Temporary Protective Coating, Impregnation, Or Cast Layer Patents (Class 29/424)
  • Patent number: 10946489
    Abstract: A core support system includes a support structure. The support structure includes a frame and a support member having a saturatable engagement layer disposed over the frame. A method of machining a core material includes applying a fluid to an engagement layer of a support structure and saturating the engagement layer with the fluid, disposing a core material on the engagement layer, causing the fluid to freeze to secure to the core material to the support structure, machining the core material, melting the frozen fluid to release the core material from the support structure, and removing the core material from the engagement layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: David R. Machac, Joel L. Robison, Mary A. White
  • Patent number: 10850318
    Abstract: A joining method for members includes: providing a steel component 10 including insertion holes 14a and 15a, an aluminum pipe 20 having a hollow shape, and a support component 30; inserting the aluminum pipe 20 into the insertion holes 14a and 15a of the steel component 10; and enlarging the aluminum pipe 20 through deformation and joining the aluminum pipe 20 to the steel component 10 by press-fitting. The press-fit joining is performed while at least part of the support component 30 is disposed in a press-fitting region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuhiro Maeda, Toru Hashimura, Kenichi Watanabe, Junya Naitou
  • Patent number: 10785557
    Abstract: A MEMS microphone includes a substrate having a cavity, a back plate disposed over the substrate to cover the cavity and having a plurality of acoustic holes, a diaphragm disposed over the substrate to cover the cavity, the diaphragm being disposed under the back plate, including a venting hole communicating with the cavity, and sensing an acoustic pressure to create a displacement, and a first insulation layer interposed between the substrate and the diaphragm to support an end portion of the diaphragm to separate the diaphragm from the substrate, and the first insulation layer having an opening formed at a position corresponding to the cavity to expose the diaphragm. Thus, since the process of forming an anchor may be omitted, the process may be simplified, and process time may be shortened.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: DB HITEK CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Dong Chun Park, Han Choon Lee
  • Patent number: 10752380
    Abstract: An acoustic panel (200) for an aircraft nacelle (100) may comprise a perforated first skin (220), a second skin (230), and a core (210) sandwiched between them. A damaged portion of the perforated first skin may be removed. A fiberglass ply (510) may be coupled to the acoustic panel. A pressure differential may cause the fiberglass ply to form dimples (515) within the perforations (325) of the first skin. The fiberglass ply may be used as a template to drill holes in a replacement patch (400).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: ROHR, INC.
    Inventors: Chia Huat Teo, Chong Yaw Wee
  • Patent number: 10717121
    Abstract: The present invention provides a mold method for surface treatment of aluminum component comprising: providing straightening and rounding the aluminum component; the scraping pretreatment; the oxidation prevention and lubrication of scraping; the precise scraping of the aluminum rod. The present invention enables on-line high precision shape finishing and surface cleaning of the aluminum component which satisfies the processing requirement of providing uniformity and consistent treatment by the subsequent extrusion processing as part of the production line in order to produce high quality aluminum, aluminum alloy, aluminum bimetallic and multi-metallic composite profiles and special profiles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventors: Jay Song, Haitao Wu
  • Patent number: 10493514
    Abstract: Disclosed is a hot stamping device and method for preventing plating from sticking to a die. The hot stamping device may include a die that receives a heated plating material, presses the received plating material, and rapidly cools the pressed plating material in a constrained state. Before the plating material is pressed, an anti-sticking layer may be formed on the surface of the die disposed in contact with the plating material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Hyundai Steel Company
    Inventors: Nam-Kyu Shin, Seung-Man Nam, Myeong-Jin Lee, Yun-Tae Kim
  • Patent number: 10403595
    Abstract: An assembly is provided for mechanically severing ball grid array (BGA) attachment solder between an electronics chip and a printed circuit board. The assembly includes a bridge fixture, a tungsten wire and removable spacers. The bridge fixture extends over the chip. A pair of guide bars flanks the bridge fixture. each guide bar has a wire engagement surface. The tungsten wire is disposed across the chip between the pair of guide bars along their respective surfaces. The removable spacers are disposed between the corresponding guide bars and the printed circuit board for aligning the wire to engage the solder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Joel T. Harrison
  • Patent number: 10226818
    Abstract: A process for joining two or more powder injection molded parts by preparing at least two green parts from a feedstock including a binder and an injection powder. Placing the two or more green part into intimate contact, and maintaining the two green parts in intimate contact at a position with a linkage between the at least two green parts to produce an interconnected green assembly. Placing the assembly under shape retaining conditions, melting the binder of the interconnected green assembly under shape retaining conditions to produce a seamless body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: PRATT & WHITNEY CANADA CORP.
    Inventors: Orlando Scalzo, Marc Campomanes, Melissa Despres, Alain Bouthillier, Vincent Savaria
  • Patent number: 10207312
    Abstract: Forge lubrication processes are disclosed. A solid lubricant sheet is placed between a workpiece and a die in a forging apparatus. Force is applied to the workpiece with the die to plastically deform the workpiece. The solid lubricant sheet decreases the shear factor for the forging system and reduces the incidence of die-locking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: ATI PROPERTIES LLC
    Inventors: Scott Oppenheimer, Robin M. Forbes Jones, John Mantione, Ramesh Minisandram, Jean-Philippe Thomas
  • Patent number: 10184188
    Abstract: There is disclosed an apparatus for use in an electroetching or electrodeposition process in which material is etched from or deposited onto the surface of an electrically conductive component. The apparatus comprises a support for supporting the component within a tank containing an electrolytic solution; and a first-polarity electrode arranged to be located within the tank and immersed in the electrolytic solution and shaped to surround at least a part of the component in a contactless manner. In use, an electric field produced by the first-polarity electrode results in an electric variance between at least a part of the component and a second-polarity electrode having a polarity opposite to that of the first-polarity electrode. An electroetching and an electrodeposition process are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Alpesh Desai, Richard Keetley Davis, Colin James Cook
  • Patent number: 10174910
    Abstract: A method includes pressing a macromolecular material to form a successive reflective layer, heating the reflective layer to a preset temperature value, stirring luminous powder and fluorescent powder at a high speed so that the luminous powder and the fluorescent powder are mixed evenly to form a luminous blank, evenly painting the luminous blank on the reflective layer, drying the luminous blank at a predetermined temperature value to form a luminous layer, and cooling the reflective layer and the luminous layer to produce a substrate which has reflective and self-luminous features. Thus, the luminous layer of the substrate emits light in a dark environment by reflection of the reflective layer of the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Bu Shang Enterprise Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chi-Chang Cheng
  • Patent number: 10072999
    Abstract: An air pressure sensing system including a first sensing unit and a second sensing unit is provided. The first sensing unit includes a substrate, a diaphragm, and a supporting member. The substrate has a cavity connected with an exterior environment. The diaphragm is movably and deformably disposed at the substrate and suspended in the cavity. An electrostatic force is provided to the substrate and the diaphragm to move the diaphragm, such that a portion of the base, the supporting member and the diaphragm are contacted with each other and a closed space is formed therebetween in the cavity. The closed space and the exterior environment are divided by the diaphragm, and the diaphragm is deformed due to an air pressure difference between the closed space and the exterior environment. An air pressure sensing method is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: MERRY ELECTRONICS(SUZHOU) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jen-Yi Chen, Chun-Chieh Wang, Chao-Sen Chang, Yung-Shiang Chang
  • Patent number: 9981090
    Abstract: A photo-resist is applied in a pattern of vertical columns having the dimensions of holes or pores of the aperture plate to be produced. This mask pattern provides the apertures which define the aerosol particle size, having up to 2500 holes per square mm. There is electro-deposition of metal into the spaces around the columns. There is further application of a second photo-resist mask of much larger (wider and taller) columns, encompassing the area of a number of first columns. The hole diameter in the second plating layer is chosen according to a desired flow rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: STAMFORD DEVICES LIMITED
    Inventor: Brendan Hogan
  • Patent number: 9915473
    Abstract: Provided is a spray drying apparatus comprising a spray nozzle comprising a spray nozzle tip at the distal end of the spray nozzle, a liquid conduit for guiding a liquid to be spray-dried out through the spray nozzle tip, an atomizing component for producing a spray of droplets from the liquid exiting the spray nozzle; a drying gas conduit comprising an outlet for directing a drying gas to dry the spray of droplets; and a drying gas deflector positioned so as to deflect a flow of the drying gas away from the spray nozzle tip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Omrix Biopharmaceuticals Ltd.
    Inventors: Erez Ilan, Assaf Gershonovitch, Yotam Gurman
  • Patent number: 9364930
    Abstract: A method of manipulating a thin-walled structure includes providing a thin-walled structure in a first unconstrained configuration, constraining the thin-walled structure to a first constrained configuration in which a first feature of the thin-walled structure is spatially located relative to the a second feature of the thin-walled structure in a predetermined manner, wherein an open volume of the thin-walled structure is constrained to maintain a predetermined open volume shape, and machining the thin-walled structure to a second constrained configuration in which the first feature of the thin-walled structure remains spatially located relative to the second feature of the thin-walled structure in the predetermined manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: J. Donn Hethcock, Scott Wolthuis, Robert Brack, Paul Oldroyd
  • Patent number: 9163410
    Abstract: A roofing laminate includes a roofing membrane, preferably a white roofing membrane, which is covered with a protective sheet. The protective sheet is tinted so that it has a coloration distinguishable from the roofing. The roofing laminate is applied to a roof surface and the release liner protects the outer surface of the membrane from scrapes and dirt during installation. Once the roof is installed the protective sheets are removed from all of the membrane sheets, exposing a clean surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Carlisle Intangible Company
    Inventors: David French, Anil Shenoy
  • Patent number: 9027374
    Abstract: A method of processing an alloy workpiece to reduce thermal cracking may comprise spraying a metallic coating material onto at least a portion of a surface of the alloy workpiece to form a surface coating metallurgically bonded to the alloy workpiece. The surface coating may be more ductile than the alloy workpiece and reduces heat loss from the alloy workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: ATI Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Robin M. Forbes Jones, Richard L. Kennedy, Wei-Di Cao
  • Publication number: 20150119862
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a strong, flexible catheter shaft for use in a catheter system. The flexible catheter shaft includes a nitinol tube having one or more sets of cuts therein in combination with one or more outer jacket layers. The flexible catheter shaft provides a shaft having sufficient stiffness and kink resistance to allow an operator to advance an electrode basket connected to the flexible catheter shaft through a guide catheter to a target ablation site without causing vessel trauma. The distal tip of the flexible catheter shaft is designed to have sufficient flexibility to reduce any risk of kicking out a guide catheter when tracking the electrode basket around turns in the vasculature of a patient.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2014
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Tobias Cajamarca, Jeffrey John Strong, Russell D. Terwey, Bruce Robert Weir, Janson Lee Ayer, Ryan Kenneth Buesseler
  • Patent number: 8978229
    Abstract: A method for producing an identification device, including: obtaining a holder, substantially shaped as a curved stratum having a C-shaped cross-section, the holder having an external surface and an internal surface, the stratum having at least one opening thereon; micro-etching the internal surface of the holder; fixing an identification tag within the holder by a hardening material; and wherein fixing the identification tag within the holder includes the following steps in the order as listed: placing the holder within a container on a curved rim of the holder; filling the holder to about half the height with a hardening material; placing the identification tag within the holder; filling the holder to its height with the hardening material; and hardening the hardening material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Haldor Advanced Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Reuven Halberthal, Jacob Poremba
  • Patent number: 8910363
    Abstract: Implantable medical grafts fabricated of metallic or pseudometallic films of biocompatible materials having a plurality of microperforations passing through the film in a pattern that imparts fabric-like qualities to the graft or permits the geometric deformation of the graft. The implantable graft is preferably fabricated by vacuum deposition of metallic and/or pseudometallic materials into either single or multi-layered structures with the plurality of microperforations either being formed during deposition or after deposition by selective removal of sections of the deposited film. The implantable medical grafts are suitable for use as endoluminal or surgical grafts and may be used as vascular grafts, stent-grafts, skin grafts, shunts, bone grafts, surgical patches, non-vascular conduits, valvular leaflets, filters, occlusion membranes, artificial sphincters, tendons and ligaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Advanced Bio Prosthetic Surfaces, Ltd.
    Inventors: Julio C. Palmaz, Christopher T. Boyle
  • Patent number: 8789254
    Abstract: A method of processing an alloy ingot or other alloy workpiece to reduce thermal cracking may generally comprise depositing a glass material onto at least a portion of a surface of a workpiece, and heating the glass material to form a surface coating on the workpiece that reduces heat loss from the workpiece. The present disclosure also is directed to an alloy workpieces processed according to methods described herein, and to articles of manufacture including or made from alloy workpieces made according to the methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: ATI Properties, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramesh S. Minisandram, Richard L. Kennedy, Robin M. Forbes Jones
  • Patent number: 8650753
    Abstract: A seal (48) between a compressor rotor blade (26) and compressor casing (28) comprises an abradable structure (59) on the compressor casing (28). The abradable structure (59) comprises a metallic foam (60) having pores (66, 68). The metallic foam (60) has a first a region (62) and a second region (64). The first region (62) of the metallic foam (60) is arranged adjacent to the compressor casing (28) and the second region (64) of the metallic foam (60) is spaced from the compressor casing (28) by the first region (62) of the metallic foam (60). The pores (68) of the second region (64) of the metallic foam (60) contain an abradable material (70) and the pores (66) of the first region (62) of the metallic foam (60) do not contain an abradable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce, PLC
    Inventors: Christopher Sellars, Glen Pattinson, John T Gent
  • Publication number: 20130271648
    Abstract: A camera module has an image sensor and a lens assembly that includes a lens barrel having a first cylindrical portion that includes an externally threaded portion and a second cylindrical portion that has a larger diameter than the externally threaded portion. A lens moving mechanism includes a movable sleeve having internal threads that receive the externally threaded portion of the lens assembly. The lens moving mechanism is coupled to the image sensor such that the second cylindrical portion of the lens assembly is closest to the image sensor. The camera module is assembled by inserting the lens assembly into the lens moving mechanism from the side closest to the image sensor. An installation tool engages the second cylindrical portion to rotate the lens assembly and engage the externally threaded portion of the lens assembly with an internally threaded portion of a movable sleeve in the lens moving mechanism.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventors: Douglas Stuart Brodie, Terence N. Tam
  • Patent number: 8458879
    Abstract: Implantable medical grafts fabricated of metallic or pseudometallic films of biocompatible materials having a plurality of microperforations passing through the film in a pattern that imparts fabric-like qualities to the graft or permits the geometric deformation of the graft. The implantable graft is preferably fabricated by vacuum deposition of metallic and/or pseudometallic materials into either single or multi-layered structures with the plurality of microperforations either being formed during deposition or after deposition by selective removal of sections of the deposited film. The implantable medical grafts are suitable for use as endoluminal or surgical grafts and may be used as vascular grafts, stent-grafts, skin grafts, shunts, bone grafts, surgical patches, non-vascular conduits, valvular leaflets, filters, occlusion membranes, artificial sphincters, tendons and ligaments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Advanced Bio Prosthetic Surfaces, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Palmaz Scientific, Inc.
    Inventors: Julio C. Palmaz, Christopher T. Boyle
  • Patent number: 8398346
    Abstract: A drop-in anchor includes a tubular sleeve having a first end and an expandable second end, the sleeve having one or more raised surfaces at the first end. A plug is insertable in the sleeve such that when the plug is driven into an installed position in the sleeve the second end expands and an installation tool interacts with the one or more raised surfaces to provide a visual indication of engagement of the drop-in anchor to a workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2013
    Assignee: Black & Decker Inc.
    Inventors: T. J. Bland, Robert La Barbera
  • Patent number: 8312609
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of manufacturing a patterned media Ni stamper comprising depositing a perfluorodecyltrichlorosilane release layer. The release layer eliminates bonding at the master-stamper interface. A permanent master for manufacturing a patterned media stamper is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2012
    Assignee: Seagate Technology, LLC
    Inventors: Gennady Gauzner, Nobuo Kurataka, Dieter Klaus Weller, Christopher Joseph Formato
  • Patent number: 8303247
    Abstract: A turbine engine blade outer air seal segment has a body having a base portion. The base portion has a transversely concave ID face, a forward end, an aft end, and first and second circumferential edges. The body has at least one mounting hook. The body comprises a metallic member and a ceramic member. The ceramic member and metallic member are joined along the base portion with the ceramic member inboard of the metallic member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Kevin W. Schlichting, Melvin Freling, James A. Dierberger
  • 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
  • Patent number: 8209865
    Abstract: A temporary fastener and a method of attaching an aircraft skin to a frame using the temporary fastener during a step of the skin to frame assembly process. The fastener secures the skin to the structure while holes for permanent fasteners are drilled through the skin and frame; the fastener is flush mounted so that an automatic drill can drill the holes without interference. The temporary fastener can be removed after the permanent fastener holes are drilled, and before or after permanent fasteners are inserted within their respective holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2012
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: James A. Kelley, Rick A. Luepke, Lisa M. Vestal, Elizabeth J. Kush, Michael Loren Hestness, Eric C. Patty, Jeff Langevin
  • 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.
  • Patent number: 8087141
    Abstract: The sheet metal or substrate material 22 is constructed by a photo-chemical machining or milling method. In this exemplary process, an etching mask 24 is applied to both sides of the substrate 22 and covers the structure of the flat-shaped member 12, which is to be uncovered in a subsequent etching step. The mask 24 is formed by coating the substrate 22 with a photoresist and is exposed through a photomask having the desired pattern that is arranged in front of the mask, whereby the photoresist is polymerized or hardened in the covered areas while the other areas are rinsed away after development.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2012
    Assignee: Roche Diagnostics Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Griss, Marzellinus Zipfel, Angel Lopez
  • Patent number: 8006363
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a hologram optical substrate having a hologram element includes: a cutting process that employs a laminate sheet having a pair of protective sheets with a hologram photosensitive sheet peelably interposed therebetween, and makes a cut to a depth for cutting the hologram photosensitive sheet, the cut corresponding to a hologram element forming section; a first peeling process that peels the protective sheet having the cut; a sticking process that sticks a hologram photosensitive material of the hologram element forming section to an inclined surface of the optical substrate, with the hologram photosensitive material adhered to the other protective sheet; a second peeling process that peels the other protective sheet; an exposure process that exposes the hologram photosensitive material to a laser beam after the second peeling process; and a developing process that develops the exposed hologram photosensitive material so as to form a hologram element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2011
    Assignee: Konica Minolta Holdings Inc.
    Inventors: Nobuaki Takahashi, Osamu Shibazaki
  • Publication number: 20100212158
    Abstract: A method for the milling machining of components is disclosed. The method produces recesses with one or more lateral walls, in particular for the production of integrally bladed rotors for gas turbines, the recesses forming flow channels and the lateral walls forming blade surfaces of an integrally bladed rotor. The component to be machined by milling is clamped in a locating device for the milling machining. To adjust the vibrational properties of the component to be machined by milling, areas of the component are embedded in and/or filled with a machinable plastic.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Publication date: August 26, 2010
    Inventors: Stefan Heinrich, Arndt Glaesser, Goetz Lebkuechner
  • Publication number: 20100182710
    Abstract: A method for producing an optical element or part of an optical element having a base body, including:—providing a mold body (21, 1000, 2000) which has a surface corresponding to the geometry of the optical element;—depositing a layer system (7) including at least one separation layer system (15, 1010, 2010) on the surface of the mold body (21, 1000, 2000);—electroforming a base body (4, 1030, 2030) on the layer system (7); and—detaching at least the base body from the mold body (21, 1000, 2000) at the separation layer system (15, 1010, 2010).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2009
    Publication date: July 22, 2010
    Applicant: Carl Zeiss SMT AG
    Inventors: Udo DINGER, Ulrich Bingel, Jeffrey Erxmeyer, Eral Erzin, Bernhard Weigl, Stephane Bruynooghe
  • Patent number: 7752729
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for shaping a metallic flat material to give a metallic wave profile, in which the flat material is passed between two meshing tooth systems of two rotating, toothed rolls. For setting a desired profile height, the centre distance between the rolls can be adjusted, and for presetting of a profile cross-section the flank clearance between the meshing tooth systems can be adjusted. The invention furthermore relates to a method and a plant for the continuous manufacture of a composite material from a metallic wave profile shaped with the aid of the above-described method or the above-described device, and at least one further flat material, which is firmly joined to the wave profile to give the composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2010
    Assignee: Metawell GmbH
    Inventors: Herbert Faehrrolfes, Michael Schiekel, Klemens Wesolowski
  • Patent number: 7726940
    Abstract: Assembly of segmented seals can be problematic in areas of limited space for an introductory tapered mandrel and where there are the problems with damage to the seal surfaces 23, 24. By the present method and arrangement, a seal formed from segments 22 is expanded to an expanded state and then retained at that state by the use of a sacrificial material 26 in the gaps 25 between the segments 22 opened by expansion. The sacrificial material 26 is typically a low melting temperature wax and so is removed when the seal arrangement reaches its operating temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2010
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce PLC
    Inventor: Guy David Snowsill
  • Publication number: 20100078287
    Abstract: A friction material is provided for a friction member of a torque-transmitting mechanism. The friction member has a woven carbon fiber fabric base. A coating is applied to the base to form a portion of a contact surface positioned to contact a reaction member during engagement of the torque-transmitting mechanism. The coating is a mixture of a resin binder and a friction modifier. A method of forming a friction material is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Publication date: April 1, 2010
    Applicants: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC., BALLARD MATERIAL PRODUCTS
    Inventors: John Gaffney, David Giannelli, Roger Masse, Timothy Anguish
  • Patent number: 7614138
    Abstract: The method according to the present invention and the device (1) used to implement the method for wrapping or enveloping a galosh which is also named as an overshoe, around a footwear, have been developed in order to avoid the bacteria, microbes, dust, mud and other dirt particles that may be found on the soles of the footwear, from being carried into and the areas with hygienic requirements. With the device (1), the sole and the side walls (side vamps) of the footwear are wrapped with a film (21) by a method, wherein warm air is blown at a suitable flow rate towards the sole and side vamps of the footwear, which causes the film (21) to shrink and cover the solve and side vamps of the footwear by wrapping them up when it comes into contact with the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2009
    Inventors: Yasar Bozkurt Asici, Necati Okyay
  • Patent number: 7562433
    Abstract: A method for fabrication of nanometer scale metal fibers, followed by optional further processing into cables, yarns and textiles composed of the primary nanofibers. A multicomponent composite is first formed by drilling a billet of matrix metal, and inserting rods of the metal desired as nanofibers. Hexed or round rods can also be inserted into a matrix metal can. The diameter of this composite is then reduced by mechanical deformation methods. This composite is then cut to shorter lengths and reinserted into another billet of matrix metal, and again the diameter is reduced by mechanical deformation. This process of large scale metal stacking followed by mechanical deformation is repeated until the desired fiber size scale is reached, the fibers being contained in the matrix metal. After size reduction, the composite metal wires may be further processed into built up configurations, depending on intended application, by stranding, cabling, braiding, weaving, knitting, felting, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2009
    Assignee: Oxford Superconducting Technology
    Inventors: Seung Hong, William G. Marancik, Jeff Parrell, Michael Field, Kenneth Marken, Youzhu Zhang
  • Patent number: 7513041
    Abstract: A nozzle plate includes a nozzle surface and a nozzle hole. The nozzle surface defines an ink ejection port. The nozzle hole includes a taper hole portion and a curved-surface hole portion. The taper hole portion has an inner surface of a truncated conical shape and has the smallest diameter at one end thereof. The curved-surface hole portion has an inner surface of a curved-surface shape. The inner diameter of the curved-surface hole portion gradually decreases as approaching from the one end of the taper hole portion to the ink ejection port.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2009
    Assignee: Brother Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Atsushi Ito, Yasuo Okawa
  • Patent number: 7480993
    Abstract: A nozzle plate of the invention has nozzle opening including a taper part 2 for guiding ink in a pressure generation chamber and a straight pore part 3 formed contiguous with the taper part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2009
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Nagamitsu Takashima, Makoto Fujita, Tsuyoshi Kitahara, Takahiro Katakura
  • Patent number: 7454825
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a thin wall structure involves reinforcing the thin wall structure with a meltable matrix to resist the stresses induced in the structure during machining.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2008
    Assignee: Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.
    Inventor: Terry Magdy
  • Publication number: 20080120823
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for total profile machining of a part, such as from a block of thermoplastic polymer. A first side of the part is machined together with an encircling recess. A registration/potting fixture is placed into the encircling recess. The registration/potting fixture is used to evacuate air from the machined side of the part and to pressure pack degassed fluid potting compound against the machined side of the part. The registration/potting fixture is cooled such as with a coolant to solidify the potting material. Then the registration/potting fixture is used to fixture the block in a new orientation for CNC machining another side of the part. Upon removal of the potting material from the part, the total profile machined part is freed for shipment to the customer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 25, 2006
    Publication date: May 29, 2008
    Applicant: The Protomold Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence J. Lukis, Gregory M. Bloom
  • Patent number: 7257281
    Abstract: A method for fabricating thick film alumina structures used in high frequency, low loss applications is provided. More particularly, the invention is directed to a co-fire process for fabricating, or laminating, thick film structures to one another by printing a conductor layer between two thick film circuits, drying the layer, and co-firing the combined structure. This process is particularly useful in fabricating high frequency (e.g. 10 gigabit) fiber optic transmitters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Lucent Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Leonard J. Wardzala, Gregory A. Ballard, Kurt B. Friel
  • Patent number: 7216420
    Abstract: A print head manufacturing method in which satisfactory precision can be obtained by simple processes are provided. Projecting objects having a predetermined shape are formed on a substrate, and a setting resin is applied on the substrate and is set. Then, the projecting objects are removed so that ink cells and nozzles are formed. The thickness of the setting resin is determined such that tip portions of the projecting objects project above the setting resin and ink cells can be formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Manabu Tomita, Koichi Igarashi
  • Patent number: 7201639
    Abstract: A plurality of disks include a first disk and a second disk stacked upon the first disk. The first disk and the second disk are each formed from glass or glass-ceramic. A powder is disposed between the first disk and the second disk. The powder is selected from the group including calcium carbonate, calcium magnesium carbonate, calcium phosphate, magnesium carbonate, magnesium borate, magnesium oxide, magnesium phosphate, and clay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2007
    Assignee: Hitachi Global Storage Technologies Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Patrick Michael McCaffrey, Douglas Howard Piltingsrud
  • Patent number: 7165307
    Abstract: There are disclosed a method and apparatus for applying a strippable paint to a large-sized product finished with a sprayed coating, such as an automobile, to form a protective film on the surface of the coating. The product is conventionally kept in stock for a period of time before it is shipped. Contaminations such as dust are washed away from the surface of the product. Then, the strippable paint is applied, preliminarily dried, and non-preliminarily dried to form the protective film out of the strippable paint on the surface of the coating. This protective film is formed easily, appropriately, and reliably. The obtained protective film has a uniform and sufficient thickness. Even if the surface contains unapplied regions to which the paint should not be applied, the paint can be applied to the whole surface of the coating while avoiding the unapplied regions according to the invention. The application can be performed easily and reliably without leaving unapplied portions around the unapplied regions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 1996
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideaki Tojo, Hideo Ishida, Hisashi Kurota, Takao Arasawa, Nobuyuki Okita
  • Patent number: 7166174
    Abstract: The invention relates to stainless steel fibers obtained by bundled drawing of stainless steel wires embedded in a matrix material. The composition of the stainless steel fibers comprises iron and the following components expressed in percent by weight: C £ 0.05%, Mn £ 5%, Si £ 2%, 8 £ Ni £ 12%, 15% £ Cr £ 20%, Mo £ 3%, Cu £ 4%, N £ 0.05%, S £ 0.03% and P £ 0.05%. The invention further relates to a method of manufacturing stainless steel fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2007
    Assignee: NV Bekaert SA
    Inventors: Stefaan De Bondt, Jaak Decrop
  • Patent number: 7077937
    Abstract: A large surface area electrode well-suited to electrochemical applications is produced by winding many turns of a metallic fiber tow on to a sheet metal rectangle. In the preferred embodiment, an anode that can be used to purify water by electrochemical production of hydroxyl free radical is made by winding titanium fiber tow on to a rectangular substrate made of titanium sheet, and applying a suitable multilayered electrocatalytic coating. Made of other metals, an electrode of this description can also serve as the cathode of an electrochemical cell, or as a battery plaque.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2006
    Inventors: Oleh Weres, Henry Edward O'Donnell
  • Patent number: 7043837
    Abstract: The inkjet recording head includes a head body and a metallic film is provided at least on a part of at least one side of the head body. The head body includes a plurality of orifices, an ink ejection unit arranged so as to correspond to each of the orifices, an independent ink flow path for supplying ink to each of the orifices and a common ink flow path for supplying ink to the independent ink flow path. The manufacturing method of the inkjet recording head forms the metallic film at least on a part of an opposite surface of a substrate to the individual ink flow paths, before adhering the orifice plate in which the orifices are formed. The inkjet printer uses the inkjet recording head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2002
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2006
    Assignee: Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryoichi Yamamoto, Masao Mitani