By Tackifying Substance Of Self-sustaining Lamina To Be Bonded; E.g., Autogenous Bonding, Etc. Patents (Class 156/308.2)
  • Patent number: 12029682
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to ejector mechanisms and devices for generating a directed stream of droplets, as well as improved methods for delivering an ejected stream of droplets to a target. The device and methods may be useful for the delivery of fluid for ophthalmic, topical, oral, nasal, or pulmonary use, more particularly, for use in the delivery of ophthalmic fluid to the eye. Certain aspects of the disclosure relate to devices and methods for the delivery of a therapeutically effective low dosage volume medicament composition to a target, e.g., by controlling charge, droplet size and/or droplet deposit parameters of the medicament composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Eyenovia, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Ryan Wilkerson, Iyam Lynch, Charles Eric Hunter, Joshua Richard Brown, Lucien S. Wilkins, Peter Lam, Hamilton Coleman, J. Sid Clements, Bernard L. Ballou, Jr.
  • Patent number: 12023738
    Abstract: An apparatus is disclosed to create a breakaway junction for 3D printed parts. Powder is spread along a target zone, such as a build bed. A liquid functional agent is selectively dispensed upon the powder to form a 3D object, a supporting part, and the breakaway junction between them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Mohammed S. Shaarawi, James McKinnell, David A. Champion, Vladek P. Kasperchik
  • Patent number: 11993722
    Abstract: A powder composition suitable for use in selective laser sintering for printing an object. The powder composition includes a first fraction having a polyetherketoneketone (PEKK) powder having a plurality of particles. The powder composition includes a second fraction having a plurality of siloxane particles that is dry blended with the PEKK powder prior to selective laser sintering of the powder. In some embodiments, the powder composition includes a third fraction of carbon fiber. The powder composition when used in selective laser sintering results in parts with more consistent results and improves process economics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Hexcel Corporation
    Inventors: Whitney Kline, Alden Winn, Lawrence Varholak
  • Patent number: 11987734
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an anti-PID encapsulation adhesive film, a photovoltaic module, and a photovoltaic module manufacturing method. The anti-PID encapsulation adhesive film includes a base adhesive film layer, an insulating layer, and a conductive layer. The insulating layer is located on one side surface of the base adhesive film layer. The insulating layer has a grid structure. The grid structure includes grid lines and a plurality of hollow portions defined by the grid lines. The grid lines have a structure corresponding to gaps between cell pieces. The conductive layer includes a plurality of conductive portions. The conductive portions are arranged in the hollow portions in one-to-one correspondence. The volume resistivity of the conductive portions is less than 100 ?·cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: HANGZHOU FIRST APPLIED MATERIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haonan Wang, Mingjie Cao, Yan Sang, Hongbing Hou, Wei Deng, Yunxiao Mei, Dayue Jin, Chufeng Yang
  • Patent number: 11975469
    Abstract: Articles comprising first and second coextruded polymeric nettings are described. The articles comprise a plurality of pairs of first segments comprising a first material. Adjacent first segments are joined together via a second segments comprising second material, wherein the second segments extend past the first major surface of each first adjacent segments. The articles further include an adhesive on at least one of the first or second major surfaces of the first segment. The first segments, second segments, and third material each extend continuously for at least 5 mm in the machine direction, and the first and second materials of adjacent pairs are periodically bonded together in the machine direction. A portion of some of the first segments of the first coextruded polymeric netting are engaged between some of the adjacent first segments of the second coextruded polymeric netting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Ronald W. Ausen, William J. Kopecky, Michael W. Voigt, Naimul Karim, Vasav Sahni
  • Patent number: 11976394
    Abstract: Provided is a non-woven fabric which is suitable for cleaning wipers, diapers, food packaging materials, etc., and has excellent water absorption and handling performance. The non-woven fabric according to the present invention contains a thermoplastic biodegradable resin, and is characterized in that fibers constituting the non-woven fabric have crimps, the flexural rigidity index in the mechanical direction (MD) of the non-woven fabric is 7.77-37.4 as defined by the following equation: flexural rigidity index in the mechanical direction (MD)=flexural rigidity (gf·cm) in the mechanical direction (MD)/{basis weight(g/m2)}2.5×106, and the bulk density of the non-woven fabric is 0.098 g/cm3 to 0.251 g/cm3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Mitsui Chemicals Asahi Life Materials Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuya Fujimoto, Rumina Obi, Takashi Komatsu, Eiji Shiota
  • Patent number: 11969984
    Abstract: A laminate includes a core obtained by impregnating a mat of fibers with a thermoplastic resin (B); and a skin obtained by impregnating continuous fiber(s) with a thermoplastic resin (A), wherein sheet-form intermediate substrates in the laminate have a thermal expansibility, the usable temperature region of said thermoplastic resin (A) and that of said thermoplastic resin (B) overlap over a temperature range of at least 5° C., said thermoplastic resin (A) has a temperature region that does not melt at a lower limit of said usable temperature region, said fibers contained in said mat penetrate through interface layers formed by said thermoplastic resin (A) and said thermoplastic resin (B), and said thermoplastic resin (A) and said thermoplastic resin (B) form interface layers each with a concave-convex shape having a maximum height Ry of not less than 50 ?m and an average roughness Rz of not less than 30 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoshiki Takebe, Hiroki Kihara, Noriyuki Hirano
  • Patent number: 11938686
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multilayer composition comprising a surface layer comprising a thermoplastic polymer A and a substrate layer comprising a polymeric composite material based thermoplastic (meth)acrylic matrix and a fibrous material as reinforcement. The multilayer composition is suitable for mechanical or structured parts or articles with a decorative surface aspect The present invention concerns also a manufacturing process for multilayer mechanical or structured parts or articles and three-dimensional mechanical or structured parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: Michel Glotin, Pierre Gerard, Renan Holzmann, Gilmar Da Costa Lima
  • Patent number: 11905441
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems are disclosed for an adhesive including an activated portion and an unactivated portion. The adhesive is interposed between and binds the first substrate to a second substrate. The unactivated portion includes moisture, and the activated portion is activated to adhere in response to the removal of moisture. Similarly, the unactivated portion of the adhesive may be activated in response to the removal of moisture, removal of air, applying radiation, heating, and/or catalyzing a functional group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Bouziane Yebka, Tin-Lup Wong, Philip J. Jakes
  • Patent number: 11894799
    Abstract: A system for mounting a service component to a building structure has a plurality of elongate feet, and a plurality of connectors that each interconnect a respective one of the feet with the service component. Each foot is configured to affix to a surface of the building structure and then to resist disengagement from that surface. The connectors each interconnect a respective one of the feet with the service component, and secure the relative position of the respective foot and the service component. An elongate beam can be connected or connectable to the service component, such that in the installed system the beam is to be positioned to extend obliquely across the feet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: SOLPOD PTY LTD
    Inventors: Stuart Gordon, James Larratt, Jeremy Lawrence
  • Patent number: 11871516
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. An electronic apparatus is provided. The electronic apparatus includes a printed circuit board (PCB), an antenna module mounted on a surface of the printed circuit board, and a radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) module mounted on another surface of the printed circuit. The printed circuit board includes a coaxial plated through-hole (PTH) electrically connected with the antenna module and the RFIC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2024
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kwanghyun Baek, Juneseok Lee, Dohyuk Ha, Youngju Lee, Jinsu Heo
  • Patent number: 11858246
    Abstract: Protective sleeves for portable electronic devices or thermally sensitive pharmaceuticals are provided. More particularly, embodiments relate to a protective sleeve that is capable of protecting a portable electronic device or a thermally sensitive pharmaceutical enclosed within from multiple environmental effects, including heat, cold, water, impact forces from being dropped, and germs and bacteria. In embodiments, provided is a protective sleeve comprising: an outer layer of material with a reflective surface; and an inner layer of material with a protective surface that can include an antimicrobial agent; wherein the outer layer of material and the inner layer of material are layered together and configured to receive a portable electronic device or thermally sensitive pharmaceutical. The protective sleeve can comprise a transparent window capable of communicating a human touch to an electronic device. The protective sleeve can comprise a temperature influencing bladder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: eXclaim IP, LLC
    Inventor: Kevin Conway
  • Patent number: 11858431
    Abstract: A three-dimensional vacuum thermal insulation element having a compressed three-dimensional porous structure and a shell closed in an airtight manner. The shell includes a thermoformable barrier wall and encloses the porous structure arranged between two major surfaces of said barrier wall. The porous structure has a pressure of between less than 105 Pa and more than 10-2 Pa at ambient external temperature and pressure. The barrier wall is thermoformed at the site of said two major surfaces, between which the porous structure has a curved shape and/or reliefs and/or depressions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: Hutchinson
    Inventors: Fabrice Chopard, Cedric Huillet
  • Patent number: 11806977
    Abstract: In various embodiments, an improved flexible-composite material is described that comprises at least one scrim constructed from at least two unidirectional tape layers bonded together and at least one woven fabric, non-woven fabric, or membrane bonded to the scrim. In various embodiments, the unidirectional tape layers comprise a plurality of parallel fiber bundles comprising monofilaments within an adhesive resin. In various embodiments, the fiber bundles are separated by gaps that can be filled in by adhesive or non-adhesive resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: AVIENT PROTECTIVE MATERIALS B.V.
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Adams, Wesley Edward Hatcher, Keith Joel McDaniels
  • Patent number: 11781323
    Abstract: Building panels, especially laminated floor panels are shown, which are provided with a locking system and several core grooves at the rear side in order to save material and decrease weight. Building panels, each having a surface layer on a front side, a backing layer on a rear side and an intermediate core, wherein the intermediate core and the surface and the backing layer all comprise wood fibres and thermosetting resins, the building panels are provided with a locking system for vertical and horizontal locking of a first edge of a first building panel to an adjacent second edge of a second building panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2023
    Assignee: CERALOC INNOVATION AB
    Inventor: Darko Pervan
  • Patent number: 11759758
    Abstract: An oil gel compositions comprising (i) between 10 to 20 wt. % of a selectively hydrogenated styrenic block copolymer, (ii) an oil, and (iii) optional additives is described herein. In embodiments, the oil gel composition is characterized as having, a viscosity at 25° C. and 10/s between 100 (See claim 2) and 200 Pa-s, a cone penetration at 25° C. from 200 dmm to 600 dmm, a drop point from 100 to 250° C., and oil separation at 100° C. from 0% to 2%. In embodiments, the oil gel composition has a viscosity ratio of 25° C./100° C. from 4 to 20 at 10/s shear rate. The oil gel composition can be used in cables for post tensioning applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: KRATON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hendrik de Groot
  • Patent number: 11728636
    Abstract: An assembly of a flat flexible electrical conductor and a supporting device that quickly and easily supports an intermediate portion of a flat flexible electrical conductor on a support surface. The flat flexible electrical conductor includes a plurality of electrically conductive traces supported on an electrically non-conductive insulator. The electrically non-conductive insulator has an opening extending therethrough. The supporting device includes a head portion and a shaft portion. The head portion includes first and second flanges disposed on opposite sides of the flat flexible electrical conductor and an intermediate portion that extends through the opening of the electrically non-conductive insulator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Jun Ruayana, Erwin BagaAn
  • Patent number: 11707069
    Abstract: The present invention provides agents having efficacy against viruses, allergens, bacteria and odorants, materials including such agents, and methods for producing the agents. An agent according to an embodiment of the present invention includes titanium dioxide particles having low photocatalytic activity, and metal ions of at least one metal selected from gold, silver, platinum and copper that are adsorbed to the surface of the titanium dioxide particles. The agent may further include hydroxyapatite particles, and the metal ions may be adsorbed also to the surface of the hydroxyapatite. The metal ions may be at least partially present in the form of at least one of an oxide of the metal, a hydroxide of the metal, and the elemental metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2023
    Assignee: SHINSHU CERAMICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tsukasa Sakurada
  • Patent number: 11673377
    Abstract: A transparent high barrier multilayer coextruded film is useful for high-value packaging applications such as food and medical device packaging. The transparent multilayer coextruded barrier includes first and second outer layers formed using a transparent polyester or polyester copolymer; an inner nanolayer sequence including a plurality of nanolayers a) including ethylene vinyl alcohol, alternating with nanolayers b) including at least one of ethylene ethyl acrylate, low density polyethylene and linear low density polyethylene, each of the nanolayers b) having a degree of crystallinity less than about 45%; and adhesive layers between each of the two outer layers and the inner nanolayer sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Inventor: Henry G. Schirmer
  • Patent number: 11639581
    Abstract: A layered fibrous structure having a first layer including a co-formed fibrous structure containing a plurality of first filaments and a plurality of solid additives and a second layer different from the first layer, wherein the second layer includes a plurality of second filaments is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Steven Lee Barnholtz, Paul Dennis Trokhan, Michael Donald Suer
  • Patent number: 11637072
    Abstract: A semiconductor package includes a substrate, a semiconductor die, a ring structure and a lid. The semiconductor die is disposed on the substrate. The ring structure is disposed on the substrate and surrounds the semiconductor die, where a first side of the semiconductor die is distant from an inner sidewall of the ring structure by a first gap, and a second side of the semiconductor die is distant from the inner sidewall of the ring structure by a second gap. The first side is opposite to the second side, and the first gap is less than the second gap. The lid is disposed on the ring structure and has a recess formed therein, and the recess overlaps with the first gap in a stacking direction of the ring structure and the lid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kai-Ming Ching, Shu-Shen Yeh, Chien-Hung Chen, Hui-Chang Yu, Yu-Min Cheng
  • Patent number: 11596765
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a catheter shaft includes extruding an inner polymeric layer having a main lumen and two or more side lumens spaced about the main lumen; forming an outer polymeric layer about the inner polymeric layer; and inserting at least one elongate member, such as a wire, through each side lumen of the inner polymeric layer. The side lumens are less than about ? the size of the main lumen. The method may further include the step of forming a braided layer between the inner polymeric layer and the outer polymeric layer. In an alternate embodiment, the method includes co-extruding an inner polymeric layer and a multi-lumen layer, the multi-lumen layer having two or more side lumens; forming an outer polymeric layer about the multi-lumen layer; and inserting at least one elongate member through each side lumen. Catheter assemblies made according to the described methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: ST. JUDE MEDICAL, ATRIAL FIBRILLATION DIVISION, INC.
    Inventors: Martin Maitre Grasse, James V. Kauphusman
  • Patent number: 11584814
    Abstract: Provided are an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer having a high degree of crosslinking by controlling a temperature difference in an autoclave reactor and an input ratio of an initiator during polymerization, even though a reduced amount of a crosslinking agent is used, and a preparation method thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2023
    Inventors: Yutaek Sung, Youn Sun Nam, Choong Hoon Lee, Young Hoon Na, Jeongyong Lee, Hyojoon Lee
  • Patent number: 11491734
    Abstract: Bag-sealing apparatus is provided for heat-sealing a bag. The apparatus has a heater arrangement operable to apply heat to heat-seal an open end of the bag. A bag detector detects the location of the bag relative to the heater arrangement. The heater arrangement is formed of plural heater portions. The heater arrangement is operable such that only the or each heater portion that overlies the bag as detected by the bag detector is caused to operate to apply heat to the bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: VESTEL ELEKTRONIK SANAYI VE TICARET A.S.
    Inventors: Mert Kahyaoglu, Erkan Tunay
  • Patent number: 11485559
    Abstract: An inflatable web is disclosed. The web includes first and second film plies sealed together via a plurality of generally transverse seals to define a first and second inflatable chambers and an inflation region. The chambers are inflatable with a fluid and operable to contain the fluid. The sealed plies have a first longitudinal edge and a second longitudinal edge. The web defines a separation region extending at least partially transversely across the web between the first and second inflatable chambers and is configured to facilitate separation thereof. The separation region includes a tear propagation line extending transversely across at least a portion of the web with an end of the tear propagation line terminating proximal to the first longitudinal edge of the web. The separation region includes a tear initiation feature including edges spaced apart from one another longitudinally to form a permanent opening in the web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Pregis Innovative Packaging LLC
    Inventor: Thomas D. Wetsch
  • Patent number: 11426948
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and to an apparatus for producing a plug-through connection arrangement of a plurality of electrical cables (1a-1d) and/or fluid-conducting hoses, having a sheathing (2) consisting of a plastic, which extend, arranged adjacently spaced apart from each other, through associated openings (3a-3d) of a plastic component (4), comprising the following steps: providing (A) the plastic part (4) with the pre-produced plurality of openings (3a-3d), installing (B) the electrical cables (1a-1d) and/or fluid-conducting hoses through the associated openings (3a-3d), such that the outer wall of the sheathing (2), which consists of plastic, comes into contact with the inner wall of the respective openings (3a-3d) of the plastic component (4), thermal welding (C) of the electrical cables (1a-1d) and/or fluid-conducting hoses to the plastic component (4) in the region of the respective opening (3a-3d), in order to produce an integrally sealing component bond, wherein at least two laser beam un
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventor: Guido Bernd Finnah
  • Patent number: 11415255
    Abstract: This document describes aseptic fluid coupling devices for fluid systems and methods of manufacturing such aseptic fluid coupling devices. For example, this document describes aseptic fluid coupling devices that include removable membrane strips that protect the interior of the aseptic fluid coupling devices from contamination prior to use. Methods for attaching removable membranes to the aseptic fluid coupling devices are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Colder Products Company
    Inventor: Thomas Michael Stierns
  • Patent number: 11376762
    Abstract: A medical device-includes a scaffold crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. The scaffold is crimped to the balloon by a process that includes inflating the delivery balloon during a diameter reduction to improve scaffold retention and maintaining an inflated balloon during the diameter reduction and prior and subsequent dwell periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Lily Ayo Roberts, Sean A. McNiven, Kathleen Yan, Boyd V. Knott, Jeremy B. Beer, Mark C. Johnson
  • Patent number: 11358349
    Abstract: A method of manufacture of a composite component is provided, the method comprising the steps of providing two layers of pre-preg composite material, one of which has an edge adjacent a surface of the other. Pressure and, optionally, vibrational energy is applied to the edge to thereby smooth the ply drop.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: HEXCEL COMPOSITES LIMITED
    Inventor: Marco Arcidiacono
  • Patent number: 11338543
    Abstract: Light-permeable multilayer composite film made of plastic as the surface coating of an article, wherein the composite film comprises at least one outer, at least partially light-permeable top layer optionally provided with a lacquer and at least one further layer arranged on the back of the top layer, wherein arranged on the back side of the top layer is at least one sheetlike, optically active textile layer, preferably a textile layer comprising threads made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and/or made of polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF), wherein the textile layer has light-transmitting, light-refracting and light-reflecting properties or a combination thereof and the transmission, refraction and reflection properties are such that illumination of the textile layer, in particular back side illumination of the textile layer, results in preferably uniformized light transmission through the top layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Assignee: Benecke-Kaliko AG
    Inventors: Jens Juenemann, Kristina Hahn
  • Patent number: 11254063
    Abstract: Described is a heating means for thermally connecting two objects each having a plastic material, wherein, during the connecting, a first inner object is surrounded at least partially by a second outer object, and the heating means surrounds the first inner object at least partially along a complete circumferential course around the first inner object, and is located between the first inner object and the second outer object. The heating means has a ribbon-type structure. The ribbon-type structure has an auxiliary heating material, which is inductively heatable, wherein the auxiliary heating material is spatially distributed or arranged along the circumferential course such that an electrical conductivity is interrupted at at least one position along the complete circumferential course around the first inner object. Further described are an arrangement and a system each having such a heating means as well as a method for thermally connecting two plastic objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Brugg Rohrsystem AG
    Inventors: Karl Rametsteiner, Urs Hunziker
  • Patent number: 11220218
    Abstract: A method of making a rearview assembly includes operably coupling a rearview device with a front housing. A bonding material is applied to the front housing and a printed circuit board is operably coupled with the front housing. A rear housing is engaged with the front housing. Energy is applied to bond the front housing with the rear housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: GENTEX CORPORATION
    Inventor: Christopher D. Pollack
  • Patent number: 11207844
    Abstract: Described is a heating device for thermally connecting a pipe, which has a first plastic material, to a bushing, which has a second plastic material, and which surrounds at least a section of the pipe, wherein an inductively heatable heating means is located between the pipe and the bushing and/or integrated in the pipe and/or the bushing. The heating device has a coil arrangement, which is excitable by a generator, and which has a first coil, which has at least one complete winding within a first cross-sectional area, and a second coil, which is electrically coupled to the first coil, and which has at least one complete winding within a second cross-sectional area. The first cross-sectional area is different from the second cross-sectional area. Furthermore, a heating system having such a heating device as well as a method for thermally connecting a pipe to a bushing are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Ke Kelit Kunststoffwerk GmbH
    Inventors: Karl Rametsteiner, Urs Hunziker
  • Patent number: 11071581
    Abstract: A treatment instrument includes a treatment section treating a target of treatment such as a living tissue. The treatment section has an outer surface. A first resin film (first resin coating) covers part of the outer surface of the treatment section. A second resin film (second resin coating) covers at least a boundary between a region covered by the first resin film and a region not covered by the first resin film on the outer surface of the treatment section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Tsunetaka Akagane
  • Patent number: 10899903
    Abstract: The scope of this invention is to disclose the method of foaming a superior impact mitigation material, namely semi-closed cell hybrid polyurea foam, using scalable manufacturing process that is geometry-independent and allows for greater control of the resulting foam properties. while the process discussed herein, can be easily used to make complex geometries (e.g., padding foam for helmets, outsoles for walking and running shoes, body armors or other protection applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: San Diego State University Research Foundation
    Inventors: George Youssef, Nathan Reed
  • Patent number: 10854887
    Abstract: A porous carbon sheet includes a carbon fiber and a binding material, wherein when in a measured surface depth distribution, a ratio of an area of a portion having a depth of 20 ?m or less in a measured area of one surface is a surface layer area ratio X, and a ratio of an area of a portion having a depth of 20 ?m or less in a measured area of another surface is a surface layer area ratio Y, the surface layer area ratio X is larger than the surface layer area ratio Y, and a difference between the surface layer area ratios is 3% or more and 12% or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasuaki Tanimura, Takashi Chida, Toru Sugahara, Masamichi Utsunomiya, Toshiya Kamae, Katsuya Sode, Takashi Ando
  • Patent number: 10756354
    Abstract: A membrane catalyst layer assembly production method is provided for producing a membrane catalyst layer assembly by discharging catalyst ink having a solvent and a solid component onto an electrolyte membrane. The membrane catalyst layer assembly production method includes forming a first catalyst ink layer having a first porosity on the electrolyte membrane by controlling a porosity of a catalyst ink layer that is formed by the catalyst ink making impact with the electrolyte membrane by adjusting an amount of solvent in the catalyst ink in drop form prior to impact with the electrolyte membrane, and forming a second catalyst ink layer having a second porosity, which is different from the first porosity, on the first catalyst ink layer, by adjusting the amount of solvent in the catalyst ink in drop form prior to impact with the first catalyst ink layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Michito Kishi, Tooru Kosemura, Takayuki Hirao, Hiroshi Miyaoka, Yasuhiro Numao, Jun Inomata, Kimio Nishimura
  • Patent number: 10581052
    Abstract: A separator for a bobbin-style electrochemical cell is inserted into an interior opening within a ring-shaped cathode in an electrochemical cell can. An expansion force is then applied to an interior surface of the separator to press the separator against the interior walls of the cathode. A tool may then remove various creases and/or wrinkles in the separator and/or may then heat seal at least a portion of the tubular walls of the separator to minimize the void space between the separator and active material (e.g., cathode and/or anode) within the electrochemical cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Energizer Brands, LLC
    Inventors: David Kalisz, Johnson Mark, Allen Stieg, Maria Verikakis, Chris Bolyos
  • Patent number: 10556974
    Abstract: A curable and hygroscopic resin composition for sealing electronic devices, having at least a (meth)acrylate oligomer (a) having the number-average molecular weight of 1,500 to 5,000, a low molecular weight (meth)acrylate (b) having an average molecular weight of 170 to 500, a moisture-reactive organometallic compound (c), and a polymerization initiator (d), wherein the (meth)acrylate oligomer (a) and the low molecular weight (meth)acrylate (b) are multifunctional (meth)acrylates in which the number of (meth)acryloyl groups is from 1.5 to 3 in one molecule of each of the (meth)acrylate oligomer (a) and the low molecular weight (meth)acrylate (b); a sealing resin; and an electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Mieda, Takumi Asanuma, Yasushi Ishizaka
  • Patent number: 10461683
    Abstract: A moon roof assembly includes a moon roof housing, a sliding moon roof panel and a hybrid solar trim panel. The hybrid solar trim panel is carried on the moon roof housing and extends at least partially around the sliding moon roof panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Adrian Nania
  • Patent number: 10108029
    Abstract: A sealant composition particularly suitable for a plastic substrate is disclosed. The sealant composition contains: a partially (meth)acrylated epoxy resin, a hydrophobic oligomer having a flexible hydrophobic backbone moiety and at least one functional group co-curable with the partially (meth)acrylated epoxy resin, and a latent epoxy-curing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventor: Chenfu Chen
  • Patent number: 10059076
    Abstract: A method of fastening an edge structure to a construction element includes providing the construction element, being a planar structure with with two cover regions and a middle region between the cover regions; providing the edge structure being continuously extended, the edge structure having contact surfaces with a thermoplastic material shaped to lie against the cover regions in an outer surface of the construction element, and, opposite the contact surfaces, a coupling-in surface for coupling energy into the edge structure; coupling energy into the edge structure and pressing the contact surfaces against the cover regions until at least a portion of the thermoplastic material is liquefied and pressed into the cover regions; and repeating or continuing the steps of coupling and pressing until the edge structure is attached to the building element at a plurality of discrete locations or over an extended region along an edge of the construction element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: WOODWELDING AG
    Inventors: Laurent Torriani, Mario Lehmann, Marcel Aeschlimann
  • Patent number: 10057993
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of power-module substrate (10), the power-module substrate (10) being obtained by joining a circuit layer (12) made of copper to one surface of a ceramic substrate (11) and joining a heat-radiation layer (13) made of aluminum to the other surface of the ceramic substrate (11), including: a circuit layer bonding step in which the circuit layer (12) is brazed on the ceramic substrate (11), a surface treatment step after the circuit layer bonding step in which a thickness of an oxide film on the other surface of the ceramic substrate (11) is made 3.2 nm or less at least at a peripheral part of an intended bonding area between the ceramic substrate (11) and the heat-radiation layer (13), and a heat-radiation layer bonding step in which the heat-radiation layer (13) is brazed on the other surface of the ceramic substrate (11) after the surface treatment step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroya Ishizuka
  • Patent number: 9943447
    Abstract: An ultrasonic welding device includes a rotary support mechanical assembly rotatable about a rotation axis and operable to support a sheet over a circumference centered on the rotation axis, the sheet being continuously supplied; a horn and an anvil attached to the rotary support mechanical assembly to thereby revolve about the rotation axis and sandwich the sheet supported over the rotary support mechanical assembly to weld the sheet; a cam drum and a cam follower for driving the anvil in such a manner that the anvil moves relative to the horn; a holding member body; and a power transmission mechanism for distributing a power generated by the cam and the cam follower in such a manner the power is transmitted to the anvil and holding member body in opposite directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: ZUIKO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yukihiko Fujita, Hideyuki Nakamura
  • Patent number: 9872385
    Abstract: Disclosed is a flexible copper clad laminate including a first copper foil layer, a composite layer, and a second copper foil layer. Preferably, the composite layer includes a polyimide layer and a plurality of thermoplastic polyimide layers as an outermost layer thereof being the thermoplastic polyimide layers. In particular, with respect to a total thickness of the composite layer, a total thickness of the plurality of thermoplastic polyimide layers is in a range of from about 15 to about 50%, and a total thickness of the polyimide layer is in a range of from about 50 to about 85%. Each thickness of the first copper foil layer and the second copper foil layer is in a range of from about 30 to about 80 ?m, and the total thickness of the composite layer is in a range of from about 40 to about 60 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Seung Woo Choi, Sung Cheul Jeong, Ho Sub Kim, Young Do Kim, Cheol Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 9796021
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a porous metal substrate structure with high gas permeability and redox stability for a SOFC and the fabrication process thereof, the porous metal substrate structure comprising: a porous metal plate composed of first metal particles; and a porous metal film composed of second metal particles and formed on the porous metal plate; wherein the porous metal plate has a thickness more than the porous metal film, and the first metal particle has a size more than the second metal particle. Further, a porous shell containing Fe is formed on the surface of each metal particle by impregnating a solution containing Fe in a high temperature sintering process of reducing or vacuum atmosphere, and the oxidation and reduction processes. The substrate uses the porous shells containing Fe particles to absorb the leakage oxygen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL, EXECUTIVE YUAN
    Inventors: Chang-Sing Hwang, Chun-Huang Tsai, Jen-Feng Yu, Chun-Liang Chang, Jun-Meng Lin, Shih-Wei Cheng
  • Patent number: 9671257
    Abstract: An arrangement measures coordinates of a workpiece and/or machines the workpiece. The arrangement has a first part and a second part that can be moved relative to the first part. The relative mobility of the first and second parts is specified in addition to a possible mobility of a probe that is optionally additionally fixed to the arrangement. The mobility of the probe is specified by a deflection of the probe from a neutral position during a mechanical probing of the workpiece for the purpose of measuring the coordinates. A measuring body is arranged on the first or second part, and at least one sensor is arranged on the other part, i.e. on the second or first part. The sensor generates a measurement signal corresponding to a position of the measuring body and thus corresponding to the relative position of the first and second part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Tobias Held, Rainer Sagemueller, Dominik Seitz, Tobias Woletz
  • Patent number: 9590460
    Abstract: An electrical machine includes a rotor, a stator having a slot liner including an electrical insulator which extends beyond the stator ends, and a strengthening element provided at each of the slot liner ends, wherein the strengthening strip reduces the splitting of the corresponding slot liner end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: GE AVIATION SYSTEMS LLC
    Inventors: Hao Huang, Xiaochuan Jia
  • Patent number: 9533473
    Abstract: A chip card substrate is provided that includes a first polymer layer including a first polymer material. The chip card substrate further includes an intermediate layer disposed over the first polymer layer and including polyolefin including a plurality of micro pores, an adhesive layer disposed over the intermediate layer and including an adhesive, and a second polymer layer disposed over the adhesive layer and including a second polymer material different from the first polymer material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Infineon Technologies AG
    Inventors: Siegfried Hoffner, Mohammed Reza Hussein, Frank Pueschner, Thomas Spoettl
  • Patent number: 9469067
    Abstract: An apparatus for fabricating a fiber reinforced thermoplastic composite structure is described. The apparatus comprises a localized heat source arranged to heat a portion of a stack of fiber reinforced thermoplastic material layers and an ultrasonic transducer arranged to locally introduce ultrasonic energy waves to the heated portion of the fiber reinforced thermoplastic material layers. The apparatus makes it possible to achieve ultrasonic consolidation of the layers occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS LTD
    Inventor: David Inston