To Degas Or Prevent Gas Entrapment Patents (Class 264/102)
  • Patent number: 10436353
    Abstract: A continuous reinforced cold water pipe (CWP) for an Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) system is formed from a sequential series of molded pipe sections, which are formed from a series of rigid frame sections and a curable material to form the continuous reinforced CWP. Each molded pipe section is formed by moving a rigid frame section into a mold, enclosing at least a portion of the rigid frame section in the curable material, and curing the curable material. As each molded pipe section is moved out of the mold, the next sequential rigid frame section, which is connected to the previous rigid frame section, is moved into the mold. The cycle is repeated as many times as required to form the continuous reinforced CWP having a desired length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: Scott M. Maurer, Eugene C. Jansen
  • Patent number: 10414454
    Abstract: A distinguishing system for a saddle contacting mode includes a saddle and a deformable pressure sensing apparatus. The deformable pressure sensing apparatus is disposed on the saddle, wherein the deformable pressure sensing apparatus deforms in response to a sitting pressure, and a saddle type is determined in accordance with the deformation. The deformable pressure sensing apparatus can actually acquire the pelvis contact shape. The deformation is visible on the saddle after the sitting pressure is released, and the deformation can be compared with a comparison table to determine the suitable saddle type for the user instantly. Therefore, the distinguishing system could save the test time and reduce the production cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Giant Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei-Han Tseng, Che-Wei Hsu
  • Patent number: 10399626
    Abstract: A bicycle saddle can be customized to a rider's body to achieve desired support and comfort. The bicycle saddle includes an inner support shell and a moldable panel. The moldable panel is configured to be molded to the subject's anatomy. The support shell is configured to support a rider's body and can include at least one internal thermal element operable to heat the bicycle saddle such that the panel is molded to the rider's anatomy while the rider is sitting on the bicycle saddle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Versal Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Perreten, Aaron Brown, Dylan Schuetze, Thomas Edstrand
  • Patent number: 10392248
    Abstract: A method for dry graphene transfer comprising growing graphene on a growth substrate, chemically modifying a transfer substrate to enhance its adhesion to graphene, contacting the graphene on the growth substrate with the transfer substrate and transfer printing; and separating the transfer substrate with attached graphene from the growth substrate. The growth substrate may be copper foil. The transfer substrate may be a polymer, such as polystyrene or polyethylene, or an inorganic substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Evgeniya H. Lock, Mira Baraket, Scott G. Walton, Matthew Laskoski, Paul E. Sheehan, Shawn P. Mulvaney, Daniel R. Hines
  • Patent number: 10388437
    Abstract: An assembly and a method for manufacturing an insulation layer of an electrical conductor are presented. The electrical conductor is enclosed in a cavity of a mold. Spacers embedded into holes of the mold are movable into the cavity for holding the electrical conductor in the cavity to maintain a gap between the electrical conductor and surface of the cavity. Distance of the gap is defined by thickness of the insulation layer. Spacers are movable into the holes of the mold from the cavity to maintain even surface of the cavity. Insulation compound fills entire gap and is cured to form the insulation layer having homogenous thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SIEMENS ENERGY, INC.
    Inventors: Chao Zhang, Robert E. Ashley, III
  • Patent number: 10357925
    Abstract: A composite article lay up comprising a first layer of resin impregnated fiber material and a second layer of resin impregnated fiber material. An open cell material is layered between the first layer and the second layer. The open cell material has no resin during a first stage of a resin cure cycle. The open cell material has passages configured to flow volatiles formed during the first stage of the resin cure cycle. The open cell material is configured to fill with the resin during a second stage of the resin cure cycle. The open cell material is configured to form an integral structure with the first layer and the second layer as part of the composite article at the completion of the resin cure cycle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Michael Parkin, Charles R Watson
  • Patent number: 10328650
    Abstract: A rubber composition for a bladder used for manufacturing a bladder for vulcanizing tire, in which 1 to 5 parts by mass of a polymer having a weight average molecular weight Mw of 1,000,000 or more is blended in 100 parts by mass of a rubber component containing butyl rubber as a main component, and a method for manufacturing a bladder for vulcanization of tires characterized in that the bladder for vulcanization of tires is manufactured by an extrusion molding and an injection molding of a rubber composition for a bladder, in the rubber composition for a bladder, 1 to 5 parts by mass of a polymer having a weight average molecular weight Mw of 1,000,000 or more is blended with 100 parts by mass of a rubber component containing butyl rubber as a main component, and the injection molding of the rubber composition for a bladder is carried out while performing vacuum suction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Inventor: Shinichiro Honda
  • Patent number: 10322551
    Abstract: A 3-dimensional high-strength fiber composite component having isotropic fiber distribution, comprising 25 to 70 wt % of high-strength, high-modulus fibers, up to 5 wt % of binding fibers, and 25 to 70 wt % of thermosetting or thermoplastic matrix. The invention further relates to a method for producing same, comprising the following steps: preparing the fibers by opening the fibers by releasing the fibers from fiber bundles, bales, or textile structures; sucking and/or blowing the opened fibers onto a three-dimensional, air-permeable tool half having the contour of this side of the component in an interactively controlled manner; pre-solidifying the obtained fiber molding in the flock box; transferring the fiber molding onto a pressing tool in the form of the contour of the air-permeable tool half of the component; bringing into contact with at least one liquid plastic; and solidifying the fiber molding by pressing in order to form a component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: Adler Pelzer Holding GMBH
    Inventors: Norbert Nicolai, Reimund Piatkowski, Lino Mondino, Heinrich Grimm, Volkmar Schulze
  • Patent number: 10301463
    Abstract: The subject matter of the present application is thermally-expandable preparations, containing (a) at least one peroxide-crosslinkable polymer, (b) at least one low-molecular, multifunctional acrylate, (c) at least one peroxide and (d) at least two different chemical propellants, the mass ratio of the at least one peroxide to the at least one low-molecular, multifunctional acrylate being at least 1:3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Rainer Kohlstrung, Manfred Rein, Karl Wesch
  • Patent number: 10234067
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an insulation block, preferably an insulation plate, in which method the casting mold is adjusted to a desired size by moving at least one wall of the casting mold, the pre-expanded polystyrene, polypropylene or polyethylene beads are led to the casting mold, the pre-expanded polymer beads are steamed in the casting mold, and the formed finished insulation block is removed from the mold. In a method according to the invention at least one wall of the casting mold is moved during the steaming and/or during the cooling phase after the steaming.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Finnfoam Oy
    Inventor: Henri Nieminen
  • Patent number: 10232568
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for producing a rotor blade spar cap for a rotor blade of a wind turbine. The apparatus includes a mold, which has a cavity-like depression in cross section, in which material for a rotor blade spar cap can be placed, and a sheet-like mold covering for sealing off the depression. The depression has side walls, an opening bounded by the side walls and a base area between the side walls. In accordance with the method, fiber material and/or fiber-reinforced material is placed in the depression of the mold such that the material finishes flush with the side walls with respect to the height of the rotor blade spar cap, the depression is sealed off by the sheet-like mold covering, the material is fused together to form the rotor blade spar cap and the rotor blade spar cap is removed from the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Senvion SE
    Inventors: Urs Bendel, Lenz Simon Zeller, Enno Eyb, Tilman Richers, Jan-Peter Witthus
  • Patent number: 10221878
    Abstract: In order to provide a method for producing a plastics component by means of which a plastics component having at least one fastening portion for fastening at least one fastening element is producible simply, it is proposed that the method should include producing a base body of the plastics component and at least one fastening portion of the base body in a single method step by means of a molding tool, wherein the fastening portion includes at least one receiving opening into which a fastening element is introducible in a direction of introduction, for the purpose of fixing it to the fastening portion, wherein the fastening portion includes at least one undercut portion which adjoins the receiving opening in the direction of introduction and to which the fastening element is fixable with positive engagement for the purpose of fixing it in opposition to the direction of introduction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: ElringKlinger AG
    Inventors: Tobias Michael Gruhler, Andreas Grupp, Thomas Semmler
  • Patent number: 10213970
    Abstract: Disclosed is an infusion method for the manufacture of a fiber-reinforced composite component with semi-finished textile products in an open molding tool, in which at least one local gas reception space is designed for the reception of volatile substances, such as resin gases and residual air contained in the matrix material and/or in the system, which gas reception space is blocked off from the matrix material by a local semi-permeable membrane; also disclosed is a system for the execution of such a method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventors: Clemens Heim, Hauke Seegel, Paulin Fideu, Axel Herrmann
  • Patent number: 10215337
    Abstract: A pressure vessel having a hollow body wound with a continuous filament, whereby the filament is embedded in a thermoplastic matrix, is provided, as well as a method for producing such a vessel. The method involves: (i) wrapping a hollow body with at least one continuous filament; (ii) impregnating the filament winding with a polymerizable mixture, whereby the wound body is inside a mold that surrounds the wound body; and (iii) polymerizing the polymerizable mixture in order to form a plastic matrix that embeds the filament winding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Inventor: Eberhard Flammer
  • Patent number: 10086534
    Abstract: A multifunctional mandrel end cap for the fabrication of composite parts having an end cap core operatively connected to a mandrel and substantially sealed using a bonding agent or end cap sheath. The end cap sheath substantially encloses the end cap core and seals engage perimeter sealing features of the end cap core. The end cap core has a passageway fluidly connecting the mandrel with a vacuum source. The vacuum source is engageable by a vacuum conduit having one or more vacuum conduit perimeter sealing features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Peter J. Lockett, Manning J. Scarfe
  • Patent number: 10077341
    Abstract: Provided is a process for preparing an improved compounded product and a compounded product prepared by the described process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Ascend Performance Materials Operations LLC
    Inventors: Raymond E. Fogle, Troy D. Calvert, Zachary J. Carben, Steven C. Manning, Chie H. Wang, Paul A. Wheeler, J. Marty Zabcik
  • Patent number: 10052792
    Abstract: A control system for an axial skinning apparatus (100), including: •a force to cause a ceramic honeycomb part (110) to pass through the skinning apparatus (100); •a force that urges flowable cement on to the ceramic honeycomb part (110); •a sensor to detect the force on the cement; •a sensor to detect the force on the ceramic part; and •a controller (300) which receives: •a signal from the sensor on the flowable cement, •a signal from the sensor on the ceramic part (110), or both, and the controller (300) controls the pressure set point (310) of the cement source based on one or both of the received signals, and the controller (300) adjusts control parameters using feedback control and pseudo feed forward control. A method of using the axial skinning apparatus (100) is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Derik Alan Bruins, Thomas Richard Chapman, Ralph Henry Hagg, Parasuram Padmanabhan Harihara, Yihong Mauro
  • Patent number: 10037827
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for repairing damage to a container wall located under water. A repair device has a carrier having means for fastening the carrier to the container wall, a repair die that has at least one injection opening and at least one outlet opening and can be pressed against the container wall in a remotely controlled manner in order to cover the damage to the container wall and to seal off a chamber formed by the repair die and the container wall, a reservoir for an adhesive, a remotely controllable injection device is arranged on the carrier, which remotely controllable injection device is provided in order to inject adhesive from the reservoir into the injection opening of the repair die so that the chamber formed by the repair die and the container wall is filled by means of the adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: AREVA GMBH
    Inventors: Georg Krämer, Konrad Meier-Hynek, Bernd Bischoff, Martin Neumeister
  • Patent number: 9952137
    Abstract: A sensor (1) and a method of manufacturing the sensor (1), the sensor (1) including a number of metallic strips (5,6,7) mounted on a non-conducting substrate (4) and a module (3) for forming electrical connections to the strips (5,6,7) whereby to enable communication between the strips (5,6,7) and monitoring equipment for the sensor (4), the module including a number of wire connections (16), the method including the steps of encapsulating the wire connections within a flexible chemical and heat resistant sealing compound, and subsequently, encapsulating the flexible sealing compound within a second sealing compound (34) by an injection molding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventors: Mark David Balmond, Alexander Roy Parfitt, Gary David Panaghiston, Larry Brian Tween, Christopher Colin Figgures
  • Patent number: 9931603
    Abstract: An extruder (20) is specifically designed for the production of animal feed products (e.g., aquatic feeds) containing substantial quantities of low-cost fibrous materials, such as rice byproducts, at high production rates. The extruder (20) includes an elongated barrel (22) with a screw assembly (24) within the barrel and an endmost extrusion die assembly (34). The screw assembly (24) includes an inlet screw assembly (42) and a processing screw assembly (44). The assembly (44) includes screw components (50-56) of differential pitch to present a long pitch inlet section (64) and a tight pitch discharge section (68). Materials passing through the screw assembly (24) are successively subjected to high levels of steam injection (STE) followed by high levels of friction and shear (SME), so that the STE/SME ratio is at least about 6/1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Wenger Manufacturing, Inc.
    Inventor: Marc Wenger
  • Patent number: 9910460
    Abstract: An electronic device having protruding features and a method for molding the protruding features to the electronic device are described. The protruding features may be formed by a molding tool that releases a material that flows through several apertures of a substrate. Also, the molding tool is positioned with respect to the substrate such that the material from the molding tool flows from an interior region of the substrate to an exterior region of the substrate via the several apertures. Accordingly, each aperture extends from an opening of the interior region and to an opening of the exterior region of the substrate. In some cases, the apertures may include a conical shape. For example, the opening in the interior region may include a diameter greater than a diameter of the opening in the exterior region. In this manner, the material, when cured, is mechanically secured to the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Adam T. Garelli, Simon Regis Louis Lancaster-Larocque, Dinesh C. Mathew, Bruce E. Berg, Sarah J. Montplaisir, Nicholas A. Rundle
  • Patent number: 9872398
    Abstract: A method and structure are provided for implementing enhanced via creation without creating a via barrel stub. The need to backdrill during printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing is eliminated. After the vias have been drilled, but before plating, a via plug with a specialized geometry and including a capillary is inserted into each via to allow electroplating on only preferred wall surfaces of the vias. Then a board plating process of the PCB manufacturing is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew S. Doyle, Joseph Kuczynski, Phillip V. Mann, Kevin M. O'Connell
  • Patent number: 9868237
    Abstract: A mold for a production device for production of fiber-reinforced components by means of an injection process is provided. The mold has a mold surface to form a surface of the fiber-reinforced component, the mold surface having a first partial area and a second partial area and in which the mold has an injection area for injection of matrix material into fibrous material situated on the mold surface through the second partial area of the mold surface and evacuation area for evacuation of a mold volume bounded by the mold through the first partial area of the mold surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: EADS Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Juergen Filsinger, Frank Strachauer
  • Patent number: 9862057
    Abstract: A method of injecting laser-blocking material into a workpiece includes communicating molten laser-blocking material through the workpiece as the workpiece is subjected to at least a partial vacuum within an enclosed environment such that the partial vacuum expands any air bubbles in the laser-blocking material and transports the air bubbles out of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Kim Wei Cheah
  • Patent number: 9862134
    Abstract: The present teachings provide a system and method for producing a cylindrical foam article. The method can include coupling a first end of an outlet adaptor to a die, and coupling the die to a die housing of an extruder. The method can also include coupling a substantially cylindrical die outlet to a second end of the outlet adaptor, and substantially continuously extruding a polymer through the outlet adaptor into the die outlet to create the cylindrical foam article with a natural skin formed about a perimeter of the cylindrical foam article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: FLORACRAFT CORP.
    Inventors: Trevor Wardle, Russell Lee Schoenherr, Donald William Zwiefka
  • Patent number: 9849614
    Abstract: A production method of producing a fiber-reinforced resin molding includes: kneading, in a kneader, molten thermoplastic resin with opened reinforcing fibers obtained by opening a bundle of reinforcing fibers, to produce a kneaded mixture; and placing or charging the kneaded mixture into a molding device to produce a fiber-reinforced resin molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventor: Tetsuya Oda
  • Patent number: 9850362
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a modified starch composition. The modified starch composition includes starch with a terminal siloxane having 100 parts by weight, water having 30-70 parts by weight, and a polyol having 5-35 parts by weight. The present disclosure also provides a starch composite foam material and method for preparing the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Inventors: Sheng-Ju Liao, Chih-Jen Chang, Yen-Po Liu, Shihn-Juh Liou, Yao-Chu Chung, Chien-Ming Chen
  • Patent number: 9842704
    Abstract: A solid electrolytic capacitor including a capacitor element and an anode lead assembly is provided. The capacitor element includes a sintered, porous anode body; a dielectric layer overlying the sintered, porous anode body; and a cathode overlying the dielectric layer that includes a solid electrolyte. The anode lead assembly includes an anode lead tape having an embedded portion positioned within the anode body and an external portion extending from a surface of the anode body in a longitudinal direction, where the width of the anode lead tape is greater than the height of the anode lead tape. Meanwhile, a carrier lead wire is positioned external to the anode body and includes a first portion and a second portion. The first portion has a substantially planar surface that is connected to the substantially planar surface of the external portion of the anode lead tape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: AVX Corporation
    Inventors: Stanislav Zednicek, Lotfi Djebara, Ludek Kubes, Radek Matousek, Pavel Bosak, Jiri Snitil
  • Patent number: 9829789
    Abstract: A determination method for determining a pattern of a mold is disclosed. The pattern of the mold is used in imprint processing of forming a pattern on imprint material by performing the steps of pressing the imprint material on a substrate against the pattern of the mold in an atmosphere containing condensable gas to be liquefied due to compression, curing the imprint material, and releasing the mold from the imprint material. A processor calculates a shrinkage amount of the pattern on the imprint material. The pattern on the imprint material shrinks by desorbing condensate liquid, which is produced through liquefaction of the condensable gas between the imprint material and the pattern of the mold in the pressing step and which is dissolved in the imprint material, from the imprint material after completion of the pressing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Masayuki Tanabe, Setsuo Yoshida, Keita Sakai, Hitoshi Nakano
  • Patent number: 9795059
    Abstract: According to various aspects, exemplary embodiments are provided of thermal interface material assemblies. In one exemplary embodiment, a thermal interface material assembly generally includes a thermal interface material having a first side and a second side and a dry material having a thickness of about 0.0001 inches or less. The dry material is disposed along at least a portion of the first side of the thermal interface material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Laird Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason L. Strader, Mark Wisniewski, Karen Bruzda, Michael D. Craig
  • Patent number: 9782918
    Abstract: A molding apparatus for manufacturing a wind turbine blade component includes a main mold body (30) and a flexible bladder (38). The main mold body includes a shape defining surface (32) for receiving composite material forming the blade component and a heat reservoir (40) for heating the blade component during curing. The flexible bladder overlays and conforms to the shape of the blade component and is configured to receive heated liquid for heating the blade component during curing. One or both of the main mold body and the flexible bladder is divided into a plurality of zones (58, 66) that are independently controlled by a controller (70) to maintain a generally uniform temperature of the blade component at each zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Vestas Wind Systems A/S
    Inventors: Olav Davis, Damien Rajasingam, Adam Fisher, Andy Limmack, Tomasz Garstka
  • Patent number: 9738011
    Abstract: A fiber preform is infused with two differing resin systems concurrently using stacked resin delivery assemblies located along one edge of the preform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Inventors: Dennis James Hanks, Hugh A. Yap
  • Patent number: 9715220
    Abstract: The present invention is a method for real-time controlling a resin transfer molding process, which is used to control a filling pressure of a resin in a resin transfer molding (RTM) apparatus. In a pre-control RTM process, the current filling pressure, the current permeability and the wave front position at the current time point is input into a prediction-control model to acquire a predicted filling pressure at the next time point. The predicted filling pressure is used as the filling pressure to make the resin flow to the expected position of the wave front at the next time point, whereby to achieve stable quality of RTM products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 25, 2017
    Assignee: National Tsing Hua University
    Inventors: Yuan Yao, Pai-Chien Wei
  • Patent number: 9669566
    Abstract: A light irradiation molding apparatus 1 includes a pair of rubber die units 2A and 2B, which are formed of a rubber material having a property of transmitting light X therethrough and form a cavity between facing sides which face each other, and a light irradiation means 4, which applies light X to a particulate or solid thermoplastic resin 6 arranged in the cavity 20 through surfaces of a pair of the rubber die units 2A and 2B. The light irradiation molding apparatus 1 is constituted so that a pair of the rubber die units 2A and 2B are made to come close to each other while the thermoplastic resin 6 arranged in the cavity 20 is molten by the light X applied from the light irradiation means 4, and a molded article 7 of the thermoplastic resin 6 is formed in the cavity 20 having a reduced volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Inventor: Fumio Kurihara
  • Patent number: 9649657
    Abstract: The invention provides: a method for applying a liquid to the rim of a container by transfer from a roller whose surface is composed of a tubular warp or weft knit of 2×1 rib construction; a glass jar or equivalent container whose rim has a coating of varnish, adhesion promoter or heat-sealing primer formed by an application method; a jar or equivalent container comprising a seal heat-sealed to the rim.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Inventors: Boris Chauvet, Frederic Mertz, Eric Martin
  • Patent number: 9644153
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a device that installs in-line in the fuel supply line of fuel usage equipment such as a HVAC system or a large commercial natural gas or diesel generator. The device is suitable for use with liquid or gas hydrocarbon fuels such as gasoline, diesel, propane, or natural gas. The device consists of a hollow cylinder with male ends and that contains a tightly packed copper wire core. The copper wire serves as a catalyst to crack the fuel's carbon chain molecules as the fuel flows through the device. The resulting fuel contains more and shorter fuel molecules, has a higher vapor pressure and burns more efficiently in the vehicle's engine. The copper wire is held in place by perforated copper keepers and the keepers are secured within the cylinder by snap rings that engage circumferential grooves provided internally at the ends of the cylinder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Inventor: Clark Lester Daywalt
  • Patent number: 9636851
    Abstract: An imprint apparatus of the present invention that molds and cures an imprint material on a substrate using a mold to form a pattern on the substrate. The imprint apparatus includes a supply unit configured to supply a gas into a gap between the imprint material on the substrate and the mold. The supply unit is configured to supply a mixed gas in which a permeable gas, which permeates at least one of the mold, the imprint material and the substrate, and a condensable gas, which is liquefied under a pressure generated by the molding, is mixed with each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Inventors: Masayuki Tanabe, Yasuyuki Tamura, Yukio Hanyu
  • Patent number: 9624408
    Abstract: Method for coagulating an aqueous polymer dispersion, where the aqueous polymer dispersion comprises at least one polymer in dispersion in aqueous phase, and also comprises thermally expandable, thermoplastic microspheres, the polymer dispersion is coagulated by energy input, and the coagulated composition is delivered via an outlet aperture, preferably in the form of a nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Ines Pietsch, Lars Heckhoff, Meik Ranft, Peter Schuler, Andrea Kuntz
  • Patent number: 9566746
    Abstract: Methods and tools for forming contoured composite structures are disclosed. Methods include positioning a sheet of composite material relative to a structure of shape memory alloy, heating the structure of shape memory alloy to deform the structure of shape memory alloy to a deformed conformation and thereby conform the sheet of composite material to a desired contour corresponding to the deformed conformation of the structure of shape memory alloy. Tools include a structure of shape memory alloy and a heat source for heating the structure of shape memory alloy to conform a sheet of composite material to a desired contour corresponding to the deformed conformation of the structure of shape memory alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Daniel M. Rotter, Paul E. Nelson
  • Patent number: 9561613
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus and a process for producing pigment-containing, in particular carbon-black-containing, polymer mixtures comprising polycarbonates and optionally elastomers, and/or other components, where the mouldings produced therefrom have, after the shaping process via injection moulding or via extrusion, improved surface properties and improved mechanical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Birgit Derfuss, Michael Bierdel, Carsten Conzen
  • Patent number: 9545758
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for manufacturing a composite structure. The apparatus comprises a base section and a locking section. The base section of a mandrel has a channel with an opening that receives a portion of a bagging material wrapped around an exterior surface of the base section. The locking section of the mandrel engages the channel such that the portion of the bagging material in the channel is held inside the channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Inventor: Doan Dinh Pham
  • Patent number: 9533456
    Abstract: A method of shaping plastics material pre-forms into plastics material containers with the steps: introducing a plastics material pre-form into a blow mold; conveying the blow mold with the plastics material pre-form along a pre-set conveying path; acting upon the plastics material pre-form with a gaseous medium during a pre-set period of time for the expansion thereof, wherein the supply of the gaseous medium is carried out in a controlled manner; and releasing the container from pressure at a pre-set point in time. According to the invention the pre-set point in time (t2) is variable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: KRONES AG
    Inventor: Helmut Asbrand
  • Patent number: 9517581
    Abstract: A pressure-maintenance device for a resin injection system including an injection network connected to an injection mould, includes a pressurisation device adapted to inject a pressurised gas into a channelling; a first connector adapted to be connected to the resin injection network and adapted to be connected to the channelling; a second connector adapted to be connected to the injection mould of the injection system; the first connector being connected to the second connector by a pressure-maintenance channelling adapted to receive the gas injected under pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Richard Mathon, Antoine Phelippeau
  • Patent number: 9498903
    Abstract: A tooling system may include an outer mold line (OML) tool and one or more inner mold line (IML) tools. The OML tool may have an OML tool surface. Each one of the IML tools may have an IML tool surface and may be receivable within the OML tool 202. Each IML tool may be formed of expandable material. Each IML tool may apply an internal compaction pressure to a composite assembly positioned between the OML tool surface and the IML tool surface when the expandable material is heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Brett I. Lyons, Jens Rossfeldt, Matt Wallen, Neal A. Froeschner
  • Patent number: 9463587
    Abstract: A method of RTM molding includes placing a reinforcing fiber substrate in a mold, placing resin distribution media exhibiting a resin flow resistance lower than a resin flow resistance of said reinforcing fiber substrate on both surfaces of said reinforcing fiber substrate, and after pressure in said mold is reduced by evacuation, injecting a resin into said mold through said resin distribution media to impregnate said reinforcing fiber substrate with said resin injected, wherein resin flow resistance of a first resin distribution medium placed on a first surface of said reinforcing fiber substrate is lower than resin flow resistance of a second resin distribution medium placed on a second surface of said reinforcing fiber substrate, and said evacuation is carried out through said second resin distribution medium while said resin is injected into said first resin distribution medium to impregnate said reinforcing fiber substrate with said resin injected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignees: Toray Industries, Inc., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshihide Sekido, Kazuaki Kitaoka, Hiroshi Odani, Shigeru Nishiyama, Masahiko Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9435321
    Abstract: The present invention provides a seawater resistant grout material composition and a method for constructing an offshore wind turbine structure using the same, the seawater resistant grout material composition comprising: 2˜10 wt % of high strength admixture; 25˜35 wt % of type I Portland cement; 30˜45 wt % of silica sand having a particle size of 30˜60 mesh; 5˜15 wt % of silica sand having a particle size of 60˜100 mesh; and 5˜10 wt % of silica sand having a particle size of 100˜200 mesh, wherein the high strength admixture is obtained by mixing and pulverizing 45˜99 wt % of slag and 1˜55 wt % of anhydrite, thus the present invention has excellent seawater resistance, excellent strength development characteristics at a low temperature, and increased compressive strength and durability to allow withstanding cyclic loads due to wind and wave pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Inventors: Kyoung Chul Kim, Se Jin Kim, Jae Uk Sim
  • Patent number: 9393743
    Abstract: Apparatus for resin transfer molding (RTM) and an RTM process for producing integral components. The apparatus has a closable mold (W) with a mold cavity (F), and an injection unit (10) coupled to the mold such that a resin is introducible into the mold; the mold has at least one resin outlet (3) connected to the mold cavity through which resin escapes after the mold is filled; a measuring unit situated at or downstream from the outlet detects escaping resin flow is and is coupled to a resin flow closing unit (5) such that the unit closes the outlet when escaping resin is detected. In the process a control system (11) transmits a signal for closing the resin flow closing unit to the closing unit when resin flow is detected such that the resin flow closing unit is closed and the flow of resin escaping the mold is interrupted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: First Composites GmbH
    Inventor: Dirk Kraemer
  • Patent number: 9397281
    Abstract: A carrier for carrying a semiconductor layer having a growth surface and at least one nano-patterned structure on the growth surface is provided. The at least one nano-patterned structure on the growth surface of the carrier has a plurality of mesas, a recess is formed between two adjacent mesas, in which a depth of the recess ranges from 10 nm to 500 nm, and a dimension of the mesa ranges from 10 nm to 800 nm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: Industrial Technology Research Institute
    Inventors: Yi-Keng Fu, Rong Xuan, Hsun-Chih Liu
  • Patent number: 9362018
    Abstract: An impregnated fiber tow comprising multiple unitary graphene-based continuous graphitic fibers impregnated with a matrix material, wherein at least one of the continuous graphitic fibers comprises at least 90% by weight of graphene planes that are chemically bonded with one another having an inter-planar spacing d002 from 0.3354 nm to 0.4 nm as determined by X-ray diffraction and an oxygen content less than 5% by weight, wherein the graphene planes are parallel to one another and parallel to a fiber axis direction and the graphitic fiber contains no core-shell structure, has no helically arranged graphene domains or domain boundary, and has a porosity level less than 5% by volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Nanotek Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Aruna Zhamu, Bor Z Jang
  • Patent number: 9359496
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition Z comprising a component B1, a component B2, a component D, a component E and a component P, wherein the component B1 is a polyethylene glycol having a hydroxyl number of from 25 to 600 mg KOH/g and an average molecular weight of 200 to 4000 g/mol; the component B2 is a polyethylene glycol having a hydroxyl number of from 0.1 to 24 mg KOH/g and an average molecular weight of higher than 4000 to about 10,000,000 g/mol; the component D is an earth alkali carbonate, the component E is a phyllosilicate, and the component P is a polystyrene and/or an alloy thereof. Composition Z is suitable to increase the hydrophilic properties of processed solid or foamed polystyrene material, especially for making a film, sheet or food tray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Clariant International Ltd.
    Inventors: Pirko Kolditz, Lutz Liebehentschel