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Filled thermoplastic polyolefin composition for use in vehicle sound-deadening applications

Goodyear Tire & Rubber

Tire wear state estimation system utilizing cornering stiffness and method


Date/App# patent app List of recent Stiffness-related patents
08/20/15
20150233805 
 Bending testing patent thumbnailBending testing
Apparatus and methods related to bending testing are described. For example, some embodiments may contain a clamp with pivot pin, pellet, tensioning device, and supporting platform, which can be used for testing the bending characteristics, such as bending stiffness, of a testing sample, which can be slender structures such as umbilicals, flexibles, and rigid pipes..
Dmar Engineering, Inc.


08/20/15
20150233433 
 Disc brake vibration estimation method and disc brake vibration estimation device patent thumbnailDisc brake vibration estimation method and disc brake vibration estimation device
A disc brake vibration estimation method includes a step of obtaining input physical amounts that are physical amounts about the disc rotor and the pad , a step of estimating a vibration of the disc brake in an in-plane direction which is a circumferential direction of the disc rotor according to the obtained input physical amounts and a fluctuation in contact stiffness between the disc rotor and the pad, and a step of making a determination at least about squeal of the disc brake in the in-plane direction according to a displacement or a value derived from the displacement after a prescribed period from a start of estimation after the vibration of the disc brake is estimated.. .
Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki Kaisha


08/20/15
20150232640 
 Filled thermoplastic polyolefin composition for use in vehicle sound-deadening applications patent thumbnailFilled thermoplastic polyolefin composition for use in vehicle sound-deadening applications
The present invention relates to filled thermoplastic polyolefin compositions useful e.g., as sound-deadening sheeting for formed automotive applications comprising one or more linear ethylene polymer and/or substantially linear polymer, a plasticizer, and a filler, preferably calcium carbonate. Said composition demonstrates a good balance of heat properties and stiffness such that it is particularly suitable for sheet extrusion and thermoforming articles therefrom..
Dow Global Technologies Llc


08/20/15
20150231932 
 Tire wear state estimation system utilizing cornering stiffness and method patent thumbnailTire 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


08/20/15
20150231890 
 Fluid cartridge label stiffener patent thumbnailFluid cartridge label stiffener
An apparatus is disclosed. The apparatus includes a fluid cartridge and a label stiffener applied to the fluid cartridge to provide stiffness to enable fluid within the fluid cartridge to empty under pressure..
Ricoh Company, Ltd.


08/20/15
20150231394 
 Cochlear implant patent thumbnailCochlear implant
A device for implantation into a scalia tympani of a cochlea is disclosed. The device comprises blocks and compliant elements interconnecting the blocks with one of the compliant elements disposed between each pair of adjacent blocks.
The Regents Of The University Of Michigan


08/20/15
20150231370 
 Guide wire core wire made from a substantially titanium-free alloy for enhanced guide wire steering response patent thumbnailGuide wire core wire made from a substantially titanium-free alloy for enhanced guide wire steering response
Guide wire devices and methods for their manufacture. Guide wire devices include an elongate guide wire member that includes at least one section fabricated from a substantially titanium-free co—ni—cr—mo alloy.
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems, Inc.


08/13/15
20150228267 
 Vehicle vibration and noise reduction system patent thumbnailVehicle vibration and noise reduction system
Provided is a vehicle vibration and noise reduction system that allows the stiffness of the suspension system to be varied while ensuring a favorable noise canceling performance under all conditions. A variable elastic member (4) is incorporated in a vehicle suspension system, and a noise control unit (56) causes a canceling sound to be emitted from a loudspeaker (32) according to a reference signal obtained from a strain sensor (31) provided on the variable elastic member and an error signal obtained from a noise detection unit (33) for detecting noises in the passenger compartment of the vehicle.
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.


08/13/15
20150226329 
 Hydraulic cylinder made of hybrid composite laminate, in particular for high-power applications patent thumbnailHydraulic cylinder made of hybrid composite laminate, in particular for high-power applications
A hydraulic cylinder, in particular for high-power applications, comprising a first element, provided, in turn, with an outer sleeve, which is provided with a symmetry axis; and a second element provided with a piston accommodated inside said outer lining of said outer sleeve mobile along the symmetry axis between a first extreme lower limit stop position and a second extreme upper limit stop position; and a rod stiffly connected to the piston; wherein at least one element of either said first or said second elements are at least partially made of a hybrid composite laminate provided with fibers made to differentiate performance in terms of stiffness and strength of said at least one element of either said first or said second element.. .
Ri-ba Composites - S.r.l. Con Unico Socio


08/13/15
20150226186 
 Elastic self-aligning bearing patent thumbnailElastic self-aligning bearing
A teeter bearing, preferably for use in wind turbines, which is built up from elastic, in particular conical multilayered spring elements, which can optionally be varied in their stiffness behaviour by hydraulic devices and are arranged constructively in the region of the rotor hub so that they are consequently highly suitable both for adjustment of the rotor blades and also for reduction of undesired forces transmitted to the turbine through the rotor blades. In particular, the teeter bearings are suitable for use in one- and two-bladed rotor wind turbines..
Esm Energie-und Schwingungstechnik Mitsch Gmbh


08/13/15
20150226178 

Manufacture of wind turbine blades


A structural shell for a wind turbine blade is formed from one or more elongate reinforcing members, each in the form of a stack (3) of pultruded fibrous composite strips positioned between two layers of structural foam (4). The foam layers (4) have a thickness which is greater than that of the stack (3).
Vestas Wind Systems A/s


08/13/15
20150225959 

Self-supporting bi-directional corrugated mesh leaf preclusion device


A roof gutter for the purpose of keeping small debris out of the gutter and allowing rainwater to pass into the gutter. The covering is comprised of a water permeable, weather resistant mesh having apertures of a pre-determined size for passing water, the mesh sized to substantially cover a rain gutter; corrugations formed in the mesh, providing a planar stiffness to the mesh causing the mesh to be self-supporting over a gutter; a debris collection first trough disposed along a longitudinal axis of the mesh, formed by making at least two bends in the mesh, the first trough located between a longitudinal midline of the mesh and a front gutter end of the mesh, wherein the gutter debris preclusion device, when attached directly or indirectly to a gutter does not require a separate support mechanism to keep the mesh substantially planar over the gutter..
Gutterglove, Inc.


08/13/15
20150225918 

Foundation with slab, pedestal and ribs for columns and towers


A fatigue resistant gravity based spread footing under heavy multi-axial cyclical loading of a wind tower. The foundation having a central vertical pedestal, a substantially horizontal continuous bottom support slab with a stiffened perimeter, a plurality of radial reinforcing ribs extending radially outward from the pedestal.

08/13/15
20150225899 

Manufacture and use of a composite structure containing precipitated carbonate


A precipitated carbonate polysaccharide structure which, when used as a filler, improves the structural strength of paper or board, or gypsum boards, plastics or gums, among others, as well as the stiffness level and optical properties (brightness and opacity) of the paper or board, together or separately with other fillers; carbonates, in particular. The invention further improves the setting of printing ink on the surface of the paper or board.
Nordkalk Oy Ab


08/06/15
20150219776 

Hydrophone


This disclosure is related to hydrophones, for example hydrophones that may be used in marine seismic surveying, permanent reservoir monitoring, downhole acoustic monitoring in a wellbore, and/or various other applications. Some embodiments of a hydrophone according to this disclosure are constructed such that a longitudinal stiffness of the hydrophone is greater than a circumferential stiffness of the hydrophone.
Pgs Geophysical As


08/06/15
20150219537 

Torsional and lateral stiffness measurement


A method for determining a spring constant/rigidity of a cantilever of a known shape, the method involving: measuring a resonance frequency of the cantilever in a plurality of static equilibrium positions in which the shape of the cantilever is different and determining a spring constant and/or rigidity of the cantilever using the measured frequencies. The resonance frequency may be at least one of a torsional and lateral resonance frequency..
University Court Of The University Of St Andrews


08/06/15
20150219180 

Magnetically suspended and plane-drove vibration isolator


A magnetically suspended and plane-drove vibration isolator with zero stiffness comprises an upper mounting plate, a lower mounting plate and a main body. A sleeve of the main body is lubricated and supported against the lower mounting plate by a magnetically suspended planar motor.
Harbin Institute Of Technology


08/06/15
20150219179 

Vibration isolator with zero stiffness whose angle degree of freedom is decoupled with spherical air bearing


A vibration isolator with zero stiffness whose angle degree of freedom is decoupled with a spherical air bearing has a main body, in which a sleeve and a lower mounting plate, a piston cylinder and the sleeve are both lubricated and supported with air bearing surfaces respectively, and the angle degree of freedom between a upper mounting plate and the lower mounting plate is decoupled with a spherical air bearing; a position close-loop control system comprising voice coil motors, displacement sensors, limit switches, a controller and a driver is introduced, and the relative position between the upper mounting plate and the lower mounting plate is precisely controlled.. .
Harbin Institute Of Technology


08/06/15
20150219164 

Shaft collar


In one embodiment there is provided a shaft collar having a two component structure defined by a first component having a central bore for receipt of a shaft or axle and a second component positioned partially within the first component. The second component also having a relatively harder stiffness than the first component.
Innovation First, Inc.


08/06/15
20150219151 

Linear motion guide unit


A sleeve fits in a through-hole in a carriage to provide a return passage which makes sure of both the flexibility and the stiffness of the sleeve. The sleeve is constituted with fore and aft circular ends, a pair of columns and a pair of flexible columns lying lengthwise between the fore and aft circular ends to guide the roller, lengthwise slits lying between the flexible columns and the columns, and complementary ends made on the terminals of the fore and aft circular ends.
Nippon Thompson Co., Ltd.


08/06/15
20150218804 

Optimized pattern of a damping layer for wall, floor, and ceiling constructions


An acoustic damping article includes a substrate, wherein the substrate has a surface area s. The acoustic composition further includes a polymer resin.
Saint-gobain Performance Plastics Chaineux


08/06/15
20150218668 

Ferritic lightweight high-strength steel sheet having excellent stiffness and ductility, and manufacturing the same


Provided is a ferritic lightweight high-strength steel sheet having excellent stiffness and ductility and a method of manufacturing the same. The steel sheet including 0.02 wt % to 0.1 wt % of carbon (c), 4 wt % to 15 wt % of manganese (mn), 4 wt % to 10 wt % of aluminum (al), 2.0 wt % or less (excluding 0) of silicon (si), 0.01 wt % to 0.3 wt % of titanium (ti), 0.005 wt % to 0.2 wt % of antimony (sb), and iron (fe) as well as unavoidable impurities as a remainder, and having a value of 0.25×ti/c ranging from 0.17 to 1.0 and a value of mn/al×log(c×ti×10000) ranging from 1.0 to 10..
Posco


08/06/15
20150218665 

Softening process and system for roll goods


A method and system for softening a high-density leather finished roll good and other stiff high density roll goods may include adjusting a first horizontal distance between a first impact grid and a first tunnel opening and adjusting a second horizontal distance between a second impact grid and a second tunnel opening based on the stiffness of the roll good. The method also may include introducing the roll good in a first direction through the air tunnel until the roll good hits the second impact grid, and introducing the roll good in an opposite direction through the air tunnel until the roll good hits the first impact grid.

08/06/15
20150217894 

Plastic container produced in an extrusion blow molding method, in particular plastic bottle


An extrusion blow-molded plastic container, for example, a plastic bottle, is described which has a container body having a longitudinal axis, a longitudinal end sealed by a container bottom, another longitudinal end adjoining a container neck provided with a pour opening, and a container shoulder. The container body has at least one deformable section which is made flat and which extends over a large part of an axial length of the container body and in the peripheral direction.
Alpla Werke Alwin Lehner Gmbh & Co. Kg


08/06/15
20150216567 

Posterior functionally dynamic stabilization system


A functionally dynamic stabilization unit and system for treatment of spinal instability are provided. Each unit, and collectively, the system, is configured to control flexion, extension and translation of the affected unstable vertebral area, thereby stabilizing the vertebral segments by restoring normal function.
Paradigm Spine, Llc


08/06/15
20150216550 

Device for traversing vessel occlusions and use


An apparatus, system and method for re-canalization or opening a passage through an occlusion in a blood vessel is provided. The apparatus and method, which are appropriate for cardiovascular and peripheral vessels, use a pulling member and a spring member, for example a compression spring, to oscillate a drilling component.
Oscillon Ltd.


07/30/15
20150211969 

Method and device for monitoring the state of rotor blades


A method for state monitoring of a rotor blade of a wind turbine is described. The method comprises: measuring an acceleration of the rotor blade with a first signal, wherein the acceleration is measured at a first position at a predetermined distance from the rotor blade root in at least one direction comprising a first directional component orthogonal to the axis of the rotor blade, measuring a strain of the rotor blade with a second signal, wherein the strain is measured at a second position disposed in the area of the first position to the rotor blade root, determining a first positional change at the first position on the basis of the acceleration, determining a first value corresponding to the rotor blade stiffness or to the rotor blade elasticity by means of calculation on the basis of the first positional change and the strain, and determining the rotor blade state from the first value..
Technische UniversitÄt MÜnchen


07/30/15
20150211199 

Device and process to measure ground stiffness from compactors


This disclosure describes a system and method to calculate a ground stiffness value. The system includes at least one sensor configured to sense at least one of a vertical acceleration, vertical displacement, and a force of a compactor component and a processor configured to calculate a force at a drum-ground interface in response to the at least one sensor and further configured to calculate a drum displacement in response to the at least one sensor.
Caterpillar Inc.


07/30/15
20150211188 

High yield and enhanced performance fiber


A method of wood pulping having a significantly increased yield is disclosed. Wood chips are chemically pulped to a high kappa number, providing a first accepts component and a first rejects component.
Meadwestvaco Corporation


07/30/15
20150211184 

Fiber blend having high yield and enhanced pulp performance and making same


The present disclosure relates to producing paper or paperboard having improved stiffness and strength, compared to the conventional paperboard at the same basis weight. It also discloses a method of wood pulping having a significantly increased yield and providing fiber pulps with enhanced properties such as strength and stiffness.
Meadwestvaco Corporation


07/30/15
20150210841 

Injection-moldable sound-deadening filled thermoplastic polyolefin composition


The present invention relates to filled thermoplastic polyolefin compositions useful for use in sound-deadening articles for automotive applications comprising an olefin block copolymer, one or more linear ethylene polymer and/or substantially linear ethylene polymer, a propylene polymer, and a filler. Said compositions demonstrate a good balance of heat properties and stiffness such that it is particularly suitable for injection molding sound-deadening articles therefrom..
Dow Global Technologies Llc


07/30/15
20150210512 

Moving handrail for passenger conveyor, and device for manufacturing moving handrail for passenger conveyor


An endless moving handrail for a passenger conveyor is formed by heating and connecting together both end portions of a handrail developed body with a connection die. The handrail developed body includes a core body that is made of a thermoplastic elastomer and has a substantially c-shaped cross section, a tensile body arranged inside the core body along a longitudinal direction of the core body, and a canvas arranged on an inner surface of the core body.
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


07/30/15
20150210184 

Flow uniformity of air-cooled battery packs


A battery pack and method of cooling a battery pack. In one form, the battery pack is an assembly made up of numerous battery cells arranged within numerous modules.
Gm Global Technology Operations Llc


07/30/15
20150210137 

Suspension system for a vehicle


A utility vehicle is disclosed. The utility vehicle may include storage areas under the dash.
Polaris Industries Inc.


07/30/15
20150209930 

Retaining ring with selected stiffness and thickness


A retaining ring for holding a substrate below a carrier head during chemical mechanical polishing includes an annular lower portion and an annular upper portion secured to the lower portion. The annular lower portion has a main body with a bottom surface for contacting a polishing pad during polishing, and is a first material.
Applied Materials, Inc.


07/30/15
20150209183 

Steerable laser probe


A steerable laser probe may include a handle, and inner bore of the handle, an actuation structure of the handle, a housing tube, and an optic fiber disposed within the inner bore of the handle and the housing tube. The housing tube may include a first housing tube portion having a first stiffness and a second housing tube portion having a second stiffness.
Katalyst Surgical, Llc


07/30/15
20150209140 

Stented prosthetic heart valve with variable stiffness and methods of use


A prosthetic heart valve including a stent frame and a valve structure. The valve structure is disposed within a lumen of the stent frame.
Medtronic Vascular Galway


07/30/15
20150209132 

Embolic filter frame having looped support strut elements


An improved embolic filter frame is provided. The filter frame provides enhanced longitudinal compliance, improved sealing, low profile delivery, and a-short deployed length.
W.l. Gore & Associates, Inc.


07/23/15
20150208148 

Treatment for loudspeaker suspension element fabric


A loudspeaker suspension comprises a body formed of a weave fabric. The body has an outer region and a central region.
Bose Corporation


07/23/15
20150204413 

Negative stiffness hydraulic system


A variable stiffness structure configured to support a variable load, the variable stiffness structure including a positive stiffness element coupled to the variable load, a negative stiffness element, a hydraulic system coupled to the positive and negative stiffness elements and configured to adjust a relative position of the positive and negative stiffness elements in response to a change in the variable load, while the variable stiffness structure supports the variable load.. .
Hrl Laboratories, Llc


07/23/15
20150204313 

Wind turbines and methods


Wind turbines are provided comprising a support structure having a tower and a nacelle mounted on the support structure. A first region (damper region) of the wind turbine including at least a first part of the nacelle is flexibly coupled to a second region (to be damped) of the wind turbine including at least the support structure.
Alstom Renewable Technologies


07/23/15
20150204195 

Rotor of an exhaust gas turbocharger


A rotor of an exhaust-gas turbocharger includes a rotor hub and rotor blades disposed on the rotor hub. The rotor blades have a blade thickness distribution selected in such a way that the rotor blades have along their extent from a fluid inlet or leading edge to a fluid outlet or trailing edge at least one transition between a stiffness or rigidity-oriented blade thickness distribution and an inertia and stress-oriented blade thickness distribution over the height of the blade..
Continental Automotive Gmbh


07/23/15
20150203129 

Railcar


A railcar according to the present invention includes: an underframe including an end beam at its railcar-longitudinal-direction end portion; side bodyshells; a roof bodyshell; side outside plates respectively arranged at both railcar-width-direction end portions of the railcar and constituting the side bodyshells; corner posts extending from the end beam toward the roof bodyshell; and intermediate coupling members each configured to couple the side outside plate and the corner post, the stiffness of the intermediate coupling member in a railcar longitudinal direction being lower than the stiffness of the intermediate coupling member in a vertical direction.. .
Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha


07/23/15
20150202078 

Steerable laser probe


A steerable laser probe may include a handle, an actuation structure of the handle, a housing tube, an optic fiber, and an optic fiber sleeve. The housing tube may have a first housing tube portion having a first stiffness and a second housing tube portion having a second stiffness.
Katalyst Surgical, Llc


07/23/15
20150202072 

Cervical spine orthosis


Implementations of the present disclosure overcome the problems of the prior art by providing a brace for supporting a head of a wearer. The brace includes a head frame, a strap assembly and a cervical bar.
The Methodist Hospital System


07/23/15
20150202040 

Buttressed haptic


A haptic supporting an intraocular lens (iol) in the eye permits radial tension from ciliary muscle relaxation rather than contraction to alter the lens power. The iol is supported by the overlying tissue in the eye such as iris root, sclera and ciliary process, so that anterior and posterior forces on iol are balanced, and buckling or displacement of lens in the eye or haptic is reduced or prevented.
The Arizona Board Of Regents On Behalf Of The University Of Arizona


07/23/15
20150201781 

Paper bag-attaching cup clamping sticker


The present invention discloses a paper bag-attaching cup clamping sticker, and relates to a paper bag-attaching cup clamping sticker that can connect a drink cup with a food paper bag. It is made by using material paper sheets with relative hardness and stiffness as materials and molding through processes such as die-cutting, and flanging, when it is attached to the paper bag, one side of its gluing adhesive area may be glued and then adhered to one side of the paper bag to be used.
Beijing Zhongju International Trading Co., Ltd.


07/16/15
20150198892 

Arrangement for actuating at least one optical element in an optical system


The invention relates to an arrangement for actuating an element in an optical system, in particular an optical system of a projection exposure apparatus, wherein the optical element is tiltable about at least one tilting axis via at least one joint having a joint stiffness, comprising at least one actuator for exerting a force on the optical element, wherein the actuator has an actuator stiffness which at least partly compensates for the joint stiffness.. .
Carl Zeiss Smt Gmbh


07/16/15
20150198173 

Fan blade with variable thickness composite cover


A fan blade having an opening on one side exposing one or more cavities, and a composite cover that fits over the opening, is provided. The composite cover has a variable thickness resulting from the layering of cover plies having different shapes, and is designed to achieve a lightweight fan blade having an optimal level of stiffness..
United Technologies Corporation


07/16/15
20150198049 

Turbine blade having swirling cooling channel and cooling method thereof


A turbine blade includes a cooling channel through which cooling air is passed, and a swirl portion provided at an entrance of the cooling channel so as to form a swirl flow in the cooling air. The turbine blade may increase cooling performance of a root unit, improve the stiffness of the root unit, and increase the internal heat transfer efficiency of a blade unit..
Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction Co., Ltd.


07/16/15
20150198008 

Well system cementing plug


A wellbore cementing plug includes a plug element including a polymer. The polymer is deformable at a first stiffness when subjected to a first strain rate to allow the plug element to pass through a wellbore while sealing against passage of cement past the plug element.
Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.


07/16/15
20150196914 

Passive chip-based droplet sorting


An apparatus for passive sorting of microdroplets including a main flow channel, a flow stream of microdroplets in the main flow channel wherein the microdroplets have substantially the same diameter and wherein the flow stream of microdroplets includes first microdroplets having a first degree of stiffness and second microdroplets having a second degree of stiffness wherein the second degree of stiffness is different than the first degree of stiffness. A second flow channel is connected to the main flow channel for the second microdroplets having a second degree of stiffness.
The Regents Of The University Of California


07/16/15
20150196739 

Balloon catheter having a shaft with a variable stiffness inner tubular member


A catheter having an elongated shaft and a balloon on a distal shaft section, the elongated shaft comprising an outer tubular member, and an inner tubular member which has a bonded portion along which an outer surface of the inner tubular member is bonded to an inner surface of the outer tubular member. The inner tubular member has a proximal portion proximal to the bonded portion, and a distal portion distal to the bonded portion with higher axial compression stiffness and column strength than the proximal portion thereof.
Abbott Cardiovascular Systems Inc.


07/16/15
20150196734 

Variable stiffness shaft


Medical devices may include structure or provision that permit a physician or other health care professional to adjust particular parameters such as flexibility, stiffness and compressive strength of at least a portion of the medical device. In some instances, the medical device may be adjusted prior to inserting the medical device into a patient.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.


07/16/15
20150196732 

Adjustable stiffness catheter


Medical devices such as catheters can include structure or provision that permit a physician or other health care professional to adjust the stiffness of at least a portion of the medical device. In some instances, the medical device may be adjusted prior to inserting the medical device into a patient.
Boston Scientific Scimed, Inc.


07/16/15
20150196731 

Multi-lumen catheters for small body vessel applications


Catheters adapted for use in small body vessels are described. A catheter includes an elongate shaft having a main body that defines first and second lumens.
Cook Medical Technologies Llc


07/09/15
20150192019 

Rotor train torsional mode frequency tuning apparatus


A rotor train torsional mode frequency tuning apparatus is provided and includes a rotor train and a coupling element. The rotor train includes first and second shafts and a coupling operably disposed between the first and second shafts and has a torsional mode frequency.
General Electric Company


07/09/15
20150191070 

Semi-independent suspension system for a low-floor vehicle


A semi-independent suspension system adapted for a rear or front drive and optionally steerable axle system of a low-floor heavy vehicle, comprising a twist beam axle assembly (1), a panhard rod (8), and a pair of spring and shock absorber systems (9). The twist beam axle assembly (1) comprises a pair of rigid longitudinal trailing arms (3), a pair of wheel mounting members to lower the cross-beam relative to the wheel axis (2) and a straight cross-beam (7).
Pantero Technologies Inc.


07/09/15
20150190617 

Guide extension catheter


Medical devices and methods for making and using medical devices are disclosed. An example medical device may include a guide extension catheter.
Boston Scientific Scimed Inc.


07/02/15
20150186554 

Setting metal sheet anisotropy information and sheet thickness information for analysis model of press-formed panel, and stiffness analyzing method


A method of setting metal sheet anisotropy information and sheet thickness information for an analysis model of a press-formed panel includes spreading the analysis model of the press-formed panel into a blank shape by analysis of reverse press-forming; acquiring sheet thickness information obtained by the analysis of reverse press-forming; based on a spread-blank-shape and a panel-taking blank shape, acquiring a reference direction of the spread-blank-shape; calculating an angle formed between the reference direction of the spread-blank-shape and each element in the spread-blank-shape, and setting the reference direction for each element of the analysis model of the press-formed panel based on the calculated angle; and setting the sheet thickness information acquired in the sheet-thickness-information acquiring step for each element of the analysis model of the press-formed panel.. .
Jfe Steel Corporation


07/02/15
20150185673 

Method of using an imaging device having a media stiffness sensor assembly


A method of determining a media weight using a media stiffness sensor in an imaging device. A media sheet is staged having a cantilevered portion which is deflected by a contact member translated into the cantilevered portion.
Lexmark International, Inc.


07/02/15
20150184564 

Exhaust system passive noise cancellation assembly and method


Disclosed is a passive noise cancelling assembly suitable for reducing exhaust drone from an exhaust system, whereby one or more tuning rods or tuning assemblies are disposed between two exhaust pipes of the system to cancel out or shift the target frequencies thereof. One or more elongated tuning rods are sandwiched between a first and second support plate, wherein a carrier rod extends through the assembly and connects to the exhaust pipes at its ends.

07/02/15
20150183986 

Flame retardant thermoplastic resin composition and molded article including the same


A thermoplastic resin composition includes a polycarbonate resin, a rubber-modified aromatic vinyl copolymer resin, a phosphorus flame retardant, fillers, a flow promoter, and a modified polyolefin resin, wherein the flow promoter includes an alicyclic hydrocarbon resin. The thermoplastic resin composition can exhibit excellent properties in terms of stiffness, impact resistance, fluidity, flame retardancy, and the like, and can be formed as a thin film..
Samsung Sdi Co., Ltd.


07/02/15
20150183446 

Railcar truck roller bearing adapter pad systems


A railcar truck and adapter pad system for placement between a roller bearing and side frame pedestal roof of a three-piece railcar truck. Many different features of the pad and/or the adapter-pad interface are configured to improve stiffness characteristics to satisfy both curving and high speed performance of the railcar truck..
Nevis Industries Llc


07/02/15
20150183445 

Railcar truck roller bearing adapter pad systems


A railcar truck and adapter pad system for placement between a roller bearing and side frame pedestal roof of a three-piece railcar truck. Many different features of the pad and/or the adapter-pad interface are configured to improve stiffness characteristics to satisfy both curving and high speed performance of the railcar truck..
Nevis Industries Llc


07/02/15
20150183444 

Railcar truck roller bearing adapter pad systems


A railcar truck and adapter pad system for placement between a roller bearing and side frame pedestal roof of a three-piece railcar truck. Many different features of the pad and/or the adapter-pad interface are configured to improve stiffness characteristics to satisfy both curving and high speed performance of the railcar truck..
Nevis Industries Llc


07/02/15
20150183442 

Railcar truck roller bearing adapter pad systems


A railcar truck and adapter pad system for placement between a roller bearing and side frame pedestal roof of a three-piece railcar truck. Many different features of the pad and/or the adapter-pad interface are configured to improve stiffness characteristics to satisfy both curving and high speed performance of the railcar truck..
Nevis Industries Llc


07/02/15
20150182359 

Stent and use


A stent having a compressed delivery configuration, an expanded configuration for implantation in a body lumen, a central body portion having a first plurality of struts, and an end portion having a second plurality of struts, wherein the first plurality of struts defines a central body pattern having a first axial stiffness, and the second plurality of struts defines an open cell configuration having a second axial stiffness greater than the first axial stiffness, the second axial stiffness sufficient to resist more than about 5% radial expansion of the end portion from the delivery configuration so long as at least about 20% of a length of the first end portion is radially constrained in the delivery configuration.. .
Stryker European Holdings I, Llc


07/02/15
20150182226 

Vaso-occlusive coil with bending sections


A vaso-occlusive device is formed from an elongate strand of material wound by a winding process into a helical coil having a length, wherein one or more discrete sections of the coil along its length were subjected to less mechanical stress or strain than a remainder of the coil during the winding process, such that each of the one or more discrete sections has a lower stiffness and greater flexibility than a respective stiffness and flexibility of the remainder of the coil, and such that each of the discrete one or more sections acts as a bending location along the length of the coil when the coil is delivered into an aneurysm.. .
Stryker European Holdings I, Llc


07/02/15
20150182132 

Mobile device system for measurement of cardiovascular health


A system that continuously monitors cardiovascular health using an electrocardiography (ecg) source synchronized to an optical (ppg) source, without requiring invasive techniques or ongoing, large-scale external scanning procedures. The system includes an ecg signal source with electrodes contacting the skin, which generates a first set of information, and a mobile device having a camera which acts as a ppg signal source that generates a second set of information.
Cnv Systems Ltd.


06/25/15
20150180374 

Energy harvester


An energy harvester comprising a mass that is subjectable to environmental forces for bringing it into the status of a moving mass, and means linked to the mass for converting and storing of energy embodied in the moving mass, which means are arranged for subsequent release of said energy, wherein the mass is part of a compliant system comprising a frame and first and second elastic beams connecting the mass to the frame, wherein the first and second elastic beams are provided with opposite stiffnesses so as to arrange that in a predefined range of excursions of the moving mass, said mass experiences a preselected stiffness.. .
Stichting Voor De Technische Wetenschappen


06/25/15
20150180086 

Battery half cell, a battery and their manufacture


There is provided a battery and battery half cell comprising at least one carbon fiber as negative electrode, said carbon fiber comprising a plurality of layers with carbon atoms having graphite structure, said plurality of layers having an ability of intercalating metal ions, said carbon fiber at least partially coated with at least one electrically insulating polymer layer acting as an electrolyte, wherein said insulating polymer layer has been applied with an electro-driven polymerization reaction, wherein said insulating polymer layer is permeable for metal ions, said insulating polymer layer having a stiffness of at least 0.5 mpa, said insulating polymer layer having an ionic conductivity of at least 10−10 s/m and an electrical resistivity of at least 1010Ω m, said insulating layer has a thickness in the interval 10-200 nm. Advantages include possibility to utilize thin layers of electrolytes without creating large ohmic losses, structural batteries can comprise carbon fibers..
Swerea Sicomp Ab


06/25/15
20150180028 

Structural battery half cell, a structural battery and their manufacture


There is provided a battery and battery half cell comprising at least one carbon fiber as negative electrode, said carbon fiber comprising a plurality of layers with carbon atoms having graphite structure, and ability of intercalating metal ions, said carbon fiber having a strength of at least 1 gpa and a stiffness of at least 100 gpa in the longitudinal direction of said carbon fiber, said carbon fiber at least partially coated with at least one electrically insulating polymer layer acting as an electrolyte, wherein said insulating polymer layer is permeable for metal ions, and has a stiffness of at least 0.5 mpa, an ionic conductivity of at least 10−10 s/m and an electrical resistivity of at least 1010 Ωm, said insulating layer a thickness in the interval 10-200 nm. Advantages include possibility to utilize thin layers of electrolytes without creating large ohmic losses, structural batteries can comprise carbon fibers..
Swerea Sicomp Ab


06/25/15
20150178423 

Intra-increment adjustments of implicit finite element simulation


An embodiment of the invention involves increasing the penalty stiffness within a finite element simulation increment, which is more accurate because it avoids following a solution path with significant non-physical penetrations. An embodiment of the present invention begins by determining a first value of a parameter used by a finite element simulation of a load increment.
Dassault Systèmes Simulia Corp.


06/25/15
20150176796 

Variable diffuser


The invention relates to a diffuser (1) for use in a lighting device. The diffuser (1) comprises an at least partially transparent first layer (10) and an adjoining at least partially transparent second layer (20), the first layer being continuous and comprising a stretchable elastomer, the second layer being a segmented layer comprising a material with a high effective stiffness measured as the product of the thickness of the material and the elastic modulus of the material.
Koninklijke Philips N.v.


06/25/15
20150176290 

Reinforced composite decking and related manufacture


A composite decking board constructed from a thermoplastic polymer material including one or more reinforcing filaments located within and embedded in at least a lower portion of the board to impart and enhance structural stiffness and rigidity. A method is provided in which the board is formed by extruding molten material through a die and continuously feeding reinforcement filament in the molten thermoplastic feed material simultaneously.
National Nail Corp.


06/25/15
20150176222 

Multilayered tissue having reduced hydrogen bonding


The disclosure provides a multilayered tissue web comprising treated cellulosic fibers selectively disposed in one or more layers, wherein the tissue layer comprising treated fibers is adjacent to a layer comprising untreated fiber and which is substantially free from untreated fiber. Generally the treated fibers have a rate of substitution of about 0.02 to 0.07.
Kimberly-clark Worldwide, Inc.


06/25/15
20150176220 

Sanitary tissue products


Sanitary tissue products employing fibrous structures that exhibit novel compressibility properties alone and in combination with plate stiffness properties and methods for making same.. .
The Procter & Gamble Company


06/25/15
20150176218 

Sanitary tissue products and methods for making same


Sanitary tissue products employing 3d patterned fibrous structure plies having a surface comprising a novel three-dimensional (3d) pattern such that the 3d patterned fibrous structures and/or sanitary tissue products employing the fibrous structures exhibit novel cushiness as evidenced by compressibility of the fibrous structures and/or sanitary tissue products, novel flexibility as evidenced by plate stiffness of the fibrous structures and/or sanitary tissue products, and/or surface smoothness as evidenced by slip stick coefficient of friction of the fibrous structures and/or sanitary tissue products, and methods for making same, are provided.. .
The Procter & Gamble Company


06/25/15
20150176217 

Sanitary tissue products


Sanitary tissue products employing fibrous structures that exhibit a novel combination of compressibility properties, plate stiffness properties, and slip stick coefficient of friction properties, and methods for making same.. .
The Procter & Gamble Company


06/25/15
20150176214 

Bulk and stiffness enhancement in papermaking


The present invention provides formulations for papermaking and methods for their use. In embodiments, the formulations include a treatment agent and a fluid carrier, where the treatment agent includes a volatile debonder or a polymer composition exhibiting a lower critical solution temperature.
Nanopaper, Llc


06/25/15
20150175972 

Three dimensional matrix for cancer stem cells


Synthetic inert 3d gel culture systems are described that can be finely tuned to exhibit desired and predetermined physical, chemical, mechanical, and biochemical properties. The culture system can be utilized to study the effect of microenvironmental factors on cancer cell response, and in particular on cancer stem cell (csc) response.
University Of South Carolina


06/25/15
20150175795 

Polymer mixtures with optimized toughness/stiffness ratio and optical properties


The invention relates to a polymer mixture made of styrene/nitrile monomer copolymers and of graft copolymers based on acrylate rubbers, and also to thermoplastic moulding compositions and mouldings produced therefrom and use of these.. .
Styrolution Europe Gmbh


06/25/15
20150175790 

Polypropylene resin composition


The present invention provides a polypropylene resin composition including (a) about 60 to 80% by weight of a base resin selected from the group consisting of a high crystalline polypropylene, a propylene-ethylene copolymer, and a mixture thereof; (b) about 2 to 8% by weight of a styrene-ethylene/butene-styrene elastomer; (c) about 6 to 10% by weight of an ethylene-octene elastomer; (d) about 5 to 10% by weight of whisker; (e) about 2 to 8% by weight of talc; (f) about 1 to 3% by weight of a modified polypropylene grafted with maleic anhydride; (g) about 1 to 5% by weight of a vinyl-based acetal compatibilizer; and (h) about 1 to 3% by weight of a slipping agent containing a siloxane-based compound and an amide-based compound, with respect to the total weight of polypropylene. Polypropylene resin compositions according to the present invention can exhibit excellent physical properties such as high stiffness and impact resistance even though formed into a thin film.
Han Ii E Hwa Co., Ltd.


06/25/15
20150175413 

Method and system to control the mechanical stiffness of nanoscale components by electrical current flow


The invention provides a method and system to control the mechanical stiffness of a nanoscale component comprising the steps of applying a current to the nano-scale component; and increasing or decreasing the mechanical stiffness of the material by controlling the current flow applied to the component. The invention also provides a nanoelectromechanical (nems) device comprising a controlled mechanical stiffness..
The Provost, Fellows, Foundation Scholars, & The Other Members Of Board, Of The College Of The Holy




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