Abstract: An in-line, single pass, multi- or single-web process for producing resealable multi-ply labels is disclosed which includes automation of an inclusion of intermediate label plies having dimensions different from final individual label dimensions.
Abstract: An extended text wrap label includes a base ply and at least one top ply. The base ply has a first lengthwise dimension, a first widthwise dimension, a top surface that is capable of bearing graphic images, and a bottom surface that is capable of bearing graphic images and capable of being adhesively coupled to an object to be labeled. The at least one top ply has a second lengthwise dimension, a second widthwise dimension, a front surface that is capable of bearing graphic images, and a back surface that is also capable of bearing graphic images. The base ply and the at least one top ply are adhesively coupled, in a first portion of the label, to each other such that the top surface of the base ply and the back surface of the at least one top ply are in contiguous juxtaposition with each other along the first lengthwise dimension and the second lengthwise dimension, respectively, and along the first widthwise dimension and the second widthwise dimension, respectively.
Abstract: An adhesive image transfer label includes a top ply having a front surface and a back surface. The front and back surfaces of the top ply are each capable of bearing printed graphics. A release coating is applied over a selected portion of the back surface of the top ply, and a breakaway coating is applied over the release coating. The breakaway coating, like the front and back surfaces of the top ply, is capable of bearing printed graphics. An adhesive coating is applied in flood coat fashion over the label, over the back surface of the top ply and over the breakaway coating. The label provides low cost and extended text identification and decoration for a product container, as well as a coupon-type label.
Abstract: A process for in-line lenticular film manufacturing having a selected web orientation includes providing an optically clear material web to an in-line converting and/or printing press. The optically clear material web is advanced in the in-line converting and/or printing press in a machine direction of the press. The press includes a lenticule forming means for forming lenticules in the optically clear material web. The lenticules are formed in a selected orientation relative to the machine direction of the press.
Abstract: The necked down transitional nozzle or channel leading to the measurement channel of a compact microanemometer gas meter having an open sensor is modified by introducing a flattened sector opposite the mounted sensor to eliminate particulate matter from being scattered in the direction of the sensor.
Abstract: A compact dual microanemometer-based flow meter for a gaseous fluid includes a dynamic microanemometer flow sensor located in a measuring nozzle of reduced diameter directly exposed to the main fluid flow stream and a static microanemometer sensor located so as to be in communication with the main flow stream but not in direct contact with the main flow stream. Particulate matter is excluded by a particulate trapping system located upstream of the flow sensors and has a plurality of sequentially encountered particulate traps including dead-end trap and settling traps and a honeycomb laminarizing device is positioned in the stream between the particulate trapping system and the microanemometers.
Abstract: The invention relates to a problem-state monitoring system which includes an automated reasoning technique for providing moment-by-moment advice concerning the operation of a process. The reasoning technique involves the representation of states a problem can attain during the problem solving process which provides greater flexibility for the monitoring and advisory functions.
Abstract: A method of molding articles having layers or sections of varying hardness in which the interface between the diverse hardness consists of a permanent homogeneous intermaterial crosslink and therefore continuous chemical bond. The invention contemplates using combinations of selected peroxide catalyzed reactions to crosslink very high molecular weight, heat curable, high consistency polymers of diverse cured hardness across composition boundaries. The technique involves combining selected heat-curable materials of various hardnesses and combining each with selected peroxide crosslinking catalysts having various half-lifes with respect to free radical decay.
November 20, 1989
Date of Patent:
August 25, 1992
Francis J. Walker, Vernon C. Ralph, Donald F. Beauchaine
Abstract: The disclosure relates to the use of genetic learning techniques to evolve neural network architectures for specific applications in which a general representation of neural network architecture is linked with a genetic learning strategy to create a very flexible environment for the construction of custom neural networks.
March 28, 1989
Date of Patent:
August 18, 1992
Aloke Guha, Steven A. Harp, Tariq Samad
Abstract: A door jam or guard for preventing forced entry through a door, the guard including an adjustable tubular brace having an upper tubular member and a lower tubular member telescopically engaged with the upper tubular member, a base pad mounted on the lower end of the tubular brace, a yoke mounted on the upper end of the tubular brace for engaging the door knob on the door, and a lever actuated extension in the upper tubular member for moving the yoke outwardly of the tubular member to seat the yoke against the handle.
Abstract: A system for protecting and draining expansion joints joining juxtaposed discrete sections of construction materials is disclosed in which a pair of laterally disposed sheet members having free ends rebent into moveably interlocked curves, and secured ends fixed to the construction material sections cooperate to form a liquid collector between the sections of construction materials such that compensation for changes in the width of the gap is accomplished by relative movement of the interlocked curves. A cover member spans the joint above the sheet members.
Abstract: An improved cable slide guide or separation device is disclosed which significantly reduces friction and wear in the operation of a compound bow system. It consists of a single member which is held by tension between the inner cables and the cable guard has grooves to slideably receive the inner cables on one side and is shaped to slideably receive the cable guard on the other.
Abstract: An overvoltage control circuit for a reserve battery includes a current limiting resistor connected in series with a thermal-lag type circuit interrupter such as a thermal-lag fuse or circuit breaker. The series combination is connected across a selectively activatable reserve battery which is connected across an electrical load to be energized by the battery. A high current drain through the circuit interrupter and the resistor during an initial activation of the reserve battery is effective to stabilize the output voltage of the battery at a level below a desired working limit of battery potential without an overshoot of the working limit. Subsequently, the current drain operates the circuit interrupter to isolate the limiting resistor to interrupt the current drain and allow the battery output to reach a level approximating the working limit.
September 6, 1988
Date of Patent:
September 26, 1989
William J. Eppley, Walter T. Pertuch, Bernard C. Tierney
Abstract: A system for the detection of trace components in a gas by a process involving the ionization of such trace components and intermittently adding to the gas, a reactant gas which converts some of the components to more readily ionizable forms.
Abstract: A pressure activated reserve battery, capable of being activated by increasing external or environmental seawater pressure as the device is lowered or sinks to depth, without benefit of an external pressure hull. Pressure compensation, balancing of external seawater pressure and internal electrolyte pressures continually after activation of the device precludes the use of a pressure hull. A pressure activated battery, made up of reserve cells, for selectively providing stored reserve electrolyte into cell electrode environments upon application of a specified activation pressure. Each cylindrical reserve cell housing includes an electrolyte reservoir and a cell electrode assembly. A first barrier having a pressure rupturable disc is arranged to provide a fluid-tight separation between the electrode assembly and the electrolyte reservoir.
Abstract: A reserve activated electrochemical cell uses a frangible glass ampule for storing an electrolyte. The ampule is located within a first cylindrical cup-shaped metal housing containing a pair of cell electrodes. One of the electrodes is formed by an electrically conductive ring electrically isolated from the wall of the housing while the other electrode is constituted by an electrically active coating on an inner surface of the wall of the housing. The first cylindrical housing is arranged to form a contiguous extension of a second cylindrical metal housing and is attached by an electrically conductive weld bead located along a peripheral edge of an open end of the cup to the second housing to form a fluid-tight seal therewith while facilitating an electrical connection to the first one of the electrodes. An electrical connection to the other one of the electrodes is provided by a wire extending through a fluid-tight seal in a wall of the second housing and connected to the other electrode.
Abstract: An improved expanding ballistic projectile is disclosed which has an inner core of dense relatively soft, deformable material, and an outer jacket of malleable material. A central axial recess is provided in the nose portion of the inner core and a central opening is provided in the nose of the outer jacket coincident with the recess in the inner core. A generally cylindrical expansion-initiating insert member, having a generally symmetrically tapered rear portion and a generally symmetrically tapered nose portion and of a hardness greater than the inner core, is disposed in the recess. This cooperates with a plurality of circumferentially spaced longitudinal slits formed in the outer jacket to achieve controlled uniform expansion upon impact.