By A Temperature Change Patents (Class 264/345)
  • Patent number: 10544005
    Abstract: A filament winding device includes a controller configured to control a rotating unit, a first moving unit, a second moving unit, and a swing unit based on command values of a rotation angle of a liner, and a first position, a second position, and a swing angle of a guide roller. The controller includes an associating unit configured to associate measured values of the first position, the second position, and the swing angle of the guide roller, corresponding to each rotation angle of the liner, with a measured value of the rotation angle of the liner, a difference calculating unit configured to calculate differences between the command values and the measured values, and a speed lowering unit configured to, when any one of the differences exceeds a predetermined threshold, lower a winding speed of the fiber bundle on the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Tomoyoshi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9625819
    Abstract: Provided are methods of preparing a plurality of extrusions, comprising (a) shrinking a transparent first thermoplastic material comprising a plurality of non-transparent marks, (b) lithographically transferring the pattern of the shrunk non-transparent marks to a layer of photoresist deposited on a second thermoplastic material, and (c) shrinking the second thermoplastic material, thereby generating a plurality of extrusions on the shrunk second thermoplastic material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Michelle Khine, Shreshta Jayadev
  • Publication number: 20150105482
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a foam having a Poisson's ratio which varies across at least a region of the foam in a gradient distribution involves the steps of: a) providing a housing defining an internal space having an inlet aperture and an outlet aperture; b) providing an open-cell foam of a size and shape configured to fit inside the internal space of the housing; c) positioning the foam inside the internal space of the housing; d) establishing a flow of air through the foam via the inlet and outlet apertures; e) heating the foam to a predetermined temperature whilst maintaining the flow of air through the foam; and f) subsequently cooling the foam whilst continuing to maintain the flow of air through the foam. A foam of such a type is also presented.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventors: Matteo BIANCHI, Fabrizio SCARPA
  • Publication number: 20150094445
    Abstract: The present invention provides an asymmetric modified CMS hollow fiber membrane having improved gas separation performance properties and a process for preparing an asymmetric modified CMS hollow fiber membrane having improved gas separation performance properties. The process comprises treating a polymeric precursor fiber with a solution containing a modifying agent prior to pyrolysis. The concentration of the modifying agent in the solution may be selected in order to obtain an asymmetric modified CMS hollow fiber membrane having a desired combination of gas permeance and selectivity properties. The treated precursor fiber is then pyrolyzed to form an asymmetric modified CMS hollow fiber membrane having improved gas permeance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2014
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Nitesh Bhuwania, William John Koros, Paul Jason Williams
  • Patent number: 8937116
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sheet for forming a hard coating and a method of formation thereof. The present invention can provide a transfer material or a surface protection sheet having a high refractive index and superior physical properties, such as hardness, friction resistance, abrasion resistance, chemical resistance, transparency, luster, and the like, for forming a hard coating on the surface of various molded products, including resin molded products or wood products, and a method for forming a hard coating from such transfer material or surface protection sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: LG Hausys, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yun-Bong Kim, Won-Kook Kim, Dong-Joo Gwon, Yang-Gu Kang, Jin-Woo Kim, Mu-Seon Ryu
  • Patent number: 8931142
    Abstract: An article, such as, but not limited to, a cable strap to wrap, support, or secure one or more wires or cables, is formed by cyclically heating and cooling and/or irradiating an article formed of a static dissipative ethylene tetrafluoroethylen (ETFE) resin, to reduce an electrical resistivity and/or to increase a tensile strength of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: The Johns Hopkins University
    Inventors: Patrick T. Langley, Fazle E. Siddique
  • Publication number: 20150005122
    Abstract: An endless drive belt is formed by creating a connection between two ends of a thermoplastic belt segment by fusing the cut ends of the thermoplastic material together. The thermoplastic belt segment has a “T” shaped cross section comprising a flat belt portion and a guide rib portion. The guide rib portion has equally spaced “V shaped notches imbedded therein that enable the stiff thermoplastic belt to bend at the notches, and not at the teeth defined between the notches to create bending portions that alternate with stiff portions. The two ends of the thermoplastic belt segment are cut in zigzagging interlocking fingers that intermesh and cut through both the flat belt portion and the teeth and notches in the guide rib portion. The zigzagging interlocking fingers are cut with the fingertips of each end of the belt defining a line that passes through the teeth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Kevin Lawrence Klueber, David Martin, JR.
  • Patent number: 8916083
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for processing hydrophobic hollow natural fibers, in particular vegetable hollow natural fibers and more particularly kapok fibers, to form material, and to a material obtainable by such a method. The invention furthermore relates to “the use of such a?naterial as absorption medium for apolar substances and a device for performing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Inventors: Marco Hendrikus Bernardus Achtereekte, Sheila Adimargono
  • Patent number: 8911146
    Abstract: A method of measuring the wall temperature of a container blank, including the following operations: inserting a temperature probe into the blank in motion, upon completion of the operation of heating the blank in an oven; maintaining the probe in the blank in motion for a predetermined time; making a temperature measurement by the probe maintained in the blank without contact with the inner wall of the blank; and storing the temperature or the temperature profile thus measured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Sidel Participations
    Inventors: Ertan Cetinel, Thierry Deau, Guy Feuilloley
  • Patent number: 8906277
    Abstract: The invention relates to film products containing desired levels of active components and methods of their preparation. Desirably, the films disintegrate in water and may be formed by a controlled drying process, or other process that maintains the required uniformity of the film. Desirably, the films may be exposed to temperatures above that at which the active components typically degrade without concern for loss of the desired activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: MonoSol Rx, LLC
    Inventors: Robert K. Yang, Richard C. Fuisz, Garry L. Myers, Joseph M. Fuisz
  • Patent number: 8900498
    Abstract: The invention relates to the film products and methods of their preparation that demonstrate a non-self-aggregating uniform heterogeneity. Desirably, the films disintegrate in water and may be formed by a controlled drying process, or other process that maintains the required uniformity of the film. The films contain a polymer component, which includes polyethylene oxide optionally blended with hydrophilic cellulosic polymers. Desirably, the films also contain a pharmaceutical and/or cosmetic active agent with no more than a 10% variance of the active agent pharmaceutical and/or cosmetic active agent per unit area of the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: MonoSol Rx, LLC
    Inventors: Robert K. Yang, Richard C. Fuisz, Garry L. Myers, Joseph M. Fuisz
  • Patent number: 8900497
    Abstract: The invention relates to the film products and methods of their preparation that demonstrate a non-self-aggregating uniform heterogeneity. Desirably, the films disintegrate in water and may be formed by a controlled drying process, or other process that maintains the required uniformity of the film. The films contain a polymer component, which includes polyethylene oxide optionally blended with hydrophilic cellulosic polymers. Desirably, the films also contain a pharmaceutical and/or cosmetic active agent with no more than a 10% variance of the active agent pharmaceutical and/or cosmetic active agent per unit area of the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: MonoSol Rx, LLC
    Inventors: Robert K. Yang, Richard C. Fuiz, Garry L. Myers, Joseph M. Fuiz
  • Publication number: 20140346709
    Abstract: An apparatus for reheating and conditioning an elongate preform for forming a blow moulded container, said apparatus comprising: a receiver including an elongate annular non-cylindrical inner surface portion, wherein the surface portion defines a cavity and is adapted to engage with an elongate outer surface of an elongate preform to transfer heat thereto by conduction from said surface portion, wherein the surface portion includes a three-dimensional relief to provide substantially non-uniform contact between the receiver and the elongate preform; and means for heating said receiver.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: Gr8 Engineering Limited
    Inventor: Peter Reginald Clarke
  • Patent number: 8852496
    Abstract: A continuous multi-layer film includes a support layer having a first film surface, and a hard coat layer, formed on the support layer, having a second film surface, and having a curling tendency in an inward direction. In the decurling method, the multi-layer film is transported. A first transition of the support layer in the multi-layer film being transported into a rubber phase is induced by supplying fluid vapor on the support layer. After supplying the fluid vapor, a second transition of the support layer from the rubber phase into a glass phase is induced. The multi-layer film is transported while a portion of the support layer in the rubber phase is prevented from contacting a solid object. The hard coat layer is formed from a polymer produced from an ultraviolet curable compound, and the support layer is formed from cellulose acylate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Takao Taguchi, Masaki Sonobe, Takahiro Oba, Hideaki Mizutani
  • Patent number: 8821783
    Abstract: A continuous multi-layer film includes a support layer having a first film surface, and a hard coat layer, formed on the support layer, having a second film surface, and having a curling tendency in an inward direction. In the decurling method, the multi-layer film is transported. A first transition of the support layer in the multi-layer film being transported into a rubber phase is induced by supplying fluid vapor on the support layer. After supplying the fluid vapor, a second transition of the support layer from the rubber phase into a glass phase is induced. The multi-layer film is transported while a portion of the support layer in the rubber phase is prevented from contacting a solid object. The hard coat layer is formed from a polymer produced from an ultraviolet curable compound, and the support layer is formed from cellulose acylate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Fujifilm Corporation
    Inventors: Takao Taguchi, Masaki Sonobe, Takahiro Oba, Hideaki Mizutani
  • Publication number: 20140231340
    Abstract: Composites including porous PTFE membranes comprising an intermediate PTFE membrane having a pore rating of from about 2 nanometers to about 20 nanometers, interposed between, and bound to, porous fluoropolymer membranes having larger pore ratings, and methods of making and using the composites, are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Applicant: Pall Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas C. Gsell, Michael G. Ishee, Amarnauth Singh, Joanna Fielding
  • Patent number: 8802002
    Abstract: A method for making a bonded nonwoven fibrous web comprising extruding melt blown fibers of a polymeric material, collecting the melt blown fibers as an initial nonwoven fibrous web, annealing the initial nonwoven fibrous web with a controlled heating and cooling operation, and collecting the dimensionally stable bonded nonwoven fibrous web is described. The bonded nonwoven fibrous web shrinkage is typically less than 4 percent relative to the initial nonwoven fibrous web.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michael R. Berrigan, John D. Stelter, Ruth A. Ebbens, Sian F. Fennessey
  • Patent number: 8765043
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of producing a foam product (1), whereby a body (2) of expanded closed-cell foam, in particular expanded polystyrene particle foam, is subjected to a non-melting heat treatment at a temperature above the glass transition temperature of the plastic used to form the foam, in particular polystyrene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Inventors: Alois Zorn, Florian Nowy
  • Publication number: 20140167324
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for simultaneously polishing the inner and outer surfaces of an unpolished polymeric stent using a heat process. The unpolished stent can be mounted, for example, on a “spiral-mandrel,” a tubular helical structure with gaps in between a series of coils of the structure. Heat from a heat source can then applied to the spiral-mandrel at a range between the glass transition temperature and melting temperature of the polymer of the stent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Patrick P. Wu
  • Publication number: 20140110885
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for conditioning a polymeric stent after sterilization, and/or after crimping and before packaging, such that the properties of the polymeric stent fall within a narrower range of values. The stent is exposed to a controlled temperature at or above ambient for a period of time after radiation sterilization and/or after crimping and before sterilization. As a result, the polymeric stent properties, particularly radial strength and number-average molecular weight of the polymer of the polymeric stent, fall within a narrower range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 23, 2013
    Publication date: April 24, 2014
    Applicant: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Yunbing Wang, Xiao Ma, Fuh-Wei Tang, Ni Ding
  • Patent number: 8691132
    Abstract: Stretch film is treated by passing a web of tackifier-containing, unbloomed thin polymer film through a heater so that the web is heated to a temperature sufficient to cause tackifier bloom prior to the web reaching a next stage in an in-line process. Also, a pattern can be applied to a thin polymer film. An oriented web of thin polymer film is passed across at least one heated roller having the pattern engraved thereon to define face regions and relief regions collectively conforming to the pattern. As the web contacts each roller surface, portions of the web positioned over the relief regions receive less heat than portions of the web positioned over the face regions, thereby causing the respective portions of the web to undergo differential, heat-induced shrinkage which imparts the pattern to the thin polymer film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 8, 2014
    Assignee: Macro Engineering & Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Miroslav Planeta
  • Patent number: 8685295
    Abstract: An imprint lithography apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes an electromagnetic Lorentz actuator arrangement configured to move an imprint template arrangement, the electromagnetic Lorentz actuator arrangement comprising: an array of magnets; and an array of conductors, each conductor configured to carry an electric current, one of the array of magnets or the array of conductors being moveable and connected to the imprint template arrangement, and the other of the array of magnets or the array of conductors extending at least partially around or forming a part of a substrate holder; the array of magnets and the array of conductors together being in a configuration which facilitates moving of the moveable one of the array of magnets or the array of conductors in six degrees of freedom, such that the imprint template arrangement is also movable in six degrees of freedom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: ASML Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Johannes Petrus Martinus Bernardus Vermeulen, Andre Bernardus Jeunink, Yvonne Wendela Kruijt-Stegeman
  • Publication number: 20140048125
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a heat pressed multi-layer fluoropolymer film or sheet having improved bonding strength to a polyolefin film or sheet and methods for preparing the same, and which methods comprise the steps of (i) providing a multi-layer fluoropolymer film or sheet comprising an oriented fluoropolymer film or sheet layer and an oriented polyester film or sheet layer that is laminated to the oriented fluoropolymer film or sheet layer, wherein the oriented fluoropolymer film or sheet layer is positioned to provide one of the two outer surface layers of the multi-layer fluoropolymer film or sheet, and wherein the oriented fluoropolymer film or sheet layer consists essentially of a fluoropolymer and the oriented polyester film or sheet layer consists essentially of a polyester: and (ii) heat pressing the multi-layer fluoropolymer film or sheet by a heat press means, wherein the heat press means is set at such conditions that the multi-layer fluoropolymer film or sheet receives a pressure of about 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Publication date: February 20, 2014
    Applicant: E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AND COMPANY
    Inventors: Bo Fu, Qiuju Wu
  • Patent number: 8613880
    Abstract: Methods are disclosed for conditioning a polymeric stent after sterilization, and/or after crimping and before packaging, such that the properties of the polymeric stent fall within a narrower range of values. The stent is exposed to a controlled temperature at or above ambient for a period of time after radiation sterilization and/or after crimping and before sterilization. As a result, the polymeric stent properties, particularly radial strength and number-average molecular weight of the polymer of the polymeric stent, fall within a narrower range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2013
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Yunbing Wang, Xiao Ma, Fuh-Wei Tang, Ni Ding
  • Patent number: 8609005
    Abstract: [Problems] To provide a stretched film of an addition polymer consisting of norbornene compounds favorable for use in manufacturing steps of electric insulating parts and optical parts that exhibits excellent film stability, does not suffer from coloration and has a low linear expansion coefficient. [Means for Solving Problems] A stretched film of an addition polymer consisting of norbornene compounds produced by stretching a film of the addition polymer consisting of norbornene compounds and having a linear expansion coefficient of at most 50 ppm/° C. The draw ratio is preferably from 1.2 times to 10 times. The stretched film is preferably a non-crosslinked film. A method for producing the stretched film comprises stretching a film of the addition polymer consisting of norbornene compounds at least in one direction in an inert gas atmosphere within a temperature range of the glass transition temperature (Tg) thereof ±50° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignee: Zeon Corporation
    Inventors: Yoshihisa Takeyama, Atsushi Ishiguro
  • Patent number: 8585853
    Abstract: A layered manufacturing method for forming a desired three-dimensional object by using a powder as a raw material. The method forms a desired solid body, which is employed in a layered manufacturing device, including a stage member having stage surface; a transparent member having an optical window to cover the stage surface to form an enclosed region together with the stage surface; and an exhaust system for exhausting gasses in the enclosed region. The optical window is positioned at a vertical upper direction when the enclosed region is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2013
    Inventors: Keijirou Yamamoto, Tsuyoshi Tokunaga
  • Patent number: 8580180
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for simultaneously polishing the inner and outer surfaces of an unpolished polymeric stent using a heat process. The unpolished stent can be mounted, for example, on a “spiral-mandrel,” a tubular helical structure with gaps in between a series of coils of the structure. Heat from a heat source can then applied to the spiral-mandrel at a range between the glass transition temperature and melting temperature of the polymer of the stent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Patrick P. Wu
  • Publication number: 20130273283
    Abstract: Disclosed is a UV stabilized polyarylene sulfide composition, methods of forming the composition, and UV stabilized products that can be formed of the composition. The UV stabilized polyarylene sulfide composition can include a reactively functionalized polyarylene sulfide polymer in conjunction with a UV stabilizer. The reactivity of the polyarylene sulfide polymer is formed during melt processing via reaction of a reactively functionalized disulfide compound with a starting polyarylene sulfide. The reactivity of the polyarylene sulfide can encourage interaction between the polyarylene sulfide polymer and the UV stabilizer, which can improve dispersion of the UV stabilizer throughout the composition and improve miscibility between the polyarylene sulfide polymer and the UV stabilizer. Products can incorporate high concentrations of UV stabilizer and/or can be formed to very small cross sectional dimensions without phase separation between the UV stabilizer and the polyarylene sulfide.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Applicant: TICONA LLC
    Inventors: Ke Feng, Rong Luo, Xinyu Zhao
  • Patent number: 8557156
    Abstract: Disclosed, amongst other things, is a method of post-mold cooling of a molded article, the molded article having just been molded within mold halves, the method comprising: receiving, in a post-mold device, the molded article; subjecting the molded article to post-mold cooling, the post-mold cooling including: implementing a first post-mold cooling process portion in the post-mold cooling device at a first temperature; and implementing a second post-mold cooling process in the post-mold cooling device portion at a second temperature, said second post-mold cooling temperature being greater than said first post-mold cooling temperature; determining a switch point; triggering at the switch point, a transition from the first post-mold cooling process portion to the second post-mold cooling process portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2013
    Assignee: Husky Injection Molding Systems Ltd.
    Inventor: Joachim Johannes Niewels
  • Publication number: 20130227881
    Abstract: A composition for a recycled plastic composite composition, and a method of making the composite composition, is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Applicant: ATT SOUTHERN INC.
    Inventor: Yu Bo
  • Publication number: 20130221576
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method of forming a thermoplastic work piece having a deformation temperature. The method comprises locally heating a desired portion, such as a crease line, of the work piece with a stream of a heated fluid, such as a gas, having a temperature at least as high as the plastic deformation temperature of the work piece, and forming the work piece at the heated portion. An apparatus for forming a thermoplastic work piece having a deformation temperature is also provided. The apparatus comprises a heated fluid nozzle operable to deliver a stream of a heated fluid, such as a gas, to a desired portion, such as a crease line, on the work piece to heat the portion to a deformation temperature, and a forming tool for forming the work piece at the heated portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 25, 2013
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Applicant: Dana Industries Inc.
    Inventor: Dana Industries Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130224408
    Abstract: A knit sleeve for an oil dip stick tube, combination thereof, method of construction thereof and method of dampening the vibration of an oil dip stick tube is provided. The knit sleeve includes a circumferentially continuous, closed knit tubular wall extending between opposite ends with a pair of end sections adjacent the opposite ends and a midsection extending between the end sections. The end sections include heat-shrinkable yarn to allow the end sections to be heat-shrunk into a fixed relation about the oil dip stick tube. The midsection includes generally rigid, circumferentially extending, non-heat-shrinkable yarn to maintain the midsection having a circular configuration about the oil dip stick tube with an annular gap extending between the oil dip stick tube and an inner surface of the midsection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 23, 2012
    Publication date: August 29, 2013
    Inventors: Cassie M. Malloy, Christophe Brassenx, Zhonghuai Zhang, Linwood Ludy, Tianqi Gao
  • Patent number: 8501079
    Abstract: Methods to expand polymer tubing with desirable or optimum morphology and mechanical properties for stent manufacture and fabrication of a stent therefrom are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2013
    Assignee: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Thierry Glauser, Vincent Gueriguian, Bethany Steichen, James Oberhauser, Manish Gada, Lothar Kleiner, Mary Beth Kossuth
  • Publication number: 20130193616
    Abstract: A forming apparatus for forming objects by forming a sheet of thermoformable material includes a thermal conditioning station including a kiln for heating the material to an operating temperature, and a heating station positioned downstream of the thermal conditioning station and including a heating arrangement to heat set portions of the material to a temperature near a softening temperature of the material. In order to reduce reject material at the restart of the apparatus following machine downtime, the kiln and the heating arrangement are positioned near one another in such a manner that a part of the material interposed between the thermal conditioning station and the heating station is heated by the heat generated by a kiln and/or by the heating arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Publication date: August 1, 2013
    Applicant: SARONG SOCIETA' PER AZIONI
    Inventors: Andrea Bartoli, Flavio Traldi
  • Patent number: 8496866
    Abstract: A method for the targeted introduction of cleavage lines or predetermined breaking lines in ceramic substrates for subsequent separation, wherein, in a thermal treatment step or methods step, the cleavage line or predetermined breaking line is heated locally and then cooled suddenly by a coolant in such a way that targeted cracking or material weakness occurs along the cleavage line or predetermined breaking lines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: CeramTec GmbH
    Inventor: Claus Peter Kluge
  • Patent number: 8486322
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of manufacturing golf balls having a core and least one cover layer which involves injecting a molten cover resin material around a core so as to form a cover layer. The cover resin material is a single resin composition made up of (A) a thermoplastic polyurethane, (B) a polyisocyanate compound and (C) a thermoplastic elastomer other than the thermoplastic polyurethane in a weight ratio (A):(B):(C)=100: {2-50}: {0-50}, and is injected with from 10 to 99% of the total number of isocyanate groups in component B remaining in an unreacted state within the cover resin material. The method of the invention provides a high manufacturability and a good amenability to mass production, and the manufactured gold balls thus obtained have a high rebound and excellent scuff resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Nagasawa, Hiroshi Higuchi, Motoki Aoyagi, Daisuke Arai
  • Patent number: 8475693
    Abstract: This invention provides composite semiconductor substrates and methods for fabricating such substrates. The composite structures include a semiconductor substrate, a semiconductor superstrate and an intermediate layer interposed between the substrate and the superstrate that comprises a material that undergoes a structural transformation when subject to a suitable heat treatment. The methods provide such a heat treatment so that the intermediate layer becomes spongy or porous, being filled with numerous micro-bubbles or micro-cavities containing a gaseous phase. The composite semiconductor substrates with structurally-transformed intermediate layers have numerous applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Soitec
    Inventors: Michel Bruel, Bernard Aspar, Chrystelle Lagahe-Blanchard
  • Patent number: 8475701
    Abstract: A silicone rubber molding, which contains 1-50 wt % of a thermoplastic resin powder and whose silicone rubber surface possesses thermoplasticity and irregularities, and a method for manufacturing a silicone rubber molding, wherein an embossing die having surface irregularities is pressed into the surface of silicone rubber containing 1-50 wt % of a thermoplastic resin powder at a temperature that is not less than the softening point of said thermoplastic resin powder so as to transfer the irregularities of the embossing die thereto.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2013
    Assignee: Dow Corning Toray Company, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tsugio Nozoe
  • Patent number: 8460597
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method of producing color change in a substrate. The substrate includes an activatable colorant and a region that is heated prior to activating the activatable colorant. The substrate is exposed to electromagnetic radiation producing a first activated color region in the heated region and a second activated color region in a non heated region. The first activated color region appears in a different shade than the second activated color region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company
    Inventors: Timothy Ian Mullane, Kelyn Anne Arora
  • Patent number: 8431063
    Abstract: A heat treatment method is provided for a panel. The panel includes a plastic housing composition, in which semiconductor chips are embedded by their rear sides and edge sides, and the top sides of the semiconductor chips form a coplanar area with the plastic housing composition. The panel is fixed by its underside on a holder, and a temperature gradient (?T) is then generated between top side and the underside of the panel. The temperature gradient (?T) is then maintained for at least one delimited or selected time period. The panel is then cooled to room temperature (TR).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Mobile Communications GmbH
    Inventors: Gottfried Beer, Markus Brunnbauer, Edward Fuergut
  • Patent number: 8414804
    Abstract: The present invention relates to aqueous processes for the production of silicone hydrogel contact lenses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Inc.
    Inventors: Azaam Alli, Diana Zanini, James D. Ford, Shivkumar Mahadevan, Kristy Canavan, David C. Turner
  • Patent number: 8414803
    Abstract: A method for producing a transparent polymer film, comprising heat-treating a polymer film containing a polymer and a plasticizer having a number-average molecular weight of from 500 to 10000 and having a repetitive unit, at a temperature T (unit, ° C.) satisfying the following formula (1): Tc?T<Tm0??(1) wherein Tc means the crystallization temperature of the polymer film and Tm0 means the melting point of the polymer film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuo Mukunoki, Yasuyuki Sasada
  • Publication number: 20130037999
    Abstract: Disclosed is a temperature regulated vessel, and method for using the same, having a body configured to melt meltable material received therein, and one or more temperature regulating lines within the body configured to flow a liquid therein for regulating a temperature of the meltable material received in the melting portion. The vessel has a poor or low thermally conductive material on one or more of its parts, such as on the melting portion, on exterior surfaces of the body, and/or surrounding the temperature regulating lines to increase melt temperature of the material. The melting portion can also have indentations in its surface, and low thermally conductive material can be provided in the indentations. The vessel can be used to melt amorphous alloys, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 12, 2011
    Publication date: February 14, 2013
    Applicant: Crucible Intellectual Property LLC
    Inventors: John KANG, Quoc Tran Pham, Theodore Andrew Waniuk, Sean Timothy O'Keeffe, Joseph W. Stevick
  • Patent number: 8361368
    Abstract: Certain polymer materials, including perfluorosulfonic acid ionomers, have been found to be capable of being deformed from an initial permanent shape into three or more temporary shapes. An article thus formed from such a polymer material may be used initially in a final temporary shape. As the article is progressively heated, the polymer composition reverts successively from its final temporary shape through its intermediate temporary shapes. If a suitable temperature is reached, the original permanent shape is recovered. The article may be devised to serve successive functions in each of its several shapes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Tao Xie, Paul E. Krajewski
  • Patent number: 8337734
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a non stick medical tube is provided. The method includes providing a first plastic resin to a tubing extrusion device and providing a second plastic resin to a tubing extrusion device, the second plastic resin comprising a medical grade amide compound. The method further includes mixing the first plastic resin with the second plastic resin and extruding the resin mixture such that said medical grade amide compound is present on an inner surface of said medical tube after extrusion to promote release of contacting surfaces of said inner surface of the medical tubing after contact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: CareFusion 303, Inc.
    Inventors: Ludmila Victoria Nikitina, Kenneth Whitley
  • Publication number: 20120319333
    Abstract: Methods to expand polymer tubing with desirable or optimum morphology and mechanical properties for stent manufacture and fabrication of a stent therefrom are disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 28, 2012
    Publication date: December 20, 2012
    Applicant: Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
    Inventors: Bin Huang, David C. Gale, Vincent J. Gueriguian
  • Patent number: 8318068
    Abstract: A method for joining together constructional parts which are made of a composite material and extend transversely to one another, such as a flange and a web of a profile, includes the steps of: placing the constructional parts in the desired position with respect to one another so as to form a connecting region in which one of the constructional parts abuts against or in proximity to the other constructional part, causing a thermoplastic material to flow out into the connecting region, fusing together the constructional parts under the influence of heat and pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2012
    Assignee: Fokker Aerostructures B.V.
    Inventors: Joost List, Robert Kruithof, Johannes Martinus Josephus Teunissen, Hendrik Van Croonenborg
  • Patent number: 8303869
    Abstract: A method of producing a composite material which includes a carbon-based material and a particulate or fibrous metal material Z. The method includes steps (a) to (c). In the step (a), at least a first carbon material and the metal material Z mixed into an elastomer, and dispersing the first carbon material and the metal material Z by applying a shear force to obtain a composite elastomer, the metal material Z having a melting point lower than a melting point of the first carbon material. In the step (b), the composite elastomer is heat-treated to vaporize the elastomer to obtain an intermediate composite material including a second carbon material and the metal material Z. In the step (c), the intermediate composite material is heat-treated together with a substance including an element Y having a melting point lower than the melting point of the metal material Z to vaporize the substance including the element Y.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Nissin Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Akira Magario, Toru Noguchi
  • Patent number: 8303875
    Abstract: A method for producing a vinylidene fluoride resin film having excellent transparency, weather resistance, chemical resistance, break resistance and formability is provided. The film is shaped by sandwiching a vinylidene fluoride resin in a molten state between rollers or metal belts so as to let them cool down, thus realizing polyvinylidene fluoride with a fine average spherocrystal diameter. Thus, the vinylidene fluoride resin film having the above-stated properties can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: Kaneka Corporation
    Inventors: Kazuhito Wada, Yukihiro Shimamoto
  • Patent number: 8298460
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for granulating and crystallizing thermoplastic polymers, the granules being contained in a liquid after granulation of a polymer melt and the granules being nucleated in the liquid once the pressure of the liquid is increased and the temperature of the liquid is increased, and the granules being crystallized in the liquid once the pressure of the liquid is again increased and the temperature of the liquid is again increased. According to the invention, the granules are removed from the liquid once the pressure and the temperature of the liquid containing the granules have been reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: Automatik Plastics Machinery GmbH
    Inventors: Andreas Doll, Frank Glöckner