend being 8:2 (8 parts 0.05 mm diameter and 2 parts 0.07 mm diameter). The tips used on both types of fibers is a “short tip”, and the wave characteristic of both types of fibers is “small wave”.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Anisa International, Inc.
    Inventor: Eleonora Benedetta Barozzi
  • Patent number: 10800149
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system for manufacturing a display unit, including: a carrying unit configured to carry an optical film; a cutting unit configured to form a slit line on the optical film from a side opposite to the release film by a predetermined depth, in which the release film is not cut; a peeling unit configured to peel the polarizing film from the release film; and an attaching unit configured to attach the polarizing film peeled from the release film to a panel, in which the carrying unit includes a carrying direction changing unit, which changes a direction in which the optical film is carried so that the optical film carried along a first straight section is carried along a second straight section crossing the first straight section, and when the carrying of the optical film is stopped, the slit line formed on the optical film is positioned in the first straight section or the second straight section among the first straight section, the second straight section, and a curved section positioned between
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Beom Seok Lee, Suk Jae Lee, Kyung Hyeok Park, San Park, Hang Suk Choi, Eung Jin Jang, Bong Su Jeung, Jea Han Ryoo
  • Patent number: 10770777
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of manufacturing a metal foil laminate which may be used for example to produce an antenna for a radio frequency (RFID) tag, electronic circuit, photovoltaic module or the like. A web of material is provided to at least one cutting station in which a first pattern is generated in the web of material. A further cutting may occur to create additional modifications in order to provide additional features for the intended end use of the product. The cutting may be performed by a laser either alone or in combinations with other cutting technologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventors: Ian James Forster, Peter Cockerell, Norman Howard
  • Patent number: 10682755
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an arm for a multi joint robot, and a multi joint robot. The arm is formed by a first half portion and a second half portion engaged with each other, an upper portion of each of the first and second half portions being provided with a protrusion, the protrusions being substantially parallel to each other, a lower portion of the first half portion being provided with a supporting member, the two half portions being engaged with each other via an engagement surface which is between the two protrusions, the shape of a lower portion of the second half portion matching the shape of an outer circumference of the supporting member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Xiaodong Cao, Zhu Zhu, Jiajie Sha
  • Patent number: 10583615
    Abstract: A dry, fibrous tape for use in an automated placement process such as ATL or AFP and a preform produced therefrom. The preform is configured for resin infusion. The tape contains a layer of unidirectional fibers, at least one nonwoven veil bonded to one side of the fiber layer, and at least binding materials present within the tape. The preform produced from laying down such tape exhibits a low-bulk property that is close to the final thickness of the cured fiber-reinforced resin article and no further consolidation or compaction is required.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Cytec Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Blackburn, Samuel Jestyn Hill, Dominique Ponsolle, Carmelo Luca Restuccia
  • Patent number: 10553364
    Abstract: A multilayer capacitor includes a capacitor body including dielectric layers, first and second internal electrodes alternately disposed, with one of the dielectric layers interposed therebetween, and first and second groove parts formed in first and second surfaces of the capacitor body opposing each other to extend in a first direction in which the dielectric layers are stacked, and contacting the first and second internal electrodes, respectively; and first and second via electrodes formed in the first and second groove parts, respectively, and electrically connected to the first and second internal electrodes, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Inventors: Jin Ok Han, Jin Kyung Joo, Jin Ju Park, Jae Yeol Choi, Hong Seok Kim
  • Patent number: 10546794
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed are directed to a method of reducing warpage of a semiconductor package substrate, and a warpage reducing device. The method includes preparing the semiconductor package substrate, heating the prepared semiconductor package substrate, forming at least one bend in the heated semiconductor package substrate, and cooling the semiconductor package substrate having the at least one bend is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Inventors: Seung Wan Kim, Deok Suk Jang, Jeong Ho Yeo
  • Patent number: 10470303
    Abstract: A multilayer rigid-flex circuit board is provided. The multilayer rigid-flex circuit board includes at least one rigid circuit section, at least one flex circuit section disposed to face the rigid circuit section, and circuit layers disposed to be extended and formed in equal layers within the rigid circuit section and the flex circuit section. The flex circuit section may include a coverlay disposed to face a dielectric layer of the rigid circuit section and formed above or below the circuit layer disposed within the flex circuit section. The coverlay may include a coverlay film, and a first cover resin layer and a second cover resin layer respectively laminated on opposite surfaces of the coverlay films. Since high-speed wiring and interlayer separation, which may occur in a multilayer structure, are eliminated, it is possible to reduce noise and to achieve signal integrity and stabilization of radio frequency interference (RFI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Du-I Kang
  • Patent number: 10435217
    Abstract: The disclosure includes a carton for containers, including a bottom panel with a hinge, a top panel, a front panel, a back panel, and first and second opposed end panels. The disclosure also includes a blank for the carton. The carton is configurable in different storage and dispensing configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Owens-Brockway Glass Container Inc.
    Inventors: Raul M. Paredes, David J. Bohman
  • Patent number: 10405615
    Abstract: Systems and methods for joining two or more pieces of hook fastener tape. In some embodiments, the two or more pieces of tape are spliced together using ultrasonic welding. At least one of the splicing components used to splice the tapes together may be configured so that the component influences the profile of a connecting portion along which the two tapes are welded together. In some cases, at least one of the splicing components may be configured to minimize deformation of the tapes as they are welded together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Nozaka, Yoshifumi Nakata, Chieko Dokyu, John Rene Hawkins, III, Howard Joseph Pfeuffer, Eric Tham Rice
  • Patent number: 10370302
    Abstract: A method of forming a densified preform or composite part is disclosed that includes partially densifying a porous preform, forming channels in the partially densified preform that open to an exterior surface of the partially densified preform, infiltrating a densifying agent, such as pitch, into at least some of the channels of the partially densified preform, at least partially stabilizing the densifying agent, including heating at a first temperature, such that cracks form within the densifying agent, and exposing the preform to an oxidizing agent, and heating the at least partially stabilized preform at a second temperature to carbonize at least the stabilized densifying agent. A partially densified preform including a densifying agent disposed at least in such channels also is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventors: Mark L. La Forest, Slawomir T. Fryska, David Flask, David M. Wright, Roger L. Klinedinst
  • Patent number: 10359338
    Abstract: There is provided apparatus and a method for assessing the integrity of a bonded joint and a bonded joint assembly. The assembly has a bonded joint monitored for bond integrity and comprises first (1) and second (2) components each defining a bonding surface (3,4); the joint (5) is formed between the bonding surfaces (3,4) and the first component (1) defines a passage (15) therethrough from the bonding surface to an exterior of the component. The joint (5) includes an optical fiber (11) extending along the joint (5) between the bonding surfaces, through the passage (15) and emerging from the passage (15) to the exterior of the component. The method of constructing the assembly includes the steps of passing the optical fiber (11) through the passage (15) and adhering the optical fiber (11) to the bonding surface (3) of the first component (1), thus bringing the two bonding surfaces (3,4) together and forming the bond (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventor: Ian James Read
  • Patent number: 10346663
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a fingerprint sensor and a fingerprint identification module. The fingerprint sensor comprises a substrate and an ultrasonic transducer. The upper surface of the substrate is provided with a plurality of first connecting electrodes, wherein the lower surface of the substrate is provided with a plurality of second connecting electrodes, and wherein the first connecting electrodes are configured to electrically connect with the second electrodes. The ultrasonic transducer is provided on the upper surface, wherein the ultrasonic transducer comprises a plurality of third connecting electrodes, and wherein the third connecting electrodes are configured to electrically connect with the first connecting electrodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Inventors: Anpeng Bai, Bingqian Ma
  • Patent number: 10327518
    Abstract: A molded surface fastener, in which many magnetic particles can be contained in a closer part with respect to a magnet of a molding die, and further a front surface and a rear surface can be easily identified, is provided. In the molded surface fastener of the invention, a magnetic region containing magnetic particles is formed on at least a part between right and left resin intrusion barrier portions, and a magnetic raised portion which is lower than engaging elements and contains the magnetic particles therein is disposed between the engaging elements adjacent in a length direction within the magnetic region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichi Imai, Ayumi Fujisaki, Hiromasa Abe, Kenta Okada, Mineto Terada, Tsuyoshi Minato
  • Patent number: 10285471
    Abstract: An article of footwear has an auxetic sole structure formed from members surrounding apertures. The members may have a trapezoidal geometry. Adjoining members are hingedly connected, so that they can rotate with respect to each other in the plane of the sole structure. The rotation allows the auxetic sole structure to expand when tension is applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Tory M. Cross
  • Patent number: 10267039
    Abstract: A ceiling system in one embodiment includes an overhead support grid comprised of a plurality of intersecting grid support members and a ceiling tile mountable to the grid. Retaining clips support the ceiling tile from the grid which may be concealed from view. The retaining clips each include a cavity that receives a grid support member and a pair of resilient mounting elements configured to lockingly engage a support member. The mounting elements are laterally movable in response to inserting the support member into the cavity of the retaining clip. In one embodiment, the movable elements include locking tabs which create a snap-fit interlock with the grid support member for securing the ceiling tile to the grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: AWI Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Todd M. Bergman, Francis Testa, James R. Waters, Christopher D. Gaydos, Brian L. Springer, Lori Jo L. Shearer, Scott L. Huntzinger
  • Patent number: 10217988
    Abstract: Provided is a secondary battery with a high electric characteristic and reliability that prevents the short circuit between a positive electrode and a negative electrode by an insulating member and that prevents or reduces the volume increase and deformation of a battery electrode assembly. A secondary battery includes a battery electrode assembly in which positive electrode 1 and negative electrode 6 are alternately laminated while separator 20 is interposed therebetween. Positive electrode 1 and negative electrode 6 include current collectors 3, 8 and active materials 2, 7, each surface of current collectors 3, 8 is provided with an application portion and a non-application portion of active materials 2, 8, and the active materials 2, 7 include a thin portion whose thickness is small.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Kouzou Takeda, Masaaki Matsuu, Hiroo Takahashi, Yoshimasa Yamamoto, Masanori Hirai
  • Patent number: 10144925
    Abstract: Provided is a preparation method of a yeast cell immobilization medium, which comprises the following steps: (1) boiling a fiber material in boiling water and drying the fiber material; (2) soaking the fiber material in a surface modified aqueous solution with a concentration of 1-100 g/L, using hydrochloric acid to adjust a PH of the solution to 7.0, fully rinsing the fiber material in deionized water and drying the fiber material; (3) soaking the fiber material in a cross-linking agent aqueous solution with a concentration of 1-100 g/L, fully rinsing the fiber material in deionized water and drying the fiber material; and (4) attaching the fiber material to supporting framework. Also provided is the yeast cell immobilization medium prepared using the preparation method and a method for producing ethanol using the yeast cell immobilization medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Nanjing University of Technology
    Inventors: Hanjie Ying, Yong Chen, Qingguo Liu, Jinglan Wu, Xiaochun Chen, Jingjing Xie
  • Patent number: 10111494
    Abstract: An article with a sole structure including a midsole component and an outer sole member are described. The sole structure includes a set of holes arranged in an auxetic configuration that permit the sole to expand in an auxetic manner. The set of holes extends through the midsole component and the outer sole member and both the midsole component and the outer sole member are exposed on an outer surface of the sole structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Tory M. Cross
  • Patent number: 9946092
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus to form biocompatible energization elements are described. In some examples, the methods and apparatus to form the biocompatible energization elements involve forming cavities comprising active cathode chemistry. The active elements of the cathode and anode are sealed with a biocompatible material. In some examples, a field of use for the methods and apparatus may include any biocompatible device or product that requires energization elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick A. Flitsch, Jorge Gonzalez, Daniel B. Otts, Randall B. Pugh, James Daniel Riall, Adam Toner
  • Patent number: 9943989
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a composite product includes folding a first layer of material to create a first folded layer having a first and a second superposed portion extending from a respective first and second free end to a first bend, folding a second layer of material in order to create a second folded layer having a third and a fourth superposed portion extending from a respective third and fourth free end to a second bend, laying the first folded layer over a first element with the first portion in contact with the first element, laying the second folded layer over the first folded layer laying a second element over the second folded layer, compressing the plurality of the fiber layers by either vacuum or gravity, pulling two free ends of the first folded layer and of the second folded layer in order to let them contact each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventors: Per Nielsen, Sigmund Wenningsted Torgard
  • Patent number: 9828481
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of manufacturing a porous ceramic body, which includes: (S1) mixing silica powders having a particle size of 0.045˜0.5 mm, zircon flour and wax, thus preparing a ceramic mixture; (S2) placing the ceramic mixture into a mold, thus producing a green body; and (S3) sintering the green body at high temperature, thus obtaining a porous ceramic body, wherein the silica having a particle size of 0.1˜0.5 mm is contained in an amount of 50˜80 wt % based on the total weight of the porous ceramic body; and also which produces a bulk porous ceramic body having good strength and leaching properties with excellent dimensional stability and shape stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Korea Institute of Energy Research
    Inventors: Jeong-Gu Yeo, Jin-Seok Lee, Young-Hwan Kim, Yeon-Gil Jung, Ungyu Paik
  • Patent number: 9748130
    Abstract: A method includes setting a first tension value of a laminating tape during a standby mode. A second tension value of the laminating tape is set during taping on a wafer. The second tension value is different from the first tension value. A third tension value of the laminating tape is set after taping. The third tension value is different from the second tension value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Wen-Ming Chen, Wei-Chih Chen, Tung-Hsiao Yu, Min-Yu Wu
  • Patent number: 9720459
    Abstract: A chassis and a method of manufacturing a chassis of an information handling system are disclosed. The chassis includes a carbon-fiber composite and a plurality vents of formed in the carbon-fiber composite. Each of the plurality of vents is a channel extending through the carbon-fiber composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Deeder M. Aurongzeb, Travis C. North, Kyle D. Spiess
  • Patent number: 9675502
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing an absorbent article in which a bonding part for bonding a liquid-permeable layer to an absorbent core has been formed in a low-basis-weight region of the absorbent core and which has all of sufficient flexural rigidity of the bonding part, sufficient bonding strength of the bonding part, and sufficient liquid-absorbing properties. This problem is solved with an absorbent core which comprises a first region that has a given absorbent-material basis weight and second regions (regions 411a, 411b) that have a lower absorbent-material basis weight than the first region, wherein the ratio of the basis weight of a highly absorbing polymer to the basis weight of the absorbent material in the second regions is regulated to 10/100 to 47/100, and compressed parts are formed inside the second regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Inventors: Hiroki Goda, Shinichi Ishikawa, Ryota Kawamori, Kengo Ochi
  • Patent number: 9638043
    Abstract: A method of through-thickness reinforcing a laminated material is disclosed, in which a reinforcing element is coated with a thermoplastic layer. The reinforcing element is inserted into a base material, and a matrix material, such as a polymeric, is included in the base material. The combination is then cured, or heated, such that the thermoplastic layer and the matrix material diffuse into each other, thereby forming an interphase region around the reinforcing element. This interphase region helps to prevent cracks from propagating from the reinforcing element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventor: Matthew Paul Jevons
  • Patent number: 9627177
    Abstract: To provide a mass spectrometer capable of performing high-sensitivity measurement using water molecules. The mass spectrometer has a chamber in which a sample is disposed, an irradiation unit for emitting particles to the sample, and an extraction electrode which leads secondary ions emitted from the sample to a mass spectrometry unit, in which the irradiation unit switches a first mode of emitting primary ions for causing the secondary ions to be emitted from the sample and a second mode of emitting particles containing water molecules to be made to adhere to the sample and emits the particles to the sample.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naofumi Aoki, Masafumi Kyogaku, Kota Iwasaki, Yohei Murayama
  • Patent number: 9557020
    Abstract: The device bends readily and safely without a sealing resin peeling off or a breakage in a wire. In an LED columnar light emitting device 1 in which a plurality of two conductive regions 2 and 3 corresponding to the ± polarities are provided in the columnar direction on a film wiring board, each light emitting element is connected to and installed on the plurality of two conductive regions 2 and 3, and each LED chip 6, as each light emitting element, is sealed above with a transparent sealing resin 8, notch sections 9 and 9A are formed on both outer sides of two plated lines 4 as opening sections between the two conductive regions 2 and 3 and another two conductive regions 2 and 3 adjacent thereto in the columnar direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Toshio Hata, Yuhsuke Fujita, Kenichi Akamatsu
  • Patent number: 9551146
    Abstract: Described herein is a multi-component panel comprising a ceiling panel and a sound attenuation layer, as well as a ceiling system that includes the multi-component panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: AWI Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Phi-Oanh R. Pham, Jeffrey Scott Roberts
  • Patent number: 9545163
    Abstract: A patterned fabric with an image pattern includes: a fabric sheet having opposite first and second surfaces and a plurality of pores extending through the first and second surfaces, each of the pores being defined by a pore-defining wall; and a plastic film bonded to the first surface of the fabric sheet and having opposite first and second faces and an image pattern formed on the first face. The plastic film is perforated to form a plurality of through-holes extending through the first and second faces. Each of the through-holes is defined by a hole-defining wall. The hole-defining wall of each of the through-holes extends into a respective one of the pores and wraps around and is bonded to at least a portion of the pore-defining wall of the respective one of the pores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventors: Chen-Cheng Huang, Pao-Hao Huang, Pao-Han Huang
  • Patent number: 9469081
    Abstract: An open perforated assembly typically includes a film layer (26) on one side of the open perforated assembly, and an adhesive layer (32) and a release liner (42) on the other side. The layers and liner are perforated with a plurality of holes (6). The assembly is devoid of any imperforate layer. The perforated liner has a first color visible from the other side. Upon removal of the perforated release liner the appearance of the assembly from the other side is similar to the appearance before removal of the perforated liner. The assembly may be imaged by digital inkjet printing using a digital inkjet machine. Its printheads are spaced from one side of the open perforated assembly and an ink receiving surface (62) is located on the other side such that ink that is jetted from the printheads and passes through the holes in the open perforated assembly is deposited on the ink receiving surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: CONTRA VISION LTD.
    Inventors: George Roland Hill, Mark David Godden
  • Patent number: 9463298
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a plaster for attaching a trachestoma valve or the like in connection with a tracheostoma on a person's neck. The plaster comprises a socket and an annular flange, communicating with a central opening of the flange which is connected with a single-coated adhesive tape which extends radially beyond the edge of the flange. The connection includes a first annular joint at or inwardly of the outer periphery of the flange, and a second annular joint located between the outer periphery of the flange and the inner periphery of the flange spaced radially from the first annular joint. A protecting liner covers the adhesive on the tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: Atos Medical AB
    Inventors: Jan-Ove Persson, Richard Falkenberg, Anders Fransson
  • Patent number: 9446733
    Abstract: This invention relates to a gas bag arrangement of a vehicle occupant restraint system, the gas bag arrangement comprising: a gas bag (1) which includes at least one inflatable chamber (11) with a first and a second portion (111, 112); and at least one connecting element (51, 51?, 52) which connects the first and the second portion (111, 112) with each other such that the first and the second portion (111, 112) extend at an angle to each other, wherein the first and the second portion (111, 112)—based on the mounted and inflated condition of the gas bag (1)—extend at least approximately parallel to a plane defined by the vehicle height and vehicle length direction (z, x) and the connecting element (51, 51?, 52) extends on a side of the gas bag (1) facing away from the vehicle occupant (2) to be protected and points towards the vehicle front, wherein the gas bag arrangement is arranged and formed for the protection of the upper body and/or the head of a passenger or a vehicle occupant (2) located on a rear
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: TAKATA AG
    Inventors: Tobias Pausch, Ingo Müller, Torsten Steiner, Kay Schöfisch, Dirk Meissner
  • Patent number: 9440679
    Abstract: A roof for a vehicle is provided that includes a roof frame and a reinforcement frame that is disposed on an upper part of the roof frame, shaped to correspond to an upper surface of the roof frame, and provided with a bush unit formed integrally with a bolting mechanism, respectively, to be connected to the roof frame. In addition, a reinforcement fiber tow is processed to correspond to a shape of the roof frame through the bush unit. A roof panel that is formed as a plate shape to cover the roof frame is disposed at an upper end of the reinforcement frame to be connected thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventors: Hae Hoon Lee, Jeong Min Cho
  • Patent number: 9434143
    Abstract: An extensible laminar material 100 includes an extensible layer 106 coupled to at least one laminar layer 102, 104. The extension of the extensible layer 106 starting from a non-extended condition determines the extension of the laminar layer(s) 102, 104 while the return of the extensible layer 106 toward the non-extended condition determines the pulling of the laminar layer(s) 102, 104 into a wrinkled condition. The extensible layer 106 and at least one laminar layer 102, 104 are connected by welding to avoid their detachment. The extensible layer 106 is anchored to at least one laminar layer 102, 104 by lines of spread adhesive 108, 108?. The welded connection is absent in correspondence of the lines of spread adhesive 108, 108?. Preferably, the material is in the form of a web 100 extensible transversally to the longitudinal extension of the web with the lines of spread adhesive 108, 108? extending along the sides of the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventor: Gabriele Sablone
  • Patent number: 9238912
    Abstract: Described herein is a multi-component panel comprising a ceiling panel and a sound attenuation layer, as well as a ceiling system that includes the multi-component panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: AWI Licensing Company
    Inventors: Phi-Oanh R. Pham, Jeffrey Scott Roberts
  • Publication number: 20150144180
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a multi-layered structure adapted to be applied to the surface of a back-contact back-sheet for a photovoltaic module comprising back-contact solar cells. The multi-layered structure comprises a non-extendible intermediate layer (240) comprised of a dielectric material. The multi-layered structure further comprises an upper layer (280) of an encapsulating material coupled to the upper surface (242) of the intermediate layer, as well as a lower layer (270) of a thermo-adhesive material coupled to the lower surface (244) of the intermediate layer (240). The multi-layered structure also has a plurality of through-holes pierced at predetermined positions.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Elisa Baccini, Luigi Marras, Bruno Bucci
  • Patent number: 9039851
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method of manufacturing a (plastic) card with a flexible inlay. Said method comprises following steps: manufacturing a upper housing and a lower housing; coating colloidal on inner surfaces of the upper housing and the lower housing; placing the inlay in said upper housing or the lower housing; closing the upper housing and the lower housing together to have a housing-closed card; laminating the closed housings to have a finished card. Preferably, there is provided in either the upper housing or the lower housing a slot(s) in match with the inlay(s); the inlay is placed within the slot accordingly. By means of the invention, a card with flexible inlay is manufactured, for example, an intelligent card (i.e., smart card) comprising a flexible and active circuit board and a flexible display, and properties of a new kind of card with flexible inlay are guaranteed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Hierstar Limited
    Inventors: Xueli Xie, Zheng Zhang, Jixiang Guo, Taoling Xie
  • Publication number: 20150135589
    Abstract: Method of manufacturing a plant receptacle wherein the following steps are performed: a) a PLA thread is co-extruded with a flexible aliphatic polyester, said flexible aliphatic polyester comprising 10 wt % to 30 wt % bamboo material, such that the flexible aliphatic polyester covers the PLA thread, thereby creating a weldable biodegradable thread; b) using said weldable biodegradable thread in a woven or non-woven process, making a permeable sheet material; c) continuously forming said sheet material into a continuous receptacle, by bringing the side edges of said sheet material into contact and welding said side edges together; d) cutting said continuous receptacle in predetermined lengths thereby creating separate plant receptacles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Merethe Ellegaard, Carsten Kulmbach