Providing Transitory Integral Holding Or Handling Portion Patents (Class 29/418)
  • Patent number: 10312124
    Abstract: A wafer table structure providing a single wafer table surface suitable for handling both wafers and film frames includes a base tray having a set of compartments formed therein by way of a set of ridges formed in or on an interior base tray surface; a hardenable fluid permeable compartment material disposed within the set of base tray compartments; and a set of openings formed in the base tray interior surface by which the hardened compartment material is exposable to negative or positive pressures. The base tray includes a first ceramic material (e.g., porcelain), and the hardenable compartment material includes a second ceramic material. The base tray and the compartment material are simultaneously machinable by way of a standard machining process to thereby planarize exposed outer surfaces of the base tray and the hardened compartment material at an essentially identical rate for forming a highly or ultra-planar wafer table surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: SEMICONDUCTOR TECHNOLOGIES & INSTRUMENTS PTE LTD
    Inventors: Jian Ping Jin, Leng Kheam Lee
  • Patent number: 10177616
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a spoke-type permanent magnet rotor (1) used in brushless direct current electric motors (13), forming the rotating part inside the stator (14) that forms the stationary part thereof and having an air gap (15) between the inner surface of the stator (14) and itself, comprising a cylindrical core (2) produced from ferromagnetic laminations or ferromagnetic powder metal, a shaft (3) fixed to the core (2) and forming the rotational axis of the rotor (1), a hub (5) disposed at the center of the core (2) and having a shaft hole (4) that bears the shaft (3), more than one pole segment (6) disposed all around the hub (5), more than one magnet slot (7) disposed between the pole segments (6), more than one magnet (8) tangentially magnetized, placed in the magnet slots (7) and extending outwards in the radial direction, and two end rings (9) produced from non-magnetic materials such as plastic and aluminum and fixed on the front and rear planar surfaces of the core (2) by the injection
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: ARCELIK ANONIM SIRKETI
    Inventors: Cihad Ekin, Emin Gultekin Sonmez, Yakup Imat, Mahmut Himyeri
  • Patent number: 9976430
    Abstract: A platform of a fan outlet guide blade has a first rib and a second rib in an opposite surface of a flow passage surface thereof. The first rib and the second rib are formed in portions excluding a predetermined area separated to an upstream side and a downstream side by 8 to 30% of an inter-flange distance between a first flange and a second flange with respect to an axial center of the platform, the portions being located on a pressure surface side in the opposite surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: IHI Corporation
    Inventor: Kazuto Ogawara
  • Patent number: 9979245
    Abstract: A rotor for an electric motor and a rotor sub-assembly that is maintained at an appropriate position without using a spacer and without applying excessive compressive stress to a magnet. A magnet and an end-plate are press-fitted into a ring-shaped member to form a rotor sub-assembly. A shaft is passed through the rotor sub-assembly. A fastener is fastened onto the shaft, and fixes the axial position of the rotor sub-assembly with respect to the shaft. The shaft includes a step at which the shape of the shaft changes between a small-diameter portion and a large-diameter portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Osamu Maeda
  • Patent number: 9692146
    Abstract: A contact element for connecting to a cable having a braided shield includes a spring contact sleeve and a crimp sleeve. The spring contact sleeve has an annular ring and spring contacts arranged circumferentially on one end of the annular ring. The spring contact sleeve and the crimp sleeve form an enclosed hollow cavity between one another when the crimp sleeve is joined to the annular ring. The hollow cavity is configured to fully receive therein an exposed portion of the braided shield provided for connection of the contact element to the cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Kostal Kontakt Systeme GmbH
    Inventors: Joern Justi, Hans-Juergen Krach, Georg Schroeder, Uwe Pitzul, Wilfried Heringhaus
  • Patent number: 9673671
    Abstract: A permanent magnet rotor for a motor, the permanent magnet rotor including an iron core and a permanent magnet. The iron core includes an annular ring having a central axial bore and a plurality of magnetic induction blocks protruding outward from an outer side of the annular ring. Between two adjacent magnetic induction blocks form a radial recess for mounting the permanent magnets. The magnetic induction blocks at both sides of an opening of the radial recess protrude with a hook block. The section of an outer side surface of the magnetic induction blocks is a circular-arc line and the outer side surface employs a point with a distance deviating from the center of the central axial bore as a center of circle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: ZHONGSHAN BROAD-OCEAN MOTOR MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Mingpan Pan
  • Patent number: 9660355
    Abstract: A connection structure of an external conductor terminal for connection with an external conductor of an electric cable including the external conductor made up of twined cables enclosing an outer periphery of an insulating coating of one or more internal conductors and a protective coating covering the external conductor, wherein the external conductor terminal has a cylindrical connector portion connected to the external conductor and a terminal portion provided at one end of the connector portion; and the connector portion is fitted around a location on an outer periphery of the insulating coating where the external conductor is laid bare, the twined cables of the external conductor are provided in contact with an outer periphery of the connector portion, a ring member is fitted around outer peripheries of the twined cables and the twined cables are crimped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Yazaki Corporation
    Inventors: Hajime Kato, Kazuhiro Tomine, Takaaki Miyajima
  • Patent number: 9593586
    Abstract: A vane assembly for a gas turbine engine comprises at least one vane, a first platform and a second platform. The at least one vane has a first end and an opposite second end with the first end of the at least one vane being secured in a corresponding first aperture in the first platform, and the second end of the at least one vane being secured in a corresponding second aperture in the second platform. The at least one vane intersects the first platform at an acute angle, and the at least one vane intersects the second platform at an obtuse angle with the acute angle and the obtuse angle being supplementary to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventor: Brynley Clark
  • Patent number: 9570948
    Abstract: A magnet plate used for a rotor core of a motor, includes a magnetic pole portion being set between an outer peripheral edge of a body portion and a magnet slot and having a radial width being smaller than a radial sectional width of the permanent magnet, and a higher hardness portion being formed into a hook shape along an end corner of the magnet slot and have a smaller width than the radial sectional width of the permanent magnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: NHK Spring Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yohei Kameda, Kazuo Iwata, Yuji Araoka, Yoshiki Ono
  • Patent number: 9441496
    Abstract: A disclosed structural guide vane for a gas turbine engine includes a strut defining a plurality of channels and a cover attached over the plurality of channels. The strut includes a first side defining a first surface of an airfoil and a second side including a plurality of channels. At least one of the plurality of channels defines a wall thickness of a portion of the first side that varies in a chord wise direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Thomas B. Hyatt, Carl Brian Klinetob, Jason Leroux
  • Patent number: 8997327
    Abstract: A fastener with a breakaway and methods of using the same. In one embodiment the fastener is a screw having a head and elongated stem, adapted to be easily manipulated by a user when using the screw as a fastener in a hinge or joint. A means of holding a screw by providing a breakaway tab or non-threaded portion of the elongated stem which can be used to align and insert the screw into a screw hole in the process of engaging threads in the screw hole with threads of the screw. After engaging the threads in the screw hole, such as after the screw has been essentially completely inserted into the screw hole, the breakaway tab or non-threaded portion of the elongated stem of the screw may be broken off at a breakaway and discarded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: FBB Asset Management Limited Partnership
    Inventor: Nancy Tedeschi
  • Publication number: 20140338167
    Abstract: A method of securing a wedge assembly to a vehicle is shown and described. The method may include the following steps: providing the wedge assembly having a striker assembly, a support assembly and a shipping retainer, securing the wedge assembly with a moveable door of the vehicle, engaging the moveable door of the vehicle with a door engaging portion of the vehicle, and adhering the support assembly with the door engaging portion of the vehicle in a predetermined position. The method may further include the following steps: disengaging the moveable door of the vehicle from engagement with the door engaging portion of the vehicle causing the shipping retainer to disengage from the striker assembly, and securing the support assembly with the door engaging of the vehicle.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Nicholas Jackson, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140325811
    Abstract: A method of installing a motor in a machine includes moving a tray coupled to a frame of the machine to a first position, securing the tray to the machine in the first position, placing the motor proximate to a first end of the tray, sliding the motor proximate to a second end of the tray, inserting at least two studs into apertures defined on the motor and corresponding mounting apertures defined in the frame, rotating a nut in a threaded engagement with a corresponding stud to raise the motor to an installed position, successively removing one of the studs from the aperture of the motor and the corresponding mounting aperture followed by inserting a mounting bolt therein. The method further includes moving the tray from the first position to a second position and securing the tray to the frame in the second position by one of the studs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2014
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventors: Brett W. Engel, Sean P. Kelly
  • Publication number: 20140308107
    Abstract: A last-in, first-out bottom-loading, bottom-deloading vertical storage and retrieval system comprising a raising and lowering means such as a jack or a leveraged arm, a frame with a pawl or pawls for supporting a tray, a plurality of trays, and a deloading means for disengaging the pawl or pawls that support a tray in the frame. A method of manufacture of the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 12, 2013
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Michael Nickles
  • Publication number: 20140309638
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments relate to a customized assembly of osteosynthesis plates. The customized assembly of osteosynthesis plates is custom-made, for example I-shaped and/or L-shaped and/or cross-shaped and/or crow's-foot-shaped ones which are themselves customized according to the operation to be carried out and the future anatomy of the patient, characterized in that the osteosynthesis plates are connected together by a rod, the rod further comprising two protrusions (4) protruding from the rod towards the nasal orifice (8) of the patient into positions that correspond to the two ends (5, 6) of the base (7) of the nasal orifice (8) of the patient. The invention can be used during dental occlusion operations, for example.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Patrice LONGEPIED
  • Patent number: 8782868
    Abstract: A retaining ring includes: a resilient material forming a loop comprising a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of the loop has a notch through a portion of a thickness of the material; a removable extension at the second end extending from the notch, wherein the removable extension is configured to break away from the first end at the notch with an applied force to the removable extension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Inventor: Chad Singleton White
  • Patent number: 8734925
    Abstract: Composite pre-forms are molded at high pressure to form composite parts that can be used in place of metal-based high performance parts, such as the outlet guide vanes found in turbofan jet engines. The composite pre-forms include two different fiber orientations that are co-molded in a resin matrix at high pressures to provide composite outlet guide vanes and other high performance parts. Chambers within the composite part are optionally formed during molding of the pre-form at high pressures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Hexcel Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew Kweder, Bruno Boursier
  • Patent number: 8671556
    Abstract: A remote racking tool can have a drive assembly, remote control assembly, and radio remote pendant station. The remote racking can enable operators to install or remove circuit breakers in switchgear or equipment rooms while outside of an arc flash zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Inventor: Finley Lee Ledbetter
  • Patent number: 8661681
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method (1) of fabricating a micro-mechanical component that includes the following step: b) forming (3) at least one plate that includes a frame connected by at least one bridge of material to a part of said component, wherein said part has a hole. According to the invention, the method (1) also includes the following steps: e) stacking (5) said at least one plate against a support; f) securing (7) a pin in the hole of said at least one stacked part so as to form the component; g) releasing (9) the component formed from each plate. The invention concerns the field of watchmaking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Nivarox-FAR S.A.
    Inventors: Alexandre Fussinger, Marco Verardo
  • Publication number: 20140029302
    Abstract: A backlight module includes a light guide plate with at least one light incident surface, and a light source structure arranged at a side of the light guide plate. The light source structure includes a reflection cover and at least one light emitting module. At least one positioning pin is arranged on the reflection cover. The at least one light emitting module is installed on the reflection cover and corresponding to the at least one light incident surface. The at least one light emitting module is fixed on the positioning pin in a rotatable manner, such that the at least one light emitting module can rotate around the positioning pin as an axis when the reflection cover is combined with the light guide plate, so as to allow the at least one light emitting module facing the at least one light incident surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 3, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: AU OPTRONICS CORP.
    Inventors: Cheng-Yu Wang, Cheng-Min Tsai
  • Publication number: 20130298371
    Abstract: A mobile device and a method for the placement of a group of pin-type fasteners so as to form at least one seam field for purposes of connecting large components in aircraft construction, such as fuselage shells and fuselage sections, for purposes of connecting large components in ship construction, in rail vehicle construction, in building construction, and similar construction environments.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Juergen Otten, Frank Neuhaus
  • Patent number: 8516676
    Abstract: A method of fixturing a plurality of dissimilar blade assemblies, wherein each assembly undergoes one or more manufacturing steps to bring it to a finished form, the method comprising the step of providing on each of the articles a datum feature, wherein each datum feature is of identical form and dimension, in turn a) locating the datum feature of a first one of the articles in a complimentary fixture to secure the dissimilar article, b) performing at least one manufacturing step on the secured dissimilar article, c) removing the dissimilar article from the fixture, d) locating the datum feature of another of the articles in the complimentary fixture to secure the dissimilar article, e) performing at least one manufacturing step on the secured dissimilar article, f) removing the dissimilar article from the fixture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2013
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventor: Colin J. High
  • Patent number: 8505202
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a single-piece blisk, including: using an abrasive water jet to cut a block of material, so as to create blade preforms extending radially outwards from a disk, while keeping material to form a connecting mechanism between directly consecutive blade preforms, the cutting being done such that the connecting mechanism approximately forms a ring at a radial spacing from the disk, connecting the blade preforms together at a radially inwards distance from their tips, and then removing the connecting mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2013
    Assignee: Snecma
    Inventors: Serge Berlanger, Sebastien Bordu, Thierry Jean Maleville, Christophe Charles Maurice Roca
  • Publication number: 20130187529
    Abstract: A method of producing an electrode support for a spark plug is provided. The method includes attaching a chip to the electrode support. The chip includes a section of sacrificial material located between two sections of electrode material. The method includes substantially removing the section of sacrificial material from the chip to create a spark gap between the two sections of electrode material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventor: Peter John DESALVO
  • Patent number: 8464425
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a single-piece bladed disk, including: using an abrasive water jet to cut a block of material, so as to create blade preforms extending radially outwards from a disk, while keeping material forming a connecting mechanism between at least two directly consecutive blade preforms, the connecting mechanism being at a radial spacing from the disk; then removing the connecting mechanism; then milling the blade preforms.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2013
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Serge Berlanger, Sebastien Bordu, Thierry Jean Maleville, Christophe Charles Maurice Roca
  • Publication number: 20130127122
    Abstract: A method for producing a flat component having at least one functional element, includes providing a blank for the at least one functional element, shaping the at least one functional element from the blank, providing the functional layer which is to have the at least one functional element, and arranging the at least one functional element on the functional layer and fastening the at least one functional element on the functional layer. A resultant flat component having the at least one functional element is further provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Inventor: Kristian Muller-Niehuus
  • Publication number: 20130125387
    Abstract: Hearing devices configured to fit within the bony portion of the ear canal and batteries that may be used with same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 23, 2011
    Publication date: May 23, 2013
    Applicant: INSOUND MEDICAL, INC.
    Inventors: Stuart Wenzel, Chuangang Lin, Paul Wagner, Igal Ladabaum
  • Patent number: 8375583
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing a single-piece bladed disk, including: using an abrasive water jet to cut a block of material so as to create blade preforms extending radially outwards from a disk, while keeping material to form a connecting mechanism between at least two directly consecutive blade preforms; then milling on the blade preforms so as to obtain profiled blade blanks; then removing the connecting mechanism; then a finishing by milling of the blade blanks, so as to obtain blades with a final profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: SNECMA
    Inventors: Serge Berlanger, Sebastien Bordu, Thierry Jean Maleville, Christophe Charles Maurice Roca
  • Publication number: 20130016504
    Abstract: A system for mounting a lighting fixture to a surface may include an elongate mounting member (“EMM”) and a retaining element. The EMM may include a first end, a second end, and a shaft therebetween. The second end of the EMM may be configured to connect to a fixture mounting screw that is attached to a mounting surface, and the EMM may be configured to be received by an aperture defined by a fixture pan of the light fixture. The retaining element may be configured to be removably attachable to a portion of the shaft of the EMM and, when attached to the EMM, configured to support a fixture pan of the light fixture while the fixture pan is separated a distance from the mounting surface. This allows an installer to perform operations between the fixture pan and the mounting surface without the installer having to support the fixture pan.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Applicant: Quoizel, Inc.
    Inventor: Thomas A. Garber
  • Publication number: 20120325885
    Abstract: In the configuration where a cover tape separating mechanism 50 partially separating a cover tape 15e from a carrier tape 15 is provided in an upper member 32 of a guide section 30, a pressing member 43, which presses the carrier tape 15 from the cover tape 15e, is provided in the upper member 32 on the upstream side of the cover tape separating mechanism 50. Accordingly, it is possible to suppress the early separation of the cover tape 15e from the base tape 15a that does not yet reach the cover tape separating mechanism 50.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kazuhide Nagao, Nobuhiro Nakai, Yutaka Kinoshita
  • Patent number: 8234767
    Abstract: Disclosed is a process for manufacturing packaged lancets. The steps of the process include providing a tape comprising a plurality of lancets comprising a lancet tip and a lancet body, enveloping at least the lancet tip with at least one foil, whereby the at least one foil forms a first and a second portion that overlap at least partly, and sealing the at least one foil with a laser beam at least at the edges of the first and second portion of the overlapping foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2012
    Assignee: Roche Diagonostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Josef Roeper, Werner Finke, Herbert Harttig, Bernd Hiller, Hans List
  • Publication number: 20120180286
    Abstract: A continuous strip of T-Nuts formed on a common strip of metal. Each T-Nut of the strip of T-Nuts is integrally connected to the next adjacent T-Nut by carry tabs. The carry tabs can be frangible themselves or contain a frangible portion. Each T-Nut includes a cylindrical bore therein and a threaded interior. A mechanism feeds and severs the endmost T-Nut in endwise fashion. The mechanism to feed and sever the endmost T-Nut includes a cutting blade positioned vertically below the frangible portion of the carry tab. A shearing ram having a guide positioned axially in line with the cylindrical bore in the endmost T-Nut is adapted to move vertically from an upper to a lower position to engage the cutting blade with the frangible portion and sever the endmost T-Nut.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: July 19, 2012
    Applicant: STAFAST PRODUCTS, INC.
    Inventors: JONATHAN WAYNE DIETER, STEPHEN R. SELLE
  • Patent number: 8172947
    Abstract: To provide a substrate processing apparatus, comprising: a reaction vessel having a processing chamber inside that processes a substrate; a heating device that heats said substrate from an outer peripheral side of the reaction vessel; a lid member that closes the processing chamber; an attachment/detachment jig placed on the lid member for attaching/detaching the reaction vessel from an inside of the heating device; and a support section provided in an upper side of a lower end of the reaction vessel on an inside wall of the reaction vessel, and abutted on an upper surface of the attachment/detachment jig for attaching/detaching the reaction vessel from the inside of the heating device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2012
    Assignee: Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Shibata, Masahiro Tatta
  • Publication number: 20120097594
    Abstract: An underdrain block including a top wall, a bottom wall, and a pair of sidewalls defining a hollow interior and having a longitudinal axis, wherein the sidewalls, top wall, or both comprise at least one external detail. A handle is detachably connected to the external detail for transportation and positioning of said underdrain block. The external detail may comprise one of a protrusion or a receptacle for receiving a protrusion and the handle may include the other of a protrusion or a receptacle for receiving a protrusion. Also, a method of installing an underdrain block lateral comprising at least one underdrain block including the steps of attaching a handle to external details on the underdrain block, lifting the underdrain block lateral by the handle, positioning the underdrain block lateral into the underdrain system, and detaching the handle from the external details of the underdrain block.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 29, 2011
    Publication date: April 26, 2012
    Applicant: ITT Manufacturing Enterprises, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel E. Bruce
  • Patent number: 8117725
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a plurality of molded components including (a) providing a carrier to a manufacturing assembly; (b) forming the molded components on the carrier, the molded components having a sacrificial portion secured to the carrier and being movable along the carrier, and a functional portion extending from the sacrificial portion, adjacent sacrificial portions are spaced from one another by a first distance; (c) winding the carrier in a forward direction onto the uptake device; and (d) unwinding the uptake device in a reverse direction such that the carrier and molded components move toward the source device, one of the molded components contacts the latch preventing the molded components from moving in the reverse direction such that adjacent sacrificial portions are moved closer together to a second distance that is less than the first distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2012
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventor: Vitaly Pesikov
  • Patent number: 8099867
    Abstract: A floating collar is metal injected molded with an excess portion intended to be separated, such as by shearing, from the reminder of the molded floating collar to leave a chamfer thereon and/or remove injection marks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2012
    Assignee: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
    Inventors: Bhawan B. Patel, Lorin Markarian, Melissa Despres
  • Patent number: 8087134
    Abstract: A process for making a heat exchanger comprising extruding a profile (1) composed of a number of parallel tubes (2) and web-like portions (3) interconnecting said tubes (2), removing part of the connection made by the web-like portions (3) and expanding the extruded product in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction of the tubes (2) and providing connecting means for allowing a fluid to flow through said tubes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2005
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Norsk Hydro ASA
    Inventor: Ed Morley
  • Patent number: 8056232
    Abstract: A floating collar is metal injected moulded with an excess portion intended to be separated, such as by shearing, from the reminder of the moulded floating collar to leave a chamfer thereon and/or remove injection marks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
    Inventors: Bhawan B. Patel, Lorin Markarian, Melissa Despres
  • Publication number: 20110232060
    Abstract: Disclosed is a composite roofing shingle. The preferred roofing shingle includes a mixture of a polymer and a filler. The preferred blend includes between about 35-65% polyethylene and 50-70% crushed limestone filler.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Publication date: September 29, 2011
    Inventor: Randal J. Jolitz
  • Patent number: 8007605
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a stent, includes the steps of winding stent wire around the outer surface of a longitudinal axis of a mandrel into a desired final shape that is polygonal in an elevation orthogonal to the longitudinal axis, and forming a stent by setting the wound stent wire in the desired polygonal final shape. The outside diameter of the stent formed will be in co-columnar apposition with a blood vessel in which it is implanted. The mandrel employed in the methods can have a multiple-sided outer surface and a longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Bolton Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Arbefeuille, Humberto Berra
  • Publication number: 20110185572
    Abstract: A process and system are provided for forming shaped air holes, such as for use in turbine blades. Aspects of the disclosure relate to forming shaped portions of air holes using a short pulse laser, forming a metered hole corresponding to each shaped portion, and separately finishing the shaped portion using a short-pulse laser. In other embodiments, the order of these operations may be varied, such as to form the shaped portions and to finish the shaped portions using the short-pulse laser prior to forming the corresponding metered holes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Publication date: August 4, 2011
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Bin Wei, Jon Conrad Schaeffer, Ronald Scott Bunker, Wenwu Zhang, Kathleen Blanche Morey, Jane Marie Lipkin, Benjamin Paul Lacy, Wilbur Douglas Scheidt
  • Patent number: 7971355
    Abstract: A method for attaching a ring element to a piston for an internal combustion engine, in which the ring element is screwed onto the piston body by a thread applied to the radially outer surface of a part of the piston crown, a circumferential groove that is open towards the top is formed into the piston crown in the region of the thread, the groove is filled with solder material, the piston is heated until the solder material liquefies and flows between the thread channels of the thread and subsequently, the piston is cooled. As a result, a secure screw connection between the basic piston body and the ring element is obtained. Furthermore, the cooling channel is sealed with regard to the combustion gases, which stand under high pressure and act on the piston crown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2011
    Assignee: MAHLE International GmbH
    Inventor: Rainer Scharp
  • Patent number: 7901525
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a stent, includes the steps of winding stent wire around the outer surface of a longitudinal axis of a mandrel into a desired final shape that is polygonal in an elevation orthogonal to the longitudinal axis, and forming a stent by setting the wound stent wire in the desired polygonal final shape. The outside diameter of the stent formed will be in co-columnar apposition with a blood vessel in which it is implanted. The mandrel employed in the methods can have a multiple-sided outer surface and a longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2011
    Assignee: Bolton Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Arbefeuille, Humberto Berra
  • Patent number: 7866041
    Abstract: The present invention provided a method of manufacturing a duct for a gas turbine engine or the like from sheet metal material; the method comprising the steps of: fabricating a duct from sheet material (10,12,14) including rolling or folding metal sheet along ruled lines to form a ruled surface geometry approximately corresponding to at least part of a desired irregular final duct geometry; welding corresponding rolled or folded parts of the duct skin together and positioning the duct on a heat treatment fixture (30) having a shape corresponding to the said desired irregular duct geometry; the material of the heat treatment fixture having a greater thermal expansion coefficient than the duct material; heating the duct and fixture substantially to a stress relieving temperature of the duct material such that differential thermal expansion of the duct and fixture at the said stress relieving temperature causes the duct to distort and adopt the shape of the exterior surface of the fixture on which the duct is l
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventors: Richard Green, Peter Frost, Michael Annear
  • Patent number: 7823289
    Abstract: In a valve housing 11, which is constituted by an section of an extruded billet material, into which are formed inlet and outlet conduits 27, 28, 29, 30, which are substantially arranged in a common plane, and a receiving bore 20 for at least one valve element 21, 26, arranged transversely in relation thereto, the billet material is formed as a profiled element provided with ribs 15, 16, 17, 18 which project from a substantially parallelepiped base body and in which ribs the inlet and outlet conduits 27, 28, 29, 30 open.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: Behr Thermot-Tronik GmbH
    Inventors: Eike Willers, Andreas Auweder
  • Patent number: 7752745
    Abstract: A wired circuit board holding sheet that can permit easy judgment on whether a cutting notch formed has a predetermined depth, and a production method of the wired circuit board holding sheet that can produce the wired circuit board holding sheet simply and easily. In the wired circuit board holding sheet 1 comprising a sheet 2 holding therein a plurality of separable wired circuit boards 3, the respective wired circuit boards 3 are held in the sheet 2 via joints 4 to be cut, and cutting notches 6 to facilitate cutting of the joints 4 and marking notches 7 to indicate that the cutting notches 6 have a predetermined depth to cut the joints 4 are formed simultaneously in both front and back surfaces of the joints 4 by using punches having combination of a main punch portion 13 and a sub-punch portion 14.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Nitto Denko Corporation
    Inventors: Naotaka Higuchi, Kenkichi Yagura
  • Publication number: 20090277102
    Abstract: An contiguous inverted shelf kick flashing apparatus is provided and includes a sheet of metal folded at a first angle along a bend joint to form a first sheet face and a second sheet face, and an inverted shelf bent inward at an second angle from the bend joint at a point of shelf inversion, along an inverted shelf edge, having a first and second triangular faces at an third angle to each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 6, 2008
    Publication date: November 12, 2009
    Inventors: John Bishop, Jeff Steffl
  • Patent number: 7516528
    Abstract: A method for the manufacture of a cathode filament of an X-ray tube and an X-ray tube formed by the method wherein the filament has at least two legs and one body, the filament being a single-piece filament. Spraying at least one material on a support by plasma spraying or by another deposition technique to obtain the filament molded on the support and separating the filament obtained from the support. The filament obtained has a variable thickness and a variable composition. The thicknesses of the legs and of the body as well as the composition of the filament can be modified according to the user's needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Company, LLC
    Inventors: Gwenael Lemarchand, Jean-Marie Penato
  • Patent number: 7501737
    Abstract: A fixture with a shaped molding may hold a first micro-actuator part and a second micro-actuator part in place for coupling while maintaining the structure of the first micro-actuator part. The first micro-actuator part and the second micro-actuator part may be a frame or a strip of piezoelectric material. A vacuum nozzle system embedded in the fixture may hold the first micro-actuator part in place. A mobile vacuum nozzle system may hold the second micro-actuator in place and positions the second micro-actuator part relative to the first micro-actuator part. A camera system may monitor the process. A dispense may apply epoxy between the first and second micro-actuator part. An ultraviolet source may provide ultraviolet radiation for curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2006
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2009
    Assignee: SAE Magnetics (H.K.) Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming Gao Yao, Masashi Shiraishi, Yi Ru Xie
  • Patent number: RE42705
    Abstract: A method for the manufacture of a cathode filament of an X-ray tube and an X-ray tube formed by the method wherein the filament has at least two legs and one body, the filament being a single-piece filament. Spraying at least one material on a support by plasma spraying or by another deposition technique to obtain the filament molded on the support and separating the filament obtained from the support. The filament obtained has a variable thickness and a variable composition. The thicknesses of the legs and of the body as well as the composition of the filament can be modified according to the user's needs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2011
    Assignee: GE Medical Systems Global Technology Co., LLC
    Inventors: Gwenael Lemarchand, Jean-Louis Penato