Patents Examined by Chris Fiorilla
  • Patent number: 8011374
    Abstract: Mixed metal oxide catalysts are prepared by combining first nanoscale particles and second nanoscale particles to form a mixture of nanoscale particles and then the mixture is heated to form a mixed metal oxide catalyst. The mixed metal oxide catalysts, which are capable of reducing the concentration of carbon monoxide in the mainstream smoke of a cigarette during smoking, are incorporated into a smoking article component such as tobacco cut filler, cigarette paper and/or cigarette filter material.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 6, 2011
    Assignee: Philip Morris USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Shahryar Rabiei, Firooz Rasouli, Mohammad R. Hajaligol
  • Patent number: 7568511
    Abstract: Apparatus and method for applying tax stamps to individual cigarette packages of different cigarette cartons having different height dimensions comprises a cigarette carton height determination station at which the height dimension of a particular cigaratte carton is determined. Such height dimension data is transmitted to a programmable logic controller (PLC), and the programmable logic controller (PLC) controls a single servo motor and linear actuator assembly, operatively connected to a support surface along which the cartons are movably disposed, so as to control the elevational level of the support surface whereby the cigarette cartons are always disposed at the proper elevational level with respect to various implements located at different operational stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2009
    Assignee: Illinois Tool Works Inc.
    Inventors: Andrzej Chojnacki, Krzysztof P. Biernat
  • Patent number: 7294219
    Abstract: A method for manufacturing multiple label-seals is described, wherein a self-adhesive material having a tape, an intermediate adhesive layer, and a liner coupled to the tape via the adhesive layer is fed, at least one first printing layer is printed successively onto a tape region of the tape to form each corresponding label, at least one unprinted tape region of the tape adjacent to the printed tape region is further cut and extracted, at least one heat-shrinkable plastic film is further mounted onto the printed tape region of the tape to form each corresponding seal, and the label-seals are finally cut and separated on the liner by removing skeleton portions of the printed tape region and the heat-shrinkable plastic film adjacent to the label-seals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2004
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2007
    Inventor: Jefrey Arippol
  • Patent number: 7287567
    Abstract: A tape application jig (10) comprising a tape application head (2), a jig guide (3) and a tape holding member consisting of a pair of members (6, 16) combined so as to face each other in vertical direction. The jig guide (3) comprises a guide pin (13) capable of abutting during the movement of the jig guide against the surface of the adherent opposite to the tape applying surface portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2003
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2007
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Daisuke Fujiwara
  • Patent number: 7267735
    Abstract: Disclosed is a prefab waterproof structure and method for fabricating the waterproof structure according to a dry process. The prefab waterproof structure comprises a base sheet layer including a plurality of base sheets, a hard sheet layer including a plurality of hard sheets, and a cover sheet layer including a plurality of cover sheets. The base sheet layer, the hard sheet layer and the cover sheet layer are spread in order on the base surface of concrete. And the sheet layers may be formed by arranging and binding the pre-made sheets. The present invention can improve durability, toughness, chemical resistance, etc significantly, shorten a work period by omitting a hardening process and resolve many environmental problems.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2007
    Assignees: Space Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Sung Joo Chang
  • Patent number: 7261920
    Abstract: A process for forming a patterned thin film structure on a substrate is disclosed. A pattern is printed with a material, such as a masking coating or an ink, on the substrate, the pattern being such that, in one embodiment, the desired thin film structures will be formed in the areas where the printed material is not present, i.e., a negative image of thin film structure to be formed is printed. In another embodiment, the pattern is printed with a material that is difficult to strip from the substrate, and the desired thin film structures will be formed in the areas where the printed material is present, i.e., a positive image of the thin film structure is printed. The thin film material is deposited on the patterned substrate, and the undesired area is stripped, leaving behind the patterned thin film structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2007
    Assignee: SiPix Imaging, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeanne E. Haubrich, Yi-Shung Chaug, Zarng-Arh George Wu, Rong-Chang Liang
  • Patent number: 7255766
    Abstract: A disposable wipe-out sheet that includes a plurality of long fibers bonded to a heat-sealable base sheet by sealing lines. The long fibers include groups continuously extending between each pair of the adjacent sealing lines to form bridge-like portions and groups severed in two sections between each pair of the adjacent sealing lines so as to fluff upward on the base sheet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2007
    Assignee: Uni-Charm Corporation
    Inventors: Yasuhiko Kenmochi, Yoshinori Tanaka
  • Patent number: 7252048
    Abstract: For a coating device for coating, for example, lenticular or granular items, comprising a drum rotatably mounted about a horizontal axis for accommodation of the items during a coating process, a loading device for filling the items into the drum, a closeable opening in the drum for admission of the uncoated items into the same and for allowing discharge of the coated items from the same, and a spraying device disposed within the drum for coating said items, concurrent execution of the operational phases of unloading and cleaning said device is enabled by providing an unloading device beneath the drum for removing the coated items, and between the unloading device and the drum there is provided a reciprocatory screening element which can be moved back and forth between a first position screening off said unloading device and a second position opening said unloading device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2002
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2007
    Assignee: Driam Anlagenbau GmbH
    Inventor: Oliver Nohynek
  • Patent number: 7250092
    Abstract: A sign is formed from an adhesive-backed, vinyl sheet having a backing sheet. At least one graphic design or character is cut from the interior of the vinyl sheet. Tabs in the backing sheet extend between the edges of each character, the tabs maintaining the position of each graphic relative to the surrounding portion of the sheet. The sign is installed by adhering a portion of the graphics to the application surface, and then severing the tabs to free the vinyl graphics from the surrounding sheet. A device cuts the sign from the sheet and removes the waste material, reducing the labor required to produce the sign.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Inventor: Randall W. Ferrell
  • Patent number: 7249443
    Abstract: The present invention is an insulated pitched roofing system for a sloped deck in which an insulating sheet is adhered to the sloped deck or to a roofing substrate and the roof tiles are adhered to the insulating sheet with a polymer adhesive. The polymer adhesive is preferably a froth liquid polyurethane foam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2007
    Assignee: Polyfoam Products, Inc.
    Inventors: David H. Faulkner, Robert L. Ferrante, E. Richard Huber, Pat L. Murray
  • Patent number: 7247204
    Abstract: A device for the metered distribution of glue on an end edge of a log, a log or a core for log comprising a feed (26) for logs (19) or cores (25) towards a wire (12) wound in a closed circuit on at least two end pulleys (13), at least one of which is continuously rotated by a gearmotor (14), a means for the delivery of glue under pressure (30, 40) located above said wire (12) in a position upstream of a wire branch designed to release a strip (21) of glue on an end edge (18) of a log (19), a log (19) or a core (25) for log, in addition to an element (15) for recovery of the glue (20) arranged below a return branch of the wire.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2004
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2007
    Inventor: Giovanni Gambini
  • Patent number: 7244324
    Abstract: An air spring assembly including a first end member having a peripheral edge, a second end member in spaced relation to the first end member, and a flexible sleeve secured between the first and second end members at least partially defining a spring chamber. A label is formed from sheet material and includes a first portion coated with adhesive and a second portion spaced from the first portion that includes a plurality of indicia. The label is disposed along the first end member with the first adhesive portion secured thereto and the second portion extending outwardly beyond the peripheral edge. A method is also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2005
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2007
    Assignee: BFS Diversified Products, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen R. Egolf, James A. Johnson, Brian E. Jennings
  • Patent number: 7234499
    Abstract: An adhesive tape application tool (1) usable for applying an adhesive tape to a door sash frame (80) of a vehicle, for example, quickly without causing bubbles incorporated or without deviation of tape applying positions even if the door sash has a form of a curve with a small radius or curves steeply with a corner. The adhesive tape application tool includes: an application part (5) for pressing an adhesive tape against an application surface (54), and a guidance part (6) having three guide rollers (16, 17) having a tapered shape portion and being in contact with the projected line portion in such a manner that the guide rollers pinch the adherend together with the application part. The guidance part is provided with guide rollers having a tapered shape portion positioned at both ends being installed with their top directed in one direction, and the central guide roller having a tapered shape portion being installed with its top directed in other direction (opposite to the aforementioned direction).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2007
    Assignee: 3M Innovative Properties Company
    Inventor: Takayoshi Fujino
  • Patent number: 7232500
    Abstract: This invention pertains to methods and devices for producing products in web form. In particularly advantageous embodiments, the instant invention relates to methods and devices for forming films by coating a coating mass formed from organic raw materials in an aqueous basis onto a reusable transfer support web to form a composite. The composite is then dried and the dried coating transferred onto a intermediate support material. The dried coating and intermediate support material are directed to a winding station. Upon separation from the dried coating, the dried reusable transfer support web may be directed to treatment and cleaning stations and is subsequently reused.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 15, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2007
    Assignee: LTS Lohmann Therapie-Systeme AG
    Inventors: Detlev Neuland, Wolfgang Schaefer, Peter Schwarz
  • Patent number: 7229516
    Abstract: A novel gasket material. The gasket material has a foam core. The foam core is at least partially saturated with a curable polyurethane mix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2007
    Assignee: Aviation Devices & Electronic Components, LLC
    Inventors: Jeff Busby, Lane Smith
  • Patent number: 7226561
    Abstract: A method of producing a silicon carbide sintered body jig using a reaction sintering method, comprising: (a)dispersing a silicon carbide powder and an organic substance as a carbon source in a solvent, to produce a mixed slurry powder, (b) pouring the resulted slurry powder into a mold and drying this to obtain a green body, (c) temporarily-sintering the resulted green body under a vacuum atmosphere at 1800° C., to obtain a temporarily-sintered body, (d) temporarily-molding said temporarily-sintered body, to obtain a temporarily-molded body, (e) impregnating a melted metal silicon into the resulted temporarily-molded body by a capillary phenomenon and reacting free carbon in said temporarily-molded body with silicon sucked into said temporarily-molded body by a capillary phenomenon, to obtain a silicon carbide sintered body, and (f) subjecting the resulted silicon carbide sintered body to precise processing, to obtain a silicon carbide sintered body jig.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2003
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Assignee: Bridgestone Corporation
    Inventors: Tsuyoshi Motoyama, Jin-ichi Taguchi, Fumio Odaka, Toshikazu Shinogaya
  • Patent number: 7226517
    Abstract: A method is provided of resurfacing a substrate with a natural stone the substrate having a top surface and an edge, the method including placing a plurality of templating strips on the top surface to form a template defining an outside dimension, cutting out a top piece for resurfacing the top surface based on the outside dimension of the template, cutting out an edge band for resurfacing the edge of the substrate, bonding the edge band and the top piece together to form a replacement top and adhesively joining the replacement top to the substrate. A plurality of templating jigs may be used for forming a template. Pieces of natural stone may have respective bevel cuts made in their respective edges for adjoining with other pieces to form a replacement top of natural stone. Inside edges may be reinforced with a fiberglass cloth coated with a polyester resin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2004
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2007
    Inventor: Paul Lane
  • Patent number: 7220377
    Abstract: A spacer assembly has first and second spacers that are set up integrally on first and second surfaces, respectively, of a substrate. Each spacer is tapered toward its extended end. In forming the spacer assembly, first and second molding dies having through holes coated with a parting agent that contains an organic component are prepared, and these molding dies are located on the first and second surfaces of the substrate so as to be intimately in contact with them, individually. Thereafter, a spacer forming material is filled into the through holes of the molding dies and cured, whereupon the first and second spacers are formed integrally on the substrate surfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2007
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Masaru Nikaido, Satoshi Ishikawa, Kentarou Shimayama
  • Patent number: 7217334
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments of the invention to provide an efficient and productive method to form a reliable film. A method to form a film according to exemplary embodiments of the present invention, in which a transferring layer formed on a substrate is transferred to a workpiece to form a predetermined film on the workpiece, includes treating a surface of the workpiece to enhance or improve the adhesion between the transferring layer and the workpiece by chemical interaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 3, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2007
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Naoyuki Toyoda
  • Patent number: 7213631
    Abstract: A border guide and method for applying an elongated strip of border paper in a horizontal position on a vertical wall. The paper is soaked in water to activate the adhesive and then wound on a roll on the border guide. The user then presses one end of the border guide to the wall and unrolls the roll of paper as he removes the handle in a horizontal position. A squeegee presses the paper to the wall as it is being unwound.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2004
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2007
    Inventors: Robert F. Brewer, Aaron T Bunch