Removing Surface Portion Of Composite Workpiece To Expose Substrate Patents (Class 264/139)
  • Patent number: 10188499
    Abstract: The invention relates to an artificial vascular graft comprising a primary scaffold structure encompassing an inner space of the artificial vascular graft, said primary scaffold structure having an inner surface facing towards said inner space and an outer surface facing away from said inner space, a coating on said inner surface, wherein a plurality of grooves is comprised in said coating of said inner surface. The primary scaffold structure comprises further a coating on said outer surface. The primary scaffold structure and the coating on said inner surface and on said outer surface are d designed in such a way that cells, in particular progenitor cells, can migrate from the periphery of said artificial vascular graft through said outer surface of said coating, said primary scaffold structure and said inner surface to said inner space, if the artificial vascular graft is used as intended. The invention relates further to a method for providing said graft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Inventors: Bernhard Winkler, Martin Grapow, Friedrich Eckstein, Aldo Ferrari, Dimos Poulikakos, Simone Bottan, Maximilian Fischer, Tobias Lendenmann
  • Patent number: 10156560
    Abstract: The invention provides locomotive biological machines comprised of hydrogel structures and one or more types of cells. The locomotive biological machines are capable of controlled directional movement and can be used for sensing, information processing, actuation, protein expression, and transportation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Rashid Bashir, Vincent Chan, Ritu Raman, Caroline Cvetkovic
  • Patent number: 10076388
    Abstract: The method for the production of a dental prosthesis part comprises the provision (11) of a dataset (2) for a dental prosthesis part (6) for use in a CAD/CAM technique, the provision (12) of reference data (3) for optical properties of different dentin materials and translucent enamel materials for the dental prosthesis part (6) and a relationship (4) between said optical properties, the desired optical properties and the dimensions of the dental prosthesis part (6), the definition (13) of a first setpoint (S1) for the optical properties of a dentin region, the definition (14) of a second setpoint (S2) for the optical properties of an enamel region, the definition (15) of a third setpoint (S3) for a thickness of the enamel region of the dental prosthesis part (6), the selection and provision (16) of a dental prosthesis mold block (5) having a dentin region made from a material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Sirona Dental Systems GMBH
    Inventor: Günter Saliger
  • Patent number: 9910352
    Abstract: In a method for synthesizing polymeric microstructures, a monomer stream is flowed, at a selected flow rate, through a fluidic channel. At least one shaped pulse of illumination is projected to the monomer stream, defining in the monomer stream a shape of at least one microstructure corresponding to the illumination pulse shape while polymerizing that microstructure shape in the monomer stream by the illumination pulse. An article of manufacture includes a non-spheroidal polymeric microstructure that has a plurality of distinct material regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Patrick Seamus Doyle, Daniel Colin Pregibon, Dhananjay Dendukuri
  • Patent number: 9632036
    Abstract: An image inspection apparatus includes: an imaging section for capturing an image of a workpiece from a certain direction; an illumination section for illuminating the workpiece from different directions at least three times; an illumination controlling section for sequentially turning on the illumination sections one by one; an imaging generating section for driving the imaging section to generate a plurality of images; a normal vector calculating section for calculating a normal vector with respect to the surface of the workpiece at each of pixels by use of a pixel value of each of pixels having a corresponding relation among the plurality of images; and a contour image generating section for performing differential processing in an X-direction and a Y-direction on the calculated normal vector at each of the pixels, to generate a contour image that shows a contour of inclination of the surface of the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Keyence Corporation
    Inventor: Zhuoli Sun
  • Patent number: 9610145
    Abstract: A device for making artificial teeth for a denture. The device is comprised of a nest comprised of a lower portion formed of a rigid material and having an upper planar surface, and an upper portion contiguous with the upper planar surface of the lower portion, and formed of an elastomeric material and configured to receive a plurality of the artificial teeth and hold the teeth in predetermined positions relative to the upper planar surface. A method for making artificial teeth using the nest and a fixative applied thereto is also disclosed. The method may include milling of the artificial teeth by a CAD-CAM operated mill.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: CMP Industries LLC
    Inventor: Devon O. Howe
  • Patent number: 9512935
    Abstract: A microchannel formed at the interface of two layers of material, at least one of the two materials being a substrate. A volume of the microchannel contains a film of polymer fixed by covalent bonding to the substrate layer. The film of polymer being formed from a hydrogel material susceptible to undergoing changes in volume under the action of an external stimulus. The hydrogel polymer is chosen from those which are sensitive to changes in temperature, light, electrical field or pH. A method for producing the microchannel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Inventors: Clemence Vergne, Patrick Tabeling, Yvette Tran, Fabrice Monti, Lucie Devys
  • Patent number: 9080285
    Abstract: The present invention relates to biological substance-immobilized fibers wherein a biological substance is immobilized on a fiber, fibers retaining a biological substance-immobilized gel, and fiber alignments having bundles of the above-described fibers and slices of the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Inventor: Teruta Ishimaru
  • Publication number: 20150126923
    Abstract: A method of forming a microneedle array can include forming a microneedle array that has one or more bioactive component. The microneedle array can include a base portion and plurality of microneedles extending from the base portion, and the one or more bioactive components are present in a higher concentration in the plurality of microneedles than in the base portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Louis D. Falo, JR., Geza Erdos, O. Burak Ozdoganlar
  • Publication number: 20150126299
    Abstract: A golf grip for a golf club includes a cap, a body, a tip, and a grip surface. The body includes an under layer, a top layer, and a middle layer. The under layer includes a first color. The top layer includes a second color, different than the first color. The top layer is disposed on the under layer. The middle layer includes a third material. The middle layer is at least partially disposed between the under layer and the top layer. The tip is a portion of the under layer extending beyond the top layer and the middle layer. The grip surface extends between the cap and the tip. The grip surface is the radially outer surface of the body and includes the top layer, a plurality of exposed portions of the under layer, and a plurality of exposed portions of the middle layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Applicant: Lamkin Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Lamkin, Carl Pettersen, Denisse Camou, Patricia Marquez, Andrew Kerr, Carlos Martinez, Adam Colton, Peter Brown, Kerri Kauffman, Carlos Rodriguez, Raul Medina, Ricardo Medina, Ting Lau, Steve Tallman, Jorge Gonzalez, Mary Ramirez
  • Publication number: 20150116978
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a light-emitting button key and a manufacturing method thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Moo Yong Kim
  • Patent number: 8980156
    Abstract: A system and method for making golf balls is disclosed. The system may include laser cutting dimples into a golf ball cover layer. Laser cutting may also be used to add texture to the surface of a golf ball. Laser cutting dimples may provide flexibility in quickly creating different shapes, sizes, and patterns of dimples. Thus, during golf ball testing, a certain pattern of dimples may be made, tested, and then quickly adjusted. For example, the dimples may be adjusted by cutting away more cover material to make the dimples larger, deeper, and/or in a different shape. After further testing, the golf ball dimples may be adjusted again multiple times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Nike, Inc.
    Inventor: Takahisa Ono
  • Publication number: 20150052842
    Abstract: A method of forming an architectural concrete structure having a desired look (i.e., color) and texture, wherein the method generally includes pouring a base concrete layer using conventional concrete. A surface concrete mixture is prepared and includes a mixture of sand and small aggregates to give the surface concrete mixture the desired color and texture for the architectural concrete structure. The base concrete layer provides strength and durability to the concrete structure, while the surface concrete layer provides the desired look and texture of the concrete surface. The surface concrete mixture preferably includes small aggregates to create a smooth and uniform texture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Shaw & Sons, Inc.
    Inventor: Ronald D. Shaw
  • Patent number: 8961839
    Abstract: A production method of an optical waveguide includes: preparing a laminated body that includes a first clad layer and at least a core layer laminated on the first clad layer; forming a light propagating optical waveguide core by cutting the core layer by use of a dicing saw from a side where the core layer is laminated while intruding an edge of a blade portion of the dicing saw into the first clad layer so as to partially cut the first clad layer; and embedding at least a cut portion of the laminated body with a second clad layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshihiko Suzuki, Keishi Shimizu, Kazutoshi Yatsuda, Shigemi Ohtsu, Akira Fujii, Eiichi Akutsu
  • Publication number: 20140355218
    Abstract: A method of encapsulating a panel of electronic components such as power converters reduces wasted printed circuit board area. The panel, which may include a plurality of components, may be cut into one or more individual pieces after encapsulation. The mold may be used to form part of the finished product. Interconnection features provided along boundaries of individual circuits are exposed during the singulation process providing electrical connections to the components without wasting valuable PCB surface area. The molds may include various internal features. Wide cuts may be made in the molds after encapsulation reducing thermal stresses. Blank mold panels may be machined to provide some or all of the above features in an on-demand manufacturing system. Connection adapters may be provided to use the modules in vertical or horizontal mounting positions in connector, through-hole, surface-mount solder variations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2012
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Applicant: VLT, INC.
    Inventors: Patrizio Vinciarelli, Michael B. LaFleur, Sean Timothy Fleming, Rudolph F. Mutter, Andrew T. D'Amico
  • Patent number: 8865040
    Abstract: This invention provides a fuel cell flow field plate or bipolar plate having flow channels on faces of the plate, comprising an electrically conductive polymer composite. The composite is composed of (A) at least 50% by weight of a conductive filler, comprising at least 5% by weight reinforcement fibers, expanded graphite platelets, graphitic nano-fibers, and/or carbon nano-tubes; (B) polymer matrix material at 1 to 49.9% by weight; and (C) a polymer binder at 0.1 to 10% by weight; wherein the sum of the conductive filler weight %, polymer matrix weight % and polymer binder weight % equals 100% and the bulk electrical conductivity of the flow field or bipolar plate is at least 100 S/cm. The invention also provides a continuous process for cost-effective mass production of the conductive composite-based flow field or bipolar plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Nanotek Instruments, Inc.
    Inventors: Bor Z. Jang, Aruna Zhamu, Lulu Song
  • Publication number: 20140295065
    Abstract: A resin protrusion forming method includes: forming on a substrate a thermal curing resin layer that is in an uncured state; forming a protrusion by pressing a forming mold against the thermal curing resin layer; forming a retaining member that retains a side face of the protrusion; and heating the substrate on which the protrusion and the retaining member have been formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 3, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Tomomi Sato, Tsutomu KOMURO
  • Patent number: 8808604
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a concrete pole, includes steps of preparing a mold with PC steel bars; preparing a concrete composition comprising cement 19˜21 weight percent, Pozzolanic material 3˜5 weight percent, fine aggregate 25˜40 weight percent, natural stone aggregate 30˜45 weight percent, chemical admixture 0.3˜0.4 weight percent, inorganic pigment 0.4˜1.0 weight percent, and water 6˜7 weight percent; pouring the concrete composition into the mold; shaping the poured composition into a hollow pole; curing the shaped pole by steam at a temperature range from 75° C. to 85° C. from 6 to 8 hours; removing the mold from the cured pole; and grinding the outer surface of the pole so that the pattern and color of the natural stones are exposed on the outer surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Inventor: Yeong Ho Cho
  • Publication number: 20140217637
    Abstract: This invention is to an improved method for cleaning contaminated polymer when that polymer is to be blended with clean material. The method involves combining the contaminated material and the clean material in a compartmentalized pellet wherein the contaminated material is placed in the outermost compartment, the clean material is placed in an inner compartment and then subjecting the pellet to an extraction process.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: M & G USA Corporation
    Inventors: Delane Nagel Richardson, Edwin A. Sisson, Rebecca Spooner Korwin
  • Patent number: 8758659
    Abstract: A method of forming a chemical mechanical polishing pad. The method includes polymerizing one or more polymer precursors and forming a chemical-mechanical planarization pad including a surface, forming grooves in the surface defining lands between the grooves, wherein the grooves have a first width, and shrinking the lands from a first land length (L1) at the surface to a second land length (L2) at the surface, wherein the second land length (L2) is less than the first land length (L1) and the grooves have a second width (W2) wherein (W1)?(X)(W2), wherein (X) has a value in the range of 0.01 to 0.75.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 24, 2014
    Assignee: FNS Tech Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Lefevre, Oscar K. Hsu, David Adam Wells, John Erik Aldeborgh, Marc C. Jin, Guangwei Wu, Anoop Mathew
  • Patent number: 8739409
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for manufacturing products by applying material at least partially in layers to form a structure, in particular by selective laser melting (SLM), said method comprising the steps of: (a) providing a base plate, (b) applying a layer of a curable material, (c) selectively curing predetermined zones of the applied layer on the basis of geometrical data of the product, (d) repeating steps (b) and (c) until the geometry of a first partial volume of the product has been created in the form of a cured material and (e) removing the uncured material. According to the invention, a reference mark is provided, the unit formed by the base plate and the first volume zones is clamped into a specific position by means of the reference mark and the respective second partial volume of the respective product is cut from the base plate, preferably by machining, in particular CNC milling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: BEGO Medical GmbH
    Inventors: Carsten Vagt, Ralf Wehning
  • Patent number: 8741196
    Abstract: A body may be provided having first and second ends having threaded outer surfaces. A bore may extend between the first and second ends. A tool may be provided having a first outer mold-line surface, a second opposing surface, and a hole extending between the first and second opposing surfaces. The first end may be threadedly attached and sealed, at the second opposing surface, to an inner surface of the hole. A cap may be threadedly attached and sealed to the second end of the body. A composite may be consolidated against the first outer mold-line surface of the tool. The cap may be unthreadedly removed from the second end. A drill bit may be inserted into the bore, through the tool hole, and against the composite to drill a composite hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: John E. McCracken
  • Patent number: 8728367
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing extruded profiled elements (3) from an elastomer material. In said method, the extruded profiled element (3) is formed from the elastomer material in a first step, the extruded profiled element (3) is entirely or partly surrounded by a thermoplastic material, the elastomer material that is surrounded by the thermoplastic material is cured, and the thermoplastic material is finally removed again once the elastomer material has been cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Reiner Lay, Paul Wynen
  • Publication number: 20140131924
    Abstract: A method of forming a plurality of polymeric components comprises the steps of: providing an array of preforms (10), each preform (10) comprising crosslinked polymeric material; providing non-crosslinked polymeric material (28) around at least a portion of each preform (10); fusing the array of preforms (10) to the non-crosslinked polymeric material (28) so as to form a plurality of hybrid components; removing a portion of each preform (10) so as to deposit a crosslinked surface layer on the non-crosslinked polymeric material (28); and fashioning the hybrid components into the plurality of polymeric components. The polymeric components may constitute the whole or a part of a prosthesis, such as an acetabular cup prosthesis for use in hip resurfacing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventor: Derek James Wallace McMinn
  • Patent number: 8715542
    Abstract: An optical waveguide is cut by moving a heated knife blade across the optical waveguide with the knife blade maintained at a predetermined angle. At that time, by maintaining the temperature of the knife blade at a temperature not lower than the glass transition point of the optical waveguide, a portion, in contact with a bevel plane of the knife blade, of the optical waveguide softens to be planarized along the bevel plane. In this way, an optical path conversion mirror constituted of a planarized cut plane is formed in a region through which the bevel plane has passed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Shinko Electric Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Takanori Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8709314
    Abstract: Fabricating a blade by 3D weaving a preform that is to be impregnated with resin. The visibility of the cut ends of certain yarns of the preform, e.g. the warp yarns, is accentuated in order to cause curved lines to appear, and the configuration of these curved lines is compared with a reference configuration in order to shape the preform properly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Jean Noel Mahieu, Jean-Louis Romero
  • Patent number: 8709253
    Abstract: The invention offers a separation membrane element that can be produced by a method in which a membrane-sealing portion is formed by, first, immersing end portions of hollow-fiber-shaped porous separation membranes in a resinous liquid and, then, curing the resin, that has a feature in that the membrane-sealing portion is formed of a casting resin and pores of the hollow-fiber-shaped porous separation membranes are filled with a pore-filling resin at the portion at which the membranes are in contact with the membrane-sealing portion, so that the casting resin is strongly bonded with the pore-filling resin, and that has the hollow-fiber-shaped porous separation membranes whose basal portions are flexible, so that breakage of the basal portions and leakage of gas or liquid are less likely to occur when in use; a separation membrane element that has a feature in that in the membrane-sealing portion, at least the surface at a side that is to be in contact with a liquid to be treated is formed of a thermosetting f
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
    Inventor: Hideki Kashihara
  • Publication number: 20140053499
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a concrete pole, includes steps of preparing a mold with PC steel bars; preparing a concrete composition comprising cement 19˜21 weight percent, Pozzolanic material 3˜5 weight percent, fine aggregate 25˜40 weight percent, natural stone aggregate 30˜45 weight percent, chemical admixture 0.3˜0.4 weight percent, inorganic pigment 0.4˜1.0 weight percent, and water 6˜7 weight percent; pouring the concrete composition into the mold; shaping the poured composition into a hollow pole; curing the shaped pole by steam at a temperature range from 75° C. to 85° C. from 6 to 8 hours; removing the mold from the cured pole; and grinding the outer surface of the pole so that the pattern and color of the natural stones are exposed on the outer surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Publication date: February 27, 2014
    Inventor: Yeong Ho Cho
  • Publication number: 20130334727
    Abstract: An injection molding method in which a multilayer film including a base layer and a transfer layer stacked on the base layer is disposed in the molding space of an injection mold, the molding space containing the multiplayer film is filled with resin, and then the injection mold is opened to obtain a molded article transferred with the transfer layer peeled from the base layer, wherein after the resin is injected into the molding space, a cooling circuit near the molding space cools the multilayer film before the injection mold is opened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventors: Hideo MINE, Chikara NAKANISHI, Masakazu HIRAISHI
  • Patent number: 8597768
    Abstract: A laminated foam article contains at least two foam boards having mating peak and groove surface profiles where surface skin remains on at least a portion of the profiles and wherein the foam boards are laminated to one another in a mating orientation with the peaks of one foam surface within the grooves of the adjoining foam surface with an adhesive between the mating surfaces of the foams and wherein the laminated foam article has a thickness that exceeds 200 millimeters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Global Technologies LLC
    Inventors: John Gordon-Duffy, Anett Borgwardt
  • Patent number: 8585941
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a structure with luminous and visual effects, a light transmissive sheet thereof, and a method for making the same. The light transmissive sheet includes a first layer, a light transmissive intermediate layer and a second layer. The material of the first layer, the light transmissive intermediate layer and the second layer is polyurethane resin. The light transmissive intermediate layer is disposed on the first layer, and the second layer is disposed on the light transmissive intermediate layer. At least one pattern is formed on the first layer or the second layer, and the pattern penetrates the first layer or the second layer. When light irradiates the light transmissive sheet, the pattern is shown, so the light transmissive sheet has luminous and visual effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Assignee: San Fang Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chung-Chih Feng, Chun-Yi Kuo, Kai-Feng Kang, Ko-Feng Wang, I-Peng Yao
  • Publication number: 20130281864
    Abstract: A rotational intravascular ultrasound probe for insertion into a vasculature and a method of manufacturing the same. The rotational intravascular ultrasound probe comprises an elongate catheter having a flexible body and an elongate transducer shaft disposed within the flexible body. The transducer shaft comprises a proximal end portion, a distal end portion, a drive shaft extending from the proximal end portion to the distal end portion, an ultrasonic transducer disposed near the distal end portion for obtaining a circumferential image through rotation, and a transducer housing molded to the drive shaft and the ultrasonic transducer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Stephen Charles Davies, Norman Hugh Hossack, Peter Howard Smith
  • Patent number: 8557164
    Abstract: A liquid discharge head includes a substrate having an energy generating element configured to generate energy required to discharge liquid, a discharge port configured to discharge the liquid and provided in an opposed relationship to the energy generating element, a wall member defining a chamber adapted to store the energy required to discharge liquid the energy being generated by the energy generating element, a discharge portion defining a fluid path connecting the chamber and the discharge port, a supply path facilitating supplying the liquid into the chamber, and a pair of hollow portions provided in the wall member, wherein the hollow portions oppose each other and sandwich at least the entire discharge port in a direction from the discharge port to the substrate, and the hollow portions are independent of the chamber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Naozumi Nabeshima, Toru Yamane, Takumi Suzuki, Masahiko Kubota, Tamaki Sato, Ryoji Kanri, Maki Hatta, Kazuhiro Asai
  • Patent number: 8551383
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for the localized working of a structural component that comprises a foam material reinforced by at least one strut at a working location. Firstly, the foam material is selectively removed, while leaving the at least one strut, within a strut connecting zone in the region of the working location. Subsequently, the strut connecting zone is filled with a filling material and the at least one strut is connected to the filling material in the strut connecting zone. From a further aspect, a sandwich component which comprises a foam core is provided. An embedding part is at least partially embedded in the foam core and at least partially surrounded by a layer of filling material. At least one strut is incorporated in the foam material, fastened at one end to the surface of the foam core and integrated at another end in the layer of filling material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Jürgen Weber, Gregor Christian Endres
  • Publication number: 20130241103
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a flooring element or a wall element which are referred to as element in the following, the element comprising: a supporting core from a core material, a decorative layer disposed on a top side of the element, connecting means on at least two first opposite lateral edges of the element, which serve for connecting laterally adjacent elements, the method comprising the following steps: removing of a volume of core material in the area of at least one of the first lateral edges, then filling at least parts of the volume with a filler material, then forming at least parts of the connecting means into the filler material. The invention also relates to a flooring element or a wall element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Publication date: September 19, 2013
    Applicant: PERGO (EUROPE) AB
  • Patent number: 8506863
    Abstract: A method for adhering two layers of materials is described. An additional layer of material deposited on one of the layers is used. The additional layer of material is perforated and undercut by etching away one of the layers thereby generating anchor shaped holes. The other layer is then deposited on the additional layer filling the anchor shaped holes therefore, providing adhesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Axel Scherer, Aditya Rajagopal
  • Patent number: 8480942
    Abstract: A method of forming a patterned layer of a material on a substrate includes forming a layer of the material on a stamp, and contacting the stamp with a first substrate comprising a pattern of protruding and recessed features to bring a first portion of the layer into conformal contact with the protruding features. The stamp is then removed from the first substrate. The first portion of the layer remains in conformal contact with the protruding features, and a second portion of the layer opposite the recessed features is removed with the stamp. Accordingly, a patterned layer is formed on the stamp inverse to the pattern on the first substrate. The method may further include transferring the patterned layer on the stamp to a second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Mark A Shannon, Junghoon Yeom
  • Publication number: 20130154191
    Abstract: A target (1) for archery training, which is to be launched into the air and is suitable for being hit by an arrow, includes at least two mutually opposing surfaces, at least one of which forms a surface for receiving arrows, characterized in that at least one receiving surface has at least one surface relief (3a, 3b). A device for launching such a target, and a method for making such a target with surface reliefs made advantageously by hot marking are also described. Applicable to shooting at any projectile, especially in archery, and particularly when the target is mobile, for example by being launched into the air.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 26, 2011
    Publication date: June 20, 2013
    Applicant: LAPORTE HOLDING
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Laporte, Jean-Marc Fouques
  • Patent number: 8454871
    Abstract: The present invention provides for a method of creating a lustrous surface in opaque materials using ridge angles, and valleys of varying depths cut, imprinted or pressed into the opaque material. The combination of the light reflecting ridges, angles to reflect more or less light, and a shadow effect arising from a combination of the valley depths and the angle of the ridges allows one to use light and shadow to create a pattern or series of patterns in the opaque materials. These patterns are created using a process whereby a design is first created, then cut into a master blank using some type of manual or computer-aided method. Next, this pattern is inlaid, pressed, or imprinted into a blank panel composed of the opaque material. In some embodiments, this opaque material is allowed to set, thus creating a finished article of manufacture in the form of a panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2013
    Inventor: Thomas R. Schrunk
  • Patent number: 8431056
    Abstract: A method for forming a plastic article is provided. An uninterrupted film with a hard-coating layer is provided and transported into a mold. A predetermined area of the film attaches to an inner surface of a cavity of a female mold of the mold. The predetermined area of the film is cut from the uninterrupted film during closing the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chun-Yuan Chang, Chung-Chi Tseng, Li-Fu Liu, Yu-Tang Shih
  • Patent number: 8377354
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of producing a film comprising at least one layer of a thermoplastic fluoro-polymer and at least one layer of another polymer (A). The inventive method consists in using extrusion blow molding to coextrude a fluoro-polymer and polymer (A) which adhere to one another; with a layer of another thermoplastic polymer (B) such that it forms a layer which is adjacent to the fluoropolymer/polymer (A) layer According to the invention, the thermoplastic polymer (B) is incompatible with the fluoro-polymer and polymer (A) and has adequate extrudate behavior to support the layers of fluoro-polymer and/or polymer (A). Once the coextrudate has been cooled, by separating the layer(s) of (B), at least the film is recovered, said film comprising at least one layer of a polymer selected from among thermoplastic fluoro-polymers and polymers (A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Arkema France
    Inventors: David Silagy, Gérard Reignier, Philippe Bussi
  • Publication number: 20120292807
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an injection molded product includes producing an injection mold by building a one-piece mold block including a mold cavity sized and shaped to correspond to a desired shape of the injection molded product and a first feeder duct extending from the mold cavity and injecting a molten material into the mold cavity via the feeder duct to form an injection molded product and a sprue extending therefrom into the first feeder duct in combination with machining a portion of the injection block to expose the injection molded product and machining the injection molded product while the sprue firmly holds the product in a remaining portion of the injection mold. The product is then cut from the sprue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 3, 2011
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventors: Urs HULLIGER, Hugo Flueckiger
  • Patent number: 8303883
    Abstract: The invention provides foams of desired cell sizes formed from metal or ceramic materials that coat the surfaces of carbon foams which are subsequently removed. For example, metal is located over a sol-gel foam monolith. The metal is melted to produce a metal/sol-gel composition. The sol-gel foam monolith is removed, leaving a metal foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC.
    Inventors: Richard L. Landingham, Joe H. Satcher, Jr., Paul R. Coronado, Theodore F. Baumann
  • Patent number: 8303870
    Abstract: A tire forming method is disclosed in which letters and lines having different colors are formed in a side wall portion of the tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Toyo Tire & Rubber Co.,Ltd.
    Inventors: Masaki Iwata, Shigemi Ohsuna
  • Patent number: 8298466
    Abstract: Medical articles with porous polymeric structures and methods of forming thereof are disclosed. The porous structure can have pores sizes that are nanoporous or greater than nanoporous. The porous structure can be a coating or layer of a medical device such as a stent, stent graft, catheter, or lead for pacemakers or implantable cardioverter defibrillators. Additionally, the body of the medical device can be a porous polymeric structure. The porous structure can be made from bioabsorbable polymers. The porous structures can be formed by contacting a polymer with a supercritical fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Kumin Yang, Neftali Fernandez
  • Patent number: 8298467
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to novel methods of imprinting substrate-supported or freestanding structures at low cost, with high pattern transfer yield, and using low processing temperature. Such methods overcome many of the above-described limitations of the prior art. Generally, such methods of the present invention employ a sacrificial layer of film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Agency for Science Technology and Research
    Inventors: Yongan Xu, Hong Yee Low
  • Publication number: 20120252593
    Abstract: A bowling ball with an indicia is provided. A method for manufacturing such a bowling ball is also provided. The indicia may be preformed and attached to the core of the bowling ball before the outer layer of the bowling ball is created.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2012
    Publication date: October 4, 2012
    Inventors: W. Scott WILBUR, David Wilbur, Harold Thommen, III, Kevin Keck
  • Patent number: 8277714
    Abstract: The invention described herein relates to capturing a covering such as a braid on a exterior profile of a plastic tube by overmolding onto a plumbing tube, wherein a circumferentially surrounding covering or braid is modified prior to the overmolding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2012
    Assignees: Mercury Plastics, Inc., Masco Corporation
    Inventors: William Blue, Thomas K'Meyer
  • Patent number: 8273275
    Abstract: A disclosed method of manufacturing an image display element structure includes a coating step of coating a substrate surface including a plurality of recessed portions arranged at predetermined intervals, with a coating material that is plastic-deformable, in such a manner as to maintain spaces in the recessed portions; and an expanding step of forming gaps in the coating material coating the substrate surface by expanding gas in the spaces, wherein the gaps correspond to the recessed portions; and a peeling step of peeling off the coating material in which the gaps have been formed, from the substrate surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2012
    Assignee: Ricoh Company, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hisayoshi Ohshima, Masaru Ohgaki, Toshihiro Kanematsu, Masahiro Masuzawa, Shinya Seno, Shinji Aoki
  • Patent number: 8262962
    Abstract: Methods are provided for assembling desired die-cuts from individual die-cut components. Each individual die-cut component may consist of films of various materials, diverse adhesive tapes, diverse foam materials, fabrics, metals and others. Individual die-cut components are assembled onto liners that function as carriers or platforms. The liners may be in individual panels or continuous rolls. Individual die-cut components are assembled onto the liner using computer controlled pick and place equipment with a high degree of accuracy and speed. The liner may consist of a film with controlled adhesive strength to maintain the x-y position of placed individual die-cut components. The die-cut comprising the liner and assembled die-cut components is then used for various purposes, such as holding two parts together, in the assembly of various products, such as cell phones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Inventor: Kwangwoo Michael Ko