With Step Of Making Mold Or Mold Shaping, Per Se Patents (Class 264/219)
  • Patent number: 10434846
    Abstract: A plastic glazing of a tailgate of a vehicle is provided, the plastic glazing comprising: a translucent component, wherein a portion of the translucent component forms a rear window of the vehicle; a non-transparent component molded onto the translucent component, wherein an overlapping portion of the translucent component and the non-transparent component forms a blackout region proximate to the rear window, wherein the plastic glazing is of one-piece molded plastic construction, wherein the translucent component comprises a first textured surface in a region adjacent to the blackout region, where the first textured surface is configured to conceal a component of the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Geert Jan Schellekens, Matteo Terragni
  • Patent number: 10415331
    Abstract: Solid polymer objects have size at least 0.5 mm in each of three orthogonal dimensions and shape such that each object has one or more edges, points or corners and/or has a plurality of projections which extend out from a core portion. Such objects may be included in a drilling fluid as a lost circulation additive intended to bridge fractures and mitigate fluid loss. Their angular shape features make it harder for them to slide over fracture faces or each other and helps them to bridge a fracture. A method of making these objects provides a travelling endless belt made of elastomer and defining mould cavities. The mould cavities are filled with a polyerisable liquid composition, which is cured in the mould as the belt advances, and the cured objects are ejected from a mould as the belt bends around a roller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION
    Inventor: David Snoswell
  • Patent number: 10399911
    Abstract: The disclosure describes techniques for forming a surface layer of an article including a CMC using a cast. In some examples, the surface layer includes three-dimensional surface features, which may increase adhesion between the CMC and a coating on the CMC. In some examples, the surface layer may include excess material, with or without three-dimensional surface features, which is on the CMC. The excess material may be machined to remove some of the excess material and facilitate conforming the article to dimensional tolerances, e.g., for fitting the article to another component. The excess material may reduce a likelihood that the CMC (e.g., reinforcement material in the CMC) is damaged by the machining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignees: Rolls-Royce Corporation, Rolls-Royce High Temperature Composites, Inc.
    Inventors: Sungbo Shim, Robert Wesley Thibault, Robert Shinavski, Kang N. Lee
  • Patent number: 10350074
    Abstract: A patient-specific porous metal prosthesis and a method for manufacturing the same are provided. The orthopedic prosthesis may be metallic to provide adequate strength and stability. Also, the orthopedic prosthesis may be porous to promote bone ingrowth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Zimmer, Inc.
    Inventors: Jia Li, Scott V. Cron, Jeffrey Bassett, Edward M. Willis
  • Patent number: 10343301
    Abstract: A method for producing molded parts (16), a water-soluble casting mold (6) being produced in a first step using a layering method, in particular using a powder bed-based layering method. In a second step, the surface of the casting mold (6) is sealed with the aid of a material (9; 10). A casting of the molded part (16) is then formed by filling the casting mold (6) with a free-flowing, hardenable material (13), in particular a hydraulically setting material. After the casting has solidified, the casting mold (6) is dissolved with the aid of an aqueous solution (18), in particular a heated aqueous solution (18). The present application furthermore relates to a material system for producing a water-soluble casting mold (6), comprising at least one water-soluble material for building a casting mold (6) in a layering method, as well as comprising at least one material (9; 10) for sealing the surface of the casting mold (6).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignees: VOXELJET AG, FLUIDSOLIDS AG
    Inventors: Daniel Günther, Ingo Gnüchtel, Beat Karrer
  • Patent number: 10339253
    Abstract: A method of yield prejudgment and bump re-assignment for a die is provided. The die includes a plurality of areas. Each area is electrically connected to a substrate through a corresponding bump. The successful-connection probability of each area is prejudged. The die is divided into a signal region and a short-circuit region according to the successful-connection probabilities. The positions of the bumps are arranged so that signal bumps are disposed in the signal region and power bumps are disposed in the short region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chi-Han Lee, Ding-Ming Kwai, Chang-Tzu Lin, I-Hsuan Lee
  • Patent number: 10317322
    Abstract: A method for determining material failure that includes the steps of: fabricating a coupon made of a material; applying first force and second forces on the coupon, where the second force is different than the first force; and characterizing a material failure due to the application of the first force and the second force to the coupon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Max U. Kismarton, Samuel Eric Cregger
  • Patent number: 10300653
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is presented. A portion is cut from a thermoplastic sheet of a first thermoplastic material based on a three dimensional model. The portion is secured to a mold. The portion and the mold are heated under vacuum to form a structure. The structure may take the form of a protective covering. In some illustrative examples, the mold may be formed of a second thermoplastic material based on the three dimensional model using additive manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Andrew Roy Hackett, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10287794
    Abstract: A collar assembly of or for a tower being formed by progressively higher concrete composition pours into reinforcement including formwork defined cavities, the assembly comprising or including; a higher subassembly adapted as a collar to selectively index to a zone of the tower being formed, a lower subassembly adapted as a collar to selectively index to a zone of the tower being formed, and a jacking arrangement whereby (I), when the lower subassembly is zone indexed and the higher subassembly is not, the higher subassembly can be raised relative to the lower subassembly and the zone to a fresh indexing height and (II), when the higher subassembly is zone indexed and the lower subassembly is not, the lower subassembly can be raised to a fresh indexing height.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Gregory John Neighbours
  • Patent number: 10189187
    Abstract: In exemplary implementations of this invention, a nozzle sprays foam, layer by layer, to fabricate a fabricated object according to a CAD model, and a subtractive fabrication tool removes material from the fabricated object according to a CAD model. The fabricated object comprises a mold or an interior form. The foam may be low-density, high strength and fast-curing. The foam may be used for large-scale 3D printing. For example, the foam may be used to 3D print molds for walls of homes. The foam molds may be left in place, after casting concrete in the molds, to serve as insulation. Or for example, the foam may be used to 3D print on site an internal form for a large wind turbine blade. The wind turbine blade may then be produced on site by depositing fiberglass on the outside of the internal form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Steven Keating, Neri Oxman
  • Patent number: 10137602
    Abstract: A method for fabricating an artificial skin system such as skin for use with a robotics assembly. The method includes forming or accessing a digital three dimensional (3D) model of an object. The digital 3D model defines a topography of an exterior surface of the object. The method includes processing the 3D model to generate a 3D model of a core, including defining an exterior surface of the core with a topography that is an inverse copy of the topography of the exterior surface of the object. The method includes fabricating the core based on the core model, whereby the core has an exterior surface corresponding to the exterior surface of the core model. The core is used in dipping processes or injection molding processes to form a skin in which the exterior surface is formed of material that abutted the inverse topography of the exterior surface of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.
    Inventors: Philip John Jackson, Maeis Heshmati
  • Patent number: 10099254
    Abstract: A particulate water absorbent resin is obtained by polymerizing an unsaturated monomer so as to form a cross-linked polymer hydrogel and drying and pulverizing the cross-linked polymer hydrogel, and plural classification steps different from each other are carried out so as to remove fine powder. In this manner, the present invention provides the method for classification of particulate water absorbent resin which method allows particulate water absorbent resin having a desired particle diameter range to be efficiently obtained at low cost while securing the high productivity even in case where a larger production equipment is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazumasa Konishi, Kenji Kadonaga, Yorimichi Dairoku, Shinichi Fujino
  • Patent number: 10083633
    Abstract: A three-dimensional topography representation generating hardware device includes a plurality of movable pins. A converting logic converts a topographic map of a region of a physical topography into a set of commands to individually control each of the plurality of movable pins, wherein each of the plurality of movable pins is selectively movable to create a three-dimensional representation of the region of the physical topography based on the topographic map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Sarbajit K. Rakshit, Kimberly G. Starks
  • Patent number: 10071546
    Abstract: An apparatus for hybrid manufacturing comprising a frame, a build plate that is adapted to move relative to the frame, a material pump that is adapted to pump one or more materials, a mixing head that is adapted to mix the one or more materials, a mixing hose that is in fluid communication with the material pump and the mixing head, a vacuum pump that is adapted to remove air from a mold, a vacuum hose that is in fluid communication with the vacuum pump and the mold, a vat that is adapted to retain a liquid, and a radiation source that is disposed adjacent to the vat. The apparatus prints the mold and fills the mold. A method comprising printing the mold with one or more mold materials, removing air from the mold, filling the mold with one or more primary materials, and dissolving the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Collider, Inc.
    Inventors: Graham Bredemeyer, James Matthew Barron
  • Patent number: 10052682
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a multi-stage method for producing one or multiple molded bodies, the method comprising the following steps: a) constructing one or multiple molded bodies in layers by repeatedly applying particulate material by the 3D printing method; b. a presolidification step for achieving a presolidification of the molded body; c. an unpacking step, wherein the unsolidified particulate material is separated from the presolidified molded body; d. a final solidification step, in which the molded body receives its final strength due to the action of thermal energy. The invention also relates to a device which may be used for this method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: VOXELJET AG
    Inventors: Ingo Ederer, Daniel Günther
  • Patent number: 10029422
    Abstract: A uniquely featured addition to previous three dimensional prototyping machinery without any traversing X and Y coordinate moving parts, thus saving time by focusing on only an incrementally regular Z stage and the rapidity of chemical deposition via electrically localized reaction nodes through a porous/channeled plane called the build/extrusion platen. Processes for making objects using such machine and platen are also disclosed as well as features and further indexing of extrusion location inventions. Other features including chemistry, curing material, and curing control as well as activation methods and machines are also disclosed in combination with the feature of a simultaneous two-dimensional layer-wise deposition machine and process for “growing” the object in the Z direction using the displaceable platen or object supporting stage in a rapid manner. Further due to the rapid growth and deposition manner, additional benefits to the object creation and curable material, e.g. a monomer can be realized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: VOXEL LLC
    Inventors: Milton Dale Meisner, Robin Wynne Nack Meisner
  • Patent number: 9956747
    Abstract: A composite includes a multilayer polyethylene terephthalate (PET) film having a base layer and an adjacent skin layer. The PET of the skin layer has inherent viscosity of about 0.70-0.90 and carboxyl endgroup concentration of less than 25 eq/T. The base layer can be affixed to a thin metal sheet. Optionally, the base layer of a second multilayer PET film with a skin layer inherent viscosity of about 0.70-0.90 and carboxyl endgroup concentration of less than 25 eq/T can be affixed to the opposite side of the metal sheet. The composite is suited for making food and chemical containers such as food storage cans that resist blush discoloration from steam contact during container formation and age degradation during extended storage of harsh chemical products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Toray Plastics (America), Inc.
    Inventor: Jan Moritz
  • Patent number: 9919505
    Abstract: In one or more aspects of the present disclosure, a mandrel is disclosed. The mandrel having a shape memory alloy (SMA) shell having a longitudinal axis, an interior extending along the longitudinal axis and an exterior contour, the SMA shell being configured to interface with a structure to be cured, and at least one SMA actuation member disposed within the interior and connected to the SMA shell, where the at least one SMA actuation member is configured to exert pressure against the SMA shell effecting an interface pressure between the exterior contour of the SMA shell and the structure to be cured where the exterior contour has a predetermined actuated shape that corresponds to a predetermined cured shape of the structure to be cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Moushumi Shome, Sahrudine Apdalhaliem, Frederick T. Calkins, Waeil M. Ashmawi, Kimberly Meredith
  • Patent number: 9874248
    Abstract: A shaft coupling and roller arrangements with a shaft coupling for the coupling a shaft journal having a polygonal cross-section to a drive or a bearing axle. The shaft coupling has a rotatably drivable coupling body, which has a coupling opening for receiving the shaft journal. The coupling body has a as multipart configuration and is openable along a dividing line, which intersects the coupling opening. A clamping apparatus is provided for non-positive holding of the shaft journal in the coupling opening. The coupling opening is formed at least in part by clamping jaws, which in the closed position are pressed onto the shaft journal, preferably areally flush against the shaft journal, via the clamping apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: Haas Food Equipment GmbH
    Inventors: Johannes Haas, Josef Haas, Christoph Jiraschek, Stefan Jiraschek
  • Patent number: 9855146
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to arthroscopic resurfacing techniques for treating diseased bone. The techniques include passing a graft into a joint and fixating the graft against an articulating surface of a bone of the joint. A method for resurfacing a bone according to an exemplary aspect of the present disclosure includes, among other things, sizing a graft based on a replicate of a bone, arthroscopically positioning the graft against an articulating surface of the bone, and securing the graft to the bone using at least one suture anchor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: ARTHREX, INC.
    Inventor: Reinhold Schmieding
  • Patent number: 9849271
    Abstract: A needle-shaped structure includes a needle-shaped projection and a support substrate supporting the projection wherein the projection contains at least a chitosan and an organic acid, places a low burden on a living body and is able to keep the microscopic form after puncture into the skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kato, Takako Yamamoto, Yoshikazu Taroura
  • Patent number: 9844904
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is presented. A portion is cut from a thermoplastic sheet of a first thermoplastic material based on a three dimensional model. The portion is secured to a mold. The portion and the mold are heated under vacuum to form a structure. The structure may take the form of a protective covering. In some illustrative examples, the mold may be formed of a second thermoplastic material based on the three dimensional model using additive manufacturing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Andrew Roy Hackett, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9840038
    Abstract: Described is a resinous structure derived from fluorine-containing polymers useful as a mold having excellent dimensional stability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: TOYO GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Risa Wada, Takeshi Osaki
  • Patent number: 9809002
    Abstract: A three-dimensional lattice architecture with a thickness hierarchy includes a first surface and a second surface separated from each other with a distance therebetween defining a thickness of the three-dimensional lattice architecture; a plurality of angled struts extending along a plurality of directions between the first surface and the second surface; a plurality of nodes connecting the plurality of angled struts with one another forming a plurality of unit cells. At least a portion of the plurality of angled struts are internally terminated along the thickness direction of the lattice structure and providing a plurality of internal degrees of freedom towards the first or second surface of the lattice architecture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Jacob M. Hundley, Tobias A. Schaedler, Sophia S. Yang, Alan J. Jacobsen
  • Patent number: 9808982
    Abstract: A polymeric stent has an inner surface with an inner diameter that tapers continuously in size. A method for manufacturing a stent includes blow molding a polymeric tube within a mold having a tapered, cylindrical cavity such that the polymeric tube attains a corresponding tapered shape. The tapered tube is used as a substrate from which a laser cuts interconnecting stent struts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Klaus Kleine, David C. Gale
  • Patent number: 9802093
    Abstract: A lacrosse head pocket includes a plug unit having first and second plugs disposed on a cross lace. The plugs are overmolded by first and/or second runners constructed from a polymeric material so that the plugs are joined with the first and/or second runners. The cross lace extends outwardly from the plug and the overmolded first and/or second runners. Some plug units can have cross laces that cross one another, while other plug units might not include cross laces that cross one another. A method is also provided including: forming a first plug on a first cross lace, placing the first plug in a mold, overmolding a first runner over at least a portion of the plug so the plug and first runner are joined, and optionally overmolding a second plug joined with the cross lace with a second runner or the same first runner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Warrior Sports, Inc.
    Inventors: Jessica L. Hanson, Adam D. Paquette, Richard J. Janisse
  • Patent number: 9731442
    Abstract: A mold clamping apparatus includes a mold clamping cylinder. The mold clamping cylinder has, in a region thereof located below left and right lower tie bars and above left and right sliders, a left grooved portion opened leftward and elongated horizontally, a right grooved portion opened rightward and elongated horizontally, and a leg portion formed between the left and right grooved portions. The leg portion and the left and right grooved portions together form a constricted part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: NISSEI PLASTIC INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Murata, Daiki Tanemura
  • Patent number: 9707455
    Abstract: A mold for manufacturing hemispherical sections for a golf ball includes a mold plate and a movable insert. The mold plate includes a first surface. The movable insert includes a second surface. The moveable insert is connected to the mold plate. The first surface of the mold plate and the second surface of the movable insert may move relative to one another during molding of the hemispherical section for a golf ball.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Feng Tay Enterprises Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chin-Shun Ko, Chien-Hsin Chou, Chen-Tai Liu
  • Patent number: 9643359
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the bonding of material for the production of three-dimensional objects by selective heating with electromagnetic energy which is either non-coherent and/or non-monochromatic and/or non-oriented, with a wavelength of from 100 nm to 1 mm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: EVONIK DEGUSSA GmbH
    Inventors: Franz-Erich Baumann, Maik Grebe, Sylvia Monsheimer
  • Patent number: 9634120
    Abstract: Provided is a method for fabricating an electronic device, the method including: preparing a carrier substrate including an element region and a wiring region; forming a sacrificial layer on the carrier substrate; forming an electronic element on the sacrificial layer of the element region; forming a first elastic layer having a corrugated surface on the first elastic layer of the wiring region; forming a metal wirings electrically connecting the electronic element thereto, on the first elastic layer of the wiring region; forming a second elastic layer covering the metal wirings, on the first elastic layer; forming a high rigidity pattern filling in a recess of the second elastic layer above the electronic element so as to overlap the electronic element, and having a corrugated surface; forming a third elastic layer on the second elastic layer and the high rigidity pattern; and separating the carrier substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Kyoung Ik Cho, Jae Bon Koo, Chan Woo Park, Bock Soon Na, Sang Seok Lee, Sang Chul Lim, Soon-Won Jung, Hye Yong Chu
  • Patent number: 9623606
    Abstract: The method of manufacturing a three-dimensional structure, in which the three-dimensional structure is manufactured by laminating a layer, includes the steps of: forming the layer using a three-dimension formation composition containing a particle and a light stabilizer A; and discharging a binding solution containing a binder and a light stabilizer B to the layer, in which, when the content ratio of the light stabilizer A contained in the three-dimension formation composition is represented by A (mass %) and the content ratio of the light stabilizer B contained in the binding solution is represented by B, a relationship of 2?A/B?4 is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Chigusa Sato, Koki Hirata, Hiroshi Fukumoto, Shinichi Kato
  • Patent number: 9522486
    Abstract: A method of producing tooling for molding a part by resin transfer molding, including: producing a model of the part; producing a countermold with an outside surface presenting an indentation complementary to a first side of the model; placing the model in the indentation of the countermold; draping a plurality of superposed textile layers that are impregnated with thermosetting resin on the model and on the outside surface of the countermold to shape a first half-shell; curing the first half-shell; separating the countermold from the model and from the first half-shell; draping a plurality of superposed textile layers on the first half-shell and the first side of the model, to shape a second half-shell; and curing the second half-shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2016
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Emilie Lesizza, Dominique Magnaudeix
  • Patent number: 9493686
    Abstract: Compositions containing an adhesive material and a release additive are suitable for temporarily bonding two surfaces, such as a wafer active side and a substrate. These compositions are useful in the manufacture of electronic devices where a component, such as an active wafer, is temporarily bonded to a substrate, followed by further processing of the active wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Rohm and Haas Electronic Materials LLC
    Inventors: Mark S. Oliver, Michael K. Gallagher, Karen R. Brantl
  • Patent number: 9478681
    Abstract: Fabricating a wafer-scale spacer/optics structure includes replicating optical replication elements and spacer replication sections directly onto an optics wafer (or other wafer) using a single replication tool. The replicated optical elements and spacer elements can be composed of the same or different materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Heptagon Micro Optics Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Simon Gubser, Hakan Karpuz
  • Patent number: 9441054
    Abstract: The present invention pertains to a fluoropolymer [polymer (F)] comprising: recurring units derived from vinylidene fluoride (VDF), and from 0.01% to 5% by moles of recurring units derived from at least one (meth)acrylic monomer [monomer (MA)] having formula (I) here below: wherein: R1, R2 and R3, equal to or different from each other, are independently selected from a hydrogen atom and a C1-C3 hydrocarbon group, and ROH represents a hydrogen atom or a C1-C5 hydrocarbon moiety comprising at least one hydroxyl group, said polymer (F) comprising end groups having formula —CF2H and/or —CF2CH3 in an amount of at least 30 mmoles per Kg of vinylidene fluoride (VDF) recurring units. The invention also pertains to a process for the manufacture of said polymer (F) and to use of said polymer (F) as binders for the manufacture of electrodes or for the manufacture of membranes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS ITALY S.P.A.
    Inventors: Milena Stanga, Bradley Lane Kent, Alessio Marrani, Giulio Brinati
  • Patent number: 9429357
    Abstract: A refrigerator and a manufacturing method thereof including processes of separately manufacturing partitions dividing a storage space into a plurality of storage chambers from a main body including an inner casing and an outer casing, coupling the partitions to an inner surface of the inner casing, filling a space between the inner casing and the partitions with an insulator, and filling the partitions with the insulator by filling a space between the inner casing and the outer casing with the insulator. Since the insulator uniformly fills the partitions dividing the storage space into the plurality of storage chambers, the partitions may possess improved insulating qualities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kwang Hyuk Cha, Ho Sang Park, Kwon Chul Yun
  • Patent number: 9403099
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a product, such as an animatronic character, with artificial skin. The method includes providing data defining an exterior surface geometry of the product. A base geometry model of the product is generated based on the exterior surface geometry data, which in turn is used to fabricate a prototype of the product. Then, an exterior skin mold is formed using the product prototype mounted on an alignment block. The method includes fabricating an inner support structure based on the base geometry model having an exterior geometry smaller than the 3D base geometry model by the thickness of the exterior skin. The inner support structure is positioned within the mold with the inner support structure mounted upon the alignment block, which is received in the mold. The product is formed by pouring material for an exterior skin layer into the mold and over the inner support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: Disney Enterprise, Inc.
    Inventors: Bryan S. Tye, Philip John Jackson
  • Patent number: 9359824
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for manufacturing a downhole tool that reduces failures occurring along a bondline between a cemented matrix coupled around a blank. The cemented matrix material is formed from a tungsten carbide powder, a shoulder powder, and a binder material, wherein at least one of the tungsten carbide powder or the shoulder powder is absent of any free tungsten. The blank, which optionally may be coated, is substantially cylindrically shaped and defines a channel extending from a top portion and through a bottom portion of the blank. The absence of free tungsten from at least one of the tungsten carbide powder or the shoulder powder reduces the reaction with iron from the blank, thereby allowing the control and reduction of intermetallic compounds thickness within the bondline.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: VAREL EUROPE S.A.S.
    Inventors: Gary M. Thigpen, Federico Bellin, Marvin Windsor Amundsen, Olivier Ther, Alfazazi Dourfaye, Bruno Cuillier De Maindreville, Williams Gomez
  • Patent number: 9339392
    Abstract: Methods of providing dose controlled application of bone graft materials are disclosed. In particular, methods for determining a target quantity of bone graft material for clinical application in order to ensure maximum clinical results are provided. These methods comprise determining the target weight of the material to be applied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: PROSIDYAN, INC.
    Inventors: Charanpreet S. Bagga, Hyun W. Bae
  • Patent number: 9308690
    Abstract: A source model describing a modeled object is identified. A preliminary fabrication model is automatically identified from the source model. A structural analysis of the fabrication model is automatically performed, resulting in the identification of a critical point and a corresponding failure mode at the critical point. The preliminary fabrication model is automatically modified to adjust the structural integrity of the modeled object with respect to the failure mode at the critical point, thereby producing an updated fabrication model. The object is printed on a three dimensional printer using the updated fabrication model.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: MakerBot Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Hugo Boyer, Ariel Douglas, Nathaniel B. Pettis
  • Patent number: 9296129
    Abstract: Objects and methods for the manufacture of objects are provided such that the manufactured objects comprise a plurality of tile pieces and seams between the tile pieces, the seams allowing for controlled breaking of the objects. In some embodiments, the objects comprise casting molds or mold parts comprising a tile structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: MATERIALISE N.V.
    Inventor: Jari Heikki Petteri Pallari
  • Patent number: 9268215
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods for embedded a micrometer and/or nanometer pattern into an injection molding tool. In a first main aspect, a micro/nanometer structured imprinting device is applied in, or on, an active surface so as to transfer the micro/nanometer patterned structure to the tool while the imprinting device is, at least partly, within a cavity of the injection molding tool. In a second main aspect, a base plate with a micro/nanometer structured pattern positioned on an upper part is positioned on the active surface within the tool, the lower part of the base plate facing the tool, the active surface receiving the base plate being non-planar on a macroscopic scale. Both aspects enable a simple and effective way of transferring the pattern, and the pattern may be transferred on the active working site of tool immediately prior to molding without the need for extensive preparations or remounting of the tool before performing the molding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignees: Danmarks Tekniske Universitet, NIL Technology ApS
    Inventors: Theodor Kamp Nielsen, Brian Bilenberg Olsen, Jesper Nørregaard, Anders Kristensen, Kristian Smistrup, Emil Søgaard
  • Patent number: 9259854
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for modifying the surface texture of pre-cast building blocks including a pressure-applying device so positioned as to selectively engage blocks and being adapted to apply a pressure on the surface of blocks so as to modify their texture thereof prior to the curing of the blocks. Also disclosed is an apparatus for modifying the surface texture of pre-cast building blocks including mechanisms and structures adapted to provide a plurality of longitudinal movements and a plurality of rotational movements to adjust the direction of the wearing tool in respect to the alignment of the blocks when modifying the surface texture of these blacks as well as a block-stabilizing device for stabilizing blacks during surface-texture modification operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: RINOX INC.
    Inventor: Horacio Correia
  • Patent number: 9249015
    Abstract: A mold structure having high-precision multi-dimensional components includes: depositing an oxide layer on a top surface of a plurality of semiconductor substrates, patterning a design integrated in one or more of the oxide layers; repositioning the substrates to enable the oxide layers make contact with one another; bonding in sequential order the repositioned substrates using a dielectric bonding, forming a three dimension (3D) mold; filling the 3D mold with filling material and removing the overburden filling material present on a top surface of the component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignees: International Business Machines Corporation, Yale University
    Inventors: Emily R. Kinser, Jan Schroers, Golden Kumar
  • Patent number: 9211687
    Abstract: A self-healing and/or self-cleaning tire comprising at least one active material element configured when undergoing an actuation cycle to repair a structural anomaly, such as a crack or puncture, and/or remove a surface anomaly, such as foreign substances or objects adhered to or lodged in the tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Alan L. Browne, Nancy L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 9205581
    Abstract: A film in-mold injection mold device, including: a first mold that has an injection port configured to inject a molding material; and a second mold that is configured to face the first mold and has a sucking mechanism configured to suck a film to be supplied at a time of molding, wherein the second mold has a movable protruding part configured to touch, when the film is sucked, the film before the film touches an outer periphery edge part of a concave part which is formed on the second mold depending on a shape of an article to be molded, so as to temporarily ensure a space between the outer periphery edge part and the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Taishi Maruichi, Taro Tsujii, Hideo Mine
  • Patent number: 9144841
    Abstract: A method of forming a surface coating on a composite article may include applying a thermal spray to a tool surface of a tool in such a manner as to form a surface coating having a releasable bond with the tool surface. The method may further include applying composite material over the surface coating, curing the composite material to form a cured composite article, and removing the cured composite article from the tool in a manner that releases the surface coating from the tool surface and retains the surface coating with the cured composite article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Arash Ghabchi, Alan Thompson, Marc J. Froning
  • Patent number: 9138917
    Abstract: The three-dimensional positions of points on a surface of a vehicle foot well are digitally measured and are stored in a memory. The stored points are used to construct an electronic model of the vehicle foot well surface. The electronic model of the vehicle foot well surface in turn is used to construct an electronic three-dimensional image of the vehicle floor tray. A vehicle tray data file is created from the electronic three-dimensional image. The data file is in turn used to make a mold for a vehicle floor tray, and vehicle floor trays are manufactured by molding polymer material in the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: MacNeil IP LLC
    Inventors: David F. MacNeil, Scott A. Vargo
  • Patent number: 9114567
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a process for the bonding of material for the production of three-dimensional objects by selective heating via a laser of wavelength from 100 to 3000 nm. The beam spot may be a focused or unfocused beam spot, or may indeed be spread, as is the case with the diode laser, where the bars may have a stacked arrangement. The selectivity of the melting process is achieved via the application of an absorber to certain subregions of a layer composed of a pulverulent substrate, and then heating of the absorber by laser radiation of wavelength from 100 to 3000 nm. The heated absorber transfers the energy present therein to its surrounding pulverulent substrate, which is melted thereby and, after cooling, has firm cohesive bonding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: EVONIK DEGUSSA GmbH
    Inventors: Sylvia Monsheimer, Maik Grebe, Rainer Goering, Franz-Erich Baumann
  • Patent number: 9114590
    Abstract: A foam duct to which a heat insulating property and a shock absorbing property can be is provided due to structure of the foam duct is a foam duct including foam resin and includes a high-foam wall portion having a higher expansion ratio than other wall portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: KYORAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Masaaki Onodera