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Variable stiffness downhole tool housing

Halliburton Energy Services

Variable stiffness downhole tool housing

Cpi Technologies

Deployable truss with orthogonally-hinged primary chords

Date/App# patent app List of recent Stiffness-related patents
04/16/15
20150105970
 Global airframe health characterization patent thumbnailnew patent Global airframe health characterization
According to one aspect, a controller, including a processor, sets an initial vibration frequency to be applied to an airframe. The controller commands one or more force generators to apply a vibratory load to the airframe at the initial vibration frequency.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
04/16/15
20150104085
 Method and system for ranking instruments patent thumbnailnew patent Method and system for ranking instruments
A system including or receiving information regarding the geometry of a patient can be used to identify possible or appropriate instruments for a patient. Instruments can include pacing and defibrillation leads.
Medtronic, Inc.
04/16/15
20150103402
 Active space telescope with suspended mirror patent thumbnailnew patent Active space telescope with suspended mirror
An active space telescope intended to be mounted on a satellite and comprising at least one mirror, a mechanism for servo-controlling the mirror according to at least three degrees of freedom which comprises actuators and a support fixed to the actuators, an interface for fixing the mirror to the servo-control mechanism. The interface is a suspension system of predetermined stiffness which allows dynamic displacements of the mirror relative to the servo-control mechanism, and the telescope comprises means for limiting these dynamic displacements in the form of elastic abutments and means of cooperation with these elastic abutments..
Thales
04/16/15
20150102565
 Unknown patent thumbnailnew patent Unknown
The present invention relates to a sealing element (100) of an axial turbomachine for the sealing of regions at or in at least two static components of the turbomachine, wherein the components can be moved axially relative to one another. The sealing element (100) has a first radial region (1) with a first stiffness or rigidity and a second radial region (5) with a second stiffness or rigidity, wherein the first stiffness and the second stiffness are different from one another, and the sealing element (100) is configured as segmented in the peripheral direction of the turbomachine..
Mtu Aero Engines Ag
04/16/15
20150101800
 Variable stiffness downhole tool housing patent thumbnailnew patent Variable stiffness downhole tool housing
Various systems and methods for implementing and using a variable stiffness downhole tool housing include cylindrical segments positioned along a common axis, with a pair of segments each coupled to a bulkhead and positioned at either axial end of the tool housing. The housing also includes a flexible cylindrical sleeve, positioned along the common axis between two of the plurality of cylindrical segments, that includes a first and second region with an outer diameter no larger than a common segment inner diameter and a third region located between the first and second regions and with an outer diameter no larger than a common segment outer diameter (the first and second regions each at least partially inserted into an end of one segment).
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.
04/16/15
20150101261
 Deployable truss with orthogonally-hinged primary chords patent thumbnailnew patent Deployable truss with orthogonally-hinged primary chords
A deployable truss with modified primary orthogonal joints. The construction of these joints causes the center-hinged primary chords on opposite sides of a truss bay to fold inward in a plane orthogonal to the folding planes of the side diagonals while the two secondary chords fold in planes orthogonal to the plane of the in-folding primary chords.
Cpi Technologies, Llc
04/16/15
20150101249
 Method for short drop adjustment in a frameless glass vehicle window system patent thumbnailnew patent Method for short drop adjustment in a frameless glass vehicle window system
A method for controlling movement of a window glass (12) in a vehicle using an electric motor (26) associated with a drive mechanism (1,2,3,4) through a cable (50), said method comprising the steps: determining an actual position (x2) of the window glass (12) based on the movement of the motor (26), determining a cable stiffness (s2), determining a position lag (400) of the window glass (12) based on the determined actual position (x2) of the window glass (12), a predetermined position (z2) of the window glass (12) and the cable stiffness (s2); and continuously correcting the position of the window glass (12) based on the determined position lag (400).. .
Robert Bosch Gmbh
04/09/15
20150100057
 Foot, ankle and lower extremity compression and fixation system and related uses patent thumbnailFoot, ankle and lower extremity compression and fixation system and related uses
In general, various embodiments of the present invention comprise an external fixation device, an internal fixation device, and a lower extremity stabilizer. The external fixation device is connected to the lower extremity stabilizer and the external fixation device is adjustably connected to the internal fixation device.
The Board Of Regents Of The University Of Texas System
04/09/15
20150099236
 Refractory article patent thumbnailRefractory article
A refractory article having a support structure including a first plurality of posts coupled by a first member; and a second plurality of posts substantially parallel with the first plurality of posts, the second plurality of posts coupled by a second member, wherein the support structure has a height, h, and wherein the first and second members are positioned between 0.3h and 0.7h. In another aspect, the support structure has a height to width ratio of at least 1.5, a stiffness factor of no greater than 100 mm, and a solid to open volume ratio of no greater than 5%.
Saint-gobain Ceramics & Plastics, Inc.
04/09/15
20150099215
 Fuel cell stack with enhanced freeze-thaw durability patent thumbnailFuel cell stack with enhanced freeze-thaw durability
The present invention provides a fuel cell stack with enhanced freeze-thaw durability. In particular, the fuel cell stack includes a gas diffusion layer between a membrane-electrode assembly and a bipolar plate.
Kia Motors Corporation
04/09/15
20150099092

Barbed tape and deploying a barbed tape


Some embodiments are directed to a barbed tape formed from a planar strip of flexible material and including a plurality of barbs disposed therealong, the barbs being sufficiently resilient so as to impede, by entanglement with or otherwise, the passage of an object therepast. In some aspects, the tape incorporates a crease in a central portion thereof, which acts to provide stiffness to the tape.
Qinetiq Limited
04/09/15
20150098605

Earpiece positioning and retaining


A positioning and retaining structure for an in-ear earpiece. An outer leg and an inner leg are attached to each other at an attachment end and attached to a body of the earpiece at the other end.
Bose Corporation
04/02/15
20150094656

Steerable medical devices, systems, and methods of use


Steerable medical devices and methods of use. In some embodiments the steerable medical devices include a steerable portion with a stiffness that varies in the steerable portion..
04/02/15
20150093484

Multi-layer membrane capsule for preparing a beverage


A system, method and capsule are usable for preparing a predetermined quantity of beverage suitable for consumption using an extractable product. The system includes an exchangeable capsule, and an apparatus including a receptacle for holding the exchangeable capsule, and a fluid dispensing device for supplying a fluid to the exchangeable capsule.
Koninklijke Douwe Egberts B.v.
04/02/15
20150093202

Deepwater jacket design method


A new jacket design method is disclosed, especially for deepwater water heavy jacket applications. The method utilizes a special type of air bags, called ship launching air bags (slab), to provide low cost temporary buoyancy used for jacket installation purpose only.
China National Offshore Oil Corp
04/02/15
20150093057

Pitch bearing


A pitch bearing for connecting first and second articles is provided. The first article includes a first curved outer surface and the second article includes a second curved outer surface opposite the first curved outer surface.
Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation
04/02/15
20150092977

Earpiece positioning and retaining


A positioning and retaining structure for an in-ear earpiece. An outer leg and an inner leg are attached to each other at an attachment end and attached to a body of the earpiece at the other end.
Bose Corporation
04/02/15
20150092261

Micromechanical flexure design using sidewall beam fabrication technology


This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus utilizing flexures in a display. In some implementations, an electromechanical systems (ems) device can include flexures that have low stiffness along the axis of motion of a light modulator, and high stiffness in other directions.
Pixtronix, Inc.
04/02/15
20150091413

Flexible display device


A flexible display device includes a display panel having pliability and a dielectric elastomer unit on the display panel. The dielectric elastomer unit is reversibly deformable by an applied voltage to provide stiffness to the display panel..
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.
04/02/15
20150091334

Sunroof apparatus


In an opening/closing mechanism of a sunroof apparatus, an engaged portion engaged with a cam groove smoothly slides on upper and lower cam surfaces of a cam groove, and stiffness to support a roof panel is increased at low costs. The engaged portion includes a first sliding portion having a convex curve facing upward and sliding on the upper cam surface of the cam groove, and a second sliding portion coupled to the first sliding portion at a front or a rear of a vehicle, having a convex curve facing downward, and sliding on the lower cam surface of the cam groove..
Webasto Se
04/02/15
20150089848

Wear assembly


A wear assembly with strain relief protects exposed surfaces of excavating equipment such as a bucket lip. Wear components may include a seat where loads are applied, welding flanges flanking the seat on opposite ends of the component welded to the equipment, and strain relief areas between each welding flange and the seat.
Esco Corporation
03/26/15
20150088428

Computationally efficient nonlinear structural analysis


Seismic displacement demands for design of a bridge frame structure are typically determined from linear-elastic analysis (lea), which are often incorrect, and compared to displacement capacity from a nonlinear pushover analysis. Nonlinear time-history analysis (ntha) provides the most realistic assessment of displacement demands because it properly models the physics of the dynamic problem, wherein stiffness of the bridge varies over time.
San Diego State University Research Foundation
03/26/15
20150087905

Endoscope having flexible tube


In an endoscope, a flexible device of an elongated tube has a variable stiffness device. The variable stiffness device includes a movable control wire and a coil spring, to which compression force is applied to change stiffness.
Fujifilm Corporation
03/26/15
20150086604

Mesh pouches for implantable medical devices


Biodegradable polymer-coated surgical meshes formed into pouches are described for use with cardiac rhythm management devices (crms) and other implantable medical devices. Such meshes are formed into a receptacle, e.g., a pouch or other covering, capable of encasing, surrounding and/or holding the cardiac rhythm management device or other implantable medical device for the purpose of securing it in position, inhibiting or reducing bacterial growth, providing pain relief and/or inhibiting scarring or fibrosis on or around the crm or other implantable medical device.
Tyrx, Inc.
03/26/15
20150084464

Permanent magnet rotor shaft assembly and method


A permanent magnet rotor shaft assembly for a high speed electrical machine provides a permanent magnet cylindrical core having a longitudinal axis, the cylindrical core being axially compressed by first and second end shafts and being radially compressed by a sleeve made of a non-magnetic high strength metal. At least one of the first and second end shafts includes, facing the cylindrical core, a central shoulder head that cooperates with a mating central recess made in a central portion of a front face of the cylindrical core.
Skf Magnetic Mechatronics
03/26/15
20150082618

Shielded implantable medical lead with reduced torsional stiffness


Shields within implantable leads increase the torsional stiffness of the leads. The torsional stiffness may be reduced by cutting the shield axially to break the circumferential mechanical continuity of the shield.
Medtronic, Inc.
03/19/15
20150081228

Method and measuring charge and size of single objects in a fluid


In a method for determining charge and/or size of an object (15) suspended in a fluid, the object (15) is introduced, together with the fluid, into an electrostatic trap (1) defining an electrostatic confining potential. The thermal motion of the object (15) in the fluid is observed under influence of the confining potential, and charge and/or size are determined from the observed thermal motion.
Universitat Zurich
03/19/15
20150080780

Contoured joint brace with support stiffness insert


A method and an article of manufacture are disclosed for supporting joints including a contoured brace having a support stiffness insert (ssi) configured to be inserted into a cavity within the joint brace. In various embodiments, the contours of the brace fit the curves of the body to increase support, mobility and comfort.
03/19/15
20150079816

Board-to-board connector


A first connector is equipped with a first terminal, a first housing and a first reinforcing bracket. The he first reinforcing bracket is equipped with a band-like first main body portion extending in the lateral direction of the first housing.
Molex Incorporated
03/19/15
20150078943

Tunable progressive cavity pump


A well pump assembly includes a progressive cavity pump having a stator with an elastomeric inner portion. The stator has an axial cavity with internal lobes; a rotor with external lobes positioned within the axial cavity.
Baker Hughes Incorporated
03/19/15
20150078607

Earpiece positioning and retaining


A positioning and retaining structure for an in-ear earpiece. An outer leg and an inner leg are attached to each other at an attachment end and attached to a body of the earpiece at the other end.
Bose Corporation
03/19/15
20150078578

Earpiece positioning and retaining


A positioning and retaining structure for an in-ear earpiece. An outer leg and an inner leg are attached to each other at an attachment end and attached to a body of the earpiece at the other end.
Bose Corporation
03/19/15
20150077032

Single degree of freedom vibration isolating device of linear motor and motion control method thereof


A single degree of freedom vibration isolating device of a linear motor and a motion control method thereof. The vibration isolating device comprises a balance block, an anti-drifting driving unit, and a control unit.
Tsinghua University
03/19/15
20150076879

Self-adjusting seat stiffness system


A self-adjusting seat stiffness system that uses a tension member and tensioning device to maintain or increase tension in a seat component during a perceived vehicle dynamic event. The system may use an inertial latching spool for the tensioning device as an example of a way to maintain tension at a target acceleration of the spool by locking up the tension member, or may have a controller to control the tensioning member to provide variable tensions depending on varying perceived vehicle parameters.
Ford Global Technologies, Llc
03/19/15
20150076633

Memory cells, methods of fabrication, and semiconductor devices


A magnetic cell includes an attracter material proximate to a magnetic region (e.g., a free region). The attracter material is formulated to have a higher chemical affinity for a diffusible species of a magnetic material, from which the magnetic region is formed, compared to a chemical affinity between the diffusible species and at least another species of the magnetic material.
Micron Technology
03/12/15
20150072953

Compositions and methods for joint health


The present disclosure provides mixtures of prenylated flavonoids, stilbenes, or both with flavans or curcuminoids or both capable of modulating joint inflammation, joint pain, joint stiffness, cartilage degradation, or improving mobility, range of motion, flexibility, joint physical function, or any combination thereof. Such a mixture of prenylated flavonoids, stilbenes, or both with flavans or curcuminoids or both can optionally be used in combination with other joint management agents, such as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents/analgesics, cox/lox inhibiting agents, glucosamine compounds, neuropathic pain relief agents, or the like..
Unigen, Inc.
03/12/15
20150072818

Damper pulley assembly of vehicle


A damper pulley assembly of vehicle may include a crankshaft rotating by a power transmitted from an engine, a hub including a hub body formed cylindrical hollow shape so that the crankshaft is inserted and a hub ring protruded outside of the hub body, a pulley coupled outside of the hub ring, a combining ring formed cylindrical hollow shape so as to be coupled outside of the hub body, and an oil seal provided between outside of the combining ring and inside of the cylinder block and preventing leakage of engine oil of the cylinder block, wherein the hub is made of low density material compared to the pulley, and the combining ring is made of high stiffness compared to the hub.. .
Hyundai Motor Company
03/12/15
20150072430

Micro and nano scale structures disposed in a material so as to present micrometer and nanometer scale curvature and stiffness patterns for use in cell and tissue culturing and in other surface and interface applications


A structure for use in cell and tissue culturing and in other surface and interface applications. The structure comprises a first material layer defining one or more surface features therein disposed randomly or in a pattern, the one or more surface features having the same or different sizes and cross sectional shapes, a second material layer disposed in or on the one or more surface features, a microstructure disposed in or on the one or more surface features and at least partially embedded and immobile within the second material layer, the microstructure presenting a curvature and a stiffness value and protruding above an upper surface of the second material, a size of the microstructure between 1 nanometer and 10 millimeters, and the structure for use in cell and tissue culturing and in other surface and interface applications wherein a cell grows on the microstructure..
03/12/15
20150072105

Superimposed composite interior component


A laminated composite interior component, including: a first member that has a predetermined mating surface; and a second member made of an elastically deformable resin material, the second member having a plate-like portion that is substantially parallel to the mating surface and that has multiple protrusions which are formed integrally with plate-like portion and which protrude toward the mating surface such that a space is formed between the mating surface and the plate-like portion, the second member being arranged so as to be laminated on the first member with the protrusions in contact with the mating surface, cushioning characteristics being imparted to the laminated composite interior component when distal ends of the protrusions are pressed against the mating surface and elastically deformed, the laminated composite interior component being configured such that the multiple protrusions have the same shape, the plate-like portion is dotted with the multiple protrusions, bending stiffness of each of the protrusions against a compression load is anisotropic around an axis of the protrusion, and each of the multiple protrusions is configured to be bent and deformed in a specific direction about its axis, and the multiple protrusions are arranged at such locations as to constitute respective sides of each of multiple polygons so that there is formed a lattice pattern in which each of the sides of each of the multiple polygons overlaps with a corresponding one of the sides of an adjacent one of the polygons.. .
Toyoda Iron Works Co., Ltd.
03/12/15
20150070904

Apparatus, system, and providing fabric-elastomer composites as pneumatic actuators


Soft pneumatic actuators based on composites consisting of elastomers with embedded sheet or fiber structures (e.g., paper or fabric) that are flexible but not extensible are described. On pneumatic inflation, these actuators move anisotropically, based on the motions accessible by their composite structures.
President And Fellows Of Harvard College
03/12/15
20150069742

Flexible impact protection


Disclosed is a flexible impact protection member for mounting to a first member to protect either or both the first member and a second member that impacts thereon. The protection member has a several mobile portions, each being mounted end on end to each other.
Ag-tech Industries Limited
03/12/15
20150069687

Electrically variable suspension


A variable stiffness spring is provided that includes a dielectric diaphragm having a biaxially pre-strained film, where the dielectric diaphragm includes an out-of-plane stiffness at zero voltage, a first electrode disposed on a first side of the dielectric diaphragm and a second electrode disposed on a second side of the dielectric diaphragm, where the out-of-plain stiffness is relaxed by an applied voltage between the first electrode and the second electrode.. .
The Board Of Trustees Of The Leland Stanford Junio University
03/12/15
20150069151

Fluid injection valve


A fluid injection valve includes a fluid inlet tube with a recess and a valve body including a central longitudinal axis. The valve body includes a cavity with a fluid outlet portion.
Continental Automotive Gmbh
03/12/15
20150069091

Plunger for pneumatic dispenser


A plunger is fittable within a cylinder of a pneumatic dispenser that discharges a viscous material. The plunger has a first portion located at the front, and a second portion located at the rear.
Kaga Works Co., Ltd.
03/12/15
20150068696

Paperboards having improved bending stiffness and making same


Paperboards having improved md and cd bending stiffness by including a paperboard binder coalescing agent to cause starch paperboard binder to coat at least some of the paperboard fibers. Also a method for preparing these improved bending stiffness paperboards by combining with an untreated paperboard fiber stream a treated paperboard fiber stream where at least some/at least a portion of the paperboard fibers are coated with a starch paperboard binder due to the coalescing action of a paperboard binder coalescing agent..
International Paper Company
03/12/15
20150068190

Thrust reverser with a deployment-controlled blocking flap


A thrust reverser device for a turbojet engine nacelle includes a mobile cowl movably mounted to translate between a closed position which the mobile cowl covers grids deflecting some of the air flow of the turbojet engine and an open position in which it opens a passage and uncovers the grids. The mobile cowl is associated with a blocking flap to pivot between a retracted position and a blocking position corresponding to the open position of the mobile cowl.
Aircelle
03/05/15
20150066394

Arrangement and the synchronous determination of the shear modulus and of the poisson's number on samples of elastically isotropic and anisotropic materials


The invention relates to an arrangement and to a method for the synchronous determination of the shear modulus and of the poisson's number on samples of elastically isotropic and anisotropic materials. In the arrangement, an indenter is movable in parallel with its longitudinal axis (a) in the direction of the surface of a sample such that a force action is exerted on the material by its tip.
Fraunhofer-gesellschaft Zur Foerderung Der Angewandten Forschung E.v.
03/05/15
20150066130

Delivery of medical devices


A stent delivery system can include a core member, an introducer sheath, and a microcatheter. The core member can have a first section and a second section distal to the first section.
Covidien Lp
03/05/15
20150066128

Delivery of medical devices


A stent delivery system can include a core member and a stent. The stent can be carried by an intermediate portion of the core member.
Covidien Lp
03/05/15
20150065261

Flow divider for sheet flow water ride


The invention relates to a flow divider for a sheet flow water ride having an inclined ride surface capable of dividing it into two or more sections, wherein more than one rider can then safely ride on the water ride at the same time. The water ride can include an inclined ride surface on which a sheet flow of water is propelled that can conform to the contours of the ride surface.
Surf Park Pte, Ltd.
03/05/15
20150064374

Light-weight, high stiffness glass laminate structure


A laminate structure having a first chemically strengthened glass layer, a second chemically strengthened glass layer, and a polymer interlayer structure intermediate the first and second glass layers. The polymer interlayer structure can include a first polymeric layer adjacent to the first glass layer, a second polymeric layer adjacent to the second glass layer, and a polymeric rigid core intermediate the first and second polymeric layers..
Corning Incorporated
03/05/15
20150064155

Methods for treatment of cervical insufficiency


Methods, compositions, devices and kits for increasing mechanical stiffness of an incompetent or a dilated biological tissue in a subject are provided herein. The methods described herein involve placing (e.g., injecting) a silk fibroin-based composition into at least a portion of an incompetent or dilated tissue of a subject.
Tufts Medical Center
03/05/15
20150063899

Bearing seat for a ball joint and a ball joint


A bearing seat for a ball joint which simplifies the process of joining a housing and a bearing seat and makes it easy to guarantee the stiffness necessary for a ball joint as a whole by making it easy to fill the interior of an undercut groove with a softened or molten material and a ball joint having this bearing seat for a ball joint are provided. The ball joint 100 has a bearing seat in the form of a ball seat 130 which receives a ball portion 113 of a ball stud 110 inside a cast housing 120 so that the ball portion 113 can slidably rotate.
03/05/15
20150062236

Uncoated recording media


An uncoated recording medium includes a blend of hardwood fibers and softwood fibers. The total fiber content is at least 80 wt % of a total wt % of the uncoated recording medium.
Hewlett-packard Deveolopment Company, L.p.
03/05/15
20150061362

Brake control apparatus


When a driving force of a drive motor (21) becomes a maximum driving force even in the case where a brake pedal (5) is depressed by a large amount while a vehicle is in a stopped state, a second ecu (33) outputs a valve-closing command to a boost control valve (40, 40′) of an esc (31) for a left front wheel (fl; front wheel 1l) and a right front wheel (fr; front wheel 1r). In this manner, a hydraulic pressure flowing from a master cylinder (8) through the esc (31) to each wheel side is not supplied to wheel cylinders (3l, 3r) for the front wheels (1l, 1r) but is supplied only to wheel cylinders (4l, 4r) for rear wheels (2l, 2r).
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
03/05/15
20150061142

Ultra fine pitch pop coreless package


A bottom package for a pop (package-on-package) may be formed with a reinforcement layer supporting a thin or coreless substrate. The reinforcement layer may provide stiffness and rigidity to the substrate to increase the stiffness and rigidity of the bottom package and provide better handling of the substrate.
Apple Inc.
03/05/15
20150060688

Mems 2d air amplifier ion focusing device and manufacturing method thereof


The present invention relates to the field of micro electro mechanical system (mems), and particularly relates to a mems device of a two-dimensional (2d) air amplifier for electro spray ion focusing. It mainly includes original gas inlets, a gap structure, a wall structure and a center focusing groove in the axis of air amplifier.
Dalian University Of Technology
03/05/15
20150060179

Vehicle front structure


A vehicle front structure includes: a power unit provided on a front part of a vehicle; a front side member which is arranged outside the power unit in a vehicle width direction and which extends in a vehicle longitudinal direction; and a load receiving portion which is provided on a side portion on a front side member side of the power unit and which is located inside the front side member in a vehicle width direction while stiffness thereof in the vehicle width direction is higher than other location of the side portion.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha
02/26/15
20150057877

Tire wear state estimation system utilizing cornering stiffness and method


A tire wear state estimation system includes as inputs an axle force estimation, a measured tire inflation pressure; a tire load estimation; a tire cornering stiffness estimation; and a tire identification by which a specific tire-based correlation model correlates tire inflation pressure, the tire load estimation, the tire cornering stiffness estimation, and the vehicle-based sensor axle force estimation.. .
The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
02/26/15
20150057511

Sensor and continuous health monitoring


An optical proximity sensor assembly includes an optical proximity sensor with an ir led emitting light having an infrared wavelength, an ir photo detector sensitive to the infrared wavelength, an optical barrier blocking direct light rays from the led to the ir photo detector and permitting reflected light rays to reach the at least one photo detector; and an electronic integrated circuit with an amplifier for amplifying a signal detected by the photo detector, an analog to digital converter, led drivers, noise reduction and ambient light cancellation circuitry, and a digital interface for communication with a microcontroller. The optical proximity sensor is accommodated on a wearable carrier.
Wayne State University
02/26/15
20150055308

Variable stiffness film, variable stiffness flexible display, and manufacturing the variable stiffness film


A variable stiffness film, a variable stiffness flexible display, and a manufacturing method thereof may include a lower electrode, a variable fluid, and an upper electrode. A polymer layer may be formed on the lower electrode, and a variable fluid receiving portion is patterned on the polymer layer.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
02/26/15
20150055253

Disk drive suspension


A slider and microactuator elements are arranged on a gimbal portion of a flexure. A conducting member includes tongue conductive circuit portions, and unsupported conductive circuit portions which do not overlap with a metal base.
Nhk Spring Co., Ltd.
02/26/15
20150055084

Deformable membrane assemblies


The present invention provides a deformable membrane assembly 1 comprising an elastic membrane 8 that is held under tension around its edge by a bendable membrane supporting member 2,10, a body of fluid in contact with one face of the membrane, the pressure of the fluid being controllable for adjusting the shape of the membrane, and one or more bending controllers 24 acting on the supporting member 2, 10 to control the bending of the supporting member in response to loading through tension in the membrane. The bending stiffness of the membrane-supporting member 2, 10 varies round its extent to control the profile of the edge of the membrane 8; etc.
Adlens Ltd.
02/26/15
20150054308

Vehicle body with structural component


The present disclosure relates to a front structure of a vehicle body having a wheel installation strut and a side member which flanks an interior defined by the front car. The side member has a convex surface, by means of which it is fastened to an end of the wheel installation strut in multiple points.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc
02/26/15
20150054193

Substrate for additive manufacturing


A substrate for an additive manufacturing process, the substrate having a build surface for fusing to a part being formed on the substrate by the additive manufacturing process, wherein the substrate is configured to provide relatively high stiffness in a direction substantially perpendicular to the build surface, whilst having a low longitudinal stiffness in the plane of the build surface. Also, a method of forming the substrate, a system including the substrate, and use of the system for creating a part by an additive manufacturing process..
Airbusgroup Limited


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