Nonplanar, Uniform-thickness Material Having Symmetrical Channel Shape Or Reverse Fold (e.g., Making Acute Angle, Etc.) Patents (Class 428/595)
  • Patent number: 11945569
    Abstract: An anchor rail for an aircraft floor includes an upper flange with a guideway and two flange wings. The rail is formed of a beam and of an anti-corrosion protection. The beam is formed at least of a body made from a first material and defining the lower stiffening structure and an upper platform. The anti-corrosion protection wholly covers an upper face of the upper platform and therewith constitutes the upper flange of the rail, thus layered. The anti-corrosion protection is at least formed of a protective sheet made of a second material more resistant to corrosion than the first material and selected from a metal and a fiber-reinforced plastic composite material. Such a rail exhibits good corrosion resistance for modest cost.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Airbus Operations (S.A.S.)
    Inventor: Giuseppe Vassilakakis
  • Patent number: 11840362
    Abstract: A long frame is provided with: a plurality of frame members that have a longitudinal direction and a short direction, have a first flange part folded along a folding line extending along the longitudinal direction, and are arranged close to an inner peripheral surface of a surface plate along an array direction; and a plurality of first connecting parts that connect each of the plurality of first flange parts to the surface plate. The frame is further provided with at least one of a second connecting part that connects second flange parts to each other and a third connecting part that joins together end surfaces of a pair of frame members arranged adjacent to each other in the array direction to connect the pair of frame member arranged adjacent to each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2023
    Inventors: Yuki Kani, Ryota Ozaki
  • Patent number: 11786954
    Abstract: A method of expanding an elongated and at least regionally planar metal element that has two respective marginal regions oppositely disposed and extending in a longitudinal direction and a central region arranged therebetween and including cuts, the marginal regions of the metal element are moved apart transversely to the longitudinal direction and in parallel with a planar extent of the metal element such that connection portions of the central region formed by the cuts and connecting the two respective marginal regions to one another are folded, the method includes displacing the two respective marginal regions with respect to one another transversely to the planar extent of the metal element to form a displaced state, and subsequently moving apart the two respective marginal regions in the displaced state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2023
    Inventors: Heiner Willerscheid, Andreas Weinmann
  • Patent number: 11760040
    Abstract: A tool for making contoured composite hat stringers allows control of stringer wrinkling. The tool includes a set of first openings that allow the tool to flex during contouring of the stringer, and a set of second openings into which portions of the composite charge may strain during the contouring.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2023
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Steven Joseph Plummer, Kurtis Shuldberg Willden, Andrew Elmer Modin, Paul Chace Wilcoxson
  • Patent number: 11628486
    Abstract: A method includes press forming a metal sheet into an intermediate formed product bent out of a plane and forming into a desired press-formed component shape. In a region to be a flange portion, an angle to be bent out of the plane is equal to or less than an angle formed by the flange portion at the curved portion in the press-formed component shape. The projection portion has a largest projection height at the center portion in the longitudinal direction of the region to be the curved portion as seen in the side view, and a longitudinal length of a region to be the top sheet portion is set to coincide with or approach a longitudinal length of the top sheet portion in the press-formed component shape.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2023
    Inventors: Hiroto Miyake, Toyohisa Shinmiya, Yuji Yamasaki
  • Patent number: 11565493
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method of creasing sheets (12) by using a creasing tool (14, 20, 21) cooperating with a counter element (22, 23), comprising the following steps: a creasing plate blank (24?) is provided with at least one creasing projection (26) by plastically deforming the material of the blank (24?) so as to form a creasing plate (24), the creasing plate (24) is mounted to a creasing tool (14, 20, 21), sheets (12) to be provided with at least one crease are advanced through a gap between the creasing tool (14, 20, 21) and the counter element (22, 23).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: BOBST MEX SA
    Inventor: Roberto Valterio
  • Patent number: 11542041
    Abstract: A satellite is disclosed, including a body having an additively manufactured wall panel and a communication device connected to the body. The wall panel includes a facesheet and a stiffening structure extending from a first side of the facesheet. The communication device is configured to send and receive data while in space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Richard W. Aston, Christopher David Joe
  • Patent number: 11541622
    Abstract: A creasing machine includes a creasing tool, a counter element cooperating with the creasing tool, and a transportation system for advancing sheets through a creasing area between the creasing tool and the counter element, wherein the creasing tool has a creasing plate provided with at least one creasing projection, and wherein the creasing projection on the creasing plate is constituted by a plurality of small, plastically deformed areas which merge into each other so as to form the creasing projection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: BOBST MEX SA
    Inventors: Roberto Valterio, Yannick Roulin
  • Patent number: 10681994
    Abstract: The invention pertains to a modular presentation system for the display and support of goods and a build-up method therefor. The system comprises floor tiles, blocks, and cover plates. Two floor tiles can be interconnected by placing the two floor tiles adjacent and subsequently mounting a connection piece in connection recesses provided in the two floor tiles. Floor tiles, blocks, and cover plates are configured to clamp on top of floor tiles and blocks. The present invention allows to quickly and efficiently build up the modular presentation system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Easybuild bvba
    Inventor: Filip Van Ceulebroeck
  • Patent number: 10596611
    Abstract: A production method includes a placement step, a first pressing step, and a second pressing step. In the placement step, a blank plate is placed in press tooling. In the first pressing step, the blank plate is caused to undergo bend forming in such a way that concave ridges, a concave area, and areas of concave-correspondence vertical wall areas that are areas adjacent to the concave ridges are formed in the blank plate. In the second pressing step, the resultant plate is caused to undergo draw forming in such a way that convex ridges, a convex area, areas of convex-correspondence vertical wall areas that are areas adjacent to the convex ridges are formed in the resultant plate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Inventors: Ryuichi Nishimura, Yoshiaki Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 10265753
    Abstract: Provided is a hot press product made from a heated material. In some cases, the product includes a bulging portion formed around a positioning hole, in which an inner diameter of the positioning hole, which shrinks when a temperature of the hot press product returns to room temperature, is increased by the bulging portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Inventor: Naoya Yuasa
  • Patent number: 10213819
    Abstract: A press forming method for producing a saddle type final product comprises a first process of producing an intermediate product having a processing adjustment section, by cold press working against an ultrahigh tensile strength steel plate, to deform the side wall portions and flange portions at both sides in the predetermined area, with the cross section of the top plate portion being maintained in a predetermined shape, and a second process of pressing at least the processing adjustment section, by cold press working against the intermediate product, with the cross section of the top plate portion being maintained in the predetermined shape. In at least one of the first process and second process, a processing target of the at least one process is bent in the direction opposite to the opening of the hat-shaped cross section, to produce the saddle type final product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: SANGO CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yoshiki Ito, Jiro Kagitani, Osamu Nishihara
  • Patent number: 9784404
    Abstract: A method of making a lightweight thermal shield that includes obtaining a mold having a shaped support screen with a molding surface configured to allow the passage of air and moisture therethrough, and with the mold being adapted for drawing a vacuum from behind the support screen. The method also includes applying a wet insulation material onto the molding surface of the support screen and drawing a vacuum to withdraw moisture through the support screen and consolidate a layer of insulation material on top the molding surface. The method further includes removing the consolidated layer of insulation material from off the molding surface, installing the consolidated layer of insulation material into an outer shell layer, and drying the consolidated layer of insulation material within the outer shell layer to form a lightweight core insulation layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: Interface Performance Materials, Inc.
    Inventors: Brian C. Lehr, Jeffery L. Barrall, John S. Forry
  • Patent number: 9623515
    Abstract: A method for laser welding of one or more workpieces made from press hardenable steel, in a butt joint, in which the workpiece or the workpieces have a thickness of at least 1.8 mm and/or a jump in thickness of at least 0.4 mm arises at the butt joint including supplying filler wire into a molten bath generated by a laser beam. In order to ensure that the weld seam can reliably harden into a martensitic structure during the hot forming (press hardening), the filler wire contains at least one alloy element from the group of manganese, chromium, molybdenum, silicon and nickel, wherein the at least one alloy element is present in the filler wire with a mass proportion that is larger by 0.1% by weight than the mass proportion of the element in the press hardenable steel of the workpiece or the workpieces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Wisco Tailored Blanks GmbH
    Inventors: Arndt Breuer, Max Brandt, Dietmar Schaftinger
  • Patent number: 9435122
    Abstract: A steel fiber for reinforcing concrete or mortar has a middle portion and an anchorage end at one or both ends of the middle portion. The middle portion has a main axis. The anchorage end comprises at least a first straight section, a first bent section, a second straight section, a second bent section and a third straight section. The first straight section and the third straight section are bending away from the main axis of the middle portion in the same direction. The second straight section is substantially parallel with the main axis of said middle portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2016
    Assignee: NV BEKAERT SA
    Inventors: Ann Lambrechts, Martin Van Haeke
  • Patent number: 9126671
    Abstract: A stiffened panel includes a panel at least one of whose surfaces is equipped with stiffeners each of which includes a base that is pressed against the surface of panel, as well as a core that is oriented orthogonally relative to the base and whose first longitudinal edge is integral to the latter. At least one of the stiffeners includes a multitude of notches that cross over a second longitudinal edge of the core opposite the first edge, so that they extend towards the outside of the stiffener.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Airbus Operations S.A.S.
    Inventors: Jéôme Dubost, Jean Claude Lacombe
  • Patent number: 9045901
    Abstract: The invention relates to a steel fibre for reinforcing concrete or mortar. The fibre has a middle portion and anchorage ends. The middle portion has a maximum load capacity Fm and an elongation at maximum load Ag+e. The elongation at maximum load Ag+e is at least 2.5%. The steel fibre has an anchorage force in said concrete or said mortar of at least 90% of the maximum load capacity Fm. The anchorage force is the maximum load obtained during a pull out test of a steel fibre embedded with one of the anchorage ends in the concrete or the mortar. The steel fibre has the advantage that it can be used at normal dosages in load carrying structures of concrete.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: NV BEKAERT SA
    Inventor: Ann Lambrechts
  • Patent number: 9017798
    Abstract: A press-formed product includes a top panel portion and a side panel portion connected to the top panel portion through a bent portion that is curved so as to have an arc shape. The top panel portion includes a recessed portion that is curved so as to have an arc shape in a direction opposite to a direction in which the bent portion is curved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Topre Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuharu Hashimoto, Yusuke Tezuka
  • Patent number: 8956709
    Abstract: A first substrate including, on one of surfaces, a light absorption layer having metal nitride and a material layer which is formed so as to be in contact with the light absorption layer is provided; the surface of the first substrate on which the material layer is formed and a deposition target surface of a second substrate are disposed to face each other; and part of the material layer is deposited on the deposition target surface of the second substrate in such a manner that irradiation with laser light having a repetition rate of greater than or equal to 10 MHz and a pulse width of greater than or equal to 100 fs and less than or equal to 10 ns is performed from the other surface side of the first substrate to selectively heat part of the material layer which overlaps with the light absorption layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 17, 2015
    Assignee: Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunpei Yamazaki, Tomoya Aoyama, Takuya Tsurume, Takao Hamada
  • Publication number: 20150024229
    Abstract: A method of reinforcing a part formed from a sheet metal panel that has a predetermined area that requires reinforcement by forming a grid pattern of V-shaped channels in the predetermined area. The grid pattern may be formed by wire electrodes in an electro-hydraulic forming tool having a one-sided die. Alternatively, the grid pattern may be formed by a plurality of electrodes that are arranged in an array that is aligned in at least two directions on the opposite side of the part from the one-sided die.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Sergey Fedorovich Golovashchenko, John Joseph Francis Bonnen
  • Publication number: 20150013266
    Abstract: A modular construction system in which a number of three dimensional construction elements are adjoined to form a modular wall, ceiling or floor assembly. In their pre-assembly condition, each three dimensional construction element is formed from a planar metallic sheet (10) sub-divided by fold lines (12a, 12b) into panels (14, 16, 18) defining a multi-panelled sheet. Each panel lies in a common plane and at least one of the panels is deformable along its fold lines out of said common plane to form an assembled three-dimensional construction element for adjoining to other three-dimensional construction elements. At least one panel is provided with an opening (14a, 16a) dimensioned to allow the passage of a reinforcement or stabilising material through the assembled three-dimensional construction element.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 7, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventor: Stewart Gallocher
  • Patent number: 8895132
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a hemmed panel and a method for fabricating a hemmed panel. The hemmed panel includes an inner panel, an outer panel, and an adhesive. The inner panel is provided with a first face, a second face, and an edge that defines a plurality of cutouts. The outer panel is provided with a first face, a second face, and a border flange. The border flange of the outer panel is hemmed over the edge and the first face of the inner panel to form a hemmed portion on the outer panel. The adhesive bonds the first face of the inner panel to the second face of the outer panel, bonds the hemmed portion of the outer panel to the first face of the inner panel, and is located in the plurality of cutouts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2010
    Date of Patent: November 25, 2014
    Assignee: Volvo Group North America, LLC
    Inventor: Stacey Matheny Spencer
  • Publication number: 20140305066
    Abstract: A corrugated metal plate comprises a plate configured to define a series of crests and troughs, where the plate has longitudinal edges extending parallel to longitudinal axes of the crests and the troughs and transverse edges extending orthogonally to the longitudinal axes of the crests and the troughs. The corrugated metal plate further comprises at least one of: at least one longitudinal flange extending from each longitudinal edge, and at least one transverse flange extending from each transverse edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 10, 2012
    Publication date: October 16, 2014
    Inventor: Michael W. Wilson
  • Publication number: 20140302340
    Abstract: A sheet metal component bent from a sheet metal blank having a triangular corner comprises a first and a second sheet metal member bent along bending lines from a base member to form two edges of the triangular corner. Two outer edges are weldable to each other to form a third edge. A recess extends into the base member, formed by a curved and/or polygonal first and second edge which protrudes towards the first edge. The second edge extends with a projection beyond a straight line defined by the bending line of the first sheet metal member. A projection tip is spaced from the first edge at least by a thickness of the sheet metal. When the sheet metal members are bent the projection is surrounded by the first edge and the recess is at least substantially closed by the projection.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 9, 2014
    Applicant: TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG
    Inventor: Joerg Heusel
  • Publication number: 20140295202
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a composite molded casing, which comprises a casing body having a mold line and a decorative layer coated on the surface of the casing body to cover the mold line. The present invention exempts the composite molded casing from complicated secondary machining processes (such as processes of grinding and polishing) and thus indirectly reduces the fabrication cost of molds and promotes the yield of products. Further, the present invention uses an IMF technology to fabricate the decorative layer, not only completely covering the mold line but also overcoming the problem of color difference likely to occur in the conventional injection-molded plastic products. Therefore, the present invention can exempt the composite molded casing from complicated post-fabrication processes, such as processes of paint spraying, printing, electroplating, photoelectric engraving, etc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 6, 2013
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventors: Li-Hao LU, Chien-Sheng TSAI
  • Publication number: 20140165484
    Abstract: The invention provides a spacer having an engineered wall with multiple corrugation fields including first and second corrugation fields having differently configured corrugations. Also provided are multi-pane glazing units that incorporate such a spacer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 13, 2012
    Publication date: June 19, 2014
    Inventors: Benjamin J. Zurn, Gary R. Matthews, John Brian Shero
  • Publication number: 20140157615
    Abstract: An industrial plant such as a disc dryer is constructed or retro-fitted with discs each comprising two annular plates connected to one another around their outer edges, each plate comprising one or more integral ribs extending between its inner edge and outer edge. The integral ribs may comprise folds in the annular plates, and each plate may be formed from a length of sheet material, by roll forming for example, so that the integral ribs are deeper towards the inner peripheral edge than the outer peripheral edge of the annular plates forming the disc.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventor: David Kenneth Pinches
  • Publication number: 20140157856
    Abstract: A sheet forming tool (1) for the manufacture of a corrugated sheet has a lower tool element (40) and an upper tool element (50), each of the upper tool element and the lower tool element having a front side (23, 33, 41) and a rear side (25, 35, 42). The lower tool element (40) comprises a first base element (2, 4, 6, 8) and a first finger element (3, 5, 7, 9) projecting from said first base element (2, 4, 6, 8). The first finger element (3, 5, 7, 9) forms a first ridge (22, 24, 26, 28) for forming a corrugation peak in the sheet. The upper tool element (50) comprises a second base element (12, 14) and a second finger element (13, 15) projecting from said second base element (12, 14), the second finger element (13, 15) forming a second ridge (32, 34) for forming a corrugation trough in said sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 21, 2011
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Inventors: Kimwah Chin, Xiaolei Sheng, Yang Li, Lhoden Chothutshang
  • Publication number: 20130337285
    Abstract: A vehicular structural member is provided from a closed section hollow element that utilizes a conventional clamshell configuration but eliminates the overlapped joint of the prior art. It has been proven that for large volume applications such as those dictated by the automotive industry, sheet metal press forming is the most cost-effective method of manufacturing structural components. The present disclosure eliminates the redundant material associated with overlapping or flange type joints in clamshell closed section hollow elements thereby reducing weight and cost.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2012
    Publication date: December 19, 2013
    Inventor: Rudolf Gruber
  • WS3
    Publication number: 20130295404
    Abstract: The WS3 is made of a strong rust resistant metal, or other material that is rust resistant and strong enough to withstand the abuse of a weedeater line striking it. The WS3 is comprised of the above material, that is cut into a number of side pieces. The number of side pieces is to be determined by the particular wooden post in question. These side pieces are designed to connect to each other, at the edge of each side piece there is a fold that is folded in the opposite direction of the adjacent side that it is to be connected with. These opposite folds connect each side together with the next side, eliminated the need for screws or nails to hold WS3 together as one complete solid unit surrounding a wooden post.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 2, 2012
    Publication date: November 7, 2013
    Inventor: John Bernard
  • WS2
    Publication number: 20130288068
    Abstract: The WS2 is made of a flexible rust resistant galvanized sheet metal, or other material that can be strong and flexible, that is preformed and bent to it permanent shape, which is a rectangular shape with four sides, one of which has a flap which has an outward fold and an adjacent side which has an inward fold. This allows user to hook together the two open sides. The flap and adjacent side have opposite folds that are designed to lock together making WS2 a secure one piece unit. The WS2 can be flexed open and placed around a wooden post, then to, on its own, snaps shut protecting the post from weed eater damage. There is no folding or unfolding needed. No screws or nails are needed to hold WS2 in place, because of WS2 self locking folds.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 26, 2012
    Publication date: October 31, 2013
    Inventor: John Bernard
  • Patent number: 8490458
    Abstract: A device for configuring foil comprising a first portion comprising a first configuration; a second portion comprising a second configuration; the foil dispenser adapted to dispense foil between the first and second portions, the first and second portions imparting a configuration to the foil as the foil exits the dispensing device. A method of creating a cross sectional configuration in foil comprising: passing the foil through an opening; the opening having first and second portions which impart a configuration to the foil; the first and second portions being configured to create elevated portions along the longitudinal axis of the foil.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2013
    Inventor: Lawrence Everett Anderson
  • Publication number: 20130136942
    Abstract: A roll forming method including a roll forming step performed by a plurality of roll formers and a bending step performed by a round bender provided with a plurality of bending roll units is disclosed. After a concave surface is formed at a surface of a shaped beam sequentially bent so as to have a closed section at the roll forming step, the concave surface is disposed so as to face toward an inward of a curvature of the shaped beam in the round bender and the shaped beam is formed to have the curvature through multiple steps at the bending step.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 14, 2011
    Publication date: May 30, 2013
    Applicant: SUNGWOO HITECH CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kwang-Wook Jeong
  • Publication number: 20130108885
    Abstract: A sheet material (1) has a concave-convex part (20). Using first, second and intermediate reference planes (K1, K2, K3) as a reference system, a virtual lattice longitudinally and laterally divides a unit area (23) disposed in the intermediate reference plane (K3) into n equal parts that are categorized as first boxes (231) and second boxes (232). A first reference area (213) contains a plurality of the first boxes (231), and a second reference area (223) contains a plurality of the second boxes (232). First areas (21) respectively protrude from the first reference areas (213) toward the first reference plane (K1). Second areas (22) respectively protrude from the second reference areas (223) toward the second reference plane (K2). Each of the first areas comprises a first top surface (211) and first side surfaces (212). Each of the second areas comprises a second top surface (221) and second side surfaces (222).
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 2, 2010
    Publication date: May 2, 2013
    Inventor: Masaya Takahashi
  • Patent number: 8420223
    Abstract: An insert with a light weight per unit length, which is securely separable to obtain insert pieces, a method for producing such an insert, and a method for producing long products using such an insert. The insert includes a large number of insert pieces and joining parts formed by the application of a rolling operation and a tension force, and has a ladder-shaped configuration. Slits are defined between adjacent insert pieces, and include first slits, each having a large width in a longitudinal direction of the insert, and second slits, each having a width smaller than that of the first slits so as to be alternately formed. The joining parts include first joining parts, each having a small width in a width direction of the insert, and second joining parts, each having a width larger than that of the first joining parts so as to be alternately formed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2013
    Assignee: Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Masatoshi Hotta, Tsuyoshi Shimizu
  • Publication number: 20130017407
    Abstract: A method of producing a light steel structural member includes the steps of: forming surface treatment in a piece of sheet material; forming a plurality of embosses in the sheet material; and shaping the sheet material into a predetermined shape to form a light steel structural member. A light steel structural member includes a web portion, and a pair of flange portions. The web portion has a web face. The pair of flange portions each extend generally orthogonally from each side of the web portion. Each flange portion is in a plane that is generally parallel to the plane of the other flange portion. Each of the flange portions has a flange face. At least one of the web face and the flange face has a plurality of embosses formed therein; and at least one of the web face and the flange face has a surface treatment formed therein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 16, 2012
    Publication date: January 17, 2013
    Inventors: Michael R. STRICKLAND, Douglas M. FOX, Richard Wilson STRICKLAND
  • Publication number: 20120328898
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a cold rolled steel beam comprising: a web having two layers of steel, the web having a top end and a bottom end; a pair of bottom flanges extending outwardly from the bottom end of the web; and a pair of top flanges extending outwardly from the top end of the web, each top flange having two layers of steel. Preferably, a portion of each bottom flange has two layers of steel, and the cold rolled steel beam includes a pair of end connectors extending generally orthogonally from the web and positioned generally orthogonally to the bottom flanges and the top flanges. Preferably, the cold rolled steel beam is cold formed from a unitary piece of sheet steel.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2010
    Publication date: December 27, 2012
    Applicant: BEST JOIST INC.
    Inventors: Michael R. Strickland, Douglas M. Fox, Richard Wilson Strickland
  • Patent number: 8329311
    Abstract: The invention concerns a nanoprinted device comprising point shaped metallic patterns, in which each metallic pattern has a bilayer structure controlled in hardness and in chemical properties comprising a lower layer (30) constituting the base of the point and an upper layer (31) constituting the point itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2005
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Assignee: Commissariat a l'Energie Atomique
    Inventors: François Marion, Cécile Davoine
  • Publication number: 20120263969
    Abstract: The present invention provides an apparatus for manufacturing a truss structure using multi-point pins, a method of manufacturing a truss structure using the apparatus, a truss core sandwich panel having the truss structure, and a method of manufacturing the truss core sandwich panel. The apparatus includes a metal plate, clamps, an upper die and a lower die. The clamps hold the metal plate. The upper die has upper multi-point pins which press the metal plate downwards. The lower die has lower multi-point pins which press the metal plate upwards. The metal plate has first and second points that respectively correspond to the upper and lower multi-point pins. The first points are extended downwards by the upper multi-point pins, and the second points are extended upwards by the lower multi-point pins. Thereby, many symmetrical sides are formed in the truss structure, thus increasing the stability of the truss structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 9, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Inventors: Sang Woo Kim, Daeyong Kim, Ji Hoon Kim, Youngseon Lee, Yong Nam Kwon, Seong Hoon Kang, Kwang Seok Lee
  • Patent number: 8252428
    Abstract: A high-strength steel sheet having high strength and ability to absorb impact energy to a high degree is formed into a strengthening member for an vehicle, having both superior energy absorption efficiency and bonding properties. The high-strength member has a high-strength steel sheet having not less than 5000 MPa of gradient du/de of a stress-strain diagram in a range of 3 to 7% of true strain obtained in a tension test, and a steel sheet having 0.3 to 0.85 of tension strength ratio against tension strength of the high-strength steel sheet, the steel sheets bonded at their ends with space extending in a prescribed direction between the steel sheets, and a load is to be applied on the member from the prescribed direction when the member is acted upon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2012
    Assignee: Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Naoki Takaki, Yoshitaka Okitsu
  • Publication number: 20120208041
    Abstract: A continuous segment of metallic glass material having a thickness substantially less than a width is disclosed. The continuous strip is bent into a repeating pattern of a teardrop shape providing an outer radius and an inner point defined by two adjacent radii.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 27, 2010
    Publication date: August 16, 2012
    Inventor: Jay Clarke Hanan
  • Patent number: 8220783
    Abstract: An insulator for use with a steam discharge tube of the type having two parallel rows of oppositely facing steam discharge apertures is disclosed. Two elongate channel sections having elongate channel edges are positioned transversely between the two rows and extend longitudinally along the tube on opposite sides of the tube. Sealing and spacing means serves to seal in spaced apart relationship the channel sections from the tube on respective opposite sides of the tube and provision is also made for securing said sections to the tube when in their desired location. The resultant insulator in assembled form reduces unwanted condensation production from the steam discharge orifices and also due to no use or the reduced use of polymers, the generation of unwanted off-gases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Assignee: Walter Meier (Climate Canada) Ltd.
    Inventors: Omar George Gebara, Antoni Stanley Sieklicki
  • Patent number: 8206836
    Abstract: A conductive clip having a riser or post formed along a side thereof includes a notch or opening formed in the riser or post to create a first riser or post section and second riser or post section separated by the notch or opening through which a tiebar extends. The conductive clip organization is will suited for formation as elongated strips of such conductive clips for automated machine assembly of the conductive clips in an integrated circuit package context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2012
    Assignee: Intersil Americas, Inc.
    Inventors: Loyde M. Carpenter, Jr., Randolph Cruz, Nikhil Kelkar
  • Patent number: 8158271
    Abstract: A panel is disclosed formed of sheet material, the panel having opposite edges and being profiled to include a plurality of formations spaced along the length of the panel and extending between the edges, each formation including a substantially convex section and a substantially concave section which meet at a peak, and wherein each formation meets an adjoining formation at a trough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2012
    Assignee: Gram Engineering Pty Limited
    Inventor: Ronald Leslie Mann
  • Publication number: 20110250465
    Abstract: The present invention relates to the development of variants of multilayer structural materials with enhanced corrosion resistance, including successively connected outer main layers which directly contact corrosive operating environments on one or both sides of the multilayer material and, disposed therebetween, alternating internal main and internal sacrificial layers. The main layers are made of metallic materials which are characterized by a state of passivity over a prolonged period with subsequent development therein of pitting-type corrosion, while the internal sacrificial layers, which contact the corrosive operating environment as deep foci of pitting corrosion develop in the preceding outer and internal main layers, are characterized by the development of general corrosion and have a protective action in relation to the outer and internal main layers. Methods for preparing such materials are proposed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2008
    Publication date: October 13, 2011
    Inventors: Andrei Evgenievich Rozen, Irina Sergeevna Los, Leonid Borisovich Pervukhin, Jury Petrovich Perelygin, Jury Alexandrovich Gordopolov, Olga Leonidovna Pervukhina, Gennady Vladimirovich Kiry, Pavel Ivanovich Abramov, Sergei Gennadievich Usaty, Dmitry Borisovich Kryukov, Igor Vladimirovich Denisov, Andrei Andreevich Rozen
  • Patent number: 8029913
    Abstract: A panel is disclosed formed of sheet material, the panel having opposite edges and being profiled to include a plurality of formations spaced along the length of the panel and extending between the edges, each formation including a substantially convex section and a substantially concave section which meet at a peak, and wherein each formation meets an adjoining formation at a trough.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 4, 2011
    Assignee: Gram Engineering Pty Limited
    Inventor: Ronald Leslie Mann
  • Publication number: 20110176911
    Abstract: A method of assembling together titanium parts and steel parts by diffusion welding, the method interposing two thin layers of niobium or vanadium and copper respectively between a titanium part and a steel part, evacuating the assembly of parts and interposed metal layers, and subjecting the assembly to hot isostatic compression at a temperature lying in a range 900° C. to 950° C. and at a pressure lying in a range 1000 bars to 1500 bars for about two hours. The method can be applied to fabricating turbine shafts for turbomachines.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 21, 2009
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: SNECMA
    Inventors: Raphael Couturier, Jean-Pierre Ferte, Olivier Gillia, Xavier Firmin Camille Jean Lescure, Bruno Riccetti
  • Patent number: 7886487
    Abstract: A vehicle weatherstrip, beltstrip or door seal includes a hybrid carrier or core and extruded or molded elastomeric sealing features. The hybrid carrier includes lineal sections of diverse flexibility and compressibility which are achieved by upsetting the metal carrier by lancing, stamping or coining and, optimally, stretching. Preferably, the carrier is manufactured in a continuous length, the elastomeric material is extruded or molded thereover and the resulting product is cut into useable lengths having the desired more flexible and more rigid regions disposed along its length which correspond to corners and straight sections, respectively, of for example, a glass run.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Henniges Automotive Sealing Systems North America, Inc.
    Inventor: Roger Adrien Boutin
  • Publication number: 20110033724
    Abstract: A conductive clip having a riser or post formed along a side thereof includes a notch or opening formed in the riser or post to create a first riser or post section and second riser or post section separated by the notch or opening through which a tiebar extends. The conductive clip organization is will suited for formation as elongated strips of such conductive clips for automated machine assembly of the conductive clips in an integrated circuit package context.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 3, 2010
    Publication date: February 10, 2011
    Inventors: Loyde M. Carpenter, JR., Randolph Cruz, Nikhil Kelkar
  • Publication number: 20110012378
    Abstract: A metallic resin cover constitutes a portion of an outer wall of a human detection device in which a detection electrode of a capacitance sensor is provided, and which detects whether a human touches or approaches the human detection device. The metallic resin cover includes a covered body; and a metal layer that has a metal-object discretely arranged structure in which a plurality of metal objects are discretely arranged. The metal layer covers an outer surface of the covered body.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2010
    Publication date: January 20, 2011
    Inventors: Kazushige UENO, Satoshi OTA