Utilizing Transitory Attached Element Or Associated Separate Material Patents (Class 29/423)
  • Patent number: 10766401
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a lighting device for a vehicle includes a first light source configured to generate first light, and a second light source configured to generate second light. A fiber optic light panel is optically coupled to the first and second light sources and includes a plurality of optical fibers each configured to emit light along a respective length of the optical fiber. The plurality of optical fibers are arranged to define an illumination region such that the first and second light is output from the illumination region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Valeo North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Valere Calais, Brant Potter
  • Patent number: 10709582
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to devices and methods for firmly joining together components of a modular orthopedic prosthesis by securing female to male parts thereof together, and in particular a male part present in a modular component into a correspondingly configured female part (i.e., bore or recess) present in a further modular component thereof. Preferably the male part is tapered, and the bore or recess is correspondingly configured to provide a close tolerance fit therewith. In a preferred embodiment a securement device is used to join the components which securement device includes a heat resistant part or region which shields a heated part from its ambient environment; the securement device is useful in holding a component of an orthopedic prosthesis. In a further preferred embodiment the invention also comprises a heat treatment device which is issued to provide a suitable heat treatment to a component (or part thereof) of a modular orthopedic prosthesis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Joint Innovation Technology LLC
    Inventor: Zafer Termanini
  • Patent number: 10687822
    Abstract: Hemostatic clips, clip appliers, and applications thereof, for ligating bodily organs or tissues in a subject. Clip and clip appliers structurally conform to various thicknesses of bodily organs or tissues. The hemostatic clip includes opposing first and second clip arms connected at a shared elastic normally-opened joint portion. Clip arms include outer and inner members having tissue contacting surfaces, and gaps, for elastically deforming or/and shifting, to apply compression and clamping forces to bodily organ or tissue. Clip includes locking mechanism for locking clip arms together. Distal and proximal end portions may freely extend from a first arm joining portion. Clip includes interconnecting mechanism for sequentially chaining lengthwise multiple clips. Clip may include inner clip arm member with distal and proximal end portions freely extending from single arm joining portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Inventor: Yehuda Bachar
  • Patent number: 10660783
    Abstract: An occlusal splint arrangement (01) for sleep apnoea therapy includes a maxillary miniplast splint (02) that can be arranged on the maxillary row of teeth and a mandibular miniplast splint (12) that can be arranged on the mandibular row of teeth. The miniplast splints (02, 12) each have positioning device (05, 22) that can define the relative position of the miniplast splints (02, 12) towards each other in the longitudinal direction (X). For simple adjustment of the position, exchangeable positioning devices (22) that are mounted on centring pins (15) are used on one of the two miniplast splints (02, 12). A secure attachment of the respective exchangeable positioning devices (22) on the centring pin (15) is realised by a latching connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Inventor: Konrad Hofmann
  • Patent number: 10634009
    Abstract: An assembly for hot forming a component includes first and second location features reversibly attached to a sheet metal element that forms the component. The assembly is loaded into a high temperature forming rig by loosely locating the location features into corresponding datum features in a forming tool. As the assembly heats up, the location features locate accurately with the datum features. Thus, the assembly can be accurately located onto the tool accurately and with minimal opening of the hot forming rig, thereby improving efficiency and safety.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Timothy J Summers, David Savings
  • Patent number: 10553347
    Abstract: A module includes: an insulating layer; an annular coil core in the insulating layer; a coil electrode having outer metal pins arranged along an outer circumferential surface of the coil core, inner metal pins arranged along an inner circumferential surface of the coil core to form pairs with corresponding outer metal pins 7, bonding wires, each connecting one end surface of each outer metal pin and inner metal pin that form a pair, and wiring electrode patterns, each connecting another end surface of each outer metal pin to another end surface of an inner metal pin adjacent in a predetermined direction to the inner metal pin that forms a pair with the outer metal pin; and a buffer layer, formed from a non-conductive material having a lower elastic modulus than the insulating layer, that covers the surface of the coil core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Shinichiro Banba, Norio Sakai, Mitsuyoshi Nishide
  • Patent number: 10550885
    Abstract: A lubricating layer having wear resistance and reliability on the wear resistance, and a compressor including a lubricating layer are provided. The compressor may include a lubricating layer coated on a frictional portion between a rotational shaft and a bearing. The lubricating layer may include at least one metal phase selected from a group consisting of Titanium (Ti); and Copper (Cu), Cobalt (Co), Nickel (Ni), and Zirconium (Zr), and may be a composite structure of amorphous and nanocrystalline materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignees: LG ELECTRONICS INC., SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY R&D FOUNDATION
    Inventors: Eunsoo Yang, Bumdong Sa, Byeongchul Lee, Eunsoo Park, Wookha Ryu
  • Patent number: 10274257
    Abstract: The present invention is directed to a method for preparing a permanent magnet, and more specifically, to a method for preparing a high-performance sintered Nd—Fe—B permanent magnet, in order to solve the problems of increased brittleness or high cost present in the permanent magnet prepared by the existing process. A method for preparing a sintered Nd—Fe—B permanent magnet includes the step of ingredient calculation and raw material preparation including calculating ingredients and preparing raw materials according to the ingredient formula of the resultantly sintered Nd—Fe—B permanent magnet, and dividing the raw materials into a rare earth Fe—B compound and rare earth metals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: HANXI HENGLICHENG MAGNETIC INDUSTRY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jingfeng Wu, Jingshan Wu
  • Patent number: 10071441
    Abstract: A method for producing a hollow body that is pressure-tight for a predetermined medium through the joining of at least two sub-bodies, which when joined form the hollow body that contains the medium in a gaseous and/or liquid state during the intended use of the hollow body; the at least two sub-bodies are integrally joined by means of an integral joining method that can be successfully performed at ambient pressure; the medium is introduced into at least one sub-cavity of at least one sub-body in a solid or partially solid state before the integral joining is performed, the medium is introduced together with a container element that contains or holds the medium in a solid or partially solid state, from which containing element the medium can escape in the liquid or gaseous state; and then the integral joining is carried out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Bertwin R. Geist Immobilien + Erneuerbare Energien e.K.
    Inventors: Reinhold Ficht, Evangelos Adamidis, Tobias Steinbeißer
  • Patent number: 9992870
    Abstract: A substrate unit includes a first substrate and a second substrate, the second substrate including a superimposed portion superimposed on at least part of the first substrate, and bonding portions located in a plurality of positions at least defining a plane in the superimposed portion, the bonding portions bonded to the first substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Koji Namiki
  • Patent number: 9896600
    Abstract: The present invention provides a functional material, its preparation method, touch structures and touch display devices, which can solve the pollution problem in current touch display devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., BEIJING BOE OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiuxia Yang, Feng Bai, Hongbo Feng
  • Patent number: 9803689
    Abstract: Methods for manufacturing bearings and wear resistant surfaces usable in various downhole tools are described herein. A housing is provided. A laser configured for insertion into the housing, such as an inner diameter laser, is used to connect a fusible material to the inner surface of the housing or an insert disposed therein to form a hard facing layer on the inner surface. Simultaneously or independently, the laser can be used to connect the fusible material to the outer surface of a mandrel within the housing to form a second hard facing layer. The present methods thereby produce durable radial bearings having extended operational life, which can be produced within a bearing housing, or externally for transport and installation in existing bearing housings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignees: United Machine Works, Inc., Ashmin, L.C.
    Inventors: Gunther H H Von Gynz-Rekowski, Joseph Edward Adams, III, Kevin Anthony Tomczak
  • Patent number: 9777766
    Abstract: A bearing system and method may include a bearing element that may have a first surface. A mating element may have a second surface that may face the first surface. A fluid film interface may be defined between the first and the second surfaces. The mating element may rotate about an axis and relative to the bearing element. An axial direction may be defined parallel to the axis. A radial direction may be defined perpendicular to the axis. The first surface may have a profile that may vary in the axial direction and that may varies in the radial direction. The profile may direct a fluid present in the fluid film interface in a direction or directions having circumferential and/or axial components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Bischof, Zachary S. Ashton
  • Patent number: 9777597
    Abstract: A bearing system and method may include a bearing element that may have a first surface. A mating element may have a second surface that may face the first surface. A fluid film interface may be defined between the first and the second surfaces. The mating element may rotate about an axis and relative to the bearing element. An axial direction may be defined parallel to the axis. A radial direction may be defined perpendicular to the axis. The first surface may have a profile that may vary in the axial direction and that may varies in the radial direction. The profile may direct a fluid present in the fluid film interface in a direction or directions having circumferential and/or axial components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth R. Bischof, Zachary S. Ashton
  • Patent number: 9730811
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device for testing a ceramic socket insert for hip joint implants having a receiving device, a pressure piece and optionally having a plunger, wherein the receiving device has a recess with a positioning region for receiving the socket insert and the recess has a receiving cone in the positioning region. According to the invention, in order for the device to be universally applicable to all socket inserts (monolithic, modular, pre-joined) and therefore replace all current devices, an annular ductile adapter piece having a conical outer surface contacting the receiving cone and an inner surface contacting the socket insert is arranged in the positioning region between the receiving device and the socket insert, wherein the friction between the receiving device and adapter piece is lower than between the adapter piece and socket insert.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: CERAMTEC GmbH
    Inventors: Markus Flohr, Hendrik Bertmaring, Kim Lars Häussler, Helena Graf
  • Patent number: 9664453
    Abstract: An aluminum pipe and heat pipe package is formed by inserting a heat pipe into a hollow aluminum pipe, and then processing the combination of the heat pipe and hollow aluminum pipe through a series of extrusion molding steps. The extrusion molding steps are performed by means of opposing top and bottom extrusion dies and opposing left and right necking dies to reduce the gap between the hollow aluminum pipe and the heat pipe. Consequently, the hollow aluminum pipe and the heat pipe are peripherally tightly fitted together, and the two opposite open ends of the hollow aluminum pipe are completely blocked up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventor: Tsung-Hsien Huang
  • Patent number: 9610630
    Abstract: Provided are: a closed-die forging method capable of preventing a temperature decrease in a to-be-forged member during forging, easy temperature monitoring during forging, and filling the cavity end portions of a die with the to-be-forged member; and a method of manufacturing a forged article using the closed-die forging method. The closed-die forging method includes covering a surface of the to-be-forged member (preferably a super-alloy) that contacts the lower die with a metal heat-insulation member (preferably stainless steel) prior to forging, except for at least a part of the surface that contacts an upper die during forging, placing the heated to-be-forged member on a lower die, and hammer-forging the to-be-forged member integrally with the metal heat-insulation member. A forged article is prepared by heat-treating the forged article obtained by the closed-die forging method (preferably in a disk shape) at temperatures not lower than the recrystallization temperature of the forged article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Yusuke Shigihara, Koji Sato
  • Patent number: 9601517
    Abstract: An electronic device may include a display. The display may be formed by an array of light-emitting diodes mounted to the surface of a substrate. The light-emitting diodes may be inorganic light-emitting diodes formed from separate crystalline semiconductor structures. An array of pixel control circuits may be used to control light emission from the light-emitting diodes. Each pixel control circuit may be used to supply drive signals to a respective set of the light-emitting diodes. The pixel control circuits may each have a silicon integrated circuit that includes transistors such as emission enable transistors and drive transistors for supplying the drive signals and may each have thin-film semiconducting oxide transistors that are coupled to the integrated circuit and that serve as switching transistors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Chin-Wei Lin, Shih Chang Chang, Vasudha Gupta
  • Patent number: 9552501
    Abstract: The present invention is to provide a card reader that can prevent the illegal acquisition of magnetic information recorded on a magnetic stripe, based on an output signal from a pre-head. More specifically described, in a card reader having a card insertion slot for guiding a magnetic card having a magnetic stripe to a transport passage and a pre-head arranged in the vicinity of the card insertion slot for detecting the presence of the magnetic stripe, the pre-head is equipped with a head portion having at least one pair of magnetic cores arranged to be opposite from each other having a magnetic gap between them and coils wound around a pair of the magnetic cores; and a signal different from that of the magnetic information recorded on the magnetic stripe is output from the pre-head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takaaki Miyabe, Yoshihito Komatsu, Kazutoshi Ishikawa, Katsuhisa Higashi
  • Patent number: 9478360
    Abstract: A capacitor anode including a tungsten sintered body having an average pore diameter of 0.3 ?m or less; and a method for producing the anode. The method includes forming tungsten powder into a molded body having a density (Dg) of 8 g/cm3 or more and then sintering the molded body to a density (Ds) of at least 1.15 times the density (Dg) to form a tungsten sintered body having an average pore diameter of 0.3 ?m or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: SHOW A DENKO K.K.
    Inventor: Kazumi Naito
  • Patent number: 9308677
    Abstract: In a refrigerator door in which a decoration member is mounted to a door frame using a foam material, the foam material fills a space formed between the decoration member mounted to a front side of the door frame and a rear panel mounted to a rear side of the door frame. Accordingly, the decoration member can be fixed to the door frame through direct contact with the foam material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jeong Wook Lee, Sang Chul Ryu
  • Patent number: 9261631
    Abstract: A diffraction grating excellent in surface precision and allowing its miniaturization and weight reduction and a method for manufacturing the same. The present invention includes: a glass substrate having a thickness of 0.5 mm to 8 mm; a resin-made microstructure body having an unevenness pattern and formed on one surface of the glass substrate; and a flat resin layer formed on the other surface of the glass substrate. Even if the glass substrate has surface precision of ?/2 or greater, the replica of the diffraction grating, in which the microstructure body is not influenced by the surface precision of the glass substrate and which is excellent in surface precision, can be manufactured by the flatness of the resin layer. In addition, since the glass substrate can be made thin, the miniaturization and weight reduction of the diffraction grating can be achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Kenji Kawasaki, Masahiko Ogino, Akihiro Miyauchi
  • Patent number: 9211583
    Abstract: A gear with a solid metal sleeve for its outer tooth profile is provided. The gear additionally has an inner body of sintered powder metal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: BorgWarner Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew W. Crump, John Sarick
  • Patent number: 9205580
    Abstract: A coupling element, an injection molding object with the coupling element implanted therein are provided. The coupling element has two reversely extended fixing ribs. The injection mold has a first mold and a second mold. The first mold has a first molding cavity and two positioning blocks separated by the first molding cavity. The second mold has a second molding cavity. When the first mold and the second mold are shut together and their molding cavities combine to define a closed room, the positioning blocks hold the coupling element by clamping the fixing ribs so the coupling element is suspended in midair of the closed room.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: QUANTA COMPUTER INC.
    Inventors: Chao-Chieh Kao, Ying-Huang Liu, Wei-Yu Liu, Sheng-Wen Wu
  • Patent number: 9103146
    Abstract: In a vehicle door hinge, a moving hinge member is fixed to a mounting surface of a door, and a fixed hinge member is fixed to a mounting surface of a vehicle body. The moving hinge member is pivotally mounted to the fixed hinge member via a hinge shaft. The fixed hinge member has a deformation-promoting portion which meets the mounting surface of the vehicle body at an intersection. An extension line extends from a facing side of the fixed hinge member facing the mounting surface of the door. First and second tangential lines which contact an outer circumference of the hinge shaft extend perpendicular the mounting surface of the vehicle body. The intersection is positioned between the extension line and the second tangential line remote from the extension line compared with the first tangential line. The facing side is formed at right angles or approximate right angles with respect to the mounting surface of the vehicle body, and the fixed hinge member is unfolded to a T-shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: MITSUI KINZOKU ACT CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hiroshi Morinaga
  • Patent number: 9089435
    Abstract: A method of forming a shoulder prosthesis includes resecting an end portion of a humerus to form a resected end of the humerus and a resected portion separated from the humerus, the resected portion having an outer convex surface and an inner surface. The inner surface of the resected portion is processed to include a concave articular surface. The outer convex surface of the resected portion is implanted in the resected end of the humerus. An implant having a convex articular surface is secured to a glenoid. The concave articular surface of the resected portion is articulated with the convex articular surface of the implant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Tornier SAS
    Inventors: Gilles Walch, Yves-Alain Ratron, Irene Ferrari, Pascal Boileau
  • Publication number: 20150021086
    Abstract: Various dulling processes for dulling metallic surfaces are disclosed to produce or render galvanized metallic surfaces less shiny. Particular embodiments of dulling galvanized metallic surfaces, such as galvanized steel, iron, and aluminum surfaces, and processes are disclosed to treat galvanized objects for color variation or enhancement while still maintaining protection provided by the galvanized layer. The present disclosure is also directed to apparatus, product and system having dulled surfaces formed by the disclosed dulling processes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: San Diego Gas & Electric Company
    Inventor: Denis Scott Sanford
  • Patent number: 8914976
    Abstract: Bi-casting a platform (50) onto an end portion (42) of a turbine airfoil (31) after forming a coating of a fugitive material (56) on the end portion. After bi-casting the platform, the coating is dissolved and removed to relieve differential thermal shrinkage stress between the airfoil and platform. The thickness of the coating is varied around the end portion in proportion to varying amounts of local differential process shrinkage. The coating may be sprayed (76A, 76B) onto the end portion in opposite directions parallel to a chord line (41) of the airfoil or parallel to a mid-platform length (80) of the platform to form respective layers tapering in thickness from the leading (32) and trailing (34) edges along the suction side (36) of the airfoil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Christian X. Campbell, Anand A. Kulkarni, Allister W. James, Brian J. Wessell, Paul J. Gear
  • Patent number: 8898878
    Abstract: There is provided a method for attaching an exterior component. When attaching an exterior component to a bumper, an attachment member for a first attaching hole of the bumper fixed to the vehicular main body is detached, and then the attachment member is inserted into a first through-hole of the exterior component and the first attaching hole and fixed, thereby temporarily fixing the exterior component. A marking is put on a temporarily fixed portion where a second through-hole faces the bumper, and the exterior component is temporarily detached. A third attaching hole is formed by boring a hole in the marking of the bumper, and then a well nut is fitted into the exterior component, enabling the exterior component to be attached through the first and second through-holes. Accordingly, the marking and positioning of the exterior component can be easily performed without detaching the bumper.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Honda Access Corp.
    Inventor: Kazuyoshi Iwamoto
  • Patent number: 8832918
    Abstract: A device that includes a frame having a first part and a second part and a plurality of first suction devices connected to the first part of the frame, the first suction devices positioned so as to contact a glass plane. Also included in the device is a plurality of second suction devices connected to the second part of the frame, the second suction devices positioned so as to contact a body having an opening to receive the glass plane. A plurality of positioning components that position the frame with respect to the opening in the body, the positioning components connected to the first part of the frame and a plurality of shimming elements that move down between the glass plane and the opening and shift the glass plane forward, the shimming elements connected to the first part of the frame are as included in the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Raza Ali
  • Patent number: 8827571
    Abstract: A fiber optic adapter system includes a fiber optic adapter and a mounting bracket. The fiber optic adapter includes a first interlock feature. The mounting bracket defines a channel having a longitudinal channel axis and a longitudinally extending lateral side opening. The mounting bracket includes a second interlock feature. The fiber optic adapter and the mounting bracket are relatively configured to enable a user to interlock the first and second interlock features to secure the fiber optic adapter to the mounting bracket by inserting the fiber optic adapter into the channel through the lateral side opening in an insertion direction transverse to the channel axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Tyco Electronics Corporation
    Inventor: Barry Wayne Allen
  • Patent number: 8813353
    Abstract: A dielectric structure including a metal foil, a dielectric layer and a conductor layer provided in this order, wherein the metal foil has a thickness of from 10 to 40 ?m, the dielectric layer has a thickness of from 0.3 to 5 ?m, and the conductor layer has a thickness of from 0.3 to 10 ?m. The dielectric structure has plural vias which are separated from each other, and which penetrate through both of the dielectric layer and the conductor layer. The vias of the dielectric layer have different diameters which are in a range of from 100 to 300 ?m, a diameter of each of the vias of the conductor layer is larger than a diameter of a corresponding via of the dielectric layer by 5 to 50 ?m, and a minimum via pitch is from 100 to 350 ?m.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Inui, Takamichi Ogawa, Seiji Ichiyanagi, Jun Otsuka, Manabu Sato
  • Publication number: 20140208563
    Abstract: An apparatus that includes a datum. The datum has a first portion configured to interface with a work-piece having a critical surface associated with a fit-and-finish surface, and a second portion configured to interface with a mating structure. The datum is adjusted in such a way that the datum facilitates placement of the critical surface within acceptable tolerance to the fit-and-finish surface once the datum is placed between the work-piece and the mating structure, and the work-piece is installed to the mating structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: July 31, 2014
    Inventor: Dave BLACK
  • Patent number: 8720066
    Abstract: The invention relates to a bellows hose, which is capable of being used without leakage, and which has a longer length and/or diameter than has been previously achievable. A bellows hose comprises an inner tubular bellows and an outer tubular bellows. An insulation layer is provided between the bellows. An armoured layer is provided around the outer bellows, to improve the insulation further. The hose can have length above 30 m and a diameter above 400 mm. A method of, and apparatus for, making the hose are also described, which involves the use of a non-metallic mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: BHP Billiton Petroleum Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Joel Aron Witz, David Cox, Gerard Anthony Hall, Richard Smith
  • Patent number: 8713797
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composite hose, which is capable of being used without leakage, and which has a longer length and/or diameter than has been previously achievable. A composite hose comprises a tubular body of flexible material arranged between an inner and an outer helically wound wire. The hose further comprises an axial strengthening means adapted to reduce deformation of the tubular body when the tubular body is subjected to axial tension, the axial strengthening means being adapted to exert a radially inward force on at least part of the tubular body when axial strengthening means is subjected to axial tension. The hose can have length above 30 m and a diameter above 400 mm. A method of, and apparatus for, making the hose are also described, which involves the use of a non-metallic mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: BHP Billiton Petroleum Pty Ltd.
    Inventors: Joel Aron Witz, David Cox, Gerard Anthony Hall, Richard Smith
  • Publication number: 20140000082
    Abstract: An inter-blade guard of a suitably ductile material for a razor cartridge is provided with an elongated weakened region. The weakened region is provided after the inter-blade guard is attached to a surface of a razor blade. The weakened region is provided by the application of laser energy that forms a groove along a side of the inter-blade guard. The root region of the groove undergoes intergranular carbide precipitation to locally embrittle the intergranular boundary regions in the groove root region of the otherwise ductile material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Yiming Xu
  • Publication number: 20140000081
    Abstract: An elongated flat strip of martensitic stainless steel material for use in manufacturing razor blades is provided with an elongated weakened portion. The weakened portion is provided after hardening, sharpening and cutting edge coating processes are performed. The weakened portion is provided by the application of laser energy that forms a groove along a side of the razor blade and converts previously tempered martensite to untempered martensite in the weakened portion. The razor blade is attached to a support and removed at the weakened portion. The weakened portion can be provided before or after the razor blade is attached to the support.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventor: Yiming Xu
  • Publication number: 20130283586
    Abstract: The invention provides a method of making a piece of metal reinforcement for mounting on the leading or trailing edge of a composite turbine engine blade, the method comprising the steps consisting in positioning two metal sheets (1) on either side of a core (2), in shaping the sheets (1) on the core (2) by hot isostatic compression, and in cutting the sheets (1) in order to separate the reinforcement along at least one line of cut and in order to release the core. The core (2) has projecting sacrificial zones (13), with the sheets (1) being cut along the sacrificial zones (13) without degrading the remainder of the core (2).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Applicant: SNECMA
    Inventors: Jean-Michel Patrick Maurice Franchet, Gilles Charles Casimir Klein, Gilbert Michel, Marin Leconte, Dominique Magnaudeix
  • 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: 8458878
    Abstract: A system and method for mounting a coil spring to a brake shoe in a guide track of a window frame. A brake shoe and coil spring are provided. A housing is provided to hold the coil spring. A stop mount is also provided for limiting the movement of the housing in the guide track. The housing and the stop mount are temporarily joined into a common assembly. The coil spring is placed in the housing. The stop mount is mounted in the guide track at a fixed position, wherein the housing is positioned above the stop mount. The free end of the coil spring is connected to the brake shoe below the stop mount The stop mount is then detached from the housing. This enables the housing to move freely within the guide track independently of the stop mount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Inventor: John R. Kunz
  • Patent number: 8449278
    Abstract: The invention relates to a lining assembly (14) comprising a plurality of lining elements (18) intended to be attached to a support block (12) of a segment (10) of a mold for a tire, the lining elements (18) being intended to form tread blocks of part of a tread band of a tire, the assembly (14) further comprising at least one sacrificial connecting element (24) joining the lining elements (18) together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignees: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin, Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Jean-Raymond Dusseaux, Arkadiusz Waszkiewicz
  • Publication number: 20130094128
    Abstract: A package enclosing at least one microelectronic element (60) such as a sensor die and having electrically conductive connection pads (31) for electric connection of the package to another device is manufactured by providing a sacrificial carrier; applying an electrically conductive pattern (30) to one side of the carrier; bending the carrier in order to create a shape of the carrier in which the carrier has an elevated portion and recessed portions; forming a body member (45) on the carrier at the side where the electrically conductive pattern (30) is present; removing the sacrificial carrier; and placing a microelectronic element (60) in a recess (47) which has been created in the body member (45) at the position where the elevated portion of the carrier has been, and connecting the microelectronic element (60) to the electrically conductive pattern (30). Furthermore, a hole (41) is arranged in the package for providing access to a sensitive surface of the microelectronic element (60).
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Publication date: April 18, 2013
    Applicant: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
    Inventor: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS ELECTRONICS N.V.
  • Patent number: 8327518
    Abstract: With a method for manufacturing a bendable tube, which is preferably envisaged for an endoscopic instrument, first a tube is separated into several tube sections in a manner such that adjacent tube sections engage into one another with a positive fit in the axis direction of the tube. After the separation of the tube into several tube sections, one envisages peripherally arranging means for providing a positive fit transversely to the axis direction of the tube, on the regions of the tube sections, which are situated in engagement with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Richard Wolf GmbH
    Inventor: Eberhard Körner
  • Publication number: 20120295490
    Abstract: An assembly for preventing deformation of compliant pins when interconnecting two printed circuit boards with the pins includes a mechanism for limiting an amount of movement of a flexible portion of the pins. In one approach, a bar is placed within the flexible portion of the pins to block damaging movement. In another approach, wing portions of the pins are locked into a surface thus preventing movement of the pin that could cause damage to the flexible portion of the pin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Publication date: November 22, 2012
    Inventor: Richard Schneider
  • Patent number: 8313679
    Abstract: A method for producing a mold lining (G) intended for the manufacture of tires comprising tread blocks that have incisions in them and studs. A mold lining is produced by positioning lamella (L1, L2, L3, L4, L5, L6) of substantially equivalent shape and length on the parts of the lining (G) that are intended to mold the rubber blocks. In a next step, the material of the lining (G) and of the lamella (L1, L2, L3, L4, L5, L6) contained in a cylindrical space located at each of the sites intended to accept pins capable of molding the housings for the studs is removed radially, and an insert supporting a pin is positioned in the hole obtained beforehand.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Cyril Guichon, Jean-Louis Cocural, Bruno Martin, Jean-Luc Rieu
  • Patent number: 8286348
    Abstract: A method of forming integrally bladed rotors for gas turbines is described. The method includes drilling in a workpiece material recesses defining flow passages and rotor blades, performing a coarse milling step to refine surfaces of the rotor blades, and filling the recesses between the rotor blades with a damping material, thus encasing the rotor blades in the damping material. The method further includes performing a finishing milling step to remove the damping material and the workpiece material on surfaces of the rotor blades, while maximizing a damping effect of the damping material on the rotor blades. To maximize the damping effect, the finishing milling tool moves along a path that preferentially mills one surface of a blade while the other surface is in contact with the damping material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2012
    Assignee: MTU Aero Engines GmbH
    Inventors: Marjan Rozic, Dariusz Nowak, Derek Waszczuk
  • Publication number: 20120163410
    Abstract: A thermal detector includes a substrate, a support member, a heat-detecting element, a thermal transfer member, a first light-absorbing layer and a second light-absorbing layer. The support member is supported on the substrate so that a cavity is formed between the substrate and the support member. The heat-detecting element is supported on the support member. The thermal transfer member includes a connecting portion connected to the heat-detecting element and a thermal collecting portion formed over the heat-detecting element and having a surface area larger than a surface area of the connecting portion as seen in plan view. The first light-absorbing layer contacts the thermal transfer member and disposed between the thermal transfer member and the support member. The second light-absorbing layer contacts the thermal transfer member and disposed on the thermal transfer member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2011
    Publication date: June 28, 2012
    Applicant: SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yasushi TSUCHIYA
  • Publication number: 20120110813
    Abstract: A method for die casting a component includes inserting at least one sacrificial core into a die cavity of a die comprised of a plurality of die elements. Molten metal is injected into the die cavity. The molten metal is solidified within the die cavity to form the component. The plurality of die elements are disassembled from the component, and the at least one sacrificial core is destructively removed from the component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 5, 2010
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Inventors: Steven J. Bullied, John Joseph Marcin, Dorothea C. Wong
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8122583
    Abstract: Removing of a casting core from a metal casting leaves at least one opening in a surface of the metal. The opening is filled with a sacrificial material. The metal and sacrificial material are machined at the opening. After the machining, a remainder of the sacrificial material is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2012
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Blake J. Luczak, Glenn A. Cotnoir, James T. Beals, Thomas M. Morin, Joseph J. Parkos, Jr.