Assembling Or Joining Patents (Class 29/428)
  • Patent number: 11999489
    Abstract: An aircraft passenger seat including a support framework designed to be fastened to a floor in an aircraft passenger cabin. The support framework has a seat divider and cross rails running transversely to the seating direction, and the support framework is held by the cross rails, a housing including a structural component, and the housing at least partly surrounds a backrest. The structural component is provided on the seat divider, and includes a compound sheet component having one or more cover sheets, with a connecting structure provided between a plurality of cover sheets, more particularly between two cover sheets. The connecting structure creates gaps between the cover plates, and the volume of the gaps makes up at least 50% of the volume between the cover sheets of the compound sheet component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Zim Aircraft Seating GmbH
    Inventor: Peter Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 12000124
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a thermochromic plumbing fixture device that is fastened with an indicator strip, which changes color depending on the temperature of the water exiting the fixture. The plumbing fixture may be any plumbing fixture known in the art but is preferably a faucet and/or a showerhead. Different embodiments may feature multiple indicator strips or may be finished with a thermochromic coating. In this manner, the device, or portions of the device, may change color as the temperature of the water heats up the thermochromic coating, which results in a user obtaining information about the water's temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Inventor: Sachin Uttamchandani
  • Patent number: 11974756
    Abstract: Embolic coils with detachable segments that are separated by detachment capsules that are thermolytically degradable such that varying lengths of coil may be implanted into a vascular malformation to occlude same. The capsules are radiotransparent when compared to the adjoining coil segments to the location of the segments is easily seen. The capsules further include protruding electrical contacts that make positive contact with terminals on a delivery catheter. The terminals on the delivery catheter serve as markers so the relationship between the detachment capsules and the terminals is easily visible under x-ray.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: MicroVention, Inc.
    Inventors: Heath Bowman, Nga-Ting Wong, Joseph Rye, Timothy Dalton
  • Patent number: 11966080
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an optical splice package for splicing together first and second optical fibers or first and second sets of optical fibers. The optical fibers have elastic bending characteristics. The splice package includes a splice housing including a mechanical alignment feature for co-axially aligning ends of the first and second optical fibers or sets of optical fibers within the splice housing. The splice housing contains adhesive for securing the ends of the first and second optical fibers or sets of optical fibers within the splice housing. The optical package has a weight less than a spring force corresponding to the elastic bending characteristics of the first and second optical fibers or sets of optical fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE CONNECTIVITY BELGIUM BVBA
    Inventors: Stefano Beri, Danny Willy August Verheyden, Jan Watté, Roel Modest Willy Bryon, Kristof Vastmans, Johan Geens
  • Patent number: 11953423
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a housing and a chamber. The chamber is configured to hold analyte. The chamber includes a reflective element, either a reflective coated layer or a reflective mirror, to return optical signals entering the analyte. A window is coated with an anti-reflective material or has negligible optical interference. A cap seals the chamber and the housing. A flow channel is provided within the housing and the chamber assembly to allow the analyte to flow through with reduced bubble entrapment as the cap is tightened to seal the chamber assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Oak Analytics, Inc.
    Inventors: James Frederick Gass, Ruibo Wang
  • Patent number: 11942563
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a chip package includes patterning a wafer to form a scribe trench, in which a light-transmissive function layer below the wafer is in the scribe trench, the light-transmissive function layer is between the wafer and a carrier, and a first included angle is formed between an outer wall surface and a surface of the wafer facing the light-transmissive function layer; cutting the light-transmissive function layer and the carrier along the scribe trench to form a chip package that includes a chip, the light-transmissive function layer, and the carrier; and patterning the chip to form an opening, in which the light-transmissive function layer is in the opening, a second included angle is formed between an inner wall surface of the chip and a surface of the chip facing the light-transmissive function layer, and is different from the first included angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2023
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2024
    Assignee: XINTEC INC.
    Inventors: Chia-Sheng Lin, Hui-Hsien Wu, Jian-Hong Chen, Tsang-Yu Liu, Kuei-Wei Chen
  • Patent number: 11934001
    Abstract: A lighting device including: a light guide, a reflecting sheet and a first prism sheet, in which a first white LED, a second white LED and a third white LED are disposed in a same interval on a first side surface and on a second side surface, which opposes to the first side surface, a first prism array extending in a first direction and arranged in a second direction is formed on the major surface, a second prism array extending in a second direction and arranged in a first direction is formed on the back surface, the reflecting sheet is disposed under the back surface of the light guide, the first prism sheet is disposed on the major surface of the light guide, and a third prism array, extending in the second direction and arranged in the first direction is formed on the back surface of the first prism sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: JAPAN DISPLAY INC.
    Inventors: Makoto Hasegawa, Nobuyuki Suzuki
  • Patent number: 11934016
    Abstract: An attachment tool has a plurality of insertion holes. An optical adapter is fitted into each of the insertion holes. At this time, a holding structure for the optical adapter and the attachment tool has a swaying mechanism that allows the optical adapter to sway against the attachment tool. When a force greater than a prescribed strength is applied to any one of the optical adapters, the swaying mechanism allows the optical adapter to sway in a direction in which the optical adapters are provided side by side. When the force is offloaded, the swaying mechanism can hold the optical adapter in a direction substantially vertical to the attachment tool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2024
    Assignee: Shoden Seiwa Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tamakawa Yoshihito, Muthukumarana Wedikkara Arachchilage Chanaka Sudheera
  • Patent number: 11921342
    Abstract: An outdoor cable pathway splice comprises a splice tape comprising a first adhesive layer and a reinforcing layer disposed on one major surface of the adhesive layer. The first adhesive layer is capable of adhering to a concrete or asphalt surface. The splice tape is configured to join first and second distribution cabling tapes in an end-to-end manner when deployed. Each distribution cabling tape includes a continuous lengthwise channel configured to receive at least one distribution cable, wherein the at least one distribution cable is covered by the splice tape when deployed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: CORNING RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
    Inventors: David Montalion Dupuis, Cary Alan Kipke, Donald Kent Larson
  • Patent number: 11921306
    Abstract: An incident optical beam illuminates a subset of contiguous array of diffraction gratings on a substrate and produces one or more diffracted output beams. The grating array can be arranged so that (i) multiple incident beams result in a contiguous composite solid angle of far-field illumination, (ii) multiple output beams arising from any one incident beam do not overlap in the far field, or (iii) both. The gratings of the array can be arranged to produce a desired far-field illumination intensity profile. The grating array can be arranged so as to suppress or eliminate laser speckle arising from the output beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: II-VI DELAWARE, INC.
    Inventors: Thomas W. Mossberg, Jianji Yang, Dmitri Iazikov, Christoph M. Greiner
  • Patent number: 11918976
    Abstract: An electrostatic adsorption mask is provided. The mask comprises two straps, a mask body, a filtering layer and a tiny power. The filtering layer is located in the mask body and comprises a first carbon nanotube layer, a second carbon nanotube layer and an insulated porous layer. The insulated porous layer is located between the first carbon nanotube layer and the second carbon nanotube layer. The first carbon nanotube layer and the second carbon nanotube layer are electrically coupled with the tiny power. An electric field is existed between the first carbon nanotube layer and the second carbon nanotube layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2024
    Assignee: Beijing FUNATE Innovation Technology Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Li Qian, Yu-Quan Wang, Li Fan
  • Patent number: 11903616
    Abstract: A clamping device of an external fixation system that has a jaw set with a passage at one end configured to hold an element from a first range of sizes and a second passage configured to hold an element from a different range of sizes. The jaw set includes a first jaw, a second jaw, and a slider interposed between the first and second jaws that moves to a first position when the first element is located in the first passage and to a second position when the second element is located in the second passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 23, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2024
    Assignee: Austin Miller Trauma LLC.
    Inventor: Stephen T. Miller
  • Patent number: 11898407
    Abstract: A system including a stabbing guide with a plurality of guide elements, an engaging element, and a linkage assembly that couples the plurality of guide elements to the engaging element, where rotation of the engaging element relative to the plurality of guide elements drives the linkage assembly and, via the linkage assembly, moves the guide elements radially relative to a center axis of the stabbing guide.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Nabors Drilling Technologies USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Mikalsen, Svein Søyland
  • Patent number: 11896075
    Abstract: A hard hat with symmetric front and back mounting ridges to support a headlamp is described. The hard hat provides mounting ridges to receive insertion slots of a rigid mounting bracket that fit around the ridges. The rigid mounting bracket includes channels to loop a strap through the channels and support a lamp on the bracket. The strap may include a hook and loop fastener system to enable attachment of a variety of lamps to the rigid support bracket. In this way, the hard hat can support a wide variety of headlamps attached to the rigid mounting bracket without destructive alterations to the hard hat. Clips may be added to the rigid mounting bracket to secure or lock the bracket in place during operation and prevent accidental knocks or jarring of the headlamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2024
    Assignee: Milwaukee Electric Tool Corporation
    Inventor: Steven W. Hyma
  • Patent number: 11890070
    Abstract: A medical instrument includes a backend and a pair of release elements. The backend includes a docking feature shaped to engage a docking structure such as a docking port of a surgical robot or a sterile adaptor for a surgical robot. Each release element is coupled to the backend and may include an activation feature on one side of the backend and a push tab extending from either an opposite side or the same side of the backend. Movement of the activation features moves the push tabs from being aligned with the docking feature to pushing on the docking structure, permitting the medical instrument to be disengaged from the docking structure. Optionally, a coupling of the release elements limits a movement of the activation features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: Intuitive Surgical Operations, Inc.
    Inventors: Bram Gilbert Antoon Lambrecht, Robert E. Holop
  • Patent number: 11892168
    Abstract: A combustor includes a combustion tube which has a tubular shape around an axis; a secondary fuel nozzle which is able to inject a secondary fuel in a radially inner direction with respect to the axis, inside the combustion tube; a fuel manifold which is disposed external to the combustion tube, and defines a fuel space which is able to temporarily store the secondary fuel; and a support which supports the fuel manifold with a gap extending radially from the combustion tube. The support has a support plate which is separated from the combustion tube by the gap and spreads in a circumferential direction with respect to the axis, and a support leg which is attached to the combustion tube and supports the support plate to define the gap between the support plate and the combustion tube.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2023
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Kota Yoshino, Norihiko Motoyama
  • Patent number: 11892165
    Abstract: A heat shield for a fuel nozzle of a gas turbine engine combustor. The heat shield includes a radial flange extending in radial and circumferential directions and has an opening therethrough at a radially inward end of the radial flange, and an annular conical wall extending in longitudinal and circumferential directions, the annular conical wall being connected to the radial flange at the radially inward end of the radial flange. The radial flange includes a flange forward side, and a flange aft side, and has a flange outer end portion. The flange outer end portion includes a flange rounded end portion on one of the flange forward side or the flange aft side, and a flange rounded protruding lip on the other of the flange forward side or the flange aft side, the rounded protruding lip extending in the longitudinal direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2024
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Hiranya Nath, Michael A. Benjamin, Rajendra Wankhade, Hari Chandra
  • Patent number: 11874505
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector having a ferrule that forms an optical connection with another fiber optic connector. An outer housing supports the ferrule and has a front end portion and a longitudinal centerline axis. The front end portion includes a front end face with a portion of the ferrule being forward of the front end face. The front end portion includes a protector that is shaped and arranged to protect the ferrule. The protector is arranged so that the fiber optic connector and another fiber optic connector of identical construction can, starting in the same orientation, be mated together by rotating said other fiber optic connector 180° about an axis perpendicular to the longitudinal centerline axis, aligning the longitudinal centerline axes and moving the fiber optic connectors along the longitudinal centerline axes until the fiber optic connectors are mated to form the optical connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: Senko Advanced Components, Inc.
    Inventors: Guanpeng Hu, Yim Wong, Kazuyoshi Takano
  • Patent number: 11874517
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a telecommunications terminal including fiber optic adapters mounted to or integrated with a side wall of a housing of the telecommunications terminal. The telecommunications terminal also includes an output stub cable having a free end located outside the housing. The fiber optic adapters include ruggedized first demateable fiber optic connection locations accessible from outside the housing and the free end of the stub cable includes a second demateable fiber optic connection location accessible from outside the housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2024
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Johan Geens, Philippe Coenegracht, Pieter Doultremont
  • Patent number: 11857767
    Abstract: An injector includes a body, an injection needle movably mounted to the body and a pathway within the body sized for receiving either of a first cartridge or a differently dimensioned second cartridge therein. The pathway includes a coupler mounted at a distal end that is engageable with the first cartridge or the second cartridge for to fluidly connect with the injection needle. At least two adapter collars are mounted within the pathway. A first adapter collar is configured to receive either one of the two cartridges therethrough upon insertion into the pathway, and configured to engage a portion of the first cartridge to stabilize the first cartridge within the pathway. A second adapter collar is also configured to receive either one of the two cartridges therethrough upon insertion into the pathway, but configured to engage a portion of the second cartridge to stabilize the second cartridge within the pathway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2024
    Assignee: West Pharma. Services IL, LTD.
    Inventors: Yossi Bar-El, Igor Isakov, Lior Barchen
  • Patent number: 11852896
    Abstract: An optical imaging system includes a first lens, a second lens, a third lens, a fourth lens, and a fifth lens sequentially disposed along an optical axis from an object-side surface of the first lens toward an imaging plane of an image sensor, wherein 3.5?TTL/IMG HT, f1+f2|<2.0 mm, and 0.7?L1S1es/L1S1el<1.0 are satisfied, where TTL is a distance along the optical axis from the object-side surface of the first lens to the imaging plane of the image sensor, IMG HT is one-half of a diagonal length of the imaging plane of the image sensor, f1 is a focal length of the first lens, f2 is a focal length of the second lens, L1S1el is a maximum effective radius of the object-side surface of the first lens, and L1S1es is a minimum effective radius of the object-side surface of the first lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 26, 2023
    Assignee: Samsung Electro-Mechanics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae Hyuk Huh, Jin Se Kim, Yong Joo Jo, Hyo Jin Hwang
  • Patent number: 11839337
    Abstract: A shower rod assembly comprising a first arm engaged at a proximal end to a first swivel bracket assembly which includes a mounting bracket and a swivel bracket hingedly engaged to the mounting bracket, a second arm engaged to a second swivel bracket assembly which includes a mounting bracket and a swivel bracket hingedly engaged to the mounting bracket, a first attachment end engaged to a distal end of the first arm, first attachment end including a pin sleeve accessible from an outer surface, a second attachment end springingly engaged to a distal end of the second arm, the second attachment end including a coil spring mounted within a spring chamber engaged to the distal end of the second arm, and a pin emanating from an outer surface of the second attachment end where the pin springingly engages the pin sleeve to form a continuous shower rod.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Assignee: COMPONENT SOURCING INTERNATIONAL, LLC
    Inventor: Jack Chen
  • Patent number: 11827050
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the field of building decoration. Disclosed is a luminous stone product including a natural stone panel, a light source, and a light-guide board. The natural stone panel includes at least one cavity and at least one light transmitting side; any of the cavities is correspondingly provided at the back side of the at least one light transmitting side, and any of the cavities extends to an edge of the natural stone panel and forms at least one opening; the light source is provided at the opening of the natural stone panel; the light-guide board is placed in the cavity and acquires light from the light source, and a gap between the light-guide board and the inner wall of the cavity is filled with a curable transparent adhesive resin. According to the present invention, the light-guide board is utilized to guide light, such that a point light source is changed into a planar light source which can emit light uniformly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2023
    Inventor: Jianqiao Yang
  • Patent number: 11819294
    Abstract: A fiber optic tracking sensor includes an outer tube, a plurality of optical fibers within the outer tube and including a central optical fiber and a plurality of additional optical fibers, and one or more structural members within the outer tube and configured to provide a spacing between the plurality of optical fibers such that the central optical fiber is positioned along a central longitudinal axis of the outer tube and the plurality of additional optical fibers are spaced apart from one another and from the central optical fiber.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: MAKO Surgical Corp.
    Inventors: Jienan Ding, Joseph J. Bos, Tim Perez, Min Wu, Saul Najera, Robert A. Brindley
  • Patent number: 11821587
    Abstract: A tank includes a secondary insulation barrier, a secondary sealing membrane resting on the secondary insulation barrier, a primary insulation barrier resting on the secondary sealing membrane, a primary sealing membrane resting on the primary insulation barrier, and a primary reinforcing member. The primary sealing membrane includes primary corrugations and the secondary sealing membrane includes secondary corrugations projecting toward the interior of the tank. The primary and secondary corrugations are superimposed along a thickness direction. The primary insulation barrier has passages, and the secondary corrugations are accommodated in the passages. A dimension of the primary insulation barrier is less than a dimension of the secondary corrugations along the thickness direction, so the secondary corrugations extend through the passages and are partially accommodated in the primary corrugations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: GAZTRANSPORT ET TECHNIGAZ
    Inventors: Mohammed Oulalite, Pierre Charbonnier, Mohamed Sassi, Marc Boyeau, Bruno Deletre, Raphaël Prunier
  • Patent number: 11822119
    Abstract: An electro-optical chip includes an optical input port, an optical output port, and an optical waveguide having a first end optically connected to the optical input port and a second end optically connected to the optical output port. The optical waveguide includes one or more segments. Different segments of the optical waveguide extends in either a horizontal direction, a vertical direction, a direction between horizontal and vertical, or a curved direction. The electro-optical chip also includes a plurality of optical microring resonators is positioned along at least one segment of the optical waveguide. Each microring resonator of the plurality of optical microring resonators is optically coupled to a different location along the optical waveguide. The electro-optical chip also includes electronic circuitry for controlling a resonant wavelength of each microring resonator of the plurality of optical microring resonators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2023
    Date of Patent: November 21, 2023
    Assignee: Ayar Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: John Fini, Vladimir Stojanovic, Chen Sun, Derek van Orden, Mark Taylor Wade
  • Patent number: 11806280
    Abstract: A phacoemulsification needle (100, 100A, 100B, 100C, 100D, 200, 200A) is provided for emulsifying body tissue. The needle (100, 100A, 100B, 100C, 100D, 200, 200A) is adapted to be attached to a phacoemulsification handpiece that imparts a vibration to the needle (100, 100A, 100B, 100C, 100D, 200, 200A). The needle (100, 100A, 100B, 100C, 100D, 200, 200A) has a body (104, 220, 220A) with a distal end (99), a proximal end (106), and an aspiration passage (124) extending between the proximal and distal ends (99, 106). The aspiration passage (124) defines a longitudinally-extending central body axis (110, 110A, 110B, 110C, 110D). The aspiration passage (124) is enlarged at the distal end (99) to define a tip (102, 102A, 102B, 102C, 102D, 210, 210A).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2023
    Assignee: ART, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takayuki Akahoshi, Ravi Nallakrishnan
  • Patent number: 11794318
    Abstract: A securing mechanism is provided for a tool that allows for the attachment and release of the shafts of a variety of implements from the tool. The mechanism has a construction that provides an easily releasable, but secure engagement of the implement shaft within the mechanism while also having an alignment feature which engages the implement at multiple locations when engaged with the mechanism to maintain the alignment and concentricity of the implement shaft with regard to the mechanism and the tool when in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: Gauthier Biomedical, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael T. Gauthier, Robert F. Miller
  • Patent number: 11794130
    Abstract: In a method for producing a water separator, a support structure surrounding annularly a longitudinal axis and a hydrophobic screen fabric are provided. By ultrasound or by laser radiation, a material of the support structure is plastified in regions that are radially outward at the support structure in relation to the longitudinal axis to generate plastified regions. The hydrophobic screen fabric is arranged at an outer circumferential side at the support structure and the hydrophobic screen fabric is pressed into the plastified regions. A water separator is provided that has a support structure surrounding annularly a longitudinal axis and a hydrophobic screen fabric of a material that is transparent for a laser radiation. The hydrophobic screen fabric is arranged at an outer circumferential side at the support structure and has sections embedded in radially outwardly positioned regions of the support structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2023
    Assignee: MANN+HUMMEL GmbH
    Inventors: Eugen Dietz, Frank Pflueger, Idriss Razgani
  • Patent number: 11786955
    Abstract: A strut including an elongated beam portion and a connecting end portion. The elongated beam portion is a tubular structure having an external circumference, the connecting end portion is integral with the elongated beam portion, has a folded and flattened end portion of the tubular structure, and where diametrically opposite inward fold lines meet between flattened parts the end portion of the tubular structure. The resulting connecting end portion includes four material layers and the connecting end portion has a width transverse to a longitudinal centerline of the connecting end portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Assignee: HYDRO EXTRUDED SOLUTIONS AS
    Inventors: Edvin List Clausen, Carsten Pedersen
  • Patent number: 11772934
    Abstract: A mounting frame for being displaced and fixed in a shaft has a main frame, a first primary fixing component for supporting the mounting frame on a first shaft wall of the shaft and a secondary fixing component for supporting the mounting frame on a second shaft wall of the shaft opposite the first shaft wall in a fixing direction during fixing of the mounting frame in the shaft. The first primary fixing component and the secondary fixing component are arranged on the main frame. The first primary fixing component and/or the main frame can assume a transport position and a working position. A change of the first primary fixing component and/or the main frame from its working position to its transport position leads to a reduction in an extension of the mounting frame in an extension direction that differs from the fixing direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2023
    Assignee: INVENTIO AG
    Inventors: Andrea Cambruzzi, Oliver Simmonds, Philipp Zimmerli
  • Patent number: 11767196
    Abstract: An assembly device for carrying out assembly steps on a wall and a method for arranging a magazine component on a magazine housing device include a mobile assembly frame, a mechatronic installation component, the magazine housing device, magazine components and a securing device. The magazine housing device houses the magazine components with assembly means housed therein. The securing device, in a securing state, establishes a connection between the magazine components and the assembly frame to secure the magazine components against displacement relative to the assembly frame. The magazine components each have a first coupling element and the securing device has a second coupling element. The first coupling element and the second coupling element are arranged such that the securing device can be detachably coupled to the magazine components by the two coupling elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2023
    Assignee: INVENTIO AG
    Inventors: Andrea Cambruzzi, Oliver Simmonds, Philipp Zimmerli
  • Patent number: 11760444
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for controlling a hydrofoil board powered by a motor driven propeller. The motor is controlled by a hand controller configured with user selectable operating pre-sets including a first operating pre-set, wherein the board is accelerated to a first speed which is less than that required for the board to hydrofoil, and a second operating pre-set, wherein the board is accelerated to a second speed sufficient for the board to hydrofoil. Alternatively, the operating pre-sets may limit the motor power. A system for operating a hydrofoil board is also disclosed, which includes a propulsion control unit comprising a propulsion source, and a hand controller configured to receive a first user input and a second user input and to transmit the user inputs to the propulsion control unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: FLITEBOARD PTY LTD
    Inventor: David Trewern
  • Patent number: 11752955
    Abstract: A vehicle interior panel such as an instrument panel includes a substrate having a thickness between 0.5 mm and 2.25 mm, inclusive, a decorative layer, and an intermediate layer located between the substrate and the decorative layer. A post-form warpage of the substrate is less than 15 mm at an edge region of the substrate. A serpentine rib located near the edge region helps impart structural rigidity to the panel during a foaming process to achieve an adequate degree of post-form warpage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: Faurecia Interior Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter Vitale
  • Patent number: 11742794
    Abstract: A frame for supporting a photovoltaic module (PV) includes a plurality of sidewalls, which are arranged to support the PV module at a spaced distance from an installation surface. The sidewalls define an interior volume having an open top and open bottom. One sidewall has a plurality of openings defined therethrough along a portion of a length thereof. A plenum is disposed adjacent to an exterior surface of the first sidewall and extends along at least the portion of the length of the first sidewall having the plurality of openings defined therethrough. The plenum has an inlet port for receiving a flow of warmed air from a source of warmed air, and is configured to distribute the flow of warmed air through at least some of the plurality of openings in the first sidewall and into the interior volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2023
    Assignee: HC Properties Inc
    Inventor: John Martin Halliwell
  • Patent number: 11703677
    Abstract: An aperture structure for a substrate for an optical device includes an optical cavity layer, a light absorbing layer, and a blocking layer. The optical cavity layer includes a dielectric material and is characterized by a refractive index of about 1.4 or greater, as measured at a wavelength of 550 nm. The light absorbing layer includes a metal or a metal alloy and is characterized by an extinction coefficient k of at least 1, as measured at a wavelength of 550 nm. The blocking layer includes a metal or a metal alloy and is characterized by an optical density of at least 3 at each wavelength of light in the range from 400 nm to 700 nm. The aperture structure includes a reflectance of less than 5% at each wavelength of light in the range from 400 nm to 700 nm, as measured through the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: Xu Ouyang
  • Patent number: 11703137
    Abstract: This disclosure details a coolant distribution module as used in a thermal management systems for thermally managing electrified vehicle components. An exemplary coolant distribution module includes a module body including a plurality of inlet ports and a plurality of outlet ports, a first manifold valve encompassed within the module body, and a second manifold valve encompassed within the module body. The first manifold valve includes a plurality of first valve inputs wherein each first valve input is in communication with at least one inlet port of the plurality of inlet ports, and a plurality of first valve outputs wherein each first valve output is in communication with at least one outlet port of the plurality of outlet ports.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Ravi Gopal, Daniel C. Huang
  • Patent number: 11703200
    Abstract: A daylight redirecting window film having a layered structure with a total thickness of less than one millimeter and having a first optically transmissive film, a second optically transmissive film approximately coextensive with the first optically transmissive film, an intermediate layer of a relatively soft optically transmissive material disposed between the first and second optically transmissive films, a parallel array of linear three-dimensional structures formed in a space between the first and second optically transmissive films, a layer of an optically transmissive adhesive coating a surface of the first optically transmissive film, and a two-dimensional pattern of light scattering surface microstructures formed in an outer surface of the second optically transmissive film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2023
    Assignee: S.V.V. TECHNOLOGY INNOVATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Sergiy Vasylyev
  • Patent number: 11697530
    Abstract: A tamper evident closure includes a first snap, a cover, a tear strip connected to the cover, and a second snap connected to the tear strip. In a closed position, a cavity of the cover is configured to be placed over the first snap, and the second snap is configured to be placed in and engaged with a cavity in the first snap. In a closed position, there is a gap between the first snap and the cover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 11, 2023
    Assignee: Lindar Corporation
    Inventor: Daniel K Fosse
  • Patent number: 11679416
    Abstract: A screen cloth for use in a screening device for screening out oversize objects, including oil sands lumps and rocks present in an oil sands slurry is provided, comprising at least one screen segment having a top surface and having a plurality of openings therein; and a plurality of anti-wear tiles attached to the top surface of the at least one screen segment by brazing; whereby each anti-wear tile is separated from an adjacent anti-wear tile by a gap that is about 0.5 mm or less such that a brazing material used to attach the anti-wear tiles to the at least one support structure fills the gap between each anti-wear tile through capillary action thereby connecting each anti-wear tile to its adjacent anti-wear tile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2023
    Assignee: SYNCRUDE CANADA LTD. in trust for the owners of th
    Inventors: Khaled Obaia, Hugh Roth
  • Patent number: 11673514
    Abstract: An adjustable removable device caddy is disclosed for securing devices including, but not limited to a smartphone or other phone, a tablet, an e-reader, a power bank, a speaker, a multimedia player, a two-way radio, a flashlight or other light, a television or other display, a GPS, a laser range finder, a beverage, or other device. One embodiment of the invention utilizes a combination of one or more seat, wing, and face plate, to create an adjustable cavity that can accommodate a number of devices with varying width and thickness. The adjustable removable device caddy can be mounted to various mounting surfaces including, but not limited to a golf cart, automobile, all-terrain vehicle, maintenance vehicle, boat, pushcart, bicycle, motorcycle, scooter, tent, canopy, flat surface, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2023
    Assignee: Desett Fox Golf, LLC
    Inventor: Eric Fox
  • Patent number: 11661540
    Abstract: A refrigeration apparatus pertaining to the invention can suppress clogging due to polymers formed by the polymerization of refrigerant and improve safety. The refrigeration apparatus is equipped with a refrigeration cycle in which a compressor, a condenser, an expansion mechanism, and an evaporator are connected in a loop. The refrigeration apparatus is equipped with a polymer catcher. The polymer catcher is attached to piping interconnecting an outlet side of the compressor and an inlet side of the condenser and catches polymers of refrigerant circulating in the refrigeration cycle. The refrigerant includes a compound represented by a molecular formula having one or more carbon-carbon unsaturated bonds.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2023
    Assignee: DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Masaru Tanaka, Shigeharu Taira, Tomoyuki Haikawa, Yoshiki Shimizu
  • Patent number: 11658400
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to an antenna-retaining device for a motor vehicle. The antenna-retaining device includes an antenna carrier plate for retaining a monopole antenna in an emitting position; and a motor-vehicle coupling device for fastening the antenna carrier plate to a vehicle body. The antenna carrier plate is electrically conductive and thus forms an electrical counterpoise to the monopole antenna. The antenna-retaining device includes an electrically conductive tab element as a counterpoise extension. The antenna carrier plate and the counterpoise extension are interconnected. When the monopole antenna is retained in the emitting position, the monopole antenna and the counterpoise extension are arranged on opposite sides of the antenna carrier plate, and a surface of the counterpoise extension and a planar emitting region or a longitudinal axis of the monopole antenna include an angle in the range of 90° to 180°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2023
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Lars Reichardt, Marcus Stech
  • Patent number: 11643158
    Abstract: A vehicle body assembly system each forming a pre-buck section and a main-buck section set along a transport path of the floor assembly according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure includes a pre-buck unit configured in the pre-buck section to regulate the seal side and the front and rear sides of side assemblies that are different for each vehicle type, and to assemble the side assembly and the floor assembly, and a main-buck unit configured in the main-buck section to regulates the roof portion and the quarter portion of the side assembly assembled to the floor assembly in the pre-buck section, assemble the roof portion, cowl, roof rail and package tray and assemble the quarter portion and the floor assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignees: HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, KIA MOTORS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yongcheol Jeong, Sekyu Kang, Eun Sik Yoon, Seon Woo Kweon, Haejung Kang, Suwhan Kim, Jung Hoo Lim, Keonyong Kim
  • Patent number: 11646130
    Abstract: A wire harness including a plurality of first electric wire members that each have a first flexible electric wire and a hard electric wire electrically connected to the first flexible electric wire: a second electric wire member that is a second flexible electric wire: a tube through which the plurality of first electric wire members and the second electric wire member pass: and a fixing member for bundling the plurality of first electric wire members and the second electric wire member, wherein: the tube includes a bend, and the wire harness is configured to achieve a first arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2023
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Yamanouchi, Takuji Iwama
  • Patent number: 11634092
    Abstract: A wire harness including a plurality of first electric wire members that each have a first flexible electric wire and a hard electric wire electrically connected to the first flexible electric wire: a plurality of second electric wire members that are second flexible electric wires: a tube through which the plurality of first electric wire members and the plurality of second electric wire members pass: and a first fixing member for bundling the plurality of first electric wire members and the plurality of second electric wire members, wherein: the tube includes a bend closest to an end surface in a longitudinal direction of the tube, and the wire harness is configured to achieve a first arrangement and a second arrangement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2023
    Assignee: SUMITOMO WIRING SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hiroki Yamanouchi, Takuji Iwama
  • Patent number: 11618248
    Abstract: An end of arm tool (EOAT) for use during manufacture of parts using one or more pre-impregnated composite plies is disclosed. In an embodiment, the EOAT includes a mechanical gripper arrangement with first and second fingers configured to supply a compressive force to grip a pre-impregnated composite ply therebetween. At least one of the first and second fingers include a roller member to engage opposite surfaces of the pre-preg ply and supply a compressive gripping force. The roller member on either or both the first and second fingers preferably include a torque regulator to selectively adjust an associated roller member's resistance to rotation via supply of a rotational torque resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2023
    Assignee: SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Branson P. Brockschmidt, Cody E. Bressler, Joshua D. Langsfeld
  • Patent number: 11614672
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and system for non-linear optical process. A first light of a first wavelength is routed in a first loop in a main nonlinear optical waveguide. The first loop has a first length for the first light of the first wavelength. A second light of a second wavelength is routed in a second loop that includes portions of the main nonlinear optical waveguide and a first extension optical waveguide. The second loop has a second length for the second light of the second wavelength. A third light of a third wavelength is routed in a third loop that include portions of the main nonlinear optical waveguide and a second extension optical waveguide. The third loop has a third length for the third light of the third wavelength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2023
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Daniel Yap, Shuoqin Wang, Ivan Alvarado, Biqin Huang, Thaddeus Ladd
  • Patent number: 11607648
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an assembly-type cartridge block enabling various types of cartridges, and a hollow-fiber membrane module comprising the same. The assembly-type cartridge block of an embodiment of the present invention comprises: a body part having a plurality of hollow-fiber membranes therein and having mesh parts formed respectively at the upper and lower parts thereof; and a fastening part formed on a side surface of the body part and configured to be fastened to an adjacent assembly-type cartridge block. Further, the hollow-fiber membrane module of an embodiment of the present invention comprises: a housing unit including a first fluid inlet, a first fluid outlet, a second fluid inlet, and a second fluid outlet; and a cartridge unit installed inside the housing unit and formed by fastening a plurality of assembly-type cartridge blocks, each of the assemble type cartridge blocks having a plurality of hollow-fiber membranes therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2023
    Inventors: Na-Hyeon An, Kyoung-Ju Kim, Jin-Hyung Lee, Woong-Jeon Ahn, In-Ho Kim
  • Patent number: 11602389
    Abstract: A catheter system for cryoablation of the stomach, comprising: a catheter and at least one inflatable cryoballoon which is fastened to the catheter and exhibits a contact curve along which the cryoballoon can be brought into contact with the fundus, wherein the contact curve is a closed curve on the surface of the cryoballoon, and the cryoballoon contains a first cooling arrangement which extends along less than three quarters of the length of the contact curve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2023
    Inventor: Georg Daniel Andreas Nollert