Including Elements Cooperating To Form Cells Patents (Class 428/72)
  • Patent number: 10286958
    Abstract: A vehicle includes a vehicle panel including a plurality of individual mesh structures where the individual mesh structures each include four triangular sides extending outwardly from a plane of the panel forming a pyramid shape. A fillet connects adjacent triangular sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Yogesh Patel, Kirby Bryson, Naoshi Yamaki, Hiroaki Oba
  • Patent number: 10174502
    Abstract: A multiple support wall structure according to the present invention includes: a pair of top and bottom support plates that has a plurality of rectangular projective islands separated by lattice-shaped projections protruding in the shape of a go board, and protruding upward in the opposite direction to the lattice-shaped projections; and a intermediate reinforcing plate that is disposed between the top and bottom support plates, has upward projective insertions protruding in a shape corresponding to the rectangular islands to be fitted in the rectangular islands of the top support plate, has top grooves formed laterally and longitudinally between the upward projective insertions to fit the lattice-shaped projections, has downward projective insertions formed in the same shape as but in the opposite direction to the upward projective insertions in spaces diagonally adjacent to the upward projective insertions, and has bottom grooves formed laterally and longitudinally between the downward projective insertions
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Inventor: Chung Gi Kim
  • Patent number: 9416587
    Abstract: A unitary assembly for an architectural fenestration, providing dynamic solar heat gain control, which (1) provides a track-based frame structure/blind combination in which the blind is self-correcting should the blind material fall outside of the track; (2) provides directional shading, where the assembly provides for dynamically controlling the amount of light allowed to reach the heat storage unit; (3) provides a blind motor without limiter switches and with a quick-release slip-ring; and (4) provides a heat storage unit which is a thermally efficient, transparent and translucent structure, with which gain from sunny winter days is greater than nighttime loss, so as to provide supplemental heat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2016
    Assignee: Hunter Douglas, Inc.
    Inventors: Wendell B. Colson, David P. Hartman, Daniel M. Fogarty
  • Patent number: 9204731
    Abstract: A bedding product, such as a mattress, mattress topper, or pillow case, includes a flexible gel panel having a cured gel layer with a top surface and a bottom surface, a flexible top layer overlying the top surface of the cured gel layer, and a fabric bottom layer overlying the bottom surface of the cured gel layer. The bedding product has a major surface and the flexible gel panel is integrated into the bedding product so that the flexible top layer of the flexible gel panel is juxtaposed with the major surface of the bedding product. The flexible gel panel is removable from the bedding product for laundering the bedding product.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Comfort Revolution, LLC
    Inventors: Dimitrios S. Corodemus, Michael Fux
  • Patent number: 9103065
    Abstract: The present invention provides a hydrophilized cellulose fiber producing method, comprising oxidizing cellulose fibers in a reaction solution containing a N-oxyl compound, an oxidizing agent, and a co-catalyst and oxidizing other cellulose fibers using the reaction solution again. The present invention relates to a hydrophilized cellulose fiber producing method, comprising the steps of: (1a) oxidizing cellulose fibers in a reaction solution containing a N-oxyl compound, an oxidizing agent, and sodium sulfate to provide oxidized cellulose fibers; and (1b) separating the obtained oxidized cellulose fibers from the reaction solution, and then adding other additional cellulose fibers and oxidizing agent to the reaction solution to oxidize the cellulose fibers again to provide oxidized cellulose fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2015
    Assignee: GUNZE LIMITED
    Inventors: Chiaki Tanaka, Yoshinari Yui, Akira Isogai
  • Publication number: 20150147515
    Abstract: A decorative article is provide which comprises a substrate including a front side, a rear side and a perimeter side, with the perimeter side of the substrate including at least one perimeter corner of the substrate. An elongated slot is formed in the rear side of the substrate. The elongated slot includes at least one slot corner and at least one slot corner extension, with the slot corner extension extending from the slot corner to the perimeter corner of the substrate. A decorative covering which covers the front side, the perimeter side and a peripheral region of the rear side of the substrate, with the decorative covering being located in and terminating the slot including the slot corner and the slot corner extension to conceal a perimeter edge of the decorative covering.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 27, 2013
    Publication date: May 28, 2015
    Inventors: Chad ROMANELLI, Neil A. HULL, David VanHORN
  • Publication number: 20150140259
    Abstract: A radio-wave transparent cover is adapted to be arranged on a radio wave path of a radar device. The radio-wave transparent cover includes a transparent member, a decorative layer, a base, and a suppression member. The transparent member is formed of a first resin material. The decorative layer is formed on the rear surface of the transparent member. The base is formed of a second resin material and arranged behind the decorative layer. The suppression member is formed of a third resin material and molded in advance. The suppression member is arranged on the decorative layer to cover the rear surface of the decorative layer. The suppression member suppresses heat transfer to the transparent member when the base is insert-molded.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Publication date: May 21, 2015
    Inventors: Tatsuya SUGIURA, Hideto MAEDA, Daiichiro KAWASHIMA
  • Patent number: 9017814
    Abstract: Articles having substantially cylindrical bodies including a plurality of circumferential layers, each layer having at least one ply of material, the material comprising a weave fabric, a non-crimp fabric, or a combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2007
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Assignee: General Electric Company
    Inventors: Ming Xie, Michael Scott Braley, Curt Brian Curtis, Warren Rosal Ronk
  • Publication number: 20150079330
    Abstract: A radiant and insulating barrier having two sheets bonded together along spaced flat channels to define a plurality of hermetically sealed and spaced pockets between the channels. The pockets are filled with insulation. The sheets have an outer surface formed of a radiant heat reflecting material.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Publication date: March 19, 2015
    Applicant: Products Innovation Group, Inc.
    Inventors: Anthony W. MORRIS, Evelyn M. ROBINS
  • Patent number: 8980397
    Abstract: A composite sheet comprising two sheets joined by material closure provides on the one hand high global and local bending stiffness, and on the other hand very good forming behavior and very high load capacity in case of great deformations, as in case of a crash for example. Both sheets of the composite sheet comprise an at least partially structured surface and a smooth surface and both sheets are at least partially joined by material closure via the structured surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2015
    Assignee: ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe AG
    Inventors: Lothar Patberg, Klaus Blümel
  • Patent number: 8889246
    Abstract: A plastic-molded trim panel component has a substrate having a Class A contoured surface for facing a vehicle interior and a Class B rear surface defining a maximum sheet thickness. The substrate has a plurality of mounting extensions extending from the Class B rear surface in a die-draw direction. A flexible skin is wrapped over the Class A surface and bonded to the Class B surface. The Class A surface includes a flange surface having an outer-pointing normal extending less than 90° from the die-draw direction. The flange surface has an edge-to-edge width greater than the maximum sheet thickness. The substrate includes a plurality of ribs substantially aligned with the die-draw direction having rib edges defining at least one mouth opening, wherein the rib edges and mouth opening conform to the flange surface. The flexible skin is suspended over the mouth opening and against the rib edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Dennis M. Surdu
  • Publication number: 20140291229
    Abstract: A lightweight protection element and filter of the mattress type comprises an external containment structure (10, 20), a three-dimensional internal structure (30) with a high cavity index and a granular filler material which is inserted inside the containment structure. Engagement means (50, 52) of the mechanical type are distributed over the external containment structure in order to engage predetermined portions of those structure with each other.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 17, 2014
    Publication date: October 2, 2014
    Inventor: Francesco FERRAIOLO
  • Patent number: 8846176
    Abstract: A honeycomb composite plate of plastic foam comprises at least a support body and a plastic surface sheet. The support body comprises at least a support core, which has a honeycomb structure and is formed of plastic foam. The plastic surface sheet is fixed to the support body and supported by it. Further, the support core and the plastic surface sheet are fixed together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Inventor: Luhao Leng
  • Publication number: 20140272254
    Abstract: A patterned multilayered barrier film for protecting devices from permeation of moisture and gases includes a substrate, a first layer on the substrate acting as a barrier layer, a second layer on the first layer and acting as a decoupling or planarization layer, and a third layer on the second layer, and acting as a barrier layer. Each of the first and third layers has an area greater than an area of the second layer such that the second layer is completely enclosed between the first and third layers defining an edge perimeter surrounding the second layer that is completely sealed between the first and third layers. The patterned multilayered barrier film may be cut into individual barrier units between portions of the second layer such that portions of the second layer of each individual barrier unit are completely edge-sealed between the first and third layers.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 18, 2014
    Applicant: CHEIL INDUSTRIES INC.
    Inventors: Damien S. Boesch, Lorenza Moro
  • Patent number: 8822008
    Abstract: A replaceable wear liner pad assembly can be used to provide an array of tiles for lining a trough structure, the trough structure being made of a magnetically attractive material. The replaceable wear liner assembly includes magnetic members encapsulated within a resilient polymeric material, the polymeric material being transparent to magnetic fields. The polymeric material may have the general consistency of truck tire rubber. One side of the tile has a sheet or portion of a set gauge thickness such that in use the magnetic members are maintained at a set standoff distance from the underlying trough structure. The resilient material is far more flexible than the magnetic elements, such that the assembly can flex somewhat. The pad assembly is free of mechanical fasteners. Individual elements of the tile array may be replaced when worn, rather than the entire array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: ACR Group Inc.
    Inventor: Terry Keough
  • Patent number: 8813339
    Abstract: Multi-layered cellular metallic glass structures and methods of preparing the same are provided. In one embodiment, the cellular metallic glass structure includes at least one patterned metallic glass sheet and at least one additional sheet. The at least one patterned metallic glass sheet may include multiple sheets connected together to form a group of sheets, and the structure may include a group of sheets sandwiched between two outer sheets. The patterned metallic glass sheets may be patterned by thermoplastically forming two- and/or three-dimensional patterns in the metallic glass sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Robert D. Conner, Marios D. Demetriou, LeRoy A. Dunning, William L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8815756
    Abstract: An armor panel provides a continuous armored strike face defined within a periphery. The panel is manufactured from a composite material having a plurality of armor tiles embedded in a polymeric matrix that is structurally reinforced by a layer of fiber fabric. The armored strike face may be contoured to accommodate the base upon which it will be mounted. In some applications, an armor system is assembled from at least two of the armor panels. In such a system, at least a portion of the periphery of each armor panel defines an internal seam edge of the armor system. Each such periphery portion is in a lapping relationship with the corresponding internal seam edge of another armor panel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: August 26, 2014
    Assignee: 2040422 Ontario Inc.
    Inventor: Karl Gerhard Pfister
  • Patent number: 8802364
    Abstract: A new blood unit cooling system was designed to cool blood rapidly to about 22° C. and maintain it at about that temperature, even in ambient temperature extremes, for several hours. The system incorporating a preferred eutectic solution including 98% 1-dodecanol 1.5% myristyl alcohol and 0.5% 1-decanol (having a melting point of about 23° C.) contained in a sealed flexible polymer layer, was used to cool whole blood-filled bags. The preferred design uses inner and outer containers, each made of transparent polyethylene sheets, where the inner compartments are filled with the solution and sealed, and then placed into each compartment in an outer container, wherein two compartments in the outer container are separated by a flattened and sealed portion of the polyethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 12, 2014
    Assignee: TCP Reliable, Inc.
    Inventors: Klaus H. Haarmann, Anthony Alleva, Thomas-Laurent Bringas
  • Patent number: 8795806
    Abstract: A half closed thermoplastic folded honeycomb structure is described which is produced from a continuous web of material by plastic deformation perpendicular to the plane of the material to thereby form half-hexagonal cell walls and small connecting areas. By folding in the direction of conveyance the cell walls meet to thereby form the honeycomb structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2005
    Date of Patent: August 5, 2014
    Assignees: K.U. Leuven Research & Development, Jochen Pflug
    Inventors: Jochen Pflug, Ignace Verpoest
  • Patent number: 8734975
    Abstract: A modular thermal management system for a battery in an electric vehicle is provided. In one embodiment, a modular thermal management system for a battery in an electric vehicle is provided. The modular system includes a plurality of manifold segments. Each of the manifold segments further comprises a plurality of fluid ports adapted to connect to a heat exchanger fin for a battery cell. Each manifold segment corresponds to a battery stack comprised of a plurality cells and heat exchanger fins. At least one manifold clip is provided for securing two adjacent manifold segments together. The manifold clip bridges the coupling joint and engages retention features on each of the two manifold segments in order to inhibiting separation longitudinally between the two manifold segments. A plurality of manifold clips are configured to secure a plurality of manifold segments together accommodate a plurality of battery stack configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Ford Global Technologies, LLC
    Inventors: Neil Robert Burrows, George Albert Garfinkel, Stephen Henry Gunderson
  • Patent number: 8722169
    Abstract: A freeze dryer shelf with opposed, parallel first and second plates is disclosed. The plates have at least one flow channel located therebetween for conveying a diathermic fluid between the plates. One of the plates has a surface treated to inhibit the sticking to the shelf of a rubber stopper pressed against that surface during the application of pressure to the stopper to push the stopper into a container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 7, 2008
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Ima Life S.r.l.
    Inventor: Jozef Antonius Willem Maria Corver
  • Patent number: 8703266
    Abstract: A knitted spacer fabric has a tightly knitted bottom layer, a more loosely knitted upper layer and linking fibers extending across the space between the lower and upper faces. Settable material, e.g. cement, is introduced into the space between the upper and lower faces and can be caused to set by the addition of a liquid, e.g. water. Until set, the fabric is flexible and can be shaped but after the material in space has set, the fabric is rigid and can be used as a structural element in a wide range of situations. The bottom layer has an extension that extends beyond the upper face and is connected to the upper face by elastic connecting fibers that draw the extension towards the other face, thereby at least partly closing the space at the edge of the cloth and preventing the settable material from spilling out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: Concrete Canvas Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: William Campbell Crawford, Peter Eric Brewin
  • Publication number: 20140041845
    Abstract: Laminated rolls of sealed graphite pouches and methods for making the same are provided. The laminated roll can include a first substrate having a length and a plurality of sealed pouches disposed on the substrate at predetermined intervals along its length. Each sealed pouch can include a graphite sheet having first and second sides, the first side affixed to the substrate, and a second substrate affixed to at least the second side of the graphite sheet and to a portion of the substrate to fully seal the graphite sheet within an enclosed space. In one embodiment, the roll of sealed graphite sheet pouches can be fixed to a roll of another substrate in a roll-to-roll fashion and the combined rolls can be cut into discrete portions for use in a particular application. For example, the roll of the other substrate can be a roll of enhanced spectral reflector (ESR).
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 22, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Benjamin Rappoport, Derek W. Wright
  • Patent number: 8628834
    Abstract: A method for fabricating an insulated system such as, for instance, an insulated window unit, includes introducing an insulating material between adjacent walls and stabilizing the system. Particulate insulators preferably are introduced in the system by filling an expanded internal volume. Stabilization of the system can be carried out by reducing the pressure within the internal volume. A stabilized insulated system is fabricated by introducing an insulating material between adjacent walls and stabilizing the system. Also disclosed are processes and equipment for filling insulated systems, such as fenestration units, and insulated systems comprising mixed insulating materials.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2014
    Assignee: Cabot Corporation
    Inventors: Andries J. Du Plessis, Georg Rudolf Gertner, James R. Satterwhite, Daniel P. Olsen
  • Patent number: 8617433
    Abstract: A conductive sintered oxide including: a first crystal phase represented by RE14Al2O9 and a second crystal phase having a perovskite structure represented by (RE21-cSLc)(AlxM1y)O3. RE1 is a first element group consisting of Yb and/or Lu and at least one element selected from Group IIIA elements excluding Yb, Lu and La. RE2 is a second element group consisting of at least one element selected from Group IIIA elements excluding La and including at least one of the elements constituting the first element group RE1. SL is an element group consisting of at least one of Sr, Ca and Mg and which includes Sr as a main element, and M1 is an element group consisting of at least one element selected from Groups IVA, VA, VIA, VIIA and VIII excluding Cr. The coefficient c is in the range of 0.18<c<0.50, and the coefficients x and y are in the range of 0.95?x+y?1.1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hiroshi Watanabe, Yasayuki Okimura, Shinji Ban, Takeshi Mitsuoka
  • Patent number: 8617432
    Abstract: A sintered electroconductive oxide forming a thermistor element has a first crystal phase having a composition represented by RE14Al2O9 and a second crystal phase having a perovskite structure represented by (RE21-aSLa)MO3. The factor a of the second crystal phase is: 0.18<a<0.50, wherein RE1 represents at least one of Yb and Lu and at least one species selected from among group 3A elements excluding Yb, Lu, and La; RE2 represents at least one species selected from among group 3A elements excluding La and which contains at least one species selected from the group RE1; M represents Al and at least one species selected from group 4A to 7A, and 8 elements; and SL represents Sr, Ca, and Mg, with at least Sr being included at a predominant proportion by mole.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2013
    Assignee: NGK Spark Plug Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yasuyuki Okimura, Shinji Ban, Hiroshi Watanbe, Takeshi Mitsuoka
  • Publication number: 20130280469
    Abstract: A sandwich-type, composite component such as a motor vehicle component and unitary structural assembly utilizing same are provided. The component has a sealed, moisture-resistant, A-surface edge. The component includes a first outer layer having an A-surface, a second outer layer having a B-surface and a core positioned between the outer layers. The core has a large number of cavities. The outer layers are bonded to the core by press molding. An edge portion of the component is locally crushed by the press molding so that the layers are bonded together to form the sealed, moisture-resistant, A-surface edge.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Publication date: October 24, 2013
    Applicant: Global IP Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: Darius J. Preisler, Christopher A. Heikkila
  • Patent number: 8551599
    Abstract: A microactuator may be configured by activating a source of electromagnetic radiation to heat and melt a selected set of phase-change plugs embedded in a substrate of the microactuator, pressurizing a common pressure chamber adjacent to each of the plugs to deform the melted plugs, and deactivating the source of electromagnetic radiation to cool and solidify the melted plugs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2009
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2013
    Assignee: The Regents of the University of Michigan
    Inventors: Zhishan Hua, Erdogan Gulari, Mark A. Burns, Rohit Pal, Onnop Srivannavit
  • Patent number: 8481142
    Abstract: A system and method for monitoring chloride content and concentration induced by a metal etch process is disclosed. A blank metal film is deposited on a semiconductor wafer. A metal etch process is then applied to partially etch the blank metal film on the wafer. The metal etch process exposes the metal film to chlorine. The wafer is then scanned using surface profiling total X-ray reflection fluorescence. A chlorine concentration map is generated that shows quantitative and spatial information about the chlorine on the wafer. Information from the chlorine concentration map is then used to select a value of chlorine concentration for a metal etch process that will not create metal chloride corrosion on a semiconductor wafer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2013
    Assignee: National Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Thanas Budri, Thomas Francis, David Tucker, Stephen W. Swan, Sergei Drizlikh
  • Publication number: 20130142984
    Abstract: A soft cushion structure includes a soft foaming resilient supportive body and a soft elastomer. The soft foaming resilient supportive body has plural penetrating holes substantially evenly distributed and communicating upper and lower spaces on two corresponding sides of the soft foaming resilient supportive body. The soft elastomer is filled in the holes and covers the whole soft foaming resilient supportive body, so as to combine the soft elastomer with the soft foaming resilient supportive body to form a composite structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Publication date: June 6, 2013
    Inventor: Chun-Fu KUO
  • Patent number: 8431208
    Abstract: Multi-layered cellular metallic glass structures and methods of preparing the same are provided. In one embodiment, the cellular metallic glass structure includes at least one patterned metallic glass sheet and at least one additional sheet. The at least one patterned metallic glass sheet may include multiple sheets connected together to form a group of sheets, and the structure may include a group of sheets sandwiched between two outer sheets. The patterned metallic glass sheets may be patterned by thermoplastically forming two- and/or three-dimensional patterns in the metallic glass sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2013
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Marios D. Demetriou, William L. Johnson
  • Publication number: 20130052394
    Abstract: A wafer-level passivation structure of a micro-device, a micro-device including the same, and methods of manufacturing the wafer-level passivation structure and the micro-device may be provided. In particular, the passivation structure may include a spacer that is disposed on a substrate, covers a portion of the first surface, and has an elastic property, and an anti-adhesion layer that is disposed on a surface of the substrate between the spacer. The spacer may form a lattice pattern. The spacer may be formed of a silicon. The anti-adhesion layer may be a metallic film, an oxide film, or a nitride film.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: February 28, 2013
    Applicant: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jeong-yub Lee
  • Publication number: 20130022765
    Abstract: A pad element may include a base member, a pair of cover layers, and a plurality of insert elements. The base member defines a plurality of apertures. The cover layers are secured to opposite surfaces of the base member and extend across the apertures. The insert elements are located within the apertures and between the cover layers. As examples, the base member and the insert elements may be formed from polymer foam materials, and the cover layers may be formed from textile materials. The pad element may be utilized to attenuate impact forces and provide one or more of breathability, flexibility, a relatively low overall mass, and launderability.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 24, 2012
    Publication date: January 24, 2013
    Applicant: NIKE, INC.
    Inventor: Nike, Inc.
  • Patent number: 8349552
    Abstract: A new blood unit cooling system was designed to cool blood rapidly to about 22° C. and maintain it at about that temperature, even in ambient temperature extremes, for several hours. The system incorporating a preferred eutectic solution including 98% 1-dodecanol, 1.5% myristyl alcohol and 0.5% 1-decanol (having, a melting point of about 23° C.) contained in a sealed flexible polymer layer, was used to cool whole blood-filled bags. The preferred design uses inner and outer containers, each made of transparent polyethylene sheets, where the inner compartments are filled with the solution and sealed, and then placed into each compartment in an outer container, wherein two compartments in the outer container are separated by a flattened and sealed portion of the polyethylene.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2013
    Assignee: TCP Reliable, Inc.
    Inventors: Klaus H. Haarmann, Anthony Alleva, Thomas-Laurent Bingas
  • Patent number: 8343614
    Abstract: A method of thermally insulating an object that requires a Class A standard insulation material, said method comprising suitably locating a metallized polymeric reflective insulation material adjacent said object, wherein said polymeric material is selected from a closed cell foam, polyethylene foam, polypropylene foam, expanded polystyrene foam, multi-film layers assembly and a bubble-pack assembly. The object is preferably packaging, a vehicle or a residential, commercial or industrial building or establishment. The polymeric material may contain a fire-retardant and the bright surface of the metallized layer has a clear lacquer coating to provide anti-corrosion properties, and which maintains satisfactory reflectance commercial criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Inventor: Furio Orologio
  • Patent number: 8343609
    Abstract: A knitted spacer fabric having a tightly knitted bottom layer, a more loosely knitted upper layer and linking fibres extending across the space between the lower and upper faces. Settable material, e.g. cement, is introduced into the space between the upper and lower faces and can be caused to set by the addition of a liquid, e.g. water. Until set, the fabric is flexible and can be shaped but after the material in space has set, the fabric is rigid and can be used as a structural element in a wide range of situations. The bottom layer has an extension that extends beyond the upper face and is connected to the upper face by elastic connecting fibres that draw the extension towards the other face, thereby at least partly closing the space at the edge of the cloth and preventing the settable material from spilling out.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Concrete Canvas Technology Ltd.
    Inventors: William Campbell Crawford, Peter Eric Brewin
  • Publication number: 20120315429
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a sandwich component, which comprises a honeycomb core (1) having a plurality of webs (1?) and at least one cover layer (2, 3), wherein the honeycomb core (1) is made of a cellulose-based material, in particular paper. The cover layer (2, 3) is formed from a fiber-reinforced semifinished product having a thermoplastic material matrix, wherein the webs (1?) of the honeycomb core (1) are partially received into the thermoplastic material matrix of the cover layer (2, 3) at connection points (A) to the cover layer (2, 3) so that the sandwich component is bonded. The invention further relates to production methods for the sandwich component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 9, 2010
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Applicant: DAIMLER AG
    Inventors: Benno Stamp, Sebastian Iwan, Hubert Bieder, Ralph Greiner, Tino Zucker, Wolfgang Nendel
  • Publication number: 20120312201
    Abstract: This invention relates to shipping pallets 10 that may be constructed, at least in part, from structural members 100 that are largely fabricated from paper and paper based materials. One or more of the structural members 100 may include a wrapper 60 secured in tension to a core 20. The core 20 may include one or more laminated fiberboard sheets 40. Because of the use of paper and paper based materials, the one or more aspects of shipping pallets 10 in accordance with the present inventions may be recycled.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 30, 2012
    Publication date: December 13, 2012
    Inventor: David Michael Love
  • Patent number: 8327601
    Abstract: A method of thermally insulating an object that requires a Class A standard insulation material, said method comprising suitably locating a metallized polymeric reflective insulation material adjacent said object, wherein said polymeric material is selected from a closed cell foam, polyethylene foam, polypropylene foam, expanded polystyrene foam, multi-film layers assembly and a bubble-pack assembly. The object is preferably packaging, a vehicle or a residential, commercial or industrial building or establishment. The polymeric material may contain a fire-retardant and the bright surface of the metallized layer has a clear lacquer coating to provide anti-corrosion properties, and which meets commercial reflectance criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2012
    Inventor: Furio Orologio
  • Patent number: 8298647
    Abstract: Multi-layered cellular metallic glass structures and methods of preparing the same are provided. In one embodiment, the cellular metallic glass structure includes at least one patterned metallic glass sheet and at least one additional sheet. The at least one patterned metallic glass sheet may include multiple sheets connected together to form a group of sheets, and the structure may include a group of sheets sandwiched between two outer sheets. The patterned metallic glass sheets may be patterned by thermoplastically forming two- and/or three-dimensional patterns in the metallic glass sheets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2007
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2012
    Assignee: California Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Robert D. Conner, Marios D. Demetriou, LeRoy A. Dunning, William L. Johnson
  • Patent number: 8266858
    Abstract: A waterproof heat-insulation construction method aims to spread a layer of waterproof heat-insulation powder through a waterproof heat-insulation module on a work surface to form waterproof and heat insulation effect thereof. The method comprises the steps of: first, anchoring at least one waterproof heat-insulation module which can be arranged on the work surface; then holding the waterproof heat-insulation powder in the waterproof heat-insulation module in contact with the work surface to form a waterproof heat-insulation layer. The invention also provides a corresponding waterproof heat-insulation module which can be constructed in a modular fashion to achieve waterproof and heat insulation effect for buildings.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2012
    Assignee: Unisaf Enterprise Company Limited
    Inventor: Chung-Hsien Teng
  • Publication number: 20120225239
    Abstract: A thermally broken hollow polycarbonate sheet or vessel for day-lighting or sky-lighting applications. The hollow polycarbonate sheet comprises of an internal cavity walls that are thermally broken by thermal breaks and, or, a continuous thermal break component. The hollow polycarbonate sheet is a two sheet component. The two sheets are connected by means of the thermal break or breaks. In another embodiment of the invention, the hollow sheet is a one part sheet. Panels can be connected in series.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 29, 2011
    Publication date: September 6, 2012
    Inventor: Robert James SHOWERS
  • Patent number: 8221871
    Abstract: A method of thermally insulating an object that requires a Class A standard insulation material, said method comprising suitably locating a metallized polymeric reflective insulation material adjacent said object, wherein said polymeric material is selected from a closed cell foam, polyethylene foam, polypropylene foam, expanded polystyrene foam, multi-film layers assembly and a bubble-pack assembly. The object is preferably packaging, a vehicle or a residential, commercial or industrial building or establishment. The polymeric material may contain a fire-retardant and the bright surface of the metallized layer has a clear lacquer coating to provide anti-corrosion properties, and which maintains satisfactory reflectance commercial criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2012
    Inventor: Furio Orologio
  • Patent number: 8192570
    Abstract: A composite structure and an associated exhaust washed structure are provided which may be formed of ceramic matrix composite (CMC) materials. A method of fabricating a composite structure which may include the CMC material is also provided. A composite structure may include a corrugated septum extending in a lengthwise direction. The composite structure may also include a flute within which the corrugated septum is disposed to form, for example, a partitioned flute assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael L. Hand, Buddhadev Chakrabarti, Leanne L. Lehman, Gopal P. Mathur
  • Patent number: 8192924
    Abstract: A new blood unit cooling system was designed to cool blood rapidly to about 22° C. and maintain it at about that temperature, even in ambient temperature extremes, for several hours. The system incorporating a preferred eutectic solution including 98% 1-dodecanol, 1.5% myristyl alcohol and 0.5% 1-decanol (having a melting point of about 23° C.) contained in a sealed flexible polymer layer, was used to cool whole blood-filled bags. The preferred design used double-layered transparent polyethylene, with two sealed compartments filled with the solution, separated by a flattened and sealed portion between them. One of the two sealed compartments contacts one side of the blood bag and the other compartment is folded over to contact the other side of the blood bag. The transparent compartments allows an operator to verify at any time whether the solution is in a solid state, and the flexibility of the compartments eases the proper positioning of them around a blood bag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2012
    Assignee: TCP Reliable, Inc.
    Inventors: Maurice Barakat, Louis Thibault, Klaus H. Haarmann, Annie Beauséjour, Anthony Alleva, Mario Tremblay, Serghe Lapointe
  • Publication number: 20120127693
    Abstract: A light-permeating cover board structure includes a first light-permeating board having a light-permeating substrate and a frame formed on the light-permeating substrate, wherein a first recess portion is defined by the frame and the light-permeating substrate; a first fluorescent material filled in the first recess portion; and a second light-permeating board disposed on the first light-permeating board and covering the first fluorescent material in the first recess portion. Therefore, the first light-permeating board and the second light-permeating board prevent the first fluorescent material from contacting moisture.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 8, 2011
    Publication date: May 24, 2012
    Applicant: SILICONWARE PRECISION INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chieh-Lung Lai, Chang-Yueh Chan, Jui-Feng Lai, Chih-Sheng Hsu
  • Patent number: 8178183
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a flexible and drapeable core material for use in a laminate or a sandwich construction comprising at least one exterior of an at least partially permeable material, which exterior forms at least one space into which a filler of freely movable, separate objects is filled. The spaces may be shaped like channels, form a square-shaped pattern or a pattern adapted to the shape of the laminate. The invention further relates to a laminate or a sandwich construction and a blade for a wind turbine featuring such core material and use and manufacture of laminates or sandwich constructions featuring the core material. Moreover the invention relates to a method of manufacturing a core material for use in a laminate or a sandwich construction comprising the steps of forming at least one space from an at least partially permeable material and filling filler into the space.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2006
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2012
    Assignee: LM Glasfiber A/S
    Inventor: Torben Krogsdal Jacobsen
  • Publication number: 20120052231
    Abstract: A composite material having a plurality of protective elements held such that they comprise substantially all of a fabric material that retains an elastic property that allows the material to freely expand and contract without substantial restriction and such that the material can be used to make a water garment for wearing over a torso of a person in a body of water. The protective elements can be inelastic with a diameter of approximately ¾ of an inch or more.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Publication date: March 1, 2012
    Inventor: John Sundnes
  • Patent number: 8043690
    Abstract: A composite structure and an associated exhaust washed structure are provided which may be formed of ceramic matrix composite (CMC) materials. A method of fabricating a composite structure which may include the CMC material is also provided. A composite structure may include a corrugated septum extending in a lengthwise direction. The composite structure may also include a flute within which the corrugated septum is disposed to form, for example, a partitioned flute assembly.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 25, 2011
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventors: Michael L. Hand, Buddhadev Chakrabarti, Leanne L. Lehman, Gopal P. Mathur
  • Publication number: 20110244163
    Abstract: A replaceable wear liner pad assembly can be used to provide an array of tiles for lining a trough structure, the trough structure being made of a magnetically attractive material. The replaceable wear liner assembly includes magnetic members encapsulated within a resilient polymeric material, the polymeric material being transparent to magnetic fields. The polymeric material may have the general consistency of truck tire rubber. One side of the tile has a sheet or portion of a set gauge thickness such that in use the magnetic members are maintained at a set standoff distance from the underlying trough structure. The resilient material is far more flexible than the magnetic elements, such that the assembly can flex somewhat. The pad assembly is free of mechanical fasteners. Individual elements of the tile array may be replaced when worn, rather than the entire array.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2010
    Publication date: October 6, 2011
    Inventor: Terry KEOUGH