Honeycomb, Or With Grain Orientation Or Elongated Elements In Defined Angular Relationship In Respective Components (e.g., Parallel, Inter- Secting, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/593)
  • Patent number: 10994823
    Abstract: Beaded panels and method of forming beaded panels. A beaded panel as described herein includes a base structure comprising a sheet of material, and beads that comprise a protrusion on a first side of the base structure, and a concavity on an opposing second side of the base structure. A geometry of the beads comprises a center section having a conic shape about a longitudinal axis, flared sections symmetric about the center section along the longitudinal axis, and a transition section that curves outward from a base of the center section and the flared sections to blend with a flat surface on the first side of the base structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Kenneth D. Cominsky
  • Patent number: 10982672
    Abstract: A light-weight, high-strength compressor component is formed via additive manufacturing that has controlled stiffness and/or deflection levels. The component may have at least one interior region comprising a lattice structure that comprises a plurality of repeating cells. A solid surface is disposed over the lattice structure. The interior region comprises the lattice structure in the body portion of the light-weight, high-strength compressor component. The lattice structure may be used to globally or locally control stiffness and/or deflection levels of the compressor component. Additive manufacturing provides flexibility in forming compressor components with desirably improved strength-to-weight ratios while exhibiting high levels of control over stiffness and/or deflection. Methods of making such compressor components via additive manufacturing processes are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Emerson Climate Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc J. Scancarello, Robert C. Stover
  • Patent number: 10941299
    Abstract: The heat insulation coating includes the particles (secondary particles) of the silica aerogel (i) and the silica-based binder (ii). The thickness of the heat insulation coating is several 10 to several 100 ?m. The particle size of the secondary particles is distributed in a range from the lower limit Rmin to the upper limit Rmax. The lower limit Rmin is 10 nm. The upper limit Rmax is equal to the coating thickness of the heat insulation coating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Akio Kawaguchi, Yoshiaki Kajikawa
  • Patent number: 10926005
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a biomaterial for treating a condition. A biomaterial of the disclosure can be, for example, a surgical article. The biomaterial can comprise a plurality of geometric elements and a therapeutic agent. The biomaterial can comprise a first geometric element formed by a porous border that comprises a polymer and the therapeutic agent. The biomaterial can comprise a second geometric element formed by a non-porous border and a solid region, wherein the therapeutic agent may not diffuse into the second geometric element. Implantation of a biomaterial disclosed herein into a subject can treat, for example, cancer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: BioSapien Inc.
    Inventor: Khatija Pinky Ali
  • Patent number: 10913111
    Abstract: A method for vacuum smelting and variable pressure solidification forming aluminum alloy piece with ultra-thin wall and high gas tightness is provided, in which an induction heating furnace is set in a vacuum tank, a quartz crucible with thickness of 5˜8 mm is used; a preheated aluminum alloy ingot is placed in the crucible, side doors of the tank is closed, and a vacuuming processing is performed for the tank; the melt is filled from the bottom layer of the casting; when the melt reaches to the top, the main valve and the air-release valve are turned on until the inside and outside pressures are consistent, and then the casting is taken out. The requirement of high air tightness for vacuum tank is reduced, and aluminum alloy casting with high quality can be obtained at lower cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: No.59 Institute of China Ordnance Industry
    Inventors: Qiang Chen, Yuanyuan Wan, Zhihui Xing, Jianquan Tao, Gaozhan Zhao, Zhiwei Huang, Ming Li, Xiaosong Li, Shuxin Chai, Yanbin Wang, Hong Zhan, Maochuan Wang
  • Patent number: 10898333
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is an orthopedic implant device comprising a porous structure, approximating the shape of a bone, and having modulus of elasticity similar to that of said bone. Further disclosed herein is a method of treating injuries or diseases affecting bones or muscles comprising providing an orthopedic implant device, wherein the orthopedic implant device comprising a porous structure, approximating the shape of a bone, and having a modulus of elasticity similar to that of bone, and using the orthopedic implant device to treat injuries and diseases affecting bones and muscles in a mammal. Further disclosed herein is a method of manufacturing an orthopedic implant device using an additive manufacturing method comprising the steps: (a) providing a 3-dimensional model of the orthopedic implant device; (b) inputting the 3-dimensional model to an additive manufacturing device; and (c) using the additive manufacturing device to manufacture the orthopedic implant device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: HT MEDICAL LLC
    Inventor: Nicholas Michael Cordaro
  • Patent number: 10837365
    Abstract: A combustor panel having a plurality of cooling flow paths formed between the outer surface and the inner surface of the combustor panel. The cooling flow paths have inlets that open at the outer surface and introduce a cooling medium into their interior, and outlets that open at the inner surface and discharge the cooling medium flowing through their interior. Among the plurality of cooling flow paths, each of plurality of cooling flow paths extending from a position along the edge of an aperture of the combustor panel forms an aperture-vicinity flow path. Among the plurality of aperture-vicinity flow paths, each of the aperture-vicinity flow paths for which the inlet is formed closer to the aperture than the outlet forms an aperture-side inlet flow path. The number of the aperture-side inlet flow paths is greater than one-half of the all of the aperture-vicinity flow paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER SYSTEMS, LTD.
    Inventor: Hiroaki Kishida
  • Patent number: 10830504
    Abstract: An adsorptive cooling system includes: a first highly adsorptive structure positioned to receive thermal energy from a thermal energy source, including: a first substrate; and a first metal-organic framework (MOF) coupled to the first substrate and adapted for adsorbing and desorbing a refrigerant under predetermined thermodynamic conditions; a second highly adsorptive structure positioned to receive thermal energy from the thermal energy source including: a second substrate; and a second MOF coupled to the second substrate and adapted for adsorbing and desorbing a refrigerant under predetermined thermodynamic conditions; a cooling unit; and a circulation system adapted for circulating refrigerant from the first highly adsorptive structure and the second highly adsorptive structure to the cooling unit to provide cooling from the thermal energy source and to return the refrigerant to at least one of the first highly adsorptive structure and the second highly adsorptive structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: LAWRENCE LIVERMORE NATIONAL SECURITY, LLC
    Inventors: Theodore F. Baumann, Joe H. Satcher, Jr., Joseph C. Farmer
  • Patent number: 10710326
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a sandwich structure having an open cellular core and a fluid-tight seal surrounding the core includes coupling a mold to a first facesheet to define a reservoir. The method also includes irradiating a volume of photo-monomer in the reservoir with a series of vertical collimated light beams to form a cured, solid polymer border extending around a periphery of the first facesheet. The method also includes irradiating a remaining volume of photo-monomer in the reservoir with a series of collimated light beams to form an ordered three-dimensional polymer microstructure core defined by a plurality of interconnected polymer optical waveguides coupled to the first facesheet and surrounded by the cured, solid polymer border. The method further includes coupling a second facesheet to the ordered three-dimensional microstructure core and the cured, solid polymer border to form the sandwich structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Jacob M. Hundley, Alan J. Jacobsen, Sophia S. Yang, Zak C. Eckel, Christopher S. Roper, William Carter
  • Patent number: 10641742
    Abstract: A nondestructive bond strength testing method, including: coupling an expendable device to a structure under test, the expendable device including a patterned planar array of exploding bridge wires; simultaneously vaporizing the patterned planar array of exploding bridge wires by applying a pulse of electrical energy to the patterned planar array of exploding bridge wires; and sensing an initial disbonding signature of the structure under test.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Mark J. Clemen, Jr., Alan F. Stewart, Dejan Nikic
  • Patent number: 10603873
    Abstract: A method of forming a hybrid metal composite structure including at least one metal ply. The method includes forming at least one metal ply, forming the at least one metal ply comprising forming at least one perforation in the at least one metal ply, abrasively blasting at least one surface of the at least one metal ply to coarsen the at least one surface of the metal ply, and exposing the at least one metal ply to at least one of an acid or a base. The method further includes disposing at least one fiber composite material structure adjacent the at least one metal ply. Related methods of forming a portion of a rocket case and related hybrid metal composite structures are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin W. C. Garcia, Elizabeth Bonderson, Brian Christensen, David R. Nelson
  • Patent number: 10583871
    Abstract: A method of constructing a vehicle component includes depositing a layer of a first metal, extruding a filament of a second metal onto the layer, and depositing a second layer of the first metal on the filament.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, LLC
    Inventor: Mohammed Omar Faruque
  • Patent number: 10583519
    Abstract: A friction stir welded structure includes first and second members. The first member has a base defining opposed first and second surfaces, and spaced first and second walls extending outwardly from the second surface of the base to define a receptacle therebetween. The second member includes an elongate rib extending from a root portion to a first tip portion, the root portion having a uniform root portion thickness and the first tip portion having a first tip portion thickness not greater than the root portion thickness. The first tip portion is sized for insertion into the receptacle and shaped conformally with the receptacle so that the first tip portion engages a closed end of the receptacle. A friction stir weld joint extends through the base and at least portions of the first and second walls of the first member and into the first tip portion of the second member, thereby to join the first and second members.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: Richard A. Litwinski
  • Patent number: 10537939
    Abstract: One example provides a method of manufacturing. The method comprises printing multiple layers comprising a metal material by an additive manufacturing technique, wherein each of the multiple layers comprises an array of cavities each having a cross-section of a polygon; and assembling at least two of the multiple layers to form an article having an array of three-dimensional hollow cells collectively having a honeycomb structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.
    Inventors: Chi Hao Chang, Chien-Ting Lin, Kuan-Ting Wu
  • Patent number: 10427778
    Abstract: A heat shield assembly including a skin panel and a stiffener including a base portion and a bead portion protruding from the base portion, wherein the base portion is connected to the skin panel to define a bead volume between the bead portion and the skin panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Thomas J. Connelly, Linda M. Li
  • Patent number: 10390440
    Abstract: In a die-substrate assembly, a copper inter-component joint is formed by bonding corresponding copper interconnect structures together directly, without using solder. The copper interconnect structures have distal layers of (111) crystalline copper that enable them to bond together at a relatively low temperature (e.g., below 300° C.) compared to the relatively high melting point (about 1085° C.) for the bulk copper of the rest of the interconnect structures. By avoiding the use of solder, the resulting inter-component joint will not suffer from the adverse IMC/EM effects of conventional, solder-based joints. The distal surfaces of the interconnect structures may be curved (e.g., one concave and the other convex) to facilitate mating the two structures and improve the reliability of the physical contact between the two interconnect structures. The bonding may be achieved using directed microwave radiation and microwave-sensitive flux, instead of uniform heating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Tsung Nan Lo, Chung Hsiung Ho
  • Patent number: 10329503
    Abstract: A fuel and nanodiamond mixture includes a fuel for combustion and a fuel additive in the form of nanodiamonds mixed into the fuel to be dispersed throughout the fuel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: NANO MPI HOLDINGS, INC.
    Inventors: Andrey Factor, Marshall Weingarden, Wladimir Borodin, Volodymyr Ivashchenko
  • Patent number: 10302830
    Abstract: A wire grid device having transmission power characteristics and a power extinction ratio in a terahertz wave band that cannot be achieved conventionally. A cutout is formed between one end and an opposite end of a rectangular metal thin plate to form a plurality of grid plates each having an elongated grid part between the one end and the opposite end. The grid plates are stacked in such a manner that the grid parts of the grid plates are spaced at a given interval and face each other, thereby forming a grid plate stack. In this case, spacers are inserted between one ends and between opposite ends of adjacent ones of the grid plates to form parallel flat plates configured by the grid parts. The grid plate stack forming the parallel flat plates operates as a polarizer for a terahertz wave band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: IBARAKI UNIVERSITY
    Inventor: Takehito Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10278751
    Abstract: The present invention is concerned with a method of manufacturing a tissue-integration device, and a tissue-integration device so produced, the method comprising the steps of wrapping a porous sheet of material around a mandrel in order to create overlapping layers of the porous sheet material, the wrapped mandrel then being placed in a mould in order to apply pressure and heat to the overlapping layers in order to effect the lamination thereof such as to form a device having spaces defined by overlapping pores of the adjacent layers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: PROXY BIOMEDICAL LIMITED
    Inventors: Tony Durkin, Cormac Breathnach, Niall Rooney, Peter Gingras
  • Patent number: 10105777
    Abstract: A joining method for joining a first member and a second member is provided. The joining method includes a step of providing a first brazing layer on the first member by plating, a step of providing a second brazing layer on the first brazing layer by plating, a step of arranging the first member and the second member to oppose each other across the first brazing layer and the second brazing layer, and a step of melting the first brazing layer and the second brazing layer to join the first member and the second member which are arranged to oppose each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Kosuke Nishikawa, Hiroyuki Kobayashi, Hiroyasu Manako
  • Patent number: 10014540
    Abstract: A hydrogen generator is provided for generating hydrogen gas for a fuel cell stack. The hydrogen generator includes a container, and a liquid reactant storage area configured to contain a liquid including a first reactant. The hydrogen generator also includes a reaction area within the container, and a solid containing a second reactant within the reaction area and having a concentration gradient that varies along an axis such as length of the solid. The hydrogen generator further includes a liquid delivery member for delivering the liquid to the solid in the reaction area to generate hydrogen. The concentration gradient controls a reaction rate of the first and second reactants.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: INTELLIGENT ENERGY INC.
    Inventors: Jason L. Stimits, Guanghong Zheng, Richard A. Langan
  • Patent number: 9957632
    Abstract: Methods for electrochemical deposition of a metal coating on a metal substrate are described. The method may use an ionic liquid as an electrolyte, and the substrate may comprise a first metallic element. Method steps may include pretreating the substrate by etching in an ionic liquid containing metal ions of a second metallic element, removing metal ions of the first metallic element from the substrate, wherein the metal ions of the first metallic element are received by the ionic liquid, depositing a transition layer on the substrate from the ionic liquid, wherein metal ions of the first and second metallic elements are incorporated in the transition layer, and depositing a coating on the transition layer by electrochemical deposition from an ionic liquid containing ions of the second metallic element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: ONDERZOEKSCENTRUM VOOR AANWENDING VAN STAAL N.V.
    Inventors: Joost Remi Margueritte De Strycker, Philippe Jose Gaston Hubert Verpoort, Eva Diaz Gonzales, Krista Godelieve Oscar Van Den Bergh, Robbie Van De Coevering
  • Patent number: 9731384
    Abstract: A method includes disposing a braze material adjacent a first body and a second body; heating the braze material and forming a transient liquid phase; and transforming the transient liquid phase to a solid phase and forming a bond between the first body and the second body. The braze material includes copper, silver, zinc, magnesium, and at least one material selected from the group consisting of nickel, tin, cobalt, iron, phosphorous, indium, lead, antimony, cadmium, and bismuth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Wei Chen, Marc W. Bird, John H. Stevens
  • Patent number: 9687940
    Abstract: A method includes disposing a braze material between a first body and a second body. The braze material includes a first composition and a second composition. The second composition has a melting point higher than the first composition. The method also includes heating the braze material to a brazing temperature between the melting points of the first and second materials and maintaining the braze material at the brazing temperature for a period of time to transform a transient liquid phase to a solid phase, forming a bond between the first body and the second body. A braze material for securing solid bodies includes a first composition and a second composition. The first composition includes at least one element selected from the group consisting of indium, tin, zinc, and magnesium. An earth-boring tool includes a first body, a second body, and a braze material bonding the second body to the first body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Wei Chen, James L. Overstreet, John H. Stevens
  • Patent number: 9599158
    Abstract: A system for elastically compensating for wear, thermal expansion and misalignment comprises a ring located between a housing and a pin in the bore of the housing. The ring has a backing layer, an expanded grid structure having a plurality of openings, a low friction layer penetrated into the openings of the expanded grid structure, and adhesive for bonding the backing layer, expanded grid structure and low friction layer together to provide elastic deformation of the ring between the housing and pin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: March 21, 2017
    Assignee: SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE PLASTICS PAMPUS GMBH
    Inventors: Joerg Heldmann, Hans-Juergen Jaeger, Alexander Oehrlein
  • Patent number: 9381467
    Abstract: A metal honeycomb carrier comprising a metal outer casing having inserted thereinto a metal honeycomb structure consisting of a metallic flat foil and a metallic corrugated foil, wherein perforations in an opening ratio of 30 to 60% are provided in either one or both of the flat foil and the corrugated foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2016
    Assignee: CATALER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Murawaki, Junya Shirahata, Yasuo Katou
  • Patent number: 9116428
    Abstract: A micro-truss based blast protection apparatus. In one embodiment, the blast protection apparatus includes a three-dimensional (3D) ordered truss core between a first face plate and a second face plate. The 3D ordered truss core includes first truss elements defined by first self-propagating polymer waveguides and extending along a first direction, second truss elements defined by second self-propagating polymer waveguides and extending along a second direction, and third truss elements defined by third self-propagating polymer waveguides and extending along a third direction. The first, second, and third truss elements interpenetrate each other at a plurality of nodes to form a continuous material. The first, second, and third truss elements define an open space for providing a densification in response to a force applied to the first face plate and/or the second face plate, and the 3D ordered truss core is self-supporting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2015
    Assignee: HRL Laboratories, LLC
    Inventors: Alan J. Jacobsen, William B. Carter, Robert W. Cumberland
  • Patent number: 9091196
    Abstract: A honeycomb body includes at least a housing and a honeycomb structure with a multiplicity of channels. The honeycomb structure includes at least one at least partially structured metallic layer forming connecting points which fix the honeycomb structure. A cross section of the honeycomb structure has radial zones with connecting points. At least 1% and at most 20% of inner contact points of the at least one at least partially structured metallic layer in at least one of the zones forms a connecting point in the cross section. The channels have a different channel cross section in at least two of the radial zones. A motor vehicle having the honeycomb body is also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: EMITEC Gesellschaft fuer Emissionstechnologie mbH
    Inventors: Wolfgang Maus, Rolf Brück, Peter Hirth
  • Patent number: 9091387
    Abstract: The present invention describes composite rods keeping two elements apart a determined distance carrying the loads between them, such as railways, industrial premises, etc. Besides, the manufacturing method thereof and the tool involved in this process are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations, S.L.
    Inventor: Andres Quintana Rio
  • Patent number: 8999482
    Abstract: A structure 1 is provided with a core layer 2 where a plurality of polygonal-cylindrical or circular-cylindrical cells S are disposed adjoiningly inside and skin layers 3, 4 that are provided on the upper and lower surfaces of the core layer 2. Communication portions 6 for communicating with adjacent cells S are formed in the core layer 2. A molded article is formed by providing a bent portion to the structure 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: Gifu Plastic Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryuji Tanii, Masahiro Ukai
  • Patent number: 8999480
    Abstract: A shear layer for a shear band that is used in a tire is provided that has multiple cells having a chiral configuration. The chiral configuration may be hexagonal or tetrachiral or have other configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignees: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin, Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Joshua D. Summers, Avinash Kolla, Jaehyung Ju, John Ziegert
  • Patent number: 8999094
    Abstract: A method of continuous manufacture of a composite hollow board material comprising a first surface and a second surface, and between the first and second surfaces a plurality of distance members is disclosed. The method comprises providing material for the first surface from a first reel via a first guide roller towards an output lane; providing material for the second surface from a second reel via a second guide roller towards the output lane; and providing material for the distance members from a third reel towards the output lane such that the distance members comprises strips arranged, at any cross section perpendicular to the first and second surfaces and the direction of the output lane, perpendicular to the first and second surfaces and continuous along the output lane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2015
    Assignee: IKEA Supply AG
    Inventors: Dan Pettersson, Bengt Andreasson
  • Publication number: 20150086804
    Abstract: A honeycomb body includes wound and/or stacked layers having a geometric center axis, a cavity rotationally symmetrically around the center axis and an outer lateral surface. Each layer extends approximately concentrically around the axis. At least one of the layers is at least partially structured forming channels through which a fluid can flow. The channels extend from the cavity outward to the outer lateral surface at a non-right cone angle to the axis. The channels have a cross-section changing along the channels from inside to outside. At least one structured layer and at least one intermediate layer are alternatingly disposed and helically layered. The structure height of the structured sheet-metal layer forming the channels is substantially constant and channel cross-sectional areas increase from inside to outside. The intermediate layer can be made of simple wires or of specially cut or folded smooth sheet-metal layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Publication date: March 26, 2015
    Inventors: CHRISTIAN SCHORN, SIGRID LIMBECK
  • Patent number: 8940194
    Abstract: In accordance with various example embodiments, an apparatus includes two or more circuit nodes and a conductive material that is located between and configured to electrically couple the circuit nodes. The conductive material includes a network of elongated portions of at least one electrospun Cu-based nanostructure. Each elongated portion has an aspect ratio of at least 50,000 and a length that is greater than 100 microns, and at least one fused crossing point that joins with a fused crossing point of another of the elongated portions. The network of elongated portions is distributed and aligned in the conductive material to set a conductance level and a transparency level along the network, along at least one direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 27, 2015
    Assignee: The Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University
    Inventors: Yi Cui, Hui Wu, Liangbing Hu
  • Publication number: 20140374146
    Abstract: A metal nanonetwork includes metal nanostructures that are joined by metallic bond. The joined part between the metal nanostructures includes a fillet part. In the joined part between the metal nanostructures, the distance between the central axis of one metal nanostructure and the central axis of another metal nanostructure is smaller than the sum of the radii of both metal nanostructures. The metal nanostructure is a metal nanowire. A first method for producing the metal nanonetwork includes a process of forming an oxide film on the outermost surface of the metal nanostructure, and a process of reducing the oxide film at the joined parts of a plurality of the metal nanostructures to thereby join the metal nanostructures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 11, 2014
    Publication date: December 25, 2014
    Inventors: Naoyuki SAITO, Takuya HARADA, Nobumitsu YAMANAKA, Kazutomi MIYOSHI, Michio OHKUBO, Hiroshi IKEDA
  • Patent number: 8835016
    Abstract: A sandwich structure is provided that includes a corrugated layer with at least one core layer (structure) made of a periodic array of adjacent truncated upward facing peaks and truncated downward facing valleys. Each truncated peak has a bonding land of an area A1. Each truncated valley has a bonding land of an area A2. A ratio of A1/A2 is less than 2. A distance D is between neighboring peaks, and a distance D is also between neighboring valleys. The corrugated layer is made from an initially flat sheet thickness of t. A first sheet layer is physically coupled to bonding lands of the truncated peaks. A second sheet layer is physically coupled to bonding lands of the truncated valleys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Celltech Metals, Inc.
    Inventor: Fabien Ebnoether
  • Patent number: 8828311
    Abstract: Compositions and methods for making a three dimensional structure comprising: designing a three-dimensional structure; melting the three-dimensional structure from two or more layers of a metal powder with a high energy electron or laser beam is described herein. The position where the metal is melted into the structure is formed along a layer of metal powder, wherein the location and intensity of the beam that strikes the metal layer is based on the three-dimensional structure and is controlled and directed by a processor. The instant invention comprises a novel dry state sonication step for removing metal powder that is not melted from the three dimensional structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: Board of Regents, The University of Texas System
    Inventors: Frank Medina, Lawrence Murr, Ryan Wicker, Sara Gaytan
  • Patent number: 8766133
    Abstract: A high-energy density beam welding process for two panels includes a step that include placing a metal band on the upper face of at least one panel, in the axis of the desired welded joint before welding the panels, so that the metal band is inserted between the panels and the high-energy density beam during the welding step, and so that the thickness of this metal band integrates all of the geometric faults present on the surface of the welded joint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Airbus Operations SAS
    Inventor: Thomas Gilles
  • Publication number: 20140177138
    Abstract: A housing component of a handheld electronic device, the housing component comprising a cellular material which has a density of from 0.02 to 0.6 g/cc and a Young's modulus of from 32 to 5500 Mpa, the cellular material being three-dimensionally shaped to form a substantially resilient body. There is also disclosed a method of manufacturing a housing component of a handheld electronic device, the method comprising the steps of: a. providing a cellular material; and b. three-dimensionally shaping the cellular material to form a substantially resilient body in the form of a housing component of a handheld electronic device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2012
    Publication date: June 26, 2014
    Applicant: Gurit (USA) Inc
    Inventors: Garry Christopher JOLLIFFE, Chai Zachary Pocknett, Sam Shehyee Ang, Richard Alden Downs-Honey, Matthew Evan Bodoff
  • Publication number: 20140154522
    Abstract: Structural panel unit (10) comprising a first plate (11) and continuous web members (13, 14) extending along intersecting directions so as to support the plate (11), the web members (13, 14) being each slotted (141, 131) partway through at their intersections so that they fit into one another, the web members comprising first web members (13) and second web members (14), wherein the first web members (13) are so disposed as to have slots (131) open towards the first plate (11) in which slots (131) fit the second web members (14), wherein the first web members (13) are united to the first plate (11) thereby interlocking the second web members (14), and wherein the second web members (14) are linked to the first plate (11) by no other means than by interlocking with the first members (13).
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Publication date: June 5, 2014
    Applicant: Arcelormittal Invertigacion Y Desarrollo SL
    Inventor: Christopher Hendrikus Johannes Gerritsen
  • Publication number: 20140127528
    Abstract: A sandwich structure is provided that includes a core formed of profiled metal sheet material and a metal face sheet secured to at least one side of the core. Protrusions are provided in a pattern on at least one side of the core and apertures are provided in a pattern in each face sheet. Dimensions of the protrusions and apertures are such that the protrusions extend at least partially through the apertures of the associated face sheet and are secured thereto. A method for producing such a sandwich structure is also provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 21, 2010
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Kaj Tommy Näsström
  • Patent number: 8708646
    Abstract: A MCrAlY alloy, methods to produce a MCrAlY layer and a honeycomb seal are provided. The MCrAlY alloy includes chromium, aluminum, yttrium and iron and optionally titanium, hafnium or silicon. The honeycomb seal includes a substrate, honeycomb cells and a protective coating on side walls of the honeycomb cells or a diffusion area inside side walls of the honeycomb cells, the protective coating or the diffusion area including the MCrAlY alloy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: David Fairbourn, Paul Mathew Walker
  • Publication number: 20140077031
    Abstract: An acoustic-attenuating wall panel for a nacelle of a turbine engine may include a radiused portion. The radiused portion may include an airflow surface having a concave configuration and which may be exposed to an airflow passing through the nacelle. The radiused portion may include an acoustic attenuating section.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Publication date: March 20, 2014
    Applicant: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: Brenda Benedetti, Robert S. Farrell, Luis R. Leon, Justin H. Lan, Garry A. Booker
  • Publication number: 20140017509
    Abstract: Provided in the present invention is a bonded tungsten carbide-based super hard alloy assembly equipped with a first metal member having a first bonding surface and comprised of a steel material containing a martensite structure and a second metal member having a second bonding surface directly bonded to the first bonding surface of the first metal member and comprised of a tungsten carbide-based super hard alloy. The martensite structure-containing steel material which constitutes the first metal member is a stainless steel having an average carbon concentration of from 0.10 to 0.40 mass %. The first metal member has a high carbon concentration region at a depth ranging from 0.70 to 3.00 mm from the first bonding surface. The high carbon concentration region has a maximum carbon concentration of from 0.3 to 1.2 mass %. The bonded tungsten carbide-based super hard alloy assembly has both high bonding strength and excellent mechanical strength.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
    Inventors: Hironori TAKAHASHI, Hiroyuki TANAKA
  • Patent number: 8609220
    Abstract: A shear layer for a shear band that is used in a tire is provided that has multiple cells or units having an auxetic configuration and that are constructed from aluminum or titanium alloys. The cells may have an angle of ?10°.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2013
    Assignees: Compagnie Generale des Etablissements Michelin, Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Joshua D. Summers, Georges M. Fadel, Jaehyung Ju, John Ziegert
  • Publication number: 20130316184
    Abstract: A spacer profile adapted to be used in a spacer frame of an insulating glass unit includes a hollow profile body made of a first synthetic material and a chamber for accommodating hydroscopic material, the hollow profile body having an inner wall that is, in an assembled state of the insulating glass unit, directed to the intervening space between panes of the insulating glass unit, an outer wall on the opposite side of the inner wall, a first side wall and a second side wall on the opposite side to the first side wall, the walls being connected to form the chamber, and a diffusion barrier portion made of a second synthetic material with sheet silicates and being formed as at least a part of the outer wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 24, 2012
    Publication date: November 28, 2013
    Applicant: TECHNOFORM GLASS INSULATION HOLDING GMBH
    Inventors: Thorsten Siodla, Peter Cempulik, Joerg Lenz
  • Publication number: 20130302633
    Abstract: A micro-scaled bi-material lattice structure includes a frame comprising a first material having a first coefficient of expansion and defining a plurality of unit cells. The bi-material lattice structure further includes a plurality of plates comprising a second material having a second coefficient of expansion different from the first coefficient of expansion. One of the plates is connected to each unit cell. The bi-material lattice structure has a third coefficient of expansion different from both the first coefficient of the expansion and the second coefficient of expansion, and the bi-material lattice structure has a thickness of about 100 nm to about 3000 microns.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 17, 2013
    Publication date: November 14, 2013
    Inventors: Sergio Pellegrino, Keith D. Patterson, Chiara Daraio, Eleftherios Gdoutos, Namiko Yamamoto, Risaku Toda, Victor E. White, Harish Manohara, John B. Steeves
  • Publication number: 20130230735
    Abstract: A method for producing a channel arrangement, a channel arrangement, a metal profile and use of a channel arrangement. The method includes arranging a first metal profile towards a second metal profile. The first profile includes elongated trench-like portions mutually separated by flat portions. The first profile is joined to the second profile so that channels between the first profile and the second profile are defined. The channels are separated by flat regions. In the arranging, at least one of the profiles is a profile including an incipient cut to be located in at least one of the flat regions. Material is removed from the at least one flat region so that the thickness of a part of the at least one flat region becomes less than the sum of the thicknesses of the profiles.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 31, 2010
    Publication date: September 5, 2013
    Inventors: Hans Keife, Petri Konttinen, Anders Falkenö
  • Patent number: 8497027
    Abstract: A honeycomb structure and a method of forming an iron based glass forming honeycomb structure. The honeycomb structure may include at least two sheets, each having a thickness in the range of 0.01 mm to 0.15 mm, formed from an iron based glass forming alloy comprising 40 to 68 atomic percent iron, 13 to 17 atomic percent nickel, 2 to 21 atomic percent cobalt, 12 to 19 atomic percent boron, optionally 0.1 to 6 atomic percent carbon, optionally 0.3 to 4 atomic percent silicon, optionally 1 to 20 percent chromium. The sheets may be stacked, bonded together and formed into a honeycomb. The honeycomb structure may include a plurality of cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2010
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2013
    Assignee: The NanoSteel Company, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel James Branagan, Jikou Zhou, Brian E. Meacham, Jason K. Walleser, Alla V. Sergueeva
  • Patent number: 8445773
    Abstract: A thermoelectric generator has a hot side heat exchanger having a silicon carbide (SiC) honeycomb support with a plurality of passages. The passage walls are coated with a pyrophoric solid fuel such as red oxide (Fe2O3) in combination with a silicon (Si) binder. A quantum well thermoelectric device is positioned between the hot side heat exchanger and heat sink. The performance of the thermoelectric generator is comparable to fuel cells. The thermoelectric generator is small and portable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2013
    Assignee: The United States of America as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventor: Thanh Nhon Tran