Honeycomb-like Patents (Class 428/116)
  • Patent number: 10844589
    Abstract: The present invention proposes a novel construction system consisting of the attachment of modified hyperboloid shaped-structural elements called “laminate cells” which, when working together, create a structural system with integrated cover having the capacity of absorbing and transmitting stresses in all directions and orientations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Inventors: Carlos Gadsden Lopez, Carlos Eduardo Gadsden Hevia
  • Patent number: 10836133
    Abstract: A honeycomb core for dimensionally stable components (e.g., a reflector) in sandwich construction with a plurality of cells with a triangular cell cross section made from carbon fiber reinforced plastic. The honeycomb core is assembled from flat laminate strips by plugging, wherein the laminate strips have slots running transversely to the extension direction respectively on their longitudinal side. The laminate strips are connected to one another in such a way that the slots of three laminate strips engage in a positive-locking manner in one another at a respective intersection point to form the corners of the cells of the honeycomb core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: AIRBUS DS GMBH
    Inventor: Thomas Stute
  • Patent number: 10836083
    Abstract: A molding tool for producing molded parts from expandable plastic beads. The molding tool has an inner wall facing the molded part and an outer wall facing away from the molded part, between which a hollow space is formed for conveying a heating/cooling medium, and the inner and outer walls are connected to each other in some areas by spacers. Inside the spacers, through bores are formed, which convey steam, pass through the outer and inner walls, and are sealed relative to the hollow space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: OVERATH SLM GMBH
    Inventors: Eberhard Lang, Udo Overath
  • Patent number: 10835977
    Abstract: A metallic structure defines ribs and a skin supported by the ribs. The ribs may be defined by metal strips and the skin may be attached to the ribs. Alternatively, the skin may be defined by a plurality of tiles and the ribs may be defined by flanges of each of the plurality of tiles that cooperate to define the ribs. Tiles may be attached to separate rib lattice. Structurally weak locations at nodes where ribs intersect may be reinforced. The components may be brazed together and the stiffness of adjacent locations in the structure adjusted in the brazing operation to reduce the difference in stiffness and to reduce resulting stress risers. The metallic structure may be armored using metal foam to absorb the energy of a projectile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Piasecki Aircraft Corporation
    Inventors: Seth Kovnat, Michael Chouinard
  • Patent number: 10828870
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing an apron board of a high-speed rail equipment cabin using a composite material is disclosed. The material includes aramid fiber honeycomb, PET foam, 3K twill carbon fiber flame retardant prepreg, unidirectional carbon fiber flame retardant prepreg, glass fiber flame retardant prepreg, aramid flame retardant prepreg, and 300 g/m2 single component medium temperature curing blue epoxy adhesive. The process includes manufacturing an apron main plate (3); manufacturing apron-board trim strips (1, 2), wherein there are two apron-board trim strips (1) and two apron-board trim strips (2); and obtaining the apron board through the apron main plate (3) and the apron-board trim strips (1, 2), wherein the two apron-board trim strips (1) are respectively stuck at two opposite sides of the apron main plate (3), the two apron-board trim strips (2) are respectively stuck at another two opposite sides of the apron main plate (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: SHANGHAI CEDAR COMPOSITES TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jiaqiang Zhu, Bin Wang, Sishun Zhang, Ming Wang, Changzhi Xie, Jianlan Luo, Yongkai Liu
  • Patent number: 10823413
    Abstract: A combustion chamber assembly comprises a combustion chamber and a plurality of nozzle guide vanes. Each nozzle guide vane comprises an inner platform, an outer platform and an aerofoil. The combustion chamber comprises an annular wall which includes at least one box like structure. An outer wall of each box has a plurality of apertures for the supply of coolant into the box and the interior of the box is divided into at least two regions. The upstream end of each box has apertures to supply coolant from a first region of its interior onto an inner surface of the inner wall to form a film of coolant. The downstream end of each box has apertures to supply coolant from a second region of its interior onto a surface of the inner or outer platform of the nozzle guide vanes to form a film of coolant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventor: Stephen C Harding
  • Patent number: 10814266
    Abstract: A honeycomb filter includes a honeycomb structure body having porous partition walls arranged to surround cells, in a cross section of the honeycomb structure body which is perpendicular to an extending direction of the cells, a value of a porosity of the partition wall in a partitioning region between the inflow cell and the outflow cell is defined as a porosity A, among intersecting portions where partitioning regions of the partition walls between the cells intersect one another, a value of a porosity of the partition wall in an intersecting portion between the two inflow cells is defined as a porosity B, and a value of A/B obtained by dividing the porosity A by the porosity B is from 0.50 to 0.95.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Kato, Takahiro Kondo, Junki Matsuya
  • Patent number: 10816280
    Abstract: A one-piece heat exchanger manufactured using an additive manufacturing process is described. The heat exchanger includes a plurality of channels formed therein. At least some of the plurality of channels may be configured to provide structural support to the heat exchanger to reduce its weight. Different coolant media may be used in a first set and a second set of the plurality of channels to provide different types of cooling in an integrated one-piece heat exchanger structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Lockheed Martin Corporation
    Inventors: David L. Vos, Ryan M. Alderfer, Matthew Daniel Miller
  • Patent number: 10807914
    Abstract: A ceramic honeycomb body having a skin that does not block partial cells extending from an inlet face to an outlet face at an outer periphery portion of the body. A method of making the ceramic honeycomb body having the skin includes disposing a sheet on an outer peripheral wall of a honeycomb core having an outer surface spaced apart from interiors of the partial cells and skinning the body having the sheet disposed thereon. Subsequent curing in the method bonds the skin to cell walls of the body spaced apart from interiors of the partial cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Natarajan Gunasekaran, Mallanagouda Dyamanagouda Patil
  • Patent number: 10774802
    Abstract: An air intake assembly includes heating elements. The heating elements include windings arranged in a serpentine configuration and having crest portions and trough portions. At least one crest portion of a first heating element is fastened to a corresponding trough portion of a second heating element. The heating elements are arranged in a honeycomb configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: Phillips & Temro Industries Inc.
    Inventors: Steven W. Tonkin, Jeremy N. Douglas, Roger J. Halberg
  • Patent number: 10767363
    Abstract: An affordable Zero-Energy prefabricated modular building such as for housing, in which a Layered disposition of Envelope elements—including Structural Insulated Panels—in the wall, floor and roof sections of the building's thermal Envelope, provide a highly energy-efficient Building Envelope, which together with a modular building Support Structure including Aeriated Frames, and an adequately sized renewable energy power generator system, inexpensively achieves the energetic independence of the building. A method is disclosed for the adaptation of the building's design and construction to the bio-climatic conditions of its projected location, in which different possible configurations of the relevant elements of the Building Envelope, the building structure and the renewable power generator system are evaluated, discarding those configurations which don't meet the defined acceptable criteria for energy-efficiency, thermal isolation and water condensation risks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Inventor: Alejandro Omar Labala
  • Patent number: 10770553
    Abstract: In a first aspect of a present inventive subject matter, a layered structure includes a first semiconductor layer containing as a major component an ?-phase oxide semiconductor crystal; and a second semiconductor layer positioned on the first semiconductor layer and containing as a major component an oxide semiconductor crystal with a tetragonal crystal structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: FLOSFIA INC.
    Inventors: Tokiyoshi Matsuda, Takashi Shinohe, Shingo Yagyu, Takuto Igawa
  • Patent number: 10753418
    Abstract: Architected materials with superior energy absorption properties when loaded in compression. In several embodiments such materials are formed from micro-truss structures composed of interpenetrating tubes in a volume between a first surface and a second surface. The stress-strain response of these structures, for compressive loads applied to the two surfaces, is tailored by arranging for some but not all of the tubes to extend to both surfaces, adjusting the number of layers of repeated unit cells in the structure, arranging for the nodes to be offset from alignment along lines normal to the surfaces, or including multiple interlocking micro-truss structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Tobias A. Schaedler, Alan J. Jacobsen, Zak C. Eckel, Sophia S. Yang, Adam E. Sorensen, Jacob M. Hundley, William Carter, Jie Jiang
  • Patent number: 10752773
    Abstract: The purpose of the present invention is to inhibit a decrease in strength attribute to the interface between a simple-shape portion and a complicated-shape portion. This fiber-reinforced resin composite material comprises: a simple-shape portion formed from at least one sheet-shaped prepreg material obtained by impregnating reinforcing fibers with a resin; and a complicated-shape portion obtained by impregnating reinforcing fibers with a resin, the complicated-shape portion having been integrated with the simple-shape portion. The resin used for the prepreg material comprised the same components as the resin used for the complicated-shape portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naoyuki Sekine, Eikatsu Yamaguchi, Yoshihiro Fukuda, Hiroyasu Ihara
  • Patent number: 10745105
    Abstract: A tip structure for an aircraft airfoil, such as a control surface (ailerons, flaps, elevators, rudders, etc) and/or a lifting surface (wings, HTP's, VTP's) is a unitary body and includes a tip shell and a metallic material on the outer surface of the tip shell suitable to withstand a lighting strike. The tip shell has been obtained by a single-stage injection molding process using a thermoplastic composite material having fibers dispersed therein, and the metallic material has been integrally formed with the tip shell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Airbus Operations, S.L.
    Inventors: Soledad Crespo Peña, Francisco Javier Honorato Ruiz, Iker Vélez De Mendizabal Alonso, Carlos García Nieto, Enrique Guinaldo Fernández, Álvaro Torres Salas, Pablo Cebolla Garrofe, Álvaro Calero Casanova
  • Patent number: 10744914
    Abstract: A seat includes one or more cushions secured to a shell. The cushions include a 3D printed lattice of repeating cells. The cells may include nodes interconnected by branches. The nodes may be arranged in a cubic, parallelepiped, diamond, or other arrangement. The branches may extend directly between nodes or may be bent. The branches may extend from each node to an adjacent node that is closest to its point of attachment to the each node or the branches may be curved or bent to secure to a different adjacent node. The 3D printed lattice may include 3D printed barbs formed thereon that engage receptacles in the seat shell. The 3D printed lattice may be printed with a groove that engages a fastening structure on a cover or a separate fastening element. The cover may be a perforated sheet of material or fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventors: Hyung Min Baek, Daniel Boccuccia
  • Patent number: 10738738
    Abstract: A nacelle for an aircraft propulsion system includes a core cowl portion, a bifurcation portion and an extension portion. The core cowl portion extends about a centerline to the bifurcation portion. The bifurcation portion is connected to and extends radially between the core cowl portion and the extension portion. The extension portion projects out from the bifurcation portion and circumferentially extends over the core cowl portion. The extension portion includes an acoustic panel and a structural reinforcement. The acoustic panel includes a cellular core between a perforated face skin and a back skin, wherein the face skin is radially inboard of the back skin. The structural reinforcement is bonded to the back skin and structurally reinforces the acoustic panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Rohr, Inc.
    Inventors: Jinqiu Lu, Christian Soria
  • Patent number: 10737258
    Abstract: A vanadium oxide based honeycomb SCR catalyst composed of a plurality of corrugated sheets stacked upon one another to form a plurality of flow through channels, the corrugated sheets are provided with an inert inner core layer and an outermost layer containing a SCR catalyst composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: UMICORE AG & CO. KG
    Inventors: Billie Lynn Abrams, Francesco Castellino
  • Patent number: 10734167
    Abstract: A porous interconnected corrugated carbon-based network (ICCN) composite and methods for making the same are disclosed. The porous ICCN composite is made up of a plurality of carbon layers that are interconnected and expanded apart from one another to form a plurality of pores. Metallic nanoparticles are disposed within the plurality of pores. In one embodiment, a light exposure only based method for producing the porous ICCN composite is disclosed. In another embodiment a light exposure plus an electrodeposition method for producing the porous ICCN composite is disclosed. In yet another exemplary embodiment, a capacitor having a first electrode and a second electrode separated from the first electrode by a dielectric wherein at least one of the first electrode and the second electrode is formed from the porous ICCN composite is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Maher F. El-Kady, Richard B. Kaner, Jee Youn Hwang
  • Patent number: 10695708
    Abstract: A plugged honeycomb structure includes a honeycomb structure body, and a plurality of plugging portions, the honeycomb structure body further includes pass-through hole portions each of which is formed in at least a part of a partition wall intersection portion in which the partition walls intersect in one end face and each of which interconnects a pair of cells facing each other at a position corresponding to the partition wall intersection portion to enable pass-through of a fluid, and a value obtained by dividing a diameter of a first virtual inscribed circle inscribed at a position of a minimum hole width of the pass-through hole portion by a diameter of a second virtual inscribed circle inscribed at a position of a minimum plugging width between the plugging portions facing each other is in a range of 0.05 to 0.74.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takayuki Ogata
  • Patent number: 10682557
    Abstract: A golf putter grip comprises a main body extending at least 7 inches, more preferably about 14 inches, from a top to a bottom end, a flat front surface has a width less than 1.75 inches, generally about 1.60 to 1.65 inches, and a shaft receiving bore within the grip extending substantially to the top end, wherein the bore is centered between lateral sides of the grip and the bore is angled relative to the main body's longitudinal centerline extending away from the front surface in the direction toward the bottom end. A putter incorporating this grip yields a better tempo and motion, will neutralize the dominant hand and forearm throughout the stroke, will stabilizes the hands and allow for a quieter grip to aid in reducing the yips, and will reduce the wrist angle at address to relieve arm tension.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Inventor: John Ambrose
  • Patent number: 10684080
    Abstract: A heat exchanger and a method for additively manufacturing the heat exchanger are provided. The heat exchanger includes a housing defining a flow passageway having a plurality of heat exchange banks stacked therein. Each heat exchange bank includes a plurality of heat exchange tubes that form a lattice structure that extends from a first end proximate a central manifold outward along the radial direction toward a second end proximate an annular outer manifold. The central manifolds and the annular outer manifolds fluidly couple the heat exchange tubes of adjacent heat exchange banks in an alternating manner to form a serpentine flow path for a flow of heat exchange fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Nicholas Taylor Moore, Matthew Robert Cerny
  • Patent number: 10685789
    Abstract: A porous interconnected corrugated carbon-based network (ICCN) composite and methods for making the same are disclosed. The porous ICCN composite is made up of a plurality of carbon layers that are interconnected and expanded apart from one another to form a plurality of pores. Metallic nanoparticles are disposed within the plurality of pores. In one embodiment, a light exposure only based method for producing the porous ICCN composite is disclosed. In another embodiment a light exposure plus an electrodeposition method for producing the porous ICCN composite is disclosed. In yet another exemplary embodiment, a capacitor having a first electrode and a second electrode separated from the first electrode by a dielectric wherein at least one of the first electrode and the second electrode is formed from the porous ICCN composite is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Maher F. El-Kady, Richard B. Kaner, Jee Youn Hwang
  • Patent number: 10676171
    Abstract: A structural panel is provided that includes a first core structure and a second core structure. The second core structure includes a plurality of core components, which components includes a corrugated ribbon, a first wall and a second wall. The corrugated ribbon includes a plurality of baffles and a plurality of porous septums. The baffles and the porous septums are laterally between and connected to the first wall and the second wall. Each of the porous septums are longitudinally between a respective adjacent pair of the baffles. A first of the core components projects longitudinally into and/or along the first core structure at a splice joint between the first core structure and the second core structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Rohr, Inc.
    Inventors: Sreenivas Narayanan Nampy, David M. Adams
  • Patent number: 10676883
    Abstract: A composite structural panel for use in bridge structures, and method of manufacturing same, comprises a top panel and a bottom panel separated by and attached to at least one, but preferably a plurality, of structural composite preforms which may be fabricated by a continuous manufacturing process and may be saturated by resin using a continuous wetting process. The composite preforms may take any cross sectional shape but are preferably trapezoidal. The top and bottom panels may be fabricated from a plurality of layers of woven fabric layers and non-woven fabric layers which are saturated with a resin that is subsequently cured using cure processes known in the art. The composite structural panel of the invention is usable as a flat structural member for use as bridge decking, ramps, trestles, and any application requiring a structural panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: COUPOSITES INTELLECTUAL HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Scott Lewit, Ronnal P. Reichard
  • Patent number: 10669906
    Abstract: A honeycomb filter, including: a honeycomb structure, wherein the honeycomb structure further includes a platinum group element-containing catalyst layer, the platinum group element-containing catalyst layer is disposed only on a side of an inner surface of the partition walls surrounding the inflow cells, and the platinum group element-containing catalyst layer is disposed in a range of at least up to 35% with respect to an overall length of the cells starting from the inflow end face and is not disposed in a range of at least up to 30% with respect to the overall length of the cells starting from the outflow end face, in an extending direction of the cells of the honeycomb structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignees: NGK Insulators, Ltd., Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fumihiko Yoshioka, Yoshiaki Hatakeyama, Noritaka Masumitsu
  • Patent number: 10668710
    Abstract: A component is provided. The component includes a structure including a plurality of unit cells joined together, each unit cell of the plurality of unit cells having a mass density substantially similar to the mass density of every other unit cell of the plurality of unit cells. The plurality of unit cells includes a first portion of unit cells having a characteristic dimension and a first portion average stiffness, the characteristic dimension of the first portion of unit cells having a first value. The plurality of unit cells also includes a second portion of unit cells having the characteristic dimension and a second portion average stiffness, the characteristic dimension of the second portion of unit cells having a second value different from the first value, wherein the second portion average stiffness differs from the first portion average stiffness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ananda Barua, Arun Karthi Subramaniyan, Daniel Jason Erno
  • Patent number: 10661880
    Abstract: One example of a fairing for a rotorcraft includes a core material, an inner housing on a side of the core material, an outer housing on another side of the core material opposite the inner housing, and a hinge. The hinge is configured to move the fairing between an open position and a closed position. In the open position, the inner housing is configured to receive a foot traffic load while the outer housing is configured to transfer the foot traffic load to a fuselage of the rotorcraft. In the closed position, the inner housing is configured to stow in a compartment of the rotorcraft while the outer housing is configured to provide an outer mold line of the rotorcraft in the closed position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC.
    Inventors: Brent Scannell, Dinesh Sharma
  • Patent number: 10650983
    Abstract: A porous interconnected corrugated carbon-based network (ICCN) composite and methods for making the same are disclosed. The porous ICCN composite is made up of a plurality of carbon layers that are interconnected and expanded apart from one another to form a plurality of pores. Metallic nanoparticles are disposed within the plurality of pores. In one embodiment, a light exposure only based method for producing the porous ICCN composite is disclosed. In another embodiment a light exposure plus an electrodeposition method for producing the porous ICCN composite is disclosed. In yet another exemplary embodiment, a capacitor having a first electrode and a second electrode separated from the first electrode by a dielectric wherein at least one of the first electrode and the second electrode is formed from the porous ICCN composite is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Maher F. El-Kady, Richard B. Kaner, Jee Youn Hwang
  • Patent number: 10648392
    Abstract: An aftertreatment system for a diesel engine is disclosed. The aftertreatment system may include a first flow conduit configured to convey an exhaust gas stream, and a first diffuser assembly positioned fluidly downstream of the first flow conduit and be configured to increase flow uniformity of the exhaust gas stream. The first diffuser assembly may include a first disperser having a honeycomb structure surrounded by a first outer frame. The first disperser may have a number of cells per square inch defining a first cell density. The aftertreatment system may also include a first selective catalytic reduction cassette positioned fluidly downstream of the first diffuser assembly, and the first selective catalytic reduction cassette may include a selective catalytic reduction catalyst.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Progress Rail Locomotive Inc
    Inventors: Ajay Patel, Deep Bandyopadhyay, Thean Mani Rajan Kanagaraj, Raghavendra Tantry
  • Patent number: 10633293
    Abstract: The honeycomb structure body has a dense part at a part in axial direction including a center region of the inflow end face, the dense part having a change ratio of porosity calculated by the following Expression (1) that is 2 to 8%, and has an outside-diameter increasing part, and the honeycomb structure body has a change ratio of average diameter calculated by the following Expression (2) that is 0.2 to 3%, (1?Px/Py)×100, ??Expression (1): in Expression (1), Px denotes the porosity (%) at the center region of the inflow end face, and Py denotes the porosity (%) of a circumferential region of the inflow end face. (1?Dx/Dy)×100, ??Expression (2): in Expression (2), Dx denotes the average diameter (mm) of the inflow end face, and Dy denotes the average diameter (mm) of the outflow end face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Kondo, Yasushi Kato, Junki Matsuya
  • Patent number: 10633297
    Abstract: A method of applying a circumferential coating material on a circumferential surface of a ceramic honeycomb structure to form a circumferential coat layer. The method includes vertically aligning the longitudinal axis of the ceramic honeycomb structure, rotating the ceramic honeycomb structure around the vertically-aligned longitudinal axis, and applying the circumferential coating material on the circumferential surface of the rotating honeycomb structure at a discharge speed of 50 to 120 mm/s, calculated by Discharge speed V [mm/s]=Supplied amount q [g/s] of circumferential coating material÷(Density ? [g/mm3] of circumferential coating material×Area S [mm2] of discharge opening).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kensuke Okumura, Tomoya Taguchi
  • Patent number: 10626621
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to a modular construction mat system wherein each individual mat is made of two layers to support heavy loads while providing stability and ground protection. In use the finished mats can then be adjoined to adjacent mats to complete a large mat system for roadways, walkways, and other support structures using a unique floating nut system to create a single firmly joined modular mat system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: D & D Manufacturing, LLC
    Inventors: Dale E. Polk, Jr., Timothy A. Polk
  • Patent number: 10625195
    Abstract: The honeycomb structure body has a dense part having a change ratio of porosity calculated by the following Expression (1) that is 1 to 5%. The honeycomb structure body also has an outside-diameter decreasing part in which the outside diameter decreases from the inflow end face to the outflow end face. The honeycomb structure body has a change ratio of average diameter calculated by the following Expression (2) that is 0.2 to 3%. (1?Px/Py)×100,??Expression (1): in Expression (1), Px denotes the porosity (%) at the center region of the outflow end face, and Py denotes the porosity (%) of a circumferential region of the outflow end face other than the center region. (1?Dx/Dy)×100,??Expression (2): in Expression (2), Dx denotes the average diameter (mm) of the outflow end face, and Dy denotes the average diameter (mm) of the inflow end face.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Kato, Takahiro Kondo, Junki Matsuya
  • Patent number: 10605141
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure includes a porous partition wall disposed so as to surround cells extending from a first end face to a second end face. The cells include partially clogged cells which account for 10 to 80% of the total number of the cells, and each of which includes a protrusion that protrudes inward from the surface of the partition wall. The protrusion is partially formed in a direction in which each partially clogged cell extends. In a projected view from the first end face to the second end face, a ratio of area of the protrusion in each partially clogged cell to whole area of the through channel of each partially clogged cell is 5 to 80%, the whole area including the protrusion, and the partition wall surrounding each partially clogged cell has a thickness at a thinnest part of 0.038 mm or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yudai Kurimoto, Shogo Hirose
  • Patent number: 10607789
    Abstract: A porous interconnected corrugated carbon-based network (ICCN) composite and methods for making the same are disclosed. The porous ICCN composite is made up of a plurality of carbon layers that are interconnected and expanded apart from one another to form a plurality of pores. Metallic nanoparticles are disposed within the plurality of pores. In one embodiment, a light exposure only based method for producing the porous ICCN composite is disclosed. In another embodiment a light exposure plus an electrodeposition method for producing the porous ICCN composite is disclosed. In yet another exemplary embodiment, a capacitor having a first electrode and a second electrode separated from the first electrode by a dielectric wherein at least one of the first electrode and the second electrode is formed from the porous ICCN composite is disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of California
    Inventors: Maher F. El-Kady, Richard B. Kaner, Jee Youn Hwang
  • Patent number: 10603633
    Abstract: Disclosed is a honeycomb support structure comprising a honeycomb body and an outer layer or skin formed of a cement that includes an inorganic filler material having a first coefficient of thermal expansion from 25 C to 600 C and a crystalline inorganic fibrous material having a second coefficient of thermal expansion from 25 C to 600 C. Skin cement composition controls level of cement liquid/colloid components, for example water, colloidal silica, and methylcellulose migration into the substrate during the skin application process to form barrier to skin wetting and staining during the washcoating process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Keith Norman Bubb, Thomas Richard Chapman, Kenneth Joseph Drury, Christopher Lane Kerr, Mark Alan Lewis, Robert John Locker, Huthavahana Kuchibhotla Sarma, Todd Parrish St Clair
  • Patent number: 10598068
    Abstract: Disclosed is a honeycomb catalyst substrate core having geometrically non-linear flow channels. In an embodiment, the honeycomb catalyst substrate core includes helical flow channels. In another embodiment, the honeycomb catalyst substrate core includes sinusoidal flow channels. In yet another embodiment, the honeycomb catalyst substrate core includes helical plus sinusoidal flow channels. The honeycomb catalyst substrate core comprises a plurality of parallel non-linear flow channels formed along a longitudinal axis of symmetry of the catalyst substrate core, each non-linear flow channel configured such that a turbulent vortical flow occurs during engine exhaust gas flow. Also disclosed is a method for manufacturing a ceramic honeycomb having non-linear flow channels, comprising the steps extrusion soft ceramic material through a die whilst the die moves through six degrees of freedom along its axis of symmetry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: EMISSOL, LLC
    Inventor: Mansour Masoudi
  • Patent number: 10596777
    Abstract: A honeycomb sandwich sheet or panel, based on thermoplastic polypropylene, includes a structure having two flat outer films, thermowelded to a central film that includes a thermoformed blister film, with blisters repeated in a regular and continuous pattern, the flat outer films including a coextruded two-layer film, based on thermoplastic polypropylene, wherein the inner layer faces the central thermoformed film, and the central thermoformed blister film includes a coextruded three-layer film, based on thermoplastic polypropylene, wherein the two outer layers face the flat outer films, and wherein the structure includes and additional layer C thermowelded to the outer layer of the two flat outer films.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventors: Alessandro Aledi, Marco Boltri
  • Patent number: 10589505
    Abstract: Methods for reworking structures and reworked cellular core panels, reworked structures comprising the reworked cellular core panels, and guides and cutting apparatuses for reworking cellular acoustic panels and reworking cellular non-acoustic panels are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael W Evens, Genesis Pilarca, Nihar A Desai, David M Walter, Ebonni J Adams, Nicole Titus, Shekar Vimala, Timothy S Barrett, John Spalding, Dan Perron
  • Patent number: 10589919
    Abstract: The invention relates to a thermally insulated transport container with a housing for forming a space for goods, with walls and a thermal insulation abutting the walls as well as a wall structure of such a container. In particular, the invention relates to such a container as an air cargo container. According to the invention, sandwich plastic plates are provided as walls, with a honeycomb core welded on both sides to one covering ply, respectively, the honeycomb core and the covering plies consisting of a thermoplastic material, preferably PP. In this case, the walls are, in particular, a thermoplastic sandwich panel, consisting substantially of a PP (polypropylene) honeycomb core and PP covering layers, in particular glass-fiber reinforced, which are, with regard to the materials, homogenously connected to each other by thermally fused connection. Such plates are offered, for example, by Wihag Composites GmbH & Co. KG under the trademark MonoPan®, which are preferred in this case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Thermosecure Medical Equipment GmbH
    Inventor: Dirk Losco
  • Patent number: 10576433
    Abstract: The present invention addresses the problem of providing: a method for purifying a liquid using a porous polyimide and/or polyamideimide membrane having excellent impurities (e.g., metals) removal performance which is preferably compatible with a flow rate, and also having an excellent stress, an excellent breaking elongation and the like; a method for producing a chemical solution or a cleaning solution employing the purification method; a filter medium comprising the porous membrane; and a filter device equipped with the porous membrane. A method for purifying a liquid, comprising causing a portion or the whole of the liquid to pass through a porous polyimide and/or polyamideimide membrane having communicated pores from one side of the membrane to the other side of the membrane by the action of a differential pressure between the two sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hayato Takashima, Takao Nakajima, Tsukasa Sugawara, Jun Koshiyama
  • Patent number: 10580364
    Abstract: A color conversion panel according to an exemplary embodiment includes: a substrate; and a plurality of color conversion layers and a transmission layer that are disposed on the substrate, the plurality of color conversion layers including nanocrystals, wherein at least one color conversion layer of the plurality of color conversion layers includes a first color conversion layer and a second color conversion layer, the first color conversion layer is disposed between the substrate and the second color conversion layer, and the first and second color conversion layers are configured so that a wavelength of light color-converted in the first color conversion layer is shorter than a wavelength of light color-converted in the second color conversion layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kyoung Won Park, Min Ki Nam, Seon-Tae Yoon, Baek Hee Lee, Young Min Kim, Hae Il Park
  • Patent number: 10577472
    Abstract: Pre-impregnated composite material (prepreg) that can be cured/molded to form aerospace composite parts that are designed to tolerate hot and wet conditions. The prepreg includes fibers and an uncured resin. The uncured resin includes an epoxy component that is a combination of a trifunctional epoxy resin, a tetra functional epoxy resin and a solid epoxy resin. The resin includes polyethersulfone and a thermoplastic particle component. The uncured resin also includes a curing agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: HEXCEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yen-Seine Wang, Gordon Emmerson
  • Patent number: 10562019
    Abstract: The honeycomb structure includes a pillar-shaped honeycomb structure body, and a circumferential coating layer disposed to surround a circumference of the honeycomb structure body, and cells which are formed at an outermost circumference of the honeycomb structure body and in which peripheries of the cells are defined by the partition walls without any lacks are defined as outermost circumference complete cells, and in a cross section of the honeycomb structure body which is perpendicular to an extending direction of the cells a minimum distance T (mm) among distances from the outermost circumference complete cells to the surface of the circumferential coating layer and a porosity P (%) of the circumferential coating layer satisfy relations of Equation (1) and Equation (2) as follows: 1.5?T?16×(100?P)?1.4; and??Equation (1): 20?P?75??Equation (2).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tatsuyuki Kuki
  • Patent number: 10562015
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure includes: a honeycomb structure body; and a convex part that protrudes outward from a part of circumference of the honeycomb structure body. The convex part surrounds the circumference of the honeycomb structure body like a ring. The convex part is of a tapered shape at least at one end having a tapered face. The convex part has a circumference coating layer making up the tapered face. The convex part has a maximum thickness of 1 to 20 mm, and a rough-face region on the tapered face, the rough-face region having surface roughness of 5 to 70 ?m. The rough-face region has a total of a rough-face region angle of 108° or more. An inclination angle formed between the tapered face and the extending direction of the cells is 10 to 80 degrees.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hajime Tanaka, Tomokatsu Aoyama
  • Patent number: 10557393
    Abstract: A porous material includes aggregate particles, and a binding material that contains cordierite and zircon particles and binds the aggregate particles together in a state where pores are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Mika Tsuboi, Yunie Izumi, Takahiro Tomita
  • Patent number: 10549488
    Abstract: A structural component has a main body formed of a fibre composite material, a plurality of first reinforcement parts and a plurality of second reinforcement parts, wherein the main body is formed as a domed body having a peripheral edge and a vertex, wherein the first reinforcement parts are connected to the main body and in each case have a concave curvature course in relation to a first plane, and wherein the second reinforcement parts are connected to the main body and also have a concave curvature course in each case in relation to a second plane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Premium Aerotec GmbH
    Inventors: Reinald Pfau, Jochen Scholler, Bernhard Hoerger, Thomas Drexl
  • Patent number: 10550746
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure has partition walls defining a plurality of polygonal cells which become through channels for a fluid, a structure end face vertical to an axial direction has at least two cell regions possessing mutually different cell structures and surrounded by circumferential portions, and in the cell regions adjacent to each other, to first partition walls of a first cell structure of one first cell region, second partition walls of a second cell structure of the other or second cell region are tilted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shogo Hirose, Shiori Nakao
  • Patent number: 10525411
    Abstract: There is provided a zeolite having a CHA structure. When a total integrated intensity of a (211) plane, a (104) plane, and a (220) plane in an X-ray diffraction spectrum obtained by an X-ray powder diffraction method is defined as X0 and the total integrated intensity after heat endurance test for five hours at 900° C. under an air atmosphere is defined as X1, a ratio of X1 (X1/X0) to X0 is within a range from 0.2-0.7; and as measured by a 27Al-NMR method after the heat endurance test for five hours at 900° C. under the air atmosphere, when a peak intensity of tetra-coordinated Al atoms is defined as P4 and a peak intensity of hexa-coordinated Al atoms is defined as P6, a ratio of P6 (P6/P4) to P4 is 0.1 or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Ibiden Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Toyohiro Usui, Takunari Murakami