Friction Treatment (e.g., Welding) Patents (Class 156/73.5)
  • Patent number: 10486366
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for assembling a first and a second part of a lighting device for a vehicle by mirror welding, including a step of supplying the parts wherein each part comprises, in the interface area thereof for contact with the other part, a weld bead intended to come into contact against the weld bead of the other part during the mirror welding, the weld bead of at least one of the parts is provided with a plurality of expander ribs (N) spread out along the weld bead, in such a way as to locally expand the width of the weld bead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: VALEO VISION
    Inventors: Guillaume Altermatt, Jean-Marc Colombel, Stephane Paugam, Jocelyn Prechais, Jean-Denis Tissier
  • Patent number: 10488324
    Abstract: A method for detecting failure of an adhesive layer applied to first and second surfaces includes inserting a first wedge between the first and second surfaces adhered to one another by the adhesive layer to separate the first and second surfaces by a first predetermined distance, inspecting the adhesive layer for failure when the first and second surfaces are separated by the first predetermined distance, inserting a second wedge between the first and second surfaces to separate the first and second surfaces by a second predetermined distance, and inspecting the adhesive layer for failure when the first and second surfaces are separated by the second predetermined distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: TOYOTA MOTOR ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING NORTH AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Prasanth Mohankumar, Paul D. Cowan
  • Patent number: 10458553
    Abstract: A high purity fluid control valve includes a moveable control plate having a flow-through passage to enhance fluid sweep of the internal valve volume. The valve is of jet and seat type using nested orifice ridges to achieve high conductance with small actuator movement. Enhanced leak tightness in the valve shut-off condition may additionally be provided by selectively incorporating into the control plate materials softer than the material comprising the orifice ridge. The control plate is especially useful in high conductance, fast acting, and proportional control applications such as gas delivery in semiconductor manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: VistadelTek, LLC
    Inventor: Kim Ngoc Vu
  • Patent number: 10429178
    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: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Tobias Held, Rainer Sagemueller, Dominik Seitz, Tobias Woletz
  • Patent number: 10431909
    Abstract: A coaxial connector, the coaxial connector interconnectable with a coaxial cable by a process including providing a connector body with a bore; inserting a leading end of the coaxial cable into the bore from a cable end of the connector body, and laser welding between the outer conductor and the connector body from a connector end of the connector body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Ronald A. Vaccaro, Kendrick Van Swearingen, James P. Fleming, James J. Wlos, Nahid Islam
  • Patent number: 10421149
    Abstract: A pressure welding method and a pressure welding device are provided. The pressure welding device includes a plastification device (7), an upsetting device (8) and component mountings (34,35,36,37), for the components (2,3,3?,4) to be welded together, and a machine frame (12). The pressure welding device (1) further includes a machine head (13,14) with a component mounting (34, 35) and an associated additional component mounting (36, 37) and the machine head (13) is moveably arranged on the machine frame (12). The pressure welding device includes a machining device (18), for the welding part (5,5?), which is associated with the machine head (13,14) or the additional component mountings (36, 37). An adjusting device (17) generates a relative movement between the machine head (13,14) and the associated additional component mounting (36,37) for machining the welding part (5,5?).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: KUKA INDUSTRIES GMBH
    Inventors: Michael B├╝chler, Otmar Fischer, Harald Meyer, Klaus Schneider
  • Patent number: 10400745
    Abstract: A rotor blade for a wind turbine may generally include a first blade component formed from a first fiber-reinforced composite including a first thermoplastic resin material and a second blade component configured to be coupled to the first blade component at a joint interface. The second blade component may be formed from a second fiber-reinforced composite including a second thermoplastic resin material. The second fiber-reinforced composite may include a low fiber region and a high fiber region, with the low fiber region having a fiber-weight fraction that is less than a fiber-weight fraction of the high fiber region. In addition, the first thermoplastic resin material of the first fiber-reinforced composite may be welded to the second thermoplastic resin material contained within the low fiber region of the second thermoplastic composite to form a welded joint at the joint interface between the first blade component and the second blade component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: James Robert Tobin, Christopher Daniel Caruso, Aaron A. Yarbrough, Daniel Alan Hynum
  • Patent number: 10384228
    Abstract: A liquid applicator for applying a liquid to a surface with an improved liquid delivery process. The liquid applicator includes a container having a container body that includes an opening and a chamber that is configured to receive and hold the liquid; and, a housing assembly removably attached to the container, the housing assembly including a liquid application element and a nozzle that delivers the liquid from the chamber to the application element, wherein the nozzle is configured to deliver the liquid from the chamber to the application element when the housing assembly is positioned in a first position with respect to the container, and wherein the container body comprises an interface, a main body portion, and a base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SHUR-LINE
    Inventors: Garry C. Fee, John C. Morphey
  • Patent number: 10293538
    Abstract: A blow-molding method for forming a squeezable or tubular plastic container is provided. The method includes molding a preform having a sidewall, an interior cavity, an open end, a closed end, and a neck adjacent the closed end of the preform. The neck of the preform has an engagement structure. The method includes providing a blow mold system including a blow mold cavity. The method includes placing at least a portion of the preform into the blow mold cavity, and blow molding a one-piece container body from the preform by inflating the preform within the blow mold cavity. The container body has an open end, a closed end and a neck adjacent to the closed end. Wherein the open end of the container body is formed from the open end of the preform, and the closed end of the container body is formed from the closed end of the preform. The method includes creating a dispensing opening through the closed end of the container body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Silgan Plastics LLC
    Inventors: Randal D. Porter, Daniel M. Futral, John K. Silva, William J. Peek, Brian J. Benell, Laura A. Flanagan-Kent
  • Patent number: 10266947
    Abstract: A deposition apparatus for processing substrates includes a vacuum chamber including a processing zone in which a substrate may be processed. A showerhead assembly includes a stem, face plate and back plate wherein the stem is rotary friction welded to the back plate. A substrate pedestal assembly is configured to support a substrate on an upper surface thereof when a substrate is processed in the deposition apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Eric Madsen, Kurt Kern
  • Patent number: 10191471
    Abstract: A vibration welding system includes vibration welding equipment having a welding horn and anvil, a host machine, a check station, and a welding robot. At least one displacement sensor is positioned with respect to one of the welding equipment and the check station. The robot moves the horn and anvil via an arm to the check station, when a threshold condition is met, i.e., a predetermined amount of time has elapsed or a predetermined number of welds have been completed. The robot moves the horn and anvil to the check station, activates the at least one displacement sensor, at the check station, and determines a status condition of the welding equipment by processing the received signals. The status condition may be one of the alignment of the vibration welding equipment and the wear or degradation of the vibration welding equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: John Patrick Spicer, Wayne W. Cai, Debejyo Chakraborty, Keith Mink
  • Patent number: 10183446
    Abstract: A welding method for producing an integral bond of fiber-reinforced plastics parts includes a welding head penetrating one of the plastics parts. The method includes reinforcing at least a first plastics part by a plurality of directional fibers. The re-inforcing fibers reorient themselves within the connection region without severing or breaking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Silvanus, Meinhard Meyer, Michael Juergens
  • Patent number: 10160886
    Abstract: An interlocking glue stick is a hot-melt glue stick with non-planar features on each end of the glue stick. The non-planar features allow a second glue stick to be coupled to the end of a first glue stick before the first glue stick has been pulled into the hot-melt glue gun. Interlocking glue sticks allow the operator of a hot-melt glue gun to place two or more glue sticks into a position where they can be pulled through a hot-melt glue gun in advance of the need to reload the hot-melt glue gun. This allows the operator to use both hands for purposes of operating the hot-melt glue gun and holding materials in alignment. At least one embodiment of the interlock glue stick allows the non-planar features at each end of the glue stick to be created with a single cut of a cutting tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Inventor: Raleigh Stewart
  • Patent number: 10155283
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a mill roll including a preheating process for joining end portions 16 to 19 of a roll barrel member 13 and/or shaft materials 14, 15, and a friction pressure welding process strongly pressing and joining the shaft materials 14, 15 to a core material 11 after frictionally heating the joining end portions 16 to 19 by rotating the shaft materials 14, 15 while pressing to the core material 11, and a manufacturing apparatus including first and second holding means 29, 23 for the roll barrel member 13 and the shaft materials 14, 15, a rotating means rotating the shaft materials 14, 15, a pressing means 24 pressing the core material 11 and the shaft materials 14, 15 in an axial direction, and a preheating means 31 preheating the joining end portions 16 to 19 of the roll barrel member 13 and the shaft materials 14, 15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: FUJICO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Kimura, Akio Sonoda, Hiroshi Yoshinaga, Hideaki Nagayoshi
  • Patent number: 10065362
    Abstract: A joining method for joining together a first member in which fiber material is mixed into a first resin, and a second member that includes at least a second resin, includes abutting the first member and the second member together, and softening or melting the first resin of the first member and the second resin of the second member that are adjacent to abutting surfaces of the first member and the second member; and stirring a joint forming portion formed by the softened or melted first resin of the first member and the softened or melted second resin of the second member, and the fiber material included in the softened or melted first resin of the first member, in a direction inclined with respect to the abutting surfaces, and hardening the joint forming portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Ueno, Takaaki Kiyono, Hideo Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10040172
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a holder system for supporting sports equipment. The holder comprises a vise assembly comprising: a vise base; two moveable vise jaws provided with respective vise screw bores and guide bores, the two moveable vise jaws engageable with a first section on the sports equipment; a vise screw extending substantially horizontally through the vise base and oppositely disposing the movable vise jaws through the vise screw bores, and having two sections of threads allowing for movement of the movable vise jaws, the two sections being separated by a thread-free section; and one or more guide bars fixed in a substantially horizontal orientation in the vise base and extending through the respective guide bores.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Richard Weissenborn
  • Patent number: 10010968
    Abstract: A friction stir welding tool with a base, a rotating friction stir slug mounted in the said base and at least one guide member connected to the said base, the welding tool being adapted to move from upstream to downstream; a welding tool having at least one displacement member of the guide member relative to the said base between at least one guiding position in which the guide member extends in a scout area located downstream and facing the friction stir slug and at least one retracted position in which the guide member is offset from the said scout area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: AEROLIA
    Inventors: Olivier Lambert, Guillaume Luc
  • Patent number: 9969125
    Abstract: This vibration welding device is a device that vibration welds an airbag holding box and an installment panel having a tear line. The vibration welding device is provided with a support jig that carries and affixes the installment panel during vibration welding. The support jig is provided with a groove that permits thermal expansion during vibration welding of the installment panel at a position differing from the tear line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taiki Moriizumi, Keiichi Kikawa, Yushi Shinno
  • Patent number: 9943928
    Abstract: A method of operating a linear friction welding apparatus includes supporting a first work piece with a first fixture, supporting a second work piece with a second fixture, establishing a load between the first work piece and the second work piece along a press axis with a press assembly while the first fixture and the second fixture are in a fixed position relative to one another, simultaneously moving, with a vibrating assembly spaced apart from the press axis, the first fixture and the second fixture along a single weld axis so that both the first work piece and the second work piece are moved with respect to one another along the single weld axis after establishing the load, and heating at least a portion of the first work piece while simultaneously moving the first fixture and the second fixture under the load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: APCI, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen A. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9796508
    Abstract: A caulk storage system for storing an opened calk container includes a calk container that has a tube and a spout. The calk container may contain a fluid calk. A pair of cylinders is provided. The cylinders are matable to each other to define a closed tube. The calk container is positioned in each of the cylinders when the cylinders are mated together. Thus, the pair of cylinders inhibits the fluid calk from drying thereby facilitating the calk container to be stored when the calk container is opened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Inventor: Paul Rutherford
  • Patent number: 9658612
    Abstract: A vibration welding system includes vibration welding equipment having a welding horn and anvil, a host machine, a check station, and a welding robot. At least one displacement sensor is positioned with respect to one of the welding equipment and the check station. The robot moves the horn and anvil via an arm to the check station, when a threshold condition is met, i.e., a predetermined amount of time has elapsed or a predetermined number of welds have been completed. The robot moves the horn and anvil to the check station, activates the at least one displacement sensor, at the check station, and determines a status condition of the welding equipment by processing the received signals. The status condition may be one of the alignment of the vibration welding equipment and the wear or degradation of the vibration welding equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: John Patrick Spicer, Wayne W. Cai, Debejyo Chakraborty, Keith Mink
  • Patent number: 9592568
    Abstract: A subsea friction welding apparatus comprises a chuck for supporting and retaining a weld item prior to welding the weld item to a work-piece, said chuck comprises a plurality of jaws having an internal profile to grip a corresponding profiled surface on the weld item and means for radially expanding the internal profile of the jaws of the chuck, said means actuable by axial insertion of the weld item into the chuck thereby avoiding relative rotation of the chuck and the weld item during insertion of the weld item into the chuck. In operation of the method, a supply of weld items and a weld head are deployed to a subsea location and the weld items are loaded via ROV into the weld head at the subsea location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: PROSERV UK LIMITED
    Inventors: Adam James O'Leary, David Benjamin Smith, Nathan Alan Paculba, Kevin Grant Munro, David Ewen Gibson
  • Patent number: 9592628
    Abstract: A lacrosse head pocket and a related method of manufacture are provided. The pocket can be a molded pocket including individual molded strings, combined strings, shooting strings and support rails extending around a perimeter of the pocket. Certain pocket elements can include transition parts to smoothly transition components having different cross sections. The pocket can include a pre-formed ball channel and hole units having broadsides for connection to a head or other component. The pocket can be attached to a pocket frame, and optionally constructed from a mesh or other synthetic material that is tensioned with the pocket frame. A mold and related molding method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Warrior Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard J. Janisse, Craig M. Herman
  • Patent number: 9566662
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a mill roll including a preheating process for joining end portions 16 to 19 of a roll barrel member 13 and/or shaft materials 14, 15, and a friction pressure welding process strongly pressing and joining the shaft materials 14, 15 to a core material 11 after frictionally heating the joining end portions 16 to 19 by rotating the shaft materials 14, 15 while pressing to the core material 11, and a manufacturing apparatus including first and second holding means 29, 23 for the roll barrel member 13 and the shaft materials 14, 15, a rotating means rotating the shaft materials 14, 15, a pressing means 24 pressing the core material 11 and the shaft materials 14, 15 in an axial direction, and a preheating means 31 preheating the joining end portions 16 to 19 of the roll barrel member 13 and the shaft materials 14, 15.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: FUJICO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Kimura, Akio Sonoda, Hiroshi Yoshinaga, Hideaki Nagayoshi
  • Patent number: 9403317
    Abstract: The invention relates to a friction welding element (10, 30, 40) comprising a friction welding geometry (14, 15) and a head (12, 24, 32, 42) with a driving geometry (16, 34) for connection to a component (18, 20, 50) wherein heat originates during the friction welding process, characterized in that, at the head (12, 24, 32, 42), a material (22 26, 36, 44) is applied which is at least partially melting by means of the heat generated by the friction welding process upon contact with the surface of a component (18, 50) arranged closest to the head, and which material solidifies during cooling whereby the transition from the friction welding element (10, 30, 40) to the component (18, 50) arranged closest to the head, is sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: EJOT GmbH & Co., KG
    Inventors: Sebastian Zebisch, Marco Mielisch
  • Patent number: 9358723
    Abstract: A housing is described that may include a main portion having at least one wall defining an opening that may have a perimeter. The at least one wall may have a rib and an inner wall extending therefrom about the perimeter of the opening. The inner wall may have an air relief slot formed therein. The housing may further include a cover. The cover may have an edge defining a perimeter. The cover may include a rib extending from the edge about the perimeter of the cover. The main portion rib, the inner wall and the cover rib may cooperate for attachment of the cover to the main portion and to define an air chamber between the cover rib and the inner wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Montserrat Pinol Pedret, Jose Antonio Cubero Pitel, Miguel Saiz Garcia
  • Patent number: 9333937
    Abstract: Airbag covers with stress relief features are disclosed. An airbag cover includes a cover face that opens during deployment and one or more sidewalls extending from the cover face to engage a housing of an airbag assembly. One or more tear seams formed in the airbag cover are rupturable upon expansion of the airbag to form the cover face as a hinged door that opens. Excess force can cause a tear seam to propagate through a stop, creating a risk that a portion of the airbag cover will separate from itself or the housing. Stress relief features are disposed in a sidewall to dissipate excess deployment energy and limit undesired breakage of the airbag cover or continued tearing of the tear seam beyond a tear seam stop. The stress relief features disclosed include tear seams and slits oriented transverse to front cover tear seams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: AUTOLIV ASP, INC.
    Inventors: Christopher Hock, Mark Hatfield
  • Patent number: 9315283
    Abstract: A mobile strapping device for strapping packaged goods with wrap-around strap, comprising a tensioner for applying a strap tension to a loop of a wrapping strap, and a connector for producing a connection in two areas of the loop of the wrapping strap disposed one on top of the other, and a chargeable energy storage means for storing energy that can be released as drive energy for motorized drive motions at least for the friction welder for producing a friction welded connection and/or for the tensioner, is intended to have high functional reliability and ease of handling despite the possibility of automated production of wrapped straps, at least to a large extent. To this end, it is proposed that the energy storage means of the strapping device comprise a lithium ion battery for providing energy for driving a connector designed as a friction welder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Signode Industrial Group LLC
    Inventors: Mirco Neeser, Roland Widmer, Flavio Finzo
  • Patent number: 9284443
    Abstract: Polyamide-filled acrylate copolymer compositions comprising a continuous acrylate copolymer phase and a discontinuous polyamide phase are produced by a melt mixing process. When crosslinked with diamine curatives the polyamide-filled acrylate copolymer compositions exhibit enhanced resistance to heat aging compared to carbon black-reinforced acrylate copolymer compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Steven R Oriani
  • Patent number: 9278052
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for producing monolithic tablets. The method employs a melt-processed composition containing at least on active agent and at least one thermoplastic binder. The invention further relates to a method for cutting and deflashing a belt of pre-shaped bodies of a melt-processed composition, wherein the pre-shaped bodies are interconnected by flash.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignees: AbbVie Inc., AbbVie Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Soumojeet Ghosh, Didier Lefebvre, Bryan Wiesner, Kevin Novak, Thomas Kessler
  • Patent number: 9266281
    Abstract: Plastic bodies are formed of two polyamide parts welded together, wherein the two polyamide parts consist of a polyamide composition at least one which comprises an iron containing additive. The welding process for making the plastic body includes welding two polyamide parts, at least one of which consists of a polyamide composition comprising an iron containing additive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Wilhelmus Josephus Maria Sour, Antonius Maria Vet
  • Patent number: 9248521
    Abstract: A method of linear friction welding, the method comprising: a friction phase comprising oscillating a first workpiece (2) relative to a second workpiece (4) with a surface of the first workpiece (2) being forced against a surface of the second workpiece (4), such that a plasticised layer is formed at the interface between the first and second workpieces (2, 4); wherein the friction phase is divided into a plurality of sub-phases, each sub-phase being configured to form a plasticized layer at the interface between the first and second workpieces (2, 4), each plasticized layer comprising a stagnation zone (10a, 10b); wherein the stagnation zone (10a) of one sub-phase is offset from the stagnation zone (10b) of another sub-phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventor: Simon E Bray
  • Patent number: 9249905
    Abstract: A hose and fitting assembly includes a hose of a first thermoplastic polymer material having an end portion with an inner surface and an outer surface and a fitting of a second polymer material for connection with an external point of use. The fitting has a central tubular projection with an axial fluid passageway. The central tubular projection has an inner wall which defines the fluid passageway and an outer wall, at least partly integrally coupled to the inner surface of the end portion of the hose. The hose and fitting assembly includes a reinforcement member of a third polymer material at the periphery of the end portion of the hose for restraining radial deformations of the hose and providing the assembly with a good mechanical and/or hydraulic sealing capability. A method of making such assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Inventor: Alessandro Mezzalira
  • Patent number: 9149984
    Abstract: A method for joining a first component made of a plastic material, in particular a thermoplastic and/or thermosetting plastic material, to a second component by applying a joining element on the first component, wherein the joining element has a supporting plate formed of a thermoplastic and/or thermosetting plastic material and comprising a connecting means and a supporting plate bore. A joining element for creating a junction in accordance with the method, is also disclosed. Furthermore, a device, in particular for performing the method, is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: AIRBUS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Peter Vas, Stephan Vissers
  • Patent number: 9114900
    Abstract: A paper cup having a cup side wall bonded to a portion of a paper cup bottom wherein a seal promoter is present between at least a portion of the cup side wall and a portion of the cup bottom. At least a portion of the cup side wall and a portion of the cup bottom being coated with polyethylene such that the seal promoter is applied to a portion of at least one of the polyethylene coated surfaces. The present invention is also directed to a method of producing a cup having a seal promoter applied to an at least partially polyethylene treated cup side wall and/or cup bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: Dixie Consumer Products LLC
    Inventors: Dale P. Hougland, Anthony R. Hafley, David C. Brown, Gregory M. Fike
  • Publication number: 20150140910
    Abstract: A grinding disk is provided with a support plate with anchoring projections. A drive connector is connected to the support plate. An elastically deformable pad in the form of an injection molded part of un-foamed elastomeric thermoplastic synthetic material is provided and has a first face and an opposite second face. The pad has a chamber structure provided on the first face. The chamber structure has chambers laterally delimited by intermediate walls. The chambers have a top side that is open and is facing in a direction of the first side. The pad has a substantially closed support surface provided on the second face and facing away from the chamber structure. A working element is to be attached to the support surface. The support plate is connected to the first face of the pad to support the pad. The anchoring projections of the support plate are embedded within the pad.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventor: Dieter Kolthoff
  • Publication number: 20150096663
    Abstract: The present invention includes a method for the attachment of a bracket to a panel structure comprising providing an adhesive for attaching the bracket to the panel structure; placing the bracket in a desired location on the panel structure; heating the adhesive; and hardening the adhesive so the bracket is adhered to the panel structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Patrick Siboni, John Blancaneaux
  • Patent number: 8999086
    Abstract: A molding compound for joining two moldings each made of a PA11 and/or PA12 molding compound contains at least 50% by weight of a polyamide component so chosen that it is preparable from linear aliphatic diamines and dicarboxylic acids and/or lactams or ?-aminocarboxylic acids, there being 11 to 12 carbon atoms present per carboxamide group in the repeating units, and, furthermore, this polyamide component containing not more than 80% by weight of either one of the polyamides PA11 and PA12. With this compound a firm weld is obtained both to a PA11 molding and to a PA12 molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Evonik Degussa GmbH
    Inventors: Sonja Bollmann, Rainer Goering, Franz-Erich Baumann, Andreas Dowe, Vera Schiemann
  • Publication number: 20150059958
    Abstract: A method, for repairing a discrepant weld in a workpiece arrangement including at least two workpieces, comprising positioning a mechanical intermediary adjacent the discrepant weld and inserting the intermediary through the discrepant weld and into at least a distal workpiece of the two workpieces, wherein upon insertion, a proximate surface of the intermediary is exposed at a proximate side of the workpiece arrangement. The method further includes delivering weld energy to the intermediary. The intermediary is configured, and the weld energy provided, so that energy passes through the intermediary in a pre-determined manner. Energy passing through the intermediary in the pre-determined manner generates heat in material of the workpieces causing the material to melt at an arrangement interface. The method further comprises allowing or causing the material melted to cool, wherein the melted material, when cooled, forms and/or strengthens a robust joint connecting the workpieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 3, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Pei-Chung Wang
  • Patent number: 8967216
    Abstract: A linear friction welding system includes a power shaft defining a power shaft axis and including a first eccentric portion and a first power transfer portion, a power transfer rod engaged with the first power transfer portion, an actuator assembly operably coupled with the power transfer rod and configured to move the power transfer rod axially along the power shaft axis, a crank including a second eccentric portion operably coupled with the first eccentric portion, and a second power transfer portion engaged with the power transfer rod, the linear friction welding system configured such that axial movement of the power transfer rod causes rotational movement of the crank with respect to the power shaft about the power shaft axis, a cam follower operably connected to an outer surface of the second eccentric portion, and a ram operably connected to the cam follower and configured to vibrate along a welding axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: APCI, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen A. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20150033638
    Abstract: Gutter guard apparatuses and methods of making the same are provided. A gutter guard apparatus for preventing debris from entering rainwater collection gutters on a structure. A gutter guard apparatus can comprise a guard panel and mesh layer that cooperate to prevent debris from entering a rainwater collection gutter. The mesh layer can be secured to the guard panel at substantially all points of contact between the mesh layer and guard panel to thereby provide a secure and durable gutter guard apparatus. Methods and devices for forming a gutter guard can comprise bonding the mesh layer to a guard panel using a radiant heater, heated roller, adhesive applicator, ultrasonic welder and/or combinations thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: L.B. PLASTICS, INC.
    Inventor: Harry H. Davis
  • Publication number: 20150007467
    Abstract: A plurality of ear tags is provided and may include a panel portion and a relatively narrow neck portion extending from the panel portion. The plurality of ear tags may be arranged so that the panel portions of adjacent ear tags are at least partially overlapped and edges of the neck portions of adjacent ear tags are juxtaposed and attached to one another at an attachment location at the edges of the neck portions of the adjacent ear tags.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Publication date: January 8, 2015
    Applicant: Y-Tex Corporation
    Inventors: Glenn Arden Nielson, Ronald K. Knapp
  • Publication number: 20150000822
    Abstract: An apparatus for producing an improved friction-fused welded joint is provided for use with overlapping thermoplastic strap portions. In an embodiment, the gripper is caused to swing back and force with a sufficiently large stroke and with a sufficiently fast stroke to cause sufficient reciprocation to rapidly heat the thermoplastic so that the two straps are welded together while reducing the depth of the area that is melted compared to traditional methods. Also, in an embodiment, a method is provided for stopping the relative motion of the two portions of straps with the portions of the plastic straps oriented in the same relative positions at the end of the welding operation as at the beginning is disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventor: Pavlo Barsalov
  • Publication number: 20140378803
    Abstract: A catheter with a film composite structure. The catheter at least includes a polymer film that is shaped such that a first polymer film layer, which is arranged inwardly relative to the catheter, and a second polymer film layer, which is arranged outwardly relative to the catheter, are produced; one or more electrodes arranged at least partially on an outer surface of the film composite structure; and a conductor structure, which includes conductive tracks for the electrical connection of the electrodes and which is arranged at least in part between the first and second polymer film layers. An associated production method for the catheter is also contemplated herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Wolfgang Geistert, Daniel Schulze
  • Publication number: 20140360650
    Abstract: A friction stir processing tool for friction stir processing includes a shoulder for pressing against a workpiece surface and a pin, which protrudes beyond the shoulder and can be driven to rotate, for plasticizing introduction into at least one workpiece to be processed. The shoulder has an interruption opening on a circumferential region, so that the shoulder is not led around the entire circumference of the pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventors: Juergen SILVANUS, Tommy BRUNZEL
  • Publication number: 20140326391
    Abstract: This invention provides a cost-effective technique for mass-production of a cell culture vessel that allows mass cell culture to be performed in a manner that allows cells to be stably detached from the culture vessel. Specifically, the invention provides a method for producing a cell culture vessel suitable for large-capacity culture comprising cutting a long-sized cell support film to obtain a sheet-like cell support film, fixing the film to a first member, which is not closed, and bonding other members thereto. Thus, a cell culture vessel comprising a container section in which a cell support film is fixed to an inner wall surface can be produced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Kuroda, Katsunori Tsuchiya, Masahiko Hase, Taro Nagai, Yumiko Narita, Kazumasa Yamaki
  • Publication number: 20140326392
    Abstract: A welding tool for joining at least two workpieces at a joining region by friction stir welding includes a tool pin arranged along one axis of the welding tool, for applying frictional heat to the workpieces. The welding tool also includes a shoulder surrounding the tool pin, for separating the joining region from the surrounding area. The shoulder is moveable essentially parallel to the axis of the welding tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 1, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: EADS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Silvanus, Erich Forster, Eric Tauscher
  • Publication number: 20140322551
    Abstract: To provide a polybutylene terephthalate resin composition offering excellent flowability, wherein the resin composition raises the weld strength and heat shock resistance of a welded body obtained by welding together molded products obtained by molding the polybutylene terephthalate resin composition. [Solution] A polybutylene terephthalate resin composition comprising a polybutylene terephthalate resin (A) having a weight-average molecular weight of 60,000-80,000 inclusive and an inorganic filler (B). Preferably, also included is 5-20 mass parts of an elastomer (C) relative to 100 mass parts of the polybutylene terephthalate resin (A).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 27, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: WinTech Polymer Ltd.
    Inventor: Kouichi Sakata
  • Publication number: 20140318685
    Abstract: An apparatus for use in a friction stir operation, such as friction stir welding (FSW) or friction stir processing (FSP). The apparatus may have a rotating tool adapted to be plunged into a material, where the material is susceptible to being softened by heating. The rotating tool may further be adapted to be advanced along a surface of the material. An optical energy generating subsystem may be used to heat a portion of the material using optical energy as the tool is advanced along the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventors: Joseph C. Farmer, Alexander M. Rubenchik, Raymond J. Beach, Robert J. Deri, Edward I. Moses, Bassem S. El-Dasher, Sarath K. Menon, Terry McNelley
  • Publication number: 20140320992
    Abstract: The invention relates to a mirror comprising a reflective surface formed from a composite of a reflective film and a substrate, wherein the reflective film is disposed on the substrate and comprises at least one polymer layer and a metal layer disposed underneath the at least one polymer layer. It is the requirement of the invention to propose a mirror which can be manufactured in a simple way and at the same time comprises an improved corrosion behaviour. According to a first teaching of the present invention the stated requirement is met in that a sealing seam is provided for corrosion protection at least in certain areas, the sealing seam being formed by bonding the polymer layer to the substrate in a material-locking manner, wherein the metal layer is interrupted in the area of the sealing seam.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Hydro Aluminium Rolled Products GmbH
    Inventors: Volker Denkmann, Wilhelm Schenkel, Andreas Siemen, Ulrich Hampel, Sandra Eberhard