Metal Deforming With Nonmetallic Bonding Patents (Class 29/469.5)
  • Patent number: 10384322
    Abstract: The present invention provides a lubricant material for assisting machining process comprising a high molecular weight compound (A) having a weight average molecular weight of 5×104 or higher and 1×106 or lower, a medium molecular weight compound (B) having a weight average molecular weight of 1×103 or higher and lower than 5×104, and a carbon (C) having an average particle size of 100 ?m or larger.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Yousuke Matsuyama, Takaaki Ogashiwa
  • Patent number: 10213087
    Abstract: A non-welded field joint for connecting two portions of a pot and pan washing machine together as a single unit is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Unified Brands, Inc.
    Inventors: John Inch, John W. Cantrell, Mark Churchill, David Stockdale
  • Patent number: 10138863
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for manufacturing a rotating part which belongs to a hydraulic machine of an installation for converting hydraulic energy into electrical or mechanical energy. This rotating part includes blades distributed about an axis of rotation of the rotating part and extending from a leading edge to a trailing edge. This method can include manufacturing, in steel, a first part of each blade, which defines the leading edge thereof, manufacturing a second part of the blade in a material other than steel and attaching this to the first part of the blade so as to form a trailing edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: GE RENEWABLE TECHNOLOGIES
    Inventors: Laurent Bornard, Michel Sabourin
  • Patent number: 10023223
    Abstract: A steering column assembly includes an energy absorption assembly, an adjustment lever, and a rocker member. The energy absorption assembly has an energy absorption strap and a cam member. The adjustment lever is operatively connected to at least one of the upper jacket assembly and the lower jacket assembly. The rocker member has a rocker member body that extends between a first end connected to the adjustment lever and a second end configured to engage the cam member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: STEERING SOLUTIONS IP HOLDING CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael P. Anspaugh, Donald A. Buzzard, James C. Russell, Randy W. Jones
  • Patent number: 9669604
    Abstract: An aluminum-alloy plate (10) equipped with an aluminum-alloy substrate (1) and an aluminum-oxide film (2) formed on the surface of the aluminum-alloy substrate (1), wherein: the aluminum-oxide film (2) contains at least one type of additional element having a P-B ratio of 1.00 or more, zirconium in the amount of 0.01-10 atomic percent, and magnesium in the amount of 0.1 or more and less than 10 atomic percent; and the total amount of additional elements contained in the aluminum-oxide film (2) is 0.010-5.0 atomic percent. As a result, it is possible to provide: an aluminum-alloy plate which exhibits excellent post-degreasing-water-wettability stability even when in a high-temperature, high-humidity environment; and a joined body and a vehicle member which use the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akihiko Tatsumi, Satoru Takada
  • Patent number: 9638241
    Abstract: The link for an aircraft comprises at least two portions respectively made of metal and of composite material together forming a common section of a middle segment of the link in a plane perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Guillaume Gallant, Julien Guillemaut
  • Patent number: 9452462
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention there is provided a method of making a metal part assembly, the method comprising: —providing a first metal part and a second metal part wherein at least one of the first and second metal part comprises a metal panel; —providing an adhesive sheet having a first portion near a first end of the adhesive sheet and a second portion near a second end opposite to the first end of the adhesive sheet, the adhesive sheet comprising a thermosettable composition that comprises a mixture of a first and second epoxy compound and an epoxy curing agent, wherein the first epoxy compound has a weight average molecular weight of at least 1000 g/mol and has an amount of epoxy groups of between 5 and 10 mole % and the second epoxy compound has a weight average molecular weight of not more than 400 g/mol and wherein the weight ratio of first to second epoxy compound is between 0.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 27, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Sohaib Elgimiabi
  • Patent number: 9365931
    Abstract: An aluminum alloy for use in a plate-fin heat exchanger having a heat transfer portion with seawater as a coolant includes an organic phosphonic acid underlying coating disposed on the surface of the aluminum alloy and a fluorocarbon resin coating disposed on the organic phosphonic acid underlying coating, the fluorocarbon resin coating having an average thickness of 1 to 100 ?m after drying. The aluminum alloy has improved durability of coating adhesion and excellent seawater corrosion resistance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignee: Kobe Steel, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Ohwaki, Nobuhiro Kobayashi, Koji Noishiki
  • Patent number: 9220171
    Abstract: A method of fabricating housing includes steps of: providing a sheet; providing a mold including a first core and a second core, in which the first core substantially extends along a plane, and the second core is adjacent to the first core; pressing the sheet to the mold to make the sheet attach to the second core, in which the second core is fixed to the sheet; and moving the sheet away from the first core along a vertical direction perpendicular to the plane to separate the second core and the first core so as to make the second core become an internal member, in which a housing is formed of the sheet and the internal member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2015
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventors: Che-Hung Huang, Chin-Chung Shih
  • Publication number: 20150145399
    Abstract: A refrigerator includes a main body, a storage chamber provided in the main body, and a door opening and closing the storage chamber, wherein the door includes a front panel comprising a front portion forming a front exterior of the door, an edge portion bent from the front portion and a side portion bent from the edge portion and forming a side exterior, a rear panel coupled to a rear side of the front panel, an insulation material provided at an inner space defined by the front panel and the rear panel, and a decorative member coupled to the edge portion and forming an exterior. Due to such a configuration, the edge portion of the door has enhanced aesthetic appeal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Sun Hwan JOO, Seung Yong YANG, Sang Gyu JUNG
  • Patent number: 9017186
    Abstract: Embodiments of club heads with multiple density weighting and methods of manufacturing the same are described herein. Other embodiments and related methods are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Martin R. Jertson, John A Solheim
  • Patent number: 9009944
    Abstract: Wet electrostatic precipitator (WESP) collector tube bundles are formed by a procedure in which strips of conductive material are corrugated, intended abutting surfaces of the corrugated strips are abraded, adhesive is applied to the abraded surfaces, multiple ones of the corrugated strips are assembled with corrugation in abutting relationship, and outer panels are assembled with the resulting hexagonal tube bundle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Megtec Turbosonic Inc.
    Inventors: Paul McGrath, Robert A. Allan
  • Patent number: 9009961
    Abstract: A metal housing part having multiple through openings, a glass filling being situated in each of the openings, each glass filling closing an opening hermetically sealed and enveloping a contact end, which extends through the opening and the glass filling and whose two ends protrude out of the glass filling and the opening, and to a method for manufacturing the metal housing part. The housing part is configured as trough-shaped, having a base wall, side walls, and a flange. Because of the trough-shaped design, the housing part maintains its original shape even when the housing part is subjected to high temperatures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Ulrich Trescher, Eckhard Schaefer
  • Publication number: 20150101465
    Abstract: A torque-limiting driving tool having a body having an axis of rotation, an elongated shaft disposed along the axis of rotation and supported by the body, and a torque-limiting element disposed to limit the amount of torque imposed on the body which is transmitted to the elongated shaft. The torque-limiting element includes opposed cams each of which comprises a metallic cam surface and a non-metallic structural base which is disposed to hold the metallic cam surface in operable position within the body. The torque-limiting driver may have a torque-adjustment element which is operable to adjust the torque value to which the transmitted torque is limited, which may include a plug bearing threads which are compatible with threads of the body. The body may include a locking element which drivably interacts with the plug to resist spontaneous rotation of the plug.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Inventor: Brian James Cutler
  • Patent number: 8973244
    Abstract: A pipe processing tool that is configured to deform the end of a pipe so that the circumferential shape of the end of the pipe generally matches the circumferential shape of an adjacent pipe end. Matching the circumferential shapes of the pipe ends is advantageous during a pipe attachment process. The pipe processing tool can include a deformation ring with a plurality of pipe deformation members. Each pipe deformation member faces radially inward and is actuatable in a radial direction toward and away from the center of the deformation ring in order to permit engagement with the pipe. Each pipe deformation member is individually and separately actuatable from the other pipe deformation members so that the circumferential shapes of the pipes can be altered by controlling suitable ones of the pipe deformation members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Lavalley Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Jason LaValley, Daniel Larson, Jesse Kilde
  • Publication number: 20150045875
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a stent including at least one member having a first portion and a second portion and at least one radiopaque connector joining the first portion to the second portion. In one or more embodiments, at least one radiopaque connector may form a first radiopaque pattern distinguishable from a second radiopaque pattern formed by at least one radiopaque marker. Methods for manufacturing a stent including at least two member portions connected by at least one radiopaque connector are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Applicant: BOSTON SCIENTIFIC SCIMED, INC.
    Inventors: John Allen Hingston, Gerald Fredrickson, Peter Brady, Shane McMahon, Gary O'Brien
  • Patent number: 8951143
    Abstract: Embodiments of golf club weight attachment mechanisms are described herein. In some embodiments, a golf club head comprises a head body with an interior cavity, a shell portion, and a bracket with a weight member coupled to the bracket. In one embodiment, the bracket and the weight member can be configured to be fully contained within the interior cavity. Other examples and related methods are also described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Eric J. Morales, Martin R. Jertson
  • Patent number: 8931173
    Abstract: There is disclosed a member for sealing, baffling and/or reinforcing components of an automotive vehicle. The assembly generally includes a carrier, an expandable material and at least one fastener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: Zephyros, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas C. Larsen, Thomas D. Kleino, Abraham Kassa, William J. Barz, Matthew Harthcock
  • Publication number: 20140370371
    Abstract: Provided is an external packaging material for a laminated battery, which is one of two external packaging materials constituting a battery case accommodating a battery element, and each configured by a stainless steel sheet provided with a resin layer, the battery case being formed by fusing together the resin layers in a state in which tabs connected to the battery element are disposed between the two external packaging materials, wherein a stepped portion conforming to the cross-sectional shape of each of the tabs at a position where the tab is inserted between the two external packaging materials is formed in advance before the tab is inserted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Inventors: Kazunori OZAWA, Yasunori OZAWA, Yusuke HONMA, Norihiro KON, Yoshie YOSHIDA, Norimasa MIURA, Katsunari NORITA, Setsuko KOURA
  • Patent number: 8844112
    Abstract: A medical needle shield apparatus is manufactured by positioning a portion of a friction plate or clip on a medical needle and then further orienting the remaining portion so that the tolerance is optimized for resetting the clip on the medical needle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Specialized Health Products, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeremy W. Snow, F. Mark Ferguson, Roy L. Barrus
  • Patent number: 8840749
    Abstract: A sealed hemmed closure assembly includes an inner panel having a first face and a second face, and an outer panel having a panel portion and a hemming portion. The second face of the inner panel substantially opposes the first face, and the hemming portion of the outer panel is disposed proximate an edge of the outer panel. The panel portion of the outer face is configured to abut the first face of the inner panel, and the hemming portion is configured to abut the second face of the inner panel. An adhesive material is disposed between the panel portion of the outer panel and the first face of the inner panel, and a sealant material is disposed between the hemming portion of the outer panel and the second face of the inner panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventor: Guangling Song
  • Publication number: 20140237784
    Abstract: A method of forming a microchannel cooled component is provided. The method includes forming at least one microchannel within a surface of a relatively planar plate. The method also includes placing a relatively planar cover member over the surface having the at least one microchannel formed therein. The method further includes adhering the relatively planar cover member to the relatively planar plate. The method yet further includes curving the microchannel cooled component by pressing the relatively planar cover member with a forming component for at least a portion of a time period of adhering the relatively planar cover member to the relatively planar plate.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2013
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Benjamin Paul Lacy, Paul Stephen Dimascio, Srikanth Chandrudu Kottilingam, David Edward Schick
  • Patent number: 8776350
    Abstract: Certain example embodiments relate to improved spacers for insulated glass units. Certain example embodiments relate to corrugated spacers that extend around a periphery of an IG unit. In certain example embodiments, the spacer includes at least one structured concave cavity. When positioned in conjunction with a substrate, the cavity may be filled with a sealant. In certain example embodiments, the sealant may be a thermoplastic sealant. In certain example embodiments, another cavity may be provided that may accept a structural sealant. In certain example embodiments, the thickness of the corrugated faces of a spacer may be less than the thickness of the shoulders of spacer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 15, 2014
    Assignee: Guardian Industries Corp.
    Inventor: David J. Cooper
  • Publication number: 20140193702
    Abstract: A method for producing a housing for a galvanic element includes forming a metal base housing to improve the insulation properties of the housing and gluing an insulation film to at least one outer surface of the base housing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 19, 2011
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Applicants: Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Woehrle, Patrick Auracher, Aleksandar Petrevski, Conrad Bubeck
  • Publication number: 20140193603
    Abstract: In accordance with the present invention there is provided a method of making a metal part assembly, the method comprising: —providing a first metal part and a second metal part wherein at least one of the first and second metal part comprises a metal panel; —providing an adhesive sheet having a first portion near a first end of the adhesive sheet and a second portion near a second end opposite to the first end of the adhesive sheet, the adhesive sheet comprising a thermosettable composition that comprises a mixture of a first and second epoxy compound and an epoxy curing agent, wherein the first epoxy compound has a weight average molecular weight of at least 1000 g/mol and has an amount of epoxy groups of between 5 and 10 mole % and the second epoxy compound has a weight average molecular weight of not more than 400 g/mol and wherein the weight ratio of first to second epoxy compound is between 0.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2012
    Publication date: July 10, 2014
    Inventor: Sohaib Elgimiabi
  • Publication number: 20140182966
    Abstract: A panel assembly with a multi-layer patch may be used in any number of different applications in order to reduce noise or vibrations, provide thermal insulation, and/or improve the structural integrity of an underlying part. In an exemplary embodiment where the panel assembly is a vehicle part, the panel assembly includes a main panel, a primary adhesive layer, and a multi-layer patch that includes at least two individual patches and at least one auxiliary adhesive layer. The primary adhesive layer attaches the multi-layer patch to the main panel, and the auxiliary adhesive layer attaches the individual patches together. The size, shape, thickness and/or composition of the different layers of the multi-layer patch may be specifically chosen to exhibit certain sound and/or thermal damping properties.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 22, 2012
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: SHILOH INDUSTRIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jonathan W. Fisk, James F. Keys, Michael C. Adams
  • Patent number: 8745869
    Abstract: A screwed pipe connection for connecting a pipeline including a connection end having a formed wall region. The screwed pipe connection includes a connection part and a union joint part. Proceeding from the end face of the connection end of the pipeline, an outside cross-section of the pipeline increases and is larger than the nominal outside cross-section, then decreases again. Proceeding from the end face, a clear inside cross-section of the connection end is larger than the nominal inside cross-section and decreases to the nominal inside cross-section. The wall thickness on the end face is smaller than the nominal wall thickness, and wherein an inner material difference, resulting from the deviation of the inside cross-section from the nominal inside cross-section, and an outer material difference, resulting from the deviation of the outside cross-section from the nominal outside cross-section, deviate from one another by a maximum of 30 percent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: VOSS Fluid GmbH
    Inventors: Gerd Berghaus, Harald Pott
  • Publication number: 20140150366
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method for producing rectangular or square wall elements from flat sheet metal, including determining a length and width of a wall element, providing a flat sheet metal piece incising two longitudinal edge portions to form two incisions to form two tabs for each longitudinal edge portion separated by a respective incision from the remaining longitudinal edge portion, right-angled folding of a respective strip, formed by the incisions, right-angled folding of the tabs parallel to the longitudinal edge at the level of the base of the associated incision, right-angled folding of the longitudinal edge portions along the longitudinal edge, right-angled folding of the transverse edge portions parallel to the transverse edge to form a strip having a width corresponding to the transverse dimension of the tabs, and right-angled folding of the transverse edge portions along the transverse edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: C E S CONTROL ENCLOSURE SYSTEMS GMBH
    Inventors: Igor Harry Schaaf, Paul Mazura, Walter Nicolai, Simon Jocham
  • Patent number: 8726487
    Abstract: This invention describes a process flow, method and apparatus to assemble triple IG units without contaminating the center glass lite. A non-contact vacuum pad is used to lift a glass lite off from a horizontal or vertical support that conveys it from a glass washer to an assembly station. Each of multiple pads has a capacity to lift approximately seven to ten pounds. Use of multiple pads per glass sheet or lite allows lites having, dimensions up to 70 by 100 inches (assuming glass thickness of one quarter inch) to be assembled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: GED Integrated Solutions, Inc.
    Inventors: William Briese, John Grismer, Timothy B. McGlinchy
  • Patent number: 8726514
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a panel manufacturing method capable of easily adapting to manufacture of panels, such as door panels, of different sizes. The present invention provides a panel manufacturing method for a panel made of an outer plate integrated with an inner plate. The method includes a step of applying an adhesive to a predetermined place on the outer plate; a step of mating the outer plate and the inner plate with each other and providing preliminary bonding by laser welding; a step of hemming by bending an outer edge portion of the pre-bonded outer plate to wrap over a circumferential edge portions of the inner plate and then pressing flat; and a step of sealing the panel, after the outer plate has undergone the hemming step on its circumferential edge portions, by applying an adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 20, 2014
    Assignee: Nakahara Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Keitaro Yokogawa, Isao Yoshijima, Shuichi Tome
  • Publication number: 20140090230
    Abstract: A method of making, transporting and installing soffit made by a machine that creates corrugated sheet metal soffit which soffit is coated with vinyl material which vinyl material coats one or both sides of the aluminum sheet metal prior to being fed through the machine that creates the corrugated soffit. The abstract of the disclosure is submitted herewith as required by 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b). As stated in 37 C.F.R. §1.72(b): A brief abstract of the technical disclosure in the specification must commence on a separate sheet, preferably following the claims, under the heading “Abstract of the Disclosure.” The purpose of the abstract is to enable the Patent and Trademark Office and the public generally to determine quickly from a cursory inspection the nature and gist of the technical disclosure. The abstract shall not be used for interpreting the scope of the claims.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: April 3, 2014
    Inventor: William CULINA
  • Patent number: 8615883
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a corner of a frame-type spacer for insulating glass panels by (a) making a metal hollow profile rod available, which rod has an outer wall, two parallel flanks, and an inner wall, (b) indenting the inner wall and the two flanks in the position of the hollow profile rod where the corner is supposed to be formed, and (c) bending the hollow profile rod by a defined angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Plus Inventia AG
    Inventor: Karl Lenhardt
  • Patent number: 8551273
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for forming fluoroplastic articles including inner and outer fluoroplastic layers and a metal meshwork, the metal meshwork being arranged between the inner and outer fluoroplastic layers, characterized by the meshwork being stretchable and compressible in an axial direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Inventors: Wei Zhao, Guolong Chen, Yonggao Zhao
  • Publication number: 20130255062
    Abstract: The present embodiments provide an introducer sheath having a braided member and methods of manufacture. The introducer sheath comprises an inner tube, a braided member disposed over at least a portion of the inner tube, and an outer tube disposed over the inner tube and the braided member. In one embodiment, the braided member comprises a plurality of intersecting first and second wire segments at least partially covered with a coating. At least a portion of the first and second wire segments are bonded together at one or more intersections, for example, by melting the coating, to reduce movement of at least one of the first and second wire segments with respect to one another. Optionally, a coiled member having a plurality of turns may be disposed over a portion of the braided member and the inner tube.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: October 3, 2013
    Inventor: William L. Howat
  • Patent number: 8540697
    Abstract: A method for making a deflectable catheter includes positioning a flexible element along a catheter liner. A flexible element distal portion extends along at least a portion of a deflectable distal end portion of the catheter liner. At least one anchor is engaged to the flexible element distal portion. The flexible element resides radially between the catheter liner and a band extending at least part way around a perimeter of the liner. An encapsulant, positioned around at least the flexible element distal portion, forms at least a portion of a sidewall of the deflectable distal end portion of the liner. The anchor and band are within the sidewall so that the encapsulant transmits pushing and pulling forces from the at least one anchor to the deflectable distal end portion of the liner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: Greatbatch Ltd.
    Inventors: Brian Honebrink, Brian Fischer
  • Publication number: 20130167357
    Abstract: A crimp fitting comprises a metal tube wall that forms both a cylindrical tube portion and an adjacent annular O-ring channel portion. The tube wall has a first wall thickness along the cylindrical tube portion and a second wall thickness along at least part of the O-ring channel portion. The second wall thickness is less than the first wall thickness. The cylindrical tube portion and O-ring channel are configured and adapted to encircle a cylindrical end portion of a tube when such end portion of the tube is inserted into the fitting.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: July 4, 2013
    Applicant: Cerro Flow Products LLC
    Inventor: Cerro Flow Products LLC
  • Patent number: 8458903
    Abstract: A method for producing an elastic plate for a liquid jet head, which includes etching a rolled metal plate based on a rolling direction of the rolled metal plate, to form an etched portion and a non-etched portion on the rolled metal plate. The thickness of the etched portion is thinner than the thickness of the non-etched portion and the rolling direction is substantially perpendicular to a long side of the rolled metal plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2013
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Tomoaki Takahashi, Minoru Watanabe, Atsushi Furuhata
  • Patent number: 8449405
    Abstract: An apparatus can comprise a body with a receptacle, and a multi-density weight. The multi-density weight can comprise a first weight component with a first density, an inner portion and a periphery around the inner portion, and a second weight component with a second density and secured to the inner portion of the first weight component. The body, and the first and second weight components can comprise materials different from each other. The receptacle can have a receptacle base and a receptacle wall. The second weight component can comprise a material having a weld-averse trait with respect to the body. The surface of the body can be proximate to at least one of a hosel region, an upper toe region, a lower toe region, a heel region, a backside region, an upper-half region, or a lower-half region of the body. Other embodiments and related methods are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2013
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Marty R. Jertson, John A. Solheim
  • Patent number: 8430576
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention describe optical cable housings including fiber termination units to couple optical fiber components to lenses. As in prior art solutions, embodiments of the invention utilize said fiber termination units to couple and optically align the optical fiber to the lenses; however, embodiments of the invention include flat-sided structures to more securely couple the optical fiber to the lenses; furthermore, said structures are more suitable for mass manufacturing compared to prior art solutions. Discussion herein of connectors and receptacles refers to providing a mechanical and communicative connection. The mating of the connector/receptacle may be facilitated via housing and alignment structural features, and typically includes contact of the electrical contacts and alignment of fiber optical signal transmission elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Jamyuen Ko
  • Publication number: 20130074313
    Abstract: Multi-layered cellular metallic glass structures and methods of preparing the same are provided. In one embodiment, the cellular metallic glass structure includes at least one patterned metallic glass sheet and at least one additional sheet. The at least one patterned metallic glass sheet may include multiple sheets connected together to form a group of sheets, and the structure may include a group of sheets sandwiched between two outer sheets. The patterned metallic glass sheets may be patterned by thermoplastically forming two- and/or three-dimensional patterns in the metallic glass sheets.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: California Institute of Technology
    Inventor: California Institute of Technology
  • Publication number: 20130074314
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a panel manufacturing method capable of easily adapting to manufacture of panels, such as door panels, of different sizes. The present invention provides a panel manufacturing method for a panel made of an outer plate integrated with an inner plate. The method includes a step of applying an adhesive to a predetermined place on the outer plate; a step of mating the outer plate and the inner plate with each other and providing preliminary bonding by laser welding; a step of hemming by bending an outer edge portion of the pre-bonded outer plate to wrap over a circumferential edge portions of the inner plate and then pressing flat; and a step of sealing the panel, after the outer plate has undergone the hemming step on its circumferential edge portions, by applying an adhesive.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 15, 2012
    Publication date: March 28, 2013
    Applicant: NAKAHARA CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Nakahara Co., LTD.
  • Patent number: 8387225
    Abstract: Repeated inserting, tightening, loosening, and removing of external threads to internal threads can increase the likelihood of cross threading and thread damage. A spring loaded gear bolt assembly, which promotes alignment of mating threads before applying torque, is described. A spring is disposed on the back end of a bolt shaft to promote alignment of lead mating threads before twisting to engage external to internal threads. A gear chain translates a single hand rotation to thread two bolts into respective affixed internal threaded holes, simultaneously. A spring loaded gear bolt assembly and method described herein promote increased thread life and ease of use ease for test plate securing. Efficient single handed manipulation of multiple bolts simultaneously can be achieved using a test plate assembly, which included spring loaded gear bolt assemblies, as described herein. Applications of a spring loaded gear bolt include infrared adapter test plate assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: Williams-Pyro, Inc.
    Inventor: James C. Walters
  • Publication number: 20130049556
    Abstract: A metal housing part having multiple through openings, a glass filling being situated in each of the openings, each glass filling closing an opening hermetically sealed and enveloping a contact end, which extends through the opening and the glass filling and whose two ends protrude out of the glass filling and the opening, and to a method for manufacturing the metal housing part. The housing part is configured as trough-shaped, having a base wall, side walls, and a flange. Because of the trough-shaped design, the housing part maintains its original shape even when the housing part is subjected to high temperatures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 23, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: ROBERT BOSCH GMBH
    Inventor: Robert Bosch GmbH
  • Publication number: 20120324705
    Abstract: Forming a channel letter box using a profile, including: determining an incision position on one surface of the profile where at least one surface incision is to be made; surface incising at the determined position; folding the profile at the incision position to form the channel letter box, wherein the profile comprises at least one protruding rib on one surface of the profile; and cutting and attaching a top plate to the channel letter box, wherein a thickness of the top plate is substantially close to a distance from the top of the profile to the top of a top rib of the at least one rib.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicants: SEOUL LASER DIEBOARD SYSTEM CO., LTD., SEOUL LASER DIEBOARD SYSTEM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyong-Chan Lim, Mike Adams
  • Patent number: 8302275
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing an iron core comprising: a plate thickness measurement unit for measuring a thickness of the strip as an intermediate product of the iron core; an inlet guide for positioning the strip in a widthwise direction thereof; a mil roll unit for performing a rolling-bending process to the strip fed out of the inlet guide; a restraint jig for shaping the strip fed out of the mil unit and holding a curvature thereof constant; and a curvature measurement unit for measuring a curvature of the strip to which the rolling-bending process has been performed by using said mill roll. Position control of the inlet guide, the pressure roll unit, and the restraint jig is performed based on at least one of the plate thickness and the curvature of the strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2012
    Assignees: Hitachi, Ltd., Hitachi Car Engineering Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Koshizaka, Toshiaki Ueda, Yuichi Kirihara, Keiji Kawahara, Susumu Sasaki
  • Publication number: 20120274098
    Abstract: A vehicle body structure includes a vehicle roof member, a first panel, a second panel, and a serpentine-shaped reinforcement structure. The first panel connects with and depends downwardly from the vehicle roof member. The second panel connects with the first panel. The first panel and the second panel form, when connected, a vehicle pillar. The serpentine-shaped reinforcement structure includes a plurality of peak sections and a plurality of valley sections and is disposed in the vehicle pillar between the first panel and the second panel. The reinforcement structure is fixed to the first panel via a weld at a peak section. The reinforcement structure is closest to the second panel at a valley section. A method for manufacturing a vehicle body structure is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: November 1, 2012
    Applicant: HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Timothy J. Palesano, Joseph M. Riggsby, W. Sanjaya A. Fonseka, Robert G. ZumMallen
  • Publication number: 20120237170
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention describe optical cable housings including fiber termination units to couple optical fibers components to lenses. As in prior art solutions, embodiments of the invention utilize said fiber termination units to couple and optically align the optical fiber to the lenses; however, embodiments of the invention include flat-sided structures to more securely couple the optical fiber to the lenses; furthermore, said structures are more suitable for mass manufacturing compared to prior art solutions. Discussion herein of connectors and receptacles refers to providing a mechanical and communicative connection. The mating of the connector/receptacle may be facilitated via housing and alignment structural features, and typically includes contact of the electrical contacts and alignment of fiber optical signal transmission elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Publication date: September 20, 2012
    Inventor: Jamyuen Ko
  • Publication number: 20120205323
    Abstract: A fluid filter media including a first media layer, a second media layer, a filter layer disposed between the first media layer and the second media layer, and a plurality of spaced apart weld points that couple the first media layer, the filter layer, and the second media layer together, where the weld points distort the surface of the first media layer and the second media layer, the fluid filter media is folded back on itself to form a plurality of pleats, and the surface distortions permit fluid flow through the fluid filter media when adjacent surfaces of the fluid filter media touch.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 16, 2011
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: Charles Francis Kern
  • Publication number: 20120202013
    Abstract: A sealed hemmed closure assembly includes an inner panel having a first face and a second face, and an outer panel having a panel portion and a hemming portion. The second face of the inner panel substantially opposes the first face, and the hemming portion of the outer panel is disposed proximate an edge of the outer panel. The panel portion of the outer face is configured to abut the first face of the inner panel, and the hemming portion is configured to abut the second face of the inner panel. An adhesive material is disposed between the panel portion of the outer panel and the first face of the inner panel, and a sealant material is disposed between the hemming portion of the outer panel and the second face of the inner panel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2011
    Publication date: August 9, 2012
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS LLC
    Inventor: Guangling Song
  • Publication number: 20110318660
    Abstract: An object is to provide a hydrogen generation apparatus in which water can be helically flow down in an evaporator without fail, a method for manufacturing the hydrogen generation apparatus, and a fuel cell system using the hydrogen generation apparatus. The hydrogen generation apparatus includes a reformer configured to generate a hydrogen-containing gas; an evaporator 8 which includes an inner tube 9 and an outer tube 10, and a deformed hollow helical member 18 helically interposed between the inner tube 9 and the outer tube 10 and which is configured to evaporate the water supplied to the reformer 8; and a heat source 2 configured to evaporate the water. The evaporator 8 is configured such that the water is supplied to a helical flow channel 8A defined by the inner tube 9, the outer tube 10, and the hollow helical member 18 and evaporated by the heat source 2.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 26, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Applicant: PANASONIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuuji Mukai, Akira Maenishi, Kunihiro Ukai