With Severing, Removing Material From Preform Mechanically, Or Mechanically Subdividing Workpiece Patents (Class 264/138)
  • Patent number: 10473074
    Abstract: A method for molding a connector which includes a connecting element having a cylindrical body and, one arm extending along an arm axis for the L-shaped connector or, two arms extending along two different arm axes for the T-shaped connector, the body being capable of being connected to an injector, and each arm being capable of being connected to the end of a pipe. The molding method includes a) providing a mold having a cavity for a T-shaped connecting element, the cavity including a cavity for a body and two cavities for arms and b) arranging an insert in the cavity for one of the two arms when an L-shaped connecting element is to be molded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES IP LIMITED
    Inventors: Thierry Frouin, Alain Amand
  • Patent number: 10457605
    Abstract: The invention provides novel articles of composite materials having hollow interior channels or passageways, or otherwise being hollowed out, and formulations and methods for their manufacture and uses. These hollow core objects are suitable for a variety of applications in construction, pavements and landscaping, and infrastructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Solidia Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry E. McCandlish, Orlando Narine, Daniel Castoro, Vahit Atakan, Devin Patten, John P. Kuppler, Sean Camron Quinn
  • Patent number: 10444735
    Abstract: A client terminal checks whether there is information indicating that forming is impracticable with reference to content of data for a forming apparatus to form a 3-dimensional object and acquires a feature amount and forming setting related to 3-dimensional forming of the data if it is determined that there is no information indicating that the forming is impracticable. The client terminal transmits the acquired feature amount and forming setting to a server and supplies information regarding forming evaluation which is based on the feature amount and the forming setting and is acquired from the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuya Natori, Jiaang Guo
  • Patent number: 10335250
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for fabricating an oral appliance are described for correcting malocclusions on a dentition of a subject. A three-dimensional representation of the dentition may be captured and a free-form structure having a lattice structure which matches at least part of a surface of the dentition is generated. The lattice structure defines a plurality of open spaces such that the free-form structure is at least partially transparent. The lattice structure may then be manufactured by impregnating or covering a coating into or upon the lattice structure such that the oral appliance is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: uLab Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Huafeng Wen
  • Patent number: 10311162
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods and systems for generating a virtual model of a customized impression tray and for manufacturing such a customized impression tray. A 3D digital representation of a patient's set of teeth is obtained and a virtual model of the customized impression tray is generated, where the generating comprises shaping the virtual model of the customized impression tray according to the 3D digital representation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: 3SHAPE A/S
    Inventor: Rune Fisker
  • Patent number: 10311753
    Abstract: The compression molded tooth used for practicing dental cutting treatment of the present invention comprises a composition containing a powder or powders of saccharide, polysaccharide, protein, and/or glycoprotein each having a particle size of 1 to 100 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SHOFU INC.
    Inventors: Yusei Kadobayashi, Masako Shigezawa
  • Patent number: 10226103
    Abstract: A footwear insole shape is generated by supplying a core reinforced filament having a matrix material impregnating reinforcing strands aligned along the filament, as well as a fill material separately from the core reinforced filament and depositing at least one shell of fill material within an insole shape upon a print bed. The core reinforced filament is deposited to fuse to the fill material within a first reinforcing region formed with respect to the insole shape. A cutter upstream of the nozzle tip cuts the core reinforced filament, and a remainder of the core reinforced filament is deposited to complete the first reinforcing region. A nozzle tip applies pressure to continuously compact the core reinforced filament toward the insole shape as the core reinforced filament is fused to the fill material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: MARKFORGED, INC.
    Inventor: Gregory Thomas Mark
  • Patent number: 10092905
    Abstract: A tissue sample container including a base having a plurality of sample holding sections, which are configured to receive a plurality of tissue samples in a given orientation and are demarcated by section walls; and a lid configured to sealingly engage the base. The sample holding sections are sized and shaped to correspond to a specific tissue sample size and shape such that the base in cooperation with the section walls, maintain the given orientation and identity of the tissue samples within respective sample holding sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Leica Biosystems Nussloch GmbH
    Inventors: Jo Fleming, Charles E. Clemens, David Berardelli
  • Patent number: 10076864
    Abstract: A method for producing a structural component from an organometallic sheet includes a first step in which the organometallic sheet is preheated, introduced into a tool and subsequently re-formed. In a second step, a region of the re-formed organometallic sheet is heated. In a third step at least the heated region of the re-formed organometallic sheet is re-formed further in such a way that it enters into a material bond with a further region of the organometallic sheet to form an at least partly closed hollow profile. A device for carrying out the method for producing a structural component from an organometallic sheet and a structural component produced by the method also are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: ADIENT LUXEMBOURG HOLDING S.A.R.L.
    Inventors: Dustin Flock, Bernd Meier
  • Patent number: 9999748
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a strong, flexible catheter shaft for use in a catheter system. The flexible catheter shaft includes a nitinol tube having one or more sets of cuts therein in combination with one or more outer jacket layers. The flexible catheter shaft provides a shaft having sufficient stiffness and kink resistance to allow an operator to advance an electrode basket connected to the flexible catheter shaft through a guide catheter to a target ablation site without causing vessel trauma. The distal tip of the flexible catheter shaft is designed to have sufficient flexibility to reduce any risk of kicking out a guide catheter when tracking the electrode basket around turns in the vasculature of a patient.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Cardiology Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Tobias Cajamarca, Jeffrey John Strong, Russell D. Terwey, Bruce Robert Weir, Janson Lee Ayer, Ryan Kenneth Buesseler
  • Patent number: 9878951
    Abstract: The invention provides novel articles of composite materials having hollow interior channels or passageways, or otherwise being hollowed out, and formulations and methods for their manufacture and uses. These hollow core objects are suitable for a variety of applications in construction, pavements and landscaping, and infrastructure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Solidia Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Larry E. McCandlish, Orlando Narine, Daniel Castoro, Vahit Atakan, Devin Patten, John P. Kuppler
  • Patent number: 9802340
    Abstract: A method of and fixture for molding a product with an embedded ring. A system for molding a ring into a product including a rotational molding mold with an opening formed in the rotational molding mold sized to fit a ring. A fixture is removably couplable to the ring, wherein the ring and the fixture when coupled are removably couplable in the opening. The fixture is removed from the ring after the ring is molded into a product. A method of manufacturing a product with an embedded ring includes: coupling a ring to a fixture; clamping the fixture and the ring in an opening in a mold top; clamping the mold top to a mold bottom; rotomolding a product; unclamping the fixture from the mold top; uncoupling the fixture from the ring; unclamping the mold top and the mold bottom; and removing the product from the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Inventors: Kenneth S. Anderson, Klint S. Anderson, Chad Strombeck
  • Patent number: 9758613
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing foamed molded bodies comprising the steps of A) providing a mold, and B) introducing a foam-forming reaction mixture into the mold under variable pressure of injection, wherein the method is characterized in that the foam-forming reaction mixture has a fiber time of ?20 s to ?60 s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Covestro Deutschland AG
    Inventors: Reinhard Albers, Hans-Guido Wirtz, Michael Loof, Andreas Pielasch
  • Patent number: 9746112
    Abstract: A permanently lubricated film gasket for providing a fluid-tight seal between a corrugated pipe and a smooth annular section of an outer pipe or section when the corrugated pipe and the outer pipe or section are in a relative surrounded and surrounding relationship. A first portion of the gasket is shaped to fit within a groove or recess of the corrugated pipe. A second portion of the gasket extends from the first portion. The second portion is at least partially comprised of permanently lubricated film for facilitating in the connection of the pipes along a single direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: Springseal, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Knapp
  • Patent number: 9744687
    Abstract: A process for forming an artificial reef includes forming a form having a geometric shape, applying at least one blockout onto a surface of the form such that the blockout extends outwardly of the surface of the form, applying a sprayable concrete over the form and over a portion of the blockout, curing the sprayable concrete on the form for a period of time such that the sprayable concrete adheres to the blockout, and removing the cured sprayable concrete and the blockout from the surface of the form. The blockout is of a cast concrete material such as a cinder block. The blockout has openings therein so as to open to an interior of the artificial reef.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: ATLANTIS MARINE HABITATS, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas J. Hilton, Wayne Bauer
  • Patent number: 9741953
    Abstract: An organic transistor including at least one lower substrate made of plastic material, two electrodes, respectively a source electrode and a drain electrode, deposited on the plastic substrate, a semiconductor layer made of an organic semiconductor material and deposited on the electrodes and the plastic substrate, a dielectric layer deposited on the semiconductor layer, and a gate electrode formed on said dielectric layer. It further includes a porous layer extending between the plastic substrate and the semiconductor layer, said porous layer extending at least between the source and drain electrodes, to decrease the dielectric constant of the surface of said plastic substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: Commissariat A L'Energie Atomique Et Aux Energies Alternatives
    Inventor: Mohammed Benwadih
  • Patent number: 9682502
    Abstract: A method of making a molded article having a curved surface, such as plates or serving trays, and the resulting molded articles. The in-mold label (IML) is a laminated film that includes a backing layer, a printed surface incorporating one or more designs thereon, a protective film layer, and one or more notches each having adjacent edges separated by a gap of predetermined distance and configured to intersect to ensure conformance of the IML to the angled or curved peripheral portion of the article. The article has front and back sides and a central portion bounded by a peripheral portion having a perimeter that is raised on the front side of the article wherein the peripheral portion transitions from the perimeter to the central portion by an angled surface, a curved surface or combinations thereof, with the article including the IML at least peripheral portion of the molded article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Modern Packaging LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin Shapiro, Christopher Wlezien, J. Joseph Tokich
  • Patent number: 9668844
    Abstract: A reshapable retention device for insertion at a dental site and contact with adjacent dental surfaces, for the controlled delivery to the dental site of at least one material having a predetermined intraoral activity. The retention device comprises at least one matrix containing the material. The retention device is adapted for physically affixing at the dental site for at least a predetermined time period correlated to the delivery of a predetermined portion of the at least one matrix to the dental site in a controlled single, bi or multiphase pattern. The retention device comprises a first configuration in which the overall dimensions of the retention device are larger than at least one dimension of the dental site. The first configuration is reshapable to a second configuration in which at least one dimension of the retention device is reduced to enable physically affixing the retention device at the dental site.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: COLLDENT Y.A LTD
    Inventors: Aharon Jodaikin, Hilary Jodaikin
  • Patent number: 9498901
    Abstract: A process for forming an artificial reef includes the steps of forming a form having a geometric shape, applying at least one blockout onto a surface of the form such that the blockout extends outwardly of the surface of the form, applying a sprayable concrete over the form and the blockout, curing the sprayable concrete on the form for a period of time, removing the blockout from the surface of the form and from the cured sprayable concrete, and removing the form from the cured sprayable concrete. A base is formed having an upper surface. The lower end of the form is positioned upon the base. The sprayable concrete is sprayed over the upper surface of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: ATLANTIS MARINE HABITATS, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas J. Hilton, Wayne Bauer
  • Patent number: 9403287
    Abstract: A process for forming an artificial reef includes the steps of forming a form having a geometric shape, applying at least one blockout onto a surface of the form such that the blockout extends outwardly of the surface of the form, applying a sprayable concrete over the form and the blockout, curing the sprayable concrete on the form for a period of time, removing the blockout from the surface of the form and from the cured sprayable concrete, and removing the form from the cured sprayable concrete. A base is formed having an upper surface. The lower end of the form is positioned upon the base. The sprayable concrete is sprayed over the upper surface of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: ATLANTIS MARINE HABITATS, LLC
    Inventors: Thomas J. Hilton, Wayne Bauer
  • Patent number: 9358362
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are provided for making one or more tubular components of medical catheters or other tubular bodies using a strip of polymer material including a length, a width, and a first surface including a lubricious or other coating or surface modification. The strip is directed adjacent an elongate mandrel, such as beading, such that the length of the strip extends along the mandrel and the coating is disposed towards the mandrel. The strip is rolled at least partially around the mandrel such that the coating or surface modification is disposed inwardly towards the mandrel, and one or more strip-constrainment members are wrapped around the rolled strip. The directing, rolling, and wrapping steps may be substantially continuous to create one or more strip-mandrel-constrainment member subassemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: CLPH, LLC
    Inventor: Stephen A. Leeflang
  • Patent number: 9073286
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a composite molded article including: preparing a main body member to which a through hole is formed to a peripheral wall by removing a protruding portion protruding from a face of the peripheral wall surrounding a hollow space in the main body member having the hollow space formed therein along the longitudinal direction; setting the main body member in an injection molding die; forming a cushion member molding cavity by the main body member and a molding die face formed inside the injection molding die in the longitudinal direction of the main body member and allowing the through hole to communicate with the cavity; and filling a heated and melted elastic polymer material injected from an injection gate into the cavity and the hollow space from the through hole, thereby forming a cushion member and a filling portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: TOKAI KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Akihiro Suzuki, Kohji Kamiya, Tetsuro Yamada
  • Patent number: 9056182
    Abstract: A catheter having a catheter body with a lumen and a distal lumen opening. The catheter's lumen extends through the catheter body along a longitudinal axis of the catheter body. A splittable feature is formed within a wall of the catheter body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: William G. Moulton, Justin G. Hortin, Jeffrey R. McMurray
  • Publication number: 20150108677
    Abstract: Various embodiments related to three dimensional printers, and reinforced filaments, and their methods of use are described. In one embodiment, a void free reinforced filament is fed into an conduit nozzle. The reinforced filament includes a core, which may be continuous or semi-continuous, and a matrix material surrounding the core. The reinforced filament is heated to a temperature greater than a melting temperature of the matrix material and less than a melting temperature of the core prior to drag the filament from the conduit nozzle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: MARKFORGED, INC.
    Inventors: Gregory Thomas MARK, Antoni S. GOZDZ
  • Publication number: 20150108678
    Abstract: A method for producing a load introducing element for a control surface of an aircraft or a spacecraft, includes cutting to size preformed fibrous substructures out of a fibrous material. The method also includes draping the fibrous substructures to mold at least one first component, at least one second component and at least one first flange in the form of a single semi-finished product. Further, the method includes inserting the semi-finished product into a mold, injecting matrix material, and curing said semi-finished product to form a finished product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventors: Marco GOETTINGER, Tamas HAVAR, Xavier HUE, Franz STADLER
  • Patent number: 9005499
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method of manufacturing a retainer ring for a chemical mechanical polishing device. Insert pins are coupled to an insert ring member. The insert ring member is thereafter disposed in a mold such that a space is defined around the insert ring member in the mold. Subsequently, molten shell material is injected into the mold to form a shell member. Thereby, the retainer ring is manufactured, having a structure such that the insert ring member is completely covered with the shell member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Will Be S & T Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Han-Ju Lee, Min-Gyu Kim, Kwang-Hee Ku, Jae-Bok Lee
  • Publication number: 20150099075
    Abstract: A sprayed article is prepared by thermally spraying ceramic particles of rare earth oxide or fluoride or metal particles of W, Mo or Ta onto an outer or inner surface of a cylindrical carbon substrate to form a sprayed coating, and burning out the carbon substrate, thus leaving the ceramic or metal-base sprayed coating of cylindrical shape having a wall thickness of 0.5-5 mm.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Noriaki Hamaya, Ryoji Iida, Noboru Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8999220
    Abstract: The present invention provides a technique capable of manufacturing a resin stamper at a low cost. A method of manufacturing a plate-shaped resin stamper includes: pressing a resin composite base material against a mother stamper having a pattern formed on the surface thereof by compression molding to transfer the pattern of the mother stamper to the composite base material; and punching the composite base material. In the manufacturing method, the resin composite base material includes at least one curing resin. In addition, during the compression molding, a portion of the composite base material is cured by active energy beams or heat, the pattern is transferred to the composite base material, and the composite base material is punched, thereby manufacturing the resin stamper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Showa Denko K.K.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Uchida, Masato Fukushima, Yuko Sakata
  • Publication number: 20150093978
    Abstract: A polishing film for a polishing head for plastic spectacle lenses, for polishing zones on a front side or rear side of the spectacle lens, having a polishing surface which can be positioned against the spectacle lens and is bounded by a peripheral surface, wherein an edge is provided between the polishing surface and the peripheral surface, wherein the edge either has a radius r of at least 0.5 mm to 10 mm or has a chamfer f with an extent f1×f2, where the extent f1 or f2 is at least 0.5 mm to 10 mm, or the polishing film, when not in use, has a basic curvature G with a radius RG?75 mm and, in addition to this, a peripheral curvature G with a radius Rg?0.5 G, wherein the peripheral curvature g is limited to the peripheral zone, or the polishing film is formed without any basic curvature G and has a peripheral curvature g with a radius Rg?35 mm, wherein the peripheral curvature g is limited to the peripheral zone.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: Schneider GMBH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Gunter Schneider, Stephan Huttenhuis, Ferdinand Achenbach
  • Publication number: 20150094824
    Abstract: A socket to interface a lower limb which has undergone amputation and a modular element, includes a proximal portion allowing the lower limb that has undergone amputation to be inserted; a distal portion allowing the modular element to be fastened; an internal deformable layer made of silicone rubber, designed to be in contact with the lower limb that has undergone amputation; an external deformable layer made of silicone rubber; a structure made of rigid material arranged between the internal layer and the external layer, comprising at least two posts, each post extending substantially axially from a base on the distal side towards an end on the proximal side, the ends of the various posts being not linked, so as to separate from or approach each other due to the effect of deformation of the internal layer and of the external layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventor: Pascal POMMIER
  • Publication number: 20150076957
    Abstract: A brush holder is held between a flange of a yoke housing and a gear housing of a speed reduction unit and fastened by a fastening screw. A link of the brush holder is located between a screw fastening portion of the flange and a screw fastening portion of the gear housing. A connector is linked to a holder main body by the link. The link includes a screw insertion hole and first and second bridges. A metal terminal, which electrically connects the holder main body and the connector, is embedded in each of the first and second bridges.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: ASMO CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Shingo Oomori
  • Publication number: 20150073100
    Abstract: A biodegradable and biocompatible nontoxic polymeric composition is provided which includes a base material such as a crystallizable polymer, copolymer, or terpolymer, and a copolymer or terpolymer additive. Medical devices manufactured from the composition are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: G. Lawrence Thatcher, Robert J. Cottone
  • Publication number: 20150048089
    Abstract: A container lid is provided having a paperboard dome-shaped central cover portion, a generally flat and horizontal peripheral lid rim extending outwardly around at least part of the cover portion, and a plastic ring circumscribing at least part of the lid rim. The plastic ring includes a horizontal flange and a skirt depending downwardly therefrom. The plastic ring's flange may be semi-permanently attached to the lid rim and may be optionally secured thereto by an adhesive, a polymeric film or a heat seal coating. The plastic ring may be injection molded directly onto the lid rim. A bond formed between the plastic ring's flange and the lid rim may be adapted to be broken by a user such that the plastic ring can be separated from the lid rim upon disposal thereby allowing the paperboard portions of the lid to be discarded separately from the plastic ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Inventor: Ronald D. Robertson
  • Publication number: 20150040505
    Abstract: A precast reinforced concrete structure including a precast slab. The precast slab includes at least one longitudinal hole and a longitudinal edge. The longitudinal hole is parallel to the surface of the precast slab and is disposed in the vicinity of the longitudinal edge. The longitudinal edge includes a plurality of transverse recesses disposed at intervals, and the transversal recesses intersect with the longitudinal hole.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventor: Mingjin CHU
  • Publication number: 20150032167
    Abstract: A bioabsorbable surgical osteosynthesis plate operable to be secured by at least one fastener through at least one fastener opening formed in the plate to a bone. The plate includes a flat section having first and second surfaces defining a main plane of the plate. The plate includes a polymer material that is oriented multiaxially and is substantially rigid and substantially deformable at a first thermochemical state. In the multiaxially oriented structure of the plate the polymer material is arranged according to at least three different orientation axes along the main plane of the plate as a result of solid state drawing of the plate. The polymer material of the plate has isotropic mechanical tear properties in different directions along the main plane of the plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Applicant: BIORETEC OY
    Inventors: Harri Heino, Pertti Törmälä, Kalle Räsänen, Jarkko Haarjärvi
  • Publication number: 20150016033
    Abstract: A substrate is for use in a display device. The substrate may include a plurality of non-uniform surface portions, the non-uniform surface portions being spaced from each other and including a first non-uniform surface portion and a second non-uniform surface portion. The substrate may further include a plurality of substantially uniform surface portions having a molecular structure that is more uniform than a molecular structure of the plurality of non-uniform surface portions, the substantially uniform surface portions being spaced from each other and including a first substantially uniform surface portion that abuts each of the first non-uniform surface portion and the second non-uniform surface portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: Samsung Display Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Jin Woo CHOI
  • Publication number: 20150017361
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a film for a tire inner liner film that may exhibit uniform excellent physical properties over all directions when applied to a tire, and may secure excellent durability and fatigue resistance in a tire manufacturing process or in an automobile running process, a method for manufacturing the film for a tire inner liner, a pneumatic tire using the tire inner liner film, and a method for manufacturing the pneumatic tire using the tire inner liner film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: KOLON INDUSTRIES, INC
    Inventors: Yun-Jo Kim, Si-Min Kim, Dong-Jin Kim, II Chung, Dong-Hyeon Choi
  • Publication number: 20150017393
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a curved window, a method for manufacturing the same, and a display device including the same. The curved window for a display device includes a curved polymer resin layer, a high-hardness film over the curved polymer resin layer, and a curved metal film under the curved polymer resin layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jee-Seok OH, Sang Gu KIM, Jeong Ho HWANG, Joo Il KIM
  • Patent number: 8926779
    Abstract: A hard laminate sheet with flexible hinge for binding into a security document is provided. Hard synthetic material layers are overlaid, sandwiching a flexible material layer having a hinge portion configured for separation from the hard synthetic material layers, and an affixing portion configured to become affixed to the hard synthetic material layers, upon lamination of the overlaid layers. The overlaid layers are laminated to form a laminate sheet having an embedded hinge affixed to the hard synthetic material layers. Score cuttings are made along a score line coinciding with an inner hinge edge on a hinge side which is then flexed until the hard synthetic material layers break along the inner hinge edge. Residual laminate layers are separated from the hinge side to expose the hinge portion of the flexible material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Canadian Bank Note Company, Limited
    Inventors: Barry David Gurberg, Mark William Forest, Ianthe E. M. Patterson, Dennis Curt Buter
  • Publication number: 20150002352
    Abstract: The invention concerns a manufacturing method of a new type of dielectric material having a predefined variable permittivity resulting from the manufacturing process. Main characteristic of the manufacturing method is that in a first step homogeneous dielectric material (100) is shaped in at least a direction and subsequently at least a part thereof is formed so that the resulting dielectric material body (102) has the predefined variation in permittivity in said at least one direction. Said forming step may advantageously comprise sub-steps of deforming at least a part of the shaped dielectric material body and fixing the so deformed dielectric material body. The manufacturing steps are adapted so to induce a predefined variation in permittivity corresponding but not limited to a certain law (e.g. Luneburg, Maxwell, . . . ).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Hervé Merlet, Phillippe Le Bars, Olivier Lafond, Mohammed Himdi
  • Publication number: 20140378582
    Abstract: The invention relates to a heat compression molding process for the manufacturing of composite material articles, the process comprising the steps of i) providing a mold (20) in which the negative shape (31, 32) of an article (30) to be manufactured is formed; ii) inserting into said mold (20) an SMC semi-finished product (10) comprising one or more sheets of composite material comprising a matrix of a heat-hardening resin and carbon fibers, the mold being pre-heated at a temperature suitable to allow the cure of said heat-hardening resin; iii) closing the mold (20) and carrying out a compression cycle in an autoclave according to a pre-defined time-pressure law; and iv) extracting the article (30), wherein the amount of SMC semi-finished product (10) inserted in the mold (20) is calculated by weighing on the basis of the volume of the article (30) to be manufactured.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 11, 2013
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventor: Attilio Masini
  • Publication number: 20140367893
    Abstract: A method for forming a polycarbonate panel, the method comprising the steps of cutting a flat polycarbonate panel to the desired final dimensions, inserting the panel between the two portions of a die, forming the panel by means of compression between the two portions of the die, overbending the panel between 1-12 degrees to achieve a predetermined angle of bends in the panel and repeating these steps until the panel is fully corrugated. The method further includes the steps of heating the die and/or the panel by means of an electric strip temperature of between 100-110 degrees Fahrenheit. An apparatus is also provided for forming a polycarbonate panel. The apparatus includes a die where the die includes a first portion and a second portion. The die being automatically adjustable in height and width. The first portion and the second portion movable with respect to each other and the first portion and the second portion operable to compress and overbend a panel to form a bend in the panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Stephen J. Motosko, Stephen J., Motosko, III, Catherine Motosko
  • Publication number: 20140361455
    Abstract: In the manufacturing method of the present invention, as preparation for providing a mold 30 with protrusions 31 and 32 to be printed on an FRP material of a skin 1 in co-bold molding, which requires resetting of the skin 1 to the mold 30, a long protrusion 32A and a short protrusion 32B are interchangeable as one protrusion 32. The long protrusion 32A is printed to form a second recessed part 12 in the skin 1, and before the skin 1 is reset, the long protrusion 32A is replaced with the short protrusion 32B. In this way, as the short protrusion 32B is housed in the second recessed part 12 formed during elongation of the mold 30, the skin 1 can be reset in the state of being positioned relative to the mold 30 by the first protrusion 31 and the short protrusion 32B.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 2, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Applicant: MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomohiro Murai, Wataru Naganawa, Hiroshi Tokutomi, Masaaki Nishiguchi
  • Publication number: 20140354016
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a system consisting of a roof liner and a cassette, a method for producing the roof liner, and a method for securing a roof liner to a cassette, in particular a sliding-roof cassette.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Ralf Mailaender
  • Publication number: 20140356553
    Abstract: A synthetic fiber ball and method of manufacturing the same is disclosed. The fiber ball includes a plurality of fibers having a predetermined length bound together with a fastening fiber at a central core. The plurality of fibers extend outwardly from the fastening fiber at the central core to form a generally spherical shaped ball. The plurality of fibers are heat shrunk in a spinning oven from a generally cylindrical shaped fiber bundle having a predetermined diameter to form the fiber ball.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 4, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Mary Dianne Syme, Juanita Kay Donica
  • Patent number: 8900496
    Abstract: The cut laminate edges of aircraft fuel tanks formed of carbon fiber reinforced polymers are sealed to prevent the exposure of carbon fibers to combustible fuel. The edge seal is produced from a prepreg form using a thermosetting resin matched to the characteristics of the resin used in the laminate. The prepreg form can be applied to the cut laminate edges either before or after the laminate is cured. The edge seal acts as a dielectric layer that both electrically insulates the cut laminate edges from the fuel and mechanically contains energetic particles produced at the edges due to lightning strikes or other sources of electrical charges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Daniel J. Kovach, Kari L. Stromsland, Diane L. Heidlebaugh, John A. Ward, Arlene M. Brown, Donald K. Dabelstein
  • Publication number: 20140350472
    Abstract: A method of forming a microneedle array can include forming a sheet of material having a plurality of layers and micromilling the sheet of material to form a microneedle array. At least one of the plurality of layers can include a bioactive component, and the microneedle array can include a base portion and plurality of microneedles extending from the base portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Louis D. Falo, JR., Geza Erdos, O. Burak Ozdoganlar
  • Publication number: 20140345043
    Abstract: Method for producing a vanity unit assembly, includes: making a cutout in a receiving surface, leaving behind an edge made from a laminated layer overhanging the inside of the cutout; making, from a thin sheet of thermoplastic synthetic material(s), called the decorative film, a preform of the basin including a rim that is planar along the periphery thereof, towards the outside of the preform, the rim having a width smaller than the width of the laminated layer edge; installing the preform and the receiving surface in the mould so that the preform is inserted into the cutout formed in the support material and the planar rim of the preform comes into contact with the laminated layer edge; closing the mould and injecting a second thermoplastic synthetic material, between the concave shell and the preform. A vanity unit wherein the basin is flush with the receiving surface is also described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2013
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: CHENE VERT
    Inventor: Benoit Galinier
  • Patent number: 8893702
    Abstract: A method of ductile mode machining a component of a plasma processing apparatus wherein the component is made of nonmetallic hard and brittle material wherein the method comprises single point turning the component with a diamond cutting tool causing a portion of the nonmetallic hard and brittle material to undergo a high pressure phase transformation to form a ductile phase portion of the hard and brittle material during chip formation wherein a turned surface is formed from a phase changed material and the turned surface is a grooved textured surface of phase changed material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Lam Research Corporation
    Inventors: John F. Stumpf, Timothy Dyer, David Allen Ruberg, Lihua L. Huang
  • Publication number: 20140332997
    Abstract: Tubular polymeric structures are formed by creating a convex mold conforming to a fluid pathway design, depositing a coating of polymer over the mold, and in situ removing the mold without drawing it against the polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: Jason Shih, Andrew Dunn, Changgeng Liu, Brandon Curley