Inward From Edge Of Web Or Sheet Patents (Class 428/120)
  • Patent number: 10409217
    Abstract: An adsorbing member includes a plurality of adsorbing sheets and a plurality of spacers. The plurality of adsorbing sheets adsorb a floating matter. The plurality of spacers are each provided between the adsorbing sheets to form a laminate that the plurality of adsorbing sheets are overlapped via a gap.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.
    Inventor: Eiji Nakajima
  • Patent number: 10315951
    Abstract: A pillar-nanoantenna array structure is fabricated with a substrate to which pairs of pillars are coupled, where the pillars are characterized either by a thermal conductance less than 0.1 ?W/deg or by transparency and a height exceeding thickness by at least a factor of two. Metallic caps atop a neighboring pair of pillars are separated by no more than 50 nm. An image-capture structure may be formed by modifying reflectance of a portion of the structure by heating of the portion by electromagnetic radiation. The array may be plastically deformed by raster scanning an electron beam across the array, exciting plasmon modes in the conducting particles thereby inducing a gradient force between neighboring conducting particles, and deforming neighboring pillars in such a manner as to vary the spacing separating neighboring conducting particles. A technique of plasmon-assisted etching provides for fabricating specified planar pattern of metal outside a cleanroom environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Kimani C. Toussaint, Brian J. Roxworthy, Abdul Monnag Bhuiya
  • Patent number: 10316919
    Abstract: A buffer structure is provided, including a main body. The main body has a first face, a second face, and a predetermined thickness between the first face and the second face, the first face has a plurality of first holes, the second face has a plurality of second holes, and the plurality of first holes and the plurality of second holes are located within the predetermined thickness. Side walls of the plurality of first holes are integrally and continuously connected to side walls of the plurality of second holes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventor: Yu-Hsuan Lin
  • Patent number: 10309109
    Abstract: A panel of a structure is provided that includes a first layer of material, a second layer of material, a filler material between the first layer of material and the second layer of material, and a bracket connected to the first layer of material. The bracket has a bottom flange spaced from the first layer of material. The filler material is between the first layer of material and the bottom flange securing the first layer of material to the filler material to function as an anchor and to provide embedment strength.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Inventor: Anthony Ryan Moffett
  • Patent number: 10247907
    Abstract: An exemplary support structure for a planar faceplate includes ribs extending substantially perpendicular to a bottom surface of the planar faceplate. Spaced apart projections extend from the ribs towards the bottom surface of the planar faceplate and have distal ends that engage and are secured to the bottom surface. Each distal end defines an area with a numerical value that is less than the thickness of the planar faceplate measured in the same measurement units as the area to limit any stress formations induced in the planar faceplate due to thermal changes from reaching a top surface of the planar faceplate. Alternatively, the projections may be spaced apart mesas extending outward from a rigid material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
    Inventor: James M. Zamel
  • Patent number: 10006295
    Abstract: Disclosed is a gas turbine engine including a compressor section and a turbine section. The gas turbine engine includes a gas turbine engine component having a first wall providing an outer surface of the gas turbine engine component and a second wall spaced-apart from the first wall. The first wall is a gas-path wall exposed to a core flow path of the gas turbine engine. The second wall is a non-gas-path wall. A cooling passageway is provided between the second wall and the first wall. The second wall has a trip strip provided thereon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Inventors: Brandon W. Spangler, Dominic J. Mongillo
  • Patent number: 10000407
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a vacuum plate and a method for manufacturing it. The vacuum plate comprises at least two layers of plate, a plurality of support structures with different heights, and an organic film. The plates in adjacent layers are separated by a plurality of the support structures with different heights, peripheries of the at least two layers of plate are connected and sealed via a sealing mixture; and the peripheries of the at least two layers of plate and the outside of the sealing mixture are covered with the organic film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventor: Yongjiang Tian
  • Patent number: 9957714
    Abstract: A composite insulating and cladding panel has a backing sheet, a plurality of cladding parts, and a support grid between the backing sheet and the cladding parts. The cladding parts are mounted to the support grid and a body of insulating material such as insulating foam. The cladding parts are spaced-apart to provide gaps. The cladding parts may have any desired surface finish. The cladding parts provide a finished façade. The panel incorporates a support grid that transfers load directly to a building structural framework. The panels also have interengagable features that facilitate joining between a plurality of panels to form a finished façade.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Kingspan Holdings (IRL) Limited
    Inventors: James Carolan, Gregory Flynn
  • Patent number: 9925727
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a component (9) from fiber-reinforced composite material. In a first step, a mold (1) is provided and, in a second step, a surface layer (3) is introduced into a cavity (2) of the mold (1). In a further step, a fiber layer (4) is applied to the surface layer (3) and is cured together with the surface layer (3) to form a first part (5). Afterwards, the first part (5) is subjected to a check. If the check proceeds positively, a carrier structure (8) is connected operatively to the first part (5).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Mubea Carbo Tech GmbH
    Inventors: Karl Wagner, Sebastian Schmitz
  • Patent number: 9816265
    Abstract: A pre-fabricated construction panel (100) for use on an external surface and/or as part of a building or construction is provided. The panel comprises at least a first layer (110) which is at least partially provided from thermally insulating material having a first surface, said panel comprising at least a second layer (120), said at least second layer being provided from fiber cement board said second layer having a second surface facing said first surface, said first and second layers being connected one to the other by a spacing means located between and adhering to said first and said second surface, which spacing means provides at least one interspace (140) between the first and second surface, said at least one interspace having at least two openings to the external of said panel for enabling air to flow into and out of the interspace towards the external of said panel. The thermally insulating material means material has a thermal conductivity (lambda) less than or equal to 0.05 W/mK.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Etex Services NV
    Inventor: Frans Vermeren
  • Patent number: 9760885
    Abstract: Techniques for providing friction-free transactions using geolocation and user identifiers are described herein. These techniques may ascertain a user's location based on a location of a mobile device. A transaction between the user and a merchant may be completed with zero or minimal input from the user based on the geolocation of the mobile device and the user identifiers. In some implementations, a transaction initiated earlier is completed when the mobile device arrives at the merchant. Additionally, a parent-child or similar relationship may be established between multiple devices. Security on the mobile device based may be provided by biometric identification and calculation of variance from regular movement patterns. Advertisements may be sent to the mobile device based on bids from merchants near to the mobile device. Promotions may be sent to the mobile device when more than a threshold number of mobile devices are located at the same merchant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Harsha Ramalingam, Paul J. Walsh, Michael Carr
  • Patent number: 9739545
    Abstract: A method for coating a mechanical member provided with at least a support plate and one or more tubular elements attached in through manner to the support plate. The method comprises a first coating step, in which an external surface of the support plate is coated with a first layer of plastic material, and a second coating step in which a terminal portion of the internal surface of the tubular elements is coated with a multi-layer coating. In the second coating step the multi-layer coating is made by depositing in sequence one on top of the other a plurality of layers of plastic material, each of which is deposited partly in correspondence with the terminal portion of the internal surface of the relative tubular element and partly in correspondence with the surface of the first layer of the external surface of the support plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 22, 2017
    Assignee: G.M.A. SRL
    Inventor: Roberto Grassetti
  • Patent number: 9709812
    Abstract: Embodiments of the invention relate to a stereoscopic image display device using a pattern retarder method, which offers an increased vertical viewing angle and a method for fabricating the same. The stereoscopic image display device comprises: a display panel including data lines, gate lines crossing the data lines, and a plurality of pixels formed in cell areas defined by the crossings of the data lines and the gate lines; and a pattern retarder including a first retarder for passing only left circularly polarized light therethrough and a second retarder for passing only right circularly polarized light therethrough, wherein a plurality of air holes are formed in a first plane of a first substrate of the display panel, and the long axis direction of the air holes is the same as the long axis direction of the first retarder and the second retarder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: LG Display Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Jaehyun Park
  • Patent number: 9682530
    Abstract: A laminated composite part includes a first member and a second member. The first member has a predetermined mating surface. The second member has a plate-like portion substantially parallel to the mating surface and having a multiplicity of protrusions formed, and is set on the first member such that the protrusions contact the mating surface. The laminated composite part further includes a curved portion curved so as to provide a recessed design surface, in which an engagement protrusion protruding more than the protrusions is formed integrally with the curved portion of one of the first and second members, located on the design surface side, an insertion hole in which the engagement protrusion is relatively inserted is formed in the other member of the first and second members, and the engagement protrusion is inserted in the insertion hole and is retained so as not to come off from the insertion hole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 20, 2017
    Assignee: Toyota Iron Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Osamu Miyashita, Hideaki Sakai
  • Patent number: 9587832
    Abstract: Disclosed are exemplary structures with adaptive cooling and methods of adaptively cooling structures. A liner is affixed to a support and the liner deflects away from the support when exposed to a localized hot spot in a hot fluid stream. The liner deflection creates a chamber between the liner and support, allowing cooling air to impinge against the liner, thus mitigating the effects of the hot spot. By providing impingement cooling only where needed, the amount of air needed for cooling is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2017
    Inventor: James A. Dierberger
  • Patent number: 9573341
    Abstract: A laminated composite part includes a first member comprising a predetermined mating surface, and a second member that is made of an elastically deformable resin material, that comprises a plate-like portion substantially parallel to the mating surface and including a multiplicity of protrusions formed integrally with the plate-like portion, and that is set on the first member such that the protrusions contact the mating surface. The multiplicity of protrusions are formed so as to spread all over the plate-like portion, and a deformation guide portion is provided for each protrusion in a region of the mating surface the tip end of the protrusion contacts, so that when the protrusion is pressed, the deformation guide portion causes the tip end of the protrusion to slide and move along the mating surface in one direction determined for each protrusion and flexurally deforms the protrusion in the one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: Toyoda Iron Works Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Osamu Miyashita
  • Patent number: 9486979
    Abstract: A nonwoven fabric having a surface concavo-convex structure, and a molded member and a wiping cloth that use the nonwoven fabric are provided. The nonwoven fabric having a surface concavo-convex structure is formed by pressing a planar element having a plurality of apertures against at least one surface of a nonwoven fabric that has been formed by passing hot air through a web including heat adhesive fibers so as to heat-bond interlacing points between the fibers. The pressing process is performed in a state where the nonwoven fabric retains heat in a degree that does not further promote the heat bonding. The nonwoven fabric having a surface concavo-convex structure is soft and exhibits high strength and sufficient resistance against stress.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignees: JNC Corporation, JNC Fibers Corporation
    Inventors: Hirokazu Terada, Toshikatsu Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 9436088
    Abstract: The present invention relates to polymer-bead composites having a single layer planar, crystalline assembly of encoded beads embedded in a hydrophilic polymeric matrix. The composite may be unattached to a solid support. The encoded beads have different biomolecules attached to their surfaces, and the encoding permits distinguishing beads having different biomolecules attached thereto. The present invention also relates to a systematic process for the creation of functionally organized, spatially patterned assemblies of polymer-microparticle composites, including the AC electric field-mediated assembly of patterned, self-supporting organic (polymeric) films and organic-polymer-microparticle composites of tailored composition and morphology. The present invention also relates to the application of such functional assemblies in materials science and biology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: BioArray Solutions, Ltd.
    Inventors: Michael Seul, Sukanta Banerjee, Kairali Podual, Ye Hong
  • Patent number: 9266718
    Abstract: An out-of-plane microneedle manufacturing process comprises the simultaneous creation of a network of microneedles and the creation of a polygonal shaped hat above each microneedle under formation. The process comprises the following steps: providing bridges between the hats, maintaining the bridges during the remaining microneedle manufacturing steps, removing the bridges, together with the hats, when the microneedles are formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: DEBIOTECH S.A.
    Inventors: Astrid Cachemaille, Francois Cannehan
  • Patent number: 9255491
    Abstract: An example turbomachine hot-section component protrusion extends away from a base surface of a hot-section component along a longitudinal axis. A radial cross-section of the protrusion has a profile that is non-circular.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: United Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Ken F. Blaney, Paul M. Lutjen
  • Patent number: 9189111
    Abstract: A human-machine interface provided with a viewing device arranged facing a frame is disclosed. The top face of the viewing device is arranged substantially above the top face of the frame and the viewing device and the frame are covered by a smoothing film.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: Valeo Systemes Thermiques
    Inventor: Frédéric Autran
  • Patent number: 9163375
    Abstract: A synthetic ground cover system for erosion control to be placed atop the ground, including a synthetic grass which comprises a composite of one or more geo-textiles tufted with synthetic yarns. The synthetic ground cover also includes a sand/soil infill ballast applied to the synthetic grass and a binding agent applied to the sand/soil infill to stabilize the sand/soil infill against high velocity water shear forces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: Watershed Geosynthetics LLC
    Inventors: Michael Ayers, Jose Urrutia
  • Patent number: 9151009
    Abstract: A manufactured composite comprising synthetic turf and impermeable geomembrane is used in a single-layer capping system as the single layer to provide permanent, impermeable and functional aesthetic cover for land reclamation. During installation of composite pieces at a job site, an edge portion of a tufted section of a second composite piece is overlaid onto an edge untufted section of the first composite piece already laid and anchored over foundation soil to form a reinforced overlapping seam, through which the two composite pieces are physically and permanently joined together. As composite pieces are joined together, the continuity of synthetic grass and the continuity of impermeability are extended and realized over the entire site to form permanent, impermeable and functional aesthetic cover for land reclamation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: LitE EARTH LLC
    Inventors: Charles Doyle Fleishman, John Thomas Baize
  • Patent number: 9030798
    Abstract: An electrostatic chuck comprises: a dielectric substrate having a protrusion and a planar surface part. The protrusion is formed on a major surface of the dielectric substrate. An adsorption target material is mounted on the major surface. The planar surface part is formed in a periphery of the protrusion. The dielectric substrate is formed from a polycrystalline ceramics sintered body. A top face of the protrusion is a curved surface, and a first recess is formed in the top face to correspond to crystal grains that appear on the surface. The planar surface part has a flat part, and a second recess is formed in the flat part. A depth dimension of the first recess is greater than a depth dimension of the second recess. The electrostatic chuck can suppress the generation of particles and can easily recover a clean state of the electrostatic chuck surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2015
    Assignee: Toto Ltd.
    Inventors: Kaduko Ishikawa, Junji Yonezawa, Toshihiro Aoshima, Yoshihide Hayashida
  • Publication number: 20150125654
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a T-shaped composite part by resin transfer molding, includes the following steps: making a preform with a planar stack of plies and with two L-shaped stacks of plies; placing the preform so that the L-shaped stacks meet between two cores of a resin transfer molding tool; inserting and removing fibers through the planar stack in a direction perpendicular or quasi-perpendicular to the planar stack and so that loops are formed inside a portion of the L-shaped stacks which are substantially perpendicular to the planar stack; closing the resin transfer molding tool; injecting a resin into the resin transfer molding tool; and heating the resin transfer molding tool to cure the resin.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 16, 2015
    Publication date: May 7, 2015
    Inventors: Didier LERETOUR, Sébastien LOUCHARD, Laurent DUBOIS, Claire DUPUIS
  • Patent number: 9010706
    Abstract: A curtain rod ornamental structure comprises a first ornamental panel with a leaning member extended outwards from the back side, a second ornamental panel and a third ornamental panel symmetrically coupled on two sides of the first ornamental panel, a first edge covering member fastened to one side of the second ornamental panel and including a first fixing member opposing the leaning member, and a second edge covering member fastened to one side of the third ornamental panel and including a second fixing member opposing the first fixing member. Through the leaning member, first fixing member and second fixing member a curtain rod can be coupled and anchored. The first, second and third ornamental panels can cover and decorate the curtain rod to meet ornamental purpose and increase varieties to improve practicality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Inventor: Li-Ming Cheng
  • Patent number: 9012004
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a fluid tight tape for a perforable package or packet, which perforable package or packet is particularly suitable for containing under vacuum foodstuff to be thermally treated, comprising: a laminar body (2), made of elastically deformable material and resistant to relatively high temperatures, designed to be applied to the perforable package or packet suitable for containing the foodstuff to be thermally treated; a glue means (4) provided at one face of the laminar body (2) facing, in use, the package or packet, the glue means (4) being designed to make the laminar body (2) tightly adhere to the package or packet, the laminar body (2) having a bare area (5), lacking glue, at which a through opening (6) is obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Plastar Pak S.R.L.
    Inventor: Claudio Rovelli
  • Patent number: 8999486
    Abstract: A composite molded article comprising: a main body portion including, a bottom wall portion formed of an elastically deformable polymer material, and a peripheral wall portion protruding so as to surround a peripheral edge of the bottom wall portion and formed of an elastically deformable polymer material; a vent hole passing through the bottom wall portion; and a gas permeable membrane integrally connected to the main body portion and is permeable to gas but is impermeable to liquid, wherein the gas permeable membrane is arranged to the bottom wall portion so as to cover the vent hole and connected to the bottom wall portion at a periphery of the vent hole, and wherein the bottom wall portion includes at least one rigid body portion which is more difficult to be deformed than the bottom wall portion at an outer peripheral part of the gas permeable membrane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Tokai Kogyo Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yoshikazu Kamikawa
  • Patent number: 8997415
    Abstract: A light-conducting component, in particular finished concrete part in the form of a masonry brick, for constructions and buildings. The component is produced in a casting mold by casting into at least one casting building material and the optical waveguide is made of a light-conducting building material, e.g. PMMA polymer or glass, which is accessible at at least two positions on the outer surface of the light-conducting component for the input of light and output of light. The optical waveguide is configured as a self-supporting 2D or 3D lattice body composed of rods having a thickness/diameter of greater than 1 mm. The self-supporting 2D or 3D lattice body has approximately the same or an only slightly smaller width (W), or length (L), or base dimensions (W, L), or total external dimensions (W, L, H) than the casting mold itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Inventors: Dieter Christandl, Josef Christandl, Robert Hofer, Oliver Fischer
  • Patent number: 8991006
    Abstract: In a grommet for a vehicle floor cover, receptacles formed in a generally cylindrical inner surface of a female tubular body making up part of one grommet portion receive protrusions formed on a generally cylindrical outer surface of a male tubular body making up part of a second grommet portion. The bottom grommet portion may have chamfered gussets formed adjacent a bottom retention flange in order to accommodate vehicle floor mats or trays of different thicknesses. Stud holes created in respective ones of the grommets receive studs of intentionally different shape or orientation, thereby militating against installation of the floor cover upside down.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: MacNeil IP LLC
    Inventor: Frederick W. Masanek, Jr.
  • Patent number: 8993088
    Abstract: Methods for fabricating sublithographic, nanoscale microstructures in line arrays utilizing self-assembling block copolymers, and films and devices formed from these methods are provided. Semiconductor structures may include self-assembled block copolymer materials in the form of lines of half-cylinders of a minority block matrix of a majority block of the block copolymer. The lines of half-cylinders may be within trenches in the semiconductor structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2015
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan B. Millward, Donald L. Westmoreland
  • Patent number: 8980398
    Abstract: A component which dissipates heat produced during operation thereof has a ceramic base the surface of which is covered in at least one area by a metalized coating, the ceramic base being spatially structured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2008
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: CeramTee GmbH
    Inventor: Claus Peter Kluge
  • Patent number: 8974886
    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: April 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Lyle Ray Deobald, Kenneth L. Brook, Timothy D. Jackson, Kenneth John Duffié, Gregory B. Doty
  • Patent number: 8945700
    Abstract: Methods for fabricating sublithographic, nanoscale microstructures in line arrays utilizing self-assembling block copolymers, and films and devices formed from these methods are provided. Semiconductor structures may include self-assembled block copolymer materials in the form of lines of half-cylinders of a minority block matrix of a majority block of the block copolymer. The lines of half-cylinders may be within trenches in the semiconductor structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Dan B. Millward, Donald L. Westmoreland
  • Patent number: 8932422
    Abstract: A sandwich structure based on a composite panel made of a thermoplastic core layer connected to at least one fiber-reinforced thermoplastic layer, in particular in-situ manufactured sandwich panels, comprises a thermoplastic core, which is arranged between two cover layers, in which the core is reinforced with fiber-reinforced thermoplastic reinforcing ribs which extend between the cover layers. Preferred methods for the manufacture are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2015
    Assignee: FITS Holding B.V.
    Inventor: Martin Theodoor de Groot
  • Patent number: 8889248
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a multiwall sheet that comprises a first wall, a second wall, an intermediate wall disposed between the first wall and the second wall, a first set of ribs disposed between the first wall and the intermediate wall, and a second set of ribs disposed between the second wall and the intermediate wall. No ribs are in direct vertical alignment so as to align from the first wall to the second wall and no ribs are on a side of the first wall opposite the intermediate wall or on a side of the second wall opposite the intermediate wall. Also disclosed is a method for making a multiwall sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: SABIC Global Technologies B.V.
    Inventors: Chinniah Thiagarajan, Frans Adriaansen
  • Patent number: 8883660
    Abstract: A three dimensional woven preform, a fiber reinforced composite incorporating the preform, and methods of making thereof are disclosed. The woven preform includes two or more warp steered fabrics. The warp steered fabrics include a darted portion and an un-darted portion. The darted portions of the warp steered fabrics are joined to un-darted portions of one another so as to provide continuous fiber in the circumferential and radial directions of all portions of the preform. An un-darted portion in one steered fabric reinforces a darted portion in the other. The warp steered fabrics can be woven on a loom equipped with a differential take-up mechanism. The warp steered fabrics can be single or multilayer fabrics. The final preform can be a portion of an aircraft window frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: Albany Engineered Composites, Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Goering
  • Patent number: 8865288
    Abstract: A micro-needle array having tips disposed along a non-planar surface is formed by shaping the wafer surface into a non-planar surface to define the tips of the micro-needles. A plurality of trenches are cut into the wafer to form a plurality of columns having tops corresponding to the non-planar surface. The columns are rounded and sharpened by etching to form the micro-needles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: University of Utah Research Foundation
    Inventors: Rajmohan Bhandari, Sandeep Negi, Florian Solzbacher, Richard A. Normann
  • Patent number: 8859076
    Abstract: A folded sheet panel assembly includes a gap formed in a corner region which is filled with a corner insert member. A retention clip is attached to the corner insert to retain the corner insert once installed in the gap. The retention clip includes outwardly flaring wing portions which press upon inner surfaces of the sheet panel to fix the installed position of the corner insert. The corner insert includes a locking device which engages a surface of the retention clip to limit or prevent movement of the corner insert relative to the retention clip.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2014
    Assignee: BSH Home Appliances Corporation
    Inventors: Casey Carr, Michael Justis
  • Publication number: 20140248462
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a composite elongate member, a channel, and a number of composite structures. The composite elongate member has a side configured for attachment to a surface of a structure. The channel is on the side and extends along a length of the composite elongate member. The number of composite structures is configured for placement in the channel and configured to attach a portion of the side of the composite elongate member to the structure. A composite structure in the number of composite structures comprises layers having different orientations selected to increase a capacity of the composite elongate member to withstand forces that pull the composite elongate member away from the structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 26, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Inventors: Malmurugan Kamaraj, Donald Paul Matheson
  • Patent number: 8821999
    Abstract: Vacuum-insulated glass (VIG) windows (10) that employ glass-bump spacers (50) and two or more glass panes (20) are disclosed. The glass-bump spacers are formed in the surface (24) of one of the glass panes (20) and consist of the glass material from the body portion (23) of the glass pane. Thus, the glass-bump spacers are integrally formed in the glass pane, as opposed to being discrete spacer elements that need to be added and fixed to the glass pane. Methods of forming VIG windows are also disclosed. The methods include forming the glass-bump spacers by irradiating a glass pane with a focused beam (112F) from a laser (110). Heating effects in the glass cause the glass to locally expand, thereby forming a glass-bump spacer. The process is repeated at different locations in the glass pane to form an array of glass-bump spacers. A second glass pane is brought into contact with the glass-bump spacers, and the edges (28F, 28B) sealed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Corning Incorporated
    Inventors: Richard R Grzybowski, Daniel R Harvey, Stephan Lvovich Logunov, Daniel Louis Gabriel Ricoult, Alexander Mikhailovich Streltsov
  • Patent number: 8795564
    Abstract: Various embodiments include a male surface fastener member configured for being molded onto a surface of a foaming resin mold body. The male surface fastener member includes a plurality of male surface fastener strips connected with each other in an end-to-end relationship via a connecting portion that is integrally formed with at least the end portions of each male surface fastener strips. Each male surface fastener strip includes a base material having a first surface from which a plurality of engaging elements extend upwardly and first and second substantially lateral resin intrusion prevention walls that upwardly from the first surface along a width direction of the base material between the first and second longitudinal resin intrusion prevention walls. Each of the lateral resin intrusion prevention walls comprises a plurality of engaging elements that are arranged in series in a width direction of the first surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Inventors: Ryuichi Murasaki, Yasutoshi Nozawa, Wolfgang E. Coronel, Hisashi Yoneshima, Shinichi Imai
  • Patent number: 8765250
    Abstract: A composite particularly suited for use as a transfer layer in an absorbent article has a first layer comprising a formed film having a plurality of capillary-sized apertured protuberances and a plurality of two-dimensional drains, and a second layer in intimate contact with an apertured end of said capillary-sized protuberances and spaced from the first layer in a z-direction, the second layer is either a three-dimensional apertured formed film or a nonwoven web. In embodiments where the second layer is a three-dimensional formed film, the film contains a plurality of capillary sized protuberances that are of smaller diameter compared to the protuberances in the first layer and optionally also contains a plurality of drains, which can be either two-dimensional or three-dimensional, or combinations thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Tredegar Film Products Corporation
    Inventors: Rickey J. Seyler, William C. Ancarrow, III
  • Publication number: 20140161620
    Abstract: A composite article including composite component extending heightwise from a component base to a component tip and lengthwise between spaced apart component first and second edges. Component plies having widthwise spaced apart ply first and second sides and ply edges therebetween. Component mounted on a spar which includes a shank extending heightwise into the composite component, tab at upper end of shank and substantially or fully embedded in the composite component, and tab tip. Ply edges of at least a first portion of the plies directly or indirectly contacting or pressing against the tab. Ply edges of at least a second portion of the plies may directly or indirectly contact or press against the tab tip. Ply edges of first portion may press against one or more indented or recessed surfaces in the tab. The composite article may be a composite blade or vane including a composite airfoil.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Nicholas Joseph Kray, Scott Roger Finn, Peggy Lynn Baehmann, Dong-Jin Shim, Gregory Carl Gemeinhardt
  • Patent number: 8747988
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composite plastic part consisting of a plastic part (1) that has a rib structure (2), and (a) profiled support(s) (4) which is/are glued to the ribs and the longitudinal edge of which is arranged vertically or nearly vertically on the plastic base. The invention further relates to a method for producing such a composite part and finished products containing such composite parts as components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Bayer MaterialScience AG
    Inventors: Roland Brambrink, Ulrich Grosser, Florian Dorin
  • Patent number: 8734927
    Abstract: A multi-polymer T-molding edge banding primarily to use on an edge of composite wood furniture, wherein the T-molding comprises a core layer with barb, the core layer generally being fabricated from a thermoplastic olefin; a top layer substantially covering the outboard face of the core layer, the top layer being fabricated from a polymer such as polypropylene; and a top coat of curable material laid over the top layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Ultra Tech Extrusions of Tennessee
    Inventor: Cyrille Picker
  • Patent number: 8734975
    Abstract: A modular thermal management system for a battery in an electric vehicle is provided. In one embodiment, a modular thermal management system for a battery in an electric vehicle is provided. The modular system includes a plurality of manifold segments. Each of the manifold segments further comprises a plurality of fluid ports adapted to connect to a heat exchanger fin for a battery cell. Each manifold segment corresponds to a battery stack comprised of a plurality cells and heat exchanger fins. At least one manifold clip is provided for securing two adjacent manifold segments together. The manifold clip bridges the coupling joint and engages retention features on each of the two manifold segments in order to inhibiting separation longitudinally between the two manifold segments. A plurality of manifold clips are configured to secure a plurality of manifold segments together accommodate a plurality of battery stack configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Neil Robert Burrows, George Albert Garfinkel, Stephen Henry Gunderson
  • Publication number: 20140127456
    Abstract: Methods for fabricating arrays of nanoscaled alternating lamellae or cylinders in a polymer matrix having improved long range order utilizing self-assembling block copolymers, and films and devices formed from these methods are provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 13, 2014
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Micron Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Jennifer Kahl Regner
  • Patent number: 8703271
    Abstract: A thermal interface material (1) comprises a bulk polymer (2) within which is embedded sub-micron (c. 200 to 220 nm) composite material wires (3) having Ag and carbon nanotubes (“CNTs”) 4. The CNTs are embedded in the axial direction and have diameters in the range of 9.5 to 10 nm and have a length of about 0.7 ?m. In general the pore diameter can be in the range of 40 to 1200 nm. The material (1) has particularly good thermal conductivity because the wires (3) give excellent directionality to the nanotubes (4)—providing very low resistance heat transfer paths. The TIM is best suited for use between semiconductor devices (e.g. power semiconductor chip) and any type of thermal management systems for efficient removal of heat from the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: University College Cork—National University of Ireland
    Inventors: Kafil M. Razeeb, Saibal Roy, James Francis Rohan, Lorraine Christine Nagle
  • Patent number: 8697241
    Abstract: A glass film laminate includes a glass film and a supporting glass. The glass film and the supporting glass have surfaces in contact with each other, and each of the surfaces has a surface roughness Ra of 2.0 nm or less.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tatsuya Takaya, Masahiro Tomamoto, Hiroshi Takimoto, Hirokazu Okamoto