Of Lamina Covering Cylindrical Or Spherical Body Patents (Class 156/86)
  • Patent number: 11639451
    Abstract: The invention relates to a wash-off label. According to an embodiment, the face film of the wash-off label comprises biaxially oriented plastic film and configured to shrink asymmetrically so that a difference between the shrinkage of the film in machine direction and in transverse direction is at least 55%, when exposed to washing liquid comprising caustic soda and having temperature in the range of 65-85° C. for equal or less than 5 minutes. The invention further relates to a use of the wash-off label and to a labelled article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: UPM RAFLATAC OY
    Inventor: Tom Saxberg
  • Patent number: 11406808
    Abstract: A venous access port assembly having a base, a peripheral surface, and a septum. The base defines an interior reservoir. The peripheral surface includes integrally molded X-ray discernable indicia identifying that the assembly is rated for power injection. The X-ray discernable indicia may extend through a height of the peripheral surface from a top surface to a bottom surface thereof. According to one aspect, the peripheral surface may be formed from X-ray discernable material, and the X-ray discernable indicia may be formed from the X-ray discernable material, or they may be formed by voids in the X-ray discernable material. According to another aspect, the peripheral surface may be formed from a radiotransparent or radiolucent material and applied with a radiopaque agent, and the X-ray discernable indicia may be one or more voids in the radiopaque agent or may be portions of the peripheral surface applied with the radiopaque agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: Medical Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy M. Schweikert, Raymond R. Bizup, Kevin E. Sanford, Kenneth M. Zinn
  • Patent number: 11396124
    Abstract: The invention relates to a modification process for modifying a biaxially oriented pipe, comprising a) providing a biaxially oriented pipe made by stretching a tube made of a thermoplastic polymer composition in the axial direction and in the peripheral direction, b) placing an insert within an end portion of the pipe, wherein the outer periphery of the cross section of the insert substantially matches the inner periphery of the cross section of the pipe and c) heating the end portion such that the end portion axially shrinks while the inner periphery of the cross section of the end portion is substantially maintained, to obtain a modified biaxially oriented pipe with a thickened end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Inventors: Ajay Kumar Taraiya, Ralf Kleppinger
  • Patent number: 11378206
    Abstract: A multilayer tube, particularly for chemical and food-related fluids, which includes, in succession from the inside outward a first layer constituted by a tubular sheath that is at least externally corrugated and which defines the duct for the fluid. The tube further includes at least one second layer, which has an inner layer, chosen from between a rubberized fabric and an elastomeric material with textile reinforcement, which is arranged on the first layer, and an outer covering which is arranged on the inner layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Inventors: Alexander J. A. Soeterbroek, Andrea Deregibus
  • Patent number: 11299212
    Abstract: A system of connected elements for a motor vehicle includes: a first element which has at least one depression on a surface; a second element which is arranged on the first element in such a manner that a surface of the second element and the depression of the first element form a cavity; a filling opening which forms an access to the cavity; and an adhesive which at least partially fills the cavity and thereby adhesively bonds the first element to the second element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventor: Philip E. Weber
  • Patent number: 11168415
    Abstract: A protective textile sleeve and method of construction thereof is provided. The sleeve includes a circumferentially continuous wall extending lengthwise along a longitudinal axis between opposite ends. The wall has a first section formed from a non-heat-shrinkable, non-elastic yarn and a second section formed from one of a heat-shrinkable or elastic yarn. The first section extends lengthwise between the opposite ends and spans (X) degrees about the circumference of the wall between opposite lengthwise extending edges while in an unshrunken or stretch. The second section extends lengthwise between the opposite ends and spans (360-X) degrees about the circumference of the wall. The heat-shrikable or elastic yarn of the second section extends continuously as an uninterupted yarn between the opposite edges of the first section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Federal-Mogul Powertrain LLC
    Inventor: Delphine Henin
  • Patent number: 11137556
    Abstract: Apparatus for monitoring the output of an optical system. The apparatus comprises first and second fibre optic sections, a reflective coating, and a detector. The first fibre optic section has a first cladding and a first core, and is configured to receive light from the optical system at one end and has at the other end a first angled, polished face. The second fibre optic section has a second cladding and a second core, and has at one end a second angled, polished face. The first and second fibre optic sections are arranged such that the first and second angled, polished faces are substantially parallel and adjacent and the first and second cores are substantially aligned. The reflective coating is applied to the first or second angled, polished face, and is configured to reflect a portion of light transmitted through the first core. The detector is arranged to receive the reflected light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Lumentum Technology UK Limited
    Inventor: Adrian Perrin Janssen
  • Patent number: 10800010
    Abstract: A tool and a method of manufacture of the tool are provided. The tool is prepared by the steps of providing a first tool half having a first jaw, providing a second tool half having a second jaw, inserting a temporary sleeve through an opening in the first tool half, the temporary sleeve having an opening configured to receive an end of a biased member that extends axially, aligning the end of the biased member with the opening in the first tool half, disposing the biased member within a cavity formed by the first tool half and the second tool half, and removing the temporary sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: JS Products, Inc.
    Inventor: Chungeng Chen
  • Patent number: 10603818
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a sewage pipe element comprising a plastics lining, the method comprising the following steps: providing a mould 2 for manufacturing the sewage pipe element, comprising a first sleeve 22 and a plastics element 20; introducing a concrete into the mould 2; attaching a second sleeve 28; demoulding the sewage pipe element; the first sleeve 22 being connected to the plastics element 20 and the plastics element 20 being connected to the second sleeve 28 in a fluid-tight manner in each case and forming at least part of the plastics lining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Inventor: Klaus Müller
  • Patent number: 10458454
    Abstract: A method of forming an injection-bonded joint includes providing a first part and a second part having a second part upper edge and a second part lower edge, and forming a chamber wall within a bondline region between mating surfaces of the first part and the second part. The chamber wall divides a bondline length of the bondline region and defines at least one adhesive chamber. The method further includes forming a bondline dam along each of the second part upper edge and the second part lower edge in a manner such that the chamber wall, the bondline dams, and the mating surfaces collectively enclose the adhesive chamber having a chamber upper edge and a chamber lower edge. The method also includes injecting a structural adhesive into the adhesive chamber through an injection port and discharging excess adhesive from the adhesive chamber through a bleed hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: John A. Woleader, Andrew R. Streett
  • Patent number: 10428603
    Abstract: A method for putting together a down-the-hole drilling apparatus for plastic pipe drilling. The down-the-hole drilling apparatus has a drilling device for carrying out drilling by using a drilling unit with a plastic pipe, which drilling unit includes in its drilling head a drilling arrangement. The plastic pipe is arranged to be pulled into the hole to be drilled by a power influence directed thereto from the drilling unit, being coupled with the second drilling means in a manner transmitting power at least in the longitudinal direction of the drilling device. The drilling unit and the plastic pipe are coupled by a skirt part that exists at an opposite end of the drilling arrangement, with respect to the drilling surface of the drilling unit, which skirt part has an internal protrusion assembly in radial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventor: Kai Gylling
  • Patent number: 10422137
    Abstract: A heat shrinkable tube-covered rebar basically solves a problem of corrosion of a rebar embedded in a concrete structure by covering the rebar with a heat shrinkable tube, which is a polymer material, and a thermosetting resin to prevent the rebar embedded in the concrete structure from corroding, and easily integrates a reinforcing bar with the heat shrinkable tube and perform a first anti-corrosion treatment on the reinforcing bar by applying a thermosetting resin between the reinforcing bar and the heat shrinkable tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Inventors: Hyeong Yeol Kim, Ki Tae Park
  • Patent number: 10301938
    Abstract: Devices, methods and systems for determining one or more properties of at least one fluid sample. A tube configured to receive the at least one fluid sample wherein the tube is placed in a pressure housing. Further, an excitation source configured to generate vibration of the tube whereby a circulation of an electrical current along a portion of the tube is subjected to at least one magnetic field produced by at least one magnet. Further still, at least one vibration sensor that converts vibrations of the tube into a measurement signal. Finally, a processor that receives the measurement signal determines a resonant frequency from the measurement signal using a frequency measuring device to determine a property of the one or more properties of the at least one sample fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Harrison, Chloe Coleou, Bill Grant, Jacques Jundt
  • Patent number: 10285536
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a food or beverage preparation machine (M) comprising a casing, a mineralized fluid source (1), a receptacle (10) adapted for functionally enclosing at least one food or beverage ingredient container (C), means (3) for conducting said mineralized fluid (13) from said source (1) to the interior of said capsule (C), optionally a heating and/or chilling device (4), and a fluid pipe system (2, 20, 21, 22) that fluidly connects said source (1), said conducting means (3), said receptacle (10), and said heating and/or chilling device (4), characterized in that at least one portion of the fluid pipe system (2, 20, 21, 22) and/or conducting means (3), and/or heating/chilling device (4) is made of a smart memory alloy (SMA), or smart memory polymer (SMP) designed to reversibly expand or contract above a defined temperature threshold in order to negate the buildup of scale or other deposits on the surfaces in contact with the mineralized fluid (13) by mechanical action, during operation of
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Nestec S.A.
    Inventors: John Patrick Cavanagh, Akos Spiegel
  • Patent number: 10224129
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a conductor part for a connector unit is provided. The conductor part includes a conductive core, an insulating sleeve, and at least a first conductive layer arranged between the conductive core and the insulating sleeve. The method includes equipping at least one section of a radially inner surface of the insulating sleeve with the first conductive layer, and equipping at least one section of a radially outer surface of the insulating sleeve with at least a second conductive layer. The second conductive layer is a metal layer or a conductive plastic layer. The method also includes inserting the conducting core in the insulating sleeve before or after equipping a surface of the insulating sleeve with a conductive layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Christopher Burrow, Paul Chana, Trevor Jones, Christopher Plant
  • Patent number: 10138925
    Abstract: An FRP drive shaft includes an end joint joined to at least one end of an FRP cylinder via an outer collar. The end joint includes a serrated portion on an outer periphery thereof. The outer collar includes a small-diameter collar portion and a large-diameter collar portion. The serrated portion is press-fitted into an inner periphery of the FRP cylinder and fixed to an inner periphery of the small-diameter collar portion. A gap between an inner periphery of the large-diameter collar portion and an outer periphery of the FRP cylinder is filled with an adhesive for fixing the inner periphery of the large-diameter collar portion and the outer periphery of the FRP cylinder to each other. An adhesive-accumulating space which partially increases a filling amount of the adhesive is formed between the inner periphery of the large-diameter collar portion and the outer periphery of the FRP cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventors: Takato Nakamura, Masako Okochi, Naoki Kimoto, Tsuyoshi Matsuda, Yuji Katayama, Michihiro Komatsu
  • Patent number: 10131459
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a container sleeving method for arranging sleeves around a plurality of containers, the method includes: transporting an array of containers past a sleeve discharge unit; arranging a sleeve of heat shrinkable foil around a container passing by the sleeve discharge unit by shooting the sleeve from the sleeve discharge unit towards the container; detecting whether the sleeve has been correctly arranged around the container; and, if the sleeve has not been arranged correctly around the container, continue transporting one or more containers along the sleeve discharge unit and discontinue shooting one or more sleeves towards the containers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventor: Lucas Van Rijsewijk
  • Patent number: 10119992
    Abstract: A test probe tip can include a compliance member or force deflecting assembly and a tip component. The compliance member or force deflecting assembly can include a plunger component and a barrel component to receive the plunger component, wherein the plunger component is configured to slide axially inside the barrel component. The test probe tip can also include a spring mechanism within the barrel component to act on the plunger component, and a resistive/impedance element coupled with the plunger component at one end and with the tip component at the opposite end, the resistive/impedance element including at least one rod having a semi-cylindrical form and a resistive material situated thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventors: William A. Hagerup, Julie A. Campbell, Ira G. Pollock, James E. Spinar, Kathleen F. M. Ullom, Charles M. Hartmann, Daniel J. Ayres, Christina D. Enns
  • Patent number: 9972913
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a noise absorbing fabric in which electromagnetic waves are not susceptible to being reflected and which has superior noise absorbing ability, a noise absorbing fabric having noise absorbing ability across a wide band, a noise absorbing fabric that is soft, highly flexible, thin, and can be incorporated in intricate portions of electronic components or housings and the like by being bent or folded and the like, and a noise absorbing fabric that can be easily and stably produced without using an expensive soft magnetic material, is inexpensive and demonstrates high performance. In the noise absorbing fabric, a metal is subjected to metal processing on at least one side of a fabric, and the common logarithmic value of the surface resistivity of the surface subjected to metal processing is within the range of 0 to 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Inventors: Kazufumi Kato, Tomoya Tanaka, Rumina Obi
  • Patent number: 9966674
    Abstract: A termination connection box for a direct-current (DC) cable, including: a connecting semiconducting layer configured to cover an exposed conductor of the DC cable and an insulating layer of the DC cable; a conductor withdrawal rod electrically connected to the exposed conductor of the DC cable; and a heat shrinkable tube formed of functionally gradient material having non-linear electrical characteristics. The heat shrinkable tube includes: a first end electrically connected to the conductor and which covers a portion of the conductor withdrawal rod and the connecting semiconducting layer; a second end opposite to the first end, electrically connected to the outer semiconducting layer, and which covers a portion of the outer semiconducting layer; and a middle portion positioned between the first end and the second end, and which is in direct contact with and covers an outer circumferential surface of the insulating layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: LS CABLE & SYSTEM LTD.
    Inventor: Byung Ha Chae
  • Patent number: 9875824
    Abstract: A waterproofing structure includes one or multiple insulated core wires; a shielding member configured to collectively cover the one or multiple insulated core wires; a sheath provided on the outside of the shielding member; and a waterproofing member provided at a target part of waterproofing. The target part of waterproofing is positioned where a sheath end portion is formed by cutting away the sheath to a predetermined length, and the shielding member is exposed from the sheath end portion. The waterproofing member is shaped to include a bottomed cylindrical body including a bottom portion, and one or multiple tubular portions which open up the bottom portion and continue with an outer surface of the bottom portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Inventors: Tatsuya Oga, Hidehiko Kuboshima, Hideomi Adachi
  • Patent number: 9822917
    Abstract: Tube end connector which connects a first tubular member and a second tubular member while securing sealing performance is provided. The tube end connector according to the present invention is provided with a heat-shrinkable Teflon® tube 4b which covers both outer surface of an end portion of a zeolite membrane covered ceramic tube 1 and outer surface of an end portion of a metal tube 5 in conditions of jointing the end portion of the zeolite membrane covered ceramic tube 1 and the end portion of the metal tube 5; and a heat-shrinkable fluororubber tube 3b which is placed at the region between the heat-shrinkable tube 4b and the outer surfaces both of the first tubular member and the second tubular member, and which has solvent resistance and swelling property.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventor: Kentaro Sawamura
  • Patent number: 9776878
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for converting silicon tetrachloride (STC) to trichlorosilane (TCS), by introducing reactant gas containing STC and hydrogen into a reaction zone of a reactor in which the temperature is 1000-1600° C., wherein the reaction zone is heated by a heater located outside the reaction zone and the product gas containing TCS which forms is then cooled, with the proviso that it is cooled to a temperature of 700-900° C. within 0.1-35 ms, wherein the reactant gas is heated by the product gas by means of a heat exchanger working in countercurrent, wherein reactor and heat exchanger form a single, gas-tight component, wherein the component includes one or more ceramic materials selected from the group consisting of silicon carbide, silicon nitride, graphite, SiC-coated graphite and quartz glass.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Wacker Chemie AG
    Inventors: Jens Felix Knoth, Hans-Juergen Eberle, Christoph Ruedinger
  • Patent number: 9731239
    Abstract: A filtration article including a composite filtration structure, a seal region positioned within the composite filtration structure, and an attachment weld that interconnects the seal region and an outer casing is provided. The composite filtration structure includes a stacked filter material including at least two fluoropolymer membranes and a support layer. The support layer may be formed of a thermoplastic or thermoset polymer. When heated, the polymer in the support layer melts and flows into the fluoropolymer membranes. In exemplary embodiments, the polymer is imbibed through the thickness of the fluoropolymer membranes. The attachment weld may be positioned at any location within the seal region so long as the attachment weld is positioned a distance from the outer periphery of the composite filtration structure. The filtration article is small in size, is lightweight, and may be used as a sterilizing grade filter. Methods of producing the filtration article also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Allen, Christopher J. Shultz, Brian C. Martonik, Kenneth S. Zukor
  • Patent number: 9719168
    Abstract: Disclosed are devices, materials, systems, and methods, including a device that includes one or more structural components, at least one of the one or more structural components comprising substantially HfO2—TiO2 material. Also disclosed is a hemispherical resonator that includes a hemisphere including one or more structural components with at least one of the one or more structural components comprising substantially HfO2—TiO2 material, a forcer electrode configured to apply an electrical force on the hemisphere to cause the hemisphere to oscillate, and one or more sensor electrodes disposed in proximity to the hemisphere and configured to sense an orientation of a vibration pattern of the hemispherical resonator gyroscope.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Inventor: Chris Painter
  • Patent number: 9713322
    Abstract: One object of the present invention is to provide a fishing rod wherein a fitting can be stably and securely fixed on a rod body with a mounting thread and cracking in a resin layer is less visible to a user. A fishing rod according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a rod body, a fitting mounted on an outer circumferential surface of the rod body via a mounting portion of the fitting, and a thread-like part-fixing member wound around the mounting portion and the rod body across a predetermined width in an axial direction of the rod body. On the surface of the part-fixing member is provided a cover member which may be opaque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: GLOBERIDE, INC.
    Inventors: Hirokazu Yamamoto, Takuji Kawamura
  • Patent number: 9671360
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for manufacturing a biosensor comprising (a) forming an insulating layer in an electrode region; (b) coating the first photoresist layer on the insulating layer; (c) performing the first exposing process on the first electrode region through the first photomask; (d) removing unexposed area of the first photoresist layer except for the first electrode region using development; (e) coating the second photoresist layer on the first electrode region and the insulating layer after the step (d); (f) performing the second exposing process on the second electrode regions through the second photomask; (g) performing the third exposing process on the top portion of the second photoresist layer through a photomask with open areas in the shape of micro-sized wires connecting the second electrode regions; (h) removing the second photoresist layer except for the portions exposed in the steps (c), (f) and (g) using development.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventors: Heung Joo Shin, Jeong Il Heo, Yeong Jin Lim
  • Patent number: 9649122
    Abstract: An endoscopic surgical instrument including a fluid jet device and an electrode device. The fluid jet device includes a pipe section with a nozzle on one distal end for a dissection and/or a needleless injection by means of a fluid and the electrode device is for cutting and/or coagulating tissue, the pipe section forming the electrode device. The surgical instrument further includes an insulating device attached to the distal end of the pipe section such that the tissue can only be brought into electrically conductive contact with a peripheral region of the pipe section and not with the distal end of the pipe section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: Erbe Elektromedizin GmbH
    Inventor: Dietmar Karwei
  • Patent number: 9593262
    Abstract: The present subject matter provides a shrink film free of silicon-containing material, fluorine-containing material, and solvent-formed seams. The shrink film utilizes a water soluble layer covering an adhesive layer. The water soluble layer is in dry form and non-tacky, allowing processing of the shrink film subsequent to adhesive application to the shrink film. When the water soluble layer is dissolved, the adhesive layer is exposed and is capable of forming a permanent bond. The adhesive can be used to form a seam in the film and/or can be used to form a bond between the film and a substrate. The water soluble layer facilitates removal of an optional release liner from the adhesive. A substrate with the shrink film attached thereto and a related method of attaching a heat shrinkable film to a substrate are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: Avery Dennison Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin O. Henderson, Hoang T. Pham
  • Patent number: 9592950
    Abstract: A bottle container includes: a tubular inner container 2 including a cap at an upper portion thereof; and an outer container 3 mounted so as to extend along a trunk 5 and a bottom 6 of the inner container 2, the inner container 2 includes a shoulder 8 at the upper portion which is not covered with the outer container 3, an outer peripheral portion 13b of a bottom 13 of the outer container 3 is made thicker than a side wall 14 of the outer container 3, a center portion 13a of the bottom 13 of the outer container 3 is made thinner than the outer peripheral portion 13b to form a space 13c, and the outer container 3 mounted to the inner container 2 and the shoulder 8 of the inner container 2 are covered with a heat-shrinkable film 4.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: IWATA LABEL CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hironori Iwamatsu
  • Patent number: 9346707
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method of forming a glass container may include forming a glass container comprising a sidewall at least partially enclosing an interior volume. At least a portion of the interior surface of the sidewall may have an interior surface layer with a persistent layer heterogeneity relative to a midpoint of the sidewall. The interior surface layer of the glass container may be removed from the interior surface of the sidewall such that a modified interior surface of the sidewall has an interior region extending from about 10 nm below the modified interior surface into a thickness of the sidewall. The interior region may have a persistent layer homogeneity relative to the midpoint of the sidewall such that the modified interior surface is resistant to delamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2016
    Inventors: Paul Stephen Danielson, Robert Anthony Schaut, Sara Jean Sick
  • Patent number: 9335482
    Abstract: A fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensor structure, a method of fabricating a FBG sensor structure, and a method of employing a FBG sensor structure comprising an optical fiber portion having at least one FBG formed therein. The FBG sensor structure comprises an optical fiber portion having at least one FBG formed therein; and a sleeve structure capable of transferring vibrations and/or strain along a length thereof; wherein the optical fiber portion is coupled to the sleeve structure such that the central wavelength of the FBG, is variable under the transferred vibrations and/or strain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2016
    Assignee: Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Jianzhong Hao, Bo Dong, Varghese Paulose, Bo Lin
  • Patent number: 9188091
    Abstract: The flexible tubular molded body (10) comprises an unprofiled or profiled straight or bent shaped and a circumferential wall (11) provided with a corrugated profile (12), which is formed from a strength support insert embedded in a thermoplastic material comprising cord surfaces running in the longitudinal direction of the molded body as pressure support elements and fixing threads running transversely to the threads and holding these in position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Inventor: Ralph-Guenther Matzen
  • Patent number: 9157558
    Abstract: A flexible hose (100) having a grooved liner (102) forming a part of the side walls of the hose to define an internal bore (101). Helically formed grooves (108) are formed at an external facing side of liner (102) with an innermost side (104) comprising a substantially smooth, non-profiled surface. A coiled wire retainer (107) is housed within each groove (108) to provide a hose (100) resistant to crushing and collapse of the internal bore (101) due to kinking when the hose (100) is flexed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventor: Jeremy Hudson
  • Patent number: 9095321
    Abstract: A cryotherapeutic device having an integral multi-helical balloon section and methods of making the same. A method of forming the cryotherapeutic device can include forming an extruded integral shaft having first and second substantially parallel lumens. The method can further include twisting a distal section of the shaft such that the first and second lumens form intertwined helical portions. The first and second helical portions can be plastically enlarged to form an inflatable body configured to deliver therapeutically effective cryogenic cooling to a treatment site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: Medtronic Ardian Luxembourg S.a.r.l.
    Inventors: Jim Phelan, Stephen Nash
  • Publication number: 20150080145
    Abstract: A method of labeling products, including golf club products, is disclosed herein. In particular, a golf club comprising a head, a shaft, a grip, and at least one shrink wrap label comprising identifying information that refers to the golf club, wherein the at least one shrink wrap label is removably affixed to at least one of the head, shaft, and grip, is disclosed and claimed herein. The present invention also relates to methods of printing and affixing removable, shrink wrapped labels to golf club products.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Kurt A. Roller, Sam R. Hiatt
  • Publication number: 20150059960
    Abstract: A medical device-includes a scaffold crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. The scaffold is crimped to the balloon by a process that includes inflating the delivery balloon during a diameter reduction to improve scaffold retention and maintaining an inflated balloon during the diameter reduction and prior and subsequent dwell periods.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Lily Ayo Roberts, Sean A. McNiven, Kathleen Yan, Boyd V. Knott, Jeremy B. Beer, Mark C. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20150065872
    Abstract: A catheter has a shaft that defines a delivery lumen, for example, to deliver an elongate medical device therethrough; a proximal section of the catheter includes a seal zone portion, a handle portion and a proximal port portion. A relatively thin wall section of the proximal port portion extends between the seal zone portion and a proximal edge that defines part of a perimeter of a proximal opening of the delivery lumen. The handle portion projects laterally from the seal zone portion, generally opposite the relatively thin wall section. An inflation subassembly of the catheter includes a compliant sleeve member and an inflation lumen extending from the sleeve member, proximally along the shaft, and into a connector port formed in the handle portion. The inflation lumen may be formed by fusing a section of a tube to the shaft and molding the handle portion around another section of the tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: Medtronic, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald A. Drake, Mark W. Shepler, Lester O. Stener, Kelly M. Wien, Kendra Yasger
  • Publication number: 20150051635
    Abstract: An aortic occluder catheter with expandable balloons for increasing cerebral blood blow has one or more balloons on a catheter shaft. To assist the balloon in bearing up against arterial blood flow while positioned retrograde in the aorta, the balloon is bonded to the catheter shaft using heat shrink tubing and a thermal bonding machine and then further ironed using a second piece of heat shrink tubing and a second heating process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 14, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Richard C. Kravik, James Greenberg, Crystal Xiong, Nao Lee
  • Patent number: 8953912
    Abstract: A simple method of making robust radiation sensor cables using a special fiber cap that holds a scintillating fiber therein directly abutting an end of a fiber optic cable, thus providing a clean and protected connection therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: RadiaDyne, LLC
    Inventors: Steven C. Lepke, Eric Hyman, John Isham, Randy Dahl
  • Patent number: 8940114
    Abstract: Fabricating a core of a component (34A, 34B, 34C) from a stack (25, 36) of sheets (20) of material with cutouts (22A) in the sheets aligned to form passages (38) in the core. A casing preform (28) is then fitted over the core. The preform is processed to form a casing (29) that brackets at least parts of opposed ends of the stack. Shrinkage of the casing during processing compresses (46) the sheets together. The preform may slide (52) over the core, and may be segmented (28A, 28B, 28C) to fit over the core. A hoop (66) may be fitted and compressed around the segmented casing (29A, 29B, 29C).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignees: Siemens Energy, Inc., Mikro Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Allister W. James, Gary B. Merrill, Iain A. Fraser
  • Publication number: 20140367025
    Abstract: A simple method of making robust radiation sensor cables using a special fiber cap that holds a scintillating fiber therein directly abutting an end of a fiber optic cable, thus providing a clean and protected connection therebetween.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: RADIADYNE, LLC
    Inventors: Steven C. LEPKE, Eric HYMAN, John ISHAM, Randy DAHL
  • Patent number: 8911576
    Abstract: A fluororesin coating layer fusion-bonded directly to a base member or to a rubber layer on a base member can be formed by conducting heating for a significantly short time. A fluororesin-coated roller or belt that has a fluororesin coating layer with few defects and a rubber layer underneath whose thermal deterioration is suppressed is provided. The production method therefor include a step of inserting a base member or a rubber-coated base member including a base member and at least a rubber layer on the outer peripheral surface of the base member into an empty space of a thermally shrinkable fluororesin tube; a preliminary shrinking step conducted according to need; a pressure fusion-bonding step of bringing the base member or rubber-coated base member into contact with a hot plate surface heated to a temperature in a range of 250° C. to 400° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Fine Polymer, Inc.
    Inventors: Hiromi Kamimura, Masahiro Habuka, Shingo Harada, Yasuhiro Fukumoto
  • Publication number: 20140352871
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a catheter member having at least one lumen is disclosed herein. The method includes, winding a sacrificial coil over a mandrel in a first direction and winding a reinforcement coil over the sacrificial coil in a second direction. A polymer is then laminated over the sacrificial coil and the reinforcement coil. After the polymer is laminated, the mandrel is removed and the sacrificial coil is removed to thereby form the catheter member having the lumen.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Hao Wang, Adam Cohen
  • Publication number: 20140338816
    Abstract: A ducting and associated method is provide in which the ducting includes a pipe with a thermoplastic or thermoplastic elastomeric layer and a reinforcing layer. The pipe has a curved or bent geometry and the reinforcing layer is made of a composite material based on reinforcement in intimate and direct contact with the subjacent layer. The geometry is obtained by hot forming the inner layer to give the geometry, and the reinforcement is either impregnated with a thermosetting matrix to form a thermosetting composite, or reinforcing fibers are intermixed with thermoplastic fibers or powders, or impregnated with a plastic polymeric coating that is curable chemically. Alternatively, the inner layer is first covered with the reinforcing layer in which the reinforcement includes reinforcing fibers intermixed with a thermoplastic material in the form of fibers, film or powder is blow-molded to give the pipe its final geometry.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Jean-Pierre Ciolczyk, Marc Dolez, Bertrand Florentz
  • Patent number: 8882957
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing paint roller covers is disclosed in which the paint roller covers are manufactured from a seamless segment of tubular paint roller cover fabric that is placed onto a cylindrical forming tube having a segment of bonding material temporarily secured on its outer surface under the segment of tubular paint roller cover fabric. The cylindrical forming tube is placed on a heated mandrel to apply heat thereto to cause the bonding material to bond to the interior of the segment of tubular paint roller cover fabric. The cylindrical forming tube is removed from the mandrel and cooled, and the segment of tubular paint roller cover fabric becomes secured to the bonding material to produce a semi-rigid paint roller cover segment. The semi-rigid paint roller cover segment may be finished into paint roller covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Seamless Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Daniel L. Sinykin, Randy Smith, Scot Smith
  • Publication number: 20140327968
    Abstract: A heat shrinkable film is formed with a lenticular lens array oriented and sized so that the film may be formed in a sleeve to shrink with application of heat about a container and provide for lenticular image effects as applied to the container.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: National Graphics, Inc.
    Inventor: Donald R. Krause
  • Publication number: 20140318658
    Abstract: Sheath systems 20, 40 are attached to the chemical emitting ends of permeation devices or permeation tubes 10, 30 to retard the release of stored chemicals before the intended use of the improved permeation devices. Sheath systems may be made of polyolefin material, Fluorinated ethylene propylene (FEP) resin or other material in a heat shrink configuration wherein heat is applied to contract, shrink wrap or otherwise secure the sheath to a permeation tube. At the time of intended use, the sheath assembly may be removed without damage to the permeation device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Ramesh Chand
  • Publication number: 20140324086
    Abstract: Minimally invasive endoscopic cutting instruments having improved efficiency, access and reduced manufacturing costs are described herein. In particular, the present invention describes means for eliminating or modifying the distal end axial bearing surfaces so as to reduce manufacturing costs as well as the opportunity for galling and metal shedding. The present invention further describes an improved hub attachment method that may further or alternatively reduce overall manufacturing costs. The present invention yet further describes means and methods for improved bendability in the field, which, in turn, enables improved access to remote surgical targets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: Hanshi LLC
    Inventors: Gary R. HEISLER, Robert A. Van Wyk
  • Publication number: 20140319096
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a bottle having a sheath made of a shrinkable plastic film, the bottle comprising, on the circumferential surface thereof, at least one grip recess or handle opening projecting into the interior of the bottle, comprising the following steps: producing a tube from the shrinkable plastic film; drawing the tube onto the bottle; shrinking the plastic film onto the bottle; laser-cutting the area of the shrinkable plastic film which covers the grip recess or handle opening of the bottle; and sucking away the cut-out area by means of a fan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Andreas Nover