Inserting Lamina Into Preformed Plastic Body Patents (Class 156/303.1)
  • Patent number: 10974452
    Abstract: To more efficiently manufacture a three-dimensional object shaped by layering a shaping material with a three-dimensional printer. A manufacturing method for a three-dimensional object according to an embodiment includes: a first shaping process (step S12) of layering a shaping material with a three-dimensional object shaping device (three-dimensional printer) to shape a first shaping portion including a recess opened in a layering direction of the shaping material; a closing process (step S15) of closing an open end of the recess of the first shaping portion; and a second shaping process (step S16) of layering the shaping material with the three-dimensional object shaping device (three-dimensional printer) on the first shaping portion, which open end of the recess is closed, to shape a second shaping portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Inventors: Yasunori Yamazaki, Kunio Hakkaku
  • Patent number: 10800351
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a roof assembly including a roof having an outer facing surface and a roof ditch that extends below the outer facing surface. The roof ditch extends in a vehicle longitudinal direction between a front windshield and a rear window. A rear roof ditch molding is located at least partially within the roof ditch at a rear portion of the roof ditch. A cured roof ditch sealer extends along a front portion of the roof ditch and rearward in the vehicle longitudinal direction toward the rear roof ditch molding. A roof ditch sealer dam is located between a rear end of the cured roof ditch sealer and a front end of the rear roof ditch molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel G. Shriver, Prasanth Mohankumar
  • Patent number: 10603847
    Abstract: A device for the additive manufacturing of three-dimensional objects from powdery construction material by introducing radiation energy, in particular a laser sintering and/or laser melting device, comprising at least one housing having a process chamber, in which process chamber a construction space or an exchangeable container having a vertically movable construction platform is arranged, to which construction platform the powdery construction material provided for solidification by radiation energy can be applied, characterized by a memory chip, which can be removed from the process chamber of the device with the exchangeable container and/or the constructed object and which can be read out by an electronic reading device and on which production data, which belong to the additive manufacturing process, and/or subsequent processing steps and/or processing stations for automatically controlling processing apparatuses and/or transport paths and/or storage positions and/or data from controlling active elements
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Concept Laser GmbH
    Inventor: Frank Herzog
  • Patent number: 10369749
    Abstract: The first electrode section (7a) and the second electrode section (7b) are formed such that the outer portion connected to the upper portion of the heating section (6) is thinner than the inner portion connected to the lower portion of the heating section (6). The heating section (6) and the first electrode section (7a) are interconnected by an R-shaped first connecting portion (21). The inner circumferential sloping surface of the heating section (6) and the second electrode section (7b) are interconnected by an R-shaped second connecting portion (22). The first and second connecting portions (21)(22) are formed such that R becomes larger from the upper end to the lower end, where the upper portion is thin and the lower portion is thick. The thickness of an intermediate portion (6b) is smaller than the thicknesses of the first and second connecting portions (21)(22).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshinori Tsurugai, Hiroshi Ishikawa, Yuichi Tajiri, Shigeto Akahori, Naohiro Ohtsu, Satoshi Shiozaki
  • Patent number: 10166367
    Abstract: A medical device for the diagnosis or treatment of tissue in a body and method for fabricating the same are provided. The device includes comprises a first shaft and a second shaft. The first shaft includes a longitudinal axis, and the second shaft includes a second shaft axial end disposed within the first shaft. The second shaft is connected to the first shaft by a first nested lap joint formed between the first shaft and the second shaft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cariology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Troy T. Tegg, Alexander C. Houck, Salome Arias-Gonzalez, John S. Her, Somally Mom
  • Patent number: 10151658
    Abstract: An integrated circuit (IC) device includes a pressure sensor die, a flexible gel covering a least a pressure-sensing region of the die, and a flexible diaphragm covering the gel. The IC device has encapsulant and a lid that define a cavity above the diaphragm. The lid has an aperture that enables proximate ambient air pressure outside the device to be sensed by the pressure-sensing region through the flexible diaphragm and the flexible gel. The diaphragm protects the gel material from potentially harmful ambient materials. The diaphragm may be a part of the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: NXP USA, INC.
    Inventors: Mariano Layson Ching, Jr., Allen M. Descartin, Alexander M. Arayata
  • Patent number: 10011050
    Abstract: Provided is a method in which a computational device generates a design of a negative mold of teeth. The negative mold of the teeth is fabricated from the design of the negative mold. An aligner is formed using the fabricated negative mold. Provided also is a negative mold of teeth for fabricating a positive model of the teeth for an aligner. The negative mold comprises a tooth surface, and an identity tracking entity coupled to the tooth surface to provide identification.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Ormco Corporation
    Inventors: Ian D. Kitching, Hua Zhang, Tuan A. Do, Kenneth A. Phelps, Yi-Feng Tsai
  • Patent number: 9927314
    Abstract: A pressure sensor includes an encapsulant housing an electronic member. The electronic member includes a proof body, which has two opposite sides facing away from each other. On a first side of the proof body is a reference-pressure chamber. On a second side of the proof body facing away from the first side is a pressure-to-be-measured chamber in communication with outside of the encapsulant. Delimited between the electronic member and the encapsulant is a housing for gel. An orifice enables the housing for gel to be in communication with outside of the encapsulant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Inventors: Egil Dammen, Endre Korsvold, Frédéric Marques, Mark Leman
  • Patent number: 9604217
    Abstract: A label and labeling system for identifying the volume of a specimen within a specimen collection container are disclosed. The system includes providing a specimen collection container having an open top end, a closed bottom end, and a sidewall extending therebetween forming an interior adapted for receiving a specimen therein. The specimen collection container also includes a label having a label body disposed over at least a portion of the sidewall, in visual alignment with a colored background. At least one of the sidewall of the specimen collection container and the label body have printing disposed thereon having a color that is substantially identical to the colored background against which the specimen collection container will be viewed. At least one of the sidewall of the specimen collection container and the label body may have colorless indicia having a surface enhancement feature for providing visual distinction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2017
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ashley Palmer, Robert S. Ross, Paul Holmes, Robert S. Golabek, Jr., Shenika E. Felix, Nancy Dubrowny, Kristine Conley, Christine Bush
  • Patent number: 9079386
    Abstract: A method of joining a first component to a second component, the method comprising forming an array of projections extending from a bond surface of the first component, the projections having a plurality of different profiles; and embedding the array of projections in the second component formed of a plurality of laminate plies, wherein each projection profile is adapted to best transfer load into a respective one of the laminate plies. The resultant joint is able to transfer load more progressively between the two components leading to improved tensile strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventors: Jonathan Meyer, Daniel Johns
  • Publication number: 20150112173
    Abstract: A body-mountable pyruvate sensing device includes an electrochemical sensor embedded in a polymeric material configured for mounting to a surface of an eye. The electrochemical sensor includes a working electrode, a reference electrode, and a reagent localized near the working electrode that selectively reacts with pyruvate. Application of a voltage between the working electrode and the reference electrode causes a current related to a concentration of pyruvate in a fluid to which the electrochemical sensor is exposed; the current is measured by the body-mountable device and wirelessly communicated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Huanfen Yao, Zenghe Liu
  • Publication number: 20150099093
    Abstract: A process is provided for making stiff, lightweight laminate materials. At least one sheet of textured lamina having raised pointed structures is forced against a softer plain lamina so as to embed the structures therein. The pointed structures raised from grooves carved into the surface of the sheet material by means of a set of teeth carried on a knife element. The pointed structures may pierce through the softer lamina such that the protruding tips may be bent over or clinched to prevent their easy withdrawal. Two such texturized lamina may be used to sandwich and pierce through the softer lamina and are co-clinched by the other. In this way a light and stiff laminate is created.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Ray ARBESMAN, Nghi PHAM, Winston MACKELVIE
  • Publication number: 20150083322
    Abstract: A method provides a plastic housing for an actuator. The actuator has a stator assembly coupled to a connector structure and a rotor assembly that rotates with respect to the stator assembly. The method inserts the stator assembly with connector structure connected thereto into an interior of the plastic housing until a surface of the stator assembly engages a surface of the plastic housing, with an annular end of the plastic housing extending beyond an adjacent annular surface of the connector structure. The annular end of the housing is heated and deformed to capture the annular surface of the connector structure, thereby coupling the plastic housing to the connector structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Craig Andrew Weldon, Calvin Wang, Allen Tamman, David Rene Forgeron
  • Publication number: 20150056018
    Abstract: A drive-over berm for use with a protective liner. The berm is constructed of an elongate border sheet strip of a liquid-impermeable material having a berm sleeve along an outside elongate edge and an apron along an elongate inside edge for sealed securement to an underlying liquid-impermeable protective liner. A series of unconnected elongate resilient berm log segments are slidably received in the sleeve and exposed outer surfaces of the sleeve are provided with a high visibility color.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Johnston-Morehouse-Dickey Company (a/k/a JMD Company)
    Inventor: Scott E. Forse
  • 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: 8906187
    Abstract: The method comprises an automated technique for making and inserting flexible laminate film barrier liners into the shoulder/nozzles of product tube packaging. The shoulder/nozzles are made and oriented with the shoulder opening to be facing the laminate film. The film is fed to a station that forms the nozzle aperture, die cuts the laminate film to fit into the shoulder of the shoulder/nozzle, and inserts this laminate film into the shoulder/nozzle. The laminate film can be heat bonded to the shoulder nozzle at this station or in a subsequent sealing station. After the shoulder/nozzle leaves the station that forms and inserts the laminate film into the shoulder/nozzle there can be a detection station to determine if the laminate film is properly aligned in the shoulder/nozzle. There also can be a detection station after a subsequent sealing station. Shoulder/nozzles with sealed laminate film liner are then sent to tube making.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: Colgate-Palmolive Company
    Inventors: Christopher J. Miller, David C. Hernandez
  • 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: 20140240659
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to multicomponent optical devices having a space within the device. In various embodiments, an optical device comprises a first posterior component having an anterior surface, a posterior support component, and an anterior component having a posterior surface. An optical device can also comprise an anterior skirt. The first posterior component and the anterior skirt can comprise gas-permeable optical materials. An optical device also comprises a primary space between the posterior surface and the anterior surface, with the primary space configured to permit diffusion of a gas from a perimeter of the primary space through the space and across the anterior surface of the first posterior component. A method of forming a multicomponent optical device having a space is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: CRT TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventor: William E. Meyers
  • Publication number: 20140235946
    Abstract: A visualization system includes an obturator assembly and an endoscope. The obturator assembly includes two body halves defining a longitudinal split line. Each of the two body halves includes a housing portion and an elongate member portion extending distally from the housing portion. The two body halves define a longitudinal bore extending between proximal and distal ends thereof. The endoscope is configured for insertion into the longitudinal bore of the obturator assembly, wherein at least a portion of the obturator assembly is transparent to permit visualization of tissue with the endoscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Covidien LP
    Inventor: Robert C. Smith
  • Publication number: 20140228764
    Abstract: The invention relates to a design for securing tubes, catheters, drains, or other tubular medical devices within the body of a mammal, for example a human, and methods of securing same. The invention includes a first tubular body and at least one second tubular body. The first tubular body includes an outer surface, an inner surface defining a lumen extending longitudinally at least partially through a length of the tubular body, a wall at least partially defined by the outer surface and the inner surface, and a longitudinal axis. The at least one second tubular body includes an outer surface, an inner surface defining a lumen extending longitudinally through the second tubular body, and a wall at least partially defined by the outer surface and the inner surface. The second tubular body is disposed through the wall of the first tubular body transversely to the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Inventors: NR Chandrasekar, Donald McKay
  • Patent number: 8784602
    Abstract: Catheter balloon assemblies (10) for delivering a therapeutic agent to a body vessel are provided, as well as related methods of manufacturing and methods of treatment. The catheter balloon assemblies may include a concentrically disposed dual balloon assembly at the distal portion of the catheter having an inner balloon (44), a porous outer balloon (42) concentrically arrayed around the inner balloon and a catheter shaft (30) adapted to deliver a therapeutic agent to the body vessel through the apertures in the outer balloon. Radial outward expansion of the inner balloon may urge the outer balloon into contact with the wall of a body vessel, where the therapeutic agent may be delivered from the catheter shaft through apertures in the outer balloon directly to the wall of the body vessel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Darin G. Schaeffer, David Christian Lentz
  • Publication number: 20140158294
    Abstract: A method of joining a first component to a second component, the method comprising preparing the first component by forming an array of elongate projections on a bond surface of the component, each projection having a centreline, a tip, and a base. The centreline at the tip of each projection is oriented at an angle with respect to the normal to the bond surface at its base, and the angular orientation of the tip centrelines varies across the array of projections. Next, the first component and a flexible layer are brought together so as to embed the projections in the flexible layer before hardening the flexible layer to form the second component. Also, a joint so formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Jonathan MEYER, Daniel JOHNS
  • Patent number: 8728263
    Abstract: A composite structure is provided including a first fabric and a second fabric. A substantially elongate and substantially rigid first member is spaced apart from and coupled with the first fabric via the second fabric. A resin substantially is infused into the first fabric and the second fabric, and substantially encapsulates the first member to form a unitary structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Alexander Velicki, Patrick J. Thrash
  • Publication number: 20140112708
    Abstract: A process for producing a bonded connection between a first and a second part, with a length of superposition around a longitudinal axis, these parts being subjected to forces in at least one longitudinal direction, includes producing a bonded connection having at least one interior and/or exterior adhesive joint, over a portion of the length between the parts, the joint having a closed or semi-closed cross-section around the longitudinal axis, the thickness of the joint varying from a free edge on the end-fitting side, to the other free edge on the tube side, and following the direction of forces to which the parts are subjected so as to better distribute the overstresses over at least one part of the length. At least one adhesive joint is produced, having in the longitudinal direction a large thickness facing each of its two free edges relative to the thickness in its median part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Epsilon Composite
    Inventors: Noel CARRERE, Anatole CICCONE
  • Patent number: 8685192
    Abstract: A method of and an arrangement for producing a fixing part, for example in the form of a touch-and-close fastener part, includes the formation of a carrier structure (10) provided with stem-like fixing elements (12) connected to one another at least in pairs via intermediate elements (14) to form cramp-like, in particular U-shaped, fixing parts (16). The stem-like fixing elements (12) engage through the carrier structure (10) and project beyond it. Each intermediate element (14) extending between these fixing elements (12) is arranged on the carrier structure (10). The respective fixing part (16) is introduced as a whole into the carrier structure (10) which, for this purpose, is designed in the form of a cramp-like, in particular U-shaped, molding prior to introduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Gottlieb Binder GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Axel Schulte
  • Patent number: 8679270
    Abstract: A pipe or hose composed of a polyamide moulding composition whose molecular weight has been increased by condensation, via addition of a compound having at least two carbonate units in a quantitative proportion of from 0.005 to 10% by weight, based on polyamide, where a) a starting polyamide moulding composition was provided, b) a mixture of the starting polyamide moulding composition and of the compound having at least two carbonate units was produced, c) the premix was, if desired, stored and/or transported, and d) the premix was then processed to give the moulding, this step being the first in which the increase of molecular weight by condensation occurred, the moulding being a pipe or hose whose external diameter is at least 25 mm is used as inliner for a pipeline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 25, 2014
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Dowe, Rainer Goering, Christian Baron
  • Publication number: 20140076240
    Abstract: A cover for a bowl, such as a pet food or water bowl, that comprises a lower cover molded on or affixed to the lower surface of a bowl, and a plastic decorative outer sleeve secured to the outer surface of the bowl and held in place by the lower cover. The outer cover provides aesthetically pleasing exterior features. The lower cover provide skid resistance properties, being fabricated from rubber or plastic secured to the lower outer surface of the metallic bowl.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 18, 2013
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: OurPet's Company
    Inventor: Steven Tsengas
  • Patent number: 8641857
    Abstract: Process for manufacturing a plastic fuel tank provided with at least one accessory (14) connected to the internal space of the tank via at least one orifice (12) in the wall (10) of the tank, the accessory including a projecting element (24) extending to the outside of the tank, the processing comprising the steps consisting in providing a film (22) that includes a peripheral region (28) and a border region (30) around an opening in the film, in placing the film on the wall of the tank and on the outer surface of the accessory in such a way that the projecting element passes through the film via the opening, in welding the film over its entire peripheral region to the wall of the tank, and in welding the film, over its entire border region, to the outer surface of the accessory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Inergy Automotive Systems Research (S.A.)
    Inventors: Richard Lesschaeve, Pierre-Francois Tardy, Yannick Gerard
  • Publication number: 20140020826
    Abstract: A method of joining a first component to a second component, the method comprising forming an array of projections extending from a bond surface of the first component, the projections having a plurality of different profiles; and embedding the array of projections in the second component formed of a plurality of laminate plies, wherein each projection profile is adapted to best transfer load into a respective one of the laminate plies. The resultant joint is able to transfer load more progressively between the two components leading to improved tensile strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Jonathan MEYER, Daniel JOHNS
  • Patent number: 8608888
    Abstract: An apparatus for lining a pipe, comprising a liner having a non-everted portion and an everted portion, and a stretching device. The stretching device includes at least two stretch members secured to the everted portion on substantially opposing sides, and a force mechanism to facilitate movement of the stretch members away from each other in order to stretch the evert portion of the liner. Preferably, the liner comprises an inner layer and an outer layer, and the stretch members are positioned between the inner and outer layers. In another aspect, the present invention provides a method of everting a liner into a pipe. The method includes flipping an open end of the liner inside out to create an everted portion, engaging a sidewall of the liner at two opposing locations on the everted portion, and applying a force at the two locations to stretch the everted portion of the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Michels Corporation
    Inventors: Kelly Odell, Pat J. Anderson
  • Patent number: 8597454
    Abstract: A catheter tip assembly (50) is provided with a catheter tip (56) and an inner catheter (54). The catheter tip (56) has a tapered proximal end, an elongate center portion, and a tapered distal end. The inner catheter (54) includes a narrow proximal portion, a narrow elongate center portion (66), and a wide distal end (68). The catheter tip (56) is disposed within the wide distal end (68) of the inner catheter (54). One advantage of the catheter tip assembly is that no proximal-facing edge is formed at the transition between the narrow elongate center portion of the inner catheter and the catheter tip, which may help reduce the risk of the catheter tip snagging on a stent during use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Cook Medical Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Fred T. Parker, Alexandra E. Jantzen
  • Patent number: 8585859
    Abstract: An attachment member including an integral adhesive channel and a method of adhering an attachment member to a substrate includes adhering the member to the substrate using a first adhesive attached to the member to form a gap between the substrate and a bonding surface of the member defined by a perimeter edge. The first adhesive may be a pressure sensitive adhesive. The member defines a channel including a first opening configured to receive a second adhesive, which may be a flowable adhesive. The channel includes a second opening in fluid communication with the bonding surface. After adhering the member to the substrate with the first adhesive, the flowable adhesive is dispensed through the channel and into the gap such that the dispensed flowable adhesive is contained in the gap within the perimeter edge of the bonding surface. The flowable adhesive forms a bond between the substrate and the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Paul W. Renius, David T. Renke
  • Publication number: 20130304101
    Abstract: The invention relates a sheath that is affixed to a body lumen, proximal to an anastomosis site. The sheath includes a sleeve defining a passage. A grasping structure is positioned distally of the distal opening of the sheath to facilitate elongation of the sleeve from a first length to a second longer length. A method for using the sheath is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Applicant: COVIDIEN LP
    Inventors: Joshua Stopek, Jacqueline Jones, Amin Elachchabi
  • Publication number: 20130261605
    Abstract: A multi-lumen catheter including an elliptical cross-sectional profile configuration that enhances fluid flow rate while minimizing the average diameter of the catheter body is disclosed. In one embodiment the catheter includes an elongate catheter tube defining a plurality of lumens. At least a portion of the longitudinal length of the catheter tube may define an elliptical cross section, in turn defined by a major axis and a minor axis. In one embodiment, a ratio of the major axis to the minor axis of the elliptical cross section is between about 1.3 and about 1.4. The catheter body can define two, three, or more lumens. In one embodiment, a dual-lumen catheter tube includes an aspect ratio of about 1.1:1, and each lumen thereof includes an inner surface defined by a plurality of radii and an hourglass-shaped septum.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventors: Colin S. Gregersen, Ryan C. Patterson, Daniel H. Brittingham
  • Publication number: 20130220678
    Abstract: A conductive member includes a metal part and an elastomer part. The conductive member is configured such that, when the conductive member is interposed between a first member and a second member, the elastomer part is elastically deformed so that a top end portion of at least one upper surface-side convex part in the metal part is pressed toward a side of the second member, and a top end portion of at least one under surface-side convex part in the metal part is pressed toward a side of the first member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2011
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Kitagawa Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hiroki Kitano
  • Publication number: 20130186295
    Abstract: A grenade is defined by a body made from a rubberized material, the body including a hollow interior and a stem section. A cap is releasably secured to the stem section, the cap retaining a fuze assembly which is threadingly engaged therewith. The grenade is equipped with an ejection charge that causes said cap and said fuze assembly to be separated from said body prior to detonation of the grenade. A hydrophobic sealing layer applied to the exterior of the stem section and cap provides a watertight seal relative to the interior of the grenade, but without substantially interfering with the ejection of said cap and fuze assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: Combined Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Jacob Kravel
  • Patent number: 8486215
    Abstract: A two-piece washing tank for a dishwasher and a method for manufacturing the two-piece washing tank for a dishwasher. The dishwasher includes a washing container and an assembly base made from plastic. The washing container has a base formed from a substantial portion of the top side of the plastic assembly base and side and rear walls formed substantially of stainless steel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Klaus Amann, Helmut Jerg, Cengiz Kücük, Anton Oppel, Manfred Seeβle, Ernst Stickel, Wilhelm Thibaut
  • Patent number: 8480837
    Abstract: The seamless edge-sealing method of fluorine resin coating comprises following steps: (I) Putting the raw material of fluorine resin into a mold to obtain a cylinder (1) through one of the below ways: First, pressure maintaining and demolding, finally sintering the mold formed casting; Second, mechanical injecting; Third, mechanical vulcanizing; (II) Cutting the cylinder (1) into rings (3) and cutting each ring (3) to form an annular slot (31) on the inner wall of each ring; (III) Cutting a piece of base fabric of fluorine resin coating (2) into the shape adapted for the ring (3), and then stuffing the edge of the cut fabric of fluorine resin coating into the slot (31) of the ring; (IV) After hot-pressing, obtaining a piece of fabric of fluorine resin coating (4).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Ningbo Superbright Technology Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yanyan Xue
  • Patent number: 8440046
    Abstract: The invention relates to a novel method for fastening at least one plate, such as a glass panel, in a profile, which has an assembly groove for peripherally receiving an edge of the glass panel. The method is characterized in that on at least one of the glass panels and an inside of the assembly groove oriented parallel thereto an assembly rubber seal is disposed, on the surface of which facing the glass panel a double-sided adhesive tape having a cover film that covers the side of the double-sided adhesive tape facing the glass panel is attached, wherein the glass panel is inserted into the assembly groove and is pressed against the double-sided adhesive tape in the assembly groove by at least one counter element disposed on the opposite side of the glass panel, or by the opposite inside of the assembly groove, and wherein the cover film is removed when the glass panel is inserted into the assembly groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2013
    Assignee: Kaba Gilgen AG
    Inventors: Beat Dutsch, Manfred Lehmann
  • Patent number: 8404076
    Abstract: A subassembly of a Coriolis flowmeter is fabricated from a single monolithic piece of elastic polymeric material. The subassembly includes two flow-sensitive members and a base integrally connected to the two flow-sensitive members. The two flow-sensitive members include straight sections, and are substantially similar and parallel to each other. Flow passages are drilled along the straight sections of the two flow-sensitive members, and drilled entrances are sealed using the elastic polymeric material. A temperature sensor is fixedly attached to a flow-sensitive member for measuring a temperature of the flow-sensitive member and communicating the temperature to a metering electronics. The metering electronics determines a calibrated flow rate of fluid flowing through the Coriolis flowmeter that accounts for the temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Malema Engineering Corporation
    Inventors: Alan M. Young, Jianren Lin, Claus W. Knudsen
  • Publication number: 20130063655
    Abstract: In a method for assembling a camera module, a sensor module, a lens holder, and a lens assembly are first provided. The sensor module includes a substrate and a sensor positioned on the substrate. The lens holder is positioned on the substrate and accommodates the sensor. The lens assembly is held in the lens holder. At least one of the lens holder and the lens assembly has a chamfer at an end thereof opposite to the substrate and located between the lens holder and the lens assembly. Then, curable adhesive is applied to the chamfer. The tilt of the lens is adjusted until the lens assembly is optically aligned with the sensor. The curable adhesive is cured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2012
    Publication date: March 14, 2013
    Inventor: HSIN-YEN HSU
  • Patent number: 8388796
    Abstract: A metal member (3) is bonded with an adhesive (6) to have a bond strength higher than the basic material strength of the metal member (3). A metal insertion coupling has a socket portion (4) in which an insertion hole (2a) for inserting the end portion of the metal member (3) is formed. The socket portion (4) has a tapered outer surface extending from the opening end to the back side. The tensile strength of the socket portion (4) at the deepest position along the center line of the insertion hole is equal to or higher than the tensile strength of the metal member (3) in the direction of the center line. The insertion hole (2a) has a width 0.2 mm-0.6 mm larger than that of the end portion of the metal member (3). The end portion of the metal member (3) is pressed into the insertion hole (2a), and an adhesive exists densely between the end portion of the metal member (3) and the surface of the insertion hole (2a), by quenching or cold working the end portion of the metal member (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Nihonkansen Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Masato Kobayashi
  • Publication number: 20130004857
    Abstract: A product, and a method for forming a product, that includes a composite material having a polymeric carrier resin and a shape memory polymer material capable of transformation between a temporary shape and a permanent shape in the presence of an external stimuli, wherein said transformation from said temporary shape to said permanent shape changes at least one property of said composite material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Publication date: January 3, 2013
    Inventors: Hamid G. Kia, Mark W. Verbrugge, Tao Xie, Ingrid A. Rousseau
  • Publication number: 20120318806
    Abstract: A container is formed to include an interior region and a mouth opening into the interior region. The container includes a floor and a side wall coupled to the floor to define the interior region between the floor and the side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Inventors: Chris K. Leser, Charles T. Walker, Philip A. Driskill, John B. Euler, Jason J. Paladino, Milan C. Maravich, Daniel O. Davis, Jeffrey A. Mann, Randy A. Bowlds
  • Publication number: 20120291837
    Abstract: An electrode tape, a solar module and methods for manufacturing the same are disclosed. The electrode tape includes an adhesive film and a conductive structure. The adhesive film includes a first adhesive surface and a second adhesive surface which faces an opposite direction to the first adhesive surface. The conductive structure is embedded in the adhesive film with a first contact point exposed on the first adhesive surface and a second contact point exposed on the second adhesive surface. The solar module includes a first solar cell and a second solar cell which are electrically connected with each other through the electrode tape.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 3, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventors: Ching-Huang Lin, Rong-Chang Liang, Pei-Chang Tsai
  • Publication number: 20120227900
    Abstract: A process for coupling a polymer component to a metal component forming part of a biomedical joint prosthesis includes the steps of providing the polymer component, providing the metal component having a surface with the same geometry/curvature of the surface of the polymer component to be coated, putting in contact the polymer component with the metal component, and heating only the metal component to a process temperature equal to or higher than the melting temperature of the polymer component to achieve a local softening or melting of the polymer component at the contact surface between the two components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2010
    Publication date: September 13, 2012
    Applicant: EUROCOATING S.P.A.
    Inventor: Gianluca Zappini
  • Patent number: 8246776
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for manufacturing a crank for a bicycle by bonding structural members to each other with an adhesive comprising; a step for applying the adhesive in a line-like or dot-like form in correspondence with an intervention region of the adhesive; a step for disposing a fabric in correspondence with the intervention region of the adhesive; a step for expanding the adhesive applied in a line-like or dot-like form in the fabric; and a step for bonding the structural members to each other with the adhesive expanded in the fabric, and a crank for a bicycle manufactured by the method. When the crank for a bicycle is manufactured by bonding the structural members to each other with the adhesive, the adhesive can be applied easily at a high accuracy and a good repeatability, variations of application condition and amount of used adhesive can be suppressed, and variation in quality can be suppressed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2012
    Assignees: Toray Industries, Inc., Shimano, Inc.
    Inventors: Shigeo Iwasawa, Yukitane Kimoto, Shin Tanabe
  • Publication number: 20120157936
    Abstract: A delivery needle apparatus in which a sleeve is fitted over an exterior surface of a delivery needle and methods of manufacturing the same. An elongate medical device may be delivered through the interior of the delivery needle and out of an opening in the distal end of the delivery needle (i.e., the delivery opening). The sleeve may cover a proximal portion of the delivery opening and may align an elongate medical device during insertion and/or withdrawal through the delivery opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Publication date: June 21, 2012
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. Kern
  • Publication number: 20120068374
    Abstract: A method for making a fiber reinforcement designed in particular to be incorporated in at least one matrix, characterized in that it includes performing the following steps: preparing a fiber-based material, and depositing on at least one of surfaces of the resulting material an adhesive capable of being reposition. Also, the reinforcement resulting from this method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Publication date: March 22, 2012
    Applicant: SAERTEX FRANCE
    Inventors: Thierry KLETHI, Frédéric Pinan
  • Publication number: 20110290798
    Abstract: The invention relates to a vessel for holding liquids and process for vessel assembly. The liquid-holding vessel can be assembled from film parts that have been thermoformed and heal-sealed together to form a closed vessel attached to a closure such as a weldspout fitment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 9, 2009
    Publication date: December 1, 2011
    Inventors: Julie Corbett, Romeo Graham, Robert Watters, Michael Sirois