Multiperforated Metal Article Making Patents (Class 29/896.6)
  • Patent number: 10316889
    Abstract: In a finite linear motion guide unit, a retainer for retaining rollers rolling between guide members is formed into a V-like shape to thereby increase a rated load. A first guide member is formed into a V-like concave form, and a second guide member is formed into a V-like convex form. Needle rollers are retained by the V-shaped retainer and roll on a raceway formed by facing surfaces of the guide members. The V-shaped retainer includes a pair of roller retainer plate portions for retaining the needle rollers, and a retainer connection portion. A retainer straying prevention mechanism is composed of a pinion disposed in a cross-opening, and racks disposed on the guide members and meshing with the pinion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: NIPPON THOMPSON CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsuguyoshi Nara, Masashi Matsui
  • Patent number: 10226595
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are embodiments of spring cannulae, including one or more holes in the sidewall of the cannula. Some disclosed cannulae include a wire, helically wound to form coils, and at least one hole in the cannula that interrupts one or more of the coils. Some embodiments further include a fused region of the coils through which the hole passes. Some embodiments include a ring attached to ends of the interrupted coils, where the hole is surrounded by the ring. Some embodiments include a sheath that is attached to a radial surface of the interrupted coils, where the hole passes radially though the sheath. Some embodiments include an elongated coil with a hole passing between the elongated coil and an adjacent coil. Further embodiments disclose cannulae that include a wire helically wound to form coils, and an insert having a porous section with at least one hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Edwards Lifesciences Corporation
    Inventors: Manouchehr A. Miraki, Bryan Janish, Raymond J. McManus, Brent K. Hoffman
  • Patent number: 10216038
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the display technology field, and provides a backplate, a plastic-iron integrated structure, a backlight unit, and a display device. The backplate is provided with a first through hole, and the first through hole has an inner wall and an outer wall which form a projection structure on the backplate. When the backplate is bonded with a plastic frame to form the plastic-iron integrated structure, the plastic frame not only contacts the inner wall of the first through hole, but also contacts the surface of the projection structure, thus increasing the contact area between the plastic frame and the backplate, and increasing the bonding force between the plastic frame and the backplate. Even when the plastic frame shrinks in case of fluctuations in temperature and/or humidity, the plastic frame is not easily separated from the backplate, and the stability of the formed plastic-iron integrated structure is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignees: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD., HEFEI BOE DISPLAY LIGHT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tongmin Liu, Qiping Zhang, Wenbo Sun, Pei Du, Sheng Zhang, Yanfeng Li, Jitai Xia, Xing Wang
  • Patent number: 10168110
    Abstract: A method including punching a first hole in a parent sheet metal, such that a substantially round section with a first diameter is removed from the hole, forming a second hole by inserting a mandrel into the first hole, causing a portion of the parent sheet metal to deform in a downward direction and increase the diameter of the first hole to a second diameter, the deformed portion of the parent sheet metal is substantially perpendicular to the parent sheet metal, forming a thread into an interior sidewall of the second hole, and forming the parent sheet metal into a water tight manifold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Francis R. Krug, Jr., Randy J. Zoodsma
  • Patent number: 10004604
    Abstract: To provide a bioimplant capable of controlling a rate of an antibacterial agent and an antibiotic to be eluted from the coating film. An evanescent coating film made of a calcium phosphate-based material having crystallinity of 90% or less is formed at a predetermined area of the bioimplant and an antibacterial agent or an antibiotic is contained in the coating film. If necessary, a metal oxide layer made of a metal oxide having an isoelectric point of less than 7 is formed on the bioimplant thereby suppressing adhesion of bacteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignees: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Takao Hotokebuchi, Iwao Noda
  • Patent number: 9968979
    Abstract: A die apparatus for forming a press-formed component includes a piercing die, a piercing punch, and a support. The piercing die includes a tubular first forming portion for forming a boss portion and a second forming portion having a cutting edge and an inwardly extending portion. The second forming portion is adapted to perform pressing of a preform while cutting a portion thereof. A cutting edge which cooperates with the cutting edge of the second forming portion is formed at a distal end of the piercing punch. When forming a press-formed component, a projection end portion of a preform formed from a blank by drawing is cut and removed by the two cutting edges, and a preform boss portion is then pressed and swaged by the inwardly extending portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA F.C.C.
    Inventor: Yuki Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9796245
    Abstract: A grille for a vehicle wall opening may comprise a frame, a pair of first louvers, and a second louver. The frame may be receivable on the vehicle wall in an installed position extending around the opening, and may have an inboard side and an outboard side. The pair of first louvers may be supported on the frame, and may be transversely inclined to an outboard direction at a first angle. The second louver may be located between the first louvers, fixed relative to the first louvers, and inclined to the outboard direction at a second angle different from the first angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Lon E. Switzer, Fred P. Siebert
  • Patent number: 9693874
    Abstract: A composite interbody device for use with spinal fusion surgery is described herein. The composite interbody device comprises a central body made from a radiolucent biocompatible polymer (e.g., PEEK or UHMWPE) and metallic plates, which are placed at the superior and inferior surfaces of the central body. The metallic plates are comprised of an end plate that is adjacent to a vertebral body and an intermediate plate that is adjacent to the central body. The end plates may have one or more arrays of apertures to facilitate bone growth into the end plates to secure the interbody device within the intervertebral space. The intermediate plates may also have one or more arrays of apertures to allow the central body to bond to the end plates through compression molding, injection molding, and/or heat molding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: Blackstone Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: Samuel Fang, Francesco Larosa, James Klein
  • Patent number: 9631337
    Abstract: An internal caisson/jacket leg cutter and method provides a frame having upper and lower end portions. The upper end portion has rigging that enables the frame to be lifted. Extensible arms are movably supported upon the frame. The arms extend and retract along generally radially extending lines. Extension of the arms enables them to contact the inside surface of a caisson/jacket leg and thus center and anchor the frame within the caisson/jacket leg interior. A cutting mechanism at the lower end portion of the frame includes one or more rotary cutters or milling devices that cut the caisson/jacket leg wall as these cutters traverse an arc shaped path, tracking the caisson/jacket leg wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: Tetra Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Galen R. Clark, II, Michael Todd Martin, Gary L. Siems
  • Patent number: 9434012
    Abstract: A cutting-off machine, comprising a cutting unit (2) being enabled to receive a tube (100) and to cut the tube (100) according to a plane transversal to a longitudinal axis (X) of the tube (100), movement means (8) enabled to grip stably a length (S) of cut tube (100) and move said length (S) away from the cutting unit (2) along a direction of advance (A) of the tube (100), and a cutting-off device (5) interposed between said cutting unit (2) and said movement means (8) and configured to realise cutting off of an inner welding seam (200) floating inside said tube (100).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: FIVES OTO S.P.A.
    Inventors: Luciano Micali, Andrea Anesi, Aleardo Chezzi, Gianluca Vecchini
  • Patent number: 9326427
    Abstract: A panel for ventilation and noise reduction and its manufacturing method are disclosed. A left side and a right side of the panel each include one or a plurality of ventilation holes, and a sound insulation board for sound insulation is set near each ventilation hole along an inner side of the panel, so that at least certain sound from the inner of the electronic device needs to bypass the board to pass through the ventilation holes; and the ventilation hole on the left side and the right side of the panel are opened in a staggered position, so that when the panel is placed side by side with another panel, air exhausted from a ventilation hole at an adjacent side of the panel does not form strong face-to-face blowing interference with air exhausted from a ventilation hole at an adjacent side of another panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Baosheng Li, Jun Zhao, Chengpeng Yang
  • Publication number: 20150143699
    Abstract: A wheel-balancing weight mounts to a wheel with a flange. The weight includes a body and a clip. The body is stamped by a punch to define a pocket within which an attaching portion of the clip resides. The defined pocket has a planar base and opposing side walls generally perpendicular to the base. The body as stamped by the punch includes a pre-stake for each side wall external to the pocket and adjacent the side wall, and an undercut for each side wall within the pocket and generally located at a juncture of the side wall and the base.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 2, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: WEGMANN AUTOMOTIVE USA, a Delaware Corporation
    Inventor: Charles Robert MCMAHON
  • Publication number: 20150149125
    Abstract: A perforated plate for producing granulate or microgranulate from a thermoplastic plastic material and a method of manufacturing a perforated plate for producing granulate or microgranulate from a thermoplastic plastic material, wherein the perforated plate comprises a plurality of nozzle bores. The lengths of the nozzle bores are respectively sized such that each nozzle bore of the plurality of nozzle bores allows a substantially uniform flow rate of a melt material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2015
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventor: Helmuth Meidhof
  • Patent number: 9009975
    Abstract: A method of producing a filter unit, such as an air/oil separator, having a tubular filter element bonded at one end to an end cap, is proposed. The method includes the steps of: providing a tubular filter element and an end cap; melting a portion of the end cap; and embedding an end of the filter element into the melted portion of the end cap. The melted portion, on cooling, solidifies to bond the tubular filter element to the end cap. The end cap can be formed of thermoplastic containing an electrically conductive filler. The end cap can be formed of a thermoplastic having a melting point of at least 180 C. The method may further include, after the embedding step, a step of forcing melted thermoplastic from the melted portion radially against a side wall of the tubular filter element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Walker Filtration Limited
    Inventors: Brian Walker, Alan Hodgson
  • Patent number: 8978431
    Abstract: A punch including a shearing edge formed on an outer periphery of the punch, a cutting edge formed on the distal end of the punch and at least two ramp surfaces provided between the shearing and cutting edges. Each of the ramp surfaces extend at an angle from the distal end to a recessed portion of the shearing edge. The shearing edge, cutting edge and ramp surfaces cooperate to partially form a hole in a part and retain a slug in the hole. A method of forming a hole and a slug control system for a hydro-piercing operation is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen Kernosky, Kiran Kumar Mallela
  • Patent number: 8904641
    Abstract: Method of reducing performance variability of membrane scaling devices. Scaling device performance uncertainty is reduced, thereby reducing the scaling safety factor, by specifying a narrow range or subset of the set of all qualified manufactured membranes for installation into scaling devices. In certain embodiments, the scalability factor is reduced by determining where within the performance distribution a particular membrane lies, and adjusting the scaling factor accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2014
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Sal Giglia, Kevin Rautio, Mark Blanchard
  • Patent number: 8898905
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a filtering screen includes: attaching handle members (3) to edges of at least one wire cloth (1); providing a jig comprising tensioning means (23); placing the at least one wire cloth (1) in the jig and engaging the handle members (3) with handle member engagement portions (15) of the tensioning means (23). The tensioning means (23) are operated to drive the handle members (3) outwardly to tension the wire cloth (1) in orthogonal directions. The method also includes pressing the tensioned wire cloth (1) against a screen frame (6); bonding the wire cloth (1) to the screen frame (6); and trimming the wire cloth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 2, 2014
    Assignee: Axiom Process Ltd.
    Inventor: Marshall Graham Bailey
  • Publication number: 20140346106
    Abstract: Provided is a metal substrate gasket with a filter function that is easy to machine/assemble and is capable of reducing the number of parts as well as cost. To achieve said purpose, the metal substrate gasket with filter function, which is provided with a filter section in which holes have been drilled on a portion of the flat surface of the metal substrate and is provided with a sealing section around the filter section, is characterized in that in the sealing section, respective elastic rubber seals cover the two surfaces of the metal substrate in the thickness direction. The metal substrate gasket is also characterized in that a sealing bead section is formed in the metal substrate in the sealing section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 10, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Applicant: NOK CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takanori Anzai, Shinya Nakaoka, Masaru Ito, Isao Tanji
  • Publication number: 20140310929
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a fireplace screen. The method includes forming a mesh structure. The mesh structure is shaped to cover a fireplace opening and holes in the mesh are configured to promote the inflow of air external to a fireplace through the mesh and a vertical circulation of the air across an interior planar surface of the mesh located outside of the fireplace opening.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Brian Fowler, Paul Dusky
  • Patent number: 8819937
    Abstract: An example inlet duct screen assembly includes a grid portion having a plurality of apertures and a frame portion circumscribing the grid portion. The grid portion and the frame portion are formed from a single sheet of material. An example method of making an auxiliary power unit inlet duct screen includes machining apertures in a sheet of material to establish a grid portion of an inlet duct screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation
    Inventors: Brian C. DeDe, Jack V. Vitale, Jeffrey V. Stenberg
  • Patent number: 8806754
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a filtering screen includes: attaching handle members (3) to edges of at least one wire cloth (1); providing a jig comprising tensioning means (23); placing the at least one wire cloth (1) in the jig and engaging the handle members (3) with handle member engagement portions (15) of the tensioning means (23). The tensioning means (23) are operated to drive the handle members (3) outwardly to tension the wire cloth (1) in orthogonal directions. The method also includes pressing the tensioned wire cloth (1) against a screen frame (6); bonding the wire cloth (1) to the screen frame (6); and trimming the wire cloth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Axiom Process Ltd.
    Inventor: Marshall Graham Bailey
  • Patent number: 8745856
    Abstract: A ceramic filter element of ceramic material has an exterior surface that is provided with structural elements. The structural elements are produced by a non-cutting method. The structural elements are molded in the ceramic material in the form of grids, periodic patterns, irregular patterns, lettering or labels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Mann + Hummel GmbH
    Inventors: Jochen Linhart, Sabine Otterbach, Kathrin Lichtenwalter, Michael Micke, Karin Gerlach
  • Patent number: 8732952
    Abstract: A serpentine fin for assembly between tubes in a heat exchanger core, and a method of making same from a metal strip. The strip edges have a hem comprising a double thickness of the strip material extending inward from the edge. The metal strip has folds extending across the strip width such that the strip forms a serpentine shape, with the folds being adapted to contact the tubes in the heat exchanger core. Multiple rows of split louvers are disposed between adjacent folds. Each row of split louvers comprises louvers having openings extending in the direction of the strip length and formed in a pair of adjacent, spaced louver banks. Ribs are disposed parallel to the louver openings adjacent the strip edges and in at least one center portion of the strip between the strip edges, and extend across the pair of louver bank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Vista-Pro Automotive, LLC
    Inventor: John A. Kolb
  • Publication number: 20140123494
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a filtering screen includes: attaching handle members (3) to edges of at least one wire cloth (1); providing a jig comprising tensioning means (23); placing the at least one wire cloth (1) in the jig and engaging the handle members (3) with handle member engagement portions (15) of the tensioning means (23). The tensioning means (23) are operated to drive the handle members (3) outwardly to tension the wire cloth (1) in orthogonal directions. The method also includes pressing the tensioned wire cloth (1) against a screen frame (6); bonding the wire cloth (1) to the screen frame (6); and trimming the wire cloth.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: AXIOM PROCESS LTD.
    Inventor: Marshall Graham Bailey
  • Patent number: 8658288
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a porous device with restrictive layer comprises the steps of providing a porous structure having a micro pore structure, flattening the porous carrier to form a surface, and forming a restrictive layer on the surface of the porous carrier, a method for manufacturing said restrictive layer includes forming a nickel-chromium alloy layer on the surface of the porous carrier, forming a copper metal layer on the nickel-chromium alloy layer, forming a nickel metal layer having a top surface on the copper metal layer, and processing said nickel-chromium alloy layer, said copper metal layer and said nickel metal layer to form a plurality of channels communicating with the micro pore structure and the top surface. The restrictive effect and damping effect can raise anti-vibration ability of the porous device itself by formation of dual restrictive structure composed of the micro pore structure and the channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2014
    Assignee: Metal Industries Research & Development Centre
    Inventor: Kuo-Yu Chien
  • Patent number: 8641335
    Abstract: An apparatus for forming recesses on a circumferential surface that defines a cylindrical bore in a workpiece includes a tool holder disposed coaxially with the cylindrical bore; a form roller support retained on the tool holder; a form roller rotatably supported on the form roller support, the form roller including projections on an outer circumferential surface thereof which are configured to form the recesses on the circumferential surface that defines the cylindrical bore in the workpiece. A control assembly is configured to control the form roller support such that the form roller is allowed to be in press contact with the circumferential surface that defines the cylindrical bore in the workpiece at a press contact load of a predetermined value on the basis of a centrifugal force which is exerted on the form roller support and the form roller during rotation of the tool holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2006
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2014
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazuhiko Takashima, Yoshitaka Uehara, Minoru Ota
  • Patent number: 8627568
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a filtering screen includes: attaching handle members (3) to edges of at least one wire cloth (1); providing a jig comprising tensioning means (23); placing the at least one wire cloth (1) in the jig and engaging the handle members (3) with handle member engagement portions (15) of the tensioning means (23). The tensioning means (23) are operated to drive the handle members (3) outwardly to tension the wire cloth (1) in orthogonal directions. The method also includes pressing the tensioned wire cloth (1) against a screen frame (6); bonding the wire cloth (1) to the screen frame (6); and trimming the wire cloth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Axiom Process Ltd.
    Inventor: Marshall G. Bailey
  • Patent number: 8617349
    Abstract: A showerhead for a plasma process apparatus for processing substrates, comprising a showerhead body comprising a top plate and a bottom plate defining a cavity in between; a gas inlet formed in the top plate; a perforated plate positioned between the top plate and the bottom plate and dissecting the cavity into an upper gas compartment and a lower gas compartment; and, wherein the bottom plate comprises a plurality of elongated diffusion slots on its lower surface and a plurality of diffusion holes on its upper surface, each of the diffusion holes making fluid connection from the lower gas compartment to more than one of the diffusion slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: Orbotech LT Solar, LLC.
    Inventors: Kam S. Law, Masato Toshima, Wendell Thomas Blonigan, Linh Can, Robin K. F. Law
  • Publication number: 20130276309
    Abstract: A method for reinforcing, baffling or sealing a vehicle structure, comprising the steps of providing one or more materials having a horizontal axis, at least one terminating edge, and an initial length, forming openings in the one or more materials, and applying the one or more materials to location requiring reinforcement, baffling, sealing or any combination thereof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Inventors: Dean Quaderer, Erin White, Gary Vanlerberghe
  • Publication number: 20130180111
    Abstract: A fixing jig includes a pedestal including a placing surface on which a columnar honeycomb structure is placed, holding members fixed to the pedestal and configured to hold a side surface of the honeycomb structure placed on the placing surface, and drawing and fixing members fixed to the pedestal and configured to draw and fix the surface on the pedestal side in the outer circumferential portion of a mask placed on the honeycomb structure. Consequently, the fixing jig can fix the honeycomb structure and the mask aligned with each other and is less likely to hinder the alignment of the mask.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Publication date: July 18, 2013
    Applicant: SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY, LIMITED
    Inventors: Kousuke Uoe, Masaharu Mori, Ying Gong
  • Patent number: 8479395
    Abstract: A method for reinforcing, baffling or sealing a vehicle structure, comprising the steps of providing one or more materials having a horizontal axis, at least one terminating edge, and an initial length, forming openings in the one or more materials, and applying the one or more materials to a location requiring reinforcement, baffling, sealing or any combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: Zephyros, Inc.
    Inventors: Dean Quaderer, Erin White, Gary Vanlerberghe
  • Patent number: 8387256
    Abstract: Method of reducing performance variability of membrane scaling devices. Scaling device performance uncertainty is reduced, thereby reducing the scaling safety factor, by specifying a narrow range or subset of the set of all qualified manufactured membranes for installation into scaling devices. In certain embodiments, the scalability factor is reduced by determining where within the performance distribution a particular membrane lies, and adjusting the scaling factor accordingly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2013
    Assignee: EMD Millipore Corporation
    Inventors: Sal Giglia, Kevin Rautio, Mark Blanchard
  • Patent number: 8336176
    Abstract: A method for producing multiple structured sheet metal foils includes the steps of A) reshaping the sheet metal foil to produce a primary structure having a first primary structure width; B) reshaping the sheet metal foil having the primary structure to produce a secondary structure; and C) reshaping the structured sheet metal foil to produce a second primary structure width being smaller than the first primary structure width. A method for producing a metal honeycomb body, a catalyst carrier body having multiple structured sheet metal foils for exhaust gas purification and a tool for producing multiple structured sheet metal foils, are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2012
    Assignee: EMITEC Gesellschaft fuer Emissionstechnologie mbH
    Inventors: Jan Hodgson, Michael Voit
  • Publication number: 20120117807
    Abstract: A puncture needle capable of clear imaging even if an angle to the irradiation direction of a detection wave is small. According to one embodiment, a ultrasonic puncture needle that conducts puncturing while observing a puncturing condition by means of a ultrasonic image is formed with an edge at the tip end of a puncture needle body, and formed at a specified position of the puncture needle body with at least one corner cube mirror formed by a triangular pyramid recess. Since a ultrasonic wave oscillated from the ultrasonic probe is reflected off the corner cube mirror to be returned to the ultrasonic probe, the reflected wave progresses in the same direction as the incident direction of the ultrasonic wave to be positively returned to the probe even when an angle formed by the irradiation route of a ultrasonic wave and the axis of the puncture needle is small.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 17, 2012
    Applicant: HAKKO, CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Masaru Maruyama, Shiro Kitagawa, Masayoshi Komatsu
  • Publication number: 20120110853
    Abstract: A rotary electric shaver includes an outer cutter having an upper surface with annular shaving sections, formed with hair entry apertures, and an inner cutter having small blades, which rotate in sliding contact with the outer cutter from below the shaving sections. The outer cutter has a plurality of concentric annular shaving sections. The shaving section adjacent to an outer periphery is lower than the shaving section adjacent to a center. The shaving sections are formed on a plane horizontal to a central axis. This makes it possible to increase a shaving area, to precisely trace the curved surface of a concave portion of skin and to come in contact with the skin with a proper contact pressure, thus permitting smooth shaving of the concave portion. The shaver has a simple structure with a smaller number of components, featuring easier assembly and easier removal of hair bits.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Publication date: May 10, 2012
    Applicant: IZUMI PRODUCTS COMPANY
    Inventor: Yoshiyuki Mimura
  • Patent number: 8146218
    Abstract: Method and apparatus for continuously forming a one-piece expanded metal gutter cover having at least one solid edge. The method involves feeding a continuous web of solid metal along a continuous path, expanding the continuous web as it is fed along the continuous path, profiling a solid edge margin of the web as it is fed along the continuous path, and cutting the continuous web transversely of the web at intervals along the web to form separate gutter covers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2012
    Inventors: James E. Ealer, Sr., James E. Ealer, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8137540
    Abstract: Disclosed are improved methods and apparatus for radiolabeling, particularly methods and apparatus for large scale in-line radiolabeling of products, such as proteins and antibodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2012
    Assignee: Peregrine Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    Inventors: Raimo Pellikka, Steven W. King, Peter Bläuenstein, Pius A. Schubiger
  • Publication number: 20120025503
    Abstract: Diffusers adapted for use with air bag cushion inflators and air bag systems may comprise a unitary or integral hollow body defining a diffusion chamber. The hollow body may include a first longitudinal end having an aperture and an opposing second longitudinal end that is at least substantially enclosed. A module attach feature may be disposed between the first longitudinal end and the second longitudinal end. The module attach feature may comprise a lateral extent that is greater than a lateral extent of the hollow body. A plurality of apertures extending through the hollow body may be disposed between the module attach feature and the second longitudinal end. Air bag systems employing such diffusers may include an inflator including the diffuser and at least one inflatable cushion, a portion of which is coupled to the diffuser.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 28, 2010
    Publication date: February 2, 2012
    Inventors: Anthony M. Young, Jared M. Jensen, Kurt L. Gamill
  • Patent number: 8074972
    Abstract: One exemplary embodiment can be a device for a gas-liquid contacting apparatus. The gas-liquid contacting apparatus can include a member. The member can include: a non-breakable portion, and a breakable portion adapted for removal by application of an effective amount of force for creating one or more holes for a passage of a fluid there-through.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2011
    Assignee: UOP LLC
    Inventor: Joseph Agnello
  • Patent number: 8011210
    Abstract: The invention relates to washing drum shell formed by a final sheet metal strip which is coiled in the form of a cylinder and whose ends are welded to one another. The longitudinal sides thereof are connected to a bottom disk by a high-flange joint provided with transversal embossments. The high flange joint is sufficiently stable even when the carriers of the washing drum are drawn into the shell. The drawn-in carriers are connected by at least one fold to openings shaped in at least one bottom disk and the transversal embossments of the high flange joint are shaped in an area which is arranged directly near a connection between the drawn-in carriers and the bottom disk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2006
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Axel Heubner, Alfred Nitsche, Wilfried Wildung
  • Patent number: 7963364
    Abstract: A structural element used for attenuating aviation turbine noise is provided with pores (1, 2) embodied in the form of cylindrical channels which are open on the first ends inside the turbine housing and closed on the opposite ends thereof, wherein the diameter (D) of each channel ranges approximately from 0.1 to 0.3 mm, each channel is remote at least along one part of the length thereof from the closest neighbors at a minimum distance ranging approximately from 0.02 to 0.3 mm and the ratio between the channel length and diameter thereof is of the order of 102.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2011
    Assignee: ONERA (Office National d'Etudes et de Recherches Aerospatiales)
    Inventors: Jason Nadler, Florin Paun, Pierre Josso, Marie-Pierre Bacos, Stéphane Gasser
  • Patent number: 7934300
    Abstract: A method for producing expanded metal profiles, consisting of subjecting a metal strip of width less than the development of the profile to be produced to the following operations: —forming longitudinal slits in at least that longitudinal band which is to form the central web of the profile, —bending the edges of the slits, —profiling said strip, —transversely stretching that band containing the slits, —pressing areas of said central web in correspondence with said stretched band to displace them external to the plane of said web, characterised by subjecting the bent edges to drawing to obtain radiused edging having the tangent to the free edge forming an angle not less than 90° to the surface of the strip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2011
    Assignee: Dallan S.p.A.
    Inventor: Sergio Dallan
  • Patent number: 7913377
    Abstract: A method of producing a ceramic filter element suitable for use in an exhaust filter for an internal combustion engine, during which a combustible, non-ceramic support web is impregnated with a ceramic slip and formed into a desired geometric shape in either order, and then the impregnated and formed web is fired until the support web is burned out and a rigid ceramic filter body is formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2011
    Assignee: Mann + Hummel GmbH
    Inventors: Karin Gerlach, Stefan Tudyka
  • Patent number: 7866042
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing serpentine fins for assembly between tubes in a heat exchanger core. The method includes providing a flat metal strip and forming in the strip, multiple rows of split louvers. Each row of split louvers has louvers formed in pairs of adjacent, spaced louver banks extending across the width of the strip. Each row includes ribs formed in the strip parallel to the louver openings and extending across the pair of louver banks. The metal strip has unformed portions extending across the strip width between rows of split louvers for forming folds across the width of the strip. After forming the rows of split louvers, pressure is applied to the strip to cause the flat strip to buckle along the unformed portions forming folds in the strip resulting in the serpentine fin. Preferably, the strip has ribs formed both in the center portion and along the edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2011
    Assignee: Centrum Equities Acquisition, LLC
    Inventor: John A. Kolb
  • Publication number: 20110004157
    Abstract: A steerable tube (100), comprising a hollow elongate tubular member (1) having a proximal end (2), distal end (3), a wall surface disposed between said proximal (2) and distal end (4), a bend-resistive zone (6) flanked by a proximal bendable zone (4) that forms a controller and a distal bendable zone (5) that forms an effector that moves responsive to movements of the controller, whereby the wall of the tubular member (1) in the bend-resistive zone (6) comprises a structure that is a plurality of longitudinal slits (7), forming a plurality of longitudinal strips (8, 8?), the wall of the tubular member (1) in the proximal bendable zone (4) and the distal bendable zone (5) comprises a structure that is a plurality of longitudinal wires (9, 9?, 10, 10?), at least one strip (8) is in connection with a wire (9) in the proximal bendable zone (4) and a wire (10) in the distal bendable zone (5), such that translation by said wire (9) in the controller is transmitted via the strip (8) to said wire (10) in the effector
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 5, 2009
    Publication date: January 6, 2011
    Inventors: Frank Dewaele, Cyriel Mabilde, Bart Blanckaert
  • Patent number: 7851069
    Abstract: An aluminum layered heat shield assembly (30) includes a pair of spaced metallic facing sheets (32) fabricated from an aluminum composition. In the interstitial space between the facing sheets (32), a perforated steel core (34) is formed in the general shape of a zigzag baffle with segments that adjoin and maintain a generally consistent spacing. The perforated steel core (34) is fabricated with non-perforated flanges (42) which project outwardly from between the aluminum facing sheets (32) to establish extensions for attachment to a supporting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2006
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2010
    Assignee: Federal Mogul World-Wide, Inc.
    Inventor: George Starr
  • Patent number: 7823272
    Abstract: This invention relates to methods and systems for attaching components to strips of material to form assemblies, e.g., a system for fastening pre-sharpened razor blades to individual support strips on a continuous band of material, such as a metal, to form discrete blade assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 2, 2010
    Assignee: The Gillette Company
    Inventors: Matthew J. Guay, Robert Genovisi, Stephen A. Green, Norbert Binkowski, Craig Stephen Vickery, Jon Fraser Ewing, Ingomar JK Summerauer
  • Patent number: 7820302
    Abstract: An areal metal element is described having a surface which extends from a first outside edge to a second outside edge lying opposite the first out-side edge. The region of the metal element adjoining the first outside edge forms a first edge region and the region of the metal element adjoining the second outside edge forms a second side region. Both side regions are connected to one another by a central region lying therebetween, with at least one completely bordered aperture being formed at least in one of the side regions, with its border being formed in one part by this side region and in another part by the central region. The central region includes at least two sections which each consist of two outwardly disposed part sections and a central part section lying therebetween. The outwardly disposed part sections are folded over with respect to the central section to produce the aperture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2010
    Assignee: Protektorwerk Florenz Maisch GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Kilian Krettenauer
  • Patent number: 7765690
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing electronic components consisting in carrying out a first anodization of a carrier material (1) for forming at least one first pore (3) extending in a first direction in said carrier material (1) and in carrying out a second anodization for forming at least one second pore (17) extending in the carrier material (1) in a second direction different from the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2010
    Assignee: Ecole Polytechnique DGAR
    Inventors: Travis Wade, Jean-Eric Wegrowe
  • Patent number: 7735205
    Abstract: Expanded metal machine includes a stationary knife and an adjustable knife which is adjustable in a vertical direction and a transverse direction. The adjustable knife includes a cutting edge with spaced-apart cutting projections in the transverse direction. A transport device for transporting a flat material in a direction of transport between the knives is provided. A cam is provided and configured for performing a periodic vertical motion. There is a transverse adjustment device configured for adjusting the transverse motion of the adjustable knife in a manner synchronized with the traveling motion. Likewise, there is an eccentric drive provided for the cam, and that is configured for guiding the cam in a circulatory motion which runs in a plane determined (e.g., bounded) by the vertical direction and the transverse direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2010
    Assignee: Sorst Streckmetall GmbH
    Inventor: Johannes Sälinger