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9038258 Pipe coupling and method of forming the same  
A sealing and restraint mechanism operable to couple pipes having a restraint mechanism with a cavity formed in an interior region, and a gripping insert operable to be received within the cavity....
9032606 Systems and methods for personalizing prosthetic and orthotic devices  
Systems and methods for personalizing prosthetic and orthotic devices are disclosed. In some embodiments, a method of personalizing a portion of a device configured to be worn by a wearer as at...
9032607 Methods for crimping a polymeric stent onto a delivery balloon  
A medical device-includes a polymer stent crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. The stent is crimped to the balloon by a process that includes heating the stent to a temperature below...
9015918 Golf club head with grooves and method of manufacture  
Embodiments of golf clubs with grooves and methods of manufacture thereof are described herein. Other embodiments and related methods are also disclosed herein.
9003627 Micro-coupling active release mechanism  
A micro-coupling active release mechanism including a shape memory alloy (SMA) cylindrical ring that is fit into a bushing or other mating attachment creating an interference joint held in place...
8973238 Medical device components and processes  
Medical device components and processes are disclosed. For example, tube-shaped catheter components and processes of making tube-shaped catheter components are disclosed. Devices and systems,...
8966734 Method of joining magnesium  
Methods of joining a magnesium substrate to a second substrate are provided. A region of the magnesium substrate and a region of the second substrate are aligned to provide an overlap. A region of...
8959765 Method for making a temporary turbocharger compressor seal and temporary turbocharger compressor seal made by same  
A method for temporarily sealing a turbocharger compressor outlet and the seal for doing same are disclosed. The seal may include a layer of lubricant, a cover, and a layer of heat-shrink...
8918978 Self expanding fastener  
A method to join a first structure to a second structure comprises aligning a first hole in the first structure with a second hole in the second structure and inserting a fastener into the first...
8904619 Methods for crimping a polymeric stent onto a delivery balloon  
A medical device- includes a polymer stent crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. The stent is crimped to the balloon by a process that includes heating the stent to a temperature...
8887369 Personal-care appliance and method of assembly  
A personal-care appliance having a handle defining a cavity. A fluid connector is positioned within the cavity. A fluid reservoir is positioned within the cavity. The fluid reservoir has a...
8875373 Manufacturing method of a heat conductive device for a light-emitting diode  
A manufacturing method of heat conductive device for an LED has steps of forming a heat sink and an engagement recess in the heat sink by cold forge, punching a heat-conducting disc to form an LED...
8870236 Pipe section joining  
Methods of joining pipe section and joined pipe assemblies are described. The pipe sections, e.g., pipes and couplers, are joined by a mechanical interference bond formed using a shape memory...
8864403 Joining or fastening components containing a shape memory polymer  
A releasable connection connects a first component to a second component. The second component includes and is manufactured from a Shape Memory Polymer (SMP), and defines a pocket. The first...
8863369 Slit tube locking longeron  
According to the invention, an extendable member is disclosed. The extendable member may include a structure having a first state and a second state. The structure may be deformable between the...
8844111 Barbed metal insert overmolding using crosslinked polymers  
The invention described herein relates to method by which a leak-proof connection may be made to a refrigeration device using shape memory characteristics of crosslinking and overmolding to affect...
8844113 Methods for crimping a polymeric stent scaffold onto a delivery balloon  
A medical device includes a polymer stent scaffold crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. A process for forming the medical device includes placing the scaffold on a support supported...
8832933 Method of fabricating a semiconductor test probe head  
A testing probe card for wafer level testing semiconductor IC packaged devices. The card includes a circuit board including testing circuitry and a testing probe head. The probe head includes a...
8819913 Method for assembling an optical relay system  
A method of assembling an optical relay assembly including forming a line of optical components within an optical component aligning groove of a first base member and directing the line of optical...
8813332 Polymeric materials  
A method of fitting a compressed component, for example a pipe, in a receiver, for example a bore, comprises compressing a selected component which is made out of a polymeric material having a...
8793857 Method for locking a nut made of a material having a low capability of plastically deforming  
A method for locking a nut with an inner thread, in which the ultimate tensile strength (Rm) and yield strength (Re) of the material constituting the nut are determined according to temperature....
8783128 Steering column manufacturing machine and method of manufacturing a steering column  
A steering column assembly is provided. The assembly includes an outer jacket, an inner jacket telescopingly disposed within the outer jacket for movement along a longitudinal axis with a cavity...
8782897 Method for manufacturing dental implant  
A dental implant for preventing elution of metal when applied within an oral cavity and preventing the occurrence of mismatching (bumpy occlusion or the like) when fixed in place, and its...
8769793 Methods and apparatus for structural reinforcement of vehicle suspension members  
A method and apparatus for assembling a suspension. In one embodiment, a method includes altering a temperature of a first suspension component and then pressing the first suspension component and...
8763495 Torque tube, torque transfer apparatus and method  
A torque tube includes a ring gear having a first axial end, a second axial end opposite the first axial end, an inner surface including a plurality of teeth, and an outer surface with a mating...
8763231 Blind fasteners  
Fasteners for producing double blind joints where the fastener is not visible or accessible are provided. The fasteners comprise a shape memory polymer that may be used to fasten workpieces by...
8757476 Receptacle repair insert  
Herein disclosed is a receptacle repair insert, which may have an insert body with at least an outer surface. The outer surface may have a first shape and be effective to attach to a receptacle...
8752265 Methods for crimping a polymeric scaffold to a delivery balloon and achieving stable mechanical properties in the scaffold after crimping  
A medical device-includes a polymer scaffold crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. The scaffold is crimped to the balloon by a process that includes inflating the delivery balloon...
8752266 Methods for crimping a polymeric stent onto a delivery balloon  
A medical device-includes a polymer stent crimped to a catheter having an expansion balloon. The stent is crimped to the balloon by a process that includes heating the stent to a temperature below...
8739379 Crimping apparatus  
An apparatus is disclosed including a workspace for receiving a stent and a delivery device for the stent; a source for exposing the stent in the workspace to a plasticizing agent, vapor, or...
8720055 Method of assembling a cam shaft that includes a thermal interference fit between the cam shaft and a bearing  
The instant invention relates to a cam shaft for internal combustion engines of motor vehicles, which is supported on a cylinder head housing via at least one roller bearing, wherein provision is...
8695215 Method for installing an assembly  
The invention relates to a method for the assembly of a balance shaft unit for use in motor vehicles. The assembly includes a housing having a bearing section, a rotating component and at least...
8661678 Combination roller coaster wheel  
Wear resistant metal ring thermally locked at a machined interface to a lightweight alloy roller coaster wheel body and method of machining and thermally locking.
8656573 Shrink-fit tool with mechanical retention member, and method of mounting a tool to a toolholder  
A shrink-fit tool (21) includes a tool and a toolholder, one of the tool (23) and the toolholder (25) having a male shank portion (27) and the other one of the tool (23) and the toolholder (25)...
8650737 Making an elongated product  
An elongated product is formed such that first a core is formed, the outer surface of the core being made of plastic. Thereafter, a tubular metal layer is extruded such that the layer is seamless....
8646519 Low-profile suspension of logging sensor and method  
Presented are systems and methods for dampening vibrations transmitted to a sensor assembly based on well drilling operations. Vibration isolators are distributed around a sensor assembly and...
8632847 Methods of manufacture of bioresorbable and durable stents with grooved lumenal surfaces for enhanced re-endothelialization  
Methods of making bioabsorbable stents with grooved lumenal surfaces for enhanced re-endothelialization are disclosed. Methods include molding grooves on the lumenal surface of coated...
8607431 Ring for mounting a structure to a shaft  
Mounting rings and methods for mounting structures to shafts are provided. The rings and methods may be used to mount other rings or housings to a shaft. The rings are characterized by having...
8561280 Assembling a multi-fiber multi-spot laser probe  
In certain embodiments, assembling a multi-fiber multi-spot laser system includes heating a ferrule until an interior diameter of an interior volume of the ferrule has expanded to greater than a...
8544160 Stent crimping system and method  
A stent crimping assembly is provided for crimping a stent from a first diameter to a reduced second diameter. The crimping assembly includes a plurality of movable wedges disposed about a...
8533925 Method for contracting or crimping stents  
An apparatus for manipulating a medical device is formed of at least three coupled movable blades which are disposed about a reference circle to form an aperture whose size may be varied. The...
8528182 Achieving tension in a seating unit by pre-forming a frame  
Various methods for installing an article of fabric to a frame to provide an improved seating product, which can be integrated in essentially any type of seating unit, are provided. These methods...
RE44403 Method of removing stators from tubular stator housings  
A method of removing stators from tubular stator housings involving subjecting a tubular stator housing having an interior surface to which a worn stator is adhered by adhesive to cryogenic...
8484844 Method of manufacturing a connecting rod assembly for an internal combustion engine  
A method of manufacturing a connecting rod assembly including the steps of defining a small end of a connecting rod assembly having a terminal end and then defining a pin bore extending through...
8484822 Method for cold loading an articles  
A method of loading an article, such as a self-expanding stent, into a structure, such as a delivery catheter, including the steps of chilling the article to a predetermined temperature, reducing...
8453310 Making an elongated product  
An elongated product is formed such that first a core is formed, the outer surface of the core being made of plastic. Thereafter, a tubular metal layer is extruded such that the layer is seamless....
8439369 Tool holder for a rotary tool  
A shrink-fit chuck tool holder which comprises: clamping means which are provided centrally with respect to an axis of rotation of the tool holder for holding a shank of a rotary tool, and which...
8438714 Joining or fastening components containing a shape memory polymer  
A releasable connection connects a first component to a second component. The second component includes and is manufactured from a Shape Memory Polymer (SMP), and defines a pocket. The first...
8418342 Bimetallic leaf spring clamping device  
The invention relates to bimetallic leaf spring devices (100) that are responsive to changes in temperature, and methods of constructing and utilizing such devices. In one embodiment, the...
8418343 Method for producing a metallic part comprising inner reinforcements consisting of ceramic fibers  
A method for producing a metallic part including inner reinforcements of ceramic fibers, according to which: at least one recess for an insert is machined in a metallic body having an upper...