Involving Magnetically Susceptible Lamina Or Incorporating Into The Work A Particulate Susceptor Material Having Magnetic Properties Patents (Class 156/272.4)
  • Patent number: 10373927
    Abstract: A connection body includes a circuit board terminals arranged into terminal rows, the terminals rows being arranged in parallel to one another in a widthwise direction orthogonal to a direction in which the terminals are arranged, and an electronic component including bumps arranged into bump rows corresponding to the terminal rows, the bumps being arranged in parallel to one another in a widthwise direction orthogonal to a direction in which the bumps are arranged. The electronic component is connected upon the circuit board interposed by an anisotropic conductive adhesive including electrically conductive particles arranged therein. A distance between mutually opposing terminals of the terminals and bumps of the bumps arranged toward the outer sides of the circuit board and the electronic component is greater than a distance between mutually opposing terminals of the terminals and bumps of the bumps arranged toward their inner sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Reiji Tsukao
  • Patent number: 10350832
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments relate to an induction sealing device for heat sealing packaging material for producing sealed packages of pourable food products. In some embodiments, the sealing device includes: an inductor device which interacts with said packaging material by means of at least one active surface; a flux-concentrating insert; and a supporting body made of heat-conducting material and housing said inductor device and said flux-concentrating insert, wherein said flux concentrating insert is made by a magnetic compound of a polymer and soft magnetic particles; and said flux concentrating insert interacts with said packaging material via at least one interactive surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Per Karlsson, Marko Stajkovic, Louis Carlioz, Håkan Andersson, Patrik Ingvarsson
  • Patent number: 10350683
    Abstract: A heating method is described. A plurality of flux concentrators and at least one part may be held in proximity to one another. One or more alternating electric current may be generated to generate a plurality of alternating magnetic fields by the respective flux concentrators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Grid Logic Incorporated
    Inventor: Matthew J. Holcomb
  • Patent number: 10322546
    Abstract: A magnetic insert for enhancing the magnetic field of an induction heating device is provided. The magnetic insert is manufactured by use of a composition comprising a moldable polymer matrix and a soft magnetic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Tetra Laval Holdings & Finance S.A.
    Inventors: Pär Bierlein, Martin Alexandersson, Daniel Sandberg, Karl Israelsson, Louis Carlioz, Vincenzo De Salvo, Karl-Axel Johansson
  • Patent number: 10312014
    Abstract: An inductor includes: a body having a coil including lead out portions disposed therein, and external electrodes connected to the lead out portions, at least partially disposed in the body, and exposed to a first surface of the body, thereby miniaturizing an inductor, securing Q characteristics, and improving inductance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Han Lee
  • Patent number: 10281064
    Abstract: A method of forming a hose assembly is disclosed. The hose assembly includes a multilayer tube having an inner layer comprising a first polymeric material and an outer layer comprising a second polymeric material and defining an outer peripheral surface. The hose assembly also includes a reinforcing layer comprising reinforcing fibers and disposed about and embedded in the outer peripheral surface of the multilayer tube. The method comprises the steps of extruding the multilayer tube, and disposing reinforcing fibers about the outer peripheral surface of the multilayer tube to form a reinforced multilayer tube. The method also includes the steps of heating the reinforced multilayer tube to a temperature which is greater than a peak melting temperature of the second polymeric material, and cooling the reinforced multilayer tube to solidify the melted outer layer and embed the reinforcing layer in the outer layer to form the hose assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: KONGSBERG ACTUATION SYSTEMS II, INC.
    Inventors: Leo Moreau, Michael Paulson, Rich Hahn, Arjen Schippers
  • Patent number: 10274005
    Abstract: A shim assembly includes a shim material configured to be positioned between a first component and a second component. A wire is in contact with the shim material. The wire is configured to heat the shim material to above a predetermined temperature, and the shim material becomes moldable above the predetermined temperature such that the shim material is able to conform to the first component and the second component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: William J. Koch, Marc R. Matsen
  • Patent number: 10241850
    Abstract: The invention also provides a heating apparatus including a holder capable of holding at least one part, an electric current generator and a flux concentrator electrically connected to the electric current generator, the flux concentrator being made of a non-magneto-dielectric material and having a coil with at least one turn forming an inductor to generate an alternating magnetic field that is driven by the alternating electric field, the alternating magnetic field resonating at a frequency of at least 1 MHz in response to the alternating electric current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Grid Logic Incorporated
    Inventor: Matthew J. Holcomb
  • Patent number: 10228081
    Abstract: A method of forming a hose assembly is disclosed. The hose assembly comprises a tube formed from a polymeric material and defining an outer peripheral surface, and a reinforcing layer disposed about the outer peripheral surface of the tube. The reinforcing layer comprises reinforcing fibers and a binder formed from binding fibers. The method includes the steps of extruding the tube, forming a commingled braid from the reinforcing fibers and the binding fibers, and disposing the commingled braid about the outer peripheral surface of the tube to form a reinforced tube. The method also includes the steps of heating the reinforced tube to a temperature (T1) equal to or greater than a peak melting temperature of the binding fibers to at least partially melt the binding fibers, and cooling the reinforced tube to solidify the melted binding fibers and form the hose assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Kongsberg Actuation Systems II, Inc.
    Inventors: Leo Moreau, Michael Paulson, Rich Hahn, Arjen Schippers
  • Patent number: 10174223
    Abstract: In some variations, the invention provides a curable adhesive formulation comprising a curable liquid precursor capable of frontal polymerization, wherein the liquid precursor comprises a monomer and a polymerization catalyst, and frontal-polymerization-triggering susceptors in contact with, or contained within, the liquid precursor. The susceptors may include conducting and/or magnetic solid particles capable of induction heating in the presence of a remotely applied electromagnetic field. Other variations provide a polymer-curing system comprising a curable liquid precursor, frontal-polymerization-triggering susceptors, and an apparatus configured to remotely produce an alternating electromagnetic field in line-of-sight with the susceptors (but not necessarily in line-of-sight with the liquid precursor), thereby generating induction heating to initiate the frontal polymerization. The susceptors may be about 0.1 wt % to about 50 wt % of the curable formulation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Tao Xie, Andrew P. Nowak, Thomas Boundy
  • Patent number: 10160579
    Abstract: A sealing disc for a closure cap for containers, especially bottle closures for liquids fermented with yeast, consists of a plurality of layers (1, 2, 3, 4). One of these layers (4) comprises an active especially metallic substance in layered or particulate form which binds sulphur compounds in order to reduce the formation of sulphide odours after the bottle has been filled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: Alfelder Kunststoffwerke Herm. Meyer GmbH
    Inventors: Rainer Kroger, Heinz-Werner Rohrka, Peter Rothweiler
  • Patent number: 10124646
    Abstract: A method includes a coating step of coating a vulcanizing adhesive at a surface of a vulcanized centrum of a rubber bush; a heating step of heating a portion to be adhered of a stabilizer bar; a fitting step of fitting the centrum of the rubber bush at which the vulcanizing adhesive is coated on the heated portion to be adhered of the stabilizer bar; and an adhering step of clamping the rubber bush in a radial direction by a clamping device to adhere the rubber bush on the portion to be adhered of the stabilizer bar.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI STEEL MFG. CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Daisuke Higuchi, Yohei Okada, Takuya Matsuda
  • Patent number: 10058950
    Abstract: An induction welding system is provided. The system includes at least one induction coil configured to generate an alternating magnetic field, and a smart susceptor film sized to be positioned between a first component and a second component to be welded to the first component. The smart susceptor film includes a thermoplastic resin, and a plurality of metal alloy wires disposed in the thermoplastic resin such that the plurality of metal alloy wires are oriented substantially parallel to the generated alternating magnetic field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Noel T. Gerken, Robert James Miller, Jeffery L. Marcoe, John B. Moser, Aaron W. Bartel, Marc R. Matsen
  • Patent number: 10026538
    Abstract: A multilayer body is a lamination of a plurality of substantially rectangular insulating layers and has a bottom surface being a series of the outer edges of the insulating layers, an end surface being adjacent to the bottom surface and being a series of the outer edges of the insulating layers, and a side surface located on a negative side in the y-axis direction. An outer electrode is embedded in the multilayer body such that it is exposed while extending across the boundary between the bottom surface and the end surface. A coil is disposed in the multilayer body and is connected to the outer electrode. The distance between the outer electrode and the side surface in the corner between the bottom surface and the end surface is longer than the distance between the outer electrode and the side surface where the outer electrode and the coil are connected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kaori Takezawa
  • Patent number: 10000086
    Abstract: Disclosed is a binding device for binding a bundle of leaves in a binding element of a magnetic material, whereby this binding device is provided with a support for the binding element that is formed by a U-shaped profile with a base and two legs, whereby this binding device is provided with a heating element that is between the legs of the profile and makes contact with the base. The binding device is provided with a switch for switching the heating element with a magnet that is between the legs of the profile and can move towards the base of the profile, whereby the profile is provided with wings oriented towards the center of the profile that keep the magnet at a distance from the base and/or the heating element when the magnet moves towards the base of the profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: UNIBIND LIMITED
    Inventor: Guido Peleman
  • Patent number: 9998643
    Abstract: A method for forming curved image sensors may include applying positive pressure to the face of an image sensor, forcing the image sensor to adhere the curved surface of a substrate. The pressure may be applied to the face of the image sensor in a variety of ways, including using pneumatic pressure, hydraulic pressure, or pressure from an elastic or inelastic solid. Processing may occur on either a single image sensor die or an image sensor wafer. When an image sensor wafer is processed, a substrate may be used that has a number of cavities defined by respective curved surfaces with each cavity corresponding to a respective image sensor. When pressure is applied to the image sensor, the image sensor may deform until the curvature of the image sensor matches the curvature of the curved surface of the underlying substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS INDUSTRIES, LLC
    Inventors: Marc Allen Sulfridge, Andrew Eugene Perkins, Rickie Charles Lake, Jonathan Michael Stern
  • Patent number: 9981422
    Abstract: A three-dimensional object printer comprises a conveyor having a surface configured to convey a three-dimensional object in a first direction; a leveling assembly configured to level a surface of the three-dimensional object as the conveyer conveys the three-dimensional object in the first direction, the leveling assembly comprising (i) a member, (ii) a roller connected to the member having a cylindrical shape, the roller having an outer surface that moves upon the surface of the three-dimensional object to level a surface of the three-dimensional object, and (iii) an actuator arranged near the member, the actuator being configured to mechanically interact with the member to move the roller with respect to the planar surface of the conveyer; and a controller configured to, as the outer surface of the roller moves upon the surface of the three-dimensional object, operate the actuator to move the roller with respect the conveyer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron M. Moore, Ron E. Dufort, Timothy G. Shelhart, Timothy D. Slattery
  • Patent number: 9868249
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing induction welding. A number of protective layers are positioned between a susceptor layer and at least one of a plurality of workpieces at a weld location. An undesired current path is prevented from forming at the weld location during induction heating of the plurality of workpieces by the number of protective layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Marc Rollo Matsen, Robert James Miller, William C. Dykstra
  • Patent number: 9751808
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for fabricating a ceramic material from a preceramic polymer material. The method includes providing a preceramic polymer material that has a preceramic polymer and an electromagnetic radiation-responsive component. The electromagnetic radiation-responsive component is selected from boron-containing compounds, cobalt, titanium, zirconium, hafnium, tantalum, tungsten, rhenium, nitrides of aluminum, nitrides of titanium, nitrides of zirconium, nitrides of hafnium, nitrides of tantalum, nitrides of tungsten, nitrides of rhenium, carbides of aluminum, carbides of titanium, carbides of zirconium, carbides of hafnium, carbides of tantalum, carbides of tungsten, carbides of rhenium and combinations thereof. An electromagnetic radiation is applied to the preceramic polymer material. The electromagnetic radiation interacts with the electromagnetic radiation-responsive component to generate heat that converts the preceramic polymer to a ceramic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Imelda P. Smyth, Douglas M. Berczik
  • Patent number: 9719359
    Abstract: A wind turbine blade 2 comprises a profiled contour including a leading edge 34 and a trailing edge 33 as well as a pressure side and a suction side. The profiled contour is formed by a first shell part 10 and a second shell part 15 being bonded together in a bonding region between the first and the second shell part by a curable bonding means 40. The first and the second shell part 10; 15 are formed in a fiber-reinforced polymer. The wind turbine blade further comprises resistive heating means 50 being arranged in thermal connection with the bonding means 40 such that the resistive heating means 50 supplies heat for curing of the curable bonding means 40 during assembling of the wind turbine blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: LM WP PATENT HOLDINGS A/S
    Inventors: Martin Dahl, Bjarne Krab Mortensen, Benjamin Hornblow
  • Patent number: 9603681
    Abstract: Dental implant systems for releasable attachment of dental prostheses are shown and described. Each of the dental implant systems includes an implant body, a prosthesis body, and an abutment body with a locking device. The locking device includes a magnetically attractable member having a first end coupled to a spring and a second end. The magnetically attractable member is moveable between a locked position and an unlocked position. The dental implant system further includes a void configured to receive the second end, the magnetically attractable member being at least partially disposed within the void in the locked position, the magnetically attractable member being free of the void in the unlocked position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Inventor: Robert Milne
  • Patent number: 9511536
    Abstract: Disclosed is an adhesive system that allows for a strong adhesion of a member to a surface, while also allowing for easy removal of the member after a prolonged period of attachment. A releasing agent can be included in an adhesive layer of the adhesive system. A heating system, such as an induction heating system, can be used to heat the releasing agent to activate it to assist in removing the adhesive system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Donald K. Dabelstein, Michael E. Rorabaugh, Stacey A. Sullivan, Glenn A. Hopper
  • Patent number: 9437347
    Abstract: The invention is achieved by applying a layer of the mixture that contains polymer and conductive particles over a first surface, when the mixture has a first viscosity that allows the conductive particles to rearrange within the layer. An electric field is applied over the layer, so that a number of the conductive particles are aligned with the field and thereafter the viscosity of the layer is changed to a second, higher viscosity, in order to mechanically stabilize the layer. This leads to a stable layer with enhanced and anisotropic conductivity that can be used in the manufacture of ESD devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: CONDALIGN AS
    Inventors: Eldrid Svasand, Mark Buchanan, Matti Knappila, Geir Helgesen, Arnulf Maeland
  • Patent number: 9381699
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and to a device (1) for bonding a metal fairing (6) to protect a leading edge of an aircraft airfoil (7), said metal fairing (6) being designed to be bonded against said airfoil (7) with the help of an adhesive (9). The bonding device (1) is remarkable in that it includes a rigid yoke (2) having inserted therein induction heater means (30) for heating said metal fairing (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: Airbus Helicopters
    Inventors: Patrick Boschet, Thomas Navarre, Bruno Lorcet
  • Patent number: 9376601
    Abstract: An adhesive composition for slide rail exhibits excellent workability in attaching a slide rail to a vehicle body and has a strong adhesive force after heating, the magnetic flux density of which can be lowered, which sustains the strong adhesive force after heating and then returning to room temperature so as to allow the firm fixation of the slide rail to the vehicle body, and which can lower the volume of the noise caused by opening/closing of a door. Specifically disclosed is an adhesive composition for slide rail which includes a hot-melt adhesive and a ferromagnetic substance, wherein the composition shows a density at 20° C. of 1.4-4.5 g/cm3 and has such magnetic properties that the magnetic flux density of an adhesive sheet, that is obtained by molding the composition, at a position 1 cm apart from the surface of the adhesive sheet is 10 mT or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: LINTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshitomo Ono, Tadahiro Tominou, Yumiko Amino, Shigeyuki Yaguchi
  • Patent number: 9346250
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of 3D display technology and provides a polarizer, manufacturing method thereof, and a 3D display device. According to the present invention, a transition layer is provided between an alignment layer and a supporting layer, and there is excellent wettability between the transition layer and the supporting layer as well as the alignment layer. The polarizer comprises a polarizing layer for producing linearly polarized light, a supporting layer located at one side of the polarizing layer, a transition layer arranged on one side of the supporting layer away from the polarizing layer, an alignment layer arranged on one side of the transition layer away from the polarizing layer, and an optical rotation layer arranged on one side of the alignment layer away from the polarizing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hua Huang, Shi Shu
  • Patent number: 9338832
    Abstract: The described embodiment relates generally to the field of inductive heating. More specifically an inductive heater designed for use in assembling electronics is disclosed. A number of methods for shaping a radio-frequency (RF) receiver structure are disclosed for the purpose of completing an inductive bonding process without causing harm to adjacent electrical components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Derek W. Wright, Erik A. Uttermann, Stephen R. McClure
  • Patent number: 9199070
    Abstract: Fluid flow conduits (14a, 14b) and apparatus (40) and methods for joining the conduits (14a, 14b), preferably in a sterile manner, are disclosed. Each conduit (14, 14b) has a polymeric open end that is sealed by a sealing member (26a, 26b) that may include a heating element (28). The polymeric end material is melted, the sealing members (26a, 26b) are moved to expose the melted open ends of the conduits (14a, 14b) and the ends are brought together to form a fused or welded connection (12) between the conduits (14a, 14b).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Fenwal, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Wegener, Kyungyoon Min, Mark Brierton, Benjamin Kusters, James Madsen, William H. Cork
  • Publication number: 20150136310
    Abstract: The invention provides a novel method for producing a composite member by fixing a surface member to the outer peripheral surface of a core member. A method for producing a composite member having a core member and a surface member fixed to the outer peripheral surface of the core member includes the surface member providing step of providing the surface member having magnetism lower than magnetism of the core member made of a conductive material on the outer peripheral surface of the core member, and the fusing step of electromagnetic induction heating the core member from outside the surface member to melt at least one of facing regions between the surface member and the core member with heat of the heated core member and fuse the surface member to the core member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Kouji Kudora, Syouichi Tsukada, Shuhei Ogami, Satoshi Mukai
  • Publication number: 20150129124
    Abstract: A method for applying a magnetic element to a surface includes the steps of providing a magnetized surface capable of holding a magnetic element, providing a substrate having a surface to be modified by the addition of the magnetic element, bringing the magnetic element into contact with the surface of the substrate, eliminating the magnetism of the magnetized surface to create an un-magnetized surface, and withdrawing the un-magnetized surface from contact with the surface of the substrate, thereby leaving behind the magnetic element on the surface of the substrate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: Erol Sancaktar
  • Publication number: 20150132581
    Abstract: An epoxy resin composition is disclosed for joining dissimilar materials. The identified epoxy resin compositions can be used to seal metallic and non-metallic components of a capacitor. Specifically the epoxy resin composition can be applied to joints between a non-metallic capacitor bushing and a metallic tank cover and metallic terminal cap. Once the epoxy resin composition is cured, it can provide a seal that can withstand the stresses and environmental conditions to which a capacitor is subjected.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: Cooper Technologies Company
    Inventors: Chao Li, Stephen John Rigby, Clay Lynwood Fellers, Marco James Mason, Saboura Rokhsair Azar
  • Publication number: 20150111042
    Abstract: The invention relates to the field of chemistry and concerns a method suitable for example for use in the automotive industry or in aircraft construction. The object of the present invention is to provide a method by which a bonding of the regions of the plastics that are in direct contact is accomplished. The object is achieved by a method for bonding plastics in which materials which contain at least one electrically conductive material and only partially cover the plastics are applied to at least one of the plastics to be bonded, then the plastics are brought into contact with one another, at least in the region with the materials, and after that at least this region is exposed at least once to an alternating electromagnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Cordelia Zimmerer, Gerald Steiner, Gert Heinrich
  • Publication number: 20150107765
    Abstract: Illustrative embodiments of anisotropic conductive adhesive (ACA) and associated methods are disclosed. In one illustrative embodiment, the ACA may comprise a binder curable using UV light and a plurality of particles suspended in the binder. Each of the plurality of particles may comprise a ferromagnetic material coated with a layer of electrically conductive material. The electrically conducting material may form electrically conductive and isolated parallel paths when the ACA is cured using UV light after being subjected to a magnetic field.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: S. Kumar Khanna
  • Patent number: 8980029
    Abstract: A doubler repair apparatus includes a composite structure having a repair area, a susceptor having an adhesive film and at least one magnetic component extending within the adhesive film on the repair area, a repair doubler patch on the susceptor and a heat source having an induction coil generally above the repair doubler patch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Mary Katherine Nigro, Marc R. Matsen, Robert James Miller
  • Publication number: 20150013894
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is presented. A method may comprise positioning a metallic bladder within a tool, the tool having a number of die liners that generate heat when exposed to a magnetic field; applying the magnetic field to the number of die liners to heat the metallic bladder; and pressurizing the metallic bladder.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Marc Rollo Matsen, Alexander M. Rubin, Randall Dow Wilkerson, Carey E. Wilkinson, James Rodney Fox, Charles R. Prebil, Gregory James Schoepen Hickman, Jeffery Lee Marcoe
  • Publication number: 20150000833
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for creating extremely high permittivity dielectric materials for use in capacitors and energy storage devices. High permittivity materials suspended in an organic non-conductive media matrix with enhanced properties and methods for making the same are disclosed. Organic polymers, shellac, silicone oil, and/or zein formulations are utilized to produce thin film low conductivity dielectric coatings. Transition metal salts as salt or oxide matrices are formed at low temperatures utilizing mild reducing agents.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: David R. Carver, Robert G. Carver
  • Publication number: 20140332155
    Abstract: A method for connecting a connector coupling to a fluid conducting line, wherein the line consists of plastic. A line end of the line is inserted in a receiving receptacle encompassing the circumference of the connector coupling. At least one metal element is disposed in or on the receiving receptacle. The metal element is heated by means of electromagnetic induction, and, as a result of this heating, at least the plastic regions of the line end melt, such that the line end is welded to the wall, or walls, of the receiving receptacle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Iris Barthel, Hans Jensen
  • Publication number: 20140318702
    Abstract: A magnetically-guided catheter includes a tip positioning magnet in the distal electrode assembly configured to interact with externally applied magnetic fields for magnetically-guided movement. A magnetically-guided mapping catheter includes an electrically-conductive capsule in the form of a casing that includes a distal ablation surface and isolates the positioning magnet from bio-fluids to prevent corrosion. An open irrigation ablation catheter includes an isolated manifold that isolates the positioning magnet from contact with irrigation fluid to prevent corrosion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.
    Inventor: Troy T. Tegg
  • Publication number: 20140299268
    Abstract: An adhesive bonding film comprises at least one layer of thermally curable resin. The thermally curable resin includes embedded metal particles adapted to be excited to produce heat for curing the resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: THE BOEING COMPANY
  • Publication number: 20140261975
    Abstract: A frit-based hermetic sealing system for sealing glass plates to one another, or sealing glass to ceramics is disclosed. Seal materials, the methods to apply these seal materials, and the seal designs for selective and controlled absorption of microwave energy to heat and seal the system are presented. The hermetic seals are useful in various applications such as (a) encapsulating solar cells based on silicon, organic systems, and thin film, (b) encapsulating other electronic devices such as organic LEDs, (c) producing Vacuum Insulated Glass windows, and (d) architectural windows and automotive glass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Srinivasan Sridharan, John J. Maloney, Chandrashekhar S. Khadilkar, Robert P. Blonski, Gregory R. Prinzbach, George E. Sakoske
  • Publication number: 20140235947
    Abstract: In an optics tube for an endoscope, a lens arrangement including at least one rod lens is received in the inside of the optics tube, wherein a sleeve is fixed on the at least one rod lens and at least partially encloses the rod lens, and wherein the sleeve is welded to the optics tube. The invention also relates to an endoscope having such an optics tube, and to a method for mounting at least one rod lens in the inside of an optics tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Jan Dahmen, Walter Vogel
  • Publication number: 20140216644
    Abstract: An adhesive film, which can be bonded when heat-activated, comprising a) a polymer-metal blend comprising at least one adhesive which can be bonded when heat-activated, and at least one metal component melting in the temperature range from 50° C. to 400° C., and b) at least one fibrous, electrically conductive filler, the filler being present at least partly in the form of a bound fiber network with the metal component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: tesa SE
    Inventor: Klaus Keite-Telgenbüscher
  • Publication number: 20140205851
    Abstract: An interconnect structure for electrically joining two surfaces includes magnetic attachment structures and an anisotropic conductive adhesive (ACA). Magnetic attachment structures on a first surface are magnetically attracted to magnetic attachment structures on a second surface. Opposing magnetic attachment structures are joined via an ACA, which conducts electricity when compressed, and is electrically insulating when not compressed. The magnetic attraction between opposing magnetic attachment structures generates a sufficient force to maintain compression of the intervening ACA in order to sustain a desired level of electrical conductivity between the first surface and second surface. A method for joining two surfaces using the interconnect structure is disclosed. Additionally, a magnetic anisotropic conductive adhesive having magnetic conductive particles dispersed therein is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventors: Ravindranath V. MAHAJAN, Aleksandar ALEKSOV, Debendra MALLIK, Ian A. YOUNG, Rajasekaran SWAMINATHAN, Sairam AGRAHARAM, John S. GUZEK
  • Publication number: 20140166405
    Abstract: A material handling system for supporting and retaining a cylindrical object being transported, such as on the forks of a lift truck. Each support includes a backplane having a curved or wedge-shaped portion on opposing ends. The resilient material of the support or cradle conforms to a range of diameters to retain the position of the object on the forks, as well as to displace the weight of the object over a extended area. Straps may be used to further bind the object to the lifting system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Ronald Bow, D. Keith Bow
  • Publication number: 20140147659
    Abstract: A black sealant composition includes magnetic nanoparticles including a core and a shell surrounding the core, conductive black particles having a black color, and a resin including the magnetic nanoparticles and the conductive black particles dispersed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Changwoo Chun, Jinwuk Kim, Byunggeol Kim, Sungwoo Kim, Kyungyeol Ryu
  • Publication number: 20140117803
    Abstract: A method of making a magnetically loaded pre-impregnated tape uses a drum 1 that is heated and which is associated with a heated bath 2 containing a thermo-plastic resin solution. A fibre tape material 4 is fed onto the drum 1 and, just prior to the fibre tape material meeting the periphery of the drum, the fibre tape material 4 is impregnated with an isotropic magnetic particle material 6 to form a pre-impregnated tape 8. The pre-impregnated tape is fed to a heating station where it is bonded with a thermoplastic resin impregnated fibre tow to produce a magnetically loaded composite tape. The heating station includes a rotatably driven heated mandrel (20) having a magnetic field (41, 42) embedded therein to provide the pre-impregnated tape (8) with a desired magnetic configuration.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: WILLIAMS HYBRID POWER LTD
    Inventors: Colin David Tarrant, Gordon Day
  • Patent number: 8641845
    Abstract: A method of determining bonding agent coverage in a joint between a first substrate (10) and a second substrate (12), including: dispersing a marker material (18) throughout a bonding agent (16); melting the bonding agent (16) but not the marker material; solidifying the melted bonding agent (16) to form an actual bond (24) in a joint between the first substrate (10) and the second substrate (12); detecting the marker material (18) in the joint through at least one of the substrates to ascertain an actual bond (24); and comparing the actual bond (24) to an expected bond (28) for the joint to determine the bonding agent coverage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventor: Gerald J. Bruck
  • Patent number: 8552347
    Abstract: A method and a device (1) for bonding a metal fairing (6) to protect a leading edge of an aircraft airfoil (7), the metal fairing (6) is designed to be bonded against the airfoil (7) with the help of an adhesive (9). The bonding device (1) is remarkable in that it includes a rigid yoke (2) having inserted therein induction heater elements (30) for heating the metal fairing (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Eurocopter
    Inventors: Patrick Boschet, Thomas Navarre, Bruno Lorcet
  • Publication number: 20130236662
    Abstract: The present invention describes a new method for creating hybrid edge seals using metal, alloy, powder coated metal and other conductive surfaces in between two substrates. The methods utilize various materials, seal designs, and geometries of hybrid seals based on polymeric powder coatings and glass powder coatings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Publication date: September 12, 2013
    Applicant: FERRO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Vineet Dua, Chandrashekhar S. Khadilkar, Srinivasan Sridharan, George E. Sakoske
  • Publication number: 20130229253
    Abstract: A laminated electronic component includes a first magnetic material portion, a low-magnetic-permeability portion laminated on the first magnetic material portion, a second magnetic material portion laminated on the low-magnetic-permeability portion, at least one annular or spiral coil disposed within the low-magnetic-permeability portion, and a plurality of columnar magnetic material portions disposed within the low-magnetic-permeability portion so as to extend through inside of the coil and connecting the first magnetic material portion to the second magnetic material portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaki INUI, Hiromu FUKUSHIMA