Patents Examined by Blaine Copenheaver
  • Patent number: 7364785
    Abstract: A layered film sheet which can coat a sheet-like subject and is folded to coat the subject. In the folded, layered film sheet, an embossed polyvinyl chloride film exists as an outermost layer, an EVA film serves as an innermost layer in direct contact with the subject and a low density polyethylene film, an EVA film and a polyester film are intermediately inserted therebetween. The LDPE film and the polyester film are bonded to the outermost layer and the innermost layer via water-miscible acryl adhesives respectively. The innermost layer is softened and made adhesive at low temperatures and thus, the total coating process can be conducted at decreased temperatures so that the outermost PVC film can be expressed in effective embossed patterns.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2000
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2008
    Assignee: GMP Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yang-Pioung Kim
  • Patent number: 7025846
    Abstract: A self-supporting tyre (1) has reinforcing structures at the beads (4) defining rest surfaces (4a) for a corresponding rim (1a) which have a profile converging towards the tyre rotation axis away from the equatorial plane (X-X) of the tyre itself. The carcass plies (3a, 3b) are each made by sequential deposition of strip-like sections circumferentially distributed on a toroidal support (11). Elastic-support inserts (16, 21) are interposed between the side portions (13a, 14a) of axially internal sections (13), axial intermediate sections (15). In this manner around at least one of said support inserts opening degree of which can be modulated depending on requirements, by modifying the land/empty space ratio determined by the distance existing between the side portions (13a, 14a, 15a) of the strip-like sections (13, 14, 15) covering each of the axially opposite sides of the support insert itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2006
    Assignee: Pirelli Pneumatici S.p.A.
    Inventor: Renato Caretta
  • Patent number: 7018495
    Abstract: An inflatable cushioning article is made by a process of extruding two multilayer films (or extruding one film which is either annular or folded over) each having (a) a seal layer, (b) a tie layer containing an anhydride modified olefin polymer containing anhydride at a level of at least 150 ppm, based on the weight of the modified olefin polymer, and (c) an oxygen barrier layer comprising crystalline polyamide, crystalline polyester, ethylene/vinyl alcohol copolymer, polyacrylonitrile, and/or crystalline polycycloolefin. Selected portions of the films are heat sealed to one another in a selected area providing a heat seal pattern which leaves inflatable chambers between the films, whereby an inflatable cellular cushioning article is produced. At some point after extrusion, at least one of the multilayer films are aged for a time and at a temperature in accordance with at least one member selected from the group consisting of: (i) 141° F. to 250° F. for a period of at least 1 second; (ii) 101° F. to 140° F.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 28, 2006
    Assignee: Sealed Air Corporation (US)
    Inventors: Charles Kannankeril, Robert O'Dowd
  • Patent number: 7007732
    Abstract: The present invention is a pneumatic tire and wheel assembly capable of being run in a deflated condition comprising a wheel having a wheel rim, a pneumatic tire mounted on the rim, where the pneumatic tire has an interior cavity, an annular insert mounted on the wheel rim and inside the interior cavity of the tire, and a lubricant comprising a substance selected from the group consisting of stearic acid, sodium oleate, sodium palmitate, polyethylene wax, polypropylene wax, and mixtures thereof, and a substance selected from the group consisting of paraffin oil, corn oil, sunflower oil, olive oil, rapseed oil, tricresyl phosphate and naphthalenic oil and mixtures thereof. When the assembly is used with the tire in deflated condition, the normally solid lubricant liquefies, and thereby facilitates relative movement of the interior surface of the tire contacting the annular insert and the annular insert. In one embodiment of the invention, the insert comprises rubber or polyurethane.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2003
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventor: Rodney R. Bailey
  • Patent number: 7007733
    Abstract: An apparatus for manufacturing a collimator by attaching a glass tube assembly, which includes a pigtail having a fiber, and a GRIN lens, which is coaxially arranged with the pigtail, into a metal sleeve having a tube shape. The apparatus includes a supporting part, a sleeve grip part connected to the supporting part and having at least one holder for disposing the metal sleeve therein, a fiber chucking part provided above the sleeve grip part and chucking the fiber, and a lift unit lifting and lowering the fiber chucking part to control the glass tube assembly inserted in the metal sleeve to move up and down along a longitudinal direction of the metal sleeve. With this configuration, the glass tube assembly is conveniently fixedly fitted into the metal sleeve.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2002
    Date of Patent: March 7, 2006
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Myeon-soon Hwang, Byung-gon Kim, Suk-chan Lee
  • Patent number: 7001553
    Abstract: Tubular-shaped flexible members for air springs are made of rubber or rubber-like elastomers and are reinforced by reinforcement layers. In order that the air spring flexible member can roll telescopically off a roll-off piston, the tubular-shaped flexible member sections must be brought into a slightly conical or bottle-like configuration and then vulcanized in this form. A method forms and vulcanizes an air spring flexible member blank and utilizes an apparatus which includes a mold defining a bellied inner wall defining a common hollow space for receiving the air spring flexible member blank therein. A pressure bellows unit includes a pressure bellows extending axially in the common hollow space as well as first and second end pieces joined to the pressure bellows at corresponding longitudinal ends thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2003
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2006
    Assignee: ContiTech Luftfedersysteme GmbH
    Inventors: Christoph Bederna, Hubertus Gawinski
  • Patent number: 6994133
    Abstract: A low or no pressure use indicator for use on a tire is provided. The tire has a crown and a pair of sidewalls that extend from the crown. Each of the sidewalls has a bead located on an end of the sidewall that is opposite from the crown. The low or no pressure use indicator is located on a wall of one of the sidewalls. The low or no pressure use indicator is configured for indicating by a permanent physical change whether the tire has been subjected to an operation condition of an undesirable amount of low tire pressure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2002
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Michelin Recherche et Technique S.A.
    Inventors: Walter Lee Willard, Jr., Kenneth Johnson, Richard Bryant
  • Patent number: 6994764
    Abstract: To make a shaped article, a decorative paper whose cotton linters content is at least 10 wt % and can be as high as 100 wt % of the total fiber content in the paper is impregnated with a cross-linkable aminoplastic resin, applied on a carrier of wood-based material and formed to a three-dimensional structure under pressure and at elevated temperature while the resin undergoes cross-linking.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2006
    Assignee: Munksjoe Paper Decor GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventor: Erich Rathgeb
  • Patent number: 6991691
    Abstract: A process for manufacturing shoe insoles with antibacterial and foot odor activity mixes Angelica,Ligussticum sp., Menthae Herba, Mugwort, charcoal, and Osterium koreanum in a predetermined weight ratio with a subsidiary component into a composition. Outer, first and second fabric sheets are cut into predetermined suitable sizes and laminated. An inlet is formed at a toe region of the laminate into a pocket that is filled with the herbal composition. A finish sheet is sewn on the laminate, the finish sheet being hemp or wool fabric. Holes are formed at predetermined intervals on the inside face and snap type buttons are fixed at the holes by pressing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2003
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2006
    Inventor: Jin Hyo Yoon
  • Patent number: 6979379
    Abstract: A method is provided for preserving a perishable product contained in a sealed package. The package is adapted for being opened by a consumer to access the product and subsequently re-closed by the consumer for further storage of unused product remaining in the package. The method includes the step of, using a handheld applicator, applying a releasable contact adhesive to an area of the package adjacent to an opening therein formed by the consumer. The package is then folded at the opening such that a portion of the package contacts the adhesive to temporarily re-close the opening, thereby preserving the unused product inside the package.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2002
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2005
    Inventor: Locke White, II
  • Patent number: 6974517
    Abstract: An apparatus (10) includes a digital micromirror device (16) disposed within a housing (11) that has an opening (13) hermetically sealed by a lid (17). The lid includes a radiation transmissive window (22) with peripheral edges fixedly coupled by an annular sealing section (23) to a metal frame (21). The sealing section engages a frame surface oxidized in a wet nitrogen furnace. The sealing section melts at a temperature lower than the window or frame. The sealing section includes two center rings (151, 152) made of sealing glass that are respectively bonded to the window and frame and to each other. The sealing section also includes inner and outer rings (152, 157, 158) made of sealing glass and disposed on opposite sides of the center rings to protect the center rings from environmental factors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2001
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2005
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventor: Mark B. Hanna
  • Patent number: 6971430
    Abstract: An apparatus for casting sails comprising a roll stand configured to supply a carrier film. The apparatus contains a support mechanism for the carrier film, and further comprises of a drawing mechanism, a first resin dispenser, a first wiper portion, two yarn applicators, a second resin dispenser, a second wiper portion, an element applicator, a calendar, and curing mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Inventor: Thomas Ward Omohundro
  • Patent number: 6972065
    Abstract: A method of producing a dielectric multilayer mirror coating is characterized with a view to increasing the coefficient of reflection by the following steps: to begin with, at least two dielectric layers of predetermined initial thicknesses are produced. Subsequently, the layers are arranged one above the other for forming a layered stack. Finally, the thickness of the stack of layers and thus the thicknesses of the individual layers are reduced by deforming the layered stack while maintaining the thickness ratio or ratios of the layers relative to one another.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2000
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2005
    Assignee: IP2H AG
    Inventor: Jörg Arnold
  • Patent number: 6962643
    Abstract: A sealing method wherein sealing agent composition comprises: (A) organopolysiloxane having at least two silicon atom bonded alkenyl groups in one molecule; (B) organohydrogen polysiloxane having at least two silicon atom bonded hydrogen atoms in one molecule; (C) fumed silica of a specified amount with respect to the components (A) and (B); and (D) an inorganic filler of a specified amount with respect to the components (A) and (B), in which the rocker and the cylinder block are pressed such that a hardness of the sealing agent in a cured state is 60 to 80 with a type A durometer of JIS K 6253 and a compression rate of the sealing agent becomes 20 to 40%.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2001
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Assignees: Mitsubishi Jidosha Kogyo Kabushiki Kaisha, Three Bond Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Takeshi Kondo, Isamu Terasawa, Takafumi Shigemori, Yasunori Sakamoto
  • Patent number: 6962640
    Abstract: Method for producing an embossing roller from silicone rubber for the continuous embossing of the surface of a thermoplastic film, with the embossing surface having a negative form of a surface structure to be embossed. An auxiliary roller is provided which is plastic, at least in the region of its circumferential surface. A laser beam is directed onto the circumferential surface and controlled for defining a real imaginary pattern in such a way that a surface structure of the pattern is created as a positive form on the surface. A layer of silicone rubber provided on the surface produces an embossing matrix which is pulled off the surface, turned inside out, and adhered to a surface of an embossing roller, with the negatively structured embossing surface facing outward. Thus, multiple embossing matrices can be created after a one-time structuring of the surface of an auxiliary roller, using a casting process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2005
    Assignee: Benecke-Kaliko AG
    Inventors: Michael Mäker, Gūnter Vogt, Rainer Ohlinger
  • Patent number: 6960273
    Abstract: A process for the renovation of the steps of a staircase including step treads and risers, whereby, starting from the top step to be renovated, starting on the step tread thereof, a step tread plate provided with an impact section that protrudes beyond the step tread is arranged and fastened, and whereby, starting from the impact section, a riser plate extends along the riser and is fastened in the area of the corresponding next lower step to be removed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2003
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Inventor: Horst R. Jung
  • Patent number: 6960236
    Abstract: A clean room has a cleaned air feeding apparatus 1 having a rotor 2 adsorbing gaseous chemical substances to an adsorbing part 16 and desorbing the adsorbed gaseous chemical substances at the regenerating part 17. Drive 4 drives the rotor 2 to the adsorbing part 16 and the regenerating part 17. The gaseous chemical substances contained in the air are adsorbed, for removal, to the adsorbing part 16, and cleaned air is fed into a clean room main body 32. Heated regenerated air is fed to the regenerating part 17 so as to desorb the adsorbed gaseous chemical substances from the air.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2000
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: Daikin Industries, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yoshio Tamura, Yasuyoshi Shinoda
  • Patent number: 6960274
    Abstract: An apparatus and method of manufacturing a wire mesh laminate includes wrapping a central core with multiple layers of mesh screen and a barrier layer having a higher melting point than the mesh screen to form a spool assembly. The spool assembly is then surrounded by an outer cover and is heated to sinter or fuse together the layers of mesh screen.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: Weatherford/Lamb, Inc.
    Inventors: John Bewlay, Thomas Steinke, Michael Appel
  • Patent number: 6960270
    Abstract: A molding machine 1 which molds two sheets of disc substrates on which the information is recorded simultaneously, a cooling mechanism 3 for cooling each of the disc substrates, first movably mounting means 2 for movably mounting the disc substrate from the molding machine onto the cooling mechanism, and a second movably mounting means 4 for mounting each of the disc substrates onto a receiving portion of the turn table 5 are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2002
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2005
    Assignee: Origin Electric Company, Limited
    Inventors: Yutaka Matsumoto, Hironobu Nishimura, Masahiko Kotoyori, Koji Yamaguchi, Yoshihiko Naito
  • Patent number: 6953072
    Abstract: A tire for vehicles, particularly for motorcycles, includes a 0°-cord coil incorporated in vulcanized rubber. The cord utilized for the 0°-cord coil has at least one rubberized strand of wires wound into a coil and has a load-elongation curve with an at least approximately linear region. The cord remains in the approximately linear region when the tire is in the finished, uninflated state as well as when the tire is inflated to the operating pressure. As a result, the running characteristics of the tire are improved. The slope in the approximately linear region of the load-elongation curve is between 0.05% and 0.2% per 10 N.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 11, 2005
    Assignee: Continental Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Rüdiger Schulte