Direct Application Of Vacuum Or Fluid Pressure During Bonding Patents (Class 156/285)
  • Patent number: 10695958
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming a radius filler. A lattice is formed of connecting elongate members having a three-dimensional shape of the radius filler. A resin is placed within the lattice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Charles William Thomas, Benjamin Jeffrey Stephenson
  • Patent number: 10695990
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for enhancing edge breathers for composite manufacturing. One exemplary embodiment is an apparatus that includes an edge breather to facilitate manufacturing of a composite part. The edge breather includes a body, ridges disposed along a length of the body that each define an arc which is perpendicular to a lengthwise axis of the body, and openings disposed along the body that enable air to enter a hollow interior that runs along the length of the body. The arcs defined by the ridges resist compressive loads applied to the edge breather and prevent the hollow interior from collapsing under pressure applied to the edge breather by a vacuum bag during manufacturing of the composite part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Benjamin Jeffrey Stephenson, Jake Adam Reeves, William H. Ingram, Jr., Charles W. Thomas, Karl M Nelson, Cameron Bunch
  • Patent number: 10583642
    Abstract: A honeycomb structural body includes multiple cores, at least face sheet, and at least one reinforcement sheet. The multiple cores each have a honeycomb structure, and are bonded to each other with foamed adhesive in a direction in which the number of multiple pores formed by the honeycomb structure increases. The at least one face sheet is adhered to the multiple cores so as to cover the multiple pores. The reinforcement sheet is placed between the multiple cores and the at least one face sheet, at a position where the reinforcement sheet covers the foamed adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasunori Sugihara
  • Patent number: 10543666
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a composite sandwich panel that includes a first face portion with fully consolidated comingled first fibers and a first thermoplastic matrix. The composite sandwich panel also includes a second face portion with fully consolidated comingled second fibers and a second thermoplastic matrix. Additionally, the composite sandwich panel includes at least one core portion with partially consolidated comingled third fibers and a third thermoplastic matrix. The at least one core portion is interposed between the first and second face portions. The first thermoplastic matrix is melded with the third thermoplastic matrix and the second thermoplastic matrix is melded with the third thermoplastic. A density of the fibers across a thickness of the composite panel is non-uniform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Hardik Dalal, Panagiotis E. George, Kelsi M. Hurley, Ashley C. Tracey
  • Patent number: 10539554
    Abstract: A microfluidic device capable of trapping contents in a manner suitable for high-throughput imaging is described herein. The microfluidic device may include one or more trapping devices, with each trapping device having a plurality of trapping channels. The trapping channels may be configured to receive contents via an inlet channel that connects a sample reservoir to the trapping channels via fluid communication. The trapping channels are shaped such that contents within the trapping channels are positioned for optimal imaging purposes. The trapping channels are also connect to at least one exit channel via fluid communication. The fluid, and contents within the fluid, may be controlled via hydraulic pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Adela Ben-Yakar, Evan Hegarty, Sudip Mondal, Navid Ghorashian, Sertan Kutal Gökçe, Christopher Martin
  • Patent number: 10518515
    Abstract: A laminating apparatus and method of fabricating a display device are provided. According to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure, the laminating apparatus includes a first jig, which is configured to fix a window having curved surfaces, and a second jig, which includes a pressure pad facing the first jig. The pressure pad includes a top surface, which is convex toward the first jig, and depressed portions, which are inwardly depressed from side surfaces, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sang Hee Choi, Yang Han Son, So Hyun Kim
  • Patent number: 10500798
    Abstract: A carbon-fiber product forming device is disclosed. The device includes a first chamber forming with a hollow cavity, a hot-pressing plate disposed inside the hollow cavity, a mold disposed on the hot-pressing plate and formed with an outward opening, an air bag disposed inside a mold cavity of the mold, provided with a bag opening disposed near the outward opening, and attached on an outer surface thereof with carbon-fiber composites, a second chamber mounted on one side surface of the first chamber and disposed on wall surface with an air extracting port, an air inlet port, a heat medium entry port, and a barometric port, and a plurality of barometric pipes included inside the second chamber. Two ends of each of the barometric pipes are connected to the barometric port and the outward opening, respectively, such that the air bag could be periodically injected with air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: STAR LEADER TRADING LIMITED
    Inventor: Wei-Te Gam
  • Patent number: 10494545
    Abstract: A composition for solid coating formation, includes a mixed solvent including water and a dipolar aprotic solvent, a powdery organic resin which is partially soluble at least in the dipolar aprotic solvent. The powdery organic resin is dissolved or dispersed in the mixed solvent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignees: VALLOUREC OIL AND GAS FRANCE, NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kunio Goto
  • Patent number: 10473086
    Abstract: A wind turbine rotor blade may generally include a blade root, a blade tip opposite the blade root and a body shell extending between the blade root and the blade tip. The body shell may include a pressure side and a suction side extending between a leading edge and a trailing edge and may define an outer shell surface. The rotor blade may also include a leading edge cap coupled to the body shell at the leading edge. The leading edge cap may be formed from a fiber-reinforced composite including an inner surface extending directly adjacent to the body shell along a portion of the outer shell surface and an outer surface opposite the inner surface. The fiber-reinforced composite may include a plurality of fibers surrounded by a thermoplastic resin material, with the thermoplastic resin material extending throughout the fiber reinforced composite from the inner surface to the outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Aaron A. Yarbrough, Daniel Alan Hynum, James Robert Tobin, Christopher Daniel Caruso
  • Patent number: 10464298
    Abstract: A method to customize a journal or planner uses an ink transfer sheet having a desired image thereon such that the ink transfer sheet is positioned on one of the pages of the journal and the image on the ink transfer sheet is transferred to the journal's page in the appropriate manner for the particular type of ink transfer sheet used. Multiple sheets are used to customize the various pages of the journal. The ink transfer sheet can be any appropriate ink transfer sheet such as a decal sheet bound to an adhesive sheet or a silk screened transfer film bound to a backing paper with a non-slip layer therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Inventor: Alia J Layne
  • Patent number: 10438918
    Abstract: Deformation of substrates after the substrates are bonded can be suppressed. A bonding apparatus includes a first holding unit configured to attract and hold a first substrate from above; a second holding unit provided under the first holding unit and configured to attract and hold a second substrate from below; and a striker configured to press a central portion of the first substrate from above and bring the first substrate into contact with the second substrate. The first holding unit is configured to attract and hold a partial region of a peripheral portion of the first substrate, and the first holding unit attracts and holds the region which intersects with a direction, among directions from the central portion of the first substrate toward the peripheral portion thereof, in which a bonding region between the first substrate and the second substrate is expanded fastest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED
    Inventors: Yosuke Omori, Kenji Sugakawa
  • Patent number: 10434688
    Abstract: A method for molding fiber-reinforced plastic. A core is formed in a desired shape by accommodating, in a flexible bag, a grain group containing plurality of grains. The core is placed inside a prepreg containing resin and fibers, and the prepreg, in which the core is housed is placed in a molding die and compression molded. When doing so, the grain group contains first and second grains (a,b) that satisfy the equation (1). (1) 1.1?(Da/Db)?2.0 In the equation Da is the grain diameter of the grains (a), and Db is the grain diameter of the grain (b). When using a molding die to mold a molded article having a cavity, the above mentioned molding method enables an increase in the internal pressure of the core in order to change the peripheral surface area of the core, without using a pressurized gas and/or pressurized liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuneo Takano, Yuuji Kazehaya, Mitsushi Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10406038
    Abstract: The front part and the rear part of a diaper main body are each attracted by a first belt and a second belt arranged so as to separate from each other as the first belt and the second belt move to the downstream side of the conveying path. The diaper main body is attracted by the first belt only in a range other than a non-attracting range thereof covering from a crease to a prescribed position in a longitudinal direction. When the respective belts are moved, the front part and the rear part of the diaper main body are separated from each other in a state in which the diaper main body separates from the first belt in the non-attracting range. Then, respective side panels are folded inward between the front part and the rear part of the diaper main body that separate from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Zuiko Corporation
    Inventor: Takahiro Shimada
  • Patent number: 10401662
    Abstract: To provide a highly reliable liquid crystal display device including flexible substrates and a crystalline oxide semiconductor film for a backplane. The device includes a flexible first substrate, a flexible second substrate facing the first substrate, and a liquid crystal layer sealed between the substrates with a sealing member. The first substrate is provided with a layer including a transistor, an organic resin film over the transistor, a pixel electrode and a common electrode over the organic resin film, which partly overlap with each other with an insulating film provided therebetween, and an alignment film thereover. The transistor includes a crystalline oxide semiconductor film as a semiconductor layer where a channel is formed. Drying treatment is performed on the layer before the liquid crystal layer is sealed between the substrates, and steps from the drying treatment to sealing of the liquid crystal layer are performed without exposure to the air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Yoshiharu Hirakata, Daisuke Kubota, Akio Yamashita
  • Patent number: 10371604
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method for processing a sample includes selecting a selected sample from a biological specimen, the selected sample being in contact with a first surface of a first substrate. The method also includes transferring the selected sample directly from the first surface to a container comprising an internal volume. The method also includes forming or providing a sample solution within the internal volume of the container by contacting the selected sample with a lysis mixture using a protocol. The method further includes performing an assay, experiment, or test on the sample solution while the sample solution disposed is within the internal volume of the container. In another embodiment, a method for processing a sample includes providing a selected sample comprising one or more cells. The method also includes transferring the selected sample into an internal volume of a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Mousumi Rath, Mark Shannon, Jason La
  • Patent number: 10350841
    Abstract: A glazing panel repair device (1) has coupling means (27) for coupling a pump arrangement (22) to the device to provide holding suction to secure the device to the glazing panel and pressure cycling to a repair zone. In one embodiment the coupling means is for coupling a single pump to provide holding suction to secure the device to the glazing panel and pressure cycling to a repair zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Belron International Limited
    Inventor: Paul Syfko
  • Patent number: 10336020
    Abstract: The present invention provides a device which can uniformize heat distribution by using an existing heater mat for repairing or joining members. A heat dispersion device includes a bag with a fluid sealed inside, and is disposed on a second surface of a heater mat which has a first surface to be directed toward an object to be heated and the second surface opposite to the first surface. The fluid inside the bag is preferably heated with a heat source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toshikazu Shigetomi, Masayoshi Suhara, Morimasa Ishida, Shuhei Muto
  • Patent number: 10315400
    Abstract: A laminating apparatus and method are disclosed. The laminating device includes a first jig, a second jig facing the first jig, an auxiliary film fixing unit and a driving unit. A partially curved cover window is seated on the first jig. An auxiliary film and a panel member are seated on the second jig so as to be flat. The driving unit linearly moves at least one of the first and second jigs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yang-Han Son, Kyung-Su Lee, Dai-Hyun Hwang
  • Patent number: 10317661
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for selecting and dispensing coverglasses over specimens on slides for the purpose of viewing specimens through a microscope. The selecting device contains suctioning mechanisms for picking up a coverglass from a stack of coverglasses. It also contains the ability to shape the coverglass to assist in separating and laying down of the coverglasses with a reduction in the creation of bubbles in the fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Ventana Medical Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Michael Ewoniuk, Charles Nathan Hassen, Michael Mensah, Logan Rivas, DuWayne Dennis Snyder, Kenneth Eugene Stumpe, Michael Thompson
  • Patent number: 10307955
    Abstract: A molding process includes the operation of placing insulation material comprising fibers and binder on the fibers in a mold cavity. The molding process further includes the operation of transferring heat to the insulation material to cause the binder to cure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Knauf Insulation, Inc.
    Inventors: Gert R. Mueller, Robert W. Zembrodt, Charles F. Appley, Walter A. Johnson, Steven L. Collings
  • Patent number: 10308342
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of repairing damage to a fuselage barrel, having a one-piece construction, of an aircraft. The method includes determining at least a first virtual splice line and a second virtual splice line along the fuselage barrel in a direction parallel to a longitudinal axis of the fuselage barrel. The method also includes detecting damage in a first section of the fuselage barrel between the first virtual splice line and the second virtual splice line. The method further includes cutting through the fuselage barrel along the first virtual splice line and the second virtual splice line to physically separate the first section from a main section of the fuselage barrel. The method also includes removing the first section from the main section of the fuselage barrel, and splicing a new section to the main section of the fuselage barrel in place of the first section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Remmelt Andrew Staal, Narbeh Nersessian, Gary D. Oakes
  • Patent number: 10252479
    Abstract: A resin barrier device (5) for an infusion tool (1) includes a tubular intermediate piece (15) having a first end (17), which is adapted for connection to a venting outlet (3) of an infusion tool (1), having an opposite second end (19) adapted to be connected to a ventilation line (7), and having a channel (27) surrounded by a pipe wall (25), which forms a fluid connection between the first end (17) and the second end (19), and a semi-permeable barrier wall (29) provided in the channel (27), which is arranged to let an airflow pass from said first end (17) to said second end (19) and to block a resin flow from the first end (19) to the second end (19).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Michael Weinholdt, Lionel Winkelmann, Guillaume Grieve, Alexander Wulfers, Nadine Magura
  • Patent number: 10252491
    Abstract: A structure comprising a decorative sheet having a surface layer and an adhesive layer containing a polymer having 25 to 100 mass % of propylene units, and a substrate containing a polymer having 25 to 100 mass % of propylene units. The decorative sheet and the substrate are integrated by vacuum-pressure forming or vacuum forming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Ken Egashira, Yorinobu Takamatsu, Tomotaka Araki, Haruhiko Miyazawa
  • Patent number: 10246205
    Abstract: An apparatus for making a capsule provided with a shell containing a filtering element suitable for receiving a product for preparing a beverage or the like includes a superimposing assembly for applying a film of filtering material to at least one shell with a cavity in order to cover an opening of the cavity. The shell is moved along a first advancement direction and the apparatus further includes a locking assembly to lock the film to the shell, and a first stretching device included in a first stretching station for heating and stretching a portion of the film facing the cavity in order to obtain a filtering element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Sarong Societa' per Azioni
    Inventors: Andrea Bartoli, Flavio Traldi
  • Patent number: 10232558
    Abstract: The invention relates to a component (1) having a fastening region (2) for a threaded connection, wherein the component has a surface (3) having fiber material (5) embedded and integrated into a matrix (4) in at least one layer, wherein the fiber material has a fiber course substantially parallel to the surface, wherein the surface has a fastening opening (6) having a center axis (7) arranged at an angle to the surface and wherein the fastening opening is provided for an internal thread (8). In the region of the fastening opening, the fiber material lying parallel to the surface is deflected, starting from the surface, in such a way that the fiber course of the fiber material after the deflection is at an angle to the surface that approaches the direction of the center axis. Furthermore, a tube (9) is formed by means of the deflected fiber material. The invention further relates to a molded part and to a fastening part for such components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: BAIER & MICHELS GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventor: Olaf Ambros
  • Patent number: 10221700
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and systems for the bonding of dissimilar substrates. For example, a first substrate may be coupled to a second substrate by a composite joint between the first substrate and the second substrate. The composite joint may be comprised of a first adhesive material and a second adhesive material. The first adhesive material may be disposed on the first substrate, and the second adhesive material may be disposed to the first adhesive material. The composite joint between the first substrate and the second substrate may provide an isolation layer therebetween, preventing galvanic corrosion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jesse C. Meyer, Joseph Jalowka, John D. Riehl, Raymond P. Martina, James O. Hansen
  • Patent number: 10220546
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a composite fiber component for a rotor blade of a wind turbine that includes introducing a fiber material into a mold, supplying a flowable matrix material via a longitudinally extending runner of the mold using a vacuum infusion method such that the fiber material is soaked with matrix material from the runner and the matrix material flows transversely to the longitudinal extension of the runner such that a first region of the fiber material is substantially soaked with matrix material from a first section of the runner and a second region of the fiber material is substantially soaked with matrix material from a second region of the runner, and matrix material flow rates are set for the first section and the second section of the runner depending on thicknesses of the fiber material in the first region and the second region of the runner, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Senvion SE
    Inventor: Enno Eyb
  • Patent number: 10189219
    Abstract: A disclosed resin transfer molding process includes inserting a ceramic article within a bladder defining a part cavity, inserting the bladder including the ceramic article into a second cavity with a fixed geometry, and pressurizing the bladder against the ceramic article. The method further includes injecting resin into the ceramic article within the bladder with the bladder against the ceramic article to maintain resin within the ceramic article during curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Michael G. McCaffrey
  • Patent number: 10173407
    Abstract: A device is for removing a first substrate from a second substrate or adhering the first substrate to the second substrate. The device includes a carrier, a flexible member and a supporting member. The carrier is for fixing the first substrate. The flexible member is for fixing the second substrate. The supporting member is connected to the carrier and the flexible member. The carrier and the flexible member are spaced a distance from each other. The carrier, the flexible member and the supporting member together define a first variable pressure chamber. The first variable pressure chamber has a first air hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chen-Chu Tsai, Cheng-Yi Wang, Shi-Chang Chen, Tzu-Chun Lin
  • Patent number: 10166748
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a repair laminate for a composite part having an exposed surface includes applying a release film to the exposed surface and forming an uncured ply stack assembly on the release film. The uncured ply stack assembly is formed by forming and compacting a series of uncured ply stacks. The release film and ply stack assembly is then removed from the exposed surface. A bonding material is then applied to the exposed surface, and the uncured ply stack assembly is applied to the bonding material. The ply stack assembly and bonding material are then cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Denver Ray Whitworth, Vance Newton Cribb, III, Dumitru Radu Jitariu
  • Patent number: 10150233
    Abstract: Ply wrinkling during hot drape forming of a composite laminate is reduced at outside corner radii of a forming tool. First and second tensioning materials placed between a composite laminate charge and the forming tool maintain the laminate charge in tension at the radius corners as the charge is formed down over corner radii.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: William Thomas Kline, Christopher Gary Harris, Andrew M. Hopkins, Donald John Sutkus, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10143099
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention relates to a semiconductor module with an outer housing having four side walls, and a circuit carrier, which is mounted on the outer housing and has an upper side and a lower side opposite the upper side. A semiconductor chip is arranged on the upper side and in the outer housing. A first gripping socket, which is formed as an indentation, extends from the outer side of the outer housing into a first of the side walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Rene Cordes, Christoph Koch, Michael Larisch, Sven Schennetten
  • Patent number: 10093068
    Abstract: A system including one or more rubber bodies with respective rubber portions. The rubber body is positionable on a preselected portion of a surface of an object. An inner side of the rubber body is engageable with the preselected portion, and an outer side thereof is opposed to the inner side. The system includes a release film positionable on the rubber body, a heating blanket positionable on the release film, and a breather fabric. The system also includes a vacuum cover engageable with the breather fabric, which is sealed along a perimeter surrounding the preselected portion of the surface. A vacuum pump is in fluid communication with an interior space partially defined by the vacuum cover, for subjecting the rubber body to a predetermined pressure. The rubber portion is vulcanizable when subjected to heat generated by the heating blanket and to the predetermined pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Polycorp Ltd.
    Inventors: Dennis Joseph Nolan, Jamie Richard Crane, Tengli Luo, Jean Daniel Yiptong
  • Patent number: 10081170
    Abstract: A laminating apparatus for a provisionally laminated body is provided and is configured to form an end laminated body including one of a first resin film and a second resin film conforming to protruding and recessed portions of a substrate. The laminating apparatus may include first and second laminating mechanisms. The first laminating mechanism may include a first enclosed space forming receiver, a depressurizer, a heater, and a first pressure laminator to form an intermediate laminated body from the provisionally laminated body. The second laminating mechanism may include a second enclosed space forming receiver, and a second pressure laminator to form the end laminated body from the intermediate laminated body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignees: NIKKO-MATERIALS CO., LTD., SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryoichi Yasumoto, Kazutoshi Iwata, Kinya Kodama, Grigoriy Basin
  • Patent number: 10083844
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing a bonded body having a structure where a substrate and an electronic part are bonded to each other with a metal particle paste interposed therebetween. The method includes an assembled body forming step where the electronic part is mounted on the substrate with the metal particle paste interposed therebetween, an assembled body arranging step of arranging the assembled body between two heating plates opposite to one another, and a bonding step of bonding the substrate and the electronic part to each other by heating while applying pressure to the assembled body by moving at least one of two heating plates to the other of two heating plates. The bonding step is performed under a condition that a temperature of the assembled body is within 0° C. to 150° C. In the bonding step, a metal particle paste minimally generates a sintering reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: SHINDENGEN ELECTRIC MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryo Matsubayashi, Yuji Morinaga
  • Patent number: 10079160
    Abstract: A method of mounting one or more semiconductor or microelectronic chips, which includes providing a carrier; temporarily adhering the one or more semiconductor or microelectronic chips to the carrier with active faces of the one or more chips facing towards the carrier; providing a package body with at least one chip-receiving opening therein and with at least one contact opening therein; temporarily adhering the package body to the carrier with the at least one opening in the package body accommodating at least a portion of the one or more chips; covering backsides of the one or more chips and filling empty spaces between the one or more chips and walls of the at least one opening in the package body with a metallic material; filling the at least one contact opening with the aforementioned metallic material; wirebonding contacts on the active faces of the one or more chips with contact surfaces in electrical communication with the metallic material in the at least one contact opening; and releasing package b
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Alexandros D. Margomenos, Miroslav Micovic, Eric M. Prophet
  • Patent number: 10065364
    Abstract: According to some examples, a housing assembly includes a support frame including an integrated pattern of channel cavities, a first panel cover adjacent a first side of the support frame, a second panel cover adjacent the support frame on a second side of the support frame, the second panel cover having a plurality of apertures, and a bonding material received in the channel cavities of the support frame through the plurality of apertures of the second panel cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventor: Mark David Senatori
  • Patent number: 10056272
    Abstract: A wafer bonding method includes placing a top wafer on a top bonding framework including a plurality of outlet holes around a periphery of the top bonding framework. A bottom wafer is placed on a bottom bonding framework that includes a plurality of inlet holes around a periphery of the bottom bonding framework. The top bonding framework is in overlapping relation to the bottom bonding framework such that a gap exist between the top wafer and the bottom wafer. A gas stream is circulated through the gap between the top wafer and the bottom wafer entering the gap through one or more of the plurality of inlet holes and exiting the gap through one or more of the plurality of outlet holes. The gas stream replaces any existing ambient moisture from the gap between the top wafer and the bottom wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Wei Lin, Spyridon Skordas, Robert R. Young, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10040258
    Abstract: A method for obtaining a composite piece of n plies, at least one ply having a fiber volume greater than 58% in weight, the method comprising the steps of laying uncured prepreg plies and performing ultrasound compaction over each laid uncured laminate ply, wherein at least one of the uncured laminate plies has a fiber volume greater than 58% in weight. Finally, the composite laminate is cured. The step of performing ultrasound compaction comprises applying an ultrasonic compactor over each laid laminate ply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.L.
    Inventors: Jose Sanchez Gomez, Rafael Avila Dominguez, Hector Alonso Pintado
  • Patent number: 10030540
    Abstract: A method of replacing a fan case liner panel in an engine fan case is provided. In one illustrative form, the method may include applying heat to an engine fan case to debond an adhesive layer, removing the first fan case liner panel, and bonding a second fan case liner panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignees: Rolls-Royce North American Technologies Inc., Rolls-Royce Corporation, Rolls-Royce plc
    Inventors: Daniel E. Molnar, Eric W. Engebretsen, Michael Buckley, Ewan F. Thompson
  • Patent number: 10008473
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a ring-frame power package. In this regard, the ring-frame power package includes a thermal carrier and a ring structure. The thermal carrier has a carrier surface. The ring structure includes a ring body that is disposed over the carrier surface of the thermal carrier so that a portion of the carrier surface is exposed through an interior opening of the ring body. The ring-frame power package also includes a power package lid that is disposed over the ring body. The power package lid includes a cavity in communication with the interior opening of the ring body. In this manner, the power package lid covers and protects semiconductor devices and corresponding wires encased by the ring-frame power package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Qorvo US, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Charles Dry, Steve Jones, Jonathan Fain
  • Patent number: 9987831
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a preform (100) by providing a plurality of preform segments (101-103) which each define a portion of a preform (100), positioning said preform segments (101-103) in continuous contact with each other along at least one edge of said preform segments (101-103) such that said plurality of preform segments (101-103) define a cavity (107), and bonding each of said preform segments (101-103) to at least one other preform segment such that said plurality of preform segments (101-103) forms a continuous whole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Paul Cerveny, Nicolas Dabrowski, Christian Detrois, Emmanuel Laine, Erik Lupke
  • Patent number: 9981459
    Abstract: A method for bonding infrared transmitting glasses into an optical element without interlayer voids by stacking at least two different infrared transmitting glasses inside a vessel where each glass has a different refractive index, a different dispersion, or both, and where the glasses all have similar viscosities, thermal expansion coefficients, and glass transition temperatures; placing a weight on top of the stack; applying a vacuum to the vessel; applying an isostatic pressure of at least 1500 psi; and after releasing the isostatic pressure, annealing at a temperature within 10° C. of the glass transition temperature at a pressure between 0 and 1000 psi. Applying the vacuum, applying the isostatic pressure, and annealing are done sequentially and with no intermediate transitions to ambient temperature or pressure. Also disclosed is the related optical element made by this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Daniel J. Gibson, Mikhail Kotov, Geoff Chin, Shyam S. Bayya, Jasbinder S. Sanghera
  • Patent number: 9963067
    Abstract: Provided is a structure of foam-injection molding including an EL sheet. The structure includes: a base material; an electro luminescence(EL) sheet which is able to emit a light, and which is disposed on an upper side of the base material; a foam layer disposed on an upper side of the EL sheet; and a skin layer disposed on an upper side of the foam layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: SEOYON E-HWA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ji Hyun Cho, Sung Won Lee, Seung Yeong Kim
  • Patent number: 9931795
    Abstract: An assembly and method for infusing composite material with liquid resin to form a composite part with a smooth outer mold line (OML) surface and a complex inner mold line (IML) surface. The method may include placing a flow media into a deepest tier of a two-tiered recess in a rigid tool, placing a perforated caul sheet into a shallowest tier of the two-tiered recess, and placing uninfused composite material over the perforated caul sheet. Next, the method may include placing an impermeable membrane over the composite material and sealing the impermeable membrane to the rigid tool. Finally, the method may include vacuuming air from a vacuum port of the impermeable membrane to compress the impermeable membrane toward the composite material and the rigid tool, thus pull liquid resin from a resin reservoir, through the flow media, through the perforations of the caul sheet, and throughout the composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
    Inventor: Andreas Lutz
  • Patent number: 9932958
    Abstract: A method of aligning shear webs for the construction of a wind turbine blade is provided. The method comprises providing one or more jigs (402), each configured to receive one or more spacer elements (701) and providing one or more spacer elements (701). First and second shear web panels are placed on the one or more jigs (402) to align them. The first and second shear web panels are restrained relative to each other and are separated by the one or more spacer elements. The first and second shear web panels are then removed together with the one or more spacer elements from the jig. A corresponding apparatus is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Inventors: Stephen Sandercock, Steve Wardropper
  • Patent number: 9919388
    Abstract: A method for repairing a laminated article having a damaged area comprising the steps of: removing the damaged area from the laminated article so as to leave a repair site; positioning a repair patch to cover the repair site; placing one or more heat blankets over the repair patch and other selected locations; placing the laminated article with the repair patch in a vacuum bag; placing the vacuum bag in an autoclave; operating the autoclave within a selected range of desired temperatures and pressures; and, curing the repair patch of the laminated article without disturbing or damaging the adjacent bondments within a composite structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Michelle Ann Blackburn, Stephen Michael Deak
  • Patent number: 9908299
    Abstract: A connecting port arrangement for use in an apparatus for producing a composite material component comprising a base member attached to a surface of a foil adapted to seal a mold of the apparatus for producing a composite material component. The base member is provided with a channel extending therethrough. The connecting port arrangement further comprises a punch member adapted to be inserted into the channel formed in the base member and provided with a cutting device suitable to cut at least one opening into the foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Hauke Seegel, Claus Fastert, Paulin Fideu
  • Patent number: 9889813
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing an automotive interior component and a method for manufacture thereof are provided. The method includes providing a first and second layer of the automotive interior component. The method includes providing an apparatus comprising a first press component and a second press component, the first press component including a pressure chamber configured to receive a protrusion of the first layer. The method includes inserting the first layer into the first press component, such that the protrusion is received by the pressure chamber of the first press component. The method includes coupling the first layer and the second layer, wherein coupling comprises moving at least one of the first press component and second press component toward the other and introducing a first fluid into the pressure chamber of the first press component such that the fluid applies a fluid pressure to the first layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Inoac USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregg S. Evans
  • Patent number: 9884474
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a curved display device includes placing a cover window having a curved portion and a flat portion on a stage, placing an absorption member, on which a panel member is placed, over the stage, and bonding the panel member onto the flat portion and then the curved portion of the cover window by pressing the panel member against the cover window with a roller, wherein a supporting member is formed at an end of the stage, where the bonding of the panel member and the cover window ends, such that the supporting member supports an end of the panel member until the bonding of the panel member and the cover window is complete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Jin Ok, Katsuhiko Tanaka, Soo Chan Lee, Jae Young Kim, Se Mi Lee, Jin Suk Lee