Patents Assigned to Ultrafab, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11357313
    Abstract: A plurality of caps are provided each with a visual coding of color and/or indicia for use with different sizes of bottles at least in accordance with a height of the bottles from a closed bottom end to an open top end for engaging each of the caps. Each of the caps has a tube mounted to, or through, an aperture extending through a top closed end of the cap to extend a selected length enabling one end of the tube to reach or extend along an interior surface of the bottom end of any of the bottles of the height to which the cap is coded for use therewith. The other end of tube is extendable to a bioreactor container. Each of the caps has another tube or port to another aperture of the cap to provide an air vent with an optional air filtering device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: ULTRAFAB, INC.
    Inventors: Alan P. Radcliffe, Alan J. Demello
  • Publication number: 20210274916
    Abstract: A plurality of caps are provided each with a visual coding of color and/or indicia for use with different sizes of bottles at least in accordance with a height of the bottles from a closed bottom end to an open top end for engaging each of the caps. Each of the caps has a tube mounted to, or through, an aperture extending through a top closed end of the cap to extend a selected length enabling one end of the tube to reach or extend along an interior surface of the bottom end of any of the bottles of the height to which the cap is coded for use therewith. The other end of tube is extendable to a bioreactor container. Each of the caps has another tube or port to another aperture of the cap to provide an air vent with an optional air filtering device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 25, 2021
    Publication date: September 9, 2021
    Applicant: ULTRAFAB, INC.
    Inventors: ALAN P. RADCLIFFE, ALAN J. DEMELLO
  • Patent number: 11026498
    Abstract: A plurality of caps are provided each with a visual coding of color and/or indicia for use with different sizes of bottles at least in accordance with a height of the bottles from a closed bottom end to an open top end for engaging each of the caps. Each of the caps has a tube mounted to, or through, an aperture extending through a top closed end of the cap to extend a selected length enabling one end of the tube to reach or extend along an interior surface of the bottom end of any of the bottles of the height to which the cap is coded for use therewith. The other end of tube is extendable to a bioreactor container. Each of the caps has another tube or port to another aperture of the cap to provide an air vent with an optional air filtering device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: ULTRAFAB, INC.
    Inventors: Alan P. Radcliffe, Alan J. Demello
  • Publication number: 20210079718
    Abstract: A weather seal includes an elongated micro-cellular foam bulb, and an elongated micro-cellular foam fin element attached to and extending along the length of the foam bulb. The fin element includes a spine having opposed planar surfaces and at least one microcellular foam barb extending outwardly and at a downward angle from each surface and along the length of the spine. As an alternative to barbs, another option is to use a higher durometer foamed thermoplastic elastomer in a hollow circle shape that would push into a retention pocket. A t-slot version that has a foamed bulb and a polypropylene base is another option.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Publication date: March 18, 2021
    Applicant: ULTRAFAB, INC.
    Inventors: Kyle Hayward, Alan J. DeMello, Daniel Babin
  • Patent number: 9090151
    Abstract: A system to enable operators of extrusion facilities to eliminate the error of installing the incorrect weatherseal in an extrusion or profile. The operators extruding the profiles are provided a list by the fabricator of what weatherseal is to be inserted by placing indicia on the backing of the weatherseal, as by printing the die or profile number on the actual backing of the weatherseal, thereby providing improved weatherseals having unique indicia. The indicia designates the profile which will receive the die. The indicia correlates weatherseal with the profile/die number to confirm that the proper weatherseal is being used. To confirm the correct weatherseal is being used for the profile being produced, all the operator has to do is look at the back of the weatherseal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: ULTRAFAB, INC.
    Inventor: Alan J. DeMello
  • Publication number: 20140338266
    Abstract: A seal for use in a fenestration system including: a seal base; an elongated, resilient bulb member; wherein: the stem portion of the seal base and the resilient bulb member are mechanically connected to each other; the bulb member includes an exterior bulb wall with an interior surface, and a first interior wall; the exterior bulb wall defines an interior space; the first interior wall separates and at least partially defines a first chamber and a second chamber within the interior space of the exterior bulb wall; the first interior wall comprises a first set of at least two internal support flaps connected to a first side of the first interior wall extending in the same direction away from the first side of the first interior wall into the first chamber; and the interior surface comprises a second set of at least two internal support flaps extending in the same direction away from the interior surface into the second chamber.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: ULTRAFAB, INC.
    Inventor: Alan J. DeMello
  • Publication number: 20140338268
    Abstract: A seal for use in a fenestration system including: a seal base; an elongated, resilient bulb member defining a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction; wherein: the stem portion of the seal base and the resilient bulb member are rigidly directly mechanically connected to each other; the bulb member includes an exterior bulb wall and a first interior wall; the exterior bulb wall defines an interior space; the first interior wall separates and at least partially defines a first chamber and a second chamber within the interior space of the exterior bulb wall; one of the first chamber or the second chamber comprises a foam filling.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: ULTRAFAB, INC.
    Inventor: Alan J. DeMello
  • Publication number: 20140338267
    Abstract: A seal for use in a fenestration system including: a seal base; an elongated, resilient bulb member defining a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction; wherein: the stem portion of the seal base and the resilient bulb member are rigidly directly mechanically connected to each other; the bulb member includes an exterior bulb wall with an interior surface, a first interior wall, and a second interior wall; the exterior bulb wall defines an interior space; the first interior wall and the second interior wall separate and at least partially define a first chamber, a second chamber, and a third chamber within the interior space of the exterior bulb wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 4, 2014
    Publication date: November 20, 2014
    Applicant: ULTRAFAB, INC.
    Inventor: Alan J. DeMello
  • Patent number: 8769876
    Abstract: A weatherstrip for use with a T-slot. The weatherstrip includes a scaling element, such as a pile of yarn, on one side thereof and a bead on the opposite side thereof. The bead includes a curved surface for engaging an interior surface of the T-slot. Preferably, the bead is a material which adheres to the weatherstrip and comprises a hot melt glue such as ethylene vinyl acetate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 8, 2014
    Assignee: Ultrafab, Inc.
    Inventors: James V. Albanese, Daniel W. Richter
  • Patent number: 8763232
    Abstract: Weatherstrips (13, 15) having opposed pile sealing elements (226) are installed in opposed slots in a frame member (14) so that the piles may engage opposite sides of a panel, shutter or screen (203), by insertion apparatus having laterally-movable slotted guides (60, 62). The weatherstrips are driven through the slots in the guides by a drive wheel (42). A laterally reciprocating cutter (48) has openings (107, 109), through which the weatherstrips are driven, and shearing edges (98) for cutting ends of the weatherstrips to facilitate entry of the weatherstrips from the slots in the guide into the slots in the frame member. Metering wheel (44) engages at least one of the weatherstrips moving through the guides, and provides for actuation of the cutter, when the desired length of the weatherstrips is driven through the guides; the length corresponding to the length of the frame member which receives the weatherstrips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 1, 2014
    Assignee: Ultrafab, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel W. Richter, Yogesh Borkar
  • Patent number: 8376471
    Abstract: Angled fiber pile brushes are anchored to a backing at a predetermined angle to the perpendicular are made by winding yarn around a flat band The pile is anchored to a backing which is disposed at the desired angle to the band The band wrapped with the pile and the backing move together along an assembly path Ultrasonic horns each have a split end, which moves perpendicular to the backing Mechanisms guide the backings and the band each include a slotted plate o?ented at the requisite angle The edge of the pile wrapped band extends through the slot in the guide into contact with the backing The band and the horn move in the same, horizontal plane, thereby simplifying the construction of the assembly apparatus The wrapped yam may be slit longitudinally by a slitter in the direction o the travel to provide a pair of angled brushes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2008
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2013
    Assignee: Ultrafab, Inc.
    Inventors: Thongdy Chanthabane, Yogesh Vitthal Borkar
  • Patent number: 8367181
    Abstract: Filamentary materials, such as yarn (18), is wound a frame (28), provided by pairs of movable filaments or wires (35, 38), about which the end of the spindle (22) rotates provides the turns (26) of the winding as the article having the winding is moved along a process path. Mechanically or hydraulically actuated pins (34) support the winding frame in a fixed position. The filaments of the frame may be provided by laterally spaced pairs (44, 46) of filaments of weldable material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2013
    Assignee: Ultrafab, Inc.
    Inventors: Alexander Z. Chernyak, Richard T. Arvidson, Alan J. DeMello, Grant E. Wylie
  • Patent number: 8307524
    Abstract: Weatherstripping is inserted in an extrusion on-line with an extruder which provides the extrusion as it moves towards a station. The extrusion at such station is pulled and cut into sections from which frames of windows are fabricated by fabricators, thereby avoiding the need for insertion of the weatherstrip into the sections offline by the window fabricator. The insertion apparatus includes rollers and an insertion wheel which inserts the weatherstrip into a slot on one side of the extrusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2009
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2012
    Assignee: Ultrafab, Inc.
    Inventors: Zachary Bednarz, Stephen P. Coriddi, Douglas C. Lead
  • Publication number: 20120266440
    Abstract: Weatherstrips (13, 15) having opposed pile sealing elements (226) are installed in opposed slots in a frame member (14) so that the piles may engage opposite sides of a panel, shutter or screen (203), by insertion apparatus having laterally-movable slotted guides (60, 62). The weatherstrips are driven through the slots in the guides by a drive wheel (42). A laterally reciprocating cutter (48) has openings (107, 109), through which the weatherstrips are driven, and shearing edges (98) for cutting ends of the weatherstrips to facilitate entry of the weatherstrips from the slots in the guide into the slots in the frame member. Metering wheel (44) engages at least one of the weatherstrips moving through the guides, and provides for actuation of the cutter, when the desired length of the weatherstrips is driven through the guides; the length corresponding to the length of the frame member which receives the weatherstrips.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 10, 2012
    Publication date: October 25, 2012
    Applicant: ULTRAFAB, INC.
    Inventors: Daniel W. Richter, Yogesh Borkar
  • Publication number: 20120260579
    Abstract: A seal that includes a hollow bulb that defines an interior space, and further includes at least one solid divider wall located in the interior space in order to divide the interior space so that it includes at least a first chamber and a second chamber, where the first and second chambers are not in fluid communication with one another. In some preferred embodiments: (i) the interior wall is generally V-Shaped in transverse cross-section; (ii) the first chamber is generally triangular in transverse cross-section; and (iii) the second chamber is generally U-shaped in transverse cross-section. Some preferred embodiments further include a seal base (for example, a T-shaped base), with the hollow bulb being mechanically connected to the base at the bottom of the T-shape so that an open end of the V-shaped interior wall is oriented to directly face the seal base. In some preferred embodiments, the first and second chambers are hollow.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 16, 2012
    Publication date: October 18, 2012
    Applicant: ULTRAFAB, INC.
    Inventor: Alan J. DeMello
  • Patent number: 8161624
    Abstract: Weatherstrips (13, 15) having opposed pile sealing elements (226) are installed in opposed slots in a frame member (14) so that the piles may engage opposite sides of a panel, shutter or screen (203), by insertion apparatus having laterally-movable slotted guides (60, 62). The weatherstrips are driven through the slots in the guides by a drive wheel (42). A laterally reciprocating cutter (48) has openings (107, 109), through which the weatherstrips are driven, and shearing edges (98) for cutting ends of the weatherstrips to facilitate entry of the weatherstrips from the slots in the guide into the slots in the frame member. Metering wheel (44) engages at least one of the weatherstrips moving through the guides, and provides for actuation of the cutter, when the desired length of the weatherstrips is driven through the guides; the length corresponding to the length of the frame member which receives the weatherstrips.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2005
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2012
    Assignee: Ultrafab, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel W. Richter, Yogesh Borkar
  • Patent number: 8056287
    Abstract: A pile weatherstrip has a pile of yarn ultrasonically welded to a backing strip inside a channel defined by flanges, called pile directors, which direct the pile perpendicularly with respect to the backing. A film provides a covering for the pile and is releasably attached to the flanges on the outside thereof. The covering film may have perforations therein which are located adjacent to the flanges near the upper ends of the flanges. Alternatively, a weak ultrasonic weld of the covering to the flanges, such as made at much lower energy than used to weld the pile and the backing together, provides a releasable attachment for the covering. The covering protects the pile, for example during installation in a frame which may be painted after the weatherstrip is installed. The covering can be released by being pulled off the pile director flanges after installation and painting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 7, 2007
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2011
    Assignee: Ultrafab, Inc.
    Inventor: Alan J. DeMello
  • Patent number: 7896995
    Abstract: A pile article is provided having a band of textile material, and a plurality of fiber loops defining a pile having sides from ends extending longitudinally along the band. The band is ultrasonically welded to the ends and a portion of the sides of the pile, and is sufficiently wide to support the sides of the pile substantially upright. An interior textile strip may optionally extend longitudinally within the pile at the ends of the pile and within a portion of the pile sides.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2007
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2011
    Assignee: Ultrafab, Inc.
    Inventors: Grant E. Wylie, Thongdy Chanthabane, Robert C. Horton
  • Patent number: 7883594
    Abstract: Pile weatherstripping, which is clad with a wrapping of a film (14, 25, 104, 216) of flexible material, has one or more rows (19, 27, 100, 102, 212, 214) of pile (10, 24, 105, 233) on a backing (12, 28, 106, 218) in side-by-side relationship. The wrapping film material conforms to the outside surface of the row (19, 27, 100, 102, 214) of pile so as to define a bulb or bulbs which are completely filled with pile. Single row (19, 27) pile weatherstripping is made by wrapping the pile (10, 24) with the film material (14, 25) after first ultrasonically welding the film material along one edge thereof to the backing (12, 28) under the pile. Then, the film material (14, 25) may be bent around the pile as it moves through a guide (88). The film material (14, 25) is then attached along the opposite edge to the backing thereof so as to completely enclose and clad the row (19, 27) of weatherstripping.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2011
    Assignee: Ultrafab, Inc.
    Inventors: James V. Albanese, Robert C. Horton, Alan J. DeMello, Thongdy Chanthabane
  • Patent number: 7829174
    Abstract: Weatherseals are provided by a pair of base members which may be attached to a pile formed by winding fibers around a band as the band travels along an endless path. A section of the pile on one side of the endless band is cut to provide cut pile section and a continuous pile section. The continuous pile section forms the bow, arch or loop by disposing the base members in side-by-side, back-to-back, or perpendicular relationship. The cut pile section may be removed at the base members or halves of the cut pile section maybe left in place. The cut pile section halves and the outside surface of the bow, arch, or ioop may be attached by base members to a member, such as by adhesive or via one or more T-shaped slots, that is in sealing relationship with another member and engagable therewith to provide a resilient seal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 9, 2010
    Assignees: Tsuchiya Tsco Co., Ltd, Ultrafab, Inc.
    Inventors: Toyohiro Kanzaki, Masaru Nakayama, Takashi Kawashita, Grant E. Wylie, Alan Demello, James V. Albanese