Patents Represented by Attorney, Agent or Law Firm Pauley Petersen Kinne & Erickson
  • Patent number: 6752437
    Abstract: A fastening mechanism for a cover, door or the like, hinged on a body, frame or the like, wherein a locking element is fixedly attached to the body, frame or the like. The cover, door or the like supports an actuating element which controls a locking mechanism that can be disengaged from the locking element during opening and engaged with the locking element during closing. To assure an easy operation of such a fastening mechanism, while at the same time assuring locking, the actuating element can be moved from the closed position to the open position by a pulling force acting generally perpendicularly relative to the connecting plane defined by the cover, door or the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2000
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2004
    Assignee: Karl Simon GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Ulrich Bantle, Walter Köster
  • Patent number: 6677498
    Abstract: An absorbent article is disclosed comprising a central absorbent member, an outer absorbent member, and a central rising member for urging the central absorbent member toward the body of the user when compressed laterally inward by the legs of the user. The article is able to achieve good center-fill performance when in use and maintain excellent body fit. Also disclosed is a lateral wicking barrier for inhibition of wicking from the central regions of the article to an outlying outer absorbent member. The combination of a wicking barrier isolating the central absorbent member from the longitudinal sides of the article and a central rising member urging the central absorbent member toward the body yields an article with excellent absorbency and leakage protection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: January 13, 2004
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Fung-jou Chen, Jeffrey Dean Lindsay, Joseph DiPalma, Julie Marie Bednarz
  • Patent number: 6666998
    Abstract: A method for producing an at least partially open-celled foam foil on a basis of styrene polymers, nucleating agents, surfactants, physical foaming agents and, if required, further additives, such as foreign polymers and auxiliary materials, comprising a twin-screw extruder with identical parallel screws rotating in the same direction, wherein the twin-screw extruder has a length of at least 25 D (D=screw diameter), in particular 30 to 42 D, with a draw-in and plastification zone of a length of 10 to 15 D, and a mixing zone of a length of 3 to 6 D, and a following cooling zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 23, 2003
    Assignee: Reifenhäuser GmbH & Co. Maschinenfabrik
    Inventors: Ulrich Berghaus, Stephan Homer, Hubert Jansen
  • Patent number: 6660903
    Abstract: An absorbent article is disclosed comprising a central absorbent member, an outer absorbent member, and a central rising member for urging the central absorbent member toward the body of the user when compressed laterally inward by the legs of the user. The article is able to achieve good center-fill performance when in use and maintain excellent body fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 1999
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Fung-jou Chen, Jeffrey Dean Lindsay, Julie Marie Bednarz, Joseph DiPalma
  • Patent number: 6632386
    Abstract: Stable, heat-set, helically crimped fibers are economically produced with in-line fabric deposition and heat setting and are uncompacted to retain their loft.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2001
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey David Shelley, Kurtis L. Brown
  • Patent number: 6629582
    Abstract: A non-self-supporting ladder having an anti-slide-out device which enables a user to set up the ladder at the specified minimum ladder set-up angle (&thgr;) or greater angles for precluding the base of the ladder from sliding away from a structure against which the ladder is leaning upon application of a weight on the ladder, but prevents the ladder to be set up at angles smaller than (&thgr;). The device includes an inboard roller assembly having a bracket connected to each side rail of the ladder and a roller connected to each bracket oriented and disposed so as to impose a specified ladder inclination angle (&thgr;), when the lower end of the ladder and the rollers simultaneously rest on a substantially flat horizontal surface. At set-up angles smaller than the specified minimum angle (&thgr;), only the rollers rest on the horizontal surface, preventing the ladder from being set up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2003
    Assignee: Triodyne Safety Systems, L.L.C.
    Inventor: Ralph Lipsey Barnett
  • Patent number: 6627564
    Abstract: A laminate is provided that is highly conformable to the contours of a wearer's body when used in a personal care absorbent article or a medical article. The laminate is extendible in its cross direction to a width at least 25% greater than an original, unstretched width upon application of a stretching force and exhibits little or no retractive force in the cross direction once they have been stretched. Elastic elements are placed to provide stretch and recovery in the machine direction of the laminate without affecting the inelasticity of the cross direction. When the garment is worn, the laminate is extendible only in one axis where needed to provide a substantially perfect fit on the wearer while the retractive force provided in a second axis of the laminate helps ensure snug fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Tod Morman, Michael Scott Brunner, Paul J. Datta, Jacqueline A. Gross
  • Patent number: 6625851
    Abstract: A separable fastening system including female component having a channel-like structure into which a male component is inserted. The female component has a lengthwise opening that can be widened for insertion of the male component and can recover to its original shape, thereby enveloping the male component and providing vertical engagement. The female component has depressions or holes on or through a surface of the female component. Protrusions from the male component engage with the depressions or holes, thereby providing engagement in a shear force direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Ray Martin, Richard John Schmidt
  • Patent number: 6628408
    Abstract: A method and system for directly measuring and controlling the amplitude of an ultrasonic horn comprising an ultrasonic horn, a non-contact measurement device for directly measuring an amplitude of the ultrasonic horn, and a controller for modulating the amplitude of the ultrasonic horn in communication with the non-contact measurement device. In accordance with the noncontact optical detection embodiments, the non-contact measurement device is an optical system in which one of a coherent or noncoherent light beam is transmitted from a light source onto a surface of the ultrasonic horn, generating reflected light at a photodetector. The photodetector produces an output signal proportional to at least one of the intensity or the location of the light spot. Detector output is then correlated to the amplitude of the ultrasonic horn and input to a controller for controlling the amplitude of the ultrasonic horn in real time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Kent A. Franklin, Thomas D. Ehlert
  • Patent number: 6627788
    Abstract: An absorbent swimwear garment having a water drain in the crotch area. A drain opening of the water drain is covered with a urine insoluble, water soluble material, thereby remaining sealed for initial product use prior to swimming. During initial product use, the absorbent swimwear garment is able to contain urine and bowel movements, just like ordinary diapers and training pants. When the swimwear garment is submersed in swim water, such as pool or lake water, the water soluble material becomes soluble and “opens” the drain, allowing swim water, but not bowel movements, to drain out the bottom of the garment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2003
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: David Arthur Kuen
  • Patent number: 6623837
    Abstract: A biaxially extendible, breathable laminate having liquid barrier properties and low retractive force. The laminate includes a nonwoven web neck-stretched in a first direction to impart extendibility of the web in a second direction mutually perpendicular with the first direction, and a film that is extendible in the second direction. The film can be a breathable, microporous film, and can either be an inelastic film stretched to form rugosities in the second direction, or can be made of an extendible polymer that is extendible in the second direction. Using an appropriate elastomeric lamination and/or creping adhesive, the laminate is creped to produce extendibility in the first direction with some retractive force. The biaxial extendible laminate is particularly useful as an outer cover for diapers and other personal care products.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 23, 2003
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Tod Morman, Lon M. Edelman, Reginald Smith
  • Patent number: 6619947
    Abstract: Robust round homofilament fibers are meltspun from a spinneret having two conjoined capillaries of different length to diameter ratio to induce differential shear to produce fiber crimping. Crimping may further be aided by quenching of the fibers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventors: Jose E. Maldonado, Jeffrey D. Shelley, Richard Daniel Pike, Michael C. Cook
  • Patent number: 6619757
    Abstract: A tool for a street milling, coal-cutting mining machine or the like which includes a chisel with a chisel head and a chisel stem. The chisel stem is rotatably mounted in a receiver of a chisel holder. A perforated wearing protection element is mounted on the chisel head. The chisel head sits closely on the chisel holder while embracing the interposed wearing protection element. This invention achieves improved wearing protection behavior of such a tool. Thus, the inventive wearing protection element has one or more spring elements that elastically support the chisel head by way of the chisel holder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Betek Bergbau- und Hartmettall-Technik Karl-Heinz Simon GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Karl Kammerer
  • Patent number: 6619756
    Abstract: A chisel-holder changing system for a road milling machine, a coal cutting machine or the like to which a chisel-holder is fastened in an exchangeable manner by means of a connecting mechanism. The chisel-holder accommodates at least one chisel that can be exchanged. The middle longitudinal axis of the chisel is set at an operating angle of less than 90° with respect to the surface to be worked. In order to be able to obtain varied removal results using such a chisel-holder changing system, the chisel-holder can be fixed in two or more configuring positions to the base part and in different attachment positions of the chisel, the middle longitudinal axis of the chisel is slanted at various working angles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Wirtgen GmbH Maschinenbau
    Inventors: Bernd Holl, Dieter Simons, Günter Hähn
  • Patent number: 6618886
    Abstract: An opener having a grip-like body in which at one end is integrated a cutting mechanism for cutting open tins. An oppositely-lying thickened end has a receiving groove in which a pull hook is pivotally mounted about a pivot pin over a predetermined angle. For opening tear-open lids, a pull-ring is captured within an attachment recess on a pull hook inner edge. When pivoting the grip-like body the pull hook rolls along a rolling back of the pull hook, on the can lid and pulls up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Moha Moderne Haushaltwaren AG
    Inventor: Bruno Herren
  • Patent number: 6619083
    Abstract: A locking arrangement for a switchgear cabinet, having a holding device, which contains a manual lever in a handle receptacle, wherein the manual lever can be arrested in a locked position on the holding device by means of a displaceably seated bolt. For actuating the bolt, the holding device, which is in operative contact with the bolt, contains a lock in a lock housing. In order to make such a locking arrangement accessible to a limited and definite group of people with little cost, wherein a conversion of the lock at a later time remains possible, the lock, a secondary lock, is designed as a number lock with adjustable number wheels. The secondary lock is inserted into a lock receptacle in the lock housing and is interchangeably fastened from the inside of the lock housing in fastening receivers, and the secondary lock has a control member acting on but is not connected with an actuating shoulder of the actuating member.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2001
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2003
    Assignee: Rittel GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Marc Hartel, Andreas Wiesemann
  • Patent number: 6616647
    Abstract: An undergarment is conveniently made with two elasticized top panels bonded and cut at a 45 degree angle on a bottom panel. The top panels have curved leg cutouts matched to the curved leg cutouts of the bottom panel. The curved leg cutouts are preferentially cut for the front and back sections of the garment to produce a comfortable fit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2000
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2003
    Assignee: Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Inc.
    Inventor: Gary A. Krueger
  • Patent number: D480731
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: October 14, 2003
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Becker, Dirk Mainhardt
  • Patent number: D483379
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 9, 2003
    Assignee: Rittal GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Michael Becker, Dirk Mainhardt
  • Patent number: D488246
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2002
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2004
    Assignee: LumiSource, Inc.
    Inventor: Steve Lee