Against Inner Surface Of Hollow Preform Patents (Class 264/267)
  • Patent number: 11725631
    Abstract: A method for testing a rotor blade component of a rotor blade for a wind power installation, comprising: dividing a rotor blade component of a rotor blade for a wind power installation into two, three or more rotor blade component segments, forming cutouts in a connection interface at a connection end of one of the rotor blade component segments. A rotor blade component segment of a rotor blade for a wind power installation, the rotor blade component segment comprising a connection end which has been formed by dividing a rotor blade component of a rotor blade for a wind power installation into two, three or more rotor blade component segments, a connection interface at the connection end of the rotor blade component segment, and cutouts which are formed in the connection interface and serve for connection of the rotor blade component segment to a test stand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Wobben Properties GmbH
    Inventors: Falko Bürkner, Anna Schwabe
  • Patent number: 11634676
    Abstract: Described herein are methods inducing the uptake of an agent by a cell. Aspects of the invention relate to physically compressing the cell to induce perturbations (e.g., holes) in the cell membrane or wall. An agent is taken up by the cell through induced perturbations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Inventors: Charles James Baker, Ghee Chuan Lai, Dirk Landgraf, Burak Okumus, Johan Paulsson
  • Patent number: 11629755
    Abstract: A sliding member includes a resin overlay layer on a sliding surface side coming into sliding contact with a mating member. The resin overlay layer has a surface roughness parameter Rk satisfying 0.4?Rk?1.2, and a surface area ratio S=S2/S1 calculated when an area of an arbitrary measurement field of view is designated by S1 and a surface area of the measurement field of view is designated by S2 satisfies 2.5?S?4.5.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventors: Shigeru Inami, Erina Yasuda, Kenji Nimura
  • Patent number: 11566814
    Abstract: Provided is a register that can more surely suppress abnormal noise caused by air passing through a space between a damper and a retainer. An inner wall of an upper side wall of the retainer is formed with a plurality of rib parts provided on a downstream side relative to an outer periphery on the downstream side of a plate member in a closed state of a damper. The plurality of rib parts is arranged in a direction parallel to a turning axis of the damper, and adjacent rib parts are formed into different shapes. A soft seal member is provided with a plurality of protrusion parts on an upper surface of the outer periphery on the downstream side of the plate member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Inventors: Hidekazu Makimura, Yosuke Matsuzawa, Ryo Nagahashi, Atsushi Yamaguchi, Naoyuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11548222
    Abstract: A three-dimensional (3D) printer includes an acoustophoresis device having at least a first inlet, a first outlet, and a channel defined between the first inlet and the first outlet. A piezoelectric device is adhered to a surface of the acoustophoresis device to generate sound waves within the channel. A printhead is connected to the first outlet of the acoustophoresis device, wherein a solution comprising anisotropic particles is delivered to the at least first inlet and wherein the anisotropic particles are organized into one or more columns along an axis parallel to a direction of flow of the solution by standing acoustic waves generated by the piezoelectric device, wherein the at least one column of anisotropic particles is aligned with the first outlet, and wherein the first outlet is in fluid communication with the printhead to deliver one or more columns of ordered, anisotropic particles to the printhead.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Inventors: Rachel Collino, Tyler Ray, Matthew Begley
  • Patent number: 10760446
    Abstract: An airflow mask tool incudes a pressure side mask portion to seal at least a portion of a pressure side of a component having an array of internal passageways and a suction side mask portion to seal at least a portion of a suction side of the component, at least one of the suction side mask portion and the pressure side mask portion comprising at least one opening to expose at least one exit from the array of internal passageways.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Mary Lynn Tall, John D. Laggis, III, Natalie Jean DiStefano
  • Patent number: 10751074
    Abstract: A surgical instrument having a long shaft comprises, in the shaft, a sealing element produced by primary shaping at the installation location. The sealing element is produced such that any actuating mechanisms are installed and held in place in the shaft and then a curable plastic material is injected into the shaft such that the material encloses the actuating element along a length that is greater than the inside diameter and smaller than its length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Inventors: Thomas Baur, Juergen Hiller, Viktoria Rydzewski
  • Patent number: 10632568
    Abstract: Systems and methods for laser drilling provide laser beam energy modification to reduce (e.g., eliminate or minimize) back-wall strikes during laser drilling. The systems and methods modify the process laser beam energy such that a beam energy at a central region of the process laser beam is less than a beam energy at an outer region of the process laser beam. In one example, the modified process beam has zero beam energy at the central region, thereby providing a “donut mode.” The laser beam energy modification may be achieved by detuning a fiber coupler in the Z axis such that laser energy is coupled into a cladding layer of the process fiber coupled to the laser fiber via the fiber coupler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Inventor: Steven R. Maynard
  • Patent number: 10597868
    Abstract: The invention relates to a sealing strip (1) for sealing a joint (11) between two elements (12), in particular between building components, wherein the sealing strip (1) extends in a longitudinal direction (L) and has, in cross-sectional profile, two fastening portions (2) between which there are provided two separate adjacent sealing portions (3) which are separated from one another by a predetermined bending point (4) which runs in the longitudinal direction (L), wherein the sealing portions (3) each have a chamber (6) which is filled with a compressible foam, wherein the sealing strip (1) is formed from a sheet material (9).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Hilti Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Christian Foerg
  • Patent number: 10265893
    Abstract: An automatic nut-inserted injection molding system and a method of the same are provided, and the system includes an automatic feeding machine for providing a nut, an air-evacuating device, a robot arm for delivering the nut, and an injection-molding module. The injection-molding module includes a first mold block, a second mold block, an air passage and an air needle. The second mold block is detachably closed with the first mold block for mutually defining a molding cavity. The air needle is partially embedded in the second mold block. The air passage is formed in the second mold block, and respectively connected to the air needle and the air evacuation device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Quanta Computer Inc.
    Inventor: Shu-Chen Lin
  • Patent number: 10059143
    Abstract: This is a method to alter a two-dimensional work into a three-dimensional version of that work, and then disguise it as a common two-dimensional work. The two-dimensional work must be malleable or made malleable by adhering a malleable backing, such as sheet metal, such that it retains the new shape when bent. Foreground elements of the work's subject matter are then moved physically closer to the viewer than background elements by sculpting techniques like bending, thus making the original work now three-dimensional. The work is then enclosed in a structure like a box with a window allowing the work to be seen. The window obscures the edges of the work such that viewing the art from multiple angles doesn't easily reveal the edge of work.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventor: Christopher Ernest Falck
  • Patent number: 10053941
    Abstract: A system, in certain embodiments, has a composite seal with both a metal shell and an elastic core, such as an elastomer core. In one embodiment, the composite seal has an annular metal shell with a top, a bottom, and a seal interface disposed between the top and the bottom. The composite seal also has an elastomer disposed within the annular metal shell, wherein the elastomer is configured to impart pressure against the seal interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Brian Haynes
  • Patent number: 10016917
    Abstract: A method of injecting a sealing gel into a predetermined structure for a work piece is provided. The method includes the following steps: providing a molding tool with an insertion structure shaped with respect to compliment the predetermined structure, enclosing a local region of a recess of the work piece with the molding tool, injecting a fluid sealing gel into the molding tool, and dismantling the molding tool after the sealing gel has cooled to a solid state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Dandan Zhang, Lvhai Hu, Fengchun Xie
  • Patent number: 9794668
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a resiliently deformable and flexible in-ear sound device having stretchable electronic circuitry. The in-ear sound device may be configured in a variety of ways, including, but in no way limited to a smart earplug, a flexible personal sound amplification product, a personal music player, a “walkie-talkie” and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: SmartEar, Inc.
    Inventors: Kinuko Masaki, Dean Gardner, Victor Valenzuela
  • Patent number: 9630659
    Abstract: A framework structure for a vehicle includes a first frame member that configures part of a framework of the vehicle, a second frame member that is joined to the first frame member to thereby configure the framework having a closed cross-sectional structure, a first reinforcement member made of fiber-reinforced resin that has an engagement portion and is joined to an inner side of the first frame member, and a second reinforcement member made of fiber-reinforced resin that has an engaging portion, and is joined to an inner side of the second frame member. The engaging portion is engaged with the engagement portion, and the second reinforcement member configures, with the first reinforcement member, a reinforcement member having a closed cross-sectional structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Kurokawa
  • Patent number: 9571913
    Abstract: An embodiment of the invention provides a resiliently deformable and flexible in-ear sound device having stretchable electronic circuitry. The in-ear sound device may be configured in a variety of ways, including, but in no way limited to a smart earplug, a flexible personal sound amplification product, a personal music player, a “walkie-talkie” and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: SmartEar, Inc.
    Inventors: Kinuko Masaki, Dean Gardner, Victor Valenzuela
  • Patent number: 9545739
    Abstract: The invention relates to a process for producing a composite structure comprising a main structure and an external shell connected to the main structure, where the main structure comprises a molded foam obtainable from prefoamed foam particles and the external shell comprises a hollow structure open at one end or at two opposite ends, and where a frictional connection is formed between the molded foam and the hollow structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2017
    Assignee: BASF SE
    Inventors: Jürgen Lambert, Jürgen Bartl, Tim Albert, Christian Obermann, Markus Buscher
  • Patent number: 9046023
    Abstract: A catalyst unit may include a carrier, a channel opening portion through which exhaust gas passes, a skin portion that is formed along a circumference and integrally formed with the channel opening portion, and a skin addition portion that is formed with a second thickness on an outside surface of the skin portion. A fabrication device of the catalyst unit may include a container, a masking member, and an elastic member, wherein plugging material flows through opened channels and does not contact the masking member. A manufacturing method of the catalyst unit may include covering the masking member and inserting plugging material into an opened channel. A channel corresponding to a dead zone is plugged and the catalyst coating layer is not formed in the plugged channels, thus reducing the cost of the catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Inventor: Sungmu Choi
  • Patent number: 9028735
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a processes for manufacturing golf balls having multi-layered covers including a very thin outermost thermoplastic cover layer and a thermoset uniformly contoured inner cover layer having a uniform thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: William E. Morgan, Michael J. Sullivan, Mark L. Binette, Brian Comeau
  • Publication number: 20150119819
    Abstract: An injection site for medical lines includes a tubular body made of molded plastic material within which an elastic element made of thermoplastic material is overmolded on an enlarged end of the tubular body. The enlarged end delimits an inner annular flange and is formed with at least one radial through-hole through which the elastic element is overmolded in order to rest axially against the inner annular flange and fill the radial through-hole with an appendage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventor: Gianni GUALA
  • Patent number: 9011745
    Abstract: It is an object to stably provide a thin-walled flexible medical tube having excellent kink resistance and tensile strength by a simple manufacturing method. The object is achieved by a method for manufacturing a medical tube that includes a coil layer on an inside of an outer layer tube made of a resin, and the method includes inserting the coil layer into the outer layer tube and heating the outer layer tube at a molding temperature lower than a melting point of the outer layer tube, thereby bringing the outer layer tube into contact with the coil layer to slidably fix the outer layer tube onto the coil layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Hitoshi Tahara, Akitoshi Sakata
  • Patent number: 9005493
    Abstract: A 3-d stereoscopic viewing lens which the retarder film is made of a PVA film. A 3-D stereoscopic viewing lens having a linear polarized film, one or more lens substrate layers, and an epoxy layer. A process of making retarder film including mounting a PVA film to an assembly line; wetting, cleaning, and washing the PVA film through said assembly line; softening, expanding and stretching the PVA film's x-axis through said assembly line; adding gap filling agent to the PVA film; stretching the PVA film's y-axis through a width frame holder and as a result transforming the PVA film into a retarder film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Inventor: Roger Wen-Yi Hsu
  • Patent number: 8994608
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a compound part comprises preparing a cavity in a receiving part, selecting a resin for application in the receiving part, applying the resin into the cavity, curing the applied resin, and simultaneously finishing the receiving part and the cured resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Peter N. Russell-Clarke, Michael K. Pilliod
  • Publication number: 20150076886
    Abstract: In a method for producing a backrest rear panel from at least one organic sheet, a plurality of reinforcing beads and a frame-shaped bead, which circles the reinforcing beads, are formed in at least one organic sheet. In a molding tool, a rib structure is formed in the circling frame-shaped bead on the rear of the backrest rear panel in such a manner that a rib structure closes flush with the rear of the backrest rear panel, with the result that an even surface is formed on the rear of the backrest rear panel. A bonded connection is formed between the organic sheet and rib structure with the result that a one-piece component is formed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicants: Johnson Controls GmbH, Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center GmbH
    Inventors: David Ribaric, Bernd Meier, Vedat Nuyan, Annett Linemann, Carsten Höfer, Jerome Coulton, Peter Classen
  • Patent number: 8974894
    Abstract: A decorative sheet includes a resin substrate, and an image layer that includes a fixed-ink image formed of an ink composition containing (a) a pigment, (b) polymer particles, (c) a water-soluble organic solvent, and (d) water, on the resin substrate. When a tensile test is performed on the decorative sheet in an atmosphere at 180° C., a stretching rate thereof that is defined as below is 150% or higher. Stretching rate (%)=[(length at the time of breakage?length before stretching)/(length before stretching)]×100.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshimitsu Arai, Atsushi Sakamoto, Kenjirou Araki, Reiko Fukagawa
  • Patent number: 8968619
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a wheel and a tire comprising the steps of providing a wheel and molding a tire to the wheel. A mold may be placed over the wheel, such that a cavity is formed between an inner surface of the mold and a rim of the wheel, for receiving material to form the tire, which may be in a liquid form and allowed to solidify in the mold to form a tire attached to the wheel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Capak Ltd.
    Inventor: Michael J. Andrews
  • Patent number: 8945455
    Abstract: A support apparatus and method for providing structural support to a shape memory polymer (SMP) apparatus during fabrication of composite parts. The support apparatus may comprise an adjustable, rigid structural member and a plurality of SMP support components transitionable between a rigid and malleable state and fixed to an outer surface of the rigid structural member. The rigid structural member may extend in at least one cross-sectional dimension toward the SMP apparatus, pressing the SMP support components, in their malleable state, against the SMP apparatus. The SMP support components may thereby conform to a first surface of the SMP apparatus, then return to their rigid state while pressed against the SMP apparatus, thus providing a rigid load path between the SMP apparatus and the rigid structural member. Then composite material may be applied to a second surface of the SMP apparatus, opposite of the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Joel James Everhart, Thomas Wood Margraf, David E. Havens
  • Publication number: 20150027629
    Abstract: An acoustic liner having a honeycomb core is fabricated by forming septa in a sheet of material, and assembling the sheet of material and the core. During the assembly process, the septa are respectively inserted as a group into cells of the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2013
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Geoffrey Allen Butler, Justin Honshune Lan, Noel T. Gerken, Garry M. Duschl, Benjamin Julius Day
  • Patent number: 8940212
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method for producing a molded plastic product having an outer skin and in inner core. The method is particularly suitable for making structural products such as panels or the like from recycled plastic material. The method comprises the steps of: providing a mold having a mold cavity; forming an outer skin from a first plastic material on at least two opposed surfaces inside the mold cavity; forming an inner core from a second plastic material inside the mold cavity; and at least partially curing the plastic materials to form a molding inside the mold cavity via the application of heat. The method is characterised by the subsequent steps of (optionally pre-cooling the molding and then) simultaneously cooling the molding and compressing the molding so as to reduce its size in at least one dimension to a desired dimension of the finished product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: 100 Percent Recycled Panel Company Limited
    Inventor: Gary Mills
  • Publication number: 20150021819
    Abstract: A method of injecting a sealing gel into a predetermined structure for a work piece is provided. The method includes the following steps: providing a molding tool with an insertion structure shaped with respect to compliment the predetermined structure, enclosing a local region of a recess of the work piece with the molding tool, injecting a fluid sealing gel into the molding tool, and dismantling the molding tool after the sealing gel has cooled to a solid state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: Tyco Electronics (Shanghai) Co. Ltd.
    Inventors: Dandan Zhang, Lvhai Hu, Fengchun Xie
  • Publication number: 20150017047
    Abstract: The present invention recites a method of fabricating a stator for a downhole motor, the method comprising the steps of providing a stator tube having an interior surface and applying a bonding agent to the interior surface of the stator tube. Additionally, a mandrel is positioned within the stator tube, the mandrel having an outer geometry that is complimentary to a desired inner geometry for the stator. Furthermore, a reinforcing material is introduced into the stator tube to fill space between the mandrel and the interior surface of the stator tube and subsequently solidified to bond the reinforcing material to the interior surface of the stator tube. The mandrel is then removed from the bonded stator tube and reinforcing material such that a stator is fabricated.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Hossein Akbari, Julien Ramier, Olivier Sindt
  • Publication number: 20140352733
    Abstract: A hollow golf ball center defined by an intermediate layer including a thermoplastic ionomer resin neutralized at least about 40% with a metal cation is filled with an alcohol having up to three carbon atoms or an aqueous alcohol solution to create a hardness gradient in the intermediate layer. The alcohol or aqueous alcohol solution may be left in the center, removed from the center leaving the center hollow, or replaced by another material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Bradley C. Tutmark, Eric Coats
  • Patent number: 8894900
    Abstract: A stent for treating a bodily lumen with a flexible section in a high strain region is disclosed. A flexible section may be selectively positioned to reduce an amount of strain in the high strain region when subjected to the applied stress during use to inhibit or prevent fracturing in the high strain region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: David C. Gale, Klaus Kleine, Anthony J. Abbate, Svava Maria Atladottir, Stephen Pacetti
  • Patent number: 8889056
    Abstract: A sports racquet having a plurality of string port holes and conventional string holes is formed of a single tube of prepreg material. When molded, mold elements press opposed portions of the prepreg tube into contact with one another, and shape the adjoining prepreg material into a string port hole blanks. The portion of the pressed-together material which initially blocks the string port hole is removed after molding so that the string port holes extend through the frame. Alternatively, the mold elements cause the prepreg tube to follow a serpentine shape, thereby defining string port holes which are open alternately along the top and bottom surface of the frame. A pair of cover rings may be secured to the top and bottom racquet surfaces to cover the open sides of the string port holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Prince Sports, LLC.
    Inventors: Roberto Gazzara, Mauro Pinaffo, Michele Pozzobon, Mauro Pezzato
  • Publication number: 20140333005
    Abstract: Wood-type golf clubs and/or golf club heads include: (a) a golf club head base member including a face member having a ball striking face; and (b) a polymeric body member engaged with the golf club head base member, wherein the polymeric body member is formed via a rotational molding process (or other centrifugal force inducing molding process) and/or engaged with the golf club head base member via a rotational molding process (or other centrifugal force inducing molding process). The polymeric body member forms at least a portion of a crown member of the club head in some structures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventors: John T. Stites, Gary G. Tavares, Todd A. Waatti
  • Patent number: 8883061
    Abstract: A method for forming a cover assembly on an electrical power transmission cable includes: mounting a tubular cover member around the cable such that a portion of the cover member defines a cavity surrounding the cable; providing a flowable electrical stress grading material in the cavity; and applying a vacuum to the cavity to evacuate air from the cavity and compact the electrical stress grading material in the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Raychem GmbH
    Inventor: Ladislaus Kehl
  • Patent number: 8877110
    Abstract: A method of making a single-piece hollow shell is disclosed. A plurality of perforators is inserted into a mold and create an inner mold surface. A material is inserted into the mold to create a perforated hollow shell between the mold, the inner mold surface, and the perforated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: NIKE, Inc.
    Inventor: Arthur Molinari
  • Patent number: 8858858
    Abstract: A method of forming a container from a construct. The method includes obtaining a tool having a cavity, a core, and an articulated section for being moveable within the cavity relative to the cavity and the core. The method further includes placing a construct between the cavity and the core, moving the core relative to the cavity so that the articulated section at least partially initially grips a portion of the construct, and further moving the core into the cavity. The portion of the construct remains gripped by the articulated section in the cavity during the further moving of the core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Graphic Packaging International, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott William Middleton, Mark Richard Sinclair, Brian Robert O'Hagan, Patrick Henry Wnek, Terrence Philip Lafferty, Peter Walrave Blaas, Kevin James Hjort, Patrick James Smith
  • Patent number: 8858855
    Abstract: Composite fiber reinforced balloons for medical devices are prepared by applying a web of fibers to the exterior of a preformed underlayer balloon, encasing the web with a matrix material to form an assembly, and inserting the assembly into a preformed outer layer balloon to form the composite balloon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2006
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel J. Horn, John J. Chen, Ying Xiong, Joe Khammoungkhoune, John Blix, Aaron Khieu
  • Patent number: 8852480
    Abstract: A method for producing a filled hollow structure includes producing an open hollow structure of a first material, positioning the open hollow structure on a tool adapted to hold the open hollow structure, filling the open hollow structure with a filler medium, and closing the filled open hollow structure with a second material. A hollow structure may be produced by such method, and a tool may be structured to perform such method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: ResMed R&D Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Bernd Christoph Lang, Achim Biener, Johann Sebastian Burz, Johannes Nickol, Adel Nibu
  • Patent number: 8808601
    Abstract: Honeycomb ceramic wall flow filters exhibiting reduced plug depth variability, produced by introducing flowable ceramic plugging cements into the ends of selected channels in the honeycombs and wherein the ceramic plugging cements consist of shear-conditioned mixtures exhibiting reduced viscosity differentials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Michael C Brown, Luiz Eduardo Ferri, Ralph Henry Hagg, Robert Daniel Parker
  • Patent number: 8808599
    Abstract: Provided is a method of manufacturing a damper assembly. In the method, a case constituting an appearance of the damper assembly and having an open surface is molded, the case is inserted in a jig, the case is filled with a thermal insulating material to blow and mold the thermal insulating material, and a closing plate is coupled to the case to cover the open surface of the case. The closing plate contacts the discharge duct when the damper assembly closes the discharge duct. Accordingly, dimension stability, a defect rate, and sealing and insulating performances of the damper assembly are improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jaeyoul Lee, Ilyoong Park, Changbong Choi, Miryoung Kang, Manho Park
  • Patent number: 8798298
    Abstract: Disclosed herein, among other things, is a system for constrained layer damping for hearing assistance devices. According to various embodiments, a hollow in-the-ear (ITE) hearing instrument shell is formed. The shell has an air space within a wall of the shell, in various embodiments. A port is created in the wall of the shell. The port is adapted to interface the air space to an area outside the shell, in an embodiment. A viscous fluid is dispensed into the air space via the port, and the viscous fluid is cured within the air space. The cured fluid acts as a constrained layer of mechanical damping within the wall of the ITE shell, reducing audible feedback to a wearer of the ITE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Starkey Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Thomas Howard Burns, Andrew Beeson
  • Patent number: 8790565
    Abstract: A composite structure, such as a structural member (12), is formed by the steps of knitting a three dimensional pre-form (17) from one or more selected fibers such as natural fibers selected from hemp, cotton, flax, jute and synthetic fibers such as boron aramide fibers, carbon fibers, glass fibers and polymer based fibers, using a three dimensional knitting machine (16). The pre-form (17) has a shape commensurate with that of the structure (12) to be formed. The pre-form (17) is caused to take its three dimensional shape by inflating or otherwise expanding the pre-form such as by injecting a foamable synthetic plastics material into the interior of the pre-form, and thereafter fixing the shape of the shaped fibers to form the composite structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Futuris Automotive Interiors (Australia) Pty Ltd
    Inventor: Jason Anthony Miller
  • Patent number: 8778238
    Abstract: A method of providing a conduit (5, 7, 49, 51 93, 129, 131, 151, 231, 233, 259) adapted for conducting a medium, with a functional element. The functional element is adapted for at least one of: coupling, connecting, sealing, fixing, adjusting, aligning, receiving, protecting, and positioning the conduit. A part, comprising a plastic material, is plastified and molded within a forming tool for shaping the form of the functional element and for attaching the functional element to the conduit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bertram Beigel, Jochen Mueller, Tilmann Rogge
  • Publication number: 20140144879
    Abstract: There is provided a method and system for adjusting the weight of a golf clubs. The method includes receiving a target additional weight for the golf club. A weighted filler is selected corresponding to the target additional weight and the interior volume of the golf club. The initially viscous weighted filler is injected into the golf club interior and allowed to cure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 9, 2014
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Inventor: Gisle Solhaug
  • Patent number: 8727231
    Abstract: A sealed microfluidic conduit assembly is fabricated by forming a joint through which a first conduit fluidly communicates with a second conduit, by bringing the first conduit into contact with the second conduit. A layer of malleable material surrounding one or both conduits is compressed against the joint to fluidly seal the joint, by applying a radial force to an outer surface of a jacket surrounding the conduits and malleable layer. The respective compositions and/or sizes of the first conduit and second conduit may be different.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: DH Technologies Development Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Steven Edward Hobbs
  • Publication number: 20140130337
    Abstract: A forehead-contacting device for a breathing mask includes a support element made from an elastomer material. The support element forms a support face which in an application position is adapted to seat on a forehead area of a user. The support element includes a jacket that defines a hollow chamber adapted to be filled with a viscous medium.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: ResMed R&D Germany GmbH
    Inventor: ResMed R&D Germany GmbH
  • Publication number: 20140123983
    Abstract: Disclosed is ventilator mask comprising an upper part of an elastic material and a mask body, wherein the upper part of the mask is joined with the mask body of the ventilator mask by a mask connection region, wherein a wall of the upper part of the mask bounds at least in certain regions of the wall a cavity which is filled with a filler at least in certain regions of the cavity and the cavity is formed at least in certain regions of the cavity along the periphery of the upper part of the mask.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Inventor: Martin EIFLER
  • Patent number: 8703034
    Abstract: A process of making a tack-free gel is disclosed comprising the steps of providing a mold defining a mold cavity, the mold cavity comprising a plastic material; pouring or injecting a molten gel having a high molding temperature into the mold cavity; and forming the tack-free gel as a thin layer of plastic of the mold cavity is melted over the gel. The forming step further comprises cooling the gel from the molten state to a solidified state. The melting temperature of the plastic material is lower than the molding temperature of the gel; and the higher the temperature differential, the greater the melting of the plastic material and the thicker the layer of the plastic material on the surface of the gel. The mold may be formed of low-density polyethylene (LDPE).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Applied Medical Resources Corporation
    Inventors: Russell E. Ahlberg, Payam Adlparvar, Scott V. Taylor, Matthew A. Wixey, Daniel Martinez, John R. Brustad