Concentric Preforms Patents (Class 264/262)
  • Patent number: 11167836
    Abstract: A composite core assembly includes a composite core structure having internal material interfaces and an attachment rail coupled to the composite core structure. The attachment rail includes a first planar surface and a second planar surface adjoined with the first planar surface. The first planar surface is arranged parallel to an internal material interface plane of the composite core structure, and the first planar portion is at least partially integrated into the composite core structure in an internal material interface plane. At least a portion of the first planar surface extends beyond a perimeter surface of the composite core structure, and the second planar surface is configured to attach to the surrounding support member. The core material does not have net edge facets or flat edges positioned next to surrounding structure, and/or may not have a structure arranged parallel to the adjacent support structure to attach to the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2021
    Assignee: Sierra Nevada Corporation
    Inventor: James Donn Hethcock, Jr.
  • Patent number: 11161591
    Abstract: An insulation insert comprises a hollow cylinder formed of a closed cell foam, a first adhesive layer on a first face of the hollow cylinder, a flange of the closed cell foam extending from the hollow cylinder, and a second adhesive layer on a second face of the flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Trevor M. Laib
  • Patent number: 10960708
    Abstract: A semi-pneumatic tire includes a tread portion configured to make contact with a road surface, a non-pneumatic portion coupled to an inner circumferential surface of the tread portion. The semi-pneumatic tire further includes a pneumatic portion coupled to an inner circumferential surface of the non-pneumatic portion and provided with a space into which an air is filled, and bonding layers respectively interposed between the tread portion and the non-pneumatic portion and between the non-pneumatic portion and the pneumatic portion. The non-pneumatic portion includes a band portion including an inner band coupled to an outer circumferential surface of the pneumatic portion and an outer band spaced apart from the inner band and surrounding an outer circumferential surface of the inner band, and spokes provided between the inner band and the outer band to connect the inner band and the outer band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: KUMHO TIRE CO., INC.
    Inventors: Chul-Woo Kwark, Kee-Woon Kim, Chang-Jung Park, Gwi-Sung Shin, Soon-Wook Hwang
  • Patent number: 10951075
    Abstract: We describe a method of cooling an axial flux permanent magnet machine, the machine having a stator comprising a stator housing enclosing a set of coils wound on respective stator bars and disposed circumferentially at intervals about an axis of the machine, and a rotor bearing a set of permanent magnets and mounted for rotation about said axis, and wherein said rotor and stator are spaced apart along said axis to define a gap therebetween in which magnetic flux in the machine is generally in an axial direction, the method comprising: flowing a coolant through said stator housing around said coils such that said coolant flows between said coils; and controlling said coolant flow between said coils by controlling a gap between adjacent said coils; wherein said controlling of said gap comprises: providing each of said coils with a single layer of windings over said stator bar, said layer of windings comprising a ribbon-shaped wire having a greater width across a surface of the ribbon than thickness through the
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: YASA LIMITED
    Inventor: Tim Woolmer
  • Patent number: 10850944
    Abstract: A suspension member for suspending and/or driving an elevator car of an elevator system includes a plurality of tension members extending along a length of the suspension member including a plurality of fibers extending along the length of the suspension member bonded into a polymer matrix. A jacket substantially retains the plurality of tension members. The suspension member is configured to be deformed at a suspension member end to allow for installation of the suspension member end into a termination assembly of the elevator system. A method of installing a suspension member of an elevator system into a termination assembly includes deforming a suspension member end and reforming it to a selected shape, inserting the suspension member end into the termination assembly and curing and/or hardening it, and applying a load thereto or to the socket or the wedge to secure the suspension member end in the termination assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY
    Inventors: Richard N. Fargo, Mark R. Gurvich, Richard J. Ericson, Douglas E. Logan, John P. Wesson, David Wayne Mckee, Wenping Zhao
  • Patent number: 10843854
    Abstract: There are provided a holding strap, methods of making the same, and methods using such holding strap for tying down objects on a flatbed of a vehicle, retaining underground tanks, or lifting electrodes out of an electrolytic cell. The holding strap includes a chemically pre-treated strap component, an epoxy resin chemically bonded to the pre-treated strap component, and a hook component comprising a cavity that is configured and sized to receive at least a portion of the strap component, the epoxy resin being chemically bonded to internal surfaces of the cavity, so as to form the holding strap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: PULTRUSION TECHNIQUE INC.
    Inventor: Robert P. Dufresne
  • Patent number: 10766583
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a new bionic lateral-line sensor. The new bionic lateral-line sensor includes a cilia cupule, a cilia base rod, IPMC film sheets, extraction electrodes, and a sensor housing. When external current acts on a free end of the cilia cupule, mechanical deformation is generated on the cilia cupule, and the mechanical deformation is transmitted to the cilia base rod, so as to cause deformation on the cilia base rod; the deformation on the cilia base rod leads to mechanical deformation on the IPMC film sheets, and the IPMC film sheets generate induced voltages by using an IPMC mechano-electric effect; and a flow rate of the external current is calculated according to the acquired induced voltages. The new bionic lateral-line sensor provided in the present invention is used for measurement of external current.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Ocean University of China
    Inventors: Shizhe Tan, Bowen Tan, Wei Ding, Hengyuan Liu, Kaili Tian
  • Patent number: 10619615
    Abstract: An engine is disclosed having a starter clutch ring gear, and a crank case having an integral starter pinion accepting member defining a through bore, and a gear assembly having an exterior surface configured to engage a flywheel and an surface engaging the second of the shaft. A starter pinion shaft is disposed through the through bore. The integral starter pinion accepting member defines a surface coupled to an engine mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Polaris Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Chad A. Dale, Lawrence J. Hosaluk
  • Patent number: 10591022
    Abstract: A method for creating a termination by attaching some kind of fitting to the end of a tensile member such as a cable. The end fitting is provided with one or more internal cavities. Each cavity has a proximal portion that is adjacent to the area where the tensile member exits the fitting and a distal portion on its opposite end. A length of the tensile member's filaments is placed within this expanding cavity and infused with liquid potting compound. The method exploits the characteristic of a liquid potting compound as it transitions to a solid. Once the potting compound in at least a portion of the cavity has transitioned sufficiently to hold the filaments at a desired level, tension is placed on the tensile member and a small linear displacement may be imposed on the tensile member. This linear displacement tends to pull the filaments residing in the potting compound into better alignment and improve load sharing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Bright Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Richard V. Campbell, David M Gladwin
  • Patent number: 10563727
    Abstract: A method for creating a termination by attaching some kind of fitting to the end of a tensile member such as a cable. The end fitting is provided with one or more internal cavities. Each cavity has a proximal portion that is adjacent to the area where the tensile member exits the fitting and a distal portion on its opposite end. A length of the tensile member's filaments is placed within this expanding cavity and infused with liquid potting compound. The method exploits the characteristic of a liquid potting compound as it transitions to a solid. Once the potting compound in at least a portion of the cavity has transitioned sufficiently to hold the filaments at a desired level, tension is placed on the tensile member and a small linear displacement may be imposed on the tensile member. This linear displacement tends to pull the filaments residing in the potting compound into better alignment and improve load sharing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Bright Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Richard V. Campbell, David M Gladwin
  • Patent number: 10457378
    Abstract: An airframe assembly for an aircraft includes a first airframe member having first and second skins with a large cell core and a solid insert joined therebetween. The solid insert has a side surface at least a portion of which is adjacent to the large cell core. The first airframe member has a first set of openings extending through the first skin, the solid insert and the second skin. The airframe assembly also includes a second airframe member having a second set of openings operable to be aligned with the first set of openings of the first airframe member. Each of a plurality of fasteners extends through one of the openings of the first set of openings and one of the openings of the second set of openings securably coupling the first airframe member to the second airframe member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Bell Textron Inc.
    Inventors: James Everett Kooiman, George Ryan Decker, Keith Alan Stanney, Robert Mark Chris
  • Patent number: 10377445
    Abstract: A bicycle front sprocket assembly is basically provided with a first sprocket, a second sprocket, a sprocket carrier and a chain guiding portion. The first sprocket includes a first sprocket body and a plurality of first sprocket teeth disposed on a first outer periphery of the first sprocket body, The second sprocket includes a second sprocket body and a plurality of second sprocket teeth. The second sprocket teeth are disposed on a second outer periphery of the second sprocket body. The sprocket carrier includes a torque transmitting profile and a sprocket mounting portion. The chain guiding portion is positioned between the first and second sprockets in an axial direction parallel to a rotational center axis of the bicycle front sprocket assembly. At least one of the first and second sprockets is mounted to the sprocket mounting portion of the sprocket carrier by a non-threaded fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Shimano Inc.
    Inventors: Yuki Hirose, Atsuhiro Emura, Tetsu Nonoshita
  • Patent number: 10378583
    Abstract: A high-speed ball bearing includes an outer ring, an inner ring, a plurality of balls, and a ball retainer. The ball retainer includes a plurality of pocket holes for arranging a plurality of balls, an inner circumferential surface of each of the pocket holes have a spherical surface is coaxial to the ball. A gap between an outer circumferential surface of the ball retainer and an inner circumferential surface of the ring is defined as a first gap, and a gap between the pocket hole and the corresponding ball is defined as a second gap. The first gap and the second gap have the following relationship: W2=(W1?r?)×A.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: TUNG PEI INDUSTRIAL CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Li-Chuan Lin, Bo-Rong Lee
  • Patent number: 10199696
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a module housing of a unit module including battery cells, the module housing including a first cover member and a second cover member coupled to each other for covering entire outer surfaces of the battery cells, mounting grooves formed at an inside end of at least one of the first and second cover members such that the battery cells are mounted in the respective mounting grooves, and an injection port formed at the module housing such that a thermoplastic resin is injected to interfaces between the mounting grooves and the battery cells through the injection port in a state in which the battery cells are mounted in the module housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Jung Oh Moon, Dal Mo Kang
  • Patent number: 10180151
    Abstract: An apparatus for attaching a member to a honeycomb core-stiffened structure includes a body and one or more elements extending from the body configured to be adhesively bonded to one or more walls of a honeycomb core of the honeycomb core-stiffened structure. The apparatus further includes a fitting for attaching the member to the apparatus. A honeycomb core-stiffened structure includes a honeycomb core and an apparatus for attaching a member to the honeycomb core. The apparatus includes a body and one or more elements extending from the body configured to be adhesively bonded to one or more walls of the honeycomb core of the honeycomb core-stiffened structure. The apparatus further includes a fitting for attaching the member to the apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 15, 2019
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: Carl A. May, James D. Hethcock, Jr., John R. McCullough, Ronald K. Cox
  • Patent number: 9950454
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for producing a PUR/PIR foam body, comprising the steps of providing a mold adapted for applying an underpressure to the interior of the mold; introducing a reaction mixture comprising an isocyanate-reactive component A and an isocyanate B into the mold, and applying an underpressure to the interior of the mold, so the underpressure acts on the introduced reaction mixture. The underpressure is applied to the interior of the mold no later than the reaction mixture has started to set in the mold, and the isocyanate index of the reaction mixture is ?300.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG
    Inventors: Reinhard Albers, Patrick Klasen, Stephanie Vogel
  • Patent number: 9932090
    Abstract: A bicycle rear sprocket assembly has a rotational center axis. The bicycle rear sprocket assembly comprises a first sprocket and a second sprocket. The first sprocket includes a first sprocket body and a first chain-engagement structure. The first sprocket body is made of a non-metallic material. The first chain-engagement structure is made of a metallic material and is configured to engage with a bicycle chain. The second sprocket includes a second sprocket body and a second chain-engagement structure. The second sprocket body is made of a non-metallic material and attached to the first sprocket body. The second chain-engagement structure is made of a metallic material and is configured to engage with the bicycle chain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Toyoshi Yoshida, Toshinari Oishi, Tsuyoshi Fukumori
  • Patent number: 9869382
    Abstract: A bicycle chainring, including a generally annular body formed of at least an inner material, the inner material including a first side and a second side opposite the first side and a plurality of teeth disposed about a periphery of the body. At least some of the plurality of teeth are formed of both the inner material and an outer material, the outer material disposed on one or both of the first and second sides, the outer material having a greater wear resistance relative to the inner material and a thickness greater than 0.1 millimeter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: SRAM, LLC
    Inventors: Kevin Wesling, Anthony Medaglia
  • Patent number: 9816600
    Abstract: A slew drive includes a housing, a worm shaft having a worm thread carried within the housing for rotational movement and a torque tube having an outer surface. The torque tube is carried by the housing for rotational movement perpendicularly to the worm shaft and worm thread. A ring gear section having teeth is carried by the torque tube with the teeth engaging the worm threads. An inner raceway is fabricated as an integral part of the torque tube. An outer raceway is fabricated as an integral part of the housing, the outer raceway radially overlying the inner raceway, and bearing elements captured between the inner raceway and the outer raceway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: KINEMATICS, LLC
    Inventor: Brent Morgan
  • Patent number: 9701053
    Abstract: A manufacturing apparatus for manufacturing a fixing member includes: a metal mold capable of holding a base material of the fixing member in an inside thereof; and an injecting member including a group of openings configured to inject a liquid rubber containing a needle-like filler into the metal mold in which the base material is held. The injecting member is configured so that a ratio of a total perimeter of the group of openings to a sum of a perimeter of an inner surface of the metal mold and an outer surface of the base material is 1.3 or more and 3.3 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2017
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akeshi Asaka, Shuichi Tamura, Hiroto Sugimoto, Shinsuke Takahashi, Shigeaki Takada, Takeshi Suzuki, Jun Miura, Yutaka Arai
  • Patent number: 9623591
    Abstract: An encapsulated electronic assembly comprises an electronic component and a foamed thermoplastic shell disposed about the electronic component. The foamed thermoplastic shell is formed from a thermoplastic encapsulant comprising a thermoplastic resin and a filler and is foamed with a foaming agent. A method of encapsulating the electronic component to form the encapsulated electronic assembly is also provided. The method includes the steps of melting the thermoplastic encapsulant, foaming the thermoplastic encapsulant, and injection molding the foamed thermoplastic encapsulant about the electronic component to form the foamed thermoplastic shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Harold Colwell, Inga Marie Balke, Lee Ann Dombrowski, Richard J. Lair, David M. Lange, Axel Wilms
  • Patent number: 9577498
    Abstract: Provided is a stator for a rotary electric machine, capable of reducing a space on an end surface of a stator core on an inner diameter side to reduce a size in an axial direction to realize a compact size by maintaining an insulating distance corresponding to a potential difference. In the stator for a rotary electric machine according to the present invention, a coil portion includes a coil main-body portion (21) and a second connecting wire (23). The second connecting wire (23) includes a first bent portion (24) and a second connecting-wire end portion (23A). The second connecting wire (23) is configured so that a differential value of a length z in the axial direction of the stator to a length r in the radial direction of the stator is ?z/?r?0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Isoda, Masashi Nakamura, Shinji Nishimura
  • Patent number: 9456671
    Abstract: An example can include an apparatus for aiding walking along a surface. The example can include a foot to interface with the surface, the foot being rigid to resist bending during walking. The example can include a bendable puck fixed to the foot at an edge of the bendable puck. The example can include a handle coupled to a center portion of the bendable puck. In the example, the foot can be spaced apart from the handle, with the puck being elastically bendable to permit movement of the handle with respect to the foot during walking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2016
    Assignee: Hurryworks LLC
    Inventor: Christopher Crowhurst
  • Patent number: 9425466
    Abstract: A method for producing a tubular fuel cell by means of a pulling-core tool, the pulling-core tool comprising at least one tool part, which forms a cavity, and a pulling core, which can be positioned in at least two positions in the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Loibl, Imke Heeren
  • Patent number: 9403578
    Abstract: A bicycle sprocket assembly comprises a first sprocket, a second sprocket, a first intervening member, and a second intervening member. The first sprocket includes a first sprocket body and a first chain-engagement structure. The second sprocket includes a second sprocket body and a second chain-engagement structure. The first intervening member is positioned between the first sprocket and the second sprocket in an axial direction parallel to a rotational center axis. The second intervening member is positioned between the first sprocket and the second sprocket in the axial direction. The second intervening member is provided radially outwardly from the first intervening member with respect to the rotational center axis. The second intervening member is attached to at least one of the first sprocket and the second sprocket and has an elongated shape extending along a first reference plane perpendicular to the rotational center axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: SHIMANO INC.
    Inventors: Toyoshi Yoshida, Toshinari Oishi, Tsuyoshi Fukumori
  • Patent number: 9315611
    Abstract: A polyurethane foam which is obtained by a reaction between a diol component and a diisocyanate component, with the diol component being a mixture of a polyether-based diol and a polyester-based diol, and a pneumatic tire to which the polyurethane foam is applied are provided. When a soft polyurethane foam is produced using a mixture of a polyether-based diol and a polyester-based diol as the diol component, and by varying the content of the expanding agent during the production process, and when the polyurethane foam is disposed in the cavity of a pneumatic tire, the polyurethane foam thus produced has an effect of reducing the resonance noise generated in the cavity of the tire and improving durability of the tire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: HANKOOK TIRE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Seok-Ju Choi, Hak-Joo Kim
  • Patent number: 9313834
    Abstract: An electrode joint having first and second complementary elements capable of being joined together to form the joint, wherein one of the threaded elements has at least one slot at least partially along its length; and wherein one of the threaded elements includes a source of a flowable adhesive in fluid communication with the slot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: GrafTech Institute Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Mark Segger, James J. Pavlisin
  • Patent number: 9272467
    Abstract: A method is provided for producing a decorative part that has a closed cross-section having an external visible side and that has at least two support parts to be connected along a connecting joint. The support parts are held spaced at a distance from one another such that a gap is formed between the edges of the support parts which adjoin one another at the connecting joint. The support parts are inserted in at least two halves of a molding tool. A reaction plastic is injected into the molding tool, such that the reaction plastic penetrates the gap. The support parts are moved toward each other such that the gap closes while the reaction plastic is still liquid. The support parts are fixed against each other in this position at least until the plastic has sufficiently cured so as to form a bond seam in the connecting joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: QUIN GMBH
    Inventors: Klaus Bieniek, Norbert Zwiessler, Rudi Artem, Thomas Weisser, Manfred Link, Uwe-Joachim Friedrich
  • Patent number: 9088092
    Abstract: An electrical connector, comprises: an insulative housing; a plurality of contacts received into the insulative housing and having a plurality of soldering portion extending rearwardly and beyond a rear surface of the insulative housing; a metallic shell enclosing the insulative housing; and a cover formed on a rear end of the insulative housing and the metallic shell and sealed the rear surface of the insulative housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Tzu-Fan Kuo
  • Publication number: 20150128681
    Abstract: A cable passage for sealing and for electrically contacting an exhaust-gas sensor includes: a protective sleeve; and at least one connecting cable which is run out of the protective sleeve on at least one front side of the protective sleeve. At least one cross section of the space existing between the protective sleeve and the at least one connecting cable is filled with a thermoplastically workable fluoropolymer-containing material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Joachim Stier, Guido Soyez, Jens Schneider, Bernd Rattay, Andreas Opp, Axel Klenner, Rainer Maier, Peter Winkler
  • Patent number: 8932502
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses disclosed herein relate to a recyclable thermoplastic unit that includes a casing body composed of a first thermoplastic having a first melting point. The casing body also includes a first locking mechanism that is configured to mate with a second locking mechanism of a sacrifice layer. The sacrifice layer is composed of a second thermoplastic and includes the second locking mechanism. The sacrifice layer has a melting point that is greater than the melting point of the casing body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventor: Aya Seike
  • Patent number: 8926886
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the fabrication of multichannel nerve conduits for use in the repair of nerve injury. In particular, the invention relates to collagen multichannel nerve conduits which are suitable for use in repair of peripheral nerves.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: National University of Ireland, Galway
    Inventors: Abhay Pandit, Li Yao, Anthony Windebank
  • Publication number: 20150005114
    Abstract: A softball or baseball bat with modified restitution characteristic is provided. The bat can comprise a substantially rigid core coupled with a single or multi-piece sleeve. The core can comprise a tip end, a barrel taper, a handle taper, and a handle. The sleeve can slide over the handle portion and can be pressed, molded, or adhered to the barrel taper. The resilient sleeve can be sized and shaped such that the sleeve portion is substantially the same diameter as the tip end. The sleeve can comprise a material capable of impact absorption. The sleeve can have a composite structure with inner and outer sleeve components. The sleeve can further comprise a cone to taper the sleeve in the handle taper portion of the bat. The material and thickness of the sleeve and the core can be varied to meet applicable restitution requirements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 4, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Michiharu Tsukamoto, Yohei Yamashita, Toshiaki Kida, Kazuhiko Shindome
  • Publication number: 20140331450
    Abstract: A caster wheel for a transportation vehicles comprises an axle assembly, a core, a polyurethane tread, and an elastomeric infill, interposed between an aluminum core and a polyurethane tread. The wheel is manufactured by a multi-stage injection molding or liquid cast process, in which the tread and core are formed separately by injection or liquid cast molding, located in a mold, whilst the elastomeric infill is molded between them. A mechanical interlock is achieved directly between the tread and the elastomeric infill of the aluminum core, whilst the core and the infill are directly mechanically and chemically bonded. The invention wheel cores have oblong slots to let the liquid cast polyurethane flow through and create a strong mechanical and chemical bond. Thus a method of manufacturing forming a relatively rigid core part, forming a ground engaging tread, and molding an elastomeric infill between the core and the tread.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 13, 2013
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Anthony T. Harrelson
  • Publication number: 20140216593
    Abstract: A tubular component is for a pipe system. The tubular component comprises an external shell. and an internal wear element which is attached to the inner jacket surface of the shell by a bonding mass in a first annular space formed between the outer jacket surface of the wear element and the inner jacket surface of the shell, the bonding mass being constituted by a hyperelastic bonding mass. A method is for attaching the wear element to the tubular component. Use of a hyperelastic bonding mass is for such attaching.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: MATERIX AS
    Inventor: Erik Lenes
  • Patent number: 8795569
    Abstract: A gearwheel (1) is provided with an external part (2), an insert (3), and a connecting part (4) for creating a form-fitting connection between the external part (2) and the insert (3), wherein the connecting part (4) is made from a material molded between the external part (2) and the insert (3). A method for manufacturing a gearwheel (1) is provided, in which an external part (2) and an insert (3) are form-fittingly connected to a connecting part (4), wherein the minimum of one such connecting part (4) is molded between the external part (2) and the insert (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: IMS Gear GmbH
    Inventor: Stephan Oberle
  • Patent number: 8790563
    Abstract: A method is presented for stably, highly, and efficiently producing a three-dimensional molded article of a fiber-reinforced composite material having a three-dimensional shape, uniform quality, and free from wrinkles by press molding a plurality of prepregs cut out in a predetermined shape and also to a molded article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tsuneo Takano, Kiharu Numata, Akihiro Itou, Masato Taguchi, Junnichi Muramatsu
  • Publication number: 20140180371
    Abstract: An electrical stimulation lead includes a lead body; electrodes disposed along the distal portion of the lead body or on a paddle body coupled to the lead body; terminals disposed along the proximal portion of the lead body; and conductors coupling the terminals to the electrodes. The lead also includes a conductor guide disposed within the lead body and extending from the proximal portion of the lead body. The conductor guide defines a central lumen and a plurality of conductor lumens disposed around the central lumen. The lead further includes a stiffening agent disposed within at least one of the conductor lumens. The stiffening agent includes a) a material formed from a granular particulate material, b) a polymeric material having a durometer at least 10% greater than the durometer of the conductor guide, or c) a continuous epoxy layer within which discrete epoxy particles are also disposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC NEUROMODULATION CORPORATION
    Inventor: Jacob B. Leven
  • Patent number: 8734699
    Abstract: A catheter assembly includes an inner liner made of flexible material and an outer layer having a steering mechanism. The steering mechanism includes at least one flat wire and a corresponding lumen through which the flat wire may travel. The steering mechanism may also include at least one pull ring to which the flat wires are attached. A layer of heat shrink material may encompass the outer layer. A braided wire assembly may also be provided in the outer layer, and may be formed by braiding a plurality of flat wires into a wire mesh. The overall cross-section of the catheter assembly is preferably substantially circular. A catheter shaft may include a plurality of segments of differing hardness characteristics. The outer layer typically comprises a melt processing polymer such that the catheter assembly may be laminated using heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: St. Jude Medical, Atrial Fibrillation Division, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne Heideman, Allan M. Fuentes, Richard E. Stehr, Sarah Cumming, Mark Dustrude
  • Patent number: 8734695
    Abstract: An endoscope flexible tube comprises: a tubular structure having flexibility; and a shell layer on an outer peripheral surface of the tubular structure, wherein the shell layer has a two-layer structure including a rigid resin layer of a rigid resin and a soft resin layer of a soft resin, and wherein the two-layer structure is maintained over the entire flexible tube in its length direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Fujinon Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Yago, Nobuharu Takahashi, Yoshiyuki Yoshimoto, Rei Miyasaka
  • Publication number: 20140111046
    Abstract: An insulated bearing, a dynamoelectric machine including the insulated bearing, and a method of forming the insulated bearing are disclosed. In an embodiment, the bearing includes an outer ring, an inner ring disposed within the outer ring and concentric therewith. An insulating ring is disposed between the inner ring and the outer ring, and includes an outer circumferential serration extending radially outward from an outer surface of the insulating ring, and an inner circumferential serration extending radially inward from an inner surface of the insulating ring. These serrations mate with features of respective surfaces of the outer and inner rings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Harikiran Murikipudi, Vijayakumar Tumma
  • Publication number: 20140029881
    Abstract: A rotor bearing comprising at least one support disc pair, which is comprised of two support discs (40, 41, 42, 43), which are arranged in such a way that they form a wedge gap, and a spinning rotor (3) with a rotor shaft (4), which is mounted in the wedge gap. The invention is to provide a support disc bearing that is easy to produce. For this purpose, a rolling bearing (45) is arranged in the base body (44) of the support discs (40, 41, 42, 43) and the rolling bearings (45) are in each case applied on a fixed bearing bolt (50, 51, 52, 53). The invention furthermore relates to the support disc (40, 41, 42, 43) and a method for producing the support disc (40, 41, 42, 43).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 3, 2013
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Inventor: Heinz-Georg Wassenhoven
  • Patent number: 8623254
    Abstract: A method for producing a magnetic field sensor for use in drive train of a motor vehicle includes encapsulating an electrical assembly and an end of a connecting cable via injection molding and integrally extruding a fastening tab. After a first injection step in which the electrical assembly and the connecting cable are encapsulated in a core-type first molded part, a second injection molding step in implemented in which a fastening tab is integrally formed via injection molding on the core-type insertion part in a specifiable longitudinal and/or angular position. The core-like insertion part is held in the injection mold in a longitudinally displaceable and/or rotatable manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Rolf Goetz, Steffen Schulze, Daniel Matthie, Markus Kny, Frank Weishaeutel
  • Patent number: 8580177
    Abstract: A rail support block assembly includes a resilient member and a molded block having a top, a bottom and peripheral wall. The block is adapted for fastening one or more rails on the top. The prefabricated resilient member has an outer tray and inner tray arranged within the outer tray, and includes a resilient intermediate structure between the trays. The block is molded. The block is fixed in the inner tray to extend under the bottom of the block and along a lower region of the peripheral wall. The resilient member may form a part of the block mold, so that a mold member combined with the resilient member delimit the mold for the block. The moldable material is introduced and adheres directly to the inner tray of the prefabricated resilient member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Edilson Sedra B.V.
    Inventor: Gerrit Marinus Van Der Houwen
  • Publication number: 20130295304
    Abstract: The present application discloses a ceramic preform, a method of making a ceramic preform and a metal matrix composite comprising a ceramic preform. In one exemplary embodiment, the ceramic preform comprises a ceramic compound compressed into the shape of a cylinder by rotational compression molding. The cylinder has an inner surface and an outer surface. A first liner may be attached to the inner surface of the cylinder and a second liner may attached to the outer surface of the cylinder. The metal matrix composite of the present application may be formed as a brake drum or a brake disc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Applicant: Intellectual Property Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Dan T. Moore, Brian Backus, Evelyn M. DeLiso, Joseph B. Richey, III
  • Patent number: 8574791
    Abstract: A method for production of a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) (1), having an electrolyte body (10) with a tubular structure, wherein at least one internal electrode (11) and one external electrode (12) are applied to the tubular electrolyte body, with the method having at least the following steps: provision of an injection molding core (13) on which at least one interconnector material (14) and the internal electrode (11) are mounted, arrangement of the injection molding core (13) in an injection mold (25a, 25b), injection molding of an electrolyte compound (10a) in order to form the electrolyte body (10), and removal of the injection molding core (13) in the form of a casting process with a lost core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Harald Maus, Uwe Glanz, Raphaelle Satet, Gudrun Oehler, Leonore Schwegler, Benjamin Hagemann, Alexander Bluthard, Erhard Hirth
  • Publication number: 20130284737
    Abstract: A device has a layered structure, and the layered structure has a graphite foil bonded to a surface of a substrate, wherein the graphite foil contains a laminate of a plurality of natural graphite flakes parallel to the surface of the substrate, wherein the graphite foil and the surface of the substrate are bonded through diffusion bonding directly, or bonded with a cured resin, a cured pitch, a carbonized resin, a carbonized pitch, a graphitized resin or a graphitized pitch in between, wherein the graphite foil contains not less than 95%, preferably 99%, of carbon.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: NATIONAL CHENG KUNG UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Chien-Ping Ju, Jiin-Huey Chern-Lin, Kuo-Jung Lee, Hsun-Yu Lin
  • Patent number: 8551384
    Abstract: A permanent-magnet rotor for external-rotor electric motor (1) particularly for washing machines of unusual silence comprising a cup-shaped support structure (6) having a bottom (7) and a side wall (10) and a plurality of magnetic poles (12) arranged in the support structure (6) and arranged along said side wall (10), with elastomeric material interposed between said magnetic poles (12) which forms with them a massive structure (14) of uniform thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: Askoll Holding S.r.l.
    Inventor: Elio Marioni
  • Publication number: 20130207305
    Abstract: A pole base bolt template that provides easy and accurate means to hold pole anchor bolts and a rebar cage in a pole base form while pouring concrete or other filling material into the form. The pole base bolt template comprises a plurality of arms disposed around a central hub, each arm comprising a slotted bolt hole, bolt diameter markings, and a form hook adaptable to secure the template to a form, and each arm being shaped so as to raise the entire template above the top of the form. The template further comprises a plurality of gaps between the arms that allow easy access to the form and the filling material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 15, 2013
    Applicant: CONSTRUCTION INNOVATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Construction Innovations LLC
  • Patent number: 8496771
    Abstract: A method of filling and sealing a fluorescent layer in a slot space defined by two optical lenses and a partition ring is disclosed, in which a slot space is defined by two optical glasses and a partition frame having a partition ring on the inner wall surface. The partition frame is installed with two slots diametrically opposite to each other, and the slot space is evacuated to allow filling of a fluorescent material, and then the two slots are sealed so that the moisture is prevented from permeating into the fluorescent layer, and thus the optical performance can be maintained over a long period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: Gem Weltronics TWN Corporation
    Inventors: Jon-Fwu Hwu, Yung-Fu Wu, Kui-Chiang Liu