Honeycomb-like Patents (Class 428/116)
  • Patent number: 9579866
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure element including an at least partially closed honeycomb structure, which is formed by joining at least two structured layers having honeycomb cells that are open on one side. A method for manufacturing a honeycomb structure element including forming an at least partially closed honeycomb structure by joining at least two structured layers having honeycomb cells that are open on one side.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: REP IP AG
    Inventors: Nico Ros, Fritz Ganser
  • Patent number: 9574473
    Abstract: There is provided a honeycomb structure where a crack at honeycomb segments, which constitute a honeycomb bonded assembly, is reduced. A honeycomb structure has a pillar-shaped honeycomb bonded assembly that has a plurality of pillar-shaped honeycomb segments having a porous partition wall defining a plurality of cells extending from an inflow end face as one end face to an outflow end face as another end face and becoming channels for a fluid, and a bonding layer bonding side surfaces of the plurality of honeycomb segments, and in the honeycomb bonded assembly, at 25 to 800° C., a thermal expansion coefficient of the bonding layer is larger than a thermal expansion coefficient of the honeycomb segment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro Ito
  • Patent number: 9573338
    Abstract: A composite panel includes a honeycomb core sandwiched by a pair of skins that are attached directly to the core with no separate adhesive layer. The skins are impregnated with a resin material that is unevenly distributed between first and second surfaces, and direct contact is established between the surfaces with the greater resin distribution and the core, reducing weight and eliminating the manufacturing step of incorporating an adhesive layer therebetween.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: B/E AEROSPACE, INC.
    Inventor: Alvin S. Bartolome
  • Patent number: 9567885
    Abstract: There is provided a honeycomb structure where a crack at a honeycomb substrate is reduced. A honeycomb structure has a honeycomb substrate that has a porous partition wall defining a plurality of cells extending from an inflow end face as one end face to an outflow end face as another end face and becoming channels for a fluid, and an outer circumference coating layer disposed at an outer circumference of the honeycomb substrate. At 25 to 800° C., a thermal expansion coefficient of the outer circumference coating layer is larger than a thermal expansion coefficient of the honeycomb substrate. The thermal expansion coefficients of the outer circumference coating layer and the thermal expansion coefficient at 25 to 800° C. preferably meet a relationship represented by the expression: 1.1<(the thermal expansion coefficient of the outer circumference coating layer/the thermal expansion coefficient of the honeycomb substrate)<40.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventor: Mitsuhiro Ito
  • Patent number: 9566575
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing activated carbon provided and/or impregnated with a metal-organic framework substance (MOF material), the activated carbon being in particular in the form of discrete activated carbon particles, and preferably for producing an activated carbon with a reactive and/or catalytic action. The metal-organic framework substance is produced in situ in the pores and/or in the pore system of the activated carbon, starting from at least one metal precursor compound (MP) containing a metal and at least one ligand precursor (LP).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignees: Blücher GmbH, Technische Universität Dresden
    Inventors: Bertram Bohringer, Ilsebill Eckle, Stefan Kaskel, Martin R. Lohe
  • Patent number: 9568198
    Abstract: The combustion device includes a burner, a combustion chamber downstream of the burner, a lance projecting into the burner for fuel and air injection, and a plenum that at least partly houses the burner. The plenum is connected to the inside of the lance to supply an oxidiser to it.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLOGY GMBH
    Inventors: Michael Duesing, Andrea Ciani, Adnan Eroglu
  • Patent number: 9556769
    Abstract: A honeycomb catalyst support structure including a honeycomb body and an outer layer or skin formed of a cement is described. The cement includes an amorphous glass powder with a multimodal particle size distribution applied to an exterior surface of the honeycomb body. The multimodal particle size distribution is achieved through the use of a first glass powder having a first median particle size and at least a second glass powder having a second median particle size. In some embodiments, the first and second glass powders are the same amorphous glass consisting of fused silica. The cement may further include a fine-grained, sub-micron sized silica in the form of colloidal silica. The cement exhibits a coefficient of thermal expansion less than 15×10?7/° C., and preferably about 5×10?7/° C. after drying.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2017
    Assignee: CORNING INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Thomas Richard Chapman, Linda Jane Ingersoll, Patrick David Tepesch
  • Patent number: 9550347
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a core stiffened structure includes orienting the plurality of core wafers in a non-uniform pattern onto a first face sheet, the non-uniform pattern producing non-uniform spacing between adjacent core wafers; assembling a second face sheet onto the plurality of wafers; and curing an adhesive to create a bond between the plurality of wafers, the first face sheet, and the second face sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip A. Kendrick, Paul K. Oldroyd, David G. Carlson
  • Patent number: 9550175
    Abstract: A honeycomb filter includes a plurality of cells, porous cell walls, and an oxidation catalyst. The plurality of cells include exhaust gas introduction cells and exhaust gas emission cells. The oxidation catalyst is supported inside the porous cell walls in an amount of 5 to 60 g/L. The exhaust gas emission cells have an average cross sectional area larger than an average cross sectional area of the exhaust gas introduction cells in the cross section perpendicular to the longitudinal direction. A total volume of the exhaust gas introduction cells is larger than a total volume of the exhaust gas emission cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2017
    Assignee: IBIDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Toshiaki Shibata, Yuki Miwa
  • Patent number: 9541029
    Abstract: A hybrid inner fixed structure is disclosed. The inner fixed structure may have an inner fixed structure panel having an inner fixed structure panel surface and an inset panel having an inset panel surface disposed in at least partial contact with a first portion of the inner fixed structure panel surface. In this manner, a hybrid inner fixed structure may be designed to be both lightweight and heat tolerant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2017
    Assignee: Rohr, Inc.
    Inventor: Aleksandar Ratajac
  • Patent number: 9518494
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure constituted by honeycomb segments, where a honeycomb segment has a first end and second end surfaces of a quadrangular shape; the second end surface having an area larger than that of the first one, a first pair of two side surfaces facing each other in parallel, and a second pair of two side surfaces facing each other make side surfaces become gradually narrow from the second end surface toward the first end surface, where a plurality of honeycomb segments are disposed in such a manner that the honeycomb segments are aligned to form rows in parallel in a predetermined direction, so as to make adjacent honeycomb segments directed opposite to each other in first end surfaces bonded to each other with one of side surfaces of the second pair of side surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshio Yamada, Hidetoshi Yanase
  • Patent number: 9498387
    Abstract: An absorbent article has a lengthwise direction and a widthwise direction. The absorbent article includes a body section provided with a liquid-permeable top sheet on a skin-side, a liquid-impermeable backsheet on a garment-side, and a liquid-holding absorbent body positioned between the top sheet and the backsheet; and wing sections extending outwardly from both side-edges of the body section in the widthwise direction. A surface of the wing sections on the skin-side is formed by the top sheet or from side sheets positioned on both sides in the widthwise direction of the top sheet. Furthermore, the surface of the wing sections on the skin-side includes a plurality of bending parts extending non-continuously in the lengthwise direction, arranged in the widthwise direction, and having a substantially U-shaped cross-sectional shape in the widthwise direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: UNICHARM CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tatsuya Tamura, Yuki Noda, Takashi Nomoto, Takashi Onozuka
  • Patent number: 9475253
    Abstract: A method of thermally insulating an object that requires a Class A standard insulation material, said method comprising suitably locating a metallized polymeric reflective insulation material adjacent said object, wherein said polymeric material is selected from a closed cell foam, polyethylene foam, polypropylene foam, expanded polystyrene foam, multi-film layers assembly and a bubble-pack assembly. The object is preferably packaging, a vehicle or a residential, commercial or industrial building or establishment. The polymeric material may contain a fire-retardant and the bright surface of the metallized layer has a clear lacquer coating to provide anti-corrosion properties, and which meets commercial reflectance criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Promethean Insulation Technology LLC
    Inventor: Furio Orologio
  • Patent number: 9475734
    Abstract: A method for reducing shrinkage variability of aluminum titanate honeycombs includes preparing an aluminum titanate-forming batch material that includes least one alkaline earth carbonate having a particle size distribution. The particle size distribution of the at least one alkaline earth carbonate is selected based on the predicted shrinkage during sintering of the aluminum titanate honeycombs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel Edward McCauley, Patrick David Tepesch, Christopher John Warren, Jeffrey S White
  • Patent number: 9463407
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure including a honeycomb structure body that includes porous partition walls defining a plurality of cells each to function as a through channel for fluid extending from a first end face to a second end face, in which, in a cross-section perpendicular a direction in which cells of the honeycomb structure body extend, portions at which the partition walls intersect to each other are intersecting portions, and in sets of the intersecting portions corresponding to 10% or more of the total number of sets of two adjacent intersecting portions, a ratio of a thickness X2 of the partition wall in the intersecting portion to a maximum thickness X1 of the partition wall between the two adjacent intersecting portions is 0.1 to 0.8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2016
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Takahiro Kondo, Koji Nagata, Yasushi Kato
  • Patent number: 9446488
    Abstract: Blind inserts for use with sandwich panels and methods for manufacturing the same. A blind insert can include a nut arranged in an insert. The insert can include a cavity at an end of the nut. When a screw is screwed into the nut, the screw can enter the cavity and dig into the insert. The interference between the insert and the screw can provide friction that prevents the screw from loosening in a vibrating environment. The blind insert can be made by placing a mandrel into the nut. The mandrel includes a nose that extends past the end of the nut. When the insert is molded around the nut, the mandrel prevents mold material from entering a threaded aperture of the nut and forms the cavity in the insert. The blind insert can also be made by placing a cap that defines the cavity on the end of the nut. The insert can be molded around the cap and the nut.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: Peter Apolonio Coronado
  • Patent number: 9447716
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure includes a honeycomb structure part having porous partition walls which form a plurality of cells having a hexagonal cross-sectional shape and extending through the honeycomb structure part from an inflow end surface to an outflow end surface to become through channels of a fluid, and having an outer peripheral wall which is positioned at an outermost periphery. A porosity of the partition walls is from 35 to 60%, an average pore diameter of the partition walls is from 1 to 5 ?m, and among the cells, incomplete cells which are the cells formed by the partition walls and the outer peripheral wall are plugged from the inflow end surface to the outflow end surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 20, 2016
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takahiko Nakatani
  • Patent number: 9429054
    Abstract: In a honeycomb structure, a bonding material monolithically bonds a plurality of honeycomb segments. The bonding material contains crystalline anisotropic ceramic particle and a particulate pore former. The crystalline anisotropic ceramic particle is 20 mass % or less. An average particle diameter of the pore former in the bonding material is 80 to 200 ?m. In the case where a compressive Young's modulus of the bonding material is assumed as E (unit: MPa) and a shear strength of the bonding material is assumed as ? (unit: kPa), ?/E is 5 to 50.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Shuichi Ichikawa, Keisuke Kimura, Taku Nishigaki
  • Patent number: 9421695
    Abstract: The invention comprises a method of forming a slab on grade. The method comprises placing a first layer of insulating material horizontally on the ground and placing plastic concrete for a slab on grade on the first layer of insulating material. The plastic concrete is then formed into a desired shape having a top and sides. A second layer of insulating material is placed on the top of the plastic concrete and the first and second layers of insulating material are left in place until the concrete is at least partially cured. The second layer of insulating material is then removed. The product made by the method is also disclosed. A slab on grade is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2016
    Inventor: Romeo Ilarian Ciuperca
  • Patent number: 9416056
    Abstract: A sintered refractory ceramic composition including: a pseudobrookite structured discrete first phase; and a continuous second phase, as defined herein. Also disclosed is a method of making the sintered refractory ceramic composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventor: James William Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 9409358
    Abstract: A composite structure includes a first laminate and a second laminate. At least one core assembly is located between the first laminate and the second laminate. The at least one core assembly includes a core component and a layer of filler material disposed at a first face of the core component. The layer of filler material at least partially fills selected cells of the core component to a fill depth such that the filler material rigidizes when cured to prevent movement and/or crushing of core component under a pressure applied during a cure cycle of the composite structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2016
    Assignee: SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jonathan Bremmer, Darryl Mark Toni, Jeffrey G. Sauer, Edward Joseph Fabian, Paul H. Denavit, William E. Hovan, III, Gregory A. Davidson
  • Patent number: 9403339
    Abstract: A honeycomb structural body has cells surrounded by cell walls arranged in a lattice-like shape. A cross section is divided into a central section and an outer peripheral section. The outer peripheral section surrounds the central section through a boundary partition wall. The outer peripheral section is lower in a cell density than the central section. The cells contain imperfectly shaped cells in contact directly with the boundary partition wall. In the imperfectly shaped cells, first specific imperfectly shaped cells are smaller in opening area than second specific imperfectly shaped cells. Each first specific imperfectly shaped cells has an opening area of not more than a predetermined area S=(P?T)2/8. P and T indicate a cell pitch and a thickness of each cell wall, respectively. The opening section of the first specific imperfectly shaped cells is closed by the same raw material of the cell walls.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2016
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventor: Masakazu Murata
  • Patent number: 9382831
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure includes a cylindrical honeycomb structure section having porous partition walls to define and form a plurality of cells, and an outer peripheral wall, and a pair of electrode sections disposed on a side surface of the honeycomb structure section. An electrical resistivity of the honeycomb structure section is from 1 to 200 ?cm, and each of the pair of electrode sections is constituted of a laminated body of two or more electrode bodies. An area of the electrode body disposed closest to an outer peripheral wall side is larger than an area of the other electrode body, and in a cross section perpendicular to a cell extending direction, a center angle of the electrode body disposed closest to the outer peripheral wall side is larger than a center angle of the other electrode body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshimasa Omiya, Yoshiyuki Kasai, Kazumi Mase
  • Patent number: 9364749
    Abstract: An operation element has an operation body displaced according to pressing operation, a detection body that is pressed according to displacement of the operation body and detects the displacement of this operation body, and an interposed body interposed between the operation body and the detection body. Of these, the interposed body has an enclosing body in which a dilatant fluid is enclosed. The enclosing body has flexibility.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2016
    Assignees: Sony Corporation, Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc.
    Inventor: Takeshi Yamagishi
  • Patent number: 9359262
    Abstract: A composition for applying to a honeycomb body includes a refractory filler, an organic binder, an inorganic binder, and a liquid vehicle, wherein the refractory filler, the particle size distribution of the refractory filler, the organic binder, and the inorganic binder are selected such that, when the composition is applied to plug a plurality of channels of the honeycomb body, the plug depth variability is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Keith Norman Bubb, Anthony Joseph Cecce, Allison Elizabeth Cronin, Huthavahana Kuchibhotla Sarma, Courtney Spencer Warren
  • Patent number: 9359929
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure includes a tubular honeycomb structure body having porous partition walls to define and form a plurality of cells and an outer peripheral wall, and a pair of electrodes disposed on a side surface of the honeycomb structure body. An electrical resistivity of the honeycomb structure body is from 1 to 200 ?cm, each of the pair of electrodes is formed into a band-like shape extending in an extending direction of the cells of the honeycomb structure body, one electrode in the pair of electrodes is disposed on a side opposite to the other electrode in the pair of electrodes via a center of the honeycomb structure body, the honeycomb structure body has a central region and an outer peripheral region, and an electrical resistivity of the central region is lower than an electrical resistivity of the outer peripheral region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kazumi Mase, Yoshimasa Omiya, Atsushi Kaneda, Takashi Noro
  • Patent number: 9340463
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure includes a honeycomb structure body constituted of a first region which is an inside region and a second region which is an outside region surrounding a periphery of the first region. An open area ratio in the first region is 83% or more and a porosity of partition walls is from 20 to 60%. A thickness t1 of the partition walls constituting the first region is 0.11 mm or less, a thickness t2 of the partition walls constituting the second region is larger than the thickness t1 of the partition walls, a ratio (t3/t1) between a thickness t3 of the partition walls forming first complete cells from the outermost periphery of the honeycomb structure body toward a center thereof in the second region and the thickness t1 of the partition walls is from 1.2 to 1.4, and a partition wall strength index A is 4.0 or more.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomokatsu Aoyama
  • Patent number: 9339799
    Abstract: To provide a honeycomb structure capable of using as a catalyst carrier, which functions as a heater, and where a bonding layer is hard to break and an electrical resistance value is hard to rise; including a honeycomb segment bonded body where honeycomb segments are bonded by bonding layer, and a pair of electrode members disposed on a side surface of the bonded body, the electrode members is formed into a band shape, and in a cross section perpendicular to the cell extending direction, one electrode member is disposed on an opposite side across the center of the bonded body to another electrode member, and in at least a part of the bonding layer, inorganic fibers made of ?-SiC and a metal silicide are included in a porous body where silicon carbide are bound with silicon in a state where pores are held among the particles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 17, 2016
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshio Kikuchi, Hiroharu Kobayashi, Kenichi Hidaka, Miyuki Kojima, Yoshimasa Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 9327834
    Abstract: Overhead bin assembly for transport vehicles (e.g., transport category aircraft) are provided with a generally U-shaped bin shell having a bottom wall, an outboard end wall and an upper wall defining an interior stowage space having an inboard opening opposite the end wall. A pair of separated transverse bin supports defining a bin space therebetween may be provided along with a bin door for closing the inboard opening. A cantilever hinge may be provided so as to connect the bin door to the transverse bin support in a cantilever manner to allow for pivotal movement of the bin door between closed and open positions relative to the inboard opening. An arcuate recessed wall may be positioned inboard relative to the upper wall of the bin shell (e.g., as a unitary (one-piece) extension thereof) such that the bin door is received within the recessed wall when in the open position thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2016
    Assignee: EMBRAER S.A.
    Inventors: Amauri Paulino, Sergio Luiz Abdalla Gomide, Gustavo Selofite De Arruda, Nilmar César Ferreira, Luciano Dos Santos Ribeiro, Demétrio Andrade De Campos, Sergio Augusto Meireles Filho, Frederico Lara De Oliveira, Douglas Gonçalves De Albuquerque, Helio Albino, André Duarte Stein, Paul Priestman, Daniel Macinnes
  • Patent number: 9314727
    Abstract: Disclosed are cordierite bodies having relatively high porosity and controlled pore size. The porous cordierite bodies generally include a primary cordierite ceramic phase as defined herein. Also disclosed are methods for making and using the cordierite bodies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Yanxia Lu, Jianguo Wang, Yuming Xie
  • Patent number: 9315213
    Abstract: A planar space frame for a unibody panel of a vehicle comprises a core mounted onto the bottom side of a load bearing panel. The core is a 3-D truss including a series of triangular prisms. The triangular prisms have a specific pattern of alternating triangular openings on each of their three lateral faces. For each triangular prism, triangular openings located on the lateral face which is part of a planar layer are alternating right triangles placed two by two to form rectangular units. The right triangles are arranged to have the edges on each side of the right angles aligned with the edges of the planar layer. The triangular openings located on the two inclined lateral faces of each triangular prism, are alternating isosceles triangles placed two by two to form rhomboid units. This combination of triangles provides structural strength and housing functionality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: PANTERO TECHNOLOGIES INC.
    Inventor: Jean Raymond
  • Patent number: 9314992
    Abstract: A structural panel comprising an internal core material having first and second opposing faces, first and second face sheets bonded to the first and second opposing faces respectively, wherein the panel comprises an open-structured sheet, interposed between a first face of the core material and its respective face sheet and the panel comprises less than 200 gsm adhesive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignees: Hexcel Composites, Ltd., Hexcel Composites, S.A.S.
    Inventors: Steve Mortimer, Emille Legoff, Bertrand Germain, Clement Casaliggi, Sarah Lasfargues
  • Patent number: 9307796
    Abstract: A novel reinforcement system for maximizing tensile strength and modulus of elasticity per ply for composite systems has one or more pockets with a first pocket edge, a second pocket edge, a pocket front surface, and a pocket rear surface. The pocket front surface and the pocket rear surface each have a pocket cross-stitch that perpendicularly traverses the pocket. The pocket traverses the fabric parallel and adjacent to the first fabric edge and the second fabric edge in a warp, or 0 degree, or x-axis direction. The pockets contain one or more fiber tows with a plurality of filaments in a stack.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Inventor: James J. Butler
  • Patent number: 9310079
    Abstract: The disclosure is directed to a gas turbine engine combustion liner and a gas turbine engine. The gas turbine engine combustion liner may include a thermally cooled wall section, an acoustically damped wall section, or a thermally cooled and acoustically damped wall section. Open cell foam or honeycomb may be disposed between inner and outer combustion liner walls. The walls, open cell foam, or honeycomb may be made of a composite material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2016
    Assignee: Rolls-Royce North American Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Richard Christopher Uskert
  • Patent number: 9289711
    Abstract: A plugged honeycomb structure including a honeycomb structure body, outflow side plugged portions, and inflow side plugged portions. A shape of cells in a cross section is a hexagonal shape. Among six corner portions of each of the hexagonal cells, the corner portion between two partition walls at least one of which is the partition wall separating inflow cells or outflow cells from each other is a specific corner portion, and the corner portion between the two partition walls each of which is the partition wall separating the inflow cell and the outflow cell is an unspecific corner portion. At least one of the specific corner portions is provided with a reinforcing portion so that a shape of the specific corner portion is rounded, and the unspecific corner portions are not provided with the reinforcing portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2016
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Toshihiro Hirakawa, Toshio Yamada, Satoshi Sakashita
  • Patent number: 9283895
    Abstract: An object of the present invention is to provide a sandwich panel which is capable of securing its flexural or its shear rigidity as a whole and securing a compression rigidity of a core material itself, while at the same time of readily reducing the weight of the sandwich panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2016
    Assignee: KYORAKU CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Takehiko Sumi, Sumio Nagai, Tadatoshi Tanji
  • Patent number: 9259876
    Abstract: A method for producing a substantially shell-shaped, fiber-reinforced plastic part includes preheating a material blank that is formed of a fibrous material impregnated with a matrix material using a heating device to ensure the formability and placing the preheated material blank into a shaping tool having an upper die and a lower die. The shaping tool is then closed to form the material blank. Using a cooling device, at least one shaping surface of the shaping tool, with the material blank inserted, is at least partially cooled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2016
    Assignee: MBB Fertigungstechnik GmbH
    Inventors: Martin Dueker, Robert Buehlmeyer, Manfred Ringelmann
  • Patent number: 9248786
    Abstract: Provided is a board structure for a vehicle, which includes a durable hinge portion while light weight and high rigidity of the board structure are maintained. The board structure includes: hinge portion 11 formed by squashing a part of honeycomb structure 14 that is charged with thermosetting resin 16 the from back side surface member 15 side toward front side surface member 13, in which front side surface member 13 and back side surface member 15 are joined to each other, and flexible hinge sheet 12 provided on the outer side of front side surface member 13 across hinge portion 11. At least a part of hinge sheet 12 in a thickness direction thereof is embedded in front side surface member 13.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: HAYASHI ENGINEERING
    Inventors: Kiichiro Suzuki, Takaaki Sugita
  • Patent number: 9243403
    Abstract: An article of flexible furniture having a core formed from a plurality of laminar panels of a flaccid material and each panel having a pair of oppositely directed major faces, adjacent faces of said panels being inter-connected to provide a cellular structure upon movement of abutting faces away from each other, a pair of supports at opposite ends of said core and connected to respective ones of said faces, said supports being self-supporting to provide rigidity to said core whereby said supports may be moved apart to expand said cellular and extend the length of said partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: molo design, ltd.
    Inventors: Todd P. MacAllen, Stephanie J. Forsythe
  • Patent number: 9238190
    Abstract: A plugged honeycomb structure includes a honeycomb structure section having porous partition walls, a plurality of cells including the cells having different open areas; inflow side plugged portions arranged in inflow side end portions of the predetermined cells; and outflow side plugged portions arranged in outflow side end portions of the remaining cells. Outflow cells which are the cells provided with the inflow side plugged portions and inflow cells which are the cells provided with the outflow side plugged portions are alternately formed, and in a central portion, the open area of each of the inflow cells is larger than the open area of each of the outflow cells. A difference in open area between the outflow cell and the inflow cell in an outer peripheral portion is smaller than a difference in open area between the outflow cell and the inflow cell in the central portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2016
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Aoki
  • Patent number: 9230743
    Abstract: Banks, as well as a plurality of substantially recess-shaped cells defined by the banks, are provided in an image section formed in a gravure printing plate. Each of edge cells located along an outer edge of the image section is provided with a projecting portion that projects from a part of a base surface of that edge cell, and each projecting portion is distanced from the banks and located closer to the outer edge than the center of the corresponding edge cell. Preferably, the projecting portions and the banks that face the outer edge are positioned at a predetermined interval from the outer edge, and substantially frame-shaped recess portions that extend continuously along the outer edge are provided in the image section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2016
    Assignee: Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Kazuhiro Yoshida
  • Patent number: 9212589
    Abstract: A honeycomb filter 100 includes honeycomb segments 4, plugging portions 5, and joining layers 7, area of outflow end surface 12 of honeycomb segment is larger than area of inflow end surface 11, and shape of cross section of honeycomb segment vertical to axial direction X has a similarity in axial direction X. Moreover, thickness of joining layer decreases in at least a part of joining layer in direction from inflow end surface side toward outflow end surface side, and length L2 of joining layer in axial direction X is smaller than 95% of length L1 of honeycomb segment in axial direction X. Furthermore, a region of honeycomb segments 4, 5 mm or more from outflow end surface 12 in axial direction X, is not provided with joining layers 7 which join side surfaces of honeycomb segments 4 to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Akifumi Nishio, Takahiro Kondo, Yukio Miyairi
  • Patent number: 9211618
    Abstract: A method of carving a contour surface on a composite core can include positioning a first edge of the composite core against a first tooled member; locating a first magnet within an outer cell member along the first edge of the composite core so that the first edge of the composite core is magnetically drawn to the first tooled member; locating a second magnet along a second edge of the composite core such that the second edge of the composite core is magnetically drawn to a second tooled member; and carving a first contour of the composite core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Hethcock, Jonathan A. Freeman
  • Patent number: 9188040
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure includes a center part which has a cylindrical honeycomb structure part with a porous partition wall and an outer circumferential wall defining a plurality of cells, and which has a pair of electrodes disposed on the side surface of the honeycomb structure part. The honeycomb structure also includes an outer circumferential part disposed around the center part. The electric resistivity of the honeycomb structure part is 1-200 ?cm. Each electrode in the electrode pair is formed in a band shape that extends in the direction that the cells extend. In a cross section, one electrode is located opposite the other electrode over the center of the honeycomb structure part. The outer circumferential part has a porous partition wall and an outer circumferential wall that define a plurality of cells. The volumetric heat capacity of the outer circumferential part is smaller than that of the center part.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Atsushi Kaneda, Yoshimasa Omiya, Yoshiyuki Kasai
  • Patent number: 9187635
    Abstract: A halogen-free resin composition includes (A) 100 parts by weight of epoxy resin; (B) 10 to 100 parts by weight of styrene-maleic anhydride (SMA) copolymer; and (C) 5 to 50 parts by weight of bisphenol S. The halogen-free resin composition includes specific ingredients, and is characterized by specific proportions thereof, to thereby achieve a high glass transition temperature, high heat resistance, and attractive appearance, and thus is suitable for producing a prepreg or resin film to thereby be applicable to copper clad laminates and printed circuit boards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: ELITE ELECTRONIC MATERIAL (ZHONGSHAN) CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chang-Yuan Li, Yi-Jen Chen, Hong-Xia Peng
  • Patent number: 9169644
    Abstract: A transparent structural element for covers extruded in a synthetic thermoplastic material includes two or more horizontal sheets parallel to each other and shaped to form a corrugated profile, wherein the two or more sheets are spaced and connected by a plurality of ribs having an undulating trend, the ribs having an undulating trend being present in both flat parts of the corrugated section and in tilted connection parts between the flat parts. In one embodiment, the transparent structural element for covers is made of polycarbonate (PC) or polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: KOSCON INDUSTRIAL S.A.
    Inventor: Cosimo Conterno
  • Patent number: 9168479
    Abstract: A plugged honeycomb structure includes a honeycomb structure section having porous partition walls, the plurality of cells including large cells and small cells having different open areas in a cross section perpendicular to an extending direction of the cells; inflow side plugged portions arranged in inflow side end portions of the predetermined cells including the large cells and the small cells among the plurality of cells; and outflow side plugged portions arranged in outflow side end portions of the remaining cells including the large cells and the small cells among the plurality of cells. The predetermined cells are outflow cells having the plugged inflow side end portions and the open outflow side end portions in the honeycomb structure section, and the remaining cells are inflow cells having the plugged outflow side end portions and the open inflow side end portions in the honeycomb structure section.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2015
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventor: Takashi Aoki
  • Patent number: 9163148
    Abstract: A porous ceramic (honeycomb) structure skin coating and a method of producing a porous ceramic structure skin coating which provides a hardshell, strong, acid- and alkali-resistant, chip-resistant ceramic honeycomb structure coating which resists pollution control catalyst from being absorbed into the skin coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Unifrax I LLC
    Inventors: Joseph A. Fernando, Kenneth B. Miller
  • Patent number: 9151808
    Abstract: A production method of a gas cell includes: forming a coating layer on a surface of a plate material; assembling a plurality of the plate materials having the coating layer formed thereon so as to form a cell surrounded by the surface having the coating layer formed thereon; and filling the formed cell with an alkali metal gas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventors: Kimio Nagasaka, Kazumichi Kikuhara
  • Patent number: 9145076
    Abstract: A crash structure is provided as an internal support in an armrest on a door lining of a motor vehicle. The crash structure has cross-shaped recesses. A foam element is above the crash structure and is covered by a decorative layer above the crash structure. The crash structure absorbs loads in the event of a side impact to protect the vehicle occupants against increased force peaks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Holger Platzek, Paul-Dieter Fengei