Honeycomb-like Patents (Class 428/116)
  • Patent number: 11565500
    Abstract: Disclosed are a sandwich panel capable of being advantageously applied to a body wearable device, and a method of manufacturing the same. The sandwich panel includes: a core; and face sheets attached to both surfaces of the core, wherein the face sheet is made of a two-dimensional auxetic material. The core has a neutral surface in accordance with bending moment and is made of a porous material. The face sheet is made of metal, polymer, ceramic, or a composite material, and has higher density, strength, and rigidity than the core. The method includes: processing face sheets; and attaching the face sheets to both surfaces of a core, wherein the face sheet is processed to have a two-dimensional auxetic structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: INDUSTRY FOUNDATION OF CHONNAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Ki Ju Kang, Eun Byeol Park, Ga Eun Kim
  • Patent number: 11559961
    Abstract: The invention is directed to a pressing equipment for manufacturing a floor element, wherein the pressing equipment comprises a press configured to press an upper decorative layer of the floor element upon a lower support layer of the floor element, a positioning device configured to place the floor element in a pressing position at the press, and a centering device configured to adjust the mutual position of the upper decorative layer of the floor element and of the lower support layer of the floor element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Daltile Corporation
    Inventors: Felipe Giannazzo, Claudio Caselli, Rahul Patki
  • Patent number: 11555621
    Abstract: Adapters, devices, and methods are provided that permit catalytic monolith modules to be used in catalytic converter systems designed for fixed bed catalysts using granular catalysts. The adapter provides air flow straightening upstream from the catalytic monoliths, mitigating non-uniform flow into the catalytic monoliths. The adapter is reusable, allowing simple replacement of spent catalytic monolith modules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: The United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Franklin J. Gulian, Alan D. McCarrick
  • Patent number: 11554339
    Abstract: A plugged honeycomb structure includes intersecting porous walls extending in an axial direction between an inlet end and an outlet end of the honeycomb structure, the intersecting porous walls forming a matrix of repeating unit cells arranged in a repeating pattern. The repeating unit cells comprise: three or four channels, each channel formed by four walls, wherein the three or four channels comprise more inlet channels than outlet channels, at least one wall of an inlet channel or an outlet channel is intersected midwall by a wall, an area of an outlet channel is equal to or less than an area of any of the inlet channels, and continuous line segments extending along walls of at least three repeating unit cells. Other plugged honeycomb structures, plugged honeycomb bodies, honeycomb extrusion dies, and methods are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Douglas Munroe Beall, Dana Craig Bookbinder, Pushkar Tandon
  • Patent number: 11554558
    Abstract: There is disclosed a tool for manufacturing a composite component, the tool comprising: a skin composed of fibre reinforced plastic and defining a layup surface for the composite component, the skin having a plurality of passageways extending from the layup surface to an opposing surface of the skin; a backing secured to the skin, the backing and the skin defining a cavity therebetween; a support core disposed within the cavity and comprising a gas-permeable material in fluid communication with the passageways; and a conduit extending through the backing such that the conduit is in fluid communication with the gas-permeable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce plc
    Inventor: James Tingle
  • Patent number: 11554848
    Abstract: Structural composite airfoils include a primary structural element, a secondary structural element defining the trailing edge of the structural composite airfoil, and a discrete leading edge structure defining the leading edge of the structural composite airfoil. The primary structural element includes an upper skin panel, a lower skin panel, and a middle C-channel spar that is coupled to the upper skin panel and the lower skin panel. The discrete leading edge structure is coupled to the upper leading edge end of the upper skin panel and to the lower leading edge end of the lower skin panel. The upper skin panel may include a first panel bend adjacent the discrete leading edge structure, and the lower skin panel may include a second panel bend adjacent the discrete leading edge structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 17, 2023
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Gregory Santini, Kyle Alexander Johnson, Bryan Gruner, Ross Westermeier, Jan A. Kordel
  • Patent number: 11547988
    Abstract: Methods use a catalytic composition built up from a ceramic material including a catalytic material and a first inorganic binder and a second inorganic binder and a catalytic structure made thereof. Preferably, the structure is made by a colloidal ceramic shaping technique. The structure is used for catalytic or ion exchange applications. The catalytic structures have excellent mechanical, physicochemical and catalytic properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignees: VITO NV (VLAAMSE INSTELLING VOOR TECHNOLOGISCH ONDERZOEK NV), UNIVERSITEIT ANTWERPEN
    Inventors: Steven Mullens, Lidia Protasova, Jasper Lefevere
  • Patent number: 11541939
    Abstract: Presented are multilayer composite panels for motor vehicles, methods for making/using such panels, and motor vehicles with transparent composite roof panels having localized reinforcement features. A sandwich-type multilayer composite panel contains one or more exterior layers each including a transparent rigid material, one or more bonding layers each including a transparent adhesive material, and one or more structural reinforcement layers each including a fiber-reinforced polymer material. Each structural reinforcement layer may be attached directly to a bonding layer and/or exterior layer. The composite panel may also include one or more IR-reflective layers, one or more light-absorbing sunshade layers, and one or more insulating low-k layers. The fibers of each structural reinforcement layer are localized to a discrete region within the composite panel's plan-view profile.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Bradley A. Newcomb, Julien P. Mourou, Giles D. Bryer, Joung Min Choi, Thomas S. Prevost
  • Patent number: 11541988
    Abstract: An aircraft fairing includes a fairing body having an exterior fairing wall and at least one wheel bin. The at least one wheel bin has a side wall extending from an opening in the exterior fairing wall to an end wall. The side wall and the end wall define a cavity of the at least one wheel bin in fluid communication with the opening in the exterior fairing wall. An acoustic resonator is mounted to an outer surface of the side wall of the at least one wheel bin and is in fluid communication with the cavity. The acoustic resonator has a resonant frequency substantially similar to a cavity modal frequency of the at least one wheel bin at an aircraft flight condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: AIRBUS CANADA MANAGING GP INC.
    Inventors: Abdolreza Madjlesi, Thineshan Kathirchelvan
  • Patent number: 11541983
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a composite assembly with a continuous skin for a rear end of an aircraft by obtaining an upper part of the rear end by composite tooling. The upper part comprises a multi-spar vertical tail plane. The spars of the vertical tail plane comprise widening roots that form an upper shell of the rear end and an upper skin. Furthermore, a lower part comprises a lower shell of the rear end including semi-complete frames and stringers and a lower skin. The upper and lower parts are assembled with a joining procedure. The upper and lower skins are joined to obtain the composite assembly with the continuous skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS S.L.
    Inventors: Esteban Martino-Gonzalez, Alberto Arana Hidalgo, Melania Sanchez Perez, Carlos Garcia Nieto, Jesus Javier Vazquez Castro, Edouard Menard, Fernando Iniesta Lozano, Maria Almudena Canas Rios
  • Patent number: 11535306
    Abstract: An exemplary multi-dimensional load structure may include a base panel having a tiered structure with an upper layer, a lower layer, and at least one interior layer therebetween. The load structure may also have a glass layer applied to at least surfaces of each of the upper layer, the lower layer, and the at least one interior layer not in contact with an adjacent layer. The load structure may further have a coating applied to the exterior of the glass layer. The at least one interior layer may be configured to withstand a greater compressive force than the upper layer and the lower layer and/or the upper layer and the lower layer may be lighter than the at least one interior layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Gemini Group, Inc.
    Inventor: Mark Robinson
  • Patent number: 11525473
    Abstract: A locking system comprising a block made of a polymer substance having an upper surface and a lower surface. In a normal condition, the block has the following structure. A bore, having a first axis, extends through the block and passes through the upper surface and the lower surface, the bore being shaped to include a taper, whereby an upper end of the bore has a larger diameter than a lower end of the bore, and the bore has an internal surface that is smooth. And, a slot, having a second axis, extends through the block and passes through the upper surface and the lower surface, the slot having a generally planar configuration with a width and a thickness, the slot being positioned such that the first axis and the second axis are co-axial, whereby the slot and the bore form a single continuous opening extending through the block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: National Diversified Sales, Inc.
    Inventors: David Rusch, Daniel Nourian, James Ryan Larsen, Clem Neale Vann, III
  • Patent number: 11524258
    Abstract: An adsorbent material module includes a plurality of tubular adsorbent materials and a plurality of medium materials. Each of the tubular adsorbent materials includes at least one channel and at least one adsorbent layer. The adsorbent layer surrounds the at least one channel. The medium materials are coated on two ends of each of the tubular adsorbent materials, respectively, and the medium materials have a thermal conductivity function or an electrical conductivity function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Aura Material Inc.
    Inventors: Chin-Chih Tai, Hsin-Hung Pan, Fang-Ching Chang
  • Patent number: 11519330
    Abstract: A nacelle for a gas turbine engine having a longitudinal centre line. The nacelle includes an air intake disposed at an upstream end of the nacelle. The air intake includes, in flow series, an intake lip, a throat and a diffuser. The nacelle further includes a protrusion extending radially inward from the air intake downstream of the intake lip. The protrusion extends circumferentially by a protrusion angle (?p) with respect to the longitudinal centre line of the gas turbine engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Robert E Christie, David G MacManus, Christopher T J Sheaf
  • Patent number: 11516993
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide an apparatuses and methods for protecting surfaces (e.g., furniture) from animal contact. The surface protection apparatus may comprise a plurality of rigid or semi-rigid members extending from a base portion. The protrusions may comprise a plurality of conical members extending from the base portion or may comprise a plurality of panels extending from the base portion. A plurality of apparatuses may be secured relative to one another to provide an enlarged surface area such that large surfaces (e.g., counters) may be covered by the surface protector to prevent pets from lying on the large surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: PEACHTREE PET LLC
    Inventor: Christian Enterkin
  • Patent number: 11512619
    Abstract: An automotive exhaust system includes an exhaust pipe and a catalytic converter. The catalytic converter includes a catalyst in fluid communication with the exhaust pipe, and an electric heater between the exhaust pipe and the catalyst. The electric heater includes a cellular structure that defines a plurality of smaller and larger cells. The smaller cells occupy a contiguous half of the cellular structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Xiaogang Zhang
  • Patent number: 11512610
    Abstract: A clamp for securing a component to an isogrid case of a gas turbine engine includes a top having an attachment feature for coupling the clamp to the component. The clamp further includes a bottom. The clamp further includes two sides extending from the top towards the bottom, each of the two sides being thicker at the bottom than at the top, and the two sides defining a shaped slot closer to the bottom than the top for receiving a rib of the isogrid case.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel A. Bales, William Bogue, Stuart C. Kozan
  • Patent number: 11514879
    Abstract: A sound absorbing apparatus includes a first member including at least one first opening portion for enabling Helmholtz resonance, and a second member that is on the first member, has a plate shape or a sheet shape, and is formed of a porous material. The second member includes at least one second opening portion overlapping one-to-one with the at least one first opening portion in planar view. A periphery of each of the at least one second opening portion coincides with or is located outside a periphery of each corresponding one of the at least one first opening portion in planar view.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Yamaha Corporation
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Honji
  • Patent number: 11506865
    Abstract: A honeycomb sandwich panel having an absolute value of thermal expansion coefficient smaller than an absolute value of thermal expansion coefficient obtained by using carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP) is provided. The honeycomb sandwich panel includes: a first skin being a plate material made of a low expansion metal being a metal having an absolute value of thermal expansion coefficient smaller than an absolute value of thermal expansion coefficient of CFRP; a second skin being a plate material made of the low expansion metal and arranged to face the first skin; and a core made of CFRP or the low expansion metal, being bonded to the first skin and the second skin and including a plurality of tubular cells each having a hexagonal cross section, the tubular cells being formed adjacently to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tomoya Hattori, Noboru Kawaguchi, Toshitaka Nakaoji, Atsumu Oikawa
  • Patent number: 11505642
    Abstract: A prepreg having at least one layer of fibres and a curable thermosetting resin system at least partly impregnating the at least one layer of fibres, wherein the curable thermosetting resin system includes a curable thermosetting resin including at least two epoxide groups, a curing agent that includes at least one amine group, and an accelerator that includes an azole group; wherein the curable thermosetting resin, the curing agent and the accelerator are provided in respective concentrations in the prepreg to provide that, after curing the thermosetting resin at a cure temperature of at least 140° C. for a period of from 1 to 6 minutes, (i) the cured thermosetting resin has a glass transition temperature Tg which is greater than the cure temperature and is within the range of from 150° C. to 180° C. and (ii) the cured thermosetting resin is at least 90% cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Gurit (UK) Ltd.
    Inventors: Paul Spencer, Laura Jane Slade
  • Patent number: 11505504
    Abstract: Cordierite-forming batch mixtures including one or more non-oxide inorganic source materials or materials as pore-formers are provided. Non-oxide inorganic materials, such a non-oxide silicon material that includes at least one of silicon carbide, silicon, or silicon nitride, may be added to cordierite-forming batch mixtures as at least a partial replacement for conventional inorganic pore-formers. Non-oxide inorganic pore-formers may provide an increase in pore volume while having a reduced coefficient of thermal expansion impact as compared with conventional pore-formers. Cordierite-forming mixtures as disclosed herein may additionally include rare-earth catalysts and alkaline-earth materials that may enhance the pore-forming effect of non-oxide inorganic pore-formers without significant exothermic reactions or the production of emissions that may require additional processing treatments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: Gregg William Crume
  • Patent number: 11504771
    Abstract: Methods for producing an object by generative manufacturing, a component, and a computer-readable medium. In one method, a sheet-like part is formed with bulges. In another method, a supporting structure is formed with an arch formed by arch segments converging in the buildup direction and meet at an arch tip. In another method, a supporting structure is formed with a strut of a cloverleaf-like cross-sectional shape. In another method, a supporting structure is formed with a sheet-like part connected to the object and formed to project obliquely forward from the object in the buildup direction. In another method, a supporting structure is formed with a sheet-like part extending substantially along the buildup direction, the sheet-like part formed with apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Premium Aerotec GmbH
    Inventors: Florian Lehmann, Thomas Mueller, Maureen Harms, Thorsten Schröder
  • Patent number: 11498875
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method for fabricating a ceramic heating body with a porous heating film, which relates to technical field of fabricating method of heating body; the method including mixing, ball-milling, defoaming, molding and drying, sintering, paraffin filling, machining, coating, metalizing sintering, and electrode leading; the beneficial effects of the present application is simple in whole fabricating method, and by using a box furnace to sinter the green body under an oxidizing atmosphere and normal pressure, the fabricated ceramic heating body is heated uniformly and the heating efficiency is high.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2022
    Assignee: ALD GROUP LIMITED
    Inventors: Yi Ding, Hongsheng Cheng
  • Patent number: 11495201
    Abstract: In a sound absorption panel formed by stacking a plate perforated with a hole having a hole size smaller than a fiber length such as expanded metal, a honeycomb material, and felt-like fiber between the perforated plate and the honeycomb material, and joining the perforated plate, the felt-like fiber, and the honeycomb material to each other with an adhesive, the adhesive applied to the perforated plate is permeated into a surface of the felt-like fiber exposed from the hole to fix the fiber on the surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: SHIZUKA CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Koichi Take, Tomohisa Nakamura, Yoshihiko Ueki
  • Patent number: 11485423
    Abstract: Floor panel vibration is reduced by suppressing a mode in which an entire region surrounded by a plurality of frame members in a floor panel vibrates. Vehicle-body framework members having closed cross-section structures, and a panel member to which vibration is transmitted from an engine or/and a suspension via the vehicle-body framework members are provided. The panel member includes a flange portion having a planar shape on its outer peripheral edge and to which the vehicle-body framework members are joined along the panel outer peripheral edge; a curved surface portion that is curved such that a place closer to a panel central side bulges out more to a lower side in a continuous manner from a panel-central-side edge portion of the flange portion; and a flat surface portion that extends to the panel central side from the panel-central-side edge portion of the curved surface portion in a continuous manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kaito Nakamura, Miho Kurata, Sakayu Terada
  • Patent number: 11485107
    Abstract: A laminated structure includes a front facesheet, a rear facesheet and a core arrangement disposed there between. The core arrangement includes a plurality of ribs, the ribs disposed so as to form walls defining a reticulated lattice of cells. The ribs have a thickness in a first direction and a height in a second direction approximately orthogonal to the facesheets and to the first direction that extends between the first adhesive joint and the second adhesive joint, the height being at least 100× larger than the thickness. The core arrangement is bonded to the front facesheet by curing a first adhesive joint and bonded to the rear facesheet by curing a second adhesive joint, the first adhesive joint and the second adhesive joint being concurrently cured (co-cured) under pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Space Systems/Loral, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Parker, Jude Zils, Russell L. Beck, Douglas William Dietz
  • Patent number: 11472154
    Abstract: A sandwich component comprising: (i) a first main surface with a first cover layer and a second main surface with a second cover layer, the first cover layer and/or second cover layer having an opening, weakening, or marking in a lateral region and/or is provided with the same, (ii) at least one intermediate layer positioned between the first and second cover layers, and (iii) a polymer composition which is arranged between the first and the second cover layers substantially within the intermediate layer and/or in the region of the opening, weakening, or marking. A mechanical connection mechanism is fixed, or can be fixed, directly in the polymer composition through the first cover layer and/or the second cover layer and/or in the lateral region in the region of the opening, weakening, or marking so as to pass through the first cover layer and/or the second cover layer and/or the lateral region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: NOLAX AG
    Inventors: Thomas Wolf, Patrick Steiner, Anton Brandmair, Philipp Hug, Thomas Frey
  • Patent number: 11472153
    Abstract: A continuous honeycomb core material, a honeycomb core sandwich composite panel and a method and a device for preparing the same. The continuous honeycomb core material includes a honeycomb-core material, which includes a plurality of cells arranged in rows, and transversely adjacent cells are connected via transversely arranged connecting walls. The sidewalls of longitudinally adjacent cells are bonded via the adhesive layer. A connecting structure is arranged between two adjacent honeycomb core materials. The connecting structure includes a first connecting portion and a second connecting portion corresponding thereto. The first and second connecting portions are respectively arranged on different transverse sides of the honeycomb core material. A first connecting portion of one continuous honeycomb core material section is engaged with a second connection portion of another continuous honeycomb core material section are connected to form the connecting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2021
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2022
    Assignee: JIANGSU QIYI TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD
    Inventor: Huaping Zhu
  • Patent number: 11465137
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure includes a central area and a reinforced outer peripheral area. For a boundary cell having cell walls with different wall thicknesses on two sides parallel with an imaginary parallel line, a thin wall thickness t1<a thick wall thickness t3, an inner wall thickness t2<an outer wall thickness t4, t1=t2, and t3=t4. The honeycomb structure includes a cross-shaped unit having a thin wall, an inner wall, a cell wall, and a cell wall and a cross-shaped unit having a thick wall, an outer wall, a cell wall, and a cell wall. The honeycomb structure also includes cross-shaped units extending vertically and horizontally from alternate cell vertexes arranged from a cell vertex as a starting point. In the central area and the reinforced outer peripheral area, the cell walls of each cross-shaped unit have a substantially equal wall thickness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Naohiro Hayashi, Kenichi Ito
  • Patent number: 11465371
    Abstract: Grid structure, such as a lattice or grid-stiffened structure and a process of manufacturing such a grid structure. Fiber material is laid up on a base tool to form intersecting ribs defining a grid with a plurality of cavities. In the same step fiber material is laid to form one or more; local substructures. Blocks are placed, at the positions of the cavities. The fiber material of the ribs and. the local substructures is impregnated with a resin. Optionally, one or more layers of fiber material are placed on the base tool and/or over the ribs and the blocks to form an outer skin. The ribs, the local substructure and optionally the outer skin jointly consolidated to form, the grid, structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2022
    Assignee: ATG EUROPE B.V.
    Inventors: Leonid Pavlov, Ivar Te Kloeze, Bart Jozef Robbert Smeets, Sahak Menzo Simonian
  • Patent number: 11459924
    Abstract: A porous ceramic honeycomb body (10) including intersecting walls that form channels (22) extending axially from a first end face to a second end face and layered plugs (62) comprised of a first layer (64) disposed on channel walls and a second layer (66) disposed inward toward an axial center of each respective channel on the first layer. The plugs seal at least one of a first portion of the channels at the first end face and a second portion of channels at the second end face of the porous ceramic honeycomb body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Keith Norman Bubb, Thomas Richard Chapman, Kenneth Joseph Drury, Todd Parrish St Clair, Courtney Spencer Warren
  • Patent number: 11457683
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to flexible energy absorbing systems and body armor, helmets and protective garments incorporating flexible energy absorbing systems. A flexible energy absorbing system may comprise a first plurality of cells having a first re-entrant geometry and a second plurality of cells having a second, different geometry. The first plurality of cells and the second plurality of cells may comprise an elastomeric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2022
    Assignee: RHEON LABS LIMITED
    Inventor: Daniel James Plant
  • Patent number: 11447202
    Abstract: A bicycle seat cover for a bicycle seat with a rigid substrate and a cushion thereon, includes a stretchable polymeric layer forming a top surface, a seat horn cover, a seat conforming sidewall, and a partial seat bottom surface covering and integral honeycomb cells extending from an underside of the top surface, each cell closed at its top by the top surface and open at its bottom.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: Delta Cycle Corporation
    Inventor: Errol Drew
  • Patent number: 11448473
    Abstract: A heat exchanging arrangement for a subsea electronic system, the heat exchanging arrangement including a wall section; a corrugation formed in the wall section, the corrugation having two generally opposing internal corrugation surfaces; and at least one heat exchanging element forced against at least one of the internal corrugation surfaces. A subsea electronic system including a heat exchanging arrangement is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: ABB Schweiz AG
    Inventors: Tor Laneryd, Thomas Gradinger, Thomas Wagner, Heinz Lendenmann
  • Patent number: 11447266
    Abstract: A composite structure includes a composite member and a fastener. The composite member has a through hole. The fastener is inserted in the through hole and couples the composite member and another part to each other. The composite member includes an electrically-conductive composite member provided at least in part or all of a through-hole portion. The through-hole portion is a portion, of the composite member, having the through hole. The electrically-conductive composite member has a thickness that is greater in a portion, of the electrically-conductive composite member, included in the through-hole portion than in a portion, of the electrically-conductive composite member, other than the through-hole portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2022
    Assignee: SUBARU CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Tajiri, Megumi Hiraki
  • Patent number: 11440277
    Abstract: A method of repairing an aircraft component having a structural core surrounded by an exterior skin of composite material includes removing damaged material from the component to create a cavity therein that exposes an undamaged portion of the structural core, applying a septum comprising composite material to the undamaged portion of the structural core within the cavity such that an orientation of fibers in the septum matches an orientation of fibers in the exterior skin, placing a repair core onto the septum in the cavity such that cells of the repair core are in alignment with cells of the undamaged portion of the structural core, inserting a shim into the cavity along a perimeter of the repair core, applying a patch that covers the cavity to the exterior skin, and co-curing the septum, shim, and patch to bond the repair core in place within the cavity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventor: Suvankar Mishra
  • Patent number: 11439976
    Abstract: The present invention concerns a process for manufacturing a porous carbonaceous monolith structure comprising the steps of (i) introducing a precursor material comprising particles comprising a halogenated polymer having a melting point in a mold; (ii) forming a shaped body comprising aggregates of the particles of the precursor material, by concurrently applying to the precursor material a pressure P ranging from 10 to 300 bars when the halogenated polymer is a vinylidene chloride homopolymer and from 10 to 150 bars when the halogenated polymer differs from a vinylidene chloride homopolymer, and maintaining the precursor material at a temperature T1 ranging from T1,min=20° C. to T1,max=Tm?50° C. wherein Tm is the melting point of the halogenated polymer, and; (iii) optionally cooling then demolding the shaped body; (iv) introducing the shaped body in a furnace; (v) causing the pyrolysis of the halogenated polymer in the furnace until the porous carbonaceous monolith structure is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2022
    Assignee: Solvay SA
    Inventors: Vincent Finsy, Eric Pierre Dubois
  • Patent number: 11433633
    Abstract: A method of forming a structural honeycomb includes cutting and folding a substrate sheet according to predetermined cutting and folding patterns and fold angles that cause the sheet to form a honeycomb having cells that each have at least one face abutting, or nearly abutting, the face of another cell. The honeycomb is then stabilized by joining abutting, or nearly abutting, faces to hold the honeycomb together. The honeycomb may have a prespecified three-dimensional shape. The folding pattern may include corrugation, canted corrugation, or zig-zag folds. Joining may employ fixed and/or reversible joinery, including slotted cross section, tabbed strip, angled strip, integral skin, sewn, or laced. At least some folds may be partially-closed to create bends and twists in the honeycomb structure. Some surfaces of the honeycomb may be covered with a skin or face sheet. The substrate sheet may have flexible electronic traces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Samuel Eli Calisch, Neil A. Gershenfeld
  • Patent number: 11434826
    Abstract: An acoustic absorption cell including a bottom wall extending in a plane orthogonal to an axial direction, an enclosure including a first axial end secured to the bottom wall, and an acoustic horn extending inside the enclosure between a first opening of the horn and a second opening of the horn smaller than the first opening, the horn being secured to a second axial end of the enclosure opposite the first axial end, and the first and second openings of the horn each extending in a plane orthogonal to the axial direction. The horn includes at least one retaining arm protruding from the horn inside the enclosure and fixed to the bottom wall or to the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2022
    Assignee: SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES
    Inventors: Georges Jean Xavier Riou, Jeremy Paul Francisco Gonzalez, Jacky Novi Mardjono
  • Patent number: 11426968
    Abstract: An assembly constituting an acoustically absorbent material and including a first panel, a second panel pierced with holes, an intermediate panel pierced with through-holes and arranged between the first panel and the second panel, a first structure between the first panel and the intermediate panel and including first cages, a second structure between the second panel and the intermediate panel and including second cages, and for each through-hole of the intermediate panel, a tube opening out at the two ends thereof, where one of the ends of the tube is fixed to the intermediate panel at the through-hole, and where the other end of the tube is accommodated inside a first cage. Such an assembly makes it possible to obtain broad-band attenuation and is easy to manufacture.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2022
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventors: Florian Ravise, Florent Mercat
  • Patent number: 11401025
    Abstract: A wing leading edge assembly is disclosed including a leading edge panel and a cover panel located over the structural component. The cover panel has a thermoplastic layer with an inner surface. A thermoplastic fastening member extends through the structural component and is welded to the inner surface so that the structural component is fastened between the inner surface and the fastening member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED
    Inventors: Rodney Evans, David Andrew Phipps
  • Patent number: 11398214
    Abstract: A method is provided for forming a structured panel. During this method, a cellular core is formed that comprises a corrugated ribbon configured with a plurality of baffles and a plurality of septums. Each of the septums extends longitudinally between and connected to a respective adjacent pair of the baffles. At least one element of the corrugated ribbon includes a structural reinforcement. The forming includes: feeding a ribbon of material between a first roller and a second roller, corrugating the ribbon of material with the first roller and the second roller to provide the baffles and the septums, and stamping the structural reinforcement into the element with the first roller and the second roller. The cellular core is bonded to a first skin. The cellular core is bonded to a second skin. The cellular core is vertically between the first skin and the second skin, and the first skin is configured with a plurality of perforations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2022
    Assignee: Rohr, Inc.
    Inventors: Mark R. Gurvich, Georgios S. Zafiris, Jeffrey A. Anderson, Jose S. Alonso-Miralles, Milan Mitrovic, Terry Muy, George Hoehn, Timothy Olson
  • Patent number: 11384947
    Abstract: A system for obtaining energy consumptions, savings and cost reduction in structures adapted for human habitation which includes the utilization of a plurality of mats including phase change material encapsulated within first and second layers of plastic material having heat transfer capability disposed within the plenum area above a ceiling of a room within a building with the amount of phase change material contained within each mat being between 0.5 lbs. and 0.67 lbs. per square foot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2021
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: STASIS ENERGY GROUP, LLC
    Inventors: Jose Radzinsky, Robert Morton, Michael Cecchini
  • Patent number: 11383228
    Abstract: A conductive honeycomb structure that is divided into four equal portions in a flow path direction of cells in the structure to form four regions of A, B, C, and D from a side closer to a first end face, and an average value of electric resistances measured between two points in each of the four regions is represented as RA, RB, RC, and RD in this order from the side closer to the first end face. A relational expression of RA?RB?RC?RD (excluding RA=RB=RC=RD) is satisfied provided that the two points being determined so that a distance between a pair of electrode layers arranged on an outer peripheral side wall of the structure is the longest in the cross section perpendicular to the flow path direction of the cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Ai Ikoma, Yoshiyuki Kasai
  • Patent number: 11383460
    Abstract: A desired shape can be easily realized, and a decrease in strength can be inhibited. A method for producing a composite material includes: an insertion step of inserting an inner member in which a second reinforcing fiber is impregnated with a resin into a space of an outer member that is formed of a woven first reinforcing fiber extending in an undulating manner, the outer member including an opening that is provided at at least one end portion and the space that communicates with the opening; and a composite material forming step of forming a composite material in which the outer member and the inner member are joined to each other by curing the resin of the inner member to join the outer member and the inner member to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2022
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRIES, LTD.
    Inventors: Sota Kamo, Kiyoka Takagi, Naomoto Ishikawa, Hideki Horizono, Wataru Nishimura, Toshiyuki Takayanagi, Nobuyuki Kamihara, Naoaki Fujiwara, Tsukasa Katsumata, Kazuki Ohashi
  • Patent number: 11377191
    Abstract: A composite panel includes a first skin, a second skin, a core arranged between the first skin and the second skin, reinforcing pins connected by a first end to the first skin and connected by a second end to the second skin, in which inclined reinforcing pins form an angle of from 25 degrees to 40 degrees with the first skin and/or the second skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Airbus Defence and Space GmbH
    Inventors: Markus J. Weber, Ulf Henning Neumann, Gregor Christian Endres
  • Patent number: 11380963
    Abstract: Provided is a battery comprising a separator comprising inorganic particles for preventing a short-circuit, wherein the inorganic particles are not removed readily from the separator. This battery is characterized by comprising a separator comprising a base material resin having voids and an inorganic particle having a surface (A) facing the void and a surface (B) in contact with the resin, wherein the length of the surface (A) is 50% or more of the length of the outer periphery of the particle in a cross-sectional SEM photograph of the separator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kenichi Shimura, Kazuhiko Inoue
  • Patent number: 11376811
    Abstract: A heated floor panel assembly for aircraft includes an impact layer made from a 2-D or 3-D woven high temperature thermoplastic fiber matrix impregnated with a resin. The impact layer can further include woven metallic fibers. The assembly also includes a stack of structural layers, a heating layer, and a core layer for absorbing shear stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Goodrich Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Waina, Jin Hu, Casey Slane, Nathaniel Ching, Galdemir Cezar Botura
  • Patent number: 11360514
    Abstract: A display device according to the present embodiment includes a display panel; and a corrugated panel facing a rear surface of the display panel and having a corrugated core disposed between a front skin and a rear skin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dabin Lee, Mikyung Kim, Honghae Do, Weonyoung Sho, Sungmo Im
  • Patent number: 11346242
    Abstract: A first cylinder is configured to receive a gas turbine. A second cylinder surrounds an outer circumference of the first cylinder. Retainers extend from the second cylinder towards the first cylinder. Each of the retainers includes a central stalk that extends from the second cylinder towards the first cylinder and a branches extending radially from the central stalk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Inventor: William Maxwell