Width Or Thickness Variation Or Marginal Cuts Repeating Longitudinally Patents (Class 428/573)
  • Patent number: 9919502
    Abstract: A method for preparing a surface of a substrate for bonding a material to the surface. The apparatus employed includes one or more optical amplification devices (OAD), one or more drivers, the substrate and a base. The one or more OAD and/or the substrate are moveably coupled to the one or more drivers. The one or more OAD is activated to emit a beam of energy. The one or more OAD and/or the substrate move relative to one another while the one or more OAD is activated. The movement of the one or more OAD and/or the substrate relative to one another forms (via the beam of energy) a pattern on the surface of the substrate. The pattern formed on the surface of the substrate allows the material to bond with a greater degree of adhesion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Schaublin SA
    Inventor: Louis Bourgois
  • Patent number: 9653208
    Abstract: Disclosed are a wireless power receiver and a method of manufacturing the same. The wireless power receiver includes a first coil to wirelessly receive power, a second coil to make communication, and a first magnetic substrate having first and second recesses spaced apart from each other. The first coil is disposed on the first recess of the first magnetic substrate, and the second coil is disposed on the second recess of a second magnetic substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 16, 2017
    Assignee: LG INNOTEK CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Sung Hyun Leem
  • Patent number: 9487040
    Abstract: A method of patterning a conductor on a substrate includes providing an inked elastomeric stamp inked with self-assembled monolayer-forming molecules and having a relief pattern with raised features. Then the raised features of the inked stamp contact a metal-coated visible light transparent substrate. Then the metal is etched to form an electrically conductive micropattern corresponding to the raised features of the inked stamp on the visible light transparent substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2016
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventors: Lijun Zu, Matthew H. Frey
  • Patent number: 8974913
    Abstract: There is provided a thin-plate shaped chassis for an electronic apparatus, which has a plurality of step portions extended substantially in parallel with each other in such a way as to form at least one bulge portion which is bulged in a convex shape. The step portions are formed to have a larger thickness than that of other thin-plate portion having a predetermined thickness, and wherein there is provided at least one rib having a predetermined height which extends from the step portion to the thin-plate portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tetsuya Kawamoto, Yoshinari Matsuyama, Yoshiaki Nagamura
  • Patent number: 8877345
    Abstract: The invention concerns the production of segmented nanowires and components having said segmented nanowires. For the production of the nanowire structural element, a template based process is used preferably, wherein the electrochemical deposition of the nanowires in nanopores is carried out. In this manner, numerous nanowires are created in the template foil. For the electrochemical deposition of the nanowires, a reversed pulse procedure with an alternating sequence consisting of cathodic deposition pulses and anodic counter-pulses is carried out. By this means, segmented nanowires can be produced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 4, 2014
    Assignee: GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH
    Inventors: Thomas Cornelius, Wolfgang Ensinger, Reinhard Neumann, Markus Rauber
  • Patent number: 8828585
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are an equal distribution type connecting member for connecting two or more devices to an external circuit, the connection member including a first connection circuit connected to a connection point of the external circuit, and second connection circuits sequentially connected to the first connection circuit, the second connection circuits being constructed in a structure in which the sectional areas of the second connection circuits are increased and/or the lengths of the second connection circuits are decreased with the increase of the connection distance between the connection point of the external circuit and connection points of the devices, thereby equalizing internal resistances between the connection point of the external circuit and the connection points of the devices, and a middle- or large-sized battery pack including the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: LG Chem, Ltd.
    Inventors: Jin Woong Ha, JaeSeong Yeo, Yongshik Shin, Jeeho Kim
  • Publication number: 20140147692
    Abstract: A powder metallurgical molded part includes a disk or plate-like main body and a row of knob-shaped and/or ridge-shaped elevations in a row direction having a height perpendicular to a main plane of the main body and a cross section with side flanks leading from an outer end contour in height direction of the elevation via rounded corner portions into curved portions with a curve radius. The curve radius merges into the surface contour of the main body and a rectilinear flank portion or tangent of the side flank lying at the point where the rounded corner portion merges into the curved portion is disposed at an angle of inclination to the main plane. At least two different angles of inclination are on the same side of the main body and the at least two different angles of inclination represent at least first and second geometries.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 18, 2012
    Publication date: May 29, 2014
    Applicant: PLANSEE SE
    Inventors: Marco Brandner, Oliver Hirsch, Wolfgang Kraussler, Thomas Leiter
  • Patent number: 8708938
    Abstract: A low density fabric substrate for a medical bandaging product. The substrate has a plurality of longitudinally-extending voids formed in the fabric for permitting water penetration through the fabric thickness from one of the major faces to the other major faces. A reactive system is impregnated into or coated onto the substrate and remains stable when maintained in substantially moisture-free conditions and hardens upon exposure to sufficient moisture to form a rigid, self supporting structure. A soft, flexible protective material covers at least one of the major faces of the substrate along its length to provide a cushioning barrier between the substrate and the skin of a patient when the material is in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2006
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: BSN Medical, Inc.
    Inventors: John C. Evans, Shitij Chabba, Martin O'Hara
  • Publication number: 20140004373
    Abstract: Tin-plated copper-alloy material for terminal in which: a CuSn alloy layer/a NiSn alloy layer/a Ni or Ni alloy layer are formed between a Sn-based surface layer and a substrate made of Cu or Cu alloy; the CuSn alloy layer is a compound-alloy layer containing Cu6Sn5 as a major proportion and a part of Cu in the Cu6Sn5 is displaced by Ni; the NiSn alloy layer is a compound-alloy layer containing Ni3Sn4 as a major proportion and a part of Ni in the Ni3Sn4 is displaced by Cu; an average interval S of point peaks of the CuSn alloy layer is not less than 0.8 ?m and not more than 2.0 ?m; an average thickness of the Sn-based surface layer is not less than 0.2 ?m and not more than 0.6 ?m; an exposed-area rate of the CuSn alloy layer exposed at a surface of the Sn-based surface layer is not less than 1% and not more than 40%; an average of equivalent-circle diameter of the exposed portions of the CuSn alloy layer exposed at the surface of the Sn-based surface layer is not less than 0.1 ?m and not more than 1.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2013
    Publication date: January 2, 2014
    Inventors: Yuki Taninouchi, Naoki Kato, Kenji Kubota
  • Patent number: 8541110
    Abstract: A resistance spot welding manufacture includes a first metal layer having a first thickness, a second metal layer having a faying surface defining an embossed region, wherein the second metal layer has a second thickness that is less than the first thickness so that a ratio of the first thickness to the second thickness is greater than about 2:1, a third metal layer sandwiched between the first metal layer and the embossed region, wherein the third metal layer has a third thickness that is greater than the second thickness, and a weld joint penetrating each of the first metal layer, the third metal layer, and the faying surface at the embossed region to thereby join each of the first metal layer and the second metal layer to the third metal layer. A method of forming a resistance spot welding manufacture is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2013
    Assignee: GM Global Technology Operations LLC
    Inventors: Chih-Chang Chen, Michael J. Bland, Daniel C. Hutchinson
  • Publication number: 20130216850
    Abstract: A structural component for an aircraft or spacecraft having an outer skin, comprising at least one former element for reinforcing the outer skin. The former element is arcuately curved in accordance with an inner contour of the outer skin 10, wherein the former element has a plurality of first cutouts for receiving longitudinal reinforcements and at least one second cutout, which is configured between adjacent first cutouts of one or more former elements. The invention furthermore relates to an aircraft or spacecraft with the structural component according to the invention.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 19, 2013
    Publication date: August 22, 2013
    Applicant: AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH
    Inventor: Airbus Operations GmbH
  • Publication number: 20130189535
    Abstract: A bar of noble metal or an alloy containing noble metal having a mass mB is subdivided into n×m miniature bars 2, 3 each having a specified mass mk, wherein n and m each denote an integer ?2, there being an interconnection of solid material (8) between directly adjacent miniature bars (2, 3). Another bar is affixed to a backing (13), to which the miniature bars are releasably attached. A method for the production of the bar consists in dividing up the same while leaving an interconnection of solid material or producing an arrangement thereof on a backing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2011
    Publication date: July 25, 2013
    Applicant: ESG Edelmetall-Service GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Dominik Lochmann
  • Patent number: 8486540
    Abstract: A lead frame sheet made of an electrically conductive material has lead frames integrally formed on it. Spacing members also are formed from the sheet. A first one of the spacing members is proximal to a first longitudinal edge of the sheet and a second one of the spacing members is proximal to a second longitudinal edge of the sheet. The spacing members extend from an underside surface of the sheet and, in use, space the underside surface from a planar support such as a surface of a heating block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2013
    Assignee: FREESCALE Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventors: Ting Li, Qingchun He, Yongqiang Liu
  • Patent number: 8225480
    Abstract: A device and method for producing metal panels. First a metal melt is produced, then a substrate, having a lower temperature than the metal melt, is contacted with it so that some of the metal melt crystallizes on the substrate. The substrate is then moved relative to the metal melt so that a metal foil is formed on the substrate. The metal foil is divided into metal panels. The substrate has grooves which are used to fit partitions between the panels, and grooves which are filled with liquid metal. The latter grooves provide a reinforcement for the metal panels. A pattern of recesses and/or elevations can be provided in the substrate so that the same pattern is formed in the metal foil. The pattern may include parallel grooves which ensure that the surface of the foil is enlarged. In the case of solar cells this results in greater efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2012
    Assignee: RGS Development B.V.
    Inventors: Axel Georg Schönecker, Eelko Gelbert Hoek, Astrid Gutjahr, Leonardus Jacobus Laas
  • Patent number: 8110752
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing a wiring substrate includes forming a conductor circuit on an insulating layer, the conductor circuit including a pad, a circuit pattern connected to the pad, and a lead pattern connected to the pad. A solder resist layer is formed on the circuit pattern and on the insulating layer, and a plating resist layer is formed on the lead pattern and on the insulating layer and forming a metal film on a first portion of the conductor circuit not covered by the solder resist layer and not covered by the plating resist layer. The plating resist layer is removed to expose a second portion of the conductor circuit adjacent to the first portion of the conductor circuit and not covered with the metal film, and an etching resist layer is formed on the metal film and on the second portion of the conductor circuit. A third portion of the conductor circuit not covered by the etching resist layer is removed by etching, and the etching resist is removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2012
    Assignee: Ibiden Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Fusaji Nagaya, Nobuhisa Kuroda, Atsushi Awano
  • Publication number: 20110318597
    Abstract: The present invention provides a titanium material for hot rolling that enables reduction of defects occurring on the surface (in the case of a flat material or strip coil, including not only the flat surfaces but also the side surfaces and edges) owing to the hot rolling, and a method of producing the same, particularly to a titanium material for hot rolling enabling omission of an ingot breakdown process, and a method of producing the same, characterized in that it is a titanium material for hot rolling having dimples imparted by cold plastic deformation whose mean value of the heights (Wc) of the undulation profile elements is 0.2 to 1.5 mm and mean value of the lengths (WSm) thereof is 3 to 15 mm, and makes it possible to minimize surface defects occurring in hot rolling even if a process for breaking down the ingot is omitted.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2010
    Publication date: December 29, 2011
    Inventors: Kazuhiro Takahashi, Tomonori Kunieda, Kenichi Mori, Hiroaki Otsuka, Hideki Fujii, Yoshimasa Miyazaki, Takashi Oda, Hisamune Tanaka, Osamu Tada, Norio Yamamoto
  • Patent number: 8084141
    Abstract: A multi-tiered building structure. The multi-tiered building structure includes a panel member having a pattern of cuts, a pattern of legs, and a pattern of tabs configured to move the panel member between a nonexpanded position, wherein the panel member forms a substantially flat shape, and an expanded position, wherein the panel member forms a substantially stepped shape. The building structure also includes a support structure configured to accept at least one of the pattern of tabs of the panel member and maintain the panel member in the expanded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2011
    Inventor: Sean C. Dorsy
  • Patent number: 8062763
    Abstract: A metal blank that includes a binder trim component having at least one cut edge with a non-linear section. The creation of the non-linear section simultaneously forms a corresponding section in a binder trim component of an adjacent metal blank so that binder material can be shared therebetween. This reduces the amount of scrap metal, as the binder trim component is subsequently cut off and discarded. Furthermore, the non-linear section can include one or more strategically placed formations, such as projections, recesses, flat sections, etc., that cause it to be non-uniform along its length and to be specifically tailored to the manufacturing requirements of the part being formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2008
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2011
    Assignee: Shiloh Industries, Inc.
    Inventors: John R. Ewolski, James W. Walther, Stephen A. Fetsko
  • Publication number: 20110165430
    Abstract: With the invention a metallic flat product can be systematically made available with such a fine, stochastic or quasi-stochastic surface texture that after a typical automotive paint application it is only minimally perceptible, if at all, by the human eye. At the same time, in the case of a surface topography constituted according to the invention, the transition between the peak plateaus and the valleys takes place via steep flanks. In this way, it is achieved that the morphology of the sheet metal surface is practically independent of the actual depth of the valleys. As a result therefore, the morphology of the sheet metal surface of a metallic flat product according to the invention is also independent of the skin-pass rate, which is obtained when the fine metal texture is produced by skin-pass rolling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2008
    Publication date: July 7, 2011
    Applicants: ThyssenKrupp Steel AG, Walzen-Service-Center GmbH
    Inventors: Bodo Hesse, Karl-Heinz Kopplin, Folkert Schulze-Kraasch, Udo Schulokat, Hans-Gerd Weyen, Ingo Rogner, Torsten Herles, Roland Meier
  • Publication number: 20110027604
    Abstract: In a metal membrane for a low-temperature-fluid storage tank wherein longitudinal and transverse corrugations are formed and both corrugations intersect each other, a bidirectional expandable member connected to each corrugation is formed in the intersection of the corrugations so that the bidirectional expandable member is longitudinally and transversely expandable. The bidirectional expandable member is protruded and is shaped like a pyramid, a dome or a cross. Each metal membrane is welded into a unit panel and the edge of each metal membrane is welded with the common edge of another adjacent metal membrane.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 14, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: SAMSUNG HEAVY IND. CO., LTD
    Inventors: KI-HUN JOH, SANG-EON CHUN, CHANG-SEON BANG, DAI-GIL LEE, BYUNG-CHUL KIM, BU-GI KIM, JIN-GYU KIM, SOON-HO YOON, SANG-WOOK PARK, KWAN-HO LEE, SEONG-SU KIM, BYOUNG-JUNG KIM, PO-CHUL KIM, HA-NA YU
  • Publication number: 20100304174
    Abstract: A strip of steel having a variable thickness in its length direction with at least thicker and thinner sections, the strip having been cold rolled to form the thicker and thinner sections, one thicker and one thinner section having a length of at most a few meters, which strip has been annealed. The annealing has been performed by continuous annealing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2008
    Publication date: December 2, 2010
    Applicant: CORUS STAAL BV
    Inventors: Hai Wu, Camile Wilbert José Hol, Pieter Jacob Van Popta, Willem Cornelis Verloop
  • Publication number: 20100297463
    Abstract: A strip-shaped or plate-shaped composite metal object and a method for the production thereof. The composite metal object has at least two layers of the same metal. The layers have been brought by a heat pretreatment to a temperature such that a mutual diffusion bond has resulted through subsequent pressing of the layers against one another, while reducing the thickness by 5 to 25% and preferably 8 to 15%. A layer, which on the side thereof facing an adjacent layer has strip-shaped recesses, which are closed by the adjacent layer to form channels when the layers are pressed together, is used as one of the layers. The channels in the composite metal object allow the inclusion of additional elements before processed further to form an implement. The channels remain extensively preserved during the production and further processing of the composite model object.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2008
    Publication date: November 25, 2010
    Applicant: EISFINK MAX MAIER GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Norbert Hoffstaedter, Markus Spring
  • Publication number: 20100247945
    Abstract: A shape for sheet metal stampings is provided that will minimize the radiation of sound from the panel, to thereby reduce or eliminate the need to add supplemental acoustical absorbing or barrier materials. The sheet metal panel shape includes a crown portion, a peripheral flange that extends around the boundary of the crown portion, a flat portion that truncates the crown, and a bead pattern that is formed in at least the flat portion of the panel, whereby the crown and the flat and the bead pattern cooperate to define a panel shape that has low sound radiation. The bead pattern can also extend part way or more into the crown portion.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 30, 2009
    Publication date: September 30, 2010
    Applicant: GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPERATIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Chong Wang, Scott M. Reilly, Timothy J. Roggenkamp
  • Patent number: 7803467
    Abstract: A multi-tiered building structure. The multi-tiered building structure includes a panel member having a pattern of cuts, a pattern of legs, and a pattern of tabs configured to move the panel member between a nonexpanded position, wherein the panel member forms a substantially flat shape, and an expanded position, wherein the panel member forms a substantially stepped shape. The building structure also includes a support structure configured to accept at least one of the pattern of tabs of the panel member and maintain the panel member in the expanded position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Inventor: Sean C. Dorsy
  • Patent number: 7803466
    Abstract: An expandable panel includes a generally planar panel portion, penetrated by several pluralities of spaced parallel cuts. The cuts include aligned sets of apertures and aligned sets of transverse gaps. The panel is expandable by pulling the sides apart, separating the panel along the cuts. The positioning of the apertures and gaps causes the panel portions defined between the parallel cuts to bend apart, defining front and back planes, to which sheathing, surface panels, or “skins,” can be attached. The panel can be locked in its open position by inserting connectors in adjacent aligned gaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2010
    Inventor: Sean C. Dorsy
  • Publication number: 20090252982
    Abstract: A sheet of thermally reflective material (1) has a surface texture comprising a plurality of reflecting elements (2), wherein each element has a first facet (4) which is substantially reflective at thermal infrared wavelengths and wherein the respective first facets (4) form an angle ? with the plane of the sheet (A-B) (0°<?<90°). Preferably, the first facets (4) are aligned such that, in use, thermal radiation is reflected from a common direction. By orienting the sheet of thermally reflective material to reflect cold regions of the sky, a marking material exhibiting a cold spot in a thermal imager can be provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 4, 2008
    Publication date: October 8, 2009
    Applicant: QINETIQ LIMITED
    Inventors: Eoin S. O'Keefe, Adam J. Shohet, Martin Swan
  • Publication number: 20090239092
    Abstract: Since a portion of projected streaks on a friction-joining steel plate 10 is provided with a Vickers hardness which is at least 3 times greater than that on the surface of steel plates IA and IB, the projected streaks are allowed to more easily enter into the steel plates IA and IB, and since a frictional resistance derived from a mechanical slip resistance of the thus entered projected streaks acts between the steel plates IA and IB, a marked increase is obtained in the friction coefficient between the steel plates IA and IB via the friction-joining steel plate 10. Consequently, a friction-joining structure is constituted by a slip resistance mechanism which can be easily validated from a theoretical or an experimental point of view and is also small in variance of the friction coefficient. Therefore, a friction coefficient used in design can be set at a high value with high accuracy to realize a rational design.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2007
    Publication date: September 24, 2009
    Inventors: Atsushi Watanabe, Atsushi Tomimoto
  • Publication number: 20090190290
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for forming a housing, such as for an electronic device, from multi-layer materials are disclosed. The multi-layer materials include at least two layers. Typically, one or more of the layers are metal. However, different layers of the multi-layer materials can be different metals. In one embodiment, an inner layer of the multi-layer materials can be provided with or form internal features that can be for attaching parts or components to the multi-layer materials. In another embodiment, processing of an inner layer of the multi-layer materials can facilitate part formation with increased curvature and/or internal part clearance. In another embodiment, the multi-layer materials can include an intermediate layer that facilitates creation of internal features that can be for attaching parts or components to the multi-layer materials.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 19, 2008
    Publication date: July 30, 2009
    Inventors: Stephen Brian Lynch, John Benjamin Filson, Stephen Paul Zadesky, Douglas Weber
  • Publication number: 20090169911
    Abstract: An extruded hollow section that can be fabricated in fewer production man-hours, and furthermore, is stable in quality. With the extruded hollow section, parallel parts each having a width in one direction within a section vertical to the direction of extrusion, being constant along the direction of extrusion, are integrally formed with tilt parts each having a width in the one direction, varying along the direction of the extrusion, wherein the parallel parts are integrally formed with the tilt parts. The extruded hollow section is made of a light metal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Publication date: July 2, 2009
    Applicant: Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Seiko Sho (Kobe Steel, Ltd.)
    Inventor: Akira Sakae
  • Patent number: 7517590
    Abstract: A metal band inlay for trim strips or sealing strips of flexible material that is bent to form a section. The metal band includes a plurality of edge slots in the longitudinal direction, which are guided inwardly from an edge of the metal band transversely to the longitudinal direction. The edge slots are wedge shaped. Central slots run to a tip toward their respective two ends and are arranged between the sequential edge slots. The central slots extend transversely to the longitudinal direction, but do not extend up to the edge. To simplify the cutting, the metal band further includes throughcuts that extend transversely to the longitudinal direction of the metal band, that correspond to at least some of the central slots and that extend from at least one edge of the metal band in the direction toward the tip of the respective central slot disposed opposite to the edge.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2009
    Assignee: BFC Buro-und Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH & Co. Prod. KG
    Inventor: Joachim Wagner
  • Publication number: 20090029185
    Abstract: A manufacturing method of a magnetic device includes the steps of forming a magnetic substrate having a plurality of recesses, and forming at least one coil in the recess. In addition, a magnetic device is also disclosed. The magnetic device includes a magnetic substrate and at least one coil. The magnetic substrate has a plurality of recesses and the coil is disposed in the recess.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 29, 2008
    Publication date: January 29, 2009
    Inventors: Cheng-Chang Lee, Ming-Hsien Lin, Yu-Ru Chang, Zong-Ting Yuan, Heng-Chung Chang, Huang-Kun Chen, Tai-Kang Shing
  • Publication number: 20080311429
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a magnetic film which includes a titania nanosheet which is formed on a transparent substrate and contains a layered titanium oxide in which at least one magnetic element is substituted for a Ti lattice position, the titanium oxide being expressed by a formula: Ti2-xMxO4 where M is at least one kind of transition metal elements chosen from among V, Cr, Mn, Fe, Co, Ni, and Cu, and 0<x<2, a dispersant surrounding the nanosheet, and a water-soluble organic compound.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 9, 2008
    Publication date: December 18, 2008
    Inventors: Tadao KATSURAGAWA, Takayoshi Sasaki, Minoru Osada
  • Publication number: 20080299408
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to materials processing methods using femtosecond duration laser pulses, and to the altered materials obtained by such methods. The resulting nanostructured (with or without macro- and micro-structuring) materials have a variety of applications, including, for example, aesthetic applications for jewelry or ornamentation; biomedical applications related to biocompatibility; catalysis applications; and modification of, for example, the optical and hydrophilic properties of materials including selective coloring.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2008
    Publication date: December 4, 2008
    Applicant: UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER
    Inventors: Chunlei Guo, Anatoliy Y. Vorobyev
  • Publication number: 20080286599
    Abstract: The invention relates to a device and method for producing metal panels. First a metal melt is produced, then a substrate, which has a lower temperature than the metal melt, is brought into contact with it so that some of the metal melt crystallises on the substrate. The substrate is then moved relative to the metal melt so that a metal foil is formed on the substrate. Finally the metal foil is divided into metal panels. According to the invention the substrate comprises grooves which are used to fit partitions between the panels, as well as grooves which are filled with liquid metal. The latter grooves provide a reinforcement for the metal panels. In addition a pattern of recesses and/or elevations can be provided in the substrate so that the same pattern is formed in the metal foil. The pattern may consist, for example, of parallel grooves which ensure that the surface of the foil is enlarged. In the case of solar cells this results in greater efficiency.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2006
    Publication date: November 20, 2008
    Inventors: Axel Georg Schonecker, Eelko Gelbert Hoek, Astrid Gutjahr, Leonardus Jacobus Laas
  • Publication number: 20080276888
    Abstract: The invention relates to cams for constructed camshafts, said cams formed from at least one profiled sheet metal strip (2) produced by rolling and having a thickness which varies in the longitudinal direction thereof and two end regions (2a). Said profiled sheet metal strip (2) is bent or deformed to form the cam blank (1) in such a way that the end regions (2a) thereof are welded to the end regions (2b) of at least one other bent or deformed metal strip (2). The cam blank (1) has recess (A) for receiving a carrying shaft (11), said recess (A) having an inner contour region which is essentially circular or partially circular. The aim of the invention is to create one such cam in such a way that it requires as little raw material as possible, the usable width of the running surface is as large as possible, and it can be connected to the carrying shaft in an especially simple and cost-effective manner by a non-positive and/or positive joining method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 25, 2005
    Publication date: November 13, 2008
    Applicant: THYSSENKRUPP AUTOMOTIVE AF
    Inventor: Manfred Muster
  • Publication number: 20080254310
    Abstract: Lightweight articles comprising a polymeric material at least partially coated with a fine-grained metallic material are disclosed. The fine-grained metallic material has an average grain size of 2 nm to 5,000 nm, a thickness between 25 micron and 5 cm, and a hardness between 200 VHN and 3,000 VHN. The lightweight articles are strong and ductile and exhibit high coefficients of restitution and a high stiffness and are particularly suitable for a variety of applications including aerospace and automotive parts, sporting goods, and the like.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 11, 2008
    Publication date: October 16, 2008
    Applicant: Integran Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Gino Palumbo, Jonathan McCrea, Klaus Tomantschger, Iain Brooks, Daehyun Jeong, Dave Limoges, Konstantinos Panagiotopoulos, Uwe Erb, Andrew Wang
  • Publication number: 20080233423
    Abstract: In a through hole closing process, a metal plate is attached to one surface of a conductive base member having a plurality of through holes by the use of a magnet, in a copper plating process, a copper plating layer is formed on the conductive base member and the metal plate exposed within the through holes, from the side of the conductive base member where the metal plate is not attached, thereby to fill up the through holes, in a film forming process, a Pd alloy film is formed by plating on the surface of the conductive base member after removal of the metal plate, and in a removal process, the copper plating layer is removed by selective etching, thereby to produce a hydrogen production filter that is used in a reformer a fuel cell so as to be capable of stably producing high purity hydrogen gas.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 21, 2008
    Publication date: September 25, 2008
    Applicant: DAI NIPPON INSATSU KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Hiroshi Yagi, Takanori Maeda, Yoshinori Oota, Yasuhiro Uchida
  • Publication number: 20080213612
    Abstract: Improved methods of bonding solid materials include a step of fabricating a micro-column array (MCA) on at least one surface to be bonded. The MCA formation process can be modified to cause and/or prevent chemical alteration of the surface being treated or to deposit a coating on the surface. In a preferred embodiment, the MCA is fabricated by laser treating the surface, such as by laser ablation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2007
    Publication date: September 4, 2008
    Inventors: David Starikov, Abdelhak Bensaoula
  • Patent number: 7368175
    Abstract: A metal band as an inlay for trim strips or sealing strips of flexible material, in particular of rubber or plastic, which is in particular bent to form a shape, having a plurality of slots, in particular periodically sequential slots in the longitudinal direction of the band which are directed inwardly from an edge of the metal band transversely to its longitudinal direction, which are wedge shaped or which run out inwardly in wedge shape, and also having central slots which run out to a tip at their two ends, which are arranged between sequential edge slots in the longitudinal direction and which likewise extend transversely to the longitudinal direction of the metal band, but do not extend up to the edge, wherein at least two sequential central slots in the longitudinal direction of the metal band are arranged between two sequential edge slots to improve the band properties.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2005
    Date of Patent: May 6, 2008
    Assignee: BFC Buro-und Fahrzeugtechnik GmbH & Co. Prod. KG
    Inventor: Walter Neth
  • Patent number: 7364803
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a low cost technique for manufacturing dual helical gears, such as herringbone gears, from powder metals. The dual helical gears made by this technique are of high density (greater than 92% of theoretical density) and offer superior strength. The present invention more specifically discloses a forged metal herringbone gear which is comprised of a body and a plurality of teeth wherein the metal has a density of greater than 92% of theoretical and wherein the grain in the teeth is one range higher on the ASTM E 112 grain size chart than the grain in the body of the gear. The present invention also discloses a method for manufacturing a high density forged dual helical gear.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: Keystone Investment Corporation
    Inventor: Gary L. Anderson
  • Patent number: 7255929
    Abstract: The invention provides spray coatings to achieve circumferentially non-uniform seal clearances in turbomachines. In steam and gas turbines it is desirable to assemble the machines with elliptical seal clearances to compensate for expected casing distortion, rotordynamics or phenomena that cause circumferentially non-uniform rotor-stator rubs. The claimed invention allows the casing hardware to be fabricated round, and a spray coating is applied to the radially inner surface such that the coating thickness varies circumferentially, providing the desired non-uniform rotor-stator clearance during assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Norman Arnold Turnquist, Mark William Kowalczyk, Farshad Ghasripoor
  • Patent number: 7255930
    Abstract: A cap nut to be enveloped in a casting made of casting material includes a substantially cylindrical body. The body has a first end and a second end adjacent to a top end surface of the body. The body has a hole and an outer peripheral surface to be enveloped in the casting material. The body has an exposed surface adjacent to the hole at the first end thereof, and the exposed surface is exposed to an outside of the casting. The body has formed in the outer peripheral surface thereof a tapered surface that broadens from the second end of the body toward the first end. The body has formed in the tapered surface a retaining means for preventing the cap nut from falling off from the casting. The body is installable in and removable from a pattern for forming a sand mold at the tapered surface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toyota Jidoshokki
    Inventors: Takahito Miyake, Tomomichi Miura, Hiroshi Kobayashi, Shuo Uematsu
  • Patent number: 7026056
    Abstract: A structure for encapsulating and protecting fiber insulation material as well as other materials in multicompartment devices in order to provide unitized material which can be applied to any surface desired for insulation or other purposes. A first sheet of material is formed with pockets or depressions in the sheet which are adapted for receiving the material desired to be unitized and a second sheet placed over the first sheet, and the two sheets are attached together in the areas between the pockets or depressions thus encapsulating the material in the pockets. The material is unitized by placing the material in individual sealed metal foil containers or compartments, then the individual containers of unitized material are attached in matrix form to a continuous sheet, such as positioning the containers in openings in the continuous sheet. The product can be applied to any surface desired for insulation or other purposes. Preferably a multilayer metal foil material is employed in the structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: ATD Corporation
    Inventor: G. William Ragland
  • Patent number: 7014924
    Abstract: A metal member to be cast-wrapped by a metal cast article, a manufacturing method thereof and a metal cast article including the metal member cast-wrapped are provided. A hollow cylindrical metal member having an outer surface with projections to be cast-wrapped by a metal cast article is manufactured in such a manner that a hollow cylindrical metal raw material 13 is inserted in a die 17 having a inner peripheral surface with longitudinal grooves of a depth H and a width W, and the hollow cylindrical metal raw material 13 is subjected to hot-extrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2001
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2006
    Assignee: Honda Giken Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Yoshiaki Koyama, Mitsunori Arimura, Kaoru Mitsuuchi, Toshiyuki Shibasaki, Yoshiaki Itou, Ryuji Shiga, Kouji Yamada
  • Patent number: 6889985
    Abstract: A core metal insert is provided for reinforcing a weatherseal. The core metal insert has a generally U-channel shaped cross-section and has first and second tines extending from a longitudinally extending backbone strip. The tines are bent to provide the U-channel shaped cross-section. The backbone strip is preferably double-coined to provide first and second grooves, one along each face of the backbone strip. Double coining results in greater length extension of the core metal insert, and also provides for more reliable bending of the tines which are less prone to snap off due to bending stress. Preferably, the backbone strip is provided with a plurality of score marks on both of its opposing faces to facilitate reliable and consistent severance of the backbone strip along the score marks to provide discrete structural staples in the weatherseal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2005
    Assignee: Scovil Hanna Corporation
    Inventor: Roy L. Bonds
  • Patent number: 6880243
    Abstract: A printed circuit board stiffener is provided comprising a generally U-shaped elongated horizontal assembly having a substantially horizontal surface, an elongated vertical member extending downward from and rigidly coupled to one of the elongated horizontal assembly members opposite the assembly's curved edge and having a plurality of legs extending from the elongated vertical member, each such leg further comprising a flange extending substantially perpendicular to its respective plurality of legs in a direction toward the elongated horizontal assembly's curved edge. Each of said flanges are suitable for attachment to a surface of a circuit board. Further, such stiffener is capable of being moved, oriented, placed and mechanically bonded to the printed circuit board using existing SMT robotic assemblies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2005
    Assignee: Sanmina-SCI Corporation
    Inventor: John A. Ireland
  • Patent number: 6824887
    Abstract: A structure for encapsulating and protecting fiber insulation material as well as other materials in multicompartment devices in order to provide unitized material which can be applied to any surface desired for insulation or other purposes. A first sheet of material is formed with pockets or depressions in the sheet which are adapted for receiving the material desired to be unitized and a second sheet placed over the first sheet, and the two sheets are attached together in the areas between the pockets or depressions thus encapsulating the material in the pockets. The material is unitized by placing the material in individual sealed metal foil containers or compartments, then the individual containers of unitized material are attached in matrix form to a continuous sheet, such as positioning the containers in openings in the continuous sheet. The product can be applied to any surface desired for insulation or other purposes. Preferably a multilayer metal foil material is employed in the structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2004
    Assignee: ATD Corporation
    Inventor: G. William Ragland
  • Patent number: 6752308
    Abstract: A titanium alloy strip which has a reduced cross section in the central region of the strip. By concentrating heat in this central region the process of bonding laser devices to a substrate is greatly improved. Furthermore, the titanium alloy strip allows for the possibility of removing the laser device from the substrate without destroying the laser device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Maheshchandra Mistry, Christopher Main
  • Patent number: 6733899
    Abstract: There are provided a step of forming a structure in which a first concave portion is formed in a predetermined portion on one surface of a metal plate and also a convex portion that protrudes from other surface of the metal plate is formed by formation of the first concave portion and a second concave portion is formed in a predetermined portion on an outside of a peripheral portion of the convex portion, by shaping the metal plate by means of stamping using a die, and a step of cutting the convex portion formed on the other surface of the metal plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2004
    Assignee: Shinko Electric Industries Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sumio Uehara, Yoshihisa Nagamine, Toshifumi Iizuka
  • Publication number: 20040086739
    Abstract: Disclosed is a film carrier tape for mounting electronic part comprising an insulating film and a wiring pattern which is made of a conductive metal and is provided on the surface of the insulating film, wherein an undercoating layer containing nickel as a main constituent is formed on at least a part of the surface of the wiring pattern made of a conductive metal, an intermediate layer containing palladium as a main constituent is formed on the surface of the undercoating layer, a surface layer containing gold as a main constituent is formed on the surface of the intermediate layer, and the average thickness of the intermediate layer containing palladium as a main constituent is not more than 0.04 &mgr;m. According to the present invention, a film carrier tape for mounting electronic part, in which the wire bonding strength to the bonding pad (connecting terminal) and the peel strength of the solder ball to the ball pad are high and the variability range of these strengths is small, is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 20, 2003
    Publication date: May 6, 2004
    Inventors: Yasunori Matsumura, Hideaki Makita