Utilizing Diverse Solid Particles Patents (Class 264/122)
  • Patent number: 11904510
    Abstract: Continuous compression molding machines (CCMMs) and methods of continuous compression molding a consolidated thermoplastic matrix composite material are disclosed herein. The CCMMs include a mold, a heat zone heating structure, a consolidation zone heating structure, and a stress relaxation zone heating structure. The CCMMs also include a press structure, a demold structure, and a supply structure. The methods include providing a thermoplastic matrix composite material (TMCM) that includes a thermoplastic material to a CCMM. During the providing, the methods also include heating the TMCM within a heat zone of the CCMM, cooling and consolidating the TMCM within a consolidation zone of the CCMM, relaxing stress within the TMCM within a stress relaxation zone of the CCMM, demolding the TMCM within a demold zone of the CCMM at a mold temperature that is greater than a glass transition temperature of the thermoplastic material, and periodically compressing the TMCM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Trevor David Charest, Aaron Ross Cowin, Gregory James Schoepen Hickman, Justin Joseph Schell, Randall Dow Wilkerson
  • Patent number: 11900907
    Abstract: A dual layer nonwoven acoustic insulating material having a more densified layer and a less densified layer that is comprised of shoddy fibers and other fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Hobbs Bonded Fibers NA, LLC
    Inventor: Karl VanBecelaere
  • Patent number: 11857934
    Abstract: A viscous material stirring apparatus includes a stirring member that rotates about a rotation axis and has a tip radially separated from the rotation axis, a rotary actuator that rotates the stirring member about the rotation axis, a moving mechanism that moves the stirring member, and a control device. The control device drives the moving mechanism to immerse the tip of the stirring member into an applied viscous material, drives the rotary actuator to rotate the stirring member around the rotation axis, and drives the moving mechanism to move the stirring member along a coating direction of the viscous material with the tip of the stirring member immersed in the viscous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masataka Koyama, Satoru Yamasumi, Shinsuke Hamatani
  • Patent number: 11830986
    Abstract: A quantum battery manufacturing method includes: providing a p-type semiconductor substrate including a first conductive substrate and a p-type semiconductor layer disposed on one surface of the first conductive substrate; providing an n-type semiconductor substrate including a second conductive substrate and an n-type semiconductor layer disposed on one surface of the second conductive substrate; and forming an electricity storage layer between the p-type semiconductor substrate and the n-type semiconductor substrate, and attaching two sides of the electricity storage layer respectively to the p-type semiconductor layer and the n-type semiconductor layer to form a quantum battery. The electricity storage layer is formed by heating a thermoplastic polymer to soften and become a liquid, mixing the liquid with energized core-shell particles, and coating a substrate with the mixture. Core-shell particles are disposed on a conductive substrate and irradiated with ultraviolet rays for energization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Assignee: INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENERGY RESEARCH, ATOMIC ENERGY COUNCIL, EXECUTIVE YUAN, R.O.C.
    Inventors: Min-Chuan Wang, Bo-Hsien Wu, Shang-En Liu
  • Patent number: 11752661
    Abstract: A method comprising layering a base layer; depositing a layer of wood particles on the base layer; dispersing the wood particles evenly within a frame; layering a paper sheet; compressing the wood particles with the paper sheets to obtain an enwrapped composite board; layering a kraft paper, a decorative paper and an overlay paper by sequence on the composite board, wherein the kraft paper, the decorative paper and the overlay paper are resin impregnated; and compressing the layered kraft paper, decorative paper and overlay paper to the top and side of the composite board with a carved mould under heat and pressure; thereby forming the natural effect panel that having an irregular surface from top to the side including edge of the panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: 5R TECHNOLOGIES SDN. BHD.
    Inventor: Beng Yeaw See
  • Patent number: 11731311
    Abstract: A process for the realization of slabs of ceramic and/or stone material, including the following phases of: supplying at least one base material of the ceramic and/or stone type in the form of powder and/or granules and/or flakes; supplying at least one additional material of the ceramic and/or stone type in the form of powder and/or granules and/or flakes, different from the base material; delivering the base material onto a supporting surface to obtain a slab to be compacted having an initial thickness; pressing the slab to be compacted to obtain a compacted slab having a final thickness. Following the delivery and before the pressing, the following phases of: suctioning a portion of the base material to obtain at least one through groove which crosses the initial thickness along a determined path; and applying the additional material inside the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: SITI B&T GROUP S.p.A.
    Inventor: Fabio Tarozzi
  • Patent number: 11633939
    Abstract: A method for producing a planar composite component having a core layer (B), which is arranged between and integrally bonded to two cover layers (A, A?), wherein the cover layers contain a cover-layer thermoplastic and wherein the core layer contains a core-layer thermoplastic, comprises the following steps: a) a heated stack with layer sequence A-B-A? is provided; b) the heated stack (A-B-A?) is pressed; c) the pressed stack is cooled, whereby the planar composite component with consolidated layers integrally bonded to each other is formed. To improve the production method including the producibility of planar 3D components, it is proposed, that at least one of the cover layers (A, A?) in unconsolidated form comprises a fibrous nonwoven layer of 10 to 100 wt.-% thermoplastic fibers of the cover-layer thermo-plastic and 0 to 90 wt.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: QUADRANT PLASTIC COMPOSITES, AG
    Inventor: Burak Baser
  • Patent number: 11578008
    Abstract: A composition is generally provided that includes a silicon-containing material (e.g., silicon metal and/or a silicide) and a boron-doped refractory compound, such as about 0.001% to about 85% by volume of the boron-doped refractory compound (e.g., about 1% to about 60% by volume). In one embodiment, a bond coating on a surface of a ceramic component is generally provided with the bond coating including such a composition, with the silicon-containing material is silicon metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2023
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Glen Harold Kirby, Julin Wan
  • Patent number: 11518714
    Abstract: Disclosed are: damage-resistant ECMCs that need to work and remain elastic between minus 120° C. and positive 300° C.; ECMCs that need to be able to contain a flame of 1900° C. for more than 90 minutes; and composite structures, especially highly stressed structures. One of the characteristic problems of ceramic matrices is their fragility. Indeed, when a fracture starts, it propagates easily in the matrix. Disclosed are elastic ceramic matrix composites (ECMCs), for which: the ceramic matrix is split into solid “ceramic microdomains” (CMDs); the CMDs are connected to one another by a dense network of “elastic microelements” (EMEs); and the bonds between the EMEs and the CMDs are strong chemical bonds, preferably covalent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Inventors: Max Sardou, Patricia Sardou
  • Patent number: 11472065
    Abstract: A method of recycling a mixed plastic waste comprising plastics having different melting temperatures includes conveying the mixed plastic waste through an extruder such that at least some of the higher melting point plastic is passes through the extruder without melting and is present in the extrudate as solid material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: Omachron Intellectual Property Inc.
    Inventor: Wayne Ernest Conrad
  • Patent number: 11433643
    Abstract: A manufacturing process of EPC composite structure floors which includes an LVT layer and a substrate layer from top to bottom includes steps of separately and independently preparing the LVT layer and the substrate layer, and performing stacking and attaching the LVT layer and the substrate layer with glue so as to obtain finished products of the EPC floors. The substrate layer needs to be subjected to a working procedure of tempering before being stacked and attached with the LVT layer. The EPC floors manufactured by the process completely meet ISO standard requirements, and when being maintained in an environment of 80° C. for 6 hours, the WPC floors can also maintain a size change rate of 0.15% or below.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: HUIZHOU WEI KANG NEW BUILDING MATERIALS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yuanyang Li, Ping Hong Leung, Qiang Zhou
  • Patent number: 11421094
    Abstract: A chemical blowing agent for foaming a thermoplastic polymer, for example PVC plastisol or a polymer resin in an extrusion process, comprising a functionalized particulate bicarbonate containing at least one additive, preferably excluding an exothermic blowing agent. The additive may be selected from the group consisting of polymers; inorganic salts; oils; fats; resin acids, any derivative thereof, and salts thereof; amino acids; fatty acids; carboxylic or polycarboxylic acids, soaps; waxes; derivatives thereof; salts thereof; or any combinations thereof. The particulate bicarbonate may be functionalized by spray-drying, coating, extrusion or co-grinding with at least one additive. The functionalized particulate bicarbonate may comprise 50 wt % to less than 100 wt % of the bicarbonate component, and 0.02-50 wt % of the additive. A foamable polymer composition comprising such chemical blowing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2022
    Assignee: Solvay SA
    Inventors: Karine Cavalier, Jorge Alejandro Kabbabe Malave, Jean-Philippe Pascal, Thibaud Louis Alfred Detoisien
  • Patent number: 11382216
    Abstract: A method for selectively metallizing a surface of a ceramic substrate, a ceramic product and use of the ceramic product are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: BYD COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Qing Gong, Xinping Lin, Yongpeng Ren, Baoxiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11292172
    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: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Inventors: Broderick Jason Strange, Daniel Patrick Braniff
  • Patent number: 11248011
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to a polymerizable composition comprising a phosphorus-based mold releasing agent for an optical use whose preparation process is improved, and a process for preparing the phosphorus-based mold releasing agent. The phosphorus-based mold releasing agents can be prepared more easily and conveniently by using phosphorous pentoxide, which can easily react with a monoalcohol and/or water at room temperature in the absence of a catalyst or a solvent. In addition, byproducts are not generated during the reaction. Thus, when a lens is produced by using the mold release agent obtained therefrom, it is possible to prevent a defective appearance of the lens that may be caused by byproducts, thereby further enhancing the appearance properties thereof. Further, since separate steps for removing byproducts, specifically, such steps as washing and filtration, are not required, wastewater is not generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2022
    Assignee: SKC CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seung Mo Hong, Jongmin Shim, Jung Hwan Myung, Junghwan Shin
  • Patent number: 11127940
    Abstract: Positive electrode active material particle powder includes lithium manganese oxide particle powder having Li and Mn as main components and a cubic spinel structure with an Fd-3m space group. The lithium manganese oxide particle powder is composed of secondary particles, which are aggregates of primary particles, an average particle diameter (D50) of the secondary particles being from 4 ?m to 20 ?m, and at least 80% of the primary particles exposed on surfaces of the secondary particles each have a polyhedral shape in which each (111) plane thereof is adjacent to at least one (100) plane thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: TODA KOGYO CORP.
    Inventors: Kazumichi Koga, Hiroaki Masukuni, Kazutoshi Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 10991478
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide an insulated wire which includes an insulating layer with a low relative permittivity and has excellent heat resistance and excellent abrasion resistance. The insulated wire of the present invention includes a conductor (A), and an insulating layer (B) formed on the periphery of the conductor (A), the insulating layer (B) is formed from a resin composition that contains a resin (I) with a relative permittivity of 3.0 to 4.0 and a fluororesin (II).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Haruhisa Masuda, Yuki Ueda, Masami Nishiumi
  • Patent number: 10954164
    Abstract: Provided are materials for a formed body comprising hexagonal boron nitride and such formed bodies. Also provided are heat-treated formed body obtained by heat-treating the formed bodies. The invention further relates to processes for making the formed body and the heat-treated formed body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: 3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES COMPANY
    Inventors: Jan C. Zimmer, Ursula Kayser, Krishna B. Uibel, Christoph Lesniak
  • Patent number: 10919805
    Abstract: The disclosure features methods of forming composite materials, and the composite materials formed by such methods. The methods include forming a mixture that includes a binder material and a filler material, and applying a pressure of at least 10 MPa to the mixture to form the composite material, where the composite material thus formed includes less than 9% by weight of the binder material, less than 18% by volume of the binder material, or both, and has a flexural strength of at least 3 MPa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Yu Qiao, Tze Han Chen, Anh V. Le
  • Patent number: 10828850
    Abstract: A method of producing a fiber-reinforced plastic includes disposing a transparent film as an outermost layer on a lower die of a molding die, disposing a base sheet formed of a fiber fabric on the transparent film, closing the molding die with an upper die, and injecting a matrix resin into the molding die closed. The transparent film has grooves on a surface facing the base sheet. In the disposing, the base sheet is disposed such that the grooves are located between adjacent weaving gaps of the base sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shota Matsumoto, Kosuke Kawai
  • Patent number: 10753324
    Abstract: An inlet duct for an internal combustion engine includes a tubular body portion having an air-permeable side wall and a tubular suction portion that is arranged on an upstream side of the body portion in an intake airflow direction and has an inner peripheral surface that expands radially outward toward the upstream side. The body portion and the suction portion are formed integrally by a compression-molded fiber molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Ryusuke Kimura
  • Patent number: 10633521
    Abstract: The invention relates to cellulosic composite compositions which contain cellulose derived from coffee parchment. The compositions are especially useful as coffee filters, but may also be used in any way traditionally used for cellulosic composite materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: JAVACUBE, INC.
    Inventor: Joseph Apuzzo, III
  • Patent number: 10541426
    Abstract: The invention includes a method of making a catalytic electrode for a metal-air cell in which a carbon-catalyst composite is produced by heating a manganese compound in the presence of a particulate carbon material to form manganese oxide catalyst on the surfaces of the particulate carbon, and then adding virgin particulate carbon material to the carbon-catalyst composite to produce a catalytic mixture that is formed into a catalytic layer. A current collector and an air diffusion layer are added to the catalytic layer to produce the catalytic electrode. The catalytic electrode can be combined with a separator and a negative electrode in a cell housing including an air entry port through which air from outside the container can reach the catalytic electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: ENERGIZER BRANDS, LLC
    Inventor: Diana Dreher
  • Patent number: 10427352
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an object is disclosed. Material is extruded from an extrusion head onto a tool, the extrusion head having an extrusion axis along which the material flows as it exits the extrusion head. Relative movement is generated between the extrusion head and the tool as the material is extruded so that the material is deposited as a series of layers, wherein the material cures on or after deposition so that the layers are fused together. The extrusion and the relative movement are controlled so that the series of layers are shaped in accordance with a stored three-dimensional model of the object. At least some of the layers are non-planar layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
    Inventor: Benjamin Farmer
  • Patent number: 10407762
    Abstract: A novel dual layer mask formulation is provided. In particular, the mask has a unique composition that protects the integrity of an underlying chromide coating, prevents chromium depletion from the chromide coating and prevents a subsequent aluminide coating from being deposited thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: PRAXAIR S. T. TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Zhihong Tang, Kevin E Garing
  • Patent number: 10241242
    Abstract: A retroreflective device securable to a highway by bonding thereto preferably with a viscous strip applied to the highway prior to solidifying cure of the strip includes a generally globular glass central member, a desirably pigmented adhesive layer over the central member and a plurality of peripheral globular glass members connected to the central member by the pigmented adhesive layer. A method for fabricating the retroreflective device is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: StonCor Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick Gelfant, John Mulowski, Kent Stough, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10239794
    Abstract: A sintered molded article includes a ceramic of ?/?-sialon having a grain boundary phase, the grain boundary phase containing at least one hard material formed in situ as an additional phase. A method for the production of the sintered molded article uses at least the following compounds as a starting material: Si3N4, AlN, and, if applicable, Al2O3, at least one oxide of the rare earths, and at least one oxide of the element titanium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: CERAMTEC GMBH
    Inventors: Volker Dietrich, Moritz Stahl, Kilian Friederich, Gert Richter
  • Patent number: 10118859
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a low water content plastic composition comprising hydraulic cement and a method for manufacturing the same. The present invention provides a low water content plastic composition comprising hydraulic cement and a method for manufacturing the same, the composition being characterized by losing flowability and having plasticity since from a flowable, uniform mixture state of hydraulic cement and water with polyol and isocyanate compounds which are raw materials for forming foamed polyurethane, part of the water used in the mixture is separated and removed due to foaming in the course of formation of the foamed polyurethane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: IDIN CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ji-Su Yu
  • Patent number: 10086540
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a press-molded product by cold-pressing a composite material containing a discontinuous carbon fiber and a thermoplastic resin, is provided. The method satisfies equations (1) and (2) and includes Steps 1 to 5: Step 1 is a step of placing a heated composite material in a mold; Step 2 is a step of allowing 1 second or less between pressurization start time t0 and time t1 of reaching flow starting pressure Pf; Step 3 is a step of reaching maximum pressure Pm at time t2; Step 4 is a pressure holding step of pressing the composite material at an average holding pressure Pk from time t2 to time t3; and Step 5 is a step of opening the mold and taking out a molded product from the mold; equation (1):??4<Pf/t1<7,500 [MPa/sec]; and equation (2):??45<Pk×(t3?t2)<5,400 [MPa·sec].
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Teijin Limited
    Inventors: Ryo Shimodake, Hodaka Yokomizo
  • Patent number: 10080641
    Abstract: Ureteral stents include a tubular body defining a lumen and have a distal kidney section, a proximal bladder section, and a ureter section between the distal and proximal sections. The tubular body has a first material layer and a stiffening member that extends through at least a portion of a length of the tubular body. The stiffening member has a stiffness characteristic that varies along its length. This enables different portions of the stent to have different stiffness characteristics that preferably are optimized for the location of those portions within the human body. The stiffening member may be at least a second material layer having a second stiffness that is different from a first stiffness of the first material layer, and/or at least one strand of material that is embedded within the first material layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: GYRUS ACMI, INC.
    Inventors: Hui Tang, David Salto
  • Patent number: 10030338
    Abstract: Embodiments are directed to recycled asphalt shingle pellets having a soft center with a biofuel or bio-oil diluent, and a harder, water-resistant shell coating. It is believed that by using a biofuel, more recycled asphalt shingles material may be used in the formulation of asphalt cement without compromising the performance grade of the asphalt cement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Inventors: William P. Dempsey, William R. Bailey
  • Patent number: 10000418
    Abstract: The invention relates to a refractory product comprising zirconium dioxide, a use of zirconium dioxide, a zirconium dioxide, a method for manufacturing a refractory product and a refractory product manufactured by means of said method. The zirconium dioxide is in cubic form and is metastable at room temperature. The zirconium dioxide has a content of calcium, magnesium and yttrium of less than 1% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: REFRACTORY INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Christoph Bauer, Norbert Freiberger
  • Patent number: 9937059
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for bone preparation with designed areas having accurate tolerance profiles to enable improved initial fixation and stability for cementless implants and to improve long-term bone ingrowth/ongrowth to an implant. A method of preparing a bone surface to receive a prosthetic implant thereon having an articular surface and a bone contacting surface includes resecting the bone surface at a first location to create a first resected region having a first tolerance profile with a first cross-section, resecting the bone surface at a second location to create a second resected region having a second tolerance profile with a second cross-section less dense than the first cross-section, and contacting the bone contacting surface of the prosthetic implant with the first resected region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Stuart L. Axelson, Jr., Donald W. Malackowski, John Michael Stuart
  • Patent number: 9941450
    Abstract: A bottom electrically conductive surface is disposed on the top surface of a substrate and a top electrically conductive surface disposed on the bottom surface of a superstrate. A bare die electronic device is disposed with at least one of its top conductor in direct electrical communication with the bottom electrically conductive surface and/or its bottom conductor in direct electrical communication with the top conductive surface. A non-conductive adhesive secures the substrate to the superstrate so that the bare die electronic device is retained in direct electrical communication. The non-conductive adhesive has a melting point temperature at least greater than a minimum operating temperature of the operating temperature range of the bare die, so that the non-conductive adhesive does not melt and flow thereby preventing a separation or degradation of the direct electrical connection of the bare die electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: ARTICULATED TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: John J. Daniels
  • Patent number: 9908319
    Abstract: A three-dimensional shaping method includes a step of forming a powder layer and a step of sintering the powder layer by a moving laser beam or electron beam are alternately repeated to perform a multilayer operation within a container, a plurality of equal-width divided regions are set in a multilayer region along a height direction, and then the number of multilayers N in each of equal-width divided regions which can reflect the degree of variations, according to the degree of variations in the shape of the cross section of a boundary on the upper side and the shape of the cross section of a boundary on the lower side in each of the equal-width divided regions, and the thickness of each multilayer unit in each equal-width divided region is selected, and the coordinates of an outer periphery in each of the cross sections of the number N are set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Matsuura Machinery Corporation
    Inventors: Kouichi Amaya, Kousuke Ishimoto
  • Patent number: 9828296
    Abstract: A lead-free piezoelectric ceramic composition mainly includes a first crystal phase (KNN phase) and a second crystal phase (NTK phase). In the first crystal phase (KNN phase), a plurality of crystal grains formed of an alkali niobate/tantalate perovskite oxide having piezoelectric characteristics is bound to each other in a deposited state. The second crystal phase (NTK phase) is formed of a compound containing titanium (Ti) and fills spaces between the crystal grains in the first crystal phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masato Yamazaki, Takayuki Matsuoka, Kazuaki Kitamura, Hideto Yamada, Toshiaki Kurahashi, Katsuya Yamagiwa, Kazushige Ohbayashi
  • Patent number: 9795712
    Abstract: The current invention is directed to a medical implant made of bulk-solidifying amorphous alloys and methods of making such medical implants, wherein the medical implants are biologically, mechanically, and morphologically compatible with the surrounding implanted region of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: Crucible Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: David Opie, Tranquoc Thebao Nguyen, Atakan Peker
  • Patent number: 9764988
    Abstract: A Ca—SiAlON ceramic with enhanced mechanical properties and a method employing micron-sized and submicron precursors to form the Ca—SiAlON ceramic. The Ca—SiAlON ceramic comprises not more than 42 wt % silicon, relative to the total weight of the Ca—SiAlON ceramic. The method employs submicron particles and also allows for substituting a portion of aluminum nitride with aluminum to form the Ca—SiAlON ceramic with enhanced mechanical properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Abbas Saeed Hakeem, Tahar Laoui, Moath Mohammad Almaliki, Awais Muhammad Raja Khan, Faheemuddin Patel
  • Patent number: 9731436
    Abstract: A system for creating a blended fiber pad made from a mixture of alpaca fiber and a selected fiber. The fiber pad is used for bedding products, cushions, toppers and furniture. The system includes a washing station for cleaning and processing the fiber mixture and a pad forming machine. The washing station is used to thoroughly wash, clean and dry the alpaca fiber and the selected fiber. The washing station includes a series of wash tanks, squeeze pads and drying racks. The dried alpaca fiber and dried selected fiber are then baled and fed into the pad forming machine. The pad forming machine includes a plurality of individual sections with a series of conveyor belts. The conveyor belts are used for conveying the fiber mixture and a bond material from one station to the next and creating a finished blended fiber pad.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Inventors: Mary Anderle, David A. Rauch
  • Patent number: 9724450
    Abstract: The current invention is directed to a medical implant made of bulk-solidifying amorphous alloys and methods of making such medical implants, wherein the medical implants are biologically, mechanically, and morphologically compatible with the surrounding implanted region of the body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: Crucible Intellectual Property, LLC
    Inventors: David Opie, Tranquoc Thebao Nguyen, Atakan Peker
  • Patent number: 9718944
    Abstract: A method for coloring fibers or fibrous materials where the fibrous material is initially chemically pretreated in order to achieve natural/white color for the fibrous materials. Next the pretreated fibrous material, a polymer base, and the colorant concentrate(s) are combined under suitable conditions to form a biocomposite mixture. The chemical pretreatment of the fibrous material prevents damage from being done to the fibrous material, such that the fibrous material retains its strength enhancing properties when combined with the polymer to form the biocomposite mixture. Additionally, the chemical pretreatment enables the fibrous material to chemically and mechanically bond with the colorant when combined into the biocomposite mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: CNH Industrial Canada, Ltd.
    Inventors: James Henry, Satyanarayan Panigrahi, Radhey Lal Kushwaha
  • Patent number: 9701045
    Abstract: A method of preparing a patterned micro-contact printing stamp for micro contact printing including the making of a submaster of e.g. epoxy, against which a micro-contact printing stamp from polydimethylsiloxane or other stamp forming material can be formed. The micro-contact printing stamp can then be exposed to an inking material while the micro-contact printing stamp is still against the submaster, resulting in a micro-contact printing stamp capable of making numerous impressions before the inking material is exhausted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Jonathan J. O'Hare, Richard W. Greger, Mikhail L. Pekurovsky, Daniel P. Meehan
  • Patent number: 9676674
    Abstract: A fiber having an environmental barrier coating is provided that includes, in one illustrative form, a Hi Nicalon preform assembled in a tooling for chemical vapor infiltration and cleaned to remove sizing char from fibers of the Hi Nicalon preform; a ytterbium doped silicon carbide coat located over the Hi Nicalon preform; a boron nitride interface coat applied over the ytterbium doped silicon carbide coat; and a silicon carbide coat applied over the boron nitride interface coat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce Corporation
    Inventor: Andrew J. Lazur
  • Patent number: 9598550
    Abstract: A method of devulcanizing vulcanized rubber is described. The method includes steps of: (a) providing at least one vulcanized rubber composition; (b) grinding the vulcanized rubber into chips or pellets; (c) mixing the ground rubber obtained from step (b) in such a way as to homogenize the form and temperature of same; (d) carrying out a non-degrading mechanical treatment on the mixed rubber at the end of step (c) to obtain a polymeric composite. Also described is a thermoplastic material and an elastomeric mixture which comprise, in the formulation of same, at least one polymeric composite obtained by this method of devulcanization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: SOCIETE PLYMOUTH FRANCAISE
    Inventor: Daniel Arnaud
  • Patent number: 9579216
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for bone preparation with designed areas having accurate tolerance profiles to enable improved initial fixation and stability for cementless implants and to improve long-term bone ingrowth/ongrowth to an implant. A method of preparing a bone surface to receive a prosthetic implant thereon having an articular surface and a bone contacting surface includes resecting the bone surface at a first location to create a first resected region having a first tolerance profile with a first cross-section, resecting the bone surface at a second location to create a second resected region having a second tolerance profile with a second cross-section less dense than the first cross-section, and contacting the bone contacting surface of the prosthetic implant with the first resected region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Stuart L. Axelson, Jr., Donald W. Malackowski, John Michael Stuart
  • Patent number: 9528823
    Abstract: A method and device for measuring the position of sections with an absorbing substance in multi-segment filter rods of the tobacco processing industry by measuring a varying shift of the resonance frequency A and/or spread of the resonance line B during movement of the rod in the longitudinal direction, using a microwave resonator, which has a field concentration in a spatial area, wherein this spatial area is smaller in the rod direction than the segment length to be determined, forming a difference quotient ?A of the resonant frequency shift A and/or ?B of the resonance line spread B relative to the longitudinal direction, determining local extreme values of the respective difference quotients, and assigning local extreme values as a position of a transition from a section with higher content of absorbing substance to a section without, or with lower content, of absorbing substance, and vice versa.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: TEWS Elektronik GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Stefan Zaage, Udo Schlemm, Rainer Herrmann, Harald Ceslik, Jôrn Eggers
  • Patent number: 9522850
    Abstract: Provided is a cubic boron nitride sintered body having good wear resistance and fracture resistance. A method for manufacturing a cubic boron nitride sintered body of the present invention is a method for manufacturing a cubic boron nitride sintered body having a cubic boron nitride particle content of 80% by volume or more and 99% by volume or less. The method includes a first step of preparing cubic boron nitride particles; a second step of coating surfaces of the cubic boron nitride particles with a coating material so as to obtain coated particles; a third step of mixing the coated particles and a binder to obtain a mixture; and a fourth step of sintering the mixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Hardmetal Corp.
    Inventors: Yusuke Matsuda, Katsumi Okamura, Tsutomu Hirano, Tomohiro Fukaya
  • Patent number: 9427334
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for bone preparation with designed areas having accurate tolerance profiles to enable improved initial fixation and stability for cementless implants and to improve long-term bone ingrowth/ongrowth to an implant. A method of preparing a bone surface to receive a prosthetic implant thereon having an articular surface and a bone contacting surface includes resecting the bone surface at a first location to create a first resected region having a first tolerance profile with a first cross-section, resecting the bone surface at a second location to create a second resected region having a second tolerance profile with a second cross-section less dense than the first cross-section, and contacting the bone contacting surface of the prosthetic implant with the first resected region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: Stryker Corporation
    Inventors: Stuart L. Axelson, Jr., Donald W. Malackowski, John Michael Stuart
  • Patent number: 9353241
    Abstract: Composite material for the making of decorative items which contains at least a polymeric component and at least a metallic powder dispersed in the polymeric component in an amount in weight between 2% and 95%. The metallic powder includes plate-like particles with a nanometric thickness of between 5 and 300 nm and a preferential growth in a two-dimensional surface with at least a dimension of between 0.6 and 100 ?m. A procedure for the making of an ornamental article includes at least a phase for preparing at least a base component of a silicone resin; at least a phase for preparing the metallic powder; at least an initial phase for mixing the metallic powder with the silicone resin base component to obtain an even mixture; and at least an initial phase for reticulating the base component in the even mixture with the metallic powder distributed in a homogeneous way.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: ECOMETAL SA
    Inventors: Sara Maria Carturan, Gianantonio Della Mea, Riccardo Ceccato, Sofia Nardo
  • Patent number: 9327385
    Abstract: A method of making a near-net superhard material body includes preparing granules from a mixture of superhard powder, binders, and fluids, compacting the granules to form a soft green complex-shaped body, heating the soft green body in a furnace to form a hard green body free from residual binders, embedding one or more of the hard green bodies in a containment powder or a containment means and forming a pressure cell, sintering the cell at high pressure and high temperature, and removing the containment powder from the cell or removing the inserts from the containment means to reveal one or more near-net bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: Diamond Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven W Webb, Gerold Weinl, Malin Martensson, Thomas C Easley