Shaping Or Casting Surface (e.g., Plastering Or Gunite Type, Etc.) Patents (Class 425/470)
  • Patent number: 10459335
    Abstract: According to an embodiment, a template is provided which includes a template substrate, and a device formation pattern and an alignment mark provided on a common surface of the template substrate. The alignment mark includes a refraction layer provided at a bottom of a first concave pattern provided on the template substrate, and an insulating layer filling the first concave pattern provided with the refraction layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventor: Toshiaki Komukai
  • Patent number: 10406729
    Abstract: A compression molding assembly for molding a honeycomb core, including a plurality of cells defined by a plurality of walls, of a blocker door is provided. The compression molding assembly includes a ram plate comprising a plurality of openings defined therethrough and a plurality of core inserts coupled to the ram plate such that the plurality of core inserts are configured to form the honeycomb core of the blocker door. Each core insert is removably coupled with a respective opening of the plurality of openings such that each core insert is configured to form a respective cell of the plurality of cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Kevin O'Brien Gaw, Michael A. Nill, Garry Anthony Booker, Stephen R. Dark, Laura Fournier, Randy J. Grove, David John Barene, Jeston Lingelbach, Kory Shaffer, David W. Foutch, Michael H. Larson
  • Patent number: 9972574
    Abstract: A mark forming method includes: exposing a wafer with a mask image to form first and second resist marks that have different shapes than one another based on a portion of the mask image; applying a polymer layer that contains a block copolymer to the wafer by spin-coating; forming self-assembled regions in the applied polymer layer; selectively removing a portion of the self-assembled regions; and forming first and second wafer marks on the wafer using the first and second resist marks. This makes it possible to form the marks when forming circuit patterns using self-assembly of a block copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuji Shiba
  • Patent number: 9935054
    Abstract: A mark forming method includes: exposing a wafer with a mask image to form first and second resist marks that have different shapes than one another based on a portion of the mask image; applying a polymer layer that contains a block copolymer to the wafer by spin-coating; forming self-assembled regions in the applied polymer layer; selectively removing a portion of the self-assembled regions; and forming first and second wafer marks on the wafer using the first and second resist marks. This makes it possible to form the marks when forming circuit patterns using self-assembly of a block copolymer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: NIKON CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yuji Shiba
  • Patent number: 9464348
    Abstract: A method for making a bit-patterned media (BPM) magnetic recording disk by etching the recording layer using a patterned hard mask layer uses glancing angle deposition (GLAD) of additional hard mask material as a capping layer onto the tops of the patterned hard mask pillars while the disk is rotated about an axis orthogonal to the plane of the disk. In one embodiment the capping layer is deposited after the pillars have been only partially eroded during a partial ion-milling of the recording layer. Ion-milling is then again performed to remove the remaining recording layer material. In another embodiment, before ion-milling of the recording layer, the capping layer is deposited onto the tops of the un-eroded hard mask pillars. This increases the lateral dimension of the hard mask pillars so that after ion-milling of the recording layer, the magnetic islands have an increased lateral dimension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: HGST Netherlands B.V.
    Inventors: Hitesh Arora, Jean-Marc L. Beaujour, Zuwei Liu, Tsai-Wei Wu
  • Patent number: 9139333
    Abstract: Pallet includes an inner structural support with a bottom section and a top section. The top section has an upward facing, load bearing surface that is bonded with a substantially smooth polymer layer. More specifically, the bottom section includes an annular ring that supports a top section comprising an annular ring and a flange that supports the load. The top section is bonded with a polymer to form a smooth surface suitable for curing concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: Hawkeye Concrete Products Co.
    Inventor: Claudio Subacchi
  • Patent number: 9135379
    Abstract: A multi-zonal analysis processor-implemented system is provided for analyzing physical behavior of a multi-zonal physical object. Candidate multi-zonal engineering models, solution methods, and parameters associated with the engineering models and solution methods are selected for use in analyzing different zones of the physical object.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: SAS IP, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan Williams, Phil Zwart, Davor Cokljat, Michael Engelman
  • Patent number: 9116425
    Abstract: A mold for the nanoimprint lithography and a method for forming the mold are disclosed. The mold comprises a base socket, a plug chip and an adhesive. The plug chip provides a fine pattern to be transcribed in a top surface thereof. The base socket provides a pocket within which the plug chip is set such that the top surface thereof is pushed out from the top surface of the base socket.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventor: Naoko Inoue
  • Publication number: 20150145169
    Abstract: An additive-manufacturing removable raft. Layers of material are sequentially deposited on a build platform. Portions of the perimeters of the layers are defined as bevel portions, the bevel portion of each layer after the first overhanging the bevel portion of the preceding layer to form an edge surface of the raft at an acute angle with respect to the build platform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 26, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Henry J. Liu, Andrew Boggeri, Rodney Chang
  • Publication number: 20150132519
    Abstract: Structural elements comprised of functionalized material in a rapidly setting resin. The structural elements are rapidly deployable and arranged as structures that provide ballistic and impact resistance. The structures are fabricated using specific molds that shape a specific rapid cure resin-filler mixture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 8, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventor: John Sullivan
  • Publication number: 20150119238
    Abstract: A method for marking an item including a shape memory polymer (SMP) having a visual readable and/or machine readable graphic element on the surface of the item. The method includes pretreating the surface of the item; colouring the surface of the item with a dye solution containing an organic dye and an organic solvent; cleaning and drying the surface of the item; and engraving by at least partially ablating the surface of the item. The dyeing process is suitable for colouring the surface of a shape memory polymer (SMP), wherein the information is engraved in a form of a code or other label on the coloured surface. The colouring causes an increased contrast and thus facilitates machine readability of marking and coding without affecting the other properties of the SMP.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 26, 2012
    Publication date: April 30, 2015
    Inventors: Thorsten Pretsch, Melanie Ecker, Markus Schildhauer
  • Patent number: 9017054
    Abstract: The invention concerns a press muffle made of an embedding mass for the production of dental restoration parts, with the embedding mass comprising at least one weakly heat-conducting, in particular ceramic, basic powder, with up to 70%, in particular 2% to 40% of the entire embedding mass (12) consisting of an additive having a higher thermal conductivity than the basic powder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Ivoclar Vivadent AG
    Inventors: Harald Bürke, Rudolf Jussel, Heinrich Kappert, Gottfried Rohner, Thomas Stampfer
  • Publication number: 20150091209
    Abstract: A molding process (100) comprising the step of inserting an uncured blank (102) in a mold cavity (14) formed in a mold system, the uncured blank including fiber and uncured binder, transferring heat from the mold system to a cool pressurized gas (108) to establish a hot pressurized gas, injecting the hot pressurized gas into the mold cavity (110), and transferring heat (112) from the hot pressurized gas to the uncured blank to cause the uncured binder to cure and establish a cured product (114).
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2013
    Publication date: April 2, 2015
    Inventors: Gert R. Mueller, Robert W. Zembrodt, Charles Fitch Appley, Walter A. Johnson, Steven Lee Collings
  • Publication number: 20150069656
    Abstract: The embodiments disclosed herein relate to construction systems, assemblies, and methods. The construction systems can include concrete dispensing assemblies. The concrete dispensing assemblies can be configured to dispense a plurality of discrete units. The concrete dispensing assemblies can also be configured to simultaneously dispense two or more concrete mixtures. One or more dispensing parameter may be controllable, for example, by a computer control system. Additives and/or curing agents may also be used. Exemplary curing agents include carbon dioxide containing materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2013
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Inventors: Jeffrey A. Bowers, Bran Ferren, W. Daniel Hillis, Roderick A. Hyde, Cameron A. Myhrvold, Conor L. Myhrvold, Nathan P. Myhrvold, Clarence T. Tegreene, Lowell L. Wood, JR.
  • Patent number: 8974219
    Abstract: A modular tool for imparting profile characteristics into fluent cementitious material. The tool has an elongated base forming a permanently fixed blade, and at least one handle. The blade is configured to act as a dovetail to which any of several modular blades may frictionally fit in removable fashion. The fixed blade forms a deflector disposed to deflect removed cementitious material away from the handles. Other blades may fit by peg and socket engagement. The tool may have detachable rollers enabling the tool to advance at a controlled elevation along a wall being formed and shaped. A slide block may be arranged to engage the rollers so as to adjust their position on the tool. The tool may have integral bubble levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Inventor: Mark Wayne Couch
  • Publication number: 20150061183
    Abstract: A method for casting prefabricated concrete products with a circulation line casting process, where casting molds with fresh cast concrete products are moved for curing in a curing area, where the casting molds with the concrete products are stacked to form stacks of plurality of casting molds in the curing area, wherein the stacks of casting molds in the curing area are formed by lifting the casting molds forming the stack from the lowest casting mold of the stack, inserting a new casting mold below the lifted stack, and lowering the lifted stack on top of the inserted new casting mold. The invention also relates to a lifting and stacking apparatus utilizing the method, and to a circulation line casting apparatus equipped with such a lifting and stacking apparatus.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Publication date: March 5, 2015
    Applicant: ELEMATIC OY AB
    Inventor: Jani EILOLA
  • Publication number: 20150037452
    Abstract: Provided are a resin-releasing jig including a base and a releasing layer formed on a surface side of the base, in which the releasing layer is composed of a resin containing a perfluorinated polymer as a main component, and the perfluorinated polymer is crosslinked; and the resin-releasing jig further including a primer layer disposed between the base and the releasing layer, in which the primer layer is composed of a resin containing, as a main component, a perfluorinated polymer and an engineering plastic, the perfluorinated polymer in the primer layer is crosslinked, and the releasing layer has high abrasion resistance and a good adhesive force to the base and thus the resin-releasing jig has good durability. In particular, provided is the resin-releasing jig which is an extrusion molding mold used in an extruder for producing a long resin molded article.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 29, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Inventors: Akito Kubo, Katsuya Yamada, Kazuaki Ikeda, Yasunori Nagaoka, Kouji Mutou, Noriaki Takami
  • Patent number: 8944804
    Abstract: A medical device includes a textured surface having a predetermined nanostructure, wherein the nanostructure is less than about 500 nanometers in a broadest dimension. The textures nanostructure surface reduces friction between the medical device and biological tissue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2007
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Liquidia Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Lloyd M. Robeson, Ginger Denison Rothrock
  • Patent number: 8926313
    Abstract: A bladder-type jig used for manufacturing a stiffened panel structure using a hat stringer has the advantage that deformation of prepreg can be suppressed effectively, and durability of the jig can be improved so that repeated use of the jig is achieved. A body of the bladder includes a pipe-shaped portion and a coating film covering the outer peripheral surface of the pipe-shaped portion. The pipe-shaped portion is a main body portion of the body, and is made of a silicone rubber composition material such that its transverse cross-section has a trapezoidal pipe shape. Both side edge portions of an exposed wall portion corresponding to a lower base of the transverse cross-section are thickened edge portions which are greater in thickness than another wall portions. The thickened edge portions support the exposed wall portion from inward of the body, and can suppress the exposed wall portion from getting deformed inwardly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignees: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Kurashiki Kako Co., Ltd., Tsubakimoto Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshikazu Sana, Yasuo Hanafusa, Hidehisa Nishina, Seiichi Oyama, Yuji Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 8920152
    Abstract: The present teachings provide a modular articulating cement spacer mold for forming a temporary implant comprising a mold first portion, a mold second portion, and a ventilation forming surface feature on an interior surface of at least one of the mold first portion or the mold second portion. The first mold portion and the second mold portion have corresponding interior surfaces that form a cavity therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 30, 2014
    Assignee: Biomet Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: H. Gene Hawkins, William Hartman, Kristen Martin, Nathan A. Winslow
  • Publication number: 20140377491
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a plurality of reinforcing element preforms, involving the steps of: positioning reinforcing elements on the external surface of a die; assembling the reinforcing elements thus positioned with one another so as to form a textile sleeve with a longitudinal axis and surrounding the die; moving the sleeve longitudinally toward a multi-cavity mandrel having an elongate overall shape, the multi-cavity mandrel having on its external surface a plurality of longitudinal cavities which are distributed, when viewed in cross section, around the periphery of the external surface; forming the sleeve on the plurality of peripheral cavities so that the sleeve conforms to the shape of the multi-cavity mandrel and thus adopts the shape of a set of reinforcing element preforms.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 9, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Xavier Legrand, Philippe Blot, Pascal Vinot, Christope Marchand, Alain Cavet
  • Publication number: 20140367251
    Abstract: A sintering apparatus includes: a non-transportable section mounted in the atmosphere; a transportable section that has a mold capable of accommodating a material to be processed and is loaded detachably with respect to the non-transportable section; and a covering member that envelops the transportable section loaded on the non-transportable section in an almost hermetically sealed state and allows the transportable section to be separated from the non-transportable section with the transportable section enveloped in the almost hermetically sealed state.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Kiwamu Adachi
  • Publication number: 20140335216
    Abstract: A web-shaped matrix for the production of surface materials, particularly surfaces during the production of laminate panels, having a structured surface, a flexible carrier web layer particularly made of paper or film and a layer separating from the surface material arranged on the side of the surface material, wherein the structured surface is arranged on the side of the separating layer facing away from the surface material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: Sueddekor GmbH
    Inventor: Heinz Haller
  • Publication number: 20140322381
    Abstract: A mandrel having an out-of-plane curvature and a corresponding in-plane change in mandrel geometry is used to fabricate substantially wrinkle-free, fiber reinforced stiffeners having an out-of-plane curvature.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Jamel R. Bland
  • Publication number: 20140312516
    Abstract: Methods of manufacturing a contact lens are provided. Such methods include using an adjustable mandrel to fixedly retain a single mold section carrying a polymerized contact lens product and delensing the contact lens product from the single mold section. Adjustable mandrels are also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: CooperVision International Holding Company, LP
    Inventors: John G. Followill, Ryszard Radwanski, David Chiang
  • Publication number: 20140305036
    Abstract: A device comprising a planar material and at least one support element which is connected to the planar material, wherein the at least one support element comprises at least one shape memory polymer, such that the device has a substantially flat shape in a first configuration of the at least one shape-memory polymer and a substantially domed shape in a second configuration of the shape-memory polymer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Applicants: M Bundesanstalt Fuer Materialforschung und- pruefung, Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH
    Inventors: Thorsten Pretsch, Jasmin Lindebacher, Juergen Haettig
  • Publication number: 20140308385
    Abstract: Light weight fiber-reinforced polymeric (FRP) structural building panels and panel assemblies, sized and configured for construction of wall structures. Fiber schedule and orientation in the panels provide enhanced properties of strength of a panel/wall per unit dimension relative to FRP layer thickness and/or mass of the panel/wall per unit dimension. Panel profiles as molded having draft angles, and molds to make such profiles, enhance panel fabrication.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventors: Gerhard P. Schiffmann, Glenn P. Schiffmann, Daniel J. Wojtusik
  • Patent number: 8845314
    Abstract: A lens manufacturing apparatus includes a concave-convex shape forming unit that makes a notch in the surface of a workpiece to form a concave-convex shape portion, a resin supply unit that supplies resin for a lens onto the surface of the workpiece, a resin curing unit that cures the supplied resin for a lens, a moving unit that moves the concave-convex shape forming unit, the resin supply unit, and the resin curing unit relative to the workpiece, and a control unit that controls driving of the concave-convex shape forming unit, the resin supply unit, the resin curing unit, and the moving unit so as to form the concave-convex shape portion extending in a predetermined direction, supply the resin for a lens between adjacent concave-convex shape portions and cure the supplied resin for a lens.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shin Yasuda, Keishi Shimizu, Yoshio Nishihara
  • Patent number: 8845319
    Abstract: A means for modifying a building space for a device for manufacturing a three-dimensional object by layerwise solidification of a powdery building material at the locations corresponding to the object in the respective layers comprises one or several small supports (32) or one or several building space partitioning elements (20) on a building platform (2), thereby the device has one or several small building areas (22.1, 22.2, 22.3), in which the powdery material may be efficiently used and different powder materials may be processed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: EOS GmbH Electro Optical Systems
    Inventors: Johann Oberhofer, Robert Eichner
  • Publication number: 20140285737
    Abstract: A transparent conductive element includes a base having a first surface and a second surface, and a transparent electrode pattern part and a transparent insulating pattern part formed on at least one of the first surface and the second surface. The transparent electrode pattern part and the transparent insulating pattern part are laid alternately on a base surface. Plural pore portions are randomly formed apart in the transparent electrode pattern part and plural island portions are randomly formed apart in the transparent insulating pattern part.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: DEXERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hidetoshi TAKAHASHI, Mikihisa MIZUNO, MASAYUKI ISHIWATA
  • Publication number: 20140268357
    Abstract: An optical element, notably an optical element for creating a retractable sheet for use in a motor vehicle, has in the final state a three-dimensional shape resulting from forming of the optical element, the optical element being designed to have an extended shape comprising: a first main surface, a second main surface, and an edge surface. A method of manufacturing involves during a first step of the method, forming the optical element to give its final three-dimensional shape in terms of the first main surface, the second main surface and the edge surface. During a second step at least one of the surfaces of the optical element is cleaned. During a third step, a functional coating is applied to the first main surface and/or the second main surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventors: Andre Mendiboure, Sebastien Hervy, Philippe Fedorawiez
  • Patent number: 8834773
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for manufacturing composite components. A tool is present for use in manufacturing composite components. The tool comprises an encapsulation layer having a shape, an insulation layer on the encapsulation layer, and an isolation layer on the insulation layer. The isolation layer has an outer surface capable of contacting a composite material laid up on the outer surface. The insulation layer is capable of insulating the encapsulation layer from heat applied to the composite material. The encapsulation layer is capable of maintaining a shape with the composite material laid up on the isolation layer during a curing process to form a composite component from the composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: John M. Griffith
  • Publication number: 20140251853
    Abstract: A packaging unit for products like eggs, and a mould and method therefore. The packaging unit for products like eggs comprises: a carton made of moulded pulp with a bottom part comprising compartments for individual products, and a cover part comprising top, front and rear surfaces; and a label made of paperboard.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2012
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: HUHTAMAKI MOLDED FIBER TECHNOLOGY B.V.
    Inventor: Wijbe Dijkstra
  • Patent number: 8827687
    Abstract: This invention provides a mandrel used to produce belts where materials are cured onto a belt. Specific examples for illustration purposes are directed to a mandrel used to produce fuser belts for use in electrophotographic marking systems. The mandrel provides for reduced heating temperature during the curing heating step because the only mass required to be heated during curing is the belt and not the prior art solid mandrel. This provides significant advantages, such as faster cycle time, less energy, and less degrading of layer materials. The present mandrel comprises two terminal caps connected by threaded rods around which the belt is positioned for coating and curing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Xerox Corporation
    Inventors: Sandra L. Schmitt, Kevin Taft, Karen E. Halliley
  • Patent number: 8827682
    Abstract: The invention concerns a mould for a food product, comprising at least one shell (302a, 302b) having a marking zone consisting of a plurality of ribs (402, 406) intersecting one another, said mould being characterized in that each rib (402, 406) has an edge (404, 408) having a sharp ridge oriented towards the inside of the mould in order to mark the food product during preparation thereof in said mould and in that said or each shell (302a, 302b) has, at the ends thereof, a recess (314, 414) intended to form, with the recesses (314, 414) of the other shells constituting the mould, a hollow (312, 412) that extends from the inside of the mould and in the direction of the outside of the mould.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Armor Inox
    Inventors: Olivier Marquet, Bernard Cadoret
  • Publication number: 20140234585
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a food packaging material for packing food, more particularly to a food packaging material having a uniform coating of oil, a method of manufacturing the same, and a mold for manufacturing the same. The food packaging material includes a plurality of grooves formed on one surface of the food packaging material; and an oil layer uniformly applied to the one surface of the food packaging material, being put into the grooves. According to the present invention, there are provided a food packaging material which continuously maintains a uniform coating of oil and thus minimizes sticking of contents to a surface of the packaging material, a method of manufacturing the same, and a mold for manufacturing the same.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2011
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Jin Hwan Lee, Kyoung Sik Jo, Min Young Park, Sang Eon Lee, Seung Seob Lee
  • Publication number: 20140217449
    Abstract: To provide a substrate for optics provided with a fine-structure product which improves luminous efficiency of an LED while improving internal quantum efficiency IQE by decreasing the number of dislocation defects in a semiconductor layer, a substrate for optics (1) is provided with a fine-structure layer (12) including dots comprised of a plurality of convex portions (13) extending in the direction of from the main surface of a substrate (11) to outside the surface, where the fine-structure layer (12) has a plurality of dot lines (13-1 to 13-N) in which a plurality of dots is arranged with a pitch Py in the first direction in the main surface of the substrate (11), while having the plurality of dot lines in which a plurality of dots is arranged with a pitch Px in the second direction orthogonal to the first direction in the main surface of the substrate (11), one of the pitch Py and the pitch Px is a constant interval of nano-order, while the other one is an inconstant interval of nano-order, or both are inc
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 30, 2012
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: ASAHI KASEI E-MATERIALS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Fujito Yamaguchi, Jun Koike, Masatoshi Maeda
  • Patent number: 8794947
    Abstract: A translating die apparatus and method for forming a piece of material into a part having complex contours. The translating die apparatus may comprise upper and lower mounts, fixed upper and lower dies fixed to the upper and lower mounts, respectively, and movable upper and lower dies translatably coupled with the mounts and configured to translate laterally toward and away from the fixed upper and lower dies. The piece of material may be placed between the upper and lower dies and one of the mounts may be actuated toward another of the mounts to sandwich the piece of material between the upper and lower dies. Simultaneously, the movable upper and lower dies may translate toward the fixed upper and lower dies, until the movable and fixed dies abut each other when the upper and lower dies are fully pressing the piece of material therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Spirit AeroSystems, Inc.
    Inventors: Blaise F. Bergmann, Michael C. Dowling, Mark S. Williams
  • Patent number: 8790478
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a transfer printing method and a system using the method for printing images on a workpiece with supercritical fluid. The method includes disposing the workpiece inside the first mold and disposing a transfer film above the workpiece, closing the first mold with a second mold and injecting pressured gas, whose pressure is greater than a critical pressure, into the first mold and the second mold, ensuring a temperature of the pressured gas being greater than a critical temperature so as to convert into supercritical fluid, softening the transfer film with the supercritical fluid, transferring an adhesive layer, a print layer and a hardening layer of the transfer film onto the workpiece, and opening the first mold and the second mold to take out the workpiece.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignee: Wistron Corporation
    Inventors: Chien-Wei Chen, Ching-Fu Hsu
  • Patent number: 8790101
    Abstract: A blade for a lining of a mold intended for vulcanizing a tire tread, the blade being produced by selective laser melting. The blade includes an anchoring part configured to anchor the blade in a body of the lining, a molding part configured to mold at least one cut in the tread of the tire. The blade further includes reinforcement, wholly present in the anchoring part of the said blade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 29, 2014
    Assignees: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin, Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventor: Jean-Raymond Dusseaux
  • Patent number: 8770540
    Abstract: A device and method for manufacturing features into the tread of a tire are provided. The device and method provide for manufacturing tread features of various shapes and sizes. The tread features may be recessed, protruding, or flush with respect to the surrounding tread surface. The device and method may be used for both new tire constructions as well as retreading operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignees: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A., Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin
    Inventors: Damon Christenbury, Jonathan Jewell
  • Publication number: 20140170398
    Abstract: A light-weight material and a method for producing a light-weight material use removable forms to produce an array of interconnected voids within the material. The forms include a plurality of spaced apart and adjoining blocks onto which the material is deposited, and the blocks are constructed of a material that may be desolidified, such as by vaporization, to remove the blocks from the material, leaving behind a network of interconnected voids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: Empire Technology Development LLC
    Inventors: William Brenden Carlson, Gregory D. Phelan, Vincent Casasanta, III, Feng Wan
  • Publication number: 20140159280
    Abstract: A system for molding a non-pneumatic tire includes a lower mold portion including a lower backing plate, a plurality of lower projections extending from the lower backing plate, and a plurality of lower sleeves configured to at least partially cover the lower projections. The system further includes at least one lower retention plate configured to be positioned proximate the lower backing plate and retain the lower sleeves on the lower projections. The system also includes an upper mold portion configured to be associated with the lower mold portion. The system further includes an upper backing plate, a plurality of upper projections extending from the upper backing plate, and a plurality of upper sleeves configured to at least partially cover the upper projections. The system also includes at least one upper retention plate configured to be positioned proximate the upper backing plate and retain the upper sleeves on the upper projections.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Caterpillar Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin L. MARTIN, Aaron K. Amstutz
  • Patent number: 8734702
    Abstract: The original of the present invention has a pattern to be transferred. For example, the original of the present invention is a mold for use is an imprint apparatus or a mask for use in an exposure apparatus. The original has a negative effective Poisson's ratio. Alternatively, the original has an effective Poisson's ratio smaller than that of a quartz glass plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hirotoshi Torii, Yusuke Tanaka
  • Publication number: 20140123892
    Abstract: The present invention relates to an arrangement for manufacturing crystalline silicon ingots by directional solidification, where the melt and carbonaceous structural parts of the crystallisation furnace is protected from the fumes of the melt by applying a gas conduit which leads the fumes directly out of the directional solidification compartment of the furnace.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 18, 2012
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: REC WAFER PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Egor Vladimirov, Alexandre Teixeira, Kai Johansen, Pouria Homayonifar
  • Publication number: 20140099474
    Abstract: A nanoimprint mold for a curved surface is provided and includes a silicone rubber elastic body having an Hs rubber hardness, in the case of a thickness of 250 ?m, of 10 to 55 and includes fine depressions and protrusions formed on the surface. According to the nanoimprint mold for a curved surface, a nanoimprint can be formed even on a curved surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 15, 2012
    Publication date: April 10, 2014
    Applicant: SOKEN CHEMICAL & ENGINEERING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takanori Takahashi, Hiroko Yamada, Takahide Mizawa, Ryota Kojima
  • Patent number: 8684717
    Abstract: Provided is a floor construction apparatus that includes a guide unit that is disposed on surface of a floor to be constructed, and a flattening unit that is guided by the guide unit, to then be transferred to flatten the surface of the floor to be constructed, and to thereby reduce a construction time and expense for flattening of the construction surface of the floor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Inventors: Ju Tae Kim, Kyong Hwa Lee
  • Publication number: 20140087016
    Abstract: A method for making a nanoimprinting master template uses a metallic etch stop layer for two etching steps. A layer of silicon dioxide is deposited on the etch stop layer and a first resist pattern of either concentric rings or radial spokes is formed on the silicon dioxide layer. The exposed silicon dioxide layer is etched down to the etch stop layer and the resist removed to expose a pattern of silicon dioxide rings or spokes on the etch stop layer. A second resist pattern of rings (if spokes were the first pattern) or spokes (if rings were the first pattern) is formed over the silicon dioxide rings or spokes and the etch stop layer. The exposed silicon dioxide is etched down to the etch stop layer and the resist removed to expose a pattern of silicon dioxide pillars on the etch stop layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2012
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Applicant: HGST NETHERLANDS B.V.
    Inventors: He Gao, Jeffrey S. Lille
  • Publication number: 20140084018
    Abstract: An annular seal is provided. The annular seal is configured to be lubricated, allowing for automatic dispensing in dispensers, without the risk of clogging the dispensers or of building up with other seals. The annular seal has a determined thickness, made of an elastically deformable material, having a seal plane at mid-thickness and an axis of revolution perpendicular to the seal plane, and having: a so-called “inner” surface, turned toward the axis of revolution, and extending over a height of between ? and 22/50 of the thickness on either side of the seal plane, and a so-called “contact” surface extending over the rest of the seal. The seal includes, on the contact surface, at least one spot protuberance.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Publication date: March 27, 2014
    Inventors: Mickael Onillon, Christophe Lemiere, Joseph Cheynet, Etienne Giffard
  • Publication number: 20140070457
    Abstract: Methods of forming a ceramic component and a high temperature mold for use therewith are provided. The method includes providing a fixture having a receiving surface configured to receive an unfired ceramic component. The method includes applying a continuous high temperature membrane to a surface of the unfired ceramic component. The method includes covering the continuous high temperature membrane and unfired ceramic component with a high temperature loose media. The method includes heating the unfired ceramic component to a firing temperature. The high temperature mold includes the fixture and a support structure forming a compartment surrounding the fixture. The mold allows the high temperature loose media to be contained within the compartment and to cover the continuous high temperature membrane. The continuous high temperature membrane and high temperature loose media are evenly distributed over the uncured ceramic component and operable to provide constant pressure during processing using the mold.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 12, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY
    Inventors: Gregory Thomas FOSTER, Eric Richard BONINI