Sequential Formation Of Portion On Same Mold Or A Preform Surface Patents (Class 264/255)
  • Patent number: 11910886
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a multi-layered sole directly on the upper, of the type that employs the technique known as “direct injection on the upper”, by which soles are made of a plastic material and consist of a plurality of layers with different colour, density, softness and physical-mechanical properties. Said layers form at least an external sole, called “outsole”, an internal sole, called “insole” that adheres and extends only partially or totally on the surface of the upper, and an intermediate sole, called “midsole”, that is intended to hold the other two above-said soles. Said process provides for the use of a single mould which is brought, when suitably equipped, in a well-defined sequence, in front of at least three distinct injectors (I1, I2, I3) in order to obtain, also in sequence, by at least a first moulding operation (P1) the lower portion of the sole, i.e. the “outsole”, by at least a second moulding operation (P2) the upper part of the sole, i.e.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Inventor: Filippo Scolaro
  • Patent number: 11872736
    Abstract: An injection molding system comprising: a first selected valve, one or more downstream valves, delivering a fluid to a mold cavity, at least one fluid property sensor, each valve associated with a position sensor that detects opening of a gate at an actual open gate time to the controller, the controller automatically adjusting time of instruction to open the gates on a subsequent injection cycle by an adjustment time equal to any delay in time between a predetermined open gate target time and an actual open gate time, wherein the system forms a first one or more parts or objects, the user inspecting or measuring the first one or more parts or objects and manually adjusts the predetermined open gate target time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Inventor: Mark Moss
  • Patent number: 11873849
    Abstract: A molded body with a structured surface for reversible adhesion to surfaces includes projections having an aspect ratio of up to 10. The structure can be easily detached from the surface by a lateral movement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: INNOCISE GmbH
    Inventors: Eduard Arzt, Karsten Moh, Martin Schmitz
  • Patent number: 11840000
    Abstract: A method of over-molding materials includes: providing a first material in a groove in a first portion of a mold such that only a single surface of the first material is exposed to a vacant portion of the mold; providing, via an injection molding process, a second material in a liquid form in the vacant portion of the mold adjacent to, and in engagement with, the first material; and allowing the second material to solidify and become directly coupled to the first material, thus forming a single component. During the method, the entire single surface of the first material is flush with a plane defined by outer surface of the first portion of the mold. The second material has one or both of a greater hardness when solidified than the first material and/or a higher melting temperature than the first material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: CSP Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Donald Huber, Jonathan R. Freedman, Brian Tifft, Franklin Lee Lucas, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11806046
    Abstract: An integrated sheath assembly for inserting a medical device such as a percutaneous pump into a vessel can include a first sheath having a first lumen defining a first opening between proximal and distal ends of the first sheath for passage of a portion of the pump and a second sheath having a second lumen defining a second opening between proximal and distal ends of the second sheath. The second lumen is expandable to allow passage of the first sheath containing the portion of the pump. The first sheath fills a space between the second sheath and the portion of the percutaneous pump when the first sheath containing the percutaneous pump is inserted into the second lumen. The first sheath has a first hub, and the second sheath has a second hub. In some embodiments, a single sheath and a movable connector can be integrated on the medical device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: Abiomed, Inc.
    Inventors: Glen R. Fantuzzi, Thorsten Siess
  • Patent number: 11735755
    Abstract: Herein disclosed is a method of manufacturing comprises depositing a composition on a substrate slice by slice to form an object; heating in situ the object using electromagnetic radiation (EMR); wherein said composition comprises a first material and a second material, wherein the second material has a higher absorption of the radiation than the first material. In an embodiment, the EMR has a wavelength ranging from 10 to 1500 nm and the EMR has a minimum energy density of 0.1 Joule/cm2. In an embodiment, the EMR comprises UV light, near ultraviolet light, near infrared light, infrared light, visible light, laser, electron beam. In an embodiment, said object comprises a catalyst, a catalyst support, a catalyst composite, an anode, a cathode, an electrolyte, an electrode, an interconnect, a seal, a fuel cell, an electrochemical gas producer, an electrolyser, an electrochemical compressor, a reactor, a heat exchanger, a vessel, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2023
    Assignee: UTILITY GLOBAL, INC.
    Inventors: David R. Hall, Matthew Dawson, Nicholas Farandos, Jin Dawson
  • Patent number: 11657793
    Abstract: A noise cancelling headset includes an earpiece, the earpiece including a feedback microphone, a feed-forward microphone, and an output driver. A first feedback filter receives an input from at least the first feedback microphone and produces a first filtered feedback signal. A first feed-forward filter receives an input from at least the first feed-forward microphone and produces a first filtered feed-forward signal. A first summer combines the first filtered feedback signal and the first filtered feed-forward signal and produces a first output signal. An output interface provides the first output signal as an output from the headset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Bose Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel M. Gauger, Jr., Jahn Dmitri Eichfeld, Steven H. Isabelle, John Allen Rule
  • Patent number: 11642846
    Abstract: A printhead a supplying portion with a supplying opening of a filament; a melting portion to melt a filament supplied; a discharging portion having a discharging opening to discharge the melted filament. A heat insulating portion between the supplying portion and the melting portion are integrally formed to effectively suppress heat in the melting portion conducting to the supplying portion even when the melting portion is heated to high temperature, to maintain the temperature of the supplying portion to an appropriate temperature, and to efficiently utilize heat by the melting portion as a result of heating the melting portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Inventor: Hideo Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 11639036
    Abstract: An LWRT plus fabric injection overmolding process for the direct injection molding of thermoplastic features onto the B-side of a formed, finished Light Weight Reinforced Thermoplastic panel. The panel having an A-side finish cloth, non-woven, TPO, Vinyl or similar material placed into the injection molding press and injection molding tool, and then the features are injection molded onto the panel without damaging the A-side finish.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2023
    Assignee: Toledo Molding & Die, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Michael Garrett
  • Patent number: 11597833
    Abstract: Provided is a thermoplastic resin composition suitable for laser welding which has a laser transparency, a good laser weldability, mechanical properties, a high hydrolysis resistance, a laser-welded composite molded article such as a composite article obtained by laser-welding molded resin parts, and a method of laser welding such molded resin articles. The thermoplastic resin composition contains (A) polybutylene terephthalate, (B) polycarbonate, (C) reinforcing fiber, (D) epoxy compound, (E) carbodiimide compound, and (F) phosphorus-based stabilizer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Inventors: So Wakao, Kazuki Akiba
  • Patent number: 11561203
    Abstract: Object analysis comprising measuring a frequency-dependent natural oscillation behavior of the object by dynamically-mechanically exciting the object in a defined frequency range (f) by means of generating a body oscillation by applying a test signal, and detecting a body oscillation generated in the object on account of the exciting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Inventors: Silvan Meile, Claudio Iseli
  • Patent number: 11504888
    Abstract: Methods for producing at least a part of a sporting good, in particular a sports shoe, can include: (a) depositing a first material into a mold, and (b) vibrating the mold to modify the distribution of the first material in the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Hans-Peter Nürnberg, Henry Niles Hanson, Martin Löhner, Dietmar Klaus Drummer, Jörg Vetter, Mirjam Lucht, Heinz Hohensinner, André Schmidt, Norbert Stark, Winfried Schmidt, Markus Hohenberger, Stephan Lintner, Muhammad Tausif, Tom O'Hare, Parikshit Goswami, Stephen John Russell
  • Patent number: 11506821
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an optical adhesive layer, a stretchable display device and a preparing method for the optical adhesive layer. The optical adhesive layer includes: an edge region enclosing a hollow portion; a plurality of block regions distributed in the hollow portion along a first direction and a second direction; and connection ribs connecting the block regions to the edge region, wherein the connection ribs are distributed in the hollow portion in a net form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Inventors: Haibin Zhu, Xiaofen Wang, Jinxiang Xue, Zhongyuan Sun, Weijie Wang
  • Patent number: 11472076
    Abstract: An injection molding device for producing a multicomponent injection molded product includes at least one first and at least one second outer mold plate arranged in a movable manner between an open position and a closed position. A central part arranged between the first and the second outer mold plate includes a first part which in the open position is arranged rotatable about an axis of rotation and to which first inner mold plates are attached which include first cavity segments. A second part arranged non-rotatable includes on one side in the direction of the first outer mold plate second cavity segments and on an opposite side in the direction of the second outer mold plate third cavity segments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: Rainer Armbruster
  • Patent number: 11472074
    Abstract: A method for producing a thermoplastic container (1) for gases or liquids. First, in an injection mould having a first (28) and a second mould (29), in a first position providing each a cavity (34) for an upper (2) and a lower shell (3), producing the shells in parallel. Next, opening the mould, the shells (2, 3) remaining in a respective mould. Then, turning or shifting at least one of the two moulds such that the concave interior sides of the shells are aligned against each other and closing the mould, so that the edge regions (7, 8) of the shells come into face-to-face contact. Injection material is injected into a cavity (49) between or adjacent to the edge areas (7, 8), forming an all-round welded seam (11) between the upper part (2) and the lower part (3). Finally the mould is opened and the at least one container is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Inventor: Markus Göbel
  • Patent number: 11433585
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a resin pipe joint with a joint body includes the following steps. Preparing a mold and a supply device configured to supply molten resin. The mold includes a first mold for an outer shape of the joint body and a second mold for an inner shape of the joint body. Combining the second mold with the first mold to form a cavity, into which the molten resin is injectable, inside the mold. Supplying the molten resin to the cavity in the mold. Solidifying the molten resin in the cavity after stop of the supply of the molten resin from the supply device. The second mold has a gap that connects the cavity to a discharge space outside the cavity and allows gas to flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Inventors: Masaki Miyamoto, Masateru Yamada, Kazukiyo Teshima, Hiroki Sakamoto, Toshihide Iida, Tomoyuki Koike, Motoaki Naruo
  • Patent number: 11332643
    Abstract: Provided is an adhesive member including: a base material having an uneven shape on at least one surface; and a surface layer covering at least a portion of the surface having the uneven shape on the base material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2022
    Inventors: Jun Kamada, Tomoya Matayoshi, Michio Eriguchi, Kaichiro Haruta, Kenichi Fujii, Takashi Unezaki, Kazuo Kohmura
  • Patent number: 11318679
    Abstract: A printing head of a printing system may include an extruder, a nozzle, a rotation platform, an engine with a drive mechanism, and at least one curing module. The printing head is found in fluid communication with a feeding system to receive a resin material to be extruded out of the nozzle. The rotation platform comprises a rotary system configured for rotation in at least one axis. The engine and drive mechanism drive the rotation of the rotation platform. The curing module is coupled to rotate with the rotation platform. The curing module is configured to assist in the curing of the extruded resin material. The curing module and the rotation platform are operatively connected to a control system for controlling operation of the curing module and the rotation platform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Mighty Buildings, Inc.
    Inventors: Sergei Belorustsev, Trushin Aleksandr Sergeevich, Aleksei Dubov, Dmitrii Starodubtsev, Slava Solonitsyn
  • Patent number: 11305479
    Abstract: A cartridge (1) for a 3D printer, wherein the cartridge (1) has a nozzle or is designed in such a way that a predefined nozzle can be formed in the cartridge (1). The cartridge (1) contains a dental composite material, and the dental composite material comprises a curable, in particular a light-hardenable, matrix and only fillers having a maximum particle size of <5 ?m. The dental composite material has a viscosity, in a non-cured state, in the range of 1 to 10,000 Pa*s, preferably 10 to 2,000 Pa*s, more preferably between 50 to 800 Pa*s.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignees: COLTÈNE/WHALEDENT AG, regenHU AG
    Inventors: Martin Schaufelberger, Simon Sutter Menghini, Werner Barth, Michael Kuster, Marc Thurner
  • Patent number: 11276956
    Abstract: It is aimed to suppress the formation of sinks and voids in a sealing groove. A connector (20) includes terminals (31, 32), a primary molding portion 40 holding the terminals (31, 32) and a secondary molding portion (50) holding primary molding portion (40). The secondary molding portion (50) is formed with a sealing groove (54). A protrusion (40P) is formed at a position of the primary molding portion (40) corresponding to the sealing groove (54).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Sumitomo Wiring System, Ltd
    Inventor: Hiroki Yamada
  • Patent number: 11225561
    Abstract: Molded polymer foam articles are described as having a novel a foam structure. The polymer foam articles include a continuous polymer matrix defining a plurality of pneumatoceles therein which is present throughout the entirety of the article, including in the surface region extending 500 microns beneath the surface of the article. The surface region is further characterized as having compressed pneumatoceles. The novel foam structure is achieved even when molding polymer foam articles comprising a thickness of more than 2 cm, a volume of more than 1000 cm3; or both a volume of more than 1000 cm3 and a thickness of more than 2 cm. Methods of making the molded polymer foam articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Assignee: Moxietec, LLC
    Inventors: Jason L. Minnich, Travis J. Biggs, Alicyn M. Rhoades
  • Patent number: 11167460
    Abstract: An injection molding machine includes a stationary platen and a moving platen mounted on a machine base, and a rotary apparatus for rotatably supporting a center mold section. The rotary apparatus includes a carriage body including a carriage upper portion supported by first and second carriage rails, and a carriage lower portion extending downward from the carriage upper portion laterally intermediate the first and second carriage rails. The rotary apparatus further includes a rotary table mounted atop the carriage body for rotatably supporting the center mold section. The rotary table is mounted to the carriage body by a rotary table bearing having a combination of bearing elements to bear axial, rotational, and moment loads. The machine further includes a plurality of tie bars extending between the moving platen and the stationary platen. The tie bars are free from engagement by the rotary apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Inventors: Robert D. Schad, Carsten Link, Hemant Kumar
  • Patent number: 11110657
    Abstract: A switching device for double nozzles of a 3D printer, which includes two transmission blocks, a rotary part and two spring parts. The two transmission blocks are in mirror image structures with each other and are respectively mounted on two nozzle devices; each transmission block is provided with a pressure supporting and transmiting portion, and the pressure supporting and transmiting portion includes a pressing-down stopping portion, a pressure transmiting portion, and a restoring stopping portion which are connected in sequence; the rotary part is connected to the case and is provided with two pressing parts; the two spring parts respectively sleeve the two nozzle devices, and the spring part supports the corresponding transmission block; the rotary part can rotate in a reciprocating manner, the rotary part drives the pressing parts to move on the two pressure supporting and transmiting portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Inventors: Jianzhe Li, Hua Feng, Junjie Zong, Wangping Long
  • Patent number: 11104051
    Abstract: Provided is a molding machine including a mold opening/closing mechanism configured to move a movable platen to be attached with a movable mold to a stationary platen to be attached with a stationary mold, and a clamping mechanism to perform a clamping process, and is intended to suppress machine cost or ensure the mold opening/closing speed. The molding machine includes the mold opening/closing mechanism configured to move the movable platen to be attached with the movable mold to the stationary platen to be attached with the stationary mold, and the clamping mechanism configured to perform a clamping process. The mold opening/closing mechanism includes at least two ball screws, at least two electric motors that respectively drive the ball screws, and a ball screw nut into which each of the ball screws is inserted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Inventors: Shizuo Jinno, Hisanaga Tajima, Shinji Hayashi, Hiroki Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 11040467
    Abstract: An open mold for producing components made of a moldable material such as layered composite materials is made from an additive manufacturing technology. The mold includes at least two compatible mold segments which precisely interlock with and abut against each other. The mold thereby made may be larger than the limited printing area of an additive manufacturing machine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignees: Bombardier Transportation GmbH, Bell Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel Poirier, Hubert Michaud
  • Patent number: 11040506
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a curved composite casing for a turbomachine, notably for a low-pressure compressor of an aircraft turbojet engine, includes the following sequence of steps: (a) draping a preform by automatic placement of carbon fibres on a concave form, referred to as a female form; (b) laying a glass-fibre ply on a convex form, referred to as a male form; (c) transferring the preform onto the convex form, covering the glass-fibre ply on the convex form. Step (b) laying includes a phase (?) of laying a metal strip and/or an epoxy profile on the convex form, then a phase (?) of covering the metal strip with the glass-fibre ply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Inventors: Alain Derclaye, Philippe Berot
  • Patent number: 11027818
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing an aircraft leading edge panel, includes a step of overmoulding a coating onto a sheet positioned in a cavity of a mould, which cavity is delimited by a shaping surface which exhibits an optimized surface finish. The coating includes, after the overmoulding step, an exterior face which corresponds to the exterior face of the panel that is to be obtained and which exhibits an optimized surface finish conferred by the shaping surface of the mould. A panel may be obtained using this method and a leading edge includes at least one such panel. Because of the optimized surface finish of the exterior surface thereof, the panel contributes to extending the regions of laminar flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Inventors: Daniel Kierbel, Mathias Farouz-Fouquet, Laurent Malard
  • Patent number: 11014297
    Abstract: A printer that forms a three-dimensional object includes a single arm with all 3 axes on the head to move spatially while a substrate underneath the head remains fixed. Improved design and components enhance 3D movement, access to components, performance, durability, and ease of service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventor: Jared Robert
  • Patent number: 11014278
    Abstract: The invention relates to an injection-molding device for producing multi-component moldings from a thermoplastic molding compound, comprising a mold, forming a first article cavity, comprising means for filling the first article cavity with the thermoplastic molding compound, comprising an injection device for injecting a fluid against a projectile to be driven, wherein the injection device comprises a projectile carrier with at least one injection nozzle and with at least one projectile receptacle for a projectile as a displacer for the molding compound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Inventor: Oliver Duenkelmann
  • Patent number: 10994504
    Abstract: A mold assembly includes an injection mold configured to receive a woven preform. The preform has a principal direction with at least one edge extending substantially along the principal direction. The mold assembly is configured to allow the impregnation of the preform with a resin injected into the mold. The mold assembly further includes a removable longitudinal element for the injection mold, wherein said longitudinal element is configured to cooperate with the preform and conformed as a profiled member configured to be arranged in contact with the mold along at least the segment of the edge of the preform in order to prevent the pinching of free fibers extending from the edge of the preform between the two parts of the mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Inventors: Marc-Emmanuel Jean Franĉois Techer, Nicolas Cambyse Ashtari, Pauline Nathalie Six
  • Patent number: 10940624
    Abstract: In an injection molding machine in which intermediate molds are disposed movably in a mold opening/closing direction between a movable platen attached with a movable mold and a stationary platen attached with a stationary mold, setting is simplified when individually setting a setting value related to molding using the movable mold and the intermediate mold and a setting value related to molding using the stationary mold and the intermediate mold. In a method for controlling an injection molding machine in which intermediate molds are disposed movably in a mold opening/closing direction between a movable platen attached with a movable mold and a stationary platen attached with a stationary mold, single setting enables setting of both of a setting value related to molding using the movable mold and the intermediate mold and a setting value related to molding using the stationary mold and the intermediate mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Kashiuchi, Kazuchika Asano, Minetoshi Kako
  • Patent number: 10921594
    Abstract: Methods of making optical films and optical stacks are described. A method of making an optical lens molded to a first curved optical film includes providing a first optical film including alternating first and second polymeric layers; providing a thermoform tool having a curved surface; heating and conforming the first optical film to the curved surface to form a first curved optical film; and molding an optical lens onto the first curved optical film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Inventors: Gregg A. Ambur, Timothy L. Wong, Andrew J. Ouderkirk, Zhisheng Yun
  • Patent number: 10919390
    Abstract: An instrument panel (10) is formed by bonding a base material portion (20) composed of a base material M1 and a different material portion (30) composed of a different material M2. The different material portion (30) is infiltrated into the base material portion (20) and the infiltration portion (33) has a plurality of intermittent recessed portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Taiki Moriizumi, Yuuki Kami, Noboru Hirano, Toshihiro Saimura, Hajime Miyamoto, Atsushi Yusa, Kazuhiro Kawano
  • Patent number: 10882228
    Abstract: A second mold is divided into a recess-side mold portion, which includes a recess, and a remaining mold portion in a sliding direction of a movable pin, while a size of a gap between the recess-side mold portion and the remaining mold portion is adjustable. The second mold is configured to execute a first-mold-closing operation for contacting the recess-side mold portion to the first mold and thereafter a second-mold-closing operation for contacting the remaining mold portion to the recess-side mold portion. A distal end portion of the movable pin is configured to be placed into a non-contacting state, in which the distal end portion of the movable pin is not in contact with the workpiece, at a time of executing the first-mold-closing operation. The distal end portion of the movable pin is configured to contact the portion of the workpiece at a time of executing the second-mold-closing operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Sayaka Okabe, Tohru Higuchi, Tsuyoshi Arai
  • Patent number: 10882254
    Abstract: A printing device is provided and includes: a table attaching portion, replaceably attaching a respective table of a first table for mounting a three-dimensional object and a second table including a mounting surface for mounting a medium and a plurality of pass-through holes passing through the mounting surface and a back surface on an opposite side of the mounting surface; an ejecting unit, ejecting a shaping material for shaping the three-dimensional object and a coloring material for coloring the three-dimensional object and the medium toward the table attached to the table attaching portion; a relative moving portion, relatively moving the table attaching portion and the ejecting unit in a vertical direction and a horizontal direction; and a suction portion, decompressing a side of the back surface of the second table when the second table is attached to the table attaching portion to adsorb the medium to the mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Inventors: Takuya Matsushima, Tomoya Kawai
  • Patent number: 10806586
    Abstract: The invention relates generally to generation of biomimetic scaffolds for bone tissue engineering and, more particularly, to multi-level lamellar structures having rotated or alternated plywood designs to mimic natural bone tissue. The invention also includes methods of preparing and applying the scaffolds to treat bone tissue defects. The biomimetic scaffold includes a lamellar structure having multiple lamellae and each lamella has a plurality of layers stacked parallel to one another. The lamellae and/or the plurality of layers is rotated at varying angles based on the design parameters from specific tissue structural imaging data of natural bone tissue, to achieve an overall trend in orientation to mimic the rotated lamellar plywood structure of the naturally occurring bone tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Inventors: Prashant N. Kumta, Gary Yu, Abhijit Roy
  • Patent number: 10788752
    Abstract: The three-dimensional printing apparatus includes a tank, a platform, a lighting module, a control unit, a photosensitizer coating unit, and an exposure and development unit. The tank is filled with a liquid forming material, and the platform is movably disposed above the tank. The lighting module is used for providing light projecting toward the liquid forming material. The control unit coupled to the platform and the lighting module is configured to control the platform to move along a first direction, such that at least one layer object of a three-dimensional object is cured on the platform by layer. The photosensitizer coating unit is coupled to the control unit and configured to form at least one photosensitizer film on the layer object. The exposure and development unit is coupled to the control unit and configured to expose the photosensitizer film by exposing and developing to color the three-dimensional object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Inventors: Wei-Hua Lee, Hung-Peng Kang
  • Patent number: 10780621
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for quickly removing and installing a filament tube and nozzle in an FFF extrusion system. The system utilizes a primary manifold that includes a cooling block, a heating block and a quick-change mechanism. This primary manifold is adapted to mate a filament tube/nozzle assembly. The quick-change mechanism, which in a particular embodiment utilizes a recessed biased-bearing arrangement, enables the filament/nozzle assembly to be removed and inserted without the use of any tools, and without causing any significant downtime for the FFF extrusion system. Once removed, the filament tube/nozzle assembly can be refurbished by a technician, trained so as not to over torque the tube/nozzle threaded interface. This refurbishment (typically consisting of a cleaning and the installation of a new nozzle) could be accomplished “off-line”, without any impact on the continued use of FFF extrusion system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: AREVO, INC.
    Inventor: Armando Armijo
  • Patent number: 10739963
    Abstract: Systems and methods for virtual implant placement to implement joint gap planning are discussed. For example, a method can include operations for receiving a first implant parameter set based on a surgical plan that was generated while moving the joint through a range of motion. The method can include generating a first set of candidate implant parameter sets that are the result of an incremental change, relative to the first implant parameter set, to at least one parameter of the first parameter set. The method can include calculating a result for at least one candidate implant parameter set and providing a graphical representation of the result according to at least one candidate implant parameter set. The result can be color-coded to correlate to a candidate implant parameter set. The display can include color-coded user interface controls to allow a user to execute incremental changes corresponding to candidate implant parameter sets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Blue Belt Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Constantinos Nikou, Branislav Jaramaz
  • Patent number: 10703047
    Abstract: A three-dimensional printing apparatus including a fusion nozzle and a control device is provided. The fusion nozzle is configured to heat a molding material at a heating temperature. The control device is coupled to the fusion nozzle. The control device is configured to control the fusion nozzle to perform a printing operation according to a slicing image. The control device determines the heating temperature of the fusion nozzle according to slicing contour information of a slicing object in the slicing image. In addition, a three-dimensional printing method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: XYZprinting, Inc., Kinpo Electronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Yu-Chuan Chang, Bo-Yi Wu, Yu-Ting Huang
  • Patent number: 10696833
    Abstract: Disclosed is a polymer composition having a semi-homogeneous phase that exhibits excellent electrical, mechanical and thermal properties while satisfying flexibility, bendability and impact resistance. More specifically, disclosed is a polymer composition having a morphology in which a rubber-phase filler of a propylene copolymer is dispersed in a matrix of polypropylene, wherein an elution rate of the rubber-phase filler in a xylene-based solvent is less than 50%, based on the content of the rubber-phase filler such that the rubber-phase filler forms a semi-homogeneous phase with the matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: HUINNOVATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Kwon Lee, Moon Seok Lee, Yong Rae Cho
  • Patent number: 10577939
    Abstract: An ceramic matrix composite blade for use in a gas turbine engine is disclosed. The ceramic matrix composite blade includes a root, an airfoil, and a platform located between the root and the airfoil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignees: Rolls-Royce Corporation, Rolls-Royce North American Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel K. Vetters, David J. Thomas
  • Patent number: 10573850
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an OLED panel, manufacturing method thereof, and a display device. The method for manufacturing an OLED panel comprises: forming an auxiliary electrode layer on a substrate, and forming a morphological transformation layer on the auxiliary electrode layer; forming an organic functional layer, wherein the organic functional layer covers the morphological transformation layer; removing the morphological transformation layer and a part of the organic functional layer corresponding to the morphological transformation layer from the auxiliary electrode layer; and forming a cathode layer on the organic functional layer and the auxiliary electrode layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Inventors: Xinxin Wang, Wenbin Jia, Yue Hu, Lifang Song, Zhijie Ye
  • Patent number: 10558243
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electronic apparatus and a method for producing a housing, which relate to a technical field of electronics. The electronic apparatus comprises: a housing comprising a side wall forming an accommodating space and having an outer surface which is divided into K appearance layers, where K is a positive integer greater than or equal to 3, and wherein borderlines between adjacent layers in the K appearance layers are parallel to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Inventors: Shurong He, Xiaoli Fan, Yue Qin, Yuming Xie, Yingjia Yao, Lei Ma, Xiaoqin Han
  • Patent number: 10543638
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of manufacturing a stent (12) using a three dimensional (3D) printer. The invention also extends to 3D printed stents and second medical uses of such stents. The invention also extends to electric signals carrying computer-executable instructions adapted to cause a 3D printer to print a stent, computer-readable programs and computer-readable mediums.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: The University of Greenwich
    Inventors: Dionysios Douroumis, Michael S. A. Bradley, Nicolaos Scoutaris
  • Patent number: 10525711
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a liquid ejecting head has a first molding step, a step of performing positioning and a second molding step. In the first molding step, a first member, a second member, and a third member are molded by injecting a resin at different locations inside of a set of a fixed mold, an intermediate movable mold, and a movable mold. In the step of performing positioning, the set is detached in a first direction and the intermediate movable mold and the movable mold are moved in a second direction. In the second molding step, a resin is injected to the inside of the set that is clamped to bond. During a period from the first molding step to completion of the second molding step, the first member, the second member, and the third member are held by insert mold pieces used for molding the members, respectively, in the first molding step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Inventors: Hiromasa Amma, Yukuo Yamaguchi, Toshiaki Hirosawa, Soji Kondo, Takuya Iwano, Noriyasu Nagai
  • Patent number: 10525919
    Abstract: A component for a vehicle comprises two or more first members each formed of a plateable resin and defining a front surface, wherein the front surfaces of the first members (i) are spaced apart from each other such that they appear discontinuous and (ii) collectively correspond to an outer surface of the component, a second member formed of a non-plateable resin and connected to each of the first members and a chrome plating applied to one or more exposed surfaces of each of the first members. A method of manufacturing the component involves utilizing one or more molds and removing a non-plated component comprising the first members and the second member from one of the one or more molds, attaching the non-plated component to a plating rack, such as via a permanent or temporary conductive circuit, and then performing the chrome plating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: SRG Global Inc.
    Inventors: Rob Frayer, William Doroghazi, Marlon Dean Anderson
  • Patent number: 10513069
    Abstract: There is provided a manufacturing method for molding a liquid supply member by using a first mold and a second mold. The method includes a first molding step of performing injection molding to form a first component part of the liquid supply member and a plurality of component parts of the liquid supply member other than the first component part at different positions from each other, with the first and the second mold closed relative to each other, a contacting step of moving each of the formed plurality of component parts relatively to the first component part to bring the formed first component part into contact with the formed plurality of component parts, with the first and the second mold opened relative to each other, and a second molding step of performing injection molding to join the first component part and the plurality of component parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventors: Satoshi Oikawa, Yukuo Yamaguchi, Mikiya Umeyama, Hiromasa Amma, Takuya Iwano, Satoshi Kimura, Naoko Tsujiuchi, Yasushi Iijima, Kyosuke Toda
  • Patent number: 10513108
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for making multiple three-dimensional objects from multiple solidifiable materials are shown and described. In accordance with the method, the objects are designed with variable removable support heights along the build axis so that each object has an interface between first and second materials that is the same height from the build platform. The technique simplifies the process of producing multiple three-dimensional objects from multiple solidifiable materials which may have different build axis heights of first and second finished object sections so that the sources of solidifiable materials need only be switched once during the building of multiple objects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Global Filtration Systems
    Inventor: Ali El-Siblani
  • Patent number: 10507610
    Abstract: A molded component having a thickness reduction feature is provided. The molded component can include an injection molded polymer substrate having a front panel, a side panel, and a corner between and adjoining the front panel and the side panel. The substrate can also have a groove extending along the corner between the front panel and the side panel, the groove having a front panel edge and a side panel edge. The front panel edge and/or side panel edge have a dentil profile edge, the dentil profile edge reducing an effective thickness of the corner and thus providing increased or controlled cooling of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Warren Penner, Kerry Scott Zellner, Jr.