Prestressing Solid Body And Uniting In Stressed Condition Patents (Class 264/229)
  • Patent number: 10195966
    Abstract: A seat core member of a seat portion provided with the seat core member made of a hard synthetic resin foam and a cushion layer made of a soft synthetic resin foam and covering the seat core member is provided, and the seat core member includes a plurality of ridges extending in a rising direction of the seat core member in a rising portion of the seat core member being in contact with the cushion layer and opposing to calves of a body is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: JSP Corporation
    Inventors: Motoaki Ueguri, Atsuo Takayama, Keiichi Hashimoto
  • Patent number: 9815232
    Abstract: A molded foam member manufacturing method including: a first process of placing a foam molded first portion (11) (first molded body) and a rigid member (3) (rigid plate) in a second portion forming mold (20) (forming mold); and a second process of pouring a second portion-forming synthetic resin raw material (U) (foamable material) into the second portion forming mold (20) (forming mold) and foam molding a second portion (12) (second molded body) so as to surround a portion of the rigid member (3) (rigid plate) and form an integral unit with the first portion (11) (first molded body).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Yoichi Nabeshima, Masatoshi Sato, Yoshiyuki Takahashi, Mariko Wada, Akihiro Kawashima, Yasuomi Tanaoka
  • Patent number: 9249726
    Abstract: A muffler insert for motor vehicles, in particular for passenger cars and motor trucks, in the form of a shaped material made from glass fiber material, has a wound continuous glass fiber material which includes a textured glass fiber. When producing the muffler insert the glass fiber material is wound around a carrier in order to form a shaped material, and this shaped material is used as a muffler insert, if appropriate after further processing steps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: DBW Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Bauer, Karl-Christian Regent, Martin Schwerdtfeger
  • Patent number: 9133754
    Abstract: A first aspect of the present application relates to a method for producing sound-damping, sound-absorbing and/or insulating molded material. More specifically, the method according to the invention relates to a method for producing said molded materials, wherein the fibrous material is wound around at least two carriers and subsequently the wound blank thus obtained remains on the carriers so as to be permanently solidified in order to obtain the molded material according to the invention. A further aspect of the present application concerns the molded material thus obtained, in particular in the form of molded mats or molded objects. Said molded material can be used, in particular, in mufflers. Finally, the following application concerns a device for producing said molded materials from fibrous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: DBW Holding GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Bauer, Karl-Christian Regent, Martin Schwerdtfeger
  • Publication number: 20150091206
    Abstract: A terminal fitting includes an electric wire end connecting part that crimps an end portion of an electric wire, and a protruding part that is provided on the electric wire end connecting part. The protruding part interferes with an inner wall which forms a cavity of a main body of a metal mold when the electric wire end connecting part being deformed from an appropriate position is set in the cavity, and corrects the electric wire end connecting part into the appropriate position by a pressing force which occurs due to the interference of the protruding part and the inner wall of the cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Applicant: YAZAKI CORPORATION
    Inventor: Kei Sato
  • Patent number: 8986484
    Abstract: A tooling system may include a cure tool and a biasing element. The cure tool may have a cure tool coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) and may be configured for curing a composite article formed of two or more components having dissimilar component CTEs. The biasing element may be fixedly attached to the cure tool and has a biasing element CTE that may be different than the cure tool CTE. The biasing element may be configured such that a combination of the cure tool CTE and the biasing element CTE causes a heat-up displacement in the cure tool when heated and the composite article is cured in a distorted shape. When the cured composite article is cooled, the cured composite article may substantially assume an as-designed shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Robert T. Loftus, Jr., Jason M. Robinson, Mitchell J. Lee
  • Patent number: 8961848
    Abstract: A medical device-includes a scaffold crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. The scaffold is crimped to the balloon by a process that includes inflating the delivery balloon during a diameter reduction to improve scaffold retention and maintaining an inflated balloon during the diameter reduction and prior and subsequent dwell periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Lily Ayo Roberts, Sean A. McNiven, Kathleen Yan, Boyd V. Knott, Jeremy B. Beer, Mark C. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20140361469
    Abstract: This invention relates to a composite sheet and a method of making a composite sheet. A core having end walls is provided. Continuous fibers or a continuous fiber mat is secured to the core such that the continuous fibers align with the end walls of the core. Various manufacturing methods are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Publication date: December 11, 2014
    Inventor: Mark Neitzke
  • Publication number: 20140239540
    Abstract: A device for fabricating a composite material part by injecting resin into a fiber structure. The device includes: a first die presenting two adjacent support surfaces defining a reentrant angle between them; at least one chock with a wedge-shaped portion configured to press the fiber structure into the angle; and a second die movable relative to the first die, the first and second dies being configured to clamp on the fiber structure and the chock. The chock is connected to the second die by at least one link, the link being hinged relative to the second die and relative to the chock to guide the wedge-shaped portion towards the angle to press the fiber structure into the angle when the second die approaches the first die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: SNECMA
    Inventors: Romain Plante, Claude Canavese, Denis Pingon, Jean-Francois Durand
  • Patent number: 8727759
    Abstract: A Fully Integrated Structural Building System has a pair of pre-stressed multi-stemmed concrete floors. The pre-stressed multi-stemmed concrete floors are adapted to contact each other on one parallel side edge to form peripheral edges and a central joining edge. A part of a building is coupled to a pre-stressed multi-stemmed concrete floor. The building is constructed with a primary structural frame and a secondary structural frame separated by a rigid foam spacer. The spacer is a Class I non-combustible closed-cell foam. The building is strong, energy efficient, non-combustible and easily transported from the factory to the building site. The building is Green and constructed only with renewable and recyclable materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Inventor: Michael J. Wolfe
  • Publication number: 20140103571
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing fiber layers and/or component preforms from fibers is taught, comprising the steps a) Tensioning a plurality of filaments (20) in a tensioning plane (E); b) Moving a workpiece carrier (1) through the tensioning plane (E) in a direction substantially perpendicular to the tensioning plane (E); and c) Fixing the filaments on the workpiece carrier (1); and d) Repeating the steps a) to c) to form the fiber layer and/or the component preform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2012
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: Compositence GmbH
    Inventors: Ingo Karb, Volker Witzel
  • Publication number: 20140106911
    Abstract: A lacrosse head pocket and a related method of manufacture are provided. The pocket can be a molded pocket including individual molded strings, combined strings, shooting strings and support rails extending around a perimeter of the pocket. Certain pocket elements can include transition parts to smoothly transition components having different cross sections. The pocket can include a pre-formed ball channel and hole units having broadsides for connection to a head or other component. The pocket can be attached to a pocket frame, and optionally constructed from a mesh or other synthetic material that is tensioned with the pocket frame. A mold and related molding method are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Publication date: April 17, 2014
    Applicant: WARRIOR SPORTS, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas H. Burns, Richard J. Janisse, Sean J. Slater, Dale W. Kohler, Craig M. Herman
  • Publication number: 20140030487
    Abstract: One aspect of the invention relates to materials and devices with interface layers with geometries which transform upon the direct or indirect application of load or displacement. The interface layers may transform from straight or flat shapes to wavy or hierarchically wavy morphologies or the waviness can be altered by load or displacement to tailor wavelength and amplitude of the interface geometry. Methods of predictably altering the interfacial morphology are also described. The ability to control material interface transformation can be used to regulate and to tune mechanical, chemical, thermal, swelling, photonic, phononic, electrical and optical functions, including color and reflectivity of the material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Mary Cunningham Boyce, Yaning Li, Narges Kaynia, Stephan Rudykh
  • Patent number: 8636151
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to injection molded thermoplastic single filter media layer and multi-filter media layer filter cartridges that include a novel arrangement of structural features to improve both the quality of the manufacturing process and the integrity of the filter media layer seal and more particularly to a process for manufacturing both single filter media layer and multi-filter media layer filter cartridges and to the single filter media layer and the multi-filter media layer filter cartridges produced thereby and even more particularly to a process for manufacturing a multi-filter media layer filter cartridge without cracking the upper most filter media layer or any filter media layer during the compressing of at least two porous filter media layers between an inlet and an outlet while insuring an effective seal and the multi-filter media layer filter cartridges produced thereby and, yet, more particularly, to single filter media layer and the multi-filter media layer filter car
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Neal M. Duval, Gokhan Kuruc
  • Patent number: 8617441
    Abstract: A method for making an encapsulated stent includes providing a first seamless unsintered ePTFE tube, providing a second seamless unsintered ePTFE tube, positioning a balloon-expandable stent between the first and second ePTFE tubes to form an assembly, disposing an ePTFE interlayer member between the first and second ePTFE tubes, and joining the first ePTFE tube to the second ePTFE tube through openings in a wall of the stent by applying first pressure, and then heat, to the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarun J. Edwin, Christopher E. Banas, Brendan Mccrea
  • Publication number: 20130307181
    Abstract: A water-ballasted molded plastic barrier system incorporates barrier segments wherein each segment employs a sawtooth reflective design, designed to prevent the tire of a vehicle, impacting the barrier, from climbing up the side of the barrier segment. Adjacent barrier segments are attached together using an interlocking knuckle design, having a lug pin connection system. Wire rope cable assemblies are internally molded into each barrier segment to create an impenetrable cable fence. The wire rope cable assemblies include steel bushings which are molded into the interlocking knuckles to further strengthen the barrier system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: November 21, 2013
    Applicant: TRAFFIX DEVICES, INC.
    Inventors: Jack H. Kulp, Felipe Almanza, Geoffrey B. Maus, Paul Burlingham
  • Patent number: 8262965
    Abstract: An apparatus for curing a composite assembly may include a base tool, a growth control apparatus, and at least one engagement fitting. The base tool may have a different thermal expansion growth rate than a composite assembly to be cured using the apparatus. The growth control apparatus may have a different thermal expansion growth rate than the base tool. The engagement fitting may be moveably disposed relative to the base tool and connected to the growth control apparatus. The engagement fitting may hold a composite assembly being cured against the engagement fitting. The growth control apparatus may grow a pre-determined amount during curing of a composite assembly to produce a cured composite assembly having a pre-determined design dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2012
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Neal A. Froeschner
  • Patent number: 8252224
    Abstract: Multi-layered drink-containers including an inner liquid-container and an outer shell in an at least partially overlapping, telescopic relation relative to the inner-liquid-container and methods of assembling the same. In some examples of multi-layered drink-containers, the inner liquid-container includes a lower portion having an outer cross-sectional area, an orthogonal projection of which at least partially overlaps an orthogonal projection of an inner cross-sectional area of an upper portion of the outer shell. Some examples of methods of assembling multi-layered drink-containers include reducing a resiliently deformable restrictive-portion of an inner liquid-container, positioning an outer shell in an at least partially overlapping, telescopic relation relative to the inner liquid-container, and returning the resiliently deformable restrictive-portion to a neutral, un-deformed and un-reduced state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: CamelBak Products, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher C. Blain
  • Patent number: 8236211
    Abstract: A method for preparing an asymmetric porous material by depositing a porous material film on a flexible substrate, and applying an anisotropic stress to the porous media on the flexible substrate, where the anisotropic stress results from a stress such as an applied mechanical force, a thermal gradient, and an applied voltage, to form an asymmetric porous material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Sandia Corporation
    Inventor: Eric N. Coker
  • Patent number: 8137605
    Abstract: A method for making an encapsulated stent includes providing a first seamless unsintered ePTFE tube, providing a second seamless sintered ePTFE tube, positioning a self-expanding stent between the first and second ePTFE tubes to form an assembly, disposing an ePTFE interlayer member between the first and second ePTFE tubes, and joining the first ePTFE tube to the second ePTFE tube through openings in a wall of the stent by applying first pressure, and then heat, to the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Brendan McCrea, Tarun J. Edwin, Christopher E. Banas
  • Patent number: 8052408
    Abstract: Disclosed is a two-way pre-stress system for applying pre-stress to a member of a structure by a pre-tendon method, the system comprising: a mold for forming the member, the mold having a concrete pouring space; a supporter installed outside the mold; at least one horizontal tendon installed in the mold in a horizontal direction; a horizontal tendon settling device installed at the supporter, for settling the horizontal tendon in the mold; at least one vertical tendon installed in the mold in a vertical direction; a vertical tendon settling device installed at the supporter, for settling the vertical tendons in the mold; and a bending device installed at the supporter and combined with at least one of the vertical tendon, for forming a bent portion in at least one vertical tendon in a deep portion of the member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2011
    Assignee: Samsung Corporation
    Inventors: Dong-Ok Kang, Man-Geun Yoon, Hyun-Yang Shin, Yeong-Seon Kim
  • Publication number: 20110257685
    Abstract: A spinal stabilization system, including a spinal implant having an elongate polymer body; a wire embedded in the body, the wire straining the polymer body; and a mounting element coupled to the elongate polymer body to facilitate engagement of the body to a spinal segment; and an orthopedic anchor having a threaded shaft; a head coupled to the threaded shaft, the head defining a cavity therein; a prosthesis coupling element at least partially disposed in the cavity and movable with respect to the head; and at least one asymmetrical ring circumscribing a portion of the prosthesis coupling element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2011
    Publication date: October 20, 2011
    Inventors: J. Scott HAY, Ryan SINGH, David Bradley JONES, Nathanael Robert FERRARI
  • Publication number: 20110227250
    Abstract: A container has a base panel, at least one side panel extending upwardly from the base panel, and at least one end panel extending upwardly from the base panel. At least one corner is formed at a junction between the side panel and end panel. A flange extends laterally outward from the upper edges of at least one of the side panel, end panel, and corner. An injection-molded structure extends along at least a portion of the flange, the injection-molded structure includes a base portion adjacent the upper edges of the side wall and the end wall, a distal portion extending laterally outward from the base portion, and an indentation in the distal portion extending along at least a portion of the flange of the container. An apparatus for forming the container and a method of manufacturing are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2011
    Publication date: September 22, 2011
    Inventors: Patrick H. Wnek, James B. Kluz, Ronald P. Marx
  • Patent number: 7968036
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method for introducing a helical formation (11) into a flexible tubular material (12). The material (12) is supported together with a surrounding helical former (13) so as to deform the material (12) to have a helical indentation (11) corresponding to the shape of the former (13). The material (12) is then set in that configuration and the former (13) is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2011
    Assignee: Tayside Flow Technologies Limited
    Inventors: John Graeme Houston, Peter Arno Stonebridge, John Bruce Cameron Dick, Robert Gordon Hood, Allana Johnstone, Christophe Emmanuel Sarran, Craig McLeod Duff
  • Patent number: 7959840
    Abstract: A method of constructing a shaft seal assembly includes attaching a PTFE seal element to an outer metal case and disposing a bore of the PTFE seal element onto a mandrel. Then, heating the PTFE seal element while on the mandrel. Further, cooling the PTFE seal element while on the mandrel and, removing the shaft seal assembly from the mandrel. The resulting seal element provides a reliable seal against a running surface of a shaft in use, while at the same time producing low running torque against the running surface of the shaft. Further, a minimal axial push force is required to install the shaft seal assembly onto the shaft, thereby reducing the potential of damage to the seal element or inversion of the seal element during installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2011
    Assignee: Federal Mogul Corporation
    Inventor: Frederick R. Hatch
  • Patent number: 7939000
    Abstract: A method for making an encapsulated stent includes providing a first seamless unsintered ePTFE tube, providing a second seamless sintered ePTFE tube, positioning a self-expanding stent between the first and second ePTFE tubes to form an assembly, and joining the first ePTFE tube to the second ePTFE tube through openings in a wall of the stent by applying first pressure, and then heat, to the assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarun J. Edwin, Brendan McCrea, Christopher E. Banas
  • Publication number: 20110012288
    Abstract: A movable pallet is used in the fabrication of concrete products. The movable pallet comprises a bottom panel including an upper surface and a first gate disposed at a first end of the bottom panel. The first gate is configured to be movable between a first position, in which the first gate extends vertically relative to the upper surface of the bottom panel, and a second position, in which the first gate extends away from the first end of the bottom panel. A corresponding method for fabricating a pre-stressed concrete product comprises: (a) securing a strand to a first gate, (b) extending the strand through a form configured to receive concrete, (c) elongating the strand, (d) securing the strand to a second gate, and (e) providing concrete into the form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: Joseph Gallione, Richard Wehrli
  • Publication number: 20100304097
    Abstract: A method of fabricating reinforced modular and non-modular composite members having a predetermined cross sectional shape, comprising the steps of: providing a source of composite material; selecting a plurality of cross-sectional shapes for the components of the composite member, whereby the components are arrangable to form the predetermined cross sectional shape of the composite member; applying the composite material on each of a plurality of mandrels; curing the composite material to form a plurality of components; attaching a pre-stressing device to at least one of the plurality of components and pre-stressing said component to produce at least one pre-stressed component; arranging the components to form an assembly of the components in the predetermined cross sectional shape of the composite member, wherein the assembly includes the at least one pre-stressed component; applying the composite material to the assembly of components; curing the composite material; and releasing the pre-stressing device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2009
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Inventors: Scott Brian Nokleby, Remon Pop-Iliev
  • Patent number: 7837922
    Abstract: A reverse molded, plant-on decorative panel component comprises a panel portion lying on a first plane, a skirt portion, and a contoured portion. The skirt portion has a first surface adapted to be exteriorly disposed and an opposite second surface adapted to be interiorly disposed in order to be adhesively secured to a planar surface. The contoured portion extends outwardly from and surrounds the panel portion and interconnects and is integral with the panel portion and the skirt portion. The skirt portion extends peripherally about the contoured portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2010
    Assignee: Masonite Corporation
    Inventors: Steven K. Lynch, Dale E. Schafernak, Karine Luetgert, Bei-Hong Liang, Lee Braddock
  • Publication number: 20100284810
    Abstract: A process for inhibiting delamination in a bend of a component formed of a continuous fiber-reinforced composite material having layers containing arrays of unidirectional fibrous elements in a matrix material. A preform of the component is formed by laying-up prepreg tapes corresponding to layers of the component. Each tape contains a matrix precursor, a binder, and an array of the fibrous elements. The tapes are laid-up so that the fibrous elements of at least a first tape traverse the bend, and the fibrous elements lie in planes that are not perpendicular to the axis of curvature of the bend. The preform then undergoes thermal processing, during which delamination of the layers in the bend is inhibited as a result of none of the fibrous elements lying in a plane perpendicular to the axis of curvature of the bend.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 7, 2009
    Publication date: November 11, 2010
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Gregory Scot Corman, Henry Charles McGuigan
  • Publication number: 20100245474
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a liquid flow passage unit that is disposed between a liquid supply source storing liquid and a head main body and that forms a part of a flow passage leading from the liquid supply source to the head main body, includes bringing a film member into contact with a protrusion formed on the edge of an opening of a flow passage for liquid formed in a main body member made of resin, so as to cover the opening with the film member, pressing the film member covering the opening toward the flow passage, so as to apply a predetermined tension to the film member, and integrally molding a sealing member by pouring resin on the edge of the tensioned film member, so as to fix the film member between the sealing member and the main body member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 24, 2010
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Katsuhiro OKUBO
  • Publication number: 20100181700
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for tensioning material (12) over a mold (14), such as a cure tool, comprises a tensioning fork (10) consisting of two substantially parallel tapered legs (18,20) between which material (12) is disposed. A tensioning fork (10) is positioned at a first side edge (42) and proximate a first end edge (38) of the material (12). A first leg (18) of the tensioning fork (10) is disposed under the material (12), and a second leg (20) of the tensioning fork (10) is disposed over the material (12). When force is applied to the second leg (20), it pivots about the first leg (18) along the length of the legs, remaining parallel to the first leg (18), thereby pressing a portion of the material (12) against the mold (14).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2010
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Robert A. Coleman, Timothy D. King
  • Patent number: 7744797
    Abstract: A multilayer security element with at least two security features exactly disposed to each other is produced by the security features being present on separate carrier foils (100, 200) and the carrier foils being laminated with each other in such a way that the security features in the layer compound are disposed to each other in register. As to achieve an exact register of the security features, each carrier foil has register marks, with the help of which the foils are controlled relative to each other. The controlling is effected by stretching that carrier foil, the security features of which are running behind relative to the security features of the respective other carrier foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2010
    Assignee: Giesecke & Devrient GmbH
    Inventor: Theo Burchard
  • Patent number: 7727446
    Abstract: A manufactured building system has a pair of pre-stressed multi-stemmed concrete floors. The pre-stressed multi-stemmed concrete floors are adapted to contact each other on one parallel side edge to form peripheral edges and a central joining edge. A part of a building is coupled to a pre-stressed multi-stemmed concrete floor. Also described is a Method of Transporting the pre-stressed multi-stemmed concrete floors with the partial building coupled there to, to a site. Also described is a Method of Manufacturing a pre-stressed multi-stemmed concrete floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2005
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Inventor: Michael J. Wolfe
  • Publication number: 20100044299
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally relates to injection molded thermoplastic single filter media layer and multi-filter media layer filter cartridges that include a novel arrangement of structural features to improve both the quality of the manufacturing process and the integrity of the filter media layer seal and more particularly to a process for manufacturing both single filter media layer and multi-filter media layer filter cartridges and to the single filter media layer and the multi-filter media layer filter cartridges produced thereby and even more particularly to a process for manufacturing a multi-filter media layer filter cartridge without cracking the upper most filter media layer or any filter media layer during the compressing of at least two porous filter media layers between an inlet and an outlet while insuring an effective seal and the multi-filter media layer filter cartridges produced thereby and, yet, more particularly, to single filter media layer and the multi-filter media layer filter car
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Publication date: February 25, 2010
    Inventors: Neal M. Duval, Gokhan Kuruc
  • Publication number: 20090287294
    Abstract: Embolic implants, delivery systems and methods of manufacture and delivery are disclosed. The devices can be used for aneurysm treatment and/or parent vessel occlusion. Implant designs offer low profile compressibility for delivery to neurovasculature, while maintaining other necessary features such as density for occlusion purposes and desirable radial strength characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2009
    Publication date: November 19, 2009
    Inventors: Arturo S. Rosqueta, Frank P. Becking, Maria G. Aboytes, Siddharth Loganathan, Chi Vu, Sepehr Fariabi
  • Patent number: 7618572
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for manufacturing load bearing fabric structures in which the peripheral edge of the load bearing fabric terminates with the mold cavity. The apparatus includes a stretching assembly for stretching the fabric, a fabric retaining assembly for holding the fabric in the stretched condition and a mold assembly for molding the frame about the periphery of the fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2009
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventor: Timothy P. Coffield
  • Publication number: 20090267262
    Abstract: A method of packaging a molded elastomeric material includes the steps of (a) molding an elastomeric product; (b) orienting the elastomeric product by stretching or compressing the elastomeric product; (c) retaining the elastomeric product in an at least partially stretched or partially compressed configuration by mounting or securing the elastomeric product to a shunt; and (d) releasing the product from the shunt, whereby the product is capable of shrinking or expanding to its final position after it is removed from the shunt.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2009
    Publication date: October 29, 2009
    Inventors: TIMOTHY P. COFFIELD, Kenneth A. Longstreet
  • Publication number: 20090234432
    Abstract: Polymer stents with break-away links and methods of forming the links for improved stent retention on an expandable member during delivery are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 12, 2008
    Publication date: September 17, 2009
    Inventors: Stephen D. Pacetti, Timothy A. Limon, Yunbing Wang
  • Patent number: 7579039
    Abstract: A method for coating a cleaning region of an interdental cleaning device, which includes preheating the cleaning region to a predetermined temperature. Then, immersing the preheated cleaning region in a coating agent. The coating agent including a flavoring agent encapsulated in a wax, thereby forming a coating on the cleaning region upon immersion. Next, a flow of air is forced across the coated cleaning region in a drip zone, thereby removing an excess portion of the wax and exposing at least a portion of the flavoring agent at a surface of the coating. Then, the coating is cured by cooling the cleaning region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2009
    Assignee: Braun GmbH
    Inventors: Gerhard Finger, Thorsten Emge, Manfred Klawuhn
  • Publication number: 20090134240
    Abstract: A method of making a piezoelectrically actuated device includes the steps of compressing a piezoelectric element toward a compression state which is based on a target preload for the piezoelectric element, and elastically deforming a casing for the piezoelectric element toward a spring state which is also based on the target preload for the piezoelectric element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Publication date: May 28, 2009
    Inventors: Dennis H. Gibson, Alan R. Stockner, Amy H. Hess
  • Patent number: 7534382
    Abstract: A radiator core support is made by an insert injection molding method. Four core members shaped in a triangular prism are built into a quadric-prism core and inserted into a rectangular tube, an upper radiator core support member. Then, an outwardly pressing member is inserted into a longitudinal slanted hole of the core to move and contact its members to the inner surfaces of the tube. The tube is located in a mold, into which molten molding material is injected. The tube is overmolded at the tops of a hood lock stay, and right and left side support members, being integrally formed out of resin. After cooling, the method includes drawing the pressing member from the core; then the core from the mold; and the molded part is removed from the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2009
    Assignee: Calsonic Kansei Corporation
    Inventors: Takeshi Mori, Kenji Kodaira, Fumio Taniguchi, Shigekazu Okamura, Masahiro Fujii
  • Publication number: 20090001629
    Abstract: A process and material therefrom is described where a material comprised of a continuous orientable polymer matrix with one or more discontinuous or continuous second phases is stretched in the solid state using more than one device to apply force to the unoriented material to form a material that consists of a continuous oriented polymer matrix with one or more other phases. At least one of the phases releases from the oriented polymer matrix forming voids during the orientation process, thereby reducing the density to less than that of the original unoriented mixture. One or more of the phases may stay bonded to the continuous oriented polymer phase, acting as a reinforcing agent and forming no voids. Methods for forming such a material allowing for the control of the final shape and affecting the final density independent of the composition are also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2007
    Publication date: January 1, 2009
    Applicant: Weyerhaeuser Co.
    Inventors: William R. Newson, Alkiviadis G. Dimakis
  • Publication number: 20080311814
    Abstract: Methods of activating bicomponent elastic fiber nonwovens webs and laminates, and the resultant activated bicomponent elastic fiber nonwoven webs and laminates are disclosed, wherein the bicomponent elastic fiber nonwoven webs include a first material and a second material, wherein the first material has a lower yield point than the second material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 16, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Applicant: Tredegar Film Products Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew J. O'Sickey, Jonathan E. Frost
  • Patent number: 7448233
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an optical waveguide includes the steps of forming a liquid-repellent region upon a substrate, and forming the optical waveguide in a region upon the substrate other than the liquid-repellent region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2008
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Takakuwa, Takayuki Kondo
  • Publication number: 20080217809
    Abstract: A method of making an absorbent core for use in an absorbent article. The method comprising the steps of: a. providing a first absorbent fibrous web material; b. providing a second absorbent fibrous web material; c. providing a pair of rolls forming a nip through which the first and second absorbent fibrous web materials can be processed, the pair of rolls being selected from the processes consisting of, ring rolling, SELF, micro-SELF, and rotary knife aperturing; d. deforming portions of the first absorbent fibrous web material by processing through the pair of rolls; e. deforming portions of the second absorbent fibrous web material by processing through the pair of rolls; and f. combining the first and second absorbent fibrous web materials to form the absorbent core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2007
    Publication date: September 11, 2008
    Inventors: Jean Jianqun Zhao, John Richard Noel, Karen Denise McAffry, Gary Wayne Gilbertson, Brian Francis Gray, Kelyn Anne Arora
  • Patent number: 7419558
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a self-closing tubular belt with predetermined compression forces at a longitudinal joint comprises winding a plastic material onto a small mandrel such that the plastic material thickness is not more than the height of a mandrel spiral rib, curing the plastic material, and removing the plastic material from the small mandrel, resulting in the plastic material being in a form of a spiral rubber spring having gaps between its twists. The resultant rubber spring is then wound on a larger mandrel thereby forming winding gaps. These winding gaps are then filled with a raw filler material, and these are processed so that all turns of the rubber spring are joined together monolithically. This is removed from the mandrel by making a longitudinal split in the spring, producing the tubular belt having prestressed regions formed by the spring, and resisting portions formed by the filler material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2008
    Assignee: ATBC, LLC
    Inventor: Alex Mindich
  • Publication number: 20080179772
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for production of a composite chassis piece (16, 28) for a motor vehicle, in particular, for production of a roof module in a tool (10), comprising a first (14) and a second tool part (12) which may be adjusted relative to each other. An outer skin (16) is laid in the first tool part, at least one part (24) of the circumferential region (22) of the side of the outer skin facing the first tool part is tightly inserted in a sealing arrangement (18) provided on the first tool part, plastic material (28) is applied to the side of the outer skin facing away from the first tool part, whereby a shaping of the plastic material is performed by the second tool part and the composite chassis piece is released from the seal arrangement and removed from the tool. The invention further relates to a corresponding tool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2006
    Publication date: July 31, 2008
    Inventors: Matthias Dichtl, Frank Kiesewetter, Norbert Elbs
  • Patent number: 7306756
    Abstract: A method for making an encapsulated stent-graft having an essentially tubular configuration with a central longitudinal lumen and having a first diameter and a second diameter, wherein the first diameter is larger than the second diameter. The stent-graft may include a self-expanding stent and a first and second tube of biocompatible material between which the stent is positioned. The stent-graft may also include an interlayer member between the first and second tube. The method generally includes applying pressure and heat to a stent-graft assembly to form a monolithic layer of biocompatible material around the stent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2007
    Assignee: Bard Peripheral Vascular, Inc.
    Inventors: Tarun J. Edwin, Brendan McCrea, Christopher E. Banas
  • Patent number: 7300617
    Abstract: Fusion cast indium zinc oxide articles and methods of manufacturing fusion cast indium zinc articles are disclosed. The fusion cast indium zinc articles can be used as sputtering targets for forming transparent conductive films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2007
    Inventor: David Gerling