Including Sheet Or Component Perpendicular To Plane Of Web Or Sheet Patents (Class 428/119)
  • Patent number: 11071896
    Abstract: A construct for a hockey blade that includes a foam core. The foam core includes a first core face, a second core face, and a bottom core edge and a top core edge. Multiple pins are injected into the foam core, and one or more layers of resin preimpregnated tape are wrapped around the foam before forming a hockey blade structure in a heated mold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Bauer Hockey, LLC
    Inventors: Jean-Frédérik Caron Kardos, Mathieu Ducharme
  • Patent number: 11066832
    Abstract: A wall structure having an inner wall, a bracket member, a non-combustible board, and an outer cladding coupled together and retaining insulation between the inner wall and the outer cladding. The non-combustible board is positioned between the bracket member and the outer cladding.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Advanced Architectural Product, LLC
    Inventor: G. Matt Krause
  • Patent number: 11053369
    Abstract: The present invention describes various methods for manufacturing gel composite sheets using segmented fiber or foam reinforcements and gel precursors. Additionally, rigid panels manufactured from the resulting gel composites are also described. The gel composites are relatively flexible enough to be wound and when unwound, can be stretched flat and made into rigid panels using adhesives.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Aspen Aerogels, Inc.
    Inventors: Owen R Evans, Irene Melnikova
  • Patent number: 11012028
    Abstract: A reinforcing member according to an aspect of the present disclosure is a long member provided between a frame and a frame on the rear side of a solar cell module. The reinforcing member is provided with: a pair of leg parts respectively fixed to inner flanges and of the frames and; a pair of wall parts erected on the respective leg parts and arranged roughly vertical to the rear surface of a solar cell panel; and a top board part that connects upper ends of the wall parts and are arranged along the rear surface in a state of being close to or in contact with the rear surface of the solar cell panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY MANAGEMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Atsushi Fukushima, Takahiro Nakamura, Toshiyuki Sakuma, Masashi Tsuji
  • Patent number: 10966645
    Abstract: A device for taking a sample of liquid by capillarity, including a channel for flow of the liquid delimited by two internal walls of the device between which a channel bottom extends, the distance separating the two internal walls decreasing in the direction of the channel bottom, the channel extending between a first collecting end, open onto outside of the device and configured to receive the liquid, and a second end, to enable the liquid to flow by capillarity along the channel bottom from the first end towards the second end. The channel includes, at the second end, a blocking structure to block the flow of liquid in the channel from the first end towards the second end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
    Inventors: Patrick Pouteau, Jean Berthier, Vincent Poher
  • Patent number: 10940936
    Abstract: A composite assembly includes a composite skin which includes a plurality of composite plies and a composite stringer secured to the composite skin. A first composite plank ply is positioned between a first pair of composite plies of the plurality of composite plies of the composite skin; the first composite plank ply has a width dimension less than a width dimension of the plurality of composite plies of the composite skin; and the first composite plank ply extends along a length of the composite stringer. At least a portion of the composite stringer is positioned in overlying relationship with the first composite plank ply.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Patrick B. Stickler, Forouzan Behzadpour
  • Patent number: 10890001
    Abstract: A formwork panel for concrete-work shutterings includes a supporting structure and a separate formwork skin connected to the supporting structure, characterized in that the supporting structure consists substantially of plastics material; and that the formwork skin, which is constituted by a single formwork skin element substantially of plastics material or by several formwork skin elements substantially of plastics material each, is releasably connected to the supporting structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Polytech GmbH
    Inventor: Kai Hollmann
  • Patent number: 10864688
    Abstract: Methods and devices of fabricating a stringer for a vehicle. The stringer can be constructed from two charges that are formed together into the stringer. During fabricating, the ends of the charges can be formed in a die cavity. When the ends are misaligned in the die cavity, one of the charges can be moved in the die cavity to align the ends. The device used for fabricating the charges can include a punch with separate punch plates that move the ends of the charges into the die cavity. The punch plates can be separately moved to adjust the position of the charges and align the ends.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventor: John Makoto Shinozaki
  • Patent number: 10802266
    Abstract: An electrowetting element comprising a first fluid, a second fluid immiscible with the first fluid, a first electrode, a second electrode in contact with the second fluid and a first and second support plate. The first support plate comprises the first electrode and a surface. The second support plate comprises a protrusion which overlaps a first surface portion of the surface and which, with a first voltage with a substantially zero magnitude applied between the first electrode and the second electrode, contacts the second fluid without substantially contacting the first fluid. Upon application of a second voltage with a non-zero magnitude between the first electrode and the second electrode, the first fluid moves such that there is substantially no contact between the first fluid and the first surface portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Toru Sakai, Robert Andrew Hayes, Karel Johannes Gerhardus Hinnen, Tulasi Sridhar Reddy Guntaka
  • Patent number: 10767288
    Abstract: The present disclosure concerns a preform for a curved composite stiffener for an axisymmetric part such as a shroud, including at least one web and at least one flange curved about an axis of revolution of the preform and defining a substantially “T” or an “I” shaped section. In one form, the preform includes a web and a flange, wherein the web includes a plurality of warp yarns circumferentially oriented relative to the axis of revolution of the preform, and a plurality of weft yarns oriented radially relative to said axis, and the flange includes a plurality of warp yarns circumferentially oriented relative to the axis of revolution of the preform, and a plurality of weft yarns substantially parallel to said axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Safran Nacelles
    Inventors: Benjamin Provost, Julien Lorrillard, Bertrand Desjoyeaux, Michel Rognant
  • Patent number: 10730251
    Abstract: A mold for manufacturing a component for a wind turbine, in particular a rotor blade, is provided. The mold includes a flexible mold part configured for driving staples into the same, the staples being used to attach a fiber material to the mold. The mold may include a lower mold half and an upper mold half. The mold may be made of a polymer material, a plastic material, a metal alloy or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy A/S
    Inventor: Klaus Kirkeby
  • Patent number: 10700234
    Abstract: In conventional solar cells with metal contacts, a non-negligible fraction of the incoming solar power is immediately lost either through absorption or reflection upon interaction with the contacts. Effectively transparent contacts (“ETCs”) for solar cells can be referred to as three-dimensional contacts designed to redirect incoming light onto a photoabsorbing surface of a solar cell. In many embodiments, the ETCs have triangular cross-sections. Such ETCs can be placed on a photoabsorbing surface such that at least one of their sides forms an angle with the photoabsorbing surface. In this configuration, the ETCs can redirect incident light onto the photoabsorbing surface, mitigating or eliminating reflection loss compared to conventional solar cells. When constructed in accordance with a number of embodiments of the invention, ETCs can be effectively transparent and highly conductive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Rebecca Saive, Harry A. Atwater, Sisir Yalamanchili, Colton Bukowsky, Thomas Russell
  • Patent number: 10676927
    Abstract: A lightweight cementitious panel formed from a core mix is disclosed. The lightweight cementitious panel comprises one or more lightweight aggregate filler in the amount of 0.5 to 5 weight percent of the core mix, one or more binders in the amount of 35 to 75 weight percent of the core mix, rheological admixture in the amount of about 0.5 to 5 weight percent of the core mix, surfactant in the amount of 0 to 0.1 weight percent of the core mix, one or more normal weight aggregate filler in the amount of 5 to 50 weight percent of the core mix, and water in the amount of 5 to 20 weight percent of the core mix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: National Gypsum Properties, LLC
    Inventor: Marie-Andrée Mathieu
  • Patent number: 10655513
    Abstract: An oil pan for trapping oil of an engine comprising: a curved portion connecting a flat portion and a side wall portion and including a rib-free region where a first reinforcing rib provided on the flat portion and a second reinforcing rib provided on the side wall portion are not connected to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Mazda Motor Corporation
    Inventors: Hirofumi Ohshima, Naoki Shida
  • Patent number: 10658349
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to the design of a device capable of increasing the electrical performance of an interconnect feature by amplifying the current carrying capacity of an interconnect feature. The device comprises a first body comprising a first surface with at least one nanoporous conductive structure protruding from the first surface. The device further comprises a second body comprising a second surface with arrays of nanofibers extending from the second surface and penetrating into corresponding nanoporous conductive structures to form conductive pathways between the first body and the second body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Facebook Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: John Michael Goward
  • Patent number: 10647034
    Abstract: Method for applying an insert 40 of polymer material onto a support layer 30, 30a, comprising the following steps: providing a mould 10 comprising at least one base 12 and at least one cover 18; the base 12 and the cover 18 being suitable for defining with the facing surfaces 13, 17, when the mould 10 is closed, a mould impression 16 which is delimited perimetrally by a closing edge 14; spraying a polymer mixture M in the fluid state onto one of the two facing surfaces 13, 17 of the mould 10; introducing the support layer 30, 30a between base 12 and cover 18 of the mould 10 so that, when the mould 10 is closed, the support layer 30, 30a projects from the closing edge 14; pressing the cover 18 of the mould 10 onto the base 12; opening the mould 10 in order to remove the support layer 30, 30a and the associated insert 40; trimming the portion S of the polymer mixture M which, following the spraying and pressing steps, has flowed outside the external perimeter of the impression mould 16.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: STEMMA SRL
    Inventors: Ettore Bordin, Stefano Pellizzari
  • Patent number: 10641927
    Abstract: An optical thin film formed by laminating, from the substrate side, an interlayer, a silver-containing metal layer that contains silver, and a dielectric layer, in which an anchor metal diffusion control layer provided between the interlayer and the silver-containing metal layer, an anchor region which includes an oxide of the anchor metal and has a surface energy that is less than the surface energy of the silver-containing metal layer and larger than the surface energy of the anchor metal diffusion control layer is provided between the anchor metal diffusion control layer and the silver-containing metal layer, a cap region which includes an oxide of the anchor metal is provided between the silver-containing metal layer and the dielectric layer, and the total film thickness of the silver-containing metal layer, the anchor region, and the cap region is 6 nm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventors: Shinichiro Sonoda, Tatsuya Yoshihiro, Kenichi Umeda, Yuichiro Itai, Seigo Nakamura
  • Patent number: 10629468
    Abstract: According to various aspects and embodiments, a method for forming a packaged electronic device is provided. In accordance with one embodiment, the method comprises depositing a layer of temporary adhesive material on at least a portion of a surface of a first substrate having a coefficient of thermal expansion, depositing a layer of dielectric material on at least a portion of the layer of temporary adhesive material, forming at least one seal ring on at least a portion of the layer of dielectric material, providing a second substrate having a coefficient of thermal expansion that is substantially the same as the coefficient of thermal expansion of the first substrate, the second substrate having at least one bonding structure attached to a surface of the second substrate, and aligning the at least one seal ring to the at least one bonding structure and bonding the first substrate to the second substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Jiro Yota, Hong Shen, Viswanathan Ramanathan
  • Patent number: 10611930
    Abstract: The invention relates to methods of bonding and a conductively bonded joint, provided by high loadings of conductively coated nano scale particulate fillers in a conductive adhesive in combination with a conductive intermediary structure, more particularly to a lightning strike resilient bonded joint between fibre reinforced polymer composites. A method of joining a first fibre reinforced polymer composite surface and a second fibre reinforced polymer composite surface, comprising the steps of providing a conductive intermediary structure between said first and second surfaces, filling the void between said surfaces and enveloping said intermediary structure with a conductive adhesive, curing the conductive adhesive to form a bonded first and second surface. A conductive adhesive comprising a curable binder and a high aspect ratio nanoscale carbon particulate filler present in the range of from 0.1 to 40% wt, wherein said particulate filler comprises a metal coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: BAE Systems PLC
    Inventors: Amir Rezai, Alexander Roy Parfitt, Brett Edward Hemingway
  • Patent number: 10548705
    Abstract: A tissue graft comprising two or more layers of material wherein each layer comprises extracellular matrix (ECM) or polymeric material and wherein the layers are laminated together by interlocking portions of one layer with portions of another layer. In one embodiment, a tissue graft comprises a first layer of material having multiple lugs and a second layer of material having multiple holes, each lug of the first layer being located through a hole in the second layer, the holes and the lugs having dimensions so that the lugs engage with a surface of the second layer and interlock the first layer with the second layer. In further embodiments, a method of preparing a tissue graft by laminating and interlocking two or more layers, the use of a tissue graft for replacing or repairing tissue in a human or animal, and an apparatus comprising a mould, a lug cutting means, a piercing means and a means for pushing lugs through piercings in layers of a tissue graft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: AROA BIOSURGERY LIMITED
    Inventors: Brian Roderick Ward, Barnaby Charles Hough May, Andrew Raymond Campbell
  • Patent number: 10532537
    Abstract: A sandwich structure which is configured of skin layers each including at least one layer selected from among a metal layer, a fiber-reinforced resin layer (X) that includes continuous fibers and a matrix resin (A), and a fiber-reinforced resin layer (Y) that includes discontinuous fibers and a heat-curable matrix resin (B) and of a core layer including a flowable core layer that includes discontinuous fibers and a matrix resin (C), wherein the skin layers are constituted of a material which has a flexural modulus higher than that of the core layer, and a through part has been formed in a region that lies in at least some of the skin layers. In the sandwich structure, an upright part which projects in an out-of-plane direction of skin layer and which has high strength and a complicated shape such as a rib is obtained by an easy method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: Toray Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: Hideaki Sasaki, Hideki Nudeshima, Takayuki Onishi
  • Patent number: 10500801
    Abstract: A polymeric netting includes polymeric strands and first and second polymeric ribbons. The first and second ribbons each independently have a height-to-width aspect ratio of at least three to one and a major surface that is intermittently bonded to a polymeric strand, with first and second edges symmetrically disposed on opposite sides of a center line bisecting the major surface. The netting has first and second opposing major surfaces transverse to the major surfaces of the first and second ribbons. The first major surface of the netting includes the first edges of the first ribbons, and the second major surface includes the second edges of the second ribbons. The first ribbons do not extend to the second major surface, and the second ribbons do not extend to the first major surface. Articles including the netting, an extrusion die, and a method useful for making the netting are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Michelle L. Legatt, Ronald W. Ausen, William J. Kopecky, Wei Zhang, Lori-Ann S. Prioleau, Delony L. Langer-Anderson, Leigh E. Wood, Thomas B. Galush
  • Patent number: 10384727
    Abstract: A method for producing a node structure includes providing at least two pre-manufactured profile components having respective profile ends provided with corresponding abutment surfaces; positioning the profile ends in a pressing tool so that a homogenous gap is formed between the abutment surfaces; performing a pressing process in the presence of a fiber-containing plastic mass in the pressing tool for generating a connecting node that form fittingly connects the profile ends, wherein the fiber containing plastic mass also enters into the gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Audi AG
    Inventors: Florian Eidmann, Oliver Schauerte, Karl Durst
  • Patent number: 10377044
    Abstract: A microstructure arrangement for gripping low coefficient material comprising: a substrate disposed on a gripping surface; a set of pillars disposed on the substrate; and, wherein the set of pillars have the physical property of a grip force in excess of 50.0N with a contact area of 25% or less as determined by the friction testing method. A first set of pillars can be disposed on the substrate having a cross section area in the range of 100 ?m2 to 160,000 ?m2, height relative to the substrate in the range of 10 ?m to 400 ?m, and a pitch determined from the center of the pillars, in the range of 20 ?m to 1000 ?m; and a secondary set of pillars disposed on the first set of pillars having a cross section area less than that of the pillars in the first set of pillars.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Hoowaki, LLC
    Inventors: Ralph A. Hulseman, Cameron L. McPherson, Nakul Ravikumar
  • Patent number: 10273149
    Abstract: A microelectromechanical systems die including a thermally conductive substrate, at least one insulator film disposed on the thermally conductive substrate, a sensor material disposed on the at least one insulator film, and a heater circumferentially disposed around the sensor material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: David P. Potasek, John Carl Christenson, Marcus Allen Childress
  • Patent number: 10227509
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hot melt adhesive composition for bookbinding comprising a base polymer, a wax and/or an oil, a tackifier, a stabilizer and optionally a filler; wherein the base polymer comprises a propylene-based elastomer, an amorphous poly-?-olefin (APAO), and optionally, an ethylene-based or propylene-based plastomer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: HENKEL AG & CO. KGAA
    Inventors: Huimin Bao, Yew-Guan Low
  • Patent number: 10103145
    Abstract: A semiconductor structure, such as a microchip that includes a finFET, includes fins that have a 2D material, such as Graphene, upon at least the fin sidewalls. The thickness of the 2D material sidewall may be tuned to achieve desired finFET band gap control. Neighboring fins of the semiconductor structure form fin wells. The semiconductor structure may include a fin cap upon each fin and the 2D material is formed upon the sidewalls of the fin and the bottom surface of the fin wells. The semiconductor structure may include a well-plug at the bottom of the fin wells and the 2D material is formed upon the sidewalls and upper surface of the fins. The semiconductor structure may include both fin caps and well-plugs such that the 2D material is formed only upon the sidewalls of the fins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sami Rosenblatt, Rasit O. Topaloglu
  • Patent number: 10103144
    Abstract: A semiconductor structure, such as a microchip that includes a finFET, includes fins that have a 2D material, such as Graphene, upon at least the fin sidewalls. The thickness of the 2D material sidewall may be tuned to achieve desired finFET band gap control. Neighboring fins of the semiconductor structure form fin wells. The semiconductor structure may include a fin cap upon each fin and the 2D material is formed upon the sidewalls of the fin and the bottom surface of the fin wells. The semiconductor structure may include a well-plug at the bottom of the fin wells and the 2D material is formed upon the sidewalls and upper surface of the fins. The semiconductor structure may include both fin caps and well-plugs such that the 2D material is formed upon the sidewalls of the fins.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Sami Rosenblatt, Rasit O. Topaloglu
  • Patent number: 10081418
    Abstract: There is provided a panel member capable of restraining an increase in weight of a wing panel while restraining wasteful work in the manufacturing process, an aircraft main wing, and a method for forming the panel member. A wing panel 10 is formed with ridges 20 each having a dimension larger than the machining tolerance in the boundary portions between areas A1, A2, . . . . Therefore, the worker who handles the wing panel 10 can visually confirm the step portions of the areas A1, A2, . . . easily. Thereby, if a flaw or the like is found in the areas A1, A2, . . . , corrective actions can be properly taken on the actually existing flaw without mistaking the flaw for the step portion of the areas A1, A2, . . . .
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hideto Motohashi, Yoshifumi Hosokawa, Toshinari Fuji
  • Patent number: 10000273
    Abstract: Awing box of an aircraft with a stiffened shell structure, consisting of fiber reinforced material includes a skin for absorbing shear loads, and several stringers arranged on the inner side of the wing box for absorbing axial loads, in which at least 60% of the mass of the stiffened shell structure is concentrated in the stringers, wherein the stringers provide at least 80% of the axial stiffness of the stiffened shell structure. In the specific case of wing structure, this embodiment allows the use of unbalanced laminates for the skin to induce higher nose-down twist of the wing box without any loss in bending stiffness and so envisaging higher weight saving capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignees: Airbus Operations GmbH, AIRBUS SAS
    Inventors: Pasquale Basso, Bernd Tomschke
  • Patent number: 9976040
    Abstract: Provided is a silyl polymer-based antifouling coating composition that is capable of forming a coating film in which cracking is inhibited from occurring for a long period from the early stage of immersion in seawater and fresh water and enables to maintain excellent coating film consumption for a long term. The antifouling coating composition includes: a copolymer (A) containing a structural unit (a-1) derived from styrene or the like, a structural unit (a-2) derived from glycidyl (meth)acrylate, and optionally a structural unit (a-3) derived from another ethylenically unsaturated monomer; a polymer (B) containing a structural unit (b-1) derived from a monomer represented by the following Formula (b1): wherein X is a hydrogen atom or a carboxyl group; R1 is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group; R2 to R6, which may be the same as or different from each other, are C1-C6 straight or branched chain alkyl; and n is an integer of 0 or 1 or more; and an antifoulant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: CHUGOKU MARINE PAINTS, LTD.
    Inventors: Kenji Yamamoto, Junnai Ikadai, Hideyuki Tanaka
  • Patent number: 9962901
    Abstract: A three-dimensional gap-filled preform and a method of forming a three-dimensional gap-filled preform. The preforms comprise a base section of all integrally woven layers, a portion of that base separated into three sections, the outer two sections comprising integrally woven layers, and the middle section comprising an integrated gap filler. The integrated gap filler may comprise a center section of one woven layer, independently woven layers, integrally woven layers, or a plurality of layers of warp fibers that are not interwoven with weft fibers. The layers of the integrated gap filler compress or crumple up in the middle section and fill the formed gap or gaps, while the woven layers of the outer sections are folded to form the shape of the preform.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Albany Engineered Composites, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Goering
  • Patent number: 9915392
    Abstract: The present invention provides a preformed insulating layer having a flat web of metal foil having a plurality of spaced generally X-shaped protuberances deformed from the web. Each protuberance has a length dimension, a width dimension, and a height dimension, the length dimension and the width dimension define a ratio of from 1:1 to 4:1. A uniform gap is left around each protuberance and is from about ?? to about ½?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Transco Products Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Tortorello
  • Patent number: 9909316
    Abstract: Disclosed are solar-reflective roofing and other building materials having high reflectance of near-infrared radiation and high transmission of radiation in the visible light range and a substantial emissivity so as to reduce the heat island effects experienced by the articles while also maintaining an aesthetically pleasing appearance. Also disclosed are related methods for fabrication of such materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Emilie Viasnoff, Ming-Liang Shiao
  • Patent number: 9818499
    Abstract: A method of forming an electrically conductive composite is disclosed that includes the steps of providing a first dielectric material and a second conductive material that is substantially dispersed within the first dielectric material; and applying an electric field through at least a portion of the combined first dielectric material and second conductive material such that the second conductive material undergoes electrophoresis and forms at least one electrically conductive path through the electrically conductive composite along the direction of the applied electric field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: FLEXcon Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Burnham, Richard Skov
  • Patent number: 9810876
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a mirror blank comprises: providing a primary piece of glass comprising a primary planar surface and a backing piece of glass comprising a backing planar surface; assembling a mirror blank assembly, wherein assembling the mirror blank assembly comprises interposing a plurality of glass splines between the primary glass and the backing glass. Interposing the plurality of glass splines comprises: for each glass spline, respectively abutting first and second opposed surfaces of the glass spline against the primary planar surface of the primary glass and against the backing planar surface of the backing glass. The mirror blank assembly is then heated to fuse the interposed glass splines to the primary glass and the backing glass while the primary glass and the secondary glass remain spaced apart from one another by the interposed glass splines to thereby provide the mirror blank.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Inventor: Dar-Tson Shen
  • Patent number: 9775235
    Abstract: An electrically conductive composite is disclosed that includes a dielectric material having a first side and a second side, conductive particles within the dielectric material layer, and a discontinuous layer of a conductive material on a first side of the dielectric layer. The conductive particles are aligned to form a plurality of conductive paths from the first side to the second side of the dielectric material, and each of the conductive paths is formed of at least a plurality of conductive particles. The discontinuous layer includes a plurality of non-mutually connected portions that cover portions of, but not all of, the first side of the dielectric material such that exposed portions of the underlying first side of the dielectric material remain exposed through the discontinuous layer, yet the discontinuous layer facilitates the electronic coupling together of a plurality of the conductive paths from the first side to the second side of the dielectric material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: FLEXcon Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Burnham, Richard Skov, Stephen Tomas, Jimmy Nguyen, Stephen M. Pizzo, Lisa Crislip
  • Patent number: 9722125
    Abstract: A radiation sensor includes a fin structure including semiconductor material formed on a substrate, a gate formed on an inner side of the fin structure, and a charge collector dielectric layer formed on an outer side of the fin structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 1, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kangguo Cheng, Xin Miao, Wenyu Xu, Chen Zhang
  • Patent number: 9676470
    Abstract: The disclosure herein provides for disbond resistant stringer runouts. Various aspects may be used independently or in combination to mitigate disbonding associated with the stiffener runout under operational loads. Aspects include a stiffener runout having rounded base flange corners. A recessed notch may be incorporated within the base flange to provide a flange termination point that is forward of the web termination point, allowing the web to terminate prior to the base flange. The web may be trimmed from a full height to a reduced height at the web termination point. The base flange may be co-bonded to the underlying composite structure via a scarf joint. Perimeter clamp radius fillers may be used to concentrate a clamping force around the perimeter of the base flange.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Lyle R. Deobald, Kenneth L. Brook, Timothy D. Jackson, Kenneth J. Duffie, Gregory B. Doty
  • Patent number: 9625820
    Abstract: A method of patterning a thin film includes steps as follows. The thin film is formed. The thin film includes a plurality of first molecules, and each of the first molecules has a conjugated structure. A mask is covered on the thin film. The mask includes at least one exposing area, and the exposing area is correspondent to an illuminated region of the thin film. A solvent annealing and illuminating step is conducted, wherein the thin film covered by the mask is illuminated with a light source under an atmosphere of a first solvent, and a wavelength range of the light source is correspondent to an energy enabling the first molecules to reach an excited state. Thus a thickness of the illuminated region of the thin film is increased or decreased so as to form a pattern on the thin film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVERSITY
    Inventors: Arnold Chang-Mou Yang, Wei-Chun Chen
  • Patent number: 9529186
    Abstract: An electrowetting display device includes a first support plate including a first wall and a second support plate including a spacer. The spacer protrudes from the second support plate towards the first support plate. The device includes a spacer contact surface for contact by a surface of the spacer, which at least partly overlaps the spacer contact surface. The spacer contact surface is at least partly formed by an enlarged wall portion of the first wall. The enlarged wall portion is enlarged compared with a different portion of the first wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2016
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ivar Schram
  • Patent number: 9517614
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a delamination and crack prevention layer (DCPL) is provided for use in laminated sandwich panels. The DCPL is formed by using a continuous rolling process and by cutting finger profiles. Each finger forms a beam extending outward at a desired angle from a DCPL plane. The upper and lower DCPL planes are aligned to provide a uniform distribution of fingers along a length of the DCPL. Face sheets are bonded to the outer DCPL planes. Foam infusers add foam between the DCPL planes and among the fingers. The foam is rigidified (cured) during a continuous roll-form process. The DCPL prevents propagation of delamination between adjacent face sheets and core layers as well as arresting cracks in the core layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Paul V Cavallaro
  • Patent number: 9508627
    Abstract: In manufacturing an electronic device in which a semiconductor chip including an element layer formed on a front surface of a substrate and a heat sink to perform heat radiation of the semiconductor chip are connected via a heat spreader, a first heat spreader is formed on a rear surface of the semiconductor chip using a first carbon nanotube, a second heat spreader is formed on the heat sink using a second carbon nanotube, and the first heat spreader and the second heat spreader are caused to adhere to each other. With this configuration, a highly reliable electronic device that has very low heat resistance and achieves efficient heat radiation with a relatively simple configuration is fabricated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2016
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Motonobu Sato
  • Patent number: 9431520
    Abstract: Semiconductor structures including parallel graphene nanoribbons or carbon nanotubes oriented along crystallographic directions are provided from a template of silicon carbide (SiC) fins or nanowires. The SiC fins or nanowires are first provided and then graphene nanoribbons or carbon nanotubes are formed on the exposed surfaces of the fin or the nanowires by annealing. In embodiments in which closed carbon nanotubes are formed, the nanowires are suspended prior to annealing. The location, orientation and chirality of the graphene nanoribbons and the carbon nanotubes that are provided are determined by the corresponding silicon carbide fins and nanowires from which they are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 30, 2016
    Assignee: GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC.
    Inventors: Guy M. Cohen, Christos D. Dimitrakopoulos, Alfred Grill
  • Patent number: 9394613
    Abstract: A process for coating an article includes the steps of contacting an article with a first solution to produce a coated article, the first solution includes a solvent and at least one non-conductive material comprising at least one oxide of a metal; contacting with a second solution the coated article having at least one surface with a non-conductive material layer, the second solution includes a solvent and at least one conductive material comprising at least one of the foregoing: graphite, metals, conductive ceramics, semi-conductive ceramics, intermetallic compounds, and mixtures thereof; and drying the coated article having at least one surface with a non-conductive material layer having the at least one conductive material in contact with at least one surface of the non-conductive material layer and the at least one surface of the article.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2016
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Mark R. Jaworowski, Sarah Arsenault, James T. Beals
  • Patent number: 9370921
    Abstract: There is provided in an embodiment a composite radius filler for a composite structure. The composite radius filler has two or more radius laminates. Each radius laminate has a laminate of stacked composite plies formed in a desired radius with a desired radial orientation of the stacked composite plies substantially matching a radial orientation of adjacent stacked composite plies of a composite structure surrounding the two or more radius laminates. Each radius laminate is preferably trimmed to have at least one side align adjacent to the others to form a composite radius filler having a shape substantially corresponding to a radius filler region of the composite structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Geoffrey A. Butler, Paul S. Nordman
  • Patent number: 9302450
    Abstract: An optical element includes an antireflection film. The antireflection film includes an uppermost layer having a refractive index nd of 1.20 to 1.30, a high refractive index layer having a refractive index of 2.00 to 2.40, and at least one of an intermediate refractive index layer having a refractive index of 1.55 to 1.70 and a low refractive index layer having a refractive index of 1.40 to 1.52. The predetermined condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2016
    Assignee: CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Yutaka Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 9296463
    Abstract: According to the invention a main-load bearing skin shell for a structural component is provided, wherein the skin shell for being affixed to a support component comprises an outer edge section with an outer edge and comprises: a connection region that does not comprise a core layer, which connection region extends along the edge with the inner skin section and the outer skin section, wherein in an end region of the core layer along the outer edge section of the skin shell reinforcement devices are integrated that project through the shear-force-absorbing core layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2016
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Ichwan Zuardy, Pierre Zahlen, Axel Siegfried Herrmann
  • Patent number: 9278507
    Abstract: A method for making a film/board laminate for use in pilfer resistant packaging includes providing a non-treated paperboard substrate, adhering a single ply of an oriented film to the substrate, the oriented film being applied at an orientation angle to the board between but not equal to zero degrees and 180 degrees such that a film to substrate adhesion is about 0.5 pli to 1.4 pli, and applying a heat seal layer to the film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Michael J. Rancich, Ronald C. Hoffart, Jr.
  • Patent number: 9274331
    Abstract: An electrowetting optical element comprising a first electrode layer stack and a second electrode layer stack, and a containment space formed between said first electrode layer stack and said second electrode layer stack, one or more pixel walls fixedly mounted on said second interface surface and extending between said first and second electrode stacks, for defining sides of said containment space. Said containment space at least contains a polar liquid and a non-polar liquid, the polar and non-polar liquids being immiscible with each other. Said hydrophobic interface surface has a higher hydrophobicity than the second interface surface. The electrowetting element is arranged for enabling powering of said first and second electrode layers for rearranging said polar liquid relative to said non-polar liquid. An end face of said one or more pixel walls opposite said first electrode layer stack faces said hydrophobic interface surface in a loose manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2016
    Assignee: Miortech Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Hermanus Feil