Longitudinal Or Transverse Tubular Cavity Or Cell Patents (Class 428/188)
  • Patent number: 10443678
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to the customization of a composite layer material for absorbing or dissipating mechanical energy under impacts or vibrations. The composite layer material comprises at least a support layer of a resilient material, said support layer having recessed fluid-tight microchannels comprising a fluid, wherein the channel section and fluid viscosity is such to dampen the external load by the constricted fluid flow through said microchannels. Therefore, the present disclosure relates to a maximization of safety and/or comfort.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: UNIVERSIDADE DO PORTO
    Inventors: Francisco José Galindo Rosales, Laura Campo Deaño
  • Patent number: 10406389
    Abstract: Fire block devices for application to a wall component. The fire-block device can be a wall component that includes a fire-resistant material strip that expands in response to sufficient heat to create a fire-resistant barrier. In some applications, the fire-block wall component is positioned to extend lengthwise along and across a gap between wallboard members. The fire-block wall component may have a U-shaped central portion and a pair of side portions extending in opposite directions from the central portion. The fire-resistant material may be positioned on the central portion of the fire-block device. The central portion may be positioned within the gap such that the fire-resistant material expands in response to sufficient heat to create a fire-resistant barrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: California Expanded Metal Products Company
    Inventors: Donald Anthony Pilz, Raymond Edward Poliquin
  • Patent number: 10155688
    Abstract: A method for adjusting an etchability of a first borosilicate glass by heating the first borosilicate glass; combining the first borosilicate glass with a second borosilicate glass to form a composite; and etching the composite with an etchant. A material having a protrusive phase and a recessive phase, where the protrusive phase protrudes from the recessive phase to form a plurality of nanoscale surface features, and where the protrusive phase and the recessive phase have the same composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: UT-BATTELLE, LLC
    Inventor: John T. Simpson
  • Patent number: 9910355
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a method, comprising disposing a first composition on a substrate, wherein the first composition comprises a first block copolymer comprising a first block and a second block, wherein the first block comprises a repeat unit containing a hydrogen acceptor or a hydrogen donor, and the second block comprises a repeat unit containing a blocked donor when the repeat unit of the first block is a hydrogen acceptor, or a blocked acceptor when the repeat unit of the first block is a hydrogen donor; and a solvent; and deprotecting the blocked acceptor or the blocked donor with a deprotecting agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignees: ROHM AND HAAS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS LLC, DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventors: Phillip D. Hustad, Jong Park, Jieqian Zhang, Vipul Jain, Jin Wuk Sung
  • Patent number: 9910353
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a multi-layered article, comprising a substrate; and two or more layers disposed over the substrate, wherein each said layer comprises a block copolymer comprising a first block and a second block, wherein the first block comprises a repeat unit containing a hydrogen acceptor or a hydrogen donor, and the second block comprises a repeat unit containing a hydrogen donor when the repeat unit of the first block contains a hydrogen acceptor, or a hydrogen acceptor when the repeat unit of the first block contains a hydrogen donor; wherein the first block of an innermost of said two or more layers is bonded to the substrate, and the first block of each layer disposed over the innermost layer is bonded to the second block of a respective underlying layer; and wherein the hydrogen donor or hydrogen acceptor of the second block of an outermost said two or more layers is blocked.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignees: DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES LLC, ROHM AND HAAS ELECTRONIC MATERIALS LLC
    Inventors: Phillip D. Hustad, Jong Park, Jieqian Zhang, Vipul Jain, Jin Wuk Sung
  • Patent number: 9828284
    Abstract: A method for adjusting an etchability of a first borosilicate glass by heating the first borosilicate glass; combining the first borosilicate glass with a second borosilicate glass to form a composite; and etching the composite with an etchant. A material having a protrusive phase and a recessive phase, where the protrusive phase protrudes from the recessive phase to form a plurality of nanoscale surface features, and where the protrusive phase and the recessive phase have the same composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 28, 2017
    Assignee: UT-BATTELLE, LLC
    Inventor: John T. Simpson
  • Patent number: 9816266
    Abstract: A composition, utility material, and method of making a utility material is disclosed. A composition having an improved setting time may include a plurality of microparticles mixed with a sodium silicate binder and an isocyanate setting agent, where the microparticle composition has a setting time of less than or equal to one hour. A utility material may be a wallboard that includes the composition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Ashtech Industries, LLC
    Inventors: Michael D. Kipp, Dilworth L. Pugh, Michael D. Ridges, William T. McCarvill
  • Patent number: 9770864
    Abstract: A method of partially insulating an interior space of a pre-formed fluted core panel is disclosed herein. The fluted core panel includes a first facesheet, a second facesheet spaced apart from the first facesheet, and webs between the first facesheet and second facesheet. The interior space is defined between the first facesheet, the second facesheet, and adjacent webs. The method includes positioning a spacer in a first portion of the interior space, positioning a membrane between the spacer and a second portion of the interior space, and positioning insulation in the second portion of the interior space. Additionally, the method includes pressing the membrane against the spacer, curing the membrane, and removing the spacer from the first portion of the interior space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 26, 2017
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael L. Hand, Juan C. Guzman, Douglas A. McCarville, Jeffrey D. Eichinger, Keith Chong
  • Patent number: 9537042
    Abstract: A method for processing a transparent substrate includes generating at least one laser pulse having laser parameters selected for non-ablatively changing a conductive layer disposed on the transparent substrate into a non-conductive feature, and directing the pulse to said conductive layer. A protective film may be affixed to a surface of the transparent substrate and need not be removed during the processing of the substrate. After processing, processed areas can be visually indistinguishable from unprocessed areas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: nLIGHT, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Dittli, Robert J. Martinsen, Ken Gross
  • Patent number: 9511920
    Abstract: An edge protector for disposition along an angled edge of an article includes a pair of interior walls; the walls being integrally joined in angular relation to one another at an interior edge when the angle edge protector is in an in-use configuration disposed along the angled edge of the article; a first exterior wall connected to an end of one of the pair of interior walls; and, a first arcuate wall having a first end integrally joined with the first exterior wall, the first arcuate wall having a curvature such that a second end of the first arcuate wall is proximate the interior edge when the angle edge protector is in the in-use configuration. Preferably, there are two arcuate portions, and the edge protector is symmetrical.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2016
    Assignee: T & M Design, LLC
    Inventors: Marcus Baker, Todd Fleury
  • Patent number: 9370450
    Abstract: Wound packing material, suitable for use in negative pressure wound therapy, includes a body of a porous material, the body having frangible regions defining a plurality of portions, the frangible regions allowing the portions to be selectively removed from the body. Methods of manufacturing the wound packing material, and methods of its use, are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: SMITH & NEPHEW PLC
    Inventor: Bryan Greener
  • Patent number: 9363888
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a conducting substrate and a touch screen comprising the same, and the conducting substrate according to the present invention comprises a board, an electric conducting pattern provided on at least one surface of the board, and a darkening layer provided on at least one surface of the electric conducting pattern and in a region corresponding to the electric conducting pattern, wherein a reflective diffraction intensity of a reflective diffraction image obtained by radiating light emitted from a point light source on one surface from which the darkening layer is visible is reduced by 60% or more as compared to the conducting substrate having the same constitution except that the electric conducting pattern is formed of Al and does not comprise the darkening layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2016
    Assignee: LG CHEM, LTD.
    Inventors: Ji Young Hwang, In-Seok Hwang, Seung Heon Lee, Sang Ki Chun, Yong Goo Son, Beom Mo Koo, Jiehyun Seong, Joo Yeon Kim, Je Seob Park
  • Patent number: 9270626
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting unwanted electronic content, such as spam. As a user operates an application to send messages, several metrics are tracked to allow the system to analyze her activity. Illustrative metrics may include, but are not limited to, block count (e.g., how many other users have blocked her), block rate (e.g., the rate at which other users block her), peer symmetry (e.g., percentage of her messages that are to other users that have her in their address book), message uniqueness (e.g., how unique her messages are from each other), peer uniqueness (e.g., how unique the addressees of her messages are), and message rate (e.g., the rate at which she sends messages). Periodically, metrics may be compared to corresponding thresholds. Depending on whether a threshold is crossed, and which threshold is crossed, she may be banned from using the application or placed on a watch list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2016
    Assignee: WHATSAPP INC.
    Inventor: Bryan D. O'Connor
  • Patent number: 9258261
    Abstract: A system and method for detecting unwanted electronic content, such as spam. As a user operates an application to send messages, several metrics are tracked to allow the system to analyze her activity. Illustrative metrics may include, but are not limited to, block count (e.g., how many other users have blocked her), block rate (e.g., the rate at which other users block her), peer symmetry (e.g., percentage of her messages that are to other users that have her in their address book), message uniqueness (e.g., how unique her messages are from each other), peer uniqueness (e.g., how unique the addressees of her messages are), and message rate (e.g., the rate at which she sends messages). Periodically, metrics may be compared to corresponding thresholds. Depending on whether a threshold is crossed, and which threshold is crossed, she may be banned from using the application or placed on a watch list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: WHATSAPP INC.
    Inventor: Bryan D. O'Connor
  • Patent number: 9178230
    Abstract: A fuel cell system includes a bipolar plate having a flow field formed therein. The flow field is partially defined by at least two adjacent channel portions separated by a wall portion. The wall portion includes a surface at least partially defining a passageway between the channel portions. The passageway may be sized so as to create a pressure difference between the channel portions. The pressure difference may draw at least a portion of a liquid droplet obstructing one of the channel portions toward and into the passageway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2015
    Assignee: Ford Motor Company
    Inventors: Alireza Pezhman Shirvanian, Shinichi Hirano
  • Patent number: 9075188
    Abstract: A method of making a mirror from a single crystal blank may include fine grinding top and bottom surfaces of the blank to be parallel. The blank may then be heat treated to near its melting temperature. An optical surface may be created on an optical side of the blank. A protector may be bonded to the optical surface. With the protector in place, the blank may be light weighted by grinding a non-optical surface of the blank using computer controlled grinding. The light weighting may include creating a structure having a substantially minimum mass necessary to maintain distortion of the mirror within a preset limit. A damaged layer of the non-optical surface caused by light weighting may be removed with an isotropic etch and/or repaired by heat treatment. If an oxide layer is present, the entire blank may then be etched using, for example, hydrofluoric acid. A reflecting coating may be deposited on the optical surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    Inventor: Vincent T. Bly
  • Publication number: 20150147522
    Abstract: A tube mat comprises a plurality of tube portions having a tube longitudinal axis in each case and at least one web portion connecting two tube portions, the tube mat being produced in one piece.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Applicant: Raumedic AG
    Inventors: Dominik Erhard, Martin Stöcker
  • Publication number: 20150140283
    Abstract: A thermally degradable polymeric sheet, comprising: a poly(hydroxyalkanoate); and a metal selected from the group consisting of an alkali earth metal and a transition metal; where the volume fraction of the metal in the sheet is at least 0.1 vol %.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 7, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Applicant: The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois
    Inventors: Scott R. White, Nancy R. Sottos, Piyush R. Thakre
  • Publication number: 20150056404
    Abstract: In one aspect, composite construction materials are described herein. In some embodiments, a composite construction panel comprises a substrate layer, a cover layer separated from the substrate layer by one or more spacers, and at least one mat disposed between the substrate layer and the cover layer, wherein the mat comprises at least one phase change material disposed in at least one phase change region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: February 26, 2015
    Applicant: Phase Change Energy Solutions, inc.
    Inventors: Reyad I Sawafta, Ken Farrish, Byron Owens, Peter F. Horwath, James D. Thornsberry
  • Patent number: 8963269
    Abstract: A light-transmissive member has a first principal face, a second principal face, and side faces. The first principal face has a first portion including a center of the first principal face and a second portion between the first portion and the side face sides. The member includes a plurality of altered portions formed between the first principal face and the second principal face so that the plurality of altered portions do not appear on the first principal face, the second principal face, and the side faces. Orthogonal projections of the plurality of altered portions onto the first principal face are included in the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventor: Takashi Miyake
  • Publication number: 20150050462
    Abstract: An elastic absorbent assembly is presented for use in manufacturing disposable absorbent garments. The elastic assembly includes an absorbent core comprising: a base layer having a pair of side edges and a longitudinal centerline spaced inwardly from the side edges; an elastic construction supported by the base layer, the elastic construction including a plurality of spaced apart elastic elements forming a plurality of channels and a plurality of cells; and superabsorbent polymer particles coupled to the elastic elements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 17, 2014
    Publication date: February 19, 2015
    Applicant: DSG TECHNOLOGY HOLDINGS LTD
    Inventor: Charles F. Schroer, JR.
  • Publication number: 20150030815
    Abstract: The instant invention pertains to various hollow-core slabs used, for example, in various construction applications. The slabs usually include a body with upper and lower shelves joined by two or more substantially vertical ribs and cavities extending longitudinally through the slab body. Two or more reinforcements extending longitudinally through the respective upper and lower shelves of the slab body may be present along with two or more reinforcements extending laterally between the upper and lower longitudinal reinforcements.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Publication date: January 29, 2015
    Inventors: Grygorii Viktorovich Chervonobaba, Volodymyr Vasylevych Azaraev
  • Publication number: 20140356585
    Abstract: A three-dimensionally patterned energy absorptive material and fabrication method having multiple layers of patterned filaments extrusion-formed from a curable pre-cursor material and stacked and cured in a three-dimensionally patterned architecture so that the energy absorptive material produced thereby has an engineered bulk property associated with the three-dimensionally patterned architecture
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 29, 2013
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventors: Eric Duoss, James M. Frank, Joshua Kuntz, Robert S. Maxwell, Thomas R. Metz, Christopher Spadaccini, Thomas S. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140356557
    Abstract: An insulating spacer has a body defining at least one closed insulating cavity. In one embodiment, the spacer is fabricated from a foam material having a desiccant. In one embodiment, the spacer includes a plurality of insulating cavities while maintaining a structure that provides strength to the glazing unit.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: December 4, 2014
    Inventor: Gerhard Reichert
  • 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: 8883291
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for coating metal oxide on a PDMS surface. The method includes preparing a mixture that contains a sol-gel precursor, reacting the mixture to form a preconverted sol-gel precursor, where the preconverted sol-gel precursor does not diffuse into PDMS and is not in the form of a gel, forming a reactive PDMS surface, applying the preconverted sol-gel precursor onto the reactive PDMS surface, binding the preconverted sol-gel precursor to the re-active PDMS surface, and converting the bound preconverted sol-gel precursor to a metal oxide to form a metal oxide coating on the PDMS surface. The present invention also provides a PDMS microfluidic device where one or more channels of the microfluidic device is provided with a metal oxide coating covalently bound only on the surface of the one or more channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 11, 2014
    Assignee: President and Fellows of Harvard College
    Inventors: David A. Weitz, Christian Holtze, Adam R. Abate, Daeyeon Lee, Thao Do
  • Publication number: 20140329042
    Abstract: A wall insulation panel for use on a wall comprises at least the successive layers of: a first protective panel having a wall-meeting surface and a vacuum insulating panel (VIP) facing surface, an intermediate VIP panel; and a second protective panel having a VIP facing surface and an outward facing surface. There is an expansion region between at least one of the first and second protective panels and the VIP panel to allow for expansion of the VIP panel without deformation of the outward facing surface of the second protective panel. In this way, the expansion region allows for expansion of the VIP panel without deformation of the VIP facing surface of the second panel, and thus without deformation of the outward facing surface. This maintains the integrity and aesthetic appearance of the outward facing surface, and any further surface or layer thereon, such as a rendered layer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Dow Corning Corporation
    Inventors: Robert H. Bruno, Lawrence Carbary, Peter Everett, Matthew L. Phillips
  • Patent number: 8877323
    Abstract: A semiconductor structure is provided. The semiconductor structure includes a first substrate, a second substrate opposite to the first substrate, a plurality of spacers disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate, and an adhesive material bonded with the first substrate and the second substrate within the two adjacent spacers. The invention also provides a method for fabricating the semiconductor structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: Himax Technologies Limited
    Inventors: Tsung-Chieh Chang, Ching-Hung Ko, Mu-Jia Liu
  • Publication number: 20140319316
    Abstract: A form work system is disclosed. The form work system may include a pair of fiberglass hollow-core sheets forming an internal cavity that receives concrete to form a structure. The pair of fiberglass hollow-core sheets includes a top fiberglass sheet and a bottom fiberglass sheet and a plurality of fiberglass vertical supports coupled between the top fiberglass sheet and the bottom fiberglass sheet to form a plurality of internal channels. The form work system rebar fasteners extend through the pair of vertical supports, the pair of fiberglass hollow-core sheets, the internal cavity and the concrete to form the form work system.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 28, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Robert N. Bergman
  • Publication number: 20140315001
    Abstract: A method for fabricating a ceramic composite includes forming a first ceramic composite layer (CCL), positioning a form against the first CCL, positioning a second CCL against the form such that the form is at least partially circumscribed by the first CCL and the second CCL. The method also includes coupling the first CCL to the second CCL, such that at least a first passage extends in a first direction across at least a portion of the ceramic composite component and is defined at least partially by the first CCL and the second CCL in a location vacated by the first form.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 30, 2014
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Inventors: Herbert Chidsey Roberts, Paul Stephen DiMascio
  • Patent number: 8865282
    Abstract: A protective cover plate mainly comprises a substrate, a printing layer, an ultraviolet layer and an adhesive layer, wherein the printing layer is disposed at a side surface of the substrate. The printing layer is formed with at least a pattern. The pattern protrudes the substrate to form a segmental difference surface. The ultraviolet layer is disposed to another side surface of the printing layer relative to the substrate, and the ultraviolet layer is disposed with at least a filling portion. The filling portion can be relatively located near the pattern to fill the segmental difference surface of the pattern to flat the surface. A side of the ultraviolet layer is disposed with the adhesive layer. The plate can be adhered to the article by utilizing the adhesive layer. The protective cover plate does not only have flat appearance but also achieves dustproof and dirt prevention efficacies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignees: Shiu Yang Technology Co., Ltd, Yo Want Technology Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Cheng-Chung Hsu
  • Patent number: 8846183
    Abstract: A method of fabricating an elastomeric structure, comprising: forming a first elastomeric layer on top of a first micromachined mold, the first micromachined mold having a first raised protrusion which forms a first recess extending along a bottom surface of the first elastomeric layer; forming a second elastomeric layer on top of a second micromachined mold, the second micromachined mold having a second raised protrusion which forms a second recess extending along a bottom surface of the second elastomeric layer; bonding the bottom surface of the second elastomeric layer onto a top surface of the first elastomeric layer such that a control channel forms in the second recess between the first and second elastomeric layers; and positioning the first elastomeric layer on top of a planar substrate such that a flow channel forms in the first recess between the first elastomeric layer and the planar substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Marc A. Unger, Hou-Pu Chou, Todd A. Thorsen, Axel Scherer, Stephen R. Quake
  • Publication number: 20140272257
    Abstract: A plastic object with inner pattern is provided, including: a light-transmittable main body, monolithically formed by injection blow molding, having at least an outer surface and an inner surface, wherein the outer surface is smooth and the inner surface has predefined pattern. Because the process used by the present invention inserts a mold core with predefined pattern so that the patterns on the mold core can be formed on the inner surface of the monolithically formed object manufactured during the blow molding process. As such, the problems of complex and time-consuming steps and poor economical result associated with conventional techniques are improved.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: CHIN-SHENG YANG
  • Patent number: 8828522
    Abstract: The invention relates to a composition for use in the production of an article of manufacture, and in particular, to the manufacture of wall and corner guards. The composition includes a biopolymer in combination with PETG as well as a modifier. The biopolymer and modifier are preferably produced from an annually renewable source such as corn or sugar as opposed to traditionally used petroleum based plastics. In this manner, the composition of the invention is relatively environmentally friendly as compared to known compositions while maintaining many of the desirable qualities thereof. In addition, the production of the articles of manufacture results in the consumption of fewer fossil fuels and less production of pollutants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: InPro Corporation
    Inventors: Matthew G. Bennett, Kevin Diels
  • Publication number: 20140248470
    Abstract: A method of producing a plate-like construction having a double-wall structure and its use. According to the present invention, several elongated profiles which have essentially straight central axes are arranged against each other in such a way that adjacent hollow profiles abut each other and together form, in general terms, a flat stack having two opposite sides. The hollow profiles are welded together in order to join them with welded seams, in which case the welding is essentially carried out simultaneously from both sides of the stack. Besides good flexural strength and the opportunity to recycle, thermoplastic plates which are produced by means of the present method exhibit resistance to corrosion, decay and mould.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
    Applicant: UPONOR INFRA OY
    Inventors: Gunnar Blomqvist, Ari Sillanpää, Henry Södergård, Ted Taylor
  • Patent number: 8814091
    Abstract: A floor can be attached to a vertical frame structure of a vehicle and includes a horizontal boxed structure having a plurality of boxes positioned side by side to form a continuous, uniform upper surface and lower surface, with the upper surface covered with an upper skin and the lower surface covered with a lower skin and means of attachment to attach the boxed structure laterally to the frame structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (SAS)
    Inventors: Daniel Zorzetto, Jean-Christophe Lataillade
  • 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: 8815371
    Abstract: A coated substrate with a subsurface cooling channel having no corner disposed proximate a seam between the substrate and the coating. A method for forming such a structure, including forming a groove in a surface of a substrate, forming a preform having a cooperating portion and a protruding portion, inserting the cooperating portion of the preform into the groove, leaving the protruding portion of the preform protruding beyond the surface of the substrate, applying a layer of a coating material to the surface of the substrate and the protruding portion of the perform, and removing the preform, thereby creating a cooling channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Energy, Inc.
    Inventors: Douglas J. Arrell, Allister W. James, Anand A. Kulkarni
  • Publication number: 20140234586
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a heat retaining multi-ply textile includes an adhesive tank; a lower drive roll partially submerged in the tank; an upper drive roll including spaced, longitudinal projections wherein the projections contact the lower drive roll to bring the adhesive onto the projections; two opposite driven rolls; a first supply spool for moving a continuous upper textile sheet wherein the continuous upper textile sheet moves to have its underside contacted the longitudinal projections when passing the upper drive roll before moves to a joining line of the driven rolls; a second supply spool for moving a continuous lower textile sheet to the joining line of the driven rolls wherein the continuous lower and upper textile sheets are pressed toward each other to form compartments; and an oven for heating in order to produce the production. Down migration can be avoided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2013
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: CHIEN HUA CHEN, YU LIANG GU, CHAO KUEI LEE, JAI CHENG LIU, JUN DAI, BEN CHENG LU, WEI WEI WANG
  • Publication number: 20140230946
    Abstract: The invention relates to a thermal insulating element. The element comprises a base material comprising one first series of hole configurations, said first series comprising a plurality of elongated interior holes. Each comprises a central hole axis (A) along its elongation, each central hole axis extending substantially mutually in parallel to each other along a first longitudinal direction. Each hole in a plane perpendicular to the first general longitudinal direction comprises a cross sectional hole shape. The elastic modulus E of said base material along said first longitudinal direction is equal to or larger than 1.5 GPa. The thermal insulating element is suitable for varying and high pressure environments. Further, the invention relates to armored unbonded flexible pipes comprising such a thermal insulating element. Further, the invention relates to a method of manufacturing such an element and a method of manufacturing such an armored unbonded flexible pipe.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2012
    Publication date: August 21, 2014
    Inventors: Inger-Margrete Procida, Allan Boye Hansen
  • Publication number: 20140224122
    Abstract: A monolithic contactor for collecting target molecules, the monolithic contactor may include a monolithic body having an inlet end and a longitudinally opposed outlet end and a plurality of cells extending from proximate the inlet end to proximate the outlet end, wherein the target molecules are adsorbed to a surface of the body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 14, 2013
    Publication date: August 14, 2014
    Applicant: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Daniel J. Wallman, D. Anthony Galasso, Jon A. Magnuson, Gary D. Grayson, Tab H. Crooks
  • Patent number: 8793965
    Abstract: A semi-finished product (1a) has a tubular sleeve element (4) which extends along a longitudinal axis (A) and has a substantially rectangular cross-section and at least a first (3a) and at least a second (3b) strut element, wherein the first strut element (3a) extends from a first edge of the tubular sleeve to the second edge which lies opposite it with respect to the longitudinal axis, and the second strut element (3b) extends along the other diagonal between the associated edges. The strut elements (3a, 3b) are advantageously designed and arranged such that they absorb compressive forces but not tensile forces. The product can be fabricated completely from a fiber-reinforced plastic and may be integrated in construction elements and surface elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2008
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignee: Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften (ZHAW)
    Inventor: Josef Peter Kurath-Grollmann
  • Publication number: 20140199525
    Abstract: A structured-core laminate panel can be made in an efficient, structurally sound manner, even without the use of adhesives (film or liquid forms) using materials with different melt or glass transition temperatures. In one implementation, a manufacturer positions one or more resin substrates about a structured core member, which comprises a relatively high melt or glass transition temperature compared with that of the one or more resin substrates. The manufacturer heats the assembly to at least the glass transition temperature of the resin substrates, but not to the melt or glass transition temperature of the structured core member. This allows the one or more resin substrates to melt and bond (mechanically, chemically, or both) to the structured core member on one side (or inner surface), while maintaining a substantially planar or original conformation on an opposing side (or outer surface).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Publication date: July 17, 2014
    Applicant: 3form, Inc.
    Inventors: M. Hoyt Brewster, Charles H. Moore, John E.C. Willham
  • Patent number: 8769982
    Abstract: A refrigeration system can use a flash tank to separate vapor refrigerant from liquid refrigerant. The refrigeration system can include a liquid-refrigerant injection system that can inject liquid refrigerant into an intermediate-pressure location of the compressor. The injected liquid refrigerant can absorb the heat of compression during the compression process. The refrigeration system can include an economizer system that injects a refrigerant vapor into an intermediate-pressure location of the compressor in conjunction with the injection of the cooling liquid. The refrigeration system can incorporate a cooling-liquid injection system that can inject a cooling liquid into an intermediate-pressure location of the compressor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kirill Ignatiev, Jean-Luc M. Caillat
  • Publication number: 20140170433
    Abstract: Methods for providing a near-surface cooling microchannel in a component include forming a near-surface cooling microchannel in a first surface of a pre-sintered preform, disposing the first surface of the pre-sintered preform onto an outer surface of the base article such that an opening of the outer surface of the base article is aligned with the near-surface cooling microchannel in the first surface of the pre-sintered preform, and, heating the pre-sintered preform to bond it to the base article, wherein the opening of the outer surface of the base article remains aligned with the near-surface cooling microchannel in the first surface of the pre-sintered preform.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: David Edward Schick, Srikanth Chandrudu Kottilingam, Benjamin Paul Lacy, John Wesley Harris, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140170366
    Abstract: A decorative covering for covering a passageway gate, the covering including a sleeve bounding a gate-receiving area. The sleeve has a front, a back, and a perimeter between the front and back. The gate-receiving area is sized and shaped to receive and cover a gate between the front, back, and perimeter of the sleeve. The perimeter includes a bottom which is releasably coupled to the front of the sleeve to move between a closed position secured to the front of the sleeve and an open position away from the front of the sleeve, defining an entrance to the gate-receiving area sized to receive the passageway gate for application therethrough. Openings are formed in the perimeter in communication with the gate-receiving area.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2013
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventor: Lora M. Whooley
  • Patent number: 8741418
    Abstract: The object of the invention is a method for manufacturing cellular board (1), a cellular board, a method for producing cellular board element of steel plate strip, and a production line. A cellular board (1) according to the invention comprises a number of originally separate profiles (4, 6) of plate-like material, which have been fastened to each other. A single profile is intended to form in a finished cellular board a substantially planar first surface projection (6, 6?), a substantially planar second surface projection (6?, 6??), a core (4, 4?), which is arranged to interconnect the first and second surface projections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2006
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: Neapo Oy
    Inventors: Tapio Kordelin, Juha Lahtivuori
  • Patent number: 8734932
    Abstract: A drainage mat for use in building structures, particularly in exterior walls and roofing, to improve drainage and ventilation within such structures. The drainage mat includes a web of extruded polymer monofilaments that are heat welded at junctions to form a matrix of tangled monofilaments. The web includes on its front face an alternating array of ridges and planar regions, each ridge having a substantially trapezoidal shape with a top surface and a base, the width of the top surface being less than the width of the base.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Keene Building Products Co., Inc.
    Inventor: James R. Keene
  • Publication number: 20140134394
    Abstract: A void containing structural member and method of fabrication that provides for structural elements, such as beams, columns and rafters of varying shapes containing voids within the structure. In one embodiment, cellulosic materials are used, a flange type of beam configuration is provided, which includes internal longitudinally extending voids.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Inventors: Robert Noble, Matthew Arrigo
  • Publication number: 20140130657
    Abstract: A composite structure (10) includes a first outer skin (12); a second outer skin (14); and a core (16) sandwiched between the first outer skin (12) and the second outer skin (14). The core (16) includes a plurality of spaced apart ridges (18) between the first outer skin (12) and the second outer skin (14), each of the spaced apart ridges (18) extending from one end (20) of the composite structure (10) to an opposite end (22); and a plurality of connecting elements (24) between the first outer skin (12) and the second outer skin (14) configured to intersect with the ridges (18) to form open channels (26) within the core (16).
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2013
    Publication date: May 15, 2014
    Applicant: GORDON HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Edward D. Pilpel, D. Michael Gordon, Benjamin D. Pilpel, Jonathan Spiegel