By Extrusion Spraying Or Gravity Fall Through Orifice Patents (Class 264/13)
  • Patent number: 11602180
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a human body simulation model, a fitting device, a fitting server, and a control method. The human body simulation model includes: a human body model; a photodeformable shaping garment; a plurality of excitation light sources; a plurality of elastic elements; and a first controller configured to control at least a part of the plurality of excitation light sources to emit light waves to the photodeformable shaping garment according to body shape parameters of a user received, so that the photodeformable shaping garment is deformed to simulate a body shape of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Inventors: Chuanyan Wang, Kun Yu
  • Patent number: 11492692
    Abstract: Disclosed is a thermal barrier coating system for components of a turbomachine, especially for high temperature-stressed or hot gas-stressed components of a turbomachine, comprising a ceramic coating of fully or partially stabilized zirconium oxide, and an oxide cover coating which comprises aluminum and at least one element from the group lanthanum, magnesium, silicon, calcium and sodium. The aluminum oxide exists at least partially as free ?-Al2O3. Also disclosed is a method for producing a corresponding thermal barrier coating system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Inventors: Philipp Doebber, Frank Seidel
  • Patent number: 11453785
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method that enables production of a surface-treated colored inorganic particle with which the desired color tone can be consistently reproduced as intended with no variation occurring in the color tone of the compositions produced with the particle, within each production and over multiple production runs. The invention relates to a method for producing a surface-treated colored inorganic particle, comprising spray drying a mixture of a dispersion [I] and a solution [II], wherein the dispersion [I] is a dispersion of inorganic particles having an average particle diameter of 0.005 to 5 ?m dispersed in a solvent with a pigment, and the solution [II] is a solution of a surface treatment agent hydrolyzed in the presence of a hydrolysis aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2022
    Inventors: Takehiro Kameya, Shogo Hiramatsu, Masashi Inoue
  • Patent number: 11298673
    Abstract: A fluid reactor for generating particulate fluids by collision, has a housing which encloses a collision chamber, a first fluid nozzle, and a second fluid nozzle oriented opposite thereto in a collinear manner, which is located directly opposite the first fluid nozzle in a jet direction of the first and second fluid nozzles in a common collision zone, at least one rinsing fluid inlet into the collision chamber arranged on a first side of the first fluid nozzle, and at least one product outlet out of the collision chamber arranged on a second side of the second fluid nozzle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Inventors: Moriz Walter, Mario Bott
  • Patent number: 11179801
    Abstract: A laser processing system that can effectively blow out a material of a workpiece that is melted by a laser beam by effectively utilizing an assist gas emitted from a nozzle. The laser processing system includes a nozzle having an emission opening that emits a jet of the assist gas along an optical axis of the laser beam, the nozzle forming a maximum point of velocity of the jet at a position away from the emission opening and is configured such that during processing of the workpiece by the laser beam, a nozzle is disposed with respect to a process portion of the workpiece W, at a target position determined based on a position of the maximum point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Fanuc Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Izumi
  • Patent number: 11118019
    Abstract: The present invention provides thermoplastic polyurethane particles, which are formed in a continuous matrix phase from a thermoplastic polyurethane resin and have a particle diameter of 200-500 ?m. In a differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) curve of the thermoplastic polyurethane particles, derived from the analysis of a temperature rise of 10° C./min by DSC, a peak of the cold crystallization temperature (Tcc) is shown at a temperature between the glass transition temperature (Tg) and the melting point (Tm). The thermoplastic polyurethane particles have a compression degree of 10-20%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Inventors: Min Gyung Kim, Sung Yong Kang, Kyoung Min Kang, Hee-Jung Lee, Chang-Young Park, Jae Ho Lim, Jun Ho Choi, Jae Han Song, Yu Jin Go
  • Patent number: 10865144
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a dispersant, comprising the steps of a) providing at least one water-soluble polymer comprising polyether groups, b) providing an inorganic component comprising at least one phyllosilicate which has an integral sheet charge of 0, 1 or 2, c) producing an aqueous suspension comprising the at least one water-soluble polymer comprising polyether groups and the inorganic component comprising the at least one phyllosilicate, and d) spray-drying the aqueous suspension to give a solid. Additionally disclosed is the use of the dispersant of the invention in an inorganic binder composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Torben Gaedt, Joachim Dengler, Martin Winklbauer, Manfred Bichler, Oliver Mazanec
  • Patent number: 10828702
    Abstract: There is provided a silver powder which has a small average particle diameter and a small thermal shrinkage percentage, and a method for producing the same. While a molten metal of silver heated to a temperature (1292 to 1692° C.), which is higher than the melting point (962° C.) of silver by 330 to 730° C., is allowed to drop, a high-pressure water is sprayed onto the molten metal of silver (preferably at a water pressure of 90 to 160 MPa) to rapidly cool and solidify the molten metal of silver to powderize silver to produce a silver powder which has an average particle diameter of 1 to 6 ?m and a shrinkage percentage of not greater than 8% (preferably not greater than 7%) at 500° C., the product of the average particle diameter by the shrinkage percentage at 500° C. being 1 to 11 ?m·% (preferably 1.5 to 10.5 ?m·%).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventors: Atsushi Ebara, Kenichi Inoue, Yoshiyuki Michiaki, Takahiro Yamada, Masahiro Yoshida
  • Patent number: 10753685
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and apparatus for firing a ceramic component e.g. a ceramic core, within a firing receptacle containing firing powder. The method comprises using a shaping element to shape and/or define an upper surface of a first portion of firing powder at a predetermined height within the firing receptacle. The ceramic component is subsequently placed on the upper surface of the first portion of firing powder e.g. within a depression formed using the shaping element and covered with a second portion of firing powder. The shaping element may comprise a gridded/meshed plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE PLC
    Inventor: Aleksander Maria Cendrowicz
  • Patent number: 10702605
    Abstract: The present invention comprises a co-processed carbohydrate system, and formulations produced therefrom, which formulations are directly compressible into solid dosage forms, some of which rapidly and completely dissolve or disintegrate in the oral cavity within 60 seconds. The invention also comprises the solid dosage forms produced by directly compressing the co-processed carbohydrate system, some of which, when placed in the oral cavity, shall dissolve or disintegrate, preferably within about 60 seconds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SPI Pharma, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary T. Norman, Kalyan S. Nuguru, Arun F. Amin, Sarath Chandar
  • Patent number: 10703972
    Abstract: A soil erosion inhibitor is provided that includes resin powder excellent in moisture absorption resistance. According to the present invention, a soil erosion inhibitor is provided that includes redispersible synthetic resin powder having a bulk density of 0.50 g/mL or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Denka Company Limited
    Inventors: Koichi Fukuda, Hironori Konishi, Kazuhiro Kote, Ryuji Matsuno
  • Patent number: 10665360
    Abstract: Provided is a production method that enables the production of a composite body of lithium titanate particles and a carbonaceous material, the composite body having excellent electrical characteristics and so on, and the composite body of lithium titanate particles and a carbonaceous material. A method for producing a composite body of lithium titanate particles and a carbonaceous material includes the steps of: preparing a raw material mixture using a titanium compound, a lithium compound, and an oligomer and/or raw material monomer of an alkali-soluble resin; and subjecting the raw material mixture to heat treatment under a non-oxidizing atmosphere to produce the composite body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventors: Hirotoshi Iuchi, Taiji Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10538624
    Abstract: A process for producing an activated monomer composition comprising at least one lactam and/or lactone, one catalyst, and one activator permits storage of the resultant monomer composition, since this is stable with respect to polymerization. Said monomer composition is used inter alia in producing a polyamide molding via ring-opening, anionic polymerization.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Dietrich Scherzer, Philippe Desbois, Volker Warzelhan, Andreas Wollny, Andreas Radtke, Axel Wilms, Martin Klatt
  • Patent number: 10497638
    Abstract: A method of producing ceramic wafer includes a forming step and processing step. The processing step includes forming positioning notch or positioning, flat edge and edge profile, which avoids the ceramic wafers to have processing defect during cutting, grinding, and polishing, for increasing yield. The ceramic particles for producing ceramic wafer include nitride ceramic powder, oxide ceramic powder, and nitride ceramic powder. The ceramic wafer has low dielectric constant, insulation, and excellent heat dissipation, which can be applied for the need of semiconductor process, producing electric product and semiconductor equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Inventors: Ruey-Hsia Chiang, Yan-Kai Zeng
  • Patent number: 10471671
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for printing onto a curved surface of an article are disclosed. An embodiment of a method may include receiving the article and extruding a composite yarn from a nozzle. A method may include attaching the composite yarn to the curved surface by moving the nozzle in a direction aligned with a first axis and a direction aligned with second axis along the curved surface. The first axis may be approximately normal to the print surface and the second axis may be approximately normal to the first direction. The article may be repositioned during printing to accommodate nozzle movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Todd A. Waatti, Yoav Sterman
  • Patent number: 10328000
    Abstract: An apparatus and process for forming particles. The apparatus and process employs an intermediate mixer downstream of a batch mixer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Vincent Joseph Sodd, Alessandro Corona, III
  • Patent number: 10279335
    Abstract: Spheroidal catalyst support, supported catalyst, and method of preparing and using the catalyst for hydrodemetallation of metal-containing heavy oil feedstocks are disclosed. The catalyst supports comprise titania alumina having 5 wt % or less titania and have greater than 30% percent of their pore volume in pores having a diameter of between 200 and 500 ?. Catalysts prepared from the supports contain Group 6, 9 and 10 metals or metal compounds supported on the titania alumina supports. Catalysts in accordance with the invention exhibit improved catalytic activity and stability to remove metals from heavy feedstocks during a hydrotreating process. The catalysts also provide increased sulfur and MCR conversion during a hydrotreating process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Advanced Refining Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Stanislaw Plecha, Narinobu Kagami, Viorel Duma, John Everett Creighton
  • Patent number: 10267570
    Abstract: The heat exchanger is adapted for cooling a coolant (e.g., water), used to cool a device or an area (e.g., building interior), such as during periods of peak energy cost and usage, to save energy and energy costs. The heat exchanger includes a coolant storage tank with one or more refrigerant circulators in contact with the floor of the tank. The circulators use a refrigerant having a freezing temperature colder than the coolant, with coolant on the floor of the tank forming a layer of ice thereon. A rotary scraper extends up through the tank floor from each circulator, with the scrapers operating to remove the thin layer of ice from the floor as the ice forms. The resulting ice chips are relatively small and thin, thus having a relatively large surface area for their volume in order to maximize melting and rapid cooling of the coolant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventors: Syed A. M. Said, Muhammad Umar Siddiqui
  • Patent number: 10245423
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for manufacturing a microstructure, the method comprising the steps of: (a) preparing a viscous composition on a lower substrate; and (b) applying centrifugal force to the viscous composition to induce extension of the viscous composition, thereby manufacturing a microstructure. According to the present invention, (i) a microstructure having a micro-unit diameter and sufficient effective length and hardness is provided; (ii) any process that may destroy activation of a drug or cosmetic component, such as high-temperature treatment, organic solvent treatment, etc., is avoided; (iii) loss resulting from contact and separation is reduced; (iv) the limitation of aspect ratio of the manufactured microstructure is overcome; (v) the limitation of yield resulting from flatness is overcome; and (vi) microstructures of various shapes can be manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: JUVIC INC.
    Inventors: Hyung Il Jung, Hui Suk Yang, Su Yong Kim
  • Patent number: 10233300
    Abstract: Foamable aqueous compositions can be foamed and applied to porous substrates to make light-blocking dry opacifying elements. Such compositions have 0.05-15 weight % of porous particles; at least 20 weight % of a binder; at least 0.0001 weight % of additives (including a surfactant); water; and at least 0.001 weight % of an opacifying colorant. Each porous particle includes a continuous polymeric phase and discrete pores; a mode particle size of 2-50 ?m; and a porosity of 20-70 volume %. The continuous polymeric phase Tg is >80° C. and has a polymer viscosity of 80-500 centipoises at an ethyl acetate shear rate of 100 sec?1 at a concentration of 20 weight % at 25° C. The dry opacifying element light blocking value is at least 4 and has a luminous reflectance >40% as measured by the color space Y tristimulus value. The foamed aqueous composition has a foam density of 0.1-0.5 g/cm3.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Inventors: Mridula Nair, Mary Christine Brick, Joseph Salvatore Sedita
  • Patent number: 10190062
    Abstract: Methods for preparing, converting, and/or transporting bitumen are provided. Asphaltene prills, prilling processes, and converted bitumen suitable for transport are disclosed. One method for preparing bitumen for transport comprises: separating asphaltene from the bitumen to generate a deasphalted oil and asphaltene; separating the asphaltene into a first asphaltene fraction and a second asphaltene fraction, the first asphaltene fraction being less soluble in deasphalted oil and the second asphaltene fraction being more soluble in deasphalted oil; and forming an asphaltene prill comprising an inner core comprising the second asphaltene fraction and an outer layer comprising the first asphaltene fraction. Asphaltene prills disclosed herein may comprise an inner core comprising an asphaltene fraction having more solubility in deasphalted oil, and an outer layer comprising an asphaltene fraction having less solubility in deasphalted oil. Methods for the transport of bitumen via a pipeline are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventor: Subodh Gupta
  • Patent number: 10188126
    Abstract: A cotton candy preparing device is provided that has a rotary pot dividable into a pot upper portion and a pot bottom portion, a plurality of legs extending downwards from near a circumferential edge portion of a lower end of the upper pot portion and including a leg end portion expanding outwards at a lower end thereof, a heating plate provided on an upper surface of the pot bottom portion, and leg receiving holes provided near a circumferential edge portion of the upper surface of the pot bottom portion to allow the legs to be inserted individually, and the leg receiving holes each have an inserting portion permitting the passage of the leg end portion and a leg stopping portion connecting continuously to a side of the inserting portion and whose width to an outer circumferential direction of the rotary pot is made narrower than the inserting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: AGATSUMA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shinji Todokoro
  • Patent number: 10172881
    Abstract: A dialysis acid precursor assembly including: a bicarbonate containing concentrate and a dialysis acid concentrate solution including powder components mixed with water. The powder components include (1) a sodium chloride powder, (2) at least one dry acid powder, and (3) a magnesium chloride 4.5-hydrate (MgCl2.4.5H2O) powder in a quantity such that a concentration of about 7.5-50 mM magnesium ions is provided in the dialysis acid concentrate solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: GAMBRO LUNDIA AB
    Inventors: Olof Jansson, Jens Gustafsson, Torbjorn Linden
  • Patent number: 10137090
    Abstract: A nozzle, an apparatus, and a method for producing dual-layer microparticles used as microcarriers. The nozzle includes a nozzle body having a first fluid passageway and a cover mounted to the nozzle body and having a second fluid passageway. A plurality of extension tubes is communicated with an end of the first fluid passageway and is spaced from each other. Each extension tube includes an outlet port distant to the first fluid passageway. A plurality of sleeves is communicated with the second fluid passageway. Each sleeve includes an opening distant to the second fluid passageway. Each extension tube extends into one of the sleeves. An outer wall of each extension tube is spaced from an inner wall of one of the sleeves. The outlet port of each extension tube is located between the second fluid passageway and the opening of one of the sleeves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre
    Inventors: Cheng-Han Hung, Zong-Hsin Liu, Ying-Chieh Lin, Ming-Fang Tsai, Hai-Ching Tsou, Ying-Cheng Lu
  • Patent number: 10130961
    Abstract: Hydrodynamic focusing of two fluid steams provides a novel micro printing technology for printed electronics and other high performance applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: National Technology & Engineering Solutions of Sandia, LLC
    Inventors: David M. Keicher, Adam Cook
  • Patent number: 10086353
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for producing a dispersion, which enable high-speed and highly-efficient production of a dispersion of a reaction product having desired properties, are provided. The present invention relates to such a method and an apparatus for producing a dispersion. In the method and the apparatus, a first substance is dissolved or dispersed in a first liquid, a second substance is dissolved or dispersed in a second liquid or a low dielectric liquid, a phase of the second liquid and a phase of the low dielectric liquid are one on top of the other in such a manner that the two phases are separated from each other, a spray port of a nozzle is disposed in the low dielectric liquid phase, or is disposed at a position apart from the two phases but close to the low dielectric liquid phase in such a manner that the spray port is oriented to a liquid surface of the low dielectric liquid phase, and an electrode is disposed in the second liquid phase.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignees: National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, Nicca Chemical Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiro Wakisaka, Hitomi Kobara, Hirotomo Banko, Kana Ueda, Toshiki Kounishi, Daiki Nakai
  • Patent number: 9943874
    Abstract: A process for generating droplets with a modulatable droplet size distribution, comprises: making a stream of liquid strike a support with a given relative impact velocity; making said support vibrate at at least one vibration frequency; heating said support to a impact temperature such that the liquid film formed by the impact and made to vibrate is heated to a principal temperature to form in combination what are called principal droplets from said film; and transporting said droplets via a transfer/braking/sorting system to a liquid for precipitating the principal droplets, said transportation being carried out at a transportation temperature, all of these parameters, namely the relative impact velocity, the vibration frequency, the principal temperature and the transportation temperature allowing the droplet size of said formed principal droplets and the velocity of the latter to be modulated. A device allowing the process to be implemented is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Inventors: Méryl Brothier, Dominique Moulinier
  • Patent number: 9895707
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for generating aerosol particles that are substantially uniform in size said apparatus includes a droplet generator comprised of a metal capillary for a liquid to flow through to form a liquid stream flowing into a gas stream. The metal capillary is vibrated by a piezoelectric ceramic at a substantially constant frequency to cause the liquid stream to breakup into droplets that are substantially uniform in size in the gas stream, the gas stream being maintained at a velocity in the range between approximately 10% to 100% of the speed of sound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Inventors: Hongxu Duan, Francisco J. Romay, Amir A. Naqwi, Benjamin Y. H. Liu
  • Patent number: 9878467
    Abstract: An apparatus and process for forming particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Richard Albert Huddleston, Lisa Grace Frentzel, Robert Richard Dykstra
  • Patent number: 9861581
    Abstract: This invention relates to a granulate comprising mannitol and sorbitol in a weight ratio of between 70:30 and 97:3. This invention also relates to the use of a granulate in the preparation of orodispersible tablets, to the orodispersible tablets obtained with a granulate and to a process of for producing a granulate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: E-PHARMA TRENTO S.p.A.
    Inventors: Massimiliano Rossi, Riccardo Catalano, Silvia Boschetti, Paolo Andreatta
  • Patent number: 9833470
    Abstract: A dialysis acid precursor assembly including: a dry dialysis acid precursor composition including sodium chloride, a dry acid and a magnesium chloride 4.5-hydrate (MgCl2.4.5H2O), a calcium salt and at least one of a potassium salt, calcium salt and an anhydrous glucose, and a moisture-resistant container having a water vapor transmission rate less than 0.2 g/m2/d at 38° C./90% RH, wherein the dry dialysis acid precursor composition is sealed in the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Gambro Lundia AB
    Inventors: Olof Jansson, Jens Gustafsson, Torbjorn Linden
  • Patent number: 9821503
    Abstract: A melt processing plant is provided that includes a melt charger for charging a processing head, in particular a pelletizing head, with melt, in which a diverter valve for discharging the melt during a starting and/or retooling phase is associated to the melt charger upstream of the processing head. A splitter divides the discharged melt into melt portions with the melt channels of the splitter head having at least one step-like cross-sectional enlargement of their inflow portion, a cross-sectional shape different from the outlet cross-section of the discharge channel, and an open orifice region out of the splitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2017
    Inventors: Michael Eloo, Juergen Veltel
  • Patent number: 9683139
    Abstract: An improved composite wood adhesive filler, a method of producing such a filler, and an adhesive mixture including such filler are provided, with the filler having performance satisfactory to the manufacturing needs of composite and ply wood products. The adhesive mixture may comprise a filler and one or more extenders. The filler can replace extenders for weight, without introducing instability or viscosity problems. The filler may be drawn from the residue co-product of cellulosic ethanol production using corn stover as feed stock material, which would otherwise be a waste product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Ply-Bond Chemical and Mill Supplies, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald N. Tillman, Todd J. Giesfeldt
  • Patent number: 9675557
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the production of discrete solid extruded particles comprising emulsion droplets, to such particles as well as to the use of such particles in food, feed, pharmaceutical and personal care applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: DSM IP ASSETS B.V.
    Inventors: Alexandra Teleki, Elger Funda, Leonardus Gerardus Bernardus Bremer, Pierre Elemans, Adriaan Willem Meesen
  • Patent number: 9279290
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming a cutting insert may include a compression device having a sleeve with a bore. The sleeve may receive a substantially hollow can. Solid particulates may be positioned within the can, and a substrate material or other punch may also be positioned in the can. A forming device adjacent an end of the can in which the solid particulates are located may include at least one protrusion extending into the bore. The protrusion may be adapted to deform the can while also forming the plurality of solid particulates into a solid mass having one or more reliefs and/or lobes. A method may include pressing the solid particulates while within a can to form a solid mass having one or more reliefs or lobes. An HPHT process may be performed to bond the solid mass to a substrate material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Inventors: Michael Stewart, Yi Fang, Scott L. Horman, Jeremy Peterson
  • Patent number: 9205690
    Abstract: A method for calibrating a print head for use in an additive manufacturing system, the method comprising positioning the print head over a calibration target, where the calibration target has a top surface with a plurality of edges. The method further comprising moving a tip of the print head to identify coordinate locations of the edges, and setting a calibration parameter for the print head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Stratasys, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul J. Leavitt, Paul H. Fuchs, J. Samuel Batchelder
  • Patent number: 9182420
    Abstract: A system and method for visualization of fluid flow, includes a light emitting arrangement configured to emit a focused light, a fluid channel configured to hold a fluid including a carrier liquid and a stimuli responsive polymer, wherein the fluid flows though the fluid channel, and an image recording arrangement. The light emitting arrangement is positioned to emit the focused light into a selected area of the fluid channel to interact with the flowing stimuli responsive polymer within the selected area. This results in a phase change to a portion of the stimuli responsive polymer. The image recording arrangement is positioned to record an image the portion of the phase changed stimuli responsive polymer made visible by the phase change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated
    Inventors: Kai Melde, Philipp H. Schmaelzle
  • Patent number: 9168687
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rotation device (1) for rotating the center part (2) in an injection-molding device. The rotation device comprises a column (3) which is non-rotatably mounted in the interior of the center part (2) and a sleeve (4) surrounding the same which is mounted such as to rotate with the center part (2), said sleeve (4) and said column (3) being operatively interconnected via a drive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: Foboha GmbH
    Inventor: Rainer Armbruster
  • Publication number: 20150147569
    Abstract: The present invention provides a thermo-regulated fiber and a preparation method thereof by using a new polymeric phase-change material and adopting a new fiber preparation method, and the resulting thermo-regulated fiber has good thermo-regulating properties and a good thermal stability. The thermo-regulated fiber has a composite structure, and the cross-sectional structure is an sea-island type or a concentric sheath/core type, characterised in that the polymeric phase-change material is a polyethylene glycol n-alkyl ether (structural formula: H(OCH2CH2)mOCnH2n+1), where the repeating unit number m of the ethylene glycol is 1 to 100, the number n of carbon atoms in the n-alkyl is 11 to 30. The present invention further relates to a preparation method of a thermo-regulated fiber which includes one of the following processes: (1) A melt composite spinning process; (2) Solution composite spinning process; (3) Electrostatic solution composite spinning process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 21, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Xing Xiang Zhang, Jie Yun Meng, Xiao Fen Tang, Hai Feng Shi
  • Publication number: 20150130097
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an antimicrobial filament fibre includes the following steps of: mixing diiodomethyl p-tolyl sulfone with a plastic mother particle so that the particle contains diiodomethyl p-tolyl sulfone; and melt-spinning the particle to form the antimicrobial filament fibre.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: JENELL-TEX INT'L CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Chih-Yu Chang
  • Patent number: 9023258
    Abstract: A method and formulation for preparing spray dried vancomycin. In various embodiment, the formulation includes vancomycin HCl (10-20%) and one or more of the following PEG (0-5%), mannitol (0-5%), ethanol (0-10%), and a citrate buffer. Spray dried vancomycin has favorable reconstitution times and water content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2015
    Assignee: Hospira, Inc.
    Inventors: Cynthia Fragale, Daniel Brueck
  • Publication number: 20150118141
    Abstract: Carbon fibers made by a process using an organogel precursor that includes a nucleophilic filler and polyacrylonitrile; such a process which includes dry-jet wet spinning; and an article made from such carbon fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 5, 2012
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Christopher Allen Dyke
  • Publication number: 20150111450
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are polyesters and fibers made therefrom. The fiber comprises a polymer, poly(trimethylene furandicarboxylate) (PTF), and PTF based copolymers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2013
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Fredrik Nederberg, Bhuma Rajagopalan
  • Publication number: 20150102514
    Abstract: Apparatuses and processes for forming powder are disclosed. The apparatus includes a chamber having a head plate and an array of aerosol and burner nozzles attached to the head plate for generating aerosols and flames respectively. Powder is produced by atomizing a liquid composition to project an aerosol of droplets into the chamber and heating the aerosol with flames projected by the burner nozzles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: HESTIA TEC LLC
    Inventors: Hai WANG, Yang Lee WANG, Erin Napua KAMPSCHROER
  • Publication number: 20150053898
    Abstract: To provide a composite oxide powder for a solid oxide fuel cell containing lanthanum, strontium and/or calcium, manganese and oxygen and having a highly uniform composition, and its production method. A composite oxide powder containing lanthanum, strontium and/or calcium, manganese and oxygen, wherein the coefficient of variation (?) of lanthanum is at most 6.0% and the coefficient of variation (?) of manganese is at most 13.0%, as calculated from the peak area ratio of the L? ray of lanthanum and the K? ray of manganese measured by an energy dispersive X-ray spectrometer attached to a scanning electron microscope.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: Futoshi NADA, Takene HIRAI
  • Publication number: 20150056294
    Abstract: Provided herein relates to methods and compositions for preparing a silk microsphere and the resulting silk microsphere. In some embodiments, the methods and compositions described herein are all aqueous, which can be used for encapsulating an active agent in a silk microsphere, while maintaining activity of the active agent during processing. In some embodiments, the resulting silk microsphere can be used for sustained delivery of an active agent encapsulated therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Inventors: David L. Kaplan, Tuna Yucel, Xiaoqin Wang, Michael Lovett
  • Patent number: 8951570
    Abstract: An extrusion process comprises extruding a material that is flowable when heated and passing the extrudate thus formed through a nozzle 10 to shape the extrudate into a plurality of substantially uniformly shaped elements such as minispheres or minicapsules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Sigmoid Pharma Limited
    Inventor: Ivan Coulter
  • Publication number: 20150031801
    Abstract: A dispersion spun fluoropolymer fiber prepared from non-melt-processible polytetrafluoroethylene particles and aluminum oxide particles. The concentration of Al2O3 in the aqueous dispersion may range from between about 0.1% to about 5%, with specific concentration of 0.1%, 1.0. The aqueous dispersion is mixed with an aqueous matrix polymer solution containing a matrix polymer and then extruded into a coagulation bath containing a concentration of ions which coagulate the matrix polymer to form an intermediate fiber structure which carries ionic species. The intermediate fiber structure is sintered to decompose the matrix polymer and coalesce the polytetrafluoroethylene particles and the Al2O3 particles into a blended fiber. The resulting, blended fluoropolymer fiber exhibits improved properties relative to 100% dispersion spun polytetrafluoroethylene fibers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: Toray Fluorofibers (America), Inc.
    Inventors: Chester Darryl Moon, Arthur Russell Nelson, Trevor Guldstrand, Matt Hutto
  • Publication number: 20150013537
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an immobilized liquid membrane using a water solution and a hexane solution is provided. The method may include producing a plurality of particles having a distribution of sizes from the water solution, covering the plurality of particles in the hexane solution, creating a plurality of microcapsules each comprising a flexible wall encapsulating a respective one of the plurality of particles, and creating a gap membrane between the plurality of microcapsules, the gap membrane being formed by polymerization reaction between a second portion of the water solution and a second portion of the hexane solution. Each of the plurality of microcapsules and the gap membrane are permeable to a first gas of a mixture of gasses comprising the first gas and a second gas, each of the microcapsules and the gap membrane being substantially impermeable to the second gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: TRIEXT, LLC
    Inventor: Clyde F. Parrish
  • Publication number: 20150017244
    Abstract: A spray dried-powder composition for inhalation comprising particles (X) containing (a) between 5 and 50% by weight of at least one azole derivative in amorphous state but not in crystalline structure and (b) at least one matricial agent to the composition selected from a group consisting of polyol such as sorbitol, mannitol and xylitol; a monosaccharides such as glucose and arabinose; disaccharide such as lactose, maltose, saccharose and dextrose; cholesterol, and any mixture thereof, wherein the composition provides a dissolution rate of said azole derivative of at least, 5% within 10 minutes, 10% within 20 minutes and 40% within 60 minutes when tested in the dissolution apparatus type 2 of the United States Pharmacopoeia at 50 rotation per minute, 37° C. in 900 milliliters of an aqueous dissolution medium adjusted at pH 1.2 and containing 0.3% of sodium laurylsulfate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Arthur Deboeck, Francis Vanderbist, Philippe Baudier, Thami Sebti, Christophe Duret, Karim Amighi