Of Laminae Having Opposed Facing Areas Out Of Contact Patents (Class 156/292)
  • Patent number: 10843189
    Abstract: Methods and systems are described for improved handling and/or culturing and/or assaying of cells, chemically active beads, or similar materials in microfluidic systems and microfluidic culture arrays.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
    Inventors: Paul J. Hung, Philip J. Lee, Luke P. Lee
  • Patent number: 10821767
    Abstract: A binder comprising: (a) a front cover; (b) a rear cover; (c) a spine extending between and connecting the front cover and the rear cover, the spine being made of a different material than the front cover and the rear cover; and (d) a binder mechanism; wherein the spine is a reinforced polymer that is sufficiently flexible to allow the front cover, the rear cover, or both to move relative to the spine so that the front cover, the rear cover, or both are openable and closeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Lo-Res Labs LLC
    Inventor: Grace Hawthorne
  • Patent number: 10806187
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to an aerosol delivery device. The aerosol delivery device may include one or more fill ports. Thereby, a reservoir of the aerosol delivery device may be refillable. The fill ports may be defined in a base of a cartridge of the aerosol delivery device. The aerosol delivery device may further include a flow director. An atomizer may extend through the flow director transversely to a longitudinal length of the flow director. The atomizer may include a liquid transport element with a capillary channel extending therethrough, which may receive aerosol precursor composition from the reservoir. There aerosol precursor composition may be drawn through the liquid transport element to a heating element of the atomizer, which may vaporize the aerosol precursor composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: RAI Strategic Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael F. Davis, Percy D. Phillips
  • Patent number: 10790232
    Abstract: This invention is a laminated structure and methods used for electrically connecting one or more semiconductor chips to various external electrical connections where stresses within the laminated structure due to thermal cycle are reduced by adding conductive material to selected subareas of upper and lower layers in the structure such that the volume of conductive material in corresponding subareas is equal in amount and orientation within a threshold. This reduces differential stresses between the layers as temperature changes and accordingly reduces failures of materials and/or connections in the structure during manufacturing and operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Hien P Dang, Sri M Sri-Jayantha
  • Patent number: 10721848
    Abstract: Provided is a manufacturing apparatus that manufactures a high-quality manufacturing object by using component information per unit of individual electronic component or per unit of package in a plurality of electronic components that have been packaged. The manufacturing apparatus is a manufacturing apparatus that manufactures a product by taking out each electronic component from packaged components in which a plurality of electronic components are packaged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignees: Fukuoka University, Zuken, Inc., Fuji Corporation
    Inventors: Hajime Tomokage, Yoshihisa Katoh, Hidemichi Kawase, Hiroshi Matsuoka, Hirohiko Matsuzawa, Kazuhiro Kusunoki, Hiroshi Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 10624419
    Abstract: A shoe sole comprises a first array of interconnected void cells that is oriented adjacent to a second opposing array of interconnected void cells, wherein the second opposing array of interconnected void cells is geometrically different from the first array of void cells and includes at least one void cell with an asymmetrical perimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SKYDEX TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jerod Dahl, Peter Foley, Collin Metzer, Trevor Kanous, Eric William Sugano
  • Patent number: 10486931
    Abstract: Cladding strip feeders having independent pressure rollers and strip cladding systems with cladding strip feeders having independent pressure rollers are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Fabrizio Bernardo Brambilla, Catalin Toma, Domenico Redaelli, Petrus Hermanus Keultjes
  • Patent number: 10458433
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a fan case for a gas turbine engine defines a metallic ring including an outer surface and an inner surface. A first composite material is assembled about the outer surface of the metallic ring. A second composite material is assembled about the first composite material. The first composite material and the second material are cured about the metallic ring within a tool to form a first subassembly. The first subassembly is removed from the tool. A fan case assembly for a gas turbine engine and a gas turbine engine are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Colin J. Kling, Darin S. Lussier, James F. O'Brien
  • Patent number: 10458504
    Abstract: A shock-absorbing devices comprising a plurality of slender metallic structures having a slenderness ratio equal to or higher than 10 is described. Systems and/or components using such devices are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignees: SAES GETTERS S.P.A., GRUPPO ROLD S.P.A.
    Inventors: Marco Citro, Gaetano Cascini, Francesco Butera, Paolo Barbatelli
  • Patent number: 10369762
    Abstract: A sandwich structure architecture for high speed impact resistant structure includes sandwich skins which enclose a sandwich core formed by a plurality of spacing layers and a plurality of trigger layers, wherein these layers are stacked alternatively in the core. The walls of the trigger layers are thicker than the walls of the spacing layers and/or the walls of the trigger layers include at least one part inclined with respect to the walls of the spacing layers. The spacing and the trigger layers are made of the same type of material, preferably composite materials or metallic materials. The structure is capable of absorbing high-speed impacts, and at the same time can be used as load carrying structure in aircraft fuselages, wings, vertical or horizontal stabilizers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations, S.L.
    Inventors: Fernando Pereira Mosqueira, Andrea Ivan Marasco, Esteban Martino Gonzalez
  • Patent number: 10323163
    Abstract: The aim of the invention is to effectively protect a flat adhesive compound from permeates originating from the surroundings as well as from permeates trapped during lamination, winding, stacking or other processing steps. For this purpose, the adhesive tape comprises at least the following layers in the indicated order: a first outer adhesive compound layer A, a layer B, which contains at least one inorganic getter material, and a second outer adhesive compound layer C. The invention also relates to the use of said adhesive tape as an encapsulation material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: TESA SE
    Inventors: Klaus Keite-Telgenbüscher, Jan Ellinger, Judith Grünauer, Anika Petersen
  • Patent number: 10266444
    Abstract: Methods of making multilayer glass structure are described. The method involves providing first and second glass sheets, and a first enamel composition layer and at least one separation layer between the first and second glass sheets, and firing the glass sheets to sinter the first enamel composition to the first glass sheet. The separation layer is a black pigment separation layer, a refractory material separation layer, or an oxidizer separation layer. The separation layer can improve separation of the first and second glass sheets after the firing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Ferro Corporation
    Inventors: Terry J. Brown, George E. Sakoske, Osamu Ishii
  • Patent number: 10180027
    Abstract: A foldable dual-layered wall structure is positionable in a stowed condition and in a deployed condition. The wall structure includes a first foldable layer having at least a first pair of panels and a first joint rotatably connecting the panels of the at least a first pair of panels. A second foldable layer is positioned adjacent to the first foldable layer. The second foldable layer includes at least a second pair of panels and a second joint rotatably connecting the panels of the at least a second pair of panels. The wall structure is structured such that the first joint is positioned directly opposite a panel of the at least a second pair of panels and the second joint is positioned directly opposite a panel of the at least a first pair of panels when the wall structure is in the deployed condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Umesh N. Gandhi, Yasuo Uehara, Danil V. Prokhorov
  • Patent number: 10123861
    Abstract: The bag comprises two flexible sheets (11) attached to each other by a weld area delimiting a pouch having a predefined volume when said bag is filled, said pouch being designed to contain a dose (27) of said diluted animal semen having said predefined volume. The surface (30) of each of said flexible sheets (11) faces said pouch (14) which is part of a layer (35) of weldable thermoplastic material. For one or preferably for each of said sheets (11), said layer of weldable thermoplastic material (35) comprises triclosan; and the ratio between said predefined volume of said pouch and the sum of the areas of the surfaces (30) of said sheets (11) facing said pouch is between 0.3 ml/cm2 and 0.5 ml/cm2. The system comprises such bags and an antibiotic-free dilution medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: IMV TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Eric Schmitt, Jean-Charles Gorges
  • Patent number: 10101547
    Abstract: This fixing structure for an optical fiber comprises a groove provided to a fiber-fixing base along the axial direction of an optical fiber to be fixed. The groove opens upward. The optical fiber is arranged within the groove along the groove. The optical fiber is fixed to the inner surface of the groove using an adhesive. The inner-side surfaces of the groove that face each other serve as fixing surfaces for the optical fiber. In other words, the optical fiber is fixed to the fixing surfaces that are the inner-side surfaces of the groove and that face each other using the adhesive. A space in which the fiber-fixing base and the adhesive are not bonded is formed in the vertical direction of the optical fiber. In other words, a space is provided in a vertical direction that is substantially perpendicular to the fixing direction in which the optical fiber is fixed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jun Miyokawa
  • Patent number: 10092461
    Abstract: A three-dimensional film for use as a transfer layer in an absorbent article has a continuous surface and a discontinuous surface disposed generally parallel to and spaced from said continuous surface; both the continuous surface and the discontinuous surface have large scale apertures defined by sidewalls originating on the surface and extending outwardly therefrom and sized to permit acquisition of fluids by gravity, and optionally each surface also includes small scale apertures sized to acquire fluids by capillary action.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: TREDEGAR FILM PRODUCTS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Rickey J. Seyler
  • Patent number: 10090575
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of manufacturing a waveguide assembly and a structure thereof, wherein the manufacturing method comprises the steps of: providing at least two waveguide units and combining the waveguide units, wherein each waveguide unit has at least one bonding portion formed at a position where each two said waveguide units are combined; and at least one adhesive is applied to the bonding portion to combine the waveguide units into the waveguide assembly. With the practice of the present invention, many advanced functions such as rapid design, rapid manufacture, rapid verification and cost reduction can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignees: Tenn Vac Inc., TennMax America Inc.
    Inventors: Pai-Lee Chang, Guan-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 10087911
    Abstract: Method of manufacturing an impregnated metal insert for a wind turbine blade root, the insert comprising an outer surface and an open end adapted to receive a fastening element for attachment to a wind turbine rotor hub, wherein the method comprises covering the insert outer surface with one or more resin pre impregnated fiber layers, and heating for curing such that a resin impregnated fiber layer adheres to the outer surface of the insert. The disclosure is further related to the method of manufacturing a portion of a wind turbine blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: GE Renewable Technologies Wind B.V.
    Inventor: Luca Feigl
  • Patent number: 10071027
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methacrylate compounds that can be used as components of dental composites. Also disclosed are dental composites comprising the compositions and thiourethane oligomers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Oregon Health & Science University
    Inventors: Carmem S. Pfeifer, Jack L. Ferracane
  • Patent number: 10016064
    Abstract: A bedding product, such as a mattress, mattress topper, or pillow, includes a flexible gel panel having a gel layer with a top surface and a bottom surface, a flexible top layer overlying the top surface of the gel layer, and a flexible bottom layer overlying the bottom surface of the gel layer. The bedding product has a major surface and the flexible gel panel is integrated into the bedding product so that the flexible top layer of the flexible gel panel is juxtaposed with the major surface of the bedding product. The flexible gel panel removes body heat during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Comfort Revolution, LLC
    Inventors: Dimitrios S Corodemus, Michael Fux
  • Patent number: 10011330
    Abstract: This invention relates to recreational flotation devices, and particularly to floating mattresses or lounges, and to a method for manufacturing same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Aqua-Leisure Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: Paul Osimo
  • Patent number: 9997762
    Abstract: A protection element includes a positive temperature coefficient (PTC) material layer, a second conductive layer on a second surface of the PTC material layer, a first electrode lead layer on the first conductive layer, and a second electrode lead layer on the second conductive layer. The first conductive layer includes a plurality of laminated first layers and the second conductive layer includes a plurality of laminated second layers. The first conductive layer has a plurality of first through-holes including a first conductive material to connect at least two of the first layers. The second conductive layer having a plurality of second through-holes including a second conductive material to connect at least two of the second layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yu-Sik Hwang
  • Patent number: 9950217
    Abstract: The utility model discloses a multilayer composite high-elastic environmentally-friendly ball structure which comprises a base layer, a first coating layer, a second coating layer, a third coating layer and a fourth coating layer, wherein both the base layer and the first coating layer are formed by splicing a number of pieces into a hollow spherical structure, and a contact surface of two adjacent spliced pieces is a stepped surface in a “Z” shape or a concave-convex fitting surface in a “U” shape. The utility model have the advantages of simple manufacturing process, novel design, high stability, high reliability, high elasticity and long service life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Inventor: Cheng-Ming Chuang
  • Patent number: 9946032
    Abstract: Fiber optic modules, fiber optic connectors, and methods are disclosed. In one embodiment, a fiber optic module includes a body and a fiber tray. The body includes a fiber tray recess extending from a first surface, a fiber-end datum surface positioned an end of the fiber tray recess, and a plurality of lens surfaces. The plurality of lens surfaces, the fiber-end datum surface, and intervening portions of the body define a plurality of lenses each having a linear optical axis. The fiber tray includes a plurality of fiber support features disposed on a first surface. The plurality of fiber support features is configured to receive a plurality of optical fibers. The fiber tray is disposed within the fiber tray recess and secured to the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Michael de Jong, Kevin Eugene Elliott, Carl Randall Harrison, Craig Alan Strause
  • Patent number: 9929543
    Abstract: The internal combustion engine has an internal combustion engine main body and a substantially columnar ignition coil. A head part at one end of the ignition coil is provided with an electromagnetic wave element for outputting electromagnetic waves irradiated into a combustion chamber of the internal combustion engine main body, and a plurality of supporting components are provided for supporting the ignition coil when an attaching part at the other end of the ignition coil is attached to a spark plug, the supporting components supporting the ignition coil either at or near a nodal point in a characteristic vibration mode of vibration occurring in the ignition coil along with vibration of the internal combustion engine main body. The ignition coil is not supported on the side toward the head part relative to the support member nearest the head part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: IMAGINEERlNG, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroki Katano, Yuji Ikeda
  • Patent number: 9829118
    Abstract: A cable guide may include a flexible member. The flexible member may have a first endpoint and a second endpoint. The flexible member may be curved about a central point. When in a first state the flexible member may have a radius of curvature that continuously decreases towards the second endpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: NCR Corporation
    Inventor: William Brian Whiteside
  • Patent number: 9806282
    Abstract: Provided are an organic light emitting diode and a method for preparing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Junrye Choi, Jung Hyoung Lee, Jihee Kim
  • Patent number: 9796141
    Abstract: The present invention relates especially to an intermediate material comprising, or even constituted exclusively by, an array of individualised ribbons, each ribbon being composed by a tape of unidirectional reinforcing fibres associated, by adhesion, on each of its faces with a veil of thermoplastic fibres, characterised in that the ribbons are disposed in successive layers, in such a way that the ribbons of two successive layers are superposed with or without crossing but without interlacement, the bond between a ribbon and the ribbon or ribbons with which it is superposed being ensured by adhesion, and in that in each layer the ribbons are disposed substantially parallel to each other over at least the major part of their length, while being independent and spaced from each other and in that the ribbons of at least two layers extend in two different directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Hexcel Reinforcements
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Beraud, Jacques Ducarre, Jean-Benoit Thiel
  • Patent number: 9757890
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for the manufacture of at least one flexible plastic container, according to which method each container (10) comprises two separate walls (12, 13) facing one another joined at their circumference by a sealed peripheral edge (14), said separate walls defining a storage space of the container (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: TECHNOFLEX
    Inventors: Maxime M. Angot, Jérôme M. Demonpezat, François M. Capitaine
  • Patent number: 9753333
    Abstract: A method for fabricating liquid crystal display panels. The method includes forming at least one adhesive structure on a first substrate, to partition the first substrate into at least one dummy region and panel group regions, in which the dummy region is located between the two adjacent panel group regions; pouring liquid crystal into the dummy region and the panel group regions; and conjugating a second substrate at a side of the first substrate disposed with the adhesive structure, to seal spaces of the dummy region and the panel group regions between the first substrate and the second substrate, in which the liquid crystal can fill up the spaces of the panel group regions and at least a part of the spaces of the dummy region being sealed between the first substrate and the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: CHUNGWAI PICTURE TUBES, LTD.
    Inventors: Wei-Yen Chen, Yu-Chun Tsai, Yuan-Chieh Hsu, Te-Liang Liu, Min-Cheng Wang
  • Patent number: 9694731
    Abstract: A vehicle interior storage compartment is disclosed. The vehicle interior storage compartment is configured to store a beverage container. The vehicle interior storage compartment includes a substrate and a foam liner having a skin secured to the substrate during a forming process. The liner includes at least one protrusion configured to deform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Inventors: Jason M. Hipshier, David John McCarthy
  • Patent number: 9668357
    Abstract: An electrical connector for electrically connecting a chip module and a circuit board, includes an insulation body having multiple receiving holes. A first conductor is disposed in each of the receiving holes. The chip module has multiple first conducting portions corresponding to the receiving holes. The circuit board has multiple second conducting portions corresponding to the receiving holes. The first conductor electrically conducts the first conducting portion and the second conducting portion. The first conductor is in a sphere shape, and gallium or gallium alloy is disposed on a surface of the first conductor, or the first conductor is made of a gallium or gallium alloy material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: LOTES CO., LTD
    Inventor: Ted Ju
  • Patent number: 9662742
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    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
  • Patent number: 9630850
    Abstract: A method for making carbon nanotube film includes providing a first patterned carbon nanotube array and a second patterned carbon nanotube array having a predetermined pattern including a rectangle, a first triangle, and a second triangle. A carbon nanotube film is pulled out from a vertex angle of the first triangle of the first patterned carbon nanotube array, until carbon nanotubes of the base side of the second triangle of the first patterned carbon nanotube array are pulled. A carbon nanotube film preform is pulled out from a vertex angle of the first triangle of the second patterned carbon nanotube array and connecting the carbon nanotube film preform to the base side of the second triangle of the first patterned carbon nanotube array. The carbon nanotube film is continuing pulled out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kai-Li Jiang, Peng Liu, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 9611148
    Abstract: A method for making carbon nanotube film includes providing a first patterned carbon nanotube array and a second patterned carbon nanotube array having a predetermined pattern, wherein the predetermined pattern is a parallelogram. An acute angle of the parallelogram in the second patterned carbon nanotube arrays is adjacent to an obtuse angle of the parallelogram in the first patterned carbon nanotube array. A carbon nanotube film is pulled out from an acute angle vertex of the first patterned carbon nanotube array. A carbon nanotube film preform is pulled out from an acute angle vertex of the second patterned carbon nanotube array and the carbon nanotube film preform is connected to an obtuse angle vertex of the first patterned carbon nanotube array. And then, the carbon nanotube film continues to be pulled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignees: Tsinghua University, HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kai-Li Jiang, Peng Liu, Shou-Shan Fan
  • Patent number: 9580111
    Abstract: A vehicle body assembly includes an outer component defining a cavity. The outer component has a pair of first flanges. An inner component has a pair of second flanges each joined to one of the first flanges. A reinforcement formed of carbon fiber is disposed in the cavity between the components. The reinforcement includes a faceplate joined to the outer component with a rivet and third flanges each joined to the inner component with a rivet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Ari Garo Caliskan, Michael M. Azzouz, Patrick James Blanchard, Joshua Jacob Clement, Jason Scott Balzer
  • Patent number: 9500131
    Abstract: A sound-absorbing arrangement for an engine nacelle includes a first damping structure that includes a sound-damping honeycomb structure between a perforated inner layer and an outer layer, wherein the first damping structure has a first section and a second section that are arranged behind one another in the axial direction. The arrangement further includes a second damping structure that is formed in a ring-shaped manner and adjoins the first damping structure in the second section of the same in the radially external direction. The second damping structure is formed by multiple hollow chambers that adjoin each other in the circumferential direction, wherein the hollow chambers are formed without a honeycomb structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE DEUTSCHLAND LTD & CO KG
    Inventor: Christoph Richter
  • Patent number: 9497858
    Abstract: A composite component composed of a plastics-fiber composite material, having at least two plies of fiber-reinforced material, and at least one electrical line arranged between the at least two plies of fiber-reinforced material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: MAGNA STEYR Fahrzeugtechnik AG & Co KG
    Inventor: Bernhard Hofer
  • Patent number: 9475232
    Abstract: A vibration isolating apparatus damps and isolates vibration generated by an ultrasonic welding machine during ultrasonic welding of components. The vibration isolating apparatus prevents vibration propagation into components and system assemblies that are not intended to be welded thereby preventing unwanted damage to the components and system assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Zee.Aero Inc.
    Inventors: John Melack, Thomas Paul Muniz, Colin Charles Brey
  • Patent number: 9289328
    Abstract: Wound dressings and wound inserts comprising a porous film layer and at least a channel, wound inserts of forming wound inserts comprising a porous film layer and at least a channel, and wound-treatment wound inserts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: KCI Licensing, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Mark Robinson, Paul Slack, Christopher Brian Locke
  • Patent number: 9242852
    Abstract: A wafer-level passivation structure of a micro-device, a micro-device including the same, and methods of manufacturing the wafer-level passivation structure and the micro-device may be provided. In particular, the passivation structure may include a spacer that is disposed on a substrate, covers a portion of the first surface, and has an elastic property, and an anti-adhesion layer that is disposed on a surface of the substrate between the spacer. The spacer may form a lattice pattern. The spacer may be formed of a silicon. The anti-adhesion layer may be a metallic film, an oxide film, or a nitride film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jeong-yub Lee
  • Patent number: 9201201
    Abstract: Fiber trays and fiber optic modules and assemblies using the same are disclosed, wherein optical fibers are secured to a fiber tray that is then secured to a body of the fiber module. The body defines a plurality of lenses that reflect light using a total-internal-reflection surface to direct light to active optical components. The fiber tray is secured to the body such that the plurality of optical fibers may be secured within fiber support features of the body that align ends of the optical fibers to the lenses defined by the body. Optical-electrical connectors employing such two-piece fiber optic modules are also disclosed, as well as methods of processing a plurality of optical fibers using a fiber tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2015
    Assignee: Corning Cable Systems LLC
    Inventors: Mathieu Charbonneau-Lefort, Michael de Jong, Dennis Michael Knecht, Craig Alan Strause, Thomas Theuerkorn
  • Patent number: 9188991
    Abstract: A microfluidic device comprising in sequence first, second and third layers of plastics materials. A microfluidic circuit including a laterally extending microfluidic channel is formed at the interface between the first and second layers by surface structure in one or both of the first and second layers. A via is formed in the third layer for supplying or removing fluid to or from the microfluidic circuit. A conduit is formed in the second layer to provide fluid communication between the microfluidic channel and the via. A weld is formed at the interface between the second and third layers in a continuous closed path around the via and forms a fluid-tight seal for fluid flow between the via and the microfluidic circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Sony DADC Austria AG
    Inventors: Michael Pingert, Dario Borovic, Alfred Paris
  • Patent number: 9162416
    Abstract: A three-dimensional microlattice structure includes a series of interconnected struts extending along at least three different directions, a series of intermediate nodes defined at intersections between the struts, and a basal plane structure extending laterally between and interconnecting at least two of the nodes. The basal plane structure may be configured to transversely and rotationally constrain the nodes to increase the overall compressive strength and stiffness of the microlattice structure. In one embodiment, the interconnected struts are arranged into an array of ordered unit cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Zak C. Eckel, Tobias A. Schaedler, William Carter, Sophia S. Yang, Kevin J. Maloney, Alan J. Jacobsen
  • Publication number: 20150114556
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method of bonding upper and lower substrates for manufacturing a plastic micro chip comprising the upper substrate, the lower substrate and a sample filling space having a predetermined height for filling a sample between the upper and lower substrates. According to the method, the upper and lower substrates are bonded by introducing an organic solvent between the upper and lower substrates. In addition, the invention provides a method of manufacturing a micro chip using the method and a micro chip manufactured according to the method. According to the invention, it is possible to easily and precisely bond the upper and lower substrates of the plastic micro chip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Jun Keun CHANG, Dae Sung HUR, Chanil CHUNG, Jun Ha PARK, Han Sang JO
  • Patent number: 9017565
    Abstract: An insulation structure of a cargo tank in an LNG carrier and a method of constructing the insulation structure include a first metal foil attached and installed in between the top insulation panel and the bottom insulation panel, a second metal foil attached to and installed on the first metal foil that is positioned on an upper side of a gap formed between the bottom insulation panels, and a top bridge panel attached to and installed on an upper side of the second metal foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Samsung Heavy Ind. Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ki-Hun Joh, Sang-Eon Chun, Chang-Seon Bang, Dai-Gil Lee, Byung-Chul Kim, Bu-Gi Kim, Jin-Gyu Kim, Soon-Ho Yoon, Sang-Wook Park, Kwan-Ho Lee, Byoung-Jung Kim, Po-Chul Kim, Ha-Na Yu
  • Patent number: 9012006
    Abstract: A multi-layer assembly, such as a sound damping metal laminate used in the automotive industry, having first and second rigid layers and an adhesive layer in between. A retention feature in the form of a raised embossment may be formed in one or more of the rigid layers and may be located near a fastening hole, which accommodates a nut and bolt or some other type of fastening device. The retention feature may impart rigidity and improved stiffness to the multi-layer assembly in the area surrounding the fastening hole, and it may also create a space between the rigid layers that is generally devoid of adhesive from the adhesive layer. This, in turn, can improve the long term performance of the multi-layer assembly by addressing issues such as compression set, spring back and/or stress relaxation. Methods of manufacture and other embodiments are also provided, including ones that accommodate multiple fastening holes, have discontinuous retention features, and use welds in place of nuts and bolts, to name a few.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Shiloh Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan W. Fisk, Daniel J. Driscoll, James F. Keys
  • Patent number: 8993079
    Abstract: An insulated container includes a first laminated structure having a metal layer and a second laminated structure having a metal layer. The metal layer of the first laminated structure faces the metal layer of the second laminated structure. The insulated container also includes a foam material layer disposed between the first laminated structure and the second laminated structure. The metal layer of the first laminated structure is bonded to the metal layer of the second laminated structure at a plurality of locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Inventor: Alice K. Duong
  • Patent number: 8992710
    Abstract: At least one exemplary embodiment is directed to a pressure management system for an earpiece comprising: a first valve, where the first valve allows air to pass from a first side of the valve to a second side more readily than from the second side to the first side an inflation channel, where the inflation channel has an outer diameter less than 5 mm; a pressure release mechanism; a pump; a stent, where the inflation channel is embedded; and a balloon, where the first valve, the inflation channel, the pressure release mechanism, the pump, and the balloon are operatively connected, where the first valve is positioned so that air from the pump passes through the first valve to inflate the balloon and where the leak rate of the air from the balloon back to the pump is less than 1% by volume per minute and where the pressure release mechanism is configured to release pressure from the balloon to the environment upon actuation, and where the pressure management system is configured to manage the inflation pressur
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Personics Holdings, LLC.
    Inventor: John P Keady
  • Patent number: 8992709
    Abstract: A composite sandwich structure comprises a core sandwiched between composite laminate facesheets. The core includes a plurality of core sections spliced together at joints that incorporate integral features for arresting the propagation of irregularities in the facesheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Charles R. Saff, John H. Fogarty, Haozhong Gu, Terry D. Richardson, Kevin M Retz