Forming Articles By Uniting Randomly Associated Particles Patents (Class 264/109)
  • 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: 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: 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: 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
  • Patent number: 9738037
    Abstract: A method for producing a three-dimensionally shaped object by stacking layers includes forming each layer using a three-dimensional shape composition containing particles, measuring the thickness of the layer, and ejecting onto the layer a liquid binder containing a binding agent capable of binding the particles. For the ejecting, the amount of the liquid binder to be ejected per unit area of the layer when viewed from above is adjusted according to the result of the measuring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Koki Hirata, Shinichi Kato, Hiroshi Fukumoto, Chigusa Sato
  • Patent number: 9731495
    Abstract: There is provided a method of manufacturing a three-dimensional structure, in which the three-dimensional structure is manufactured by laminating a layer, the method including: forming the layer using a three-dimension formation composition containing particles having hydrophilicity on a surface thereof, a water-soluble resin, and a water-based solvent; and discharging an ultraviolet-curable ink containing a water-soluble monomer onto the layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Koki Hirata, Shinichi Kato, Hiroshi Fukumoto, Chigusa Sato
  • Patent number: 9732221
    Abstract: A reinforced thermoplastic resin composition containing: a resin main component (C) consisting of 50 to 100% by mass of a polycarbonate resin (A) and 0 to 50% by mass of a graft copolymer (B) obtainable by polymerization of a monomer mixture containing an aromatic alkenyl compound monomer (a) and a vinyl cyanide compound monomer (b) in the presence of a rubber polymer (B1); an inorganic filler (D); a glycidyl ether unit-containing polymer (E) that has a glycidyl ether unit and has the mass average molecular weight of 3,800 to 60,000; and a specific amount of a polyamide (F) that has a moisture percentage of 0.1% by mass or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: UMG ABS, LTD.
    Inventors: Masahito Nakamoto, Hideichiro Kawaguchi
  • Patent number: 9701086
    Abstract: Described is a substantially spherical biomass pellet, comprising compressed particulate biomass including one or more of ligno-cellulosic material, recycling waste, and dewatered municipal solid waste, useful as a fuel. Also described are methods for producing such pellets using one or more of untorrefied biomass and torrefied biomass, and apparatus for producing such biomass pellets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: Queen's University at Kingston
    Inventors: William Andrew Duncan, Andrew Pollard, M. Hachimi Fellouah
  • Patent number: 9688911
    Abstract: Provided are an yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) phosphor, YAG phosphor particles, and methods of fabricating the same. The method of fabricating an yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) phosphor involves: dispersing aluminum hydroxide core particles in an aqueous solution comprising yttrium, urea, and a lanthanide element to form a shell on the aluminum hydroxide core particles; and calcining the aluminum hydroxide core particles with the shell formed thereon to obtain hollow YAG particles, in which the shell includes a compound of yttrium and a lanthanide element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Research & Business Foundation Sungkyunkwan University
    Inventors: Hyun Suk Jung, Min Jeong Kim, Eun Sang Yoo
  • Patent number: 9682425
    Abstract: A metallic powder is disclosed. The metallic powder includes a plurality of metallic powder particles. Each powder particle includes a particle core. The particle core includes a core material comprising Mg, Al, Zn or Mn, or a combination thereof, having a melting temperature (TP). Each powder particle also includes a metallic coating layer disposed on the particle core. The metallic coating layer includes a metallic coating material having a melting temperature (TC). The powder particles are configured for solid-state sintering to one another at a predetermined sintering temperature (TS), and TS is less than TP and TC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: BAKER HUGHES INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Zhiyue Xu, Gaurav Agrawal, Bobby Salinas
  • Patent number: 9650508
    Abstract: Heat resistant ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer compositions comprising a blend of ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer, peroxide curable polyacrylate elastomer, and polyamide are described. When crosslinked with a peroxide curative, the ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer compositions exhibit enhanced resistance to heat aging compared to conventional ethylene vinyl acetate elastomer compositions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: E. I. DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventor: Steven R Oriani
  • Patent number: 9630339
    Abstract: Provided is a manufacturing method of a three-dimensional structure which manufactures a three-dimensional structure by laminating layers, the method including: forming the layers using a three-dimensional formation composition containing three-dimensional formation powders, a solvent, and a binder; discharging a binding solution containing a binding agent to the layers; and performing a permeation prevention step of preventing the solvent from permeating the layers, at least on a part of the layers to which the binding solution is discharged. It is preferable that the permeation prevention process is selectively performed with respect to an area of the layers to which the binding solution is not discharged.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Koki Hirata
  • Patent number: 9587077
    Abstract: A method for making a composite product can include combining a plurality of lignocellulose substrates and a binder to produce a resinated furnish. The binder can be or include a polyphenolic compound, a free radical precursor, and an unsaturated compound having two or more unsaturated carbon-carbon bonds. At least one of the unsaturated carbon-carbon bonds is a pi-bond that is not conjugated with an aromatic moiety and is capable of free radical addition. The method can also include pressing the resinated furnish between at least two surfaces in a press, where at least one of the at least two surfaces can be a porous surface, and at least partially curing the binder in the resinated furnish to produce a composite product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Georgia-Pacific Chemicals LLC
    Inventors: Bobby L. Williamson, Adam K. Sniady, Brian L. Swift, Ramji Srinivasan, Cornel Hagiopol
  • Patent number: 9586290
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides three-dimensional (3D) objects, 3D printing processes, as well as methods, apparatuses and systems for the production of a 3D object. Methods, apparatuses and systems of the present disclosure may reduce or eliminate the need for auxiliary supports. The present disclosure provides three dimensional (3D) objects printed utilizing the printing processes, methods, apparatuses and systems described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: VELO3D, INC.
    Inventors: Benyamin Buller, Erel Milshtein, Sherman Seelinger
  • Patent number: 9566725
    Abstract: Provided herein is a system for manufacturing a core of a vacuum insulation panel, the system comprising: a plurality of molding cast parts disposed along one direction, and providing a molding space for core material to be supplied and press-molded; a plurality of raw material suppliers distanced from one another, and supplying core material to the molding space; a press-molder disposed between the raw material suppliers, and receiving the molding cast part where the core material is supplied through the raw material supplier, and pressing the molding space; and a carrier transferring the molding cast part after the core material is supplied by the raw material supplier and the molding space is press-molded by the press-molder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: OCI COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Hae Duck Kim, Hyun Cheol Kim, SinSup Lim
  • Patent number: 9550691
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a briquette used for the production of rock wool and method for the production of said briquette, wherein the briquette contains a raw material comprising rock wool waste having a fiber morphology; contains a non-fibrous inorganic binder, such as sodium silicate, to bind the raw material; and an activating agent accelerating the curing process of the briquetted raw material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: VALORIZACION Y LOGISTICA AMBIENTAL, S.L.L.
    Inventors: Ramon Vitorica Murguia, Oscar Gutierrez San Martin
  • Patent number: 9550697
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a briquette used for the production of rock wool and method for the production of said briquette, wherein the briquette contains a raw material comprising rock wool waste having a fiber morphology; contains a non-fibrous inorganic binder, such as sodium silicate, to bind the raw material; and an activating agent accelerating the curing process of the briquetted raw material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: VALORIZACION Y LOGISTICA AMBIENTAL, S.L.L.
    Inventors: Ramon Vitorica Murguia, Oscar Gutierrez San Martin
  • Patent number: 9539738
    Abstract: A wood material board hot-pressing system with a primary circuit includes a supply pipe for discharging of hot heat transfer fluid from a heat generator and a return pipe for supplying cooled heat transfer fluid to the heat generator. A secondary circuit features a pressing device for pressing wood material boards. A supply channel supplies heat transfer fluid to the pressing device and a return channel returns cooled heat transfer fluid to the primary circuit. A controlling device contains a control valve and is configured to control a flow of heat transfer fluid from the primary circuit to the secondary circuit. A secondary circulation pump with variable output is set up to circulate the heat transfer fluid in the secondary circuit. The controlling device features a heat output recording device and is configured to automatically control a level of heat output (P) supplied to the pressing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: SWISS KRONO TEC AG
    Inventor: Matthias Iredi
  • Patent number: 9517592
    Abstract: A three-dimensional printing system and equipment assembly for the manufacture of three-dimensionally printed articles is provided. The equipment assembly includes a three-dimensional printing build system, an optional liquid removal system and an optional harvester system. The build system includes a conveyor, plural build modules and at least one build station having a powder-layering system and a printing system. The equipment assembly can be used to manufacture pharmaceutical, medical, and non-pharmaceutical/non-medical objects. It can be used to prepare single or multiple articles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: Aprecia Pharmaceuticals Company
    Inventors: Jaedeok Yoo, Thomas J. Bradbury, Thomas J. Bebb, James Iskra, Henry L. Surprenant, Thomas G. West
  • Patent number: 9505152
    Abstract: A porous hardenable drainage element is produced from a molding compound of expanded plastics granulate and a bonding agent by virtue of the fact that the molding compound is received in a ladle having a pouring opening closed off by a mold bottom, the molding compound is pressurized in the ladle, the element is molded from the molding compound in a mold formed by lowering of the mold bottom down into an opening cross section consistent with a cross section of the pouring opening, and the element is separated from the molding compound by mutual lateral displacement of the mold and the ladle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: MDT MARK O DRÄNERINGSTEKNIK HOLDING AKTIEBOLAG
    Inventor: Jan Andersson
  • Patent number: 9457520
    Abstract: A method of fabricating a polishing layer of a polishing pad includes successively depositing a plurality of layers with a 3D printer, each layer of the plurality of polishing layers deposited by ejecting a pad material precursor from a nozzle and solidifying the pad material precursor to form a solidified pad material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Applied Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajeev Bajaj, Barry Lee Chin, Terrance Y. Lee
  • Patent number: 9421815
    Abstract: Simulated stone, clay, and transferware and jewelry blanks and ornaments and a process for their preparation using new or reclaimed low density polyethylene sheets such as bags and or other suitable materials. Some implementations can include inclusions. The process can include heating layers of low density polyethylene plastic (LDPE) or other suitable materials under about 100 lbs. of pressure with sheets of specifically treated plastic inclusions to replicate characteristics of stones such as, for example, turquoise and marble. Some implementations can replicate historic and prehistoric materials such as painted earthenware ceramics and porcelain transferware. Some implementations can include a processed craft material that may receive final processing by off-site craftspeople with a household iron. Final components may be cut manually or die-cut either manually or mechanically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Inventor: Deborah Kelley-Galin
  • Patent number: 9403725
    Abstract: A 3D printing system may print a desired 3D object. A fusible powder may fuse when subjected to a fusing condition. A deposition system may deposit portions of the fusible powder on a substrate. A fusing system may apply the fusing condition to the deposited fusible powder. Inhibitor material may not fuse when subjected to the fusing condition. An insertion system may insert a portion of the inhibitor material between portions of the deposited fusible powder after having been deposited by the deposition system, but before being fused by the fusing system, so as to form a boundary that defines at least a portion of a surface of the desired 3D object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
    Inventor: Behrokh Khoshnevis
  • Patent number: 9381677
    Abstract: Improved particleboard and methods for fabricating improved particleboard (e.g., natural fiber/material-based particleboard) are disclosed. More particularly, the present disclosure provides systems/methods for fabricating particleboard (e.g., formaldehyde-free particleboard) utilizing natural fibers/materials (e.g., lignocellulosic materials), wherein the particleboard has improved performance characteristics and/or mechanical properties. Methods for fabricating fiber-reinforced biocomposites (e.g., natural fiber-reinforced wheat gluten biocomposites) are disclosed. For example, systems/methods for fabricating particleboard from lignocellulosic materials (e.g., coconut materials), along with a binder material (e.g., wheat gluten), are provided. In general, the fiber or lignocellulosic material is treated with sodium hydroxide and/or a silane coupling agent as an adhesion promoter to enhance interfacial adhesion between the fiber and the binder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: University of Conneticut
    Inventors: Richard Parnas, Alexandru Asandei, Sudsiri Hemsri, Timothy Dowding
  • Patent number: RE46052
    Abstract: A process and system for briquetting particulate matter such as moisture-containing bituminous and sub-bituminous coal includes partially drying and feeding the particulate matter to a briquetting apparatus under conditions such that water vapor is released from the particulate matter during feeding. The released water vapor substantially displaces or prevents the ingress of a large proportion of other gaseous components from the atmosphere surrounding an/or intermixed with the particulate matter. The particulate matter is surrounded by and intermixed with a gaseous component containing 70% to 100% by volume of water vapor where it enters the briquetting apparatus, such that when the particulate matter is compressed, the water vapor liquefies and the pressure buildup in the thus-formed briquettes is minimized. This reduction in the pressure buildup reduces blow-back of gases as the coal fines are formed into briquettes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignees: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, K. R. Komarek Inc., The Griffin Coal Mining Company Pty Limited, Tra-Det Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Norman Clark, George William Kalb, Richard Komarek, Ross Lawrence Meakins, Arthur Clive Pearson