Obtaining Plural Product Pieces From Unitary Workpiece Patents (Class 29/412)
  • Patent number: 10260579
    Abstract: Caliper bodies are provided which comprise two transversally spaced apart side formations and one or more transversally extending bridge portions, which connect the first and second side formations. Each bridge portion has a closed loop structure with an extrados, an intrados, two connecting portions transversally spaced apart connecting the extrados to the intrados and a through cavity, which extends in a tangential direction between the extrados and the intrados.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Freni Brembo S.P.A.
    Inventors: Fabio Magni, Marco Ratti
  • Patent number: 10059289
    Abstract: The invention relates to an impact-absorbing structure for a vehicle, the structure of which comprises at least one side rail for supporting a bumper crossbeam, the side rail being a hollow profile member arranged according to the longitudinal axis of the vehicle, the impact-absorbing structure including the bumper crossbeam, at least one absorber placed between the side rail and the bumper crossbeam, the absorber being a hollow profile member intended for deforming in the event of an impact, one end of the profile member being intended to be inserted into the open end of the side rail, the end of the profile member being attached to the side rail via transversely arranged attachment means, and an attachment insert provided with opposing surfaces. Each of the opposing surfaces of the insert is provided with two transverse recesses arranged perpendicular to the opposing surfaces, and offset relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: CONSTELLIUM SINGEN GMBH
    Inventors: Christian Lange, Olivier Rebuffet, Franck Kopec, Frédéric Coiffier, Alexandre Terrillon
  • Patent number: 10032538
    Abstract: This application generally relates to deformable elastomeric conductors and differential signaling transmission techniques. According to one embodiment, a deformable elastomeric conductor is configured to transmit electrical signals. It comprises: an elastomeric polymer matrix; and conductive filler material uniformly dispersed in the elastomeric polymer matrix sufficient to render the material electrically conductive. The conductive filler material may include substantially non-entangled particles having an aspect ratio sufficiently large to enable the particles to substantially remain in contact and/or in close proximity with adjacent particles so as to maintain conductive pathways in the material when the material is subjected to deformation up to and exceeding 10% strain. Thus, over a transmission distance of an electrical signal through the conductor, the transmission does not suffer greater than about 3 dB of signal attenuation when subjected to the deformation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Justin L. Shumaker, Geoffrey A. Slipher, Randy A. Mrozek
  • Patent number: 9897478
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an equipment and method for measuring weight of instilled liquid crystals, so as to improve the measurement accuracy and the measurement efficiency of the equipment for measuring weight of instilled liquid crystals. The equipment includes a tray having a plurality of holes arranged in a circle and a measuring cup arranged within each hole, a pair of scales arranged below the circle of the holes, and a driving device connected to the tray in a driving manner and configured to drive the tray to move up and down and drive the tray that has moved to a high position to rotate to a position where one measuring cup to be measured is in alignment with the pair of scales.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yangkun Jing, Junwei Li
  • Patent number: 9893708
    Abstract: Coil openings of a primary side coil element of a first transformer, a secondary side coil element of the first transformer, a primary side coil element of a second transformer, and a secondary side coil element of the second transformer overlap with one another when viewed from above in a lamination direction. The primary side coil element of the first transformer and the primary side coil element of the second transformer are connected in parallel, and the secondary side coil element of the first transformer and the secondary side coil element of the second transformer are connected in parallel. An impedance conversion ratio is defined in accordance with a lamination order of the primary side coil element and the secondary side coil element of the first transformer with respect to a lamination order of the primary side coil element and the secondary side coil element of the second transformer within a multilayer body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kenichi Ishizuka
  • Patent number: 9867278
    Abstract: Laminated ceramic capacitors include ceramic layers and inner electrodes that are alternately laminated. The inner electrodes are laminated in the same lamination direction, and a first outer electrode and a second outer electrode are electrically connected to the inner electrodes. In a mounting process, the laminated ceramic capacitors are mounted on a mounting surface such that the inner electrodes are perpendicular or substantially perpendicular to the mounting surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuo Hattori, Isamu Fujimoto, Toshiki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9849567
    Abstract: A slider bar extender to removably connect one or more slider bars to a processing machine or tool is disclosed. In illustrated embodiments, the extender is coupled to a holder structure through a tongue and groove connection. In illustrated embodiments, the tongue is formed on the holder structure and the groove is formed on the extender. In illustrated embodiments, the extender includes a plurality of reduced thickness strips. The reduced thickness strips are orientated lengthwise to control or transfer bending to one or more bars connected to a proximal edge surface of the extender.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2017
    Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC
    Inventors: Marc Ronshaugen, Joel Hoehn, Gordon Jones
  • Patent number: 9711383
    Abstract: In aspects of the invention, a holding stage of a pick up system can include a first stage on which a semiconductor chip is mounted with an adhesive sheet put in between, a second stage supporting the first stage, and an evacuation pipe. The first stage can be provided with a plurality of grooves, projections each being formed with side walls of adjacent grooves, and air holes connected to the grooves. The semiconductor chip can be mounted on the first stage so that the whole end portion of the semiconductor chip does not position on one groove. Then, a closed space surrounded by the adhesive sheet and the first and second stages and can be evacuated to make the semiconductor chip held on the projections. Thereafter, the semiconductor chip can be picked up by a collet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yoko Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9651985
    Abstract: An accessory suitable for an electronic device is provided. The electronic device has a display area. The accessory includes a coupling portion and a cover portion. The coupling portion is suitable to be coupled to the electronic device. The cover portion is connected to the coupling portion and is suitable for covering the display area of the electronic device. The cover portion has a plurality of light-transmitting areas, and the light-transmitting areas are arranged on the display area in an array. An image generated by the display area is projected out of the cover portion through the light-transmitting areas. Moreover, an electronic assembly containing the electronic device and the accessory is also provided. Furthermore, a controlling method is also provided for controlling the electronic assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: HTC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Wen-Yu Shih, Michael Ross Massucco, Matthew John Barthelemy, Bernhard Wildner
  • Patent number: 9653391
    Abstract: A semiconductor structure includes a die, a molding interfacing with the die along a first direction, wherein a coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) mismatch is between the molding and the die, a via extending within and through the molding, an elongated member extending within the molding and at least partially along the first direction, a conductive trace over the elongated member and the die, and a dielectric between the elongated member and the conductive trace, wherein the elongated member is proximal to the die than the via.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURING COMPANY LTD.
    Inventors: Ming-Chih Yew, Kuang-Chun Lee, Po-Yao Lin, Shyue-Ter Leu, Shin-Puu Jeng
  • Patent number: 9572585
    Abstract: A surgical sagittal saw blade with first and second elongated openings. The openings have major axes that are angled relative to each other. The openings are arranged to receive draw for pivoting a blade in a sagittal plane. Each opening receives a separate drive member integral with the saw to which the blade is mounted. The action of one drive member in a first opening results in the proximal to distal reciprocation of the blade. The action of a the second drive member in the second opening results in the back and forth pivoting of the blade around an axis that extends through the plane of the blade. The blade has a constraining feature that engages a complementary constraining feature integral with the saw. The engagement of the constraining features limits the reciprocal and pivotal movement of the blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: STRYKER CORPORATION
    Inventor: Steven Carusillo
  • Patent number: 9468704
    Abstract: An implant made in total or in parts of a biodegradable magnesium alloy consisting of Y: 2.0-6.0% by weight, Nd: 1.5-4.5% by weight, Gd: 0-4.0% by weight, Dy: 0-4.0% by weight, Er: 0-4.0% by weight, Zr: 0.1-1.0% by weight, Li: 0-0.2% by weight, Al: 0-0.3% by weight, under the condition that a) a total content of Er, Gd and Dy is in the range of 0.5-4.0% by weight and b) a total content of Nd, Er, Gd and Dy is in the range of 2.0-5.5% by weight, the balance being magnesium and incidental impurities up to a total of 0.3% by weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: BIOTRONIK VI PATENT AG
    Inventor: Bodo Gerold
  • Patent number: 9387370
    Abstract: A co-forged iron type golf club is disclosed. More specifically, the present invention discloses a co-forged iron type golf club with the body portion made out of a first material and at least one weight adjustment portion monolithically encased within the body portion of the co-forged iron type golf club head without the need for secondary attachment or machining operations. The present invention creates of an iron type golf club head from a pre-form billet that already contains two or more materials before the actual forging process resulting in a multi-material golf club head that doesn't require any post manufacturing operations such as machining, welding, swaging, gluing, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Acushnet Company
    Inventors: Jonathan A. Hebreo, Marni D. Ines
  • Patent number: 9370101
    Abstract: A plug-in board replacement method includes preparing a board having a piece board, forming first conductive pattern on first surface of the board, forming second conductive pattern on second surface on the opposite side such that the second pattern is on the opposite side of the first pattern, irradiating laser upon the first and second surfaces along the first and second patterns such that the piece is cut out from the board, and fitting the piece into another board. The irradiating includes irradiating laser upon the first surface along the first pattern such that laser is irradiated along the border between edge portion of the first pattern and the first surface and laser upon the second surface along the second pattern such that laser is irradiated along the border between edge portion of the second pattern and the second surface such that the piece is cut out through the board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: IBIDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Teruyuki Ishihara, Michimasa Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9359190
    Abstract: A MEMS package structure is disclosed. The MEMS package structure includes a first glass substrate on a micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) structure, a sealant adhered between the first glass substrate and the MEMS structure; and a first moisture barrier on the sidewalls of the first glass substrate, the sealant, and the MEMS structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Himax Display, Inc.
    Inventor: Chun-Hao Su
  • Patent number: 8973270
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing floor panels, characterized by the following steps: a) scattering glued wood fibers or wood chips to form a wood material cake, b) pressing the wood material cake at elevated temperature to form a large-format substrate plate, which is provided press-finished and has a press skin that arose during the production of the substrate plate at least on the top of the substrate plate, c) applying a base coat made of a liquid melamine-based resin to the upper face of the substrate plate, wherein the resin at least partially diffuses into the top surface layer of the substrate plate and at least partially penetrates and improves the region of the press skin, d) drying the base coat, e) applying a primer to the base coat, f) drying the primer, g) applying at least one water-based paint enriched with pigments in order to produce a decoration, i) applying a seal made of at least one melamine-based resin enriched with wear-resistant particles and cellulose fibers, j) drying
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Flooring Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Axel Siebert, Frank Oldorff
  • Publication number: 20150020359
    Abstract: A frame is provided, and a quiver assembly is attached to the frame. The frame, preferably made from aluminum, is manufactured by using an axis of extrusion that is perpendicular to the primary axis of the quiver assembly. A top portion of the quiver assembly provides blade covers with foam inserts to store, for example, expandable broadheads. The blade covers are non-circular in shape, so that broadheads can be rotated approximately ninety degrees to a secure position. The quiver also utilizes a set screw that allows a the hunter to adjust the camming force required for loading and unloading the quiver from the bow. The quiver assembly utilizes rubber posts that allow for a quiet operation, as well as a secure means of locking the quiver assembly to a bow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 3, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: William E. Pedersen
  • Patent number: 8850681
    Abstract: A modular case and method of forming the same, the case preferably formed from a plurality of panels, edge members and corner pieces having ribs. The panels, edge members and corner pieces are preferably connected to align the ribs, forming substantially continuous ribs capable of distributing forces over a large area of the modular case. The case is most preferably made of plastic, the connections preferably being hot-plate welds. Most preferably, the panels and edge members have a dual skin construction with internal ribs, proving for greater strength and allowing for superior structural properties including air-/water-tight integrity. Edge members are preferably formed with protuberances to allow for better base-to-lid and case-to-case engagement. Hardware attachments to the modular case can be advantageously made while distributing the force on attachment points and without compromising structural integrity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Hardigg Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: James S. Hardigg, Mark Gaydos, George Havrilla, Robert Milliken
  • Publication number: 20140184982
    Abstract: A backlight module for a liquid crystal display and a method for manufacturing a heat dissipation part of the backlight module. The method includes the steps of: preparing a hollow pipe (20), wherein the hollow pipe (20) has a hollow structure, the section of the hollow pipe (20) in a transverse direction is a “” shape, and the hollow pipe (20) comprises a first bearing part (211), a second bearing part (212), a first vertical part (221) and a second vertical part (222); and cutting the hollow pipe (20), wherein the first vertical part and the second vertical part are respectively cut in a vertical direction to cut the hollow pipe into two heat dissipation parts, a heat dissipation part is formed by the first bearing part (211) and the first vertical part (221), and the other dissipation part is formed by the second bearing part (212) and the second vertical part (222). According to the method, the production cost can be reduced and the product can be thinned and lightened.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 21, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Inventors: Yu-chun Hsiao, Chong Huang
  • Patent number: 8739380
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for a swing-out, multi-level barbeque smoker having a common mounting post wherein the individual cooking units are mounted on the common mounting post so that the individual units are slidably and swingably disposed so that a user can have easy access to the individual units. The apparatus is mounted on a wheeled carriage having a handle bar assembly so that the wheeled carriage can be easily maneuvered by a user. The upper swing-out unit has a grill for receiving food items, the middle swing-out unit has a bowl for receiving water therein and the lower unit has a grill upon which the fuel, e.g., charcoal or the like can be placed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Inventor: Robert B. Montgomery
  • Patent number: 8724334
    Abstract: A circuit module and a manufacturing method for the same, reduce a possibility that a defect area where an electrically conductive resin is not coated may occur in a shield layer. A mother board is prepared. A plurality of electronic components are mounted on a principal surface of the mother board. An insulator layer is arranged so as to cover the principal surface of the mother board and the electronic components. The insulator layer is cut such that grooves and projections are formed in and on the principal surface of the insulator layer and the insulator layer has a predetermined thickness H. An electrically conductive resin is coated on the principal surface of the insulator layer to form a shield layer. The mother board including the insulator layer and the shield layer both formed thereon is divided to obtain a plurality of circuit modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Nishikawa, Makoto Fujita, Fumikiyo Kawahara
  • Patent number: 8695194
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for the manufacture of weighted ribbons are disclosed, and which weighted ribbons are for use in association with curtains and in other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Kress Designs, LLC
    Inventors: William D. Kress, Rodney Loren Smith, William Donald Sauerhoefer
  • Patent number: 8695193
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for the manufacture of weighted ribbons are disclosed, and which weighted ribbons are for use in association with curtains and in other applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Kress Design, LLC
    Inventors: William D. Kress, Rodney Loren Smith, William Donald Sauerhoefer
  • Patent number: 8650748
    Abstract: A method of fabricating chip carriers suitable for use in packaging integrated circuits and other electronic, electro-mechanical and opto-electronic devices is described. In general, a number of wires (or wires and rods) are arranged in parallel in a wiring fixture. After the wires are positioned, they are encapsulated to form an encapsulated wiring block. The wiring block is then sliced to form a number of discrete panels. Preferably, the various wires are geometrically positioned such that each resulting panel has a large number of device areas defined therein. The encapsulant in each panel effectively forms a substrate and the wire segments in each panel form conductive vias that extend through the substrate. The resulting panels/chip carriers can then be used in a wide variety of packaging applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: National Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Artur Darbinyan, David T. Chin, Kurt E. Sincerbox
  • Patent number: 8635755
    Abstract: A method for producing doctor blades from metal, in particular from steel, the doctor blades to be produced having a reduced material thickness in a region of a working edge. The material thickness is essentially constant in the region of reduced material thickness. By a planing operation being used upon a basic body with an essentially constant material thickness, the region of reduced material thickness is generated. By the region of reduced material thickness being generated by means of a planing operation, an efficient and cost-effective method for the production of doctor blades is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Daetwyler Swisstec AG
    Inventors: Hans Jörg Brudermann, Peter Daetwyler
  • Publication number: 20140008417
    Abstract: A brazing ring with integrated fluxing product and methods for production thereof are described. The brazing ring has a generally circular body with a plurality of channels extending between opposing faces of the ring and disposed about the circumference thereof. The channels have a v-shaped profile. The body of the ring has a generally constant thickness between inner and outer surfaces. The v-shaped profile of the channels on the outer surface is thus mimicked in a plurality of v-shaped channels on the inner surface of the ring. The ring may be formed as a continuous ring or as a c-shape. The brazing ring is formed by extruding a filler material to form a tube with the desired profile and disposing the fluxing product into the channels of the profile. The tube is subsequently sectioned perpendicular to its length to produce a plurality of the brazing rings.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Publication date: January 9, 2014
    Inventors: Jasper G. J. Visser, Jacobus C. B. Kotzé
  • Patent number: 8590140
    Abstract: A fabrication method of an alloy resistor includes: providing an alloy sheet having a plurality of openings spacing apart from each other and going through the alloy sheet and a plurality of alloy resistor units located between any two adjacent openings, wherein each of the alloy resistor units has an insulating cover area and a plurality of electrode ends on both sides of the insulating cover area; forming an insulating layer on a surface of the insulating cover area of the alloy resistor units by an electrodeposition coating process; cutting the alloy along a connecting portion, so as to obtain separated alloy resistor units; and forming a conductive adhesion material on the electrode ends of the alloy resistor units. An alloy resistor having an insulating layer with a smooth surface can be obtained by performing an electrodeposition coating process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: Viking Tech Corporation
    Inventors: Shih-Long Wei, Shen-Li Hsiao, Chien-Min Shao, Chien-Hung Ho
  • Patent number: 8572839
    Abstract: A fabrication method for a multi-piece board having a frame part and multi piece parts each having a printed wiring board includes producing the frame part having a first coupling portion, and the multi-piece parts including piece parts each having a second coupling portion coupled to the first coupling portion at a production panel with at least the frame part and the piece parts being separated from each other, separating the frame part and the multi-piece parts from the production panel, and coupling the first coupling portion to the second coupling portion to couple the frame part and the piece parts and combine the frame part and the multi piece parts so as to yield the multi-piece board.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: Ibiden Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yasushi Hasegawa
  • Patent number: 8573177
    Abstract: The present invention provides reduced fatigue stress levels in a stressed area of an engine crankcase by lowering the outer edges of the crankshaft bearing cap fracture-split lines without changing the central axis location of the crankshaft in the crankcase. This is accomplished by causing the fracture-split lines of the bearing caps to angle downward from the horizontal plane of the crankshaft axis to a slightly lower position at the outer edges of the bearing caps. This lowers the outer edges of the bearing caps sufficiently to allow larger radii to be formed on the lateral connectors of the crankcase support webs with the adjacent sidewalls of the crankcase. Accordingly, the fatigue stress levels in the crankcase web members are reduced without requiring a significant change in the crankcase dimensions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Eric Donald Wiebrecht
  • Patent number: 8567298
    Abstract: This disclosure generally relates to high-volume and cost-effective methods for producing non-spherical metal particles, particularly methods for producing metal cubes having rounded edges. The metal cubes having rounded edges are useful as ballistic shot in shotshell loads for hunting, where the particle shape imparted by the disclosed process packs to a higher density than spherical shot in the same volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2013
    Assignee: Ervin Industries, Inc.
    Inventor: James Trent Pearson
  • Patent number: 8522432
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing radial pistons for a hydraulic motor by machining cylindrical transverse holes at regular intervals in a bar, and, in order to form two adjacent pistons, cutting up the bar on a transverse cutting-up plane passing through one of said holes so that a first portion of said hole forms a cradle-shaped recess in the base of the first one of the two adjacent pistons and so that another portion of said hole forms a cradle-shaped recess in the top of the second one of the two adjacent pistons.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2013
    Assignee: Poclain Hydraulics Industrie
    Inventors: Gilles Lemaire, Alain Noel
  • Patent number: 8490268
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for laser-cutting sheet steel (1), wherein a sheet steel (1) is gradually inserted in a defined position into the cutting area (2) of a laser cutter in a direction of advance V in order to machine it. The sheet steel (1) is machined by laser cutting in a machinable area corresponding to the length of the cutting area (2), in the entire machinable area or only in a section thereof. The machined part (8) and the non-machined part (8) of the sheet steel may also only overlap in some sections (10). An automatic discharge device is also provided. The manufactured parts and the remaining grid are likewise cut from the sheet steel (1) by laser cutting. The method can be repeated in several machining steps until the sheet steel (1) is completely machined, the results of the preceding machining step being taken into consideration for the subsequent machining step. The invention allows to optimally utilize the sheet steel (1) even when using smaller laser cutters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Assignee: Bystronic Laser AG
    Inventor: Thomas Plüss
  • Publication number: 20130175242
    Abstract: A method for efficiently machining magnets with curved surfaces is disclosed. The use of machining equipment capable of making curved cuts through magnetic material can allow significant cost and material savings, particularly when machining magnets with complementary surfaces. A process for using a series of cutting wires to simultaneously cut magnetic material into conformally shaped magnets is described.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 5, 2012
    Publication date: July 11, 2013
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Regis Louis LANCASTER-LAROCQUE, Ryan M. SATCHER
  • Publication number: 20130172509
    Abstract: Microfabricated particles are dispersed throughout a matrix to create a composite. The microfabricated particles are engineered to a specific structure and composition to enhance the physical attributes of a composite material. The microfabricated particles are generated by forming a profile extrudate. A profile extrudate is an article of indefinite length that has a cross sectional profile of a desired structure with micro-scale dimensions. Upon or after formation, the profile extrudate may be divided along its length into a plurality of microfabricated particles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: Interfacial Solutions IP, LLC
    Inventors: Adam R. Pawloski, Jeffrey Jacob Cernohous
  • Publication number: 20130171724
    Abstract: Chemical reaction vessels are disclosed herein. An example method includes forming a reaction chamber between two pliable sheets and dividing the reaction chamber into a plurality of chambers. The reaction chamber is to have a substantially planar base, and the reaction chamber is to hold a fluid for a chemical reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: ABBOTT MOLECULAR INC.
    Inventor: Abbott Molecular Inc.
  • Publication number: 20130168372
    Abstract: Provided is a metal ring manufacture method and a metal ring metal device capable of manufacturing a plurality of metal rings at good efficiency without damaging the metal rings. The metal rings (R) are detached from a drum retaining unit (16) by a metal ring holding unit (28) with the arrangement state thereof being maintained; thereafter, each metal ring (R) clamped in the arrangement state by a pair of fingers (45, 46) of a metal ring clamping unit (29) is delivered sequentially in the arrangement direction by a ring delivering unit disposed in the second finger (46).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 24, 2011
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kazushige Nakatsuka, Akihiro Nemoto, Akinori Higuchi, Katsuyuki Nakajima, Seiichi Sasaki, Nobuyuki Kouda, Kanomi Hayashi, Satoru Saito
  • Publication number: 20130136852
    Abstract: A technique comprising: forming a plurality of smaller substrates from one or more larger substrates by a reduction process according to which there is some possible variation size between the smaller substrates within a variation range; and, in advance of said reduction process, providing said one or more larger substrates with one or more detection marks whose size and location are selected such that after the reduction process each smaller substrate includes a portion of at least one of said one or more detection marks, said portion having one or more edges that coincide with at least a part of one or more edges of the smaller substrate whatever actual size the smaller substrate has within said variation range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: PLASTIC LOGIC LIMITED
    Inventors: David Riedel, Stefan Liehr, Rina Ortega-Cagara
  • Publication number: 20130118685
    Abstract: A wafer lens member producing method includes post-curing lens portions made of a light-curing resin formed on at least one face of a substrate so as to promote curing of the light-curing resin. The post-curing includes first post-curing and second post-curing. The first post-curing performs heating at a first post-curing temperature, which is a glass transition temperature of the light-curing resin to the glass transition temperature+100° C., for 30 minutes to two hours. The second post-curing performs heating at a second post-curing temperature, which is lower than the glass transition temperature, and lower than the first post-curing temperature by 25° C. or more, for three hours to six hours.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: May 16, 2013
    Applicant: Konica Minolta Advanced Layers, Inc.
    Inventor: Akiko HARA
  • Publication number: 20130111837
    Abstract: A floor covering formed by a plurality of panels each having two opposite edges arranged to couple adjacent panels to each other. The coupling parts include a tongue and a groove, as well as locking parts preventing the drifting apart of two such adjacent panels. A separately manufactured insert is provided between at least two of the coupled panels, and the tongue and groove. The insert comprises at least two portions functioning as fixed spacing elements with a first portion between the upper side of the tongue and the lower side of the upper lip, and a second portion between the locking parts.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: May 9, 2013
    Applicant: FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMITED, SARL
    Inventors: Pieter Devos, Mark Cappelle
  • Patent number: 8424207
    Abstract: A method of making a composite component and the composite component is disclosed. The composite component can comprise multiple portions with different materials. By configuring the composite component with different materials, the weight of the composite component can be reduced while maintaining the strength and support of the composite component for a cockpit assembly. Furthermore, the method provides for an increase in the efficiency of the die casting process used to create the composite component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2013
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takashi Nakano, Hiroshi Akiyama, Brent Andrees, Brad Klein, Charles Gagliano, Ryan Joseph Phillips, Steven Behm, Kyle Pearce, Martyn Morrish, Allen Sheldon
  • Patent number: 8413308
    Abstract: In a board placement method and system, a PCB panel having multiple interconnected PCB units and a vacant space is placed on a work surface of a reference platform. The work surface has an opening corresponding to the vacant space. The reference platform has a micro-adjusting unit, which includes a support seat disposed in the opening and movable along three directions. The support seat is used for placement of a good PCB unit. The current positions of the PCB panel and the good PCB unit are measured so as to calculate a target position of the good PCB unit and an error between the target position and the current position of the good PCB unit. The micro-adjusting unit can drive the support seat to move so as to move the good PCB unit to the target position. The good PCB unit is then fixed in the vacant space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Inventor: Shing-San Ku
  • Patent number: 8413313
    Abstract: The present invention provides divided-end artificial limbs and methods for making divided-end artificial limbs that are inexpensive, simple, and customizable. A limb is formed by dividing an end of an elongated shaft member into extending prongs that are shaped into custom lengths and curvatures. Furthermore, the method of the present invention provides affixing a sole plate to the limb, reinforcement of the prongs by nesting additional prongs within the elongated shaft member, dividing the proximal end of the shaft member into circumferentially spaced-apart fingers, and dividing a midsection of the shaft member into circumferentially spaced-apart flexing vanes. The present invention also provides that the prongs may be further modified by division into toe and heel extensions or by wrapping a prong around another prong to form a sole. Methods of reducing stress concentration using bolts and stress relief holes in these limbs are also presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2013
    Inventors: David Delon Williams, William G. Pitt, Peter Austin Jepsen, Douglas Turley Wright, Carl Jay Ellingson, Daniel August Susumu Marler
  • Patent number: 8408037
    Abstract: The present invention is premised upon method of manufacturing rolled pierce nuts having a predetermined profile from a metal rod, more particularly to a method and apparatus delivering greater manufacturing flexibility through the use of multiple stations with flexible inputs and outputs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2013
    Assignee: Fastner Advance Products
    Inventors: William Lamb, Andrew Rowbotham, Kim Crampton, Michael Behm, Ron Hall
  • Patent number: 8402654
    Abstract: A nozzle plate cutting off method for cutting off the nozzle plate from a primary processing plate including a frame body, a nozzle plate which has multiple nozzle holes for ejecting droplets and is separately arranged inside the frame body, and a connection portion arranged at a clearance between the frame body and the nozzle plate to connect the frame body to the nozzle plate. In the nozzle plate cutting off method, a punching tool is used to punch out the nozzle plate at a connection region of the connection portion with the nozzle plate, there by cutting off the nozzle plate from the primary processing plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2013
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Hikaru Nakamoto
  • Patent number: 8397937
    Abstract: In order to provide an article carrier with a dividing arrangement (9) which is flexible in terms of height, rests on the base (8) of the article carrier and has profiled side walls (70, 71) with undercut grooves (76) running parallel to the base (8), and has at least one partition wall (70, 71; 80) for inserting between the side walls (70, 71) and right-angled corner connectors (20) which can be latched into the grooves (76), it is proposed that the side walls (70, 71) have an undercut projection on their top side or their bottom side, and a latching profile for latching with the projection on their bottom side or top side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: KARDEX Produktion Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Harald Preschke, Wolfgang Kollmann, Stefan Hehl
  • Publication number: 20130056936
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing sealing rings open to the outside or to the inside, which method comprises the steps of providing a tube, arranging the wall of the tube between at least one first roller that is parallel to the tube and has a first outside contour, and at least one second roller that is parallel to the tube and has a second outside contour; carrying out a relative movement of the at least one first roller and the at least one second roller towards each other; forming at least one sealing ring by a relative movement of the wall of the tube between the at least one first roller and the at least one second roller, wherein the cross-section of the at least one sealing ring is defined substantially by the space between the first and second outside contours; and severing the at least one sealing ring from the tube. The invention also relates to a device for carrying out the method and to a selling ring produced in said manner.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2011
    Publication date: March 7, 2013
    Inventors: Rolf Prehn, Axel Ulbrich
  • Patent number: 8365398
    Abstract: Using developed photo-resist materials at the side walls of silicon substrates, the preferred embodiments of the present invention improve alignment accuracy of stacked substrates. Such alignment accuracy improves the area efficiency of side-wall connections as well as through-hole connections. The parasitic impedances of stacked substrate connections are also improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Inventor: Jeng-Jye Shau
  • Patent number: 8359732
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an optimized sheet metal (1) of a zirconium based alloy is described, which optimized sheet metal (1) defines a sheet plane (BA). The method comprises the steps of providing a sheet metal (2) of a zirconium based. alloy, subjecting the sheet metal (2) to at least a preparing cold rolling and a final cold rolling, wherein the preparing cold rolling and the final cold rolling are both performed in a common rolling direction, and heat treating the sheet metal (1) between the preparing cold rolling and the final cold rolling so that the zirconium based alloy is partially re-crystallized. A method of manufacturing a spacer grid using an optimized sheet metal (1) according to the invention is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2013
    Assignee: Westinghouse Electric Sweden AB
    Inventors: Lars Hallstadius, Mats Dahlbäck, John Bates, James Dougherty, Steven J. King, Robert J. Comstock
  • Patent number: 8347499
    Abstract: A method for producing a turbine casing for a rotating machine is provided. The casing is manufactured by a casting process, and is cast in two casing halves which are separated by a parting plane which passes axially through the turbine casing. Each casing half is first cast in one piece in each case, and each casing half is separated into at least two casing sections which are joined together for forming a casing half in each case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: ALSTOM Technology Ltd
    Inventors: Beate Grzondziel, Michael Fischer
  • Patent number: 8341835
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a semiconductor package includes mounting and electrically connecting a semiconductor die to a substrate. The semiconductor die and the substrate are encapsulated to form an encapsulation. Via holes are laser-ablated through the encapsulation and conductive material is deposited within the via holes to form vias. A first buildup dielectric layer is formed on the encapsulation. Laser-ablated artifacts are laser-ablated in the first buildup layer. The laser-ablated artifacts in the first buildup layer are filled with a first metal layer to form a first electrically conductive pattern in the first build up layer. The operations of forming a buildup layer, forming laser-ablated artifacts in the buildup layer, and filling the laser-ablated artifacts with an electrically conductive material to form an electrically conductive pattern can be performed any one of a number of times to achieve the desired redistribution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Amkor Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ronald Patrick Huemoeller, Sukianto Rusli, David Jon Hiner