Forming Articles By Uniting Randomly Associated Particles Patents (Class 264/109)
  • Patent number: 10682697
    Abstract: A compound for metal powder injection molding includes secondary particles in which first metal particles are bound to one another, and a matrix region including a binder and second metal particles whose constituent material is different from that of the first metal particles. It is preferred that in the secondary particles, the first metal particles are bound to one another through the binder. It is also preferred that the average particle diameter of the second metal particles is smaller than that of the first metal particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Hidefumi Nakamura, Yasutoshi Hideshima
  • Patent number: 10596727
    Abstract: Process for manufacturing a densified polymer powder comprising compressing a polymer feed that has a bulk density of less than or equal to 240 kg/m in a roll compactor comprising at least two compaction rolls to obtain a densified polymer material, wherein a gap between the two rolls is 0.5 to 10 mm, wherein the compaction rolls operate at a speed of 3 to 30 rpm, wherein an applied pressure of the roll compactor is 0.5 to 5 MPa, and milling the densified polymer material to obtain a densified polymer powder, wherein a bulk density of the densified polymer powder is greater than or equal to 250 kg/m3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: William E. Hollar, Jr., Robert Russell Gallucci, Franklin Ehrensbeck, Todd M. Loehr, Shankar Kollengodu Subramanian, Christopher Luke Hein, Qiying Jiang
  • Patent number: 10583606
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to methods for additive manufacturing (AM) that utilize powder removal ports in the process of building objects, as well as novel support structures including powder removal ports to be used within these AM processes. The objects include walls defining regions of unfused powder. The powder removal ports include at least one tube aligned with an opening in the walls to allow removal of the powder. The methods include removing unfused powder from the enclosed space via the at least one tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Daniel Joerger, Neal Dunham
  • Patent number: 10569452
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a wood-based board (10). The method includes applying at least one first fibre mat (11) including a first mix comprising lignocellulosic particles and a binder on a carrier (13), applying a second fibre mat (12) including a second mix including cellulosic particles and a binder on said at least one first fibre mat (11), and pressing said at least one first fibre mat (11) into a base layer (14) and the second fibre mat (12) into a surface layer (15) simultaneously, thereby forming a wood-based board (10). Also, to such a wood-based board (10).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: VALINGE INNOVATION AB
    Inventors: Georg Vetter, Niclas Håkansson, Marcus Bergelin, Hans Persson
  • Patent number: 10538013
    Abstract: A method of forming an integral fastener for a ceramic matrix composite component comprises the steps of forming a fiber preform with an opening, forming a fiber fastener, inserting the fiber fastener into the opening, and infiltrating a matrix material into the fiber preform and fiber fastener to form a ceramic matrix composite component with an integral fastener. A gas turbine engine is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: David C. Jarmon
  • Patent number: 10513105
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for constructing a laminar body from a plurality of superimposed layers of free-flowing material, in particular particulate material, and a build platform within a working area. The layers are solidified in locally predetermined regions by the action of binders and are joined together so that at least one moulded body is formed by the solidified and joined regions of the layers. The device comprises a discharging device movable back and forth over the working area in at least one discharge direction and having at least one discharge opening from which the free-flowing material can be discharged in individual superimposed layers during the movement of the discharging device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: VOXELJET AG
    Inventors: Andreas Dominik Hartmann, Dominik Schmid
  • Patent number: 10493702
    Abstract: Disclosed is a resin composite having improved tensile properties and a method of preparing the same. Particularly, the resin composite comprises a matrix resin and a reinforcement resin which are made of thermoplastic resin compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignees: Hyundai Motor Company, Kia Motors Corporation
    Inventors: Deok Woo Yun, Hyun Min Kang
  • Patent number: 10486363
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are directed to the use of vapor phase change in binder jetting processes for forming three-dimensional objects. In general, a vapor of a first fluid may be directed to a layer of a powder spread across a build volume. The vapor may condense to reduce mobility of the particles of the powder of the layer. For example, the condensing vapor may reduce the likelihood of particle ejection from the layer and, thus, may reduce the likelihood of clogging or otherwise degrading a printhead used to jet a second fluid (e.g., a binder) to the layer. Further, or instead, the condensing vapor may increase the density of the powder in the layer which, when repeated over a plurality of layers forming a three-dimensional object, may reduce the likelihood of slumping of the part during sintering.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Desktop Metal, Inc.
    Inventors: Emanuel Michael Sachs, George Hudelson, Paul A. Hoisington, Christopher Benjamin Renner, Keith Roy Vaillancourt, Edward Russell Moynihan
  • Patent number: 10472432
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to methods of making an article comprising PTFE, methods of making expanded articles comprising PTFE, articles comprising PTFE, and expanded articles comprising PTFE having improved mechanical and electrical performance and particularly reduced variability in mechanical, electrical and dimensional properties, particularly over long lengths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jessica L. McCoy, Georges Moineau, Philip C. Guy, Mark E. Schiek, Joseph B. MacDonald, Frank M. Keese, Jennifer Adamchuk, Silvia Ruth Gorman, Scott P. Campbell, Paul J. Beaumont, John Marko
  • Patent number: 10464241
    Abstract: A stereoscopic modeling apparatus including a modeling part, a modeling unit, and a controller is provided. The modeling part forms a powder layer with a powder. The modeling unit discharges droplets of a modeling liquid on the powder layer to form a modeling layer in which particles of the powder are bonded. The controller causes the modeling part and the modeling unit to repeat forming the powder layer and the modeling layer, respectively, to sequentially laminate the modeling layer to form a stereoscopic modeled product. The droplets include a preceding droplet and a succeeding droplet sequentially discharged to adjacent positions on the powder layer, and the succeeding droplet is discharged after the preceding droplet is discharged and within a time period in which a contact angle between the preceding droplet impacted on the powder layer and the powder in the powder layer remains greater than 90 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventors: Takafumi Sasaki, Takeo Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10427347
    Abstract: A ram extrusion apparatus including a die having several thermal zones, a hopper for introducing a granular polymer resin to the die, and a ram for moving the granular polymer resin through the thermal zones of the die and out from an outlet end thereof at a temperature above the crystalline melt temperature of the polymer resin. The hopper may be designed to deliver the polymer resin into a resin inlet of the die in a plurality of specifically metered amounts which may vary across a width of the resin inlet end of the die. The apparatus may further include one or more finishing tables positioned after the outlet end of the die for receiving and moving the extruded resin away from the outlet end of the die so that there is no backpressure on the extruded resin, and which provide compression force and even cooling to the extruded resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Inventors: Broderick Jason Strange, Daniel Patrick Braniff
  • Patent number: 10427333
    Abstract: A forming apparatus having a degree of freedom in shaping for forming a three-dimensional structure is provided. A forming apparatus (30) forms a three-dimensional structure (5), which includes a shaped article and a colored portion that colors a surface of the shaped article, by laminating layers, and it can switch between a first operation mode dedicated to shaping the shaped article and a second operation mode of full-color coloring the surface of the shaped article using full colors simultaneously as the shaping of the shaped article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kunio Hakkaku
  • Patent number: 10421250
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composite gypsum board comprising a board core and a concentrated layer of substantial thickness (e.g., at least about 0.02 inches). The concentrated layer includes a higher weight percentage of an enhancing additive than the board core. The board core has a thickness greater than the thickness of the concentrated layer and forms the bulk of the board volume. The concentrated layer has a higher density (e.g., at least about 1.1 times greater) than the density of the board core. Also disclosed is a method of preparing a composite gypsum board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY
    Inventors: Alfred C. Li, Weixin D. Song, Yijun Sang, Gregg G. Diefenbacher, Annamaria Vilinska, Brian J. Christ, Fredrick T. Jones, Bradley W. Todd
  • Patent number: 10421251
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composite gypsum board comprising a hoard core and a concentrated layer of substantial thickness (e.g., at least about 0.02 inches). The concentrated layer includes a higher weight percentage of an enhancing additive than the board core. The board core has a thickness greater than the thickness of the concentrated layer and forms the bulk of the board volume. The concentrated layer has a higher density (e.g., at least about 1.1 times greater) than the density of the board core. Also disclosed is a method of preparing a composite gypsum board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: UNITED STATES GYPSUM COMPANY
    Inventors: Alfred C. Li, Weixin D. Song, Yijun Sang, Gregg G. Diefenbacher, Annamaria Vilinska, Brian J. Christ, Fredrick T. Jones, Bradley W. Todd
  • Patent number: 10413968
    Abstract: The machine presents a working zone that is defined in an upper part of a build sleeve which is fixedly mounted in a chassis. Within the working zone, the object is supported by a build plate which slides inside the build sleeve when driven in vertical translation by the head of an actuating cylinder which is placed along a central axis of the sleeve. The build plate is positioned inside a transport container which is arranged removably between the sleeve and the actuating cylinder. The machine also includes a means for moving the transport container vertically into contact with the build sleeve. The container is open at its top and at its bottom so that, when the actuating cylinder is actuated, the head thereof can transfer the plate between the transport container and the build sleeve which forms a build envelope around the plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignees: Compagnie Generale Des Etablissements Michelin, Michelin Recherche Et Technique, S.A.
    Inventors: Frederic Pialot, Miguel Torres-Catellano, Gilles Walrand, Benoit Pourcher
  • Patent number: 10414064
    Abstract: An efficient method and apparatus for making a compressed structural fiberboard from agricultural fibrous matter. The method and apparatus provides a conveyor having variable drives for carrying the agricultural fibrous matter; a hopper having variable drives for conditioning and delivering the agricultural fibrous matter to an extruder; the extruder having a cyclic ram with linear actuators and a floating plate to drive the cyclic ram between an extended position, wherein the agricultural fibrous matter is compacted into the compressed structural fiberboard, and a retracted position, wherein the agricultural fibrous matter is delivered to the extruder; synthetic oil heaters for heating the compressed structural fiberboard; a heat sink track cooler for cooling the compressed structural fiberboard; and a water jet cutting system for cutting the compressed structural fiberboard into individual boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Agriboard International, LLC
    Inventors: Frank Laster, Larry Ryan
  • Patent number: 10414082
    Abstract: A ram extrusion apparatus including a die having several thermal zones, a hopper for introducing a granular polymer resin to the die, and a ram for moving the granular polymer resin through the thermal zones of the die and out from an outlet end thereof at a temperature above the crystalline melt temperature of the polymer resin. The hopper may be designed to deliver the polymer resin into a resin inlet of the die in a plurality of specifically metered amounts which may vary across a width of the resin inlet end of the die. The apparatus may further include one or more finishing tables positioned after the outlet end of the die for receiving and moving the extruded resin away from the outlet end of the die so that there is no backpressure on the extruded resin, and which provide compression force and even cooling to the extruded resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventors: Broderick Jason Strange, Daniel Patrick Braniff
  • Patent number: 10409150
    Abstract: An image projection structure includes a first transparent layer having an irregular surface; a reflection layer arranged on the irregular surface of the first transparent layer; an adhesion layer arranged on the reflection surface; and a second transparent layer arranged on the adhesion layer. The adhesion layer is configured of linear polymers with a mold shrinkage factor of less than 3%. The second transparent layer is configured of a resin having a cross-linking structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: AGC Inc.
    Inventors: Yoko Mitsui, Yukihiro Tao, Hitoshi Tsuchiya, Yasushi Kawamoto, Atsushi Komori
  • Patent number: 10363529
    Abstract: A method of mixing a crosslinking blend in a portable tote for use to crosslink polymer modified asphalts. The method includes providing a portable tote, where the tote includes a tank having a sidewall, a top and a bottom portion. Fixedly positioned partially within the tank interior is an air mixing system that includes a hollow wand that has a distal and a proximal end. The proximal end of the wand exits the tank. The distal end of the tote is connected to at least one accumulator plate, where the accumulator plate is adjacent to the interior bottom portion of the tank. Stored in the interior of the tank is a crosslinking blend suitable for use to crosslink polymer modified asphalts. The method includes the steps of attaching a pulsed gas controller to the proximal end of the wand and coupling a source of compressed gas to the controller, then activating the controller to cause mixing of the crosslinking blend by pulsing gases into the crosslinking blend for a sufficient period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Inventor: John R. Alberty
  • Patent number: 10357896
    Abstract: A manufactured wood product in the form of a consolidated monolith comprising a plurality of natural wood pieces adhesively bonded together by a crosslinked thermoplastic adhesive which has been cross linked during processing wherein said manufactured wood product retains its consolidated shape at elevated temperatures and wherein the crosslinked thermoplastic adhesive has a glass transition temperature at or lower than the normal use temperature of the manufactured wood product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: 3RT Holding Pty Ltd
    Inventors: David A. Lewis, Jonathan Andrew Campbell, Rebecca Esther Norman
  • Patent number: 10334835
    Abstract: A composition in compacted form for use for termite monitoring and control comprises a cellulose material which may be purified cellulose or micro-crystalline cellulose as a base bait, the composition being compacted to an optimum density of not less than approximately 1.033 g/cc. Also disclosed is a method for monitoring and controlling termite infestations which comprises the steps of a) preparing such a composition; b) placing the composition in a bait station; c) monitoring the station at periodic time intervals for termites; and d) upon observing termite infestation in the bait station, replacing the above composition with a bait composition containing a termite killing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Martin, Ronald O. Richardson
  • Patent number: 10293566
    Abstract: The invention relates to a press device for manufacturing compacted tablets from at least one mixture in powder form, comprising at least one compaction assembly comprising a lower punch (3) and an upper punch (4) each having an active compaction surface and placed on either side of a die, in which the lower punch has a longitudinal recess open on the side of the die, inside of which is mounted a central rod which is translatably mobile relative to the lower punch, characterized in that the central rod is coupled to the lower punch by means of a resilient link provided so as to hold, in an inoperative position, the central rod in a maximum deployed position in which the central rod protrudes relative to the active surface of the lower punch. The invention also relates to a specific compaction method and to a multi-layer compacted tablet with a recess.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: EUROTAB
    Inventors: Jacques Brosse, Valerie Venet, Jean-Louis Espeit, David Malartre
  • Patent number: 10279544
    Abstract: Provided is a forming apparatus including an operating section that includes a base portion, a forming unit that includes an ejection unit having an ejection surface from which a droplet of a light curing forming liquid is ejected toward the base portion, that moves relatively with respect to the base portion, and that forms a three-dimensional object on the base portion by repeating both of ejection of the droplet and curing the droplet with an irradiation beam, and a reduction unit that disposes a reduction section, which reduces an amount of light reflected toward the ejection surface, around the three-dimensional object in the operating section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Torahiko Kanda
  • Patent number: 10283730
    Abstract: The present invention provides an OLED encapsulation method and an OLED encapsulation structure. By arranging at least two loops of encapsulation resin frames around an outer circumference of the OLED device, the potential risk of external moisture and oxygen invading can be greatly reduce, and even one of the multiple loops of the encapsulation resin frames appears a defect spot, no influence would occur on the OLED device located internally.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Youyuan Kuang
  • Patent number: 10266694
    Abstract: Methods are provided for formulating binders for wood comprising unmodified soy flour and synthetic adhesives. The soy-based formulations can be in either liquid or solid form and are prepared by mixing unmodified soy flour with the synthetic adhesive prior to application to the wood or by adding them sequentially to the wood. The present invention provides adequate bonding at reduced cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Auburn University
    Inventors: Brian Via, William G. Hand, Sujit Banerjee
  • Patent number: 10251840
    Abstract: The invention relates to an improved method of manufacturing substantially spherical/ball-shaped tartaric acid starter pellets which are suitable for preparing active substance-containing medicament formulations, as well as the pellets as such that may be obtained in this way, and their use as starting material for the preparation of active substance-containing medicament formulations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventor: Johann-Georg Maier
  • Patent number: 10233110
    Abstract: A material set for manufacturing a glass object includes a powder material including glass and a first water soluble resin; and a liquid material including water and a second water soluble resin having a mass average molecular weight of less than 50,000.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeo Yamaguchi, Hitoshi Iwatsuki, Kazumi Ohtaki, Takuya Saito, Teruki Kusahara
  • Patent number: 10227490
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to a composite material including about 10 to 80 wt. % of a polymer phase, the polymer phase comprising a thermoplastic polymer with a density of less than about 1.9 g-m?2; and about 20 to 90 wt. % of a dispersed mixed particulate phase, the dispersed mixed particulate phase comprising a mixed particulate and about 0.005 to 8 wt. % of a coating of at least one interfacial modifier. The mixed particulate including a portion of a reinforcing fiber and a portion of a particle. The composite material having a Young's modulus of greater than 700 MPa. In various embodiments, structural building components made from the composite are included as well as additive manufacturing components made from the composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Tundra Composites LLC
    Inventors: Kurt E. Heikkila, John S. Kroll
  • Patent number: 10201911
    Abstract: A continuous process forms a unitary mat on a line having at least two conveyors spaced from each other. The process includes combining the isocyanate, an isocyanate catalyst, and a plurality of lignocellulosic particles to form a mixture and a self-polymerization product of the isocyanate in-situ in the mixture. The process also includes forming the unitary mat from the mixture on a first conveyer and transferring the unitary mat from the first conveyor to a second conveyor across a predetermined distance while maintaining structural integrity of the unitary mat. The lignocellulosic particles have a moisture content of 0.5 to 30 weight percent of water. Moreover, the continuous process is free of a step of adding water to the isocyanate, the isocyanate catalyst, the lignocellulosic particles, and/or the unitary mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Rajesh Kumar, Eric N. Lawson
  • Patent number: 10201938
    Abstract: A method of extracting data embedded in a 3D object includes a 3D scanning device scanning a 3D object and extracting data embedded as physical representations in the 3D object. A processing device will identify, from the extracted data, instructions for performing an action on the data such as: displaying at least a portion of the data, transmitting at least a portion of the data to an external database, transmitting at least a portion of the data to an external application, or receiving user input for handling the data. The processing device may be part of the 3D scanning device or part of another device or system that is in communication with the 3D scanning device. The method includes performing the action, and returning a result of the action to a user of an electronic device. It may also include receiving a user selection of the portion of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Levine, Donald M. Pangrazio, III, David R. Vandervort, Reiner Eschbach, Robert Eero Nuuja
  • Patent number: 10104894
    Abstract: A composition may be applied to animate and inanimate surfaces to render such surfaces antimicrobial for as long as the composition remains on the surface. The composition contains at least one pathogen-associated virus that is self-regenerating so that a user need not take steps to regenerate the material. The virus is or viruses are contained within a polymer matrix. The polymer matrix has the ability to maintain a desired moisture content to support the regeneration of the virus(es). Various methods of using the composition include the coating of animate and inanimate surfaces to prevent bacterial, viral, and fungal infections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: David W. Koenig, Douglas R. Hoffman, Cindy Korir-Morrison, Amy L. Vanden Heuvel
  • Patent number: 10093065
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and a method for 3D printing with accelerated method execution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: VOXELJET AG
    Inventors: Ingo Ederer, Daniel Günther
  • Patent number: 10081137
    Abstract: A distributed printing method of a powder-bed type 3D printer is present. The method first generates, for each printing layer of a 3D model file, a color image which is applied to print an outer contour part and a non-color image which is applied to print an internal structure part. The method then calculates replacing information according to a default adjusting module, and adjusts color information of the color image and adhesive information of the non-color image based on the replacing information. Finally, the method combines the adjusted color image and non-color image for generating a final printing image, and executes printing according to the final printing image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignees: XYZPRINTING, INC., KINPO ELECTRONICS, INC.
    Inventors: Chung-Ju Chen, Hsueh-Kuan Shih
  • Patent number: 10064827
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a molded piece (compression molding, molded body) using a compression molding device. The use of special construction features for the compression molding device, such as a spring-loaded punch, an intermediate punch and clamps, allows the advantageous production of molded pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventor: Roland Saur-Brosch
  • Patent number: 10052189
    Abstract: Vascular grafts for treating, reconstructing and replacing damaged or diseased cardiovascular vessels that are formed from decellularized extracellular matrix (ECM). The vascular grafts include structural reinforcement means, such as a strand of wound biodegradable polymeric material disposed proximate the outer surface of the graft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: CORMATRIX CARDIOVASCULAR, INC.
    Inventor: Robert G Matheny
  • Patent number: 10053558
    Abstract: A binder based predominantly on molasses which incorporates both polymeric and monomeric polycarboxylic acid components to form a composite including both melanoidin and polyester polymeric structures. The binder incorporates the chemical profile of molasses with a mixture of polycarboxylic acids which combines to form a strong and weatherable binder composition which may be used to bind loosely or non-assembled matter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignees: Knauf Insulation, Inc., Knauf Insulation SPRL
    Inventors: Benedicte Pacorel, Carl A. Hampson
  • Patent number: 10051915
    Abstract: A foamed sole according to the present invention includes a foam molding containing a rubber component and a resin component, wherein the maximum value of a loss factor [tan ?] at a frequency of 10 Hz and at 30° C. to 80° C. of the foam molding is 0.18 or less, and a peak of a loss factor [tan ?] at a frequency of 10 Hz of the foam molding lies within the range of 100° C. or higher. The foamed sole has a feature that it hardly shrinks when it is heated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: ASICS Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Otsuka, Kenichi Harano, Takuro Kamimura, Daisuke Sawada
  • Patent number: 10046519
    Abstract: A method for producing a three-dimensional object (11) in layers by using a stereolithography machine (1) that includes: a container (2) containing a fluid substance (3) suited to solidify through exposure to predefined radiation (4a); an emitter (4) suited to emit the predefined radiation (4a) and to solidify a layer of the fluid substance (3) adjacent to the bottom (2a) of the container (2); a modelling plate (5) suited to support the solidified layer (6) and associated with an actuator (7) suited to move it perpendicular to the bottom (2a) of the container; a leveler (8) arranged in contact with the fluid substance (3). The method includes: selectively irradiating the layer of fluid substance to obtain the solidified layer; extracting the solidified layer from the fluid substance; redistributing the fluid substance in the container by moving the leveler so that they are passed between the modelling plate and the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: DWS S.R.L.
    Inventor: Ettore Maurizio Costabeber
  • Patent number: 10004743
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a drying process of BIBW 2992 or the salts thereof, preferably the dimaleate salt, as well as of solid pharmaceutical formulations comprising BIBW2992 or a salt thereof, and to pharmaceutical compositions comprising BIBW 2992 or a salt thereof as the active product ingredient, characterized by a water activity of the formulation of not more than 0.20 or a water content (Karl-Fischer) of not more than 4.2%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Boehringer Ingelheim International GmbH
    Inventor: Albert Barta
  • Patent number: 9987682
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides systems and methods for the formation of three-dimensional objects. A method for forming a three-dimensional object may comprise alternately and sequentially applying a stream comprising a binding substance to an area of a layer of powder material in a powder bed, and generating at least one perimeter of the three-dimensional object in the area. The stream may be applied in accordance with a model design of the three-dimensional object. The at least one perimeter may generated in accordance with the model design.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: 3DEO, Inc.
    Inventors: Payman Torabi, Matthew Petros
  • Patent number: 9991391
    Abstract: Disclosed are dispersed graphene sheets, ribbons, graphene molecules and the like which are pristine in the plane, i.e., free of significant defects and chemical modifications such as oxidation. The materials could be functionalized at the edges. These materials are dispersed in solutions rather than in aggregated or insoluble forms as their parent starting materials. Also disclosed is a method comprising the steps of intercalating an insoluble graphitic material. The method may comprise exfoliating graphite and re-intercalating the resultant material with an acid composition, such as oleum, and a strong organic base such as tetrabutylammonium hydroxide in a solvent solution to form a homogenous suspension, which is then agitated to form dispersed graphene materials. The materials may be solubilized with a hydrophilic polymer and can be further manipulated by transfer into different solvents, formation of films, application to optical and electronic devices, and other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Hongjie Dai, Xiaolin Li, Xiaoming Sun
  • Patent number: 9956702
    Abstract: A method and device for manufacturing a cutting insert green body, the method includes the step of providing a compression tool having an upper and lower die, and an upper and lower punch. The upper die defines a punch tunnel in which the upper punch slides, and the lower die defines a punch tunnel in which the lower punch slides. The dies define a die cavity to accommodate a powder to be compressed by action of the respective punches to form the green body. Powder in the die cavity is compressed by forwarding the upper punch through the punch tunnel of the upper die and a predetermined distance L through the opening of the lower die. The upper die is displaced relative to the opening of the lower die and the upper punch is removed from the lower die to move the green body out of the lower die through the opening thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AB
    Inventors: Christer Bolander, Per Lindskog, Johan Larsson
  • Patent number: 9931762
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for switching a particulate material flow in the construction of models in layers, wherein particulate materials (4) are fed to a subsequent method step from a container (1) having an opening in the direction of a workpiece platform. The particles (14) in the container (1) are exposed to a vacuum and to overpressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: VOXELJET AG
    Inventor: Andreas Dominik Hartmann
  • Patent number: 9925516
    Abstract: A metal-organic framework (MOF) structure comprising at least one metal ion and at least one multidentate organic ligand which is coordinately bonded to said metal ion, and a scaffold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: NUMAT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Patrick Fuller, Mitchell Hugh Weston, William Morris, William Hoover
  • Patent number: 9919477
    Abstract: A method and system for embedding a database in a 3D object uses a 3D dimensional printing device and a computer-readable memory that stores a build sequence comprising instructions that, when executed by a processor, will cause the 3D printing device to form a three-dimensional object with an embedded data structure by depositing layers of build material and by including, in one or more of the layers, physical representations that represent a data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan D. Levine, Donald M. Pangrazio, III, David R. Vandervort, Reiner Eschbach, Robert Eero Nuuja
  • Patent number: 9872487
    Abstract: A composition in compacted form for use for termite monitoring and control comprises a cellulose material which may be purified cellulose or micro-crystalline cellulose as a base bait, the composition being compacted to an optimum density of not less than approximately 1.033 g/cc. Also disclosed is a method for monitoring and controlling termite infestations which comprises the steps of a) preparing such a composition; b) placing the composition in a bait station; c) monitoring the station at periodic time intervals for termites; and d) upon observing termite infestation in the bait station, replacing the above composition with a bait composition containing a termite killing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: BASF Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Martin, Ronald O. Richardson
  • Patent number: 9856547
    Abstract: A powder metal compact is disclosed. The powder metal compact comprises a cellular nanomatrix comprising a metallic nanomatrix material. The powder metal compact also comprises a plurality of dispersed particles comprising a metallic particle core material dispersed in the cellular nanomatrix, the particle core material comprising a nanostructured material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: BAKERS HUGHES, A GE COMPANY, LLC
    Inventor: Zhiyue Xu
  • Patent number: 9816058
    Abstract: In one aspect, 3D printing systems for fabricating 3D soap objects are described herein. Such systems can form 3D soap objects from a particulate material and a fluid binder material based on design data, such as digital design data. In some cases, a 3D printing system comprises a build chamber comprising a build bed, a particulate material distribution device, and a fluid binder material dispenser. The particulate material distribution device can be configured to distribute successive layers of the particulate material on the build bed. The fluid binder material dispenser can be configured to selectively apply the fluid binder material to portions of the successive layers of particulate material in an amount sufficient to consolidate the portions to define cross-sectional portions of the object. In addition, the particulate material comprises a soap component in an amount of about 10 to 100% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: 3D Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Roxanne Rives
  • Patent number: 9796940
    Abstract: A renewable processed biomass pellet composition made with a pelletizing sub-system from a processed organic-carbon-containing feedstock made with a beneficiation sub-system is described. Renewable biomass feedstock passed through a beneficiation sub-system to reduce water content to below at least 20 wt % and water-soluble intracellular salt reduction of at least 60 % from that of unprocessed organic-carbon-containing feedstock on a dry basis. The processed feedstock is introduced into a pelletizing sub-system to result in renewable processed biomass pellets having an energy density of at least 17 MMBTU/ton (20 GJ/MT) a water content of less than 20 wt %, and water-soluble intracellular salt content that is decreased by at least 60 wt % on a dry basis for the processed organic-carbon-containing feedstock from that of the unprocessed organic-carbon-containing feedstock, and made with 40 % less energy than expended to make current biomass pellets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Biomass Energy Enhancements, LLC
    Inventors: Carleton Drew Tait, Douglas M Van Thorre, Michael L Catto, Philip James Scalzo
  • Patent number: 9779882
    Abstract: A process for producing an electrode for a supercapacitor cell, said process comprising: (A) preparing a plurality of electrically conductive porous layers and a plurality of wet electrode layers composed of an electrode active material and an optional conductive additive mixed with a liquid or gel electrolyte, wherein the conductive porous layers contain interconnected conductive pathways and at least 80% by volume of pores; and (B) stacking and consolidating a desired number of the porous layers and a desired number of the wet electrode layers in an alternating sequence to form an electrode having a thickness no less than 100 ?m (preferably greater than 200 ?m, more preferably greater than 400 ?m, further more preferably greater than 600 ?m, and most preferably greater than 1,000 ?m).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Nanotek Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Aruna Zhamu, Bor Z Jang