Surface Bonding And/or Assembly Therefor Patents (Class 156/60)
  • Patent number: 11014309
    Abstract: A rehabilitated pipe system and a method for rehabilitating a pipe system. A lines a host pipe and a coupling member configured for being operatively coupled to a mechanical coupler is positioned adjacent the host pipe so that a connecting section of the liner extends into the coupling member. The connecting section of the liner is adhesively bonded to the coupling member, and the mechanical coupler is installed to fluidly couple the liner to another fluid conducting structure. The connecting section of the liner can be formed in a portion of the host pipe that is removed after lining. The coupling member can be flanged or include a lateral coupling tube. The mechanical coupler can, e.g., be a ductile iron coupler or a bolt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: INA Acquisition Corp
    Inventors: Mark Hairston, Barry Paschall
  • Patent number: 10994917
    Abstract: An insulating device can include an aperture having a waterproof closure which allows access to the chamber within the insulating device. The closure can help prevent any fluid leakage into and out of the insulating device if the insulating device is overturned or in any configuration other than upright. The closure may also prevent any fluid from permeating into the chamber if the insulating device is exposed to precipitation, other fluid, or submersed under water. This construction results in an insulating chamber that is substantially impervious to water and other liquids when the closure is sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Roy Joseph Seiders, Chris Keller, Derek G. Sullivan, Erik Steven Larson, Alex Baires, Andrew M. Bosway, Karl Fritzsche, Laura Flores
  • Patent number: 10994918
    Abstract: An insulating device can include an aperture having a waterproof closure which allows access to the chamber within the insulating device. The closure can help prevent any fluid leakage into and out of the insulating device if the insulating device is overturned or in any configuration other than upright. The closure may also prevent any fluid from permeating into the chamber if the insulating device is exposed to precipitation, other fluid, or submersed under water. This construction results in an insulating chamber that is substantially impervious to water and other liquids when the closure is sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Roy Joseph Seiders, Chris Keller, Derek G. Sullivan, Erik Steven Larson, Alex Baires, Andrew M. Bosway, Karl Fritzsche, Laura Flores
  • Patent number: 10991929
    Abstract: A battery connection assembly includes a frame including a plurality of posts that are spaced by a first distance. A flex foil includes a conductive layer and first and second insulating layers arranged adjacent to the conductive layer. A first plurality of traces is defined in the conductive layer. A plurality of fingers is defined in the conductive layer and partially released from the flex foil, wherein the first insulating layer is removed from the plurality of fingers to expose the conductive layer. A plurality of busbars is connected to the frame and including a first surface, a second surface and a hole from the first surface to the second surface. The plurality of fingers is attached to the first surfaces of the busbar at an attachment location and wherein adhesive in the hole attaches the flex foil to the busbar adjacent to the attachment location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Gentherm Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Horzella, Timothy Hughes
  • Patent number: 10981120
    Abstract: A method for the repair of defects in a graphene or other two-dimensional material through interfacial polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Han Liu, Sarah M. Simon, Steven Lloyd Sinsabaugh
  • Patent number: 10967622
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a coating device which, in particular, is used to coat a narrow side of a plate-shaped workpiece with a coating material. Furthermore, the present invention relates to a coating method which, in particular, is used to coat a narrow side of a plate-shaped workpiece with a coating material. The coating device comprises a detection device (S1, S2) for detecting a surface property on the surface of the workpiece (W) to be coated and a device for acting on the adhesive to be used based on the detection result of the detection device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: HOMAG GmbH
    Inventor: Johannes Schmid
  • Patent number: 10967591
    Abstract: A tire manufacturing method and system is provided for controlling a product profile having one or more elastomeric layers that are produced by continuously extruding an elongated element (200) of an elastomeric material and depositing the elongated element (200) upon a forming surface (100a) of a circumferentially rotating drum (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ETABLISSEMENTS MICHELIN
    Inventors: David Bouchereau, Richard Moreau, Jeremy Reymond
  • Patent number: 10964681
    Abstract: A semiconductor device includes a substrate, first and second semiconductor chips, an adhesion layer, and a resin layer. The first and second semiconductor chips are provided on a surface of the substrate. The second semiconductor chip includes, on a side thereof facing the substrate, a first region and a second region that is recessed from the first region and is above at least part of the first semiconductor chip or at least part of a wire that electrically connects the first semiconductor chip and the substrate. The adhesion layer is provided at least between the first region of the second semiconductor chip and the substrate. The resin layer is on the surface of the substrate and enclosing the first and second semiconductor chips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Eigo Matsuura
  • Patent number: 10946628
    Abstract: A resin molded article has a resin base layer formed of an ultraviolet curable resin. The resin base layer is provided on one end side with a cover layer made of a polymer membrane. Further, the resin base layer is provided on the other end side with recessed portions dented toward the cover layer. A decorative layer is formed at least at recessed portions. The decorative layer is visually recognizable through the resin base layer and the cover layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignees: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., SUNARROW LTD
    Inventors: Seonghun Lee, Yuichi Takahashi, Tomoomi Kiyomiya
  • Patent number: 10940651
    Abstract: A processing apparatus such as a heating and/or debulking apparatus that may be used to debulk a plurality of uncured composite layers to form an article such as an aircraft component may include a plurality of interconnected smart susceptor heater blankets. The plurality of smart susceptor heater blankets may be connected in series or in parallel, and may be controlled to uniformly heat the component during formation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James M. Kestner, Marc R. Matsen, Scott D. Billings, John A. Mittleider, Robert J. Miller
  • Patent number: 10926909
    Abstract: A method for moving to a reference feed position of a label tape with respect to a dispensing edge of a container labeller and a corresponding device is described. The label tape may be first pulled back beyond the reference feed position by rewinding to its supply roller and then conveyed in the normal feed direction to the reference feed position prevents unwanted detachment of labels at the dispensing edge as a result of the label tape unwinding from the supply roller as well as the use of pusher roller systems upstream of the dispensing edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventor: Bernhard Högl
  • Patent number: 10889075
    Abstract: A method to design the kits and layup the reinforcement layers and core using projection system, comprising a mold having a contoured surface; a layup projection generator which: defines a plurality of mold sections; identifies the dimensions and location for a plurality of layup segments. A model-based calibration method for alignment of laser projection system is provided in which mold features are drawn digitally, incorporated into the plug(s) which form the wind turbine blade mold, and transferred into the mold. The mold also includes reflective targets which are keyed to the molded geometry wherein their position is calculated from the 3D model. This method ensures the precision level required from projection system to effectively assist with fabrication of wind turbine blades. In this method, digital location of reflectors is utilized to compensate for the mold deformations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: TPI COMPOSITES, INC.
    Inventors: Amirhossein Salimi, Scott Larson
  • Patent number: 10857772
    Abstract: A laminating apparatus for laminating an adhesive film on a bent or curved cover window includes a rotation shaft extending in a first direction, a first frame configured to support the cover window, and including a first plate and a second plate facing each other to define an angle therebetween, and a curved connection portion between the first plate and the second plate, and a roller portion above the first frame, extending in the first direction, and configured to move in a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction, wherein the first frame is configured to rotate with respect to the rotation shaft according to movement of the roller portion to bond the adhesive film to the cover window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sungsang Ahn, Taehyeog Jung
  • Patent number: 10850483
    Abstract: A barrier tape comprises a barrier section comprising one or more barrier layers and one or more adhesive layers adhered to a face of the barrier section. The barrier tape can be used to join together adjacent barrier sheets or to patch a breach in a barrier sheet to form a barrier assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Raven Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Kolbasuk, Tom Stoebner, Dan Smith
  • Patent number: 10855324
    Abstract: The present application provides a vacuum screen protector attaching machine, wherein the vacuum screen protector attaching machine comprises: a base, an air pump, a screen protector attaching section and an air tube; wherein the screen protector attaching section comprises a screen protector attaching cavity and an upper cover, and the upper cover comprises an airbag; the airbag communicates with one end of the air tube, the one end of the air tube is disposed at a center position of the airbag, the other end of the air tube communicates with an air outlet of the air pump, and the air pump is disposed at the interior of the base; the screen protector attaching cavity is further provided with an air hole, and the air hole communicates with an air inlet of the air pump.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Inventor: Tak Nam Liu
  • Patent number: 10850885
    Abstract: An apparatus for applying a label to a spool or reel containing wire and a wire tail extending from the spool or reel, the apparatus comprising a wire tail sensor, wherein the wire tail sensor identifies the location of the wire tail protruding from the spool or reel and a label application mechanism, wherein the labeling mechanism applies a label to the spool or reel and wherein the label does not contact the wire tail protruding from the spool or reel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Encore Wire Corporation
    Inventors: William T. Bigbee, Jr., Clifton S. Thompson
  • Patent number: 10854852
    Abstract: The present invention provides an organic EL image display device including a light emitting element substrate, and a circularly polarizing plate, in which the light emitting element substrate includes a reflecting layer and an organic electroluminescent layer on the reflecting layer, the reflecting layer, the organic electroluminescent layer, and the circularly polarizing plate are arranged in this order, a polarization separation layer is provided between the organic electroluminescent layer and the circularly polarizing plate, the polarization separation layer includes a polarization separation region that reflects light of one polarization state in light emitted from the organic electroluminescent layer, and transmits light of another polarization state, and a visible light transmission region, the polarization separation region is formed of a layer formed by immobilizing a cholesteric liquid crystalline phase, and a positive C region-containing layer is provided between the organic electroluminescent lay
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Ayako Muramatsu, Daisuke Kashiwagi, Shinichi Yoshinari, Kunihiro Atsumi, Ryoji Goto
  • Patent number: 10837132
    Abstract: Provided is a multiple gauze fabric having excellent friction strength while maintaining skin feel like twistless yarn fabric. The multiple gauze fabric is constituted from a first gauze structure as a front surface, a second gauze structure as a back surface, and a third gauze structure as an intermediate layer. The first gauze structure is formed using a first twisted yarn as a warp, and using a second twisted yarn as a weft. The second gauze structure is formed using a third twisted yarn as a weft, and a fourth twisted yarn as a warp. The third gauze structure is formed using a fifth twisted yarn as a warp, and a sixth twisted yarn as a weft. The twist coefficient of second and fourth twisted yarn is 3.0 or less. The twist coefficient of first, third, fifth and sixth twisted yarn is 3.3 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: UCHINO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shuichi Hozumi
  • Patent number: 10828660
    Abstract: A method of reinforcing a support mat includes at least one extruder applying at least a first stream of weld-forming material over at least one seam formed between upper and lower, interconnected, at least partially overlapping, panels on the top of the mat and at least one automated extruder applying at least a second stream of weld-forming material over at least one seam formed between the panels on the bottom of the mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: NEWPARK MATS & INTEGRATED SERVICES LLC
    Inventors: Joel Hugghins, Aaron Dugas, Christian Peter Holtkamp, Rade Pupovac, Peter Filice Hoeksma, Shawn Joseph Davidson, Bryan Arthur Joseph Hickson
  • Patent number: 10814563
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method. The method includes identifying a first location on a first part to place a first shim tab to form a first portion of a compound shim. The method also includes applying the first shim tab to the first location on the first part with an end-effector. The method also includes identifying a second location directly adjacent to the first location on the first part to place a second shim tab. The method also includes applying the second shim tab to the second location on the first part with the end-effector to form a second portion of the compound shim. The method also includes applying a third shim tab to the second shim tab at the second location to increase a thickness of the second portion of the compound shim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Ashleigh Nesbit, Thomas Wilson
  • Patent number: 10781587
    Abstract: In various representative aspects, the present invention relates generally to a system and apparatuses for sealing a structural attachment to a flat or shingle roof. More specifically, the invention relates to providing the system for sealing structural attachments for solar panel mounts for rail guides. The invention utilizes an adhesive sealant to create a permanent watertight seal at any surface penetration. The system may be used for any structural attachment, fastener, mount, or other penetration that requires sealing. Typical building applications include roof penetrations and wall penetrations for cases such as roof vents, structural attachment, conduit or pipe penetrations, or electrical mounts to name a few.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Solsera, Inc.
    Inventor: Shawn Meine
  • Patent number: 10745825
    Abstract: Encrypted markers that are not readily detectable can be revealed by treatment with a specific reagent used as a developer to reveal a readily detectable physical property of the marker, such as a characteristic fluorescence emission after excitation with a particular excitation wavelength, or to reveal a visible color. The encrypted marker can be developed in situ, or a sample can be removed by brushing, scraping, swabbing or scratching the marked object or item and developing the encrypted marker or a sample thereof with the appropriate developer to reveal an overt marker or optical signal. The encrypted marker may include a DNA taggant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: APDN (B.V.I.) INC.
    Inventors: Maciej B. Szczepanik, MingHwa Benjamin Liang
  • Patent number: 10744806
    Abstract: Techniques are described for obscuring residual images on print ribbons that have been used to print on plastic cards in order to prevent access to sensitive or personalized data appearing in the residual images. An image is printed on a retransfer film using the print ribbon, thereby creating a residual image of the printed image on the print ribbon. The retransfer film is then used to obscure some or all of the residual image on the print ribbon by transferring ink from the section of the print ribbon containing the residual image onto the retransfer film. In some embodiments, obscuring the residual image on the print ribbon occurs before the printed image on the retransfer film is transferred to the plastic card.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Entrust Datacard Corporation
    Inventors: John Knaack, Rajesh K. Juriasingani, Patrick C. Cronin
  • Patent number: 10737444
    Abstract: Various methods and assemblies are provided for producing composite components having formed in features. For example, a method may comprise depositing a composite material on a base tool; aligning an aperture forming tool with a tooling aperture in the base tool; inserting the aperture forming tool through the composite material to form an aperture in the composite material; deploying a feature forming tool to press the composite material into one or more recesses; and processing the composite material with the feature forming tool in contact with the composite material. In some embodiments, the feature forming tool includes a stem extending through the composite material and into the base tool, as well as a feature forming head that is brought into contact with and processed with the composite material. In other embodiments, a tooling assembly holds a pin in place during processing to fix the pin in the composite component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventor: Donald Michael Corsmeier
  • Patent number: 10697886
    Abstract: [Problems] Objects include providing a cover film for testing which can be well fixed to a substrate having a groove and in which a pressure sensitive adhesive does not invade into the groove, providing a testing member comprising the cover film for testing, and providing a method of manufacturing the cover film for testing. [Solution] The cover film for testing (1, 2) comprises a base material (10) and a pressure sensitive adhesive layer (20) laminated on one surface side of the base material (10). The cover film for testing (1, 2) has a region in which the pressure sensitive adhesive layer (20) does not exist in the plan view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: LINTEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Masaya Todaka, Hiroki Hoshino, Tomoo Orui
  • Patent number: 10695995
    Abstract: A method of correcting, in a composite component, an inappropriate countersink with an inappropriate maximum diameter and/or depth, the inappropriate countersink being provided in the composite component at a fixation opening having a first opening diameter, the method comprising at least the steps of: Preparing a repair patch; Arranging the repair patch on the composite component in an area surrounding the inappropriate countersink; Pressing the repair patch at least partly into the inappropriate countersink by means of an associated pressure tool; and Fixing the repair patch in the inappropriate countersink.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: AIRBUS HELICOPTERS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Thomas Joachim, Andreas Rack, Josef Lindenmeier, Tim Schoenicke
  • Patent number: 10659888
    Abstract: A sensor output device includes a sensor and an output circuit. The sensor includes a piezoelectric element and an output terminal. The piezoelectric element includes porous resin. The output circuit is connected to the output terminal of the sensor and includes a thermistor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: YAMAHA CORPORATION
    Inventors: Susumu Ishibashi, Masao Noro, Yohei Ohtani, Tomonobu Sugimoto
  • Patent number: 10651550
    Abstract: The invention relates to a radome comprising a substantially sheet-type front plate the front face of which is transparent and the rear face of which is provided with an opaque layer, at least one cut-out being provided in the opaque layer and acting as a light passage; a reflective region of the sheet-type front plate, said reflective region being arranged adjacently to the cut-out; at least one substantially sheet-type light guide situated on the rear face of the opaque layer; and at least one light-emitting element which is coupled to the light guide such that light enters said light guide, propagates through the at least one light guide, is reflected on the reflective region, and enters the transparent front plate at said at least one light passage such that the light is emitted from the front face of the front plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: HELLA GMBH & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: David Allouis, Wolfgang Nicke, Heiko Schöne, Herbert Wambsganss
  • Patent number: 10651530
    Abstract: A decorative component for a vehicle includes a decorative body portion having millimeter wave transmittance and a heating sheet. The decorative body portion is configured to decorate the vehicle by being attached to part of a vehicle on a leading side in a transmitting direction of millimeter waves from a millimeter wave radar device. The heating sheet includes a plastic sheet and a wire-shaped heater provided on the plastic sheet. At least a main portion of the heating sheet is provided integrally with the decorative body portion. The thickness in the front-rear direction is set uniform in at least a transmittance area of millimeter waves in the decorative body portion and the heating sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koji Okumura, Hideto Maeda, Tetsuo Yasuda, Seiya Tokunaga, Tatsuya Oba
  • Patent number: 10637134
    Abstract: The invention relates to a radome having an essentially planar front panel which is of transparent design at the front and which is provided with a non-transparent layer on the rear, in particular for a radar sensor for a motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: HELLA GMBH & CO. KGAA
    Inventor: Herbert Wambsganss
  • Patent number: 10629766
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an ultraviolet photodetector based on Ga2O3 material are provided. The method includes: selecting a substrate; forming a Ga2O3 layer on an upper surface of the substrate; forming a top electrode on the Ga2O3 layer; and forming a bottom electrode on a lower surface of the substrate. Ga2O3 material is adopted, with a light transmittance in the solar blind area can reach 80% or even 90%. The Ga2O3 material is suitable for application to a light absorbing layer, and its transparent conductive electrical properties are also beneficial to improve the light absorption capacity of the light absorbing layer, thereby greatly improving the device performance of the photodetector diode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: XIDIAN UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Lei Yuan, Renxu Jia, Hongpeng Zhang, Yuming Zhang
  • Patent number: 10611932
    Abstract: A photocurable adhesive sheet that can be photocured even if there are places such as print-concealed sections that are difficult for light to reach, and even if the adhesive sheet has a certain degree of thickness, the entire sheet can be cured. A transparent adhesive sheet formed from an adhesive composition containing: (A) a thermoplastic resin; (B) a crosslinking agent; (C) a photopolymerization initiator that reacts with light having a wavelength of at least 380 to 430 nm; and (D) a wavelength conversion agent that is excited by light having a wavelength shorter than 380 nm and that emits light having a wavelength of 380 to 550 nm. The transparent adhesive sheet is characterized by the adhesive sheet absorbance X at a wavelength of 390 nm and the adhesive sheet thickness Y satisfying relational formula (1): 0.5?X/Y?12.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation
    Inventors: Kahoru Niimi, Makoto Inenaga
  • Patent number: 10608689
    Abstract: A system for protecting a surface of an electronic device includes a protective film and a liner. The protective film includes an adhesive-coated surface. The liner, which covers the adhesive-coated surface until the protective film is secured to the surface of an electronic device, covers a periphery of the adhesive-coated surface. The liner may also include one or more tabs for facilitating removal of the liner from the adhesive-coated surface of the protective film. Methods for using the system to apply a protective film to a surface, such as a surface of a display screen, of an electronic device are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: ZAGG INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY HOLDING CO., INC.
    Inventors: Timothy Andrew Chaves, Steven Smith Fellows
  • Patent number: 10577139
    Abstract: Rotating conveyor circuits that carry containers to be formed into packaging units to a binding-and-packing station that has parallel binding guides supported by carriers. Each binding guide has a deflection element facing the circuits. Coupling elements provide jointed connections between the binding guides and the circuits. An adjustment mechanism adjusts a channel width between the binding guides such that the binding guides remain parallel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: KHS GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Nitsch, Stefan Van Heukelum
  • Patent number: 10543663
    Abstract: A thermal protection system is provided for a vehicle substructure. The thermal protection system comprises an outer layer for protecting the vehicle substructure. The thermal protection system further comprises an inner layer for conforming to the vehicle substructure. The thermal protection system also comprises an insulation layer sandwiched between the inner and outer layers. The insulation layer includes a porous low-density ceramic insulating material having a densified portion that covers an inner surface of the outer layer to strengthen adhesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Vann Heng, Winnie W. Chen, Leanne L. Lehman, Patrick J. Mobers, Merna E. Salama, Thomas R. Pinney, Jonathan D. Embler, Dan E. Driemeyer
  • Patent number: 10541425
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a method of processing a material for a catalyst includes establishing an electrical potential on a porous electrode. Core particles are directed through the porous electrode. A layer of metal is deposited on the core particles as the particles pass through the porous electrode. According to an embodiment, an example assembly for processing a material for a catalyst includes a housing that establishes a path for particles to move through the housing. A porous electrode is situated within the housing for permitting core particles to move through the porous electrode. A layer of metal can be deposited on the core particles as the particles pass through the porous electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: AUDI AG
    Inventors: Minhua Shao, John W. Weidner, Jonathan H. Odell
  • Patent number: 10539657
    Abstract: The invention relates to a radome comprising: a substantially sheet-type front plate, the front face of which is transparent and the rear face of which is provided with an opaque layer, at least one cut-out being provided in the opaque layer to act as a light exit; at least one substantially sheet-type light guide situated on the rear face on the opaque layer; and at least one light-emitting element, which is coupled to the light guide so that light enters said light guide, propagates through the at least one light guide, and enters the transparent front plate at the at least one light exit, so that the light is emitted from the front face of the front plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: HELLA GMBH & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: David Allouis, Wolfgang Nicke, Heiko Schöne, Herbert Wambsganss
  • Patent number: 10518262
    Abstract: Microfluidic circuit elements, such as a microvalve, micropump or microvent, formed of a microcavity divided by a diaphragm web into a first subcavity bounded by a first internal wall and a second subcavity bounded by a second internal wall, where the diaphragm web is characterized as a thin film having a first state contacting the first internal wall and a second state contacting the second internal wall and exhibiting essentially no elasticity in moving between the first state and the second state, the thin film web having been stretched beyond its yield point before or during use are provided. The disclosed elements enable faster and more efficient cycling of the diaphragm in the microcavity and increases the diaphragm surface area. In a preferred embodiment, the microfluidic circuit element is pneumatically driven and controls the motion of fluids in a microassay device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: PerkinElmer Health Sciences, Inc.
    Inventors: Isaac Sprague, Justin L. Kay, Matthew Scott Bragd, C. Frederick Battrell
  • Patent number: 10521181
    Abstract: In some implementations, an electronic device includes a display stack to display content. The display stack can include a number of substrates coupled using a first optically clear adhesive (OCA) and a second OCA. In an implementation, the first OCA includes an acrylic-containing OCA and the second OCA includes a silicon-containing OCA. In some instances, the first OCA can include an additive to filter ultraviolet radiation. In a particular implementation, the first OCA can have a total luminous transmittance of no greater than approximately 30% for at least a portion of the UV spectrum radiation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Anoop Menon, Robert Waverly Zehner, John-Paul Clement Perron
  • Patent number: 10514564
    Abstract: A display unit (1) includes a transparent plate (11) and a display body. The transparent plate has a first surface and a second surface that are opposite to each other, and is disposed to allow substantially an entire region of the first surface to be exposed. The transparent plate has a curved shape that is bent in an arc shape in a first direction. The display body is joined to side of the second surface of the transparent plate to follow the curved shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Yasunobu Kawasaki, Yuki Takano, Hisanori Tsuboi, Yuji Arai
  • Patent number: 10500800
    Abstract: The present system, method and apparatus are adapted for the quick and easy patching of inflatable devices. More specifically, the system, apparatus and methods comprise a tip, a body portion, an adhesive, a patch and a probe, wherein the tip and body portion are inserted into the inflatable device so as to apply the adhesive and patch to the interior of the device to create an air-tight seal. The disclosure thus provides an improved patching system, apparatus and method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: CAVU01, LLC
    Inventors: William Woodruff, Jesse Gala, David Schiff
  • Patent number: 10505270
    Abstract: The invention relates to a radome having an essentially planar front panel which is of transparent design at the front and which is provided with a non-transparent layer on the rear, in particular for a radar sensor for a motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: HELLA GMBH & CO. KGAA
    Inventor: Herbert Wambsganss
  • Patent number: 10497598
    Abstract: An electrostatic chuck includes a ceramic structural element, at least one electrode disposed on the ceramic structural element, and a surface dielectric layer disposed over the at least one electrode, the surface layer activated by a voltage in the electrode to form an electric charge to electrostatically clamp a substrate to the electrostatic chuck. The surface dielectric layer comprises: (i) an insulator layer of amorphous alumina, of a thickness of less than about 5 microns, disposed over the at least one electrode; and (ii) a stack of dielectric layers disposed over the insulator layer. The stack of dielectric layers includes: (a) at least one dielectric layer including aluminum oxynitride; and (b) at least one dielectric layer including at least one of silicon oxide and silicon oxynitride.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: ENTEGRIS, INC.
    Inventors: Richard A. Cooke, Wolfram Neff, Carlo Waldfried, Jakub Rybczynski, Michael Hanagan, Wade Krull
  • Patent number: 10487686
    Abstract: Organic solvent based slurry compositions for making an environmental barrier coating including from about 6.8 wt % to about 96.1 wt % solvent; from about 3.9 wt % to about 93.2 wt % primary material; and from about 0.01 wt % to about 20 wt % slurry sintering aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Glen Harold Kirby, Brett Alan Boutwell
  • Patent number: 10474764
    Abstract: A system and method for determining an optimum geographic location using a system of systems. A Design of Experiments is conducted for a particular system of systems architecture using a simulation engine based upon a predefined set of inputs, and Response Surface Models (RSMs) are generated based on the results. The RSMs are evaluated to determine candidate points to minimize or maximize the desired response(s). A candidate geographic location point is set, and one or more truth runs are performed for values in a set of defined second level values. The RSMs are updated based on such truth runs. The process of optimizing, performing a truth run and updating is repeated until the optimal value of the selected variable converges toward a global minimum or maximum, or a predetermined threshold number of iterations is exhausted. The optimum geographic location is designated as the final candidate geographic location point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Roger K. Bolton, Kelsea Cox, James M. Milstead, Joseph P. Simonis, Curtis A. Armstrong
  • Patent number: 10459213
    Abstract: Among other things, a first surface is configured to receive a sample and is to be used in a microscopy device. There is a second surface to be moved into a predefined position relative to the first surface to form a sample space that is between the first surface and the second surface and contains at least part of the sample. There is a mechanism configured to move the second surface from an initial position into the predefined position to form the sample space. When the sample is in place on the first surface, the motion of the second surface includes a trajectory that is not solely a linear motion of the second surface towards the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Alentic Microscience Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Marc Fine, Hershel Macaulay, Noah Hymes-Vandermeulen
  • Patent number: 10455315
    Abstract: At least one exemplary embodiment is directed to an earpiece having a balloon and a stent where the balloon is mounted on the stent and the stent incorporates two or more channels including at least an inflation channel and an acoustic channel. In some embodiments the stent is configured to pass audio signals through the acoustic channel where the acoustic channel is independent of the inflation channel of the balloon. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Staton Techiya LLC
    Inventor: John Patrick Keady
  • Patent number: 10340256
    Abstract: A display device is provided. The display device includes a substrate having a surface including a display area and a non-display area adjacent to the display area; a plurality of light-emitting diodes disposed on the display area of the substrate, wherein the light-emitting diode includes a contact electrode; and an anisotropic conductive layer disposed between the substrate and the plurality of light-emitting diodes, wherein the anisotropic conductive layer has a cross-sectional sidewall profile, and at least a part of the cross-sectional sidewall profile of the anisotropic conductive layer is in a shape of curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: INNOLUX CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuan-Lin Wu, Kuan-Feng Lee, Wei-Cheng Chu
  • Patent number: 10329197
    Abstract: A method for a curing cycle of an inorganic thermoset resin, the method comprising: (a) adding a hardener in a concentration from 18 to 30% by weight of the resin to said inorganic thermoset resin and (b) curing the resin at a temperature from 110 to 120° C. An inorganic thermoset resin, comprising a hardener in a concentration from 18 to 30% by weight of the resin. A vehicle interior panel, comprising a composite comprising a composite matrix of a natural fibre set within an inorganic thermoset resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Ana Gonzalez-Garcia, Pedro Pablo Martin-Alonso, Nieves Lapena-Rey, Amelia Martinez-Alonso, Tomas Gonzalez Rodriguez
  • Patent number: 10307300
    Abstract: A substrate assembly is mechanically deformed to form various products. In part, the substrate assembly may advance toward a bonder apparatus. The bonder apparatus rotates about a longitudinal axis and includes a plurality of manifolds. The plurality of manifolds allow for substrate assemblies including different process product pitches to be processed on a single bonder apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Eric Shawn Goudy, Jason Lee DeBruler, Michael Devin Long