Coating Patents (Class 29/527.2)
  • Patent number: 11253757
    Abstract: A golf club head includes a hollow structure defined by a face, a crown, a sole, and a back. The crown includes a crown thick part on the back side, and the sole includes a sole thick part on the back side. The back includes a back end thinner than the thickest portion of each of the crown thick part and the sole thick part. The crown thick part and the sole thick part are separated by the back including the back end. The crown thick part and the sole thick part lie over and cover at least part of each other to form an overlap part extending in a toe-heel direction in a view in a crown-sole direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Inventor: Tomonori Kitagawa
  • Patent number: 10981325
    Abstract: Provided is a manufacturing method for a three-dimensional object, the method including: a layer formation process in which a layer is formed using a fluid material containing powder for constituting the three-dimensional object, a solvent, and a binder; and a laser radiation process in which the powder contained in the layer is solidified by radiating a laser to the layer. The laser radiation process controls a radiation position of the laser in an end portion of the layer with respect to a position of a leading end of the end portion of the layer in accordance with a shape of the three-dimensional object to be manufactured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Inventor: Takeshi Miyashita
  • Patent number: 10898860
    Abstract: A fluid separation apparatus comprising a fluid separation membrane is provided. The fluid separation apparatus comprises a fluid separation membrane extending in one direction and having a cross-section with a closed curve shape, wherein the fluid separation membrane has a thickness of 0.1 mm to 2 mm, and an outer diameter of 60 mm to 360 mm when the cross-section is adjusted to be circular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Inventors: Gwan Shig Kim, Ky Yeong Shin
  • Patent number: 10870152
    Abstract: A method of fabricating an abradable coating of varying density, and such an abradable coating of varying density. According to the invention, the method comprises the following steps: providing a substrate (32) having a first portion with its surface situated at a first level (A), and a second portion with its surface situated at a second level (B) different from the first level; depositing a precursor material on the first and second portions of the substrate (32); compressing the precursor material between the substrate and a bearing surface; and sintering the precursor material as compressed in this way in order to obtain an abradable coating (36) having a first portion (36a) on the first portion of the substrate, and possessing a first density, and a second portion (36b) on the second portion of the substrate, and possessing a second density distinct from the first.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Inventors: Philippe Charles Alain Le Biez, Geoffroy Chevallier, Romain Epherre, Claude Estournes, Jean-Baptiste Mottin, Serge Georges Vladimir Selezneff
  • Patent number: 10833382
    Abstract: A method is provided for manufacturing RF structures such as waveguides using additive manufacturing such as 3D printing. RF structures are also provided suitable for manufacturing with said method. The RF structures include waveguides and antenna assemblies manufactured using the additive process. The structures include flanges at the ends of the waveguide and the flanges are integrally manufactured with the said manufacturing process. The structures include a participating conductive surface that is formed on the entirety of an interior of the body, where the conductive surface extends continuously between the two ends and has been subjected to a surface modification process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: BAE Systems Australia Limited
    Inventor: Andrew James Sysouphat
  • Patent number: 10814370
    Abstract: A special-purpose die for shaping an aluminum-magnesium alloy by rotating extrusion is provided, including a male die and a female die, wherein a trapezoidally-sectioned groove is formed at an end portion of a working area of the male die, an inner portion of the male die is hollow, with the hollow inner portion having sections of equal area, a circumferential wall of a die cavity of the female die is provided with at least two symmetrical axial grooves, and a cavity is formed inside a clamping part of the female die. The present disclosure remarkably reduces the axial extrusion force such that the deformation of the formed workpiece is more uniform, which greatly improves the mechanical property of the formed workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: North University of China
    Inventors: Zhimin Zhang, Jianmin Yu, Qiang Wang, Mo Meng, Jian Xu, Bing Bai
  • Patent number: 10711624
    Abstract: An airfoil includes an airfoil body that has a geometrically segmented coating section. The geometrically segmented coating section includes a wall having an outer side. The outer side has an array of cells, and there is a coating disposed in the array of cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Inventors: Matthew A. Devore, Adam P. Generale, Tracy A. Propheter-Hinckley
  • Patent number: 10709816
    Abstract: The invention relates to implants that are implanted into living beings as temporary implants and that disintegrate in the body through biological adsorption over a period of time, in addition to a process for producing aforesaid implants. The implant according to the invention consists of magnesium or a magnesium master alloy. It is formed from fibers of magnesium or a magnesium master alloy that are connected to one another through sintering bridges that are locally spaced vis-à-vis each other and form an open-pored body. The fibers may be produced with the help of the melt extraction process and may subsequently be sintered with one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: Medizinische Hochschule Hannover (MHH), Fraunhofer-Gesekkschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung e.V.
    Inventors: Olaf Andersen, Ingrid Morgenthal, Thomas Studnitzky, Frank Witte
  • Patent number: 10673120
    Abstract: In described examples, a radio frequency (RF) resonator including a cavity and a tuning component, where the cavity includes a resonance property that can be changed in response to the tuning component. A transmitter generates an RF signal at each of a set of determined frequencies for transmitting individually within the cavity. A receiver receives the RF signal transmitted individually at each of the determined frequencies and determines a respective amplitude for each of the determined frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Inventor: Siva RaghuRam Prasad Chennupati
  • Patent number: 10662787
    Abstract: A turbine blade with a ceramic thermal barrier coating system has a substrate designed as a blade platform and as a blade airfoil. On the substrate is a first ceramic layer as a thermal barrier coating, which protects the substrate in the exposed high temperature region and there is locally an increase of the thermal barrier coating for locally reinforcing the thermal barrier. The increase includes a material that is different from the material of the first ceramic layer. The local reinforcement is arranged over the first ceramic layer, without the first ceramic layer having a reduced layer thickness. The local reinforcement is provided at most on 30% of the area of the blade airfoil and is arranged close to a platform extending over the entire pressure side in the direction of flow and with an extent thereto in the radial direction of the blade airfoil is at most 30%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Fathi Ahmad, Daniela Koch, Radan Radulovic
  • Patent number: 10614624
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for determining a job file for a three-dimensional printing machine based on part-to-build data. Embodiments include determining the part-to-build data based on: determining part data from a received computer-aided design (CAD) file, generating orientation data, generating support data, generating feature data, and generating slicing data. In some embodiments, determining the job file may be further based on generating nesting matrix associated with the part-to-build data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: D.P. TECHNOLOGY CORP.
    Inventor: Nicolas Béraud
  • Patent number: 10612391
    Abstract: A turbine airfoil includes a body having an airfoil wall, and a coolant chamber within the body. A plurality of cooling passages are within the airfoil wall, each cooling passage includes: a first portion extending from a first point on an exterior surface of the airfoil wall to the coolant chamber, and a second portion extending from a second point on the exterior surface of the airfoil wall distal from the first point to intersect a mid-portion of the first portion. A cap element closes the first portion at the first point but leaving the second portion open. Each cooling passage has a single inlet in fluid communication with the coolant chamber and a single outlet at the second point of the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Nicholas William Rathay, Brian Gene Brzek, Jason Ray Gregg
  • Patent number: 10519910
    Abstract: A valve (or fuel injector), which provides that the valve-seat member exhibits high structural strength and fatigue strength under vibratory stresses, includes an excitable actuator for actuating a valve-closing member which, with a valve-seat face on the valve-seat member, forms a sealing seat, and injection openings which are downstream of the valve-seat face, the injection openings being in a center area of the valve-seat member projecting outwardly dome-like in the injection direction. The dome-like center area has a curved outer contour, the curvature in a radially inner section having a larger radius than the radius of the curvature in a radially outer section of the dome, which ends radially outside the mouth areas of all injection openings, in a recessed depression, that is followed radially outwardly by an axially projecting edge area of the valve-seat member. The fuel injector directly injects fuel into a combustion chamber of an engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Robert Bosch GmbH
    Inventors: Jens Soerensen, Lars Opfer, Peter Keck
  • Patent number: 10514070
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an outer joint member of a constant velocity universal includes forming cup and shaft members of medium carbon steel, preparing, as the cup member, a cup member having cylindrical and bottom portions integrally formed by forging, and a joining end surface formed on an outer surface of the bottom portion after the forging, preparing, as the shaft member, a shaft member having a joining end surface to be joined to the bottom portion of the cup member, and bringing the joining end surfaces of the cup and shaft members into abutment against each other. The method also includes welding the cup and shaft members from an outer side of the cup member to an abutment portion between the cup and shaft members in a radial direction of the cup member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Inventors: Renji Natsume, Kuniaki Harada, Yoshiya Mano, Kiyohiro Suzuki, Shunichirou Tsuboi, Akira Nagatake, Tatsuro Sugiyama, Masazumi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10508555
    Abstract: An airfoil includes pressure and suction side walls that extend in a chord-wise direction between leading and trailing edges. The pressure and suction side walls extend in a radial direction to provide an exterior airfoil surface. A core cooling passage is arranged between the pressure and suction walls in a thickness direction and extends radially toward a tip. A skin passage is arranged in one of the pressure and suction side walls to form a hot side wall and a cold side wall. The hot side wall defines a portion of the exterior airfoil surface and the cold side wall defines a portion of the core passage. The core passage and the skin passage are configured to have a same direction of fluid flow. A resupply hole cluster includes first and second resupply holes that each fluidly interconnect the core and skin passages. The first and second resupply holes intersect one another and terminate in an exit at the skin passage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Inventors: Christopher Whitfield, Carey Clum, Dominic J. Mongillo, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10427010
    Abstract: Embodiments of a golf club head comprising a body having a body material density, a strike face having a strike face material density, and a coating comprising a coating material having a coating material density greater than the body material density or the strike face material density are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew W. Simone, Ryan M. Stokke
  • Patent number: 10400607
    Abstract: A cooling hole for a component includes a meter section and a diffuser section. The diffuser section has a footprint region defined by five sides, a first side of the five sides extending along substantially an entire height of the diffuser section and second and third sides of the five sides meeting in an obtuse angle opposite the first side. A component having the cooling hole and a method of forming the cooling hole are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Lane Thornton, Scott D. Lewis, Matthew A. Devore
  • Patent number: 10344605
    Abstract: A turbine engine component can include a surface comprising at least one edge and a coating disposed upon the surface that can extend to the edge. A spall break can be disposed along a line upon the surface adjacent the edge to prevent spallation of the coating from spreading from the edge onto the surface beyond the spall break. The spall break can comprise a discontinuity of the coating. A method of coating a turbine component can include preparing a substrate to receive a coating and selecting a fail location along the substrate for a coating. One or more coating can be applied to the substrate and a spall break can be incorporated into the one or more coatings. The spall break can comprise a line of discontinuity in the one or more coatings along the fail location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Mechanical Dynamics & Analysis LLC
    Inventor: Seth Thomen
  • Patent number: 10323520
    Abstract: A platform cooling arrangement in a turbine rotor blade having a platform at an interface between an airfoil and a root, wherein the rotor blade includes an interior cooling passage formed therein that extends from a connection with a coolant source at the root to at least the approximate radial height of the platform. The platform cooling arrangement includes a platform slot formed through at least one of a pressure side slashface and a suction side slashface, the platform slot being in fluid communication with a high-pressure coolant region of the turbine rotor blade. An insert inserted in the platform slot, the insert having a blind channel extending inside the insert. The insert aligns with the platform slot to fluidly connect the channel to the high-pressure coolant region. At least one passage is in fluid communication with the channel and an exterior region of the turbine rotor blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Inventors: Jacob Charles Perry, II, Sean Gunning, Tyler Barry, Jose Troitino Lopez
  • Patent number: 10195777
    Abstract: A method of forming an oral product includes extruding a mixture, conveying the extruded mixture through one or more pairs of forming rollers, and cutting the extruded mixture into one or more oral products. The mixture can include polymer and at least one flavorant, sweetener, active ingredient, or combination thereof. The extruded mixture forms an extrudate having a predetermined cross-sectional shape. The one or more pairs of forming rollers abut to define a passage there between as each forming roller rotates. The passage has a cross-sectional shape corresponding to the predetermined cross-sectional shape. The method can be performed using a machine including an extruder, one or more pairs of forming rollers, and a cutting device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Altria Client Services LLC
    Inventors: Carl Gregory Miller, Charles Lester Dendy, Jeremy J. Straight, Gregory James Griscik
  • Patent number: 10156150
    Abstract: An airfoil component for a gas turbine engine includes a platform joined to an airfoil. The platform includes a flow path surface that extends between spaced apart lateral surfaces. The airfoil extends from the flow path surface. A contoured surface adjoins the flow path surface and one of the lateral surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Wieslaw A. Chlus, Seth J. Thomen
  • Patent number: 10130855
    Abstract: A golf club head includes a body having a crown defining a perimeter of the club head, a sole opposite the crown, a toe end opposite a heel end, a back end, and a hosel, the body further including a club face, an exterior side, an interior side, a head center of gravity, and a weight member positioned on one of the exterior side or the interior side of the crown.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Karsten Manufacturing Corporation
    Inventor: Ryan M. Stokke
  • Patent number: 10119407
    Abstract: A turbine engine component has an airfoil portion having a pressure side, a suction side, and a trailing edge. The trailing edge has a center discharge cooling circuit, which center discharge cooling circuit has an exit defined by a concave surface on the pressure side of the airfoil portion and a convex surface on the suction side of the airfoil portion. The airfoil portion has a thermal barrier coating on the pressure side and the suction side. The thermal barrier coating on the convex surface tapers to zero in thickness at a point spaced from the trailing edge so as to leave an uncoated portion on the convex surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventor: Jeffrey R Levine
  • Patent number: 10071445
    Abstract: A wire (10) for use in a brazing or soldering operation has an elongated body (12) of a metallic material. The elongated body (12) has an outer surface (18). A channel (14) is formed along a length of the body. The channel (14) has an opening (A1). A flux solution (22) is deposited within the channel (14) and along the length of the body. The flux solution (22) covers a portion of the outer surface (18). A portion of the flux solution (22) is exposed through the opening (A1) in the channel (14).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Bellman-Melcor Development, LLC
    Inventors: Steven Campbell, John Scott
  • Patent number: 9938624
    Abstract: One embodiment includes a method for enhancing bond strength between a powder deposit and a substrate. Powder is deposited on the substrate. Powder is shot peened with peening media that is harder than both the powder and the substrate to produce bond strength between the powder and the substrate that is at least twice bond strength between the powder and the substrate without shot peening.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Aaron T. Nardi, Tahany Ibrahim El-Wardany, William Werkheiser, Michael A. Klecka
  • Patent number: 9923254
    Abstract: A radio-frequency filter comprises an input terminal and an output terminal. A signal line is galvanically connected or capacitively coupled firstly to the input terminal and secondly to the output terminal. The signal line, with the formation of a capacitive inner conductor and/or resonator coupling, runs past the relevant inner conductor through the resonators of the radio-frequency blocking filter. The signal line has at least one galvanic isolation location in the form of a capacitive isolation location. The capacitive isolation location is spaced apart from the inner conductors and capacitively coupled thereto. The resonators and/or the inner conductors capacitively coupled to the signal line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Kathrein-Austria Ges.m.b.H.
    Inventor: Wolfgang Haeupler
  • Patent number: 9889539
    Abstract: Methods include converting a residual surface stress in a component made by a metal powder additive manufacturing process. The component includes a body having an external surface and an internal opening passing at least partially through the body, the internal opening including an unused metal powder from the additive manufacturing process therein. Residual surface stress is converted in at least a portion of a body about the internal opening by applying a pressure in the internal opening using a non-compressible fluid and the unused metal powder. The method is advantageous for use with gamma primed hardened superalloys. An additively manufactured component including the stress-converted internal opening is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Julius Andreas Schurb, Thomas Etter, Brendon James Leary, Felix Martin Gerhard Roerig
  • Patent number: 9887442
    Abstract: An RF filter, e.g. RF cavity filter for adjusting coupling amount or transmission zero is disclosed. The RF filter includes a housing member in which cavities are defined by walls, resonators located in the cavities, a cover combined with an upper surface of the housing member, a first tuning element inserted into a first cavity of the cavities through the cover, and a second tuning element inserted into a second cavity of the cavities through the cover. Here, the first tuning element and the second tuning element are connected electrically.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Inventors: Dong-Yeon Lim, Guy-Yoil Yi, Kyung-Min Ko, Bong-Hoon Kim
  • Patent number: 9841054
    Abstract: A thrust bearing pad includes a relatively low wear and low friction contact layer disposed on a metallic substrate. The metallic substrate allows a manufacturer to couple the thrust bearing pad to a corresponding metallic thrust bearing in a relatively secure manner while the contact layer extends the operating life of the thrust bearing and minimizes maintenance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Bruce Diamond Corporation
    Inventors: C. Andrew Rosenholm, Scott O'Brien, Amitava Datta
  • Patent number: 9707992
    Abstract: Worm wheel construction that is able to sufficiently increase the strength of the connecting portion between a hub 11a and a gear portion 12a, and to maintain sufficient durability even when applied to an electric power steering apparatus that applies a large auxiliary torque, is achieved. A synthetic resin gear portion 12a is molded and formed in the end portion on the outer-diameter side of a metal hub 11a. A first annular concave portion 15 is provided on one surface side in the axial direction of the hub 11a, and a second annular concave portion 22 is provided on the other surface side in the axial direction thereof. Part of the synthetic resin of the gear portion 12a is fed into the portions near the outer diameter of the first annular concave portion 15 and the second annular concave portion 22 to form a first restraining portion 18 and a second restraining portion 23.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: NSK LTD.
    Inventors: Haruhiko Kiyota, Takeshi Yamamoto, Fumiaki Mitsuhashi, Kentaro Ogi
  • Patent number: 9662827
    Abstract: A handle positioning apparatus outside mold for pre-inserted-handle bottle blow molding machine, and a method of use thereof. The apparatus comprises a sliding block base, a handle positioning assembly, and a bottle pre-form positioning assembly. The bottle pre-form positioning assembly is provided in the middle of the sliding block base, and the handle positioning assembly is provided at one end of the sliding block base. The method of use thereof involves the handle positioning apparatus outside mold carrying a bottle pre-form being placed on a bottle pre-form conveying track; at the awaiting blow molding position, a handle is placed into the handle positioning apparatus outside mold, and the same is transported into the mold where the bottle will be blown and once completed, is discharged via the bottle pre-form conveying track.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Inventor: Keqiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 9656246
    Abstract: Multilayer substrates for the growth and/or support of CNT arrays are provided. These multilayer substrates both promote the growth of dense vertically aligned CNT arrays and provide excellent adhesion between the CNTs and metal surfaces. Carbon nanotube arrays formed using multilayer substrates, which exhibit high thermal conductivity and excellent durability, are also provided. These arrays can be used as thermal interface materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 23, 2017
    Assignee: Carbice Corporation
    Inventor: Baratunde A. Cola
  • Patent number: 9586374
    Abstract: Described are methods of making a paint roller using thermoplastic strip material, adhesive and a composite cover material. The materials can be assembled in a continuous manufacturing process by helically winding a strip comprising polypropylene around a mandrel so as to form a helically wound strip, advancing the wound strip along the mandrel, applying a molten layer of adhesive comprising polypropylene onto the outer surface of the wound strip, wrapping a strip of composite cover material about the wound strip and over the layer of adhesive, and allowing the adhesive to cool, thereby laminating the composite cover material with the outer surface of the wound strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Assignee: Sekar Patent Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Chandra Sekar
  • Patent number: 9402510
    Abstract: Cookware comprising a cooking surface of a bare metal and a sidewall extending upwardly from the cooking surface to a rim, wherein the sidewall is coated with a non-stick material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: All-Clad Metalcrafters LLC
    Inventor: William A. Groll
  • Patent number: 9394602
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing glazing including a substrate provided with a coating including a layer consisting of a porous material, includes depositing on the substrate, via a physical vapor deposition (PVD) process in a vacuum chamber, a coating including a layer of a material including an element selected from Si, Ti, Sn, Al, Zr, In or a mixture of at least two of these elements, oxygen and carbon, the layer in addition optionally including hydrogen, heat treatment of the layer thus deposited, under conditions that enable at least one portion of the carbon to be removed and the layer of porous material to be obtained, wherein the deposition is carried out, on the substrate passing through the chamber, by the sputtering of a carbon target, under a reactive plasma atmosphere including a precursor of the element or elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Inventors: Andriy Kharchenko, Jean-Paul Rousseau, Antje Jung, Christian Bernhard Petersen
  • Patent number: 9184448
    Abstract: Provided is a method of producing an aluminum structure using a porous resin molded body having a three-dimensional network structure, with which it is possible to form an aluminum structure having a low oxide content in the surface of aluminum (i.e., having an oxide film with a small thickness), and in particular, it is possible to obtain an aluminum porous body that has a large area. The method includes a step of preparing an aluminum-coated resin molded body in which an aluminum layer is formed, directly or with another layer therebetween, on a surface of a resin molded body composed of urethane, and a heat treatment step in which the aluminum-coated resin molded body is subjected to heat treatment at a temperature equal to or higher than 270° C. and lower than 660° C. to decompose the resin molded body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Inventors: Kotaro Kimura, Akihisa Hosoe, Takayasu Sugihara, Osamu Ohama, Kazuki Okuno, Tomoyuki Awazu, Koji Nitta
  • Patent number: 9178256
    Abstract: This disclosure provides implementations of electromechanical systems (EMS) resonator structures, devices, apparatus, systems, and related processes. In one aspect, a device includes an evanescent-mode electromagnetic-wave cavity resonator. In some implementations, the resonator includes an isotropically-etched cavity operable to support one or more evanescent electromagnetic wave modes. In some implementations, the resonator also includes a cavity ceiling arranged to form a volume in conjunction with the isotropically-etched cavity. In some implementations, the resonator also includes a capacitive tuning structure having a portion that is located at least partially within the volume so as to support the evanescent electromagnetic wave modes. In some implementations, a distal surface of the tuning structure is separated from the closest surface to it by a gap distance, a resonant electromagnetic wave mode of the cavity resonator being dependent at least partially on the gap distance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM MEMS Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Philip Jason Stephanou, Sang-June Park, Ravindra V. Shenoy
  • Publication number: 20150135512
    Abstract: A method of machining a component including a substrate having an outer surface and an inner surface defining at least one interior space includes: disposing a distributed medium having a plurality of irregularly shaped particles in the interior space and forming at least one hole in the substrate, while the distributed medium is disposed within the interior space, such that the distributed medium provides backstrike protection for an opposing wall during the formation of the hole(s). Each hole extends through the substrate to provide fluid communication with the respective interior space; and the method further includes removing the distributed medium from the interior space.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Robert R. Niblock, Paul H. Tacheron, Steven J. Craigen, Mohamed A. Hashish, Ronald Scott Bunker, Andrew Lee Trimmer
  • 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: 20150121682
    Abstract: An exemplary extraction tool assembly includes, among other things, a base having a slot to receive a component held within a fixture. The base is moved to cause the component to move relative to the fixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Chelsea Brown, Glenn E. Malasmas
  • Patent number: 9003624
    Abstract: A gangable composite clip for attaching decking. The clip includes a bottom and a top. The bottom is made of a first material. The top is made of a second material. The first material of the bottom is different than the second material of the top. The first material of the bottom engages in the second material of the top during manufacturing so as to attach the bottom to the top and form the gangable composite clip without a need for any other means to attach the bottom to the top.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Simpson Strong-Tie Company, Inc.
    Inventor: Kevin Wadsworth
  • Patent number: 9003635
    Abstract: A method of injection molding a polymeric resin to form an article that is suitable for strain orientation. A thermoplastic polyester elastomer polymeric resin is provided. The resin is heated to form a molten resin at a temperature of at least about 240° C. The molten resin is injected into a mold (22) to substantially fill the mold and form an article. At least part of the article is a sheet part with a plurality of members that are integrally formed into the sheet part, with apertures provided between at least some of the members of the sheet part of the article to form a mesh. At least the sheet part of the article is suitable for strain orientation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2015
    Assignee: Formway Furniture Limited
    Inventors: Kent Wallace Parker, Paul Michael Wilkinson, Lyall Douglas Stewart, Daryl Owen Neal, Gregory William Baum, Noah Juniper Rainbow McNeill
  • Publication number: 20150098243
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for an illumination system. In one aspect, the illumination system is a light guide that includes spaced-apart regions of medium containing diffractive features. For example, the medium may include holographic medium having holograms that are configured to redirect light, propagating through the light guide, out of the light guide. The spaces between the spaced-apart regions of media may be filled with a material having a lower refractive index than the light guide, thereby functioning as a reflective cladding in those spaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 9, 2013
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicant: QUALCOMM Mems Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kebin Li, Zhengwu Li, Jian J. Ma, John H. Hong
  • Patent number: 8978229
    Abstract: A method for producing an identification device, including: obtaining a holder, substantially shaped as a curved stratum having a C-shaped cross-section, the holder having an external surface and an internal surface, the stratum having at least one opening thereon; micro-etching the internal surface of the holder; fixing an identification tag within the holder by a hardening material; and wherein fixing the identification tag within the holder includes the following steps in the order as listed: placing the holder within a container on a curved rim of the holder; filling the holder to about half the height with a hardening material; placing the identification tag within the holder; filling the holder to its height with the hardening material; and hardening the hardening material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Haldor Advanced Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Reuven Halberthal, Jacob Poremba
  • Patent number: 8973270
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing floor panels, characterized by the following steps: a) scattering glued wood fibers or wood chips to form a wood material cake, b) pressing the wood material cake at elevated temperature to form a large-format substrate plate, which is provided press-finished and has a press skin that arose during the production of the substrate plate at least on the top of the substrate plate, c) applying a base coat made of a liquid melamine-based resin to the upper face of the substrate plate, wherein the resin at least partially diffuses into the top surface layer of the substrate plate and at least partially penetrates and improves the region of the press skin, d) drying the base coat, e) applying a primer to the base coat, f) drying the primer, g) applying at least one water-based paint enriched with pigments in order to produce a decoration, i) applying a seal made of at least one melamine-based resin enriched with wear-resistant particles and cellulose fibers, j) drying
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Flooring Technologies Ltd.
    Inventors: Axel Siebert, Frank Oldorff
  • Patent number: 8966756
    Abstract: A method of assembling gas turbine engine front architecture includes positioning inner and outer fairings relative to one another. Multiple vanes are arranged circumferentially between the inner and outer fairings. A liquid sealant is applied around a perimeter of the vanes to seal between the vanes and at least one of the fairings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Steven J. Feigleson, Dennis R. Tremblay, William R. Edwards
  • 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: 8959773
    Abstract: Wall flow membrane filters, fabricated by masking a first subset of the channels at one or both ends of a honeycomb body comprising an array of open-ended through-channels separated by porous channel walls, applying a membrane-forming composition to the porous channel walls of a second subset of the channels, curing the membrane-forming composition to provide a wall-adhering fluid-permeable membrane; and then plugging the first subset of channels at a first end of the body and the second subset of channels at a second end of the body, are useful in exhaust systems of improved particulate filtration efficiency for gasoline direct injection or diesel engines.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Curtis Robert Fekety, Yunfeng Gu, Irene Mona Peterson
  • Publication number: 20150040375
    Abstract: A method for creating an improved coiled tubing is provided, comprising cleaning a sheet metal workpiece using an electroplasma process to remove oxide scale and other contaminants on surfaces of the workpiece; applying a first metal coating to the workpiece using the electroplasma process; forming the sheet metal workpiece into a tube having abutting edges to form a seam; welding the seam to complete the formation of the tube; grinding the seam to establish a smooth exterior surface on the seam; applying a second metal coating to the seam of the tube using the electroplasma process; and coiling the tube around a spool.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Edward O. Daigle, Pratheesh George
  • Patent number: RE45744
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a method for crimping a polymeric stent onto a catheter for percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty or other intraluminal interventions. The method comprises crimping the stent onto a catheter when the polymer is at a target temperature other than ambient temperature. The polymer can optionally comprise drug(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2015
    Inventors: David C. Gale, Bin Huang, Anthony Abbate, Stephen D. Pacetti