Abstract: This invention provides an improved power transmission belt which has a relatively thick rubber backing layer for improved interface with associated pulleys and improved wear resistance. The belt also has an aramid, glass, or other high modulus relatively inextensible cord secured by a layer of fabric.
Abstract: A decorative molding for use around automotive vehicle moldings, capable of being bent around the corners of the window to fit tightly and minimize the corner radius required for the window. The molding is primarily composed of a thermoplastic vulcanite elastomeric material, and has a layer of a harder semi-rigid polyolefin elastomer at least partially embedded in the primary material. A thin metallic reinforcement has an adhesive coating and is embedded in the layer.
Abstract: An over-molded product, such as a container, and a method of manufacture. The product is primarily used for enclosing hazardous materials and is formed by utilizing a thermosetting plastic material in a reaction injection molding process at low temperature and pressure to envelop adjacent portions of two or more components to form the desired product. This provides a mechanical interface but avoids a chemical reaction which would degrade the components.
Abstract: A method of installing automotive window trim molding by applying a pair of spaced parallel gripping and retaining members on opposing planar surfaces of the window edge, adhering only one of the members to one of the surfaces, and subsequently removing all but the adhered member.
Abstract: A window trim molding having improved adhesion between at least one of the edges of the periphery of the window, and at least one of the window-contacting portions of the molding. This is accomplished by co-extruding with the principal molding material, a second material which is a thermoplastic polyurethane, on at least one of the window-contacting portions of the molding. An adhesive is applied to the window edges, and the second elastomeric material acts as an adhesive promoter compatible with the adhesive.
Abstract: A support member formed from a single piece blank of cardboard or similar material which is creased or scored to enable it to be formed into the member having a generally boat-shaped configuration. Parallel sides extend vertically and have curved ends at the forward and aft surfaces. A primary member is hingedly secured to the sides to form a bottom and is secured to the curved ends of the side members to form curved planar surfaces which then extend inwardly to form supporting arrises, these members thus forming a hollow opening in the interior of the member. Products such as elastomeric automotive window moldings are supported on the arrises, droop inwardly into the openings, and pass under the bottom. Legs formed on lower surfaces of the sides raise the bottom member. The assembled support member and moldings may be used as a work station on the automotive assembly line.
September 24, 1997
Date of Patent:
July 27, 1999
Creative Extruded Products, Inc.
Jack D. Young, John D. Troutman, Donald E. Chmiel
Abstract: An exterior molding, also known as lace, placed around a fixed automotive window, such as a windshield, for channeling fluids along the sides. The molding comprises a first segment extending continuously along the top and sides; two identical segments extending along the sides only, secured to the first segment; and two identical mirror image segments around the upper corners of the window which are beneath the exterior and which provide transitions between the first segment and the side segments. The side and corner segments contain grooves which serve to channel rain and window washer fluid, and are secured together with the first segment to form a unitary molding having a smooth, continuous outer appearance.
October 16, 1996
Date of Patent:
January 19, 1999
Creative Extruded Products, Inc.
James R. Biondo, Timothy J. Schlater, Jack D. Young
Abstract: A pallet retainer for securing a load on a pallet within a cargo container is monolithic and has upper and lower arms. The arms are placed under and over a transverse member of the pallet and the retainer is secured to the floor of the cargo container by various means to prevent forward and aft shifting. The upper arms may be bifurcated into two transversely spaced segments to retain the vertical members of the pallet and prevent transverse shifting.
Abstract: A decorative molding for use around a fixed automobile window, also referred to as a reveal molding or header lace, capable of being bent around the corners of the window to fit tightly and to minimize the corner radii of the glass. The molding is primarily composed of an elastomeric material such as polyvinyl chloride, and has a layer of a harder semi-rigid elastomeric material at least partially embedded in the molding, and a thin metallic reinforcement fully embedded in the layer.
Abstract: A collapsible work support device for use either as a work bench, or as a saw horse when used in conjunction with another such device. The device has an elongated beam used as the principal working member, which is placed on a separate support assembly consisting of a main support and two side supports hingedly attached thereto. The side supports are placed in an open position to cooperate with the main support to form a three-sided member for supporting the beam when in position for use. When the device is to be collapsed for storage, the top beam is removed, the side supports are folded into a closed position flat against the main supports, and the top beam is turned sideways and secured to the support assembly into the collapsed position. The device then becomes a compact unit that may be easily transported or stored.
October 3, 1994
Date of Patent:
December 10, 1996
Robert E. Bockoven, Brian D. Bockoven, David J. Bockoven
Abstract: A decorative molding for use as a seal around a fixed automobile window, also referred to as a reveal molding or header lace, having integral members which serve as spacers to stand the molding off from the body panel, for the purpose of minimizing irregularities in the manufacture of the molding, and also to minimize undesirable noises during driving. The molding is primarily composed of an elastomeric material such as polyvinyl chloride, co-extruded with flexible elastomeric foam members which contact the body panel.
Abstract: A presentation folder having a plastic cover sheet or front and back cover sheets joined at a common edge, capable of holding and protecting contents such as papers having information thereon. The cover sheet has pre-applied graphics forming selected opaque display areas, the remaining areas being transparent or translucent and thus capable of revealing at least some of the information on said papers.
Abstract: A securement system for cargo containers comprising a plurality of structural members adapted for mounting within the container, such as a truck trailer, a railroad boxcar, or a portable container, to cooperate with support members such as beams, to secure the cargo within the container. The structural members may be mounted on the walls of the container, using auxiliary locking devices, or may be free-standing adjacent to the cargo. The structural members have components including recesses or openings adapted to be interengaged with a plurality of the support members which extend transversely or longitudinally of the container in order to hold the cargo in place. The structural members preferably extend vertically within the container.
Abstract: A decorative molding is used as a seal around a fixed automobile window, for the purpose of eliminating the squeak caused by rubbing of the molding against the adjacent body during driving. The molding is monolithic and is primarily composed of a flexible elastomeric material such as polyvinyl chloride, co-extruded with a melt-processible rubber that forms an inner body-contacting anti-squeak layer. Optionally, an outer decorative layer of high gloss or colored elastomeric material may be tri-extruded as part of the molding. In a modified form of the invention, flexible members extend from either or both of the window contacting portions of the molding and contact the glass surfaces to improve the gripping thereof.