Subsequently Coating Patents (Class 29/460)
  • Patent number: 10709290
    Abstract: A container for cooking food includes a first substantially concave element, made from a first metal material, and a second element, made from a second metal material, preferably ferromagnetic, externally fixed with respect to an area of the first element corresponding to the bottom of the container, the container moreover includes a third element internally fixed with respect to the area, made from the second metal material, or from a third metal material in which the first element, in its unrefined state, includes a supplementary annular portion constituting a continuous solid part of the first element, positioned near to the perimeter of the second element, and foreseen for flowing and moving near to the perimeter of the third element under the action of a punch and of a matrix; also a method for making the container is presented.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: TVS S.P.A.
    Inventor: Giuseppe Alberto Bertozzini
  • Patent number: 10597215
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a panel fixing device, including a box, a pressing member and an expansion agent. The inner wall of the frame of the box is provided with a limiting groove, the pressing member is movably disposed in the limiting groove, the frame has a receiving through hole connecting with the limiting groove, the expansion agent is received in the receiving through hole, and the expansion agent is used for pushing the pressing member after being expanded so that the pressing member compresses the panel accommodated in the box. An injection channel of the expansion agent is reserved on the box. After inflating the expansion agent, the pressing member is pushed by the expansion force, so that the pressing member compresses the panel in the box to limit the panel so as to prevent the box from causing a second impact during the dropping process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: HUIZHOU CHINA STAR OPTOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Zhilin Zhao
  • Patent number: 10407976
    Abstract: An apparatus for a garage door panel which includes a formed metal section with at least one decorative portion on the front surface and having a rear surface. The formed metal section including a top portion with a male tongue and a bottom portion with a female groove. The garage door panel includes an insert combination of a polystyrene section and twin wall polypropylene section. The rear surface of the formed metal section is spray coated with a combination isocyanate and polyol resin which combines to form as hardened polyurethane foam section. The front surface of the polystyrene section is retained against the polyurethane foam section and the rear surface of the twin wall polypropylene serves as the rear surface of the garage door panel. Two metal stiles are respectively affixed at the left or first end and the right or second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Inventor: Robert A. Kelley
  • Patent number: 10400839
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a heat shield. The heat shield may comprise a first shield layer defining a cylindrical inner diameter surface of the heat shield, the cylindrical inner diameter surface having a radius and an axis, an air gap layer radially outward of the first shield layer, a second shield layer radially outward of the air gap layer, a first insulation layer radially outward of the second shield layer, a foil layer radially outward of the second shield layer, a second insulation layer radially outward of the foil layer, and a third shield layer radially outward of the second insulation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: GOODRICH CORPORATION
    Inventors: Orly Leiva, William P. May, Doug Schroeder
  • Patent number: 10321787
    Abstract: A vertical wall mount system is provided that is easily installed in a perfectly level and plumb manner and is further cable of being design to be completely waterproof, interchangeable and customizable to include endless additional features. The vertical wall mount system includes two main components: a sub-frame assembly and a panel frame assembly. The sub-frame assembly includes mounting clips for pivotal attachment to a wall frame, such as, a standard 2×4 stud. Horizontal wall rails are mounted on the mounting clips to create the sub-frame assembly. The horizontal wall rails are designed to support a panel assembly on the horizontal wall rails, which may, for example, include a tile panel. The panel assembly includes a panel frame secured to the back side of the panel, which panel assembly is designed to hang on the horizontal wall rails of the sub-frame assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventor: Richard White
  • Patent number: 10253918
    Abstract: A storage container that includes walls having complimentary-shaped edges with complex edge profiles. The complex edge profiles of adjoining walls mate with each other to form an interface that defines a thermal leak path between a storage area of the container and an exterior environment. The thermal leak path has a length that is greater than the thickness of the adjoined walls. In one example, the complex edge profile includes step-shaped features. The walls may also include one or more overlapping super-insulating panels. The panels may be joined to one another with adhesive layers. The super-insulating panels may be also be disposed in a wall including interior and exterior linings that are joined and sealed to define a space between the linings. The space may be evacuated and optionally filled with a super-insulating gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: SAVSU TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: Bruce McCormick
  • Patent number: 10189678
    Abstract: An elevator end termination includes a base member including a proximal end and a distal end and defining an internal belt cavity opening at the proximal end of the base member, an elevator belt comprising an outer jacket and an internal load carrier of a substantially rectangular cross-section, wherein the internal load carrier is exposed on an end of the elevator belt, in which a portion of the elevator belt end is positioned in the belt cavity, and an adhesive provided in the belt cavity at least between opposite sides of the elevator belt and opposing interior walls of the base member, in which the elevator belt is adhesively bonded to the base member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignees: THYSSENKRUPP ELEVATOR AG, THYSSENKRUPP AG
    Inventor: Jonathan D. Rudd
  • Patent number: 10131521
    Abstract: An end termination for an elevator system may include an outer clamping member, an inner clamping member having a dimension in a first plane that is greater than a dimension in a second plane, the first plane being spaced from the second plane along a longitudinal axis of the end termination, the inner clamping member coaxially disposed in the outer clamping member, a housing holding the inner clamping member and the outer clamping member therein, and a tightening arrangement to clamp a belt between the inner clamping member and the outer clamping member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignees: ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG, ThyssenKrupp AG
    Inventors: Frank Dudde, Peter Feldhusen
  • Patent number: 10113677
    Abstract: This endpiece includes at least one end segment of each armor element, an end vault and a cover, the end vault and the cover delimiting between them a chamber for receiving the end segment and a material for filling the receiving chamber, in which the end segment is embedded. The endpiece includes a spacing member positioned so as to internally bear upon the end segments of the armor elements of at least one armor layer. This spacing member defining, on at least one end segment of a armor element of said armor layer, contact areas axially spaced apart along said end segment, the contact areas delimiting between intermediate contact spaces between the filling material and the end segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: TECHNIP FRANCE
    Inventors: Jean-Christophe Bourget, German Raul Bruno, Anh Tuan Do, Fernando Leitao Gonçalves Toste, Jean-François Langui, Felipe Reis, Guillaume Chaudet, Yves Castel, Joël Le Nouveau, Eric Buon, Carlos Ronaldo Andrade Dos Reis
  • Patent number: 10096958
    Abstract: In one embodiment, the present invention includes an interface apparatus for semiconductor testing. The interface apparatus includes a housing. The housing includes a lower housing substrate and an upper housing substrate. The lower housing substrate has a plurality of apertures arranged according to a fine pitch, and the upper housing substrate has a plurality of apertures arranged according to a coarse pitch. A plurality of wires passes through the plurality of apertures from the lower housing substrate to the upper housing substrate. Each wire has plated conductive ends emanating from opposing sides of the housing. The plurality of apertures of the lower housing substrate corresponds to the plurality of apertures of the upper housing substrate. The interface apparatus transforms a pattern having a course pitch to a pattern having a fine pitch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Spire Manufacturing Inc.
    Inventors: Hai Dau, Lim Hooi Weng, Kothandan Shanmugam, Christine Bui
  • Patent number: 10060000
    Abstract: A method of hot forming hybrid parts wherein side-by-side with a thin-walled piece of steel stock, which has been heated to austenite temperature, another piece of stock of another formable metal is placed, The processing temperature of this formable metal corresponds to the temperature at which quenching of the steel stock is interrupted within an interval between the Ms and Mf temperatures. The steel stock and formable metal are then formed together, while the temperature decreases to a temperature which is close to the forming tool temperature. Next, the resulting semi-finished product is cooled to the ambient temperature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Západoceská univerzita v Plzni
    Inventors: Bohuslav Ma{hacek over (s)}ek, Hana Jirková, Filip Van{hacek over (c)}ura, Ctibor {hacek over (S)}tádler, Dagmar Bublíková
  • Patent number: 9835090
    Abstract: A fire seal includes a molded body having a base portion, a curved portion extending from the base portion, and a metal seal support surrounding the base portion and a radially inward surface of the curved portion. The curved portion has a partially circular cross section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Matthew Exner
  • Patent number: 9725906
    Abstract: A dry papercrete mix containing a pulp of fiber material such as newsprint and sharp sand, Portland cement and adding additional sand and/or pumice. The resulting dry, granular mix can then be handled stored and used in the manner which is conventional for concrete. The dry papercrete mix can be fortified with a fiber form of basalt which can be added to or substituted for all or a portion of the cellulose fiber content of the dry papercrete mix to provide a stronger structure when hydrated and cast into a desired shape with only a small increase in weight. Basalt reinforcing bars and meshes may be included in shapes cast from the hydrated mix in combination with or substitution for steel reinforcing structures. Including basalt in the mix and in reinforcing systems allows the design of joints between structural modules to provide exceptional strength in a unitary structure so formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Inventor: James Robert Brock
  • Patent number: 9689162
    Abstract: An insulating wall assembly features a plurality of insulation panels fitted together end-to-end and each having least one slot in a side thereof facing into an interior space of a building. At each slot, a respective set of supports each have an insertion portion engaged in the slot and a fastening portion reaching outwardly from said slot past the first face of the insulation panel. A respective framing member is fastened to each set of supports with a longitudinal dimension of said framing member running along the slot in which said set of supports are engaged. Each framing member has a first leg fastened face-to-face with the fastening portions of the respective set of supports and a second leg facing away from the insulation panels to present a surface for fastening of wall-finishing panels thereto. Holes in the supports accommodate electrical wiring or other lines within the finished wall assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: QUIK-THERM INSULATION SOLUTIONS INC.
    Inventor: Bernard Ted Cullen
  • Patent number: 9517606
    Abstract: A composite structure is provided. The composite structure includes a plurality of components coupled together forming a joint, wherein the plurality of components are oriented such that a gap is defined at least partially therebetween. A filler structure is positioned in the gap, and the filler structure includes a closed cell foam core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Stephen Christensen, Jonathan H. Gosse
  • Patent number: 9511716
    Abstract: A vehicle side bar end cap assembly comprised of an end cap having an annular skirt, an adapter having an engagement sleeve and mounting body, and a tubular rail having at least one open end. The end cap is configured to correspond and removably attach to a mounting surface located on the mounting body of the adapter. The engagement sleeve is configured to removably, frictionally, and circumferentially engage the tubular rail. The mounting body includes an annular flange having a first surface for engaging the open end of the tubular rail, an opposing second surface for engaging the annular skirt, and an external edge. The external surface of the tubular rail, the external annular flange edge, and the external surface of the end cap define a flush connection surface about the open end of the tubular rail after complete installation of the end cap assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: Iddea California, LLC
    Inventor: Alberto Montoya
  • Patent number: 9447325
    Abstract: A pyrolysis oil composition that is soluble in hydrocarbon fuel, and related systems and methods for making the composition, are described. In an exemplary embodiment, a process for making a pyrolysis oil composition involves pyrolyzing biomass to generate biomass-derived pyrolysis vapor therefrom, vaporizing petroleum feedstock to generate petroleum feedstock-derived vapor therefrom, blending the biomass-derived pyrolysis vapor and petroleum feedstock-derived vapor together, condensing the blended biomass-derived pyrolysis vapor and petroleum feedstock-derived vapor simultaneously to form a condensate, and collecting the condensate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Inventor: Johnny Marion Tharpe, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9353822
    Abstract: A tubular shock absorber including a tubular case protruding from a side of a main body portion of the shock absorber. A piston (5) with a piston rod (6) coupled thereto is inserted in a cylinder sealingly containing oil, and a damping force is generated by controlling a flow of the oil generated by movement of the piston with use of a damping force generation mechanism (25). The damping force generation mechanism is contained in a cylindrical case (26) protruding from a side of an outer tube (3), and the damping force generation mechanism is fixed by threadably attaching a nut member (34) to a male screw portion (50) of the case. An O-ring is disposed between an outer circumferential surface of the case and an inner circumferential surface of the nut member to seal an uncoated male screw portion from the outside.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2016
    Assignee: HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventors: Jin Yamasaki, Tetsuo Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9216528
    Abstract: A bi-stable sensor is provided that includes a frame upon which electrical and optical components may be disposed and a coating, such as an overmold coating, provided about the frame. A resistance-providing component is provided integral with or external to the coated bi-stable sensor such that the bi-stable sensor has two mechanically stable configurations that may be transitioned between by overcoming the resistance provided by the resistance-providing component and/or the by the coating. In one embodiment, the resistance-providing component comprises an elastic band provided about a hinge of the frame, either within or external to the coating. In one embodiment, the sensor may be placed on a patient's finger, toe, ear, and so forth to obtain pulse oximetry or other physiological measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: Covidien LP
    Inventors: William Raridan, George L. Matlock, Joseph Coakley, Darius Eghbal
  • Patent number: 9102503
    Abstract: An elevator cage floor has a composite-structure or sandwich mode of construction, including at least one base plate, at least one top plate and at least one composite-structure core disposed therebetween and having at least two chambers, wherein the composite-structure core is connected with the base plate and the top plate. At least one of the at least two chambers of the composite-structure core is at least partly filled with a defined amount of a filler.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: Inventio AG
    Inventors: Christoph Schuler, Beat Brügger, Lukas Zeder, René Strebel, Thomas Wüest, Urs Schaffhauser
  • Patent number: 9034078
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are described for swing adsorption processes. The method includes obtaining different plates, wherein the plates have gaseous openings and a utility fluid opening. Then, the gaseous openings are substantially oriented along a common axis for gaseous openings and the plates are diffusion bonded. Once diffusion bonded, the gaseous openings within the module are wash coated with an adsorbent material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
    Inventors: Amar S. Wanni, Chithranjan Nadarajah, Jeffrey W. Frederick, Narasimhan Sundaram
  • Patent number: 9032606
    Abstract: Systems and methods for personalizing prosthetic and orthotic devices are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method of personalizing a portion of a device configured to be worn by a wearer as at least one of a prosthetic or an orthosis may include facilitating an application of a wearer-selected artwork to the portion of the device. For example, in various specific embodiments, the facilitating an application of a wearer-selected artwork to the portion of the device may include creating a portion of material having a wearer-specified personalization artwork, and providing the portion of material having the wearer-specified personalization artwork to at least one of the wearer or a third party for application onto the portion of the device. In some embodiments, the portion of material may be provided to at least one of the wearer or a third party for application when the portion of the device is being fabricated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventor: Dan Horkey
  • Patent number: 9032628
    Abstract: A razor cartridge includes razor blade assemblies having an inter-blade guard attached to a side of a razor blade. The razor blade is formed from strip that is manufactured including a thermal oxidation process to form a chromium oxide layer on the side surface of the razor blade. This oxide film prevents electrochemical corrosion of the razor blade that may be visible to a user and prevents real or perceived premature failure of the razor blade and thus the razor cartridge during its extended life. The razor blade assembly may also have an array of closely spaced droplets of a liquid adapted to inhibit corrosion of the razor blade applied to the side of the razor blade visible to a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Eveready Battery Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Wayne F Hobson, Sr., Yiming Xu
  • Publication number: 20150129660
    Abstract: A trackable downhole tool includes a tool body having a tag mortise formed therein. The tag mortise has a female dovetail profile. An encapsulated electronic tag is retained in the mortise. The encapsulated electronic tag includes an electronic tag embedded in an encapsulation body. The electronic tag contains or is programmable to contain a unique asset identification code associated with the downhole tool. The encapsulation body has a male dovetail profile that cooperates with the female dovetail to form a dovetail joint that retains the encapsulated electronic tag in the tag mortise.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: NATIONAL OILWELL VARCO, L.P.
    Inventors: Steven D. Laughlin, Mark Arnspiger, Haresh Ghansyam, Stefan M. Butuc
  • Publication number: 20150128394
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for a positioning system for electromagnetic riveting. The apparatus comprises a plate and a biasing system physically associated with the plate. The plate is configured to be positioned relative to a first workpiece, and is further configured to electromagnetically engage an electromagnetic tool. The biasing system is configured to physically engage a second workpiece. The biasing system is further configured to hold the plate in a desired position relative to the first workpiece during a number of operations performed by the electromagnetic tool while the plate is electromagnetically engaged with the first workpiece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Branko Sarh, Harinder Singh Oberoi, Alfredo Jose Gerosa Blanch, Kevin Marion Barrick, Ray Lanier Holden
  • 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: 20150109688
    Abstract: A card has a planar first portion that includes readable data and a second portion that includes a lens. The card can be a credit card and the data can be financial data. The lens provides magnification.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Inventor: Darren M Teren
  • Publication number: 20150107173
    Abstract: Disclosed are a metal curtain wall system of a monolayer structure and a construction method thereof. The metal curtain wall system comprises a plurality of composite material curtain wall units (1) that are produced in a numerical control manner and have complex models. The plurality of composite material curtain wall units (1) is spliced to form an inner-outer wall body model. Embedded members (2) are arranged in the composite material curtain wall units (1). Lead-out parts of the embedded members are oriented towards the inner and outer wall bodies and are fixed to inner and outer wall bodies. The composite material curtain wall units (1) in vertical adjacency are arrayed in a staggered manner. An elastic structural adhesive (3) is coated on surfaces of the composite material curtain wall units (1). Thin-type metal sheets (4) are covered on the elastic structural adhesive (3).
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Publication date: April 23, 2015
    Applicant: Evergrow International Trading (Shanghai) Co.,Ltd.
    Inventors: Chuan Hul Ku, Wen Hao Ku
  • Publication number: 20150101172
    Abstract: A fiber optic connector for use with a fiber optic network having at least one predetermined operating wavelength is provided. First housing contains at least one optical fiber. The optical fiber has a free end forming a physical contact. The physical contact is coated with a protective film. The optical thickness of the protective film is at least 0.10 of the operating wavelength of the fiber optic network. Preferably, the physical contact is thermally shaped. Also preferably, the optical fiber is attached to a quick connect device forming a termini. The physical contact of the optical fiber can be readily coated with the protective film by placing the termini in a vacuum chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: OPTICAL CABLE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Teddy W. Leonard, Neil D. Wilkin, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150101652
    Abstract: A light guide apparatus that can redirect light impinging on the apparatus over a wide range of incident angles and can concentrate light without using a tracking system and methods for fabrication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 6, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Bal Makund Dhar
  • Publication number: 20150096164
    Abstract: A razor cartridge includes razor blade assemblies having an inter-blade guard attached to a side of a razor blade. The razor blade is formed from strip that is manufactured including a thermal oxidation process to form a chromium oxide layer on the side surface of the razor blade. This oxide film prevents electrochemical corrosion of the razor blade that may be visible to a user and prevents real or perceived premature failure of the razor blade and thus the razor cartridge during its extended life. The razor blade assembly may also have an array of closely spaced droplets of a liquid adapted to inhibit corrosion of the razor blade applied to the side of the razor blade visible to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Inventors: Wayne F. Hobson, SR., Yiming Xu
  • Patent number: 8991028
    Abstract: A metal matrix composite is disclosed that includes graphene nanoplatelets dispersed in a metal matrix. The composite provides for improved thermal conductivity. The composite may be formed into heat spreaders or other thermal management devices to provide improved cooling to electronic and electrical equipment and semiconductor devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Namsoo Paul Kim, James Ping Huang
  • Publication number: 20150082615
    Abstract: A method of mounting at least one pressure port in a skin of an aircraft, where the port is made with a hollow tube implanted in the skin, optimizes conditions whereby each of the tubes is made flush with the skin so that static or dynamic pressure measurements are accurate and reliable. The method includes a step of leveling each of the tubes and a step of painting the skin. To achieve satisfactory leveling conditions for the tubes on each occasion, the leveling step is independent of the layer of paint deposited on the skin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: Michel Bacou, Christophe Arruti
  • Publication number: 20150082603
    Abstract: A system for use in covering a portion of a fastener protruding from a surface is provided. The system includes a cap that includes an interior, a base that at least partially delimits the interior, and pawls on the interior. The system may also include a tooth configured to be associated with the fastener and configured to positively engage the pawls.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Blaine Knight Rawdon, Michael Scott Cameron
  • Publication number: 20150078004
    Abstract: An LED based illumination device includes LEDs mounted to an LED mounting board, an integrated output window sub-assembly, and a thermal frame coupled between the integrated output window sub-assembly and the LED mounting board. The integrated output window sub-assembly may include an output window and a thermally conductive ring coupled to the perimeter surface of the output window. The thermally conductive ring may have a radial width equal to or greater than the thickness of the output window. Additionally, the output window and the thermally conductive ring may have coplanar top and bottom surfaces. The thermally conductive ring surrounding the perimeter of the output window may include one or more pockets into which a curable, thermally conductive bonding material is disposed in an uncured state and flows into a gap between the perimeter of the output window and the thermally conductive ring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Gerard Harbers, Gregory W. Eng, Jim W. Li
  • Publication number: 20150074978
    Abstract: Polyurethane systems that cure similarly to systems based on mercury catalysts contain 1,4-butanediol and a zinc carboxylate catalyst. These systems cure and develop green strength similarly to systems based on mercury catalysts. These systems are especially useful in making insulated pipe joints for subsea pipeline installations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Inventors: Amber Stephenson, Eric Rexrode
  • 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
  • Publication number: 20150072099
    Abstract: A lightweight board having an upper covering layer, which extends in a longitudinal direction, a lower covering layer, which extends parallel to the upper covering layer and is spaced apart from the upper covering layer in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction, a light middle layer, which extends between the upper covering layer and the lower covering layer, and a bar, which extends between the upper covering layer and the lower covering layer and consists of wood or wood-based material. To simplify the production of a connection arrangement, the bar has a machine-worked tongue profile and/or groove profile, which is formed for mechanical locking in the longitudinal direction and in the direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction with a corresponding profile of a further component. The invention also relates to a corresponding connection arrangement and a corresponding method for producing a connection arrangement.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Bruno Reiter, Helmut Nerf
  • Publication number: 20150060309
    Abstract: A durable, accessory cover assembly for a computing device, such as a cellular phone or a tablet computer. The accessory cover includes a frame, a first covering portion, and a second covering portion. The first covering can be composed of a wear-resistant material, such as leather; whereas, the second covering can be composed of a pliable particulate-absorbing material, such as microfiber. The first covering can be configured to seamlessly cover an external bottom surface of the frame, four external lateral surfaces of the frame, and four internal later surfaces of the frame, as well as an overlap region of an internal top surface of the frame. The second covering can be configured cover a majority of the surface area of the internal top surface of the frame, where it abuts the first covering along an annular region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventors: Jared A. SARTEE, Matthew Dean ROHRBACH, Adam K. ESCHNER, Julio C. QUINTERO, Harry W. SMITH, IV
  • Publication number: 20150059734
    Abstract: A solar thermal collector including a carrier, channels and a solar selective coating is provided. The channels are embedded in the carrier for a heat transfer fluid flowing therein. The solar selective coating is deposited on an outer surface of the carrier. The solar selective coating includes a damping layer, an absorbing layer and an anti-reflecting layer. The damping layer is deposited on the outer surface of the carrier. The absorbing layer is deposited on the damping layer, wherein the absorbing layer has a transition region including plural sub-layers and located adjacent to the damping layer. The anti-reflecting layer is deposited on the absorbing layer, wherein a light beam is adapted to enter the absorbing layer through the anti-reflecting layer, and irradiation energy of the light beam is transformed by the collector into thermal energy, which is then transmitted to the heat transfer fluid in the channels.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 4, 2013
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Inventor: Jen-Huang Tsai
  • Patent number: 8966735
    Abstract: An implantable tissue marker incorporates a contrast agent scaled within a chamber in a container formed from a solid material. The contrast agent is selected to produce a change, such as an increase, in signal intensity under magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). An additional contrast agent may also be sealed within the chamber to provide visibility under another imaging modality, such as computed tomographic (CT) imaging or ultrasound imaging.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Breast-Med, Inc.
    Inventors: Patrick Bolan, Michael G. Garwood, Michael T. Nelson, Daniel A. Halpern
  • Patent number: 8959768
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for making a deicing system on a panel (22) of a nacelle comprising an outer skin (24) having at least one hole and an inner skin (26), characterized in that it comprises the following steps: A. a grid of resistive elements is positioned on the outer skin (24) with respect to the hole(s) by a positioning means; B. the grid of resistive elements is applied by an application means to the location determined in step A to form the deicing system; C. a surface coating is applied to the resulting deicing system. The present invention also relates to an air inlet lip and to a nacelle comprising a deicing system produced by such method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Aircelle
    Inventors: Guy Bernard Vauchel, Marc Gerome, Laurence Lemains
  • Patent number: 8950069
    Abstract: A low leakage, integral fixed vane system for a gas turbine engine compression system which can accommodate the latest 3-D aerodynamic airfoil geometries and provide endwall ovalization control. A unitized construction wherein the vanes are integral with the case wall in the compression system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce North American Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert A. Ress, Jr.
  • Publication number: 20150033878
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a pressure sensor, comprising the following steps: assembling a support substrate with a deformable membrane on which strain gauges have been deposited, wherein the deformable membrane comprises a thinned area at the centre thereof, the support substrate is disposed on top of the deformable membrane, the support substrate comprises an upper surface and a lower surface in contact with the deformable membrane, and the support substrate also comprises lateral recesses arranged on top of the strain gauges and a central recess arranged on top of the thinned area of the membrane, so as to obtain a micromechanical structure; and, once the assembly has been obtained, depositing, in a single step, at least one conductive material on the upper surface of the support and in the lateral recesses of the support, said conductive material extending into the recesses in order to be in contact with the strain gauges so as to form electrical contacts in contact with the strain ga
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE LABORATOIRE D'ANALYSE ET D'ARCHIT
    Inventors: Sebastiano Brida, Jean-Francois Le Neal
  • Publication number: 20150033541
    Abstract: A method for producing a scintillator dual array comprising the steps of bonding first and second scintillator bar arrays having different sensitivity distributions of X-ray energy detection and pluralities of parallel grooves with equal gaps, via an intermediate resin layer, such that both scintillator bars are aligned in a lamination direction, cutting the integrally bonded bar array in a direction crossing the scintillator bars, and coating one cut surface of each bonded bar array piece with a resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: HITACHI METALS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hideo Nitta, Akira Shigekawa, Satoshi Shiota, Hiroyuki Nagatomo
  • Publication number: 20150021169
    Abstract: A cathodic protection device enclosing a reference cell and a conductive media and having two coupon assemblies mounted, facing opposing direction, on an exterior surface thereof is disclosed. The coupon assemblies each have a disc-shaped coupon seated in a coupon jacket and are electrically coupled to a wire. The coupon jacket is generally patch-sized and defines a pocket in a first surface and a groove in a second, opposing surface thereof. The disc-shaped coupon is seated in the pocket and the wire is seated in the groove with the electrical junction therebetween aligned with an aperture connecting the pocket to the groove. A sealing material is used to form a watertight seal between the disc-shaped coupon and the pocket and fills the groove. The device includes a hydrophilic porous member having a first surface in communication with the conductive media and a second surface in communication with an external environment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Applicant: APS Materials, Inc.
    Inventor: Gregory P. Smith
  • Patent number: 8936694
    Abstract: The disclosure provides in one embodiment a method of applying a high temperature hybridized molecular functional group adhesion barrier coating to a surface of a structure. The method includes providing a structure having at least one surface to be bonded, preparing the at least one surface to expose active reactive surface sites, providing one or more liquid or solid phase chemical derivatization compounds, applying heat to the one or more liquid or solid phase chemical derivatization compounds to vaporize the one or more liquid or solid chemical derivatization compounds, depositing the one or more vaporized chemical derivatization compounds on the prepared surface to form a derivatized composite surface having hybridized molecular functional groups, and heat curing the derivatized composite surface to form a high temperature hybridized molecular functional group adhesion barrier coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Eugene A. Dan-Jumbo, Joel P. Baldwin
  • Publication number: 20140366698
    Abstract: A material suitable to keep layers or plies of a composite material from adhering to each other during production and transportion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventor: Nanlin Han
  • Patent number: 8904620
    Abstract: A metallic housing forming method includes steps as follows: friction stir welding metallic members to form a metallic housing; immersing the metallic housing in an alkali solution to remove contaminants from the metallic housing, and forming a black salt layer on the metallic housing; stripping the black salt layer away from the metallic housing; electro-polishing the metallic housing to dissolve the outermost surface of the metallic housing; anode-oxiding the metallic housing; and sealing and drying the metallic housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Meng-Yu Tsou, Wei-Jian Dai
  • Publication number: 20140339032
    Abstract: PROBLEM The present invention relates to a tubular shock absorber including a tubular case protruding from a side of a main body portion of the shock absorber. An object of the present invention is to prevent a foreign object such as water and dust from entering toward a screw portion of the case. MEANS FOR SOLVING A piston 5 with a piston rod 6 coupled thereto is inserted in a cylinder sealingly containing oil, and a damping force is generated by controlling a flow of the oil generated by a movement of the piston 5 with use of a damping force generation mechanism 25. The damping force generation mechanism 25 is contained in a cylindrical case 26 protruding from a side of an outer tube 3, and the damping force generation mechanism 25 is fixed by threadably attaching a nut member 34 to a male screw portion 50 of the case 26.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Yamasaki, Tetsuo Yoshida