Core Within Tube Patents (Class 156/294)
  • Patent number: 10259170
    Abstract: A method for use in efficiently joining together multiple workpieces to inhibit establishment of weld material in unwanted areas. The method uses a hybrid shaping-and-energizing system having a shaping tool and an ultrasonic horn. The method positions the hybrid shaping-and-energizing system proximate a workpiece, uses the shaping tool to form at least one recess in the proximate workpiece, and applies weld energy to the proximate workpiece using the ultrasonic horn. The recess is formed and the weld energy applied such that molten workpiece material becomes disposed within the recess, thereby inhibiting formation of weld material in the unwanted areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Pei-Chung Wang
  • Patent number: 10245074
    Abstract: Everting balloon systems and methods for using the same are disclosed herein. The systems can be configured to access and dilate body lumen and cavities. For example, the systems can be used to dilate the cervix and access the uterine cavity. The systems can also be used to occlude the cervix. The systems can also be used to occlude the urethra.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: CrossBay Medical, Inc.
    Inventor: Steven R. Bacich
  • Patent number: 10179594
    Abstract: An anti-pollution-flashover locomotive roof composite insulator, comprising: a support body, and several groups of sheds arranged side by side along the axial direction that are set around the sidewall of the support body, wherein the sheds protrude out of the sidewall of the support body along the radial direction, the upper end of the uppermost shed is set with an upper metal fitting, and the lower end of the lowermost shed is set with a lower metal fitting. The creepage distance of the sheds between the upper metal fitting and the lower metal fitting is 1085 mm-1095 mm, and the arcing distance between the upper metal fitting and the lower metal fitting is 245 mm-255 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: BEIJING RAILWAY INSTITUTE OF MECHANICAL & ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sha Li, Guangdan Liu, Leren Wang, Xiaoqing Shen, Jiangfeng Liu
  • Patent number: 10177619
    Abstract: A rotator member 300 includes a tubular sleeve 301 having a first end surface and a second end surface, a plurality of magnet segments 311 circumferentially disposed at a radially outside of the sleeve 301, and a tubular member 321 adapted to cover the magnet segments 311 from a radially outside to hold the magnet segments 311 between the tubular member 321 and the sleeve 301. The sleeve 301 has an inner circumference surface that includes a tapered surface that gradually and outside the radial direction expands in a direction from the first end surface toward the second end surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: FANUC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yohei Arimatsu
  • Patent number: 10145305
    Abstract: A fuel circuit of a turbomachine, this circuit including a fuel return valve connected to the main fuel circuit and to a tank, the valve being able to take a first and a second open position, separate from one another, and a closed position, two primary hydraulic lines connecting the valve to the main circuit and including, respectively, first and second filters through which the fuel passes when the valve is in its first open position, two secondary hydraulic lines which connect the valve to the main circuit and which are positioned in relation to the first and second filters in such a way that the circulation of fuel in these secondary lines contributes, respectively, to the cleaning of the first and second filters, the fuel circulating in the secondary lines when the valve is in its second open position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
    Inventor: Philippe Vertenoeuil
  • Patent number: 10120348
    Abstract: Processes and systems for preparing pipe for machine processing to form pin and box ends for assembly into pipelines using mechanical press-fit pipe joints that are fully measured and documented during both manufacturing and assembly. Installed pipelines include pipeline data monitoring systems coupled to a pipeline data management center for receiving, archiving, and analysis of the data records to aid in administration, operation and management, and troubleshooting of pipelines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Larry W. Vincent, Darrell L. Vincent
  • Patent number: 10107971
    Abstract: A fiber optic ferrule includes a body extending from a first end to a second opposite end, with the body including an axial passage extending between the first and second ends. The axial passage includes a first diameter portion having a diameter of at least 125 microns, and a second diameter portion having a diameter of at least 250 microns and less than a diameter of the buffer, the second diameter portion positioned between the first diameter and the second end. The axial passage further defines a tapered shape at the second end extending inward from the second end to the second diameter portion. A hub holds the ferrule. A method of assembling a terminated fiber optic cable is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Scott Droege, Steven C. Zimmel
  • Patent number: 10106204
    Abstract: A vehicle joint assembly may include a lower housing, an upper housing, an expandable material, first and second vehicle components, and a fastener. The lower housing may define a first cavity. The upper housing may define a second cavity and may be sized for partial disposal within the lower housing. The expandable material may be disposed within the second cavity. The first and second vehicle components may each include contact surfaces. The fastener may extend through through-holes defined by the lower and upper housings to secure the first and second vehicle components to one another. Subjecting the expandable material to heat may move the upper housing to contact one of the contact surfaces. The expandable material may be configured to expand when subjected to heat from a paint oven of a vehicle assembly process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Maciej Bednarek, Michael James Freeman
  • Patent number: 10047258
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a polyurethane-based two-component adhesive composition. The invention also relates to the manufacture of membrane-type filtration cartridges using the two-component adhesive composition according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: BOSTIK SA
    Inventors: Jean Francois Chartrel, Olivier Laferte, Regis Guillotte
  • Patent number: 10023368
    Abstract: A plastic tube head for a product having a liquid to pasty consistency, comprising: a neck; a shoulder; and an insert forming a barrier having an outer edge which is covered in a continuous manner by an outer support made of plastic material forming the tube head, and an inner hole defining an inner edge. The tube head is characterized in that the inner edge of the insert is covered in a discontinuous manner by the plastic material forming the tube head, such that a portion of the face of the insert which is oriented towards the internal volume inside the tube and adjacent to the inner edge is covered by an inner support.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: ALBEA SERVICES
    Inventor: Thierry Maurice
  • Patent number: 9987796
    Abstract: A hybrid shaping-and-energizing system, for use in efficiently joining together multiple workpieces while inhibiting establishment of weld material in unwanted areas. The system including a shaping tool configured to form at least one recess in a proximate workpiece of the workpieces to be joined, and a weld-energy applicator connected to the shaping tool and configured to apply weld energy to the proximate workpiece. The recess is formed, and weld energy applied, so that molten workpiece material becomes disposed within the recess, thereby inhibiting formation of weld material in any undesired position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Pei-Chung Wang
  • Patent number: 9975306
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing packages comprising a tubular body made from a cardboard material and a sealing structure made from a cardboard material, and machines implementing said method, comprising supplying a sealing unit (2) with preformed tubular bodies, two by two, and with sealing structures in the form of flat portions, two by two, each one comprising a central part with a shape conjugated to the shape of the opening of the tubular bodies, surrounded by a peripheral portion that can be folded down that is sufficient to assemble a sealing structure sealably with the inner side wall of the tubular body, inserting pairs of sealing structures into a forming tool (7), and forming them in a bowl, inserting, placing and sealing bowls in the tubular bodies using said forming tool; transferring, two by two, the tubular bodies assembled to the sealing structures to a finishing unit (10), if the sealing structure is a lid, precutting (14) the side wall of said tubular body and partiall
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventor: Guillaume Sireix
  • Patent number: 9960661
    Abstract: A skew correction device is provided that can easily correct the skew in the circumferential direction of the stator core arising due to insertion of electrical conductors into each slot and twisting and bending of the leading ends thereof in the circumferential direction. A skew correction device (10) for stator cores (2), includes: a support member (71) capable of supporting from outwards a protrusion (5) formed by the plurality of projecting parts (21) aligning; a first pressurizing mechanism (72) for pressing the support member (71) towards an inner side in a radial direction; and a rotation mechanism (73) for correcting skew in the circumferential direction, by causing the support member (71) to rotate in a direction in which the skew in the circumferential direction is corrected by way of a rotating shaft (731), in a state supporting the protrusion (5) from outwards by pressing the support member (71).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenichi Ono, Manabu Yamamoto, Hideaki Onda
  • Patent number: 9896654
    Abstract: A device including: a bag, a tube section having a wall defining a free longitudinal space, and a plastic connector, which are all fused together, the wall including a contact layer made of a material other than PVC, selected from PE, EVA, PP, ETFE, and PVDF, and a functional layer including at least one basic functional layer of a material selected for the function thereof (flexibility, sturdiness, handling, opacity or transparence, gas barrier) and selected from the family including PE, PET, a PA, EVA, EVOH, SEBS, PETG, and PVDF, a bag, another tube section, and/or a connector fused to the biopharmaceutical tube and including a contact layer made of a material capable of being in contact with the biopharmaceutical material, which is capable of being fused onto itself, and which is identical or similar to the material of the contact layer of the biopharmaceutical tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: SARTORIUS STEDIM FMT SAS
    Inventors: Magali Barbaroux, Mareva Gueneron
  • Patent number: 9851042
    Abstract: A tubular lining material for reinforcing pipelines, utilizable in a pipe-lining method wherein the tubular lining material, having a binder disposed on the inner surface thereof, is inserted into a pipeline and is allowed to advance within the pipeline as the tubular lining material is turned inside out under fluid pressure whereby the tubular lining material is applied to the inner surface of the pipeline with the binder being interposed between the pipeline and the tubular lining material, said tubular lining material including an outer layer of an impervious material and provided on the inside thereof with an inner reinforcing tubular jacket wherein the inner reinforcing tubular jacket includes at least two sheets of high tensile strength and/or high modulus fibers and wherein the sheets overlap at least two locations and wherein said overlap portions extend in the lengthwise direction of the inner tubular jacket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: SEKISUI SPR AMERICAS LLC
    Inventors: Frank Daveloose, Hugues Bolsee
  • Patent number: 9748757
    Abstract: In an arrangement for connecting a high-voltage or very-high-voltage power cable comprising an insulative external jacket to an equipment element comprising an external surface by means of an insulative layer, the insulative layer consists of a composite material resistant to traction in the longitudinal direction of the cable and attached to said external jacket and to the external surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: NEXANS
    Inventors: Pierre Mirebeau, Laurent Moreau, Martine Duvivier
  • Patent number: 9669580
    Abstract: A heat-delivery apparatus (12) heats a heat-shrinkable sleeve (10) on a pipe (2). The heat-delivery apparatus (12) includes one or more heater elements (20) which define an interior heating surface that surrounds the sleeve (10). An air space is thus defined between the exterior of the sleeve (10) and the interior heating surface. The flow of air, that would otherwise be generated by the step of applying heat, within said air space is controlled or restricted for example by means of fins (50, 50s, 60) that control or restrict the airflow, fully or partially sealing the air space with one or more sealing members (70), or fans (80) that generate an opposing airflow (82).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: SAIPEM S.P.A.
    Inventors: Serafino Cittadini Bellini, Valerio Bregonzio
  • Patent number: 9657417
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns an elongate self-closing sleeve for protecting elongate members, said sleeve having internal and external opposite faces wherein said sleeve comprises a sound dampening textile substrate and a warp knitted textile stitched to said textile substrate. Said sound dampening textile substrate and said warp knitted textile having first and second longitudinal opposite free edges biased toward each other in order to define an internal space wherein said elongate member could be placed therein, and wherein said warp knitted textile comprises at least one first monofilament yarn that forms laying-in stitches and that is in plastic material(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignees: DELFINGEN FR-ANTEUIL, ASHEBORO ELASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Anne-Sophie Cabouillet, Matthew Paul Welshans
  • Patent number: 9555224
    Abstract: Method for fabricating a catheter including providing an inner tubular member formed from a first polymeric material, the inner tubular member having a distal section, a distal end, and a lumen defined therein by a first inner diameter; necking down at least a portion of the distal section of the inner tubular member to form a necked tip having a second inner diameter; and removing a portion of polymeric material from an inner surface along the necked tip to define a third inner diameter for the necked tip. The method can include positioning the distal section of the inner tubular member in a balloon having a working length, a distal neck, and a distal leg, with the distal end of the inner tubular member extending distally beyond a distal end of the distal leg, and coupling the distal leg of the balloon to at least a portion of the distal section of the inner tubular member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: ABBOTT CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS INC.
    Inventor: Tram U. Le
  • Patent number: 9477047
    Abstract: A fiber optic ferrule includes a body extending from a first end to a second opposite end, with the body including an axial passage extending between the first and second ends. The axial passage includes a first diameter portion having a diameter of at least 125 microns, and a second diameter portion having a diameter of at least 250 microns and less than a diameter of the buffer, the second diameter portion positioned between the first diameter and the second end. The axial passage further defines a tapered shape at the second end extending inward from the second end to the second diameter portion. A hub holds the ferrule. A method of assembling a terminated fiber optic cable is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Scott Droege, Steven C. Zimmel
  • Patent number: 9444154
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a terminal fitting-equipped conductor that has a high level of tensile strength and can achieve stable contact resistance. A terminal fitting-equipped conductor is a terminal fitting-equipped conductor to which a terminal fitting is attached by crimping an end portion of a flexible metal braided portion made of a plurality of metal wires braided together. The wires are fused to each other by resistance welding and a crimped portion is formed at the end portion of the metal braided portion. The crimped portion is crimped to a barrel portion with which the terminal fitting is provided. The wires are mutually bonded by being fused to each other, and fixed. As a result, the crimped state of the crimped portion to the barrel portion is stable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Sadamichi Suso
  • Patent number: 9179744
    Abstract: Provided is a fastener that can be recycled as paper. The fastener includes a tape member and an engaging element attached to the tape member, and the total weight of the cellulose fibers included in the tape member and the engaging element is 51 to 100 wt % of the total weight of the tape member and the engaging element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: YKK Corporation
    Inventors: Go Takani, Eiji Nakayama, Mitsuo Tsuzuyama
  • Patent number: 9149993
    Abstract: A method of making an elongate, composite-material, hollow rebar structure including (a) forming an elongate, composite-material, hollow core, (b) in association with such forming, preparing along the core's length an elongate, composite-material, core-circumsurrounding, hollow sleeve having inner and outer surfaces, (c) in association with such preparing, creating, unitarily with the sleeve, and in a manner distributed along the length of the sleeve's outer surface, an external-purchase-enhancing structure possessing radial-dimensionality, and (d) bonding the inner surface of the sleeve to the outer surface of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Composite Rebar Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert C. Gibson, Thomas S. Ohnstad, Matthew H. Noble, Trent J. Garber, Thomas A Hershberger
  • Publication number: 20150122264
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a tracheal tube assembly including a cannula having a tapered distal tip is provided. The method includes providing a cannula having a distal end and inserting the distal end into a tapered melt mold. The method also includes applying heat to the tapered melt mold and the inserted distal end to form the tapered distal tip. The tapered distal tip may taper towards a distal end of the distal tip.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2014
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Kieran M. Donlon, Carol Kiernan, Alan Finneran, James P. Curley, Emmet G. Bolger, Kamlesh S. Sethiya
  • Publication number: 20150122415
    Abstract: A baseball or softball bat includes a composite bat body having a handle and a barrel extending from the handle. The bat body is of a variable thickness along a length thereof. A generally tubular, resilient sleeve is disposed adjacent to an exterior of the barrel intermediate ends of the bat body. The bat body and sleeve are interconnected with one another such that the sleeve and bat body provide a generally continuous exterior surface of the bat.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventor: Thu Van Nguyen
  • Patent number: 9023174
    Abstract: A catheter having an elongated shaft and a balloon on a distal shaft section, the elongated shaft comprising an outer tubular member, and an inner tubular member which has a bonded portion along which an outer surface of the inner tubular member is bonded to an inner surface of the outer tubular member. The inner tubular member has a proximal portion proximal to the bonded portion, and a distal portion distal to the bonded portion with higher axial compression stiffness and column strength than the proximal portion thereof. The catheter has improved trackability, axial collapse resistance, pushability, and crossability, for improved ability to position the balloon at a desired location in a patient's body lumen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: John A. Simpson, Jessie Delgado, Bruce Wilson, Lenny Barbod, Ramon Torres, Devon Brown, Quan Ritchie, William S. Chin
  • 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: 8992717
    Abstract: Drive shafts having helical blades and methods of making are disclosed. In one method a helical auger blade is formed by twisting or sculpting a heated polymer tube which has been placed over a cylindrical drive shaft. In another method a drive shaft is placed within a helical winding and heat is applied to melt polymer which has been coated over one or both of the drive shaft and helical winding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: Jenny Zeroni, Cory David Sills, Victoria Schuman, Marc D. Knutson, Bryan Matthew Ladd, Benjamin Robert Fruland, Lucas Schneider, Alexander J. Rice
  • Patent number: 8985157
    Abstract: Provided is a restoration pipe pulling-in method which can easily determine whether pilling-in of a restoration pipe is possible wherein the restoration pipe has a diameter as much as large relative to a deteriorated drainage channel, and which can pulling a restoration pipe into a sewer pipe wherein the gap between the restoration pipe and the sewer pipe is shorter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Kanaflex Corporation
    Inventor: Shigeki Kanao
  • Publication number: 20150075130
    Abstract: A round baler comprising a bale-forming chamber with a belt assembly for rolling a bale, the assembly comprising a plurality of parallel side-by-side belts trained about rollers transverse to the belts, wherein the rollers comprise a shaft with a plurality of belt-driving sleeves mounted thereon. The belt-driving sleeves have a circumferential groove and the belts have a longitudinal protrusion configured to track the belt in the groove of the belt-driving sleeve.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventor: Jakub Ryz
  • Patent number: 8978708
    Abstract: A tubular liner for rehabilitating sewers has a reinforcing layer being expandable in the circumferential direction and formed of fiber rovings and impregnated with a curable reactive resin. The tubular liner has an outer tubular film which encloses the reinforcing layer and is formed of a material that can be expanded radially. A longitudinal pull strap is provided and absorbs the tensile forces acting on the tubular liner when the tubular liner is inserted into the sewer. The tubular film has a laminated nonwoven layer on the side facing the reinforcing layer. The longitudinal pull strap is located between the nonwoven layer and the reinforcing layer and is in immediate contact with the outer side of the reinforcing layer and the nonwoven layer. The longitudinal pull strap has a width of less than 50% of a length of the outer circumference of the reinforcing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Brandenburger Patentverwertung GBR
    Inventors: Tim Brandenburger, Philipp Bergmann, Peter Duttenhoefer
  • Publication number: 20150056388
    Abstract: A protective textile sleeve having enhanced end fray resistance and being adapted to be bonded to an elongate member extending therethrough, and method of construction thereof, are provided. The sleeve has a wall with a cavity bounded by an innermost surface extending between opposite open ends. A first material, including a hot melt adhesive material, facilitating bonding the wall to an outer surface of an elongate member extending therethrough, is bonded to the wall immediately adjacent the opposite ends, and a second material, facilitating prevention of end fray of the wall ends, including an elastomeric material is bonded to the wall immediately adjacent the opposite ends.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Hiroki Yamaguchi, Shozo Fukuyama
  • Publication number: 20150051634
    Abstract: An aortic occluder catheter with expandable balloons for increasing cerebral blood blow has one or more balloons on a catheter shaft. To assist the balloon in bearing up against arterial blood flow while positioned retrograde in the aorta, the balloon is bonded to the catheter shaft in tension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Richard C. Kravik, James Greenberg, Crystal Xiong, Nao Lee
  • Publication number: 20150041145
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a pipe comprising at least one layer at least comprising, preferably consisting essentially of (or being made of), a tetrafluoroethylene (TFE) copolymer comprising from 0.8% to 2.5% by weight of recurring units derived from at least one perfluorinated alkyl vinyl ether having formula (I) here below: CF2?CF—O—Rf (I) wherein Rf is a linear or branched C3-C5 perfluorinated alkyl group or a linear or branched C3-C12 perfluorinated oxyalkyl group comprising one or more ether oxygen atoms, said TFE copolymer having a melt flow index comprised between 0.5 and 6.0 g/10 min, as measured according to ASTM D1238 at 372° C. under a load of 5 Kg [polymer (F)]. The invention also pertains to use of said pipe in heat exchangers and in downhole operations including drilling operations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Pasqua Colaianna, Giambattista Besana, Marco Mirenda, Nicasio Messina
  • Patent number: 8941025
    Abstract: Plume shield shroud (10) for a plasma gun (30) includes a substantially tubular member (14) comprising an axial length, a plume entry end (11), and a plume exit end (13). The shroud (10) is adapted to be mounted to a plasma gun (30). A method of protecting, confining or shielding of a gas plume of a plasma gun (30) includes mounting (20) a gas plume shroud (10) on the plasma gun (30) such that the shroud (10) is sized and configured to substantially surround at least a portion of the gas plume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Oerlikon Metco (US) Inc.
    Inventors: Richard McCullough, Mark F. Spaulding, Robert F. Savill, Jr., Ronald J. Molz
  • Patent number: 8940125
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a structural element comprising a fiber-reinforced plastic. According to the invention, a flexible hose is provided with a tubular woven fabric and shaped into the desired form. A plastic that is preferably in liquid form is applied to the tubular woven fabric and is subsequently cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: superTEXcomposites GmbH
    Inventor: Valentine Troi
  • Patent number: 8920593
    Abstract: The method and device provided herein relates to the field of screwed joints for panels and, in particular, for sandwich panels used in aerospace applications. It relates to a method for attaching a headless rivet nut to a wall of such a panel. The method comprises: injecting a predetermined quantity of adhesive into a blind hole made in the wall of the panel; fitting the headless rivet nut onto a rivet nut setting tool, the rivet nut setting tool comprising a pierced anvil and a mandrel passing through the anvil, the mandrel being screwed into the rivet nut so as to press the rivet nut onto the anvil; positioning the headless rivet nut in the blind hole, the anvil coming to press against the wall of the panel; setting the rivet nut so as to squeeze the wall of the panel between the anvil and a flange formed by deformation of the rivet nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Thales
    Inventors: Silvain Legrand, Alain Mistral, Damien Legloire
  • Publication number: 20140373744
    Abstract: An insert for a high strength polymer-based cartridge casing can include an outside, an inside formed within the insert, and a back end disposed at a rear of the cartridge casing. The back end includes a rim and groove disposed around the outside of the insert and a primer pocket disposed inside the back end. Also included is a front end, opposite the back end, having an overmolded area disposed around the outside of the insert above the primer pocket and a basin, having a depth, formed inside the overmolded area. A flash hole can be included inside the insert and communicating between the primer pocket and the basin. The flash hole has a perimeter and a ring disposed around the perimeter of the flash hole, including a height starting at a bottom of the basin, disposed toward the front end, and less than the depth of the basin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Applicant: PCP Tactical, LLC
    Inventors: Charles PADGETT, Sy WILEY
  • Publication number: 20140370380
    Abstract: Provided are nanostructures containing electrochemically active materials, battery electrodes containing these nanostructures for use in electrochemical batteries, such as lithium ion batteries, and methods of forming the nanostructures and battery electrodes. The nanostructures include conductive cores, inner shells containing active materials, and outer shells partially coating the inner shells. The high capacity active materials having a stable capacity of at least about 1000 mAh/g can be used. Some examples include silicon, tin, and/or germanium. The outer shells may be configured to substantially prevent formation of Solid Electrolyte lnterphase (SEI) layers directly on the inner shells. The conductive cores and/or outer shells may include carbon containing materials. The nanostructures are used to form battery electrodes, in which the nanostructures that are in electronic communication with conductive substrates of the electrodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2010
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Yi Cui, Song Han, Ghyrn E. Loveness
  • Patent number: 8911576
    Abstract: A fluororesin coating layer fusion-bonded directly to a base member or to a rubber layer on a base member can be formed by conducting heating for a significantly short time. A fluororesin-coated roller or belt that has a fluororesin coating layer with few defects and a rubber layer underneath whose thermal deterioration is suppressed is provided. The production method therefor include a step of inserting a base member or a rubber-coated base member including a base member and at least a rubber layer on the outer peripheral surface of the base member into an empty space of a thermally shrinkable fluororesin tube; a preliminary shrinking step conducted according to need; a pressure fusion-bonding step of bringing the base member or rubber-coated base member into contact with a hot plate surface heated to a temperature in a range of 250° C. to 400° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Fine Polymer, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiromi Kamimura, Masahiro Habuka, Shingo Harada, Yasuhiro Fukumoto
  • Patent number: 8905104
    Abstract: An adhesive fastening element (602) for holding a workpiece (608), the adhesive fastening element (602) comprising: a body (604, 606) defining a recess (642) for receiving a protrusion (644) of the workpiece (608); wherein, in use, adhesive is applied between an end surface of the recess (642) and an end surface of the protrusion (644) and between a side surface of the recess (642) and a side surface of the protrusion (644) to bond the workpiece (608) to the adhesive fastening element (602). The workpiece (608) may be aligned with a reference point on the adhesive fastening element (602) and the adhesive cured to fix the position of the workpiece (608) relative to the adhesive fastening element (602).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce plc
    Inventors: Mark H. Raffles, Helen L. Llewellyn-Powell, Colin J. High
  • Publication number: 20140358176
    Abstract: Method for fabricating a balloon catheter including providing an inner tubular member having a distal section and a distal end with a lumen extending therein and forming a balloon having a distal leg with a first segment having a first diameter and a first wall thickness and a second segment having a second wall thickness. The second diameter is greater than the first diameter and the first wall thickness is greater than the second wall thickness. The distal end section of the inner tubular member can be positioned in the balloon and bonded to the first segment while reducing the diameter of the second segment. Method also provided for fabricating a multilayer balloon catheter including removing at least a portion of an outer layer from the distal leg of the balloon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Wantink, Jeong S. Lee, Justin K. Mann
  • Publication number: 20140355940
    Abstract: A fiber optic splice protecting system includes a tubular sized to fit around spliced ends of optical fibers and a sealant positioned in an annular space defined between the optical fibers and the tubular configured to cure from a liquid to a solid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Emory E. Jones, III
  • Publication number: 20140332158
    Abstract: A method of making an elongate, composite-material, hollow rebar structure including (a) forming an elongate, composite-material, hollow core, (b) in association with such forming, preparing along the core's length an elongate, composite-material, core-circumsurrounding, hollow sleeve having inner and outer surfaces, (c) in association with such preparing, creating, unitarily with the sleeve, and in a manner distributed along the length of the sleeve's outer surface, an external-purchase-enhancing structure possessing radial-dimensionality, and (d) bonding the inner surface of the sleeve to the outer surface of the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 30, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Robert C. Gibson, Thomas S. Ohnstad, Matthew H. Noble, Trent J. Garber, Thomas A. Hershberger
  • Patent number: 8882957
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing paint roller covers is disclosed in which the paint roller covers are manufactured from a seamless segment of tubular paint roller cover fabric that is placed onto a cylindrical forming tube having a segment of bonding material temporarily secured on its outer surface under the segment of tubular paint roller cover fabric. The cylindrical forming tube is placed on a heated mandrel to apply heat thereto to cause the bonding material to bond to the interior of the segment of tubular paint roller cover fabric. The cylindrical forming tube is removed from the mandrel and cooled, and the segment of tubular paint roller cover fabric becomes secured to the bonding material to produce a semi-rigid paint roller cover segment. The semi-rigid paint roller cover segment may be finished into paint roller covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Seamless Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel L. Sinykin, Randy Smith, Scot Smith
  • Patent number: 8858750
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing paint roller covers is disclosed in which the paint roller covers are manufactured from a seamless, tubular knitted pile fabric sleeve that is installed onto a core member. To facilitate the manufacture of the paint roller covers, the outside of the core member is provided with an adhesive bonding material on the exterior surface thereof that has a relatively non-tacky outer surface. The knitted pile fabric sleeve is installed onto the exterior surface of the core member over the adhesive bonding material. The adhesive bonding material is then rendered tacky, whereupon the knitted pile fabric sleeve becomes adhesively secured by the adhesive bonding material to the exterior surface of the core member. The pile fabric covered core member may be finished into paint roller covers by combing and shearing the pile fabric to a desired length, beveling the edges of the paint roller covers, and vacuuming stray fibers from the paint roller covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Seamless Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Daniel L. Sinykin
  • Publication number: 20140301775
    Abstract: A joint connection of a first hollow profile to a second hollow profile, in which the second hollow profile is surrounded by the first hollow profile in an overlapping region. A core arranged within the first hollow profile and the second hollow profile in the overlapping region, and connected to the first hollow profile, the core having at least one boundary surface arranged parallel and adjacent to an inner side of the second hollow profile, and the core is connected to the inner side of the second hollow profile via an adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: MAGNA STEYR Engineering AG & Co KG
    Inventors: Philipp EHRLICH, Manuel ERLACHER, Bernhard HOFER, Reinhard HOERMANN, Stefan MAIER, Franz PLANKA, Michael RUCKER, Stefan RUD, Anton SPARY, Harald ZACHNEGGER
  • Patent number: 8845845
    Abstract: A carbon fiber tubular pole and method of construction thereof. The pole includes a left in place lightweight mandrel, preferably formed of tubular polyvinylchloride or cardboard, which substantially reduces cost of manufacture. Moreover, an outer tubular glass fiber sleeve over a tubular carbon fiber sleeve resin saturated through and through maintains the aesthetic appearance of the black carbon fiber while substantially strengthening the end product. A second outer layer of a mixture of resin and colloidal silica over the cured resin layer adds shine and increases smoothness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventors: Nanette L. Hultgren, Steven C. Austin
  • Publication number: 20140277574
    Abstract: A valve loading system is provided that uses a valve loader to transfer a valve or other medical device from a storage cartridge into a deployment catheter. The valve or other medical device can be implanted or positioned within a patient using the catheter after the valve or other medical device has been compressed and loaded into the catheter using the valve loader. The process then can be repeated by using the valve loading system to load or introduce another valve or other medical device into the catheter.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Spiration, Inc.
    Inventors: Erik Liljegren, Desmond O'Connell, Evelyn Hall
  • Publication number: 20140276043
    Abstract: A balloon catheter including a dedicated contrast fluid lumen is disclosed. The contrast fluid lumen extends through the catheter shaft to a contrast fluid delivery port located proximate the inflatable balloon and is configured to deliver contrast fluid to a target location. The catheter shaft includes a joint located proximate the contrast fluid port formed between a distal end of a proximal outer tubular member, a distal end of an inner tubular member and a proximal end of a distal outer tubular member. A guidewire tube, defining a guidewire lumen, may extend through the lumen of the proximal and distal outer tubular members.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventor: AJAY GUPTA