Having Aperture Or Cut Patents (Class 428/596)
  • Patent number: 11754257
    Abstract: A surface mountable reflector for use with a surface-emitting diode (e.g., LED) includes at least one side wall, a roof, and a mounting pad extending from at least one side wall to facilitate mounting of the surface mountable reflector to a circuit substrate, with the roof of the surface mountable reflector disposed over a diode mounted on the circuit substrate, whereby simulation of an edge-emitting diode is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2023
    Assignee: CoreLED Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Brian C. Wells, Derek Mallory, Nadia Zelikovskaya, John Kahl
  • Patent number: 11725401
    Abstract: A framing accessory includes a bead and a backing strip. The bead may comprise a first leg, a second leg, and a lip. The second leg may comprise a plurality of openings. The strip may be attached to the upper surface of the first leg. In some embodiments, the strip may comprise a single layer of material, while in other embodiments, the strip may comprise two or more layers of material. The strip may comprise material having fire resistant, intumescent, and/or sound insulating properties. The finishing accessory may be configured to be installed in a gap at a head of wall joint by positioning the first leg and strip along the top edge of a wallboard panel and the second leg extending vertically downward along the outer surface of the wallboard panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2022
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2023
    Assignee: Clarkwestern Dietrich Building Systems LLC
    Inventors: Gregg A. Stahl, Adam J. Shoemaker
  • Patent number: 11597012
    Abstract: A method of providing an article having a set of directional channels, including a first directional channel, therein is described. The method comprises preparing a mixture including particles comprising a first material and a first binding agent. The method comprises providing an article precursor by surrounding a pattern comprising a second material with the mixture. The method comprises heating the article precursor thereby coalescing the particles to provide the article. The method comprises removing the pattern by reacting the second material to form a gaseous product, thereby providing the set of directional channels in the article, wherein the set of directional channels corresponds with the removed pattern. Such an article is also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2023
    Assignee: The University of Liverpool
    Inventors: Yuyuan Zhao, Kaikan Diao
  • Patent number: 11534826
    Abstract: A method for producing a metal shaped article having a porous structure includes a mold formation step of forming a mold having a plurality of columnar structures extending from a substrate by performing a resin material supply step of supplying a liquid containing a resin material to a plurality of places of the substrate at intervals in two directions crossing each other, and a curing step of curing the liquid, a sintering target material supply step of supplying a sintering target material to the mold, a removal step of removing the substrate, a degreasing step of degreasing the columnar structures, and a sintering step of sintering the sintering target material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Inventors: Eiji Okamoto, Ichiro Uechi
  • Patent number: 11296368
    Abstract: The invention relates to a rechargeable battery (1) comprising at least one storage module (3) for electrical energy and at least one cooling device (2) for cooling or controlling the temperature of the at least one storage module (3), wherein the cooling device (2) has at least one coolant channel (6), at least one coolant inlet (8) and at least one coolant outlet (9) and wherein the cooling device (2) has a single-layer or multi-layer film (4) and lying with this film (4) against the at least one storage module (3).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Miba eMobility GmbH
    Inventors: Stefan Astecker, Stefan Gaigg, Falk Nickel, Thilo Schmitt
  • Patent number: 11183619
    Abstract: A method of manufacturing a light emitting device, including: providing a first structure including: providing a lead frame which includes providing a metal plate including a plurality of pairs of first and second metal parts, each metal part including an upper surface, a lower surface, and an end surface, the end surface of the first metal part and the end surface of the second metal part of each pair are opposite to each other, and a first region including the end surface, and disposing a mask of a resist film on the first region using an electrodeposition technique, disposing a first plated layer containing gold or gold alloy on a second region including the upper surface other than the first region on at least one of the upper surface, the lower surface, and the end surface of each of the first and second metal parts using a plating technique, and removing the resist film, providing a resin molded body molded integrally with the lead frame with parts of a lower surface of the lead frame being exposed, in
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Inventors: Hiroyuki Tanaka, Yasuo Kato, Kazuya Matsuda
  • Patent number: 11071360
    Abstract: A composite coin, coin blank, medal or token structure provides an inner stack, an outer ring surrounding the inner stack, and a separator, an authentication method and method of manufacture for the same. The inner stack comprises one or more inserts stacked on top of each other. The separator is disposed between the outer ring and the inner stack separating the outer ring from the inner stack and separating the plurality of inserts from each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Monnaie Royale Canadienne/Royal Canadian Mint
    Inventors: Trevor Sawatzky, Bradley Everton, Xianyao Li
  • Patent number: 10947625
    Abstract: In one aspect, a calcium-magnesium alumino-silicate (CMAS)-resistant coating includes an outer coating having a plurality of columnar structures formed during material deposition due to preferential material accumulation and a plurality of generally vertically-oriented gaps separating adjacent columnar structures. The columnar structures include a plurality of randomly-oriented particle splats and a CMAS-reactive material and have a total porosity of less than five percent. The plurality of generally vertically-oriented gaps extend from an outermost surface of the outer coating to a first depth of the outer coating equal to or less than a total thickness of the outer coating. The vertically-oriented gaps have a median gap width of less than five micrometers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Raytheon Technologies Corporation
    Inventors: Kaylan M. Wessels, Brian T. Hazel, Xuan Liu, R. Wesley Jackson, Elisa M. Zaleski
  • Patent number: 10864699
    Abstract: A composite material member having an FRP layer made of fiber-reinforced plastic, and a resin-rich layer that has a fiber content that is 5% or less of the fiber content of the FRP layer. The resin-rich layer is formed in at least a partial region of a surface of the FRP layer, and is formed from the same resin as a matrix resin of the fiber-reinforced plastic. A hole is bored so as to penetrate the FRP layer and the resin-rich layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yukihiro Hamada, Hiroshi Ookubo
  • Patent number: 10862133
    Abstract: An object is to provide an aluminum plate having favorable coating properties and favorable adhesiveness to active materials and a method for manufacturing an aluminum plate. The aluminum plate having a plurality of through holes that penetrate in a thickness direction includes through holes A which have an average opening diameter of the through holes of 0.1 ?m or more and less than 100 ?m and have a shape in which a maximum diameter Ra is formed inside and the maximum diameter Ra and a minimum diameter Rb satisfy 1>Rb/Ra?0.1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Corporation
    Inventor: Hiroshi Komatsu
  • Patent number: 10639847
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for volumetric manufacture of three-dimensional physical objects from a precursor material based on plans, specifications, or virtual models. A build domain is provided comprising an enclosed three-dimensional wire grid in which the wires are connected to one or more electric power sources configured to controllably and addressably apply power to one or more individual wires to cause the wires to dissipate heat produced by Joule heating to the surrounding precursor material situated within the build domain, and to further allow for the control of the three-dimensional heat distribution and accordingly temperature distribution within the build domain. By activating and deactivating one or more predetermined subsets of the wires in the build domain, the precursor can be caused to melt and/or solidify so as to form a three-dimensional object within the build domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: The Government of the United States of America, as represented by the Secretary of the Navy
    Inventors: Andrew J. Birnbaum, Athanasios Iliopoulos, John Steuben, John G. Michopoulos
  • Patent number: 10543372
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method of forming a hermetically sealed enclosure that comprises a diamond material. The method comprises providing first and second enclosure components comprising the diamond material and having first and second recesses, respectively, at edge portions. At least one of the first and second enclosure components has a cavity. The enclosure components have respective contact surfaces at the first and second recesses and are shaped such that an outer channel is formed by the co-operation of the first and second recesses when the first and second enclosure components are contacted at the contact surfaces to form the enclosure. The method further comprises bonding a first type of material to at least surface portions of the first and second recesses of the first and second enclosure components, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignees: The University of Melbourne, National ICT Australia Limtied
    Inventors: Steven Prawer, Kumaravelu Ganesan, David Garrett, Nicholas Apollo, Alastair Stacey, Mathilde Escudie, Hamish Meffin, Samantha Lichter
  • Patent number: 9793040
    Abstract: The invention relates to an apparatus for providing vehicles with energy by magnetic induction. The apparatus has a primary side electric conductor and a field shaping layer. The invention also relates to a composite layer for shaping magnetic field lines of an electromagnetic field generated by an electric conductor. The composite layer includes a continuous supporting layer and a plurality of elements made of magnetizable material. Finally, the invention relates to a method of generating an apparatus for providing vehicles with energy by magnetic induction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Bombardier Transportation GmbH
    Inventor: Robert Czainski
  • Patent number: 9640804
    Abstract: A fuel cell (3) includes interconnectors (hereinafter, IC) (12, 13), a cell body (20) disposed between the ICs and including an air electrode (14) and a fuel electrode (15) on both surfaces of an electrolyte (2), and current collecting members (18, 19) disposed between at least one of the electrodes (14, 15) and the ICs. The current collecting members (19) include connector contact portions (19a) in contact with the IC (13), cell body contact portions (19b) in contact with the cell body (20), and connecting portions (19c) that are bent approximately 180 degrees and connect both the contact portions. The connector contact portions include asperities (19e) on outside surfaces of the connector contact portions on the side where the connector contact portions are in contact with the IC 13, and a spacer (58) is disposed between the connector contact portions and the cell body contact portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nobuyuki Hotta, Ryoji Tanimura, Atsushi Mizuno, Tetsuya Morikawa
  • Patent number: 9494206
    Abstract: A vibration damping insert configured to seat within a cell of a cellular structure and to span the cell cavity. The insert comprises a first portion formed of a first material and a second portion formed of a second material having lower stiffness than the first material. The first portion is arranged to constrain deformation of the second portion to be in a predetermined direction. The invention also comprises a vibration damping body comprising a cellular structure formed of a plurality of tessellating cells and a vibration damping insert as described. The vibration damping insert is mounted in at least one of the cells in the cellular structure. The invention also comprises a method of manufacturing a vibration damping body.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: ROLLS-ROYCE plc
    Inventors: Ramesh Rajasekaran, Marc-Antoine Boucher, Chrisopher W. Smith, Fabrizio Scarpa, Kenneth E. Evans
  • Patent number: 9188228
    Abstract: The present application provides seal assemblies for reducing leakages between adjacent components of turbomachinery. The seal assemblies may include outer shims, and at least a portion of the outer shims may be substantially impervious. At least one of the outer shims may be configured for sealing engagement with seal slots of the adjacent components. The seal assemblies may also include at least one of an inner shim and a filler layer positioned between the outer shims. The at least one inner shim may be substantially solid and the at least one filler layer may be relatively porous. The seal assemblies may be sufficiently flexible to account for misalignment between the adjacent components, sufficiently stiff to meet assembly requirements, and sufficiently robust to operating meet requirements associated with turbomachinery.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Neelesh Nandkumar Sarawate, Victor John Morgan, David Wayne Weber
  • Patent number: 9109279
    Abstract: A method is provided for coating a hollow, internally cooled blade (1) of a gas turbine, in which method an outer coating (5) comprising an MCrAlY-based bonding layer (6) and a ceramic thermal barrier layer (9) of zirconium oxide is applied to the base material (3) of the blade (1) on the outer side of the blade (1) and an inner coating (4) comprising a Cr diffusion layer (7) is applied to the base material (3) of the blade (1) on the inner side of the blade (1). The MCrAlY-based bonding layer (6) is thereby applied to the finished blade (1). At the same time, along with the inner coating (4), the Cr diffusion layer (7) is also applied to the MCrAlY-based bonding layer (6) of the outer coating (5) by chemical vapor deposition. Subsequently, an Al diffusion layer (8) and an outer brittle Al build-up layer are applied by chemical vapor deposition to the bonding layer (6) coated with the Cr diffusion layer (7).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2006
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: MAN Diesel & Turbo SE
    Inventors: Sharad Chandra, Norbert Czech
  • Publication number: 20150132596
    Abstract: Provided are a heat-absorbing material having high heat resistance and high wavelength selectivity, and a process for producing the same. The heat-absorbing material includes: a heat-resistant metal having the substantially same periodic structure in the light incidence plane as the wavelength of sunlight having a specific wavelength in the wavelength regions of visible light and near-infrared rays; and a cermet formed on the light incidence plane of the heat-resistant metal. Thus, there can be achieved desirable absorption and radiation characteristics being such that absorption is performed in the visible light region meanwhile reflection is performed in the infrared region. Furthermore, the cermet does not need complicated film-formation control, and therefore, the high heat resistance can be maintained.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2013
    Publication date: May 14, 2015
    Inventors: Takatoshi Yamada, Akio Takada, Hiroo Yugami, Fumitada Iguchi, Makoto Shimizu
  • Patent number: 9017824
    Abstract: Disclosed is an aluminum-diamond composite having both high thermal conductivity and thermal expansion coefficient close to those of semiconductor elements, which is improved in platability in the surface and surface roughness so that the composite becomes suitable for use as a heat sink of a semiconductor element of the like. Specifically disclosed is a plate-like aluminum-diamond composite containing diamond particles and a metal mainly composed of aluminum. The aluminum-diamond composite is composed of a composite part and surface layers formed on both sides of the composite part, and the surface layers are composed of a material containing a metal mainly composed of aluminum. The diamond particle content is 40-70% by volume of the entire aluminum-diamond composite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: Denki Kagaku Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha
    Inventors: Hideki Hirotsuru, Hideo Tsukamoto
  • Patent number: 9011654
    Abstract: This dummy substrate is for use in an inline reactive sputtering apparatus. The main unit thereof is made of a rectangular-plate-like frame structure in which an opening portion in a rectangular shape is formed in a metal plate in a similar shape. It is configured such that a contact portion of a carrier with the main unit is covered with the main unit. As a result, even while the sputtering apparatus is in operation, there is no possibility of the occurrence of undesirable situations such as glass cracking, making it possible to significantly increase the number of times the dummy substrate is used. Furthermore, the dummy substrate continues to cover the contact portion with the carrier. Thereby, it is possible to prevent deposition of a substance left in a sputter deposition chamber, especially a compound thin film, on the contact portion of the carrier with the substrate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Ulvac, Inc.
    Inventors: Koji Ishino, Hajime Nakamura, Mayako Matsuda, Takaaki Shindou, Yukio Kikuchi
  • Publication number: 20150099137
    Abstract: A base frame includes a base plate, a first side plate, and a second side plate. The base plate has a first edge and a second edge. The base plate includes a plurality of V-shaped reinforcing ribs. Each V-shaped reinforcing rib has a first end and a second end. The first and second ends are located at the first and second edges, respectively. The first side plate is connected to the first edge and has a plurality of first through holes. Each first through hole is locationally configured next to the first edge and faces to the corresponding first end. The second side plate is connected to the second edge and has a plurality of second through holes. Each second through hole is locationally configured next to the second edge and faces to the corresponding second end.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2014
    Publication date: April 9, 2015
    Applicants: INVENTEC CORPORATION, Inventec (Pudong) Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Chun-Ying YANG, Chi-Cheng HSIAO, Ying-Chao PENG
  • Patent number: 8974916
    Abstract: A method for solid state bonding of a plurality of metallic layers and devices made by that method are disclosed. First and second metallic layers are solid state bonded utilizing a protective coating on the non-bonded surfaces that engage the pressure applying appliance to prevent the surfaces from adhering to the pressure applying appliance and to protect the surfaces from imprinting during the bonding process. The invention can be used to fabricate micro-channel devices with smooth outer surfaces and eliminate mold release compounds utilized in conventional bonding procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2009
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2015
    Assignee: Agilent Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Reid Brennen, Kevin Killeen, Karen L. Seaward
  • 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: 20150044918
    Abstract: A press-fit type connector terminal including a contact section inserted into a through-hole of a printed circuit board, the connector terminal being formed of a single elastic metal sheet, the contact section including a plurality of contact pieces surrounding a longitudinal center line of the press-fit type connector terminal, and a pair of binders binding the contact pieces at their opposite ends, the binders having a thickness smaller than a maximum thickness of the contact pieces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Publication date: February 12, 2015
    Inventors: Takayoshi ENDO, Sakai YAGI, Takuya TAKEDA
  • Publication number: 20150024230
    Abstract: Liner plates of mild steel layered over with chromium carbide are provided with a bi-planar spacer clip also acting as a lifting eye on the top surfaces thereof and fasteners such as bolts or studs extending from the exposed planar surface of the mild steel layer. A chain and hook arrangement is used to deliver and locate each liner plate adjacent a wall upon which the liner plates are to be mounted in vertically stacked relationship. The clips serve as spacers between vertically stacked liner plates and the fasteners extend through pre-formed holes in the wall of the delivery structure. The clips have a notched base portion which receives a weld bead running along the top exposed edge of only the mild steel layer. The clips are left in place after installation and are gradually worn away by ore traveling through the delivery structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventor: Rickey E. WARK
  • Publication number: 20150024231
    Abstract: There is provided a graphite composite film including a graphite film and a metal layer formed on a surface of the graphite film, in which peeling-off of the metal layer from the graphite film is suppressed. More specifically, the graphite composite film includes a graphite film and a metal layer formed on at least one side of the graphite film, wherein the graphite film has a plurality of through holes formed therein, a metal layer is formed also inside the through holes so as to be connected to the metal layer formed on a surface of the graphite film, the metal layer inside the through holes is formed continuously from the one side to an opposite side of the graphite film, and a distance between outer diameters of the through holes is 0.6 mm or less and a ratio of an area of metal inside the through holes to an area of the graphite composite film is 1.4% or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 22, 2015
    Inventors: Makoto Kutsumizu, Yasushi Nishikawa, Yusuke Ohta, Satoshi Katayama, Takashi Inada, Takashi Inada
  • Publication number: 20150017466
    Abstract: A self-aligned tunable metamaterial is formed as a wire mesh. Self-aligned channel grids are formed in layers in a silicon substrate using deep trench formation and a high-temperature anneal. Vertical wells at the channels may also be etched. This may result in a three-dimensional mesh grid of metal and other material. In another embodiment, metallic beads are deposited at each intersection of the mesh grid, the grid is encased in a rigid medium, and the mesh grid is removed to form an artificial nanocrystal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 11, 2013
    Publication date: January 15, 2015
    Inventors: Arturo A. Ayon, Ramakrishna Kotha, Diana Strickland
  • 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: 8927112
    Abstract: The present invention provides a galvanized metal reinforcing tensile member for use in mechanically stabilized earth structures and a method for delaying an onset of corrosion of the tensile member. The tensile member includes a structurally compromised region in a portion of the tensile member and a corrosion protective coating on at least the structurally compromised region, the coating of a thickness and composition to delay an onset of corrosion at the structurally compromised region to correspond to at least that of a remainder of the tensile member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Inventors: David McKittrick, Michael J. Cowell
  • Publication number: 20150004429
    Abstract: A copper metal alloy, for use in making elements for promoting and/or stimulating vital energy comprises between 60% and 70% in weight of copper (Cu), between 16% and 24% in weight of silver (Ag), between 3% and 6% in weight of zinc (Zn), between 3% and 6% in weight of manganese (Mn) and between 0.5%> and 6%> in weight of germanium (Ge). Tin (Sn) in percentage comprised between 3% and 6% can also be provided for. Platinum (Pt) can also be provided for between 0.1% and 5% in weight. The alloy is used for making for example sheets in form of plates or strips which are associated to articles of various types.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Publication date: January 1, 2015
    Applicant: MEDIKA S.r.l.
    Inventors: Massimo Amenduni Gresele, Rodolfo Penna
  • Publication number: 20140349132
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for producing a compact component (10) comprising a shell (12) and optionally a grid structure (14) situated inside the shell (12) which are made of a shell material, and a core structure (16) that fills an interior of the shell (12) and is made of a core material. The invention further relates to a corresponding compact component that can be produced by means of the method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2012
    Publication date: November 27, 2014
    Inventors: Eckart Uhlmann, Jens Gunster, Cynthia Morais Gomes, Andre Bergmann, Kamilla Koenig-Urban
  • Publication number: 20140338284
    Abstract: A shingle insert and method for eliminating and preventing growths on a shingled roof in which copper strips forming the inserts are installed with an upper edge disposed beneath a course of shingles with the remaining portions of the insert exposed. The insert strips have a confined space defined beneath a stiffening lengthwise extending arched hump formed in the exposed copper strip portions which has an array of elongated indentations formed therein with slits therein to allow slow drainage of water impounded by the arched hump through the inserts may contain a growth toxic material, in solid or granular form which releases a substance toxic to the growths when rainwater runoff passes into the confined space and over the material and thereafter flows out down the roof.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 25, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventor: Laurie Anne Spencer
  • Publication number: 20140341724
    Abstract: A core tie having a varying cross sectional diameter, a component including such a core tie, and a method of casting a hot gas path component for a turbomachine are provided herein. In an embodiment, the core tie includes a tie member having an axial length; and a cross sectional diameter which varies along the axial length of the tie member. A variation in the cross sectional diameter of the tie member positively secures a position of the core tie relative to the core.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2013
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: General Electric Company
    Inventors: David Wayne Weber, Dustin Michael Earnhardt, Michelle Jessica Rogers
  • Publication number: 20140342176
    Abstract: Certain exemplary embodiments can provide a system, machine, device, manufacture, circuit, and/or composition of matter adapted for and/or resulting from, and/or a method for activities that can comprise and/or relate to, a first form comprising: a plurality of surface artifacts that substantially spatially replicate a surface geometry of a stacked foil mold; and a prong that is adapted to form a hole in a cast product.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Michael Appleby, John Paulus, Iain Fraser, Jill Klinger, Benjamin Heneveld
  • Publication number: 20140342175
    Abstract: A structural layer (30) may be bi-cast onto ligaments (62) extending from a porous cooling construction (20). The material of the structural layer may be optimized for high-temperature strength, while the material of the porous construction may be optimized for high thermal conductivity. A fugitive material (56) such as wax may be formed on the ligaments of the porous construction. A second fugitive material (58) such as ceramic may fill the remaining part of the porous construction. An investment casting shell (60) may be disposed around the porous construction and the fugitive materials. The first fugitive material may then be replaced with the material of the structural layer (30), and the second fugitive material may be removed to provide coolant paths (26). A second structural layer (52) may be bi-cast onto further ligaments (62) on a second side of the porous construction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Inventors: Jay A. Morrison, Raymond G. Snider, Allister W. James
  • Publication number: 20140335369
    Abstract: The process of forming a partial gold-plating pattern on a stainless substrate includes a first plating step, a second plating step, and a stripping step. In the first plating step, pretreatment is applied to a stainless substrate including opposite main planes and a processing site formed of a plane different from the main planes, after which a first gold-plating layer is formed all over the surface of the stainless substrate using a hydrochloric acid plating solution. In the second plating step, mask plating is used to form a second gold-plating layer on the first gold-plating layer that covers the processing site in a desired pattern, and in the stripping step, a portion of the first gold-plating layer in an area where there is none of the second gold-plating layer is stripped off using an alkaline stripping solution.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 23, 2014
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Inventor: Masahiro NAGATA
  • Publication number: 20140335370
    Abstract: The present invention aims to obtain a surface modification member which is bonded successfully to an implant material in a method for bonding a surface modification member and an implant material by using a slurry containing metal powders. The present invention is a biocompatible metallic porous plate to be bonded to the surface of in vivo implant material, wherein the area ratio A of open holes (a) present on the surface of the side facing the implant material is less than the area ratio B of open holes (b) present on the surface of the side facing a living body; and the open holes (a) communicate through to the living body side. The biocompatible metallic porous plate is preferably produced by layered manufacturing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 20, 2012
    Publication date: November 13, 2014
    Applicant: KYOCERA Medical Corporation
    Inventors: Keita Ishimizu, Mitsuyoshi Yamashita
  • Publication number: 20140322556
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on a computer storage medium, for producing a foil slitting cut in a foil of a foiled metal sheet. A foil slitting tool is moved along a predetermined path with a tool tip resting on the metal sheet and thereby mechanically produces the foil slitting cut by displacing foil material along the path. The foil slitting cut has at least one acute-angled tooth for forming at least one foil corner detached from the metal sheet.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Inventor: Markus Wilhelm
  • Publication number: 20140315040
    Abstract: A method of integrally forming at least one stiffener onto a sheet metal component configured to carry a load is provided including generating a stereolithography file. The stereolithography file includes a surface geometry of the at least one stiffener extending from a surface of the sheet-metal component. The surface geometry of the stereolithography file is sliced into a plurality of thin strips. The plurality of thin strips is substantially parallel to the surface of the sheet metal component. Energy from an energy source is applied to a powdered material such that the powdered material fuses to form the plurality of thin strips. One of the plurality of thin strips is integrally formed with the surface of the sheet-metal component. Each of the plurality of thin strips is integrally formed with an adjacent thin strip to create at least one stiffener.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 19, 2013
    Publication date: October 23, 2014
    Applicant: Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
    Inventor: Michael R. Urban
  • Patent number: 8852752
    Abstract: A flow formed part includes a first end, a second end, and a side wall extending therebetween. A reinforcing member is disposed around the second end. The side wall has a profile formed along an inner surface of the side wall. The profile is adapted to be substantially burr free after windows are formed in the sidewall. A method of making a flow formed part includes the steps of disposing a preform on a tailstock, providing a plurality of rollers adjacent the tailstock, providing a mandrel having an outer surface including a plurality of alternating channels and protuberances, and causing the rollers to press the preform against the outer surface of the mandrel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: Metal Forming & Coining Corporation
    Inventors: Timothy J. Cripsey, Robert J. Herston
  • Publication number: 20140295203
    Abstract: A method for mounting a second member on a first member, wherein a pad layer is provided on the first member, and wherein an annular aperture portion exposing the first member to the bottom and having at least one discontinuous portion is provided in a region of the pad layer for mounting the second member having a mount face, the annular aperture portion having the same outer shape as the mount face of the second member is disclosed. The method includes: filling the aperture portion with a solder paste layer; and disposing the mount face of the second member on the solder paste layer, and melting and cooling the solder paste layer to mount the second member on the first member.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 24, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Applicant: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Hiizu Ootorii
  • Publication number: 20140295204
    Abstract: Generally, the present disclosure relates to a composite structure having at least three different components, and a process for manufacturing the same. The structure may be, but need not be, a metal coin. In one embodiment, the structure comprises an outer ring and two inserts stacked on top of each other and disposed within the outer ring. The outer ring and each of the two inserts are made of different materials. The outer ring and each of the inserts are locked together by a plurality of recesses formed in outer circumferential surfaces of the inserts. The structure may further comprise at least one interlayer disposed between the two inserts for adhering the two inserts to one another. The three major components and the interlayer may be made into a single structure by a striking force during coining or striking.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 31, 2012
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Xianyao Li
  • Patent number: 8846208
    Abstract: Articles of manufacture comprise a body. A porous material is plated on the body, the porous material comprising nickel having a plurality of pores disposed in a generally ordered array extending into the nickel. Methods of forming a porous material on a body comprise disposing an anode and a cathode in an electrolyte comprising nickel ions. An electrical signal is pulsed to at least one of the anode and the cathode. A porous material comprising nickel having a plurality of pores generally disposed in an ordered array extending into the nickel is deposited on the cathode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Baker Hughes Incorporated
    Inventors: Hendrik John, Sven Hartwig, Claus-Peter Klages
  • Publication number: 20140283467
    Abstract: The present invention provides a panel having a profile. The panel includes a first longitudinal edge including in succession a first longitudinal rib, a flange, and a second longitudinal rib. Each longitudinal rib includes an upper central part and two lateral wings. The panel also includes a central part and a second longitudinal edge including in succession a first lateral portion, a protruding part, and a second lateral portion. The lateral portions have a configuration permitting them to at least partially overlap the upper central parts of the first and second longitudinal ribs. The protruding part is capable of receiving a fastener. The present invention also provides an assembly of panels marginally overlapping, a roofing and a kit for fabrication of roofing.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 23, 2011
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Inventors: Eric Chabas, David Masure
  • Publication number: 20140261656
    Abstract: A transparent conductive structure useful in the fabrication of electrical, electronic, and optoelectronic devices is provided by a mesh-like metallic structure in the form of a thin film having a plurality of apertures, e.g. one having an average size of 250 nm to 425 nm as measured in the largest dimension and an average nearest-neighbor spacing of 300 nm to 450 nm. In another aspect, the metallic thin film has plural sublayers of different metals, and may have apertures up to 2 ?m in size and an average nearest-neighbor spacing of up to 2.5 ?m. The metallic thin film may be 20 to 200 nm thick, and may be formed on a flexible or rigid substrate or on a device itself. The structure exhibits a transparency enhanced over a value determined simply by the fraction of the area of the metallic film occupied by the apertures.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: WEI WU
  • Publication number: 20140272204
    Abstract: Three dimensional structures useful for fundraising. The three dimensional structures can be structured into an interlocking puzzle configuration, can be essentially stacked, or configured in any manner that is stable and will provide a message to potential donors during a fund raising event. A method of fundraising using such blocks is also disclosed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Inventor: Christopher Philbrick
  • Patent number: 8835017
    Abstract: A metal sheet member for insert molding with a plastic member is disclosed having a plurality of bonding portions arranged on the top wall thereof for enhancing the bonding strength of the plastic member to the metal sheet member, each bonding portion including a groove located on the top wall of the metal sheet member and a lug formed of a part of the metal sheet member and obliquely upwardly curved from one end of the groove.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Yuan Deng Metals Industrial Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Chin-Hsing Horng
  • Publication number: 20140245711
    Abstract: An expanded metal is provided including a plurality of integral strands defining diamond shapes, each diamond shape having a long dimension as measured from two opposing vertices and a short dimension, generally transverse to the long direction, as measured between two other opposing vertices, such that the long dimension is less than twice the short dimension.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 24, 2014
    Publication date: September 4, 2014
  • Patent number: 8815407
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a sliding bearing which is usefully applicable to equipment to which high surface pressure is applied, by processing an inner surface of a sliding bearing manufactured in the form of a sintered body to be optimized to lubrication characteristics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: Doosan Infracore Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Choung Rae Lee
  • Publication number: 20140205852
    Abstract: The invention concerns a process for producing a film element having mutually registered metallic layers (11, 16) and a film element which can be produced by such a process. A first metallic layer (11) provided on a first surface of a flexible single-layer or multi-layer carrier film (10) and a masking layer (13) provided on the second surface of the carrier film (10), opposite to the first surface, are structured in accurate register relationship with each other by means of mutually synchronised structuring procedures. After structuring of the first metallic layer (11) and the masking layer (13) one or more further layers are applied to the first metallic layer (11). Applied to the one or more further layers (15) is a second metallic layer (16) to which a first photoactivatable layer (17) is applied.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Publication date: July 24, 2014
    Inventors: Ludwig Brehm, Haymo Katschorek, Norbert Laus