By Separately Molding Different Article Portions Patents (Class 264/250)
  • Patent number: 11799199
    Abstract: The present invention aims to provide an electronic device housing that is able to maintain the antenna performance without deteriorating the radio communication performance, excellent in terms of the degree of warpage and dimensional accuracy, and mass productivity. The electronic device housing includes a fiber reinforcing member (a) and a fiber reinforcing member (b), wherein the fiber reinforcing member (a) contains a resin (a1) and a fiber (a2), the fiber (a2) being in the form of discontinuous fibers; the fiber reinforcing member (b) contains a resin (b1) and a fiber (b2), the fiber (b2) being in the form of continuous fibers; the projected area of the fiber reinforcing member (a) accounts for 60% or more of the total projected area, which accounts for 100%, of the housing projected onto the plane of the top face; and requirements (i) and/or (ii) given below are met: (i) the resin (a1) is a thermoplastic resin having a melting point of more than 265° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Mitsushige Hamaguchi, Takashi Fujioka, Masato Honma
  • Patent number: 11794408
    Abstract: A three-dimensional printing system includes a build vessel, a plate, a vertical movement mechanism coupled to the plate, a powder coater, an energy source, and a controller. The build vessel includes one or a plurality of vertical chamber walls. The vertical chamber wall(s) laterally enclose a build chamber and have inward facing surfaces that collectively define a lateral extent or width of the build chamber. The build vessel includes a lip that defines an upper surface of the build vessel. The lip extends inwardly from the inward facing surfaces to define an opening having a lateral extent that is smaller than the lateral extent of the build chamber. The plate has an upper surface and a lateral extent that is larger than the lateral extent of the opening. The plate laterally overlaps with the lip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: 3D SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Aalok Uday Gaitonde
  • Patent number: 11800656
    Abstract: The invention aims to provide an electronic device housing that can maintain the antenna performance without deteriorating the radio communication performance, ensures uniform characteristics as one molded electronic device housing in spite of consisting of a plurality of members, and show excellent features in terms of the degree of warpage and dimensional accuracy as well as small deformation in high temperature environments and high mass productivity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Mitsushige Hamaguchi, Takashi Fujioka, Masato Honma
  • Patent number: 11694669
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a cellular core for an acoustic panel is provided. The cellular core includes at least one plurality of acoustic cells and a plurality of de-icing channels that extend longitudinally, each de-icing channel being transversely interposed between two successive cells, and the de-icing channels being adapted to channel a de-icing fluid. A manufacturing step includes producing the acoustic cells and the de-icing channels as a single piece such that the cellular core manufactured during the manufacturing step forms a monolithic part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2023
    Assignee: Safran Nacelles
    Inventors: Quentin Alban Guillaume Benard, Virginie Emmanuelle Anne Marie Digeos
  • Patent number: 11648711
    Abstract: A multilayer core molding method for molding a multilayer core of a golf ball includes an upstream process; and a downstream process, wherein the intermediate molded body includes: an inner core; and an unvulcanized or semi-vulcanized first outer core material, and the downstream process molding apparatus includes: a first downstream process mold including a substantially hemispherical first downstream process mold cavity surface; a second downstream process mold including a substantially hemispherical second downstream process mold cavity surface; and an intermediate plate including a substantially hemispherical intermediate plate cavity surface, and a substantially hemispherical intermediate plate projecting surface, and wherein the downstream process includes: a second outer core arrangement step; an intermediate molded body arrangement; and a preparatory molding step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2023
    Assignee: BRIDGESTONE SPORTS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazunori Nakajima, Satoru Judai
  • Patent number: 11613050
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a male component or punch for a mould unit for producing a vehicle saddle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: SELLE ROYAL S.P.A.
    Inventors: Barbara Bigolin, Marco Malfatti
  • Patent number: 11561069
    Abstract: Ballistic resistant composite materials having high positive buoyancy in water are provided. More particularly, provided are foam-free, buoyant composite materials fabricated using dry processing techniques. The materials comprise fibrous plies that are partially coated with a particulate binder that is thermopressed to transform a portion of the binder into raised, discontinuous patches bonded to fiber/tape surfaces, while another portion of the particulate binder remains on the fibers/tapes as unmelted particles. The presence of the unmelted binder particles maintains empty spaces within the composite materials which increases the positive buoyancy of the composites in water.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventors: Ashok Bhatnagar, Tyler Bartelt, Henry Gerard Ardiff, Gary Kratzer, David A. Hurst, Lori L. Wagner
  • Patent number: 11435501
    Abstract: A method may include stretching a deformable bounding element into a stretched state. The method may further include coating the deformable bounding element with at least one layer of an anti-reflective material while the deformable bounding element is in the stretched state and assembling an optical lens assembly including the deformable bounding element, such that the optical lens assembly adjusts at least one optical property by controlling a shape of the deformable bounding element. The deformable bounding element may have less tension when in a neutral state than the deformable bounding element has when in the stretched state. The method may additionally include coating the deformable bounding element with at least one layer of an anti-reflective material while the deformable bounding element is not in a stretched state. Various other apparatuses, systems, and methods are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Meta Platforms Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Andrew John Ouderkirk, Katherine Marie Smyth
  • Patent number: 11427982
    Abstract: A method for the construction of an improved tank base. A tank base is constructed for protection against accidental spills and/or leaks associated with a tank battery. The improved tank base comprises at least one part of a suitable substrate, which allows for the adhesion of an elastomer such as polyurea. Polyurea is preferably applied using a spray device which yields an average coverage of about 50-80 mils, and most preferably 60 mils. If more than one substrate is used, one or more substrates can be bound together with a fastening system. Once pressure is applied in the form of weight, the fastening system can be removed, resulting in an improved tank base having at least one seam and impervious to the fluid of the tank battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: ASSET GUARD PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Larry L. Perkins, Tim Kriegshauser
  • Patent number: 11426962
    Abstract: A method of forming a sole structure for an article of footwear. The method includes providing a midsole element formed of a first polymeric material. The method also includes depositing an outsole material including an uncured second polymeric material upon an exterior surface of the midsole element and molding the midsole element and the outsole material to impart an outsole profile to the outsole material and curing the outsole material on the exterior surface of the midsole element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Shane S. Kohatsu, Jill D. Murfin
  • Patent number: 11351702
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed at the deposition of multiple layers and/or multiple blends of fiber which optionally include other additives in a 3D mold. The resulting parts are particularly suitable for automotive acoustic parts that may be used, for example, in under-carpet applications, flooring, headliners, trunk liners, and inner and outer dash liners. The parts may also include acoustic exterior parts. The fibers may also be filled/packed differently within the mold at any specified location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: AURIA SOLUTIONS UK I LTD.
    Inventors: Timothy Joel Allison, James A. Frye, Ernest Franklin Wilson, Eric Staudt
  • Patent number: 11331834
    Abstract: An injection molding module for performing a series of injection molding actions, includes a robotic system. The molding module in addition includes a series of anchoring members for fixing at least a portion of the robotic system at each location where an injection molding action takes place.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Assignee: ARKAL AUTOMOTIVE C.S. LTD.
    Inventor: Amitai Ben Horin
  • Patent number: 11318042
    Abstract: The present disclosure is for a therapeutic thermal pack configured to conform to three dimensional surfaces. The therapeutic thermal pack comprises first and second plastic sheets bound together forming a sack. The sack further comprises a plurality of joint lines forming open or closed cells within the boundary of the sack. The open and closed cells are configured to enhance the flexibility of the sack. The sack contains a flowable thermal material within the open or closed cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Inventor: Randy H Weinstein
  • Patent number: 11304847
    Abstract: A thermal pack comprising one or more sacks, a body of thermal material enclosed in the sacks, and first and a second sack edge joined to form a seam line wherein the first edge and the second edge have intersecting directions with an angle that is less than 180 degrees whereby the one or more sacks conforms to a three-dimensional surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Inventor: Randy Howard Weinstein
  • Patent number: 11260144
    Abstract: Injectable, ready-to-use two-paste cement-forming compositions comprise a first paste and a second paste. The first paste comprises a non-aqueous oil-based suspension of monocalcium phosphate monohydrate (MCPM) powder, at least one surfactant effective to improve compatibility of the oil and the MCPM, and an organic acid, with an oil to MCMP powder weight ratio of about 0.2 to about 0.5. The second paste comprises an aqueous suspension of ?-tricalcium phosphate (?-TCP) powder and a gel-forming polymer, with a water to ?-TCP powder weight ratio of about 0.3 to about 0.5. The molar ratio of ?-TCP powder to MCPM powder is greater than 1. An article of manufacture comprises a first compartment in which the first paste is contained, and a second compartment in which the second paste is contained. The compositions are useful for bone repair or replacement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: OSSDSIGN AB
    Inventors: Jun Luo, Håkan Engqvist, Cecilia Persson
  • Patent number: 11167310
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for forming a sealant coating on a fastener are provided. The apparatus comprises a light generator, a light housing, and a forming cup. The light generator is configured to generate light having a number of characteristics that cures the sealant coating on the fastener. The light housing surrounds the light generator. The forming cup is removably connected to the light housing. The forming cup has an internal cavity with an inner mold line complementary to an outer mold line for the sealant coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Kelly L. Clark
  • Patent number: 10974447
    Abstract: Methods for manufacturing articles of footwear are provided. In various aspects, the methods comprise utilizing additive manufacturing methods with foam particles. In some aspects, the additive manufacturing methods comprise increasing the temperature of a plurality of foam particles with actinic radiation under conditions effective to fuse a portion of the plurality of foam particles comprising one or more thermoplastic elastomers. Increasing the temperature of the foam particles can be carried out for one or multiple iterations. The disclosed methods can be used to manufacturer articles with sub-regions that exhibit differing degrees of fusion between the foam particles, thereby resulting in sub-regions with different properties such as density, resilience, and/or flexural modulus. This abstract is intended as a scanning tool for purposes of searching in the particular art and is not intended to be limiting of the present disclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventors: Jay Constantinou, Harleigh Doremus, Luis Folgar, Brandon Kvamme, Denis Schiller, Krissy Yetman
  • Patent number: 10935038
    Abstract: Disclosed is a rotor for a compressible fluid pump, in particular a blood pump that can be introduced into a patient's body through a blood vessel; said rotor comprises one or more impeller elements, is compressible and expansible between an expanded state and a compressed state, is made at least in part of a fiber-reinforced plastic material, is provided for rotating about an axis of rotation, and is characterized in that in the expanded state of the rotor, a first percentage, i.e. more than 30%, in particular more than 50%, of the fibers runs substantially straight between the first end thereof lying closest to the axis of rotation and a second end lying further away from the axis of rotation. According to the invention, the rotor retains its shape very well even when subjected to repeated mechanical stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: ECP ENTWICKLUNGSGESELLSCHAFT MBH
    Inventor: Thorsten Siess
  • Patent number: 10933568
    Abstract: To provide a resin molding and a method for producing the same. A resin molding in which two types of substrates differing in thermal shrinkage are connected together, wherein the thermal shrinkage of a connection part of the two types of substrates is a value between the respective thermal shrinkages of the two types of substrates. It is preferred that the connection part be constituted of an end part of any one substrate of the two substrates. More specifically, there can be adopted an embodiment in which one substrate is a plate-like substrate including reinforcing fibers and a first thermoplastic resin binding the reinforcing fibers to each other and the other substrate is an injection-molded member connected in the plate face direction of the one substrate, wherein the thermal shrinkage of the other substrate is large as compared to the thermal shrinkage of the one substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Hideo Kamiya
  • Patent number: 10894348
    Abstract: Method of making golf ball comprising aligning thermoformed depressions with dimpled mold cups and applying sufficient heat and suction to the thermoformed depressions without exposing any preselected subassembly to the heat and suction to soften the polymeric material of each thermoformed depression and draw air outward from a volume located between an inner surface of the dimpled mold cup and an outer surface of the thermoformed depression to form a thermoformed pre-form half-shell having an outer surface with the size, shape and contour of the inner surface of the dimpled mold cup(s) and an inner surface with the size, shape and contour of the outer surface of a preselected subassembly. Afterwards, a preselected subassembly is loaded between a pair of thermoformed pre-form half-shells and molded under sufficient short-term heat and suction to form the golf ball. The thickness of each thermoformed depression and thermoformed pre-form half-shell may be tapered.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventor: Ajay Vora
  • Patent number: 10892514
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a secondary battery stack which is a stacked body in which secondary batteries and resin members are alternately stacked, includes: a first pressing step of pressing the resin member before being stacked with the secondary battery, in a direction in which the resin member is to be stacked; a stacking step of stacking the resin member subjected to the first pressing step with the secondary battery into the stacked body; and a second pressing step of pressing the stacked body in a stacking direction in which the secondary batteries and the resin members are alternately stacked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Takanori Tozawa
  • Patent number: 10828812
    Abstract: A molded part including a first member having a plurality of openings and a second member contacting with a peripheral edge of each of the plurality of openings so as to cover the openings, and having a hollow portion formed by sealing the contact portion with a sealing material, wherein: the second member defines a flow channel for filling the sealing material between the first member and the second member; the second member has a branched shape in which sections corresponding to positions covering the plurality of openings are branched from each other, and portions near a gate of the flow channel are connected as a common section; and the branched shape has a bridge structure for connecting the respective branched sections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Takuya Iwano, Yukuo Yamaguchi, Mikiya Umeyama, Satoshi Oikawa, Hiromasa Amma, Satoshi Kimura, Naoko Tsujiuchi, Yasushi Iijima, Kyosuke Toda
  • Patent number: 10807285
    Abstract: An insert member (100) heated by a heating device (13) is conveyed, by means of a conveyance device (12), into a mold (51). Next, shaping is performed on the insert member (100) inside the mold (51), with the mold (51) being open by a minute distance. A molding material (91) is injected into the mold (51) and pressed while closing the mold (51) which has been open by the minute distance to thereby mold a molded article (80) including the insert member (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Toshiba Kikai Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Nobuyuki Asanuma
  • Patent number: 10792487
    Abstract: An infusion set system includes a base and a fluid connector removably coupleable thereto. The fluid connector includes a fluid path portion and at least one connector latch displaceably connected to the fluid path portion and displaceable to a latching position in which at least a portion of the connector latch extends into the fluid path portion, which includes a cannula extending from a top interior surface thereof, and a plurality of internal sidewalls corresponding to at least two of a plurality of flat side surfaces of at least one of a base section and a base latch, thereby facilitating connection between the base and the fluid connector in a plurality of discrete rotational connecting positions. When the fluid connector is locked to the base, the at least one connector latch engages a base latching portion of the base and restricts proximal displacement of the fluid connector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Becton, Dickinson and Company
    Inventors: Ralph Sonderegger, Ronald Marsh, Charles Hwang, Stephen Richards, Victor Politis, Joshua Horvath, Benjamin Glace, James Sullivan, Ryan Lambert, Gregory Venditto, Eric Bené
  • Patent number: 10724201
    Abstract: A method for the construction of an improved tank base. A tank base is constructed for protection against accidental spills and/or leaks associated with a tank battery. The improved tank base comprises at least one part of a suitable substrate, which allows for the adhesion of an elastomer such as polyurea. Polyurea is preferably applied using a spray device which yields an average coverage of about 50-80 mils, and most preferably 60 mils. If more than one substrate is used, one or more substrates can be bound together with a fastening system. Once pressure is applied in the form of weight, the fastening system can be removed, resulting in an improved tank base having at least one seam and impervious to the fluid of the tank battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: ASSET GUARD PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Larry L. Perkins, Tim Kriegshauser
  • Patent number: 10589465
    Abstract: Disclosed are a terminal apparatus, a system comprising the terminal apparatus, and a method for controlling the terminal apparatus. The terminal apparatus comprises: an input unit for receiving 3D scanning information of an object; a display unit for displaying the 3D scanning information; and a control unit for detecting a defective part from the 3S scanning information, wherein if a defective part is detected, the control unit activates a repair mode, generates a repair part corresponding to the defective part on the basis of the 3D scanning information, and wherein the repair part is divided into a coupling area and a non-coupling area, and if a predetermined condition is satisfied, a separable protrusion can be formed in the non-coupling area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Doyoung Lee, Sinae Chun
  • Patent number: 10526761
    Abstract: A method for the construction of an improved tank base. A tank base is constructed for protection against accidental spills and/or leaks associated with a tank battery. The improved tank base comprises at least one part of a suitable substrate, which allows for the adhesion of an elastomer such as polyurea. Polyurea is preferably applied using a spray device which yields an average coverage of about 50-80 mils, and most preferably 60 mils. If more than one substrate is used, one or more substrates can be bound together with a fastening system. Once pressure is applied in the form of weight, the fastening system can be removed, resulting in an improved tank base having at least one seam and impervious to the fluid of the tank battery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: ASSET GUARD PRODUCTS INC.
    Inventors: Larry L. Perkins, Tim Kriegshauser
  • Patent number: 10466563
    Abstract: A rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle includes an electro-optic reflective element, a back plate, and an attaching element having first and second spring-loaded electrical connectors disposed thereat. The attaching element attaches at the back plate such that the first spring-loaded connector contacts and is biased into electrical contact with a first electrically conductive element at a fourth surface of a rear substrate and the second spring-loaded connector contacts and is biased into electrical contact with a second electrically conductive element at the fourth surface of the rear substrate. The first and second spring-loaded connectors are electrically connected to a connector disposed at the back plate and are configured to electrically connect to a connector of a wire harness of the rearview mirror assembly or of the vehicle to electrically connect the first and second spring-loaded connectors to an electrical power source.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventors: Craig Kendall, Michael J. Baur, Hans J. Fuchs
  • Patent number: 10414445
    Abstract: A hybrid component for a vehicle includes at least one metal base portion configured to be attached to a basic structure of the vehicle, at least one stabilizing portion made of plastic for mechanically stabilizing the hybrid component, and at least one main portion made of continuous fiber reinforced thermoplastic for absorbing forces that act on the hybrid component. The hybrid component is formed, at least in part, as a hollow profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: DR. ING. H.C. F. PORSCHE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
    Inventor: Philipp Kellner
  • Patent number: 10406781
    Abstract: A composite material with an insert-molded attachment steel is provided. The composite material includes a plurality of burring apertures, each of which has a flange in one direction on the attachment steel and is inserted between fibers. A resin is then introduced between the fibers in each burring aperture and external to the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Hyundai Motor Company
    Inventor: Won Ki Song
  • Patent number: 10363692
    Abstract: There is provided a manufacturing method for molding a liquid supply member by using a first mold and a second mold in which the first mold is capable of being slid relatively to the second mold, the method including a first molding step of performing injection molding to form a first and second component parts of the liquid supply member at different positions from each other, an evacuating step of sliding the formed second component part in a direction intersecting with a direction of sliding of the first mold relative to the second mold and with a direction of the opening and the closing the first and the second mold, a contacting step of bringing the formed second component part into contact with the molded first component part, and a second molding step of performing injection molding to join the first component part and the second component part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Satoshi Oikawa, Yukuo Yamaguchi, Mikiya Umeyama, Hiromasa Amma, Takuya Iwano, Satoshi Kimura, Naoko Tsujiuchi, Yasushi Iijima, Kyosuke Toda
  • Patent number: 10343315
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an injection molding method using a fiber-reinforced composite material as an insert, and an injection molded product, and provides an injection molding method comprising: a step of preparing a fiber-reinforced composite material having a high-strength fiber, which is an insert material, impregnated in a resin; an insert formation step of manufacturing an insert by molding the fiber-reinforced composite material into a preliminary shape; and an injection molding step of manufacturing an injection product by arranging the insert in an injection mold and injecting a resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: LG HAUSYS, LTD.
    Inventors: Sang-Gyu Cho, Yong-Kil Kil, Dong-Won Kim, Yong-Han Kang, Hee-June Kim, Hyun-Jin Choi, Kye-Woong Byun
  • Patent number: 10329074
    Abstract: A method of making a thermally insulated shipper for a temperature sensitive payload is provided. The shipper comprises vacuum insulated panels located between inner and outer molded shells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Sonoco Development, Inc.
    Inventors: Ajit Ranade, John Stephan
  • Patent number: 10293525
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a threaded bolt. A blank is introduced into a threaded-bolt negative mold. The blank has a bolt-shaped portion. Fibers which are aligned in the longitudinal direction of the bolt-shaped portion are embedded in a plastics material in the blank. Pressure is exerted on the blank in order to deform the blank in the negative mold such that a threaded structure is formed on a circumferential face of the bolt-shaped portion. The invention moreover relates to a threaded bolt which is manufacturable by this method, and to a system which is conceived for carrying out the method. Lightweight and hard-wearing threaded bolts may be manufactured by the method according to the invention.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Bishop GmbH
    Inventors: Oumarou Sodore, Peter Bishop
  • Patent number: 10265585
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball excellent in flying performance, in particular, to provide a golf ball traveling a great flight distance. The present invention provides a golf ball having a spherical core and at least one cover layer covering the spherical core, wherein the spherical core is formed from a rubber composition containing (a) a base rubber, (b) an ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbon atoms and/or a metal salt thereof as a co-crosslinking agent, (c) a crosslinking initiator, and (d1) an aromatic carboxylic acid or (d2) an aromatic carboxylic acid salt, provided that the rubber composition further contains (e) a metal compound in the case of containing only (b) the ?,?-unsaturated carboxylic acid having 3 to 8 carbon atoms as the co-crosslinking agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Chiemi Mikura, Kazuhisa Fushihara, Mikio Yamada, Shun Kurihara, Ayaka Shindo
  • Patent number: 10232226
    Abstract: A golf ball 2 includes a core 4, a mid layer 6, and a cover 8. A difference DH in hardness between a surface and a central point of the core 4, a thickness Tm and a hardness Hm of the mid layer 6, a thickness Tc and a hardness Hc of the cover 8, and an amount of compressive deformation Sb of the golf ball 2 meet the following mathematical formulas (DH*Hm)/(Hc*Tc)>80 and ((Sb*Tc)/(Hc*Hm*Tm))*1000>0.75. A hardness Hc of the cover 8 is equal to or less than 40. A material of the cover 8 is a resin composition. The resin composition includes a polyurethane (A) and a polyrotaxane (B).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kosuke Tachibana, Kazuya Kamino, Toshiyuki Tarao, Mami Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10220578
    Abstract: A fiber composite material component has fiber bundles and a matrix of thermoplastic and/or thermosetting material. The fiber bundles are arranged such that they form a profile. Bracing structures are arranged between the fiber bundles. At least two fiber bundles are arranged in a skewed manner with respect to one another and at least one cavity is formed in the region of the intersection of the skewed fiber bundles. Furthermore, a method for producing a fiber composite material component having fiber bundles and a matrix of thermoplastic and/or thermosetting material, is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Oleg Konrad, Thomas Hogger
  • Patent number: 10218126
    Abstract: A connector is mountable on a circuit board and mateable with a mating connector along a front-rear direction. The connector comprises a ground member, a holding member, a plurality of contacts and a midplate. The ground member has an upper plate portion, a lower plate portion, a coupling portion, a fixed leg and an extending portion. Each of the upper plate portion and the lower plate portion extends in a predetermined plane intersecting with an up-down direction. The fixed leg is configured to be fixed to the circuit board. The fixed leg extends downward in the up-down direction from the extending portion. The extending portion connects the fixed leg and the lower plate portion with each other. The extending portion extends in the predetermined plane from the lower plate portion. The plurality of contacts are arranged in two contact rows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: JAPAN AVIATION ELECTRONICS INDUSTRY, LIMITED
    Inventor: Tomoya Kurosawa
  • Patent number: 10195490
    Abstract: A golf ball 2 includes an inner core 4, an outer core 6, a mid layer 8, and a cover 10. A diameter D1, a volume V1, a hardness H1o at a central point, and a boundary inside hardness H1in of the inner core 4; a volume V2, a boundary outside hardness H2out, and a surface hardness H2s of the outer core 6; a thickness Tm and a hardness Hm of the mid layer 8; and a thickness Tc and a hardness Hc of the cover 10 meet the following mathematical formulas (1) to (4): 1.0<V2/V1<7.0 (1); ?2<H2s?H2out<2 (2); 600<(H1o+H1in)*(D1/2)/2<1000 (3); 620<Tc*Hc*Hm/Tm<900 (4). The cover 10 includes a polyrotaxane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kazuya Kamino, Kosuke Tachibana, Toshiyuki Tarao, Mami Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10179432
    Abstract: A convey device, which conveys an insert member into a die, includes a holding device configured to hold the insert member in an attitude in which a major surface of the insert member is in a substantially gravitational direction; a convey mechanism configured to convey the insert member to the die, while the insert member is being held in the attitude by the holding device; and a heating device configured to heat the insert member. The insert member can be heated by the heating device before the insert member is disposed in the die.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: TOSHIBA KIKAI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jun Koike, Akira Yoshinaga, Nobuyuki Asanuma
  • Patent number: 10160028
    Abstract: A flexible bladder can be expanded to insert a tool by implementing a tool assembly that includes an elongated hollow member including a hollow portion to receive at least one of a flexible bladder or a tool. An inlet member is attached to an end of the elongated hollow member. The inlet member receives at least one of the flexible bladder or the tool. A port is positioned on the elongated hollow member to apply vacuum inside the elongated hollow member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC.
    Inventors: Mark Mays, Brian S. Modrzejewski, Dan Brungs, Doug Wylin
  • Patent number: 10160858
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a golf ball having an excellent spin performance on approach shots under a wet condition. The present invention provides a golf ball comprising a spherical core and a cover covering the spherical core, wherein the cover is formed from a cover composition containing (A) a polyurethane and (B) a polyrotaxane as a resin component, and wherein (B) the polyrotaxane has a cyclodextrin, a linear molecule piercing through the cyclic structure of the cyclodextrin, and blocking groups located at both terminals of the linear molecule to prevent disassociation of the cyclodextrin, and at least a part of hydroxyl groups of the cyclodextrin is modified with a caprolactone chain via —O—C3H6—O— group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Mami Tanaka, Toshiyuki Tarao
  • Patent number: 10144157
    Abstract: Described are in-mold coated products such as vehicular components, in-mold coating methods, and in-mold coating compositions, involving the use of aqueous acrylic copolymer dispersions, desirably self-crosslinking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Red Spot Paint & Varnish Co., Inc.
    Inventor: Kyle Shane
  • Patent number: 10092743
    Abstract: Anchors for use with implantable medical leads include an elastic body containing one or more rigid bodies that have longitudinal free edges. The longitudinal free edges run from end to end to define full length slots. Partial length slots may also be included within the one or more rigid bodies. The full length and partial length slots allow for deflection of the rigid bodies against the body of an implantable medical lead to hold the anchor in place on the lead. The full length slots allow a blade to pass through and cut a slit in the elastic body which allows the anchor to be removed from the lead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: MEDTRONIC, INC.
    Inventors: Robert L. Olson, Thomas C. Bischoff, Michael J. Kern
  • Patent number: 10093048
    Abstract: A molding system 10 for manufacturing a molded article Q by integrally molding a sheet-shaped insert member S and a molding material R, the molding system comprising: a sheet supply part 20 configured to supply the insert member S; a sheet heating part 30 configured to heat the insert member S; a molding apparatus 100 configured to form the molded article Q by integrally molding the insert member S and the molding material R; an ejector 200 including a delivery position 222 and configured to transfer the insert member S between the sheet heating part 30 and the molding apparatus 100 and to eject and transfer the molded article Q from the molding apparatus; and a transfer robot configured to transfer the insert member S or the molded article Q between the sheet supply part 20 and the ejector.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: TOSHIBA KIKAI KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Masamichi Momono, Nobuyuki Asanuma
  • Patent number: 10046385
    Abstract: The present invention provides a die cast component, in particular a water outlet fitting, containing a base body (1) produced from metal or a metal alloy by the die casting method and having a cavity in which a number of openings (2, 3, 4) are provided by which the cavity is accessible from the outside, the cavity being at least partially filled with a casting core (5) that is in two-dimensional contact with the inside of the base body (1) and in which at least one channel (6) is provided for the conveyance of fluid, the casting core (5) being made of a material the melting point of which is lower than the melting point of the material from which the base body (1) is produced, and that the outside of the casting core (5) rests with at least substantially all of its surface against the inside of the base body (1). Furthermore, the invention also provides a method for producing this type of die casting component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: HDO Druckguss-und Oberflaechentechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Alexander Gossing, Arno Lauterbach, Peter Kiessler, Andreas Oeffler, Josef Stuempel, Ulrich Franke, Heinz Herberhold, Dieter Stollburges
  • Patent number: 9878475
    Abstract: There is provided a molding method for efficiently and accurately molding a hollow part of a thermosetting resin with a simple mechanism, a mold, and a molded article. A mold used for molding of a thermosetting resin includes an upper mold, an intermediate mold, and a lower mold which can be stacked with each other. Primary molding for molding segment parts and secondary molding for bonding the segment parts are sequentially performed by placing or retracting the intermediate mold to switch between a runner for primary molding and a runner for secondary molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Shogo Kawamura
  • Patent number: 9878669
    Abstract: A rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle includes an electro-optic reflective element with first and second conductive pads established at a fourth surface of the reflective element and in electrical connection to respective electrically conductive coatings of the reflective element. A back plate has first and second spring-loaded connectors disposed in passageways established through the back plate. A circuit element includes first and second conductive traces in electrical connection with the electro-optic control circuitry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA, INC.
    Inventor: Craig Kendall
  • Patent number: 9789828
    Abstract: An assembly useful for providing structural reinforcement and/or sound/vibration damping to a hollow member of a motor vehicle is provided which contains an injection-molded carrier made of a heat resistant thermoplastic composition, at least one of the first side and the second side of the carrier has at least one receptacle adapted to receive and retain an insert comprised of a heat-expandable resin composition. The carrier may have a plurality of openings in at least one of the first side or the second side forming a grid or lattice and the assembly may include a mounting member adapted to fasten the carrier to an interior wall of a hollow member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
    Inventors: Michael Lupini, Peter Sharpe
  • Patent number: 9776368
    Abstract: A baffle for sealing a vehicle structure, comprising a carrier with an interior body portion characterized by a plurality of spaced-apart members, providing voids, and an expandable material, that may also have openings, disposed on the carrier which, upon expansion, fills a vehicle cavity and covers the interior body portion and each of the voids.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: Zephyros, Inc.
    Inventors: Keith Lewis, Blake Synnestvedt, Jean Michael Coulon, Todd R. Deachin