Surface Bonding And/or Assembly Therefor Patents (Class 156/60)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 10286608
    Abstract: A laser welding apparatus is provides that includes: a support member including a heat generation portion which has a size that is limited to correspond to a size of a welding area of a plurality of plastic components and is made from a material that absorbs a laser beam and generates heat, and which generates heat of a temperature that is equal to or greater than a melting temperature of the plastic components; a laser beam irradiation unit for converging a laser beam to be transmitted through the plurality of plastic components, and irradiating the laser beam toward the heat generation portion through the plurality of plastic components; and a welding controller for causing a laser beam to be irradiated at the heat generation portion using the laser beam irradiation unit to thereby cause the heat generation portion to generate heat, and welding abutting faces of a welding area of the plurality of plastic components with heat that is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SEIDENSHA ELECTRONICS CO., LTD
    Inventors: Kimihiko Watanabe, Naokazu Nagasawa
  • Patent number: 10285870
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for mechanically deforming a substrate assembly. The substrate assembly may advance toward a bonder apparatus. The bonder apparatus may rotate about an axis of rotation and is configured to radially traverse based on the process product pitch of the substrate assembly. The bonder apparatus may include a plurality of manifolds positioned about the axis of rotation. The substrate assembly may be advanced onto the bonder apparatus such that the substrate assembly is disposed on the plurality of manifolds. The manifolds may heat fluid and release the same onto the trailing edge portion and the leading edge portion of the substrate assembly. The heated portion of the substrate assembly may then be bonded forming a seam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Eric Shawn Goudy, Jason Lee DeBruler, Michael Devin Long, David Carlton Ordway
  • Patent number: 10259018
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for sealing a fastener element. A structure may be positioned over a seal cap that has been adhered and sealed to the fastener element. A number of projections associated with the structure may be moved along an interface formed between the seal cap and an object in which the fastener element has been installed such that the number of projections removes at least a portion of excess material around the seal cap while moving along the interface between the seal cap and the object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Jesse Randal Wiseman, Roger A. Gage, Matthew Gregory Kesterson, Stephan Joel Favilla
  • Patent number: 10252263
    Abstract: Microfluidic devices are provided for conducting fluid assays, for example biological assays, that have the ability to move fluids through multiple channels and pathways in a compact, efficient, and low cost manner. Discrete flow detection elements, preferably extremely short hollow flow elements, with length preferably less than 700 micron, preferably less than 500 micron, and internal diameter preferably of between about 50+/?25 micron, are provided with capture agent, and are inserted into microfluidic channels by tweezer or vacuum pick-and-place motions at fixed positions in which they are efficiently exposed to fluids for conducting assays. Close-field electrostatic attraction is employed to define the position of the elements and enable ready withdrawal of the placing instruments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: CyVek, Inc.
    Inventors: Martin A. Putnam, Jeffrey T. Branciforte, Charles O. Stanwood
  • Patent number: 10244802
    Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to an apparel article, such as an article of clothing, that includes a pre-worn piece as a design element integral with the article of clothing. The pre-worn piece may be, for example, a cut-out of an athletic jersey, a uniform, a shirt or the like, formed in a particular design pattern, that was worn by a member of a sports team such as a professional sports team. In another aspect, the disclosure relates to a method for marketing an article or articles in a line of apparel, such as sporting goods apparel, with such pre-worn pieces affixed to the articles as integral design elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Inventor: Greg Gibson
  • Patent number: 10148217
    Abstract: In various representative aspects, the present invention relates generally to a system and apparatus 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: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Solsera, Inc.
    Inventor: Shawn Meine
  • Patent number: 10112374
    Abstract: An insert for load application and/or anchorage of various components into/onto a composite sandwich panel. The insert includes a rotationally symmetric inner insert ring, an outer insert ring, an insert connecting portion connecting the inner insert ring with the outer insert ring, and an insert trench provided between the outer insert ring and the inner insert ring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: RUAG Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Gregor Burkhard, Dominik Christian Nageli
  • Patent number: 10102410
    Abstract: A terminal device for fingerprint identification may include a control component and a screen. The screen may include a screen cover, a display component, a fingerprint detection element, and a plurality of touch signal detection elements. The fingerprint detection element and the plurality of touch signal detection elements may be between the screen cover and a top surface of the display component; the fingerprint detection element may be in a free area among different touch signal detection elements; and the control component may be electrically connected with the fingerprint detection element and configured to acquire detection signal of the fingerprint detection element, generate fingerprint data based on the detection signal of the fingerprint detection element, compare the fingerprint data with reference fingerprint data stored in advance, and execute a preset control instruction if the fingerprint data matches the reference fingerprint data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Xiaomi Inc.
    Inventors: Zhongsheng Jiang, Kun Yang, Jun Tao
  • Patent number: 10094986
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector includes a ferrule having a mating end and an insertion end and a ferrule holder having a first end portion in which the ferrule is received and a second end portion opposite the first end portion. The first end portion defines a first bore having a first bore width for receiving the ferrule. Additionally, the first end portion defines a bore surface and at least one groove formed in the bore surface. The at least one groove extends from where the insertion end of the ferrule is located within the first bore to a front face of the ferrule holder. Ridges are formed around the first bore because the at least one groove also extends in a circumferential direction. The ridges contact the ferrule and are deflected by the ferrule in a direction toward the insertion end of the ferrule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Robert Elvin Barnette, Jr., John Wayne Beatty, Hieu Vinh Tran
  • Patent number: 10088142
    Abstract: An illumination device used to replace fluorescent light tubes. The illumination device comprises an LED light strip, a diffusion tube surrounding the LED light strip, and an end cap mounted on each end of the tube. Electrical connectors integrated with the end caps and make electrical connection with the LED light strip. The device may be hermetically sealed, use LED's to rectify the current, have a filament simulator with or without a visual indicator, two-sided or multi-sided light strips, light diffusing end caps and be filled with a life-extending gas. The illumination device results in an LED light tube with improved lighting uniformity, reduced energy consumption, improved ease of use and longer operating life.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: LEDdynamics, Inc.
    Inventors: William Richard McGrath, Oliver Alexander Piluski, Daniel Miller Poitrast, Thomas George Ference
  • Patent number: 10016861
    Abstract: An apparatus of aligning and assembling, comprising a rotatable platform, an adjustment platform and a turnover unit; wherein the rotatable platform is connected to the turnover unit, which is disposed at one side of the adjustment platform and configured to drive the rotatable platform to turn over to be positioned above the adjustment platform and be opposite to the adjustment platform; and the rotatable platform and the adjustment platform are provided with a first holding unit and a second holding unit, respectively, which are configured to hold objects to be aligned and assembled with each other, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BOE (HEBEI) MOBILE DISPLAY TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Peng Li, Hongqiang Fan, Yanhui Song, Hongqian Cai, Nan Ma
  • Patent number: 9989750
    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: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Alentic Microscience Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Marc Fine, Hershel Macaulay, Noah Hymes-Vandermeulen
  • Patent number: 9987120
    Abstract: In some aspects, a system for applying a fiber matrix on a tubular conduit is provided. The system can include a tubular conduit, a mandrel and a fiber matrix delivery assembly. The mandrel can comprise an elongate shaft and a rolling membrane configured to atraumatically engage the tubular conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Neograft Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Lorenzo Soletti, Mohammed S. El-Kurdi, Jon McGrath, J. Christopher Flaherty
  • Patent number: 9976696
    Abstract: An actuation system includes a linear actuator extends longitudinally along an actuation axis. A first link extends along a first centerline parallel to the actuation axis, where first link is on a first side of the linear actuator. A second link extends along a second centerline parallel to the actuation axis, where the second link is on a second side of the linear actuator. The first and the second links are configured to transfer a load along the first and the second centerlines between the component and the linear actuator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Rohr, Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy Gormley
  • Patent number: 9967375
    Abstract: An electronic device having liquid-resistant modifications that prevent liquid ingress into an opening (or openings) in an enclosure of the electronic device is disclosed. For example, the electronic device may include a coating formed from a liquid-resistant material that is applied internally to the enclosure. The electronic device may further include a frame that carries a protective transparent layer designed to cover a display assembly. In order to secure the frame with the enclosure, the electronic device may include an adhesive assembly disposed over an outer perimeter of the coating. The adhesive assembly may include several adhesive parts initially separate from one another. However, with the adhesive parts between the frame and the enclosure, the adhesive parts can be compressed by the frame and the enclosure, causing the adhesive parts to expand and engage each other. As a result, the coating and the adhesive parts provide a seal against liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Xiao Ying Zhao, Timothy S. Lui, Tyler B. Cater, Rasamy Phouthavong, Scott A. Myers, Benjamin J. Pope, David A. Hurrell, Christopher R. Xydis, Edward S. Huo, Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Michael W. Firka, Martin J. Auclair, Kurtis J. Mundell, Salome Bavetta, Paul Leutheuser, Hani Esmaeili, Kevin M. Froese, Ihtesham H. Chowdhury, Tang Yew Tan, Eric W. Bates, Yaocheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 9912923
    Abstract: An optical micro-projection system comprising the following components: at least one laser light source (200, 400, 402, 600); at least one movable mirror (102, 103, 203) for deviating light from said light source to allow generation of images on a projection surface (104, 301, 303, 306, 603); a self mixing module for measurement of the distance (604) between the projection source and a projection surface, said self mixing module comprising: —at least one photodiode (401, 601) for monitoring the light emission power of the laser light source; —an optical power variation counter for counting optical power variations (605); successive displacements of said mirror allowing the self mixing module providing successive projection distance measurements of a plurality of points of said projection surface. A projection method for optical micro-projection system and a distance measurement method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lucio Kilcher, Faouzi Khechana
  • Patent number: 9879162
    Abstract: An improved approach toward the formation of an adhesive comprising a separated liquid component and solid component and application of the adhesive to a substrate immediately upon mixing the liquid and solid components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Zephyros, Inc.
    Inventors: Blake Synnestvedt, Craig Knepper, David Egle, Patrick Moore, Jeanne Bednarski, David Sheasley
  • Patent number: 9868133
    Abstract: A masking device for covering a masking area. The masking device includes a first member, a second member, and a third member. The masking device further includes a base formed by the first member, the second member, and the third member. The base defines a top surface and a bottom surface. The masking device further includes a pull tab formed by the first member and the second member. The pull tab extends away from the top surface of the base. The bottom surface includes an adhesive. The bottom surface is configured for removable attachment to the masking area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Engineered Products and Services, Inc.
    Inventors: Mario Lopez, Jr., Chad M. Cushman, Kissak Sarajian
  • Patent number: 9868251
    Abstract: A method for producing a plastics material container from half-shells. The half-shells are aligned at respective edges thereof in at least two directions in space, and then at joined by being butt welded together at the respective edges thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: MAGNA STEYR Fuel Systems GesmbH
    Inventor: Joerg Gross
  • Patent number: 9871177
    Abstract: An anisotropic conductive film (ACF) is disclosed. In one approach, the ACF includes a non-reflective adhesive layer including a top surface, a plurality of conductive particles included with the non-reflective adhesive layer, and a reflective adhesive layer disposed along the top surface of the non-reflective adhesive layer. The reflective layer includes at least five percent reflective particles by percentage weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: TRILLION SCIENCE, INC.
    Inventors: Rong-Chang Liang, Jane Sun, Keren Zhang
  • Patent number: 9821490
    Abstract: A roller coaster track may comprise a laminate and a metal bearing layer. A method of manufacturing a roller coaster track may comprise manufacturing a laminate, manufacturing a metal bearing layer, and assembling the laminate and bearing layer. The bearing layer may be at least partially filled with grout. A method of repairing a wood roller coaster track may comprise removing a layer of laminate, and replacing the layer with a metal bearing layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Assignee: Rocky Mountain Coasters, Inc.
    Inventors: Alan Schilke, Fred Grubb
  • Patent number: 9802385
    Abstract: A method of constructing a composite, radius filler noodle for a co-cured spar or stringer used in aircraft construction includes forming a core of the noodle from unidirectional pre-preg tape and stacking pluralities of pre-prep fabric strips in layers surrounding the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Joshua Zarfos, Vladislav A. Andryukov, Darrell D. Campbell, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9796517
    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 also prevents 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 impervious to water and other liquids when the closure is sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: YETI Coolers, LLC
    Inventors: Roy Joseph Seiders, Christopher M. Keller
  • Patent number: 9741596
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a bonding apparatus for processing a retained substrate includes a main body unit, a nozzle, a gas supply unit, and a substrate support unit. The nozzle opens on a face of the main body unit on a side that a first substrate is retained. The gas supply unit is configured to supply gas to the nozzle, to apply suction to the first substrate and to separate the substrate from the face of the main body unit. The substrate support unit is configured to support a peripheral edge portion of a second substrate provided in opposition to the first substrate with a predetermined gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: SHIBAURA MECHATRONICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Konosuke Hayashi, Emi Matsui