Hexagonally Shaped Cavities Patents (Class 428/118)
  • Patent number: 10379281
    Abstract: A liquid crystal display device in an example includes a light guide plate that includes a light entering surface facing a light source; a reflecting plate below the light guide plate; an optical sheet on the light guide plate; a liquid crystal panel on the optical sheet; and a pattern adhesive layer that attaches at least one of the reflecting plate and the optical sheet to the light guide plate, wherein the pattern adhesive layer includes honeycomb shaped unit patterns that each include two first separation walls facing each other in a first direction perpendicular to the light entering surface, and second separation walls other than the first separation walls and each have an air cell defined therein, and wherein the unit patterns are arranged in the first direction and in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: LG DISPLAY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ju-Hun Min, Young-Hun Jeong, Min-Gyu Choi
  • Patent number: 10307979
    Abstract: A part obtained by selective melting of a powder on a support plate having a main element and rigid secondary elements arranged between the main element and the support plate, and adapted to be detached from the main element. All or part of the secondary elements comprises a body of thickness E and a head of width L greater than the thickness E of this body, the body connected to the support plate and the head connected to main element. All or part of the secondary elements includes a region of connection between the head and the body. The head of the secondary element extends over at most half the height H of this element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignees: Compagnie Generale Des Etablissements Michelin, Michelin Recherche Et Technique, S.A.
    Inventor: Etienne Blanchet
  • Patent number: 10196979
    Abstract: In a method for processing an acoustic panel (22), the panel comprises: a sheet (42) having a first face (44), a second face (46), and apertures (48) open to the first face and second face; and a mesh (60) along the first face. The method comprises forcing the mesh into a plurality of the apertures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel M. Stadtlander, Christopher S. Leoni
  • Patent number: 10195587
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for making monolithic carbon materials as single bodies containing networks of pores in the mesopore and macropores that incorporate nanoparticles of various metals and metal oxides. The disclosed methods have the advantage that such single bodies can be made by mixing the carbon precursors and metal salts together in a single pot followed by appropriate processing. The materials produced are particularly suitable for use as heterogeneous catalysts, particularly in fixed bed and monolithic reactors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of The University of Alabama
    Inventors: Martin G. Bakker, Trupti V. Kotbagi, Kevin Shaughnessy
  • Patent number: 9963879
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a multiwall sheet comprises: non-intersecting polymer walls comprising outer layers and transverse layers. The transverse layers intersect the walls to form cells. The multiwall sheet has a non-uniform cell density. In another embodiment, a multiwall sheet can comprise: non-intersecting polymer walls comprising outer layers and a transverse layer and/or a divider. The transverse layer and/or the divider extends from one of the polymer walls to another of the polymer walls to form cells. The multiwall sheet has a non-uniform cell density. In yet another embodiment, a multiwall sheet comprises: non-intersecting polymer walls comprising outer layers and transverse layers. The transverse layers intersect the walls to form cells. The multiwall sheet has a different number of inner layers, transverse layers, and/or dividers, in different portions of the sheet. The multiwall sheets can be used, for example, in a naturally light structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2007
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES B.V.
    Inventors: Chinniah Thiagarajan, Frans Adriaansen, Eelco van Hamersveld
  • Patent number: 9845600
    Abstract: A vented honeycomb structure with a plurality of honeycomb cells arranged in a hierarchical order and having a plurality of truss walls, each truss wall including a plurality of members. The vented honeycomb structure is fabricated by joining a plurality of sheets of trusses using any one of an expansion, a corrugation, and a slotting process. Fabrication can also occur by deposition, casting, additive, extrusion, or aligning and joining methods. The honeycomb cells, truss walls, truss wall openings, and truss wall members can be functionally graded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Inc.
    Inventor: David J. Sypeck
  • Patent number: 9840043
    Abstract: One aspect of a method of manufacturing a honeycomb core includes positioning a first thermoplastic columnar cell adjacent a second thermoplastic columnar cell, modifying a thermoplastic property of the first thermoplastic columnar cell, wherein the modified thermoplastic property permits joining a circumferential surface of the first thermoplastic columnar cell to a circumferential surface of the second thermoplastic columnar cell. The method also includes joining the circumferential surface of the first thermoplastic columnar cell having the modified thermoplastic property to the circumferential surface of the second thermoplastic columnar cell resulting in the honeycomb core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON INC.
    Inventors: Elliott Keller Schulte, Robert Brack, Kathleen Oldham
  • Patent number: 9808794
    Abstract: A honeycomb ceramic substrate, a method of making thereof, and a honeycomb extrusion die configured to extrude a honeycomb ceramic substrate from a batch of ceramic or ceramic-forming material is provided. The substrate may include a lattice of intersecting walls defining a honeycomb network of flow channels extending between an inlet end and an outlet end of the honeycomb substrate. Each flow channel may be defined by a plurality of channel walls of the intersecting walls with at least two of the plurality of channel walls including concave inner surfaces facing a center of the corresponding flow channel from central portions of the concave inner surfaces to concave corner portions facing the center of the corresponding flow channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Thomas William Brew, Jeffrey O Foster, Steven John Kremer, Bryan Michael Miller
  • Patent number: 9682515
    Abstract: The invention concerns a process for preparing a ribbon of reinforcement strands or filaments associated on each of its faces with a polymeric binder, said ribbon having a given width substantially constant over its entire length, in which the strands or filaments extend in a direction parallel to the length of the ribbon, wherein it comprises the following steps: a) adjustment of the ribbon width to the desired width thanks to a dimensioning device, b) association of the ribbon on each of its faces with a polymeric binder allowing the assurance of a homogenous cohesion of the ribbon, such that the total weight of the binder does not exceed 25% of the total weight of the obtained ribbon, as well as the ribbons obtainable by such a process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Hexcel Reinforcements
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Beraud, Alain Bruyere, Jean-Florent Lamethe, Jacques Ducarre
  • Patent number: 9475435
    Abstract: A vehicle exterior component includes a honeycomb structure having an inner plate portion arranged in the vicinity of an engine compartment, an outer plate portion arranged at an outer side of the inner plate portion, and a honeycomb portion held between the plate portions. The honeycomb portion includes a plurality of partition walls and a plurality of cells, which are separated from one another by the partition walls. Each of the partition walls of each cell has communication holes, to allow communication between the engine compartment and the interior space of the cell. Each partition wall has an absorbing portion. When external force acting inward is applied to the partition wall, the absorbing portion absorbs energy produced by the external force through deformation of the partition wall at positions corresponding to the peripheries of the communication holes, of the partition wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2016
    Assignee: TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshikazu Hirose, Shigeru Yabuya, Yoshihiro Kurosaki, Shohei Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 9390704
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of manufacturing a sound absorbing panel in which a reflective wall on one of faces of a set of sound absorbing cells. In particular, a passage on a portion of a thickness (E) of the set of sound absorbing cells is formed on an opposite face of the one of the faces, while the passage forming a main channel for a communication between sound absorbing cells and for a circulation of a de-icing fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: AIRCELLE
    Inventors: Herve Hurlin, Pierre Caruel
  • Patent number: 9272841
    Abstract: Collapsible radiant barrier void filler, comprising: first and second scored sheets having interior and exterior surfaces and fold lines to attain collapsed and expanded configurations; a cell core being collapsible to a closed cell configuration and expandable to an open cell configuration, the cell core having end portions secured to oppositely disposed portions of the interior surfaces of the scored sheets, and the cell core having oppositely disposed cell side portions; and a radiant barrier having a reflective first side and an opposing second side wherein the second side is disposed upon at least one of the interior surfaces of one of the scored sheets and wherein the first reflective side is juxtaposed adjacent at least one of the oppositely disposed cell side portions in the expanded open cell configuration so as to maintain an air space adjacent the first reflective side that extends into the cell core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Sunrise Mfg. Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew Watson Sewell, Eric Daniel Kvilhaug
  • Patent number: 9266313
    Abstract: A method of making a core-stiffened structure includes the steps of providing a honeycomb core having an adhesive disposed on first and second surfaces thereof, providing a first skin and a second skin, and assembling the first skin, the second skin, and the honeycomb core to form the core-stiffened structure. The method further includes the steps of curing the core-stiffened structure and inhibiting at least one of the first skin and the second skin from protruding into at least one cell of the honeycomb core during the step of curing the core-stiffened structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: Textron Innovations Inc.
    Inventors: James D. Hethcock, Jr., Kenneth E. Nunn, Jr., Carl A. May
  • Patent number: 9084954
    Abstract: The honeycomb structure includes a honeycomb structure part having porous partition walls, and porous plugged portions, and when there is drawn a straight line as an inner boundary line which is positioned at a distance of 30% of a distance between an outer end surface and an inner end surface, from the inner end surface, and there is drawn a straight line as an outer boundary line which is positioned at a distance of 70% of the distance between the outer end surface and the inner end surface, from the inner end surface, each of the plugged portions has an outer region, and an inner region which is the region between the inner end surface and the inner boundary line and whose porosity is larger than a porosity of the outer region.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2015
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yusuke Tsuchiya, Hiroyuki Suenobu
  • Patent number: 9073299
    Abstract: A method for the repair of a sandwich plate having a core structure, a top surface layer and a bottom surface layer and a plurality of honeycomb-shaped cells includes providing at least one penetrating drill hole in at least one of the top surface layer and the bottom surface layer above one of the plurality of honeycomb-shaped cells in a damaged region of the sandwich plate, injecting a stabilising material into the honeycomb-shaped cell, and filling the damaged region with a filler material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Berend Schoke, Michael Doecker
  • Publication number: 20150147520
    Abstract: In order to provide a sintered, hexagonal boron nitride body (2a, 2b), same is produced by at least one pressing process and subsequent sintering process from a powder (P) made of a hexagonal boron nitride, its density being deliberately set to a value of <1.6 g/cm3. Studies have shown that, due to the selection of this lower density, the boron nitride body (2a, 2b) exhibits very high isotropy, when compared with conventional hexagonal boron nitride bodies. This relates in particular to thermal conductivity and the coefficient of thermal expansion, which are also largely temperature-independent.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Rudolf K. Grau, Rodrigue N. Yappi, Hubert J. Schweiger
  • Patent number: 9012770
    Abstract: Optoelectronic devices and thin-film semiconductor compositions and methods for making same are disclosed. The methods provide for the synthesis of the disclosed composition. The thin-film semiconductor compositions disclosed herein have a unique configuration that exhibits efficient photo-induced charge transfer and high transparency to visible light.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Brookhaven Science Associates, LLC
    Inventors: Mircea Cotlet, Hsing-Lin Wang, Hsinhan Tsai, Zhihua Xu
  • Publication number: 20150079336
    Abstract: A processing chamber component and method for fabricating the same are provided. The processing chamber component is fabricated in the manner described herein and includes the creation of at least a macro texture on a surface of the chamber component. The macro texture is defined by a plurality of engineered features arranged in a predefined orientation on the surface of the chamber component. In some embodiments, the engineered features prevent formation of a line of sight surface defined between the features to enhance retention of films deposited on the chamber component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 17, 2013
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: APPLIED MATERIALS, INC.
    Inventors: Jianqi WANG, William Ming-ye LU, Yukari NISHIMURA, Joseph F. SOMMERS, Sio On LO, Rajan BALESAN
  • Publication number: 20150072105
    Abstract: A laminated composite interior component, including: a first member that has a predetermined mating surface; and a second member made of an elastically deformable resin material, the second member having a plate-like portion that is substantially parallel to the mating surface and that has multiple protrusions which are formed integrally with plate-like portion and which protrude toward the mating surface such that a space is formed between the mating surface and the plate-like portion, the second member being arranged so as to be laminated on the first member with the protrusions in contact with the mating surface, cushioning characteristics being imparted to the laminated composite interior component when distal ends of the protrusions are pressed against the mating surface and elastically deformed, the laminated composite interior component being configured such that the multiple protrusions have the same shape, the plate-like portion is dotted with the multiple protrusions, bending stiffness of each of th
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 27, 2012
    Publication date: March 12, 2015
    Applicant: TOYODA IRON WORKS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Osamu Miyashita, Hideaki Sakai
  • Patent number: 8966861
    Abstract: A lining board includes: a plate-like support structure which is made of a multi-layered fiber sheet and has a plurality of hollows; and an upper plate which is attached to the top of the support structure and has a plurality of LED leading lightings formed on the top of the upper plate. The honeycomb-structured lining board including fiber sheets stacked with a predetermined thickness has advantages of lightness, high impact-resistance and high noise-proofing due to high sound absorptiveness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2015
    Assignee: Keinyung University Industry Academic Cooperation Foundation
    Inventor: Chun Ho Chang
  • Patent number: 8951623
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a composite panel with a first cover layer, a second cover layer and a first core layer that is arranged between the first cover layer and the second cover layer and features a plurality of cells that are separated from one another by walls at least in certain areas, wherein the first cover layer features a draining layer. The inventive composite panel may be distinguished from a composite panel according to the state of the art in that a second core layer with a plurality of cells that are separated from one another by walls at least in certain areas is arranged between the first cover layer and the first core layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 10, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventor: Stephan Hoetzeldt
  • Publication number: 20150037533
    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: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2013
    Publication date: February 5, 2015
    Applicant: Bell Helicopter Textron Inc.
    Inventors: Phillip A. Kendrick, Paul K. Oldroyd, David G. Carlson
  • Publication number: 20150017384
    Abstract: The invention concerns a cover element for covering an opening in an in particular horizontal surface of a drainage body, with an edge region which is configured to support the cover element on the drainage body, and with a cover region which has a grid-like or perforated structure with supporting elements It is distinguished in that the supporting elements have a thickness increasing in the vertical direction starting from the edge region in the direction of the regions remote from the edge, such that the cover element has a substantially plano-convex outer contour.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Thorsten Wichmann, Arne Meincke, Jan Mieze
  • Publication number: 20150004355
    Abstract: Various embodiments of the present disclosure provide a void filler and a hollow door employing the void filler as a door core. Generally, the void filler expands from a compact collapsed state into an expanded state in which the void filler has an open-cell structure including three groups, such as columns, of six sided cells, such as generally hexagonal cells. The cells of the outer columns are substantially the same size, while the cells of the middle column are wider than the cells of the outer columns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Inventors: Joseph Anthony Diaz, Randolph L. Gray, George C. Boyse, Brian A. Swenson
  • Patent number: 8911098
    Abstract: In a substrate, particularly in a substrate for a mirror support, in which recesses are introduced in one surface, preferably in the back side of the substrate, as a result of which, in particular, bridging pieces are defined between the recesses, in order to achieve the situation that despite a reduced weight, a high rigidity still remains, which means only a slight sagging after its correct uptake in a holding device provided for it, it is provided that at least one first portion of the bridging pieces has a width that is different than a second portion of the bridging pieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignee: Schott AG
    Inventors: Martin Schaeffer, Thorsten Doehring, Volker Seibert, Thomas Westerhoff, Hans-Joachim Nowak
  • Patent number: 8846176
    Abstract: A honeycomb composite plate of plastic foam comprises at least a support body and a plastic surface sheet. The support body comprises at least a support core, which has a honeycomb structure and is formed of plastic foam. The plastic surface sheet is fixed to the support body and supported by it. Further, the support core and the plastic surface sheet are fixed together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Luhao Leng
  • Publication number: 20140272279
    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: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventor: Tomokatsu AOYAMA
  • Publication number: 20140272278
    Abstract: A system and method for making a slip resistant mat can include assembling parts with predetermined geometries to form a mold that can be used for making slip resistant mats that have channels to account for moisture between the mat and the floor. The unique geometries of the parts which form the mold can be manufactured efficiently and with reduced costs. The mold of this invention can be used to make slip resistant mats with channels that can both dissipate water and offer a high degree of mat to floor surface contact.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 17, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: Cintas Corporation
    Inventors: Ian S. Malpass, Jeffery L. Cofer, Edin Kurtovic
  • Patent number: 8837149
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing an electronic component includes disposing a heat radiation material including a plurality of linear structures of carbon atoms and a filling layer of a thermoplastic resin provided among the plurality of linear structures above a first substrate, disposing a blotting paper above the heat radiation material, making a heat treatment at a temperature higher than a melting temperature of the thermoplastic resin and absorbing the thermoplastic resin above the plurality of linear structures with the absorption paper, removing the blotting paper, and adhering the heat radiation material to the first substrate by cooling to solidify the thermoplastic resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventors: Shinichi Hirose, Taisuke Iwai, Yoshitaka Yamaguchi, Yohei Yagishita, Yukie Sakita, Masaaki Norimatsu
  • Publication number: 20140255647
    Abstract: A three-dimensional part printed using an additive manufacturing technique, which includes sets of printed cell layers, each defining an array of hollow cells with wall segments, and sets of printed transition layers, each being disposed between adjacent printed cell layers, where the sets of printed transition layers each comprise sloped walls that diverge from a first portion of the wall segments and that converge towards a second portion of the wall segments to interconnect the hollow cells of adjacent printed cell layers, and where the sloped walls of adjacent printed transition layers have printing orientations that are rotated from each other in a build plane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Publication date: September 11, 2014
    Applicant: STRATASYS, INC.
    Inventors: Kevin C. Johnson, William J. Swanson
  • Publication number: 20140237940
    Abstract: A process of manufacturing a cardboard building construction material, said cardboard building construction material comprising a plurality of glued cardboard plies, wherein the cardboard plies are rolled on a drum (122) into a roll (114) and wherein glue (134) is circumferentially applied in spaced apart strips (238) thereby defining a non-glued region between the strips, in which region a cutter (246) cuts the cardboard plies from an outer diameter toward an inner diameter of the roll (114).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 29, 2012
    Publication date: August 28, 2014
    Inventor: Alfred Iseli
  • Patent number: 8813339
    Abstract: Multi-layered cellular metallic glass structures and methods of preparing the same are provided. In one embodiment, the cellular metallic glass structure includes at least one patterned metallic glass sheet and at least one additional sheet. The at least one patterned metallic glass sheet may include multiple sheets connected together to form a group of sheets, and the structure may include a group of sheets sandwiched between two outer sheets. The patterned metallic glass sheets may be patterned by thermoplastically forming two- and/or three-dimensional patterns in the metallic glass sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Robert D. Conner, Marios D. Demetriou, LeRoy A. Dunning, William L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8808836
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure has hexagonal cells surrounded by partition walls and a cylindrical outer peripheral wall covering the honeycomb structure. The partition walls have sides and intersection points. Six sides form a hexagonal cell. Three sides as the partition walls are joined to each other at a corresponding intersection point. The sides are divided into sides of basic partition walls and strength reinforcement sides as strength reinforcement partition walls. The strength reinforcement partition wall is thicker than the basic partition wall. Three strength reinforcement sides are joined at a corresponding strength reinforcement intersection point. Each strength reinforcement side in one group joined at one strength reinforcement intersection point is not connected continuously to each strength reinforcement side in another group joined at another strength reinforcement intersection point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 19, 2014
    Assignee: Denso Corporation
    Inventor: Yuuichi Hiratsuka
  • Publication number: 20140227480
    Abstract: Disclosed are a structure for construction, which includes a hollow structure having a plurality of cells provided therein with hollows, arranged in a set three-dimension pattern, and partitioned by cell walls, and a cover enclosing the outside of the hollow structure, and a method of manufacturing the same. In this way, because the plurality of hollow cells of the hollow structure are partitioned by the cell walls and provided therein with the hollows, the overall weight can be reduced, and the rigidity and strength can be maintained at an adequate level despite the reduced weight. Also, due to the cells installed in the three-dimensional pattern, the growth of cracks or damage caused by impacts can be confined to local areas. Furthermore, since the weight is reduced, distribution and transportation costs can be reduced.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 21, 2014
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: Ajou University Industry-Academic Cooperation Foundation
    Inventors: Jang Hoon KIM, Chung Jae LEE, Jung Hong CHOI
  • Publication number: 20140220295
    Abstract: Preforms including fiber reinforced nodes for use in fiber reinforced composite structures and methods for making fiber reinforced composite structures. Preforms with woven fabric elements extending radially from a common node include at least one reinforcing fiber interwoven between at least two elements and passing through the node. A method of assembling preform structures using the preforms to provide a structure with reinforced nodes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 4, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Applicant: Albany Engineered Composites, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Goering, Keith Edward Burgess
  • Publication number: 20140127455
    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: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventor: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
  • Patent number: 8716635
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure includes: a honeycomb structural portion having porous partition walls functioning as fluid passages and separating and forming a plurality of cells extending from one end face to the other end face. The partition walls and the outer peripheral wall contain silicon carbide particles as a framework and silicon as a binder for binding the silicon carbide particles. The honeycomb structure has a partition walls thickness of 50 to 200 ?m, a cell density of 40 to 150 cells/cm2, and an average particle diameter of the silicon carbide as a framework of 3 to 40 ?m. The honeycomb structural portion has a volume resistivity of 1 to 40 ?cm at 400° C., and the volume resistivity of the electrode portion at 400° C. is not more than 40% of the volume resistivity of the honeycomb structural portion at 400° C.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Noguchi, Atsushi Kaneda, Mariko Kakitani, Yoshimasa Omiya
  • Patent number: 8715819
    Abstract: A waterproof roofing laminate comprises a cellular plastic support layer, an insulation layer located thereon, and a cover layer that reflects radiant energy such as infrared light, visible sunlight, and ultraviolet light. The cellular support layer contains a plurality of cavities therein that can be open or closed cell. The support layer can also have a solid continuous top and/or bottom surface layer. The insulation layer is located on the support layer and can be formed of numerous materials including natural or synthetic fibers, organic or inorganic material, and is free of cement and styrofoam. The waterproof cover layer is located on the insulation layer and is capable of reflecting radiant energy by being of a light color and/or containing radiant reflective materials therein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2014
    Assignee: Imet Corporation
    Inventors: Mehmet A. Gencer, Paul M. Zakriski, Clark B. Langmack
  • Patent number: 8709242
    Abstract: A water-conducting household appliance, in particular a dishwasher, includes a hydraulic circuit for circulation of a wash fluid, and a filter facility which includes a filter element having an inner wall and at least one filter opening for passage of the wash fluid. The filter opening is bounded by the inner wall running around the filter opening. The inner wall has an upstream wall segment and a downstream wall segment, with a gradation being formed at least in a segment between an upstream and downstream wall segment of the inner wall of the filter opening. Additionally or independently hereof, the downstream wall segment has a cross section that increases in a flow direction of the wash fluid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: BSH Bosch und Siemens Hausgeraete GmbH
    Inventors: Claus Amann, Johannes Büsing, Javier Garcia Purroy, Manfred Seeβle, Wilhelm Thibaut
  • Patent number: 8697489
    Abstract: A package structure and a package process are provided. In the package process, firstly, a first electronic component having a plurality of first conductive bumps at a bottom thereof is provided. Then, a first insulation paste is coated on the first conductive bumps. The first electronic component is disposed on a circuit substrate having a plurality of substrate pads, and the first conductive bumps are respectively situated on the substrate pads. Next, a heating process is performed to both of the first conductive bumps and the first insulation paste, wherein the first conductive bumps is reflowed to bond the first electronic component and the substrate pads, and the first insulation paste is cured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Chien-Liang Lee
  • Patent number: 8685885
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure includes a ceramic block including honeycomb fired bodies. The honeycomb fired bodies include an assembly including a plurality of substantially quadrangular-cross-section units which are combined with one another with an adhesive layer interposed between the plurality of substantially quadrangular-cross-section units. A peripheral face of the assembly of substantially quadrangular-cross-section units has a concave portion and a convex portion formed in a substantially step-shaped pattern. At least one substantially triangular-cross-section unit has an outer wall on a periphery portion of the at least one substantially triangular-cross-section unit. The at least one substantially triangular-cross-section unit is fit in the concave portion with the adhesive layer interposed between the at least one substantially triangular-cross-section unit and the concave portion. A sealing material layer is provided on a peripheral face of the ceramic block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: Ibiden Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Seiji Tamura, Masaya Sato, Shigeaki Goto
  • Patent number: 8668855
    Abstract: A product (10) made from an extruded sheet or web of material (42) having a non-linear cross-section, and the process of making the product (10) is provided. The extruded web or extrudate (42) is plastically deformed in selected areas and then folded. When folded into the appropriate shape, the extrudate (42) is formed into a product (10) having a plurality of cells (14). The cells (14a) may have one or more openings (34a), allowing access to an interior of the cell (14a) and reducing the weight of the product (10a).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 11, 2014
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventor: Judson A. Bradford
  • Patent number: 8663523
    Abstract: A product 10 made from an extruded sheet or web of material 42 having a non-linear cross-section, and the process of making the product 10 is provided. The extruded web or extrudate 42 is plastically deformed in selected areas and then folded. When folded into the appropriate shape, the extrudate 42 is formed into a product 10 having a plurality of cells 14. Optionally, the cells 14a can include one or more openings 34a, allowing access to an interior of the cell 14a and reducing the weight of the product 10a.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Bradford Company
    Inventors: Judson A. Bradford, Calvin D. Nyeboer
  • Publication number: 20140023822
    Abstract: There are provided a shaped sheet laminate that is adapted for an absorbent article and that has a specific structure to enhance the absorbing effect of the absorbent article, a method for manufacturing the shaped sheet laminate, and a shaping apparatus adapted to manufacture the shaped sheet laminate. The shaping apparatus includes a first roller having a rolling surface, a plurality of indentations that are indented from the rolling surface, a plurality of annular inner wall surfaces respectively defining the indentations, and a plurality of suction holes that are in air communication the respective indentations. Each of the annular inner wall surfaces has an annular outer edge that meets the rolling surface.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Inventors: Jung-Chi Tai, Ho-Hsi Yang, Chien-Chung Su
  • Patent number: 8623490
    Abstract: Impact absorbing padding includes a unitary piece including a polymeric material commingled with a structural element. The polymeric material includes a material having a first temperature-responsive stiffness, and the structural element includes an element fabricated from a shape memory alloy formulated to have a second temperature-responsive stiffness that is converse to the first temperature-responsive stiffness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Chin-Hsu Lin, Alan L. Browne, Nancy L. Johnson, Jan H. Aase
  • Patent number: 8623489
    Abstract: The dunnage can be used for protecting edges of articles such as wood furniture during shipping and has a honeycomb panel having a first and second opposed faces, and a first and second adjacent panel sections folded relative to each other along a V-groove extending into the first face, a layer of antiskid cohesive material applied on the V-groove and maintaining said first and second adjacent panels in said folded configuration, and also applied on a substantial portion of one of said first and second adjacent panel sections, on the first face. The cohesive on the exposed face of the folded dunnage acts as an antiskid which reduces the likelihood of the dunnage sliding once applied to the edge of the article, and also reduces the abrasiveness of the honeycomb panel. A process of production is also disclosed where the V-groove can be made on line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2014
    Assignee: Cascades Canada Inc.
    Inventors: Diego Depaoli, Martin Parenteau, Michael Kumar, Patrick Laroche, Hugues Prud'Homme, Ernie Carnegie
  • Patent number: 8592024
    Abstract: A method of restoring a section of a composite includes the steps of removing an undesirable section of a perforated composite and depositing a repair material in the location of the removed, undesirable section. The repair material is then cured. Before completing the curing step, one or more opening are formed through the repair material to produce one or more perforations through the repair material upon completing the curing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2006
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2013
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel M. Stadtlander, William Bogue
  • Publication number: 20130273309
    Abstract: A composite material has a polymeric upper layer which is connected via at least one adhesive layer to a substrate. The substrate is predominantly or entirely formed by an open-cell polyurethane foam onto which the upper layer, containing between 2 and 12 wt % of polysiloxane, is bonded by an adhesive layer. An intermediate layer or a double layer, i.e. a composite of the intermediate layer with a bonding layer located between the substrate and the intermediate layer, is provided between the upper layer and the substrate as the adhesive layer for joining the upper layer and the substrate. The regions of the substrate into which the polyurethane dispersion of the adhesive layer has penetrated in a controlled manner during application have a density which is between 12% and 48%, above the density of the regions of the substrate without the adhesive layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Publication date: October 17, 2013
    Inventor: Philipp Schaefer
  • Patent number: 8546296
    Abstract: An exhaust gas-purifying catalyst includes a substrate, and a catalytic layer supported by the substrate. The catalytic layer includes a support made of alumina, an oxygen storage material, an alkaline earth metal and/or a compound of alkaline-earth metal selectively supported by a surface of the support and dispersed on the surface of the support, and a precious metal supported by the surface of the support. A ratio of a number of moles of the alkaline-earth metal in the catalytic layer with respect to a volumetric capacity of the exhaust gas-purifying catalyst falls within a range of 0.0004 mol/L to 0.35 mol/L.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2013
    Assignee: Cataler Corporation
    Inventors: Yuji Yabuzaki, Akimasa Hirai, Kenichi Taki, Tomohito Mizukami, Satoshi Matsueda
  • Patent number: 8530030
    Abstract: There is disclosed a honeycomb structure including a honeycomb structure section including: porous partition walls to divide and form a plurality of cells which extend from one end surface to the other end surface and become through channels of a fluid; and an outer peripheral wall positioned in an outermost periphery. The partition walls and the outer peripheral wall contain silicon carbide particles as an aggregate, and silicon as a binder to bind the silicon carbide particles, thicknesses of the partition walls are from 50 to 200 ?m, a cell density is from 50 to 150 cells/cm2, an average particle diameter of silicon carbide as the aggregate is from 3 to 40 ?m, and a volume resistivity at 400° C. is from 1 to 40 ?cm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2013
    Assignee: NGK Insulators, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasushi Noguchi, Atsushi Kaneda, Takayuki Inoue