With Separate Permanent Mechanical Joining Means (riveted, Sewed, Stapled, Etc.) Patents (Class 156/91)
  • Patent number: 11718083
    Abstract: A method for producing a building element, including providing a substrate, applying a thermosetting binder on the substrate or on a wood veneer layer, arranging the wood veneer layer on the substrate with the thermosetting binder intermediate the substrate and the wood veneer layer, arranging an elastic or formable sheet including a polymeric material between the wood veneer layer and a press surface of a pressing device, applying heat and pressure by the pressing device on the elastic or formable sheet, the wood veneer layer, the thermosetting binder, and the substrate, thereby forming a building element including the substrate and the wood veneer layer attached to the substrate by the thermosetting binder, after applying heat and pressure, removing the elastic or formable sheet from the wood veneer layer. Also, a pressing device for embossing a wooden surface and a method of embossing a wooden surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2023
    Assignee: Välinge Innovation AB
    Inventors: Andreas Slottemo, Göran Ziegler
  • Patent number: 11331974
    Abstract: A bracket for a vehicle stabilizer is provided and includes an elastomer element for receiving a stabilizer spring, a first and a second bracket element. The first and the second bracket elements are connectable in such a way that the elastomer element is fixed between the first and the second bracket elements. A connection means for connecting the first and the second bracket elements is formed on the first and second bracket elements, the connection means has at least one connection pin and a connection recess. In a connection state of the first bracket element and of the second bracket element, the connection pin is inserted into the connection recess, and in the connection state the connection pin is frictionally fixed in the connection recess and/or the connection pin is riveted in the connection recess in a positive manner and/or the connection pin is cohesively fixed in the connection recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: Sumitomo Riko Company Limited
    Inventors: Jörg Ditzel, Artur Kerbs, Valéri Becker
  • Patent number: 11322423
    Abstract: An electronic control device includes: a board; a heat generating component mounted on the board; a heat conductive sheet thermally coupled to one surface of the heat generating component located on a side opposite to the board side; and a cooling mechanism thermally coupled to the heat conductive sheet. The heat conductive sheet includes a folded structure having a plurality of folded-back portions and a plurality of connection portions provided between the folded-back portions, and the plurality of folded-back portions of the heat conductive sheet is thermally coupled to each of the heat generating component and the cooling mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Hitachi Astemo, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shinya Kawakita, Hideyuki Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 11192341
    Abstract: A method for producing a composite glass pane, includes placing a first glass pane having a thickness less than or equal to 1 mm on a support mould, wherein the first glass pane is curved into a shape determined by the support mould; placing at least one thermoplastic film on the first glass pane; placing a curved second glass pane having a thickness greater than or equal to 1.5 mm on the thermoplastic film; and joining the first glass pane to the second glass pane via the thermoplastic film to form a composite glass pane by lamination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Inventors: Stephan Gier, Stefan Lücke, Uwe Van Der Meulen, Ingo Von Der Weiden, Richard Brocker
  • Patent number: 11014610
    Abstract: A chassis component for a motor vehicle has a core module with at least one first load-conducting element, at least one second load-conducting element and at least one load transfer element connecting the at least one first load-conducting element and the at least one second load-conducting element, and an insert molding. A method for producing the chassis component first of all produces the core module by joining the at least one first load-conducting element and the at least one load transfer element and also the at least one load transfer element and the at least one second load-conducting element, and then overmolds the produced core module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Andreas Bierbaumer, Philipp Engelhardt, Elmar Jaeger, Ruediger Keck, Oleg Konrad
  • Patent number: 11009983
    Abstract: Embodiments of a vehicle interior system are disclosed. In one or more embodiments, the system includes a base with a curved surface, and a display or touch panel disposed on the curved surface. The display includes a cold-bent glass substrate with a thickness of 1.5 mm or less and a first radius of curvature of 20 mm or greater, and a display module and/or touch panel attached to the glass substrate having a second radius of curvature that is within 10% of the first radius of curvature. Methods for forming such systems are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Inventors: Jordon Thomas Boggs, Michael Timothy Brennan, Atul Kumar, Arpita Mitra, William Michael Seiderman, Yawei Sun, Wendell Porter Weeks
  • Patent number: 10902226
    Abstract: An intelligent tracking system generally includes one or more tracking devices, some of which may be passive tracking devices. Each passive tracking device includes one or more transceivers and is energized by an energizing signal. Some of these passive tracking devices may operate in a first communication mode or a second communication mode based on the energizing signal. Some tracking devices may include encryption modules or authentication modules. Some of these devices may incorporate a bulk acoustic wave oscillator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Dean Mamoru Kawaguchi, Alberto Vidal, Edward John Boling, Prasad Panchalan, Edward Maurice Farrell
  • Patent number: 10814958
    Abstract: A wing module for an aerial vehicle in which the wing module has a flight configuration and an access configuration. The wing module includes an external wing skin having an upper skin with an upper surface having a curved profile and a lower skin forming the leading and trailing edges and having a generally planar lower surface. A hinge joint couples the upper and lower skins enabling relative rotation of the upper and lower skins between the flight configuration and the access configuration. The hinge joint is proximate the leading edge. An interior cavity is formed at least partially within the lower skin. In the flight configuration, the upper and lower skins have an airfoil cross section. In the access configuration, the upper and lower skins are split in the chordwise direction such that distal ends of the first and second skins are separated providing access to the interior cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Dakota Charles Easley, Levi Charles Hefner
  • Patent number: 10611102
    Abstract: A method for repairing a sandwich composite structure comprising a pinned foam core. In the sub-region in which the pinned foam core is damaged, the at least one upper or lower cover layer is removed as far as the pinned foam. The pinned foam core is removed. A pinned replacement foam core is inserted, the pinned replacement foam core being impregnated with a resin. An upper or lower replacement cover layer is applied. The pinned replacement foam core and optionally the upper or lower replacement cover layer are cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Inventors: Mohamed-Mourad Sayeh, Tobias Karrasch
  • Patent number: 10436377
    Abstract: A multilayer pipe (1) having at least one layer (2) comprising a strip (3) wound helically in the form of touching turns, said strip (3) comprising a longitudinal support (4) and protective tiles (5) fastened to said support (4), said protective tiles (5) being organized on said support (4) in parallel rows (6), each row (6) of tiles being separated from an adjacent row (6) of tiles by an empty space forming a line (7) of separation, the lines (7) of separation being parallel to one another. Each of the lines (7) of separation between rows (6) of tiles (5) extends in a plane perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the pipe (1).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventors: Loïc Marconnet, Ludovic Dumoulin
  • Patent number: 10400333
    Abstract: Various implementations of hybrid ceramic faceplates for substrate processing showerheads are provided. The hybrid ceramic showerhead faceplates may include an electrode embedded within the ceramic material of the faceplate, as well as a pattern of through-holes. The electrode may be fully encapsulated within the ceramic material with respect to the through-holes. In some implementations, a heater element may also be embedded within the hybrid ceramic showerhead faceplate. A DC voltage source may be electrically connected with the hybrid ceramic showerhead faceplate during use. The hybrid ceramic faceplates may be easily removable from the substrate processing showerheads for easy cleaning and faceplate replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Novellus Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Mohamed Sabri, Ramkishan Rao Lingampalli, Karl F. Leeser
  • Patent number: 10377122
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming a composite part. An apparatus comprises a tooling plate, a tab co-bonded with the tooling plate, and a group of alignment features associated with the tab. The tooling plate is configured for use with a tool to form a composite part. The group of alignment features is configured to position the tooling plate with respect to the tool used to form the composite part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Steven D. Bye
  • Patent number: 10350853
    Abstract: A formed film with micro-cells and macro-cells or depressions may be disclosed. For example, the film may include a lands. Each of the lands may include micro-cells thereon. The micro-cells may have a first orientation. The film may further include macro-depressions adjacent to at least one respective land. Each of the macro depressions may include additional second micro-cells. Those additional micro-cells may have a second orientation. The second orientation includes an orientation that is an inverse of the first orientation (e.g., is in an opposite direction of the first orientation).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Inventor: Paul Eugene Thomas
  • Patent number: 10036411
    Abstract: A plastic component with at least one fastening element attached to the plastic component, wherein the fastening element comprises at least one attachment section for attachment to the plastic component and at least one fastening section for fastening a part to be mounted on the plastic component, wherein the plastic component is composed of a plastic matrix, wherein the attachment section of the fastening element is integrated in a first area of the plastic matrix, and wherein reinforcement fibers are integrated in a second, different area of the plastic matrix, wherein the attachment section of the fastening element comprises at least one form element projecting from a surface of the attachment section, wherein the at least one form element is integrated in the first area of the plastic matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Inventor: Martin Kluge
  • Patent number: 10029549
    Abstract: Disclosed are a middle insert (1) for mounting a light decoration strip (2) on a seal (3) of automobile glass, and a glass window containing the middle insert (1), the light decoration strip (2) and the seal (3), wherein the middle insert (1) comprises a first end part (11), a second end part (12), and a connecting part (13) used for connecting the first end part (11) and the second end part (12). The first end part (11) is provided with a first opening (14), the second end part (12) is provided with a second opening (15), and the first opening (14) and the second opening (15) respectively face the outsides of the end parts thereof. The middle insert (1) is simple in structure such that both complexity and labor costs are reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventors: Yusheng Yu, Xianping Liu, Junlong Shen, Sikeng Li, Rongqiang Liu, Wenshu Ye
  • Patent number: 9926672
    Abstract: Reinforcing fibers, such as aromatic polyamide (“aramid”) fibers, are treated by coating with or embedding in a binder such as a Fischer-Tropsch wax. The treated fibers are divided into suitably-sized units, which are added to bitumen, aggregate and other ingredients in an asphalt cement concrete mix. The units shed fibers into the mix during the manufacturing process so that the fibers are distributed fairly evenly throughout the asphalt mixture. The binder may also impart beneficial qualities to the finished asphalt concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Surface Tech LLC
    Inventors: Tracy H. Lang, Joseph A. Sturtevant
  • Patent number: 9868530
    Abstract: The present invention is a light weight, easily fitted, and removable protective panel for an aircraft galley monument that incorporates a thermal barrier for heat loss control. The thermal barrier encloses a high percentage of the cold bridges between the chilled compartments of a galley cooler and the ambient surroundings, allowing an aircraft galley cooler to efficiently and economically meet its target temperature. The protective panel is multi-configurable and capable of being customized to the requirements of a particular aircraft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: B/E Aerospace, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter John Leslie Burd
  • Patent number: 9839937
    Abstract: A prong style file fastener, and method of manufacturer, is disclosed which has a protective element to prevent damage to paper documents and personal injury. In one embodiment, the prongs of the fastener are covered with a powder coating which is melted thereon. In the case of the powdercoat covering, the production line uses a cam drive sprocket retractor system to release the line onto a takeup.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Smead Manufacturing Company
    Inventors: Harold Peter Lindelof, Marvin J. Halfen, David J. Gilbertson
  • Patent number: 9758958
    Abstract: A wall anchor for use in a cavity wall includes an elongate body having a driven end portion and a driving end portion. The driven end portion is adapted to be threadedly mounted on the inner wythe of the cavity wall. The elongate body includes a barrel portion adjacent the driven end portion. A first end of the barrel portion is adapted to abut the inner wythe of the cavity wall when installed. A thermal coating is disposed on the first end of the barrel portion. The thermal coating is configured and arranged to reduce thermal transfer in the cavity wall between the elongate body and the inner wythe when installed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Columbia Insurance Company
    Inventor: Ronald P. Hohmann, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9644367
    Abstract: To provide a joining structure that joins at least two or more building members together, in which jig insertion holes into which a joining jig is inserted are provided in the building members, respectively, the joining jig is inserted into the jig insertion holes and an adhesive that fixes the joining jig and the building members together is filled in the jig insertion holes, the joining jig to be inserted into the jig insertion holes includes a cylindrical main body, an intermediate shaft portion, and threaded end portions, and the threaded end portions are provided by rolled threads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignees: SCRIMTEC JAPAN INC. CO., LTD., Home Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Kawano, Yasuo Goto
  • Patent number: 9633888
    Abstract: Provided is a semiconductor manufacturing device including an expanding unit that expands a holding member having an adhesive layer on which a substrate in a state of being diced into plural semiconductor chips is held, a detection unit that detects an adhesive state between one of the semiconductor chips and the holding member, in a state in which the holding member is expanded, and a pickup unit that picks up the semiconductor chip by changing an operation relevant to pickup of the semiconductor chip based on the detected adhesive state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Saori Nishizaki, Tomoki Umezawa, Hirokazu Matsuzaki, Takeshi Minamiru, Tatsumi Inomoto, Eitoku Sonoda, Kenji Yamazaki
  • Patent number: 9364981
    Abstract: The invention described herein relates to capturing a covering such as a braid on a exterior profile of a plastic tube by overmolding onto a plumbing tube, wherein a circumferentially surrounding covering or braid is modified prior to the overmolding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Mercury Plastics, Inc.
    Inventors: William Blue, Thomas K'Meyer
  • Patent number: 9227275
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a head 2 includes the steps of: (A) producing a plurality of head components Ph; (B) welding at least two of the head components Ph to each other while abutting the head components Ph on a guide core gc1; and (C) removing the guide core gc1. Preferably, the guide core gc1 is made of a water-soluble material. Preferably, at least one of the head components Ph is produced by a press process. Preferably, the guide core gc1 has a lack part Ms1. Preferably, existence of the lack part Ms1 avoids contact between a welding joint part wd1 and the guide core gc1 in the step B.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: DUNLOP SPORTS CO. LTD.
    Inventor: Akio Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9096468
    Abstract: The present invention relates especially to a composition for manufacturing an article comprising one or more superposed layers each less than 5 centimeters thick, comprising a hydraulic binder and at least one compound chosen from an organic compound comprising at least two hydrophilic functions and a hydrophobic chain, and a polyamide oligomer. The use of these additives in the presence of hydraulic binder allows the manufacture of articles and coatings with good protection against water uptake, satisfactory water resistance and good mechanical properties such as breaking strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Inventors: Gilles Orange, Daniel Joubert
  • Publication number: 20150122911
    Abstract: An adhesively bonded frame section for an agricultural sprayer boom is provided. One agricultural sprayer boom section includes a first support member and a second support member disposed adjacent to the first support member. The boom section also includes a side plate adhesively bonded to a first lateral side of the first support member, and to a first lateral side of the second support member to couple the first support member to the second support member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: John Paul Honermann, Scott David Reese
  • Publication number: 20150102167
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for attaching a trim member for a stowage bin to a structure associated with the stowage bin. A bonding member of an attachment element may be bonded to the trim member. A portion of the structure may be received within a groove formed between the bonding member and a biased member of the attachment element. The portion of the structure may be held in place within the groove by the biased member of the attachment element such that the trim member is attached to the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: James Brannon Smith, Lee Alan Beldock, Asim Chadha
  • Publication number: 20150096665
    Abstract: A system for installing and removing a temporary concrete barrier from a bridge deck includes a bolt, a star washer, a flat washer, a two-part sleeve, and a barbed nut. A method of using the system includes the steps of positioning the temporary concrete barrier at a desired location on the bridge deck; drilling a mounting hole in the bridge deck; tilling the mounting hole with epoxy; inserting the barbed nut and two-part sleeve into the mounting hole and epoxy; inserting the bolt into the two-part sleeve and the barbed nut; waiting for the epoxy to set, tightening the system so that the temporary concrete barrier is held in place with respect to the bridge deck; loosening the system and removing the concrete harrier when it is no longer needed; and filling the mounting hole with epoxy after the concrete barrier is removed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 4, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventor: Fitzhugh Lee Jackson
  • Patent number: 8999092
    Abstract: The present invention relates to aqueous-based compositions suitable for use in threadlocking applications comprising: a) at least one carboxyl group containing (co)polymer; b) at least one polymerizable monomer A containing one acryloyl group; c) at least one polymerizable compound B containing at least two acryloyl groups; d) at least one encapsulated free radical initiator; and e) water. The inventive aqueous-based compositions are preferably substantially free of volatile organic solvents.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Henkel Ireland Limited
    Inventor: Peter Wrobel
  • Publication number: 20150093186
    Abstract: An assembly of a first and second constructional part is provided, wherein the first constructional part has a first end and an opposite second end connected by a central part extending substantially perpendicularly to a surface of the second constructional part. The first end of the first constructional part is connected to said surface of the second constructional part with an encapsulating material at least partly surrounding said first end and adhering to said surface of the second constructional part. The first constructional part between its first and second ends is provided with at least one protruding part. The first constructional part in contact the encapsulating material is provided with a flange of which the vertical projection on said surface of the second constructive part completely covers the vertical projection of the protruding part on said surface. A method for making the assembly is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Martinus Wilhelmus Maria Nabuurs
  • Patent number: 8993090
    Abstract: A repair part enables rapid and efficient repair of damaged metal structures, in particular airframe fuselage skins having internal and external faces, without necessitating any additional thickness compromising the transmission of waves. To this end, the repair part includes a double internal/external plate adapted to be fastened to the internal face and the external face of the metal structure, respectively. The repair part also includes a central hub connecting the internal plate and the external plate and forming a groove between the plates. The part is constituted of a single composite material block, and a glass ply, lining the groove, may be positioned between the plates and the structure. The hub may have passing through it at least one orifice adapted to allow connections to pass through the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Nicolas Boulet, Olivier Chaume, Frédéric Chelin
  • Publication number: 20150083719
    Abstract: The invention relates to an extrusion-blow-molded fuel tank (1) of thermoplastic material comprising a tank wall of a composite of various layers obtained in various production operations, at least one first layer comprising at least one shell-shaped supporting shell (8) and a second layer of a thermoplastic material forming an adhesive bond with the supporting shell (8), and the supporting shell (8) having a greater strength than the second layer. The supporting shell (8) forms an inner layer of the tank and the second layer forms an outer skin of the tank, two supporting shells within the tank forming a supporting cage or a supporting housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: Kautex Textron GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Markus Hutzen, Ulrich Karsch, Christoph Mehren
  • Patent number: 8986491
    Abstract: Provided is a method of forming a thru-hole through a composite structure having a plurality of internal compartments. An insert ring is connected to the composite structure to create a protective layer around the periphery of a penetration formed within the composite structure. An adhesive is disposed between the composite structure and the insert ring to create a fluid-tight seal between the insert ring and the internal compartments. In this regard, the fluid-tight seal mitigates fluid flow between the internal compartments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
    Inventors: Raymond L. Schumacher, Jr., William B. Louder, Douglas E. Arnold
  • Publication number: 20150074902
    Abstract: A clip and method provided for temporarily positioning a sink during installation that includes the steps of providing a sink having a top ledge; providing a countertop having a hole therethrough for receiving the sink; providing a plurality of clips; attaching the clips to outer sides of the sink; placing a bottom end of the sink through the hole in the countertop until the top ledge of the sink is against the countertop and the clips engage sides of the hole in the countertop to position the sink therein; applying a caulk or adhesive material; and allowing the caulking or adhesive material to cure to permanently hold the sink in place. The clip may have a base portion extending in a planar orientation for at least a portion thereof; a resilient leg attached to and extending at an angle from one side of the base; and protrusions extending outwardly from one side of the resilient leg.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Lyons Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Lance Dale Lyons, Dale Allan Kehoe, Richard Alexander Xouris, Jerry Ted Pruszynski, Bruce Miller, Allen Francis Elliott, Paul William Emerson, Lisa Jo Laubach, Fabiola Pliego Perez-Dussia
  • Publication number: 20150071592
    Abstract: Connectorizing an optical fiber cable includes mounting at least part of a connector housing about a ferrule assembly; positioning a crimp sleeve so that a distal section of the crimp sleeve is disposed about a proximal end of the connector housing and a proximal section of the crimp sleeve is disposed about a jacketed portion of the optical fiber cable; applying a first force to the distal section of the crimp sleeve to tighten the distal section of the crimp sleeve against the proximal end of the connector housing; and applying a second force to the proximal section of the crimp sleeve to tighten the proximal section of the crimp sleeve against the jacketed portion of the optical fiber cable. Adhesive may be added to the proximal section of the crimp sleeve through an aperture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventor: Steven C. Zimmel
  • Patent number: 8973241
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming a joint between a first composite structure and a second composite structure. A number of tab sections may be formed at an end of the first composite structure. The first composite structure may comprise a first skin, a second skin, and a core located between the first skin and the second skin. A tab section in the number of tab sections may comprise a first skin section of the first skin, a second skin section of the second skin, and a core section of the core. A portion of the core section may be removed from each tab section to form a number of tabs at the end of the first composite structure. The first composite structure may be attached to the second composite structure using the number of tabs to form the joint between the first composite structure and the second composite structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Paul L. Gooch
  • Publication number: 20150048919
    Abstract: A manufacturing process for a structure having a porcelain body and a flange includes: inserting an end portion of the body into a flange opening, providing a gap between the body end portion and a metal surface of the flange, filling the gap with adhesive to create a bond between the surfaces, installing an electrically active subassembly in the porcelain body and placing the structure in a heated environment to simultaneously dry the subassembly and fully cure the adhesive to provide the bond.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventors: Paolo Diamanti, Ross McTaggart, Joseph Arjune
  • Publication number: 20150047250
    Abstract: A trap for spiders and other insects is provided. The trap is especially useful for catching brown recluse (Loxosceles reclusa) spiders, whose bites are extremely harmful. The trap need not utilize chemical attractants or other behavior-modifying environmentally harmful chemicals, or food bait or lights to attract the spiders. In embodiments, the internal volume of the trap is shaped as a triangular prism with open triangular faces and openings in the front. At least a portion of the floor is coated with bug adhesive. The trap can be packaged as a kit including a flat sheet that can be folded a three-dimensional shape. In a useful embodiment the front includes spaced vertical struts. Methods and kits for making using the traps are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: SPIDERTEK, LLC
    Inventors: Jennifer Lynn Parks, William Van Dover Stoecker
  • Publication number: 20150030380
    Abstract: A structural assembly comprising a first component having a ramped surface, and a fastener assembly for fastening the first component to a second component, the fastener assembly including a receptacle strip of resiliently deformable material attached to the ramped surface of the first component so as to assume the contour of the ramped surface, and a plurality of fastener receptacles attached to the receptacle strip for receiving respective fasteners. Also, a method of fastening a first component to a second component using the fastener assembly.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: James Wilson, Paul Hadley, John Gleave
  • Publication number: 20150028232
    Abstract: A multi-part mask has a pattern plate, which includes a planar portion that has the desired aperture pattern to be used during workpiece processing. The multi-part mask also has a mounting frame, which is used to hold the pattern plate. Prior to assembly, the pattern plate has an aligning portion, which has one or more holes through which reusable alignment pins are inserted. These alignment pins enter kinematic joints disposed on the mounting frame, which serve to precisely align the pattern plate to the mounting frame. After the pattern plate has been secured to the mounting frame, the aligning portion can be detached from the pattern plate. The alignment pins can be reused at a later time. In some embodiments, the pattern plate can later be removed from the mounting frame, so that the mounting frame may be reused.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 2, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Aaron P. Webb, Charles T. Carlson
  • Patent number: 8940215
    Abstract: A reduction of the multiple costs of manufacture, assembly use, and upkeep connected with the assembly of window frames on aircraft fuselages. To this end, the invention provides a particular shape for the frames connected to the fuselage skin according to a specific assembly method. The shape enables, among other things, the window frames to be fitted onto the skin by means of adhesion and also frames to be dispensed with between the fuselage and the window. In one embodiment, composite material window frame has a wall totally in the shape of a crown that is connected, through co-adhesion, to the inner surface of the fuselage skin, also made of composite material. The skin is cut into a window-receiving opening, and the frame has a T-shaped cross section, wherein the bar of the “T” that forms the crown includes two portions having substantially equal lengths “T.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventor: Jerome Milliere
  • Publication number: 20150022423
    Abstract: A radome for housing a radar system comprises a plurality of interconnected curved radome thermoplastic composite material panels, each curved radome thermoplastic composite material panel having a plurality of interconnecting edges, a foam core, an inner skin, an outer skin, and a plurality of three-dimensional fiber bundles tying the inner skin and the outer skin to each other through the foam core, inhibiting delamination. The radome includes a hydrophobic exterior surface that is self-cleaning and requires zero maintenance for 25 years.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: David W. Johnson, Scott A. Garrett, Stephen G. Moyers
  • Publication number: 20150013143
    Abstract: A method of placing a fastener plate on a structure made of composite material, the structure being obtained by a technique of injecting resin under a vacuum, the technique including placing a fiber preform in a closed mold, injecting a thermosetting resin into the mold, and polymerizing the resin prior to cooling. The method includes mounting a metal fastener plate against a wall of the mold before putting the fiber preform into place, the fastener plate coming into contact with one of faces of the fiber preform while the fiber preform is being put into place in the mold, and the resin becoming deposited between the fastener plate and the fiber preform while the resin is being injected into the mold. The method may be used in particular for fastening equipment on a composite material fan casing of a gas turbine for an aeroengine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: SNECMA
    Inventors: Richard Mathon, Antoine Phelippeau
  • Patent number: 8928133
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a first substrate and a second substrate. The first substrate has disposed thereon a first feature. The second substrate has disposed thereon a second feature. The first feature is configured to interlock with the second feature such that the first substrate and the second substrate are aligned by the first and the second features within a predefined accuracy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: M/A-COM Technology Solutions Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Rajesh Baskaran
  • Publication number: 20150001883
    Abstract: The present application relates to a wall panel for recreational vehicles. In one representative embodiment, a wall panel for a recreational vehicle comprises a main body defining at least one pre-formed panel opening, and an inwardly extending peripheral flange located along a perimeter of the at least one pre-formed panel opening. The wall panel is configured to be mounted onto a structural wall of the recreational vehicle such that the peripheral flange covers an inner surface of a corresponding opening defined in the structural wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: Composite Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Dame, Jeffrey Chase
  • Publication number: 20140345780
    Abstract: Mounting element (3) for fastening a tensioning frame part of a tensioning frame on flat or uneven surfaces. The mounting element (3) has a frame-like fastening section (5), which can be clipped onto the tensioning frame part of the tensioning frame on a first side and has a plurality of support parts (6) variable in length on a second side.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 11, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventor: Rainer Schuh
  • Patent number: 8890033
    Abstract: A heat pad assembly for installation and/or removal of a bracket from a structure comprises a heating element. The heat pad assembly may have at least one and, more preferably, a plurality of perforations formed therein. The heating element may be configured to generate heat upon the application of electrical current passing therethrough. The heat pad assembly may be used for temporary installation of a bracket to a mounting surface through the use of an adhesive which is installable between the bracket and the structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Mark H. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140332476
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a depth filter medium comprising at least one elastomeric nonwoven web strengthened by combination with one or more structural support layers. The resulting material is particularly useful in the field of filtration, wherein particulates captured within the elastomeric nonwoven web can be readily released, such as by applying pressure to the web through backwashing. The elastomeric nonwoven web advantageously can stretch under such pressure and return substantially to its original structure and shape upon the removal of the pressure, rendering the filter available for reuse.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 4, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Behnam Pourdeyhimi
  • Publication number: 20140332248
    Abstract: An enclosure for housing electrical equipment is disclosed. The enclosure is produced by thermoforming four separate pieces or bodies together to form the top and bottom of the enclosure. The enclosure is made of a moldable material, such as plastic or fiberglass.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: EXTENET SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Gary D. Stahl, Gregory L. Klosowski, Rick Conklin
  • Patent number: 8871047
    Abstract: In a material web which is printed in a digital printing station and moved in an advancement direction, a first material-web strand, which is formed by at least one printed material-web portion, is combined with a second material-web strand, which is formed by two printed material-web portions, by folding. The two material-web strands are connected to one another by an adhesive. Subproducts are then severed from the thus interconnected material-web strands by cross-cutting. These subproducts comprise a first printed sheet, severed from the first material-web strand, and a second printed sheet, connected to the first printed sheet and severed from the second material-web strand. The subproducts are then positioned one upon the other to form a stack, the subproducts being connected to one another by an adhesive in the region of the subsequent folding line. The stacked subproducts are then folded about a folding line to form an end product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Hunkeler AG
    Inventors: Franz Hunkeler, Erich Hodel
  • Publication number: 20140308069
    Abstract: A joint includes a first body, a second body, and an adhesive. The first body includes a coated portion and an uncoated portion. The second body includes a coated portion and an uncoated portion. The adhesive is positioned on the uncoated portion of each of the first and second bodies. The adhesive is expandable to cover at least a part of the coated portion of each of the first and second bodies. The first body and the second body can be fabricated for dissimilar materials. The adhesive includes insulating properties that can insulate the first body from the second body to inhibit galvanic corrosion. During a method of forming a joint between a first body and a second body, the adhesive can be at least partially cured so as to hold the first body and second body in the proper relative alignment during the formation process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicant: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Eric J. Boettcher, Benjamin J. Meaige, Robb L. Augustine